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WPSD celebrating 60th anniversary Video included

WPSD is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

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Venture River opens for the year with new Wipeout attraction Video included

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Kids lined up for Venture River's opening day in Eddyville on Friday, making a splash on the park's new attraction: The Wipeout. 

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Mesh networks and Firechat allow communication without cell towers Video included

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New technology is now available to allow people to communicate with smartphones without needing a cell tower.

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HerrinFesta Italiana prepares for severe weather Video included

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HerrinFesta Italiana President Cris Trapani said the event is well prepared for severe weather. The Herrin Civic Center can also be used as a storm shelter.

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Federal judge tosses out life sentences for DC sniper Malvo

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A federal judge has tossed out two life sentences for D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings.

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Local leaders optimistic about new DOE cleanup site contract Video included

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Paducah area leaders are optimistic about the latest contract from the Department of Energy for the gaseous diffusion cleanup site.

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Jared Kushner sought secret Russia channel, paper says

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The Washington Post reports that Russia's ambassador to the U.S. has told his superiors that he and Jared Kushner discussed setting up a secret communications channel between the Trump transition team and the Kremlin in December. 

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Recent flooding damages headstones at local cemetery Video included

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If your loved one is buried at Baumgard Cemetery, it'll be nearly impossible to visit them this weekend. 

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Decision to remove Cory Hutcheson as Mississippi County sheriff stands

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Cory Hutcheson cannot resume his duties as the sheriff of Mississippi County, Missouri. He wrote this on his Facebook page Friday saying the court denied a motion to allow him back in office after the Missiouri attorney general stripped him of his sheriff's duties. 

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KSP increases patrols for Memorial Day weekend Video included

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It's the deadliest weekend for people on the road. Are you traveling this Memorial Day weekend?

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I am Local 6: Bill Cardin creates marathon to feed families Video included

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Kids are heading home for summer break, but many of them will go home to empty kitchen shelves and pantries. Food pantries are filling that need as best they can, but need increases in the summer. In I am Local 6: What one man is doing to help in Franklin County. 

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Campgrounds fill, boaters hit the water despite severe weather threat Video included

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Even with the threat of severe weather, campgrounds are at full capacity in the Local 6 area. Lakes are also busy with boaters.

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Trump condemns attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt

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President Donald Trump is vowing to crush "evil organizations of terror" following an attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt that killed more than two dozen people near Cairo.

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Ethics complaint is 'mumbo jumbo,' Gov. Bevin says

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is discounting an ethics complaint aimed at him as political "mumbo jumbo." 

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Illinois governor grants 5 clemency petitions, rejects 197

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Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has granted five petitions for clemency and denied 197 others.

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Kentucky breaks record for business investments, governor says

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Gov. Matt Bevin says Kentucky has surpassed its record for business investments in less than half a year. The record pace has been fueled by three separate billion-dollar announcements. 

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2 boys charged in massive Tennessee fire

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Authorities say two boys have been charged in a massive fire in Tennessee. 

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Ariana Grande to return for Manchester benefit concert

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American singer Ariana Grande says she will return to Manchester for a benefit concert to raise money for attack victims and their families.

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Paducah Police call off search for man

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On Thursday, officers asked for help finding 26-year-old Michael Turley. They thought Turley may have witnessed an assault back in January and could not find him.

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Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28

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Local officials said the dead included two little girls, ages 2 and 4..

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Tennessee governor signs NRA-backed metal detector gun bill

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Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that requires cities and counties to buy metal detectors, hire security guards and check bags at many public buildings, parks and buses, or let handgun permit holders bring in their guns.

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Free skin cancer screening being held next month

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Kentucky Cancer Program, Baptist Health Paducah, and Lourdes hospital are teaming up to provide an annual free cancer screening on Saturday, June 24.

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Local shoe drive making final push for donations

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Your help is need to make sure local kids in need have shoes.

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Complaint raises questions about Kentucky governor, mansion

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The head of a Kentucky government watchdog group says he's seeking an investigation into Gov. Matt Bevin's reported connection to a Louisville-area mansion.

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Firing up the grill this weekend? What you need to know to keep safe

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According to State Farm, over 8,000 grill fires happen each year causing almost 17,000 emergency room visits and millions of dollars in property damage.

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Emergency responders can now request Vanderbilt LifeFlight helicopter through app

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The app has been in development for over a year.

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Six things to know - 5/26/17

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Here are six things to know for today.

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Cops put parking lot crack cocaine in ‘lost and found’

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Police in northeastern Pennsylvania say they’ve put about $1,600 worth of crack cocaine in their “lost and found box” in hopes of reuniting the drug with its rightful owner.

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Forever Home Friday - Catrina and Cisco Video included

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We have two kittens looking for their forever home.

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President Trump meeting with G-7 leaders after going on offensive

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Foreign policy will be the focus on Friday, with meetings on Syria, Libya, North Korea, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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Teen crashes car after falling asleep behind the wheel

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The driver was not injured, but his passenger was.

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Federal contract awarded to continue clean up at former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant

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Four Rivers Nuclear Partnership, LLC. is now in charge of deactivating and cleaning up the former Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

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Trump to take travel ban to Supreme Court

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says the Justice Department will ask the Supreme Court to review an appeals court ruling that blocked President Donald Trump's travel ban.  

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FBI probes Kushner-Russia meetings; more documents sought

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President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is willing to cooperate with federal investigators looking into ties between Russia and the Trump campaign, his attorney said Thursday.

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Man tried to steal Trump's tax info, watchdog says

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An Education Department watchdog says a Louisiana man has unsuccessfully tried to obtain President Donald Trump's tax information using an online student aid tool.

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Woman hurt in single-car crash on North Friendship Road

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A woman had to be taken to a local hospital Thursday after her car crashed on North Friendship Road in McCracken County.  

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Illinois State Police increases patrols for Memorial Day weekend Video included

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The Illinois State Police is increasing patrols during the Memorial Day weekend. Highway 13 and Interstate 57 are two of the busier roadways.

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President Trump's proposed budget could put Paducah arts in jeopardy Video included

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If President Donald Trump’s budget passes, one cut could leave a deep wound in local arts programs.

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LinkedIn launches website to help college grads find jobs Video included

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LinkedIn, the social network for businesses has a treasure trove of information to help anyone network with people in their chosen fields but perhaps its greatest tool is "LinkedIn University."

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Families of 2014 stabbing victims address killer during sentencing Video included

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The man who killed two women and seriously injured another while trying to rob a Cairo, Illinois, bank in 2014 will spend the rest of his life in prison. That’s the sentence Judge Phil Gilbert handed down to James Watts Thursday in federal court. 

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Illinois bill would ease gender-ID change for transgender citizens

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The Illinois House has endorsed a plan to make it easier for transgender people to change their birth certificates. 

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Proposed Delta Regional Authority cut could hurt local community programs Video included

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Flood control, industry expansion, infrastructure, and even help for domestic violence victims are supported by money from the Delta Regional Authority. President Donald Trump's proposed budget would eliminate the DRA.

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Marshall County starts free summer meal program to feed children Video included

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Many parents who rely on school lunches to feed their children struggle to support their families in the summer.    

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Help Wanted: Credit Bureau Systems expanding, looking to hire dozens Video included

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A local company has big plans to expand, but is having some trouble finding the right people for its job openings.

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Kentucky GOP leaders say right-to-work law will survive challenge

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Top Kentucky Republicans are expressing confidence that the state's new right-to-work law will withstand a court challenge from organized labor.      

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