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RiverBender.com | Mar 27, 2015

County jail inmates who abuse the court system with lawsuits a judge deems "frivolous" would be penalized with loss of their "good time" credit, under a bill being considered at the Capitol. The bill is modeled on existing law for state prison inmates.

RiverBender.com | Mar 26, 2015

With news of the idling of a local steel mill, local government officials are offering their reaction to the announcement. Slowing worldwide demand and what the company calls unfair foreign competition are two reasons U.S. Steel cited as it announced plans to cease operations at its plant in Granite City and lay off nearly 2,100 workers.

Daily Herald | Mar 25, 2015

City Clerk Jan Sneed told The Telegraph in Alton that Mayor Fred Ufert passed away Wednesday morning. The YGS Group provides digital and printed reprint services for Daily Herald.

Fox News | Mar 24, 2015

A honey bee, right, didn't waste any time locating a few crocus flowers blooming Thursday, March 12, 2015, on Aberdeen Avenue in Alton, Ill. Prepare for a spring that's about 30 seconds shorter than last year's, which was 30 seconds shorter than the one before.

RiverBender.com | Mar 24, 2015

A judge says the city of Alton must act first before she can rule on a temporary injunction over a suspended police captain. Madison County Judge Barbara Crowder says the Alton Civil Service Commission must make the decision on the matter of paying an Alton Police Captain following his most recent suspension before she can offer her opinion.

RiverBender.com | Mar 24, 2015

The second in a series of local meetings to talk about the issue of race will take place tonight in Alton. Sponsored by the United Congregations of Metro-East, tonight's event will include local mayors, police chiefs, clergy and the public who will talk about relationships in the community.

RiverBender.com | Mar 23, 2015

In local police reports, one person is in custody and charged following an incident at OSF St. Anthony's Hospital in Alton last week. 24-year-old Lesley Rankin of St. Louis is charged with unlawful acquisition of a controlled substance and identity theft.

St. Louis Jazz Notes | Mar 23, 2015

This week for "Miles on Monday," we have some recent news items involving the legendary trumpeter: * Preston Jackson , the sculptor creating the statue for the Miles Davis Memorial Project that will be placed in downtown Alton, IL later this year, will give a presentation for Lewis and Clark Community College's Visiting Artist Lecture Series at noon this Wednesday, March 25. Jackson's talk will give an overview of his work, both sculptures and paintings, and will include photos of the Miles Davis statue in progress. Admission to the event, which will take place at the Hatheway Cultural Center Gallery on the Lewis and Clark campus, is free and open to the public.

RiverBender.com | Mar 23, 2015

The creator of the Miles Davis Memorial Statue will be in the Riverbend this week. Preston Jackson will speak about his work, past and present, at a free event on Wednesday at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey.

RiverBender.com | Mar 23, 2015

Hunters in Illinois may be able to pursue additional permits for wild turkeys if a measure supported by a local lawmaker moves through the Illinois House. State Representative Dan Beiser has co-sponsored House Bill 128.

RiverBender.com | Mar 21, 2015

An Alton man is facing statutory penalties of 15 years to life after being found guilty of drug and firearm offenses earlier this week.

RiverBender.com | Mar 21, 2015

Lewis and Clark Community College will rename the former St. Patrick's School in Alton after a man who played a pivotal role in the history of education in Alton. Scott Bibb fought the segregation of Alton Schools from 1897-1908.

RiverBender.com | Mar 20, 2015

Would you like to take a survey? Alton residents are being asked to do so at the city works with Granite City and Madison County government on the 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan. The Consolidated Plan is a five-year planning document that is required by the county to submit to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

RiverBender.com | Mar 20, 2015

Madison County's Park and Recreation Commission has awarded more than $1.3-million in park enhancement grants. This comes as good news for many park & recreation departments around the county, with the recent announcement that state funding for parks has been frozen.

RiverBender.com | Mar 20, 2015

The Spirit of Peoria Paddlewheel Boat will be taking guests on scenic cruises all summer, with a number of trips scheduled between Alton and Grafton. The Alton Regional Convention and Visitor' Bureau is already taking reservations for the cruises that start June 30. Organizers expect the cruises to continue to be very popular.

RiverBender.com | Mar 17, 2015

An Alton man is heading to prison for 50 years for the murder of his cousin. 24-year-old Damond Riddlespriger of the 1100 block of Putnam was found guilty in January of first-degree murder in the death of 22-year-old Marlon Poindexter.

RiverBender.com | Mar 17, 2015

In local police reports, an Alton man has been charged with armed robbery following an incident on Sunday. 30 year old Leonell Carter of the 3200 block of Duco Street in Alton is accused of robbing another man at gunpoint, allegedly taking $45.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Mar 30, 2015

Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1CoSvFE ST. LOUIS - Four people were shot overnight in the City of St. Louis at three different areas within north St. Louis.

