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Russellville PD Arrest Man for Bell Murder

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Russellville Police have arrested a man for the murder of Lexus Bell. Around noon on Thursday, police arrested Jordan Lunsford on an indictment in connection with the Lexus Bell homicide occurring last August.

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Russellville Teacher Taking Unique Approach to Educating

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A Russellville elementary school is kicking off the first full week of the school year a little more unique than last year-- here's a hint: video games and Harry Potter.

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Upstate NY Family Turns Diagnosis into Mission

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A family in upstate New York has turned a devastating medical diagnosis into a mission to help others. 

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Barcelona Attacker Remains at Large

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The driver of the van that mowed down pedestrians in Barcelona remains at large this morning.

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Trump Visits Camp David to Talk War, Terrorism

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President Donald Trump goes to Camp David today to talk about the war in Afghanistan, Asia, and the terrorist attack in Barcelona.

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Confederate Statues in Arizona Vandalized

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At least two Confederate monuments in Arizona have been vandalized.

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Lexington Council Votes Unanimously on Confederate Statue Relocation

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Lexington, Kentucky is closer to saying farewell to two Confederate statues.

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Heavy Traffic During Eclipse Anticipated Across the US

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"Signs like this one in Charlotte, NC are already up in many parts of the country… warning about heavy traffic for the eclipse. But those crowds are also expected to cause a traffic jam on cellular networks," said reporter Liz Mclaughlin.

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Safety Officials Gearing Up for Eclipse Day

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The Great American Solar Eclipse is just a couple days away. WNKY's Alissa Kendrick spoke to local safety officials about what they're doing to prepare for the large traffic influx, and what we should plan for.

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Van Crashes into Crowd in Barcelona

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CBS News just reported that a van has crashed into a crowd in the Ramblas tourist area of Barcelona, Spain.

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Hopkinsville the Center of the Nation on Eclipse Day

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"There's no doubt that we are going to have a significant crowd for this once in a lifetime scientific phenomina and we are excited about it," said Carter Hendricks the Mayor of Hopkinsville.

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CBS Poll Finds US Citizens Against Military Action Against North Korea

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A new CBS News poll finds most Americans believe the US should not threaten North Korea with military action right now.  This comes as South Korea's President dismissed the possibility of war on the Peninsula.

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Stamp to Honor Monday's Eclipse

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If you'd like something truly unique to commemorate the Great Solar Eclipse, here's something to consider.

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Trump Faces Continued Criticism Over Charlottesville Reaction

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The Trump administration is dealing with the fallout from his contentious press conference earlier this week where he reiterated his belief that "both sides" are to blame for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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Paducah Faces Challenge of Future of Confederate Statues

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Many cities are facing challenges over what to do with Confederate statues.

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United Way Hosts Early Childhood Education Breakfast

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Dozens of business and community leaders gathered in the Sloan Convention Center this morning to learn more about the importance of investing in early childhood education. The breakfast hosted by the United Way of Southern Kentucky and the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence took place in Bowling Green today. While those in attendance munched on breakfast goodies, they listened to guest speaker Nicki Patton Rowe talk about brain development in children and how experiences in ...

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Accused Kidnapper Arrested in Corbin, Kentucky

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(WLEX) A man in Corbin, Kentucky has been arrested and accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's baby.

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“Fireball” Ride Won’t Be at the Kentucky State Fair

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The Kentucky State Fair begins Thursday... But on Wednesday, crews were working to make sure all the rides are safe.

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Anti-Confederate Statue Protests in Frankfort

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Many Kentuckians gathered at the capitol Wednesday afternoon in a show of unity called the "One Voice, One Commonwealth rally" Democrats and Republicans got together to show that Kentuckians don't agree with what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend.

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Giant Omelette? Yes, Please!

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Breakfast time may have wrapped up, but this may put you back in the mood for some eggs.

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Researchers Developing New Way to Prevent Flu

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Only 40 percent of adults in the US get flu shots every year.

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China Stepping in on North Korea, US Conflict

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China is urging President Trump and North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un to hit the brakes on their verbal sparring match.

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Charlottesville Remembering Attack Victim

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The woman killed when a white supremacist allegedly rammed his car into a crowd of protestors is being remembered in Charlottesville, Virginia today.

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Retail Giant Unveils New Technology to Make Shopping Convenient in SoKY

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Walmart is unveiling new technology aimed towards making shopping faster and more convenient for customers.

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Hospitals in Western Kentucky Prepare for Influx of People During Eclipse

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Thousands will flock to the Western Kentucky area to view the first American Solar Eclipse in decades.

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Gov. Matt Bevin Signs Opioid Legislation Into Law

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Kentucky is taking big step in it's battle against opioid addiction.

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Police in Lexington Prepare for Protests

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The White Nationalist group responsible for the protests and violence in Charlottesville over the weekend says they will now come to Lexington, Kentucky to protest the removal of two Confederate statues.

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Too Many Passwords? Let Bio-Metrics Handle Them for You!

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The average computer user has 27 passwords, and it can be tough to keep track of them all. Let bio-metrics do it for you!

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W.K.U. Announces Spirit Funding for Stuff The Bus Event

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Stuff The Bus may be over, but that doesn't mean you still can't help a local student in need!   

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Governor Bevin Prepares to Sign Bills Addressing Opioid Epidemic

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Tuesday in Frankfort, Governor Matt Bevin is joined by other state legislators as he signs three new plans to combat Kentucky’s opioid epidemic.   

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President Trump Arrives in NYC to Support and Opposition

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President Trump awoke in New York City this morning for the first time since his inauguration.  The president arrived last night and was met with both supporters and protesters outside Trump Tower.

