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RiverBender.com | Sep 23, 2016

Baby HAL is a neo-natal simulator that serves as a training tool for obstetric doctors and nurses. The robotic baby is part of OSF HealthCare's simulation training program.

RiverBender.com | Sep 23, 2016

Alton Police Chief Jake Simmons said a maintenance man for an apartment complex on Spark Street walked by an open window and happened to see two unconscious people lying on the floor. Simmons said the maintenance man knocked on the window and even rattled the siding before calling police about the unresponsive pair.

RiverBender.com | Sep 22, 2016

GODFREY Godfrey Protection District members, backed up by Alton firefighters, were quickly at the scene of an attic fire in the 2100 block of Godfrey just after 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Within a matter of literally second, the firefighters had it extinguished.

RiverBender.com | Sep 21, 2016

For some, the site of paving work being done at James H. Killion Park at Salu basketball courts is a remarkable accomplishment. One person living nearby remarked the courts hadn't been paved since the 1970s when he started his own basketball career.

RiverBender.com | Sep 21, 2016

United States States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Donald S. Boyce, announced a sentence Wednesday for a man on three counts of conveying a false threat. Jeremy R. Colwell, 33, of East Alton, Illinois , was sentenced on September 20, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois for the false threat counts.

RiverBender.com | Sep 20, 2016

Alton's Marching 100 always leaves an impact where ever they perform and this past Saturday at the Tiger Ambush Classic at Edwardsville High School was not any different. Alton High School's Marching 100 production this year at the Tiger Ambush Classic in Edwardsville was called "Trance," and it contained Shostakovich 10 and a few other pieces within it.

RiverBender.com | Sep 20, 2016

ALTON, IL Eunice Smith Home, 1251 College Ave. on the campus of Alton Memorial Hospital, is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an open house from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. The general public is encouraged to tour the facility, and refreshments will be served. Staff members will be on hand to answer questions about the history of the facility, the campus and the Smith family.

RiverBender.com | Sep 20, 2016

ALTON Alton Middle School and Alton High School were both forced to relocate students today after a threatening call was placed to both schools. Alton High School students began relocating to Heartland Baptist Church and the AHS Athletic Complex at approximately 11:45 a.m. While the threatening calls appeared to be a possible prank or hoax, district and law enforcement officials elected to err on the side of caution by relocating students, the Alton School District said in a release.

RiverBender.com | Sep 19, 2016

ALTON Three individuals were injured when a heavy gauge aluminum fire escape platform collapsed off the side of a second floor apartment located at the back of Third Street in Alton, two doors down from Bossanova. The rescue call to the Alton Fire Department came in at 11:01 p.m. Sunday.

RiverBender.com | Sep 18, 2016

Two entire city blocks were added to this year's Mississippi Earthtones Festival , which is celebrating its 10th year in Alton. Broadway was closed from Alton Street to Henry Saturday so six bands and more than 65 vendors could join the community in celebration of the Mississippi River .

RiverBender.com | Sep 18, 2016

For four years, the Sickle Cell Walk has been held by A Precious Organization at Rock Spring Park , and it has grown with each incarnation. The event's founder, Tammy Smith , started the organization after her daughter, Precious , was diagnosed with the sickle cell disease.

RiverBender.com | Sep 15, 2016

Alton Middle School students will be able to utilize a new outdoor classroom at Rock Spring Park thanks to a group effort from several community members and organizations. A ribbon-cutting for the new classroom was held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Rock Spring Park near Alton Middle School.

RiverBender.com | Sep 15, 2016

ALTON The Red, White and Blue is flying high Thursday morning as painters appear to have the bulk of the American flag finished on the Ardent Mills Welcome To Alton outside mural. Alton Mayor Brant Walker said Thursday the entire display "looks really neat" and fits the theme of downtown in that corner.

RiverBender.com | Sep 15, 2016

That move means Harris can no longer serve on the Alton Board of Education, because he moved from the township from which he was elected. This leaves a vacancy on the board, which needs to be filled.

RiverBender.com | Sep 14, 2016

The alleged incident occurred around 5 p.m. last Tuesday as reported by a juvenile witness to the East Alton Police Department . The witness told police he saw a short male child between the ages of 13-14 wearing a red polo shirt and blue jean shorts being forced into a white panel van with a sliding side door, double back doors and newspapers covering the window.

RiverBender.com | Sep 13, 2016

Southern Illinois Healthcare Foundation is pleased to announce that Jenny Deyto, Board-Certified Physician Assistant, has joined Bethalto Health Center, #2 Terminal Drive, Suite 8 in East Alton, Ill. Deyto provides preventative care services for adults and offers treatment for both acute and chronic health conditions.