Quincy Journal | Mar 29, 2015

What in the he## does that matter? A killer is on the loose. Don't know about you, but I'd rather see a murderer in custody than see a 12-year old sneaking out at night... I don't care if the unions and democrats support the measure or not, parents should have a say as to whether their children take the tests.

Examiner.com | Mar 27, 2015

The weather is slowly turning the corner to bloom into a new season.So, now is the time to catch up with what is happening around town. We all know St. Louis is a mark for great jazz , blues and R&B, and fast becoming a player in the live music scene once again.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Mar 27, 2015

Triple shooting in south STL Homicide detectives are on the scene of a shooting in the Bevo Mill neighborhood of south St. Louis. Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1bCSOUA BEVO MILL - Homicide detectives are on the scene of a shooting in the Bevo Mill neighborhood of south St. Louis.

River Front Times | Mar 27, 2015

As reported by Gut Check in January , the Q-Shack fills the space previously occupied by BJ's BBQ , a barbecue spot between a Walgreens store and a used-car lot.

BroadwayWorld.com | Mar 27, 2015

World-renowned bass soloist and Grammy nominee Michael Manring, guitar master Todd Mosby's ensemble Axis, and pop/jazz duo Bryan and Lola will perform as part of the first annual East West Fusion Fest at 7 p.m. on Sat., May 9, at the Kranzberg Arts Center . The event is presented by Mosby Music Group and sponsored by The Gatesworth.

Scanews.com | Mar 27, 2015

A solar power project slated for East St. Louis is waiting on the Illinois General Assembly to pass specific legislation so it can get funding to move forward. The proposed 24-megawatt solar panel farm would be built on 120 acres, once owned by Alcoa that is contaminated with bauxite residue.

All About Jazz | Mar 27, 2015

Check out more events at Jazz Near You: St. Louis . It's another busy weekend of live jazz and creative music in St. Louis, with a number of noteworthy shows from both touring and local performers, including a new variation on the usual booking formulas from Jazz St. Louis, as Jazz at the Bistro will for the first time in recent memory feature three different acts on three consecutive weekend nights.

Circulation | Mar 26, 2015

Correspondence to Douglas L. Mann, MD, Division of Cardiology, 660 S Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8086, St. Louis, MO 63110. E-mail Elevated levels of inflammatory mediators have been identified in patients with heart failure, including heart failure with reduced and preserved ejection fraction, as well as acute decompensated heart failure.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Mar 26, 2015

The FBI is searching two homes in north St. Louis' Baden neighborhood related to the arrest of a man described by friends as an "anarchist" and who poses a risk to law enforcement officers. FBI searches possibly booby-trapped homes The FBI is searching two homes in north St. Louis' Baden neighborhood related to the arrest of a man described by friends as an "anarchist" and who poses a risk to law enforcement officers.

The University News | Mar 25, 2015

A student carrying a blue flag with a yellow triangle lined with white stars beckoned students to enter the Center for Global Citizenship on Monday, March 15 to join Bosnian students in celebrating their culture and cuisine. Upon entering, students were greeted with the smell of ?evapi, a Bosnian take on the kebab, and the Bosnian colors in the form of flags, hats and banners decorating the stairwell leading to the upper level of the CGC.

Circulation | Mar 24, 2015

From the Biomedical Research Imaging Center and Departments of Radiology , Biostatistics , and Neurology , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Department of Neurology , Department of Radiology , Department of Emergency Medicine , and School of Medicine , Washington University, St. Louis, MO; and Emergency Department, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO .

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Mar 23, 2015

Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1Cf17zQ According to Shawn McGguire, a spokesperson for the St. Louis County Police Department, the incident occurred around 5:45p.m. on the 10600 block of Spring Garden Drive. Officers found the victim, a man in his mid-20s, laying in the street with a gunshot wound.

Missourian | Mar 21, 2015

"Her eyes lit up when talking about travel," her daughter Celeste Litton said. "She thought traveling was a form of education."

River Front Times | Mar 20, 2015

Iron Fork 2015 is so close we can taste it. We've got the final lineup of the most delicious restaurants in St. Louis, plus a chef competition of epic proportions.

The Fresno Bee | Mar 20, 2015

The 2018 gubernatorial campaign might touch on some of the issues found in the report. Those issues include code enforcement, social capital and personal responsibility.

Scanews.com | Mar 20, 2015

A new initiative aims to increase St. Louis youth's exposure and service at public outdoor spaces, like the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site , through programs, job opportunities and summer camps. St. Louis is one of 11 cities participating in a new federal initiative to get more young people to play and, one day, possibly work or volunteer on public lands.



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