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RiverBender.com | Jul 2, 2015

The Mississippi River at Alton is slowly falling, but there is still no target for reopening the lower lanes of U.S. 67 in Missouri between the Clark Bridge and Highway 94. The lower lanes were closed a week-and-a-half ago, and it looks they will remain closed through the holiday weekend and well into next week. More rain continues to fall to the north, meaning the slow fall of the river will continue to be monitored.

RiverBender.com | Jul 1, 2015

IMPACT CIL, or Centers for Independent Living, is gearing up to celebrate three decades serving the Riverbend and surrounding areas. Executive Director Cathy Contario tells The Big Z the party will be held at Julia's Banquet Center in East Alton.

RiverBender.com | Jun 30, 2015

Businesses owners wanting to locate in Illinois would have an easier time finding the forms and information they need under provisions of a bill awaiting Governor Bruce Rauner's signature. Senate Bill 659 would create an online one-stop shop for anyone wanting to open their doors to customers in the state, according to State Representative Dan Beiser .

RiverBender.com | Jun 29, 2015

After getting approval from the Alton City Council to pursue his plan, Chris Hinkle says there is more paperwork to complete before moving forward with a tattoo shop on Broadway. Grand Piasa Body Art has been granted a special use permit to relocate from the Homer Adams Parkway to the corner of Broadway and Henry Street in Alton, but Hinkle says now he's waiting on the bank to finish up its paperwork.

RiverBender.com | Jun 29, 2015

The Illinois Department of transportation has announce the closure of IL 100 at US 67 in Alton due to the rising Mississippi River. There is a detour marked for this closure.

RiverBender.com | Jun 29, 2015

Two-lanes continue to move traffic in and out of Alton, as southbound traffic remains on the upper lanes of U.S. 67 heading across the Clark Bridge heading into Missouri. With the lower lanes of U.S. 67 underwater on the Missouri side of the bridge, MoDot officials are at the mercy of the river.

RiverBender.com | Jun 27, 2015

The 10th annual Miles Davis Jazz Festival is today and organizers believe this is could be one of the best line-ups yet. Artists include the Montez Coleman Trio; opening act is saxophonist Fred Walker, and also appearing is trumpeter Danny Campbell's Quartet.

RiverBender.com | Jun 26, 2015

Power is being restored to most of the remaining Ameren customers that lost service during last nights round of strong storms that pummeled the Riverbend and surrounding areas. At the peak of the outage, nearly 24,800 customers were without power throughout the Ameren Illinois service area, including about 10,000 in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Jun 26, 2015

A couple of area groups have teamed to bring a weatherization program to an Alton neighborhood. Hunterstown residents can have simple upgrades done to their homes later this year, thanks to the efforts of Greater Alton Community Development and Rebuilding Together Southwest Illinois.

RiverBender.com | Jun 25, 2015

Piasa Body Art has been granted a special use permit that will allow the business to relocate from the Homer Adams Parkway to the corner of Broadway and Henry Street in Alton. After hearing testimony from nearly a dozen people stating their opinions, the aldermen voted exactly as they did last month when they approved a change in wording to the zoning ordinance that approves one tattoo shop in the zoning district as a special use.

KRMG-AM Tulsa | Jun 19, 2015

Employees at Ardent Mills in downtown Alton, Ill., which sits right next to the Mississippi River, fill sandbags as the river continues to rise Thursday, June 18, 2015. An already-soaked Midwest on Thursday faced more rain and flooding as a slow-moving tropical depression trekked northeast from Texas after drenching that state.

Daily Herald | Jun 19, 2015

A 29-year-old Alton woman has been charged with felony child endangerment in connection with the fatal suffocation of her 4-month-old son. Madison County prosecutors say Marcus Covington Jr. died in mid-February after his mother, Sharron Braxton, rolled on top of the child in the middle of the night.

RiverBender.com | Jun 19, 2015

The trial of an alleged Alton murderer may wrap up today. 30-year-old Demetrius Lucas died after being shot at the Storey Manor Apartment complex on February 5, 2014.

RiverBender.com | Jun 18, 2015

An Alton woman has been charged in connection with the death of her infant son earlier this year. 29-year-old Sharron M. Braxton of the 700 block of Oakwood Estates is charged with felony Endangering the Life or Health of a Child.

RiverBender.com | Jun 18, 2015

Alton has long had the reputation of one of the most haunted towns in America. The 19th annual Haunted America Conference will return to Alton this weekend, with a number of lectures and presentations to be held at the Atrium Hotel and Conference Center.

Pike Press | Jun 17, 2015

She married Phillip Bass and he preceded her in death. She then married Charlie Lane and they later divorced.

RiverBender.com | Jun 17, 2015

A 19-year-old Alton man is being sought by police after allegedly firing a weapon at a local carnival and a house party last weekend. Nekemar Pearson of Alton is accused of firing shots into a crowd at the St. Elizabeth's Carnival late Friday night, and then shooting at a man at a house party in Godfrey less than an hour later.

