Don’t miss these top stories Thursday on BND.com:
▪ Two men have been charged in connection with the beating of a MetroLink security guard Monday in Belleville.
The attack happened on the platform at the Scheel Street station.
According to St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department reports, a private security guard told the men to move back on the platform because they were hanging their feet over the edge. The men allegedly became violent and attacked the guard.
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▪ On Tuesday, the first baby was born at Memorial Hospital’s new O’Fallon facility.
The baby boy is the son of Sasha and Brett Hanvey of Millstadt.
The baby was born at 9:05 a.m. by cesarean section. The parents arrived at the hospital at 5:30 a.m. that morning, just as the hospital opened for its first day of business.
▪ If you always wished you could meet Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain, now is your chance.
Performer Dave Ehlert will bring both the historical figures to life over the next few days in the metro-east.
He’ll perfomr his one-man show “Abe Lincoln & the Civil War” Saturday in Lebanon. On Sunday, he’ll perform his show “Mark Twain 100 years later” in Belleville.