Alton man sentenced to 50 years in cousin’s shooting death

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – An Alton man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after being convicted in the shooting death of his cousin. Madison Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli handed down the sentenced against 24-year-old Damond Riddlespriger on Tuesday following his January conviction on a charge of first-degree murder. Authorities say Riddlespriger shot 22-year-old…

MoDOT warns of deteriorating bridge conditons

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The number of Missouri bridges in poor condition is expected to increase dramatically over the next decade as state funding declines. State transportation commissioners were told Tuesday that Missouri currently has 600 bridges on state highways that are rated in poor or critical condition but are not in Missouri’s five-year…

O’Fallon Voters Will Decide Water & Sewer Options

O’FALLON, Ill. (AP) – A growing southwestern Illinois bedroom community is considering leasing the city’s water and sewer systems to a private company to generate money for citywide improvements. Voters in the St. Louis suburb of O’Fallon will consider dueling, non-binding ballot measures on the topic in the April 7 municipal election. One was written…