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Airstrike topples Gaza apartment building

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Israeli aircraft have fired missiles at an apartment tower in downtown Gaza City, collapsing the 12-story building. Palestinian officials say at least 22 people were hurt, including 11 children.
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Ferguson residents struggling with daily life

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Residents in the suburban St. Louis neighborhoods near where an officer killed an 18-year-old teenager say their lives have been upended in the last two weeks. More>>

School program aims to help veterans

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A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education then land a job is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.
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State renews Get Covered Illinois PR contract

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Gov. Pat Quinn's administration has renewed its contract with the public relations firm that handled promotion of Get Covered Illinois in the first year of President Barack Obama's health care law. More>>

Hooked on Science - Garden in a Sandwich Bag

We typically grow a garden, outside, in the soil.  Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and a kid scientist from Ballard County show us how to grow a garden in a sandwich bag.  More>>

Murray State President schedules time to walk with students Video included

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Among the tennis shoes and flip flops making their way across the Murray State campus this week, a more formal pair of dress shoes is also pounding the pavement.
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Two injured in Marshall County motorcycle wreck

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The motorcycle crashed into a van in the Sharpe/Palma area.
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Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

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The Obama administration has taken another step to resolve a dispute with religious-oriented businesses and institutions over birth control. More>>

Couple celebrating 52 year anniversary working at fair Video included

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The theme of this year's DuQuoin fair is a love a fair. It's the perfect theme for one couple, who is celebrating their wedding anniversary.
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Tennessee inmates sue over electric chair

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Ten death row inmates in Tennessee are suing to prevent the state from using the electric chair as a backup execution device should it be unable to obtain drugs needed to give lethal injections. More>>

Group hosting fundraiser to rebuild historic theater Video included

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'Save The Massac' is hosting a fundraiser on Monday.
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I am Local 6: Jack Jones, businessman Video included

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Jack Jones of Calloway County ran a business for two years before e-mailing us his story. The business has been successful so far, but Jack's age is what is most impressive. More>>

The cost of keeping cool Video included

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Many try to stay home and out of the heat. While fans are a great option, in this kind of stifling heat it can be hard to even notice the difference. More>>

Winter's gone and the heat is on Video included

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We are all complaining about the hot summer weather now, but only six months ago we were missing these summer days.
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Illinois state agency broke hiring rules for years

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The state's top ethics investigator says the Illinois Department of Transportation improperly hired more than 250 employees in the past decade. More>>

Hooked on Science - Egg Drop

Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey and two local kid scientists show us how to use an egg and a few other ingredients from around the house to do the amazing egg drop. More>>

Cooling centers open in Paducah

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With high temperatures expected to stick around for the next few days, the McCracken County Office of Emergency Management  has designated three buildings as cooling centers. More>>

Counterfeit checks being cashed in Missouri community

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The Cape Girardeau Police Department says since the end of July, several counterfeit payroll checks have been cashed at local businesses. More>>

KYTC contest seeks student art for anti-littering calendar

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The contest is open to students from elementary, middle and high schools.
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2.2 million bean bag chairs recalled after deaths

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A 3-year-old girl from Lexington, Ky. and a 13-year-old boy from Texas were found dead inside the chairs after suffocating.
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Republicans submit FEC complaint about Grimes' bus

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The complaint alleges Grimes' father purchased a bus and then leased it to her at below market rates.
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VIDEO: Calloway County HS cheerleaders challenge their principal to take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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The cheerleaders also challenged their crosstown rivals at Murray High School.
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Gridiron Glory: McCracken County vs. Paducah Tilghman Video included

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Local 6's Marissa Hollowed visited Paducah Tilghman live Friday morning, where she spoke with head coach Mike Rogers and principal Art Davis. More>>

Ferguson fallout: A call for police 'body cams'

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What if Michael Brown's last moments had been recorded?
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McCracken County High School gets $30K boost for music education

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The $30,000 music education grant was awarded by the Carson-Myre Charitable Foundation.
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Man injured after hitting deer on motorcycle

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The motorcycle accident occurred Thursday night in Symsonia, Ky.
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Jobs, education, opportunity at center of Cairo comprehensive plan Video included

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You may not be able to tell it from its crumbling history, but those who live in Cairo say it's a tight knit community getting stronger every day. More>>

McCracken approves plans to move central office Video included

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Following a bit of a delay, the McCracken County District School Offices are now expected to start moving into the former Reidland Middle School building in mid to late September. More>>

Trooper saves man trapped in submerged car

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A man is alive thanks to the courageous actions of an Illinois State Trooper. More>>

American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

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A missionary doctor has been released from the hospital after recovering from Ebola. More>>

Fewer students are getting their GED Video included

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A recent change to the GED test is shifting the number of those who take it. More>>

Heat causes change in school activities Video included

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Principals are keeping an eye on the heat index and changing outdoor plans depending on the temperatures.
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All-you-can-eat breakfast to help local charity

