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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.


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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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Police ID Suspected Heroin Overdose Victim

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


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Police: Body in Car Likely Heroin Overdose Victim

Police in Wood River say the man’s body was found Tuesday in the car parked in a bay of a car wash.


Justin Thompson

Man Found Mentally Unfit For Trial in Dad’s Death

23-year-old Justin Thompson of Wood River is now confined to the custody of the Illinois Department of Human Services.


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Woman Gets 16 Years for 3 Metro-East Robberies

A judge in East St. Louis has sentenced a 32-year-old woman to 16 years in federal prison for robbing three branches of “The Cash Store.”