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RiverBender.com | Jan 21, 2017

A sold-out crowd packed the Ahlmeyer Atrium at the Trimpe Building of Lewis and Clark Community College Thursday evening to celebrate, and poke a little fun at, Riverbend Growth Association Executive Director Monica Bristow . The good-spirited fun's "roastmaster" was chiropractor Frank Bemis , who introduced the impressive cast of characters gathered to roast Bristow.

RiverBender.com | Jan 20, 2017

The YWCA of Alton is seeking nominations for its 27th annual Women of Distinction celebration, and are asking for the public's help in finding her. Nomination deadline is February 6, 2017.

RiverBender.com | Jan 20, 2017

The South Roxana Police Department has levied additional charges against two suspects regarding a Backpage robbery ring investigated by the East Alton , Hartford and South Roxana police departments. According to a release from South Roxana Police Chief Bob Coles , the South Roxana Police Department continued to follow leads pertaining to armed robberies, which were said to have occurred in the 200 block of Michigan Avenue in reference to misleading ads allegedly placed on the website, Backpage .

RiverBender.com | Jan 20, 2017

The annual event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at The River of Life Family Church , 3401 Fosterburg Road, Alton. The program counts the number of homeless persons - men, women and children - throughout the county and provides free services.

RiverBender.com | Jan 20, 2017

The recently announced store closings are a disheartening loss of so many jobs, local shopping and dining options, family owned businesses, and valuable tax revenue. The Mayor's response on January 7, attributing the closures to national trends, and blaming the businesses because they didn't "adapt to Alton," distracts from a serious and systemic lack of leadership in the mayor's office.

RiverBender.com | Jan 20, 2017

ALTON State Rep. Dan Beiser, D-Alton, recently introduced a resolution to honor fallen St. Louis County Police Officer Blake Snyder by renaming Illinois Route 100 in his honor through Godfrey, Illinois. "Throughout the state, it is a tradition to rename roads in honor of police officers and veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice," Beiser said.

RiverBender.com | Jan 20, 2017

Aeries Resort in Grafton and Argosy Casino Alton were among the local businesses honored at the Alton Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau's 13th annual Tourism Summit held Thursday, Jan. 19 at the Atrium Hotel & Conference Center, 3559 College Ave., Alton. Aeries was highlighted as the region's Best Attraction thanks to owners Jeff and Sandy Lorton's efforts to build up the resort destination.

RiverBender.com | Jan 20, 2017

EDWARDSVILLE Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. today announced that Kyrstin Beasley has joined Gori Julian & Associates, P.C., as an attorney. Beasley began her career at Gori Julian & Associates, P.C. as a law clerk in May of 2015, researching claims for mesothelioma and lung cancer cases.

RiverBender.com | Jan 19, 2017

An older model black Impala collided with a white bus just after 2 p.m. Thursday in the 2800 block of East Broadway in Alton and one person on the bus was transported to a local hospital. The Alton Police said at the scene the black Impala suffered "excessive front-end damage."

RiverBender.com | Jan 19, 2017

Charges have been filed following a full-scale tactical raid executed Wednesday, Jan. 18, in the 600 block of Miller Street in Alton by the Alton Police Department with assistance from the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System . Glenn A. Taylor , 35, was charged with three narcotics-related charges following the raid, which took place around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and involved the use of assault rifles and "flashbang" grenades.

RiverBender.com | Jan 19, 2017

Ameren Illinois conducted the demolition of the building, which began just before Christmas 2016, after doing asbestos abatement. The former post office was built atop a former gas plant, which served the heating, lighting and cooking needs of both the City of Alton and its citizens from 1855-1940s.

RiverBender.com | Jan 18, 2017

Alton Fire Chief Bernie Sebold said his department made seven patient transports during the first day of its new ambulance service. The service, which was announced on June 1, 2016, was scheduled to be in operation on or before April 1, 2017.

RiverBender.com | Jan 18, 2017

Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on January 18, 2017, Kai D. Bowers, 22, of Florissant, Missouri, entered a guilty plea in United States District Court, to conspiracy to manufacture and pass counterfeit United States currency. The investigation was conducted by the Alton, Illinois, Police Department and the St. Charles, Missouri, Police Departments.

RiverBender.com | Jan 18, 2017

A full-scale tactical raid was carried out Wednesday morning in the 600 block of Miller Street in Alton with Alton Police officers and the ILEAS tactical group. "We executed a search warrant around 8:20 or 8:30 a.m. this morning and our target was arrested," Simmons said.

RiverBender.com | Jan 18, 2017

Wood River Deputy Police Chief Dan Bunt said one female is facing pending charges after failing to stop for Wood River Police officers at 12:23 a.m. early Tuesday morning. Bunt said the woman allegedly ran a stop sign near the intersection of Wood River Avenue and Penning , and continued driving erratically following failure to stop.

