Six things to know – 12/2/15

Here are six things to know for today.

The old Eggners Ferry Bridge is back open to car traffic this morning. Crews closed it yesterday to install a span on the new bridge. All boat traffic remains halted at the site as the contractor removes jacking towers used to raise the massive structure into place.

Local 6 will be in the Calloway County courtroom today when Pacheco Arellano makes an appearance for a preliminary hearing. He’s the man accused of shooting and killing Bulmaro Arellano and Marisol Hernandez and setting their home on fire. Their two children died in the fire.

A mural inside the University of Kentucky is now covered. The mural donated to the school in the 1930s has been a long point of contention because it includes images of black people as slaves. The mural will remain covered until the school determines a permanent solution.

An autopsy is scheduled for this morning on a man found dead on the front porch of a home in New Concord, Kentucky. Police say they found 51-year-old Walter French’s body after a domestic disturbance report Monday night.

The demolition of the building at 432 Broadway in Paducah is expected to take longer and cost more. The City Commission extended the project end date to February 26, 2016 and increased the contract by nearly $21,000.

Tonight is the unofficial beginning of the Christmas season in the big apple with the lighting of the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. You can watch it on Local 6 starting at 7:00 p.m.

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