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Don’t Miss This: Charges filed in Belleville murder case

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▪ Charges came Thursday against and man accused of a Belleville murder.

Jeramiah N. Jackson is accused of killing Nathan Funkhouser by stabbing him in the chest and clubbing him over the head with a baseball bat.

The Major Case Squad announced that Jeremy N. Jackson of Belleville has been charged with the murder of Nathan Funkhouser. The charges accuse Jackson of beating Funkhouser on the head with a baseball bat and stabbing him in the chest with a knife.

▪ One person was killed in a crash between a sport utility vehicle and a tanker truck in Sauget.

The crash happened around midnight Thursday. It remains under investigation. But police said it was raining heavily at the time of the accident and that may have been a factor.

▪ Police are searching for a hit and run driver who killed an East St. Louis 11-year-old boy.

According to authorities the boy was stuck at about 6:30 Wednesday night. Several motorists drove around the victim’s body as it lay in the street until someone finally called police.