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RiverBender.com | Feb 25, 2015

The dispute between the city of Alton and a suspended police captain appears to be headed to federal court. Last week, the city suspended Captain Scott Waldrup without pay over the investigation involving missing evidence.

SFGate | Feb 25, 2015

MARKO MITANOVSKI'S BOTTOM LINE: A model presents a creation by Serbian designer Marko Mitanovski that's heavy on top but skimpy below the waist at London Fashion Week. OTHER ANIMALS RIDING ANIMALS: In Shanghai, a monkey mounts a dog to celebrate the Year of the Sheep.

RiverBender.com | Feb 24, 2015

The 6th annual Feed the Need concert to benefit the Senior Services Plus Meals on Wheels Program will get a little extra boost this year. The headlining act was announced this morning on the Big Z, and this year it's country music and bluegrass stars Alison Krauss and Union Station, featuring Jerry Douglas, on Saturday June 13 in Alton.

River Front Times | Feb 24, 2015

Welcome to Sugar High , a series devoted solely to spotlighting the best ways to sate a sweet tooth in St. Louis.

RiverBender.com | Feb 24, 2015

A bill has been introduced in Springfield that would expand property tax exemptions available to disabled veterans. It is the hope of bill sponsor Dan Beiser that passage of this bill will help keep more disabled veterans stay in their homes.

RiverBender.com | Feb 23, 2015

Charges have been filed in a case of vandalism involving the destruction of lights at area railroad crossings. Investigators say three area men have been breaking the lights out of the lights at railroad crossings north of Brighton.

St. Louis Jazz Notes | Feb 23, 2015

For this week's "Miles on Monday," some recent news items about the iconic trumpeter: * As the Miles Davis Memorial Project gets closer to their goal of putting up a statue of the trumpeter in the town where he was born, March 1 is the deadline to purchase an inscribed brick or granite block to be placed around the statue, which will be located on a plaza on West Third Street in Alton's downtown business district. Preston Jackson , the artist creating the statue of Davis, currently is finishing preparations to cast the bronze statue, and construction on the site will begin this spring as soon as the weather permits.

RiverBender.com | Feb 22, 2015

Treating children with special needs can be a challenge for doctors and for parents on a budget. To that end, State Representative Dan Beiser has co-sponsored a bill that would require insurance companies to cover sedation during dental procedures for individuals age 26 and younger who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

RiverBender.com | Feb 21, 2015

An Alton man has been charged with two counts of first degree murder in connection with the death of his ex-girlfriend earlier this week. According the charges filed Friday by Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons, 30-year old Cory L. Osborne allegedly shot and killed 35-year old Stacie A. Williams as she sat in her vehicle in a parking lot in Granite City on Wednesday.

Business Journal | Feb 20, 2015

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services has announced new rankings under a strengthened five-star system by which to judge nursing homes. Three nursing homes from the area - Aberdeen Heights in Kirkwood, Alton Memorial Hospital Skilled Nursing Wing in Alton, Illinois and Gateway Regional Medical Center Skilled Nursing in Granite City, Illinois - received perfect scores across the board.

KMOV-TV Saint Louis | Feb 20, 2015

ST. LOUIS An Edwardsville man already facing multiple felonies was charged with burglary after police searched his truck and found 21 items possibly stolen from a construction site. The Madison County Sheriff's Office received a call about a suspicious truck on February 8 on Blue Ridge Road in Alton.

RiverBender.com | Feb 20, 2015

With this current cold snap, many of us are finding our furnace may not deliver quite enough heat. If you choose to use a space heater, one local fire chief wants you to be especially cautious.

RiverBender.com | Feb 20, 2015

The weather forecast over the next few days warms us up, but there could be a wintry mix of precipitation this weekend. With that possibility in mind, the manager at Andy's Tire and Auto Service in Alton is offering some tips for area motorists.

RiverBender.com | Feb 20, 2015

The owners of the power plant that sits along the Berm Highway in East Alton are appealing their tax bill. One of the biggest chunks of the taxes goes to the Alton School District, so the district is gearing up for a process they hope can be settled without the drama that played out in a neighboring community last year.

River Front Times | Feb 19, 2015

As reported by Gut Check , the Old Bakery Beer Company opened on January 23 in the former Colonial Bakery building in downtown Alton, Illinois.

RiverBender.com | Feb 19, 2015

Getting college students to think about Alton rather than St. Louis as their first entertainment option is the goal of an upcoming promotion coming together at the Alton Regional Convention and Visitor's Bureau. Details are being worked out for a "College Week," which would more than likely encompass Thursday through Sunday promotions at businesses along Third Street.

