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RiverBender.com | Sep 30, 2014

A handful of auto and business owners are cleaning up after a number of vehicles and a few businesses in Downtown Alton were vandalized Saturday night. The incidences happened in the area near Third and State Streets, and consisted mostly of the scribbling of graffiti on windows.

River Front Times | Sep 27, 2014

There is something better than a bloody mary on a Sunday: a bloody-mary bar. The one at Big Muddy Pub is worth the drive to downtown Alton, Illinois, we promise.

RiverBender.com | Sep 26, 2014

Rock Spring Park in Alton is looking better every day, according to organizers of the Rock Spring 2020 organization. Earlier this year, work to refurbish the park began, and the man in charge of the effort says great progress has been made, but there's still plenty to do.

RiverBender.com | Sep 25, 2014

The two-year-old death of an Alton woman who was riding in a police car continues to be an issue for at least a handful of members of the city's African-American community. 20-year-old Stephanie Hicks was fatally shot while riding in the vehicle near Dunn Road and Highway 367 in north St. Louis County in early July of 2012.

RiverBender.com | Sep 25, 2014

The redevelopment of the Defense Area in East Alton continues, with about 10 new homes already occupied, and foundations poured on 11 of the remaining 19 homes planned for Phase 1. This is a multi-phase project, and excitement continues to build amongst city officials, the contractor doing the work, and prospective homeowners. The home-ownership part of the plan is similar to a redevelopment that has been happening in parts of Alton.

RiverBender.com | Sep 25, 2014

Ziemer Ophthalmology is in the midst of making improvements to its building on 3rd Street in Alton, and a company spokesman says they are happy with their relationship with the city. Ziemer USA, the North American arm of a Swiss-based business, expanded it's foothold in Alton by moving into the former Olympic Federal building at 3rd and Broadway from it's former home on Ridge Street in 2011.

RiverBender.com | Sep 24, 2014

An Alton man has pleaded guilty to felony charge of child pornography and faces up to 20 years in prison for the crime. 67 year old Donald L. Phillips of the 3500 block of Forest Avenue entered the plea on Tuesday and will be back in court next month for a pre-sentencing hearing.

RiverBender.com | Sep 24, 2014

The Make-A-Wish Foundation fulfills wishes with life-threatening medical conditions. You can help them do that by participating in the inaugural Ride for Wishes in October.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Sep 24, 2014

United States Marshals located and arrested a 38-year-old Fairview Heights man for his alleged involvement in an Alton murder that happened earlier in the month. U.S. Marshals apprehend Alton murder suspect United States Marshals located and arrested a 38-year-old Fairview Heights man for his alleged involvement in an Alton murder that happened earlier in the month.

While most trees are still green, a few leaves are in full color change like this tree near the Motivational Achievement Center in Alton, Ill., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014.

RiverBender.com | Sep 23, 2014

The 5th annual Family Campout at the National Great Rivers Museum in Alton is coming up this weekend. You will meet at the pavilion at the museum at 2pm Saturday, set up tents, and families will then hang out into the evening.

RiverBender.com | Sep 20, 2014

The process of identifying a body found in Alton a month and a half ago continues, with the St. Louis County Medical Examiner conducting various tests to try and figure out who it is. The remains were found in a car on Powhatten Street August 5. According to Alton Police, it appears some of the neighbors had known it was there for some time, but never contacted authorities.

RiverBender.com | Sep 19, 2014

The Mississippi Earthtones Festival is tomorrow, and the community is invited to the event on the Alton riverfront. Formerly known as the "It's Our River Day" festival, organizers expanded the scope of the day several years ago.

KMOV-TV Saint Louis | Sep 19, 2014

Police said they are searching for Bruce Bradley, 38, of Fairview Heights. Bradley is facing charges of first degree murder, armed robbery, armed violence, and unlawful possession of weapon by a felon.

RiverBender.com | Sep 18, 2014

With the Halloween holiday just around the corner many of Alton's haunted houses are opening their doors for haunted tours. Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau President Brett Stawar says that the tours are a good way to get in the mood for Halloween.

RiverBender.com | Sep 18, 2014

If you have ever entertained thoughts of becoming a police officer, there are opportunities open in Alton. One of the more familiar responses following the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri was "if I was that officer, I would have done it this way."

