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Top BND videos: Man was still inside his car when it burst into flames

A man was inside his 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix when it exploded, but narrowly escaped with only a few singed hairs.
A man was inside his 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix when it exploded, but narrowly escaped with only a few singed hairs.

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Man nearly burned inside of exploding car, escapes inferno

Dakota Montgomery was just trying to fix his car.

He was inside his 1997 Pontiac Grand Prix attempting to replace its fuel pump when the car burst into flames behind a row house in the 200 block of North High Street.

On scene at head-on, two-vehicle collision along Route 4

Five people were taken to area hospitals on Saturday after a head-on crash along Route 4, south of Mascoutah, Fayetteville Fire Department officials said.

A Fiat 500X going north collided with a Chevy Cavalier going south, according to Fayetteville Fire Chief Randy Vasquez.

Rochester stops Althoff in 4A quarterfinal

Althoff was on the right road to another berth in the Class 4A semifinals Saturday.

But a flurry of penalties kept Rochester’s hopes alive, and the Rockets capitalized by overcoming a 19-point deficit to defeat the Crusaders 48-47 in the quarterfinals before a crowd of more than 3,000 at Lindenwood Stadium.

Slow motion: Did Mater Dei score winning points or not?

Mater Dei’s return trip to the Illinois 4A football semifinals fell inches short.

Senior fullback Trevor Johnson was stopped at the pylon trying to give the Knights a quarterfinal victory on a two-point conversion attempt with 6.8 seconds left.

But the Canton Little Giants stood tall, earning their first trip to the football final four with a shocking 43-42 win.

Mater Dei head coach Jim Stiebel, however, said the win was stolen from the Knights.

SIUE unity march gets underway

Students dressed in black shouted “unity” over and over as they marched across the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus and staged a rally for racial equality and an end to racism.

Students were joined by a number of faculty, staff and administrators at SIUE as they held a walkout, protesting reports of racial attacks on campus since the presidential election.

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