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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.

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Two Georgia men plead guilty in Southern Illinois to gift card fraud

Two Stone Mountain GA men have pleaded guilty for stealing Southern Illinois residents’ debit card information and using that information to make purchases near St. Louis, MO. Purchases were made at stores in Cahokia IL, O’Fallon IL, Belleville IL, Highland IL, Wood River IL, Collinsville IL, Glen Carbon IL, Godfrey IL, Jerseyville IL, Waterloo IL and Carlyle IL.

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Granite City man convicted of killing his girlfriend

Cory Osborne, of Granite City IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO, has been convicted of first-degree murder in the death of Stacie Williams. Osborne had a domestic violence charge pending when Williams broke up with him, after which he researched whether a .22-caliber bullet wound would kill, according to news reports.

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Parents charged with multiple felonies in infant son's death

The parents of a 2-month-old infant have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and multiple counts of child endangerment relating to their other children.
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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

Woman charged with felony in connection with Monday incident near Marissa 3:30

Woman charged with felony in connection with Monday incident near Marissa

State's Attorney talks sentencing for man who shot at trooper 1:22

State's Attorney talks sentencing for man who shot at trooper