City Agreement with Riverboat Company
With more scenic cruises along the Mississippi River in 2014, Alton is making a concerted effort to attract more tourists enjoying a day on the river.
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Thu Jul 10, 2014
Unique Art Exhibit This Weekend
If you or someone that you know enjoys black and white artwork then an exhibition this weekend at Mineral Spring Mall in Alton is for you.
Police Shoot Dog in Alton
An Alton Police officer shot and killed an aggressive dog last week after the owner was unable to properly restrain it.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
National Night Out Date Announced
America's annual night out without crime, National Night Out, will be held in October this year in Alton.
Belleville News Democrat
Inmate loses appeal in metro-east murder case
The Telegraph reports a Madison County judge on Tuesday rejected 27-year-old Terry Ballinger's request to lower the prison sentence he received in 2009.
Tue Jul 08, 2014
Storms Pound Riverbend
Two rounds of storms pounded the Riverbend on Monday with heavy rain and wind, leading to power outages and plenty of water in the streets and back yards.
Mon Jul 07, 2014
Flood Waters Unlikely To Impact Alton
Expected flooding on the Mississippi River this week likely will not mean water in some of the lower areas of downtown Alton.
Thu Jul 03, 2014
New Mailbox in downtown Alton
It may not seem newsworthy, but if you've ever had to drop off mail from your car in downtown Alton, it's been a challenge from behind the wheel.
Wed Jul 02, 2014
Man Guilty in Alton Murder
A St. Louis man entered a guilty plea on Tuesday to a December 2011 murder in Alton.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
Former Bank President Pleads Guilty
The former president of Laclede Community Credit Union has pleaded guilty to bank fraud.
Sexual Predator Captured
A convicted sexual predator that has ties to Alton has been taken back into custody.
Man Sentenced for Drug Dealing
An Alton man will spend 12 years in jail for dealing drugs near a church, but is free on bond so he can receive drug treatment.
Mon Jun 30, 2014
Charges in Accident that Caused Outage
The man allegedly responsible for knocking down the pole that cut electricity to thousands of Riverbend customers Sunday morning has been charged with three misdemeanors.
Missing Girl Returns Home
An Alton girl has been returned home after being missing for 8 months. 16-year-old Mariah Allen had been missing since early October, but she was found a few weeks ago and is now back home in Alton with her mother.
A real life gentle giant
Every year as the city of Manistee celebrates the July 4th holiday, some thoughts turn to Robert Wadlow, the "giant" who was part of the 4th of July parade in 1940.
Health Emergency Leads to Crash
A Godfrey man suffered a health emergency Sunday that resulted in a traffic crash on the parking lot of the Farm and Home Supply Store on the Homer Adams Parkway in Alton.
Sun Jun 29, 2014
KMOV-TV Saint Louis
Vehicle crashes into pole, causes outages in Ill.
Alton, Ill. Authorities are searching for a suspect after a vehicle struck a utility pole causing power outages to several thousand customers in Alton and Godfrey early Sunday morning.
Fri Jun 27, 2014
Alton Fireworks Expected To Go On As Scheduled
The Mississippi River in Alton has sat at or above flood stage for several days this week but officials behind July 3rd's fireworks celebration on the river front don't expect flooding to be an issue.
Belleville News Democrat
Crude oil on tracks in metro-east every week
Documents released from railroads including Union Pacific, Alton and Southern, and BNSF in response to a state open records request reveal trains hauling tens of millions of gallons of crude oil from North Dakota through the metro-east every week.
KSDK-TV Saint Louis
Facebook tip leads to charges against 10
A tip given to the Alton Police Department through social media lead to charges filed against 10 people in connection to 16 open cases, according to Public Information Officer Emily Facebook tip leads to charges against 10 ALTON, Illinois - A tip given to the Alton Police Department through social media lead to charges filed against 10 people in ... (more)