Rob Canning

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Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a junior at Murray State University and a news writing intern at WKMS. He majors in TV Production and splits most of his time between class and serving as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.

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There are four finalists in the search for president of West Kentucky Community and Technical College. 

Kentucky Community and Technical College System President Jay Box unveiled the list Thursday.  

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Update Wednesday: Grabinski has been arrested after turning himself in Tuesday night. He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault and menacing. He was released on a $2,500 dollar bond. 

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On the second night of the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton became the first woman to receive a nomination from a major party for president.

The moment came at the end of a roll-call vote with Senator and challenger Bernie Sanders requesting the party select the former Secretary of State as their candidate.

Murray State history professor and Kentucky delegate Dr. Brian Clardy is at the DNC in Philadelphia and says the nomination was a powerful moment.    

Lance Dennee, WKMS

Hillary Clinton has made history as the first woman to receive her party’s nomination for president, but it wasn’t without contention from her rival, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders.  

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The Tennessee State Library and Archives has unveiled a new online collection highlighting Tennessee’s involvement in the Women’s Suffrage movement and passage of the 19th Amendment.  

Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is renewing his call for term limits and says the General Assembly should vote on the idea this year. 

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Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul has raised more than $1.2 million in the latest fundraising quarter for his reelection campaign.

Acdixon, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

A Kentucky death row inmate has filed a federal lawsuit against the state claiming he is being denied kosher food at the Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville. 

Marcus Obal, Wikimedia Commons

A Tennessee man faces arson charges after torching a Paducah hotel room.  

By Paul Goyette from Chicago, USA (bird's eye) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Public health officials in Lexington say the Zika virus has been confirmed in an infant born to a woman who traveled to a virus-prone area.  

Test results from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate the infant was exposed to the virus in the womb.  

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