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Daily lane closures this week across the McKinley Bridge

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All lanes of the McKinley Bridge will be closed daily this week.

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Child safety-seat checks at 100 Illinois locations Saturday Video included

A child in a car seat. Credit: KMOV A child in a car seat. Credit: KMOV

Illinois Department of Transportation officials will offer child safety-seat checks at dozens of locations around the state on "National Seat Check Saturday ."

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Cahokia students become sick on field trip, district officials say

An ambulance arrives to treat students from Cahokia students who got sick on a field trip Friday. Credit: KMOV An ambulance arrives to treat students from Cahokia students who got sick on a field trip Friday. Credit: KMOV
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Several students from Cahokia High School became sick on a field trip to a conservation area, district officials said. 62 students were on a field trip to Fults Hiss Nature Preserve in Monroe County when some of the students suffered heat exhaustion

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SIUE offering free tuition for info in racial slur case Video included

This note was left on an SIUE student's doorstep. KMOV This note was left on an SIUE student's doorstep. KMOV

Officials at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville are offering a semester's free tuition and fees for information in a case involving a racial slur.

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Collinsville man convicted of battering infant

Steven Williams was charged with aggravated battery to a child. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office) Steven Williams was charged with aggravated battery to a child. (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office)
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A Metro East man was convicted by a jury of battering a 14-month-old child.

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Students take stand against racist note left on SIUE's student door

This note was left on an SIUE student's doorstep. KMOV This note was left on an SIUE student's doorstep. KMOV
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his note with a racial slur was found on the door of an SIU-E students off campus home

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Cahokia football players kneel during national anthem

A group of little league football players in the Metro East is attracting attention afte they kneeled during the national anthem. (Credit: KMOV) A group of little league football players in the Metro East is attracting attention afte they kneeled during the national anthem. (Credit: KMOV)
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A group of little league football players in the Metro East is attracting attention after they kneeled during the national anthem. 

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Metro East man survives Hurricane Irma, but now stuck and bracing for Maria

As a father, David Vail feels helpless tracking the path of Hurricane Maria from his O'Faillon home as his don is stuck on the island of St. Thomas. (Credit: KMOV) As a father, David Vail feels helpless tracking the path of Hurricane Maria from his O'Faillon home as his don is stuck on the island of St. Thomas. (Credit: KMOV)
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As a father, David Vail feels helpless tracking the path of Hurricane Maria from his O'Fallon home as his son is stuck on the island of St. Thomas. 

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Man dies after falling into Mississippi River in Alton

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The Madison County Sheriff’s Department says a man died after he fell into the Mississippi River at the Alton Marina on Saturday night

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Police looking for missing man with severe Schizophrenia

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The Cahokia Police Department is currently looking for a man they said has been missing since Sept. 8. 

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Red Bud man killed in Sunday afternoon crash

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A 56-year-old Red Bud man was killed in a two-car crash Sunday afternoon.

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Suspect accused of shooting man over spilled beer to get new trial Video included

According to police, Lamarc Robert Garrett, 29, of St. Louis was taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the death of Oscar C. Casiano, 26, of the 2800 block of California. According to police, Lamarc Robert Garrett, 29, of St. Louis was taken into custody for his alleged involvement in the death of Oscar C. Casiano, 26, of the 2800 block of California.

A southern Illinois judge has granted a new trial to a man convicted of killing a man who spilled beer on him at a convenience store in 2015.

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Classes canceled Thurs and Fri at school where floors are buckling Video included

Areas of Wolf Branch Middle School including the gym and cafeteria are closed after it appears the ground underneath is moving. Credit: KMOV Areas of Wolf Branch Middle School including the gym and cafeteria are closed after it appears the ground underneath is moving. Credit: KMOV
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A school in Swansea that is shifting due to mine substance will not be in session on Thursday or Friday

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IDNR: Middle school in Swansea sits over abandoned mine

Damage was reported at Wolf Branch Middle School due to ground movement .(Credit: KMOV) Damage was reported at Wolf Branch Middle School due to ground movement .(Credit: KMOV)
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New details about the damage reported at Wolf Branch Middle School has now been discovered. 

