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J. Tyler Franklin, WFPL

Update: Kentucky Rep. Dan Johnson committed suicide on Wednesday

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From the pulpit of his Fern Creek church Tuesday, state Rep. Dan Johnson ignored calls for his resignation and said he plans to seek re-election next spring.

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A Republican state representative from Bullitt County has been accused of sexually abusing a girl in his church, among other misdeeds, in a new investigative report from the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and Louisville Public Media.

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A fire chief and three other volunteer firefighters facing arson charges in Kentucky have entered not guilty pleas. 

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Miss Kentucky USA runner-up has pleaded not guilty to an arson charge.

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

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The Kentucky Supreme Court has overturned murder and arson convictions of a Graves County man claiming a lack of women on the jury contributed to the conviction. 

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Kentucky State Police and the State Fire Marshal's office are investigating two unrelated cases of arson near Hazel in Calloway County.  

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The Kentucky State Police has arrested a New Concord man on arson charges stemming back to a Calloway County house fire in February. 

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Although Kentucky’s fall forest fire hazard season officially ended December 15th, Kentucky Division of Forestry officials say people should remain vigilant when burning or building fires out in the open.  

KDF Director Leah MacSwords says even though winter precipitation decreases the number of forest fires, it only takes a few sunny dry days to create favorable conditions. 

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The Kentucky State Police and State Fire Marshall are investigating foul play surrounding two Marshall County house fires that occurred within hours of each other Tuesday night. 

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