Swansea’s Clayton Keller makes NHL debut against Blues

Swansea, IL native Clayton Keller made his National Hockey League debut Monday with the Arizona Coyotes against the NHL’s St. Louis Blues. The Blues were the team Keller and his family rooted for when he was growing up and a large continent from the metro-east, located in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, was planning on visiting Scottrade Center for the Blues-Coyotes game.

U.S. reviewing 700 bombing videos from Mosul to determine its role in civilian deaths

The U.S. military is reviewing more than 700 videos of bombs it dropped on the Iraqi city of Mosul, following reports that hundreds of civilians had been killed by U.S.-led airstrikes against the Islamic State in the campaign to retake the city. Local reports said that as many as 200 civilians, including women and children, had been killed at the same site as a March 17 airstrike while hiding in buildings from the increasingly bloody street-to-street battle in residential areas.

Seeking plain speaking from St. Clair County chairman on sales tax for safety

St. Clair County Chairman Mark Kern has been given multiple opportunities to address MidAmerica Airport’s financial impact on public safety and to promise the county will keep its hands off a proposed penny sales tax hike. His words have been less than a promise or guarantee. The vote is April 4, 2017, and he can still be clear with voters in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

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Candidate Kent Randle talks about why you should vote for him

Kent Randle is running to be re-elected Belleville Ward 3 Alderman in the April 4, 2017, election in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. He explains why voters should support him.
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Candidate Kent Randle talks about why you should vote for him

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Millstadt tavern fire

Firefighters battle blaze at West End tavern in Millstadt 0:38

Firefighters battle blaze at West End tavern in Millstadt

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How dental mercury seeps into the environment