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After reports of yellow water in the City of Hickman, state officials says residents are safe to drink the water.

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Update: The preliminary autopsy report found Officer Rodney Smith indicate drowning, according to Kentucky State Police Detective Jody Cash. He said Brown's Funeral Home in Mayfield is coordinating arrangements.

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A man is behind bars and charged with murder in Fulton County. Kentucky State Police say after 8 p.m. Saturday they were notified of a reported shooting on Holley Court in Hickman. 

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  The inaugural ‘WAVE River Counties Ag Day’ next week is looking to bring statewide attention to Kentucky’s four westernmost counties.

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Third Afternoon Update:

The National Weather Service Paducah confirms two tornadoes struck Fulton County Thursday night. In a series of Tweets, NWS said the first tornado was an EF1 that traveled 8 miles north of Hickman to five miles southeast of Hickman with peak winds of 110 mph. The second tornado was an EF2 east of Hickman that traveled to the Tennessee border. This tornado peaked at 125 mph.

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A Lake County, Tennessee man is charged with murder following an altercation in Hickman, Kentucky.

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Long-time Fulton County Sheriff Robert “Bobby” Hopper has died at age 66.

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Two women from far western Kentucky are now serving on state boards. Governor Matt Bevin appointed more than 10 people Friday. 

The U.S. Coast Guard is continuing efforts to clean up an oil spill along a stretch of the Mississippi River near Columbus, Ky., after two tow boats — one carrying about 1 million gallons of a potentially toxic petroleum product — collided earlier this week.

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET

The U.S. Coast Guard has shut down a section of the Mississippi River south of Paducah, Ky., after two tow boats collided, causing an oil spill of unknown size.

In a statement, the Coast Guard said that the collision occurred Wednesday at 8:22 p.m. at Mile Marker 937, just north of Columbus, Ky.

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