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Storm Damage Across Region
Wednesday, March 01, 2017 11:11 AM
Damage reports continue to come in to the newsroom from across western Kentucky and southern Illinois. In Lone Oak, Magnolia Village by Los Amigos across from KFC received damage to their building. Debris was reported along Lone Oak Road. Damage occurred to Broadway Methodist Church along the 700 block of Broadway in downtown Paducah, as well as the northern facade of the 10-story ...
Brief Metropolis Outage Caused by Ameren Problem
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 2:04 PM
The city of Metropolis was without power Tuesday afternoon for around an hour. A person at the Metropolis Police Department said that the outage started about 12:30 pm, and power was restored about 1:30 pm. He said the outage was with Ameren Illinois, which supplies power to the city. Calls to a spokesperson for Ameren to learn the cause of the outage have not been returned. ...
Man Arrested After SUV Collides with Dad's House
Monday, February 27, 2017 2:43 PM
A Massac County man was arrested Thursday on an attempted murder charge. The Metropolis Police Department says it got a call from a man saying he was on his way to crash his vehicle into the home of his father, who lives on East 2nd Street. Before officers could get to the home, calls came in to dispatch saying that a silver Jeep had struck the home and left the scene. Police say a silver ...
Police: Shooting Deaths of 2 was Murder-suicide
Monday, February 27, 2017 1:27 AM
Authorities say they believe the shootings deaths of two people in the southern Illinois community of Herrin was a murder-suicide. WSIL-TV reports that police say their initial investigation indicates that Gregory Kinser of Herrin shot Toni Ladd of Herrin before turning the gun on himself shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday. Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke pronounced Kinser dead at the ...
Warm Winter Temps Affecting Maple Syrup Production
Saturday, February 25, 2017 4:15 PM
Unseasonably warm weather in southern Illinois this winter is putting a dent in maple syrup production. The Southern Illinoisan reports the temperatures have affected the amount of sap collected from trees at Southern Illinois University's Touch of Nature Environmental Center in Makanda. Environmental Education Program Coordinator Steve Gariepy says sap was collected a couple times, but ...
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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