Local 6 reviews top 6 stories for first half of 2013
With 2013 reaching its midway point, here's a look back at our top six stories so far this year.
- The U.S. Department of Energy turned down USEC's proposal to continue enriching uranium at the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant. That meant 1,100 people were out of a job. The city is looking for another contractor to bring economic development to Paducah.
- The Freedom to Fish Act made it all the way to Washington, D.C. with President Obama signing the bill into law. The bill put a two-year moratorium on the Army Corps of Engineers plan to restrict fishing access along the Cumberland River.
- Storms made their way into the Local 6 region on June 1, causing major flooding in Paducah. Flash flooding closed down roads and forced evacuations at the Days Inn. The overnight flooding made national news.
- Justice was finally brought to the family of Jacque Waller. Her husband, Clay Waller, pleaded guilty to killing his wife in 2011. After two years of searching for her body, she was laid to rest in early June.
- Bombings in Boston. Two explosions near the finish line of the Boston Marathon left 264 injured and three dead. The pursuit of the suspects rocked the city of Boston and ended with one of the two brothers dead. The other suspect, Dzhokar Tsarnaev, is in custody.
- Part of Oklahoma was in ruins after a destructive tornado. An EF-5 tornado tore the entire town of Moore to pieces. Twenty-four people were killed and an estimated $2 billion of damage took place. The country came together to show support.
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