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Emergency workers search for man who fell into Ohio River
Early Tuesday morning, around 3 a.m. a call was dispatched regarding a man who had fallen from a barge overnight while crossing between a dredger and towing vessel located near Joppa. Late Tuesday ...
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Unit One board hears about damage to Brookport’s school
By Michele Longworth Planet Reporter reporter@metropolisplanet.com The damage to Brookport Elementary School dominated much of the Massac Unit One board meeting held Nov. 25 as Massac Unit One Supe...
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I-24 Bridge work extended; max load width to be reduced
Press Release The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)) has indicated the contractor working on the Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah and Metropolis has extended the time the ...
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Disaster Recovery Center open; FEMA, SBA give information
Press Release Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) opened Friday in Brookport to serve people who were affected by Nov. 17. Disaster recovery officials work closely with community leaders to find DRC loc...
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Tornado victims urged to register, beware of fraud
Press Release Area residents affected by the Nov. 17 tornadoes may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). “Registering is an ...
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Local candidates file for spring primary election
By Michele Longworth Planet Reporter reporter@metropolisplanet.com Monday marked the filing deadline for candidates who will seek election in next year’s March 18 primary election and in most races...
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Illinois Residents Urged to Register for federal disaster assistance
Press Release Illinois residents affected by the November 17 severe storms and tornadoes may now call or go online to register for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (...
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Ordinance regulates, licenses raffles
After suspending the rules, the Metropolis City Council adopted an ordinance Monday that licenses and regulates raffles. City attorney Rick Abell explained that while the state has licensed bingo a...
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Adoption has a huge impact on future generations
Editor’s Note: November is National Adoption Month and the Metropolis Planet would like to recognize three special families and how adoption affected them. ————— Louise Elliott, of Metropolis, has ...
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Brookport Tornado Information
Press Release 11/22/2013 — The Illinois State Police (ISP) would like to thank the public for staying out of the damaged areas of Brookport during the tornado restoration process. Staying out of th...
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