1998 Murray State University dorm fire http://wkms.org en General Assembly Moves to Approve University Upgrades http://wkms.org/post/general-assembly-moves-approve-university-upgrades <p></p><p style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">Renovations to the University of Kentucky's football stadium and the University of Louisville are among the projects that will benefit from a bipartisan General Assembly agreement is allowing state universities to use their own ability to issue bonds for capital projects.</p><p style="font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255); margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:11:02 +0000 Kenny Colston (KPR) 26636 at http://wkms.org General Assembly Moves to Approve University Upgrades Walker Back in Court Today http://wkms.org/post/walker-back-court-today <p></p><p>Jerry Wayne Walker, Junior is set to appear in Calloway Circuit Court this morning for a hearing on six tampering with evidence charges related to a 1998 Murray State dorm fire that killed a fellow student. The Paducah Sun reports Walker’s attorney Dennis Null hopes the 8:30 am status hearing provides a resolution for the charges. Walker’s tampering with evidence indictments came just before his July acquittal on murder and arson charges for the same incident. Walker faces a maximum of 30 years in prison if found guilty on all charges. Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:12:06 +0000 WKMS & The Paducah Sun 24438 at http://wkms.org Walker Back in Court Today Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. Defense Team Working on Deal http://wkms.org/post/jerry-wayne-walker-jr-defense-team-working-deal <p></p><p>Jerry Wayne Walker junior’s defense attorney says they’re working with Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship to reach a deal before Walker’s next trial date. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:22:35 +0000 WKMS & Murray Ledger & Times 24263 at http://wkms.org Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. Defense Team Working on Deal Man cleared in 1998 fatal dorm fire in court again http://wkms.org/post/man-cleared-1998-fatal-dorm-fire-court-again <p>The Paducah Middle School principal recently acquitted in a fatal Murray State University dorm fire over a decade ago was back in court last week facing charges of evidence tampering.&nbsp; Jerry Wayne Walker was cleared in July of arson and manslaughter charges by a Marshall County jury.&nbsp; WPSD-TV reports the allegations of evidence tampering stem from letters Walker wrote in the days following the 1998 fire, where he accused others of starting it. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 13:28:59 +0000 The Associated Press & Todd Hatton 21888 at http://wkms.org Man cleared in 1998 fatal dorm fire in court again Jury Deliberations Begin in Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. Case http://wkms.org/post/jury-deliberations-begin-jerry-wayne-walker-jr-case <p>Attorneys gave closing arguments this morning in the retrial of Jerry Wayne Walker. Walker faces charges associated to a 1998 Murray State dormitory fire that resulted in the death of one student and the permanent injury of another. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:11:28 +0000 Casey Northcutt 19414 at http://wkms.org Jury Deliberations Begin in Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. Case Former College Friend Testifies in Walker MSU Dorm Fire Trial http://wkms.org/post/former-college-friend-testifies-walker-msu-dorm-fire-trial <p>Jerry Wayne Walker Jr.&rsquo;s college friend testified in Walker&rsquo;s trial yesterday in Marshall County. Walker faces charges stemming from the 1998 Murray State University Hester Hall dorm fire that killed student Michael Minger. Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:56:41 +0000 Shelly Baskin & West KY Star 19120 at http://wkms.org Former College Friend Testifies in Walker MSU Dorm Fire Trial Afternoon Round-Up 7/9/12 http://wkms.org/post/afternoon-round-7912 <p><strong>Today on NPR: </strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/07/08/156458470/raising-minimum-wage-a-help-or-harm">Raising Minimum Wage: A Help Or Harm? </a></p><p><strong>Jackson Purchase:</strong></p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 21:03:03 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 18983 at http://wkms.org Afternoon Round-Up 7/9/12 Jury Selection Begins in Walker Retrial http://wkms.org/post/jury-selection-begins-walker-retrial <p>Attorneys are selecting a jury in the trial of a western Kentucky man accused of starting a fatal fire at Murray State in the late 90&rsquo;s. Mon, 09 Jul 2012 20:46:35 +0000 The Associated Press 18978 at http://wkms.org Jury Selection Begins in Walker Retrial Walker Trial Scheduled to Start Monday http://wkms.org/post/walker-trial-scheduled-start-monday <p>A man accused of setting a fatal fire at Murray State goes on trial again Monday in western Kentucky. Circuit Judge Dennis Foust denied defense motions this week, clearing the way for Jerry Wayne Walker Jr.&#39;s retrial in Benton. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:41:49 +0000 Angela Hatton & The Associated Press 18821 at http://wkms.org Walker Trial Scheduled to Start Monday Walker Trial Set for July http://wkms.org/post/walker-trial-set-july <p>The trial of Jerry Wayne Walker, who faces multiple charges in connection to a fatal 1998 Murray State University dorm fire, is set to begin July 9<sup>th</sup>.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 12:32:25 +0000 Gary Pitts & Paducah Sun 18228 at http://wkms.org Walker Trial Set for July