Flooding in Grafton, Illinois April 18, 2013. (Photo credit:

Metro East River Towns Brace For Flooding

While access to the Great River Road will be limited in the days to come, that doesn’t mean you are cut off from river towns such as Grafton.


Flooding in Grafton, Illinois April 18, 2013. (Photo credit:

Flood-Prone Grafton Seeing River Levels Rise Again

Flood stage in Grafton is 18 feet, but the National Weather Service says expects the Mississippi River to crest at 30.5 feet.


Asian Carp

Construction to Begin on Asian Carp Processing Plant in Grafton

“We think that is the ultimate solution to diminish the numbers of the carp,” Thompson said. “We’re never going to eradicate them.”



Top Valentine’s Day 2013 Restaurant Specials In St. Louis

Spend an elegant dinner together filled with romance, be part of a mystery dinner theater, renew your vows with Elvis or add a sweet taste of chocolate at these top restaurants in St. Louis.



Top Holiday Escapes Near St. Louis

Traveling during the holidays can be stressful and expensive. This year, make life easier and visit some phenomenal destinations not too far from home. St. Louis is really close to some wonderful places that will undoubtedly create long-lasting family memories. Escaping during the holiday season just might become a new family tradition! Here’s a suggested list of the top spots nearby.


Asian Carp

Developers to Detail Planned Carp-Processing Plant

Officials hope the plant could help control the populations of silver carp and bighead carp.



New Squad Cars For Grafton P.D.

Grant money is coming from the federal level.


Pere Marquette State Park (photo courtesy KMOV)

Firefighters, Rain End Pere Marquette Blaze

Officials still haven’t pinpointed what sparked the fire that burned for nearly four days before being extinguished Sunday.


Pere Marquette State Park wildfire (photo courtesy:KMOV)

Pere Marquette Park Fire Still Burning

Additional crews were called in Saturday afternoon to try to stop wildfire’s spread.


From left, Paxton (P.J.) Johnson, Jazmine Rollins, Bailee Hartshorn and David Rollins were all told they could not return to school in Grafton until their hair was back to a natural color. Credit: Robert Lyons/Jersey County Journal

DANIEL: Step Away From The Hair Dye!

As a mother, I keep a watchful eye over how my sons are treated by other adults. Today, I have something to say to the Grafton, Illinois father who is waving the constitution at school board members claiming, “my baby girl’s constitutional rights have been violated.”