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RiverBender.com | Sep 2, 2014

The alleged gunman involved in a shooting in Alton last weekend has been taken into custody.

RiverBender.com | Aug 31, 2014

Authorities are investigating and apparent drive-by shooting that took place in an Alton neighborhood on Saturday afternoon.

RiverBender.com | Aug 30, 2014

A St. Louis man is facing multiple felony charges stemming from an alleged altercation with an Alton Police officer and high speed chase on Thursday night.

RiverBender.com | Aug 30, 2014

The shuttle tours offered by the Alton Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau remain a popular attraction, with another of the Underground Railroad tours set for today .

RiverBender.com | Aug 29, 2014

A tip from the F.B.I. Cyber Task Force has resulted in an arrest and numerous felony charges against an East Alton man.

RiverBender.com | Aug 29, 2014

The 4th annual Black Business Expo is being held this Saturday on Elm Street in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Aug 27, 2014

The Riverbender.com Community Center in downtown Alton is the site for what's being billed as the Biggest Ice Bucket Challenge in the Riverbend later this afternoon.

RiverBender.com | Aug 27, 2014

One local lawmaker believes a decision will have to be made soon on the future of the temporary state income tax increase that is set to expire in a few months.

Medical Daily | Aug 26, 2014

The tallest man in the world grew to be 8-foot-4 due to an excess of a growth hormone that caused a disorder known as gigantism.

RiverBender.com | Aug 25, 2014

If you are a resident of Alton or Godfrey and are a customer of Illinois American Water, you may notice a more noticeable chlorine taste or odor to your water over the next month or so.

RiverBender.com | Aug 24, 2014

A large number of businesses and residents in Alton spent much of Saturday afternoon without power.

RiverBender.com | Aug 23, 2014

The annual Alton Labor Day parade takes place today in Upper Alton. The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor sponsors the event that begins at 10am from the Alton Middle School parking lot, then around Washington Plaza and ending at the school.

RiverBender.com | Aug 20, 2014

A former deputy police chief in the city of Alton has been fired as police chief of Carbondale.

RiverBender.com | Aug 19, 2014

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says scammers that claim to be from Microsoft or other tech support services are targeting Illinois residents.

Richmond Daily News | Aug 18, 2014

A few days ago I was traveling down a highway in "the land of Lincoln" and saw an exit sign for the town of Alton, Ill.

RiverBender.com | Aug 17, 2014

The economy is starting to bounce back in Alton according to a city official. Progres is being made on a building that will house an AT&T store on Homer Adams Parkway but Alton Building and Zoning Code Inspector Mike Harvey says that is just one of the many projects underway.

RiverBender.com | Aug 16, 2014

Drivers in the Alton area can expect to see an increase in police presence over the upcoming Labor Day holiday as Alton Police have announced plans for more patrols as part of the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over " Impaired Drivers Crackdown.

RiverBender.com | Aug 15, 2014

While temperatures remain cooler than normal for August, officials in Alton are already thinking about the upcoming winter season.

RiverBender.com | Aug 15, 2014

Traffic at metro-east casinos is down significantly compared with last year, as is revenue.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Aug 15, 2014

The Alton Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a man suspected in a pair of recent shootings in the Alton area of a 24-hour period.

River Front Times | Sep 2, 2014

It's a big week for music in St. Louis. LouFest brings a barrage of artists to Forest Park while PA1 4 Fest simultaneously congregates bands from near and far at Empire Hall.

Los Angeles Times | Sep 2, 2014

Organizers have remained silent on why donation pages raising more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., were shut down without explanation over the weekend.

FireHouse.com | Sep 1, 2014

Several people were sent to the hospital after a driver lost control of a vehicle and slammed into a gas pump and a van sparking a small fire.

Missourian | Sep 1, 2014

Let us stipulate a few things before discussing how police officers are trained in the use of deadly force, how they react during and after the incidents and what kind of changes might be appropriate in light of recent events: Those who have not made a split-second decision in a situation where he thought his life or the life of someone else was in ... (more)

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Sep 1, 2014

On Sunday hundreds of St. Louisans gathered to celebrate two very special anniversaries: The 10th annual Bosnian Bevo Festival, and the 250th birthday of the city of St. Louis.

Courier News | Aug 31, 2014

LETTER: Columnists unfair to police officers Viewing Ferguson shooting incident through racial prism disrespectful to authority Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://mycj.co/1pvpSmr Atlanta Journal-Constitution/AP A protester is arrested Wednesday night after walking down West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo.

Breitbart.com | Aug 31, 2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay believes that attracting more immigrants, even low-skilled and possibly illegal immigrants, is the key to an economic turnaround even though there are plenty American-born workers who are struggling to find jobs.

Yahoo! | Aug 30, 2014

The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks.

TwinCities | Aug 30, 2014

Hundreds of people again gathered in Ferguson on Saturday morning to remember Michael Brown and draw attention to what they say is just the beginning of a movement.

A local man from Canfield Green Apartment Complex had an inadvertent face-off with local police at West Florissant and Ferguson avenues while trying to get home on Monday.

River Front Times | Aug 30, 2014

Sauce on the Side , the homegrown fast-casual calzone shop that former RFT food critic Ian Froeb predicted would someday expand into a chain , opened its second location in Clayton last month.

Switched | Aug 30, 2014

One man, cane in hand, strolled the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, last week with a selfless mission in mind: Help heal the hurt.

KMOV-TV Saint Louis | Aug 29, 2014

ST. LOUIS One resident called the person who shot a man and woman at a north St. Louis gas station a "monster" because he kept firing at the victim's car that had young children inside.

National Journal | Aug 29, 2014

National Journal recently visited St. Louis and Ferguson to see how Rust Belt cities are changing after losing more than half their populations.

River Front Times | Aug 29, 2014

Antonio French says there will be more violence if Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson isn't indicted.

Switched | Aug 29, 2014

A federal lawsuit alleges that police in Ferguson and St. Louis County used excessive force and falsely arrested innocent bystanders amid attempts to quell widespread unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Reuters | Aug 29, 2014

When Ferguson business owner Chantelle Nickson-Clark spoke at a St. Louis County council meeting this week her voice shook with anger.

KTRE-TV Lufkin | Aug 29, 2014

State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

Business Journal | Aug 28, 2014

Richard Robinson , president of St. Louis-based First & Main Properties LLC, presented plans to the city of St. Louis that included demolishing a vacant gas station at 2350 South Grand Blvd, near the northwest corner of Tower Grove Park, and building a new brick building that would house a Starbucks.

Examiner.com | Aug 28, 2014

Ted Drewes , 6726 Chippewa St., was an essential stop for travelers along Route 66 way back when, and it's still the go-to place for St. Louisans on a blazing summer evening.



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