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▪  Belleville East Township High School was locked down Thursday morning following a police chase that ended on the campus, according to school officials.

Two males wanted in connection with vehicle break-ins at the O’Fallon YMCA were captured — one on the Belleville East campus and one on the campus of Southwestern Illinois College. The chase began when Belleville Police spotted the suspects’ minivan at the Belleville East YMCA.

▪  Powerful storms hit the metro-east late Saturday afternoon, packing high winds and lightning and bringing down trees, power lines and utility poles across the region.

▪  A Madison man was texting while driving and may have been intoxicated when he struck and killed a pedestrian, and now will serve nearly five years in prison for failing to report it.

Travis E. Crain pleaded guilty in February to a class 1 felony. He admitted leaving the scene after his 2004 Dodge Dakota hit a 25-year-old St. Louis man on April 19, 2015, in Granite City. According to police testimony, he had been drinking earlier that night in a Granite City bar before he struck Mark Scott Harris Jr., who was walking along Edwardsville Road that night.

▪  An Illinois State Police vehicle was rear-ended in a multiple-vehicle accident Thursday near O’Fallon.

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▪  For the first time, Lindenwood University-Belleville offered a class that’s focused on designing board games.

The Game Design course is an old school throwback in a world where video games take up so much of young peoples’ time, according to Derek Dadian Smith, assistant professor of communication at Lindenwood-Belleville.