Friday Jul 18
Douglas County Herald
Local Shoplifter Linked to Crimes In Other Areas
A shoplifter arrested at a local store Friday afternoon has been linked to thefts in Branson and possibly other areas.
Putin meets with Castro brothers in Cuba
In a scene out of the Cold War, Cuban President Raul Castro and ailing brother Fidel met with the current leader of the communist island's longtime economic benefactor, the state press reported Saturday.
Belleville News Democrat
Grizzlies get back on track with win over Rascals
Gateway starting pitcher Tyler Thompson pitched seven scoreless innings and the Grizzlies held on for a 4-1 win Friday night against the River City Rascals at GCS Ballpark in Sauget.
River Front Times
Ask a Mexican: Why won't Mexicans check off the right boxes?
Dear Mexican: The tragedy currently playing out on the U.S. southern border has reminded me to once again ask my three-years-ago-posed and perhaps-more-relevant-than-ever question : If the U.S. had sponsored and funded infrastructural, educational, social and economic development in Mexico and Central America during the 1950s to the 1980s in the ... (more)
Five miles from the world's largest rocking chair and just beyond a barbecue joint with bathrooms labeled his'n and her'n is a field piled high with slices of oak.