As of October 24, 2021 callers in the 618 Area Code will be required to dial all ten digits when making a phone call.
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NEW YORK (AP) — The United Nations chief is warning global leaders at the opening of the U.N.’s foremost gathering that the world has never been more threatened and divided and “we face the greatest cascade of crises in our lifetime.” Secretary-General Antonio Guterres rang the alarm in his annual state of the world speech.
(CNN) — Kidde is recalling hundreds of thousands of smoke detectors because they don’t actually alert customers to fires. Affected models are Tru-Sense smoke alarms and combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. They were sold at retailers like Wal-Mart, Home Depot and Amazon between may of 2019 and last September. No incidents have been reported
One city’s first responders are sick and tired of responding to false alarms, and to help reduce the number of calls, the City of Cape Girardeau implemented a new alarm ordinance.
The Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) reminds Illinoisans to test, check for expired alarms and replace batteries in their smoke alarms as they change the clock this weekend.
Carbondale Police are investigating a burglary at Rural King.
A local fire chief stresses the importance of smoke detectors after a Missouri family escaped from a house fire thanks to the device.
The move comes in response to a fire that killed 29 dogs in January at a DuPage County kennel.