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Glen Carbon Police solve two home invasion cases, seeking one of three suspects

By   /  December 29, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Richard W. Taylor

The Glen Carbon Police Department announced today that two recent home invasion cases in the town have been solved and charges filed against three suspects. The first incident occurred in the 4500 block of S. Illinois Route 159 at about 12:07 a.m. Monday, Dec. 15. Two suspects reportedly forced their way into the home, attacked […]

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Caseyville and St. Clair County announce increased traffic enforcement

By   /  December 20, 2014  /  Caseyville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Light at a police station / Photo by Roger Starkey

The St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department and Caseyville Police Department recently announced they have started increased impaired driving and seat belt enforcement and will continue through Jan. 4, 2015. Caseyville Police are participating in the Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program, funded by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation. STEP is focused on specific times […]

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Man sentenced in connection with Granite City beating that left acquaintance paralyzed

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

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A man accused of beating an acquaintance with a hammer and metal bar was sentenced to 20 years in prison Monday. Ricky A. Andrews, 35, and Robert C. Kelly, 49, were charged in 2012 with Class X felonies for home invasion and attempted murder in connection with the beating of a man on Delmar Avenue […]

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Alhambra man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

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An Alhambra man pleaded guilty in Federal Court Thursday to three child pornography charges. In July, the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations searched a residence in which Robert Godsey, 34, and others lived. A notebook computer seized during the raid contained numerous video and image files of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, […]

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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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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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IDPH encourages flu vaccines during Vaccinate Illinois Week

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

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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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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

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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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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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Wages of Madison County Chief Deputy Treasurer garnished for failure to pay debt

By   /  November 3, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  Comments Off on Wages of Madison County Chief Deputy Treasurer garnished for failure to pay debt

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Despite a promotion and $20,000 in pay raises this year, the Madison County Chief Deputy Treasurer recently had his wages garnished after defaulting on a student loan debt. He also stands accused of not paying rent for more than a year on the bar he runs. The Illinois Student Assistance Commission notified the Madison County […]

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Searching for mother she hasn’t seen in almost 20 years, local woman refuses to quit

By   /  November 2, 2014  /  Collinsville, Illinois, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Robin Burton holds a picture of her missing mother, Cloudia Leslie Wells / Photo by Roger Starkey

The last words Robin Burton spoke to her mother were to offer her a warning; if her mother left home again – this time abandoning her grandmother – Burton would never speak to her again. That conversation took place in December 1994. Burton’s mother, Cloudia Leslie Wells, was taking care of her mother, the woman […]

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Clocks move back one hour this weekend, parents don’t get any more sleep

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Caseyville, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Maryville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Photo by Roger Starkey

Time in most of the United States will revert to standard time at 2 a.m. Sunday, giving people without young children an extra hour of sleep. Parents with young children, especially those little darlings that do not like to sleep, will not reap any benefit from the extra hour added to Nov. 2, 2014. Attempts […]

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Collinsville woman calls police, charged with prostitution and drug possession

By   /  October 30, 2014  /  Collinsville, News, Region  /  No Comments

Sara Lewis

A Collinsville woman faces charges for heroin possession and prostitution after allegedly arranging to have sex with a man using a social network. Sara N. Lewis, 25, of the 300 block of Sycamore, called police on Oct. 28 after a disagreement with Daniel Albert in the New Athens area, Captain Scott Weymouth of the St. […]

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Fire at Old Towne Tavern in Glen Carbon leads to arson charge

By   /  October 28, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Deveshkumar H. Patel

A 28-year-old Glen Carbon man faces a felony arson charge following a fire Saturday. Glen Carbon Police received a call at 5:39 a.m. Saturday that the Old Towne Tavern, at 155 S. Main St, was on fire, Police Chief Todd Link said in a statement. Officers arrived on the scene minutes later to find two […]

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71-year-old Glen Carbon man faces child pornography charges

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Dennis Hettenhausen

Online activity led to three felony counts of child pornography against a Glen Carbon man. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children contacted the Madison County Sheriff’s Office Forensic Computer Crimes Unit on June 13 about online activity potentially associated with the sexual exploitation of a child. Investigators were able to link the activity […]

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Area news: light bulb thief charged with stalking former girlfriend

By   /  October 24, 2014  /  News, Region  /  No Comments

Bryan Crawford

A Staunton man was recently arrested for stalking a Marine woman just two days after he admitted stealing light bulbs from her home. Bryan S. Crawford, 34, was taken into custody by Marine Police on Oct. 4 at a grocery store in Edwardsville where Crawford worked, Marine Police Chief Chris Singleton said. Crawford was arrested […]

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