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Southern IL Woman Gets 75 Years for Dad's Murder
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 6:22 AM
A southern Illinois woman has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for soliciting and aiding in the 2011 murder of her father. Williamson County Judge John Speroni sentenced 55-year-old Cindy Stearns on Tuesday. She was found guilty of two counts of first-degree murder and aggravated assault with a firearm for plotting to kill her father, 73-year-old Charles James of Freeman Spur. Speroni says ...
Heat Advisory Extended One More Day
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 5:27 AM
The National Weather Service office in Paducah has extended the long-running heat advisory for the entire area, now in effect through this evening until 7 p.m. Persistent and excessive heat and humidity are expected to develop again this afternoon. Air temperatures will peak in the lower to middle 90s. These temperatures will combine with high humidity to produce afternoon ...
Local TV Stations, DirecTV Nearing Deal Deadline
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 10:20 PM
KFVS-12 and The Heartland’s CW may no longer be available on DirecTV after August 31st, unless they can reach a deal. Raycom Media is currently in negotiations with DirecTV for a new carriage agreement, according to Paul Keener, Director Of Marketing for KFVS-12 and WQWQ. He said the company is hopeful an agreement will be reached by Sunday night's midnight deadline. If that doesn't ...
Union, Honeywell to Resume Talks October 2-3
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 2:17 PM
Company officials from Honeywell Metropolis and union representatives from the United Steel Workers Union have agreed on something - when to meet again for negotiations. The company and the union both issued press releases Tuesday afternoon confirming that negotiations on a new contract will resume October 2-3. Both sides met last week, but little progress was made on a new contract. ...
Police Look for Driver In Metropolis Incident
Monday, August 25, 2014 12:45 PM
Metropolis police are asking for the public's help in identifying a driver involved in a collision between a motorcycle and car. The crash was at 10th and Broadway on the evening of Thursday, August 14. Witnesses told police that a white or light blue Chevrolet Cruze was driving alongside a motorcycle, when the car's driver swerved at the motorcycle. When the motorcycle accelerated to get ...
Mistrial Declared in Cairo Murder Trial
Saturday, August 23, 2014 2:45 PM
A mistrial has been declared in the murder trial of an Alexander County man. KFVS-TV reports that court documents show a jury declared a mistrial in the case of 30-year-old Chauncey Hughes, Jr., who was accused of shooting his wife in November 2013 during a domestic dispute. Hughes was facing murder charges for the death of his wife, 22-year-old Heather Davis, who also went by the names ...
No Agreement This Week Between Union, Honeywell
Friday, August 22, 2014 11:30 AM
Negotiations between Honeywell and United Steelworkers Local 7-669 ended this week without an agreement. The company said Friday morning negotiators worked in small groups on issues the plant is facing, and the company informed the union that they needed more time to go over proposals the union presented on Thursday afternoon. A date has not been set for bargaining to resume. Both sides ...
Almanac Predicts Cold Winter, Hotter 2015 Summer
Thursday, August 21, 2014 5:59 AM
The Old Farmer's Almanac, the familiar, 223-year-old chronicler of climate, folksy advice and fun facts, is predicting a colder winter and warmer summer for much of the nation. Published Wednesday, the New Hampshire-based almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal. "Colder is just almost too familiar a ...
New SIU President Dunn to Start Next Month
Thursday, April 17, 2014 12:24 PM
Southern Illinois University officials say the school's incoming president will begin work May 1. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Randy Dunn's start date is about two months earlier than what was initially expected. His early arrival means retiring president Glenn Poshard will also step down next month. Dunn had been set to start work July 1, the day after ...
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