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Local cooling centers

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We are getting hit with dangerously high temperatures this week. To help out local communities will be opening up cooling centers.

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Tickets now on sale for 2017 Telethon of Stars Celebration Concert

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Tickets will soon go on sale for the 2017 Telethon of Stars Celebration Concert. Organizers recently announced country music singer-songwriter Sara Evans will headline this year's concert. 

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Man arrested on meth trafficking charges in McCracken County

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A McCracken County man was arrested on a charge of methamphetamine trafficking Friday at a local hotel, according to the sheriff's department.  

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Sheriff's office: 2 men arrested after synthetic drugs seized from convenience store

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A convenience store owner and an employee were arrested Friday in Graves County, the sheriff's department says, and deputies seized synthetic drugs at the store. 

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Minneapolis mayor: 'I will not be resigning' after police chief resigns

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Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she will not be resigning despite protesters calling for her to step down.  

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County lives without women's center because of fraud case Video included

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The Anna Bixby Women's Center was once a place women and children from five different counties could rely on for help.

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Microsoft Word Flow makes typing easier for iPhone users Video included

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Microsoft is helping customers of its nemesis use their iPhones more easily. Apple competitor Microsoft is texting Word Flow, an app which enables iPhone users to more easily type on their device with one hand.

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Father and son owners explain their plans for old Cayce High School Video included

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The new owners of the Hickman County Jail — which sold at auction Thursday — also own the old Cayce High School in Fulton County. They bought the school for $50,000 in April.

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Tax incentive suspended for Kentucky Noah's ark attraction

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Kentucky's tourism agency has suspended a tax break worth up to $18 million for a Noah's ark biblical attraction after the park transferred its main property to a nonprofit affiliate. 

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Special session slated for Illinois lawmakers if Rauner doesn't get school bill

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Gov. Bruce Rauner said Friday he wants lawmakers to send him an education funding bill by noon Monday or face daily special sessions until month's end to ensure the state's schools open on time.  

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Local school clinics offer physicals, vaccines, other health services for back to school

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Back to school season is upon us, and Baptist Health Paducah wants to remind parents about the locations and contact information for clinics available at schools in Paducah and McCracken County.

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Crews repair hole in that opened on Clinton Road

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UPDATE: A 3-foot deep hole that opened up in a local road Friday has been repaired. 

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Scammers targeting homes in your neighborhood Video included

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Ben May, his wife, and four children are looking to move. During the house hunt, they ran into a big problem that they learned was a scam.

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Minneapolis police chief resigns after Australian woman shot by officer

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Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday amid calls for new leadership in the department following last week's shooting death of an unarmed Australian woman by a police officer. 

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Businesses hurt by Carbondale construction project stay hopeful Video included

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College Street on the west side of Illinois Avenue in Carbondale is closed now through next Friday, July 28. It’s one of many routes in the community being worked on this summer.

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I Am Local 6: Women teach hundreds of kids water safety Video included

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Every day in the U.S., 10 people die from drowning. Two of every 10 are children 14 years old and younger. Two local women are fighting that statistic by teaching hundreds of kids how to stay safe in the water.

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People in eclipse path asked to prepare for heavy traffic from visitors Video included

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it can't pinpoint just one location where traffic brought in by the total solar eclipse may cause problems. The cabinet wants you to help by planning ahead.

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Crash blocks I-24 in Christian County, Kentucky

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UPDATE: One lane is open in each direction at the site of a crash on Interstate 24 at about the 72 mile marker in Christian County.

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Yellow Maradol papayas linked to salmonella outbreak in U.S.

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Do you eat papayas? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that if you bought a particular variety of the tropical fruit, throw it out. 

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ISP releases names of semi drivers in deadly I-57 wreck

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The Illinois State Police has released the names of three drivers who were in the Thursday wreck involving three tractor-trailers that claimed a man's life and caused a seven-hour closure on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County, Illinois.

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NASA scientist talks about upcoming solar eclipse Video included

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We are one month away from one of the most anticipated solar eclipses in history.

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Former domestic violence shelter director pleads guilty to fraud

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The former assistant director of a Saline County non-profit domestic violence shelter pleaded guilty to fraud Friday, according to Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan's office.

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Weather Authority Alert Day issued for excessive heat warning

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We have issued a Weather Authority Alert Day for Friday and Saturday. This comes as the National Weather Service issues an excessive heat warning from Friday afternoon until 8pm Saturday.

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Small earthquake hits southeastern Missouri

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The earthquake hit around 12:20 p.m.

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MISSING: Eugene Chavis

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Eugene Chavis was last seen on Tuesday at the Calloway County Judicial Building.

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UK girl left in tears after she’s fined for selling lemonade

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A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention after being fined for selling lemonade outside.

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Kentucky taxpayers will pay for same-sex marriage case

In this July 20, 2015 file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, walks with her attorney Roger Gannam into the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Covington, Ky. (AP photo) In this July 20, 2015 file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, right, walks with her attorney Roger Gannam into the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky in Covington, Ky. (AP photo)
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A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for a county clerk who refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples.

