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17 hrs ago | Belleville News Democrat

Centreville man accused of shooting 7-year-old girl, four others

Zeric D. McKinney, of 4922 Tudor Ave., was charged by St. Clair County State's Attorney Brendan Kelly's office Friday with five counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.

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Related Topix: Centreville, IL

Yesterday | Belleville News Democrat

More cats recovered from pet hoarder's home near Belleville

An official from St. Clair County Animal Control said that nine cats have been found in a home near Belleville where as many as 28 are believed to have once lived.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL, Edwardsville, IL

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

Fairfield, Ill., teacher resigns amid child pornography charges

A Fairfield Community High School math teacher and cross-country coach charged with secretly videotaping underage girls and possession of child pornography, has resigned.

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Related Topix: Fairfield, IL, Fairview Heights, IL, East St. Louis, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Man sentenced to life in prison for role in East St. Louis robbery that left 1 dead

Although he never fired a gun, pawn shop robbery suspect Gregory Muse was found guilty of murder of another robbery suspect and on Friday he was sentenced to life in prison.

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Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Ill. man charged for fatal I-64 accidentIll. man charged for fatal...

A 51-year-old man faces charges for a car accident that killed his wife earlier this year, according to Illinois State Police.

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Belleville News Democrat

Lebanon man facing reckless-homicide charge in crash that killed wife

St. Clair County prosecutors charged Todd A. Barnett with reckless homicide and aggravated driving while under the influence of alcohol causing death A passenger in Barnett's vehicle, identified as Julie A. Barnett, 54, died as a result of injuries suffered during the crash.

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Related Topix: Lebanon, IL, O'Fallon, IL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Save landfill fees for big issues

"Maybe we'll all be dead and gone before we need it, but I'd rather have it there for the next generation."

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WSIL

Man Accused of Endangering Child in Swimming Pool

A Belleville man is jailed on $100,000 bond after being accused of taking a 2-year-old girl into a cold swimming pool and pummeling her.

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KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Union worker sentenced for stealing public funding

ST. CLAIR COUNTY, Illinois - A union worker has been sentenced for his role in embezzling public funds from the department of employment security, according to U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton.

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Belleville News Democrat

Felony plea costs Alorton mayor her office, sheriff's job

Joann Reed on Feb. 11, 2013, leaves the St. Clair County building with her attorney, John O'Gara, after she was charged with four felonies connected to smuggling a cellphone to her niece who was being held in the village jail on a charge of assaulting a pregnant woman.

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Related Topix: Alorton, IL, Cellphones, Federal Prisons, Prison

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Ex-guard charged with having sex with inmate

A former female guard at Southwestern Illinois Correctional Center was charged Wednesday with having sexual contact with a male inmate.

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Related Topix: Prison, Illinois, Belleville, IL, Alorton, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Search continues for alleged drunken driver whose passenger died

Illinois State Police are still looking for the 36-year-old Granite City man who was drinking and driving when his passenger was ejected from the car in April and died.

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Related Topix: Marissa, IL, Swansea, IL

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

No cats found during initial search inside woman's home

County Animal Control officers did not find any cats inside a home south of Belleville that authorities said could have housed as many as 28 cats recently.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Man charged with endangering a child after swim in cold water

A St. Clair County man faces felony child abuse and endangerment charges after police said he took a 2-year-old girl into a swimming pool in cold water and struck her in the face and on the body.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Juvenile Detention Center passes state inspection, but population rising

The St. Clair County Juvenile Detention Center has passed its annual state inspection with flying colors, but the report's release comes at a time when the center held more detainees than any month in 2 1/2 years.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Free back-to-school immunizations today, next week for St. Clair County

The Swansea Rotary Club is teaming with the St. Clair County Health Department to offer free back-to-school immunizations and dental and eye exams.

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Related Topix: Swansea, IL

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Caseyville police arrest man after pursuit

Richard Malone, Jr., 35 of the 800 block of North 75th Street in East St. Louis, was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer with a motor vehicle and fleeing and attempting to elude an officer.

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

Sat Jul 05, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

County Board members: Depleted environment fund may not be enough to address emergencies

State law requires landfill fees be used for environmental protection purposes, yet some St. Clair County Board members say the county has used this money to balance its budget in recent years.

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Related Topix: Environment, Science, East St. Louis, IL, Marissa, IL

Belleville News Democrat

Let the sunshine in: Man who filed lawsuit to remove ESL mayor calls ruling 'a victory'

East St. Louis mayor Alvin Parks Jr. speaks about the need for the new high-speed Amtrak train to make a stop in his city during a press conference outside city hall Thursday morning.

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Related Topix: East St. Louis, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law

WAND-TV Decatur

St. Clair County trapping cats, may raze house

Officials in St. Clair County want to demolish a house near Belleville that's become a neighborhood nuisance - as soon as they can capture dozens of feral cats living there.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL

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