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Bradley Payne, 29, and Kevin Payne, 31, both of Cahokia are both charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and home invasion. Bradley has also been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. Credit: Madison County Sheriff Bradley Payne, 29, and Kevin Payne, 31, both of Cahokia are both charged with first-degree murder, armed robbery and home invasion. Bradley has also been charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon. Credit: Madison County Sheriff

Two suspects charged in deadly home invasion in Madison County Video included

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A man died after being shot during an apparent home invasion in Madison County late Thursday night.

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Granite City School Board cancels meeting scheduled to discuss controversial photo Video included

A photo allegedly showing Granite City dance team members and their coach next to a police vehicle. A photo allegedly showing Granite City dance team members and their coach next to a police vehicle.
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The Granite City School Board canceled their Tuesday night meeting, in which they planned to discuss possible discipline for members of the dance team and their coach. 

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Several inmates taken to hospital after transport van crash near Greenville Video included

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Several inmates from Texas were taken to the hospital after their transport van was involved in a crash in near Greenville, Illinois overnight.

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Family of man who died in Illinois mental health center says they must pay to get his body back Video included

Lovely Jefferson. Credit: Jefferson family Lovely Jefferson. Credit: Jefferson family
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Gertie Carroll, says she’s processing the news about her 33-year-old son, former East St. Louis boxing champ, Lovely Rooster Jefferson. 

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Surveillance cams capture suspects who broke into Metro East homes

Police say these two broke into homes in a St. Clair County subdivision. Credit: St. Clair County Sheriff Police say these two broke into homes in a St. Clair County subdivision. Credit: St. Clair County Sheriff
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Police are looking for two suspects who police believe broke into two homes in a St. Clair County neighborhood on Sunday afternoon

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City of Edwardsville works to make playground safer after 4-year-old breaks femur

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The City of Edwardsville Parks and Recreation Department is working to make an area playground safer after a four-year-old was seriously hurt

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Bat tests positive for rabies in Madison County; health officials warn pet owners Video included

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Health officials in Madison County, Illinois have confirmed that a bat testing positive for rabies was found recently in Glen Carbon.

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Store gives autistic boy who had bike stolen a free replacement Video included

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A Metro East boy who had his bike stolen by thieves now has a new set of wheels. 

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Man sentenced to 12 years for Illinois officer's crash death Video included

Photos courtesy of the Randolph County State's Attorney's Office Photos courtesy of the Randolph County State's Attorney's Office

A man who pleaded guilty to reckless homicide in the death of a southern Illinois police officer who crashed during a 2016 high-speed chase has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

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1 suspect in custody following high-speed chase, carjacking in Soulard Video included

A man is now in custody after leading police on a chase following a carjacking in Soulard early Friday. (Credit: KMOV) A man is now in custody after leading police on a chase following a carjacking in Soulard early Friday. (Credit: KMOV)
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A man is now in custody after leading police on a chase following a carjacking in Soulard early Friday.

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'I just feel very bad about what happened': Girl sends letter to police after calling 911

The O’Fallon, Ill. Police Department is commending a little girl for apologizing for calling 911 by accident and having police come out to her home. (Credit: KMOV) The O’Fallon, Ill. Police Department is commending a little girl for apologizing for calling 911 by accident and having police come out to her home. (Credit: KMOV)
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The O’Fallon, Ill. Police Department is commending a little girl for apologizing for calling 911 by accident and having police come out to her home. 

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Madison County to announce plans to turn animal shelter into no-kill facility

A pair of 9-month-old pitbull-terrier mix puppies were euthanized after a family dropped them off for adoption at Madison County Animal Control. (Credit: Fairchild Family) A pair of 9-month-old pitbull-terrier mix puppies were euthanized after a family dropped them off for adoption at Madison County Animal Control. (Credit: Fairchild Family)
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After issues in the past, a Metro East animal shelter is working to make good on plans to become a no-kill facility.

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2 MetroLink riders injured during hit-and-run in East St. Louis

(Credit: Two people on the MetroLink were injured when a vehicle crashes into it Thursday in East St. Louis. (Credit: Two people on the MetroLink were injured when a vehicle crashes into it Thursday in East St. Louis.
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Two people on the MetroLink were injured when a vehicle crashed into it Thursday in East St. Louis.

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Suspect in custody in connection to string of robberies in Metro East Video included

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A suspect is in custody, arrested in connection to a string of bank robberies in the Metro East.

