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3 hrs ago | KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Teen dies in Highland, Ill. car accident

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. - A teenager has died and another suffered non-life threatening injuries following a crash in Highland Friday evening.

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Related Topix: Highland, IL

Fri Aug 29, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Authorities may seize Ill. hotels they believe to be drug havens

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. Authorities are considering taking over two hotels they believe to be havens for drug activity.

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RiverBender.com

East Alton Man Faces Child Porn Charges

A tip from the F.B.I. Cyber Task Force has resulted in an arrest and numerous felony charges against an East Alton man.

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Related Topix: East Alton, IL, Alton, IL

Thu Aug 28, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Man charged in Madison Co. copper theftsMan charged in Madison Co....

MADISON COUNTY, Ill. - A Litchfield man faces a number of felony charges related to copper thefts from cell phone towers in Madison County this summer.

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Related Topix: New Douglas, IL, Worden, IL, Macoupin County, IL

Mon Aug 25, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

2 dead in recycling plant explosion

Fatal explosion at metal recycling plant Granite City firefighters are at the scene of a fatal explosion at a metal recycling plant.

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Related Topix: Granite City, IL

WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Two people killed in Illinois recycling plant expl...

Two people were killed and at least one injured on Monday in an explosion at a metal recycling plant in southern Illinois possibly caused by munitions, according to police and local media.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

RiverBender.com

Issue at Substation Causes Outage

A large number of businesses and residents in Alton spent much of Saturday afternoon without power.

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Related Topix: Alton, IL

Sat Aug 23, 2014

RiverBender.com

Alton Labor Day Parade Today

The annual Alton Labor Day parade takes place today in Upper Alton. The Greater Madison County Federation of Labor sponsors the event that begins at 10am from the Alton Middle School parking lot, then around Washington Plaza and ending at the school.

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Related Topix: Alton, IL

Fri Aug 22, 2014

RiverBender.com

Storage Facility Approved by County

A new facility to be built on the Madison County Wood River Facility property is an investment that will help residents of the northwestern part of the county, according to one official.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

RiverBender.com

Salt Bids Costly This Year

Last year's harsh winter is still causing headaches for local road departments. Salt prices have risen substantially since last year, with prices approximately twice that of this time last year, according to local officials.

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Related Topix: Wood River, IL, Bethalto, IL

Tue Aug 19, 2014

RiverBender.com

Police Reports for Tuesday

In local police reports, the Madison County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident at the Crown Pointe Apartments off Humbert Road in Godfrey from early Monday.

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Related Topix: Godfrey, IL, Granite City, IL

Mon Aug 18, 2014

WIFR

First Human West Nile Virus Positive in Illinois for 2014

The Illinois Department of Public Health has confirmed the first human West Nile virus case reported in Illinois for 2014.

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Related Topix: Health, West Nile Virus, Illinois

Belleville News Democrat

Granite City man charged with assaulting, spitting on police officer

Dakota Childs, 23, of Granite City, was being physically restrained by family members when police arrived at 10:08 p.m. Saturday.

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Related Topix: Granite City, IL

Fri Aug 15, 2014

RiverBender.com

Alton Waiting for Salt Bids

While temperatures remain cooler than normal for August, officials in Alton are already thinking about the upcoming winter season.

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Related Topix: Alton, IL

Thu Aug 14, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Mayor: Troy employees kept city's cash for parties, gifts

Troy Mayor Allen Adomite said he recently became aware that the Public Works Department had a long-standing practice of recycling scrap metal and keeping the money as petty cash rather than turning it over to the city treasurer.

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Related Topix: Troy, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Belleville News Democrat

Collinsville police arrest second suspect in carjacking

A shots-fired call early Tuesday morning led Collinsville Police to a second arrest in a carjacking that took place earlier this month.

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Related Topix: Collinsville, IL, Venice, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Madison County woman sentenced for abuse of her mother

Marjorie E. Phillips, 48, had pleaded guilty to one count of criminal neglect of an elderly person, specifically refusing to give sanitary living conditions and medical care to her mother, Marjorie B. Phillips.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

Tue Aug 12, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Police destroy evidence in 130 cases; investigation under way

Items of evidence from pending criminal cases were improperly disposed of by the evidence officer in the Alton Police Department, according to Madison County State's Attorney Tom Gibbons.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Alton, IL

Mon Aug 11, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Man arrested, charged for striking motherMan arrested, charged for...

The Madison County State's Attorney's Office charged a 26-year-old Troy, Illinois man for allegedly striking his own mother and getting into a fight with his stepfather.

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Related Topix: Troy, IL, Edwardsville, IL, Granite City, IL, Pontoon Beach, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Alhambra man dies while trimming trees

Dan Henry Dauderman of 11603 Leuscher Road was found by family members on his 300-acre Alhambra farm Saturday after they were unable to reach him by phone.

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Related Topix: Alhambra, IL

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