WATCH: Principal remixes 'Old Town Road' to get students excited about first day of school

ST. LOUIS (KEZK) - Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' has led the Billboard Hot 100 for the 19th week in a row. With school starting up again, a Joseph Arthur Middle School principal from O'Fallon, Ill. named Tron Young decided to put his own spin on the hit song to get students excited for the upcoming...
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You Can Fly From STL to Florida for $69 Starting Later This Year

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KEZK) — St. Louisans now have a more affordable way to get to Sarasota, Fla. Allegiant Airlines is announcing nonstop service from MidAmerica St. Louis Airport in Belleville to Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. The new, two-days-a-week service starts in time for...
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Look: Illinois' Cardinals Themed License Plates Are Ready to Order

ST. LOUIS (KEZK) - Illinois unveiled a new Cardinals-themed license plate last night, and each license plate sold will contribute $25 to an education fund in the state. The plate will cost drivers $69. You can preorder the Illinois Cardinals-themed plates at . Illinois...
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Illinois Mom Busted For Driving While Kids Sat in Inflatable Pool on Top of Car

(KEZK) - A 49-year-old Illinois woman won't be winning any 'mother of the year' awards. Jennifer A. Janus Yeagerwas arrested Tuesday afternoon after authorities say she was spotted driving down Illinois Route 2 in Dixon with her two kids riding in an inflatable pool on top of her SUV. Police says...
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WATCH: Illinois police rescue donkey from highway

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (KEZK) — Police rescued a donkey from highway 90 Wednesday morning and it was recorded on an officer's body camera. The donkey, named Dusty, was returned to its owner, who had just bought the animal. The latch on the trailer it was in apparently was unsecured. "That's a...
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Here are 18 St. Louis-area farmers' markets for you to pick and choose from

ST. LOUIS (KEZK) — Grab your canvas bags and bring your cash — farmers’ market season is BACK! A favorite of many around St. Louis, the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market starts up again tomorrow, Saturday, April 13. However, there are many other markets to choose from as well. Here’s a list of several...
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The best and worst days to fill up your tank in the bi-state region

A new study found the best days of the week to get gas in most states are Mondays and Tuesdays, because that's when it's the cheapest. And it's most expensive on Fridays. The BEST day to get gas in Illinois is Monday, and the BEST day to get gas in Missouri is Tuesday. The WORST day to get gas in...
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Nearly 3,000 piglets loose after crash on I-70 in Illinois

Watch out for tiny pigs on the highway! That's the warning from police in Effingham, Illinois, to anyone driving along Interstate 70 in Cumberland County. Nearly 3,000 piglets were set free due to an accident near mile marker 127. Police shared a photo of the loose pigs just after 8 a.m. Friday,...
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Illinois is the Top State Protecting Its Pets

The Animal Legal Defense Fund has released its yearly list of where states rank in animal protection laws and Illinois is at the top - first place for the 11th year in a row. Missouri is in the middle. Kentucky is last. The rankings look at how tough the laws and statutes are in each state, for...
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First Trailer to Season 3 "Main Street" featuring Alton, IL!

We are finally getting a glimpse in the upcoming Hulu Series "Small Business Revolution: Main Street" featuring Alton, Illinois Amanda Brinkman and Ty Pennington searched all over America seeking the most inspiring small towns, and this season will feature Alton! The town of Alton recieved $500,000...
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