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Martha's Vineyard in Paducah is getting help from Independence Bank and the Lone Oak Lion Club. More>>

Helping your body cope in the heat Video included

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It's hard to stay cool for those who have to be outside because of their jobs, and even more important for everyone to stay cool and make sure your body is well adjusted. More>>

Help Wanted: Job fair aims to employ 20 to 30 people Video included

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In this week's Help Wanted, we're letting you know about an upcoming job fair that aims to employ 20 to 30 people.
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Missouri Governor taking National Guard out of Ferguson

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Since the guard's arrival Monday, flare-ups in the small section of town that had been the center of nightly unrest have begun to subside.
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Kentucky Supreme Court upholds defendant's right to challenge attorney

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Prosecutors in Kentucky will no longer be able to require defendants, as part of a plea agreement, to waive their right to appeal bad advice from their attorney.
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Community members take ice bucket challenge Video included

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Joaquin Hilton with the Paducah Cigar Company and Paul Signa, owner of Doe's Restaurant, took the Ice Bucket challenge. More>>

Rollover crash causes delays on I-24 Video included

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A SUV and camper flipped over one and a half times. Two people in the SUV were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
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University says firefighters injured while helping band with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Campbellsville University says no students were injured in the incident which took place near campus.
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Madigan: Hotline available for mortgage settlement help

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Illinois' share of the $17 billion settlement is about $300 million.$23 million will be returned to Kentucky Retirement Systems.
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Livingston County police make arrest in Dollar General theft

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Items totaling more than $500 were stolen over the last eight months.
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Ham sells for $2 million at Kentucky State Fair charity auction

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The ham's selling price broke a 2010 record of $1.6 million.
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Five identical lottery tickets net lucky Lexingtonian $1 million

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Kentucky Lottery officials are validating the five Cash Ball tickets.
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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

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U.S. troops were sent to Syria this summer to rescue hostages - including James Foley - but did not find them.
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Six Things to Know: August 21 Video included

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Today's Six Things includes the latest on the heat advisory in effect for the Local 6 area through the weekend.
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Campaign aims to teach kids the importance of pen and paper Video included

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The Fight For Your Write Campaign wants parents involved, saying children's reading and writing skills begin at home.
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Part of Kentucky Oaks Mall access road to be closed for 2-3 weeks

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Ring Road will be closed from Sears to Old Navy beginning Monday.
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Behavioral health expansion coming to Lourdes in 2015

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The expanded center will feature a multi-sensory environment for patient treatment.
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Going gluten free, is it right for you? Video included

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You find gluten in cereal grains like wheat and it can cause illness in people with Celiac Disease. But if your body can process gluten, should you avoid it?
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What's Going Around: August 20th Video included

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Kids are back in school and that's leading to an increase of one sickness. More>>

City leaders working to revamp local downtown Video included

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Carbondale is a college town with a lot of quirk, but city leaders think they can do better. More>>

City of Murray looking to educate building owners on maintenance responsibilities Video included

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After a fire destroyed several downtown Murray businesses last month, it ignited a call for building owners to understand their maintenance responsibilities. More>>

Pittsburg, Illinois man found dead at the scene of a house fire

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Firefighters were called to a house fire on Ervin Street in Pittsburg around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. More>>

Larger-than-life supermarket mascot injured on the job

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Big John will need some rehab in Metropolis. More>>

Local 6 reporter expecting first child Video included

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Have you heard the news? Local Six's Elizabeth Fields is expecting a baby. More>>

Suspects in planned robbery convicted

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Three Carbondale residents have been convicted for their roles in beating up and robbing a Chicago man. More>>

Missing teenager turned in to police by guidance counselor

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A Paducah teenager who had gone missing right before a move has been found. More>>

Local teenager missing after leaving home on foot

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Ryan Dewayne Combs was last seen near the intersection of Calvert City Road and Highway 1523. More>>

New law makes concussion testing a priority for coaches Video included

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Is your child's coach qualified to spot a concussion? One local state is trying to improve your child's safety by mandating concussion training for coaches. More>>

Local sheriff candidates consider streamlining emergency operations Video included

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The service that sends help when you call may need a better system in a local county.
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Local city reviews options for moving recycling forward Video included

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The City of Paducah is getting ready to make a decision on recycling.
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State park has newer, bigger draw Video included

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Between a new 30-target 3D archery range and the 25th year for the Hot August Blues festival this weekend, Kenlake State Park is prepping for a crowd. More>>

Kentucky looking for students to serve on council

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The Kentucky Department of Education says the students chosen will give their views on how state-level decisions are impacting students statewide.
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Local teenager arrested on attempted murder charge

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A Paducah teenager has been arrested after police say he fired a rifle at his girlfriend through a closed door. More>>

Local sports group raises $1,000 for charity

Photo by Andrea Underwood Photo by Andrea Underwood
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A local roller derby team is helping to fight hunger in Western Kentucky. More>>

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