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Haine Further Explains Police Camera Support

When cameras are everywhere, it helps, according to a prosecutor-turned-senator. State Sen. Bill Haine used to be Madison County state's attorney and recalls the introduction of the dashboard camera to police cars.

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

Sun Sep 14, 2014

KFVS12

Voter rolls issues reported in southwest Illinois

Issues with multiple voters being listed to single address were among the potential problems with voter rolls in southwestern Illinois, according to a published report on Sunday. The News-Democrat examined voter registrations in Madison County, St. Clair County and East St. Louis, a move that comes after recent purges to remove inactive voters from databases.

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Related Topix: Belleville, IL, St Clair County, IL, East St. Louis, IL

WAND-TV Decatur

Congressional candidate's residency under scrutiny

Illinois congressional candidate Ann Callis' previous out-of-state residence has come under scrutiny, with a published report Sunday saying she signed mortgage documents while a judge in Illinois that listed her home as in Missouri. Callis, a former Madison County judge, is trying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis in the district that stretches from Champaign to the St. Louis suburbs.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Representative Rodney Davis, Republican, US House of Representatives, Illinois

Sat Sep 13, 2014

RiverBender.com

Three Businesses Cited During Compliance Check

Three businesses in Godfrey were cited during a recent compliance check by the Madison County Sheriff's Office. According to a report issued by the office Friday, Melville Dairy, Roper's Regal Beagle and Casey's General Store on West Delmar were each cited for unlawful sale of an alcoholic liquor to a minor.

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Related Topix: Godfrey, IL, Bethalto, IL

Fri Sep 12, 2014

RiverBender.com

Veterans Amnesty Day Today

Veterans with legal issues can get some help today in Madison County. It's Veterans' Amnesty Day at the County Courthouse in Edwardsville for any veteran with a traffic, misdemeanor, ordinance or felony warrant.

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Related Topix: Edwardsville, IL

Thu Sep 11, 2014

RiverBender.com

Armed Robbery Suspect Captured

After nearly a month on the run, the suspect in a Wood River armed robbery is behind bars. 41-year-old Christopher Booker of St. Louis had eluded police since charges were filed a few of weeks ago, but the United States' Marshall's Service has taken him into custody and he will be returning to Madison County to face his charges.

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Related Topix: Wood River, IL

Wed Sep 10, 2014

RiverBender.com

Parents Charged In Childs Battery

A 7-month-old is still hospitalized after allegedly suffering broken ribs and internal injuries at the hands of his parents. The Madison County State's Attorney's Office has charged 20-year-old Kamryn N. Kerr and 18-year-old Ashlee N. Wethington, both of the 4,000 block of Braden Street in Granite City, with Aggravated Battery to a Child and Endangering the Life or Health of a Child.

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Related Topix: Granite City, IL

WAND-TV Decatur

Alton police: Suspect in custody in shooting death

An Illinois man accused of playing a role in last weekend's shooting death of a St. Louis man was being held Wednesday in lieu of $1 million bond. Prosecutors in Madison County charged Antione Parker, 33, of Belleville with three counts of murder and one count apiece of armed robbery and armed violence.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Alton, IL

Tue Sep 02, 2014

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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Related Topix: Explosion

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

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