• Bomb threat at Ziegler school; Salem threat cleared

    by  • April 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Franklin County high school was evacuated this morning, due to an alleged bomb threat. Early reports say students and staff at Zeigler-Royalton High School were moved to the elementary school after a message was found around 8:30 a.m. that was written on a bathroom wall saying there were two bombs located in the building. Parents...

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    Bill would allow psychologists to prescribe drugs

    by  • April 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The demand for mental health professionals is greater than the supply, particularly of those with prescription-writing authority. Over the objections of some medical groups, the Illinois Senate has passed a bill allowing psychologists to prescribe drugs. State Sen. Don Harmon (D-Oak Park), the sponsor, says he believes some amendments address the concerns of opponents....

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    Honeywell eyes June restart of Metropolis plant

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    A southern Illinois plant that helps make nuclear fuel is calling back workers in hopes of resuming operations in June. The plant was forced into a yearlong shutdown due to regulator-requested upgrades. Honeywell says some 135 salaried and another 135 hourly workers will be in place by the targeted restart of the Metropolis plant....

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    Tenn., man killed in I-64 accident

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    A Tennessee man died yesterday, the result of a traffic crash early yesterday afternoon on Interstate 64 eastbound at mile marker 71. According to the Illinois State Police out of DuQuoin, a van driven by a 36-year old Adam L. Smith from Chattanooga, Tenn., and a semi-tractor driven by 51-year old Joseph Laughlin of...

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