Monday Dec 2
Several Missing Persons Cases Open
A week after being reported missing, police are still looking for an Alton woman who left her home on College Avenue on Saturday, November 23. Courtney C. Coats was last seen around noon leaving her home on foot, wearing an orange, white and black Harley-Davidson leather jacket, blue jeans, and carrying a green duffel bag.
Six Netted in Drug Sweep
Six people have been arrested with more to come in an ongoing drug sweep in Jersey County.
Pike Station burglar pleads guilty
One of the four young men accused of drug charges and a string of burglaries who were arrested last summer in Pike Station has pleaded guilty to burglary and possession of methamphetamine.
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Jerseyville man indicted on sex trafficking charges
A Jerseyville man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on commercial sex trafficking of a child and inducement of a child to engage in prostitution.
GOP renews focus on 'Obamacare'
In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, self-employed photographer Michael Weaver works the sidelines of a high school football game in Jerseyville, Ill.