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Registration open for Illinois State Police youth camp

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Illinois State Police is offering kids an up close look at law enforcement, self-discipline, and respect. 

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Father fires shots in Chuck E. Cheese parking lot at child's birthday party

Jovan C. Chamberlain, 25, of Cahokia, Ill. allegedly retrieved a gun in a Chuck E. Cheese parking lot and fired several shots on Saturday. (Credit: KMOV) Jovan C. Chamberlain, 25, of Cahokia, Ill. allegedly retrieved a gun in a Chuck E. Cheese parking lot and fired several shots on Saturday. (Credit: KMOV)
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A child's birthday party ended with shots fired at a Chuck E. Cheese in Fairview Heights on Saturday.

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IDOT to change mowing routes protect monarch butterflies

Zebra longwing butterflies (Credit: AP Photo / Keith Srakocic) Zebra longwing butterflies (Credit: AP Photo / Keith Srakocic)

Officials say they're changing mowing routes along interstates to help protect dwindling populations of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators.

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IDOT crews closing lanes of I-64 starting Monday

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The Illinois Department of Transportation will close lanes on Interstate 64 in St. Clair County beginning Monday, May 22.

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WANTED: Suspect sought in Alton murder Video included

Cameron Matlock, 25, allegedly shot and Derrance Taylor, 34, in Alton. Credit: Alton PD Cameron Matlock, 25, allegedly shot and Derrance Taylor, 34, in Alton. Credit: Alton PD
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The Major Case Squad of Greater St. Louis is investigating a shooting death that happened in Alton on Sunday morning.  

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$1,000 reward offered after MetroLink train hit by gunfire Video included

Bullet hole in window of MetroLink train on Tuesday, May 16, in Fairview Heights, Illinois. (Credit: Rebecca Steele Crump / Facebook) Bullet hole in window of MetroLink train on Tuesday, May 16, in Fairview Heights, Illinois. (Credit: Rebecca Steele Crump / Facebook)
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What were thought to be random rocks hitting a MetroLink train actually turned out to be bullets, police said.

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Swerving ambulance spotted drifting into oncoming traffic Video included

This ambulance was caught on camera swerving in Clay County, Illinois. Credit: KMOV This ambulance was caught on camera swerving in Clay County, Illinois. Credit: KMOV
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Cell phone video has surfaced of a swerving ambulance narrowly missing oncoming cars on a Southern Illinois highway.      

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Man, 72, killed in crash on I-64 near Scott Air Force Base Video included

Emergency crews on WB I-64 near Scott Air Force Base following a crash Wednesday (Credit: KMOV) Emergency crews on WB I-64 near Scott Air Force Base following a crash Wednesday (Credit: KMOV)
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A serious crash is causing major traffic delays on westbound Interstate 64 near Scott Air Force Base.

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Boy, 12, drowns in hotel pool in Fairview Heights Video included

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A 12-year-old boy from Florida drowned at the pool at a Drury Inn in Fairview Heights on Tuesday, police said

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Teen believed to be behind rash of car break-ins in Metro East

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A 15-year-old is believed to be behind a rash of car burglaries in the Metro East.

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Alton police seek help identifying suspect after man shot Saturday morning

Suspect in Saturday's shooting in Alton (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office) Suspect in Saturday's shooting in Alton (Credit: Madison County Sheriff's Office)
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Police in Alton are asking for help identifying a suspect after a man was shot at the Riverside Saloon Saturday morning.

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Girl, 7, raising money to buy Build-A-Bears for children in difficult situations Video included

Noa Grace Welborn & her siblings with some of the bears (Credit: gofundme) Noa Grace Welborn & her siblings with some of the bears (Credit: gofundme)
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A second-grade student in Belleville collected enough money to buy Build-a-Bears for children in difficult situations.

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IDOT announces lane closures on I-255 beginning May 15

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Come Monday, motorists traveling on Interstate 255 (I-255) should expect lane closures due to highway repairs.  

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School to help students prepare to be Peace Corps volunteer

SIUE Sign (Credit: KMOV) SIUE Sign (Credit: KMOV)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is about to start helping prepare its students for the Peace Corps.

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Marine police investigating after rash of car break-ins

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Ten vehicles were broken into and one was stolen in Marine, Illinois over the weekend.

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Swansea police ask for witnesses after girl, 8, fondled by unknown suspect Video included

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Swansea police are investigating after an 8-year-old told her guardian she was fondled by an unknown person Sunday.

