Another Hearing Scheduled For Michael Gordon

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The man accused of killing an SIUE student will make his next court appearance on May 18th. Twenty-four-year-old Michael Gordon had his first court hearing on Thursday. He did not enter a plea on the first-degree murder charge in the shooting death of Taylor Clark. Meanwhile, the Major Case Squad found…

Rauner picks new lottery director

SPRINGFIELD, Ill (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has appointed a gaming industry veteran to lead the Illinois Lottery. The Republican governor filed paperwork Friday with the Illinois Secretary of State to appoint B.R. Lane as superintendent of the lottery system. Lane is a former executive with an Indiana-based computerized gaming company called International Game Technology. He…

Police: Man admitted to selling marijuana

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) – Police say a traffic stop last year in St. Louis County ended in an unexpected admission. The incident occurred in July of 2014. Police pulled over James Redmond for having improper license plates. The officer said as he approached the car, he could smell marijuana. Redmond admitted to smoking marijuana…

Alton man sentenced to 50 years in cousin’s shooting death

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – An Alton man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison after being convicted in the shooting death of his cousin. Madison Circuit Judge Richard Tognarelli handed down the sentenced against 24-year-old Damond Riddlespriger on Tuesday following his January conviction on a charge of first-degree murder. Authorities say Riddlespriger shot 22-year-old…