Auditor Gives City of Sparta Worst RatingIssues cited included police department overspending, high turnover and incomplete financial records.
2 Charged With Theft From Sparta Police DepartmentThieves took AR-15 rifles, ammunition, bulletproof vests and several uniforms.
Sparta Police Chief Resigns After Dog ShotA southwest Missouri police chief has resigned after killing a caged pit bull so he could respond to a car crash.
Illinois to Close Money-Losing Shooting Complex, CampgroundThe state of Illinois plans at the end of this month to close a money-losing shooting complex that regularly draws thousands each summer for a national competition.
Ill. State Rep. Launches Petition to Keep Shooting Complex OpenState Representative Jerry Costello II has launched a petition drive for taxpayers to voice their support for keeping the shooting complex open that's located in Sparta, Illinois.
Target Shooting Means $$$ For Sparta, Ill.World Shooting & Recreation Complex continues to thrive.
Coroner: 2 Paralyzed Brothers Die in House FireRandolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says 45-year-old Dennis Monroe and 42-year-old Willie Monroe were killed in the fire near Sparta on Tuesday.
Bethalto Brothers Are Trapshooting ProsGage Thornton, 9, recently set what could be a world record for his age, breaking 100 straight targets at the Grand American competition.
Damage, Power Outages Reported Following StormAt one time power outages in the immediate St. Louis City and County area numbered over five thousand. In the Metro East, about four thousand customers were without power.
Hopeville Wiped Off the Map -- Homeless Relocated to Apartments and MotelCity officials plan to fight a minister's plan to establish a new homeless tent city
Ten More Years of "The Grand" at SpartaThe Grand American's long line of competitors has included sharp shooter Annie Oakley in 1925 and movie and television cowboy Roy Rogers in 1959.
Timeline Set to Clear Out Homeless from RiverfrontAfter 90 police calls, including a fire and murder, the city is done with homeless living on riverfront.