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    Collinsville police identify man gunned down in stairwell

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Collinsville Police have identified 21-year-old Montrea Marshall as the victim of a fatal shooting that happened at an apartment complex Saturday afternoon. “The guy was standing outside and got shot” said Richard Sharp who lives next door.  “Got shot once and that was pretty much it” he said. According to police, they responded to the complex in the 800 block of South Morrison in Collinsville Saturday afternoon for reports of shots fired.  When they arrived, they […]

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    Illinois roads accident free after drivers follow ice storm warnings

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Representatives from the Illinois Department Of Transportation say that crews are working 12 hour shifts to stay ahead of the ice. IDOT Workers sprayed a brine mix on the roads and bridges across the metro east. Officials say with schools closed on Friday and some business closing early Saturday, crews have been able to stay ahead of the storm. Sunday’s road conditions depent on if drivers will be as patient as they were during the first […]

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    IDOT re-treating roads before next round of ice

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We are also keeping an eye on road conditions Saturday in Illinois. FOX 2’s Mike Colombo is in Collinsville with the latest on IDOT’s plan to fight the ice. Illinois Department of Transportation representative Joe Monroe says that crews are putting plenty of salt on area roads. He says that there is a window early Saturday morning that is critical to IDOT’s operation. Crews are working to treat roads before another round of winter weather […]

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    Illinois State Police credit public for staying off the roads thus far

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – The Friday evening commute on Illinois interstates and roadways is moving smoothly and with light traffic, on what would typically be a busy Friday. The Illinois Department of Transportation says crews have been out all day Friday applying chemicals to stay ahead of the storm expected this weekend. Illinois State Police say so far they have received fewer calls than they did last month, when the area received freezing rain and ice. People appear to have […]

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    IDOT prepping roads ahead of Ice Storm

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI)-IDOT crews are out getting ready for the ice. Workers sprayed a brine mix on the roads and bridges in St. Clair County and across the metro east. IDOT has asked drivers to give crews lots of room to work.

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    Illinois State Police issue winter weather advisory

    COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – Thursday’s forecast for light snow across the greater St. Louis metropolitan area has authorities across the bi-state issuing safety reminders for drivers. The Illinois State Police is asking drivers to keep the following winter weather safety tips in mind when behind the wheel: Anticipate reduced visibility and watch for black ice when approaching intersections, off-ramps, bridges, and curves. Avoid abrupt steering and braking and avoid tailgating by keeping a safe distance between vehicles. Allow enough time […]

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    Swansea latest southern Illinois city to allow chickens

    SWANSEA, Ill. (AP) _ The southern Illinois city of Swansea is the latest in the region to allow residents to raise chickens in their backyards. The Belleville News Democrat reports that Swansea village leaders recently voted unanimously to allow chickens in neighborhoods that are zoned residential. That’s different than four years ago when the village board rejected a similar plan. Swansea trustee Brian Wells says “people want to know what’s in their food.” Swansea Mayor Ken Mueller says his family […]

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    High school student allegedly posed as FBI agent to receive services from prostitutes

    TULSA, Okla. – An Oklahoma high school student was arrested after he allegedly posed as an FBI agent in an attempt to receive free services from prostitutes. Police say Anthony Maurice Harris, 18, attempted to contact a prostitute online; however, the individual he was actually speaking to was an investigator with the Tulsa Police Department, the Tulsa World reports. Harris allegedly said he was an FBI agent and threatened the prostitutes in order to receive free services. “If you don’t […]

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    Man charged with another crime, suspected in burglaries committed in area counties

    EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KTVI) – A Collinsville teenager is behind bars charged with multiple burglaries and other crimes. 19-year-old Jeremy A. Mitchell is being held without bond in the Madison County Jail. Authorities say he was already charged with another crime before he was arrested this time. Mitchell is charged with five burglaries involving cars and homes.  He’s also charged with making threats against deputies when he was arrested.  Madison County Sheriff’s Captain Mike Dixon said, “He made multiple threats to […]

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    Two critically injured after police chase ends in St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Two men suspected of stealing a car in Washington Park, IL are listed in critical condition after they crashed the car they were driving in North St. Louis. “I don`t know if he swerved around the spike strips or if he hit them, but next thing I know, he`s right under the semi.” Said crash witness, Christa Zova. The aftermath of a violent crash at the intersection of North Broadway and Carrie left witnesses wondering […]

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    List of area Wal-Mart stores receiving ‘Hatchimals’

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – One of the hottest toys of the season could be in St. Louis area Wal-Mart stores in time for Christmas. A few dozen “Hatchimals,” will be making their way into stores in Festus, Desoto, Farmington, Fredericktown, Perryville and Sullivan. Each store will get a shipment of the popular toy sometime between today and December 19th. Wal-Mart is telling customers to call ahead of time for the toy arrival. Hatchimals are pegged to be this year’s […]


    Missouri man gets 40 years for Illinois stabbing death

    EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – A Missouri man has been ordered to spend 40 years in prison after having admitted in court that he played a role in the 2015 robbery killing of a man in Collinsville, Illinois. Thirty-five-year-old Jessie James Werley of Farmington, Missouri, was sentenced Wednesday in Illinois’ Madison County after he pleaded guilty to a first-degree murder count. The charge related to the December 2015 death of 68-year-old Daniel Taylor, whose stabbed body was found in his home in […]