Cory Davenport, Contributing Writer

618-465-9850 ext 237

follow Cory Davenport on twitter

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.

ALTON – Pinup group, Decade Dames, was founded in 2017 by five women who wanted to celebrate the glamorous attire and style of yesteryear. They have since expanded to five chapters across Illinois and Missouri and hosted a pinup competition last week as an effort to raise money for folks affecte...
ST. LOUIS - Much of the St. Louis area is under an excessive heat advisory through this weekend. Temperatures Thursday afternoon in the Riverbend are expected to reach the mid-to-upper 90s with heat indexes hovering between 105-110. It should be noted these measurements are taken in the shade an...
GODFREY - One person was hospitalized and a second was taken into custody following a domestic disturbance. Captain Dave Vucich of the Madison County Sheriff's Office said officers arrived at the scene in the 4400 block of Thatcher Road in the Rock Gate Estates Subdivision of Alton around 9:30 a.m....
ALTON - After years in the restaurant business, Sarah Parish is taking the next step of her life toward real estate. Parish still serves as the co-owner of Gentelin's on Broadway but has taken a step away from the day-to-day operations of the business. While still keeping books and making executive...
ALTON - The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis is seeing an end to flood levels in the Riverbend. After a lengthy spring and summer of flood walls, closed roads, and severe damage to the local economy, the waters of the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers are retreating to minor flood stages...
ALTON – Local historical re-enactors, The Alton Jaeger Guards, are fundraising to attain a very special set of drums. The drums were used during the Civil War, and are identified as part of the 71st New York Volunteer Infantry, meaning the drums may have been used during several iconic Civil...
ALTON - The Alton Police Department responded to yet another altercation on Ridge Street early Thursday morning. While details are sparse at this time, police said a man with a gun was taken into custody following a fight in which at least one shot was fired. At this time, police said no one was...
ST. LOUIS - Flood stages across the region are continuing to decline. The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis predicts Alton will go below flood stage by the morning of July 23, while other areas across the Riverbend will fall into minor stages in the next week. Hardin and Grafton will...
GRAFTON - After at least 60 days of being closed, The Loading Dock in Grafton is celebrating being reopened this weekend. The business will again open its doors at 4 p.m. Friday and the band Dr. Zhivegas will take the Boatworks Building stage Friday night and perform from 8 to 11 p.m. Owner Pete...
ALTON - One person is in custody after two were shot in the 500 block of Ridge Street just after 12:30 a.m. Friday. Police were called to the scene of a man witnesses said waved a gun around. When police arrived to the scene, the suspect did not have a weapon, but two gunshot victims drove themselves...
Showing 1 - 10 of 2138 records.
PREVIOUS NEXT