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Rush to catch “The Great American Eclipse”

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According to some, finding a place to stay to catch the best view of next month's solar eclipse has cast a huge shadow on travel plans.  Andrea Mensink says rooms are available but, like all good promoters, she says you have to act fast. 

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White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer resigns

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AP sources: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned over hiring of new communications aide.

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Online shopping trends changing faster than your outfits

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(NBC News) Between our closets overflowing and digital media making it harder to repeat outfits, there's a rise in companies allowing clothing rental and "try before you buy."

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Police asking for help in Cape Girardeau homicide

Lavell Durden, Jr. Lavell Durden, Jr.
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On Wednesday, 49-year-old Lavell Durden, Jr. was found deceased near the 200 block of South Lorimier Street.

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Three suspects wanted in Weakley County home invasion

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The resident of the home was assaulted and items were stolen.

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Texas company recalls coffee with Viagra-like substance

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No injuries have been reported, but the FDA says the undeclared ingredient could interact with prescription medicine and lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.

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Local residents will need to prepare for upcoming solar eclipse

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All the extra people are expected to put a lot of strain on local resources such as roads and gas stations.

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Ethics panel unanimously dismisses complaints against KY Gov. Bevin

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A Kentucky ethics commission has unanimously dismissed a pair of complaints filed against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin over his purchase of a home from a friend and campaign donor.

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Jury selection to begin September in Holly Bobo case

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Attorneys working the case of a man who is accused in a Tennessee woman's death have met with potential jurors before selection begins in roughly six weeks.

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AP sources: US to ban Americans from traveling to North Korea

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U.S. officials say the Trump administration will ban American citizens from traveling to North Korea following the death of university student Otto Warmbier.

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City enforces two dog limit Video included

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(KVLY) A law on the books in Wadena, Minnesota says you can't have more than two dogs per home.  Now one woman who says she was targeted by the Wadena Police Chief is fighting to get her dog back.

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Six things to know - 7/21/17

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Here are six things to know for today.

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Forever Home Friday - Marybeth Video included

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You can help Marybeth find her forever home.

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Bag used during Apollo 11 moon landing sells for $1.8 million

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A bag sold for nearly $2 million at auction Thursday, but it's the designation of the bag, not the designer, that makes it so valuable.

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Treat yourself to that candy bar. July 21 is National Junk Food Day

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July 21st is National Junk Food Day! It's a day dedicated to those guilty pleasures that are so not good for you, but oh so good.

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New owners considering future of Hickman County Jail Video included

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The Hickman County Jail has new owners after an auction Thursday, but we don’t yet know their plans for the building.

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Tennessee inmates get reduced sentences for birth control

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A program in a Tennessee county reduces inmates' jail time if they voluntarily undergo birth control procedures.

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Native American group plans festival for total solar eclipse Video included

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The total solar eclipse coming in August is a scientific phenomenon, but for some it also holds spiritual meaning.

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Breaking down the cost of everyday data use Video included

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Have you ever wondered how much it costs to send an e-mail or browse Facebook? How much are you paying to watch YouTube or use your phone as a GPS?

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Agencies prepare for crowds on waterways during solar eclipse Video included

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Hundreds of thousands of people will travel to the Local 6 region for the upcoming total solar eclipse. The U.S. Coast Guard expects many of those visitors to be out on our area waterways.

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Man wanted in Mississippi arrested in Paducah

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A man wanted in Mississippi was arrested in McCracken County Thursday as a result of an investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies, according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department.  

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Man, boy rescued from fiery crash in Illinois

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A man and a boy were sent to a hospital after they were rescued from a car that slammed into a light pole in an Illinois town and burst into flames.      

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Group sues after books sent to Kentucky prisoners rejected

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A human rights group says the Kentucky Department of Corrections is illegally censoring books the group has sent to prisoners.

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Texting 911 could soon be an option for some west Kentucky counties Video included

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We have our phones with us at all times, especially when something bad happens. In case of emergency, you have to pick up and call 911, but soon you could be able to text 911.

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Local families cashing in on total solar eclipse Video included

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An apartment manager says the number of local homes on Airbnb has nearly doubled in just the past month.

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Hickman County jail sold for $110K at auction

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The Hickman County Detention Center has been sold for $110,000. The jail, which closed in 2015, was auctioned off Thursday.  

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People brave the heat to help clean up parts of Cairo, Illinois Video included

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A few dozen people, including teenagers, braved the heat outside Thursday in Cairo, Illinois, to help clean up their community. 

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McDonald's adds Big Mac onesie, sweatsuit to delivery items

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With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie. 

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Semi driver dies in crash on southbound I-57 near Ina, Illinois

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UPDATE: The driver of a tractor-trailer died in a morning crash involving three semis on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County, Illinois, according to state police. 

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Tennessee unemployment rate at lowest in recorded history

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Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee's unemployment rate for June was the lowest in recorded state history. 

