Yesterday, An Ameren lineman is thought to have suffered a medical problem and briefly blacked out near the corner of Liberty and Royal streets in Alton, causing damage to a yard in the neighborhood. The truck stuck a tree, knocked down a stop sign and street sign, crashed through a wrought iron fence, knocked down an eight-foot high brick pillar and smashed into a larger tree.


The East Alton Police Department is currently holding 58-year-old Marvin C. Miller of the 200 block of Grand in East Alton on a warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Misdemeanor Paraphernalia. His bail is $800.

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