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7 hrs ago | Mass Transit

IL: County Board Backs HSR Stop

July 22--The Madison County Board unanimously agreed to support the choice of the Alton Multimodal Transportation Center as one of two area stops on a high-speed rail line between St. Louis and Chicago.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, Ray LaHood, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Alton, IL, Senator Dick Durbin

11 hrs ago | RiverBender.com

Underage Liquor Sales Violations

The Illinois Liquor Control Commission has released its June compliance check report, and of 364 businesses checked last month in the state, two bars in the Riverbend failed the test.

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Related Topix: Godfrey, IL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

RiverBender.com

Police Reports for Tuesday

In local police reports, the Madison County Sheriff's Department interrupted an alleged drug transaction on Saturday morning in the 3000 block of Godfrey Road.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Alton, IL, Bethalto, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Madison County man accused of resisting arrest, injuring deputy

A Madison County man faces a felony charge after he allegedly fled from and then fought with a sheriff's deputy, injuring the law enforcement officer in the process.

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Related Topix: Godfrey, IL, Alton, IL

Examiner.com

Madison prosecutors seek 'sexually dangerous' decision for man who assaulted dog

Davis has been charged with three counts of sexually assaulting a puppy.If declared "sexually dangerous" he would be confined to the Illinois Department of Correction until deemed no longer dangerous.

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Related Topix: Edwardsville, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Psychology, Science

Mon Jul 21, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Man gets 65 years prison in dismemberment killing

One of two men accused of killing a southwestern Illinois woman and dismembering her body has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 65 years in prison.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Sun Jul 20, 2014

RiverBender.com

County Offers Summer Energy Assistance Program

Madison County is stepping up to help low income families with their summer electricity bills.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Man killed in accident on Route 3

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. - A man died in a rollover accident that has tied up traffic for hours on Route 3 in Madison County, according to Illinois State Police.

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Belleville News Democrat

'We feel extremely blessed': Two women get married in Belleville church

A Belleville church hosted a familiar scene recently: Aisles lined with flowers, friends and family wiping tears, a beautiful white gown topped with a veil, a dapper black tuxedo and a minister leading the vows.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Equality, IL, St Clair County, IL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Coroner: Murdered man had no drugs in system; four other deaths probed

Deal, 43, of Venice, was found at Washington and Third streets in Madison on May 19 and taken to Gateway Regional Medical Center.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Venice, IL, Madison, IL

Daily Herald

Madison County wants high-speed rail hub in Alton

The Madison County Board wants a regional hub located in Alton as part of Illinois' plan for high-speed rail in the state.

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Related Topix: Alton, IL

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Madison County Board endorses Alton as stop on high-speed rail line

The $25 million Alton Regional Multi-Modal Transportation Center will include a bus transfer hub, bike and pedestrian paths, a tourist welcome station and parking for 350 cards.

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Related Topix: Alton, IL, Granite City, IL, East St. Louis, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Enyart, Davis rake in more bucks than challengers

When it comes to campaign fundraising, freshmen incumbents U.S. House members Bill Enyart, D-Belleville, and Rodney Davis, R-Taylorville, beat their rivals in the November general election by a nearly 2-to-1 margin, the latest Federal Election Commission figures show.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Belleville, IL, US Senate, Senator Dick Durbin, Murphysboro, IL

KFVS12

Man accused in Illinois shooting death arraigned

A man who escaped custody in Colorado as a defendant in an Illinois killing says he plans to represent himself in court despite a judge saying that's "extremely unwise."

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Venice, IL

Belleville News Democrat

3 arrested after bi-state pursuit ends in Glen Carbon

According to police reports, three men in a car that struck a police cruiser in Bel-Ridge, Mo.

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Related Topix: Glen Carbon, IL

Tue Jul 15, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Southern Illinois teen charged as adult in shooting death

A southwestern Illinois teenager will be charged as an adult in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Madison, IL

Mon Jul 14, 2014

RiverBender.com

Accidental Gun Death in Alton

An 18-year-old Alton man was killed Saturday morning in an apparent gun accident.

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Related Topix: Alton, IL

Belleville News Democrat

17-year-old charged as adult in shooting death of teen in Madison

A 17-year-old teen will be charged as an adult in the shooting death of 16-year-old Malik A. Garrett, according to Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Madison, IL, Venice, IL, Edwardsville, IL

Switched

Woman Allegedly Won't Leave Hotel, But Will Make Hilarious Face In Mug Shot

Angela Green, 34, was arrested on Saturday after allegedly refusing to leave her hotel room in Cleveland, according to WOIO.

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Related Topix: Edwardsville, IL, Prison

Belleville News Democrat

Madison County man killed in motorcycle crash

According to police reports, Bruce Norfleet, 44, of Alton, was riding his motorcycle just after midnight in the 130 block of E. St. Louis Avenue in East Alton when he ran off the road and wrecked.

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Related Topix: Alton, IL, East Alton, IL

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