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Marijuana Dispensary to Set Up Shop Across from Cahokia Middle School

Superintendent Art Ryan says he realizes illegal pot is prevalent in society already – he’s even sure some students do it, so he doesn’t think the prescription pot shop nearby will change much.

02/17/2015

Krista McCormick, NPLEx account manager with Appriss, explains how the national computer database works to block the excessive sale of products containing pseudoephedrine to meth producers during a training session for Metro-East law enforcers. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

NPLEx Database Keeps Meth-Making ‘Smurfs’ at Bay

NPLEx can block purchases if buyer has exceeded amount within certain time limit.

02/12/2015

(Courtesy: O'Fallon Illinois Police Department)

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect In Alleged Metro-East Attack

Police in O’Fallon, Illinois are looking for a man accused of attacking a woman at the front door of her home.

02/10/2015

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Panties for the Poor

Nancy Taylor is starting a charity in conjunction with the Community Hope Center that she calls “The Underwear Drawer.”

02/10/2015

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Cars Striking Plows an Ongoing Problem in Metro-East

Despite mild winter, five IDOT trucks have already been hit this year.

02/05/2015

MetroLink and Metro bus near Union Station (KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

MetroLink Down in Metro East After Car Hits Utility Pole

Repairs to take most of the day and could stretch into evening rush hour, according to MetroLink spokesperson.

11/24/2014

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Metro East Police Assistance Team Launched to Eliminate Gang Crime

So-called “hybrid” versions of well-established gangs from big cities like Los Angeles and Chicago have set up shop in the Metro East.

10/07/2014

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Illinois Interstate 255 Project Entering Final Stage

For the past six months, long stretches of Interstate 255 in Illinois, from Collinsville to the Jefferson Barracks Bridge, have been limited to one-lane only. But all of that is about to come to an end.

09/30/2014

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State Senator: More Can Be Done to Prevent Violent Crimes by Mentally Ill

A state senator from the Metro-East thinks more can be done to keep the mentally ill from committing violent crimes with guns and other weapons.

08/05/2014

Recent Rash of Overdose Deaths

Five overdose deaths in the Metro East may be linked.

02/19/2014

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