RiverBender.com | Feb 18, 2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is laying out a budget plan that includes major reforms, big cuts, and some tough choices. Governor Rauner says they are coping with both a current budget shortfall and a huge hole in the upcoming fiscal year's budget.

River Front Times | Feb 25, 2015

"I want this to be the place where old punk rockers come to die," says Steve "Doc" Dachroeden of his bar. When Dachroeden and his wife, Shelly, opened the Silver Ballroom nearly five years ago, it was designed around just a couple of key elements: pinball and punk rock.

KMOV-TV Saint Louis | Feb 25, 2015

ST. LOUIS, Mo. Getting your car stolen is bad enough, but imagine having to pay to get it back.

River Front Times | Feb 24, 2015

Debus, 31, is over the armed robberies, burglaries and car break-ins she's seen in her neighborhood, Tower Grove South, since she moved there two years ago. "Our apartment building keeps getting broken into," says Debus, who lives in the 3900 block of McDonald Avenue.

Daily Mail | Feb 24, 2015

Why there's no such thing as a 'calming cigarette': Smokers are 70% more likely to suffer from anxiety and depression - but quitting can reverse the damage They found that levels of anxiety and depression reported by long-term ex-smokers were indistinguishable from people who have never smoked. It found that 18.3 per cent of smokers reported suffering depression and anxiety, compared with 10 per cent of non-smokers and 11.3 per cent of ex-smokers.

River Front Times | Feb 23, 2015

We've all dreamed of seeking revenge on the wintertime marauders who steal parking spots after someone finishes the back-breaking work of shoveling them out.

River Front Times | Feb 23, 2015

At Miss Gay St. Louis America, the city's top female impersonators demonstrated their poise in the evening-wear and talent categories, and also answered the traditional onstage question to determine who advanced to the Miss Gay America Pageant.

Quincy Journal | Feb 22, 2015

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A scuffle cut short a late-January City Hall meeting proposing a civilian review board for police in St. Louis. Late last month, during a meeting of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, a shoving match broke out among members of the public - some of them off-duty police officers.

National Public Radio | Feb 21, 2015

A scuffle cut short a late-January City Hall meeting proposing a civilian review board for police in St. Louis. Robert Cohen/Courtesy of St. Louis Post-Dispatch hide caption A scuffle cut short a late-January City Hall meeting proposing a civilian review board for police in St. Louis.

BroadwayWorld.com | Feb 21, 2015

St. Louis will celebrate ballet legend Miss Alexandra Zaharias this weekend, February 21-22 with A Sapphire Celebration and the masterpiece of the Romantic Era, Giselle , at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The Saturday, February 21st celebration will include cocktails and hors d'oeuvres with alumni followed by a World Premiere viewing of the documentary tribute: Miss A. The Gift of Grace: A Documentary before Alexandra Ballet Company's endearing performance of Giselle .

HON | Feb 21, 2015

Stop chugging sugary soda and munching sweet treats. Cut back on red meats, butter and other sources of saturated fat.

KMOV-TV Saint Louis | Feb 21, 2015

A St. Louis man allegedly pulled a gun on officers during a traffic stop, but police used restraint after seeing a toddler sitting in the back seat of the car. Next to the toddler was a loaded AR-15 assault rifle.

Missourian | Feb 21, 2015

Hilda Mae Koelling, 92, of Independence, MO passed away peacefully on February 18, 2015. A visitation will be held Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10:30 AM at the Markland-Yager Funeral Home, 113 E. Broadway, New Franklin, MO followed at 11:30 by a prayer service.

Construction Equipment | Feb 20, 2015

Labor unions have reached an agreement to forgo overtime pay if construction of the $985 million NFL St. Louis stadium goes around the clock five days a week, a move that could reduce the cost by $45 million. Labor unions have reached an agreement to forgo overtime pay if construction of the $985 million NFL St. Louis stadium goes around the clock five days a week, a move that could reduce the cost by $45 million.

Newswise | Feb 20, 2015

Renowned neuropsychiatric researcher Alison Goate, PhD, has joined the Mount Sinai Health System as the founding Director of the Ronald M. Loeb Center for Alzheimer's Disease. Established by a recent $15 million gift from Daniel S. Loeb, CEO and Founder of Third Point, LLC and his wife, Margaret Munzer Loeb, in memory of Daniel's father, Ronald M. Loeb, the center will provide a focus for a network of research programs closely tied to research and clinical initiatives across the Health System.

River Front Times | Feb 20, 2015

Business leaders say there's no truth to the news that Target is opening a new location near St. Louis' long-awaited IKEA store, but the bloggers who broke the story say they're sticking to it.

River Front Times | Feb 20, 2015

Jessica Lea Mayfield returns to St. Louis this Saturday at Off Broadway. Check out our extensive interview with Mayfield from May 2014.

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