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Brookport Bridge reopens

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You'll be able to drive over the Brookport Bridge by lunchtime this afternoon. The bridge will reopen to traffic by 11 AM. More>>

Dyer Hill Curve closure this weekend

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A portion of US 60 at the Dyer Hill Curve will be closed this weekend in order to complete a project making the 'S' curve safer. More>>

Colorado issuing driver's licenses to immigrants

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About 9,500 people are signed up for appointments through the next 90 days to get the documents, with more getting scheduled every day. More>>

35 killed in Gaza; Israeli soldier feared captured

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A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled on Friday as violence erupted in and around a southern town in the war-ravaged strip, with at least 40 Palestinians killed in Israeli shelling. More>>

Annual Fancy Farm Picnic drawing a crowd Video included

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This weekend, thousands of people will descend on the small town of Fancy Farm in Graves County, Kentucky for the annual celebration of food and politics.  More>>

Six things to know: August 1 Video included

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Inside the six things you need to know for your day in news: two Americans with Ebola will be flown to Atlanta, the Honeywell contract expires at midnight tonight, and fishing licenses are more affordable for some. More>>

In Kentucky, execution debate finds new footing

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The joint legislative committee hearing is set for Friday morning in Paducah. More>>

Kentucky gets driver's license extension

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Kentucky still has another year to comply with the US Department of Homeland Security's new license security measures. More>>

Political rallies gain momentum ahead of Fancy Farm Video included

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One of the main speakers scheduled to take the stage in Fancy Farm Saturday has arrived in Western Kentucky. Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes' bus rolled into town in time for the annual Alben Barkley Dinner.  More>>

What The Tech: 3D Printing Video included

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Amazon has opened a new store and it's unlike any other. It is the latest company to bring 3D printing to the general consumer. More>>

Honeywell offers contract, union could be heading to a strike Video included

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There is still time left for contract negotiations between Honeywell and United Steel Workers Local 7-669, but Honeywell says they have offered their "Last, Best, and Final" offer. More>>

Israel and Hamas agree to another cease-fire

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The United States and United Nations are announcing that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a humanitarian cease-fire to start Friday morning for 72 hours. More>>

Gun left at McDonald's stolen

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Paducah Police are looking for a man who may know about a gun stolen from a local McDonald's.
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VA overhaul bill being sent to President Obama

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Congress passed a landmark bill Thursday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care and fix other problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Congress sends highway bill to White House

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Congress has approved a bill to prevent a 28 percent cut in federal highway and mass transit aid at the height of the summer construction season.
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The cost of sending kids back to school Video included

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As your shopping cart gets heavier with notebooks, pencils and binders, your wallet may be feeling a little light. More>>

Sporadic internet connection slows business down in Carlisle County Video included

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Business owners in Bardwell, Kentucky are experiencing a sporadic connection to the internet and it's causing some business to slow-down.
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Help Wanted: Unemployment rates in our Local 6 states Video included

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In this week's edition of Help Wanted, does it seem like the job market is improving where you live? We're taking a closer look at the unemployment numbers in all four of our Local 6 states. More>>

Illinois counties paying more to prepare for winter Video included

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Winter will be here before you know it, along with the potential for icy roads. More>>

Two St. Jude fundraisers taking place in the Local 6 area Video included

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A group of runners and a house are helping the kids of St. Jude.
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US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

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U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.
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Oversize load blocks traffic

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A portion of US 60 in the Kevil community of Ballard County was blocked on Thursday due to an oversize load. More>>

Kentucky granted extension over ID security

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Kentuckians can use their driver's licenses as proof of identification for a little while longer while visiting federal buildings. More>>

Local mosquitoes test positive for West Nile

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The Illinois Department of Public Health says the West Nile virus has been found in mosquitoes from the West Frankfort and Zeigler area. More>>

Heroin overdose deaths continue to rise

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State lawmakers failed to pass a bill this year that would have strengthened sentences for heroin traffickers. More>>

Suspect arrested after shooting investigation

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A man was arrested in Lone Oak for a Metropolis shooting.  More>>

Overdose deaths in Tennessee top wrecks, homicides

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A new law going into effect on the first of July will hopefully decrease a leading cause of death in the state of Tennessee.

