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The Wood River Police Department is currently holding 43-year-old Veronica D. Kimbro of Wood River in custody on the charge of False 911 Calls. No bail has been set. They are also currently holding 2...read more
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The annual Godfrey Family Fun Fest takes place today at Glazebrook Park.  The party doesn’t officially start until 5pm, but will include lots of free activities for kids like bouncers, the ...read more
While parking and seating were more restricted than in years past, thousands of people still crammed into Alton’s Riverfront Park for last night’s Fireworks over the Mississippi.  Par...read more
It’s the final day for Fair St. Louis in Forest Park.  Security at the event on Art Hill remains high.  Transportation officials suggest taking MetroLink to get the Fair is an option f...read more
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Former Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford is the subject of another lawsuit from those who used to work for him.Three ex-employees in the treasurer’s office, Patrick Carlson, George Daglas, and A...read more
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Major League Baseball's All-Star Break means a week off for baseball players across the nation. Here in the Riverbend it will take on a completely different meaning as the Alton Convention and Visitor...read more
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Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States, but avoiding over exposure to harmful ultraviolet light can prevent it.  More than one million cases of skin cancer are diagnos...read more
The Rotary of the Riverbend has five new officers as of last Thursday. In addition to the appointment of new officers, the rotary also awarded a Paul Harris Fellow to Monica Bristow of the River Bend ...read more
While the river is still up, it’s not going to stop the annual Fireworks Over the Mississippi.  The event is still on for tonight, with kids activities beginning at 5 and music to start at ...read more
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Summer is the time for outdoor picnics and barbeques, but unless precautions are taken, food borne illness can occur, says a dietitian at SIU School of Medicine.  Foodborne infections increase in...read more
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Lawmakers will return to Springfield after the Fourth of July holiday, and House members may affirm a Senate-passed bill to create an “essential services” budget for the month of July. [a...read more
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U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says while the U.S. will soon have an embassy in Cuba, lifting the trade embargo won’t be so easy.Reopening embassies in each other’s capitals appear to be o...read more
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The Independence celebrations continue tonight around the area with a fireworks display in Brighton.  The celebration in Brighton is relatively new, now in its fifth year, after several years of ...read more
A Highland teenager has been charged in connection with a bomb threat at the Wal-Mart store in Highland Monday night.  19-year-old Ryan M. Unger of the 100 block of Sunset Drive is charged with f...read more
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The Lewis and Clark Confluence Tower will once again be offering spectators a unique view of fireworks around the area.  Starting at 8pm both tomorrow and Friday, visitors will be able to head to...read more
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