A body has been found in a vacant Alton house. The property in the 1,700 block of Maupin Avenue had been slated for demolition, but workers with an environmental team made the discovery this morning and called police.
Now past the halfway point in a fundraising campaign, organizers of the Grassroots Grocery in Alton feel momentum is picking up. A donation from TheBANK of Edwardsville took the effort past the halfway point, and the goal of $50,000 is within site, according to one member of the Steering Committee.
A beautiful late Fall day in Alton attracted more than 200 people to the Alton National Cemetery for the 8th annual Wreaths Across America ceremony. Those in attendance watched as local veterans joined with 4th grade students from St. Mary's Catholic School in Alton to decorate the more than 500 headstones with a wreath for the Christmas season.
If you let your guard down during the hectic holiday season you can easily fall prey to thieves poised to pounce on careless or overburdened shoppers. Even if you aren't shopping, a recent car theft in Alton points out the need to be vigilant in taking precautions according to the Alton Police Chief.
More than 500 graves will be decorated Saturday at the Alton National Cemetery on Pearl Street as part of the Wreaths Across America program. For more than two decades, the decorations have been placed at the Arlington National Cemetery and others across the country and this will be the sixth year for decorations in Alton.
The International Association of Plastics Distribution has awarded its Environmental Excellence Award for Best Recycling Program to Cope Plastics , a distributor and fabricator of plastic sheet, rod and tube headquartered in Alton, Illinois. The company was singled out for expanding its recycling program to include 36 different grades of plastic, which make up close to 90 percent of the material the company distributed or consumed.
An effort to donate sports and musical equipment that has expanded to seven children's homes in three states this year is being celebrated Saturday night in Downtown Alton. "Something Bigger Than Yourself" is the name of the concert and a new corporation a move the head of the effort says was necessary due to the growth of what started out as a modest donation to the Catholic Children's' Home.
Alton bar and restaurant owners are not in favor of a proposed fee on gaming machines. A proposal by the Alton City Council to place a fee on each machine has been tabled until after the first of the year.
An Alton man is accused of sexually soliciting a 14-year-old Hamel girl through social media. 21-year-old Christopher Colnaghi of Wonderland Drive is charged with indecent solicitation of a child after the girl's father discovered the messages on his computer late last month and called police.
An increase of about 4.9% in the Alton budget means the city will be levying a little less than $6.9-million in the coming fiscal year, if the council gives its approval. By staying under 5%, the city does not have to have a "Truth in Taxation" hearing on the increase.
In local police reports provided this morning to The Big Z, three new people were being held in the East Alton jail24 year old James Govero of the 1300 block of 4th in Cottage Hills, held for violation of an order of protection. 22 year old Amanda Cornwell of the 400 block of Loop in Dorsey, held on a warrant for a violation of an order of protection.
It is a mild forecast over the next several days, but at this time of year, snow and ice could barrel down on the Riverbend at any time. With that possibility in mind, the manager at Andy's Tire and Auto Service in Alton is offering some tips for area motorists.
Three people, including two suspects from Alton, have been charged with robbery in connection with a home invasion in Edwardsville last month. The incident took place at a home in the first block of Rottingham Court on November 10 in which the suspects allegedly took a cell phone, money and other items from the victims.
For this last week before Christmas, the calendar of jazz and creative music performances in and around St. Louis features the long-overdue return of a top touring trumpeter, plus several holiday-themed shows and some other special presentations from local performers. Let's go to the highlights.... Wednesday, December 17 Trumpeter Roy Hargrove returns to Jazz at the Bistro to begin his first St. Louis gig as a leader in more than a decade.
Present address: Lydia-Ann Harris, Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Nutritional Science, Campus Box 8031, 660 S. Euclid Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA. The DNA sequence preferences of nearly all sequence specific DNA binding proteins are influenced by the identities of bases that are not directly contacted by protein.
Police in St. Louis are searching for suspects after one person was shot and two others robbed early Tuesday morning. Police were called to the 5700 block of Goodfellow Place around 4:00 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a shooting.
