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12:22 pm
Tue September 24, 2013

Oak Grove Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Tampering with Evidence in Double-Homicide

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A former Oak Grove police officer could serve three years in prison for tampering with evidence in an unsolved murder case nearly 20 years ago.

Leslie Duncan pled guilty Monday. Duncan’s arrest is the first in the unsolved case. He was one of the first officers on the scene and the lead investigator in the slayings of Gloria Ross and Candida Belt. They were shot and stabbed at a massage parlor that was later exposed as a front for a prostitution business.

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Society
6:35 am
Mon September 23, 2013

Second Person Dies From Murray House Explosion

The Kentucky State Police has been notified by the Nashville Medical Examiner’s Office that Barbara Parker, age 70, of Murray died at the Vanderbilt Medical Center on Friday. Parker is the second person to die from injuries after a house explosion on Cook Store Trail in Calloway County. 71-year-old Kenneth Story died on the scene. Kentucky Fire Marshal Bill Swopesays the most likely cause of the September 14 explosion was a leak in a liquid propane line. Kentucky State Police spokesman Jay Thomas says investigators haven't found any signs of foul play.

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Crime
3:47 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Murray Police Warn Residents of Phone Scam

  The Murray Police Department says identity thieves are attempting to gain personal information from Murray residents via a robocall scam.

Citizens are receiving calls from unusual numbers, then a computerized voice informs potential victims that their credit or debit card has expired.  The voice then asks them to enter their credit card number.

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Society
4:33 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Kentucky African American Poverty Increase

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The number of African Americans living below the poverty line in Kentucky increased in 2012, while the rest of the state’s poverty data showed little or no change. That’s according to the American Community Survey the U.S. Census Bureau released today. 

More than a third of African Americans were living in poverty in 2012, up three percentage points from the previous year.

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Society
4:32 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

McCracken County Fiscal Court Postpones Grievance Hearing

The McCracken County Fiscal Court is emergency management director Paul Carter time to prepare for his grievance hearing. Carter was suspended five days without pay for a reported scuffle with a tow truck driver.

Carter alleged the Fiscal Court failed to follow proper protocol in disciplining him. He retained attorney Jeremy Ian Smith Monday to represent him in the grievance.

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Society
2:45 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Peel & Holland on The Affordable Care Act Part 1

Heather Elliot of Peel & Holland in Benton and Murray joins Kate Lochte on Sounds Good. They walk through the first of a three part series on changes we're looking at with the implementation of The Affordable Care Act. Peel & Holland has compiled comprehensive information on what that entails for families and businesses on their website. Click here to read more.

Society
11:23 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Jeff Broadbent Named Program Manager of Pennyroyal Veterans Center

Jeff Broadbent is the new Program Manager for the Pennyroyal Veterans Center in Hopkinsville.

Broadbent has served as the Outreach Coordinator for the Center since it opened in March of 2012. Pennyroyal Center Executive Director David Ptaszek said Broadbent is passionate regarding services for veterans and that he will do an outstanding job as Program Manager.

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Society
11:10 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Need Line Neighborhood Project Kicks Off

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Need Line volunteer Amy Iddings interviews about the organizations new Neighborhood Project. The idea cam from a story Iddings and her friends heard and NPR story about the Ashland Food Project.   Instead of waiting for donations to come to them they plan to bring the cause to your front door. Listen to Amy describe how Need Line plans to go out into the neighborhoods of Calloway County, not just to find supporters, but to change the way we view hunger in the community.

Society
6:04 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

All About MSU's Assessment and Counseling Center

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Dr. Marty Dunham speaks with Kate Lochte about Murray State University's College of Education Assessment and Counseling Center. The center provides low cost psychoeducational consultation, evaluation, and counseling services. Some of the issues they commonly help with include adjusting to new situations, depression, stress, homesickness, anxiety and fear, grief, relationship issues, and family problems. See more, including their hours, here.

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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