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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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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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Debbie Monterrey
January 04, 2019 - 12:16 pm
ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) — It may feel more like spring this weekend than winter, but it's time for the Alton Audubon Eagle Ice Festival. Stephanie Tate with Great Rivers Tourism says more than 500 trumpeter swans have made their way back to the Audubon Center at Riverlands . And yes, there are eagles,...
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Amber Hampshire
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December 27, 2018 - 6:57 pm
Amber Hampshire accused of hiding condition & denying treatment
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Brian Kelly
December 21, 2018 - 8:23 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) — A former Metro East pastor is being called out today as survivors demand the Springfield, Illinois Diocese release the names of more allegedly abusive priests. The Survivors Network for Those Abused by Priests says Fr. Thomas G. Meyer, who was pastor at Sts. Peter and...
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Brian Edelen
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December 14, 2018 - 9:40 pm
Brian Edelen accused of stabbing man to death
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Crime scene
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December 14, 2018 - 8:56 am
The officers involved in the shooting are on administrative leave. They've been treated and released for their injuries.
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