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Jobs, education, opportunity at center of Cairo comprehensive plan Video included

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You may not be able to tell it from its crumbling history, but those who live in Cairo say it's a tight knit community getting stronger every day. More>>

McCracken approves plans to move central office Video included

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Following a bit of a delay, the McCracken County District School Offices are now expected to start moving into the former Reidland Middle School building in mid to late September. More>>

Trooper saves man trapped in submerged car

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A man is alive thanks to the courageous actions of an Illinois State Trooper. More>>

American Ebola doc: 'I am thrilled to be alive'

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A missionary doctor has been released from the hospital after recovering from Ebola. More>>

Man traveling across the U.S. last heard from in Paducah

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75-year-old Troy Patillo is originally from Jacksonville, North Carolina. His family said they last heard from Patillo on Sunday and that he told them he was in Paducah. More>>

Fewer students are getting their GED Video included

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A recent change to the GED test is shifting the number of those who take it. More>>

Heat causes change in school activities Video included

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Principals are keeping an eye on the heat index and changing outdoor plans depending on the temperatures.
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All-you-can-eat breakfast to help local charity

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Martha's Vineyard in Paducah is getting help from Independence Bank and the Lone Oak Lion Club. More>>

Helping your body cope in the heat Video included

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It's hard to stay cool for those who have to be outside because of their jobs, and even more important for everyone to stay cool and make sure your body is well adjusted. More>>

Help Wanted: Job fair aims to employ 20 to 30 people Video included

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In this week's Help Wanted, we're letting you know about an upcoming job fair that aims to employ 20 to 30 people.
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Missouri Governor taking National Guard out of Ferguson

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Since the guard's arrival Monday, flare-ups in the small section of town that had been the center of nightly unrest have begun to subside.
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Kentucky Supreme Court upholds defendant's right to challenge attorney

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Prosecutors in Kentucky will no longer be able to require defendants, as part of a plea agreement, to waive their right to appeal bad advice from their attorney.
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Community members take ice bucket challenge Video included

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Joaquin Hilton with the Paducah Cigar Company and Paul Signa, owner of Doe's Restaurant, took the Ice Bucket challenge. More>>

Rollover crash causes delays on I-24 Video included

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A SUV and camper flipped over one and a half times. Two people in the SUV were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.
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University says firefighters injured while helping band with ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Campbellsville University says no students were injured in the incident which took place near campus.
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Madigan: Hotline available for mortgage settlement help

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Illinois' share of the $17 billion settlement is about $300 million.$23 million will be returned to Kentucky Retirement Systems.
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Livingston County police make arrest in Dollar General theft

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Items totaling more than $500 were stolen over the last eight months.
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Ham sells for $2 million at Kentucky State Fair charity auction

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The ham's selling price broke a 2010 record of $1.6 million.
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Five identical lottery tickets net lucky Lexingtonian $1 million

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Kentucky Lottery officials are validating the five Cash Ball tickets.
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US special ops tried but failed to find hostages

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U.S. troops were sent to Syria this summer to rescue hostages - including James Foley - but did not find them.
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Six Things to Know: August 21 Video included

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Today's Six Things includes the latest on the heat advisory in effect for the Local 6 area through the weekend.
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Campaign aims to teach kids the importance of pen and paper Video included

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The Fight For Your Write Campaign wants parents involved, saying children's reading and writing skills begin at home.
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Part of Kentucky Oaks Mall access road to be closed for 2-3 weeks

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Ring Road will be closed from Sears to Old Navy beginning Monday.
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Behavioral health expansion coming to Lourdes in 2015

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The expanded center will feature a multi-sensory environment for patient treatment.
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Going gluten free, is it right for you? Video included

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You find gluten in cereal grains like wheat and it can cause illness in people with Celiac Disease. But if your body can process gluten, should you avoid it?
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What's Going Around: August 20th Video included

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Kids are back in school and that's leading to an increase of one sickness. More>>

City leaders working to revamp local downtown Video included

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Carbondale is a college town with a lot of quirk, but city leaders think they can do better. More>>

City of Murray looking to educate building owners on maintenance responsibilities Video included

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After a fire destroyed several downtown Murray businesses last month, it ignited a call for building owners to understand their maintenance responsibilities. More>>

Pittsburg, Illinois man found dead at the scene of a house fire

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Firefighters were called to a house fire on Ervin Street in Pittsburg around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. More>>

Larger-than-life supermarket mascot injured on the job

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Big John will need some rehab in Metropolis. More>>

Local 6 reporter expecting first child Video included

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Have you heard the news? Local Six's Elizabeth Fields is expecting a baby. More>>

Suspects in planned robbery convicted

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Three Carbondale residents have been convicted for their roles in beating up and robbing a Chicago man. More>>

Missing teenager turned in to police by guidance counselor

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A Paducah teenager who had gone missing right before a move has been found. More>>

Local teenager missing after leaving home on foot

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Ryan Dewayne Combs was last seen near the intersection of Calvert City Road and Highway 1523. More>>

New law makes concussion testing a priority for coaches Video included

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Is your child's coach qualified to spot a concussion? One local state is trying to improve your child's safety by mandating concussion training for coaches. More>>

Local sheriff candidates consider streamlining emergency operations Video included

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The service that sends help when you call may need a better system in a local county.
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Local city reviews options for moving recycling forward Video included

