Two men were fatally shot while they were sitting in a vehicle in the 2500 block of Ridge Avenue shortly after midnight Wednesday. The victims were identified as Issac Monigan, 19, of East St. Louis, and Robert Durrows, 20, also of East St. Louis. The shooter has not been identified.
Massive amounts of rain caused problems across the metro-east Friday. Steady rain caused flooding, the collapse of trees, power lines to fall and the canopy over a Belleville gas station to topple under the weight of water.
A student died Wednesday while participating at a voluntary football camp at Granite City High School. The superintendent said the boy was doing light stretching when he began having trouble. The coroner says the boy was laughing and joking with teammates before he collapsed.
A woman killed when a vehicle hit her as she walked on a Breese highway in June had a blood-alcohol content three times the level at which a person is considered drunk in Illinois. Experts say the intoxication of Lana Albert could pose a hurdle for prosecutors in their case against the driver, Jonathon Nast.