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    Collinsville to buy land to relocate water treatment plant

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ The southwestern Illinois city of Collinsville is taking new steps to relocate its water treatment plant, a project once stalled by a lawsuit. The Belleville News-Democrat reports the City Council has approved the purchase of an alternate site for the new water treatment facility. An original site selected for the treatment […]

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    Six teens arrested for stealing $10,000 in guns from Troy house party

    TROY, IL – Police have arrested two 18-year-olds and four juveniles for stealing $10,000 in guns during a house party. They face multiple felony charges including aggravated possession of firearms and unlawful delivery of stolen firearms. The stolen firearms were delivered within 1000 feet of a school. This is considered a class 1 felony. One […]

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    Woman sexually assaulted outside country night club in Collinsville

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Collinsville Police Department is asking for the public’s help to solve a sexual assault investigation. According to Major Brett Boerm, a police spokesman, the incident happened February 4 around 12:40 a.m. outside the Wild Country night club on Gateway Drive. The victim said she walked out to the parking lot […]

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    Second Little Caesar’s robbed at gunpoint in Glen Carbon

    GLEN CARBON, IL (KTVI) – For the second time in less than a week, a Little Caesar’s in the metro east is robbed at gunpoint.The latest incident happened on Route 159 in Glen Carbon. The robbery happened shortly before 9 p.m. Sunday. Investigators say the suspect came in, pulled out a handgun and demanded cash from the […]

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    Illinois girl with a big heart honored for kindness to first responders

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – You may remember last year, when Fox 2 News brought you the story of eight-year-old Arianna Nichols, an Illinois girl who makes crosses and sends them to first responders around the country. This year, a local firefighter nominated her for our Pay It Forward award. Arianna began making plastic beaded crosses […]

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    Pay It Forward: Arianna Nichols

    (KTVI) – You may remember last year, when we brought you the story of a little Illinois girl who makes crosses and sends them to first responders around the country. This year, a local firefighter nominated her for our Pay It Forward award. FOX 2’s Dan Gray looks at how she earned the honor. The […]

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    Alton online prostitution sting nets several arrests

    ALTON, IL (KTVI) – Police have arrested seven men in an online prostitution sting. Alton officers posed as escorts on a website. They arrested the suspects after they showed up for sex. All are charged with solicitation of a sex act, a class “A” misdemeanor. The message from Alton Police is simple and straight forward. […]

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    Ramp to I-255 SB closed at I-55/70 following overturned tractor trailer

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The ramp to southbound Interstate 255 was closed at I-55/70 before dawn Tuesday after a tractor trailer overturned on the ramp. The accident occurred around 5:15 a.m. Firefighters had to extract two people from the cab of the tractor trailer. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known, but they […]

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    1st St. Louis-area medical marijuana dispensary to open

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ The St. Louis area’s first medical marijuana dispensary is slated to open in the city’s Illinois suburbs. HCI Alternatives in Collinsville plans a grand opening at noon Monday at a retail location adjacent to the Illinois State Police’s regional headquarters. A second St. Louis-area dispensary in the village of Sauget near […]

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    Wrong-way driver hits semi on I-255 in Collinsville

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)- A woman was injured in a wrong-way accident overnight in Collinsville. It happened around 1a.m. on I-255 near Horseshoe Lake Road. Illinois State Police say the woman was driving south in the northbound lanes of  the interstate when her car crashed into an empty tanker truck and overturned. She was taken to a St. Louis […]

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    Making Illinois roads safe for travel during

    COLLINSVILLE, IL(KTVI) – Those traveling on Illinois roads have had an easier time during this storm. I-DOT wants to make sure that remains true. Check the latest traffic conditions here:

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    Police: ‘Redskins Bandit’ strikes again

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-  Police are searching for a man who robbed a Metro East gas station overnight. Surveillance video shows the suspect walking into the BP gas station located in the 8400 block of Collinsville Road. The armed robber has been labeled the ‘Washington Redskins Bandit’ because he wears the same sweatshirt when he strikes. Investigators believe he’s […]