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Solar Eclipse 2017

Follow us as we prepare for the total solar eclipse on Monday, August 21.

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Tickets on sale for 61st Telethon of Stars Presented by Mid-America Conversion Services

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Tickets are now on sale for the 61st Paducah Lion's Club/WPSD Telethon of Stars Presented by Mid-America Conversion Services. 

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Italy quake rocks resort island of Ischia, at least 1 dead

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An earthquake rattled the Italian resort island of Ischia at the peak of tourist season Monday night, killing at least one person and trapping a half dozen others under collapsed homes. 

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State board names 10 Illinois Teacher of the Year finalists

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A teacher with Shawnee High School is one of 10 finalists the Illinois State Board of Education has named for 2018 Illinois Teacher of the Year.

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For couple, romance overshadows eclipse rock concert Video included

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A couple planned an eclipse trip years ago. But they planned more than music, food, and eclipse viewing for Moonstock 2017.

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Unfinished Tennessee visitors center likely to be torn down for scrap

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An unfinished visitors center designed to showcase Tennessee's largest natural lake could be torn down and sold for scrap. 

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Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii

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Officials have suspended the search for five Army soldiers who were aboard a helicopter that crashed during offshore training in Hawaii last week.

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Kentucky police: 2 women watching eclipse hit by car, 1 dead

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Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in a Kentucky town were struck by a car and one has died.  

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Trump renews Afghan commitment but says 'no blank check'

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Declaring the U.S. will win "in the end," President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan despite his earlier inclination to withdraw. 

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Thousands of tourists, students, researchers view eclipse from SIUC Video included

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Thousands of people packed inside Saluki Stadium Monday at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois, to watch the total eclipse.

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Traffic slows to 'a parking lot' at I-69/Western Kentucky Parkway/Pennyrile Parkway interchange

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The Kentucky Transportation says there is a "major backup" of traffic at the Interstate 69/Western Kentucky Parkway/Pennyrile Parkway interchange in Hopkins County. 

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Night At Noon event draws more than 3,000 to WKCTC Video included

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Oohs and ahhs resonated across campus at West Kentucky Community and Technical College in Paducah just as the moon moved completely in front of the sun in Monday's total solar eclipse. 

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Hundreds gather at Bald Knob Cross of Peace for eclipse Video included

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Around 750 eclipse gazers got an excellent view at the Bald Knob Cross of Peace venue in Alto Pass, Illinois. Many had traveled from different states just to see the eclipse.

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Paducah students watch eclipse at school with teachers, friends Video included

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Many of your children watched the eclipse at school. Students enrolled in Paducah Public Schools, including Clark Elementary School, had the option to watch the eclipse at school.

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Total solar eclipse from our view

Credit: Mike Spissinger Credit: Mike Spissinger
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 Our journalists took a moment to enjoy the eclipse. 

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Total solar eclipse from your view

Credit: Andrea Brewer Credit: Andrea Brewer
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Whether you traveled hundreds of miles or stepped into your backyard, hundreds of people stopped, looked up, and gasped at the awe of a total solar eclipse on August 21.

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Astronomer experiences total solar eclipse for first time Video included

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Astronomers who were in Golden Pond, Kentucky, Monday have all been researching for the total solar eclipse for years. Astronomer Jim Phfistner had never seen a total eclipse in person before. 

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Trump watches eclipse from White House

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President Donald Trump was joined by wife Melania, son Barron and top aides Monday afternoon to view the spectacle from the portico overlooking the South Lawn.

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Friends, family enjoy watching total eclipse from backyard Video included

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Because much of the Local 6 viewing area was in the path of eclipse totality, many people opted to forget the crowds and set up in their own backyards to see the event.

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Barcelona fugitive shot dead had knives, wore fake bomb belt

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The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake suicide belt at two troopers who confronted him in a vineyard just outside the city he terrorized, authorities said.

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Marion VA Medical Center hosting open town hall

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The Marion VA Medical Center in Illinois will host a town hall Tuesday evening at VFW Post 1301 for veterans, their families, caregivers and community members. 

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Paducah Sun recalling solar eclipse glasses

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The paper says it was notified Monday morning by the supplier to not use the glasses.

