When Michelle Rowling heard her abusive on-again-off-again boyfriend was being released from jail, she posted to Facebook a terrifyingly accurate warning: "So if anything happens to me tonight, just let my kids know I loved them dearly and tell my momma I love her," she wrote online.
On February 12, 2011, the FBI and East St. Louis Police set a trap for Eddie Johnson. Johnson is now a 47-year-old from Cahokia Illinois. Back on that fateful day, he was also a tow truck operator. There were rumors at the time of tow truck company corruption on that side of the river, so the FBI de ... More >>
East St. Louis Police were called to the Samuel Gompers Homes (450 North Sixth Street, East St. Louis) just after noon when a sibling fight got way out of hand. According to the police, a 20-year-old man was visiting his mother at Gompers. For reasons not yet known, his juvenile sister attacked him ... More >>
Image viaAnother day in ESTL, another body. Another morning in East Boogie. A delivery man parks his truck outside a warehouse around 6 a.m. on Thursday. He's a father of three, plus three step-children. A Marine Corps veteran of the Persian Gulf War. A man trying to get a college degree by takin ... More >>