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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.

EAST ALTON - Experimental aircraft, monster trucks, custom cars and food and fun for all are each part of the annual Fly-In at St. Louis Regional Airport this year.The introduction of monster trucks to this year's Fly-In, including Bigfoot - the first monster truck built with a tubular chassis - and...
ALTON - Dozens of community members gathered at Gordon Moore Park Monday morning to view the grand opening of the new all-inclusive play area.The play area, which utilizes soft surfaces and specially-designed equipment, is designed for usage by anyone. This includes the more than 10 percent of Riverbend...
ALTON - The results are in, and Mister Donut has the most spirit in Alton.At the culmination of Alton's spirit week leading to Friday night's homecoming game, Alton High Drama Instructor and Student Council Faculty Representative Kristi Doering delivered congratulations balloons to the business, located...
ALTON - A post circulating throughout Facebook claims to show the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) advertising a rally at Fast Eddies Fried Chicken, located at 701 Central Ave. on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017.The post, which has nearly 1,500 views and reactions, Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons said, seems to be a hoax...
ALTON - The Wizard of Oz is the theme of this year's Spirit Week, which has taken both schools and businesses in the Alton School District by storm - a certain Kansas tornado to be exact.To celebrate all the schools in the district now being Red Birds, Alton Drama Instructor and Student Council Representative...
EDWARDSVILLE - Last Friday, Sept. 15, students of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville (SIUE) were alerted to two possible racially-motivated events on campus.Earlier last week, a rock, which is utilized by various student groups to promote events was covered with a Confederate flag. Once the...
GODFREY - A collision between a box truck and an SUV resulted in as many as 120 gallons of fuel being lost over Godfrey Road on Wednesday.Assistant Godfrey Fire Chief Eric Cranmer said everyone at the scene refused treatment after an SUV pulling out of the Arby's drive-thru collided with a box truck...
ALTON - This year's Gary Sinise Foundation Inter-Service Softball Game will be hosted at Gordon Moore Park by Alton VFW Post #1308 on Saturday, Sept. 23 at 6 p.m., but none of the collected donations will go back to the post.Alton VFW Post #1308 President Tom Wilson said the any donations collected wil...
ALTON - Two men from Alton and another two men from St. Louis were arrested Tuesday afternoon after being found in a stolen vehicle.Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons said the four men were found in the car, which was reported stolen from Warrensburg, Missouri, a college town 40 minutes east of Kansas...
ALTON - No student was in any danger after East Elementary School was evacuated around noon Tuesday, Alton Fire Chief Bernie Sebold said.Sebold said the Alton Fire Department responded to East Elementary School around noon Tuesday in response to the school's smoke detectors alerting them to a possible...
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