Metro-East News

Metro-East News

House vote looms on GOP health care plan to repeal, replace Obamacare

The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday is scheduled to vote on the American Health Care Act, the GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare. U.S. Reps. Mike Bost, John Shimkus and Rodney Davis, who represent areas in southern Illinois, near St. Louis, Mo, expressed support items in the bill, however Bost’s office said he was reviewing recent changes. Whatever happens with the legislation, it potentially will have affects on millions of Americans.

Crime

Mother sentenced to 25 years for murder of infant son

A St. Louis, MO, woman will serve 25 years in prison for killing her infant son four years ago while staying with a friend in Alton IL. Wallisha Bland, 23, pleaded guilty in December to first-degree murder only days before she was to go to trial for the death of Jace Gillespie, who was then not quite two months old.

Metro-East News

O'Fallon second-grader is a two-time state championship wrestler

Angelina Kelley, 7, of O'Fallon, IL is a second grader at Marie Schaefer Elementary School and champion wrestler with the O'Fallon Little Panthers in southern Illinois. She's won two state championships and on will be featured on an episode of NBC's "Little Big Shots," a TV show co-produced by Ellen DeGeneres and Steve Harvey that allows children from all over the world to showcase their talents.

Videos

O'Fallon, Lebanon fire crews work on O'Fallon house fire

Firefighters and fire department crews are working on a house fire in O’Fallon IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO.
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O'Fallon, Lebanon fire crews work on O'Fallon house fire 0:25

O'Fallon, Lebanon fire crews work on O'Fallon house fire

U.S. congressmen Rodney Davis and John Shimkus speak about the upcoming healthcare vote 3:07

U.S. congressmen Rodney Davis and John Shimkus speak about the upcoming healthcare vote

Candidate Mary G. Stiehl talks about why you should vote for her 1:23

Candidate Mary G. Stiehl talks about why you should vote for her

Candidate Lillian Schneider talks about why you should vote for her 1:23

Candidate Lillian Schneider talks about why you should vote for her