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Gas Prices Rising in Area
Monday, April 27, 2015 8:27 AM
Average retail gasoline prices in Kentucky have risen 5.3 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.48 a gallon Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 2,623 gas outlets in Kentucky. This compares with the national average that has increased 8.2 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.54 a gallon, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com. Including the change in gas ...
Officer Won't Face Charges in April 2 Shooting
Saturday, April 25, 2015 8:15 PM
A Metropolis police officer will not face criminal charges in a suspect's death after a southern Illinois prosecutor deemed the shooting as an appropriate use of deadly force. Sgt. Cody Brown killed 63-year-old Donald Hicks on April 2 after police received a call about a suicidal man threatening to shoot himself. WSIL-TV reports Massac County State's Attorney Patrick Windhorst ...
Cave-in-Rock Ferry Open as Flood Waters Recede
Saturday, April 25, 2015 12:34 AM
The Cave-In-Rock ferry is scheduled to resume operations as of Saturday. The ferry has been closed for 11 days due to Ohio River floodwaters blocking KY Highway 91 near the ferry's Kentucky landing. The ferry plans to resume service on its regular schedule, 6:00 am to 10:00 pm, 7 days a week. The ferry connects Kentucky Highway 91 in Crittenden County with ...
Judge Grants Delay in Cairo Fatal Bank Robbery
Friday, April 24, 2015 10:27 PM
Federal prosecutors are seeking more time to prepare for the trial of a southern Illinois man who they're seeking the death penalty against in the killings of two bank employees. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports a federal judge on Thursday agreed to postpone 30-year-old James Watts' trial. It was to be Aug. 17 but a new date will be set at a hearing on May 27. Prosecutors say their ...
Judge: Chicago Man Can Stand Trial for SIU Threats
Friday, April 24, 2015 11:09 AM
A federal judge has ruled that a Chicago man is fit to stand trial on accusations he mailed violent threats to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus. U.S. District Judge Staci M. Yandle agreed with a psychiatrist's decision regarding Derrick Dawon Burns during a Thursday status conference. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Burns waived his right to a competency hearing and ...
Feds To Seek Death Penalty in Cairo Bank Slayings
Thursday, April 23, 2015 5:36 PM
The federal government will pursue the death penalty in its case against a man accused of murdering two bank employees in Cairo. James Watts of Cairo is accused of fatally stabbing 52-year-old Anita Grace of Olive Branch and 52-year-old Nita Smith of Wickliffe, Kentucky, as well as injuring another woman during a botched bank robbery in 2014. Watts has pleaded not guilty to ...
Assisted Living Resident Faces Stabbing Charges
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 2:41 PM
A man was arrested Tuesday night after a reported stabbing at an assisted living facility in Alexander County. Illinois State Police say they got a call saying a man with a knife was at H&S Shelter Care in Tamms. Troopers responded and learned that the man was a resident, and that two others inside the building had been stabbed. Troopers and a Village of Tamms Police Officer went inside ...
NRC: Honeywell Failed to Declare Alert
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 10:32 AM
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has issued a notice of violation to the Honeywell facility in Metropolis for the failure to declare an Alert and properly notify the NRC in response to a uranium hexafluoride leak that occurred on October 26, 2014. The NRC staff offered Honeywell the opportunity to address the apparent violation identified by the NRC by either attending a ...
Missing Metropolis Teen Last Seen in Paducah
Tuesday, April 14, 2015 7:33 AM
Police in both Paducah and Massac County need your help in finding a Metropolis teen. Fifteen-year old Hunter Diel was reported missing April 10 in the area of Baptist Health Paducah. Hunter is a white male, 15 years old, 5'10", and 150 pounds, short black hair with brown eyes. He has tattoos on his left and right arms, and was last seen wearing a dark shirt and jeans. If you have ...
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