Metro-east duck hunters fined, banned from state parks for stealing

Three duck hunters from the metro-east have pleaded guilty to stealing a bicycle and a duck decoy cart from a state park at Carlyle Lake in Fayette County, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. A father and son from O’Fallon as well as a man from Troy had been accused of theft in November 2014 when waterfowl hunters at the Carlyle Lake State Fish and Wildlife Area reported that a bicycle and decoy cart had been stolen during a hunting trip. The complaint was investigated by conservation police officers.

Althoff and Collinsville ready to renew high school football rivalry

There was nothing easy about Althoff’s 24-22 victory over Collinsville in the 2015 season opener last August. The Crusaders prevailed on a 23-yard touchdown pass from Jordan Augustine to Edwyn Brown with 15.9 seconds remaining, but it took several special teams mistakes by Collinsville and a last-ditch Althoff drive to make it happen. Althoff, coming off a 13-1 season and second in the Associated Press Class 4A state rankings, travels to Collinsville for a 7 p.m. game Friday.

Curly needed a St. Clair County lawyer

An electrician who stood under a ladder at the Prairie State Energy Campus got a $9.4 million jury award after two workers came down the ladder and stepped on his head in 2010. When compensation for neck pain becomes a jackpot it earns our legal system its reputation as a judicial hellhole.

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Althoff Football Preview

Althoff head coach Ken Turner talks about their upcoming season.
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Althoff Football Preview 1:06

Althoff Football Preview

Alex Pietrangelo talks about being named captain of the St. Louis Blues 1:30

Alex Pietrangelo talks about being named captain of the St. Louis Blues

IndyCar is returning to Gateway Motorsports Park 2:23

IndyCar is returning to Gateway Motorsports Park

Students' mission to grow food for needy gets start from store workers 0:52

Students' mission to grow food for needy gets start from store workers