1998 Murray State University dorm fire

Government
1:11 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

General Assembly Moves to Approve University Upgrades

Renovations to the University of Kentucky's football stadium and the University of Louisville are among the projects that will benefit from a bipartisan General Assembly agreement is allowing state universities to use their own ability to issue bonds for capital projects.

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Society
8:12 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Walker Back in Court Today

Jerry Wayne Walker, Junior is set to appear in Calloway Circuit Court this morning for a hearing on six tampering with evidence charges related to a 1998 Murray State dorm fire that killed a fellow student. The Paducah Sun reports Walker’s attorney Dennis Null hopes the 8:30 am status hearing provides a resolution for the charges. Walker’s tampering with evidence indictments came just before his July acquittal on murder and arson charges for the same incident. Walker faces a maximum of 30 years in prison if found guilty on all charges.

Society
7:22 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. Defense Team Working on Deal

Jerry Wayne Walker junior’s defense attorney says they’re working with Commonwealth Attorney Mark Blankenship to reach a deal before Walker’s next trial date.

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Government
8:28 am
Mon September 10, 2012

Man cleared in 1998 fatal dorm fire in court again

Hester College, Murray State
panoramio.com

The Paducah Middle School principal recently acquitted in a fatal Murray State University dorm fire over a decade ago was back in court last week facing charges of evidence tampering.  Jerry Wayne Walker was cleared in July of arson and manslaughter charges by a Marshall County jury.  WPSD-TV reports the allegations of evidence tampering stem from letters Walker wrote in the days following the 1998 fire, where he accused others of starting it.

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Crime
2:11 pm
Wed July 18, 2012

Jury Deliberations Begin in Jerry Wayne Walker Jr. Case

Attorneys gave closing arguments this morning in the retrial of Jerry Wayne Walker. Walker faces charges associated to a 1998 Murray State dormitory fire that resulted in the death of one student and the permanent injury of another.

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Crime
7:56 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Former College Friend Testifies in Walker MSU Dorm Fire Trial

Jerry Wayne Walker Jr.’s college friend testified in Walker’s trial yesterday in Marshall County. Walker faces charges stemming from the 1998 Murray State University Hester Hall dorm fire that killed student Michael Minger.

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Afternoon Update
4:03 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 7/9/12

The minimum wage is currently $7.25. But in 1968, you'd make the equivalent of $10 an hour in today's money.
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Today on NPR: Raising Minimum Wage: A Help Or Harm?

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Crime
3:46 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Jury Selection Begins in Walker Retrial

Attorneys are selecting a jury in the trial of a western Kentucky man accused of starting a fatal fire at Murray State in the late 90’s.

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Government
1:41 pm
Thu July 5, 2012

Walker Trial Scheduled to Start Monday

A man accused of setting a fatal fire at Murray State goes on trial again Monday in western Kentucky. Circuit Judge Dennis Foust denied defense motions this week, clearing the way for Jerry Wayne Walker Jr.'s retrial in Benton.

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Crime
7:32 am
Tue June 5, 2012

Walker Trial Set for July

marshallcounty.ky.gov

The trial of Jerry Wayne Walker, who faces multiple charges in connection to a fatal 1998 Murray State University dorm fire, is set to begin July 9th. 

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