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    Weekends on the Web: Our list of festivals and events

    Looking for some great weekend activities? Check out Weekends on the Web with Meteorologist Angela Hutti for all the information you need.

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    Tractor trailer overturns I-55/70 in Collinsville

      COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A tractor trailer has overturned on I-55/70 in Collinsville Thursday morning.  The driver took the exit headed eastbound toward St. Louis, lost control on the ramp and slid over an embankment.  Crews are on the scene. The ramp will be shut down before removing the semi. We will keep you […]

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    Oscar Mayer wants to buy the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – There have been many arguments over the perfect condiment combination to go on a hot dog. Oscar Mayer might be putting in their two cents by the company’s latest move: buying the World’s Largest Catsup Bottle. Their reasoning? The six Wienermobiles that travel around the country all year could use a […]

  • Semi crash SB I55/70 causes major traffic delays heading into St. Louis

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A pick up truck was struck by a tractor trailer on southbound I-55/70 near Collinsville.  The accident happened around 5:00 a.m. Wednesday morning.  Both vehicles are in the center median. The traffic back up is substantial. Use an alternate route if possible as crews work to clear the scene.     […]

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    Cahokia Mounds excavators make interesting find

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ Experts say student archaeologists excavating the Cahokia Mounds in southern Illinois have made an interesting find. The Southern Illinoisan (http://bit.ly/1tQ6e31 ) reports that the students found a bundle of whelk shells and bird bones tied together. Cahokia Mounds Museum Society Executive Director Lori Belknap says the team usually unearths Native American […]

  • Who will pay $500,000 for the giant catsup bottle?

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – There’s a 170 foot tall catsup bottle casting a shadow over Collinsville and the question remains who is willing to pay the $500,000 for the former water tower and warehouse next to it. ‘I’ve actually had people calling me wanting to know if I put the sign up there that it […]

  • Collinsville catsup bottle up for sale

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle is up for sale. The iconic Brook’s bottle has been a community fixture in the Collinsville area for years. On Monday, a “For Sale” sign went up for the water tower and the factory below it and residents are worried that their town may be losing its most famous landmark. The asking […]

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    Man gets 65 years prison in dismemberment killing

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – One of two men accused of killing a southwestern Illinois woman and dismembering her body has pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 65 years in prison. A Madison County judge sentenced 29-year-old Patrick Chase of Alton to 45 years on a first-degree murder charge and 20 years on a charge of […]

  • Tim and the Catscup Bottle Festival!

    (KTVI) – It’s time for the 16th annual World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival Birthday party.  There will be a special appearance by the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile! Tim too on a few people from the newsroom in a tater tot eating competition. World`s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival – Birthday Party & Classic Car Show American Legion […]

  • St. Louisans continue tradition of playing hooky at Fairmount Park

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Time is something they keep track of at Fairmount Park racetrack, especially on a horse hooky Tuesday. ‘My husband and our friends are here,’ says first timer Lauren Williamson.  ‘They played hooky last year and I wasn’t able to come.  So I purposefully took off the day to come here.’ For […]

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    Illinois State Troopers to be out in force over 4th of July holiday

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Illinois State Troopers will be saturating Illinois roads over the 4th of July holiday, which starts Thursday, July 3rd to Sunday, July 6th. Troopers will be out aggressively enforcing traffic laws. They will especially be looking for the fatal four traffic violations most associated with traffic fatalities: speeding, driving under the […]

  • The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival

    (KTVI)-Want to see the world’s largest ketchup bottle and potato in once place? Mike Gassmann, with the World`s Largest Catsup Bottle, Inc., talks about the event “The World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival.” The event is celebrating the 65th birthday of the Brooks catsup bottle water tower in Collinsville, IL. Also, the truck driver of the […]