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What the Tech: Paid to watch TV

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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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WPSD family member passes away

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Don Alvey, one of WPSD's first employees, has passed away.
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Overdoses leading cause of Tennessee deaths

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

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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>>

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 Video included

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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>>

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