It was a busy week for news in the metro-east. Here are the 10 biggest stories from Dec. 4-10:
Three people died Friday in a two-vehicle, head-on crash on Centreville Avenue, Illinois State Police said.
Nineteen searchers decided they needed to help find a woman who had missing for three days, and they did — almost immediately.
Traffic was slowed on eastbound Interstate 55 near Collinsville for several hours Thursday after a multi-vehicle crash.
Eight public officials and one private citizen were arrested Monday on corruption charges, including East St. Louis Councilwoman June Hamilton Dean, East St. Louis Township Trustee Edith R. Moore and St. Clair County Board of Review member Michael Crockett Jr.
Tommy Dancy will take over for Oliver Hamilton, according to township attorney Michael Wagner.
Mike Seiler’s children were certainly surprised to see him — they didn’t know he was going to appear out of nowhere during halftime at an Althoff Catholic High School basketball game Friday night.
Jason Amarosa, who opened his first Burger King restaurant last year in Swansea at 2801 N. Illinois St., wants to open another one in the Belleville Crossing shopping center at the intersection Frank Scott Parkway and Belleville Crossing Street.
The Belleville fire department said it wants residents to know what sprinklers could do in the event of a house fire.
Newly-installed circuit Judge Ron Duebbert will hear traffic cases after Chief Judge Andrew Gleeson learned of David E. Fields, a parolee on the Violent Offender Registry, was living at the new judge’s home.