Don’t miss these top stories at BND.com Friday:
▪ Hit and run and run and run... Police are looking for an East St. Louis woman who has managed to elude police for two months after she allegedly drove into a group of women with her car following an argument. She’s been charged with nine counts including charges of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
▪ Belleville Township may soon be no more. A bill to allow the township board to vote on weather to dissolve the government body introduced by State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Swansea) which was approved by the General Assembly earlier this year has been signed by the governor.
▪ Need some good news? You’ll likely be happy to hear that gas prices have taken a turn for the better, plunging into the $2.30 range after flirting with $3 a month ago. Click here to see what experts say is likely to happen with prices in the coming months.
▪ The St. Louis Cardinals are winners of five games in a row and maintained their 4 1/2 game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central race. Click here to read about their dramatic, 5-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks which included escape from a bases loaded with no outs jam in the bottom of the eight.