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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.


Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

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.



Alton Man Killed in Traffic Crash

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


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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.


Alton Doctor Admits Fraud, Unlawful Prescriptions

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


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.”


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.


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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.



Officer Involved Shooting in Alton

Suspect pulled a handgun from his waistband, say police


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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.