Don’t miss these top stories at BND.com Tuesday:
▪ It’s no fish tail: A Springfield man has the photo to provie it: He has the record for the largest catfish caught in the state. The whopper weighed 81.4 pounds, more than three pounds more than the previous record.
▪ The nine-year-old son of a Swansea stabbing victim continues to recover after he was seriously wounded in the attack that killed his mother. Click here to see the latest on the developing story, including news about charges against the suspect.
▪ Belleville East golf coach Terry Neutzling knows what he’s talking about when he instructs his players. Neutzling recently broke the record at Yorktown Golf Course in Shiloh with a 9-under-par score.
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▪ The St. Louis Cardinals have found their missing bats. They cranked out 13 hits and scored eight runs Monday against the Washington Nationals to extend their National League Central Division lead to five games over the Pittsburgh Pirates and 10 1/2 games over the Chicago Cubs.