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Health officials in the Ohio Valley are dealing with a multi-state, regional outbreak of Hepatitis A infections, with nearly 500 cases in four states. As part of the Ohio Valley ReSource series, “Rural Risk,” Mary Meehan reports this outbreak is the latest public health threat linked to the region’s addiction crisis.

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Officials say the new I-69 bridge over the Ohio River between Indiana and Kentucky will likely be operated as a toll bridge.

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A Fort Campbell official says the Army post is investigating why a volunteer who provided holy day and weekly Jewish services was terminated.

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A nasty strain of bacteria that can cause severe illness is what's driving a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Friday.

Ashland Police Department via Facebook

A new police program in far east Kentucky allows community members struggling with drug addiction to seek help without facing reprisals.

In the small city of Fort Morgan, Colo., 33-year-old Verónica delicately stacks cans of food into her mini shopping cart, strolling the narrow aisles of the Rising Up food pantry to gather eggs, milk, apples and an extra-large box of cereal.

"This [place] is really helpful for me," Verónica says in Spanish. She has asked not to be identified by her full name because of the sensitive nature of the topic. "Without it, I'd be left some days without any food."

Matt Markgraf, WKMS news

Several West Kentucky Counties will receive disaster aid for damage resulting from severe weather that occurred February 21 through March 21 of this year.

As it reopened its doors for business Wednesday, four wooden crosses painted white and decorated with hearts and balloons stood in front of a Nashville-area Waffle House, a stark reminder that just three days earlier it was the scene of seemingly random and lethal bloodshed.

Each victim killed in Sunday's shooting rampage had their photographs and names on one of the crosses: Taurean C. Sanderlin, 29; Joe R. Perez, 20; DeEbony Groves, 21; and Akilah DaSilva, 23.

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The Kentucky State Police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency are setting up locations across the commonwealth for citizens to dispose unneeded prescription drugs.

JULIETA MARTINELLI / WPLN

The Tennessee Waffle House where four people died in a shooting has re-opened and the company intends to donate its first month of sales to help victims of the deadly attack.

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