News: Jamie Allman, a longtime TV and radio show voice in St. Louis, MO near Southern Illinois, resigned and was fired after a controversial tweet on Twitter involving Parkland, FL high school shooting survivor David Hogg.
News: What to do if you're in a car crash vehicle accident with an uninsured driver in Illinois, including Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO. Car insurance is required for all motorists.
News: Salmonella bacteria information, symptoms, prevention tips for people living in Belleville, IL, and other Southern Illinois cities near St. Louis, MO, from the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health in wake of food recalls.
Urban legend & mystery news: Black panther — or black cougar — eyewitness sightings near me in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO spark rumors, but experts say that there are no black panthers in Illinois or Missouri.
History news: Senator Robert Kennedy gave a speech in East St. Louis IL, in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO two years before his murder. Southern Illinois mourned Kennedy after news of his assassination death.
Archive news: This is a history of resignations and corruption by Illinois governors that affected people in light of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens resigning in Jefferson City, MO, near Southern Illinois, Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO.
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens resigned Tuesday — effective at 5 p.m. Friday — just as abruptly as he had arrived on Missouri's political scene, his career buried under an avalanche of scandal and felony charges.
Sports news: Las Vegas Golden Knights make NHL hockey Stanley Cup Playoff Finals as expansion team, first club to do that in any sport including MLB baseball, NBA basketball, NFL football since St. Louis Blues.
News: When Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, have kids, they won't be born royal princes or princesses unless Queen Elizabeth changes the royal family rules as she did for Prince William and Kate Middleton.
News: Harrison Ford, the original actor for Star Wars' Han Solo, will probably not appear in the new Star Wars movie, "Solo: A Star Wars Story" showing in a movie theater near me in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
News: Ghosts, paranormal activity rampant in haunted places in Belleville, IL, in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, including Papa Vito's restaurant food eatery near me, Lindenwood University, and the Lincoln Theatre that shows movies.
Entertainment news: How real is ABC TV talent show 'Dancing with the Stars'? Columnist Heidi Wiechert tackles readers questions about pop culture and more in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO.
Crime news: Timeline, history of Christian religion televangelist Jim Bakker, who went to prison for fraud, and his wife Tammy Faye Bakker. He says you can ride out the apocalypse, doomsday in Ozarks in Missouri near St. Louis, MO.
News: Ask Heidi will be the BND's new question and answer column, but will not replace Answer Man. Besides answering questions, the former librarian, will also have book suggestions in Southern Illinois near Belleville IL and St. Louis MO.