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Boston Marathon begins under tight security

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The 118th running of the Boston Marathon began under heavy security Monday morning, a year after the bombings near the race's finish line that killed three people and wounded more than 260 others.
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Officials say HIV infections on rise in Southern Illinois

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Public health officials say HIV cases in southern Illinois are on the rise.
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South Korean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'

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South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous behavior."
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Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners

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Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.
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Survey: US gas prices jump 9 cents per gallon

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The average U.S. price of gasoline has jumped 9 cents a gallon in the past two weeks, bringing the total increase to 40 cents over 10 weeks.
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Michelle Obama, Jill Biden to visit Fort Campbell

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First lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden are scheduled to visit Fort Campbell next week to speak with soldiers and their families at a jobs and career fair. More>>

Four-year-old dies in apparent accident

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A four-year old boy from Hopkinsville is dead after what police are calling an apparent accident.
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Officials say security tight for Boston Marathon

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and a congressional leader say security will be tight as thousands of runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators crowd Boston's streets for the annual Marathon.
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Preparations underway for Quilt Week

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Throughout the city, preparations are underway for Paducah's annual biggest event. The American Quilter's Society said they expect thousands to make their way to the area in the next few days.
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Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help; sub continues search for missing plane

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Relatives are frustrated with search.
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Video gambling exclusion list prompts questions

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A proposed "exclusion list" designed to keep criminals away from the video gambling industry is prompting questions from those who want more protections to help problem gamblers.
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Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

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Pope Francis has been celebrating Christianity's most joyous and hopeful day before an overflow crowd in St. Peter's Square.
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City enacts curfew after recent shootings

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The mayor of Charleston, Missouri has enacted a curfew for the city's residents following several recent shootings during the past few weeks. More>>

KSP makes Drug Arrest in Calloway County

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During a traffic stop and search, a Kentucky State Police trooper discovered various items of drug paraphernalia, a substance believed to be Methamphetamine, and pills believed to be Dilaudid were located concealed in the vehicle.
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UPDATE: 10 bodies retrieved from inside ferry

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Divers have recovered 10 more bodies from inside the ferry that sank off South Korea. The confirmed death toll is now 46.
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Easter egg hunt brings smiles to children with disabilities

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Many families in our area got a jump on the Easter egg hunts a day early.
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McEwen ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental

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A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' National Response Team has determined that a deadly explosion at a McEwen ammunition plant was accidental.
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Midway waiving fees for Mid-Continent transfers

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Midway College is waiving admission application fees and offering other resources for students who want to transfer from Mid-Continent University.
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Ky. academic standards to get review

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Kentucky residents will get a chance to review state academic standards later this year and suggest changes.
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Taxes, minimum wage top issues in November

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Kentucky's 2014 elections will be more than just Democrats vs. Republicans: It will be the minimum wage vs. taxes.
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Quinn: New controls after Medicaid paid for dead

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Gov. Pat Quinn is promising tighter controls after a review found that the Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people who were dead.
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Confirmed death toll climbs to 33; about 270 missing

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The number of confirmed dead in the South Korean ferry disaster has risen to 33, with some 270 still missing. Four bodies were found today in the murky waters near the sunken vessel.
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Hooked on Science - Naked Egg

What happens when you remove the shell from around an egg? The contents inside ooze out, right? Actually, no! Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist showed us how to use a popular ingredient from around the house  to remove the shell from an egg during Local 6 Saturday. More>>

Thirty years of quilts and tradition Video included

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In the past 30 years, a lot of things have changed about Paducah's American Quilters Society show, but you might be surprised at what hasn't changed.
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Illinois Medicaid paying for dead clients

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An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.
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Weather puts farmers behind for corn crop season

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The soggy ground and cold temperatures this spring have farmers behind schedule. The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects farmers to now launch into a full-scale planting mode at the end of the month. More>>

Dunn sentenced to 4 years for involuntary manslaughter

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A Southern Illinois man has been sentenced to four years behind bars after being found guilty of involuntary manslaughter. More>>

Lane restrictions removed during AQS Quilt Show

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Highway construction projects in Paducah are put on hold because of the upcoming Quilt Show.
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Hooked on Science - Easter Science

From expanding peeps to egg geodes, using a few ingredients from around the house you can add a little science to your Easter celebration. Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey showed us some amazing Easter science experiments during Local 6 Today. More>>

