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RiverBender.com | Nov 21, 2014

A recent transparency audit performed by the Illinois Policy Institute gives Alton the lowest grade out of four area municipalities that received failing grades. Scoring a 28 out of a possible 100 points, Alton trailed East St. Louis' 32, Edwardsville's 33.1, and Collinsville's 58.6. Scoring is based on how much and what type of information is available on each city's websites.

RiverBender.com | Nov 20, 2014

A woman is recovering from stab wounds suffered in the parking lot of an Alton counseling office. The unidentified woman was accosted on the parking lot of Wellspring Resources Wednesday afternoon.

KMOV-TV Saint Louis | Nov 19, 2014

Eighteen-year-old Ariana Edwards and Alonzo Matlock are both charged with robbery, a class 2 felony, for allegedly robbing a pizza delivery driver on Sunday night. ALTON, Ill.

RiverBender.com | Nov 19, 2014

The possibility of a new connector road between Alton and Godfrey will be the topic of another meeting today. From 4-7pm at Alton High School, representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation and their consultants will be on hand to explain the current status of the project to the public, and to receive input on any existing traffic concerns they may have.

KMOV-TV Saint Louis | Nov 19, 2014

Eighteen-year-old Ariana Edwards and Alonzo Matlock are both charged with robbery, a class 2 felony, for allegedly robbing a pizza delivery driver on Sunday night. ALTON, Ill.

RiverBender.com | Nov 19, 2014

The possibility of a new connector road between Alton and Godfrey will be the topic of another meeting today. From 4-7pm at Alton High School, representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation and their consultants will be on hand to explain the current status of the project to the public, and to receive input on any existing traffic concerns they may have.

KMOV-TV Saint Louis | Nov 19, 2014

Eighteen-year-old Ariana Edwards and Alonzo Matlock are both charged with robbery, a class 2 felony, for allegedly robbing a pizza delivery driver on Sunday night. ALTON, Ill.

RiverBender.com | Nov 19, 2014

The possibility of a new connector road between Alton and Godfrey will be the topic of another meeting today. From 4-7pm at Alton High School, representatives from the Illinois Department of Transportation and their consultants will be on hand to explain the current status of the project to the public, and to receive input on any existing traffic concerns they may have.

RiverBender.com | Nov 17, 2014

An Alton man has pleaded guilty to his role in the heroin overdose of a friend. 21-year-old Glenn P. Lowers admitted in federal court to selling heroin to Joshua S. Shelton on September 3, 2013.

RiverBender.com | Nov 16, 2014

An East Alton man will be heading to prison after pleading guilty to federal drug and money laundering charges. 33-year-old Demarcus L. Freeman pleaded guilty to two counts of Distribution of Cocaine Base , Possession with Intent to Deliver, and money laundering on August 7. A federal judge has sentenced him to 151 months in prison.

RiverBender.com | Nov 16, 2014

An Alton man has been sentenced to 12 and a half years in federal prison for distribution of cocaine. That sentence was handed down against 30-year old Demarcus O. Johnson on Friday according to United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen R. Wigginton.

Door Reminder | Nov 15, 2014

Members of the Alton-Godfrey, Ill., Rotary Club are silhouetted as they work to assemble the framework of the Christmas tree at Lincoln-Douglas Square Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, in Alton, Ill. Members will return Saturday to attach the familiar green covering in sections to the frame.

Examiner.com | Nov 15, 2014

Anne Hills and Michael Smith at the Haynes Public Library, 401 State St, Alton. 6:30 PM.

RiverBender.com | Nov 15, 2014

Checking local police reports, four women from the St. Louis area have been charged in connection with a string of thefts from local Lowe's Home Improvement stores. 20-year old Allexus R. Flucker of Florissant, MO, 33-year old Rosato Swopes, 22-year old regina M. Anderson and 24-year old Tamika L. Stewart, al off St. Louis each face two felony counts of burglary following thefts from the Lowe's Home Improvement stores in Granite City and Alton.They are all in custody and each is being held on a $50,000 bond.

RiverBender.com | Nov 15, 2014

It's a nearly two year prison sentence for an Alton man after police found a gun in his vehicle following a hit and run accident earlier this year. 27-year-old Shannon Musgraves was sentenced to 46 months in federal prison this week in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis.

RiverBender.com | Nov 14, 2014

A power outage Thursday afternoon in Alton impacted more than 1-thousand customers for a few hours. The initial outage took place after a problem with a main electrical feeder line at an Ameren substation at Liberty and 6th Street in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Nov 14, 2014

A fourth man has been found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison for his roll in connection with a beating and robbery of an Alton man in January. The 55-year-old victim is recovering from the attack, and 38 year old Curtis Wallace of St. Louis has pleaded guilty to armed robbery while a charge of attempted murder was dropped in exchange for his guilty plea.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Nov 21, 2014

Guard will protect government buildings, shopping centers In the city of St. Louis, the National Guard will help protect 45 buildings. Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://on.ksdk.com/1vuV8op Mayor Slay's Chief of Staff, Jeff Rainford, says they'll be stationed at some obvious sites like, the Federal Courthouse.

