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Tuition increase approved at UTM

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It's going to cost a little extra to send your student to the University of Tennessee at Martin. 

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California bans state-funded travel to Kentucky, other states

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California's attorney general is blocking state-funded travel to Kentucky and three other states in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.

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Google Jobs offers new tool to find work Video included

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This week, Google took the wraps off Google Jobs, and consumer tech reporter Jamey Tucker says it's the best and most thorough job search on the internet.

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Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale paints over vandalized mural Video included

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It was a disappointing morning at the Boys & Girls Club of Carbondale when the club's mural was vandalized with foul language. But the kids there are working to replace that negativity with a positive experience. 

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State warns Illinois residents about rabid animals

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Illinois residents are being warned to beware of rabid animals after more than two dozen rabid bats have been reported in the state this year.

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Friend, former teammate of Joe Ford Jr. remember legendary athlete Video included

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Joe Ford Jr.'s impact on the court is unmatched, and so is his impact on fans and friends. A former teammate and another friend of Ford's shared their memories with Local 6's Blake Stevens.

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Culvert closed on KY 301 in Graves County due to erosion

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Part of a state road in Graves County is closed until further notice because of erosion damage, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.  

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I-24 back open after 5-car crash near Hopkinsville

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UPDATE: Interstate 24 is back open to traffic Thursday night after it was blocked by a five-vehicle crash that happened around 1:40 p.m. 

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Researchers test launch balloon ahead of August eclipse Video included

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Crews at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale filled Saluki Stadium Thursday to test out a research and video plan for the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21.

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Bevin administration files emergency abortion regulations

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Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has filed emergency regulations that some abortion providers say are designed to shut them down.  

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Woman accused of promoting teen prostitution waives jury trial

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A jury will not hear on Monday the case against a southern Illinois woman accused of promoting the prostitution of a teen girl online.

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Cindy puts damper on vacation plans for local families traveling Video included

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Caleb Spain is a student at Calloway County High School. Right now, he's in Panama City Beach, Florida.

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Tropical Depression Cindy expected to raise water levels in Local 6 area Video included

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Tropical Depression Cindy may raise water levels in the Local 6 area.

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Chicago police veteran talks to local students about avoiding crime Video included

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Retired Chicago Police Superintendent Terry Hillard — who is from South Fulton, Tennessee — visited local teenagers on Thursday at the Ken Tenn Youth Summit.

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Judge considers whether former sheriff Cory Hutcheson violated bond

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Will former Mississippi County, Missouri Sheriff Cory Hutcheson be allowed to stay out of jail on bond? That was the question in court on Thursday.  

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Former Kentucky sheriff pleads guilty to embezzlement

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A former Kentucky sheriff has pleaded guilty in federal court to embezzling money while in office.  

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Terry Froman sentenced to death in murder of Kim Thomas

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The judge has followed the jury's sentencing recommendation in the Ohio case against Terry Froman in the murder of Graves County, Kentucky, mother Kim Thomas.

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Police carry demonstrators away from protest

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Police arrested 43 activists who staged a protest outside of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office in Washington.

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Judges affirm 'Making a Murderer' confession was coerced

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A three-judge federal appeals panel has affirmed that a Wisconsin inmate featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" was coerced into confessing and should be released from prison. 

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Missing former basketball player dead

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McCracken County Coroner Dan Sims tells Local 6 that the body of former local basketball star Joe Ford Jr. was found.

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Man arrested after wreck injures woman in Graves County

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A man was arrested in Graves County after a two-vehicle wreck that sent a woman to a local hospital, according to the sheriff's office. 

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All lanes on Interstate 24 near Paducah back open to traffic

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Traffic was down to one lane at mile marker 13 for an investigation near the Clarks River Bridge.

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Sen. Rand Paul opposes GOP health bill

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Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he and three other Republican senators are preparing to announced their opposition to the Senate health care bill as it's written.

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President Trump says he didn't tape conversations with Comey

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President Donald Trump says he "did not make" and doesn't have any recordings of his private conversations with James Comey - his fired FBI director.

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Manhunt after shots fired in Carbondale, IL

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Have you seen Malik Wright? He is wanted by police in Carbondale, Illinois. 

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Senate Republicans unveil new health care bill

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Senate Republicans have released a 142-page draft of their bill to eliminate much of the Obama health care law.

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Protesters wanting to get rid of pig wrestling at county fair

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The Harrison County Fair in Indiana is underway, but not without some controversy.

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Girl Scouts to offer cyber security skills badges

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The scouts are teaming up with cybersecurity firm Palo Alto networks to introduce a series of 18 cybersecurity badges for girls.

