BELLEVILLE - Cahokia police said the 9-year-old, who was staying with family members at a home in Cahokia, was in a room with a 14-month-old baby boy and beat the younger child to death. The baby, Taquan Willis, died on Sunday. His funeral was Saturday. More at StLToday.com
CHICAGO - At least 10 people were wounded in shootings throughout the city – mainly on the South Side – Thursday night and Friday morning. Since last Thursday, at least 82 people have been wounded or killed in shootings in Chicago. More in Sun-Times.
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MADISON COUNTY - State police discovered more than 17 pounds of cocaine worth nearly $800,000 when they stopped a van speeding Wednesday on Interstate 70 near Pierron, about 40 miles northeast of St. Louis. More at NBC.