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Gas Prices Falling Across Region
Monday, August 03, 2015 8:33 AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky have fallen 7.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.42 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,623 gas outlets in Kentucky. This compares with the national average that has fallen 5.5 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.65 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas ...
SIU Calls Faculty Back Despite State Money Woes
Friday, July 31, 2015 9:25 AM
Southern Illinois University has told hundreds of instructors that they'll have jobs this fall despite state budget troubles in Springfield. The Southern Illinois in Carbondale reports that in April, SIU sent notices to most of the school's 1,800 faculty and graduate assistants telling them they might not have a job. But SIU administrators this week authorized contracts for the teachers ...
2 Dead, 2 Hurt in Southern Illinois Shooting
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 7:26 PM
Two people are dead and two others injured after a southern Illinois shooting that police are calling a murder-suicide. West Frankfort Police Chief Shawn Talluto told the (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan that 42-year-old Ray Adams was killed Tuesday night. Talluto identified the alleged shooter as 32-year-old Harvey Wilder, who also went by the first name of Matthew. Wilder also was found dead ...
IL Gov Signs Hiring Preference For Veterans
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 5:14 AM
Private employers in Illinois can now give preference to veterans when hiring new workers. Illinois governor Bruce Rauner signed the Veterans Preference in Private Employment Act into law on Tuesday. The measure allows private employers to voluntarily adopt hiring policies that give preference to those who served in the military, whether on active or reserve duty, including the ...
Illinois Broadens Limit For Food Stamps
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 3:06 AM
More Illinois families will be able to receive federal food stamps under expanded eligibility signed into law by Gov. Bruce Rauner. Legislation endorsed Tuesday by the first-term Republican governor raises the income limit for the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program in Illinois to 165 percent of the poverty level, effective Jan. 1. The previous cap was ...
Police Seek Metropolis Fugitive
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:25 PM
Police are asking for the public's help to locate a Metropolis fugitive. According to Metropolis police, 44-year-old Jeffery Ogle is wanted for violating an order of protection, intimidation and for failing to appear in court. Police say Ogle may be staying in Metropolis or in Massac County. Residents in the Crestwood Road area are asked to report any suspicious persons. Ogle is believed ...
Paducah Police Find Missing Teen
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 1:11 PM
UPDATE: According to Paducah Police, Lindsey has been found safe. Paducah Police need the public's help locating a missing teen. According to the Paducah Police Department, 15-year-old Austyn Michael Lindsey was last seen at his home on Seitz Street in Paducah Monday at 10pm. Lindsey stands 5-foot 10-inches tall, weighs 186-pounds and has short brown hair and blue eyes. Lindsey also has a ...
Kroger Recalls Multiple Spices for Salmonella
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 10:27 AM
Kroger has recalled some of its Kroger brand spices due to possible contamination for salmonella. Kroger Ground Cinnamon, Kroger Garlic Powder, Kroger Coarse Ground Black Pepper and Kroger Bac'n Buds sold in its retail stores in Kentucky and multiple other states have been recalled due to possible contamination from salmonella. The FDA tested a sample of Kroger Garlic Powder from a store in ...
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