McCracken approves plan to close Farley Elementary

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One school district has finalized plans to close a local elementary school. More>>

Saturday Night Live to celebrate 40th anniversary

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NBC will air a three-hour live special on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic franchise “Saturday Night Live.”
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Kentucky officials look for local heroin solutions

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After a bill aimed at stemming Kentucky's growing heroin problem failed to pass during the state's legislative session, officials say local solutions to the statewide problem are limited but that they are pushing ahead. More>>

Dyer Hill Curve work resumes in Livingston County

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The contractor on the US 60 Dyer Hill Curve Project in Livingston County is ramping up and resuming dirt moving within the work zone.
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USDA orders farmers to report pig virus infections

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Farms stricken with a deadly pig virus must report outbreaks as part of a new program to help monitor and possibly control the spread of the disease, the federal government announced Friday.
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Louisville woman donates classic Corvette to replace damaged model

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A Louisville, Kentucky woman has donated a 40th Anniversary Corvette to replace one lost by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. More>>

Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

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Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts.
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Illinois medical marijuana: $100 for patient card

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Illinois regulators crafting the first rules for the state's new medical marijuana industry have lowered patient fees and deleted a section that angered gun owners. More>>

Hooked on Science - Vinyl Record Hovercraft

Do you have a vinyl record you're not using? If so, don't trash it, use it for an amazing science experiment. Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a local kid scientist use a few ingredients from around the house to turn a vinyl record into a hovercraft. More>>

Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards

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Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach.
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Gov. Beshear signs e-cigarette ban for minors into law

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Minors no longer have the option of buying e-cigarettes in the state of Kentucky.
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Hickman County considers closing jail due to $700,000 shortfall

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A local county could be forced to close their jail to make up for a $700,000 shortfall.
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Second suspect arrested in connection to Southern Illinois murder

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Union County State's Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced that another person has been arrested believed to be involved in the death of an Anna, Illinois man on Saturday.
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Aspen Dental provides 1 day of free service

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A local dentist office is pitching in to help those who can't afford regular check ups.
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Family, friends devastated by Mayfield man's death

A house fire killed a Mayfield man early on Monday morning. More>>

Alleged security problems at the Kentucky State Penitentiary

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There's been mayhem at a local prison, and a former corrections officer said there are more violent attacks to come from behind the barbed wire.
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Paducah police searching for missing teen

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Paducah police are asking for your help in tracking down a missing teen who left school at midday on Monday and hasn't been seen since.
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Attorney General Conway to assist MCU students, faculty

Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced he plans to help students feeling the strain from Mid-Continent University's impending shut down.
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Faculty member says all of MCU's staff laid off

A faculty member with Mid-Continent University says that all staff and faculty at the school have been laid off as of Tuesday.
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Illinois lawmakers propose taxing soda, sugary drinks

Two pieces of legislation pushing for a tax on sugary drinks like sodas are now moving through the Illinois House and Senate.
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Paducah's Pasta House closing their doors

The Paducah Pasta House in Paducah is closing.
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Rules lag to help passengers escape crashed buses

Safety standards to make large buses easier for passengers to escape after a crash have not been adopted 15 years after accident investigators called for new rules. More>>

Options available as tax deadline nears

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They say the only two things in life that are certain are death and taxes, but there are options for those who aren’t quite ready to send your statements to Uncle Sam.
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    Easter lilies toxic for cats, FDA warns

    Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns.More
    Easter lilies are popular in homes at this time of year, but they can be deadly for cats, a veterinarian warns.More
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    Your dog truly loves your scent

    Your scent may affect your dog's brain in the same way a fragrance used by a loved one triggers a reaction in you, according to a new study.More
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    How to be an eco-friendly pet owner

    Those of us who are fond of the environment and our pets sometimes feel like eco-traitors, thanks to the periodic stories about how pets are ecologically unsound.More
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  • Boston Marathon begins under tight security

    Boston Marathon begins under tight security

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:46:07 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...More
    With security tight along the 26.2-mile route, tens of thousands of runners set out from the starting line at the Boston Marathon on Monday in a "Boston Strong" show of resilience a year after the deadly bombing.More
  • MARATHON WATCH: Course is 'scream tunnel' for fans

    MARATHON WATCH: Course is 'scream tunnel' for fans

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:45:49 GMT
    By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...More
    By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon.More
  • Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

    Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:14:57 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.More
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.More
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