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  • Benton continues 'Tater Day' tradition this weekend

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 8:02 PM

    The city of Benton, Kentucky will be hosting it's annual "Tater Day" festival this weekend.

  • Community members seeking peace of mind after strong storms

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:28 PM

    Strong winds and pouring rains scoured Union County, Illinois on Thursday night.

  • Jailer: Decrease in housing inmates could cause us huge financial problems

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:19 PM

    The Hickman County Detention Center is facing a huge deficit and leaders are hopeful they can keep some portions of the building open to avoid several lay-offs.

  • Flash flooding shuts down Fenton campsite at LBL

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 5:21 PM

    Overnight storms wiped out a popular campground at Land Between The Lakes in Kentucky.

  • Homeowners cleaning up and drying out after late night storms

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:25 PM

    Storms rumbled across much of the Local 6 viewing area, leaving some roads underwater and homeowners scrambling to dry out and clean-up.

  • Shots fired, vehicle pursuit through two states following traffic stop

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 3:14 PM

    A traffic stop on Friday morning ended with shots fired and a pursuit with children inside a vehicle.

  • Discovery Park of America hits 100,000 visitor milestone

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 2:32 PM

    The Discovery Park of America hit a major milestone on Friday by welcoming guest number 100,000.

  • Haslam free tuition plan garners praise, concern

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 1:07 PM

    Gov. Bill Haslam's signature higher-education proposal this year appears on track to pass as lawmakers enter the waning days of the legislative session.

  • PHOTO GALLERY: Storm aftermath

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 1:23 PM

    This is a compilation of the photos from your news day today, Friday, April 4.

  • Water on roadways: Turn Around, Don't Drown

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 12:15 PM

    Several reports of high water across the Local 6 area has created roadway troubles.

  • Lightning brings large tree down though home

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 11:10 AM

    Lightning brought a tree down, crashing through a home on South Friendship Road Friday morning.

  • Flags at half staff for Korean War veteran whose remains returned home

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 11:38 AM

    The Governor has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of Korean War veteran, William Day whose remains returned home earlier this week.

  • Hooked on Science - Straw a Potato

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:59 AM

    Tater Day started in 1842 as a celebration of spring and a time to trade in sweet potato slips. Today, thousands of people celebrate Tater Day and using a few ingredients from around the house, you can do an amazing tater experiment.

  • Roadway washed out by water, flooding, erosion

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 10:58 PM

    There is only one road in an out of the Birmingham Point neighborhood in Marshall County. Every time it rains hard, the people living there worry they might lose the access to and from their homes.

  • Suspects wanted for Murray armed robbery

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 7:57 PM

    Police have not found two suspects in an armed robbery at the Campus Evolution North Apartments Wednesday night.

  • Marshall County opens storm shelters for Tater Day crowds

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 6:43 PM

    Normally communities wait to open storm shelters, but Marshall County is opening their doors before the rain starts.

  • Crews work fast as storms roll in to keep the lights on

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 6:01 PM

    One thing that's always worrisome in the event of severe weather is power outages.

  • Emergency managers embrace social media before, during and after severe weather

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 5:45 PM

    Many people use social media to check up on family and friends, but over the years Facebook and Twitter have been used increasingly by emergency managers and first responders to disseminate information quickly.

  • Pravin Varughese's toxicology report comes back negative

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 5:38 PM

    Toxicology reports came back negative for Pravin Varughese.

  • Body of missing woman found on boat ramp

    Updated: Thu Apr 3, 2014 5:09 PM

    Police confirm the body of a woman reported missing has been found on a boat ramp.

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