Sgt. Scott Miller was on the mind of dozens of supporters of the Caseyville Police Department who gathered Saturday as part of the Paint Illinois Blue campaign and the National Thank a Police Officer Day.
The Illinois State Board of Education released preliminary state-level scores from the first administration of the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers assessment, also known as the PARCC test, on Wednesday. Less than 40 percent of Illinois students met or exceeded expectations as measured by the new statewide assessment.
Lamarc R. Garrett, charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of a 26-year-old St. Louis man at a Sauget convenience store after a dispute over a spilled beer, previously entered prison in Missouri for relatively minor convictions – before he broke a jailer’s jaw.
A Clinton County man who left the scene of a pedestrian fatality and tried to have his pickup crushed afterward at a salvage yard will serve six months in jail. An apologetic Jonathon Nast, of Damiansville, pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges stemming from the death of 23-year-old Lana Albert, of Edwardsville.
Alvin Harris Jr., who was charged with the stabbing death of his girlfriend Sharreta Day and her 9-year-old son on Monday, told police she stabbed him first, according to a search warrant application filed in St. Clair County Court.
James Klauzer of Springfield on Saturday caught an 81.4-pound flathead catfish in Sangchris Lake near Springfield, a fish so big it set the state record for its kind. Klauzer’s fish took the record away from the 78-pound flathead Jody Harris of Carlyle caught out of Carlyle Lake in 1995.
Belleville Det.Sgt. Mark Heffernan talks about the crime where a woman was ambushed in her garage late Thursday by a trio of men, one of them armed with a handgun. Two of the suspects stole the woman’s 2015 Mini Cooper and the third remained behind and sexually assaulted her. Currently police have one juvenile suspect in custody after a morning car chase.
Belleville sexual assualt victim attacked in garage
Woman finds 250-pound alligator swimming in her pool
Belleville residents at odds with Lindenwood-Belleville