In local police reports, Wood River Police charged 43 year old Virginia Puff of the first block of East Acton in Wood River for aggravated animal cruelty.  She allegedly killed a cat by dropping a frozen water jug on the animal’s head.  Police believe alcohol may have played a role in the incident.  Bond was set at $30,000.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Department arrested 43 year old Richard Dunnavant, Jr., of the 1300 block of Carribean Drive in Edwardsville for driving while license revoked.

Alton authorities, including Alton Firefighters were called to a building in the 600 block of Piasa on Tuesday after a portion of its roof collapsed.  No one was injured and owner, local artist Arthur Towata, used the building mainly for storage.  The collapse lead to a brief gas leak and Ameren was called in to eventually shut off the service to the building.  Alton city officials were investigating the condition of the building and could declare it to be demolished.


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