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Kentuckians with certain Class D felonies would be able to clear their criminal records under a bill that the state Senate Judiciary Committee approved on Thursday.

The legislation would create a process whereby people with Class D felonies could file to have their judgments vacated five years after completing their sentences.

It's increasingly likely that the next time you have an encounter with a police officer, he or she will be wearing a body camera. And depending on how things go, you may be left wondering: "Can I get a copy of that video?"

There's no single answer to that, or other pressing questions, such as whether you can tell an officer you don't want to be recorded. In the year and a half since the Ferguson, Mo., protests, police departments have been rushing to adopt the cameras.

But when it comes to body camera policies, departments are all over the map.

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A bill proposed in the state House of Representatives would reduce penalties for some crimes with the goal of saving the state money, according to the legislation’s sponsor.

Rep. Brent Yonts, a Democrat from Greenville, has filed a bill that would create a new crime category called “gross misdemeanor,” which would include flagrant non-support (not paying child support), second degree forgery and second degree criminal possession of a forged instrument.

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Three McCracken County residents have been taken into custody and a fourth is being sought after a shooting last night at Paducah’s Noble Park.

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A Paducah juvenile has been charged with attempted murder after admitting he left an infant in a dumpster.

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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has released a study of crimes on school campuses across the state.  

More than 30,000 offenses on school campuses were reported by law enforcement agencies from 2012 to 2014.  

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Police are using 3D diagrams from a laser scanner in their investigation of the Champion family deaths Sunday.

Clarksville Homicides on the Rise

Oct 6, 2014

Homicides in Clarksville are on the rise, according to data from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

Ten cases took place just this year, compared to eight (six in the city, two in Montgomery County) in 2013. This year's numbers come out to seven homicides per 100,000 people.

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Police suspect a southern Illinois man shot and killed a Mayfield teenager and later killed the teen’s mother today.

Graves County Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says 41-year-old Terry Froman of Brookport allegedly murdered and abducted his ex-girlfriend 34-year-old Kimberley Thomas and her 17-year-old son. 

UPDATE: Barnard will appear in court Monday, June 9. His arraignment is scheduled for 1 p.m. in Marshall County. Barnard is currently being held at the county jail.

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