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Brian Kelly
May 22, 2020 - 12:16 pm
Survey indicates River Bend residents will be cautious about returning to small businesses and restaurants.
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bar, beers
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Michael Calhoun
April 07, 2020 - 9:22 am
Alton Mayor Brant Walker has issued a statement after his wife was caught violating the Illinois stay-at-home order.
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Customers shop at Schunks grocery store on Friday, March 29, 2013, in Kirkwood, Missouri.
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Alex Degman
March 18, 2020 - 4:51 pm
An Alton store is closed until further notice, reduced hours continue in Shrewsbury and Lemay.
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Tom Franklin
November 14, 2019 - 11:46 am
ALTON, Ill. (KMOX) - An Alton man with a history of sexual abuse is now facing mandatory life in prison. Brandon James, 38, faces two new counts of criminal sexual assault. He was out on parole when this alleged incident with a 19-year-old woman occurred. Police say the woman was sleeping when...
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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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