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▪ Two Belleville gas stations were robbed at gunpoint within a few minutes of each other.

The crimes happened Sunday. One was at 9:48 p.m. at the Casey’ General Store at 1706 Mascoutah Ave and the other at 9:56 p.m. at Midwest Petroleum’s 1291 Frank Scott Parkway location.

The locations are about five miles apart and the suspects had different descriptions. Neither of the robbers

▪ A family is pushing metro-east communities to recognize sailors who served in the Merchant Marines on their memorials to veterans of American wars.

Sheila Sova, daughter of World War II Merchant Marine sailor Orville Sova, is currently asking her home town of Glen Carbon to recognize the sailors on its war monument.

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