A judge Friday sentenced 58-year-old Fred Bathon to 30 months in federal prison and ordered him to pay $20,000 in fines.
Coroner Steve Nonn says 71-year-old Edwin Winkler Sr.’s body was found by firefighters in an upstairs bedroom of the victim’s rural Edwardsville home.
To keep admission fees affordable, the museum has been dipping into its savings every year since the Great Recession began.
Dawn Cortes of Edwardsville, Ill. purchased the ticket at the Earth City MotoMart, then she forgot about it and went on vacation in Branson.
The Madison County Board is set to vote Wednesday night on issuing $18 million in bonds for the project.
Authorities say a salon customer accused 47-year-old Michael Collins of taking pictures over the wall from an adjacent room as she prepared to tan.
The Alton Telegraph reports that 25-year-old Elijah Ingram of Alton was charged Friday in Madison County after allegedly killing the cat during a domestic dispute with a woman living with him.
The former top cop in Edwardsville, 57-year-old James Bedell, was sentenced Thursday in East St. Louis.
A contract for hot-dog spices had previously expired and a new one had not yet been put in place, leaving prison officials with no way to purchase the ingredients.
The county board will vote on a proposal to issue bonds to pay for the improvements which would include a sprinkler system, electrical and plumbing upgrades, and an expanded cafeteria.