Christopher Horton, a twenty-year-old Belleville martial-arts instructor, is accused of sexually exploiting three minors -- ages six, eight and ten -- and filming the abuse. A new complaint against Horton says that he confessed to the sexual assault and attempted to get a fourth minor to engage in s ... More >>
The cow got out of the barn.
A criminal suspect who has the unfortunate nickname of "Moo Cow" has the even greater misfortune of having drivers throughout Illinois and Missouri see his baby-talk street name plastered on billboards calling for his arrest. But that's the price 24-year-old "John L. H ... More >>
On Thursday, July 19, the St. Clair County Sheriff's Department responded to Southwestern Illinois College after a bomb threat was reported. Classes were canceled and the campus was evacuated, and once the campus was empty and secure, the Sheriff's Department went to work.The bomb threat was actuall ... More >>
Kyle D. StarksA Metro East family mourns the death of Tyra Whittaker, who died Sunday night of a slash-wound to her neck, allegedly at the hands of her former boyfriend.Police officials say Kyle D. Starks, 19, of Cahokia, slashed the neck of Whittaker, 18, with a "razor knife", after she tried to ... More >>