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▪ After witnessing a drug deal gone bad, Cahokia High School senior Anthony McRoberts was inspired to pursue a career in law enforcement.
The 6-foot-10 high jumper on the track team was walking to school when he was 13 when he witnessed a person be shot to death on an East St. Louis alley. He called police and the murderer was caught.
Officers thanked McRoberts for his quick thinking and now he plans to study criminal justice at Illinois State University.
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▪ If you’ve got a future kindergartener who will be heading to school in the fall, check out this video to see what educators think you should be doing to get your little one prepared.
▪ Do you want to know how much people who work at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville make?
They’ve been added to the News-Democrat’s public pay database.