Body Found Near Belleville School

Belleville, IL  (KTRS)  The investigation continues after a body was found early Tuesday morning near a school in Belleville. Authorities say the victim was discovered at just before 5 a.m. near Emge Junior High School. The “Belleville News Democrat” reports that the St. Clair County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 40-year-old Richard Kelley Jr. Kelley reportedly…

Metro-East Train Derailment Being Investigated

Belleville, IL  (KTRS)  The cause of an overnight train derailment in Belleville is being investigated. Authorities say a coal train jumped the tracks around  2 a.m. Wednesday  at the Norfolk Southern crossings, near Foley Drive and Frank Scott Parkway. Power lines were knocked down in the accident. This has left about five hundred residents and…