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North Korea on Holiday, Leaders Claiming No War Plans

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Today is a holiday in North and South Korea, known as "Liberation Day." It was thought North Korean leader Kim Jong Un might use the occasion to test another missile.

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Train Derails in Hardin County Over the Weekend

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Around 10 P.M Saturday night in Hardin County, a cargo train derailed.

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Local Bank Warning Residents of Phone Scam

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The Bank of Edmonson County is warning citizens of a phone scam.

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Pedestrian Killed on Louisville Road

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A pedestrian is pronounced dead after being hit by a car on Louisville Road.

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Metcalfe Co. Man Arrested on Murder Charges

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Kentucky State Police arrested a Metcafe County man for murder.

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Protesters Want Forrest Bust Removed from Capitol

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Protesters gathered inside the Tennessee capitol Monday,to demand the removal of a bust of former Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford forest.

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Protesters Destroy Confederate Statue in North Carolina

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Protesters knocked down a Confederate monument at an anti-racist rally Monday evening in Durham, North Carolina.

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F.B.I. Examines Kentucky School Attended by Charlottesville Attacker

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On Monday, F.B.I. agents in Kentucky visited the former school of James Alex Fields Junior, to learn more about the man accused in the recent Charlottesville attack.

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Deadly Crashes Linked to Speed as Much as Drunk Driving

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New research says speeding is almost as big a factor in deadly crashes as drunk driving.

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Online Retail Giant Offering Refunds for Phony Eclipse Eyewear

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Amazon is offering a refund this morning to customers who bought counterfeit eclipse glasses to watch the solar eclipse next week.

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Yoyo Games Take to Iceland

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Competitors from all over the world tangled in the annual world Yoyo contest in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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World's Oldest Living Man Dies at 113

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Holocaust survivor Israel Kristal, who last year was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living man, died in Israel on Friday, August 11, aged 113, local news media reports said.

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President Trump's Reaction to Charlottesville Attack Criticized

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President Trump is being roundly criticized for failing to explicitly condemn white supremacist hate groups in his response to the deadly protests in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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Judge Denies Bond on Alleged Charlottesville Attacker

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No bond for the Ohio man accused of running his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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Edmonson County Animal Advocacy Group Hoping to Build Humane Society

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A group looking to build a non-profit animal shelter in Edmonson County just received uplifting news--achieving a status change that's expected to skyrocket fundraising efforts. Edmonson County Paws has achieved 501©3 status, allowing large donations to be written off on tax returns and enabling foundations and public charities to donate to them--something Kitty Houchins, director of Edmonson County Paws, says will help immensely in their fundraising efforts. They are looking t...

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Logan County Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of Man on Drug Charges

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A Logan County traffic stop led to one man's arrest on a slew of drug charges this weekend.

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Gas Prices Continue to Rise

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You may have noticed a jump in gas prices over the last few weeks.

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Eclipse Driving Safety Tips

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Just because they don't have a hotel reservation somewhere in the path of the total eclipse, doesn't mean millions of Americans aren't traveling to see it. 

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Lexington Mayor Wants to Move Two Confederate Statues

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Lexington Mayor Jim Gray is stirring up debate over a series of tweets reacting to Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, where he also revealed plans to relocate two longtime confederate statues from downtown Lexington.

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Kentucky Teacher Feels He Failed Accused Charlottesville Attacker

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A Kentucky High School history teacher says he feels that he "failed" James Fields Jr.,  

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Charlottesville Community Trying to Heal

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Charlottesville, Virginia tries to find peace after a weekend of violence and anger.

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Plane Makes Emergency Landing on Bowling Green Golf Course

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A scary situation happened at Crosswinds Golf Course in Bowling Green after the pilot of a plane is forced to make an emergency landing.

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Man Takes World By Hands For a Good Cause

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If you're excited for the total solar eclipse, you're not alone, but can you say you'd pull a giant world 200 miles for the occasion? One Louisville man can. 

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Hardyville Man in Custody After Four Day Chase

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A Hardeeville man is behind bars after leading police on a chase spanning over four days and as many counties. 

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Rejected Tiger Cub Finds New Home

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A tiger cub who was rejected by her mother at the Philadelphia Zoo can be seen bonding with her adoptive mother and brothers in Oklahoma via live-streaming video.

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New App Allows Users to Share Short Stories

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Seems like kids today would much rather text with their friends than read a book. Well, now they can do both.   19-year-old Mikey Sean McGuigan says the first time he heard about the app Hooked, he was sold. That's because the app allows users to read fast-paced, short stories right on their smart phones and in the form of text messages between two people. Since its release three years ago, the rise in popularity of chat fiction apps like Hooked has led published authors like ... More>>

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NASA Warning Caution Against Solar Eclipse Glasses Scam

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Millions of Americans will be staring up at the sky on August 21st, when the total eclipse occurs.

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Trump Issues New Warning to North Korea

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President Trump issued a new warning to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un this morning.

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Trump Lashes Out at McConnell

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President Trump lashed out on Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell on Twitter yesterday.

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Zoo Attacker Makes First Court Appearance

Zoo Attacker Makes First Court Appearance

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The man who stabbed a visitor at the Cincinnati Zoo has turned himself in.

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Sen. Rand Paul Visits Hemp Farm

Sen. Rand Paul Visits Hemp Farm

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Senator Rand Paul toured a commercial hemp farm in Murray, Kentucky on Thursday. 

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Bear Terrorized Rockcastle County Couple

Bear Terrorized Rockcastle County Couple

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Betty Gilbert said she walked outside Monday night and could hear some heavy breathing coming from the woods. Later on, she decided to check what was outside again and noticed her garbage can was tipped over.

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Police Looking for Kidnapping Suspect in Northern KY

Police Looking for Kidnapping Suspect in Northern KY

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Police in Erlanger, Kentucky are searching for a 25-year-old man in connection with a kidnapping. 

