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The show must go on for a local theater who lost props in a fire Video included

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About a week after a fire damaged about a half city block of downtown Murray, the area is still closed off to everyone except for firefighters and structural engineers.
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Be On The Lookout: A problem with prowlers Video included

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Near break-ins and prowlers have neighbors along North 36th Street in Paducah concerned.
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More foster parents needed when school starts Video included

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A local foster care agency reports a five percent increase in the number of kids needing foster homes once school starts back up. More>>

WPSD family member passes away

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Don Avery, one of WPSD's first employees, has passed away.
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Cairo strikes deal with medicinal marijuana grower Video included

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Factories that once employed hundreds now sit abandoned and crumbling, but some say a new deal could drag Cairo back into the business of putting folks back to work. More>>

Sales tax holiday to help with back-to-school costs

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Two Local 6 states are helping parents save on their back-to-school costs this weekend.
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Millionaire tax to be on Illinois ballots

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Voters in Illinois could increase the income tax of millionaires.
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Two arrested after drugs were found at local halfway house

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Synthetic marijuana was found in the Keeton Correctional Facility in Paducah.
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US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

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President Barack Obama has announced new economic sanctions in the latest move by the U.S. to force Russian President Vladimir Putin to end his support for Ukrainian rebels. More>>

Kentucky lawmaker to go to court over campaign finances

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A Kentucky State Representative has been indicted on charges that he violated Kentucky campaign finance laws. More>>

Real life Noah's Ark could get some help from Kentucky taxpayers

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The Kentucky tourism board gave preliminary approval on Tuesday for up to $18 million in tax rebates for a proposed full-sized replica of Noah's Ark More>>

Lab cancels class to reduce southern accents

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A Tennessee lab canceled a class teaching their employees how to reduce their southern accents after other employees complained. More>>

Kentucky legend Wallace ‘Wah Wah’ Jones dies at 88 years old

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Wallace “Wah Wah” Jones, one of the most accomplished athletes in Kentucky history, passed away Sunday in Lexington at the age of 88. More>>

NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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Thousands of current and former college athletes will be tested to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports. More>>

Woman arrested in shooting case

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A man is in the hospital and a woman behind bars after police responded to a shooting case. More>>

Bad guys building bad apps Video included

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Pirates could be taking command of your smartphone, and six people have been charged with illegal distribution. More>>

Six things to know: July 29 Video included

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Inside the six things you need to know: the LA Clippers are on sale again, negotiations continue at the Honeywell plant, and time is running out to buy your St. Jude Dream Home ticket. More>>

Doctor who contracted Ebola in grave condition

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The doctor says he is 'terrified' of the disease progressing further. More>>

Back to school supplies Video included

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We may not want to think about it, but it's almost time for the kids to go back to school. There are thousands of things you need to do and lots of things you need to buy. More>>

Western Kentucky pulls for more political attention

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No one likes to feel like they're being ignored, yet a lot of people in far Western Kentucky feel that way when it comes to politics. Jason Batts, formed the Jackson Purchase Republicans to address that concern specifically, and also he said, to give Republicans in the area a place to feel like they belong.  More>>

Family sues local city over son's death Video included

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Grieving parents are still waiting for answers six months after their son's death.
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New evaluation aims to create better teachers and students

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A new teacher evaluation system designed in our area to create smarter students by training better teachers is now the standard across the state of Kentucky.
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Local school protects students against lightning strikes Video included

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All schools in Kentucky, Illinois, and Missouri are required to have a hand-held weather alert for outdoor sporting events, but one local school system is taking safety a step further. More>>

Bus ride from Kentucky to Illinois brings attention to same-sex marriage laws Video included

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Whether it's you, a person you're related to, or someone in your neighborhood, there's a good chance you're connected to somebody affected by the complexity of marriage laws in this nation.
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Kentucky Congressman says he has done nothing wrong

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U.S. Representative Ed Whitfield says there is no basis for an ethics complaint against him. More>>

Keith Griffith could face death penalty Video included

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A local man accused of shooting and burning his wife could face the death penalty.
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Local charity store getting a facelift

