Don’t miss these top stories Thursday on BND.com:
▪ On the day his trial was supposed to begin, a Madison man pleaded guilty to a 2012 shooting.
Terence Johnson, 44, was to face four felony charges for the Dec. 1, 2012 attack on Michael Gist and Antonia Worlds at a party. Both of the victims survived their wounds.
Johnson could have received 30 years in prison if convicted on all charges. Instead, he agreed to a 12-year plea bargain.
▪ A semi overturned Wednesday on an Interstate 255 ramp near Belleville. Click here to here to view the photo gallery.
▪ Veteran stand-up comedian Al Canal is the man behind the recent success of the renovated Wildy Theatre in Edwardsville.
The self-made marketer has streamlined the performance calendar at the city-owned venue that can trace its history back more than 100 years.
Classic movies, national tourning acts like Judy Collins, Dave Mason and Billy Bob Thornton. It’s made the Wildey a must-see venue for metro-east residents.