Mt. Vernon man injured in crash where cigarette embers blew into his face
A 45-year-old Mt. Vernon man was injured when his pickup went out of control Friday afternoon after embers from a cigarette blew into his face. The crash occurred on US 51 north of the Country Bobs Plant just south of the Wamac city limits. Irvington Police, who handled the crash,...
70-year-old man shot, killed in St. Clair County
WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. — An investigation is underway in St. Clair County after a deadly shooting Friday morning. Just before 10 a.m., police were called to the 5900 block of Caseyville Ave in Washington Park, Illinois, for a report of a shooting. A man, with several gunshot wounds, was found lying in the roadway.
Weekly Safety Report: Federal Charges for Online Threats and Centralia Home Fire
This week in Washington County, Illinois, two incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. The first incident involves federal charges filed against a resident for making violent threats online. The accused individual, Alexia Willie, allegedly made multiple threatening statements in online chat rooms, targeting schools and public restrooms. The second incident involves a fire that damaged a home in Centralia. The fire, believed to be electrical in nature, occurred in the attic of the Ashley Wright and Kyle Rogers home. Fortunately, all occupants were safely outside the home when the fire department arrived.
Puppies in Need: Could Your Home Be Their New Home in breese, IL?
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around breese..
Whatever Happened To The Cast Of As The World Turns?
The classic soap opera "As The World Turns" first graced television screens on April 2, 1956. The show introduced audiences to the tumultuous lives of Oakdale, Illinois residents. For the next 54 years, devoted viewers tuned in daily, captivated by the romantic entanglements, family disputes, corporate power struggles, scandalous affairs, and thrilling adventures of their beloved characters. Created by the legendary Irna Phillips, the soap explored the lives of Oakdale residents through emotionally rich and character-driven narratives. Fans were heartbroken when CBS pulled the plug on the series in December 2009, and the iconic globe spun for the last time after over 13,000 episodes on September 17, 2010.
Weekly Safety Report: Fatal Crashes, Shootings, and Missing Person in St. Clair County, Illinois
This week in St. Clair County, Illinois, there were several incidents that occurred, including a fatal motorcycle vs. car crash near Millstadt, a man fatally shooting his wife outside a motel in Fairview Heights, the arrest of a man wanted for murder in Belleville, a tow truck operator being killed on I-255, and a report of a missing person in Fairview Heights.
Highland basketball girls overcome slow start, roll past Mascoutah
Despite early foul trouble, Larissa Taylor keys second-half surge to buoy the Bulldogs.
St. Clair County approves 2024 spending — but concerns about sheriff's funding persist
Editor's note: This story was originally published by the Belleville News-Democrat. St. Clair County Board members on Monday night voted 17-3 to approve spending $43 million on the county’s daily operations in 2024 as part of the annual budget, 4% more than last year. Before the vote, Republican board...
Post-Thanksgiving Tournaments Finish Today
At the Kaskaskian in Carlyle, Okawville beat Woodlawn 50-49 and Carlyle over SIUE Charter 59-28. The final day today is set with the 7th place game starting at 3pm with Woodlawn and Hillsboro. Okawville and SIUE Charter play at 4:30 for 5th place, followed by Flora and Greenville for third place at 6pm. The championship will feature Pinckneyville and Carlyle at 7:30.
Today the gas price is close to $3.17 in Sparta as of 2023-12-02. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Saturday is $3.247, a week ago the price is $3.259 , according to AAA.
Future of downstate coal plant still ‘number one issue’ facing City of Rochelle
ROCHELLE — On Nov. 15, Rochelle City Manager Jeff Fiegenschuh said the future of the Prairie State Energy Campus is “the number one issue” currently facing the City of Rochelle. The city has approximately $140 million in debt remaining until 2042 with the Prairie State Energy Campus....
Derecho disaster designation
The storms which taught many of us how to spell and pronounce the word derecho have the attention of the USDA. Secretary Tom Vilsack Wednesday issued as disaster designation for Sangamon, Christian, Hancock, McDonough, and Washington counties. Aid is available for all counties adjacent to those five, as well. “It’s...
Local Resident Ryan D. Martin Arrested for Damaging Pool and Vehicle, Faces Multiple Felony Charges
On November 28, 2023, the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office issued an arrest warrant for 36-year-old Ryan D. Martin from Ballwin, MO. Martin faces a felony charge of Criminal Damage to Property for damaging a pool last July. He is also charged with a misdemeanor for damaging a vehicle in Fairview Heights.
Col. Jeffery A. Smith takes on new leadership role at Scott Air Force Base
Colonel Jeffery A. Smith assumed his new position as the Air Force Reserve Command’s 932nd Airlift Wing Commander on Friday at Scott Air Force Base.
Here’s the latest on Golden Corral, the popular buffet restaurant in Shiloh
The restaurant had been closed for months while it was being remodeled.
Police arrest Cahokia Heights man wanted in March Belleville murder
The victim was fatally shot in a home on South 29th Street.
Burger Bonanza: Exploring Breese's Top 3 Irresistible Burgers
In this article, we will be exploring three enticing burgers available in Breese. Have you had the pleasure of tasting any of these yet? If your answer is yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below:
Trio sneaks into abandoned Workhouse, gets trapped in cell
FOX 2 has learned three people broke into the former Medium Security Institution in St. Louis, more commonly known as The Workhouse, and accidentally locked themselves in a cell.
Investigation underway into death of 53-year-old Centralia woman
An investigation is underway into the death of a 53-year-old Centralia woman who was found dead on the front porch of a home in the 1200 block of South Cherry Street early Wednesday morning. Centralia Police say they received a 911 call from the boyfriend of the woman that she...
Man told police he fatally shot his wife outside metro-east motel, prosecutor says
The alleged admission was revealed at a detention hearing for the defendant charged in the slaying.