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Belleville Martial Arts Instructor Admits to Sexual Abuse

Christopher Horton, 22, of Highland entered pleas to five counts of sexual exploitation of a minor and one count of attempted sexual exploitation of a minor.


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Randolph County State’s Attorney Will Allow Concealed Carry

The decisions by some legal officials in Illinois come in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that requires Illinois lawmakers to create concealed-carry legislation awaiting Gov. Quinn’s signature.


Lt. Col Alfred Adkins tells roll call officers to prepare for possible trouble after seventeen people were shot last night

17 Injured in St. Louis Shootings Overnight

It began just before 9:30 p.m. when a volley of gunshots rang out in the 4700 block of Highland in north St. Louis. When the shooting stopped there, four juveniles and an adult had been hit.


Remembering Pearl Harbor: Day of Infamy

Highland Veteran Brings Pearl Harbor to Life

Dallas Harvey, a 94-year-old Highland resident and survivor from the attack on Pearl Harbor, came to Columbus Elementary to tell the students about his experience.



Fallen Soldier to be Laid to Rest in Carlyle

Aaron Ripperda always sailed on Carlyle Lake.


Aaron J. Ripperda

Volunteers Needed to Put Out Flags in Honor of Highland Marine

Corporal Aaron Ripperda was among the 7 service members killed in a live-fire training exercise.


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Services Set for Illinois Marine Killed in Blast

A funeral Mass for 26-year-old Cpl. Aaron Ripperda will be held April 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Church in his hometown of Highland.


Aaron J. Ripperda

Hometown Remembers Illinois Marine Killed in Blast

One of seven Marines killed in a mortar blast Monday night during a training exercise at a western Nevada weapons depot was from Highland.



Highland Couple Fight, One Kicks Deputy

Police say 34 year old Christopher Williamson and 27 year old Melissa Bailey were involved in a physical altercation.



Martial Arts Instructor Charged with Sexual Exploitation of a Child

20-year-old Christopher Horton of Highland is held without bond




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