Edwardsville

Inside Amazon fulfillment center
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Amazon has announced plans to open two distribution centers in Edwardsville.

The company says the facilities are expected to eventually employ more than 1,000 full-time workers.

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders addresses nearly five thousand people on the campus of Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois on March 4, 2016.
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Inside a packed basketball arena in southern Illinois, Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders’ made Weasel Forsythe’s day.

Forsythe was one of several thousand people who saw the Vermont senator speak Friday on the campus of Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville. When Sanders was through with a roughly 50-minute speech, he gave Forsythe a hug.

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A former southwestern Illinois police officer has pleaded not guilty to charges that accuse him of illegally taking cell phone videos of women at a tanning salon.

The Edwardsville Intelligencer reports 46-year-old Michael Collins entered his pleas this week to unauthorized video recording charges. Each is punishable by up to three years in prison and a $25,000 fine.

Madison County prosecutors accused Collins last month of secretly recording different women over a four-day period at a Glen Carbon tanning salon.

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A southwestern Illinois police officer is suspended from his job and free on bond after being accused of illegally making cell phone videos of women at a tanning salon.

Prosecutors in Madison County charged 46-year-old Edwardsville police officer Michael Collins with three counts of unauthorized video recording. Each felony alleges he secretly recorded a different woman over a four-day period this month.

With snowy weather comes many opportunities for recreation, but sometimes that recreation turns into something very different.

The Office of the Coroner for Madison County in Edwardsville, Ill. reported the death of 41-year-old Kelly J. Strohmeler this morning. Strohmeler died after the snowmobile she was riding in a snow-covered farm field struck a rut in the field and ejected her.