Metro-East Priest Charged In Child Porn Case

Mascoutah, IL  (KTRS)   A metro-east Catholic priest is facing charges in connection with child a pornography case. On Tuesday, Father Gerald Hechenberger was charged with sixteen counts of felony child pornography and possession of meth. Hechenberger is an associate pastor of Holy Childhood of Jesus Parish in Mascoutah. Acting on a tip, investigators executed a search…

Metro-East Priest Under Investigation For Child Porn

Mascoutah, IL  (KTRS)  An associate pastor at a metro-east Catholic church is under investigation for child pornography. Police arrested Father Gerald Hechenberger Monday night. Hechenberger is an associate pastor at Holy Childhood Church and School in Mascoutah. Belleville police say the arrest of Hechenberger is the result of a tip alleging that child pornography was…

Arnold Officer O’Connor Taken to CO Hospital for Rehabilitation

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Arnold Police Officer Ryan O’Connor has been taken to a Colorado rehabilitation facility, where he’ll undergo further treatment for injuries he suffered last month. First responder vehicles … fire engines, police cars, etc … lined up along Interstate 64 Monday about noon with their lights flashing to escort O’Connor, who was being taken…

Officials Urge Caution With Icy Road Conditions In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Officials are cautioning motorists to again be prepared for hazardous driving conditions with most of Illinois under winter weather advisories. Many of the National Weather Service’s advisories remain in effect until Monday. They warn of light snow and freezing rain. Illinois Department of Transportation crews have been pretreating areas susceptible to…