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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 […]


    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 […]

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    Police seek identity of body found in Mississippi River

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in the Mississippi River, near Venice, Illinois. Authorities are requesting help identifying the man who had tattoos on his chest reading “Zachary” and “Family Forever.” The body was found Saturday and removed from the river by the Madison Fire […]

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    Five names to consider in SLU basketball coaching search

    ST.  LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- You’ve heard it before, the idea that most athletic directors in Division I college sports programs have a short list of candidates in their figurative back pockets in the event that they have to go out and hire a new head basketball or football coach. We will say up front that […]

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    Records: Routine personal use of Collinsville credit cards

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ Spending records show that a southwestern Illinois elected leader facing criticism for personal use of Collinsville credit cards isn’t the only city official to adopt the practice. The Belleville News-Democrat ( ) reports that six other Collinsville officials in four years reimbursed personal purchases made on city-issued credit cards. Collinsville City […]

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    Troy teen pleads guilty to stealing guns worth $10,000

    TROY, IL (KTVI) – Cole Young, 18, pleads guilty to possession of a stolen firearm and received 24 months probation. Police say Young, Kameron Garcia and two 17-year-olds stole five guns considered collector’s items worth $10,000 from a home in Troy during a new year’s party. One of the guns was found with a 17-year-old […]

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    Collinsville councilwoman resists calls to quit over credit

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) _ A Collinsville City Council member is resisting calls from colleagues to step down over her personal use of a municipal credit card while working as the southwestern Illinois city’s clerk. The Belleville News-Democrat ( ) reports that two council members called for Cheryl Brombolich to resign her elected position Monday night. […]