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Search Leads to Drug Charges for Metropolis Man
Friday, May 22, 2015 7:05 PM
A Metropolis man was arrested Thursday on drug charges, after police executed a search warrant at his home. Officers with the Metropolis Police Department, IL State Police and the Southern IL Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Thursday morning at a home in the 200 block of W. 10th St. After the search, police arrested 34-year-old John H. Brown, of Metropolis and charged him ...
Former City Worker Charged with Stealing Gas
Friday, May 22, 2015 1:40 PM
A former City of Metropolis employee has been charged with stealing gasoline from a city-owned pump. According to Metropolis Police, on May 12 at 3:04 am an officer on patrol saw a vehicle parked next to the city of Metropolis gas pumps on Pearl Street. Police said the officer saw that the pump was reading 22.8 gallons of fuel. He could reportedly smell a strong odor of gasoline in the ...
Most IL Construction Zones Coming Down for Weekend
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:23 PM
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one on Illinois roads, so the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, from 3 pm on Friday, May 22 until 12 am on Tuesday, May 26. Lanes will be opened where possible, in an effort to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for holiday travelers. Drivers ...
Gas Prices Continue to Climb
Monday, May 18, 2015 7:29 AM
Average gasoline prices in Kentucky have risen almost six cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.59 a gallon, according to GasBuddy.com. This compares with the national average that has increased five cents per gallon in the last week to $2.71 a gallon. Paducah gas prices this week range from $2.42 to 2.69 per gallon. In Mayfield gas can be found for 2.45, and in ...
Tamms Prison Likely to Remain Closed
Sunday, May 17, 2015 1:37 PM
Little support seems to exist for reopening an Illinois super-maximum prison in Alexander County that has been closed for more than two years. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports the notorious Tamms prison remains shut down despite an effort from at least one Illinois lawmaker to push Governor Bruce Rauner to get the facility operating again, and help ease a ...
It's About to Get Noisy...Here Come the Cicadas
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 9:31 AM
Sometime in late May or early June, billions of noisy, red-eyed bugs will be burrowing up from underground lairs where they've laid in waiting for 13 years, and our region is right in the middle of these millions of cicadas per acre that will screech their mating calls at a volume that can literally rival a rock concert. Western Kentucky and southern Illinois will ...
State Police Plan Massac Traffic Checks in May
Friday, May 01, 2015 12:42 AM
Illinois State Police will conduct special traffic enforcement patrols between May 1 and May 31 in Massac County. Troopers will concentrate on speeding, failure to use occupant restraints, and other driving offenses as part of their enforcement efforts. The program involves a combination of increased enforcement and public information designed to raise public awareness ...
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