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7 min ago | Belleville News Democrat

Police: Charges likely pressed Thursday in Belleville shooting

Charges will likely be pressed on Thursday against the suspect involved in a shooting at an apartment building in Belleville, according to police.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Metro-east counties impacted by IDNR changes to deer seasons, permit numbers

Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller on Tuesday announced changes to the upcoming deer-hunting season, including a reduction in the number of firearm permits available in some counties, such as Clinton, Bond and Washington.

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Related Topix: Bond County, IL, Clinton County, IL, Washington County, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Walkers, runners, bikers invited to attend O'Fallon public meeting

If you're a walker, runner or biker -- or if you just have an opinion on how to improve roads, sidewalks and trails in St. Clair County -- a Thursday night meeting may be of interest to you.

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Related Topix: O'Fallon, IL

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

State Police trooper gets 'no confidence' letter from state's attorney

Victoria Castillo Wilken leaves the St. Clair County Courthouse. Wilken was charged with several official misconduct violations while a guard at the Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center.

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

Sat Jul 19, 2014

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, Madison County, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Longtime Fairview Heights mayor announces retirement; city clerk says he'll run

Longtime Mayor Gail Mitchell announced Saturday that he will not fun for a sixth term as the city's leader.

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Related Topix: Fairview Heights, IL

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Ex-inmate whose ear was bitten off settles case for $7,500

A former St. Clair County Jail inmate whose ear was bitten off by another inmate has received a $7,500 settlement from the county.

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Related Topix: Menard, IL

Thu Jul 17, 2014

NewsOne

Re: Woman Found Stabbed To Death After Posting Facebook Warning, Ex-Boyfriend Arrested

Less than one week after Michelle Rowling , 25, of East Saint Louis, posted a cryptic Facebook status alluding to her death, she was found fatally stabbed in her apartment and her newly paroled ex-boyfriend, Montrell Cooper , 25, has been arrested in connection with the crime, reports The Belleville News Democrat.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law

RiverBender.com

Board Supports Alton Train Station

The Madison County Board is officially supporting the placement of a new high-speed rail station in Alton.

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Related Topix: Madison County, IL, Alton, IL, East St. Louis, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Minor traffic stop becomes serious as couple flees police

According to police reports, at just before noon an officer attempted to stop a vehicle for a minor traffic violation on Illinois 157 at St. Clair Avenue.

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Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL, Caseyville, IL

The Macon Telegraph

Medical marijuana operation looks toward Normal

The Pantagraph reports that a Chicago-based company has leased a building in the central Illinois town of Normal for a possible growing operation.

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Related Topix: Marijuana

Wed Jul 16, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Police Youth Camp 'laying down a foundation' for a better attitude in teens

They're sore. They're tired. Their backs are straight and they stand tall, but their eyes droop into sleepy half-circles.

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Related Topix: Illinois, East St. Louis, IL, Principia College, Elsah, IL

Belleville News Democrat

County Democrats lead in fundraising for November elections

Local candidates had until to midnight Wednesday to file required financial reports with the Illinois State Board of Elections.

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Related Topix: US News, Fairmont City, IL, Collinsville, IL, Caseyville, IL, Washington Park, IL

RiverBender.com

300 Jobs Cut At Scott AFB

The U.S. Air Force is planning to cut nearly 300-jobs at Scott Air Force Base in St. Clair County as part of a management review.

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Related Topix: US Military, Scott Air Force Base, US Air Force, Scott AFB, IL

Belleville News Democrat

In defense of Wharton

After reading BND letter writer Kevin Sheridan's disgusting statement about former St. Clair County Judge Milton Wharton, accusing him of being a leech and an Uncle Tom, I became quite angry.

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Tue Jul 15, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Former Washington Park cop guilty of taking drugs to inmate

A former Washington Park police officer on Monday pleaded guilty to bringing drugs into the St. Clair County Jail for an inmate.

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Related Topix: Prison, Drugs, Washington Park, IL, Lebanon, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Proposed medical pot farm near Marissa is talk of the town

This is the proposed site of the Marissa medical marijuana facility, located west of Marissa, on the north side of Illinois Route 13 near Green Diamond Road.

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Related Topix: Marissa, IL, Drugs, Marijuana

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Medical marijuana farm proposed in Marissa, Ill.

A vote Monday night was the first step toward turning a small Illinois farming community into the marijuana capitol of St. Clair County.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Marissa, IL, Agriculture, Science

Mon Jul 14, 2014

KMOV-TV Saint Louis

Medical marijuana farm in Metro East one step closer to happening

The St. Clair County Zoning Board of Appeals Monday night unanimously approved the plan submitted by Nature's Care.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Marissa, IL

Belleville News Democrat

East St. Louis man sentenced for sexually assaulting girl, 10

There is a 10-year-old girl who believes she is broken because she was sexually assaulted by a family friend.

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Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL

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