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Former East St. Louis school guard acquitted of sexually assaulting teen

Former East St. Louis school guard acquitted of sexually assaulting teen

Isaac O. Turner was found not guilty in a bench trial in St. Clair County Circuit Court. But he is still trying to restore his reputation and win back his job. 

February 18, 2015 3:44 pmLoading…
Randy McCallum

Randy McCallum

Randy McCallum, the former mayor of Alorton, leaves the federal courthouse in East St. Louis, on Feb. 24, 2012, after pleading guilty to stealing $1,000 from the village and attempting to deal crack cocaine. (AP Photo/Belleville News-Democrat, Derik Holtmann)

January 13, 2014 5:12 pmLoading…
Ex-Metro East cop convicted in sex case pleads guilty to fraud

Ex-Metro East cop convicted in sex case pleads guilty to fraud

Harry A. "Dink" Halter, a former cop in Alorton and Fairmont City, faces up to 25 years in prison.

September 25, 2013 4:10 pm Related Loading…

Dogs killed after being tossed from moving vehicle in Alorton

State troopers asking for the public's help in the case.

May 28, 2013 8:17 amLoading…
KMOV reporter Matt Sczesny punched by stranger while on the job

KMOV reporter Matt Sczesny punched by stranger while on the job

He was in Alorton when a man walked up to him and asked if he could ask him a question and then punched him

September 18, 2012 9:00 am Related Loading…

New police commission to help East St. Louis, Brooklyn, Washington Park and Alorton

EAST ST. LOUIS • Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Thursday at the East St. Louis Armory he said would help four historically troubled police departments.

August 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Undercover Video: Former Alorton police chief caught stealing

Undercover Video: Former Alorton police chief caught stealing

The following videos were shot by federal agents investigating political corruption in Metro East. This particular sting snared Michael Baxton Sr., the former police chief in both East St. Louis and Alorton. Agents had planted a 2009 Lincoln Continental in Alorton on Oct. 5, 2011, and Baxton…

May 15, 2012 4:27 pmLoading…
Editorial: East St. Louis as 'America's war zone'

Editorial: East St. Louis as 'America's war zone'

Yes, sir. There are a lot of yucks in East St. Louis. Last month "Saturday Night Live" mined that rich lode, with a character portraying the city's mayor insisting that it was a "hellhole."

May 06, 2012 12:05 amLoading…
Randy McCallum Jr., resigned as mayor of Alorton, Ill.

Randy McCallum Jr., resigned as mayor of Alorton, Ill.

Randy McCallum Jr., resigned as mayor of Alorton, Ill. photo from video courtesy of KMOV

February 24, 2012 5:30 pmLoading…
Former Alorton mayor Randy McCallum indicted

Former Alorton mayor Randy McCallum indicted

Stephen Wigginton, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announces the indictment of former Alorton Mayor Randy McCallum on Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, in Fairview Heights. Photo by Christian Gooden, cgooden@post-dispatch.com

February 24, 2012 1:20 pmLoading…

Alorton streets supervisor faces federal indictment

EAST ST. LOUIS • The Alorton street superintendent was indicted on Friday on charges of being a felon in possession of firearm ammunition and making a false statement to federal law enforcement.

January 21, 2012 12:00 am Related Loading…
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