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St. Clair County Sheriff's Department honors fallen officers Video included

St. Clair County honored officers who have been killed in the line of duty Tuesday. Credit: KMOV St. Clair County honored officers who have been killed in the line of duty Tuesday. Credit: KMOV
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They've served, protected and gave their all

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2nd term's the charm: Facing felony charges, Alorton mayor's first order of business is a new car Video included

Alorton Mayor JoAnn Reed is seeking approval of a new car for the mayor's office. Credit: KMOV Alorton Mayor JoAnn Reed is seeking approval of a new car for the mayor's office. Credit: KMOV
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A Metro East mayor once removed from office for a felony was sworn in for a second time Monday night.

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Overturned tanker closes exit ramps in Metro East for several hours

This tanker overturned while exiting from EB I-270 onto NB Route 3 when it crashed. Credit: KMOV This tanker overturned while exiting from EB I-270 onto NB Route 3 when it crashed. Credit: KMOV
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An overturned tanker carrying ethanol has closed two ramps in the Metro East for several hours Monday

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Suspect in custody following overnight standoff in East Alton Video included

Investigator on the scene of a home in the 400 block of Wood River Ave. in East Alton following the standoff (Credit: KMOV) Investigator on the scene of a home in the 400 block of Wood River Ave. in East Alton following the standoff (Credit: KMOV)
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A suspect is in custody following an overnight standoff in East Alton.

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Woman honors late granddaughter by donating prom dresses, tuxedos Video included

honors late granddaughter by donating prom dresses, tuxedos. Credit: KMOV honors late granddaughter by donating prom dresses, tuxedos. Credit: KMOV
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A Metro East woman's determined to honor her late granddaughter's legacy this prom season.

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Charges issued in attempted murder of Dupo cop

William Bowen (Credit: Dupo Police Department) William Bowen (Credit: Dupo Police Department)
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Prosecutors in St. Clair County have issued charges in the attempted murder of a Dupo police officer. 

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Man accused of robbing elderly woman in Granite City

Willie Spates, 64, allegedly robbed and knocked down a woman in Granite City. Credit: Granite City PD Willie Spates, 64, allegedly robbed and knocked down a woman in Granite City. Credit: Granite City PD
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An East St. Louis man is accused of robbing and knocking down and an elderly woman in Granite City

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Belleville police seek 3 suspects after 2 early morning armed robberies

Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to contact Belleville Police or CrimeStoppers. (Credit: Police) Anyone with information regarding the suspects is asked to contact Belleville Police or CrimeStoppers. (Credit: Police)
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Police in Belleville are asking for help locating three suspects after two gas stations were robbed Wednesday morning.

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Mudslide badly damages home, closes road in Caseyville Video included

A mudslide destroyed a house in Caseyville Wednesday night. Credit: St. Clair County EMA A mudslide destroyed a house in Caseyville Wednesday night. Credit: St. Clair County EMA
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A mudslide has badly damaged a home and closed a road in Caseyville

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Police: Man demanded woman drive him to East St. Louis before striking her, stealing vehicle

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Police are looking for a suspect they said physically battered a woman and stole her vehicle Tuesday night.  

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Parents in Metro East district notified of fight, possible threat Video included

Cahokia School District. Credit: KMOV Cahokia School District. Credit: KMOV
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Parents of high school students in the Cahokia School District are being notified about a fight through a robo-call Thursday night

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'CodeRed alert' issued by Swansea police following car burglaries

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The Swansea Police Department has issued a “CodeRed alert” after several car burglaries were reported Tuesday night.

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Metro East teenagers rescue man from car in lake Video included

The man's car was flipped upside down in the fish hatchery in Carlyle, Ill. (Credit: Tucker Johnson) The man's car was flipped upside down in the fish hatchery in Carlyle, Ill. (Credit: Tucker Johnson)
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Two high school seniors in Carlyle, Ill., are being hailed heroes after rescuing a man from a lake Saturday night

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Special prosecutor appointed in death of teen killed at Illinois party Video included

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A special prosecutor has been appointed to the case of a high school student who died after being battered early Sunday morning

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Man, 21, accused of having sex with teen girl he met through social media

Joseph D. Gaither, 21, is accused of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and traveling to meet a minor (Credit: KMOV) Joseph D. Gaither, 21, is accused of aggravated criminal sexual abuse and traveling to meet a minor (Credit: KMOV)
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A 21-year-old from Fairview Heights is in custody after allegedly sexually abusing a 15-year-old.

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