Steven Spencer, Staff Writer

The Alton Police, in partnership with A Precious Organization and the YWCA, laced up their sneakers and the hit court the fourth annual “Ballin’ With A Cop”....
EDWARDSVILLE - The Tigers’ Jack Marinko signed his letter of intent to play basketball with Millikin University Friday afternoon at Edwardsville High School. Coach Mike Waldo said Jack is very tough and was an amazing teammate with a great career. “Jack did a good job of getting better...
ALTON - Alton High School honored the graduating class of 2018 as this year’s group of Redbirds received their diplomas Friday evening. Anya Jones, class president of 2018, said there are a lot of memorable times together as Redbirds. “Over the past thirteen years we have developed...
COTTAGE HILLS - A tense hostage situation concluded early Thursday evening with no apparent injuries in Cottage Hills. The incident began when the Madison County Sheriff's Office was called to the scene of a home invasion in Cottage Hills, reported by neighbors to be on Eighth Street. The victim...
COTTAGE HILLS - A massive amount of law enforcement have a home surrounded in Cottage Hills at this time and a person or persons are refusing to leave the home in the 1300 block of Second Street. It is unknown at this time why the person or persons are wanted, but Riverbender.com has been told...
ALTON - Andy’s Tire and Auto Service is making a move to the former Rothman Furniture site at 3100 Washington Avenue in Alton. With the move, Andy’s Auto Body, which originated in 1974 and was then taken over by Mark Anderson in 2007, and Andy’s Tire and Auto Service will soon...
GODFREY - Edwardsville’s girls' softball team exploded with six runs in the third inning and five in the fourth to pummel Springfield 11-0 in five innings in a regional contest Wednesday at Alton High School. Anna Burke and Mackenzie Owens had two hits apiece for Edwardsville. Owens doubled...
ALTON – As many as 25 investigators from several departments across the St. Louis Metro Area have been activated through the Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis after the apparent homicide of two Alton men Monday night. Elijah S. Ingram, 30, of Alton and Derrick J. Vaughn, 28, also of Alton...
JERSEYVILLE - Wm. Nobbe & Co. held their annual Day of Play Saturday at 26917 Crystal Lake Road. Ben Poletti, store manager, said they try to make a fun day for families while at the same time showing what the store has to offer. “We have a really nice facility and this allows people...
ALTON - Alton Main Street and the SNIP Alliance held the inaugural “Pup Crawl” Saturday afternoon in Downtown Alton. People were encouraged to bring their dogs down for a pet-friendly pub crawl to enjoy the day at several bars and restaurants. Stephanie Schrage, who volunteers wit...
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