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2 Vehicle Crash Sends Man to Hospital

2 Vehicle Crash Sends Man to Hospital

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A crash involving a semi and a car on I-65 in Warren County sends a West Virginia man to the hospital. Around 11:15 Thursday morning, a 2004 Lexus driven by 22-year-old Justin Ferguson of Huntington, West Virginia attempted to switch lanes. According to police, Ferguson steered to avoid a collision and went into an uncontrollable spin. That's when he was hit by a Peterbilt semi-truck being driven by 56-year-old Gerardo Garcia of Illinois. Ferguson was transported to The Medical Cent... More>>

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Animal Behavior Changes During Eclipse

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If you have plans to view the great total eclipse on August 21st, maybe take a moment to see how the animals around you are reacting--it will be different--and have a plan for your own pets safety. 

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DUI Trial of BG City Commissioner Delayed

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The DUI trial of a Bowling Green City Commissioner has been delayed until next month.

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Hurricane Franklin Unleashes Might on Mexico

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Hurricane Franklin roared ashore with winds nearing 100 mph on Mexico's central Gulf coast early on Thursday, threatening to pound a mountainous region prone to flash floods and mudslides with rains and heavy winds before weakening to a tropical storm.

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Truck Overturn Leads to Pigs on the Loose

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Some pigs got loose during an accident in Louisville on Wednesday.

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Two Cuban Diplomats Expelled Amid Health Concerns

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The United States has expelled two Cuban diplomats as federal investigators look into strange illnesses involving US diplomats in Havana.

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Bevin, Beshear Lawsuit Receives Green Light for Trial

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A lawsuit pitting Kentucky's governor and attorney general against each other can proceed to trial.

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'Fire and Fury' Plan Outlined by North Korea

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North Korea has responded to President Trump's "fire and fury" comment with a detailed plan threatening the U.S. territory of Guam.

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Suspected Ohio County Rapist Back Behind Bars

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An Ohio County inmate charged with rape is back behind bars after escaping back on July 30th.

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Juveniles Lead Police on Chase from Tennessee to Logan County

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Three juveniles are in custody after stealing a vehicle during a robbery, then leading police on a pursuit from Tennessee to Logan County, Kentucky on Wednesday.

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Meijer Recalling Thousands of Children’s Swimsuits… Some Sold in Kentucky

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Ice cream isn't the only recall South Central Kentuckians have to be concerned with, as more than 22-thousand children's swimsuits sold in Meijer stores are also being recalled. The recall involves the Wave Zone one-piece, zip-back swimsuit for newborns, infants and toddlers. Meijer has received eleven reports of the snap on the swimsuits detaching, posing a choking hazard. Meijer stores in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin and here in Kentucky. Sold the attire this year...

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Kentucky Ice Cream Company Issues Recall

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Kentucky-based ice cream chain “Comfy Cow” is recalling some of its most popular flavors due to possible E. Coli contamination. The recall involves pints of Comfy Cow Ice Cream in nine different flavors sold between June 13 and July 21. Three-gallon bulk containers of Georgia Butter Pecan are also being recalled. Comfy Cow says the recalled ice cream was sold in retail stores in Kentucky, Missouri, Indiana and Tennessee. Consumers are being advised to throw away the ic... More>>

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President Trump Exploring “First Strike” Option Against DPRK

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North Korea has stepped up its anti-American rhetoric... following President Trump's warning of "fire and fury" against the Pyongyang regime. A statement from north Korea’s state news agency called the president's warning a "load of nonsense." the statement also says North Korea’s army is developing a plan to launch missiles into the sea near the u-s territory of Guam. President Trump also announced his administration is exploring possible “firs... More>>

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Lottery Fever Hits Kentucky

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(WLEX) Both the Powerball and Mega Million lotteries have jackpots that are now over $350 million dollars and people all over the Commonwealth are buying their tickets. This is the first time ever that both nationwide lotteries have a jackpot worth over $350 million . Lottery vendors are also seeing dollar signs, posting record high lottery ticket sales. The Mega Millions drawing at 10 p.m. CST on Friday is worth $382 million dollars, while Saturday’s Powerball drawing is wor... More>>

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Congressman Brett Guthrie Visits SOKY

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Kentucky Congressman Brett Guthrie took a pit stop in Warren County Wednesday afternoon as a part of his 21 county Public Office Hours trip. 

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Train Fire Causes Hart County School Evacuation

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An electrical fire on a train causes a Hart County school to be evacuated Wednesday. Just before 10 a-m, Kentucky State Police received a call of a C-S-X train on fire in Bonnieville off Highway 31 and Campground Road. Officials say the fire was electrical and was quickly put out by various fire crews from the area. The train was carrying some type of hazardous material which led to Bonnieville Elementary being evacuated for a short period of time. Police say no one was in da...

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Many States Not Obiding by Football Safety Guidelines

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A new high school sports study has found many states are not following all safety guidelines to protect student-athletes from potentially life-threatening conditions. The study was released by the Korey Stringer Institute, named after the former Minnesota Vikings star who died from heat stroke in 2001. The study ranked states on their health and safety policies. North Carolina and Kentucky ranked highest in the nation, while Colorado and California were at the bottom. The study fou... More>>

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Partial Lunar Eclipse in the Greek Sky

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In light of the eclipse we are about to witness here, another celestial phenomenon just happened, except this time it is halfway around the world   Viewers in Greece were able to witness the opposite of what we will here in a few weeks, as crowds gathered Tuesday south of Athens at the temple of Poseidon, to see the moon. However, they also got a special treat as a partial lunar eclipse was also visible in the sky.   As the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, the sunl... More>>

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Families Still Feel Impact of Scam Artists

