Neighbors noticed smoke and flames coming from the top level of a house in the 35 block of N 28th Street in Belleville. Fire crews arrived within 2 minutes of the call and the fire was put out in 20 minutes, according to Fire Chief Tom Pour.
Chief meteorologist Mike Thompson, along with sports anchors/reporters Al Wallace and Jason Lamb, will have their last days at the station in the coming weeks. Thompson made his announcement on the air recently.
A semitrailer heading the wrong way on an interstate collided head-on with a school bus carrying members of an Illinois high school girls' basketball team, killing the truck driver and an adult on the bus, authorities said Thursday.
A St. Clair County Jail inmate hanged himself in his jail cell after allegedly telling a correctional officer that he was thinking of suicide. The family sued the county and the officer, winning $301,000.