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AT&T services restored in Cape Girardeau, MO

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Services in the Cape Girardeau area have been restored after a cable was on Wednesday.

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Whoops! $100,000 Dropped Off At Goodwill Video included

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Two employees at a Zanesville, Ohio thrift store found a huge surprise in a duffel bag of donated clothes.

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Three killed in wreck on Interstate 57

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A crash on Interstate 57 Wednesday killed three people- including a child.

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Oregon joins states where roadkill can be harvested for food

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Some folks in Oregon might not want to ask, when served an elk burger or a venison steak, where the meat came from.

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London fire: Cladding in other buildings ‘combustible’

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Some 600 buildings in England could have been fitted with flammable external panels like the ones believed to have contributed to a fire that killed at least 79 people in a west London apartment building.

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What the Tech: How to deal with cell phone outages Video included

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What do you do when you use your phone and can't get on the internet?

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Obama Presidential Center could include playground, sledding

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The Obama Presidential Center will include a museum and library and is expected to be complete in 2021.

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Auto club predicts record travel over July 4th weekend

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With July 4 falling on a Tuesday, some workers will get a four-day weekend, making a quick road trip even more inviting.

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Funeral arrangements made for Kay Eckstein

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Kay Eckstein passed away on Monday at her home in Paducah. She was 90 years old.

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Tropical Storm Cindy comes ashore in southwest Louisiana

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Tropical Storm Cindy has made landfall in southwestern Louisiana, bringing rain and the threat of flash flooding and tornadoes.

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MISSING: 17-year-old Jasmine Strickland

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17-year-old Jasmine Strickland of Paducah was last seen at her home on Mayfield Road around 10:00 p.m. Wednesday.

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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

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Senate Republican leaders are ready to release their plan for rolling back much of President Barack Obama's health care law. 

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Marion VA Medical Center names new associate director of operations

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The Marion Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Illinois has a new associate director of operations, Seth Barlage.

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Knoth's Bar-B-Que to remain open Video included

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The owners of Knoth's Bar-B-Que have reversed their decision to close the longstanding barbecue restaurant. 

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What's Going Around: 6/21/2017 Video included

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As temperatures go up, snakes are starting to slither around our area. One clinic treated its first copperhead snake bite this week.

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Procession held for Fort Campbell soldier killed in Afghanistan

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A Fort Campbell soldier killed in Afghanistan has returned home. A procession was given for him Wednesday.  

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Families left wondering after Anna, Illinois, cancels July 4 fireworks display Video included

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The city of Anna, Illinois, canceled its popular firework show this year. The city has hosted the fireworks display for more than 50 years.

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As criminal case wraps up, Martha Ligon faces another legal battle Video included

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Although Martha Ligon pleaded guilty but mentally ill to shooting and killing her husband and shooting a passerby on Highway 307 North, she still faces other legal battles.

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Canadian charged in US airport attack investigated as terror

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A Canadian man shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the neck Wednesday at a Michigan airport, and referenced people being killed overseas during the attack that's now being investigated as an act of terrorism, federal officials said. 

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Ballard County Judge Exec. Vickie Viniard to retire

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Ballard County Judge Executive Vickie Viniard has given notice that she will retire effective June 30. We reached out to her attorney, Butch Bradley, who confirmed her retirement. 

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Kentucky AG participating in opioid-related investigation

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Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear says he's joining other attorneys general to investigate whether drug manufacturers contributed to the nation's opioid epidemic. 

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Semi blocking Purchase Parkway exit to I-24 in Marshall County

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In Marshall County, Kentucky, the northbound ramp to Interstate 24 West at Exit 25 of the Purchase Parkway is blocked by a semi Wednesday evening, according to the state transportation cabinet.  

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Carbondale ready for visitors two months out from solar eclipse Video included

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An estimated 50,000 people are expected to fill southern Illinois for the eclipse on Aug. 21, but the community has been preparing for those visitors for months now.

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Nearly 700 Graves County homeowners sign petition for fiber internet Video included

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In Graves County, 687 people have signed a petition asking for better internet. It calls for expanded fiber internet access.

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TeleTech looks to fill more than 600 jobs in Paducah

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A company wants to fill more than 600 jobs in Paducah, and it's holding two hiring events this month to look for qualified people. 

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Family speaks out about adoption struggles Video included

The Conn Family are trying to adopt a little girl from the Congo. The Conn Family are trying to adopt a little girl from the Congo.
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The Conns are a family of five, but they don't feel complete yet. They are hoping a little girl from the Congo will be in their family photos soon.

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