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Final steps underway to help bring Corey Gentry home

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 Corey returns home today, but the family is still lacking in some supplies.
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Missing Massac man's body found

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The family of 45-year-old Stacy Higgins said they hadn't heard from him since Sunday.
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Local girl happy to lose hair in order to win battle Video included

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Mary's positive attitude in her fight against cancer was one of her best tools throughout her journey. More>>

Worker, local business owners worried about another possible lock out Video included

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A major employer has one more day to reach a new contract deal, or face a possible work stoppage. More>>

Six things to know: July 31 Video included

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Inside the six things you need to know: an exclusive, new McConnell ad, funeral arrangements for one of WPSD's own, and a huge landslide in India. More>>

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy the Hamas tunnel network in the Gaza Strip "with or without a cease-fire." More>>

History has flown into Paducah Video included

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One of the last 8 B-17 Flying Fortresses in existence is in Paducah for two more days.
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What's Going Around: July 30th Video included

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The normal summer problems aren't the only things bringing people to local doctors offices. More>>

Missouri man fires shotgun in attempt to break up fight

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Police arrested a Missouri man on Wednesday for allegedly firing a gun into the air and into a vehicle. More>>

Local high school alumni serving aboard Navy destroyer

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A Kentucky native is serving on one of the world's most versatile multi-mission combat ships. More>>

Crash sends four to the hospital

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The two car crash happened in Saline County Tuesday evening.
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Detectives say house fire was intentionally set

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A Hopkins County man is charged with murder after sheriff's detectives say he intentionally set fire to someone's home. More>>

Kentucky Schools on the hook for KSBIT debt Video included

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A week before classes start, local school districts are getting slammed with bills to cover losses left over from a failed insurance endeavor.
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Pet theft is big business in Southern Illinois Video included

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For a lot of us, our pets are like furry family members and losing them can be tough. More>>

Too many teachers, too few openings Video included

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Local school districts are finding it hard to hire teachers for positions in math and science.
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Two police officers will not be charged in shooting

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Two Madisonville Police Officers were not indicted by a Grand Jury in Hopkins County for a officer-involved shooting. More>>

Man sentenced for role in Carbondale robbery

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A Carbondale man will serve 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections in connection to a robbery. More>>

Three arrested in connection to fuel theft

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Three Illinois residents have been arrested in connection to a theft in Missouri.
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Judge releases detail of deadly Cairo bank robbery

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James Watts allegedly said he 'made sure' of two women's death in a bank robbery out of Cairo. More>>

WPSD family member passes away Video included

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Don Alvey, one of WPSD's first employees, has passed away.
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Fugitive arrested after hours running from police

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A wanted fugitive led officers on a 2 1/2 hour foot chase, causing a hospital and a local school system to be on lock down. More>>

School districts getting insurance bills

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Some school districts have started getting bills over the past couple of weeks to help offset insurance claims against the failed Kentucky School Boards Insurance Trust. More>>

Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

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Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still baking in midsummer heat in farm fields. More>>

UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding

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A major water pipe burst and spewed 8 million gallons of water amid a huge drought. More>>

Tracing your family tree Video included

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Have you ever wondered, "who am I and who are the people that make up my DNA?" How do you get started tracing your family tree? More>>

Six things to know: July 30 Video included

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Inside the six things you need to know: Murray State President visits Paducah, more Kentuckians are warming up to gay marriage, and new details in the Holly Bobo case. More>>

Woman arrested, failed multiple sobriety tests

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A woman failed multiple field sobriety tests and was arrested on drug charges as well. More>>

Boy Scouts trekking across America make a local pit stop

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A group of Eagle scouts deserved to take a load off Tuesday evening. They're biking across the country, from Stinson Beach, California to Virginia Beach.
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Political picnic organizers call for end of "shout-fest" Video included

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Some people head to St. Jerome's Picnic in Fancy Farm, Kentucky for the barbecue, some for the bingo, many to hear the stump speeches. Yet, organizers feel like in the past few years, hearing the speeches has become hard to do. More>>

What the Tech: Paid to watch TV Video included

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It's a dream job that sounds too good to be true. But can you make money by watching television?
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Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

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The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary. More>>

Organization can help kids transfer back to the classroom Video included

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Summer is winding down and the school year is about to rev up. Are you ready? More>>

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>>

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>>

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