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Allison Crawford, WKMS

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is offering a $5,000 dollar reward for information leading to the person or persons responsible for the kidnapping and murder of two sisters in northwestern Tennessee more than three decades ago.

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A malfunction in a vending machine sparked a small fire at Graves County Middle School early Tuesday morning.

Nicole Erwin, WKMS

As reports across the Commonwealth show increased dependency on prescription pills and heroin, recovery centers seek creative solutions for these evolving addictions. CenterPoint Recovery Center for Men in Paducah may have just found one that works.

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You are Letcher County, Kentucky. You are rural, mountainous, and in the heart of the central Appalachian coalfields. Your economy is not in good shape. Fox News has called your largest town “the poster child for the war on coal.” You are offered funds to build a new federal prison. It could bring jobs but also brings up troubling moral issues. What do you do?

There are apps that can help people with diabetes keep track of their blood sugar and apps that can attach to a blood pressure cuff and store blood pressure information. I use an app called ZocDoc to schedule and manage doctor's appointments. Every time I see a therapist or a primary care doctor or dentist, the data get stored in my personal account.

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State officials say unemployment rates fell in 64 Kentucky counties between June 2015 and June 2016. Jobless rates rose in 49 counties and stayed the same in seven others.

The Kentucky Office of Employment and Training says Woodford County had the state's lowest jobless rate at 3.6 percent.

Oldham County was next at 3.7 percent, followed by Shelby County at 3.8 percent, Fayette and Spencer counties at 3.9 percent and Anderson and Campbell counties had 4.1 percent rates.

Magoffin County had the state's highest unemployment rate at 16.8 percent.

The federal government released its first overall hospital quality rating on Wednesday, slapping average or below average scores on many of the nation's best-known hospitals while awarding top scores to many unheralded ones.

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Update Wednesday: Grabinski has been arrested after turning himself in Tuesday night. He is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment, second-degree disorderly conduct, fourth-degree assault and menacing. He was released on a $2,500 dollar bond. 

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With millions downloading and playing Pokemon GO, Dr. Michael Bordieri talks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about psychological benefits and concerns.

Ebony Clark, WKMS

Police training, racial profiling and minority officers were among topics that emerged in a community forum on race relations Monday night at Good Shepherd Church in Hopkinsville.

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