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Protests Target Racism, Debt at SIU
Monday, May 02, 2016 10:48 PM
Several hundred Southern Illinois University protesters have rallied against student debt and racism following recent incidents including an anonymous video calling for violence against black students. The Monday march in Carbondale was conceived as a one-day strike to call attention to economic issues. The protest broadened after the video's online release via YouTube drew ...
Sunday's Quake Reminder of Where We Really Live
Monday, May 02, 2016 11:52 AM
Sunday morning's 3.5 magnitude quake epicenterd in La Center, Kentucky is a gentle reminder of how active the ground is along the New Madrid Fault Line. Mitch Withers, the Seismic Networks Director at the Earthquake Center at the University of Memphis, says the chances of our area getting an even stronger quake are somewhat high. "We believe that there's a 25 to 40% chance of a magnitude ...
Relay For Life Season Starts This Weekend
Monday, May 02, 2016 11:25 AM
This weekend marks the return of "Relay for Life" events during May and June throughout western Kentucky and southern Illinois. The American Cancer Society has raised almost five billion dollars over the last 30 years with about five thousand annual Relays in twenty countries. A Relay for Life event recognizes cancer survivors in its opening ceremonies as they take a victory lap around ...
Gas Prices Keep Rising Across Area and Nationally
Monday, May 02, 2016 7:11 AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky have risen 10.0 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.25 gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,623 gas outlets in Kentucky. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.22 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. In Paducah prices have also ...
Metropolis Hardware Store Theft Leads to Arrest
Monday, May 02, 2016 4:12 AM
A Massac County man was arrested Friday for theft from a local store. Metropolis police say they were called to Hitterman's Hardware and spoke to employees who had an empty package for a digital multimeter valued at $19. Officers checked store video recordings that showed a man removing the item from the package and putting it in his boot. After purchasing some items, the man left the store ...
Princeton Funnel Cloud, Others Spotted Wednesday
Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:52 AM
Preliminary spotter reports contained a wide variety of severe weather seen over a hectic two days across western Kentucky and southern Illinois. The National Weather Service office in Paducah got word of several sightings of airborne funnel clouds Wednesday afternoon, including five miles northwest of Princeton at about 5:15. Other funnel clouds were reported near Greenville, Mortons ...
Lane Shift through November on I-57
Monday, March 28, 2016 6:20 PM
The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting drivers of a lane shift on I-57 in Union and Johnson Counties. Beginning Monday, all traffic on I-57 from just south of the Interstate 24 interchange (mile point 44) to just north of the Illinois 146 interchange (mile point 30) will be shifted to the northbound lanes. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with one lane for ...
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