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    City of Collinsville Hometown Heroes initiative

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s going to be a banner year in Collinsville, Illinois for military veterans. Pat Reitz and Jennifer Harris join us to introduce Hometown Heroes, an idea that will appear this September and could spread to any city.

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    In Your Neighborhood- Collinsville

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)- FOX 2 News in the Morning is In Your Neighborhood, Collinsville. John Pertzborn and Randi Naughton show us some hidden gems around the city! In Your Neighborhood- Catsup Bottle Festival   In Your Neighborhood- Willoughby Farm In Your Neighborhood- Historic Collinsville In Your Neighborhood- Cahokia Mounds In Your Neighborhood- Fairmount Park Racetrack […]

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    Track curtails season as Illinois horse racing woes persist

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A St. Louis area horse track has significantly curtailed its racing season as the industry’s woes persist in Illinois. Races at Fairmount Park in Collinsville began last week, two months later than the traditional start. The 42-day season is the shortest in the 91-year-old track’s history. The Belleville News-Democrat (http://bit.ly/1rBpUfK) reports […]

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    Fairmount Park opens for horse racing season

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Tuesday was opening day and the ponies were running.  The stands were full as patrons betted on their favorite horse. The park opened just days before this Saturday’s Kentucky Derby which will be on May 7th. It`s the 91st season for the legendary race track and in celebration of Kentucky Derby […]

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    Opening day at Fairmount Park

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – As we draw closer to the Kentucky Derby and the start of horse racing’s chase for the Triple Crown, the St. Louis area’s own famed racetrack–Fairmount Park–readies to open the gates on its 91st racing season. Lisa Hart visits Collinsville with a preview on the season.

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    Movers for Moms: Helping women escape domestic violence

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- It’s estimated three out of ten women are victims of domestic violence and there is no typical victim. They come from all walks of life. Movers for Moms is a program designed to help women living in shelters escape the violence. Janel and Cathleen joined us on FOX 2 News in the Morning […]

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    Abducted child reunited with mother in Collinsville; police looking for father

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – Police have filed child abduction charges against a Collinsville man after he failed to return his daughter to her mother. Tchaka Spiller, 24, was accused of taking custody of Khalia Harper, 2, without her mother’s consent. The Collinsville Police Department said they reached out to Spiller to return his daughter, but said […]

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    Man who made uncomfortable Facebook posts arrested on unrelated charge

    MADISON COUNTY, IL (KTVI) – Madison County Illinois investigators say they arrested 40-year-old James Lopes after multiple incidents of erratic behavior over the last couple of days. Lopes was spotted roaming around Edwardsville, Collinsville and Livingston while making lewd comments to children. After a disorderly conduct and trespassing arrest in Livingston at the Tasty Treats […]

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    Pizza delivery driver called to fake address, robbed at gunpoint

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-A delivery driver for Pizza Hutt was robbed at gunpoint Tursday evening in Collinsville, IL. According to Collinsville police, the incident happened around 9:00pm in the 1100 block of Apache Drive. While trying to make the delivery, the driver determined that the address provided for the order was a fake. As he returned to […]

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    Shoppers swarm “World’s Largest Garage Sale” at Fairmount Park

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-Thousands headed to Fairmount Park Race Track Sunday morning for WIL’s “World’s Largest Garage Sale,” presented by Goodwill. John Forter looked over the hundreds of people who were filing into the orange plastic gates before sunrise. “Like some of the parties I used to go to when I was in college,” he saw the staff […]

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    Stranger shoots man through door at Collinsville apartment

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Police are looking for a man who shot a Collinsville man. Investigators say a black male knocked on the door of an apartment  at 55 Idlerun in Collinsville. He said that he was an aquaintence of the resident. When the he opened the door he quickly realized that he did not […]

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    Police identify body found in Mississippi River

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Investigators with the Illinois State Police have identified the body of a man found in the Mississippi River near Venice. State police said 38-year-old Mickey Heflin’s body was located Saturday and retrieved from the river by the Madison Fire Department. The Madison County Coroner’s Office has classified Heflin’s death as a […]