There were a few hot issues at the Madison County Board meeting last night. Six measures from the Transportation Committee were approved including sidewalk work in Alton and road work in East Alton, and a zoning exemption was denied in a residential neighborhood in Collinsville for farm animals.
A police officer sprayed mace at two young men while they were handcuffed at a police station holding cell in Alton, Illinois, according to security camera footage leaked to the public, NBC's affiliate KSDK reported . Alton Police Chief James Simmons said the encounter, which involved 16- and 17-year-old men, happened late January, but only came to his attention in March.
Keeping the Metro East Auto Theft Task Force and other agencies like it across the state funded is the goal of a piece of legislation sponsored by State Senator Bll Haine . The agencies are paid for by the insurance companies through a $1 per policy charge.
Surveillance video showing an Alton police officer pepper spraying two handcuffed teen inmates could cost the southwestern Illinois town's police chief his job. The Telegraph reports that city aldermen voted Wednesday night to reject Mayor Brant Walker's reappointment of Chief Jason "Jake" Simmons after video showing two male inmates being sprayed while in a city jail holding cell was broadcast this week by KMOV-TV.
Checking local police reports, authorities in Alton are still investigating a break-in and fire at the Country Meadows Antiques store on East Broadway at George Street on Sunday morning. The fire is being called suspicious by investigators and there were signs of a break in that took place prior to the fire.
A former Alton resident says he did not register as a sex offender in Illinois or updated his information because he knew there were outstanding warrants for his arrest. 29-year-old Joshua D. Kenshalo has been sentenced to 33 months in federal prison, to be followed by 10 years of supervised release, fined $250, and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
Three Riverbend women are facing gun charges following an incident in Midtown Alton on Sunday. Police say 24-year-old Rozlyn M. Douglas of the 100 block of Manor Court in Alton, 25-year-old Patricia L. Quattlebaum of the 5,400 block of Nelson Place in Alton, and 26-year-old Tiffany N. Quattlebaum of the 500 block of Madison Avenue in Wood River were involved in an argument that traveled two blocks of 7th Street before the three were arrested.
This week for "Miles on Monday," we've got links to the most recent news about the legendary trumpeter: * The Miles Davis Memorial Project has announced that the unveiling ceremony for the statute of Davis in downtown Alton, IL will be held on Saturday, September 12 . Construction began on the site on West Third St last month, while sculptor Preston Jackson is finishing his work on the statue.
A fire broke out early this morning inside Country Meadows Antiques Shop on East Broadway in Alton. No one was injured, but the business sustained significant smoke and water damage, following fire fighting efforts that apparently saved the building.
The Mississippi Earthtones Festival will not return to the Alton riverfront this year. Alton Main Street, one of the festival's organizers, was unable to come to an agreement with the city to host the 9th annual event, so the search is on for a new location.
Riverbend Head Start and Family Services honored Steve and Jane Saale, of Brighton, this week with the Circle of Care Award. A dinner in their honor was held at the Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College on Wednesday night, and helped raise more than $112,000 for to support the non-profit's mission.
Road trips are fun when you're a Yelp Elite! 40 Yelpers hopped the boarder to Alton, Illinois to visit the recently opened Old Bakery Beer . They were loaded up with complimentary appetizers and the opportunity to sample four different tasty beers.
A construction project at the OSF Saint Anthony's Physician Group building in Alton is underway. The project will cost an estimated $2.7-million, and will bean improved facilities for physicians and patients alike, according to a hospital administrator.
Developer Paul McKee has paid two years in taxes for his NorthSide Regeneration project, paying more than $700,000 on Thursday for 2013 and 2014 taxes owed on properties for the project. McKee had failed to pay more than $750,000 in property taxes for NorthSide properties for those two years.
The season kicks off with "Made In The U.S.A" October 12th and 13th as part of the American Arts Experience - St. Louis celebration . CMSSL welcomes back renowned British conductor Nicholas McGegan for "Still Going Baroque" November 2nd and 3rd.
From the Department of Medicine, Evans Center, Boston University School of Medicine, MA ; Department of Biochemistry, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel ; and Center for Pharmacogenomics, Department of Internal Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO . Correspondence to Gerald W. Dorn II, MD, Washington University Center for Pharmacogenomics, 660 S Euclid Ave, Campus Box 8220, St. Louis, MO 63110.
IKEA, the world's leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it has begun the coworker recruitment process for its future St. Louis store, opening Fall 2015. )--IKEA, the world's leading home furnishings retailer, today announced it has begun the coworker recruitment process for its future St. Louis store, opening Fall 2015 along Interstate 64 at the intersection of Vandeventer and Forest Park Avenues in the Cortex Innovation District.
It's one thing to call someone a Rock & Roll Lifer -- and depending on how well the leather jacket fits, it can be a term of respect or derision -- but Pat Oldani has earned the title of Rock & Roll Survivor, and not just because he's been leading hard-charging rock bands for more than fifteen years.
New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," closes its 24th season of adult, alternative musical theatre in June with one of the masterpieces of the art form, the darkly satiric THREEPENNY OPERA , running May 28-June 20, 2015. New Line's season closes with the dark, comic masterpiece, Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht 's world-famous musical comedy THE THREEPENNY OPERA, in the famous translation by Marc Blitzstein .
Homer G Phillips connects local woman with Massachusets Minister When Barry got a phone call from a 401 area code last Thursday, she thought it could be the call Check out this story on KSDK.com: http://www.ksdk.com/story/news/local/5-on-your-side/2015/05/11/homer-g-phillips-baby/27148607/ "I never thought I'd be going through this," said Leatrice Barry of Jennings. "It's hard after so many years."
Two Septembers ago, Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster convened an "urban crime summit" for leaders in St. Louis and Kansas City to look at strategies to combat violent crime. Perhaps the most cogent thing said during the four-day summit was uttered by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce: "Our city is at an important time in our history.
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. tonight, May 9, at the Kranzberg Arts Center . The event is presented by Mosby Music Group and sponsored by The Gatesworth.
From roundtable discussions to protests and prayers to candid talk with law enforcement officials, American Jewish communities are joining in the debate about community policing in the wake of several high-profile deaths of unarmed black men while in police custody. Officials were short on specifics, but several told JTA that protests in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray on April 19 have sparked a determination to confront the tensions between police and minority communities.
St. Louis, April 28, 2015- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro visited St. Louis today to announce the area has won the prestigious U.S. Promise Zone designation. The announcement was made at the MET Center in Wellston, St. Louis County's main job training facility.
Elementary students from KIPP Victory Academy in St. Louis and Rockwood Center for Creative Learning in Ellisville break ground on the Arch museum expansion Wednesday, April 29, 2015. CityArchRiver Executive Director Maggie Hales looks on from back.
A Charleston, Missouri native was honored with a permanent memorial for his service to police officers in St. Louis. Dr. James Cooper was the personal doctor of choice for hundreds of officers between 1968 and 1989.
From the Department of Internal Medicine , Department of Immunobiology , W.M. Keck Biotechnology Resource Laboratory , Center for Medical Informatics , and Section of Comparative Medicine , Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT; Sciomix, Woodbridge, CT ; Department of Surgery and Department of Immunology , Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO. Correspondence to Daniel R. Goldstein, MD, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, 3FMP, 333 Cedar St, New Haven, CT 06525.
Anyone traveling along Interstate 64 through St. Louis has seen the shiny new Shriners Hospital for Children , but until this week they haven't seen the inside. The $50 million, 90,000-square-foot specialty hospital on the corner of Clayton and Newstead avenues is located on 3.75 acres.
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