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The Internet is full of scam artists; some of the most heartless ones target senior citizens by pretending to be loved ones in trouble. Mary Meyer still gets emotional when she thinks about the frightening call she recently received from someone posing as her granddaughter. The person on the other end told Meyer she'd been in a minor crash, and that she was with a bondsman who was demanding her grandmother pay $2,600. But the 80-year-old was suspicious and told the caller she neede... More>>

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Paris Car Attack Leaves French Soliders Injured

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Another attack in the streets of Paris; this time a man drove his car into a group of soldiers. Police later captured the suspect after wounding him during a gunfight. French authorities say the driver of a BMW waited in a cul-de-sac, then rammed his vehicle into a group of soldiers just as they were changing shifts. Six are hurt, three with serious injuries. A local resident heard what she describes as, "screams of pain and distress". She says: "I saw two bodies, two... More>>

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North Korea and U.S. in Heated Back-and-forth

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Diplomatic language is taking a back seat as the U.S. and North Korea threaten each other with fiery rhetoric.

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Injury Collision Closes I-65 for Two Hours

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An injury collision on I-65 resulted in lane closures for about 2 hours. Kentucky State Police say around 11:00 P.M last night multiple vehicles were involved in a wreck near Mile Marker 23 on I-65. Lanes were closed for two hours and air evac responded to the scene. Police say there were injuries, but no fatalities. Police are not releasing how many vehicles or people were involved at this time. More>>

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Logan County Man Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charges

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A Logan County man is in custody facing sexual abuse charges for having a relationship with a 14-year-old.   18-year-old Issac Bowen is in the Logan County Detention Center facing charges of sexual abuse and sexual misconduct.   Logan County Sheriff's deputies say Bowen was having a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old.   Bowen is a registered sex offender from Arizona. When he moved to Kentucky, he failed to notify authorities so now he's facing charges for failing t... More>>

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Glasgow Man Arrested on Meth Charges

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Glasgow Police have arrested a man on multiple drug charges following a search by the Barren River Drug Task Force. 54-year-old Larry Huff is lodged in the Barren County Jail following an executed search warrant at 106 Pace Avenue in Glasgow on Monday, in reference to possible drug trafficking and drug use. Detectives recovered suspected crystal meth, marijuana, scales, and a firearm in his residence. Huff is charged with trafficking of a controlled substance and possession of meth...

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North Korea Threatens to Target U.S. Territory

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Residents of the tiny Pacific Island of Guam say they're concerned they will be caught in the middle of escalating tensions between the US and North Korea after Pyongyang announced it was examining plans for attacking the strategically important U.S. territory. Though local officials downplayed any threat, people who live and work on the island, which serves as a launching pad for the U.S. Military, said Wednesday they could no longer shrug off the idea of being a potential target.

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Shoplifter Pepper Sprays 80-year-old Walmart Employee

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Police are seeking two individuals in a shoplifting case that turned violent. Police say that the 80-year-old Walmart employee attempted to catch the two as they tried to exit the store. The male suspect turned around and sprayed the worker in the face and fled. Police are also looking for a female accomplice who may have handed the man pepper spray as they walked in.

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Suspected Franklin Bank Robber Apprehended

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The suspect from a Franklin County bank robbery in July has been located in Texas and taken into custody. James Gray, 25, was wanted for allegedly robbing the US Bank on South Main Street in Franklin on July 17th. He handed the teller a note that stated this is a robbery then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash. Texas police officers located Gray at an apartment complex in Port Arthur, Texas Tuesday afternoon, where they also discovered the vehicle used during the Franklin...

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Road Rage Incident Puts a Woman in a Hospital

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A man is hurt and a suspect on the run after a road rage shooting in Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville police say it happened at 8 Tuesday morning. The driver of a gray Honda Odyssey van was driving in front of a Chevrolet pickup truck, when the Honda braked suddenly. Police say the driver of the minivan... A man... Exited his vehicle and fired several shots at the Chevy driver, striking him at least once in the leg. The minivan then fled the scene. Police say there was a woman and...

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Bowling Green Hotel Cancels Woman’s Eclipse Reservation

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(WLEX) Hotels are booked solid as thousands hope to see the Total Solar Eclipse in Western Kentucky on August 21. But a Lexington woman says she woke up to news Tuesday that the hotel reservation she booked here in Bowling Green for the once in a lifetime event had been canceled. Kelly Zent is an astronomy enthusiast and says back in January, she booked a hotel in Bowling Green for the event. But then she found out Tuesday that her hotel had been cancelled. When she asked why, Zen... More>>

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Ft. Campbell Soldiers Deployed

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Hundreds of soldiers based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky got their marching orders Tuesday. Between 400-to-500 soldiers boarded a giant "Atlas Air" Boeing 747 Tuesday evening.

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New Community Director Appointed by United Way

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United Way of Southern Kentucky has a new Director of Community Impact--you may already know her.

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SoKY Reacts to Latest on North Korea

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North Korea is vowing a quote "thousand-fold" revenge against the u-s for what they call "Villainous" billion-dollar "Sanctions" drafted by the u-s and passed unanimously by the u-n over the weekend against Kim Jong Un--warning its a "mistake" for Americans to think they're safe. This follows North Korea's shocking missile test just over a week ago--reportedly having the ability to reach Chicago, and what U.S. officials call "unusual and u... More>>

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Firefighters in Oakland Hose Off...Elephants?

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This time of year California firefighters are usually fighting wildfires, not hosing down elephants. However, it's been so hot and humid in Oakland this week that the firefighters at Station 28 got a bizarre call. “Would you please come and provide the elephants with a nice, cool shower?”  And they sure did. The elephants appeared to enjoy the relief from the heat, as it's not easy to cool down when you weigh six tons. Zoo visitors appeared to enjoy the show, too.

