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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.

RiverBender.com | Sep 16, 2014

When cameras are everywhere, it helps, according to a prosecutor-turned-senator. State Sen. Bill Haine used to be Madison County state's attorney and recalls the introduction of the dashboard camera to police cars.

RiverBender.com | Sep 16, 2014

The process of possibly building a hotel and conference center is talking a slow but methodical path, according to the Alton Director of Development and Housing. While the plan to bring a hotel downtown has been around for a number of years, it was only in May that the latest significant step was taken toward making that happen.

RiverBender.com | Sep 13, 2014

Police in Illinois may soon be fitted with body cameras, if some state lawmakers have their way. The legislation introduced earlier this year would tack a six-dollar surcharge on all traffic and criminal fines.

RiverBender.com | Sep 12, 2014

Getting a handle on litter around Alton continues to be a goal of the Alton Beautification and Clean City Committee. There is City-Wide Clean Up scheduled for Saturday morning.

CNN | Sep 12, 2014

Every winter I travel to the Alton Illinois area to photograph Bald Eagles. On this particular cold winter day I had searched and searched and was about to head home when I drove down by the river one last time.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Sep 11, 2014

ALTON, Ill. - Police have arrested a Belleville man believed to be involved in a fatal shooting in Alton Saturday afternoon.

RiverBender.com | Sep 9, 2014

In local police reports provided this morning to the Big Z, Wood River Police were holding 22 year old Zachary Kindle of the 100 block of Illini in Wood River for DUI. 45 year old Dawn Nicholas of the 200 block of Illinois in East Alton, also held for DUI.

Examiner.com | Sep 9, 2014

If you are looking for something fun to do in the Alton, IL. area this month, look no farther.

RiverBender.com | Sep 9, 2014

Godfrey firefighters responded to a basement fire at a home in the 3300 block of Morkel Drive in Godfrey on Saturday evening. No one was injured in the blaze, but there was significant damage in the basement area and heavy smoke throughout the home.

RiverBender.com | Sep 9, 2014

Charges could be filed as early as today in connection with a weekend shooting death in Alton. Police say a black male in his mid-30's was found on the back porch of a home in the 1,000 block of Market Street Saturday afternoon.

WAND-TV Decatur | Sep 7, 2014

A southwestern Illinois 18-year-old has been sentenced to two decades in prison for his role in the 2012 shooting death of a man over a six-pack of beer. The Telegraph reports Brian Lee Taylor of Madison was sentenced Friday in Madison County after pleading guilty to an armed robbery charge.

RiverBender.com | Sep 6, 2014

It's time for the Soap Box Derby in East Alton. The race and corresponding festival is entering its third decade this year.

RiverBender.com | Sep 6, 2014

The process of identifying a body found in Alton about a month ago has been a slow one, and it may still be a while until the process is done. Authorities were called to property in the 2700 block of Powhatten Street where human remains were found on August 5. Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna gives an update on the case to the Big Z: By local, Hejna says she is talking about Alton cases only.

RiverBender.com | Sep 5, 2014

In local police reports provided this morning to The Big Z, East Alton Police were holding 31 year old Chantel Jerman of the 400 block of Cob in East Alton for intoxicated pedestrian and a failure to appear warrant out of Clinton County.

RiverBender.com | Sep 5, 2014

Two people were sentenced to prison this week following their guilty pleas to crimes committed in Alton. 34 year old Rachel Barnes of St. Louis will spend nine years in jail after pleading to armed robbery in connection with an incident in Alton in January.

WAND-TV Decatur | Sep 4, 2014

A southwestern Illinois woman faces up to three decades in federal prison now that she's admitted embezzling more than $100,000 from a bank where she worked.

RiverBender.com | Sep 4, 2014

An Alton family is out of their home following a fire on Wednesday afternoon. The fire broke out after 3pm at the two-story home in the 1300 block of Washington Avenue.

RiverBender.com | Sep 3, 2014

All of the recipes have been gathered and its time to start putting together the new Hayner Library Cookbook.

RiverBender.com | Sep 3, 2014

A 19-year-old Alton man is charged with numerous felonies, including Attempted First Degree Murder, following what police believe to be nearly three weeks of committing gun related crimes.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Sep 17, 2014

Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1s6iSOH ST. LOUIS - Four people suspected of two south St. Louis robberies are in custody following a police pursuit overnight.

River Front Times | Sep 17, 2014

From 9 p.m. on September 15 to 9 a.m. on September 16, police reported six shootings, including the homicide of Timothy Roberts, 37, of Maryland Heights.

First State Bank of St. Charles recently appointed Luanne Cundiff as bank president. Cundiff has served the bank for 19 years, most recently as executive vice president.

The Raw Story | Sep 16, 2014

Law enforcement officers watch on during a protest on West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Missouri on August 18, 2014 The St. Louis grand jury hearing evidence in the case of the white police officer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown last month has been given an extra four months to weigh possible criminal charges against the officer, officials said on Tuesday. The prosecutor's office still hopes to conclude its presentation of evidence to the grand jury in October but now has until Jan. 7 to do, said Edward Magee, a spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch.

