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Education
7:13 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Quinn Signs School Safety Measure Into Law

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Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a law requiring the state’s schools to hold safety drills that include practicing responses to a possible school shooting. Quinn says the law he signed yesterday increases school safety in the wake of December's mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut. Schools already conduct at least six drills a year, including for severe weather.

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Society
7:08 am
Tue July 2, 2013

Police ID Man Found Dead In Kentucky Lake

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Kentucky State Police have released the identity of a man whose body was found in Kentucky Lake yesterday morning. Police say preliminary autopsy results show 72-year-old Daniel Couger of Big Sandy, Tenn. died of a single gunshot wound to the head.

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Government
4:11 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

Quinn: Concealed Carry Decision is 'Imminent'

Gov. Pat Quinn says a decision is “imminent” on whether he’ll sign a concealed carry bill.

Illinois faces a July 9 deadline to legalize carry of weapons after a federal appeals court found Illinois' ban unconstitutional. Quinn has given few hints about what he'll do.

Quinn could veto the measure which outlines who can carry.

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Sports
8:08 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Popeye Jones' Son Drafted By NHL Predators

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The Nashville Predators have drafted a young standout with local connections. Seth Jones was taken fourth in the first round of the NHL Draft by the Nashville Predators. He is the son of Ronald "Popeye" Jones, who was a basketball standout for Murray State University in Kentucky and went on to play in the NBA.

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Education
6:52 am
Mon July 1, 2013

KY School Districts Rush To Approve Higher Dropout Age

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The rush among Kentucky school boards to raise their school dropout age turned into a stampede — set off at least partly by a cash enticement. Local school boards started voting last week to increase the dropout age from 16 to 18, and within the first two days 54 school districts did so.

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Politics
6:50 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Quinn Says Pension Debt Growing At Slower Pace

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says Illinois' massive pension shortfall will grow at a slower pace of $5 million a day during the next fiscal year. The daily growth was estimated at $17 million per day for the fiscal year than ends Sunday. But Quinn says taxpayers are still paying "a steep price" because the Legislature hasn't been able to pass pension reform.

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Business
6:48 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Young KY Adults A Target For New GE Products

GE's Kentucky-based appliance division is reaching out to young adults with a new line of appliances. The company has introduced its Artistry Series. It was created by a 27-year-old GE industrial designer in Louisville, who had his own generation in mind.

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Government
6:46 am
Mon July 1, 2013

KY Agency Donates To Gambling Problem Helpline

The Kentucky Department of Charitable Gaming has donated $2,500 to a telephone assistance line for people who think they may have a gambling problem. The Kentucky Council on Problem Gambling offers the helpline, also sponsored by the Kentucky Lottery Corporation and Keeneland Race Course. Charitable Gaming Commissioner Marty Hammons says the helpline received nearly 900 calls last year.

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Government
6:29 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Haslam Names Chief Of New TN Workers' Comp Division

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has named Abbie Hudgens to head the state’s new Workers' Compensation Division.  Hudgens, who had already been focusing on injured workers issues within the state Department of Labor and Workforce Development, begins her six-year term today.

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Government
6:27 am
Mon July 1, 2013

Guns In Parking Lots Among New TN Laws

A Tennessee measure allowing people with handgun carry permits to store firearms in their vehicles no matter where they’re parked is among a number of new state laws taking effect today. The gun measure goes into effect despite questions about what it means for employment law in Tennessee. It allows workers to store guns in cars while parked in employers' lots.

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