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Wet Memorial Day, Slight Severe Chances Tuesday
Monday, May 25, 2015 1:09 AM
The National Weather Service office in Paducah reports that Memorial Day outdoor plans look to be in jeopardy as the area faces an 80 percent chance of rain all day today. Thunderstorms are possible through the day and night. Locally heavy rain and lightning will be the primary hazards. Isolated strong storms will be possible Tuesday and again on Wednesday. A brief severe storm ...
Search Leads to Drug Charges for Metropolis Man
Friday, May 22, 2015 7:05 PM
A Metropolis man was arrested Thursday on drug charges, after police executed a search warrant at his home. Officers with the Metropolis Police Department, IL State Police and the Southern IL Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Thursday morning at a home in the 200 block of W. 10th St. After the search, police arrested 34-year-old John H. Brown, of Metropolis and charged him ...
Former City Worker Charged with Stealing Gas
Friday, May 22, 2015 1:40 PM
A former City of Metropolis employee has been charged with stealing gasoline from a city-owned pump. According to Metropolis Police, on May 12 at 3:04 am an officer on patrol saw a vehicle parked next to the city of Metropolis gas pumps on Pearl Street. Police said the officer saw that the pump was reading 22.8 gallons of fuel. He could reportedly smell a strong odor of gasoline in the ...
Most IL Construction Zones Coming Down for Weekend
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 9:23 PM
The Memorial Day holiday weekend is expected to be a busy one on Illinois roads, so the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, from 3 pm on Friday, May 22 until 12 am on Tuesday, May 26. Lanes will be opened where possible, in an effort to improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for holiday travelers. Drivers ...
It's About to Get Noisy...Here Come the Cicadas
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 9:31 AM
Sometime in late May or early June, billions of noisy, red-eyed bugs will be burrowing up from underground lairs where they've laid in waiting for 13 years, and our region is right in the middle of these millions of cicadas per acre that will screech their mating calls at a volume that can literally rival a rock concert. Western Kentucky and southern Illinois will ...
State Police Plan Massac Traffic Checks in May
Friday, May 01, 2015 12:42 AM
Illinois State Police will conduct special traffic enforcement patrols between May 1 and May 31 in Massac County. Troopers will concentrate on speeding, failure to use occupant restraints, and other driving offenses as part of their enforcement efforts. The program involves a combination of increased enforcement and public information designed to raise public awareness ...
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