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    Collinsville officials approve residential chicken ordinance

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ Officials in a southwest Illinois community have decided to allow up to 75 residents to keep chickens within city limits. The Collinsville City Council voted unanimously Monday night to approve an ordinance allowing chickens in residential districts. The Belleville News-Democrat ( ) reports that the Collinsville Planning Commission and Mayor John […]

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    Towering Collinsville ketchup bottle gets new owner

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A towering ketchup bottle and familiar southwestern Illinois roadside symbol has a new owner. The Belleville News-Democrat ( ) reports that O’Fallon construction company owner Franklin Bieri bought the 170-foot-tall, onetime Collinsville water tower billed as the “World’s Largest Bottle of Catsup.” The National Register of Historic Places landmark replicates a […]

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    Man dies in Collinsville house fire

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)- A man is dead after a fire in Collinsville early Sunday. Firefighters were called to the scene in the 100 block of Crandall at just before 2:00am. The home was fully engulfed and the roof appeared to be collapsing. Firefighters found 86-year-old Grover E. Johnson dead in the home. He was the […]

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    19-year-old goes the extra mile for strangers with broken down vehicle

    BELLEVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A Wednesday night reunion was filled with hugs and smiles because of a chance encounter. On Sunday night, Hallie Beattie and two friends were heading to Sparta from St. Louis when her Honda Accord broke down at the Belleville Quick Trip on Old Collinsville Road. That’s when 19-year-old Aubree Taylor stepped […]

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    State to replace misspelled Collinsville street signs

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ The Illinois Department of Transportation plans to replace several misspelled Collinsville street signs installed after a highway repair project. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that signs for two streets near Illinois Route 159 are in error after the old signs were removed to widen the Madison County highway as it passes through […]

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    Security is paramount at Collinsville marijuana dispensary

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Medical marijuana will soon be available to Illinois patients with a doctor’s referral and a state approved card.  Construction is underway at a state approved dispensary in Collinsville located a block away from the Illinois State police office. As soon as a final inspection by state inspectors is complete, the firm, […]

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    Accident causing delays on WB I-55/70 in Collinsville

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)- A two car accident is causing delays on westbound I-55/70 in Collinsville. At least one person was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. Fire and emergency crews are on the scene working to fix the problem. Black Lane is closed. Drivers along I-255 and Route 159 should add an additional 30 minutes […]

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    Shed fire spreads to Collinsville home

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A small shed fire Saturday afternoon spread  to a family’s home on the eastern edge of Collinsville. Firefighters from five departments were called in to help when Collinsville had a second fire at the same time. Two of the residents who live in the home on Richter Hill Rd. were present when […]

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    Missouri State Auditor to investigate spending in the City of Wellston

    WELLSTON, MO (KTVI) – Wellston citizens have succeeded in getting the Missouri State Auditor to pour over the St Louis County municipalities to get to the bottom of questionable spending. The latest rub, Wellston had to pay $6,700 in fines to the ACLU for not turning over public information under the Sunshine law. Residents whose petition […]

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    Emergency road repairs near Poplar Street Bridge to cause delays

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Illinois Department of Transportation expects significant delays for traffic heading eastbound on the Poplar Street Bridge because of a highway lane closure. Workers are repairing an area of the concrete bridge deck. The eastbound lane of the collector will be closed on I-55/64 just east of the Poplar Street Bridge.  […]

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    Drag race driver has truck and car stolen at Collinsville Ruby Tuesday’s

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A drag race driver has his ride stolen after an event at Gateway Motorsports Park over the weekend. Collinvsille police say the thief made off with a 1975 Chevy Camaro. It was being pulled by a 2014 GMC Sierra. The cars with Indiana license plates were parked in a Ruby Tuesday […]

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    Arby’s/Fox 2 Prep Zone – Friday, September 11, 2015

    This is the Arby’s/Fox 2 Prep Zone for Friday, September 11, 2015. Segment One contains highlights from these high school football games; East St. Louis at Alton, Summit at Parkway North, Ritenour at Pattonville, Collinsville at Edwardsville, John Burroughs at Lutheran South, Chaminade at SLUH. Segment Two of the Arby’s/Fox 2 Prep Zone features highlights […]