A winter storm is barreling our way, with rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow in the Thursday forecast.
BND wants to publish young journalists
The BND wants to promote and encourage young journalists by publishing stories written by local high school students. Read what Belleville West student Riley Wilson wrote about the No Shave November fundraiser.
Off the beat ...
"I dont see how holiday cheer is disorderly conduct," complains a Minnesota man ticketed for disorderly conduct after chucking a thousand dollar bills over a crowd at the Mall of America on Black Friday.
Watch the video of the man who just wanted to 'let it snow.'
On Thanksgiving Day, ABC's "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" producer Elan Gale was on a flight live-tweeting his feud with a fellow passenger.
According to Gale's tweets, a disgruntled female passenger was complaining bitterly that she might not make it home for Thanksgiving dinner. He sent her a drink, with a note saying, "Hopefully if you drink it, you won't be able to use your mouth to talk!"
More on the note-passing war that quickly escalated.
As David Freese leaves the Cardinals to play ball with Albert Pujols in Los Angeles, who should fill the baseball all-star's three-year contract to be the spokesperson for Imo's Pizza?
Here are SIX possibilities to consider.
Share your photos!
We have a great new way for you to upload photos of your kids, your pets, your community events and celebrations! See a gallery of reader photos and submit your best shots here.
Giving from the heart
It's the giving season: Children need warm clothing for the cold temperatures, senior citizens need food and other essentials, area families need assistance getting through the holidays. This list of charitable organizations is designed to help you help others.
Commenting policy at bnd.com
Readers who want to comment on stories at bnd.com are now required to sign in with their Facebook account. The reason for the change is pretty simple: We believe the quality and tone of the comments will improve and your experience on the site will be more rewarding.
Read more about the commenting policy change here.
NFL fans: Have some fun with our Pro Football Contest
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Choose your preferred notification style: Onscreen alert, sound and/or badge (a number added to the app icon on your home screen, showing how many news alerts you have).
You have now enabled iPhone/iPad push notifications.
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Who gets paid what?
Check out our public salaries database here.
The searchable database includes salaries for local elected officials, other city government workers, school administrators and teachers.
From the Online Desk @ bnd.com