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Over 11 Million Awarded to Different Public Housing Authorities in Southern Illinois

Public housing authorities within the Southern Illinois region will soon be getting $11,398,973 in federal funding on behalf of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Public Housing Capital Fund program. The funding will be put towards financing and modernization of public housing properties. Local Counties that will soon be receiving the funding include, Jackson County…read more »

Man Charged in Fulton County Burglary

An Obion County man has been arrested on charges in Fulton County. Police say they were called Wednesday to a residence on Highway 2139, in the Brownsville community. After police interviewed the homeowner police determined that the outer buildings were broken into and many items had been stolen. An investigation led to an arrest and…read more »

Paducah City Officials Recently Receive Tax Credit of Renovation

City officials in Paducah were recently presented with a check worth $192,143.91to be put towards the City Hall Rehabilitation Project. The funds are Kentucky Historic Preservation Tax Credits. The city could apply for the tax credits after the city hall was named a Historic Place by the National Register in the summer of 2017. In order for…read more »

Local Sports

Ex-coach: `No recollection’ of discussion about Nassar abuse

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University gymnastics coach testified Friday that she had “no recollection” of a conversation in which two teen athletes allegedly told her of sexual abuse by sports doctor Larry Nassar in 1997, nearly 20 years before he was charged. Kathie Klages, 65, is accused of lying to police…read more »

Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gómez, who is poised to become the first transgender woman to play professional soccer in Argentina. Tall and athletic, Gómez looks at the mementos from her arduous…read more »

New college baseball wristband rule may thwart sign stealing

(AP)-A new rule intended to help speed up the game also could thwart attempts to steal signs in college baseball. The NCAA will allow a pitcher to wear a wristband with a signal card when the season opens Friday, allowing him and the catcher to look into the dugout to get pitch calls and eliminating…read more »

Blues’ Bouwmeester has implant to help regulate heart rhythm

(AP)-Jay Bouwmeester had surgery Friday to insert a defibrillator to restore his heart’s normal rhythm after the St. Louis Blues defenseman collapsed on the bench during a game in Anaheim this week. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong said the procedure was performed at the UC Irvine Medical Center. The 36-year-old Bouwmeester will be monitored by…read more »

Valpo Ends Cold-shooting SIU’s 7-game Streak

VALPARAISO – Ben Krikke came off the bench to score 15 points as Valparaiso defeated Southern Illinois 55-38. Javon Freeman-Liberty had 14 points and seven rebounds for Valparaiso. Southern Illinois shot 23.6% for the game. In the first half, the Salukis made only two two-point field goals, three 3-pointers and three free throws to trail…read more »

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