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Don’t miss this: A gift of dirt, a new CEO, dogs survive a fire

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▪ Collinsville Mayor John Miller is facing scrutiny - and potentially a federal investigation - for accepting three truckloads of dirt as a gift.

▪ St. Elizabeth’s Hospital has named a new interim CEO. Shelley Harris, the hospital’s chief nursing officer, will hold the job while a search for a permanent CEO is conducted.

▪ Three dogs thought to have been killed in a house explosion and fire were found alive — but scared — about 24 hours after the flames were extinguished.