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Collinsville Police Department to host Coffee with a Cop

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Submitted content The Collinsville Police Department will welcome members of the community to discuss issues, build relationships and drink coffee Tuesday, Dec. 16. The event, held at the McDonald’s at 520 Ramada Blvd., Collinsville – near Illinois Route 157 and Interstate 55/70 – will be an informal gathering in a neutral space, Collinsville Police said. […]

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Collinsville High School honors students of the month

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Masen Kane

The October and November students and athletes of the month at Collinsville High School were announced Monday. Seniors of the Month October – Kaitlin Carlson Kaitlin won the National NFWL/NRA Scholarship Contest. The National Foundation for Women Legislators partnered with the National Rifle Association to present the contest. Kaitlin was one of six winners in the […]

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Maryville Police seek two would-be ATM burglars

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  Collinsville, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Suspect in attempted Nov. 1 ATM burglary at FCB Bank in Maryville

Maryville Police are seeking help identifying two suspects caught on camera attempting burglarize an ATM at the FCB Bank at 2729 Maryville Road. An officer discovered at about 9:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 1 that the ATM had been damaged. Surveillance footage showed two suspects attempting to break into the machine. The pair are wearing camouflage […]

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Missing Collinsville man located at southern Illinois hotel

By   /  December 8, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Missing Collinsville man, David A. McAdams

A 69-year-old missing Collinsville man was located by law enforcement at about 11 a.m. Monday at a southern Illinois Hotel. Captain Mike Dixon of the Madison County Sheriff’s Department said David A. McAdams had voluntary gone missing. No foul play, criminal intent or medical issues are thought to be a factor in his voluntary disappearance. […]

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Caseyville man charged with stealing lawn care equipment

By   /  December 6, 2014  /  Caseyville, News  /  No Comments

Larry G. Rhew Jr.

A Caseyville man was charged Thursday with felony theft of metal, lawn care equipment and construction material. Caseyville police were called to the 7000 block of Forest Boulevard on Nov. 9 about the stolen equipment. Larry G. Rhew Jr, 41, of the 300 block of Lockner Lane was later identified as a suspect and charges […]

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Concern for missing Collinsville man

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Missing Collinsville man, David A. McAdams

A Collinsville man left home Thursday morning, went to a doctor’s office and, just before noon, made a transaction at a Fairview Heights bank. He has not been seen since. David A. McAdams, 69, of the 500 block of S. Mulberry Road, has no history of similar actions and no known medical conditions that could […]

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Billy named Collinsville Unit 10 November Teacher of the Month

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  2 Comments

Kreitner Elementary School teacher Lori Billy, the Collinsville Unit 10 November Teacher of the Month, displays her award, which was presented by its sponsor, Rick Kincheloe of Edward Jones (left). Kreitner Principal Todd Pettit is pictured on the right / Photo by Roger Starkey

The students of Kreitner Elementary School, gathered for their sunrise assembly Friday morning, were treated to a special surprise. After leading students and teachers in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Kreitner Pledge, Principal Todd Pettit welcomed Rick Kincheloe of Edward Jones to the stage. When Kincheloe announced that 2nd grade teacher Lori Billy was […]

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Man charged in federal court is suspected of trying sell stolen guns in Ferguson

By   /  December 5, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

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Over 1,000 rounds of ammunition and 39 firearms – including semi-automatic handguns and AR-15 assault rifles – stolen on Nov. 29 from a Centralia, Ill., store may have been destined for Ferguson, Mo., United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. Dakota R. Moss, 19, of Centralia and a […]

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Collinsville and Caseyville women charged with heroin possession

By   /  December 4, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, News  /  2 Comments

Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

Two local women face felony charges for possession of heroin. Rachel H. Hood, 26, of Collinsville, and Kristen G. Miller, 21, of Caseyville, were charged Thursday for possession of a less than 15 grams of a substance containing heroin, a Class 4 felony. Miller was also charged on Oct. 14 for possession of a controlled […]

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IDPH encourages flu vaccines during Vaccinate Illinois Week

By   /  December 4, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Health-Caduceus

Submitted content The Illinois Department of Public Health announced today that it is encouraging everyone 6 months old and older to get a flu vaccine during Vaccinate Illinois Week, Dec. 7-13. Vaccinate Illinois Week coincides with National Influenza Vaccination Week, a national observance established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination and encourage more […]

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CHS announces November Character Education Students of the Month

