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Chance of Severe Weather Tonight
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 8:47 AM
The National Weather Service in Paducah continues a hazardous weather outlook for the risk of severe weather tonight. The development of isolated thunderstorms cannot be ruled out this afternoon over southeast Missouri and southwestern Illinois. Strong to potentially severe thunderstorms are expected to form in southeast Missouri by mid- to late afternoon, and could progress into southern ...
Prison on Lockdown after Assaults, Staff Injuries
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 5:34 AM
State officials say a maximum security prison in southern Illinois remains on lockdown after a weekend assault that left staffers and inmates injured. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports that the "staff assault" happened Sunday at Menard Correctional Center. Illinois Department of Corrections spokeswoman Nicole Wilson wouldn't disclose how many ...
Power Restored in Massac County
Monday, April 24, 2017 9:06 PM
Several hundred homes and businesses in Massac County were without power Monday night. Metropolis Emergency Management notified residents just before 9 pm that the outage was due to a problem with Ameren, which supplies power to the city and county. Metropolis and Brookport were reportedly without electricity. It was originally estimated that the outage would be fixed within an hour, but ...
Shawnee College Hopes to Name New President Soon
Monday, April 24, 2017 4:08 PM
Shawnee Community College has officially concluded the interviews for the college president position. The Board of Trustees interviewed four candidates: Brian Chapman of Ava, Illinois; Brian Van Horn of Murray, Kentucky; Peggy Jackson Bradford of Elmsford, New York; and Deborah Garrett of Cabot, Arkansas. The Shawnee Community College Board of Trustees is currently sorting through ...
Gas Prices Keep Inching Up Locally
Monday, April 24, 2017 10:48 AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky have fallen 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.34 Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,623 gas outlets in Kentucky. The price locally, however, has inched upward. Including the change in gas prices in Kentucky during the past week, prices yesterday were 18.0 cents per gallon higher than the same day one year ago and are ...
Durbin Wants Info on Cairo Public Housing Probe
Saturday, April 22, 2017 7:35 PM
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says federal authorities should release findings of a probe into problems with southern Illinois housing developments. The Southern Illinoisan reports Durbin held a public town hall Friday in Cairo and met privately with city and housing officials. He says the Housing and Urban Development has had enough time to investigate. The problems stem from two public housing ...
Coin Toss Decides Election in Village of Colp
Thursday, April 20, 2017 10:19 PM
The flip of a coin has decided the next leader of a tiny town in Willamson County after an election earlier this month ended in a tie. Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes says she let both candidates inspect the 2016 North Dakota quarter Thursday at the county courthouse, and Bryan Riekena let fellow candidate Tammy O'Daniell-Howell choose heads or tails. ...
Shawnee College Awards Business Contest Winners
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 8:24 PM
The High School Business Skills Competition at Shawnee Community College was held on March 23rd. Six local high schools participated in the event including: Cairo, Century, Egyptian, Goreville, Massac, and Vienna. The competition included 14 business related categories. The first, second, and third place students received a trophy provided by Shawnee Community College. The ...
Fellow Workers Remember Retiring Hospice CEO
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 9:12 PM
Hospice of Southern Illinois is a not-for-profit organization that thrives on tradition, care and heart. Their program started 35 years ago from a community need. Diligent volunteers ensured to deem what Hospice of Southern Illinois is, what would be expected moving forward, and that it was passed on throughout the years. Three named volunteers, Sammie Greisbach, Sister Leona Luechtefeld, and ...
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