Metro-East News

Top BND videos: Cancer faker sentenced; Mater Dei’s gaming-winning shot

Watch the most popular videos on this week:

▪  For two years, Belleville mother of five Alissa Jackson lied about her diagnosis of cancer. Supporters estimate Jackson received more than $35,000 in donations. She was sentenced to 3 years in prison.

▪  Mater Dei’s Nick Pollmann nails the game-winning shot with 2.5 seconds left in double overtime against Cahokia. Mater Dei advanced to the Class 3A Columbia Regional final with the 50-47 win.

▪  A mobile home fire at Arapaho Village in Belleville sent the female occupant to the hospital with smoke inhalation. The woman’s pet cat did not survive.

▪  Jill McMillin is a champion bodybuilder and a professor at Southwestern Illinois College. She talks about the importance of nutrition and using a trainer to reach fitness goals.

And here’s one video you may have missed:

▪  A kindergarten student at Jefferson Elementary School in Belleville explains how to make green eggs and ham, which her class ate March 2 in celebration of Dr. Seuss’ birthday and Read Across America Day.