Rob Canning

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Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served 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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While heroin-related deaths are seeing ‘epidemic-levels’ in other parts of the Ohio Valley, Tennessee health officials say the state hit its record number of drug overdose deaths last year.

J. Tayler Franklin, WFPL

Governor Matt Bevin has issued an emergency administrative regulation to place a synthetic opioid known as U-47-700 a Schedule 1 controlled substances and subject to criminal penalties. 

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Paducahans will have a chance to view the National Christmas Tree next week before it’s displayed at the Capitol.  

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The Kentucky State Police Troopers are working to identify a body found in an abandoned vehicle near Princeton, Ky.

Hickman riverport

The Hickman-Fulton County Riverport Authority says barge-unloading operations on Kentucky's side of the Mississippi will resume after a year-long hiatus, thanks to the port’s new crane.

The old crane had been in use since 1972 and was decommissioned last November following an accident, which greatly diminished the port’s ability to process cargo.  

NASA

This weekend, a lunar event will allow for the closest view of the moon from Earth since 1948.  

NASA says the upcoming ‘SuperMoon’ will be 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a usual night.  

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Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner has asked top leaders in the General Assembly to meet ahead of the veto session next week.  

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The McCracken County Public Library has selected three finalists in its search for a new library director.  

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has agreed to sell depleted uranium from the Paducah Gaseous Diffusion Plant to enrich at a new state-of-the-art facility in western Kentucky. 

Construction and operation of the $1 billion facility by GE-Hitachi's Global Laser Enrichment is estimated to bring approximately 800 to 1,200 jobs to the local community. 

Rob Canning, WKMS

Murray State students protesting the victory of President-Elect Donald Trump say they want to make sure minority groups aren’t pushed aside or out of sight.  

A few dozen students congregated outside Waterfield Library Wednesday morning with signs reading ‘We Deserve to Feel Safe,’ ‘Black Lives Matter’ and ‘You Can’t Vote Out My Rights.’  

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