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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 (http://bit.ly/1wHbMgx ) 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 […]

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    Two drown at Rend Lake during 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 […]

  • Thieves may be targeting out of state cars around City Museum

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – As a FOX 2 crew was working on a story about vehicle break-ins at the City Museum in Downtown St. Louis, it happened again. There were three mid-afternoon break-ins on 16th street, less than a block from the museum. At least two of the victims were from out of town, visiting […]

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    Fox 2 Prep Zone – Saturday, December 27, 2014

    Fox 2 Sports reporter Charlie Marlow went to several high school Christmas tournaments on Saturday, December 27, 2014. He has highlights of these games: Collinsville Tournament: Granite City vs Decatur MacArthur Belleville East vs Quincy Affton Tournament: Bishop DuBourg vs Priory Cleveland vs Affton Chaminade Tournament: Bayless vs Cardinal Ritter  

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    Giant ketchup bottle still unsold 5 months later

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ The towering ketchup bottle that’s a landmark in southwestern Illinois has been up for sale for five months, and apparently no one relishes buying the emblem of roadside Americana. Mike Gassmann of the Catsup Bottle Preservation Group tells St. Louis Public Radio there have been no buyers of the 65-year-old, 170-foot-tall […]

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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 […]