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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Lead found in SIUE water

A second round of lead testing has found that at least two buildings at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville still have high levels of lead in the water. Rich Walker, interim vice chancellor for administration, discusses what SIUE is doing to address the issue.
Zia Nizami znizami@bnd.com
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

O'Fallon fire chief talks about fire that destroys home 1:13

O'Fallon fire chief talks about fire that destroys home

Collinsville goalie makes key saves against Belleville West 1:22

Collinsville goalie makes key saves against Belleville West