Checking local police reports provided to Z-1570, South Roxana Police continue to investigate an accident on Tuesday afternoon where an 18 year old male was injured after he was apparently riding on the top of a car. The so-called “car surfing” incident resulted in the teen falling from the vehicle and hitting his head. He was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital for treatment but his condition is unknown. The accident took place on School Street near South Roxana Elementary School. Charges in the case are pending.
Alton Police and Fire responded to the Argosy Casino on Wednesday as a precaution after a grain barge broke loose near ConAgra on the Mississippi River. The U.S. Coast Guard reported the possibility that the barge could begin to drift from a mooring and possibly strike the casino, but the barge did not move and no evacuation was needed.