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Crime
5:20 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

Murray Police Investigating Homicide

Credit MPD

The Murray Police Department says a local woman faces murder charges in a shooting death on Oxford drive in the city's Canterbury Subdivision. Sergeant Dave Howe says police responded to a domestic disturbance call around 12:30 p.m. today. Howe says Michelle Baxter, 50, of Murray  is lodged at the Calloway County Jail.  The investigation is still ongoing.

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Crime
7:43 am
Tue April 23, 2013

Murray State Issues Safety Alert

Two Murray State University students report being assaulted near campus in the past three weeks, prompting the university to send out a safety alert.

Both victims were women, and the unknown attacker wrapped his hands around their throats. The first assault occurred around 3:30 a.m. at the Chase Apartment parking lot April 6th. The second attack was at 15th and Hughes streets around the same time April 14th. The second victim saw the attacker and describes him as a dark skinned male wearing a hoodie.

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Society
8:08 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Car Chase Leads to Arrest of Texas Man

Credit McCracken County

A Texas man led McCracken County Sheriffs on a chase on I-24 yesterday afternoon. Deputies pursued 27-year-old Jerry Page at speeds over 100 miles-per-hour after receiving complaints of reckless driving. Kentucky State Police reported the car Page was driving was also involved in a motor-vehicle hit and run in Marshall County. Deputies reported Page’s car spun out and stopped, allowing them to arrest him. Page is now in McCracken County jail on charges of evading police, wanton endangerment, and multiple driving offenses.

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Society
8:48 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Madisonville Arrests Up 24 Percent from Last Year

Credit Madisonville PD

Arrests in the city of Madisonville Kentucky are up 24 percent compared to last year. Police Chief Wade Williams credits increased patrols and the use of statistical analysis of crimes for the rise in arrests. 

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Society
6:50 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Assault Victim Says Basketball Player's Punishment is "Too lenient"

Zay Jackson
Lance Allison, goracers.com

A Kentucky man run over by a Murray State basketball player in a Wal-Mart parking lot says he's angry about his attacker's proposed sentence. Jason Clement of Murray told WPSD that a 30-day jail sentence for Racers guard Zaveral "Zay" Jackson is too lenient. Jackson pleaded guilty earlier this month to wanton endangerment. He admitted to running down Clement and his wife September 9th. Clement says the fall left him with little mobility in that arm but has not been able to afford medical attention.

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Society
6:34 am
Mon October 22, 2012

Hickman Man Leads Sheriff Deputies on Chase

Patterson
Graves County Sheriff

A Hickman man is in Graves County Jail after shooting at a Sheriff’s deputy Saturday afternoon. Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says 35 year old Terry Patterson was wanted for a non-violent warrant when he shot at the deputy, then led him on a 90 mile per hour chase through Kaler, Kentucky. Redmon says Patterson then pulled into a driveway and barricaded himself in his car for an hour. He says Patterson eventually disarmed himself and was arrested.

Government
4:11 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Juvenile Justice Commissioner Says Minor Offenses Shouldn't Lead to Incarceration

The state'’s leading authority on juvenile justice says he would like to see status offenders kept out of incarceration facilities.

A status offense is something a youth gets in legal trouble for, but an adult wouldn'’t. Common status offenses are running away from home or skipping school.

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Society
4:37 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Paducah Man Arrested for Arson

McCracken County Jail

A Paducah man is in jail on first degree arson charges for allegedly starting a fire at the home of his estranged wife Wednesday night. Police arrested 44-year-old Norman Landers for violating a domestic violence order when he came to the house after the fire started. Police questioned Landers about the blaze after Fire Marshall Greg Cherry determined the fire’s origin was suspicious. Police say Landers later admitted to starting the fire and is being held in McCracken County Jail. No one was injured in the fire.

Crime
2:04 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Murray State Basketball Player Arrested

Lance Allison, goracers.com

A Murray State University basketball player was arrested yesterday after he allegedly struck two people with his vehicle intentionally. Murray Police Spokesman Scott Svebakken says Zaveral “Zay” Jackson faces two counts of first degree assault. Police arrested Jackson while responding to reports of an altercation in the Murray WalMart parking lot. MSU Athletic Director Allen Ward had no comment about Jackson’s arrest. Jackson is a sophomore at Murray and played in every game of last year’s 31-2 season.

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Morning Cram
9:59 am
Mon September 10, 2012

morning cram [Chicago no school day edition]

suntimes.com

Teachers in Chicago walked off the job Monday after contract negotiations fell through, leaving 400,000 students in the nation's third-largest district shut out of their classrooms.

TN: Tennessee prison sentences are shorter than most. Renew your drivers license all by yourself.

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