The Katherine Dunham Children's Workshop, in East St. Louis, continues through August and is still accepting new students. The workshop features daily dance classes including Dunham technique, ballet, Kuchipudi, jazz, hip hop, and Bollywood styles. The students also work on self confidence, visual arts, acrobatics, take field trips and perform at area events. Visit kdcah.org to find more information on the children's workshop.
A 20-year-old Granite City woman Breanna Maldonado was sentenced Monday to 22 years in prison for stabbing Kaitlin Juenger to death in a parking lot, a fight that police say was gang-related. Prosecutors had originally asked for 35 years.
A longtime police dog known as K-9 “Jac” was put to rest in the metro-east Friday afternoon. Multiple police officers and other K-9s turned out for a funeral procession, starting in Troy and ending at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, where the body was cremated. Jac, a 14-year-old German shepherd, worked at Pontoon Beach Police Department for more than six years until 2009 when he was retired. The dog was euthanized at Troy Veterinary Clinic on Friday afternoon after dealing with deteriorating health conditions.
Workers were still repairing the roadbed Friday after a water main break on Frank Scott Parkway at its intersection with Illinois 159 on the Swansea-Fairview Heights border. Frank Scott traffic was being rerouted through the Target parking lot on the northwest corner of the intersection, even as workers poured concrete that will have to set before the road can take vehicular traffic again.
If you don't want to wait for or can't make the open house on Saturday, here is a first look at the new, $10 million Belleville Police station. Get an insider's view without joining the force or committing a crime. Get the 360-degree view by clicking here: http://bit.ly/28Q6s6i