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East St. Louis City Employees Test Positive for Drugs

It was a detective indicted as part of a heroin trafficking ring that lit the fire of East St. Louis Alvin Parks to conduct the random drug tests.


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Donations to be Collected in the Metro East for Tornado Victims in Oklahoma

The Mayors of Troy, Edwardsville and Glen Carbon have established drop off points


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Edwardsville Businesses Band Together in Charity Effort

Katie Elrod, the owner of To-Do’s, a party store, says the momentum inspired by saving Once Upon a Toy is something she hopes to harness.


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Scott Credit Union Robbed in Edwardsville

The suspect is described as a white male approximately 20 – 25 years of age, wearing a dark green fedora, dark green windbreaker.


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Dead Boy’s Mother Gets 10 Years for Endangerment

Authorities say Patricia Cage’s former boyfriend, Sean Starwalt, hit 4-year-old Jeremiah Bradford in the head, chest and abdomen in South Roxana in September 2010.


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Ex-Police Chief Pleads Guilty To Embezzlement

The former top cop in Edwardsville, James Bedell, entered his plea in a federal court Wednesday in an agreement with prosecutors.


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Toy Store Saved By Social Media Faces Further Troubles

Real life has intruded on the storybook ending for “Once Upon A Toy.”


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School Districts Lose Big In Metro East Elections

Election judges will resume counting ballots in Alton Wednesday as a couple of write-in candidates are giving the incumbent mayor a run for his job.


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Man Admits 2011 Killing As Murder Trial Begins

Twenty-one-year-old Nigel Generally of Berkeley, Mo., pleaded guilty Monday in Madison County to first-degree murder.



Police: House Raid Yields 3 Pounds Pot, Arrest

23-year-old Kyle Garvey is charged in Madison County with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver it.