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Cory Davenport, Staff Writer

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Cory Davenport has worked as a reporter in Alton for more than five years. Starting at the Alton Telegraph, he covered education, community events, and several large scale investigative pieces. He is a graduate of Marquette Catholic High School, and trained in radio broadcasting and mass communications at Lewis and Clark Community College. He is writing for Riverbender to serve the community through providing information. He believes a good community is a well informed community, which can celebrate achievements and remedy problems together.

FOSTERBURG - The Madison County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a body removed from a Fosterburg pond in the early hours of Tuesday morning belonged to Kristen Luebbert, 28, of Fosterburg.Luebbert had been missing since 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, according to a Facebook post from her father, Mark Stone....
FOSTERBURG -The Madison County Sheriff's Office has recovered a body of a missing woman believed to be Kristen Luebbert, 28, of Fosterburg.Luebbert left home at 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, her father, Mark Stone, published on Facebook. He said the family was worried about her, adding she was...
ALTON - Chris Keidel, owner of the Bottle and Barrel, said he has about $3,000 more to make to meet his goal before a city-mandated 15-day closure of his establishment, located at 554 E. Broadway begins this coming Sunday.That closure was mandated by the City of Alton following an October incident in...
WOOD RIVER - Thieves struck the Wood River Wal-Mart in the early morning hours of Nov. 13, Wood River Deputy Police Chief Dan Bunt said.Bunt said three people made off with as many as 10 iPads without paying before escaping. Photos of the suspects have been sent to other area law enforcement departments...
WOOD RIVER - The Wood River Police Department is investigating four possible overdoses related to a possible bad batch of what was sold as cocaine in Wood River.Wood River Deputy Police Chief Dan Bunt said the department was currently investigating these cases, including two seemingly unrelated incidences,...
ALTON - More than 300 people attended this year's Taste of Downtown Thursday night.Taste of Downtown is an annual event hosted by Alton Main Street for the benefit of Alton Main Street. It was held at the Argosy Casino, and included food from: Olive Oil Marketplace, Journey at Argosy Casino, Perfect...
WOOD RIVER - Police and paramedics have responded to a recent slew of possible overdoses over the last 12 hours in Wood River.In the early hours of Friday morning, reports were received of two potential overdoses as Donzo's at 8 E Ferguson Avenue. Each of those cases are reported to have been responsive...
ROSEWOOD HEIGHTS - Home security cameras captured footage of a suspect breaking into cars just after 3 a.m. in Rosewood Heights early Wednesday morning.Captain Mike Dixon of the Madison County Sheriff's Office said five separate reports were filed after several cars were violated in the early hours o...
JERSEYVILLE - There is finally a bit of good news from the horrific story unraveling in Jerseyville.A 7-year-old child identified as A.P.R. in court documents has been released from the hospital as of last week, a close friend of his biological mother, Kimberly Roberts, revealed Thursday morning. A.P.R....
ALTON - What's Up Downtown?, an event hosted by Alton Main Street, had no intentions of moving from its usual home of Jacoby Center for the Arts, but Tuesday night it did just that.Tuesday's What's Up Downtown was moved to the old post office building, which was recently donated to Hugh Halter, a Christian...
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