crime

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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Crime
3:01 pm
Mon July 23, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Will Re-Consider Guilty Plea in Heath High Shooting

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.

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Morning Cram
6:39 am
Fri July 20, 2012

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

Wikimedia Commons

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

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Morning Cram
9:17 am
Tue July 10, 2012

the morning cram [cliff diving edition]

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.

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Crime
8:04 am
Tue July 10, 2012

Murray Man Arrested After Police Find His Mother Dead

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

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Kincaid Mounds
12:12 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Kincaid Mounds Damage by Possible Looters

Picture of the hole made in the Kincaid Mounds by a possible looter.
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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Crime
3:53 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

Henry County School Bus Held Hostage

The man who held a bus full of Henry County students hostage with a bomb threat this morning is undergoing a mental evaluation. Henry County Sheriff Monte Belew says 26 year old Steven Decker boarded the bus during a stop on Guthrie Road. He told the bus driver he had a gun and a bomb and demanded $25 thousand  in cash. Belew says the bus driver called 9-1-1 during the incident. He says,

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