Clarksville, TN – The Clarksville man found guilty of murdering a toddler was sentenced to 15 years on an aggravated child abuse charge yesterday. 36-year-old Timothy Diggs, Senior will serve the 15 years concurrent to an automatic life sentence for the felony murder. Diggs was found guilty for the beating death of 22-month-old Christopher Andre Nicholson. Diggs will be 87 before becoming eligible for parole.
Murray, KY – The Murray Police Department is hosting a Crime Prevention Awareness event at Chestnut Park this morning until noon today. Police officers along with several local businesses will be in the park giving out information on how to fight and prevent crime in the community. A K-9 drug dog demonstration and self-defense techniques are among some of the offerings at today's event.
Kentucky – The U-S House Energy and Commerce Committee voted on a compromise health care reform bill Friday. Conservative Democrats had balked at some of the provisions in the original draft and called for changes. First District Representative Ed Whitfield serves on the panel. He says he doesn't find the new agreement that much different.
Paducah, KY – A Paducah US Post Office branch was closed for over two hours today as police investigated a bomb scare. A post-office employee noticed a suspicious package in a trash outside the Avondale branch. The Paducah Police bomb squad was notified and closed down the building and street around the post office and used X-ray and a robot to evaluate the item. Police spokesperson Robin Newberry says the package turned out to be an empty suitcase. Operations have returned to normal.
Cadiz, Ky. – A Cadiz man has been honored by the Kentucky Association of Conservation Districts. William Lawrence earned a distinguished Service Award for his service on the Kentucky Soil and Water Conservation Commission. Lawrence received the award recently at the annual convention in Louisville.