Dalton Brown, News Reporter

Dalton Brown joined Riverbender.com in January of 2022. He grew up in Jerseyville and graduated from Jersey Community High School in 2017. Dalton earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) with a major in Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science. 

During his time at SIUE, Dalton worked as a Copy Editor for The Alestle, the university’s news organization with print and online operations. As a small, student-run newspaper, he often found himself filling the role of reporter and writer and regularly wrote news, lifestyle, and opinion pieces for The Alestle. He received recognition from the Illinois College Press Association for his writing.

Dalton also interned at The Hauser Group, a St. Louis-based Public Relations firm with several clients around the Greater St. Louis area and beyond. During his internship, he wrote newsletter content, social media posts, and several press releases which were featured in publications including Riverbender.com, the Alton Telegraph, the St. Louis Business Journal, and more.

Dalton now covers local business, government/politics, crime, and general news for Riverbender.com.

ALTON - A heated physical altercation resulted in a firearm discharging into a restaurant wall and several felonies being filed against an Alton man. Gerardo Garcia-Mendez, 54, of Alton, was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm, reckless discharge of a firearm, aggravated unlawful use...
ST. LOUIS - A series of vehicle burglaries, thefts, and a high-speed police chase have led to nine felony counts filed against an 18-year-old woman from St. Louis. Sadayah Coleman, 18, of St. Louis, was charged with nine felony counts in three days, including the following: May 4, 2024: Offens...
JERSEYVILLE - Hollow Avenue in Jerseyville remains closed indefinitely as work continues on Phase 2 of the roadway improvements project. “Hollow Avenue will be closed indefinitely to all thru traffic between Hansen Gata and Westlake Drive to accommodate ongoing roadway construction,”...
GRANITE CITY - Two 18-year-olds from Granite City face the same set of felony charges after allegedly breaking into a residence with stolen firearms in their possession. Darion G. Myers, 18, and Terreyon T. Holman, 18, both of Granite City, were each charged with unlawful possession of stolen...
JERSEYVILLE - Hickory Solar Park, first announced in 2023 , is steadily making progress on over 600 acres of land just north of Jerseyville. Featuring thousands of solar panels and an output of 110 megawatts, the project will benefit Ameren Electric customers in Jerseyville. Derek Russell,...
JERSEYVILLE - Following reports of damaged memorials and monuments, the Jerseyville Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance with a criminal property damage investigation concerning Wock Lake. The department made the announcement on Facebook Thursday morning. “The...
ALTON - Additional traffic safety measures will be installed at two Alton intersections following unanimous and final approval from the Alton City Council on Wednesday. The items passed call for new crosswalks at one intersection and new stop signs at another, citing pedestrian safety issues and...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville City Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to pass a series of resolutions related to the construction of a new roundabout at the intersection of Governor’s Parkway and Esic Drive. The project will be funded through a combination of federal, state, and local...
JERSEYVILLE - A Jerseyville man charged with aggravated domestic battery and more, who has sent “several threatening messages” including a death threat to the victim, has since been granted pretrial release. Daniel E. Lemasters, 31, of Jerseyville, was charged with aggravated domestic...
ALTON - The Alton Committee of the Whole gave their preliminary approval of two traffic safety related resolutions on Monday, including the installation of new crosswalks and stop signs at two intersections in the city. A resolution allowing the Public Works Department to install crosswalks...
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