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Feds conduct surprise inspections of 57 coal mines

Posted: 04/21/2010 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Nearly 60 problem U.S. coal mines have been hit with surprise inspections aimed at preventing another explosion like the one that killed 29 miners in West Virginia, the nation's chief mine safety regulator said Wednesday.

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Unusual park theft: trees & flowers missing

Updated: 04/21/2010 - It's probably the last thing they expected to find just a day before earth day. Folks who take care of a Kentucky park say thieves took trees and flowers right out of the ground.

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Teen is out of jail

Posted: 04/21/2010 - One of the Jackson County teenagers charged in a kidnapping plot is out of jail.

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Mock disaster drill

Updated: 04/21/2010 - 55 nursing students participated in a mock disaster drill. First responders from a southeastern Kentucky community joined them in the effort.

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Kentucky mines hit with surprise inspections

Posted: 04/21/2010 - The federal government confirmed Wednesday it raided mines across the country this past weekend, including some in Kentucky. Those raided were known to have problems.

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Official: No sign of trouble before rig explosion

Posted: 04/21/2010 - NEW ORLEANS (AP) - An explosion rocked an offshore oil drilling platform, sending a column of fire into the sky and touching off a frantic search at sea Wednesday for at least 11 reported missing.

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Contractors face new lead paint rule

Updated: 04/21/2010 - A federal rule taking effect Thursday requires contractors take additional precautions when renovating houses that may have lead paint.

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2009 prison riot leads to protest at courthouse

Posted: 04/21/2010 - Family members of inmates in a central Kentucky prison where a fiery riot last year caused extensive damage protested Wednesday outside a courthouse while a grand jury decided if some prisoners would be criminally charged.

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Computer Glitch wreaks havoc statewide

Updated: 04/22/2010 - A massive computer glitch on a statewide network is causing problems for schools and law enforcement across Kentucky.

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Sources say Roethlisberger to be suspended

Posted: 04/21/2010 - The Associated Press is reporting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

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Some European flight restrictions lifted

Posted: 04/21/2010 - All of the flight restrictions have been lifted in Germany's airspace, but some restrictions are still in place over parts of Britain, Ireland and France as a volcanic ash cloud lingers.

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11 missing after oil rig explosion

Posted: 04/21/2010 - At least 11 people are reported missing after an explosion late Tuesday night rocked an offshore oil drilling platform.

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Child, mother shot in home invasion

Updated: 04/21/2010 - Police are looking for two robbers who shot a four-year-old child and her mother during a home invasion late Tuesday night.

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