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Weather Service Still Predicting Wintry Mix Friday
Wednesday, December 04, 2013 11:00 AM
The National Weather Service is closely watching the system expected to bring a wintry mix to our area tomorrow night. Rain will already be falling when freezing temperatures arrive late Thursday afternoon, and the freezing line is expected to begin pushing into parts of southeast Missouri by 6pm, and will cover our entire area by midnight. All of Friday will have below-freezing temperatures ...
Winter Storm Watch Issued for Thursday, Friday
Tuesday, December 03, 2013 4:29 PM
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Thursday afternoon through Friday. An arctic cold front will move through the area late Wednesday night and Thursday, with another disturbance passing through Thursday afternoon and Friday. As the temperatures drop below freezing, a wintry mix of precipitation is expected across the region. The forecast calls for freezing ...
Wintry Mix, Cold Weekend Approaching
Monday, December 02, 2013 6:33 PM
A wintry mix of precipitation is a distinct possibility for later this week. WKYX-WNGO Meteorologist Lew Jetton says an arctic cold front will move through the region Wednesday through Friday night. It starts with rain, but as the system moves through and temperatures drop, things can change quickly. "Right now, the time frame we're most concerned with is after midnight Thursday and then ...
Brookport Picks New Interim Mayor After Car Crash
Monday, December 02, 2013 6:56 AM
Brookport's city council selected an interim mayor during an emergency weekend meeting after the leader of the small, tornado-ravaged southern Illinois community was seriously hurt in a car wreck. City Council member Tom Souders will hold the interim mayor title until John Klaffer recovers. Klaffer, who is also a postal worker, is in serious condition at a hospital in Evansville, IN. He was ...
Gathering of the Juggalos Festival Relocating
Monday, December 02, 2013 6:51 AM
Organizers of an outdoor festival featuring the rap-metal group Insane Clown Posse say they're relocating from their site in southern Illinois' Hardin County. Jason Webber is a spokesman for Psychopathic Records Inc., which produces the Gathering of the Juggalos. He told The Southern Illinoisan that the event is moving from Cave-In-Rock. He didn't say where the festival would be held or why the ...
Unions Target Senate Dems in Pension Reform Battle
Saturday, November 30, 2013 12:00 PM
Illinois' public unions are staging an all-out campaign to thwart approval of a new plan to solve the state's $100 billion pension crisis. Union leaders oppose a reform plan unveiled last week that would save the state an estimated $160 billion over 30 years. They say it will rob state employees of retirement savings they were promised and worked years to earn. All four state legislative ...
IL Man Dies after Blowing Up House
Saturday, November 30, 2013 2:44 AM
Police in southern Illinois' Murphysboro say a man who allegedly pummeled a woman with a hammer in his home died after blowing up the residence as police converged. Authorities say 54-year-old Thomas Allan Miller died at a hospital shortly after two explosions early Friday in his home. The woman who Miller allegedly assaulted on the head with a hammer after he asked her to come to his home ...
Brookport Mayor in Serious Condition after Wreck
Friday, November 29, 2013 11:00 PM
The mayor of Brookport, Illinois is in serious condition at an Evansville hospital following a head-on collision in Massac County on Friday afternoon. A dispatcher with the Massac County Sheriff's department said they were notified at 2:41 pm Friday about a head-on collision involving Brookport Mayor John Klaffer. The accident occurred atop a hill in the 7800 block of Purcell ...
Honeywell Donation Helps with Brookport Cleanup
Thursday, November 28, 2013 10:23 PM
Honeywell announced Tuesday that its Metropolis Works facility has made a donation of $10,000 to sponsor a special hazardous waste collection to aid in the clean-up of Brookport following the recent tornado in that city. The funds will be used to pay for containers to collect household hazardous waste such as detergent, oil, and batteries. The donation was made as part of ...
Caesars Foundation Supports Tornado Relief Efforts
Thursday, November 28, 2013 11:00 AM
A private foundation funded by Caesars Entertainment properties presented $50,000 to relief efforts in local communities. These funds will be given to assist in recovery efforts due to the November 17th tornado. “We believe in supporting this community that have supported us so strongly,” says Chad Lewis, Advertising and Public Relations Specialist of Harrah’s ...
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