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Illinois to impose tougher penalty for texting while driving

People caught texting while driving will face stiffer penalties under a new Illinois law. (Source: Pixabay) People caught texting while driving will face stiffer penalties under a new Illinois law. (Source: Pixabay)

People caught texting while driving will face stiffer penalties under a new Illinois law.

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Lifeguard shortage forces Mascoutah pool to close early

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The Mascoutah Pool closed early this year due to a lifeguard shortage.

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Boil order lifted for Pinckneyville residents

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A boil order has been lifted for Pinckneyville residents after some were left without water service. 

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Elderly man dies after altercation in his Alton home; suspect charged

Eugene L. Johnson is accused of first-degree murder in relation to Bobby Depper's death in Alton (Credit: Alton Police) Eugene L. Johnson is accused of first-degree murder in relation to Bobby Depper's death in Alton (Credit: Alton Police)
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An Alton man is facing charges related to an elderly man’s death.

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Woman says landlord won't repair leak that brings raw sewage into her apartment Video included

Ly’neisha Edmonds. Credit: KMOV Ly’neisha Edmonds. Credit: KMOV
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Raw sewage seeping through drywall is the reality Ly’neisha Edmonds has been dealing with for more than a month at her apartment on Bunkum Road in East Saint Louis

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Man accused of threatening people as they left St. Clair Square Video included

Fazil Imdad. Credit: Fairview Heights PD Fazil Imdad. Credit: Fairview Heights PD
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An O’Fallon, Illinois man is accused of threatening people as they left St. Clair Square on Sunday

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Proposed sports dome garnering mixed reactions in Troy, Ill. Video included

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A sports dome is producing mixed reactions in Troy, Illinois including questions of cost and its impact on the area.

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Pro-life activist said man pointed loaded gun at him outside abortion clinic Video included

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A Missouri man was arrested after pointing a loaded gun at a stranger outside a Metro East abortion clinic. 

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Belleville crews rescue man trapped in mud while parrot sits on his shoulder

Crews rescued a man trapped in a muddy lake while a parrot sat on his shoulder in Belleville. (Credit: Belleville Fire) Crews rescued a man trapped in a muddy lake while a parrot sat on his shoulder in Belleville. (Credit: Belleville Fire)
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The Belleville Fire Department were greeted by an unusual, winged guest while responding to a mud rescue Sunday afternoon. 

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Driver arrested after overnight pursuit in Metro East

The end of a police pursuit in the Metro East Monday (Credit: KMOV) The end of a police pursuit in the Metro East Monday (Credit: KMOV)
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A driver was arrested after a police pursuit led to a crash in the Metro East overnight.

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'It's a horrible feeling'; owner of cadaver dog that was shot and killed speaks

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Police in Freeburg, Illinois are investigating after a cadaver dog was shot with a pellet gun.

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'It was just boom, boom, boom'; Alton cab driver describes being stabbed 12 times Video included

The cab driver after the stabbing. Credit: KMOV The cab driver after the stabbing. Credit: KMOV
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An Alton man is facing attempted murder charges for stabbing a cab driver 12 times.

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Thief spends more than an hour trying to break into Metro East BBQ restaurant Video included

A barbecue thief in action at Hicks Barbecue in Belleville. Credit: KMOV A barbecue thief in action at Hicks Barbecue in Belleville. Credit: KMOV
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A Metro East barbeque restaurant says a man spent more than an hour trying to break into its smokers.

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Mosquito carrying West Nile virus discovered in Troy, Ill.

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A mosquito trapped near the city of Troy tested positive for West Nile virus, the Madison County Health Department confirmed.

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Boil order issued for Maryville

Map of Aug. 8, 2018 boil order in Maryville Map of Aug. 8, 2018 boil order in Maryville
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A brief discontinuation of water service has prompted the City of Maryville to issue a boil order.

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Ivanka Trump visits Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey Video included

Ivanka Trump shaking hands at Lewis & Clark Community College (Credit: Justin Andrews/ News 4) Ivanka Trump shaking hands at Lewis & Clark Community College (Credit: Justin Andrews/ News 4)
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First Daughter Ivanka Trump visited Godfrey, Illinois on Wednesday.

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Boil order issued for Metro East community

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A boil order has been issued for the village of Fayetteville, Illinois, which is in eastern St. Clair County

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Better Family Life bringing Clean Sweeps to Metro East

Crews in North City prepare a weekend 'Clean Sweep' operation in May. (Credit: KMOV) Crews in North City prepare a weekend 'Clean Sweep' operation in May. (Credit: KMOV)
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A program that works to clean up some of St. Louis most desperate neighborhoods is now stretching into the Metro East

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