A strip club in East St. Louis could be facing harsh penalties after a fatal shooting over the weekend.
Police say 20-year-old Kenneth Richards was shot and killed in the parking lot of Denese's Place late Saturday night. The club has had its liquor license suspended until the results of a hearing that takes place Wednesday at 2:30 PM. Officials say the hearing could result in more penalties.
Police meanwhile continue their search for an SUV involved in the shooting. The vehicle is described as a white GMC Yukon or Suburban. Anyone with information is asked to call Crimestoppers at (866) 371-TIPS (8477).
A convict who escaped from the Robinson Correctional Center before the weekend, is back in custody.
Police say Jared Carter is being held in the Crawford County jail. Carter was walking down the street in Palestine, Illinois when he the village's chief of police and other officers approached him. When the police asked him for ID he just said "I'm who you're looking for" and surrendered.
Carter was an inmate-trustee at the Robinson Correctional Center who was allowed to work on prison grounds outside the walls. He was working on Friday when authorities say he walked away.
Palestine is in Eastern Illinois near the Indiana state line.
High flying action is coming to Festus next month.
The weekend of October 5 and 6 will be the Jefferson County Air Festival. In addition to the air show, there will be food, skydiving exhibitions, and helicopter rides. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per vehicle.
The event is held at the Festus airport.
For more information, call 636-937-2228 or visit www.FestusAirport.net.