RiverBender.com | Sep 13, 2016

College Music Department's Organ Spectacular VII concert at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19 in the Benjamin Godfrey Memorial Chapel.

Newswise | Sep 24, 2016

Saint Louis University has received a $1.87 million grant to strengthen behavioral health training for family physicians, who often are the primary physician seen by many adults and children, and for medical family therapists who practice alongside them. The five-year Primary Care Training and Enhancement Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration will train family medicine residents and medical family therapy doctoral students in a Family Medicine Behavioral Health Collaborative Curriculum.

KSDK-TV Saint Louis | Sep 23, 2016

Creating a functional and beautiful space is all about the design, and whether it's a home or office Jimmy V found a place that can put it together for you. Savvy Surrounding Style is at 9753 Clayton Road.

KZIM-AM Cape Girardeau | Sep 23, 2016

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that some details, including the fare amount, are still being worked out. Officials associated with the trolley gave an update at a Citizens for Modern Transit event Thursday.

River Front Times | Sep 23, 2016

This weekend marks the first-ever Murmuration Festival brought to you by the Brian Cohen, founder of LouFest, and the Cortex district.

River Front Times | Sep 22, 2016

It can be so rare these days for people to agree on anything. One scroll through social media will likely confirm that notion - hello there, Election 2016.

KWQC-TV Davenport | Sep 22, 2016

The creator of the Broadway smash "Hamilton" is set to receive an award at the National Museum of Puerto Rican Arts and Cultu DAVENPORT, Iowa - Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center has an immediate need for platelet donors and for type O-negative whole blood donors due to increased utilization of these blood components at hospitals served by MVRBC. Trauma and surgical patients at three hospitals the Blood Center serves have required higher than normal volumes of type O-negative red blood cells over the previous two weeks, a period when the rate of blood donation decreased due to the Labor Day holiday on Sept.

The Hastings Tribune | Sep 22, 2016

Unacceptably high levels of chromium-6, a likely carcinogenic chemical, have been found in St. Louis area drinking water, but health officials say the water is not dangerous.

BroadwayWorld.com | Sep 22, 2016

The Garden Theatre is proud to present Beth Marshall Presents' production of Tennessee Williams ' classic memory play, The Glass Menagerie , showing October 21 - November 6, 2016. The Glass Menagerie is sponsored by Outdoor Living Products and Toole's Ace Hardware.

Oakville Call | Sep 21, 2016

Residents, elected officials and business owners participated in a visioning workshop earlier this year, including, pictured above, Mayor Gregg Roby, City Planner Adam Jones and resident Robert Miller. Photo by Mike Anthony.

The Greater Johnstown School District has no immediate plans following the 32-vote rejection by district voters last week of a building purchase for its Facilities Department. The Facilities Department - the district's buildings and grounds operation minus buses -is currently housed at a rented building at 20 Crescendoe Road.

CBS 3 Springfield | Sep 20, 2016

ST. LOUIS, Mo. Two adults are charged after a 4-year-old was found to be in possession of a gun after another child was shot inside a home near downtown St. Louis.

Saint Louis Front Page | Sep 18, 2016

Kander Announces TumbleBookLibrary Deluxe at Missouri Public Libraries JEFFERSON CITY, MO, , September 14, 2016 - Secretary of State Jason Kander has announced a new statewide resource, TumbleBookLibrary Deluxe. This online subscription provides access, within the public library or remotely, to a collection of 550 animated, talking picture books; chapter books; and educational games for children in preschool through third grade.

River Front Times | Sep 16, 2016

Have you recovered from LouFest yet? Looking forward to next week's inaugural Murmuration festival? Neither is a good enough excuse to stay in this weekend, with stops from crossover thrash legends D.R.I., the FarFetched collective's annual Brave New World showcase and even a stop from ZZ Top.

River Front Times | Sep 15, 2016

Surprise! Three new shows go up this weekend, but two of them celebrate with receptions on Thursday evening.

BroadwayWorld.com | Sep 15, 2016

New Line Theatre, "the bad boy of musical theatre," opens its 26th season of adult, alternative musical theatre with the world premiere of a new revised version of the wild, 1969 adult jazz-rock musical CELEBRATION, by the creators of The Fantasticks, running Sept. 29-Oct. 22, in the company's new home, the Marcelle Theater, the new blackbox theatre in Grand Center, St. Louis' arts district.

RiverBender.com | Sep 14, 2016

Duane Reed Gallery is excited to present the work of Jun Kaneko and Jeffrey Vaughn. Both trained painters, Vaughn's works explore the sublimity of nature through realism, while Kaneko's work connects with the sublimity of form and abstraction through meditative patterns and shapes.

Oakville Call | Sep 14, 2016

Bill" Nolan Jr., 73, died Sunday, Sept. 4, leaving a lasting legacy of community service.



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