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7:32 am
Wed November 28, 2012

IL Medical Marijuana Bill Gets Another Look

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Illinois lawmakers are considering a three-year pilot program that would temporarily legalize medical marijuana for people with certain illnesses. Bill sponsor Rep. Lou Lang says he thinks political momentum is on his side and hopes to vote on the bill Wednesday.

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Government
7:15 am
Wed November 28, 2012

State Fields Thousands of Calls About Tax Amnesty

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The Kentucky Department of Revenue has been getting up to 1,000 calls a day in the final week of an amnesty offer to delinquent taxpayers. The rising interest has prompted the state department to extend operating hours at 10 field offices around the state.

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Government
3:57 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Child Fatality Panel Meets First Time On Tuesday

Members of a new state review panel tasked with overseeing child fatalities and near fatalities will begin their work by examining the cases of eight children who died over the past year.

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Government
12:27 pm
Tue November 27, 2012

Humphries Plans to Submit Official Resignation Soon

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First District State Senator-elect Stan Humphries plans to submit his letter of resignation as Trigg County Judge Executive in the coming days. Gov. Steve Beshear will have 30 days to select a replacement for the remaining two years of Humphries’ term.

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Government
7:38 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Another Blow for IL Anti-Eavesdropping Law

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The U.S. Supreme Court delivered a blow to an Illinois anti-eavesdropping law. The high court let stand a lower-court ruling Monday that said the law violates free-speech rights when used against people who tape police in public. Violators of the law face a maximum 15-year prison term.

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Roads & Highways
4:23 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

KYTC: Lane Restriction Planned for I-24

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet restricts traffic to one lane Tuesday on Interstate 24 near the Marshall-McCracken County Line. The lane closure will last through all daylight hours.

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Audit
3:34 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Graves County Fiscal Court Audit Finds Procedure Errors

The Kentucky State Auditor’s office found the Graves County Fiscal Court failed to properly pay a contractor and report funds. The auditor’s office 2010-2011 fiscal year report released today shows the county failed to promptly pay a contractor for nearly 1.6 million dollars in clean-up work related to the 2009 Ice Storm. The work was done in May 2009, but was not paid for until more than a year later, violating state statute which orders all contract work paid within 30 days.

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Roads & Highways
2:33 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Paducah Woman Dies in Car Crash

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A 51-year-old Paducah woman is dead from a single vehicle crash this morning near Ledbetter. Cynthia L. Felts was driving west on U. S. 60 when she ran off the side of the road for unknown reasons. Felts was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene by the Livingston County Coroner.

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Government
12:42 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Alcoholic Beverage Control Task Force Looking at "Non-Controversial" Issues

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A task force aimed at overhauling Kentucky's alcoholic-beverage regulations is intentionally avoiding larger issues. Task-force member Senator Jimmy Higdon says the panel wanted to have consensus on all proposed changes. He says the group didn't address  controversial alcohol laws like closing bars during elections and preventing alcohol sales in groceries while allowing them in drug stores.

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Crime
12:04 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Three Former UTM Football Players Face Robbery, Kidnapping Charges

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Three former University of Tennessee at Martin football players face robbery and kidnapping charges. Linebacker Cortez Bowen was removed from the team after he and former players Richard Taylor and Jeremy Anderson allegedly robbed and kidnapped two UTM students at gunpoint earlier this month. A 17-year-old juvenile is also charged in the incident.

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