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Don’t Miss This: Third Belleville carjacking, sex assault suspect caught

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▪ The third suspect in a Belleville carjacking and sexual assault has been taken into custody, according to police.

The suspect, like the other two previously arrested, is a juvenile. Police said he’s 16 years old. The other two suspects taken into custody are 14 and 16.

Formal charges have been filed against one of the suspects so far, according to the St. Clair County State’s Attorney’s Office.

▪ A world traveling artist shared his passion for art with Freeburg High School students Thursday as he gets ready to participate in Belleville’s Art on the Square festival.

Kenyatta Ray spoke about his piece depicting a man rowing a boat on the Ganges River.

▪ News-Democrat Answer Man Roger Schlueter talks about rough going on the Mississippi River.

He tries to get to the bottom of a reader’s question about a popular tourist boat that sank on the St. Louis riverfront.