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RiverBender.com | Dec 7, 2016

ALTON State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, will be hosting a Winter Supplies and Toy Drive for the Alton Salvation Army through Thursday, December 29. Donations can be brought to Beiser's constituent service office, located at 528 Henry Street in Alton, Monday through Friday from 9 am until 4 pm. The office will be closed on Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

RiverBender.com | Dec 6, 2016

ALTON State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, is reaffirming his support of the Second Amendment by opposing legislation that would infringe on the rights of law-abiding gun owners and increase costs for ammunition manufacturers in Illinois. "Like many folks throughout the Metro-East, I hold the Second Amendment in the highest regard," said Beiser.

RiverBender.com | Dec 5, 2016

In partnership with Drug Free Alton Coalition , the Alton Police Department conducted Driving Under the Influence mobile patrols which focused on teen impairment the weekend after Thanksgiving. The patrols are funded by The Drug Free Alton Coalition through a grant from the Department of Human Services in an effort to reduce the usage of drugs and alcohol among our youth.

RiverBender.com | Dec 5, 2016

An unprecedented Alton mayoral primary election is no longer possible due to the failure of candidates Joshua Young and Dan Rauschkolb to file all required paperwork by the filing deadlines, Alton City Clerk Mary Boulds said Monday afternoon. Both men will be able to run in the general mayoral election in April, but there will be no primary election.

RiverBender.com | Dec 4, 2016

What started with a campaign to fill a trolley full of toys, food and household needs has grown into a campaign to fill three semi trucks in Wood River. Sherry Gilleland , owner of Dream Home Reality , located at 543 E Ferguson in Wood River, said her annual goal of filling a large vehicle full of necessary items for those in need across the community has continued to expand entirely due to the generosity of the community.

RiverBender.com | Dec 3, 2016

Alton Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service assisted the Hartford Police Department in the arrest of 24-year-old Justin D. Hall of Alton for a previous armed robbery of the Casey's General Store in in Hartford. Sergeant Brandon Flanigan of the Hartford Police Department said on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, police obtained charges of Armed Robbery and Unlawful Possession of Weapons By A Felon on Hall.

RiverBender.com | Dec 2, 2016

SPRINGFIELD Legislation sponsored by state Rep. Jay Hoffman, D-Swansea, and state Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, extending unemployment benefits for laid off workers at the U.S. Steel plant in Granite City passed the House and Senate today with overwhelming bipartisan support. "U.S. Steel workers and their families continue to suffer the disastrous effects of illegal trade practices in the steel market," Hoffman said.

RiverBender.com | Dec 2, 2016

Officers from the Alton Police Department conducted a "round-up" of individuals after attaining several warrants involving delivery of controlled substances, including cocaine and heroin. Dylan Vaughn , 26, of Alton, was arrested in the parking lot the Taco Bell, located at 70 Homer Adams Parkway.

RiverBender.com | Dec 1, 2016

The City of Alton provides a leaf vacuum service for leaves to be raked to the edge of the yard. Leaves should NOT be raked into the street or on the curb, as this causes clogging issues within the City's drainage system.

RiverBender.com | Dec 1, 2016

ALTON OASIS is looking for part-time community health facilitators for three of its recurring programs. This is a part-time position with a flexible schedule with opportunities to work in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Nov 30, 2016

On a brisk morning in late November, Alton Police Lt. Seth Stinnett got into his patrol vehicle and drove around Alton looking for drivers committing the most minor of offenses.

Pike Press | Nov 28, 2016

The German Methodist church in Pittsfield is rapidly nearing completion. It will be an improvement for our town and a very commodious building for church purposes.

RiverBender.com | Nov 28, 2016

Alton Little Theater will present a very special holiday concert and tribute to Frank Sinatra, the man and his music, on Friday, December 16th at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, December 19th at 2 p.m. Kevin Frakes & Company have created a two-hour concert format to celebrate some of Sinatra's greatest hits, his love for the holidays and Italian desserts! My Just Desserts is creating a small plate dessert buffet just for concert guests to enjoy at intermission along with Ava Gardner's favorite punch. A talented and dedicated group of Sinatra-loving folks have worked on the project for six months after Kevin brought the idea for a winter fundraiser to Pete and Jody Basola.

RiverBender.com | Nov 28, 2016

Superintendents and board of education presidents representing East Alton School District #13 , East Alton Wood River High School District #14 and Wood River/Hartford School District #15 will hold an informal meeting to discuss how the districts can work better together following the push for consolidation being defeated by a mere nine votes. The informal meeting will not be open to the public, but Wood River/Hartford Superintendent Patrick Anderson said the meeting will be to discuss how the three districts can better cooperate for the betterment of the public, parents and, most importantly, the students.

