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No Agreement This Week Between Union, Honeywell
Friday, August 22, 2014 11:30 AM
Negotiations between Honeywell and United Steelworkers Local 7-669 ended this week without an agreement. The company said Friday morning negotiators worked in small groups on issues the plant is facing, and the company informed the union that they needed more time to go over proposals the union presented on Thursday afternoon. A date has not been set for bargaining to resume. Both sides ...
Heat Advisory Extended Through Tuesday
Friday, August 22, 2014 5:27 AM
The National Weather Service in Paducah has extended the heat advisory which is in effect from noon today to 7p.m. Tuesday. Excessive heat and humidity is expected to continue through the weekend. This is especially important given all the area events... from high school football and soccer games... to ongoing state fairs. Temperatures will continue their heat up well into the 90s each ...
Almanac Predicts Cold Winter, Hotter 2015 Summer
Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:59 AM
The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal. "Colder is just almost too familiar a ...
Union, Honeywell Making Little Progress
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:31 PM
Very little progress has been made this week in negotiations between Honeywell and United Steel Workers in Metropolis. Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe issued a statement saying they made counter-proposals Wednesday morning, relating to vacation policies and grievance procedures, after reviewing union proposals from Tuesday. The union said those moves by the company were very minor. A USW ...
Street Disturbance Leads to Metropolis Arrests
Monday, August 18, 2014 3:30 PM
A disturbance Friday led to the arrest of two people in Metropolis. When Metropolis police responded to the call in the 300 block of Oak Drive, they found 25-year-old Desiree D. Hurt of Metropolis sitting in the street. She told them she had been arguing. While they were talking to her, a man identified as 18-year-old Trenton Morrison of Metropolis walked toward her in an aggressive ...
Metropolis Woman Arrested for Stealing Pills
Monday, August 18, 2014 12:00 PM
A woman was arrested Friday for stealing pills from patients at a Metropolis assisted living center. Management at Misty Meadows Assisted Living contacted Metropolis police and showed them surveillance video of a person going into rooms while patients were in the dining hall. One of the patients was missing 59 hydrocodone pills. Officers did a pill count on Friday and set up more video ...
Community Health Details Attack on Patient Records
Monday, August 18, 2014 10:19 AM
Hospital operator Community Health Systems says a cyberattack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The Franklin, Tennessee, company says no medical or credit card records were taken in the attack, which may have happened in April and June. But Community says the attack did bypass its security systems to take patient names, addresses, ...
Lightning Sparks Southern Illinois Oil Tank Fire
Monday, August 18, 2014 7:57 AM
A southern Illinois business has contained an oil tank fire started by a lightning strike. WSIL-TV reports lightning ignited oil tanks at Campbell Enterprise early Sunday. The Eldorado Fire Department responded and said the only option was to let the fire burn. Company workers used limestone to contain the flames after fire crews left the scene. The company says no one ...
'Leave No Trace' In Shawnee Forest This Weekend
Sunday, August 17, 2014 6:00 PM
A special weekend-long community clean up plus educational events will be going on at Shawnee National Forest this weekend. The Subaru/Leave No Trace traveling trainers will be there to work along with volunteers and all interested to help preserve and protect natural resources for generations to come. The Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics and its ...
New SIU President Dunn to Start Next Month
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:24 PM
Southern Illinois University officials say the school's incoming president will begin work May 1. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Randy Dunn's start date is about two months earlier than what was initially expected. His early arrival means retiring president Glenn Poshard will also step down next month. Dunn had been set to start work July 1, the day after ...
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