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Four suspects are facing charges connected to a home invasion in Alton earlier this month.
Rachel Barnes, 24, Christopher Hill, 27, DeMarco Smith, 20, and Curtis Wallace, 38, have been all been arrested for armed robbery and home invasion, according to Alton Police. Hill and Wallace also face attempted murder charges. Police say they were called to a home an January 16. They found a 55-year-old man who had been beaten with fists, gun, and a pipe, and then was stabbed.
Police from Alton, St. Louis County and St. Louis City worked together to catch the suspects. The victim has since been released from the hospital.]]>
St. Louis' extremely cold winter weather has claimed the life of an Alton, Illinois man.
Police say 66 year old Carl Walker had been removing snow with a snow blower outside his home Thursday morning when he became short of breath. He went inside and his wife called 9-1-1.
Walker was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he died.
Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says Walker suffered a heart attack.
Nonn says its important for everyone, especially those with heart and other health conditions to use extra caution in cold conditions.
A metro-east man is facing felony charges for allegedly shoplifting a single bottle of liquor.
Madison County prosecutors have charged 23 year old Jason Whitney of Alton with felony theft. Police say a worker at a Godfrey supermarket caught Whitney red-handed early Saturday morning.
Sheriff's Captain Mike Dixon told the Belleville News-Democrat that the alleged theft qualifies as a felony because of Whitney's burglary conviction earlier this year.
Authorities are identifying an Alton man killed in a crash Monday afternoon as 78 year old Charles Bickett.
Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says a jeep struck Bickett's Ford Taurus in the driver's side as Bickett attempted to turn left from a restaurant parking lot onto College Avenue in Alton.
Bickett was pronounced dead at the scene about 2 p.m. He died of blunt chest trauma. Nonn says Bickett had been wearing a seat belt.
Toxicology test results are still pending and Illinois State Police continue to investigate the crash.