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▪ A 5-year-old boy was killed over the weekend in a crash on Interstate 64.

According to Illinois State Police reports, Brady James Teel, of Herrin, died from blunt force trauma injuries suffered in the crash that happened Saturday night.

Police reports indicate that the driver of a 2003 Chrysler PT Cruiser turned on his turn signal and started to slow down and pull over the left shoulder of the highway. He said he looked into the rear view mirror in time to see the child’s mother look down. She didn’t look up in time to prevent the crash.

▪ A Triad High School grad is among the contenders to fill the vacancy on the US Supreme Court created with the death of Justice Antonin Scalia.

U.S. Justice Patricia Millett, 52, has served as a judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia since she was confirmed by the U.S. Senate in 2013.

She is a 1981 graduate of Triad who was raised in the Madison County town of Marine.

▪ A Shiloh landlord has been convicted on three charges of criminal housing management.

Hassan A. Abrahim, 51, of 18 Sarpy Dr., is scheduled to be on sentenced March 3.

Violations at Abrahim’s apartment complex include: The stove was hardwired directly into the wall, not plugged in. There were exposed wires hanging off and connected improperly to the water heater unit. The emergency blow off pipe was also not extended, and there was not a smoke detector in the one bedroom of the apartment. There were also wiring connections exposed and the kitchen lacked GFI outlets, according to Village Engineer Norm Etling.