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Weekly Safety Report: Suspect Arrested in Alton Shooting Death, Slow-Speed Pursuit Ends in Arrest
Two incidents occurred in Alton, Illinois this week. In the first incident, a suspect has been charged and arrested for the shooting death of Jarred O. Hayes. The suspect, Stanford Stokes, was charged with offenses related to the shooting. In the second incident, one person was taken into custody after a slow-speed chase. The chase began when officers attempted to make contact with the suspect at a home, but the suspect fled the scene, bumping an officer with their vehicle. The suspect was pursued at a slow rate of speed but was eventually apprehended.
Coroner IDs man found shot to death in Washington Park
State police have been called to assist in the investigation.
Weekly Safety Report: Fentanyl Sale, Motel Robbery, and Library Vandalism hit Florissant
This week in Florissant, Missouri, several incidents occurred that raised concerns about safety in the community. These incidents include the sale of fentanyl resulting in the death of twin brothers, a man accused of robbing two women at a motel, and the vandalism of a free book library for children.
Master of deception admits guilt in $109K Walmart heist
A Canadian man admitted tricking clerks out of thousands of dollars in cash in federal court Friday. It was part of a nationwide ‘sleight of hand’ scheme that hit 13 states this year. It caught up with him right here in the St. Louis area.
Suit alleges dentist applied crown to wrong tooth
EDWARDSVILLE — A dental patient claims a dentist applied a crown to the wrong front tooth. Erika Odelehr filed a complaint on Nov. 20 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Dr. Dean Danos, D.D.S., Dr. Simone Favor, D.D.S., Aspen Dental Management Inc., and Aspen Dental, alleging negligence. According...
East St. Louis in financial turmoil, city at risk of layoffs and payless paydays
The City of East St. Louis facing a severe financial crisis that could result in layoffs and payless paydays. It could also force the city to slash some services.
St. Louis grandfather furious after grandson robbed of designer tennis shoes
ST. LOUIS — "I'm upset about it all. It makes no sense. Nothing like that has ever happened to him," said Calvin Clifton. The furious grandfather is still shaking his head after what happened to his 13-year-old grandson. "If he can't wear what he wants to wear then it's...
Women of Distinction nomination window is open
The YWCA of Alton is looking for nominations for the 2024 Women of Distinction award. Honorees will be recognized during a dinner on April 25th at The Commons at Lewis and Clark Community College. The YWCA has been handing out the award since 1991. YWCA Alton executive director Dorothy Hummel...
Suit alleges nursing home patient died after being dropped, suffering knee injury
EDWARDSVILLE — The family of a deceased nursing home patient claims she fell and suffered a knee injury, which allegedly contributed to her death. Venessa Nasello as Special Representative of the Estate of Shirley J. Gage, deceased, filed a complaint on Nov. 20 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Alton NH LLC, doing business as River Crossing of Alton, alleging negligence and other claims.
Trio sneaks into abandoned STL prison, gets trapped in cell
Police say three men from Illinois cut a hole in a fence to get onto the former Medium Security Institution in St. Louis grounds two weeks ago.
Wood River man alleges cancer due to PFAS exposure in drinking water
EDWARDSVILLE — A man who was born and raised in Wood River claims he suffered injuries from exposure to PFAS. Timothy Blasa filed a complaint on Nov. 21 in the Madison County Circuit Court against Shell USA and others, alleging negligence and other claims. According to his complaint, Blasa...
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Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of granite city..
Weekly Safety Report: Shootings, Carjackings, and Drug Crimes Plague St. Louis
This week in St. Louis, Missouri, several incidents occurred involving shootings, carjackings, and drug crimes. A woman was taken into custody after another woman was shot and a 15-year-old boy was grazed by gunfire. A second suspect was charged with murder in a 2020 fatal shooting in the Hamilton Heights neighborhood. A man was injured during an attempted carjacking, and a 13-year-old boy was robbed by 10 suspects after getting off a school bus. An anti-violence worker was charged with drug crimes connected to the Black Mafia Family. Additionally, a Fenton man opened fire after a fender bender in Tower Grove South.
Metro East man says Brooklyn PD chief tased him over parking ticket
BROOKLYN, Ill. (KMOV) - A Metro East man is calling for a police chief to resign after the chief and another officer with the department tased him during an incident that resulted in a parking ticket. Court records show Jeremy Cureton, 27, was issued a parking ticket and charged with...
‘Candy Cane Lane’ reunites East St. Louis native with comedy icon Eddie Murphy
The holiday spirit entertainment industry veteran and filmmaker Reginald Hudlin exuded as he talked about his latest directorial effort “Candy Cane Lane” was infectious. Would it be too corny to say that his eyes lit up like a Christmas tree? Perhaps – despite how true it was.
McDonald’s is bringing back adult happy meals
McDonald's is releasing a new limited-edition happy meal for adults, complete with a very special toy.
Local veterinarians say to keep pets up to date on vaccines, checkups as respiratory illness spreads
ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Respiratory issues are not just affecting people this time of year. A mysterious canine respiratory illness has popped up across the U.S. Veterinarians say this mysterious illness is spread through interactions with other dogs. In the St. Louis region, veterinarians said it is important to keep your dogs up to date on vaccines and checkups.
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(SPRINGFIELD) The Illinois Department of Labor has issued a subpoena to the U.S. Steel Corporation to investigate its compliance with the Illinois Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act. The Illinois WARN Act requires employers with 75 or more full-time employees to give workers and government officials 60 days advance notice of a plant closing or mass layoff. Layoff notices at Granite City Works in Granite City were announced earlier this week. This follows layoffs that were announced in September, although the company characterized those as temporary at the time.
Man faces 41 charges in month-long crime spree in St. Louis
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - Circuit attorneys charged a man with 41 criminal offenses on Friday, accusing him of numerous felonies during a month-long crime spree in St. Louis. First Alert 4 reported on 37-year-old Romel S. Taylor last month, after police statements showed he walked away from a carjacking when the victim started praying and then later robbed a bank.
St. Louis County police arrest man in connection with multiple vehicle break-ins
The St. Louis County police have arrested and charged Jayvion Williams for breaking into four different vehicles within a three-hour period on May 7, 2023.