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Crime
3:53 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Affidavit: Pittman Misled Police In Investigation of Greenlee's Death

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Details about a suspected murder at Jackson, Tennessee’s Union University came to light Tuesday during the arraignment of a student from Milan.

Charles Pittman is being held without bond on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence after the death of his fiancé Olivia Greenlee.  

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Crime
8:41 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Union University Student Charged with Fiancé's Murder

Charles Pittman and Olivia Greenlee
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Police in Jackson, Tenn., arrested a Union University student this weekend on charges of first-degree murder and tampering with evidence after his fiancé was found dead on campus Wednesday. 

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Society
4:18 pm
Fri February 14, 2014

Cold Water Won’t Deter Polar Plunge Participants from Raising Special Olympics Funds

Polar Plunge 2013
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Kentucky Lake temperatures are at a chilly 37 degrees today as Polar Plunge participants prepare to jump in tomorrow to raise money for the Special Olympics. That’s ten degrees lower than the water temperature last year.

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Society
4:54 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Paducah Woman's Dog Wins Award at Westminster

Swede William
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John Null talks with Patience Renzulli about her award-winning dog, Swede William.

  A Paducah woman is currently celebrating an award from the Westminster Kennel Club in New York.

Author and dog trainer Patience Renzulli attended the world’s most famous dog show, where her 7-year-old whippet Swede William took home the Best of Opposite Sex award in his breed – essentially a runner-up placement. That was the end of the line for the whippet, though, as only the Best of Breed winner moves on in the competition.

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Society
3:00 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Hodgenville Ceremony Commemorates Abraham Lincoln's 205th Birthday

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Wednesday marks the 205th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln.

Several activities are planned at the Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hodgenville, KY.  As a part of the commemoration, Lincoln historian Carl Howell will donate an artifact to the park – the grave marker for Abraham Lincoln’s only brother – Thomas Junior – who died in infancy. 

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Society
12:43 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Church Leader: Muhlenberg County House Fire Survivors Improving

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A tight-knit community in western Kentucky is preparing to say goodbye to a mother and eight of her children who perished last week in a house fire. 

Thirty-six-year-old Chad Watson and his 11-year-old daughter Kylie were the only ones who made it out of the house alive, but they won't be at the funerals.  They are still being treated for lung damage and severe burns.   

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Crime
1:19 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

KSP Warn of "One-Ring" Phone Scam

Credit Paul Martin Lester

Kentucky State Police say they’re hoping to prevent residents from losing money in a telephone scam that’s shown up in other parts of the country.  Sgt. Michael Webb said criminals overseas are auto-dialing thousands of cell phones inside the U.S. and hanging up after just one ring. 

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Speaker's Corner
4:05 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Retired Military Official Shares What It's Like in Afghanistan

Credit Rob Canning

  Retired Lt. Col. Robert Michael "Mike" Paul spoke at Murray State University's History Department Research Forum about his time in Afghanistan.

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Society
3:50 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Murray Named Best Place to Live in Kentucky

A real estate blog has named Murray as the best place to live in Kentucky, citing its low unemployment rate and low cost of living among other factors for its appeal.

Movoto found Murray has one of the states lowest unemployment rates at 7.2 percent. Kentucky's average rate last year was 8.4 percent. The small town also scored 79 for cost of living, with the nation's average at 100.

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Fire
11:41 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Nine Family Members Confirmed Dead Following Muhlenberg County House Fire

Credit Lisa Autry

Updated at 3:20 pm

The nine victims of Thursday's Muhlenberg County house fire ranged in ages from 4 to 36 and included twin brothers.

Investigators with the Kentucky State Police and state fire marshal’s office say the fire was accidental and caused by an electric baseboard heater malfunction. 

Kentucky State Police spokesman Stu Recke confirmed the names of the nine family members who died in the fire that broke out around 2 a.m. in the town of Depoy.

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