Don’t miss these top stories on the News-Democrat’s bnd.com website:
▪ Police are still searching for a bold, female armed robber who jumped the counter at a Swansea gas station and made off with cash. Can you help identify her?
▪ A strip club bouncer who can’t seem to stay out of trouble will be tried for aggravated battery and mob action in St. Clair County Court. Reginald O. Allen, who was tried six years ago for reckless homicide, allegedly beat a female stripper in a restroom at Miss Kitty’s in Washington Park. Allen has been charged with 30 felonies and 22 misdemeanors over his lifetime, according to court records.
▪ Searching for some good news? Marissa treated a local sports hero, Anthony Cahoon, to a parade when he returned home from a bronze medal performance in the International Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
▪ The St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night lost a close one to the rebuilding Cincinnati Reds. St. Louis starter John Lackey allowed three runs in the first, and that was all the Reds needed. Click here to see how the game unfolded and what it means for the National League Central standings.