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Metal Center News | May 25, 2016

Olin Brass temporarily halted production at its East Alton, Ill., production facility due to an equipment failure. The malfunction on an intermediate segment of the integrated copper and brass mill stopped production in early May, with an expected restart in early June. | May 24, 2016

Guest Speaker, Nancy Alexander, will be coming to Senior Services Plus at 1 p.m. on Friday, May 27 to explain the significance and history of Memorial Day. Alexander is an Alton-area historian who speaks about Memorial Day often. | May 24, 2016

After 12 years in the Alton School District , Alton Superintendent Kenneth Spells is taking an opportunity to be the superintendent of a larger school district in South Bend, Indiana . Spells said he has always felt grateful for the Alton community and school district. | May 23, 2016

Students and teachers from East Elementary School in Alton accepted their books May 20 from, middle of the back row left to right, Rusty Ingram, director of Business Development at AMH; Dave Braasch, AMH President; and Steve Thompson, chairman of the AMH board of directors. Alton Memorial is delivering more than 1,100 books to 15 elementary schools in five area school districts, with the books -- donated by BJC employees -- going to students who will be entering third grade in the fall. | May 23, 2016

Wood River Township Supervisor Mike Babcock announced his candidacy for state representative at Lincoln Douglas Square on Market Street in Alton Monday morning. Babcock will be running against State Representative Dan Beiser , who has been in the Illinois General Assembly for over a decade. | May 22, 2016

However, eight men ventured to attempt such a feat at the fourth annual taco eating contest at the Bethalto Jaycees Fair Saturday afternoon. The contest is hosted by T-Mo's Tacos , a food truck specializing in tacos managed by Todd Morales .

WAND-TV Decatur | May 21, 2016

DNA test results of a man's mummified body found in Alton have been put in a national database, and authorities hope that will help figure out his identity. Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn says the DNA tests were done by the University of North Texas Center for Human Identification. | May 21, 2016

All 953 ticketed seats were taken by the friends and family members of Marquette Catholic High School's Class of 2016 . Marquette Principal Mike Slaughter said the 86 students walking Friday evening were characterized as "smart" and he said he was proud of their embodiment of Marquette's motto of serviam , or "I shall serve." | May 20, 2016

After losing much of its top floor to a devastating wind storm, the Cracker Factory building on Broadway is up and a running. The building's owner, Mike Kelly , has converted the building into apartments for short-term or extended stays. | May 20, 2016

She has demonstrated her love of the city since she started her enormously successful business Bluff City Grill in the Downtown Alton area. Because of that significant success, she has made a decision to move the business some time later in the year to the old Eagles Club Building at 424 E. Broadway. | May 19, 2016

GODFREY For some of the graduates at Lewis and Clark Community College's commencement exercises this Wednesday , this ceremony was just another stepping stone in their educational careers. For others, decades in the work force and a struggling job market has transformed the average joe into a degree-holding and marketable worker. | May 18, 2016

Elijah P's in Alton encourages residents to come join the group for its monthly free Beer School, in early June with friends from Scratch Brewing. "We're very excited to host Marika Josephson, Owner & Brewmaster at Scratch Brewing Company, " Elijah P's owner Russ Smith said. | May 18, 2016

ALTON Sometimes, people take certain aspects of their life like food on the table and a roof over their head for granted. Homelessness for children and teens in the Alton area is an unfortunate problem that some seem to ignore. | May 18, 2016

Minnie Johnson of Alton is a well-known woman who has made it her distinct purpose in life to help women, children and the community. Recently, she was recognized as a YWCA Woman Of Distinction," which says is one of the biggest honors of her life. | May 17, 2016

A federal grand jury sitting in East St. Louis has indicted Michael E. Myers, 60 , of Alton, Illinois, for Distribution of Child Pornography and Receipt of Child Pornography, James L. Porter, Acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. After a detention hearing, Myers was held without bond pending trial. | May 17, 2016

Alton Memorial Hospital has received a $10,000 sodium reduction grant from the Illinois Department of Public Health to develop innovative ways to encourage healthier food choices for visitors and staff in the cafeteria. "Our goal is to create awareness of the risks of a high sodium diet," said Marlene Lewis of the AMH Development office . | May 17, 2016

The controversy behind its right to exist on Broadway did not hinder the opening celebration of Grand Piasa Body Art on May 15. The business moved from its former location on Homer Adams Parkway to the corner of Broadway and Henry Street in February, amid a large controversy due to the perceived nature of a tattoo shop and the alleged crowd such a place would bring. Grand Piasa Body Art owner Chris Hinkle said the grand opening came with "no hard feelings," and chose to celebrate members of the community who helped him be able to achieve his dream of having his business inside a building he owned.

