9:00 am
Sat August 11, 2012

Metropolis Pool Legend Keeps Playing the Game

An archival picture of Buddy Hall.

Growing up in Metropolis, Illinois, all Buddy Hall ever wanted to do was play pool. Hall was a pool professional for more than 50 years. He’s winner of 67 majors, 13 world titles, a five-time player of the years, and member of three halls of fame, including the Billiard Congress of America Hall of Fame. These days, he’s retired … or, at least semi-retired. He’s slowed down, but says he can’t keep away. Angela Hatton caught up with Hall at a tournament in Murray.

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4:00 pm
Thu July 19, 2012

Honeywell Lays Off 228 Union and Non-Union Workers at Metropolis Plant

Officials at Honeywell’s Metropolis plant will lay off more than 220 employees while the company continues to evaluate a series of upgrades to prepare for extreme natural disasters. The plant has been temporarily shut down since late May.

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Nuclear Facility
7:49 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Honeywell Plant Will Not Resume Production Pending Upgrades

Honeywell in Metropolis, IL
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The Honeywell nuclear facility in Metropolis will not restart production until they reach an agreement on facility upgrades with the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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3:28 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Honeywell sets reopening date

Honeywell’s Metropolis facility will resume operations at the start of July after a Uranium Hexaflouride leak closed the plant in mid-May.  

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3:49 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Metropolis Celebrates 40 Years of Superman

WKMS has been checking in at the Superman Celebration going on in Metropolis this weekend.

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9:23 am
Thu May 31, 2012

Honeywell, Union Differ on Chemical Leak at Metropolis Plant

United Steel workers Local 7669 officials say there was a seven minute uranium hexafluoride leak at Honeywell’s Metropolis, Illinois plant earlier this month.  They also allege the community was not notified of the incident. 

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4:48 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

Equipment Damage Causes Temporary Honeywell Closure

Honeywell in Metropolis, IL
WKMS File Photo

Honeywell Officials have temporarily closed its Metropolis plant due to equipment damage. 

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9:14 am
Mon April 23, 2012

Judge Upholds Metropolis Adult Club Ordinance

A judge says the city of Metropolis, Illinois can now enforce laws restricting adult businesses in the city limits. On Friday, southern Illinois US District Court Judge Phil Gilbert ruled the city can enforce ordinances restricting alcohol sales, dancer attire, and contact with customers. City officials drafted the ordinances last year shortly after the opening of the Pony adult dance club. Club owner Jerry Westlund filed a restraining order saying the laws would cause him to have to close the business.

Afternoon Update
4:43 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 4/11/12

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Today on NPR:  North Korea flexes its muscles.

Kentucky Legislation:

Governor Beshear signed a bill keeping federal unemployment tax hikes from turning into law.

Beshear has signed the Amish Buggy Bill into law.

Jackson Purchase:

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Morning Cram
8:24 am
Thu February 16, 2012

the morning cram [face it, we're younger and faster...edition]

…face it, I’m older and have more insurance.

NPR reports as economic struggles have kept more people from retiring, and brought many out of retirement, age discrimination claims are up. But it’s tough to prove.

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