Crime

Crime

Former Edwardsville cop going to prison for up to 40 years

Cynthia Van Patten said her life changed forever two days before Christmas in 2014, when she looked at her phone and saw that her hidden camera had finally caught the burglar who had repeatedly stolen from her beauty salon.

Crime

Got info on Hodgkinson? FBI wants you to call.

FBI agents investigating James T. Hodgkinson, the 66-year-old Belleville-area man accused of shooting a congressman on Wednesday in Alexandria, Va., want to hear from anyone who has any information about Hodgkinson, who died after he was wounded in a shootout with police.

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(Not so) smooth criminals

Sometimes plans don't quite work out as intended. Take a look at some would-be criminals who could have used a practice run or two.
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(Not so) smooth criminals 2:14

(Not so) smooth criminals

Double homicide at East St. Louis salon 0:35

Double homicide at East St. Louis salon

Parents charged with multiple felonies in infant son's death 2:59

Parents charged with multiple felonies in infant son's death

Prosecutor responds to call for DNA testing in 1983 murder case 1:16

Prosecutor responds to call for DNA testing in 1983 murder case