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WPSD is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

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Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror

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A highly anticipated night for Ariana Grande fans ended in blood and terror after an explosion tore through the foyer of the Manchester Arena. 

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Paducah pump track construction underway Video included

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A new bike track will get your kids moving. Crews are working to convert an empty field off County Park Road in Paducah into what's called a pump track. 

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I-69 southbound ramp to I-24 East in Lyon County back open after semi wreck cleared

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UPDATE: The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the southbound Interstate 69 ramp to Interstate 24 East at the I-24 Exit 43 interchange in Lyon County is back open as of 11 p.m. Monday. 

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Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games

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The Nashville Predators advance to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time, beating Anaheim 6-3 in Game 6.

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Judge triples award for people called by Dish Network

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A federal judge in North Carolina has tripled the award for more than 50,000 people on the Do Not Call Registry who were contacted by Dish Network, setting up a potential $60 million payout. 

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Charter schools inspire local school to reinvent curriculum Video included

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On the outside, Calvert City Elementary School looks like any other school. When you go inside, and classrooms don't look anything like they did a year ago.

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Kentucky needs $700 million more per year for pension debt

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Independent consultants say Kentucky taxpayers need to spend an extra $700 million each year to keep their troubled public pension systems afloat. 

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Second lawsuit says Kentucky police framed person for murder

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A Tennessee man says he spent five years in jail for a murder he did not commit because a Kentucky State Police detective and a former Kentucky sheriff lied to protect an accomplice who was related to the detective and bribing the sheriff. 

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As floodwaters recede, cleanup begins in Miller City, Illinois Video included

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Floodwaters covered roads and fields in Alexander County, Illinois for nearly a month. With the water level of the Mississippi River dropping, people in places like Miller City are finally finding some relief. 

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Police say 19 killed in blast at Ariana Grande concert

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Police say 19 people have been confirmed dead in an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.

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Charter school funding could impact funds for traditional public schools Video included

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Charter schools are coming to Kentucky. They are public schools, which mean you don't have to pay to attend. But, it could mean less money for your child's traditional school.

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Summer driving dangerous for teens Video included

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Between graduation and the end of the school year, students are happy to be out of the classroom. But, summer can be one of the most dangerous times for students.

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Paducah Power lowers cost adjustment charge Video included

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During a budget meeting, Paducah Power System's board voted to lower the power cost adjustment charge. That change will give customers about a 2 percent savings on their energy bill, according to Paducah Power's David Carroll.

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Charter schools could give more options to special needs students Video included

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Two local mothers tell us why they want to see charter schools in our area. 

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Some roads closed due to flooding, others back open in west Kentucky

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says some west Kentucky roads you may travel are closed due to water over the roadway Monday, while others are back open.

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6-year-old Missouri boy's plea to end violence goes viral

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A 6-year-old St. Louis boy's plea for an end to violence has been viewed by tens of thousands of people.  

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Snake species from 5 million years ago discovered in Tennessee

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A new species of snake that lived roughly 5 million years ago has been discovered at a fossil site in Tennessee. 

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Former church treasurer sentenced to jail, more than $200K in restitution for embezzlement

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The former treasurer of a Kentucky church was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison after accepting a guilty plea to the charge that she embezzled thousands of dollars from the church.

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Colorado highway named for Blue Angel pilot killed in crash

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A Blue Angel pilot who died in a crash before a Tennessee air show is being honored in his native Colorado. 

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Gov. Bevin: 7-year-old's shooting death 'unacceptable'

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Kentucky's governor says the death of a 7-year-old Louisville boy from stray gunfire is unacceptable, and says he'll weigh in on the issue of urban violence next week.

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Teen killed, another charged with murder after deadly car crash

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One person is dead and another is charged with murder after a car crash in Marshall County.

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Paducah Power System decreasing Power Cost Adjustment for fourth time

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On Monday, the PPS Board of Directors approved a decrease from 1.273 cents per kilowatt hour to .997 cents per kilowatt hour.

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Benton, KY man sentenced to federal prison on bank fraud charges

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A Benton, Kentucky man charged with using his clients personal information to obtain loans has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay over $100,000 in restitution.

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Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump’s budget proposal

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President Donald Trump's budget would drive millions of people off of food stamps, part of a new wave of spending cut proposals that already are getting panned by lawmakers in both parties on Capitol Hill.

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Stray bullet travels through window killing boy eating snack

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Louisville Metro Police spokeswoman Lt. Emily McKinley says it appears a fight broke out Sunday night among a group of people in a yard near the boy's home and someone pulled a gun and began firing.

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Man wanted in Weakley County on theft charges arrested

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The Weakley County Sheriff's Office was looking for Darrin Ray Walton. He is accused of stealing more than $25,000 worth of items from multiple hunting cabins.