Switched | Nov 21, 2014

In a video released Thursday, the father of Michael Brown called for calm and asked the public to act peacefully in the coming days when a grand jury plans to announce its decision on whether or not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of the unarmed black teenager. Demonstrations in St. Louis Wednesday night led to the arrest of six protesters -- and many fear that the jury's verdict could lead to violence and further arrests .

Seattle Times | Nov 20, 2014

The St. Louis region is on edge in anticipation of an announcement from the grand jury that is weighing whether to charge police officer Darren Wilson in the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown. The August shooting led to weeks of protests, some of them violent, and many people fear renewed violence after the decision, particularly if the panel does not issue an indictment.

FOX Carolina | Nov 20, 2014

World leaders wrapped up a two-day gathering Sunday in the Australian city of Brisbane for the G-20 conference. In between official talks, leaders took time to enjoy snippets of Aussie culture.

River Front Times | Nov 20, 2014

The appearance of gooey butter cake in Tuesday's the New York Times gave us pause: who makes the best version of St. Louis' signature dessert? It's a difficult question, with some folks swearing by the supremacy of the crumbly cake while others insisting that it's the goo that makes this sweet treat.

Business Journal | Nov 20, 2014

Construction on the 6,248-square-foot restaurant, at 7710 Forsyth Blvd., began in May. The restaurant, which opened Wednesday, sits 210 and includes a bar, dining room, media center and a semi-private room, as well as a patio area that seats another 60 people. Founded more than 25 years ago, Cantina Laredo has 35 locations globally.

River Front Times | Nov 20, 2014

Hoping lightning will strike twice, Mustard Seed Theatre is reprising last year's popular staging of Peter Rothstein's, All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 , an a cappella musical about the impromptu truce that emerged between British and German soldiers during World War I. Cobbled together with actual letters from the event and featuring ... (more)

The Baltimore Sun | Nov 20, 2014

Following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department led by Attorney General Eric Holder has opened up an investigation into the practices of the Ferguson Police Department. Following the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Justice Department led by Attorney General Eric Holder has opened up an investigation into the practices of the Ferguson Police Department.

Capitol Hill Blue | Nov 19, 2014

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Metro Shooting Supplies, in an area near the city's main airport, reports selling two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks - an average of 30 to 50 guns each day - while the jury prepares to conclude its three-month review of the case that sparked looting and weeks of sometimes-violent protests in August.

Click2Houston | Nov 19, 2014

A tense Ferguson is awaiting a ruling by the St. Louis County grand jury on whether Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Ferguson became a flashpoint for racial tension after the teen's shooting; Brown, 18, was black, the officer is white.

KCRA-TV Sacramento | Nov 19, 2014

A tense Ferguson is awaiting a ruling by the St. Louis County grand jury on whether Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Ferguson became a flashpoint for racial tension after the teen's shooting; Brown, 18, was black, the officer is white.

Capitol Hill Blue | Nov 19, 2014

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Metro Shooting Supplies, in an area near the city's main airport, reports selling two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks - an average of 30 to 50 guns each day - while the jury prepares to conclude its three-month review of the case that sparked looting and weeks of sometimes-violent protests in August.

KCRA-TV Sacramento | Nov 19, 2014

A tense Ferguson is awaiting a ruling by the St. Louis County grand jury on whether Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Ferguson became a flashpoint for racial tension after the teen's shooting; Brown, 18, was black, the officer is white.

The Fairfield Ledger | Nov 19, 2014

As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Unlike in August, when Gov. Jay Nixon asked the troops to help provide security after protests turned occasionally violent, his latest move is pre-emptive.

Newsday | Nov 19, 2014

Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown. Metro Shooting Supplies, in an area near the city's main airport, reports selling two to three times more weapons than usual in recent weeks - an average of 30 to 50 guns each day - while the jury prepares to conclude its three-month review of the case that sparked looting and weeks of sometimes-violent protests in August.

Click2Houston | Nov 19, 2014

A tense Ferguson is awaiting a ruling by the St. Louis County grand jury on whether Officer Darren Wilson should stand trial in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown. Ferguson became a flashpoint for racial tension after the teen's shooting; Brown, 18, was black, the officer is white.

Cape Cod Times | Nov 19, 2014

As a grand jury weighs possible criminal charges against the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, Missouri's governor has again activated the National Guard in an effort to avoid more unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. Unlike in August, when Gov. Jay Nixon asked the troops to help provide security after protests turned occasionally violent, his latest move is pre-emptive.



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