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Wind Advisory: 45 MPH Gusts Possible Today
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:39 PM
A Wind Advisory remains in effect until 4 pm this afternoon. Strong northwest winds reaching Wind Advisory levels will sweep across the region today. Winds will gradually weaken over southwest Illinois and southeast Missouri early this afternoon... and over the rest of the area around 4 pm. Sustained winds of 20 to 30 mph with wind gusts between 35 and 45 mph are ...
Runaway Girl Found in Massac County, Man Arrested
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 5:04 PM
A runaway teen girl from California has been located in Massac County, and the man she was with is in custody. Illinois State Police say the 13-year-old from Red Bluff, CA was reported missing on Sunday afternoon. About 8:45 pm Monday, Troopers pulled over a 2011 Nissan Sentra driven by 21-year-old Randy D. Wilhoite, Jr., of Manchester, TN near the Metropolis exit on I-24 east. The missing ...
Woman Arrested for Theft, Drugs After Disturbance
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:40 PM
A Metropolis woman was arrested Saturday on drug charges after a disturbance was reported. Metropolis Police responded to 2nd and Scott Streets, and found the male victim holding a woman on the ground. He told police she had taken some of his money. During the investigation and questioning, officers found pills on the woman, and found a clear baggie containing a white substance that tested ...
Brookport in Need of Volunteers to Clean Debris
Monday, March 10, 2014 12:28 PM
Cleanup help is still needed to assist tornado victims in the city of Brookport. After a winter of excessive snows and bitter cold temperatures, debris left by the November tornado can still be found in many areas, and volunteers are being requested to help cleanup efforts every Saturday in March. Volunteers are asked to meet at the Brookport city council chambers from 8:30 am to ...
Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Charges for Paducah Man
Monday, March 10, 2014 5:29 AM
A Paducah man was arrested in Massac County last week on drug charges after a routine traffic stop. Massac County Sheriff's Department made a traffic stop Thursday, and the driver gave name that turned out to be false. Deputies eventually determined that the driver was 28-year-old Raymond M. Stangel of Paducah, and he did not have a driver's license. During his arrest, the vehicle was ...
Southern Illinois Man Convicted In Fight Death
Sunday, March 09, 2014 1:00 AM
Sentencing is scheduled for next month for a man convicted of involuntary manslaughter in a southern Illinois fight last year that killed another man. Jurors in Williamson County found 38-year-old Danny Dunn guilty on Friday in connection with the death of 22-year-old Trevor Martin. Both men were from Creal Springs. Authorities say Dunn punched Martin last June, causing the victim to fall ...
Kids Hurt in Freak Snow Accident at SIU Arena
Thursday, March 06, 2014 2:29 PM
Seven kindergarten-age kids from a Murphysboro elementary school were hurt in a freak accident Thursday at the SIU Arena. As a field trip to the campus and a tour of the arena was ending, students were boarding a bus when a large chunk of snow fell from the arena's domed roof and landed on them. The Southern Illinoisan reports 80 students were on a field trip from General John ...
Ohio School Allows Dunn to Head to SIU
Thursday, March 06, 2014 6:00 AM
Youngstown State University has voided the contract of its current president Randy Dunn, allowing the former Murray State president to take the same position at Southern Illinois University. In a statement late Wednesday, Youngstown State announced Dunn will vacate the university's presidency on March 21, and will have 30 days to move out of the presidential ...
Judge Halts Gun Range Practice After Accident
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 5:00 PM
A southern Illinois judge has ordered a gun range to halt target shooting with rifles for now in the wake of a woman being injured by a suspected stray bullet. WSIL-TV reports that a Williamson County judge's injunction Tuesday involving the Tombstone Gun Range and Training Center near Marion remains in effect until a court hearing next month. The International Union of ...
Help Needed to Clear Tornado Debris Before Spring
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 1:10 PM
A local pastor is spearheading an effort to continue cleaning up Brookport and Unionville after last November's devastating tornado. Rev. Jeff Belmear, Pastor at First United Methodist Church in Metropolis, has worked with his denomination's disaster relief teams that have gone out-of-state to help in the past, and he is asking for volunteers on March 8, 15, 22, and 29, clearing public and ...
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