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▪ “I’m gonna murder you!” A veteran’s advocate banned from the Madison County government complex for an outburst blamed on post traumatic stress disorder is still allowed on the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville campus where he is an adjunct professor.
▪ In Caseyville four dogs thought to have been killed in a house explosion are found alive in the rubble more than 24 hours after the blast.
▪ A Swansea girl never knew she had a knack for track before she dominated her school’s field day races. Her parents entered her in an Amateur Athletic Union track competition and now she’s headed to the AAU Junior Olympics.
▪ The St. Louis Cardinals took a rare post All-Star Game loss Sunday with a a makeshift lineup. But manager Mike Matheny said it’s important to keep players rested for the stretch.