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Fire hits two Godfrey businesses

Fri, 07/20/2012 - 09:30
GODFREY - Fire broke out early Thursday at the Round Table Restaurant on Godfrey Road, leaving it and the adjacent Duke Bakery location severely damaged and closed. Firefighters from Godfrey and Fosterburg responded at 3:58 a.m. to the report of the...

Slusser blasts donations to Dunstan

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 22:04
EDWARDSVILLE - A Madison County Board member wants to bring about changes in policy to end "pay-to-play" politics and said the board chairman should lead the way. "I'm calling on Mr. (Alan) Dunstan to put an end to the pay-to-play culture that has...

Alton doctor indicted on federal charges

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 21:47
EAST ST. LOUIS - A federal grand jury returned a 15-count indictment Thursday against the physician who operates the Walk In Clinic on East Broadway in Alton, charging him with illegally distributing controlled substances, among other offenses. The...

Man guilty of murder in daughter's death

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 21:09
EDWARDSVILLE - A Madison County judge issued a ruling Thursday that found a father guilty of first-degree murder in the death of his daughter, who died nearly 10 years after being shaken severely as an infant. Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli...

Sex assault suspect charged with attacking jail deputy

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 19:40
EDWARDSVILLE - An Alton man is charged with aggravated battery for allegedly attacking a deputy at the Madison County Jail, where he is being held on a charge of predatory criminal sexual assault. David B. Armstrong, of the 3700 block of Coronado...

Civic Memorial to get second gym

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 19:10
BETHALTO - The Bethalto School Board voted unanimously to move forward with the construction of a second gymnasium at Civic Memorial High School. The project was awarded Wednesday night to Bruce Unterbrink Construction of Greenville, the company...

Firefighters battle blaze at Duke Bakery and Round Table Restaurant

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 15:01
Godfrey and Fosterburg firefighters responded at 3:58 a.m. to a blaze at Duke Bakery and the Round Table Restaurant at 5407 Godfrey Road. Damage was severe and both businesses are closed today. A total of 15 to 17 Godfrey firefighters responded and...

County OKs money for Child Advocacy Center

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:00
EDWARDSVILLE - Officials approved an emergency $10,000 appropriation Wednesday for the Madison County Child Advocacy Center. The Madison County Board approved the funding, which was received through a grant from the Children's Advocacy Centers of...

East St. Louis man charged in copper wire thefts

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 12:00
ALTON - Detectives hope the arrest and Wednesday's three theft and burglary charges against a 28-year-old man will help stem theft of copper wire Downtown and nearby on Belle Street. One of the charges against suspect Johnny B. Spencer, though, is...

'Molotov cocktails' destroy truck

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 11:00
EDWARDSVILLE - Three people were in custody Wednesday in connection with the alleged firebombing of a pickup truck outside an Edwardsville residence. A man and woman, both 19, face felony charges in the incident, and a juvenile also was in custody....

Alton shooting death ruled homicide

Thu, 07/19/2012 - 09:00
EDWARDSVILLE - It took Alton police less than a day to track down the man accused of killing a 24-year-old father of three, and he gave officers enough information to charge him. A Madison County coroner's jury Wednesday ruled the death of Carlos C....

Second round of fireworks over river set for Saturday night

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 21:36
ALTON - Altonians and everyone else on Saturday can enjoy a second round of fireworks over the Mississippi River within just a couple weeks' time, now to celebrate the city's 175th anniversary. Central States Fireworks Inc. of Athens, Ill., will...

'Molotov cocktails' destroy truck

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 21:16
EDWARDSVILLE - Three people were in custody Wednesday in connection with the alleged firebombing of a pickup truck outside an Edwardsville residence. A man and woman, both 19, face felony charges in the incident, and a juvenile also was in custody....

East St. Louis man charged in copper wire thefts

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 19:54
ALTON - Detectives hope the arrest and Wednesday's three theft and burglary charges against a 28-year-old man will help stem theft of copper wire Downtown and nearby on Belle Street. One of the charges against suspect Johnny B. Spencer, though, is...

County OKs money for Child Advocacy Center

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 19:39
EDWARDSVILLE - Officials approved an emergency $10,000 appropriation Wednesday for the Madison County Child Advocacy Center. The Madison County Board approved the funding, which was received through a grant from the Children's Advocacy Centers of...

District's letter outlines stance on contract talks

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:57
EDWARDSVILLE - Following mediation, the Edwardsville School Board sent a letter to parents clarifying the district's stance in ongoing negotiations with the Edwardsville Education Association. Dated July 17, Superintendent Ed Hightower emphasized the...

District's letter outlines stance on contract talks

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:54
EDWARDSVILLE - Following mediation, the Edwardsville School Board sent a letter to parents clarifying the district's stance in ongoing negotiations with the Edwardsville Education Association. Dated July 17, Superintendent Ed Hightower emphasized the...

Open house next week on Calhoun trail proposal

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 18:01
HARDIN - Members of the Calhoun Community Foundation are hoping the public agrees there are a lot of benefits to developing biking/hiking trails in Calhoun County. The Calhoun Trails Partnership, a committee of the CCF, is urging the community to...

PHOTOS: Showing of the sheep

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:55
PHOTO 1: Connor Schmidt, 14, of Carlinville, shears his 15-month-old Dorset sheep Wednesday getting her ready for sheep judging today at the Macoupin County Fair in Carlinville. Along with his family, the owners of the Schmidt Family Farm in...

Alton shooting death ruled homicide

Wed, 07/18/2012 - 16:20
EDWARDSVILLE - It took Alton police less than a day to track down the man accused of killing a 24-year-old father of three and he gave officers enough information to charge him. A Madison County coroner's jury Wednesday ruled the death of Carlos C....