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The City of Paducah is getting ready to make a decision on recycling.
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State park has newer, bigger draw Video included

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Between a new 30-target 3D archery range and the 25th year for the Hot August Blues festival this weekend, Kenlake State Park is prepping for a crowd. More>>

Kentucky looking for students to serve on council

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The Kentucky Department of Education says the students chosen will give their views on how state-level decisions are impacting students statewide.
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Fluid spill created slippery driving conditions

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have cleaned up spilled hydraulic fluid along a section of U.S. 641 between Murray and Hazel. More>>

Local teenager arrested on attempted murder charge

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A Paducah teenager has been arrested after police say he fired a rifle at his girlfriend through a closed door. More>>

Local sports group raises $1,000 for charity

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A local roller derby team is helping to fight hunger in Western Kentucky. More>>

Local fair getting ready for weekend opening Video included

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They're blowing up prizes, setting up their booths, and getting the streets spic and span for the DuQuoin State Fair. More>>

Former Carbondale police chief responds to dismissal

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Jody O'Guinn says he didn't engage in any unethical or unprofessional activities.
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Lawsuit filed over Prairie State investment Video included

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Six people say they were misled into investing in the Prairie State coal plant.
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Horse's leg may have been broken on purpose

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The horse's owner suspects someone broke its leg deliberately.
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Six Things to Know: August 20 Video included

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Today's Six Things includes the latest on Eric Holder's Ferguson investigation, Honeywell and the DuQuoin State Fair.
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Local 6 team takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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Watch the WPSD team take the Ice Bucket Challenge.
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Texas' Perry smiles for mug shot, gets ice cream

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The 2016 presidential hopeful says his actions were lawful.
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Ky. Education Department seeks student advisers

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Six students will be selected to provide feedback to Commissioner Holliday. More>>

Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State

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Islamic State extremists have already beheaded one American journalist.
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Peanut and almond butter being recalled for salmonella risk

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If you bought peanut or almond butter recently from Kroger you may have to throw it out. More>>

Coaches change strategy to help athletes practicing in heat Video included

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The Paducah Tilghman Tornadoes have only missed one practice all year on their field, and that was because of rain. Tuesday, head coach Mike Rogers decided to move the practice inside because of the heat.  More>>

Smoking banned at all Marshall County school district campuses Video included

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The ban includes cigarettes, dip, even e-cigarettes and vapor devices. More>>

What the Tech: The next iPhone Video included

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It's the question on many Apple fan's minds. What will the next iPhone look like? More>>

Elderly woman robbed after being knocked to the ground

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An elderly woman had to be taken by ambulance to a local hospital after she was robbed. More>>

Man sentenced for deadly wreck that killed five

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Illinois State Police say back in 2013, Darrell Delong lost control and crashed his car in Hamilton County, Illinois. More>>

McCracken County paying thousands to re-zone Video included

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McCracken County is paying to fix the zoning map, and the costs are adding up to more than $60,000 in taxpayer money. More>>

Old theater getting a new lease on life Video included

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For decades the Varsity Theater was the happening spot in Carbondale, and with a little work developers hope that it will become the center of the town's cultural renaissance. More>>

Local County attorney says death of dogs does not warrant criminal charges

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Criminal charges will not be filed in the death of 5 dogs at the McCracken County Animal Shelter. More>>

Talking to kids about events in Ferguson, Missouri Video included

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With the situation intensifying in Ferguson, it is only a matter of time before our kids are exposed to violent images. More>>

Be On The Lookout: Protecting yourself from credit/debit card theft Video included

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In this week's edition of Be On The Lookout, a warning about credit and debit card theft. More>>

Benton's "Bird Dog" survives violent attack Video included

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A Benton man known to many in his neighborhood was robbed and stabbed in his home early Tuesday morning. More>>

Superior Care Home hosting a job fair

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A local nursing and rehabilitation center is hiring for its new facility. More>>

Detectives find over 2,700 bags of synthetic marijuana in Paducah home

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A Paducah man has been arrested for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana in Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.
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Noble Park's duck house returns

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Crews replaced the duck house at Noble Park Tuesday morning.
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Lowes Elementary students meet Nashville Predators reps

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Nashville Predators representatives donated jerseys and equipment to the school.
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NRC schedules public meeting to discuss terminating uranium enrichment at PGDP

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Uranium enrichment began at the plant in the 1960s.
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His 101st birthday present? Another day at work

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Hy Goldman has spent 73 of his 101 years in the same New Jersey job.
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Six Things to Know: August 19 Video included

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Today's Six Things includes the latest on Ferguson, Ebola and I-24 lane restrictions.
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Scholarship scams target families Video included

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Marissa Hollowed reports on common scholarship scams that target families.
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Woman shoots grandson; thought he was an intruder

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The Tampa, Fla. woman shot her grandson through her bedroom door.
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Ky. Libertarian Senate candidate objects to being left out of debate

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David Patterson claims KET didn't want him to participate.
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    Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    Friday, August 22 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-08-22 09:15:14 GMT
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    Friday, August 22 2014 4:54 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:54:42 GMT
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    Friday, August 22 2014 4:35 AM EDT2014-08-22 08:35:14 GMT
    As one of few Ebola survivors with medical expertise, Dr. Kent Brantly seems keenly aware of the position his painful experience has put him in. He hasn't spoken yet about his plans, but spent much of his first...More
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