Shiloh resident Donna Meyers lived on the east side of New Orleans in 2005 when Katrina started to brew. Meyers’ husband, Kirkwood, a deep sea fisherman, was familiar with the way weather worked in the Gulf of Mexico. And he didn’t like what he saw. “Everybody kind of dropped their guard on that Friday and a lot of people were trapped because there was no real evacuation plan,” Meyers said. “But my husband was watching the water temperatures and the direction of the storm. He said that it wasn’t going to be good and we needed to get out of there.” Meyers and her kids, her mother, her mother-in-law and a menagerie of family pets piled into her sport utility vehicle and headed north. They drove until they got to Fairview Heights, where the family had a relative.
Katrina uproots family, now they live in Shiloh
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Take a look inside Pierron's newest smokehouse styled cafe
More NFL players sit, take a knee following Trump criticism
Artist recreates how Madison County town looked a century ago
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Combine harvester destroyed in bean field blaze
Protesters gather at Belleville Square to protest Stockley verdict
Protest on the Public Square in downtown Belleville
Vintage Tea Room opens in downtown Belleville
Belleville businesses not worried about protest
The Blue Morpho butterflies love to eat fruit and never visit flowers
During President Donald Trump's speech at a rally in Huntsville, Ala. on Sept. 22, 2017, he said any player that sits during the national anthem is a "son of a bitch." The president also rescinded NBA champ Stephen Curry's invitation to the White House. Trump's comments ultimately led to more protests by NFL players, coaches and owners during the national anthem on Sept. 24, 2017.
Kenzie Holzinger, daughter of Randy and Tonya Holzinger, is making a scale model of what Grantfork, Ill. looked like in the early 1900s for the village's centennial celebration on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Take a look at her progress.
A group of about 50 demonstrators gathered Sunday afternoon in downtown Belleville to protest the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. Political group Indivisible IL 12th organized a “Stand With St. Louis Against The Stockley Verdict” protest from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Belleville’s Public Square.
New Athen Fire Capt. Justin Majzel talks about the combine fire in New Athens. Six fire departments responded Sunday night around 7:15 p.m. for a fully evolved combine in a bean field off Geo Leilich Road on the border of Smithton and New Athens. (Firefighters Ben Jensen and Dallas Dlouhy contributed to this video.)
Protesters gather at the Public Square in downtown Belleville to protest in response to a St. Louis police officer’s acquittal in a shooting death. Political group Indivisible IL 12th organized a “Stand With St. Louis Against The Stockley Verdict” protest from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Belleville’s Public Square.
Stephanie Gain and her business, Seven Restaurant and Lounge, are holding a block party on Sunday afternoon to support the Belleville area Humane Society. Also Sunday in downtown Belleville, a group plans to protest the Jason Stockley verdict.
September in Callaway Gardens is the Blue Morpho Month. Meet Michael Buckman, the manager at the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, who brings blue morpho butterflies to the conservatory from tropical areas around the world.
Brian Willis, a chainsaw carved from Granite City, Ill., was commissioned to carve an old tree in the Square into a sculpture promoting the arts. He put the finishing touches on his masterpiece during the 15th annual Highland Street Art Festival on Sept. 16.
Learn the meaning behind Joe Hernandez's drawing at the 15th annual Highland Street Art Festival. Hernandez was drawing in the amateur age 24+ category, but he had his drawing planned months in advance.
Dr. Melissa Kennedy, section chief of the Virology Laboratory at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center, talks about canine distemper virus. Vaccination remains the best defense against the contagious virus