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Spain: Police shoot man wearing possible bomb belt

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A police operation was underway Monday in an area west of Barcelona, and a Spanish newspaper reports that the fugitive in the city's van attack has been captured.

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Small earthquake hits Sunday night in southeast Missouri

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The epicenter was about 2 miles northwest of Marston, Missouri and 24 miles south of Sikeston.

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Traffic back up reported on southbound Pennyrile Parkway at exit 11

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Traffic is backing up on a portion of the Pennyrile Parkway near Hopkinsville.

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US Embassy in Russia suspends issuing nonimmigrant visas

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The U.S. Embassy in Russia said Monday it would suspend issuing nonimmigrant visas for eight days from Wednesday in response to the Russian decision to cap embassy staff.

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Six things to know - 8/21/17

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Here are six things to know for today.

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Traffic cameras to capture solar eclipse

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NASA, tourists, and local residents will not be the only ones catching a glimpse of the solar eclipse.

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The day the sun disappears is here

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According to NASA, experiencing a total solar eclipse where you live happens about once in 375 years.

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Barcelona attack driver still at large, identity confirmed

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Spanish authorities confirmed on Monday the identity of the driver of the deadly van attack in Barcelona and said that he is the last member of the 12-man Islamic extremist cell still at large.

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Damaged USS John S. McCain arrives in Singapore; 10 missing

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The destroyer was damaged on its port side aft, or left rear, in the 5:24 a.m. collision but headed to port under its own power.

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Local 6 Today: Solar eclipse newscast

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We are running a Facebook live of our morning newscast. We'll have the latest weather forecast and a preview of the upcoming solar eclipse.

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1 dead as vehicle rams bus stops in Marseille, France

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French media are reporting that at least one woman has died after a vehicle rammed into two bus stops in the French port city of Marseille.

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President Trump to outline Afghan strategy in national TV address

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President Donald Trump will use a nationally televised address to outline for a war-weary nation the strategy he believes will best position the U.S. to eventually declare victory in Afghanistan.

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Can you really go blind staring at an eclipse? Tips for safe viewing

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Wherever you are in the United States, you're going to want to look up, and that's OK. Every astronomer in the country will tell you to enjoy this rare opportunity.

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Navy says 10 sailors missing in collision at sea

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UPDATE: The U.S. Navy says 10 sailors are missing and five are injured after the USS John S. McCain collided with a merchant ship near Singapore. 

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Families treat eclipse like a bonus holiday weekend

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The weekend leading up to the solar eclipse is proving to be a bonus holiday weekend for resorts and hotels in the area. 

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Local businesses get a boost as eclipse approaches

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Many local community are seeing active streets and active sidewalks. It's a sight that business owners are happy to see. 

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Local library caught in eclipse glasses confusion

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Workers at the Calloway County Public Library ordered eclipse glasses to celebrate the total eclipse but are now stuck with 300 pairs of unusable glasses. 

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Senator who hoped for Trump assassination in post apologizes

Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal Missouri State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal
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A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated is apologizing to Trump and his family, but the Democrat says she has no plans to resign over what she called "a mistake."

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Parents call for day care to close after girl was duct-taped to a chair

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The parents of a 4-year-old girl are calling for the closure of a suburban St. Louis day care center where they say the child was duct-taped to a chair.    

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SIU mourns death of alum and comedian Dick Gregory

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Before becoming known for his jokes, Dick Gregory was known for his running. 

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Comedian, filmmaker, and activist Jerry Lewis dies

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(CNN) -- Jerry Lewis, the slapstick-loving comedian, innovative filmmaker and generous fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, died Sunday after a brief illness, his publicist Candi Cazau. He was 91. 

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Escaped Webster Co. inmate turned himself in

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Aaron Conrad has turned himself back in to the Webster County Jail.

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Police push protesters out of Dallas cemetery

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Officers in riot gear, and some on horseback, have forced hundreds of protesters out a Dallas cemetery where they were clashing over a Confederate monument.

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Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

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Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84.

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Health department making sure eclipse fair food fresh, clean in Carbondale Video included

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The eclipse is keeping the Jackson County, Illinois, Health Department busy. Shadow Fest in Carbondale brought 40 temporary vendors, making this one of the biggest events of the year.

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