• 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 […]

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    Effort again mounted to make Cahokia Mounds a National Historical Park

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)- Legislation calling for Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site to be designated as a National Historic Park stalled in 2014. But Illinois state Representative Jerry Costello II, (D-Smithton) isn’t giving up. On February 4, he introduced House Joint Resolution 23 which urges the United States Congress to elevate the national status of Cahokia […]

  • Collinsville woman heads to LA to find her mother after spotting her in LA Times picture

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A Collinsville woman is headed for Los Angeles, embarking on a seemingly impossible search some twenty years in the making.  That’s how long it has been since Robin Burton last saw her mother, but she has new reason to believe a search in some of LA’s roughest neighborhoods can bear fruit. […]

  • Crews face an uphill battle clearing Alton streets

    ALTON, IL (KTVI) – Clearing the snow is perhaps a steeper challenge in Alton, IL, than anywhere else in the St. Louis area.  About ten snow plow drivers were fighting an uphill battle around the clock through a second straight night. Summit Street is a good example. It’s so steep that when it’s snow-covered, snow […]

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    Charges in downtown murder of SEMO student

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) -There were big developments Wednesday in one the saddest murder cases the St. Louis Circuit Attorney said she’d ever seen. Christopher Grant, 18, of Collinsville, was charged with 1st degree murder plus weapons and attempted robbery charges; 6 counts total. It all played out near Europe Night Club on 15th Street, January 11th […]

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    Chinese national accused of ID theft in Collinsville

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL – A citizen of the People’s Republic of China was indicted in federal court for allegedly using counterfeit credit cards at retailers in Collinsville and other nearby places, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said Monday. According to court documents, 38-year-old Shu Chen was arrested by Collinsville police on […]

  • Veterans furious after ‘Freedom Tree’ chopped down in Collinsville

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – More than 30 years ago, the American Legion post in Collinsville planted what was called ‘The Freedom Tree’ to honor veterans and remember POWs and armed service members considered MIA. But on Friday, a Collinsville city employee cut the tree down. Veterans are furious. American Legion Commander Joe Osborn saw the […]

  • East St. Louis wrestling club looking to replace stolen equipment before state championship

    UPDATE: Since FOX 2 reported the East St. Louis Wrestling Club having equipment stolen this past Sunday, various organizations, businesses and John Beal Roofing have offered the club financial support and/or equipment for the wrestlers to continue preparing for the state championship tournament in Chicago next weekend. COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The East St. Louis […]

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    Quinn pardons woman who attacked ex-husband with hot grease

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ Gov. Pat Quinn has pardoned an Edwardsville woman convicted of drenching her ex-husband in hot grease during a domestic dispute 15 years ago. The Belleville News-Democrat reports ( ) that Joy Brown was sentenced to six years in prison in 2001 for heinous battery. She says she was defending herself against […]

  • Collinsville police looking for woman using stolen credit cards

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Collinsville police are looking for a woman they say is using stolen credit cards around the area. They say the cards were stolen from the victim’s purse while she was at work on December 20th. Anyone with any information is asked to call police or Crimestoppers.

  • Teen and grandfather drown on fishing trip

    BENTON, IL (KTVI) – A Collinsville family is in shock after boating accident on Rend Lake kills a teenage and grandfather. Rend Lake is in Benton, Illinois, about a 100 miles southeast of St. Louis. The Rend Lake Search and Rescue Team says 63-year-old Terry Calvert from New Baden jumped into the lake after his […]