RiverBender.com | Sep 17, 2014

Alton residents, mark your calendar. Saturday, October 4th has been designated as the day you can drop off bulk items for recycling at the old landfill on Alby Street.

BroadwayWorld.com | Oct 2, 2014

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the St. Louis premiere of the new musical BONNIE & CLYDE, running tonight, Oct. 2-25, 2014. Tickets are available in advance through Metrotix,314-534-1111 or Metrotix.com.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Oct 1, 2014

Drivers hit deer in separate accidents Deer caused quite the scare for two area drivers in the St. Louis area overnight. Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1vwRzMD The first accident happened along Interstate 270 near Clayton Road around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday.

River Front Times | Oct 1, 2014

Following the release of its "Gods of Food" issue last November, TIME found itself in hot water.

KFVS12 | Oct 1, 2014

Top political and law enforcement leaders from the St. Louis area are gathering to discuss ideas to help the region's law enforcement agencies become more diverse. Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is hosting a round-table discussion at the University of Missouri-St.

GlobeSt.com | Oct 1, 2014

REDICO , a national real estate company, just acquired six buildings that form part of the giant CityPlace campus in suburban Creve Coeur, about 17 miles outside of downtown St. Louis. The acquisition includes nearly 900,000-square-feet of class A office and retail.

River Front Times | Oct 1, 2014

The Drunken Vegan , a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other.

Towleroad | Oct 1, 2014

St. Louis Circuit Judge Rex Burlison heard arguments Monday on a challenge to Missouri's gay marriage ban brought by four gay couples who were married in St. Louis by city officials in June . The couples areTod Martin and David Gray, Bruce Yampolsky and Terry Garrett, John Durnell and Richard Eaton, andMiranda Duschack and Karen Davis.

The Age | Sep 30, 2014

Beauty Town has an elaborate video surveillance system that displays 16 angles of the store, but the cameras are better at capturing crime than at preventing it. The beauty shop has been looted multiple times since a white Ferguson police officer shot an unarmed black man Aug. 9. Last week, during another round of unrest on West Florissant Avenue, a group of young men broke the front windows and raided the shelves and cash register.

The Washington Post | Sep 30, 2014

An intense standoff between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo., late Monday led to at least one breakthrough for the young people who have screamed, chanted and marched for the arrest of Darren Wilson, the police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. Demonstrators were allowed to continue protesting in the streets so long as they remained peaceful, Capt.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Sep 30, 2014

Smash and grab at south city Phillips 66 Police are investigating a smash and grab burglary at a south St. Louis gas station.

River Front Times | Sep 30, 2014

You start to understand how St. Louis institution Gioia's Deli has been around for so long when you pay a visit to its new food truck.

River Front Times | Sep 30, 2014

After months of negotiations, the ride-sharing app Uber could finally be on its way to launching in St. Louis.

Business Journal | Sep 30, 2014

Building owners of the Railway Exchange Building, one of St. Louis' iconic downtown buildings, are looking to college students to come up with a creative idea for its use. The Partnership for Downtown St. Louis and students at Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design and Visual Arts will meet to come up with adaptive reuse alternatives for the building, located at 611 Olive St. The building was formerly offices and home to Macy's Department Store.

Saint Louis Front Page | Sep 29, 2014

Saint Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay joined Todd Waelterman, director of St. Louis Street Department, Susan Trautman, executive director of Great Rivers Greenway and Cindy Mense, interim executive director of Trailnet, at Tower Grove Park for the announcement of Bike St. Louis Phase III construction. Crews Creating 40 New Miles of Street Routes for Bikes ST.

Missourian | Sep 27, 2014

A law enforcement officer and six journalists butted heads Friday over the aftermath of the Michael Brown death last month in Ferguson. Brown, a young black man, was killed Aug. 9 by a white police officer, leading to extensive civil unrest in the St. Louis suburb.

River Front Times | Sep 27, 2014

An institution on the Hill since 1918, Gioia's Deli began its life as a grocery store but is now a sandwich shop.

River Front Times | Sep 27, 2014

You start to understand how St. Louis institution Gioia's Deli has been around for so long when you pay a visit to its new food truck.

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