Metro East Man Charged With Threatening To Kill President 

(Edwardsville, IL)  —  A Metro East man is facing federal charges after investigators say he threatened to kill President Trump. The Secret Service yesterday detailed their case against Joseph Pickett. Investigators say Pickett, who is from Edwardsville, posted on Facebook last week that he “was going to have to kill” the president to get the attention of the Secret Service. Prosecutors say Pickett also posted threats to President Trump because of the president’s alleged dealings with Russia.