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Charges Filed in Hit and Run

An Alton woman is jailed after allegedly intentionally running down another woman Monday night.  Investigators say 20-year-old Ashley N. Ellison of the 1,000 block of Willard Street is charged with Attempted First Degree Murder, Failure to Report an Accident Involving Personal Injury, and two counts of Aggravated Battery after the incident in the 2,700 block of Sanford Avenue. The incident was called in to Alton Police at 8:49pm.  The 25-year-old victim, who is from South Roxana, was ...[Full Story]
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Alton High’s LaJarvia Brown made history on Monday night at Collinsville High School on a perfect night to triple jump, going 40-5, a career best, a school record and one of the longest jumps in Illinois history. “She had one jump last night that if she had landed balanced, it would have...
Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn reports an investigation continues into the death of a Fosterburg man – Donald L. Smith, 76. Smith died following a vehicular related incident at his home on Monday morning. Smith had an Alton mailing address, but resided in unincorporated Fosterburg. He...
Robert Wadlow’s height progression: Age 5 – 5 feet 4 inches Age 8 – 6 feet Age 12 – 6 feet 11 inches Age 17 – 8 feet Age 20 – 8 feet 7 inches Age 22 – 8 feet 11.1 inches, final height WATCH VIDEO BELOW: Explore the RiverBend: Robert Wadlow Steve Tassinar...
Alton is having a kickball match to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the Alton High School Gymnasium. Kaela Funke, a senior and National Honor Society (NHS) student, is one of the students leading the fun night. The National Honor Society students will play Alton Hig...
Triad native, Internet fashion blogger and now Reality TV Star, Chelsea Crockett, visited Frew’s Bridal and Formal Wear in Downtown Alton during their biggest prom dress and tuxedo sale of the season on Saturday, March 28. During the meet and greet, Chelsea hung out with her fans and talked...
Albert Cassens Elementary in Glen Carbon currently has an interesting Adopt-A-Pilot program with two Southwest Airlines pilots, Scott Fitzgerald and Marvin Meng. Both Fitzgerald and Meng have children in Edwardsville Community School District 7. Meng’s daughter attends Cassens Elementary. Fitzgerald...
The eighth annual Trebuchet competition appeared to be a fun, yet educational day for 170 students from 11 area high schools at Lewis and Clark Community College on Friday. Kevin Bodden, coordinator of engineering science at LCCC, said the event at George C. Terry River Bend Arena is meant to encourage...
Suffice it to say, Edwardsville's baseball team had a good day Tuesday. The Tigers played twice and won both times, defeating Chicago-area school Glenbrook South with three runs in the third and four in the fourth on their way to an 8-2 win, then took on East St. Louis in their Southwestern Conference...
TUESDAY'S SCORES BASEBALL Edwardsville 8, Glenbrook South 2 Edwardsville 19, East St. Louis 1 (4.5 Innings) Alton 4, Belleville East 4 (9 Innings; game suspended by darkness) Piasa Southwestern 9, Civic Memorial 8 Carrollton 12, Greenfield 3 Hardin-Calhoun 15, Pleasant Hill 1 (5 Innings) Belleville...
Edwardsville’s girls track team continued to show strength in a multitude of events in a triangular meet Monday at Collinsville with Alton and Collinsville. Edwardsville and Alton were neck to neck in the team point standings. Autumn Harris continued to show significant progress for the Tigers,...

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Tuesday Baseball Roundup

Tuesday baseball:   Southwestern def. Civic Memorial, 9-8   WP – Collin Baumgartner LP – Corey Price SW (1-3) – Andrew Fry – 2-3, 2 RBI’s CM (0-5) – Lukas Jones – 3-4, 2 RBI’s &...[Full Story]

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