Metro-East Priest Under Investigation For Child Porn

Mascoutah, IL  (KTRS)  An associate pastor at a metro-east Catholic church is under investigation for child pornography. Police arrested Father Gerald Hechenberger Monday night. Hechenberger is an associate pastor at Holy Childhood Church and School in Mascoutah. Belleville police say the arrest of Hechenberger is the result of a tip alleging that child pornography was…

US Ends Protections For Salvadoran Immigrants, Sparking Fear

By LUIS ALONSO LUGO and ELLIOT SPAGAT, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration’s decision to end special protections for about 200,0000 Salvadoran immigrants filled many Salvadoran families with dread Monday, raising the possibility that they will be forced to abandon their roots in the U.S. and return to a violent homeland they have not…

Arnold Officer O’Connor Taken to CO Hospital for Rehabilitation

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Arnold Police Officer Ryan O’Connor has been taken to a Colorado rehabilitation facility, where he’ll undergo further treatment for injuries he suffered last month. First responder vehicles … fire engines, police cars, etc … lined up along Interstate 64 Monday about noon with their lights flashing to escort O’Connor, who was being taken…