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File photo of a tugboat. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Tugboat Sinking in Mississippi River

The Alton Fire Department rescue boat is on the scene near the Conoco Phillips facility, south of the Lock and Dam.

06/20/2014

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Alton Debating High-Speed Rail Line

Mayor Brant Walker expects unanimous passage of a resolution calling for state and federal officials to pull the plug on any further development of a high-speed rail station in nearby East St. Louis.

04/09/2014

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Alton Man Killed in Traffic Crash

Coroner’s office says Kenneth Johnson, Jr. wasn’t wearing seat belt.

03/08/2014

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Conceal Carry Causing Controversy

Two months after the law took effect there still seems to be a lot of confusion about where you can and can not carry a concealed weapon in Illinois.

02/27/2014

Alton Doctor Admits Fraud, Unlawful Prescriptions

He admitted defrauding the state’s Medicaid program and illegally dispensing prescription medications.

02/15/2014

Alton Police Cracking Down On Sex Offenders

In Alton, some say the police department is cracking down on sex offender registration. But the officer-in-charge there says, “They’re just doing it the way it’s supposed to be done.”

01/22/2014

An investigative team works at the scene of the fatal Metro-North train derailment on December 2, 2013 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Disaster Drill Will Simulate Train Crash in Alton

16 hospitals from throughout southwestern Illinois will take part in Tuesday’s exercise, which will simulate a train crash in Alton.

12/10/2013

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Man Hospitalized After Being Shot by Alton Officer

Police Chief Jake Simmons says the man wounded during the encounter Tuesday afternoon brandishing what turned out to be a pellet gun during a confrontation.

10/30/2013

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Officer Involved Shooting in Alton

Suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband, say police

10/29/2013

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Alton Man Could Face Jail Time For Swiping Bottle Of Booze

Prosecutors in Madison County have charged 23-year-old Jason Whitney of Alton with felony theft.

10/17/2013

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