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The St. Vincent De Paul Budge Store is getting a makeover thanks to a church group.
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Five correctional officers assaulted at Kentucky prison

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The Kentucky Department of Corrections says the Kentucky State Penitentiary is on lockdown after five correctional officers were assaulted. More>>

Repair work begins on damaged bridge beams

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Repair work is underway at the Brookport Bridge. More>>

Missing Paducah teen returns home

A Paducah teenager that went missing Sunday evening has returned home.
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Illinois communities scramble to find road salt

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Nearly 200 Illinois communities are scrambling to find road salt after last winter's record frigid temperatures and snowfall depleted supplies. More>>

Troopers hosting summer camp this week

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Thirty-two kids headed to Trooper Island Monday morning of a week of summer fun with local law enforcement. More>>

Calloway County man found in cornfield after crashing his truck

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Cell phone technology was used to find the driver of a truck that crashed Saturday evening. More>>

Gunshots damage property, police searching for suspect

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Gunshots damaged a car and pierced the walls of an apartment Sunday night. More>>

House ethics panel investigating Kentucky congressman

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Kentucky Congressman, Ed Whitfield, and a Congressman from Illinois are under investigation for potential ethics violations by the House Ethics Committee. More>>

Tentative deal reached on VA Reform

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The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to improve veterans' health care. More>>

Family of 5 shot dead in Maine, gun recovered

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State police say five members of a Maine family found dead in their apartment were shot to death. More>>

13 struck by lightning in California, 2 hurt critically

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Officials in Southern California say 13 people were struck by lightning today.
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Gov. Quinn to live off equivalent of minimum wage

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has agreed to briefly live on the equivalent of a minimum-wage salary as he rallies support for a ballot measure.
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Final steps underway to help bring Corey Gentry home

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A local Mayfield teen is one step closer to coming home after spending six months in a Louisville hospital.
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6 children, adult, injured in highway crash

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Authorities say six children were injured in a crash on Interstate 24 in Coffee County.
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Fighting intensifies near MH17 crash site

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Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane went down.
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Northern California wildfire destroys 10 homes

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Firefighters in Northern California are battling a wildfire that has destroyed 10 homes and forced hundreds of evacuations in the Sierra Nevada foothills. More>>

Illinois farmers market prices being surveyed

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The University of Illinois Extension Service is now regularly surveying prices at farmers markets around the state. More>>

Illinois prison guard suffers concussion in attack

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State and union officials say a prisoner has assaulted a guard at a southern Illinois prison.
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MCU's Acting President and Board Chair address accusations and concerns

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The trustees, acting president and senior staff at Mid-Continent University recognize the interest and concerns of the public and in no way are we intentionally withholding information.
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Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

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Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry.
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Dutch identify 1st victim from Flight 17

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The Dutch government says the first victim has been identified from the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 disaster.
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Bill Clinton to join Grimes at campaign rally

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U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign says former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to join her at a campaign rally in eastern Kentucky next month. More>>

3 year-old boy dies after being hit by car

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Sikeston Department of Public Safety is investigating a crash involving a death of a three year-old boy.
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3 rockets fired at Israel as Hamas rejects Gaza truce

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The Israeli military says three rockets have been fired from Gaza at Israel despite a proposed extension of a humanitarian truce in the Gaza war.
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Gay soldiers relaxed after restrictions lifted

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The repeal of the military policy of "don't ask, don't tell" and the overturning of part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act opened doors more widely to gay people serving openly in the military.
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Haslam sends letter to president about minors

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In a letter to President Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.
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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:43:00 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...More
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...More
  • 4 charged with murder in death of USC student

    4 charged with murder in death of USC student

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:42:15 GMT
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a...More
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a study...More
  • Motion filed to dismiss Ala. penis amputation suit

    Motion filed to dismiss Ala. penis amputation suit

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:26 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:26:41 GMT
    An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.More
    An attorney for two Alabama doctors accused in a lawsuit of amputating a man's penis in what was supposed to have been a routine circumcision filed a motion Tuesday seeking to dismiss the claims.More
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