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.

See 1st MidAmerica Credit Union Sky Cam video below: ALTON - Thermal remediation technology is being utilized by Ameren Illinois for the first time at the site of the old Alton Post Office on Belle Street. Thermal remediation uses heat to extract chemical solids from the grounds of the ol...
ALTON - James Killion, Jr. was known as a bridge-builder throughout his beloved Alton. Killion brought Oakwood into the community at large, bringing the mostly-black neighborhood much-needed amenities, such as water and sewer systems through the city. He also was a part of the heroic force landing...
ALTON - When Nicole Gory drove 13 hours to Colorado with her boyfriend, Drew Goble, she was not expecting anything but some much-needed relaxation. Instead, she was contacted by the couple's roommate asking if Gory had given or lent a spare key to anyone, adding all the doors in the home were unlocked....
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....
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