Don’t miss these top stories Friday on BND.com:
▪ Tragedy in Caseyville: On Thursday, a veteran police officer was found shot to death in his police cruiser. It was an apparent suicide, according to investigators.
▪ Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students took time Thursday to remember Taylor Clark, a student who was murdered in May when he went to an appointment to show his car to a prospective buyer.
▪ A local couple has opened a new eatery in Collinsville called D. Boozer’s Food & Fire. Click here to check out a photo gallery of the restaurant and some tasty dishes on the menu.
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▪ Who pushed the panic button? A week after the St. Louis Cardinals looked like they might swoon their way out of the lead of the National League Central Division they completed a three-game road sweep at Milwaukee to rebuild their advantage to five games over the Pittsburgh Pirates.