RiverBender.com | Jan 17, 2017

Beat the January blues with a food-filled dining adventure during the Sixth Annual Alton Restaurant Week featuring 21 locally owned and operated restaurants in Alton, Bethalto, Godfrey and Grafton. The event kicks off Friday, Jan. 20 and runs for 10 delightfully delicious days before ending Sunday, Jan. 29. Enjoy secret-recipe fried chicken, mouth wateringly tender pepperloin steaks, juicy ribs, fish, pasta, pizza and more delectable delights from the participating locally owned and operated restaurants.

RiverBender.com | Jan 17, 2017

Spc. Dennis Moore, Jr., of Alton, Illinois, was sworn into the Illinois Army National Guard Jan. 5 at the recruiting station in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Moore enlisted as a 42A, Human Resources Administrative Specialist, and is assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, based in Marion, Illinois.

Business Journal | Jan 24, 2017

Good morning, St. Louis! Here are five things to know before you start your busy day: 1. Who's ready for retirement?: Missouri ranks 14th in a new study from WalletHub of the best cities in which to retire.

River Front Times | Jan 23, 2017

If you live near the Loop and you're feeling a little naughty - or even a little nice -here's some good news: Beginning last Saturday, Piccione Pastry is offering ice cream from Clementine's Creamery.

Saint Louis Front Page | Jan 22, 2017

Spotlight on St. Louis Area Neighborhood Activities - Recycle Christmas Trees at Three City of St. Louis Parks ST. LOUIS, MO, , December 26, 2016 - After the glow of Christmas is gone and decorations have been taken off the tree, City of St. Louis residents can take the bare tree to one of three City park sites to be recycled.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jan 22, 2017

A man has been charged in the abduction case of a 12-year-old girl found in an abandoned building. The 12-year-old was found on Terry Ave in an abandoned house on January 13, two days after she disappeared on her way to the bus stop.

River Front Times | Jan 20, 2017

St. Louis police are pleading for information as they try to solve the murder of a fifteen-year-old girl - and head off another potential round of violence.

Business Journal | Jan 20, 2017

Several demonstrations are planned in downtown St. Louis after President-elect Donald Trump takes office Friday.

River Front Times | Jan 20, 2017

Some of the shows in St. Louis this weekend serve to protest the incoming president, while others provide a breather from the drama that has trailed the entire election season.

BroadwayWorld.com | Jan 20, 2017

Max & Louie Productions present a three-week engagement of Lanie Robertson 's Tony Award-winning Broadway revival Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring Alexis J. Roston. Ms. Roston reprises her Joseph Jefferson Award-winning role as jazz legend Billie Holiday .

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jan 19, 2017

A local sandwich shop recently got a national shout out. It stands out for a couple of reasons.

BroadwayWorld.com | Jan 19, 2017

Seth Stewart , an original cast member of Broadway's HAMILTON, currently playing Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson , has been added to the stellar lineup of participants at the 2017 United States Institute for Theatre Technology, Inc. Annual Conference & Stage Expo, March 8-11 in St. Louis, Missouri. The Broadway Green Alliance is an industry-wide initiative that educates, motivates, and inspires the entire theatre community and its patrons to implement environmentally friendlier practices.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jan 19, 2017

Two robbery suspects climbing through a window in a Wednesday morning burglary in St. Louis were captured in clear security footage. In the video, two men climb into a home on the 3000 block of Shenandoah Avenue at 11:19 a.m. through an unlocked window.

River Front Times | Jan 19, 2017

Tishaura Jones' mayoral campaign headquarters is based on Delmar Avenue, just east of the heart of the Central West End - and no, she says, it's not silly to ask if the address was chosen with intention.

The intersection of East St. Louis Avenue and Fremont Street is closed while Metropolitan Police Department officers investigate a fatal accident. The intersection of East St. Louis Avenue and Fremont Street is closed while Metropolitan Police Department officers investigate a fatal accident.

River Front Times | Jan 18, 2017

St. Louis - a city whose natives proudly divide themselves neighborhood by neighborhood, even high school by high school - is universally sick of crime.

River Front Times | Jan 18, 2017

On the morning of Saturday, January 7, people pack into the Best Place Event Center on Martin Luther King Drive to grab flyers and other promotional materials and listen to a training seminar on how to better canvass the city in support of their chosen candidate for mayor, Jeffrey Boyd.

River Front Times | Jan 18, 2017

The race for St. Louis mayor often seems to sneak up on us a little bit, with the pivotal Democratic primary traditionally held just four months after the presidential election.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jan 18, 2017

Tuesday night, friends and family gathered on a corner in north St. Louis to mourn the death of Brinyn Leachman, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Tuesday night, friends and family gathered on a corner in north St. Louis to mourn the death of Brinyn Leachman, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident.



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