By   /  December 3, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Education, Fairmont City, Maryville, News  /  No Comments

Sign at Collinsville High School / Photo by Roger Starkey

The winners of the November Character Education Students of the Month award at Collinsville High School were recently announced. The character trait for the month was, “Be cooperative, work together with others.” The winners were Kayla Cole, Matthew Crooker, Mya Davis, Amanda Hoyt, Mat Votoupal, Heather Wingate and Elizabeth Wyatt Kyla Cole Kyla is always […]

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New Metro East facility turns trash into gas

By   /  December 3, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Interior of the Milam Renewable Natural Gas Facility, showing piping of landfill gas to compressors / Submitted photo

The towering mound of dirt covered garbage on the north side of Interstates 55/70, near the Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, will soon be providing natural gas to Ameren Illinois customers. Very little new garbage is delivered to the Milam Landfill these days (most area waste goes to the nearby North Milam Landfill), but more […]

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Man accused of exposing himself in Fairview Heights department store

By   /  December 3, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Kendall J. Collins

A man was arrested Monday, for the second time in three months, for exposing himself in Fairview Heights department stores. Police were called to the Kohl’s Department store at 6109 N. Illinois St. Monday at approximately 4:30 p.m. after receiving reports that a man was walking around different departments exposing himself and masturbating. The man […]

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McKendree University is a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

McKendree STEM

Submitted content McKendree University has been designated a 2015 STEM Jobs Approved College by Victory Media. It recognizes McKendree as among 125 elite schools offering education in science, technology, engineering and math for students who aspire to STEM-focused careers. Victory Media connects individuals in transition with education and career opportunities. Its 2015 STEM JobsSM Approved […]

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Local bookstore is quarterfinalist for national, independent small business award

By   /  December 2, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

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Submitted content The national small business movement Independent We Stand recently announced the quarterfinalists for the 2014 Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year Award. Afterwords Books, of Edwardsville, was named one of the quarterfinalists.Located at 232 S. Buchanan St., Afterwords Books is a five-year-old family owned and operated bookstore. The store offers […]

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Freezing rain covers the Collinsville area, winter weather advisory in effect

By   /  December 1, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

Ice Branch

A weather system developed in southeast Missouri late Sunday night, bringing a wintry mix, including freezing rain into the Metro East. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory until noon Monday for the area. With ice accumulating overnight, commuters may find hazardous travel conditions on untreated surfaces. At about 3 a.m. Monday, Collinsville […]

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CHS student selected to participate in statewide honor jazz event

By   /  November 30, 2014  /  Collinsville, Education, News  /  No Comments

CHS senior Zack Schmitt was recently chosen to participate in the EIU Honor Jazz Combo Day / Submitted photo

Collinsville High School senior Zack Schmitt was one of only 15 Illinois students selected to participate in the Eastern Illinois University Honor Jazz Combo Day. Schmitt participated in private lessons and workshops with the EIU jazz faculty during the daylong event on Nov. 10. Students, selected through recommendations and a submitted audition recording, concluded the […]

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Ameren offers tips for natural gas safety in the home

By   /  November 28, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

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Submitted content With the home heating season underway, Ameren Illinois is reminding customers to take immediate action if they smell natural gas. “A customer should never smell natural gas in or around their home or business. If they do, they need to leave the premises immediately and call us,” said Richard J. Mark, president and […]

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Glen Carbon Police stop rolling meth lab, three from Granite City charged

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  News, Region  /  1 Comment

Left to Right, James E. Bailey, Robby L. Harper and George E. Holliday

A Glen Carbon police officer stopped a car with an expired registration Saturday and netted 10 felony counts against the three Granite City men in the vehicle. At about 4:40 p.m. Saturday, the officer stopped a green Buick Park Avenue on Interstate 270 near the Glen Carbon/Maryville exit. As he was making the stop, the […]

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Fund created for three small Collinsville children whose parents died in car crash

By   /  November 26, 2014  /  Collinsville, News  /  No Comments

The Oseguera children. Gavino, 7 months, Lilian,  4 years old and Gerardo Jr, 6 years old

A fund has been created to assist three Collinsville siblings, age 7 months to 6 years, who lost their parents in a car accident early Saturday morning. Guadalupe, 26, and Gerardo, 30, Oseguera died in a single car accident in East St. Louis. The couple had three children, Gavino, 7 months, Lilian, 4 years old […]

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