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Southern Illinois man dies after house explosion

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A man died after most of his body was burned from trying to get high, lighting bug spray on fire and subsequently exploding his aunt and uncle's house. 
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Character Baby Name Trends Video included

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It's a trend that's here to stay, naming your child after your favorite movie, tv or book character. We look at 2014's most popular.
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Six things to know: July 22 Video included

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Inside the six things you need to know: Teacher Appreciation Week, an Illinois man succumbs to his injuries, and the St. Jude Dream Home Early Bird countdown begins. More>>

5 Kentucky, Tennessee schools on list

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Murray State University and Austin Peay State University were among the colleges making the 'Great Colleges To Work For' list. More>>

40 Kentucky firefighters sent to battle wildfires

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Two fire crews from Kentucky will report for duty in Redmond, Oregon to help battle wildfires, and then be assigned to various wildfire locations.  More>>

Complaint filed on first day of labor negotiations

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A disagreement over stickers lead to the first complaint filed in the labor negotiations between Honeywell managers and United Steelworkers Local 7669 members. More>>

MSU among many vying for senate debate venue Video included

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You've probably seen the T.V. commercials with Senator Mitch McConnell and his opponent Alison Lundergan Grimes, but unless the two sides can come to terms, that's the only place you'll see them together. The two camps have said for weeks they'd like to set up debates, yet they can't compromise on the terms or locations, so no schedules has been set.  More>>

Clean up at a local cemetery causes controversy Video included

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People with loved ones in local cemetery are outraged after finding holes in the ground where decorations used to be.
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Medicinal marijuana approved as epilepsy treatment Video included

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About one in ten people will experience a seizure in their lifetime and now people with epilepsy in Illinois have a new treatment.
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Drivers still struggling with Illinois cell phone ban Video included

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You can be ticketed if you are not using a hands-free device to talk while you drive in Illinois, and many people are having a hard time getting used to it.
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A new school program gives parents peace of mind Video included

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As a parent, you may worry about your children when they are home alone. A local elementary school is doing what they can to keep your kids safe and smart with a child care program. More>>

Training helps prepare bus drivers for the worst

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A state-wide program is teaching local bus drivers how to respond to difficult and sometimes stressful situations.
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Burglary suspect turns himself in

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Fredrick Pierson, wanted on charges he broke into a home, has turned himself in.
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Project at Ky. coal plant to catch carbon dioxide

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A plant to catch carbon dioxide would help keep coal-fired plants operating under stricter government rules.
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Car collides with tree, ejects passenger

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A Hazel man was hospitalized after he was ejected out of the top of a car during a crash. More>>

Salem man allegedly attacked ex-wife's car

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Two people are in jail after a knife attack on Sunday. More>>

Younger Americans less likely to invest in stock market

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When it comes to saving for retirement, Millennials are more likely to invest in cash. More>>

Hooked on Science - Bagged Ice Cream Video included

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Our Science Guy, Jason Lindsey shows us and a kid scientist how to make ice cream at home with some basic ingredients. More>>

Police: Movie, TV legend James Garner dies

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Actor James Garner was found dead of natural causes in his home in Los Angeles Saturday evening. He was 86. More>>

What the Tech: Stop supporting XP Video included

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Microsoft may have killed the popular Windows XP, but hospitals are apparently trying to keep it alive while some say the operating system is compromising your information. More>>

Hummingbirds coming to Land Between Lakes

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Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area's annual Hummingbird Festival offers a chance to learn more about the Ruby-throated hummingbirds and see scores of them feeding. More>>

Bowfishing world tournament draws hundreds to Kentucky Lake

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The sport of bowfishing has been on the rise over the past few years with more and more fishermen getting involved.
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2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

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Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Force were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip.
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Kerry heads to Cairo; sharpens criticism of Hamas

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The Obama administration is stepping up efforts to forge a truce between Israel and the militant Hamas movement by sending Secretary of State John Kerry to the Middle East. More>>

Installation of barriers on I-24 to start Monday

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A project to install median cable barriers along a section of Interstate 24 in Christian County will ramp up starting Monday, July 21. More>>

Quinn to OK cannabis use for kids with epilepsy

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to sign legislation in Chicago Sunday that would let minors with epilepsy use medical marijuana. More>>

First moonwalk was 45 years ago today

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It was 45 years ago today that Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the moon.
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2 inmates walk off work detail in Pulaski County

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Authorities say two inmates have escaped from the Pulaski County Jail.
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Rebels: Black boxes found, bodies moved to refrigerated train cars

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U.S. and European leaders are demanding that Russian President Vladimir Putin make sure pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine give international investigators full access to the wreckage. More>>

Kerry: Ukraine rebels likely downed passenger jet

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The United States is putting the likely blame for the downed Malaysian passenger plane on Ukraine separatists who had Russian military help.
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$530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

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A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process.
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Inmate escapes local care center

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Kentucky State Police is looking for an inmate who escaped a care center Saturday.
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Ex-POW's gather for annual reunion

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A group of ex-prisoners of war had a lot to talk about, but it gives us even more of a reason to be thankful for our freedom. More>>

High winds push growing Washington wildfire

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A massive wildfire in north-central Washington is growing rapidly.  As of Saturday morning, it had scorched 336 square miles in the scenic Methow Valley. More>>

Ky town starts retail gas venture

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A Kentucky city is venturing into the retail gas business by opening a municipal-run filling station.
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Fla. jury slams RJ Reynolds with $23.6B in damages

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A Florida jury has slammed a tobacco company with $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a smoker who died of lung cancer.
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Monitors try to secure crash site

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International monitors have been moving gingerly among decomposing bodies today, trying to secure the eight square miles in Ukraine where the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 fell to the ground on Thursday.
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SIU outlines steps to prevent sexual assault

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Students, faculty and staff at Southern Illinois University will undergo more rigorous programs on sexual assault awareness and prevention. More>>

Dutch leader calls on Putin to help crash probe

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An angry Dutch prime minister says he has had an "extremely intense" telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin in which he urged him to "show the world he intends to help" in the investigation into the Ukraine air disaster. More>>

Long-time inmate hopes for parole after 54 years

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Kentucky's longest-serving prison inmate is hoping a new program aimed at granting medical parole to some infirmed prisoners will set him free after 54 years behind bars.
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Illinois law a boost to ex-offenders seeking jobs

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Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation requiring private employers in Illinois to first evaluate job applicants' skills then ask about criminal histories.
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Hooked on Science - Giant Cloud

We see them in the sky, but have you ever made your own cloud? Our "Science Guy" Jason Lindsey created one in the studio this morning during WPSD Local 6 Today. More>>

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway

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The St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is a community service project that gives away a newly built home and 14 other high-end prizes to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. More>>

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