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Society
2:59 pm
Fri January 17, 2014

Early Morning Fire Leaves Trigg County Woman Dead

  A 75-year-old Trigg County woman died of smoke inhalation when her home caught fire the early this morning.  Kentucky State Police say the fire was reported around 2 a.m. at the Cadiz home of Dorothy C. Mitchell on Rocky Ridge Road.  Montgomery Volunteer Firefighters found Mitchell's body after extinguishing the blaze.  State police say an autopsy determined the woman's cause of death. The fire's cause hasn't been determined, but police say no foul play is suspected

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Society
4:46 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

Afternoon Fire Destroys Murray Apartment, No One Injured

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Officials with the state fire marshal’s office are investigating a fire in a Murray apartment complex.

A neighbor reports the fire in the Cambridge subdivision began around noon.  No one was injured.   

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Fire
11:44 am
Wed October 16, 2013

KSP and State Fire Marshal Investigate Possibility Of Marshall County Double Arson

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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Society
10:28 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Update: Victims Identified in Calloway County Fatal House Explosion

Update 7:56 P.M: The Kentucky State Police have identified those involved in the explosion.

The surviving victims of the house explosion are Marty Story, 54, of Murray, Melissa Mcleod, 41, of Hazel, Ira Greer, 60, of Almo, and Barbara Parker, 70, of Murray.  The surviving victims remain in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN.  The deceased has been identified as Kenneth Story, 72, of Murray.

Original Story: The State Fire Marshal's Office is investigating the cause of a fatal house explosion that leveled a Calloway County home on Saturday night. Multiple law enforcement agencies arrived at the house on Cook Store Trail near Coldwater shortly after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor. 

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Society
7:56 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Kentucky Officials Share Ideas to Fight Rise in Fire Deaths

Statewide, fire officials have begun discussing ways Kentuckians can stop the rising number of accidental fire deaths, which have claimed 30 people so far this year.

Kentucky Fire Marshal William Swope led the first brainstorming session Tuesday. He says most of the fire deaths have occurred in rural areas.

Much of the two-hour discussion hinged on how to get more working smoke detectors in homes in areas that lack fire personnel who can visit areas door to door. Most rural areas depend on volunteer fire departments that have limited time and resources. 

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Environment
7:20 am
Tue April 9, 2013

Crews Work to Contain Shawnee Forest Blaze

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Crews are working to contain a fire that has damaged at least 14 acres of the sprawling Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois.

U.S. Forest Service spokeswoman Patricia York says at least one-quarter of the blaze is contained at Little Grand Canyon near Pomona, southwest of Carbondale, in Jackson County. 

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Society
2:33 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

All Animals Safe After Christian County Shelter Fire Extinguished

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A fire damaged the Christian County Animal Shelter Monday morning. The county’s Emergency Management Director Randy Graham says all of the animals survived the fire. He also says there is some structural damage to one wing and the offices in the building.

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Fire
7:37 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Fire Destroys Paris Landmark

A fire has destroyed a former antique mall near downtown Paris.  The blaze broke out shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday on north Market Street.

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Society
9:10 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Authorities Probe Cause of Morehead Fire

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire at a Morehead State University building that injured four firefighters.  Morehead Fire Chief Jeff Anderson says the firefighters were injured by bricks that fell while crews were battling the blaze at Downing Hall around 7 a.m. Sunday. 

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Crime
8:21 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Fort Campbell Woman Sentenced 25 Years for Fatal Fire

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A Fort Campbell woman accused of trying to collect on her Army husband's life insurance policy has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for setting fire to her home and killing two of her children. Billi Jo Smallwood maintained her innocence at her sentencing Thursday in Louisville. 39-year-old Smallwood could have been given life in prison. She was convicted in federal court of maliciously setting fire to the family’s housing unit in 2007 while her children slept inside. Prosecutors say her intent was to kill her husband and cash in his $400,000 insurance policy.

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