Neighbor calls police, man charged after home break-in in Fairview

The St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office charged a Granite City, Illinois, man with felony residential burglary for a Sunday incident in Fairview Heights. A K-9 unit from the Swansea Police Department helped lead police to Scott W. Braswell after he allegedly fled into some nearby woods after seeing police.

California officer guns down man in 'shooting stance'

The fatal police shooting of a black man who drew something from his pocket and extended his hands in a "shooting stance" happened about a minute after officers in a San Diego suburb arrived where a distraught man was reportedly walking in traffic, a police spokesman said Wednesday.

So how much teacher inspiration does $100,000 buy?

Federal grant rules dictate how much school districts should spend on professional development for teachers. Cahokia schools recently spent $100,000 on guest speakers, raising the question of whether there are better ways the money could benefit disadvantaged students.

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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks after loss to Cincinnati

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny discusses his team's squandered scoring chances and an injury to Seung Hwan Oh in a 2-1 NL Central loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.
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Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks after loss to Cincinnati 3:13

Cardinals manager Mike Matheny talks after loss to Cincinnati

Gibault soccer wins fifth straight with victory over Althoff 1:53

Gibault soccer wins fifth straight with victory over Althoff

Swansea police chief talks about sex offender's arrest 3:51

Swansea police chief talks about sex offender's arrest

Belleville museum celebrates 150th anniversary 1:13

Belleville museum celebrates 150th anniversary