Metro East Authorities Seek Suspect In Up To 5 Robberies, $1,000 Reward Offered

MADISON COUNTY, ILL (KTRS) Metro East investigators are looking for a suspect who may be connected to as many as five armed robberies since late November. The robberies occurred at banks in Edwardsville, Alton and East Alton, Wood River and Godfery, Illinois. Nobody was hurt. Capt. Mike Dixon with the Madison County Sheriff’s Department says he…

Trump’s First Medical Checkup As President Set For Friday

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be the patient, not the commander in chief offering comfort, when he visits the Walter Reed military hospital on Friday. Trump is headed to the medical facility in Bethesda, Maryland, outside Washington, for his first medical checkup as president. But what has been a…

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Launches Investigation To Determine If Governor Committed Crimes Link To Affair

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis circuit attorney has launched a formal investigation to determine if Gov. Eric Greitens committed any crimes associated with an extramarital affair in 2015. Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner initially said Thursday that no criminal complaint had been filed against Greitens, and no evidence of a crime has been presented…

Hopes Of Finding Anyone Alive Dwindle In Mud-Stricken Town

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — More than two full days after mudslides ravaged this coastal town, the search for the missing became an increasingly desperate exercise Thursday, with growing doubts about whether anyone would be found alive. Seventeen people were confirmed dead and eight others were unaccounted for. “They’re…

Illinois To Replace Vets’ Plumbing Amid Legionnaire’s Crisis

By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner emerged Wednesday from a weeklong stay at a military veterans’ home beset by a deadly Legionnaires’ outbreak and announced the state will replace the plumbing at the sprawling, 130-year-old site. The first-term Republican told reporters that cutting-edge water distribution will quickly advance…

Search Continues For Victims Of California Mudslide

By MARCIO JOSE SANCHEZ and ROBERT JABLON, Associated Press MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of searchers continued the grueling work Thursday of hunting for survivors and digging up bodies in the sea of mud and wreckage left by flash flooding in this wealthy coastal enclave. Muck-spattered searchers from around the state slogged through knee-deep ooze, poking…