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 – It is unknown at this time if schools in the East Alton School District will receive new names after a public hearing, but no one seemed in favor of it. Outgoing East Alton Superintendent Virgil Moore, who will be retiring from the district this coming August, said new marquees...
CALHOUN COUNTY – The National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis confirmed a tornado did in fact touch down in Calhoun County Tuesday evening – and it was a rare sort. Called a “land spout,” the tornado, which was rated at F-0 with 60 m.p.h. winds, was not connected to the thunderstorm...
ALTON – Charges have been filed in regards to a Friday evening police chase, which involved at least the Alton and Wood River Police Departments. Derek A. Scroggins, 40, has been charged with nine felony counts at the conclusion of that May 11 chase. That list of charges was provided to Riverbender.com...
ALTON – Downtown Alton will be going to the dogs on the afternoon of Saturday, May 19. The inaugural “Pup Crawl” in Downtown Alton is a joint mission between Alton Main Street and the SNIP Alliance, which works to provide low-cost spay and neuter services to pet owners in the Riverbend...
DOW - Three cars were involved in a single incident at the intersection of Route 109 and Dow Road Sunday. The crash occurred around noon, Jersey County Sheriff John Wimmersberg said Monday morning. He said the cause was not known at this time and said one person was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital...
GODFREY – Students from Sharon Ferree's food sciences class at Alton High School have used skills they have learned in the classroom to benefit people thousands of miles away. On Friday morning, bright and early at 8:30 a.m., around a dozen students from the class presented a large ceremonial...
COTTAGE HILLS - Hundreds of people came to enjoy around 20 bands Saturday for the Trinity Memorial River Festival. The event was created by a team of people close to Trinity Buel, a 17-year-old girl killed in a car accident in February 2018, as well as the managing staff of the Cottage Hills VFW....
JERSEYVILLE – Charges have been filed regarding an early morning stabbing in Elsah. Deputies of the Jersey County Sheriff's Office were called to the 23000 block of Timberlane, which is located in the Joywood area of Elsah, after a mother and daughter allegedly were engaged in a conflict aroun...
COTTAGE HILLS – Saturday, May 12, 2018, is the Trinity River Festival at the Cottage Hills VFW. While most people would view the untimely passing of a 17-year-old girl in a sudden car crash as a tragedy, the friends and family of Trinity Buel have converted their grief into an opportunity...
ELSAH - A 23-year-old woman is in the custody of the Jersey County Sheriff's Office following an early morning stabbing in Elsah. Jersey County Sheriff John Wimmersberg said the stabbing occurred around 4:32 a.m. Friday when a mother and daughter were involved in a conflict in the 23000 block of...
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