A southwestern Illinois man’s federal trial on charges he inserted sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats is postponed indefinitely until his mental competency can be tested.
Randy Wells is a Metro-East native.
“I mean what we do, poking fun at someone, you never think it would lead someone this far over the cliff that they would see this as a measured response to a drawing,” he says.
Illinois police departments in suburban St. Louis spent about $120,000 on overtime and riot protection gear in preparation for possible unrest stemming from events in Ferguson, law enforcement records show.
The second public hearing for St. Elizabeth’s Hospital’s plan to build a replacement hospital in O’Fallon, Illinois, has been rescheduled for Dec. 2.
Metro-East residents will have to wait a little longer to express their opinions about the planned relocation of St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Belleville.
Belleville police have released a composite drawing of a suspect wanted for sexually assaulting a a 51-year-old woman over the weekend.
Officers say a 61-year-old woman had her purse snatched Wednesday night while getting out of her car on Blue Ridge Drive.
Ronald Avers is accused of inserting what prosecutors called “booby trap” sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats “just for the hell of it” again lost a bid Wednesday to be eligible for release on bond.
A southwestern Illinois man accused of inserting sewing needles into packaged supermarket meats that a federal prosecutor called “booby traps” wants a federal judge to reconsider denying him his release on bond.