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    Husband-wife team gets $640K to explore Cahokia Mounds

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) – A husband-and-wife archaeological team from Indiana University and the University of Illinois has been awarded $640,000 to expand their research into one of North America’s largest Native American earthworks. IU associate professor of anthropology Susan Alt and University of Illinois anthropology professor Timothy R. Pauketat will use the grants from the […]

  • Police worried over toy guns being modified into real guns

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Investigators at Illinois state police headquarters want to make sure you are aware of a case they are working right now involving toy guns being altered to fire real bullets. The weapons were discovered in December in Granite City. One was a super soaker squirt gun that still had its plastic […]

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    Cahokia Mounds plans winter solstice event

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site is planning a special event to mark this year’s winter solstice. The Southern Illinois historic site was once home to thousands of Native Americans, who built a wide variety of structures. Sun watchers will gather at 7 a.m. Sunday at “Woodhenge,” a huge circle of posts […]

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    Woman arrested for robbing five area banks

    MARYVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Police arrested a 37-year-old woman in the robbery of two banks over the past five weeks.  The woman robbed the First Collinsville Bank on Maryville Road at around 5:15pm Wednesday. Police say they believe she also robbed the First Collinsivlle Bank in Caseyville, last month. Authorities say her name will not […]

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    Man accuses boy of bullying, threatens him on school bus

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Police say 33-year-old Malvin Crain of Granite City reportedly grabbed a 6-year-old boy by his jacket, pulled out his belt and threatened to attack the child if he didn’t stop bullying his daughter. But according to the Collinsville school superintendent Bob Green, he got word of the alleged bullying last week […]

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    St. Louis City police chase ends in Collinsville, IL

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A police chase from St. Louis city ended in Illinois at I-255 and I-55/70. The car was wanted in connection with a shooting in St. Louis City. St. Louis County chased the car into Illinois. Illinois State Police say one person is in custody. They are looking for another. The person […]

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    East St. Louis man charged with murder

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The St. Clair County state’s attorney has issued murder charges against a Metro East man.   Authorities believe Tracey V. Vickers, 48, of East St. Louis strangled Tobias Gross, 27, to death on October 20th. According to the Illinois State Police,  Vickers and Gross knew each other.   They got into a fight […]

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    Extra security Friday at Collinsville High School over gun concerns

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Extra police will be on hand Friday morning at Collinsville High School. This comes after the school learned a student was going to bring a gun to school last week. The district called police and after searching two homes associated with the student there was no credible threat.  Thursday a parent […]

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    Police find missing St. Louis man

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Police found a missing St. Louis man after he went missing Saturday night.  Frank Perry, 31, has been found safe in St. Louis, MO. Perry told a family member that he needed a ride home from work at around 10pm.   He works at a warehouse in Pontoon Beach, Illinois.  Perry told […]

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    Fox 2 Prep Zone – Friday, October 17, 2014

    Segment One of the Fox 2 Prep Zone for Friday, October 17, 2014 featured highlights of these high school football games: SLUH at Kirkwood Zumwalt South at Vianney Hazelwood East at Eureka Parkway South at Parkway Central Collinsville at Alton Segment Two of the Fox 2 Prep Zone for Friday, October 17, 2014 featured highlights […]

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    Collinsville man pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A Collinsville man has pleaded guilty in federal court to committing Medicaid fraud. Fifty-three-year-old Lawrence Thigpen faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. His sentencing is set for February. U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says Thigpen claimed he was being taken care of by his […]

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    Collinsville man pleads guilty to Medicare fraud

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A Collinsville man has pleaded guilty in federal court to committing Medicaid fraud. Fifty-three-year-old Lawrence Thigpen faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. His sentencing is set for February. U.S. Attorney Stephen Wigginton says Thigpen claimed he was being taken care of by his […]