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Richard Heatherly/Police Photo

Man Charged with Sexually Assaulting Child

Police arrested Richard Heatherly of Wood River


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UPDATE: Diesel Fuel Leaks Into Cahokia Canal

Phillips 66 spill forced closure of 35 mile section of Mississippi River on Friday. It reopened Saturday.


Wood River Mayor Fred Ufert (photo: woodriver.org)

Wood River, Ill. Mayor Dies

Fred Ufert had emergency heart surgery earlier in the week.


Photo: Uriel Sinai/Getty Images

Wood River to Apply for Medical Marijuana License

A second Metro East community is entering the sweepstakes to become the home of the region’s medical marijuana farm.


Piles of petcoke outside the Phillips 66 refinery in Roxana

Durbin Warns of Health Risk from Piles of Petcoke

Those open air piles of dusty, black rocks behind the fence at the Phillips 66 plant are worrying U.S. Senator Dick Durbin.



Wood River-Based YTB Emerges From Bankruptcy

The travel marketing firm’s assets were sold to Jamraval Inc.


Two Child Abduction Attempts Reported Near Metro East Schools

Both attempts occurred Tuesday afternoon, but police say there are no indication the two cases are connected.


File photo of pipe to be used for construction of a pipeline. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Illinois Reps. Shimkus and Davis Renew Push For Keystone Pipeline

Reps. John Shimkus, R-Collinsville, and Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, met at the Wood River Refinery Friday and Davis called on President Obama to sign the permit for the project.


(Manan Vatsyayana/AFP/Getty)

Woman Gets 4 Years For Robbing McDonald’s Worker

A Madison County judge on Wednesday imposed the prison term prosecutors had sought for 20-year-old Chelsea Stewart.


Heroin Overdose Suspected in Death in Wood River

Kenneth Harris Jr.’s body was found in a car parked in a car wash bay on Tuesday.



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