RiverBender.com | Nov 27, 2016

Whether its your local mom-and-pop hardware store that has been around since before you can even recall, or even the newest boutique for dance and yoga clothing, small businesses are important to the livelihood of business owners, employees and the customers they serve. Many of these small businesses are joining forces to celebrate what makes one another unique and encourage shoppers to "shop small" this holiday season with Small Business Saturday.

RiverBender.com | Nov 25, 2016

The Annual Great River Road Run will mark its 57th anniversary with the race that begins at 10 a.m. on Broadway at State Street in Alton on Saturday. There are two races - a 10-mile run and a two-mile race.

RiverBender.com | Nov 25, 2016

The Alton Salvation Army Corps celebrated its second year of having a living tree of its own to light Wednesday night at its Booth House, located at 525 Alby St. in Alton. The tree was lit fully Wednesday evening around 6:30 p.m., but will not be displayed in full colored lights again, unless the Salvation Army's Tree of Lights kettle drive campaign reaches this year's $85,000 goal.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Dec 9, 2016

"I got out of prison and my parole officer, she's like you need a job in order to get your kids back like please don't make me take them." "So I said I need to get myself some new tires and I was like how many parties do I have to do to get a new set of tires, I did three parties got all these people together, did three parties and was like well that was easy.

River Front Times | Dec 9, 2016

Any transplant could tell you: It takes a little time for St. Louis to feel like home.

River Front Times | Dec 9, 2016

This weekend breaks up the usual winter lull in shows with a plethora of outstanding performers.

River Front Times | Dec 9, 2016

A fake cop slipped up when he pulled over a real St. Louis police officer, authorities say.

River Front Times | Dec 8, 2016

A north St. Louis man has been charged with murder in the slaying of a taxi driver in the Central West End.

River Front Times | Dec 8, 2016

Armin Grozdanic knows what it's like for the refugees who have recently relocated to St. Louis.

PhysOrg Weblog | Dec 8, 2016

New brain imaging evidence was advanced in a series of presentations at the recent meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology supporting the long-held belief that stressful early life experiences, such as preterm birth, poverty and lack of familial support, adversely affect brain development. Using functional brain imaging, the speakers focused on how these stressors affect the development of vulnerable brain areas that mediate emotional responses and mood.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Dec 7, 2016

Mosby Building Arts Stuff The Truck is this Saturday, December 10 from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring a new toy to the event.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Dec 6, 2016

They have 4 upcoming gingerbread house classes over the next 2 weekends- some for kids and some just for adults. One of those classes is already sold out so register before its too late.

Washington Times | Dec 6, 2016

Three suspects are in custody after the wife of Missouri Gov.-elect Eric Greitens was robbed at gunpoint Monday night as she left a St. Louis restaurant. "Tonight, my wife Sheena - the mother of my two boys, and the future First Lady of Missouri - was robbed at gunpoint not far from our home," Mr. Greitens, a Republican and former Navy SEAL, wrote in a statement .

River Front Times | Dec 6, 2016

Mission Taco Chef-Owner Jason Tilford with his son, then 10, in the kitchen. The taco joint is great for date night - but also surprisingly accommodating to young families.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Dec 5, 2016

The accident happened around 12:25 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Hillsboro Road and Meramec Station Road. When officers arrived, they found a vehicle that had left the road and crashed into a tree.

Student Life | Dec 5, 2016

So, maybe you're afraid for the future of the Environmental Protection Agency come Jan. 20. Or maybe you attended Student Union's screening of "Before the Flood," the new climate change documentary , and got really bummed out and anxious about the future of our entire world. Or perhaps, you're in the holiday spirit and looking to offset your guilt about extreme consumerism with conscientious actions.

The Daily Beast | Dec 3, 2016

After years of suffering abuse at the hands of her father, a 14-year-old girl picked up a gun and put an end to it all. Now, she faces a new monster: the criminal justice system.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Dec 2, 2016

Staying healthy as we age is important, especially for people with osteoporosis. Luckily there's a new facility in town helping to improve strength and balance.

River Front Times | Dec 2, 2016

This weekend brings a celebration of ten years of the Indyground hip-hop collective , a stop from New York thrashers Extinction A.D. and the release party for a new album by St. Louis' own DinoFight! .

River Front Times | Dec 2, 2016

So it's finally feeling wintry in St. Louis - so what? There are plenty of amazing things to do this first weekend in December, most of them entirely indoors.



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