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RiverBender.com | Nov 26, 2014

The Madison County Child Advocacy Center will benefit from a collection drive from two community groups. Glenhaven Gardens of Alton will collect toys for kids served by the center starting this Friday, while St. Ambrose School in Godfrey will collect items for holiday baskets.

RiverBender.com | Nov 25, 2014

The Illinois State Police has been called in to investigate the death of a man who was being held in the East Alton Jail over the weekend. 19 year old Trevor Tucker of Brighton was found hanging in his cell around midnight on Friday after being arrested for trespassing just a half hour earlier.

RiverBender.com | Nov 21, 2014

The annual Community Christmas Tree Lighting takes place this evening in downtown Alton. Festivities at Lincoln Douglas Square get underway at 6pm with the arrival of Santa by trolley.

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 21, 2014

A suspected bank robber is behind bars after allegedly holding up the Liberty Bank location on Homer Adams Parkway in Alton. The robbery happened at about 3:00 Thursday afternoon, when the suspect entered the bank showing a gun, jumped over the counter, and demanded money from tellers.

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.

CBS 3 Springfield | Nov 25, 2014

During a news conference on Tuesday afternoon, Ferguson Mayor James Knowles said the National Guard was not deployed in time to save all businesses in Ferguson from violent protests Monday night. "We will continue to work with National Guard and local authorities and we will work hard to build more diverse and stronger community," Knowles said.

Connecticut Post | Nov 25, 2014

Smoldering remains is all this left of a beauty supply that burned to ground Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Dellwood, Mo. The building and several others in and around Ferguson were burned during protests after a grand jury decided not to indict a white police officer in the killing of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown.

Red Bluff Daily News | Nov 25, 2014

"There will be many people who are disappointed in today's decision, even though it is a result of a deliberate legal process that's being independently checked by Attorney General Eric Holder and the U.S. Justice Department. While we await the conclusion of that independent investigation - and continue working together for solutions to systemic issues highlighted by this tragedy - I'm praying that the good people of St. Louis and local law enforcement will remain peaceful and respectful of one another."

4029TV.com | Nov 25, 2014

Shattered glass from looted stores covered the asphalt. The smoke of tear gas lingered in the cold air.

SFGate | Nov 25, 2014

A crowd of protesters filled downtown Oakland Monday night in reaction to the decision by a grand jury in St. Louis, Missouri not to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. By 5:50 pm, a crowd of several hundred had gathered in the intersection of Broadway and 14th Street in downtown Oakland.

Los Angeles Times | Nov 25, 2014

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, center, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, left, and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay discuss preparations for the announcement of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, center, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, left, and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay discuss preparations for the announcement of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case.

New York Magazine | Nov 25, 2014

Following a long, tense weekend in the St. Louis area , the 12-person grand jury tasked with deciding whether Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson will face criminal charges for killing Mike Brown has finally finished deliberating. According to prosecutors, the decision will be announced sometime this evening.

Sedalia News Journal | Nov 24, 2014

Although the move didn't make major headlines, the Sedalia City Council last Monday approved a resolution to apply for a grant from the Missouri Department of Transportation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to replace "the Katy Trail Bridge over Highway 50, one block east of Massachusetts," according to a published report. Those of us who have lived here for more than a day or so know that bridge as "the overpass."

Gateway Pundit | Nov 24, 2014

Eighteen year-old Vonderitt Myers, Jr. was shot dead when he fired on police in October near the Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. Myers was charged with murder at 16 but was not convicted after the witness did not show up.

NewsOne | Nov 24, 2014

With so many public figures - from President Barack Obama to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon - telling Black people how we should respond peacefully if Darren Wilson isn't indicted for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown , activists in St. Louis have presented Ferguson police with 19 'Rules of Engagement' to adhere to so as not to incite violence as they did in previous protests. A coalition of roughly 50 groups, under the name "Don't Shoot Coalition," presented local authorities with the list.

Alabama Live | Nov 24, 2014

Crews erected barricades around the building where a grand jury has been considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed Michael Brown, even as a grand jury decision seemed unlikely this weekend. Tension has been mounting in Ferguson and elsewhere in the St. Louis area in recent days, with many speculating that the grand jury's decision would be announced on Sunday.

WIBW-TV Topeka | Nov 24, 2014

She's anxious at night when she leaves her home, just a few blocks away from West Florissant Avenue, the street that was the epicenter of protests that erupted after the killing of Michael Brown in this St. Louis suburb last August. "I feel calmer, but I'm still deeply disturbed," said Byrd after service was over at Greater St. Mark Family Church, which has served as a sanctuary for protesters and will be a safe haven again if things get rough.

Inside Bay Area | Nov 24, 2014

TOPSHOTS A wellwisher reacts sitting at a makeshift memorial where the 18-year-old Michael Brown who was shot dead by a police officer, in Ferguson, Missouri, on November 22, 2014. Tensions rose on November 22 in the troubled St Louis suburb of Ferguson, with a grand jury poised to decide whether to prosecute a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager.

Owners Dan and Nancy McGee have opened a second location in Chesterfield of their downtown Kirkwood store Fun in the Sun, which offers a unique assortment of men's and women's apparel in a casual, beach-themed atmosphere. The new store is located at 1654 Clarkson Road, and can be reached at 778-1310.

Los Angeles Times | Nov 22, 2014

As a grand jury deliberated Friday whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., a growing chorus of top officials and community and religious leaders called for calm. At least one school district canceled classes for Monday and Tuesday in anticipation of the imminent grand jury decision, and leaders including President Obama and U.S. Atty.

Religion News Service | Nov 22, 2014

ST. LOUIS After a prayer service outside her church turned violent last month, the Rev. Teresa Danieley, pastor of St. John's Tower Grove, allowed those trying to escape the demonstrations to enter her church.

KABC-AM Los Angeles | Nov 22, 2014

The city of Ferguson is "nervous, on edge, scared" as they await the grand jury's decision on the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown, a lawyer for the Brown family and protest leaders said on Friday. "The city is really in a panic at this moment," attorney Anthony Gray said in a press conference Friday afternoon.



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