Althoff and CBC battle right to the buzzer

The Christian Brothers College High School Cadets (CBC) defeated the Belleville Althoff Catholic High School Crusaders 62-60 in an IHSA and MSHSAA boys basketball game played in Belleville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.

ATF filled secret bank account with millions from shadowy cigarette sales, records show

The operation, not authorized under Justice Department rules, gave agents an off-the-books way to finance undercover investigations and pay informants without the usual cumbersome paperwork and close oversight, according to court records and people close to the operation. The secret account is at the heart of a federal racketeering lawsuit brought by a collective of tobacco farmers who say they were swindled out of $24 million.

Catching wild cats may be kind, but ultimately how humane is it?

Volunteers in St. Clair County, IL, near St. Louis, MO, are trapping wild cats so they can be spayed or neutered. They then release and feed them, a practice the county is considering making legal. Controlling the feral cats is a way to combat disease and save wild species, acts that may be more humane than supporting wild kitties.

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Althoff can't hold on as CBC wins a basketball thriller

The Christian Brothers High School Cadets defeated the Belleville Althoff Catholic High School Crusaders 62-60 in an IHSA and MSHSAA high school boys basketball game played in Belleville, IL in southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
Norm Sanders nsanders@bnd.com
Althoff can't hold on as CBC wins a basketball thriller 1:30

Althoff can't hold on as CBC wins a basketball thriller

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Central senior deals with loss of his mother during basketball season

O'Fallon District 90 board casts final vote on boundaries issue 1:06

O'Fallon District 90 board casts final vote on boundaries issue

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