crime

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.

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.

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.

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.

morning cram [Chicago no school day edition]

Sep 10, 2012
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.

A federal appeals court has set an October 10th hearing date to take up the case of the man convicted in the 1997 Heath High School shooting in Paducah.

the morning cram [it's time for a change edition]

Jul 20, 2012
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From NPR: The ousting of a North Korean chief is indicative of deeper issues in the republic. 

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From NPR: Much of the political focus when discussing the Bush-era tax cuts is on the wealthy, but they're not the only ones who would be affected if the tax cuts are allowed to expire at the end of this year.

Police arrested a Murray man late last night after his mother was found dead in an apartment.

Sheila Richey / Kincaid Mounds Support Organization

Southern Illinois authorities are investigating damage and possible looting to prehistoric native American sites in Massac and Pope Counties.

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