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Just in time for the 4th of July, there are new requirements for anyone looking to purchase fireworks in Belleville.

Consumers have to show proof they have completed a 15 minute safety class. Illinois has a statewide ban on fireworks. Local communities can vote to allow fireworks and other pyrotechnics, but only residents who have completed the test can purchase them.

The Illinois State Fire Marshal has the safety class on their website. The Belleville Fire Department will administer the class and hopes to have it online later this month.

 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:34
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A Granite City man faces charges for allegedly stabbing his estranged wife to death.

The Police report says that Marissa Stainback was walking with a male friend yesterday afternoon when Tyrone Stainback approached her and stabbed her. Marissa was rushed to the hospital, but the Madison County Coroner confirmed she died from several stab wounds.

Tyrone is being held on no bond and faces 1st degree murder charges.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 13:06
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It is the last day for the public to get a look at the revolutionary solar-powered plane that made a stop in St. Louis.

Lambert Spokesperson Jeff Lea tells KTRS News there are still tickets available to see the Solar Impulse today. Viewing runs from 1-4 and free tickets are available at solarimpulse.com. The plane is scheduled to take off at the end of the week.

It is the first solar-powered plane that can fly in day or night.

 

Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:20
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A Macintosh reseller has been the target of a smash and grab robbery again.

Police say thieves drove a white pickup truck through the front door of the Mac HQ store on Manchester Road. The thieves made off with several boxes of merchandise. The truck was found just a few blocks away--it had been reported stolen.

The Mac HQ store has been robbed four times in just the past few months, most recently on May 16. No word on any suspects in the case.

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