Metro-east middle school bans students from using cellphones

Collinsville IL Middle School in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO changed its cellphone policy, banning students from using their phones during the school day. Principal Kimberly Jackson said electronic devices have become distracting and pose a potential safety risk because they can be used to bully students or send explicit messages.

Blues extend Berglund, consider Shattenkirk options

The St. Louis Blues NHL hockey team announced they have signed Patrik Berglun to a new five year contract extension. The National Hockey League team in St. Louis, MO near southern Illinois, is also considering their options with Kevin Shattenkirk.

100 Illinois deaths from U-47700? Nope. But it is still a danger

A synthetic opioid ordered online from China is a threat, but not as big a threat as recently reported. Still, watch the kids’ online activity and have the talk about U-47700 to keep the drug overdose problem from continuing to grow in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Belle Valley 119 superintendent retiring at end of school year

Belle Valley School District 119 Superintendent Lou Obernuefemann will retire from the Belleville, IL school in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO at the end of the 2016-2017 school year and be replaced by Bartelso Elementary School District 57 Superintendent R.Dane Gale from Bartelso, IL in Clinton County, IL.
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Belle Valley 119 superintendent retiring at end of school year 1:26

Belle Valley 119 superintendent retiring at end of school year

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Archaeologist to discuss East St. Louis excavation

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Unch's Bar and Grill in Cahokia

Belleville officials discuss crime in the city 3:18

Belleville officials discuss crime in the city