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State looking into building campground at Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

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The Kentucky Department of Parks is asking for information from private developers on building and operating a campground on 150 acres of Gobbler's Knob.

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William Crumbaugh pleads guilty in death of 95-year-old woman

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Deputies say Crumbaugh was driving drunk or high on KY 1820 in Melber, when he rear-ended Helen Adams who was riding her lawn mower on the side of the road.

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Cross drain replacement to block portion of Graves county road

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A portion of KY 944 in Graves County will be closed so that a cross drain can be replaced.

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Startling video shows sea lion snatching girl from pier

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A man went into the water and pulled the girl out.

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New downtown Paducah hotel taking part in hiring fair

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The new Holiday Inn in downtown Paducah is looking to hire for a variety of positions.

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IDOT to change mowing routes protect monarch butterflies

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Starting this month, IDOT will reduce the amount of land being mowed. The idea is to encourage the growth of critical plant species like milkweed, which is a food source for monarch caterpillars.

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Safety checkpoint leads to drug arrests

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The Graves County Sheriff's office arrested two people during a safety checkpoint on drug and other charges.

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Six things to know - 5/22/17

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Here are six things to know for today.

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Local student never missed a day in 15 years Video included

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A Carlisle County senior’s streak dates back to pre-school.

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Livingston Road to be closed this summer for bridge construction

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says KY 937/Cutoff Road will be closed so a new bridge can be built over Lee Creek.

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President Trump to test waters for achieving Middle East peace

US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk during welcome ceremony in Tel Aviv, Monday, May 22,2017. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty) US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talk during welcome ceremony in Tel Aviv, Monday, May 22,2017. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
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Trump received a warm welcome in Tel Aviv after becoming the first U.S. president to include Israel on his maiden overseas trip.

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TN governor signs bill creating 'In God We Trust' license plates

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Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill creating a new Tennessee license plate design featuring the phrase "In God We Trust."

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Curtain falls on 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

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The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has shut down the big top.

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Drake dominates, Cher reflects at Billboard Music Awards

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Drake was a high roller in Las Vegas, beating Adele’s record for most wins at the Billboard Music Awards.

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Railroad overpass construction to close portion of Graves County road

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Crews will be replacing a timber railroad overpass which was built around 1950.

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With populations thriving, are bobcats the next urban pest?

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Once almost impossible to spot, bobcats are on the rise across the country.

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Teens seriously injured in Elkville crash

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Two teens are being treated for serious injuries after crashing in Jackson County, Illinois. 

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Local teen fights for funding to compete in the Olympics Video included

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Athletes can rake in some big bucks if they take home an Olympic medal, but the path to get there isn't so affordable. The 2020 Summer Olympics will be the first time karate is recognized as an official Olympic sport; Nathan Shults is hoping to compete.

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Kentucky house fire claims fourth victim

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Authorities say a boy has died after a house fire in Kentucky that also killed his parents and sister.

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Carbondale police locate missing 17-year-old

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Carbondale Police are searching for a missing juvenile. Officers got the call to a home on May 21.

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Carbondale police arrest man wanted for overnight shooting

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Carbondale police are investigating a shooting in the 300 block of S. Crestview Lane. The call came in around 12:48 a.m. on May 21st.

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Artist puts unique spin on old kitchen utensils Video included

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You may recognize a few items at Joel Pinkerton's booth at the Lower Town Arts and Music Festival in Paducah. "You just use what you got," says Pinkerton. "I've used pieces out of broom handles and mop handles all collected from alleys." Pinkerton takes old kitchen utensils and household items, and turns them into works of art worth hundreds of dollars. Pinkerton is from Louisville. This is his first year at the festival. It's also the first year for Nicole S...

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13-1 shot Cloud Computing springs upset in Preakness

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Cloud Computing ran down Classic Empire in the final strides Saturday to win the Preakness by a head.     

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Trump basks in lavish Saudi welcome, escaping troubles in DC

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President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington.

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Blagojevich attorneys ask for another appeals court hearing

In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges.  (AP) In this March 15, 2012 file photo, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves as he departs his Chicago home for Littleton, Colo., to begin his 14-year prison sentence on corruption charges. (AP)
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Lawyers for former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich have asked for another hearing before the same three-judge panel that affirmed his 14-year prison sentence last month.

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State of Illinois' Springfield utility bills piling up again

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City Water, Light and Power spokeswoman Amber Sabin says Illinois owes about $3.5 million in past-due payments.

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Local church cemetery lays monuments flat for mining Video included

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A local church in Galatia, Illinois, has laid all the monuments in its cemetery flat or propped on their sides after reaching a deal with the American Coal Company to mine underneath the cemetery. 

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