"An answer to prayer" is what Marsha Hafer calls the opportunity to participate in the LCMS School Leadership Development Project even as she began her first year as a principal, serving at Peace Lutheran Elementary School in Bremerton, Wash. The highly valued training and recruiting program "puts us in relationships with people facing the same situations," said Hafer, one of 49 LCMS educators who took part in the national SLED event June 17-19, in St. Louis.

UPI | Jul 2, 2015

Rescue workers continued to search for people possibly trapped by flash flooding Thursday morning after a storm dropped five inches of rain overnight. Jefferson County authorities said they were looking for possible victims trapped inside vehicles when floodwaters swept over Buck Creek Spur as the rains fell Wednesday night into early Thursday.

KMIZ | Jul 2, 2015

St. Louis' mayor says the cash payout of more than a half million dollars to a retired firefighters pension director "sounds like legalized robbery" and reflects the need for pension reform. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports 63-year-old Vicky Grass left her $117,000-a-year job in May with the Firemen's Retirement System of St. Louis.

River Front Times | Jul 2, 2015

Last night, St. Louis Metropolitan Taxi Commission Chairman Lou Hamilton sniped on Twitter that fellow commissioner Chris Sommers was "an insufferable douche" and suggested Sommers should go to work as a lobbyist for Uber. Sommers, in response, jabbed at Hamilton for his affiliation with Jeff Roorda, the former police union honcho, Darren Wilson apologist and failed candidate for state senate .

Gateway Pundit | Jul 2, 2015

Myers reportedly shot at the officer three times during a chase. A 9mm Ruger was recovered from the scene.

Oakville Call | Jul 1, 2015

Next week is the final opportunity for Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, or MSD, customers to let the district's Rate Commission know what they think about a proposal to hike sewer rates and adjust stormwater taxes through 2020. If approved by the Rate Commission this summer and the MSD Board of Trustees this fall, MSD's $1.6 billion proposed rate hike would increase the average family's sewer bill by 50 percent over four years, from $40 to $60 in 2020, a total of $582 million that would increase MSD's wastewater revenue by 33 percent.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jul 1, 2015

To the sound of thunderous applause, 25-year-old Kevin Hoecherl, of Hunstville, Ala., holding the hand of his new wife of just 30 days, met Liam and his parents Jenny and Jimmy for the first time. St. Louis family meets life-saving bone marrow donor To the sound of thunderous applause, 25-year-old Kevin Hoecherl, of Hunstville, Ala., holding the hand of his new wife of just 30 days, met Liam and his parents Jenny and Jimmy for the first time.

Business Journal | Jun 30, 2015

By Halterman Steinert & Associates, Agent Home of the Day is presented by the St. Louis Business Journal with Dielmann Sotheby's International Realty.

Business Journal | Jun 30, 2015

The $80 million, 380,000-square-foot Ikea St. Louis store in Midtown will open Sept. 30 at 9 a.m. The company announced the opening date for the 41st Ikea store in the U.S. Tuesday morning.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jun 30, 2015

The calm after the Sunday night storm was anything but peaceful on Monday for the people in the Shaw neighborhood. Storm leaves water in cars, basements in Shaw neighborhood The calm after the Sunday night storm was anything but peaceful on Monday for the people in the Shaw neighborhood.

KFVS12 | Jun 29, 2015

Democratic U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay is urging St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay to remove the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park. Clay, of St. Louis, sent a letter to Slay on Monday urging removal of the 32-foot-tall granite memorial.

BioSpace | Jun 29, 2015

This double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled Phase IIB clinical trial, is being performed in the United States under an Invion-sponsored Investigational New Drug application. This is an important milestone ahead of the release of headline study data, expected in Q3 2015.

Saint Louis Front Page | Jun 29, 2015

Construction on the renovation of Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard has been impact by heavy rains and rising Mississippi River levels on the St. Louis riverfront predicted this week. World-class Barbecue Festival Planned This Fall at Soldiers' Memorial ST.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Jun 27, 2015

It's a supreme celebration for same-sex couples across the nation as the Supreme Court legalized gay marriage across the United States Friday. That includes right here in St. Louis where the LGBT Local couples celebrate same-sex marriage ruling ST.

WWLP | Jun 26, 2015

Here's the fascinating research we're watching from around the world. CNN Health & Wellness has gauged these studies' impact on our health.

Business Journal | Jun 26, 2015

BY RYAN COLLINS, INTERN With the Supreme Court decision on Obergefell v. Hodges making gay marriage legal nationwide, St. Louis companies are gearing up for more trips to the altar.

Business Journal | Jun 26, 2015

The new St. Louis Ikea store, scheduled to open this fall, has set its minimum wage at $10 per hour, $2.35 higher than Missouri's current minimum wage of $7.65 per hour. The American division of the Swedish furniture retailer announced Wednesday it would raise its average minimum hourly wage by 10.3 percent in 2016, bringing the average minimum wage at Ikea stores throughout the U.S. from $10.76 to $11.87.



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