PRLog US Entertainment | May 25, 2016

May 24, 2016 - PRLog -- TheCarondelet Community Betterment Federation, a 501c3 charitable organization, is releasing its 28th Annual Carondelet Summer Concerts line up this month. Carondelet Summer Concerts in the Park is a longstanding annual celebration of diverse music, hosting local musicians at various parks in the Carondelet neighborhood.

Infoplease | May 24, 2016

Every year millions of students participate in spelling competitions around the country. Some dread these annual school events and are relieved to drop out in the early rounds.

Business Journal | May 23, 2016

Situated now in New Haven, Missouri, about 63 miles west of St. Louis, 2nd Shift is planning to lease a 18,000-square-foot facility at 1601 Sublette Ave., in the industrial part of The Hill neighborhood, according to a release. | May 23, 2016

Dynamo Pro Wrestling is proud to announce an all ages, live, professional wrestling event this Saturday, May 28th, 2016. This professional wrestling event, sponsored by Slackers - Music, Movies, Games, Toys & Comics & Computer Specialists, will be held at the Ready Room, located at 4195 Manchester Avenue in St. Louis, Missouri. | May 23, 2016

ST. LOUIS a Daybreak was still an hour away when Candace Miller's sister shook her awake Sunday morning with word that the neighboring home was ablaze. Parked by the curb was the vehicle used by the couple who lived next door in a two-story home.

River Front Times | May 20, 2016

Sunny skies and perfect temps make this a perfect weekend to explore the city. Enjoy the best restaurants in Maplewood in one fell swoop at the Taste of Maplewood this Saturday, or catch a burlesque festival in various south-city venues on Friday and Saturday.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | May 20, 2016

There's a fun, sort of different shop not far from the Botanical Garden you might not have heard of. So Heidi Glaus thought she'd share it with you.

River Front Times | May 20, 2016

The most exciting shows this weekend keep a locals-only focus - just the way we like it.

River Front Times | May 18, 2016

Loren Copp will have his hands, feet and stomach - but not his penis - as part of a child pornography investigation.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | May 18, 2016

It's the first time these historic neighborhoods have come together for the tour. To give you a sneak peek, we took a look at a home on a street once called millionaire row.

FindLaw | May 18, 2016

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USA Today | May 17, 2016

CDC cut $44 million in local health funding to pay for Zika response Local health departments say the cuts harm their ability to respond to other emergencies Check out this story on Volunteers create and load sand bags on the banks of the River Des Peres on December 29, 2015 in St. Louis, Mo. Faced with a lack of funds to prepare for possible Zika virus outbreaks, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has cut more than $44 million in funding to local health departments, a move that public health officials say weakens their ability to plan and respond to other medical emergencies.

River Front Times | May 17, 2016

Anne Croy's passion for food was ignited on her aunt and uncle's 440-acre grain farm in west-central Oklahoma, where she spent her summers watching her aunt and uncle churn fresh cream into butter, raise livestock and tend to their large orchard.

Saint Louis Front Page | May 16, 2016

The "Hair Curler" Sky Station sculpture in downtown Kansas City, MO, which was damaged during a lightning storm last year, has been removed and transported by helicopter to A. Zahner Company for repairs. "Hair Curler" Sky Station Sculpture Removed for Repair ST.

Business Journal | May 13, 2016

The Railway Exchange Building, the former home of the Downtown T-REX incubator is under contract by a Florida developer. | May 13, 2016

The Douty mill was greatly expanded by Abner A. Leonard and this is how it looked during its peak of operation. | May 13, 2016

Curtain Call Lounge at the Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced it will present the summer series "Curtain Call Presents Stars of The Muny." This concert series will feature unique and exclusive performances of a variety of songs from amazingly talented Muny cast members.

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