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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.

ALTON - As many as 45 separate charges - ranging from simple speeding tickets to felonies - were filed as a result of the Alton Police Department increasing patrols in the area around the Clark Bridge over the holiday weekend. Alton Public Information Officer Emily Hejna said officers responded to...
GODFREY - Rod and Jane Connell founded the Montessori School in Alton in 1979. That school has since moved to Godfrey, thanks to a generous offering from then Lewis and Clark Community College (LCCC) Vice President Dale Chapman, who is now the president of the college. In 1988, Rod Connell said...
ALTON - Today is the observance of the birthday of slain civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr, and, while his legacy lives and breathes today, it is interpreted differently. Riverbender.com reached out to several Altonians under the age of 50 (who were never able to personally hear Dr. King'...
ALTON - As many as 5,200 Ameren Illinois customers in Alton lost power this morning, and the company is still seeking the cause. All but one Ameren Illinois customer in the area had their power restored through switching by 9:15 a.m. - less than an hour after the outage was first reported at 8:35...
ALTON - Riverbend residents are observing a frigid Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and it is only going to get colder, the National Weather Service (NWS) of St. Louis said. In fact, the high temperature was reached in the predawn hours - before most people could be awake to enjoy it. NWS meteorologist...
ALTON - No injuries reported following a single-vehicle collision in the 2400 block of Central Avenue around noon Friday. A silver Subaru Impreza exited the roadway and collided with some shrubbery. The driver of that vehicle was not on the scene, but an officer from the Alton Police Department...
ALTON - Detectives from the Alton and Granite City Police Departments are working in tandem to bust what is suspected to be a related string of carjackings in both cities Thursday evening. Alton Police Chief Jake Simmons said two young black males wearing cloth over their faces approached a person...
ALTON - Next Thursday, Jan. 18, the people of Alton will have a chance to show why they should be recognized on a national platform, and get $500,000 worth of investment in their local businesses. Alton Main Street, the Alton Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and Old Bakery Beer Company are...
EDWARDSVILLE - A special task force created by the Madison County State's Attorney's Office raided the offices of several county officials Wednesday afternoon. In a release from the office of Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons, it was stated the task force was composed of several local...
EDWARDSVILLE - The Edwardsville Police Department confirmed the 1st Mid America Credit Union on Troy Road in Edwardsville was robbed late this morning. The robbery occurred at 11:42 a.m., police said. Surveillance video is being reviewed to see if the robber is the same person suspected in multiple...
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