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New Diet to Treat MS Being Tested

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Multiple Sclerosis affects about 400,000 people in the US. Current treatments may have severe side effects, and there is no cure. But researchers at Mount Sinai hospital in New York are testing how diet may help battle the disease.  Once a month a pioneering group of MS patients meet to get tips from a nutritionist and share their temptations. Neurologist Ilana Katz Sand is leading one of the first clinical trials to study the link between what we eat, gut bacteria, and MS symp... More>>

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Nashville Mayor Returns to Work After Death of Son

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Nashville's mayor returned to work Monday, nine days after losing her son to a drug overdose. Mayor Megan Barry spoke to the media for the first time since her son Max's death. She thanked the community for the outpouring of love, support, and words of kindness from longtime friends and complete strangers alike. She says she has to get used to her 'new normal.', but the loss of her son will be something she will never fully get over."   Mayor Barry says she doesn't want Ma...

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Diversity Manifesto Leaves Google Employee Unemployed

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A ten-page manifesto written by a google engineer has put diversity and sexism back at the forefront in Silicon Valley. The engineer is now out of a job.  The author of the controversial memo, titled Google’s" Ideological Echo Chamber", Software engineer James Damore, was fired Monday night. He says he released the document hoping to start an honest discussion on diversity at the internet giant., where only 20 percent of tech workers are women.  Damore's 3... More>>

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BGPD Makes Arrest in Counterfeit Money Case

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Bowling Green Police have made two arrests in a counterfeit money case.

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Trump Pressing Asian Leaders to Take Action Against North Korea

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The Trump administration continues to press leaders in Asia for more action against North Korea, just days after the U.N. enacted its strongest sanctions yet against Pyongyang. The North Korean state-run news agency announced its recent missile launches as a "stern warning" to the U.S. and warned Americans shouldn't feel safe. Many Americans don't.72% tell CBS News they are uneasy about a possible conflict with North Korea. The Trump administration is hopeful that new UN ... More>>

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Trump Takes on Opioids

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President Trump, who promised during his campaign to help solve the opioid epidemic, today takes what may be a step towards possibly helping to fulfill that promise.

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Man in Custody After Shooting Occupied Trailer in Barren Co.

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A Barren County man is in custody after shooting through a trailer with people inside this morning.   34-year-old William Simpson is in the Barren County Detention Center facing four counts of wanton endangerment.   Barren County Sheriff's deputies say Simpson was shooting through a trailer on Oak Grove Church Road early this morning while a family was inside. Deputies arrested Simpson during a traffic stop a short time later.   The reason for the shooting is under inve... More>>

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Overturned Tractor Trailor on Natcher Leaves Illinois Man Injured

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An Illinois man is injured after overturning his tractor trailer on the William H. Natcher Parkway.   49-year-old Allen Thompson suffered minor injuries in the wreck, according to Warren County Sheriff's Deputies.   Thompson was entering the Natcher Parkway northbound around the 300 block when he overturned the semi.   Traffic was backed up for hours. We are told the vehicle was hauling lime. The cause of the crash is under investigation.  More>>

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New Study Claims Children with Severe Allergies Not Receiving Care They Need

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A new study suggests many kids with severe, potentially deadly allergies are not getting the medication they need right away. Maya Alony never leaves her house without her Epipen.   The 18-year-old has had several life-threatening reactions known as anaphylaxis and has had to inject herself.   However, many kids prescribed Epinephrine do not get this medication as soon as they need it.  A new study looked at about 400 children who went to the ER or urgent care for an...

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Therapy, Life-Management Programs Developed for Inmates

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The Warren County Regional Jail is instituting therapy and life-management classes in hopes to better prepare inmates for re-entry into society.  According to Jailer Stephen Harmon, MRT is a systematic treatment strategy that aims to decrease relapse among criminal offenders by increasing moral reasoning—accomplished through group and individual counseling focused on seven basic treatment issues: Confrontation of beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors; Assessment of current rel...

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Russellville PD Investigating Shooting

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Russellville Police are investigating an early morning shooting that put a woman into the hospital. According to officers, around 3 a.m. Sunday morning they responded to reports of a shooting victim located on Highland Lick Road, where they found 36-year-old Miranda Shelton of Russellville suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. Upon further investigation, officers determined Shelton was actually shot during an altercation at East 5th and South Morgan Street just minutes pri...

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North Korea Stands Firm After Sanctions

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North Korea issued a statement overnight promising it will continue to pursue its nuclear and ballistic missile programs, regardless of new U.N. sanctions passed over the weekend.

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WKU Basketball Welcomes Back Familiar Face

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WKU Basketball has a familiar face returning this season.   Former player Justin Johnson rejoins the team after a short venture to pursue football.   Johnson went from a basketball to a football scholarship shortly after the end of the 2016-2017 basketball season in order to test his love for football and see what venture was best for his future. On Sunday, he announced he felt it would be best for him to end his venture in football to return to the basketball court.   ... More>>

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Two of Three Missing Marines Identified After Osprey Crash

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Family members have now identified two of the three Marines missing after an Osprey aircraft crashed Saturday off the coast of Australia.

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Turbulence Causes Chaos, Injuries on Sunday Flight

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Ten people were treated and released at a hospital near Philadelphia after an American Airlines flight encountered severe turbulence over the weekend. Cell phone video shows debris scattered in the aisle after American Airlines Flight 759 hit severe turbulence Saturday afternoon. The flight was en route from Athens and experienced the turbulence shortly before landing safely in Philadelphia. Three passengers and seven crew members were taken to the hospital where they were treated a... More>>

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Alvaton Man Behind Bars After Leading Police on Two High Speed Chases

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An Alvaton man is in custody after leading sheriff deputies on not one, but two high speed pursuits.

