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Society
3:36 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

Murray Police Offers Citizens Academy, Starts Monday

Communications Supervisor Rick Harris kicks off the 2013 Academy
Credit Murray Police Department, Facebook

The Murray Police Department begins their eight-week Citizens Police Academy this Monday, giving members of the community insight into the realities behind everyday police work. Sergeant Dave Howe says often people get a perspective of the police from national media, television and movies, and that a lot of times it's not entirely accurate - especially in rural areas. He speaks with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good about the topics covered: from crime scene investigation to the court room procedure, to how to protect yourself in your home.

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Society
7:35 am
Wed September 3, 2014

Increase to Paducah Police/Firefighter Pension Pay-out Fails

Paducah's retired firefighters and police will not see an increase in their pension payments after Tuesday's City Commission meeting.
Credit paducahky.gov

An ordinance to increase payment from the Paducah Police and Firefighters’ Pension Fund by 2 percent to retirees did not pass at Tuesday night’s City Commission meeting. The ordinance failed by a 2 to 2 vote with one commissioner not present.

 Commissioners Carol Gault and Richard Abraham voted to approve the increase. Abraham says Paducah’s police and firefighters are among the most deserving of increased support from the city’s budget.

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Police
2:31 pm
Mon October 7, 2013

TBI Releases Report Of Law Enforcement's Use of Deadly Force

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released its first-ever study on the use of deadly force by the state’s law enforcement agencies while in the line of duty.  

Not to be confused with the Law Enforcement Officers Killed or Assaulted report, the new study examines the critical effects the use of deadly force has on the officer, the department and the community.  

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Government
1:20 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Clarksville's Escorted Funeral Processions Getting Shorter

Police escorted Funeral Processions in Clarksville will be noticeably shorter in the coming months due to a new regulation which limits the length of the police escorted procession to seven cars including the hearse. 

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Education
3:24 pm
Thu January 3, 2013

Police Providing Security Support to Paris Schools

Local police are providing security for schools in the Paris Special School District while administrators review and update safety plans. PSSD Director Mike Brown says Paris Police and Henry County Sheriff officers will be in each of the three schools in the district.

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Society
8:48 am
Fri October 26, 2012

Madisonville Arrests Up 24 Percent from Last Year

Credit Madisonville PD

Arrests in the city of Madisonville Kentucky are up 24 percent compared to last year. Police Chief Wade Williams credits increased patrols and the use of statistical analysis of crimes for the rise in arrests. 

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Society
8:16 am
Wed October 24, 2012

Kentucky "Drive Sober" Campaign Results in Over 1,600 Citations

Kentucky’s “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” enforcement effort resulted in 1,636 citations for drunken driving this year. The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety coordinated campaign with 200 state and local law enforcement agencies from August 17th to September 3rd. The federally funded effort also led to over 1,400 felony arrests and thirteen hundred 1,300 drug arrests. State Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock says the campaign is meant to educate the public on the dangers of impaired driving.

Afternoon Update
4:14 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/21/12

"I used to say that I'm going to be an old man, sitting in the backseat slobbering all over myself, whenever they drive me on I-69. But you know, I might actually get to drive my own car on this thing yet."

Today on NPR: When complete, Interstate 69 will provide a direct route from Mexico to Canada through the Midwest. Indiana must build miles of road to complete its leg of the project, but funding for the necessary construction is dwindling.

Western Kentucky:

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Society
4:12 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Paducah Shooting

paducahhousing.com

Paducah police are investigating the shooting death of a Memphis man at the Elmwood Housing Complex. 

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Government
11:04 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Police must have more than anonymous tips

The Tennessee Supreme Court has ruled police must corroborate anonymous tips before officers stop and frisk someone.  

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