A male black and white colobus monkey was born at the Saint Louis Zoo on Dec. 29, 2017. The baby, who will be named by zookeepers at a later date, and his family can be seen at the Primate House during regular Zoo hours. This video shows him at 1 and 2 weeks old.
The Neff family from Freeburg lost their home, a double-wide trailer, Saturday after it caught fire. The family’s cat, Ginger, died in the fire, although they were able to rescue their two dogs and pet bird. They lost all of their belongings in the fire.
Melinda Harris has fought to save her home after two contractors didn't finish renovations and the city of Belleville condemned the house at 600 Wabash Avenue. But now she has agreed to have the house demolished.
St. Louis-based BJC HealthCare has received permission from the state of Illinois to take ownership of Memorial Hospital in Belleville and Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh. The move cements an alliance BJC HealthCare and Memorial initially put together in 2015. BJC HealthCare and Memorial announced plans last month to build a Siteman Cancer Center next to Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh.
A longtime friend spoke out Thursday in support of the Mascoutah priest accused of possessing child pornography, saying she blames the church’s failure to get him treatment for a drug problem. The Rev. Gerald Hechenberger, associate pastor of Holy Childhood Church and school in Mascoutah, was charged Tuesday with 16 counts of child pornography and one count of possession of meth.
Police on Wednesday raided at least two Madison County offices and temporarily sealed them with police tape. Madison County Sheriff’s Lt. David Vucich confirmed that offices were raided in the county’s administration building. The purpose of the raid wasn’t immediately clear. Vucich declined to discuss the target of the investigation or its nature.