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Rubber Ducky, Chicago's the One

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A quack-tastic spectacle took place in the Chicago River on Thursday.

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Lady Purples Coach Removed from Position

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Bowling Green Independent School District announced Thursday that Johnson has been removed as head coach of the Lady Purples basketball team.

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TSA Taking Instagram by Storm

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The TSA has become an unlikely star on Instagram, with a huge number of followers. Its' funny and educational posts are an effort to share what can and cannot be brought onto planes. The account has more than three million likes. 

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'Mega' Rise Fire in Dubai

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A towering inferno at one of Dubai's "mega"-rises lit up the night and sent residents scrambling for safety. Flames quickly swept through the skyscraper. As Teri Okita reports from London, it's not the first time the building has caught on fire.   The fire broke out just before one in-the-morning Friday at "torch tower".  One of the tallest residential buildings in the world.   People across the city could see flames shooting up across dozens of floo... More>>

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Trump on Vacation as Russia Probe Ramps Up

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President Trump starts his day at the White House and ends the day on vacation in New Jersey.

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Air Conditioning United Causes Fire at BG Apartments

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Now we want to update you on the Bowling Green apartment fire we reported on this morning on SoKY Sunrise.

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Glasgow Parks to Receive Uplifts Over Next Few Years

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If you've ever visited a Glasgow park before, expect to see major changes to it within the next couple years.

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Fisher Announces Retirement from NHL

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Some sad news for Predators fans today. Just a few hours ago, Smashville’s captain called it quits.   Mike Fisher officially retired from the NHL today after 18 seasons in the league and, of those 18 seasons, the last 7 were spent with the Nashville Predators.   Fisher led the Predators to the Stanley Cup finals last season, and will be the first captain in franchise history to retire with the team.   He's still winning at life, because he's still married to Carri... More>>

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Buckle Up! Back Seat Dangerous Too

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A new survey reveals more than a quarter of adults admit they don't always buckle up in the back seat.   Research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 91% of adults say they always wear their seatbelt in the front seat, but only 72% are just as diligent in the rear.    Dashcam videos demonstrate the risks of riding unbelted, yet Mark Smiga says he never buckles up in the back of a cab, a place especially prone to people riding unbelted.    ... More>>

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Amazon Bringing New Jobs to Kentucky

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America's favorite shopping site is adding more jobs nationwide, including new jobs in Kentucky.

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Official Urging Caution on Roadways with Kids Back in School

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School starts in less than a week now for many South Central Kentucky kids, and authorities are urging the public to be aware of extra traffic and school buses on roadways.

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17-Year Old Frankling Teen Missing

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A Franklin teen is missing, and local officials are asking for the public's help.   17-year-old Nadja Wade has been missing from the Blackjack Road area since July 29th. She is 5'4" tall, with dark hair and hazel eyes.   If you think you may have seen her or have information on her whereabouts, please contact the Simpson County Sheriff's office at (270) 586-8824.  

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School Explosion in Minnesota Kills Two

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Officials have pulled a second body from the rubble Wednesday night after a building at Minnehaha Academy exploded and collapsed earlier in the day. Fire officials say searchers located the body of the missing male victim... 81-year-old John Carlson... Who was the custodian at the Minneapolis school. The death toll now stands at two. Earlier in the afternoon, officials found the body of Ruth Berg... A longtime receptionist at the school. Officials say the bodies were located close... More>>

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Kentucky Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Car Dealership

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(WLEX) Kentucky's Attorney General Andy Beshear announced his office has filed a lawsuit against a jessamine county car dealership.

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Former UK Dentist Files Discrimination Lawsuit

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A former public health dentist at the University of Kentucky says he was fired for publicly criticizing Republican Governor Matt Bevin's plan to overhaul the state's Medicaid program.

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High Speed Chase Leads to Drug Arrest of BG Woman

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A high-speed pursuit between Warren County Sheriff Deputies and a Bowling Green woman led to three drug arrests... and led the passenger to jump from the moving vehicle. According to deputies, they attempted to pull over a 2000 gold Pontiac Tuesday morning for speeding on Scottsville Road when 51-year-old Sookie Shreve refused to stop, and at one point slowed down the vehicle where her passenger, 48-year-old Linda Payne then jumped from it. Deputies removed her from the roadway and ... More>>

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Barren Co. Man in Critical Condition After ATV Accident

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A Barren County man is in critical condition after striking a pole and being ejected from his ATV. Barren County Sheriff Deputies say 61-year-old Dralin Shockley was operating his ATV on Hidden Lake Road around 3:30 p.m.

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Controversial Proposal to Build Homes at Foot of BG Park Pulled

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A residential development company has withdrew their controversial proposal to build homes at the foot of Reservoir Hill Park. Bowling green City Manager Kevin DeFebbo announced at Tuesday's commission meeting that Gemini Homes withdrew their proposal to build three homes on Cherry Drive near Parkway Street.  The company proposed to buy 0.69 acres at the foot of the park for $45,000 in March--firing up resident concerns that the orientation of the homes would diminish the area'... More>>

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Volunteering Seniors Seeing Health Improvements

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New research suggests something as simple as volunteering could have big benefits for seniors.   Gladys Velez spends a lot of time with Manuela Castillo. The 90-year-old has dementia and doesn't leave home without Gladys by her side.  Gladys is a volunteer companion. She says paying it forward is paying off in ways she never imagined. New research suggests there are big health benefits for seniors who volunteer.  The Corporation for National and Community Service co...

