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▪ Cahokia senior Ja’Mari Ward not only swept all four of his events — the long jump, triple jump and 100 and 200-meter dashes — during Thursday’s St. Clair County Boys Track and Field Meet at Belleville West High School, he also set two state individual all-time marks and a national record in the process.
▪ A man whose online posts and alleged approaches to parents of children unsettled many metro-east residents now faces felony charges as he is being evaluated for his mental fitness.
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James Lopes, 40, faces six felony charges alleging that he attempted to solicit adults into having sex with children via the Internet, and gave children cards imprinted with a website that contained his teachings regarding sex between adults and children as a religious rite.
He was charged with three counts of grooming, a class 4 felony, in connection with the cards he allegedly handed out on April 23 and 24, as well as additional misdemeanor charges. Lopes has requested to represent himself in court.
▪ A Worden man who suffered severe burns in a massive gas explosion in Maryville on April 6 has died.
Construction worker John Doug Behme, 44, died Friday morning at the burn unit of Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, hospital officials confirmed.
▪ East St. Louis police investigated the second shooting in two days on April 24.
A black male was shot at the intersection of 20th Street and Ridge Avenue and taken to the hospital a day after Preston Rockett, 31, of Belleville, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the face.
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To help the Delta Gamma Center, which provided the family with a lot of support, Charlie’s dad, Air Force Capt. John Dolan, ran in the Run for Sight 5K and will ride 3,000 miles on a stationary bike while he is deployed, beginning in July.