The drummer for St. Louis-area death metal band the Core of Your Nightmares is being held with no bond on child pornography charges -- he allegedly filmed himself "engaged in sex acts" with a child and shared it on the internet. Investigators think he is a flight risk and a danger to the community. ... More >>
Saturday Night Live poked some fun at East St. Louis with a political skit this past weekend that had Keenan Thompson (Good Burger, FTW), in character as ESL mayor Alvin Parks, proclaim his city to be a "hell hole." The real life Parks was reportedly not amused by the characterization.And then today ... More >>
Behind the mask, no one knows you're black. Unless...A former resident of O'Fallon, Illinois, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court in East St. Louis on charges that he mailed threatening letters to police and city officials claiming he was a member of the KKK. According to federal prosecutors ... More >>
Thomas Cureton thought he could beat the Feds. But the kidnapper accused of beating his victim and putting a gun to her head went down today.
Cureton, 30, of Dupo, Illinois, was convicted in federal court this morning on several violent charges, including kidnapping and selling crack across ... More >>
We've been reporting about the rise in heroin overdoses in the region, and one of the people who's come out strongly against the epidemic is Stephen Wigginton, U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Illinois. Last month, Wigginton announced that his office had begun to treat overdose case ... More >>
Zia Nizami / AP Attorney WiggintonThe United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois has declared a war on heroin.
The drug, once limited in the number of victims it reached, has hit the St. Louis region like a tidal wave in the last three years, leaving both low-income and af ... More >>