• Honeywell eyes June restart of Metropolis plant

    by  • April 26, 2013

    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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    Police: Dispute between suspected shooter, victim

    by  • April 26, 2013

    Authorities say there was a dispute between the man suspected of killing a south-central Illinois family and at least one of the victims, but they don’t know what it was about. Illinois State Police Spokeswoman Monique Bond said Thursday authorities are running down reports that Rick O. Smith was involved in a custody dispute...

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    Tenn., man killed in I-64 accident

    by  • April 26, 2013

    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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    George Jones, country superstar, has died at 81

    by  • April 26, 2013

    George Jones, the peerless, hard-living country singer who recorded dozens of hits about good times and regrets and peaked with the heartbreaking classic “He Stopped Loving Her Today,” has died. He was 81. Publicist Kirt Webster says Jones died Friday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville after being hospitalized with fever and irregular...

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    Plane crashes at MV airport

    by  • April 25, 2013

    According to our sister station, WMIX in Mount Vernon, there was a plane crash at the Mount Vernon Outland Airport late Tuesday morning and the two pilots were very lucky as no one was injured.  Chris Collins, airport director, tells WMIX that the twin engine turbo prop plane licensed to bee aviation out of...

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