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Portion of WB 55/70 closing near Collinsville this weekend

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All westbound lanes of Interstate 55/70 will be closed near Collinsville starting Friday.

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Swansea middle school closes cafeteria and gym after floors start to buckle Video included

Areas of Wolf Branch Middle School including the gym and cafeteria are closed after it appears the ground underneath is moving. Credit: KMOV Areas of Wolf Branch Middle School including the gym and cafeteria are closed after it appears the ground underneath is moving. Credit: KMOV
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A Metro East school is forced to make changes after its floor started buckling

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South Roxana teen dies after motorcycle hit by passenger van

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A South Roxana teenager died after a motorcycle crash Sunday.

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Lebanon Police searching for bank robbery suspect

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Police are searching for an unidentified suspect who they say robbed a bank in Lebanon, Illinois on Friday.  

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Investigators: No indications adults were involved in inappropriate conduct with juveniles Video included

Outside of Whiteside Elementary School (Credit: KMOV) Outside of Whiteside Elementary School (Credit: KMOV)
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A mother is speaking out after her child may have been inappropriately touched while in the care of school leaders in the Metro East.

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Police identify, arrest Belleville home invasion suspect after finding his blood at crime scene

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Blood that had been left behind at the crime scene is what led Belleville Police to identify and arrest a man who they say broke into a home and shot two people back in June. 

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High speed chase on I-55 ends in crash, speeds exceeded 100 MPH Video included

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A police officer was dragged by a suspect vehicle before embarking on a 40-mile, high-speed chase on Interstate 55 (I-55) on Thursday.  

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Man's body found in Mississippi River near Alton

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A man’s body was found in the Mississippi River near Alton late Thursday morning.

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Man arrested in Glen Carbon deadly shooting

Steven McGauley, 46, of Hillcrest Drive in Glen Carbon, is charged with murder and one count of domestic battery. (KMOV) Steven McGauley, 46, of Hillcrest Drive in Glen Carbon, is charged with murder and one count of domestic battery. (KMOV)
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Police have identified the man who was shot and killed in Glen Carbon Sunday night.

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5 safely escape after East St. Louis house fire Video included

Firefighters outside a home in East St. Louis following an early morning fire Tuesday (Credit: KMOV) Firefighters outside a home in East St. Louis following an early morning fire Tuesday (Credit: KMOV)
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Five people escaped after a house caught fire in East St. Louis early Tuesday morning.

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14 departments dispatched to mulch fire in Metro East Video included

Smoke from a mulch pile fire was seen in downtown St. Louis Monday (Credit: KMOV) Smoke from a mulch pile fire was seen in downtown St. Louis Monday (Credit: KMOV)
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Multiple fire departments are on the scene of a large mulch pile fire in the Metro East.

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Sen. Durbin hopes President Trump keeps initial promise about DACA

Senator Dick Durbin, a democrat from Illinois (Credit: AP) Senator Dick Durbin, a democrat from Illinois (Credit: AP)
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Ill. U.S. Senator Dick Durbin asks for President Donald Trump to keep his promise from Inauguration Day, that he will hold up the DACA program. 

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Citywide power outage in Highland

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Monday morning, a citywide power outage was reported in Highland.

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Police searching for suspect who fired several shots in Belleville home

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Police are currently investigating a home invasion that occurred Thursday night in Belleville, Illinois. 

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Cancer faker sought shorter sentence, it got longer instead

Melissa D. Barton was arrested for felony theft by deception (Credit: Troy Police) Melissa D. Barton was arrested for felony theft by deception (Credit: Troy Police)

An Illinois woman convicted of falsely claiming she and her son had cancer saw her sentence increased after she asked for reconsideration of her original sentence.

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