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Inmate escapes from Vandalia Correctional Center

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – An inmate escaped Tuesday afternoon from a southern Illinois prison, officials said. Marcus Battice, 21, got over the f...
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Police identified mother hit and killed in parking lot

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Police have identified the St. Louis mother killed in a tragic accident in a Walgreens parking lot Monday evening. 33-yea...
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Michael Brown memorial rebuilt after fire

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) – Residents have rebuilt a memorial at the Ferguson, Missouri, site where a police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael B...
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Grafton residents say carp processing facility smells rotten

GRAFTON, Ill. (AP) – Residents who live near a plant that processes Asian Carp in southern Illinois say it’s producing rotten smells, desp...
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Former Illinois health official charged in scheme

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A former official at the Illinois Department of Public Health faces federal charges of bribery, theft and tax evasion a...
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Maryland diamond store hold-up man pleads guilty

BALTIMORE (AP) – A man has pleaded guilty to holding up a Maryland diamond store while wearing a ball cap, wig, fake beard and sunglasses and ma...
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Merck buys St. Louis-based Sigma-Aldrich

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) РOne of the largest  pharmaceutical and chemical companies in the world is acquiring St. Louis-based Sigma-Aldrich. Merck...
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Parents, educators clash over common core changes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Educators and parents chosen to rewrite learning benchmarks for Missouri children are divided on how to move forward....
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Police release picture of robbery suspect

St. Charles, MO (KTRS) – The search for the suspect in a convenience store robbery continues into its fourth day. Just after 9 Friday night, the...
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Belleville celebrates 200th Birthday with 200-foot bratwurst

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Residents in the southwest Illinois city of Belleville celebrated its 200th birthday with a 200-foot bratwurst, complete...