River Front Times | Sep 16, 2014

Korean-Mexican fusion restaurant KimCheese has announced that a second location will open in Creve Coeur next month.

Business Journal | Sep 16, 2014

Americans used smartphone and tablet apps more than PCs to access the Internet last month - the first time that has ever happened . Venture Cafe in St. Louis has announced its advisory board , which includes: Marc Bowers , founder and chief volunteer at St. Louis Makes; Patrick Brown , a special assistant to Mayor Francis Slay for the City of St. Louis; Bijal Desai-Ramirez , executive director of education innovation at the University of Missouri , St. Louis; Jim McCarter , an entrepreneur in residence at the BioGenerator; Sultan Meghji, founder and director at Virtova; Chris Miller , CEO at The Mission Center L3C; Kristina Van Dyke , director at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation; and Diana Zeng , a student at Washington University .

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Sep 16, 2014

Vehicle hits parked box truck Two vehicles sustained significant damage after an accident overnight in north St. Louis. Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1u0ZTS2 One vehicle hit a parked box truck along Dr. Martin Luther King Drive at Hamilton.

Connie Diekman, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, FAND; Gerard Hornstra, PhD Med; Bethold V. Koletzko, MD, PhD; Anna Lartey, PhD; and Joyce Nettleton, DSc From Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; Maastricht University, Maastricht, the Netherlands; University Munich Medical Centre, Munich, Germany; President, International Union of Nutritional Sciences; and ScienceVoice Consulting, Denver, Colorado. Disclosures: The authors form the steering committee of the International Expert Movement on the health significance of fat quality in the diet.

Mediaite.com | Sep 15, 2014

A new poll released today quantifies the racial tensions surrounding Ferguson, Mo., with some not-so-surprising findings: 62% of white residents of St. Louis believe that the shooting of Michael Brown at the hands of a police officer was justified, while 65% of African-American residents did not. The poll, released by the Remington Research Group , asked 604 residents of St. Louis County various questions about the shooting and its fallout, which sparked protests, overwhelming displays of police force, and a nationwide conversation about the relationship between law enforcement and the African-American community.

River Front Times | Sep 15, 2014

After cooking for the city's well-to-do at a private club, Alex Cupp was looking for a new culinary path.

KFVS12 | Sep 12, 2014

A $10 million grant for a new light rail station in midtown St. Louis will make it easier for workers to get to a developing high-tech area of midtown, a top official with the U.S. Department of Transportation said Friday. It was announced earlier this week that the St. Louis transit agency Metro was getting a $10.3 million TIGER grant.

All About Jazz | Sep 12, 2014

There's lots going on this week with jazz and creative music in St. Louis, as two concert series offer their first shows of the season; a free fall festival returns; and other stages around town will be filled with even more improvised music influenced by everything from funk to flamenco. Let's go to the highlights... Tonight, the Jazz at Holmes series at Washington University begins the fall semester with a free concert reuniting the jazz-fusion trio Tracer, with pianist Ptah Williams , bassist Darrell Mixon and drummer Gary Sykes.

River Front Times | Sep 12, 2014

Four years ago, Google announced that it would test an ultra high-speed fiber network in one United States city before exploring how to deploy similar networks across the country.

The Raw Story | Sep 12, 2014

When Ferguson business owner Chantelle Nickson-Clark spoke at a St. Louis County council meeting this week, her voice shook with anger. The Swiish Bar and Grill she owns in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson was forced to shut for 17 days after the police shooting of an unarmed black teen on Aug. 9 sparked violent clashes between police and protesters and led law enforcement to close the area in front of her building.

River Front Times | Sep 12, 2014

As utility crews prepare Delmar Boulevard for the construction of the $43 million Loop Trolley line, three neighbors and a Delmar Loop business owner are pushing for a federal lawsuit to stop it altogether.

The University News | Sep 12, 2014

The Sept. 11 Interfaith Commemoration in Music: An Appreciation of Religious Diversity brought together different St. Louis communities to celebrate the variety of faith traditions that thrive in this city.

The University News | Sep 12, 2014

The third week of school is nearly over and it is already time to start stressing for midterm week. Midterm week means one thing: caffeine.

BroadwayWorld.com | Sep 11, 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 Oct. 2-25, 2014. Tickets are available in advance through Metrotix,314-534-1111 or Metrotix.com.

Examiner.com | Sep 11, 2014

The Lemp Mansion in St. Louis, Missouri is RICH with history and ambiance. We attended the Murder Mystery Dinner and enjoyed it immensely.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Sep 11, 2014

If you watched the new History Channel movie Houdini this month, you no doubt noticed the thrilling scenes involving the Eads Bridge here in St. Louis. Houdini didn't jump off Eads Bridge If you watched the new History Channel movie Houdini this month, you no doubt noticed the thrilling scenes involving the Eads Bridge here in St. Louis.

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