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.

Columbia unleashes powerful weapons to knock off Althoff volleyball

Once Columbia High senior Colene Hamilton unleashed the laser Thursday night, the Althoff Crusaders had no luck finding a force field or any other form of protection. The hard-hitting Hamilton pounded down a career-high 19 kills, helping Columbia overcome a 25-23 loss to Althoff in the first set before securing 25-23 and 25-6 victories to win the match.

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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Columbia's Colene Hamilton has 19 kills in volleyball win over Althoff

Hamilton's big night helped the Columbia Eagles rally from a 23-25 loss in the first set to win the next two 25-23 and 25-6 over Althoff on Thursday.
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Columbia's Colene Hamilton has 19 kills in volleyball win over Althoff 1:33

Columbia's Colene Hamilton has 19 kills in volleyball win over Althoff

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

Althoff Football Preview 1:06

Althoff Football Preview

IndyCar is returning to Gateway Motorsports Park 2:23

IndyCar is returning to Gateway Motorsports Park