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Don’t Miss This: Bicycle bandit busted in East St. Louis

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▪ Follow that bike! Witnesses helped police track down a man who allegedly fled on a bicycle after robbing a drug store in East St. Louis.

▪ Belleville East High School was locked down Wednesday morning due to a domestic incident a few blocks away on Forest Avenue. A man was breaking windows out of the home and police said they believed they may have heard gunfire.

▪ A Damiansville man who tried to have his pickup crushed to hide the evidencewas sentenced to six months in jail and a fine of $2,500 for a hit and run involving a pedestrian. Jonathon Nast struck and killed 23-year-old pedestrian Lana Albert of Edwardsville in June 2014 as she walked along Old U.S. 50.

▪ The St. Louis Cardinals came up one run short in their latest comeback bid, dropping the finale of a three-game series against the Washington Nationals at Busch Stadium. But the Pittsburgh Pirates lost again to the last place Milwaukee Brewers to stay six games back in the National League Central.