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Solar Eclipse 2017

For two minutes, thousands of people stopped everything and looked up. We look into the moments from August 21 that many will never forget.

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Tickets on sale for 61st Telethon of Stars Presented by Mid-America Conversion Services

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Tickets are now on sale for the 61st Paducah Lion's Club/WPSD Telethon of Stars Presented by Mid-America Conversion Services. 

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Studies find automated safety systems preventing car crashes

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Researchers say safety systems to prevent cars from drifting into another lane or that warn drivers of vehicles in their blind spots are beginning to live up to their potential to significantly reduce crashes.

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Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that’s climbed to $700M

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The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history.

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Missouri governor to answer questions live on Facebook

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Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens is holding a question-and-answer session on Facebook.

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AT&T hiring more people for Cape Girardeau, MO call center

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The company announced Wednesday it is adding 150 jobs to its call center in Cape Girardeau.

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IL House to not vote on school funding bill Wednesday

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House Speaker Michael Madigan has canceled a scheduled Illinois House session that was to vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding bill.

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First responders in Kentucky to receive doses of Narcan

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Gov. Matt Bevin says first responders in parts of Kentucky are receiving doses of Narcan to help fight drug overdoses.

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Veterans respond to Marion VA investigation Video included

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Transparency —That's what the Marion VA Medical Center in Illinois is promising after U.S. Rep Mike Bost called for investigations into concerns at the facility, including reports of drops in patient safety and employee morale.

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Contract increase, new deadline requested for Noble Park Lake bank stabilization

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A project to keep the banks of Noble Park Lake safe is expected to take longer and cost more. Here's a look at this and other items from Tuesday's Paducah City Commission meeting.

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Trump threatens shutdown over border wall

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President Donald Trump is threatening to shut down the federal government unless Congress provides funding for his promised border wall. 

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Google, researchers collecting photos for eclipse 'megamovie' Video included

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All the excitement over the total solar eclipse isn't ending after Monday. The folks at Google, along with teams from Cal-Berkley and the Space Science Laboratory, are gathering thousands of photos from across the country to make what they're calling a megamovie. 

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Kentucky Rep. Gerald Watkins explains decision against running for reelection Video included

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Democratic Kentucky State Rep. Gerald Watkins sat down with Local 6's Todd Faulkner Tuesday about his decision not to run for reelection when his term ends at the end of December 2018.

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Paducah City commissioner makes statement on Confederate statue issue

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At Tuesday's Paducah City Commission meeting, Commissioner Richard Abraham addressed debate in the community about on the statue of Confederate Gen. Lloyd Tilghman in the city. 

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Illinois House session canceled as talks continue on school funding

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House Speaker Michael Madigan has canceled a scheduled an Illinois House session that was to vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner's veto of a school funding bill. 

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Eclipse events brought slow but steady traffic to southern Illinois Video included

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After years of planning and preparing, the total solar eclipse is now in the past. But, those two minutes of totality in southern Illinois drew visitors from around the world in impressive numbers.

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Eclipse eye health worries —What you need to know Video included

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You looked at the sun too long —Now what? Everyone had their eyes toward the sky for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse. But did you or your family do permanent damage to your eyes?

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Names released of officer, suspect involved in Henderson, Kentucky, shooting

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The Kentucky State Police is investigating an incident in which a Henderson police officer shot a man after a standoff. Tuesday, KSP released the names of the officer and the man who was shot. 

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Eclipse events get tourists to visit, spend money in west Kentucky Video included

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There were no emergencies at the Land Between the Lakes for the eclipse. Hillman Ferry campground was full, and the rest of LBL's campgrounds were nearly at capacity.

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Survivor of USS Indianapolis sinking in 1945 reacts to discovery 72 years later Video included

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On July 30, 1945, a U.S. carrier transporting crucial components of an atomic bomb that would signal the end of World War II was at sea when two Japanese torpedoes slammed into its side.

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