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▪ One person died and another was hospitalized Tuesday in an early morning shooting in Madison.

The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating the case as neighbors are in shock to learn of the attack at an intersection surrounded by residences and church.

A street sweeper cleans blood from the pavement where two people were shot Tuesday near the corner of 7th and Alton streets in Madison.

▪ A flight instructor was injured and had to be pulled out of his wrecked aircraft after a helicopter crashed Tuesday at St. Louis Downtown Airport.

The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating the crash. A spokesman for the organization said it could take weeks for the case to be completed.

A flight instructor was hurt Tuesday afternoon when a student crashed a helicopter at St. Louis Downtown Airport near Cahokia.

▪ A Caseyville motel that was raided last month in a prostitution sting is under pressure to close.

The village board voted Tuesday to move to revoke the Rodeway Inn’s business license.

Owner Popatal “Pete” Patel was charged in May with indecent solicitation of a child, money laundering, promoting prostitution and maintaining a public nuisance.

Caseyville Police and agents from the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southwestern Illinois on Tuesday afternoon raided the Rodeway Inn, just off Illinois 157 near Interstate 64 in Caseyville. MEGSI Director Joe Beliveau said the raid followed a