Metropolis

Culture
3:51 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Film About America's Only 'All Black City' Screens in Metropolis

East St. Louisans from the early 1900s, found in the basement old home of a neighborhood photographer.
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The documentary film "Against All The Odds" sheds light on the problems and accomplishments of East St. Louis, an historically rich city where the African American population courageously survived some of America’s most gruesome historical events. Illinois filmmaker Sandra Pfeifer joins Kate on Sounds Good ahead of a special public screening event at the Metropolis Public Library on February 25 at 10:30 AM.

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Business
12:17 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Honeywell To Pay $90,000 Penalty To State For Hydrogen Fluoride Leaks

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The Illinois Attorney General has ordered Honeywell International, Inc. to pay a $90,000 civil penalty following three releases of hydrogen fluoride at its Metropolis plant.  The company is also required to complete a series of system upgrades in accordance with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.  

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Business
4:13 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Honeywell Metropolis Recalls Remaining Laid-Off Workers

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Honeywell’s Metropolis plant is bringing back the remaining 11 workers on its recall list to meet its 2014 production targets. 

Plant Manager Jim Pritchett says the recall allows workers to get trained and recertified in time to support plant operations in January.  

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Government
7:14 am
Tue November 19, 2013

IL Sen. Durbin Addresses Congress About Weekend Storms

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin addressed his colleagues in Congress yesterday about helping Illinois recover from severe weekend storms.

Durbin made the comments shortly after a phone call with the director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

He says the widespread damages will require coordinated local, state and federal resources. He says he is ready to help endure federal funding heads to Illinois.

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Society
3:47 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Ft. Massac Awaits Property Acquisition Grant Approval

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The non-profit support group for Fort Massac State Park in Illinois is one step closer to purchasing a piece of property adjacent the fort on the Ohio River.

Friends of Fort Massac is looking to develop the former property of the Laidlaw coat hanger plant into a period village to accompany the colonial wooden fort. 

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Government
12:47 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Metropolis Buying Flood Ravaged Homes to Assist Citizens

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  Mayor Bill McDaniel says his city is buying a number of flood-ravaged homes because the state is taking too long to help his citizens. McDaniel says the city council will be voting to commit  $360,000 to purchase ten homes destroyed during major flooding in April of 2011. 

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Business
7:02 am
Wed July 10, 2013

Honeywell Metropolis resumes full production

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Officials for Honeywell’s Metropolis plant say the facility will begin full production of uranium hexafluoride this morning.  Honeywell made the announcement yesterday after the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s completion of a plant upgrade review last week. 

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Society
2:37 pm
Fri June 7, 2013

Metropolis Honeywell Plant Receives Bomb Threat

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The Honeywell Uranium Processing Facility is allowing some plant workers to leave while law enforcement and plant management continue investigating a report of an explosive device in the plant.

Honeywell went on lockdown after receiving the report this afternoon. Honeywell spokesman Peter Dalpe said law enforcement and members of the state bomb squad are on scene. 

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Business
8:59 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Meeting with Honeywell

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The Nuclear Regulatory Commission plans talks next week in Atlanta with executives from Honeywell’s Metropolis, Ill., plant. The Paducah Sun reports they’ll meet Monday to discuss apparent violations associated with the company’s alleged failure to identify the kinds of accidents significant earthquakes or tornadoes might cause. NRC Public Affairs Officer Roger Hannah says the agency is especially concerned about the potential release of large amounts of uranium hexafluoride.   The meeting will review information presented by the plant.

Government
12:05 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Metropolis Landlords Voice Complaints About Delinquent Bill Collection

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Metropolis, Illinois landlords showed up to last night’s city council meeting en masse to protest the city’s policy of holding them responsible for the delinquent utility bills of their renters.

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