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BG City Commissioners Vote Down Large Fireworks Ban

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Bowling Green City Commissioners recently voted down the proposed ban on large fireworks.   Commissioners Slim Nash and Rick Williams had proposed an ordinance to ban the sale and possession of certain large fireworks within city limits about two weeks ago.    Commissioners brought up the bill due to the rising number of Fourth of July season noise complaints.    Commissioners voted 3 “no” and 2 “yes” with Nash and Williams being the on... More>>

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Ohio Co. Inmate Charged with Aiding Escape

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An inmate at the Ohio County Jail is charged with helping another inmate escape. Kentucky State Police state that 23-year-old Harley Roebke of Hartford provided the lookout for 48-year-old Arnold McKenney, who escaped on Sunday. Police say McKenney tampered with the jail doors while they both were assigned to work the kitchen. State troopers made it known McKenney was incarcerated for rape and sodomy charges, and he is still on the run. If you see him or have any knowledge, contact...

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Suicide Bomber Attack on NATO Convoy in Afghanistan

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A suicide bomber attacked a NATO convoy in Afghanistan. A Taliban spokesman told CBS News the blast killed American troops, but US and NATO officials have not confirmed that.    The suicide bomber was reportedly driving a small pick-up truck packed with explosives that destroyed two armored tanks carrying NATO troops.  A member of the Taliban told CBS News 15 American soldiers were killed and many more injured; however, the US military has not identified the victims, an... More>>

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Federal Charges on Docket for Glass Shard Cups Case

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The path has been set for a man to face federal charges for putting glass in sleeves of cups. 41-year-old Waylon Horton was accused of putting glass shards in Styrofoam cups that went to multiple states, produced by his employer, Dart Container, back in July 2016. Horton faced 139 counts of wanton endangerment and 139 counts of possession of a destructive device. On Tuesday, the Hart County Commonwealth Attorney’s office released that all charges would be dropped without prej... More>>

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US Launches Missile in Response to Growing North Korea Threat

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The U.S. military flexed its military muscle again overnight, amid growing threats from North Korea. The Air Force says it launched a missile to show the effectiveness of the U.S. weapon system.   The U.S. Air Force launched an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile overnight, the fourth test of its kind this year. The "Minuteman 3 Missile” was launched from Vandenberg Air Force base in California and traveled more than 4-thousand miles to an atoll in the Pacific O... More>>

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Indictments Handed Down in Russellville Murder Case

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We have an update on the Lexus Bell homicide case in Russellville, which has been open since August 21st, 2016.  On July 28th, Detective Kenneth Edmonds presented this case to the Logan County grand jury.  On August 1st, Demetrius Roberson, formerly from Bowling Green, was served an indictment for murder, robbery, and 9 counts of wanton endangerment. He was served this indictment by the Eastern Kentucky Correctional Complex where he is currently being held on other robbery... More>>

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Truck Carrying Corn Overturns into Warren Co. Field

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One person suffered minor injuries after a truck carrying corn overturned in a Warren County field. 

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Titans Training Camp 2017: Former WKU WR Adjusting to Pros, Decker Continues to Impress

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Titans Head Coach Mike Mularkey said Tuesday’s practice was an improvement from Monday's practice.

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Bevin Blocks Social Media Users, ACLU Now Involved

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The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has asked Governor Bevin to stop blockIng people from his social media accounts   According to the Courier Journal, Bevin received a letter from the ACLU on July 11th stating that when he blocks people from following his accounts he is violating their rights of free speech.

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Tour de Skateboard?

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The Tour de France ended for one participant recently, but not for the equipment everyone is thinking of! Frenchman Fabrice Gropaiz completed his ride on an electric skateboard on Saturday, ending his challenge on the streets of Paris.   Roughly 20 years after setting a record for the first world tour on roller skates, Gropaiz challenged himself to tour France on an electric skateboard, in preparation for his next around-the-world journey.   Public-relations specialist Gropa... More>>

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Macaroni and...Soft Plastic?

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A new report is raising questions about chemicals found in foods, particularly the cheese powder used in some macaroni and cheese products. The report, funded by four advocacy groups, says common chemicals known as phthalates are found in some macaroni and cheese and other cheese products.   Phthalates are chemicals used to make plastics soft and can get into food during packaging and processing.  They can disrupt the hormones in the body, and could affect the developing br... More>>

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Prominent Venezuelan Opposition Leaders Taken from Homes

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The political crisis in Venezuela is escalating with the arrests of two prominent opposition leaders. The men spoke out against Sunday's election and called for new protests against the government.   Venezuelan security agents forced the former mayor of Caracas, Antonio Ledezma, out of his house overnight in his pajamas. A woman can be heard shouting 'They're taking Ledezma!, Dictatorship!’ His daughter posted a video on social media, claiming her father had been kidnapped.... More>>

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First Day on the Job for New Chief of Staff

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Today is the first full day new White House Chief of Staff John Kelly is in charge.  Yesterday, just hours after being sworn in, the retired general got rid of White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, who lasted just 10 days on the job.   President Trump tweeted about the stock market Tuesday saying it could hit an all-time high again. The President’s focus on the economy comes as his new Chief of Staff John Kelly begins his first full day in his new pos... More>>

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Convicted BG Teen Shooter Request Probation

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The Bowling Green teen who was sentenced to 10 years in prison for shooting another teen in the head over an argument about high school football, is asking to be released on probation.   In Warren Circuit Court Monday, Judge Steve Wilson heard arguments from 19-year-old Cameron Buckner’s attorney and the Commonwealth Attorney for a shock probation request.   The Commonwealth is against Buckner’s release, while Buckner’s family and attorney are pleading for ... More>>

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BGFD Fights Explosion Fire at Recycling Facility

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What started as a small fire led to an explosion at a Bowling Green recycling facility this morning. Just before 8a.m. Tuesday, firefighters with the Bowling Green Fire Department responded to a small fire at Shelby Recycling off of Power Street. On their way, they learned of an explosion that fire officials say is likely from something pressurized in the fire or from the intense heat. Crews battled heavy black smoke and say no one was injured.  

