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    Accident causes major delays on WB I-55/70 in Collinsville

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)- A one car accident caused major delays on westbound I-55/70 in Collinsville during the Wednesday morning commute. Bommarito Automotive SkyFox Helicopter was over the scene. There was a significant traffic back up that stemmed nearly four miles. Motorists were encouraged to use an alternate route. The accident was cleared shortly before 8a.m. […]

  • Fairmount Park Racetrack opens for 90th season

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Tuesday marks the beginning of the 90th season of live horse racing at Fairmount Park Racetrack. Bobby Pace, the racing secretary at Fairmount Park, talks with Randi Naughton about the expansion of the racing calendar, and gives a status update on the initiative to bring slot machines to the track.

  • “World’s Largest Garage Sale” promises great deals for shoppers

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-Big crowds are expected in Collinsville, IL Sunday morning for what’s billed as the “World’s Largest Garage Sale.” It’s being held as Fairmount Park race track, both indoors and outdoors, and features some 300 vendors. The sale started at 8:00am Sunday, 7:00am for early birds, and runs all day. Admission is $5.00 and […]

  • Collinsville police battling crime at Walmart

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Collinsville police have stepped up patrols around the Walmart that was the target of thieves Monday morning. Police say in that heist four women from St. Louis walked out of the Collinsville Walmart with three full carts without paying, causing a bizarre escape. One suspect sprays deodorant in the face of […]

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    Police identify Collinsville Walmart thieves

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Police have identified the suspects wanted for stealing from a Walmart, making a bizarre escape, and then shooting at another vehicle.  Police are attempting to coordinate the surrender of all three female suspects.  The male suspect is still at large.  FOX 2 reported about four suspects and a child trying to […]

  • Walmart shoplifters spray deodorant and fire shots in bizarre escape

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Police are looking for several shoplifting suspects who fired shots at someone they may have thought had followed them out of the store. The trouble began after midnight at the Collinsville crossing Walmart on 157. Five suspects, one man, four women and a young child were spotted trying to walk out […]

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    Cahokia Mounds’ ‘Woodhenge’ site of annual spring welcome

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ The Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will welcome spring with a special dawn event at the “Woodhenge” solar calendar. The March 22 ceremony will be followed later in the day with a presentation on the Native American tradition of sky watching. Visitors may gather at 6:45 am. to see dawn break […]

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    Hearing postponed for murder of SEMO student in downtown St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS (AP) – A hearing for an Illinois 18-year-old accused of killing a college student during a botched robbery has been postponed so the case can be considered by a grand jury. The (Cape Girardeau) Southeast Missourian reports that Christopher Grant of Collinsville was to have had a hearing Monday on charges of first-degree […]

  • Housewife pleads guilty to three bank robberies

    EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI)-An Illinois housewife admits to three bank robberies, saying she did it to pay her rent. Easter Jimison has pleaded guilty to robbing First Collinsville Bank branches in Caseyville and Maryville and trying to rob the Bank Of Edwardsville in Swansea in November and December of 2014. Jimison admits she stole […]

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    Collinsville man sentenced for bank robberies

    BENTON, IL (KTVI) – A 45-year-old Collinsville man was sentenced Friday to more than six years in federal prison for his role in a pair of bank robberies in the metro east, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said. According to court documents, the two robberies occurred September 19, 2012 at […]

  • Father and son make snow sculpture of the Simpsons

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – ‘We were thinking about doing Godzilla,’ says Freddie Noviosel III. ‘Right,’ says Freddie Noviosel, Jr.  ‘We were going to do Godzilla.’ ‘I was like let`s do something,’ says Noviosel III. Something from nothing is what this father son duo did. Freddie Noviosel and his son Freddie the third came up with, […]

  • IDOT crews working to remove up to 8″ of snow from roads

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-The Illinois Department of Transportation is warning drivers about potentially dangerous travel conditions as a winter storm moves through the state.  Up to 8 inches of snow has fallen in communities east of St. Louis.  IDOT pretreated bridges, overpasses and ramps prone to icing on Saturday and has full crews out working to […]