CRIME & SAFETY
St. Clair County school district loses a teacher in a crash for the second time this month
“I choose to teach at James Avant Elementary School because it is my responsibility to make a difference in my community,” the teacher wrote in a message during National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Coroner Nonn Reveals More Information After Body Found In Wood River Creek
ALTON - Madison County Coroner Steve Nonn confirmed on Tuesday morning an autopsy has been completed on a male subject discovered Friday evening in Wood River Creek at the overpass with East Broadway in Alton. Nonn said there was nothing that revealed anything criminal in nature about the death. Nonn...
Woman pulled from river in Alton early Monday
Alton police and firefighters were called to Riverfront Park early Monday to the report of a woman who either fell into or jumped into the Mississippi River. She was eventually pulled to safety thanks to the use of the Alton fireboat but was taken to the hospital in serious condition. Police cannot go into details of the incident, but Major John Franke says it did not involve a criminal act.
Group headed to a bar robbed in Soulard early Monday
ST. LOUIS — Two women and a man were robbed and carjacked in Soulard early Monday morning. Police say the suspects drove away in their car. Three people were walking to a nearby bar at around 3 a.m. when an older, dark-colored Cadillac sedan approached them. The robbers got out of the vehicle and one of them was armed with a handgun. He held it to the man’s head and told the women to get on the ground. They told the victims to hand over their wallets and cellphones.
O’Fallon man charged with alleged armed carjacking
Three felony charges were filed after the Friday night incident.
Coroner Identifies Man Found Submerged In Wood River Creek
ALTON - A local man whose body was found submerged in Wood River Creek has been identified as Trever J. Oliver, 33, of South Roxana. Madison County Coroner Stephen P. Nonn identified the body, which was found near the intersection of Wood River Creek and East Broadway on Friday, May 26, 2023.
Animal tranquilizer being added to fentanyl, increasing overdose deaths
ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Tracey Mccann has been clean and sober for 9 months and hopes to inspire others who have substance use disorder to get into treatment with her hopeful message. “It’s possible to get clean,” she said. Mccann is still suffering the physical scars from an...
3 escape late night house fire in Caseyville
The fire started in the basement of the home on Hill Road in Caseyville. Two adults in their 60s, their son and two dogs made it out safely.
Ferguson police cracking down on temporary tags
FERGUSON, Mo. (KMOV) – Ferguson police are cracking down against drivers with expired and fake temporary tags. The new initiative, called “#TempTagTuesday,” aims to promote “safety, compliance, and legal responsibility on our roads,” Chief Troy Doyle posted on the department’s social media page. According...
Man pleads guilty in Jefferson County Court to drug, weapons charges
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 43-year-old East St. Louis man was sentenced to prison last week in Jefferson County Court after he pleaded guilty to drug and weapons charges. Kelvin Dees was already on parole from the Illinois Department of Corrections when Mt. Vernon police arrested him in March on charges of Class X felony armed violence, Class 3 being a felon in possession of a firearm and Class 2 felony possession of between 5 and 15 grams of methamphetamine.
Semi truck crash closes WB I-270 in Edwardsville
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. — A semi truck crash closed westbound I-270 at around 10:30 a.m. near I-55 at Edwardsville. Traffic is backing up in the area. Illinois State Police say that the crash involved two trucks. One truck-tractor rolled onto its side across the westbound lanes, spilling its load onto the interstate.
Police believe body pulled from Mississippi River was man who ran from officers Thursday
ST. LOUIS — Police are still working to identify the man whose remains were pulled from the Mississippi River Saturday, and officers believe they were the last ones to see him alive. Police were called to the riverfront near the north leg of the Gateway Arch at about 9...
Alton police solve 2014 cold case, suspect moved from Mexico to Illinois
The Alton Police Department has closed a cold case after the suspect in a 2014 murder was transferred from Mexico to Illinois earlier this month. Alton police solve 2014 cold case, suspect moved …. The Alton Police Department has closed a cold case after the suspect in a 2014 murder...
Man charged after pulling gun on police
A Granite City man is facing charged in Madison County Court after he allegedly pulled a weapon on police last week. 59-year-old Charles Payne is charged with 3 counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer and one count of obstructing justice in the incident that took place on May 24 while authorities were serving a warrant.
Felon dies of self-inflicted gunshot after police shootout in Illinois
O’FALLON, Ill. (WTVO) — A man shot and killed himself on Sunday after exchanging gunfire with Illinois police during a traffic stop, according to police. Officers initiated a high-risk traffic stop in the parking lot of O’Fallon Plaza around 11:42 a.m., the O’Fallon Police Department said. The man reportedly stopped and exited his car, firing […]
South Roxana man dies after being found in creek
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) - A man from South Roxana died after he was found in a Wood River Creek Friday. Trever J. Oliver was found with his head submerged in Wood River Creek near the intersection of Wood River Creek and East Broadway just after 6 p.m. The 33-year-old was pulled to shore by Alton officers. He was pronounced dead at 6:44 p.m. by a Madison County Coroner’s Office Investigator.
Man shot and killed downtown feet away from riverfront tourist attractions
A man was fatally shot in downtown St. Louis early Monday morning on the riverfront near the arch, and the suspect still has not been found.
St. Louis Man Faces Assault Charges In Camden County
A St. Louis man facing a felony assault charge in Camden County is free after posting a $75-thousand bond. No specific details are available at this time but the sheriff’s office does indicate that 48-year-old Matthew Votruba is being charged with first-degree or attempted assault involving serious injury or special victim.
Metro East county reports big drop in vehicle thefts
The Madison County State’s Attorney says the 24 percent drop in car thefts in the county comes as car thefts are up 30 percent in Illinois, and up over 90 percent in the city of St. Louis.
Driver of wanted vehicle fires at metro-east officers, then shoots self, state police say
Officers had stopped the vehicle in a parking lot on U.S. 50 in O’Fallon.
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