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Three killed in crash involving deer

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:35
GREENVILLE (AP) — Illinois State Police say a 41-year-old woman and her two daughters are dead after a crash on Interstate 70 that happened after the woman stopped her vehicle because of deer on the roadway. State police say the accident late...

Injured man may have been struck by train

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 18:30
BRIGHTON - Authorities are trying to determine what happened to a severely injured man found on railroad tracks Friday morning. The victim was identified by Brighton Police Chief Bill Norris as Cody L. Moore, 25. He did not provide a town of...

Bikers hit the road for March of Dimes

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 17:46
ALTON - More than 600 bikers waited on the parking lot of Ted's Motorcycle World on Humbert Road Saturday for the signal to head out on the 10th annual Metro East Bikers for Babies ride. Led by state troopers, the route would take them on a 62-mile...

New judge to hear Roodhouse mayor-alderman clash

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 15:09
CARROLLTON - A Greene County judge has granted a request for a new judge to decide if a case involving alleged harassment by the Roodhouse mayor of an alderwoman and her family will go forward. A hearing was postponed Friday after Circuit Judge James...

Burglars damage vacant school

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:00
ALTON - Burglars got inside the vacant Clara Barton School last weekend, wreaked considerable damage as they tried stealing copper pipe and wiring, but fled police with nothing. Besides getting no copper, they also left numerous tools behind, but...

Event to raise money for teen heart patient

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:00
WOOD RIVER - Two sisters are helping their younger sibling "keep the beat" by organizing a fund-raiser Saturday on her behalf. Andrea Patrick of Bethalto and Melissa Skinner of Rosewood Heights put together a trivia night/silent auction event to help...

School Board, union reach impasse in talks

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 12:00
EDWARDSVILLE - The School Board and the Edwardsville Education Association reached an impasse in successor contract negotiations at the end of their last bargaining session on Thursday. According to a joint news release, the board presented the union...

County may freeze penalties on botched tax sale

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 11:00
EDWARDSVILLE - County officials said Thursday a plan to solve a problem with the annual tax sale is in the works and likely will be presented to Madison County Board committees in early August. Four county officials met Thursday to discuss a problem...

Roodhouse officials file counter-claims

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 11:00
Just days after filing a petition for a stalking no-contact order against the mayor of Roodhouse, former city employee Tim Garner and his wife, Alderman Terry Garner, have had similar court papers filed against them by two city officials and an...

Hartford church gets makeover from friends

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 09:21
HARTFORD - In the oppressive heat of July, a group of 36 smiling Naperville residents have laid helping hands on the Assembly of God Church in Hartford. For the past week, the volunteers have cleaned, constructed and renovated the local church to...

Designer drugs seized in six states

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 07:09
ST. LOUIS - St. Louis-area police and prosecutors say the nationwide crackdown on synthetic designer drugs is fair warning to makers, distributors and sellers: Authorities are coming after you. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration on Thursday...

Man describes addiction to synthetic drugs

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 07:03
EDWARDSVILLE - A Bethalto man who says he's hooked on synthetic marijuana says he routinely bought products at an Edwardsville store raided this week by federal and local authorities. The closure of the store may be the best thing to happen to him,...

Well-known red barn destroyed in fire

Fri, 07/27/2012 - 07:02
BETHALTO - A landmark barn just north of Bethalto burned to the ground Thursday. Chief John Holtorf of the Fosterburg Fire Protection District said his department received a call reporting the fire at 4:22 p.m. By that time, he said, the structure at...

Well-known red barn destroyed in fire

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 22:28
BETHALTO - A landmark barn just north of Bethalto burned to the ground Thursday. Chief John Holtorf of the Fosterburg Fire Protection District said his department received a call reporting the fire at 4:22 p.m. By that time, he said, the structure at...

Man describes addiction to synthetic drugs

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 21:45
EDWARDSVILLE - A Bethalto man who says he's hooked on synthetic marijuana says he routinely bought products at an Edwardsville store raided this week by federal and local authorities. The closure of the store may be the best thing to happen to him,...

School Board, union reach impasse in talks

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 21:32
EDWARDSVILLE - The School Board and the Edwardsville Education Association reached an impasse in successor contract negotiations at the end of their last bargaining session on Thursday. According to a joint news release, the board presented the union...

Roodhouse officials file counter-claims

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 21:16
Just days after filing a petition for a stalking no-contact order against the mayor of Roodhouse, former city employee Tim Garner and his wife, Alderman Terry Garner, have had similar court papers filed against them by two city officials and an...

County may freeze penalties on botched tax sale

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 20:56
EDWARDSVILLE - County officials said Thursday a plan to solve a problem with the annual tax sale is in the works and likely will be presented to Madison County Board committees in early August. Four county officials met Thursday to discuss a problem...

Burglars damage vacant school

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 19:54
ALTON - Burglars got inside the vacant Clara Barton School last weekend, wreaked considerable damage as they tried stealing copper pipe and wiring, but fled police with nothing. Besides getting no copper, they also left numerous tools behind, but...

Hartford church gets makeover from friends

Thu, 07/26/2012 - 18:20
HARTFORD - In the oppressive heat of July, a group of 36 smiling Naperville residents have laid helping hands on the Assembly of God Church in Hartford. For the past week, the volunteers have cleaned, constructed and renovated the local church to...