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The entrance to Horseshoe Lake State Park in Pontoon Beach, Illinois (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Body Found in Horseshoe Lake

Authorities say foul play is suspected.

08/11/2013

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Man to be Sentenced in Foiled, Cat-Related Murder Plot

Investigators say 46-year-old Brett Nash had it all worked out — on paper.

05/02/2013

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Metro-East Man Admits Role in Foiled, Cat-Related Murder Plot

A former barge worker has admitted his role in a foiled plot to abduct, extort and electrocute a wealthy man in a scheme investigators say borrowed elements from a television show and sought to blame the killing on the intended victim’s cat.

12/05/2012

Driver Dies In Pickup Crash

The victim is identified as 29-year-old Jaime Ramirez of Pontoon Beach.

06/03/2012

Bicyclist Killed In Metro-East

Authorities identify the victim as a Colorado Springs, Col. man.

05/13/2012

Guilty Verdict in Pontoon Beach Murder Case

12 year old DeLarrian Davis was shot and killed while doing homework.

02/15/2012

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Insurance Doesn’t Have to Pay for Pontoon Beach Home

Investigation into home explosion continues.

02/15/2012

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Man Accused of Trying To Frame Cat For Murder

A southern Illinois man had plotted to extort money from a wealthy man then stage an accidental death using the man’s cat.

01/26/2012

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Teen Charged in Pontoon Beach Murder Still At Large

Suspect may be illegal alien, gang member

08/24/2011

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Man Murdered, Brother Wounded Outside East Side Club

Police in Pontoon Beach are looking for the killer of a 20-year-old man who was gunned down outside Club Mexicana there Friday night.

08/21/2011

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