Six things to know: Wednesday, February 26th


Web Editor - Amanda Roberts

 Here are the six things to know for your day in news today, Wednesday, February 26th:

  1. Master Sergeant Aaron Torian will be laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery today. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear ordered flags at half-staff to honor the Paducah native killed in Afghanistan.
  2. President Obama ordered the Pentagon to accelerate planning for a full US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan. Obama told President Hamid Karzai to sign a security pact or the US will leave.
  3. The ACLU and a Southeast Missouri man filed a lawsuit against Kelso Police Chief, Jerry Bledsoe. A judge ordered Jordan Klaffer to remove this video, showing Bledsoe arresting Klaffer last may off social media. Klaffer says that violated his first amendment rights.
  4. Missouri executed convicted killer, Michael Taylor at one minute after midnight. The US Supreme Court, Missouri appeals court and Governor, Jay Nixon all denied a stay of execution. 
  5. The US Department of Transportation fined Asiana Airlines $500 thousand. They say the airline failed to provide quick assistance to passengers' families on the plane that crashed near San Francisco.
  6. A no phone zone. Kentucky's House of Representatives will begin debate on a bill that would fine people caught texting or talking on phones inside schools and construction zones.