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(Courtesy of Dean Troutman Website)

84-Year-Old Man to Walk 700 Miles for Troutman Park

An 84-year-old man is on a 700 mile quest to raise money for Troutman Park in dedication of his late wife, Peggy.

05/11/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Gambling Experts Set to Testify on Potential Chicago Casino

Proposals to expand Illinois gambling have recently resurfaced as legislators prepare to adjourn at the end of the month.

05/11/2015

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Person Hit by MetroLink Train, Killed

A Metro spokeswoman tells KMOX the victim was walking on the tracks, east of the Swansea station.

04/24/2015

Monks Mound at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Effort Continues to Elevate Cahokia Mounds to National Historic Park

Cahokia Mounds “as significant as the Pyramids of Egypt”, deserves national status.

04/06/2015

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Going After Gun Criminals in the Metro-East

The goal, says U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois Steve Wigginton, is to send a message to the street.

04/06/2015

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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

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