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BGFD Launching New Protocols, Staff This Week

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The Bowling Green Fire Department is under-going policy and personnel changes this week—saying goodbye to two former assistant chiefs, as well as welcoming the first new manual in thirteen years. Former Assistant Chief Greg Elrod and Brian O’Callaghan both retired from department on Monday…Callahan doing so after twenty years here and thirty-three in the business altogether. He says he followed in his fathers footsteps as a firefighter and now his son is a member ...

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Fatal Accident on HWY 185 Monday Morning

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One person is dead following a car accident on HWY 185 this morning. The three-car collision occurred around 10:30 a.m. on E. D. Hudgens Bridge—killing one driver traveling south bound. Sheriff’s deputies say there were four people in the two cars traveling opposite. They are being treated for minor injuries at the hospital. WNKY will keep you updated as details come forward.

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Victim Identified in Monday's HWY 185 Fatal Crash

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We have more details on the KY HWY 185 crash this morning that left one woman dead. The three-car collision took place on E. D. Hudgens bridge around 10:30 a.m.—killing 70-year-old Ruth Wingate of Bowling Green, but sparing the life of her eight-year-old passenger. Warren County Sheriff Deputies say she was traveling south bound when she crossed into the lane of a Ford Fusion driven by 24-year-old Erica Wolfe and her passenger 24-year-old Edith Guzman, striking them and then 5... More>>

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Morgantown Man Arrested on Drug and Shoplifting Charges

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Kentucky State Police have arrested a Morgantown man on multiple drug and shoplifting charges following a routine traffic safety checkpoint in Hartford, Kentucky.

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Five-Star Recruit Suspended by WKU

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Rumors came out last week that WKU 5-Star recruit Mitchell Robinson had left campus with no plans to return. Today, Coach Rick Stansbury released a statement saying Robinson will be suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules.   Coach Stansbury also said Mitchell is, quote, "A good kid, but the team will always be more important than one individual player.

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Credit Scores on the Rise in United States

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Millions of Americans' credit scores could be going up. That's because certain "negative" information can no longer be included in credit reports.   From paying her bills before they're due, to maintaining a good job, Kimber Matthews does everything she can to boost her credit score - which she admits is less than stellar. But she's hoping her score will soon get a boost!

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Fears of North Korean Missile Program Forces US Action

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The U.S. says the time for talk on North Korea is over.  U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley spoke out after the North's second successful ballistic missile test this month. The U.S. teamed up with South Korean and Japanese allies flying two supersonic bombers along the Korean peninsula over the weekend. The show of force came after North Korea’s long-range missile test Friday, which had the potential of hitting the east coast of the U.S. In a phone call Monday, President Trump ... More>>

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Trump Swears in New Chief of Staff

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President Trump gave General John Kelly his full vote of confidence moments after he swore in his former head of Homeland Security as his new Chief of Staff.   The retired four-star general replaces Reince Preibus who left Friday, after he was the target of a vulgar tirade by President Trump’s new communications director Anthony Scaramucci.   After the swearing in, General Kelly participated in the President’s cabinet meeting.  Many see Kelly’s appoint... More>>

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Former Monroe Co. Deputy Sheriff Charged with Wire Fraud

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A 34-year-old former Monroe County Deputy Sheriff was charged with wire fraud for devising a scheme to sell surplus military property.   Larry Dale Martin of Glasgow was Coordinator of the Department of Defense during his stay as a deputy. The program authorizes excess property from the Department of Defense to be transferred to law enforcement for legitimate uses.

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Single Vehicle Crash Claims Life of Boy in Butler County

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A 12-year-old boy is dead and half a dozen others injured after a single vehicle crash in Butler County Sunday night.

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Kentucky Girl Spends Sweet 16 Birthday Helping Less Fortunate

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(WSMV) Most teens celebrate their 16th birthday with a party, but one teen spent her big day helping the homeless. With help from the Lucky Ladies, a biker group in Frankfort Nevaeh Southern spent her 16th birthday handing out food and bags filled with personal care items to the homeless. Her mother says the teen has autism and other disabilities but she has always been very compassionate towards the homeless. More>>

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Nashville Mayor’s Son Dies of Overdose

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(WSMV) Over the weekend, Nashville’s mayor received news that no parent ever wants to hear. On Saturday, 22-year-old max Barry... Son of Nashville Mayor Megan Barry and Bruce Barry... Died of an apparent overdose in Denver, Colorado. The Barry family sent a press release Sunday morning thanking the public for their thoughts and prayers... And asked for privacy during this time of mourning. There will be a visitation for Max Barry today at 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the Blair Sch... More>>

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Thousands of Tourists Evacuate North Carolina’s Outer Banks

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In North Carolina, thousands of tourists have been forced to rapidly change vacation plans after the power was cut to a pair of popular islands. The electricity went out Thursday... And North Carolina’s governor has declared a state of emergency. Tourists by the ferry-load and car-load are leaving North Carolina’s Outer Banks after a massive power outage left Ocracoke and Hatteras islands in the dark.  Officials say construction crews working on a new bridge betwee... More>>

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101st Airborne Unit Running Exercises in Africa

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Soldiers from the US Army's 101st Airborne Division performed a live fire exercise in Djibouti, East Africa last week. They conducted the drills in the desert... Near the entrance to the red sea. The soldiers are assigned to a combined joint task force that's part of Africa's East Africa Response Force. The 101st practiced squad movements that involved operating under fire.... Which included both day and night training. The pentagon says the east african response force is there to...

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Sold Out Event to Benefit Future of Lost River Cave

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On Saturday night, Lost River Cave hosted Get Down at Lost River - an event to benefit the Cave's mission and the future of Nature Center that sold out prior to individual ticket sales being released.

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