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 Federal regulators said an accident that killed a coal miner in Pike County happened because a conveyor belt didn't have adequate safety guards.

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  A Kentucky woman has died after her truck was struck by a Kentucky State Police trooper's vehicle.

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After more than 16 years, the Tennessee Department of Children's Services is free of federal oversight from a 2001 settlement over its treatment of foster care children.

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A Kentucky attorney is facing charges in federal court that he defrauded clients out of their insurance settlements for $550,000.

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A man charged in connection with the death of a former McCracken County judge executive will remain in jail until his trial early next year.

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Republican state House Speaker Beth Harwell says she is running for Tennessee governor.

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The Tennessee Republican Party says Vice President Mike Pence will be the keynote speaker for its annual fundraiser next month.

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The U.S. Small Business Administration says the deadline is approaching for small businesses in certain Tennessee and Kentucky counties to seek disaster loans stemming from drought that began in October.

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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill says he'll appeal a federal judge's ruling that blocks parts of a new state law that would make it tougher for girls under age 18 to get an abortion without their parents' knowledge.

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Southern Illinois University has approved a 'financial sustainability plan' that includes recommendations to close seven programs at the Carbondale campus. 

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