A woman claims in a lawsuit filed last month that the Ritz-Carlton in Clayton failed to provide appropriate hotel security, which led to her alleged 2012 sexual assault by a St. Louis man. The woman says that on Jan. 22, 2012, a St. Louis man, whom the Business Journal also is not identifying because he has not been charged with a crime, sexually assaulted and battered her while in a room at the Ritz-Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza.
A Bosnian woman living in St. Louis who claimed she was attacked by three black teenagers because of her nationality is being charged with filing a false police report after video surveillance shows she made it all up. Seherzada Dzanic, a 26-year-old Bosnian immigrant, claimed she was attacked on Dec. 5 in the Bevo Mill neighborhood - a Bosnian section of St. Louis.
Discussions about the city of St. Louis rejoining St. Louis County are now stalled because of the unrest that followed Michael Brown's shooting death by a Ferguson police officer. "I'm coming into a job that demands an overhaul of St. Louis County government," said St. Louis County Executive-elect Steve Stenger.
Touring acts tend to travel less this time of year but St. Louis has no shortage of shows. Thank the tireless efforts of acts like Mark Dew and the Soulard Blues Band for holding it down week after week.
U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson ruled that law enforcement officers must allow the protesters a reasonable amount of time to disperse the officers are permitted use crowd-control tactics that include the use of Judge Jackson on Thursday evening granted a temporary restraining order on behalf of the mobs of protesters demonstrating -- as well as torching stores and looting -- against the decision by the grand jury regarding the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black teen, by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, a white male. Brown's death led to weeks of violent protests and rampant looting in Ferguson and St. Louis County.
Sick of drugs and gunfire, my wife and I called the cops for every minor infraction. Now I wonder: Were we wrong? Until a year ago we lived in south St. Louis on what might be called with some understatement a rough street.
New York City and Washington D.C. attracted the biggest police brutality protests on Saturday, but people took to the streets in Boston, Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco and smaller cities to support the movement, too. Chanting "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" and holding signs that say "Black Lives Matter" and "I Can't Breathe," protesters nationwide braved the cold to condemn police brutality - the controversial topic at the center of the death of Michael Brown and Eric Garner .
Jeff Rainford, Mayor Francis Slay's chief of staff, has confirmed that Johnson was hired under a state grant through the city's Agency on Training and Employment, or SLATE. Officials said he is doing work for the city.
Even though the Compton Avenue bridge between Chouteau and I-64/40 appears to many to be dangerous, St. Louis officials insist the overpass is safe. There are gaps in the pavement and exposed rebar where the sidewalk curb should be.
Jonathan A. Mason, Sr., International President, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Bishop Courtney Allen Jones, Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Jerryl T. Christmas, Attorney, Boogie D, Program Director, Robert Jordan, St. Louis City Civil Rights Enforcement Agency, Steve Harmon , Legal Counsel, St. Louis Public Schools, Flint Fowler, CEO & President, Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club, Darryl Wise, CEO, Annie Malone Children's Home, Brandon Henry , St. Louis County Police Department PRAYER VIGIL @ 10:00 AM Doors open at 9:30 AM Pleasant Grove Baptist Church 2411 Belle Glade Avenue St. Louis, MO 63113 YOUTH SUMMIT @ 12:00 PM Registration opens at 11:30 AM Herbert Hoover Boys & Girls Club 2901 N. Grand Boulevard St. Louis, MO 63107 ADOPT-A-BUSINESS PRAYER VIGIL @ 4:30 PM at Juanita's Fashions R Boutique, 9844 W. Florissant Avenue St. Louis, MO 63136 In the aftermath of the grand jury decision ... (more)
Warrants have been issued for a 37-year-old St. Louis man who allegedly robbed a Family Dollar at 3636 S. Grand Boulevard on Thursday. Police allege that Alonzo Boyd entered the store around 10:30 a.m., fired one shot and took money from the business cash register before fleeing.
A federal judge has imposed some limits on what actions police can take during protests in Missouri, ruling that officers must give demonstrators a reasonable chance to disperse before deploying tear gas and other chemical agents. U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson late Thursday granted a temporary restraining order on behalf of demonstrators protesting the Aug. 9 shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson.
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