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Metro Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man at Gas Station

Metro Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man at Gas Station

WOOD RIVER, Ill. (AP) – Authorities said police officers in the Metro East area of Illinois fatally shot a man who pulled a gun on them. KMOV-TV reported that the shooting happed at about 2 a.m. on Tuesday in the Madison County community of Wood River. Police said a gas station employee reported seeing an armed man…read more »

Ex-Chicago Officer who Killed Laquan McDonald to be Released

Ex-Chicago Officer who Killed Laquan McDonald to be Released

CHICAGO (AP) – The white Chicago police officer convicted in the 2014 shooting death of Black teenager Laquan McDonald is days away from walking out of prison after just over three years behind bars. An Illinois Prisoner Review Board official said Jason Van Dyke will be released on Feb. 3. Van Dyke was convicted of…read more »

Ex-Belle Rive USPS Employee Sentenced to Probation for Theft

Ex-Belle Rive USPS Employee Sentenced to Probation for Theft

BENTON – A Belle Rive woman was sentenced in federal court in Benton Tuesday afternoon to two years’ probation and was ordered to pay restitution to her victims for stealing from greeting cards while working for the U.S. Postal Service. According to court records, 31-year-old Casey L. Neal pled guilty in October of last year to theft of…read more »

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Cam Reveals Battle With Covid-19

Cam Reveals Battle With Covid-19

Country music star Cam took to Instagram on January 13 to share news of her and her 3-year-old daughter Lucy being Covid positive. “We got COVID. Had ALL the symptoms – down and out hard for 3 days (not mild at all) and now feels like a cold + fatigue,” Cam wrote. She further adds…read more »

Zac Brown Band Announce 2022 Out In The Middle Tour

Zac Brown Band Announce 2022 Out In The Middle Tour

Zac Brown Band have announced plans to embark on the “Out in the Middle Tour” in April. The 32-date trek is set to kick off on April 22 in Greenville, South Carolina, and wrap up on November 19 in Phoenix, Arizona. Robert Randolph Band will serve as a special guest. Tickets for tour will go…read more »

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