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▪ Cahokia senior Ja’Mari Ward not only swept all four of his events — the long jump, triple jump and 100 and 200-meter dashes — during Thursday’s St. Clair County Boys Track and Field Meet at Belleville West High School, he also set two state individual all-time marks and a national record in the process.
▪ A man whose online posts and alleged approaches to parents of children unsettled many metro-east residents now faces felony charges as he is being evaluated for his mental fitness.
James Lopes, 40, faces six felony charges alleging that he attempted to solicit adults into having sex with children via the Internet, and gave children cards imprinted with a website that contained his teachings regarding sex between adults and children as a religious rite.
He was charged with three counts of grooming, a class 4 felony, in connection with the cards he allegedly handed out on April 23 and 24, as well as additional misdemeanor charges. Lopes has requested to represent himself in court.
▪ A Worden man who suffered severe burns in a massive gas explosion in Maryville on April 6 has died.
Construction worker John Doug Behme, 44, died Friday morning at the burn unit of Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, hospital officials confirmed.
▪ East St. Louis police investigated the second shooting in two days on April 24.
A black male was shot at the intersection of 20th Street and Ridge Avenue and taken to the hospital a day after Preston Rockett, 31, of Belleville, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the face.
And here’s one video you may have missed:
To help the Delta Gamma Center, which provided the family with a lot of support, Charlie’s dad, Air Force Capt. John Dolan, ran in the Run for Sight 5K and will ride 3,000 miles on a stationary bike while he is deployed, beginning in July.