Metropolis

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As world leaders and veterans gather in France to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Hannah Bullard speaks with Amanda Quint of the Metropolis Public Library about a WWII paratrooper from the community whose jump ended in a famous entanglement.

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The original Supergirl, Smallville’s Lois Lane and Arrow’s Nyssa al Ghul are coming to southern Illinois this week for an annual Superman Celebration. 

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Metropolis has seen many flood events over the years and takes steps to keep everyone safe. They check the water level and roads daily for increasing levels. When you live close to a river you know at some point the river will get up to your backyard. The city of Metropolis knows this all too well.

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A uranium conversion facility in Metropolis, Illinois, is idling production and reducing its workforce by 170 full-time positions and numerous contractors. 

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  The Greater Metropolis Convention and Visitors Bureau is dedicating the 39th Superman Celebration to the memory of the ‘First Lady of Metropolis.’ Noel Neill portrayed Lois Lane in the Adventures of Superman television series and died last summer. Bureau Director Trish Steckenrider said a ‘Best Lois Lane’ costume contest and Hollywood Ball will be added to the celebration in Neill’s honor.

 

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Metropolis, Illinois voters re-elected mayor Billy McDaniel in a local election Tuesday night. McDaniel said on Facebook he is "honored to serve the people of Metropolis for another four years." 

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Metropolis mayoral candidates debate in a town-hall style forum Thursday night. The Metropolis Planet and the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce host the forum and question and answer session.

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Honeywell is reducing production capacity and cutting 22 jobs at their Metropolis plant due to ongoing challenges in the nuclear industry. 

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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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