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The Massac County Clerk’s Office is holding a recount for a ballot initiative that failed to pass by a single vote. The initiative to increase the county’s sales tax by 1 percent was defeated 3,319 votes to 3,318. 

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The first actress to play Superman's love interest on screen has died at the age of 95.

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The city of Metropolis, Illinois is expecting to attract a large crowd this weekend with the kickoff of its annual Superman Celebration. 20,000-30,000 people are expected to attend the celebration now in its 38th year. 

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Traffic will be restricted to one lane on the I-24 Ohio River Bridge between Metropolis, IL and Paducah starting Monday. Initially it will be for eastbound traffic only. Twenty bearings will be replaced. Tuesday morning, east- and westbound traffic will be stopped at each end of the bridge for 10 minutes between 5 and 6 a.m. This is to do prep work for the bearing replacement.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

"The Home of Superman," an ancient Native American city, a casino on the river, the birthplace of an African American film pioneer. These are just some of the unique things that drive tourism to Metropolis, Illinois. The Greater Metropolis Convention & Visitor's Bureau has a new director, returning to the position she initially helped create. On Sounds Good, Matt Markgraf speaks with director Trish Steckenrider about how the organization has grown, initiatives coming next year and some lesser known aspects of tourism in the community.

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting tonight to discuss the results of its special inspection into uranium hexafluoride leak at the Honeywell Metropolis plant in August.

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Metropolis Mayor Billy McDaniel says he wants to bring a $50 million retail development project to his city, provided the deal doesn’t work out in Paducah. McCracken County officials have recently negotiated with St. Louis-based Sansone Group to bring the development to Paducah. However, Sansone’s asking for $3.5 million through a tax incremental financing agreement, something the city has repeatedly refused.

McDaniel says he’s reached out to the real estate company but acknowledges Metropolis is a relatively small market.

Matt Markgraf, WKMS

This weekend, Metropolis, Illinois hosts its annual Superman Celebration with activities for everyone. One of the events includes a benefit for the Massac Theatre, an art-deco movie theater and stage from the 1930s. On Sounds Good, Chad Lampe speaks with Lisa Gower about the restoration, the comedy show featuring Scott Long, the auction and a breakfast with superheroes.

Radioactive Leak at Honeywell

Oct 27, 2014
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Honeywell’s Metropolis facility experienced a leak of the radioactive gas, Uranium Hexaflouride Sunday night around 7:35. Honeywell officials say the leak was caused by an equipment failure in the main production building.

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