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FILE - In this June 12, 2019, file photo, Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott smiles as he walks off the field after participating in drills at the team's NFL football training facility in Frisco, Texas. The Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott have agreed on a $90 million, six-year contract extension that will make him the NFL's highest-paid running back and end a holdout that lasted the entire preseason, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
Associated Press
September 04, 2019 - 9:08 am
The Dallas Cowboys and Ezekiel Elliott have agreed on a $90 million, six-year contract extension that will make him the NFL's highest-paid running back and end a holdout that lasted the entire preseason, a person with knowledge of the agreement said Wednesday. The breakthrough was finalized the...
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Kaden Conroux
Photo courtesy of Tammy Conroux
Maria Keena
August 09, 2019 - 9:51 am
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — A Metro East boy in need of a liver is also in need of the community as he waits for a transplant. Photo courtesy of Tammy Conroux Kaden Conroux's mom Tammy says he first became ill in 2016 and was then diagnosed with Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). It's a progressive...
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Alton, Illinois flooding
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July 29, 2019 - 12:56 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Weather officials say the Mississippi River has fallen below flood stage in two badly-affected southwestern Illinois cities for the first time in months. The National Weather Service’s Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Services says the river measured below flood stage in Alton and...
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(Brian Kelly, KMOX)
July 02, 2019 - 11:37 am
GRAFTON, Ill. (KMOX) - Many Metro East communities are racing to clean up as water from the second-highest flood in recorded history is finally receding. They're trying to beat the crowds and tourists who are expected to visit for the holiday weekend. LOOK: NASA shows side-by-side comparison photos...
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Argosy Casino in Alton, Illinois flooded in June 2019
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June 25, 2019 - 1:36 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Repairs and cleanup following the prolonged flooding along the Mississippi River will cost more than $2 billion, an advocacy group for river communities said Tuesday. Heavier than normal snow melt in the late winter and frequent and heavy rains through the spring led to flooding...
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Megan Lynch
June 09, 2019 - 11:11 am
Alton, IL (KMOX) - Alton officials hope to have some relief after the Mississippi River crests there today. "But once the waters recede we'll have another challenge, " points out Alton Public Works Director, Robert Barnhart, "water levels have been up now for some time now, two to three weeks now,...
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Alton, Illinois flooding
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May 30, 2019 - 1:24 pm
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — Madison County in southern Illinois has been declared a disaster area by its county board chairman. In making the announcement, the county is calling for the National Guard to aid in flood-fighting efforts. In proclaiming a disaster Wednesday, County Board Chairman Kurt Prenzler...
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May 26, 2019 - 2:31 pm
Alton, IL (KMOX) - More flooding woes for drivers in Illinois. State transportation officials have closed northbound U.S. 67 at Illinois 100 in Alton. One southbound lane has also been closed. IDOT says it anticipates U.S. 67 will be completely shut down by Tuesday morning. Illinois 100 remains...
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A vehicle drives through Mississippi River flood water in downtown Alton, Il. on Monday, May 6, 2019. Flooding from the Mississippi River closed streets in downtown, forced the closure of Argosy Casino and flooded the basements of several businesses. The Mississippi River is expected to crest at 34.8 feet later on Monday, almost 14 feet above flood stage. The red painted line beneath the American flag on the grain silos denotes the height of flood water in 1993. (David Carson/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)
May 06, 2019 - 11:40 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The swollen Mississippi River and its tributaries were receding in many flood-ravaged communities on Monday, but concerns remained high because of the threat of heavy rain over the next few days. The Mississippi's levels slowly fell north of St. Louis after they reached record or...
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Scottie Musgraves
Photo supplied/Alton Police Department
Brett Blume
January 18, 2019 - 9:53 am
ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) — The Alton Police Department and members of the Illinios Law Enforcement Alarm System made an arrest on a drug-related search warrant Thursday. A several-months-long investigation led to the arrest of 44-year-old Scottie Musgraves, who was taken into custody at his home in the...
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