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Moody's: Illinois avoids 'junk' credit, but risks remain

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A major credit rating agency says Illinois' rating won't be lowered to "junk" but warns the state still faces serious financial challenges and long-term risks. 

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Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

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Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday.

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Actor Red West, longtime Elvis confidant, dies

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Actor and songwriter Robert Gene "Red" West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis. Danita Allen of Memorial Park Funeral Home said West died Tuesday.

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O.J. Simpson granted parole

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A parole board has granted former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson parole. Simpson received a 33-year sentence in 2008 for an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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Police identify Cape Girardeau homicide victim

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Officers found the body of 49-year-old Lavell Durden Jr. of Cape Girardeau near the 200 block of South Lorimier Street at 12:36 p.m. Wednesday. 

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Ryan Seacrest back as host of ‘Idol’ when it returns on ABC

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Ryan Seacrest will be back hosting “American Idol” when it returns for its first season on ABC. 

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions staying as attorney general despite Trump rebuke

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says he will remain in office, a day after President Donald Trump rebuked him for recusing himself from the probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 campaign.

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Dorena-Hickman Ferry closed due to dredging

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet say the position of the dredge and support equipment near the Kentucky Landing make it difficult for the ferry to operate.

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Man loses 230 lbs and joins the Army

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(KRBC) An Abilene, Texas man fulfilled his childhood dream after losing over 200 pounds in order to join the United States Army.

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Hendrick tabs Bowman as Earnhardt replacement in No. 88 car

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Dale Earnhardt Jr. got the replacement he wanted. Alex Bowman got his dream job.

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Ramp connecting I-24 and I-69 back open after semi crash

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says I-24 eastbound to I-69 northbound ramp at exit 42 was blocked due to a semi rollover crash.

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OJ Simpson making case for his freedom on live TV

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The 70-year-old is asking Nevada parole officials to release him in October, when he will have served the minimum nine years for his armed robbery sentence.

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Paducah man injured in Thursday morning crash

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The driver was taken to a local hospital with incapacitating injuries.

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Six things to know - 7/20/17

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Here are six things to know for today.

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Alabama man to display head of 820-pound hog shot in yard

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Hogs aren’t unusual in rural south Alabama, but Wade Seago said he’d never seen anything like the 820-pound animal he shot and killed in his front yard.

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St. Louis Zoo taking precautions against heat

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The St. Louis Zoo taking extra steps to keep animals cool in summer heat.

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AP Exclusive: US hotel, NFL arena may sport flammable panels

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Panels under scrutiny in London for possibly being connection to a deadly apartment fire could be installed in buildings in the U.S.

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9 Legionnaires' disease cases connected to Graceland hotel

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Legionnaires' disease has symptoms similar to pneumonia, including cough, high fever and headaches.

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Senators end meeting in stalemate on health care

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UPDATE: Around two dozen Republican senators have ended a private meeting on the party's stalemated health care bill with no visible signs of progress.

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2 accused of stealing money, handgun from employer arrested in McCracken County

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Two men were arrested Wednesday, accused of theft over $500 and of stealing a gun from their employer, according to the McCracken County Sheriff's Department. 

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Exchange students seek host families before fall semester Video included

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You have a chance to experience a different culture without traveling. The Program of Academic Exchange is trying to find host families for high school students from 70 different countries. 

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What's Going Around: 7/19/2017 Video included

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How many times did you wash your hands today? Medical professionals are encouraging you and your family to keep up good hand-washing practices in this weeks What's Going Around. More>>

New riverfront hotel opens, could mean more growth for downtown Paducah Video included

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The Holiday Inn Riverfront in Paducah opened its 123 rooms and Burger Theory Restaurant Wednesday.

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Man and woman arrested on weapon and drug charges in Graves County

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The Graves County Sheriff's Office says a man and a woman were arrested Wednesday after a traffic stop led to the discovery of drugs, drug paraphernalia, guns, knives, ammunition and ski masks in their vehicle. 

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Board delays decision on value of Kentucky governor's home

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Local officials are reconsidering the value of a home Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin purchased from a friend and campaign donor.  

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CNN: John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

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CNN reports Wednesday night that Sen. John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer. 

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White nationalist leader enters Alford plea in Kentucky Trump rally case

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A white nationalist has been fined, ordered to attend anger management classes and given a suspended jail sentence, resolving allegations that he physically harassed a woman who protested at a Donald Trump rally in Louisville last year. 

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Hotel industry growing in Paducah Video included

The new Holiday Inn on the riverfront in Paducah is opening. The new Holiday Inn on the riverfront in Paducah is opening.
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When you turn off Interstate 24's exit 4 to Paducah, you'll find hotels left and right. There are more than 1,200 rooms you can stay in.

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Steven Williams appointed as new Fulton County jailer Video included

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Moving forward: It's not only Fulton County's slogan. It's the hope for its newly-appointed jailer, Steven Williams.

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New Ballard County judge executive aims to rebuild community relationships Video included

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Todd Cooper is officially Ballard County's new judge executive. Judge Tim Langford swore him in during this ceremony on Wednesday.

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