Two unbeaten area volleyball teams shine; Tiger Classic tourney up next

Gibault Hawks coach Heather Lazarides enjoys the consistency and stability she enjoys and helped built with her volleyball program. The Hawks have won 24 or more matches four times in her five seasons, including a 30-10 mark in 2011 when Gibault finished fourth at the state tournament. Another benefit for Lazarides has been younger sisters of her former players finding their way into the varsity lineup.

Prosecutors’ police target drugs, but get cash

Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Gibbons created his own police force to take drugs off local interstates, but the idea borrowed from La Salle County is under fire. Gibbons would be better served working with the police agencies that exist instead of creating his own.

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Videos

Lead testing expert talks about the process

Jeff Faust, principal at Environmental Consultants, LLC, talks about the lead testing process.
Derik Holtmann dholtmann@bnd.com
Lead testing expert talks about the process 2:59

Lead testing expert talks about the process

Smithton school takes proactive step on lead 2:44

Smithton school takes proactive step on lead

Lead found in SIUE water 1:01

Lead found in SIUE water

Safety video from retired Air Force general facing sex investigation 5:55

Safety video from retired Air Force general facing sex investigation