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Repairs made to flood damaged roads

Updated: 04/25/2013 - Some people in Eastern Kentucky were able to leave their homes today for the first time since flash flooding one week ago left them stranded.

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Officials: Bomb suspect acknowledged role

Posted: 04/24/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Two U.S. officials say the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings acknowledged his role in the attacks to FBI investigators.

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Officials: Suspect did not have a weapon when arrested

Posted: 04/24/2013 - WASHINGTON (AP) - Two U.S. officials say the surviving suspect in the Boston bombings did not have a weapon when police captured him hiding inside a boat in a neighborhood back yard.

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US regulators report 11 mining deaths in '13

Posted: 04/24/2013 - ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) - Federal regulators say mining deaths during the first quarter of this year totaled 11, with West Virginia claiming nearly half of those fatalities.

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Environmental attorney considers US Senate bid

Posted: 04/25/2013 - Environmental attorney Tom FitzGerald says he may seek the Democratic nomination to run for U.S. Senate next year but perhaps not if Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes gets in the race.

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Region participates in mock disaster drills

Posted: 04/24/2013 - The mock disaster exercise is used to train first responders and health care providers how to handle chemical weapons spills such as anthrax.

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Some eastern Kentucky schools facing budget cuts

Updated: 04/24/2013 - Many school districts across eastern Kentucky are trying to figure out how to cut hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars from next year's budget.

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Grimes leads Hazard education summit

Posted: 04/24/2013 - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes led a roundtable discussion Wednesday at Hazard Community and Technical College. It was part of the Appalachian Teaching and Leadership Network "Jobs and Education Summit."

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Suspect killed in central Illinois slayings

Posted: 04/24/2013 - Illinois State Police Lt. Col. Todd Kilby said the suspect was injured in an exchange of gunfire with law enforcement personnel during a car chase. He was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

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Environmental attorney considers US Senate bid

Posted: 04/24/2013 - Tom FitzGerald told The Courier-Journal he is being encouraged to challenge McConnell because, he said, the five-term senator is not representing the interests of the people of Kentucky.

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