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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

Photo by Andrea Underwood Photo by Andrea Underwood
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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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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>>

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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Local university ready for ban on smoking Video included

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If your go-to stress reliever between classes is a cigarette, you might have to pick a new vice if you're a college student in Illinois. More>>

Students head to college campuses, learn to deal with scary situations like sexual assault Video included

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Most of the students shuffling into Lovett Auditorium on Murray State University's campus were freshman. They've been on campus for a few days at most and attending a college tradition called 'Realities on Campus." More>>

Construction will make local interstate safer

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About 16.5 miles of I-24 will see lane restrictions starting Tuesday evening. More>>

Woman arrested for allegedly scratching child repeatedly

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An investigation began after a family member saw long scratches on the boy's back.
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Negotiations resume between union and local plant Video included

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After a two week hiatus from negotiations, there was hope cooler heads would prevail between Honeywell and the United Steel Workers. More>>

Freeing a local community from substance abuse Video included

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Nearly five million teenagers in the U.S. admit to taking prescription pain killers, according to the Foundation for a Drug Free World, but one local community has a new program to fight that problem. More>>

Do city-wide curfews work? Video included

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A city-wide curfew in Ferguson, Missouri has been lifted. The curfew lasted for two night, but one Local 6 town had a curfew that lasted 2 weeks.
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Local family faces a stink in their backyard Video included

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A local family said their newest and closest neighbors are causing a stink.
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Patients of local hospitals at risk for identity fraud due to recent hacking

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The personal information of 4.5 million patients was stolen by hackers from China.
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Temporary Calloway County Attorney appointed following Harrington's death

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Jeffrey Roberts will serve in the position through the first week of January.
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Missing woman found safe in Benton

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The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says 82-year-old Beverly English has been found. More>>

Photos posted on social media help lead to arrest

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A Livingston County man has been arrested after he allegedly tried to use stolen, blank prescription forms to get prescription pain-killers. More>>

Carbondale police chief dismissed

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City Manager Kevin Baity says the dismissal has nothing to do with litigation brought against the chief.
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Lawyer: Autopsy shows Michael Brown shot at least six times

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A pathologist says Michael Brown may have had his back to the shooter when he was shot repeatedly.
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Ukraine: 'Dozens' of civilians killed in convoy

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A rebel shelling attack has killed dozens of fleeing civilians in Ukraine.
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Police issue warrants for convenience store robbery

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Police have issued aggravated robbery warrants for two people in connection with a convenience store robbery.
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Six things to know: August 18 Video included

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Today's six things includes updates on Ferguson, Mo., the Israel/Hamas conflict and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.
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    Aid group: US doctor who had Ebola has recovered

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:56 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:56:35 GMT
    The Atlanta hospital where two American aid workers were brought after getting infected with the Ebola virus will hold a news conference to discuss their discharge.More
    At least one of the two American aid workers who were infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Africa has recovered and was to be discharged Thursday from an Atlanta hospital, a spokeswoman for the aid group he was working...More
  • Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

    Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:36 AM EDT2014-08-21 11:36:39 GMT
    It's been a quieter night in Ferguson, Missouri. Some demonstrators returned to the streets Wednesday evening to protest the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white officer, but in diminished numbers.More
    To reassure the people of Ferguson, Attorney General Eric Holder reached into his own past, recalling the times he had been stopped by police officers who seemed to target him because of his race.More
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    Hearing set in Amish girls' kidnapping in NY

    Thursday, August 21 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-08-21 10:24:28 GMT
    A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters is due in court for a preliminary hearing.More
    A woman accused along with her boyfriend of abducting two young Amish sisters from a farm stand and sexually abusing them is due in court for a preliminary hearing.More
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