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Kentucky says toxic releases decreasing

Updated: 01/17/2013 - Kentucky officials say an inventory that records toxic releases by industries in the state showed a reduction in releases in 2011.

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Commissioner visits all 174 school systems

Posted: 01/17/2013 - Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday has accomplished his goal of visiting schools in all 174 public school systems in the state

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Physician: shooting likely to carry lasting psychological effects

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Experts say traumatic events like Tuesday's shooting can cause serious emotional damage to people close to the ordeal. Doctor Farhan Fazal, who is the chief of staff at the Appalachian Regional Healthcare's Psychiatric Center in Hazard, says it is difficult to say just how people will process the loss of a loved one.

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Police: deadly Perry County house fire now "suspicious"

Posted: 01/16/2013 - After canvassing the scene of the fire that broke out Sunday morning on Scuddy Branch Road in Perry County and killed Sandra Kay Melton, 64, and Suzy Melton, 35, investigators initially said they had no reason to suspect foul play.

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Victim's basketball coach releases statement

Updated: 01/17/2013 - A prayer service will be held in honor of the victims, first responders and everyone affected by the shooting at Petrey Memorial Baptist at 7:00 PM Wednesday.

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Assistant Pike County Attorney loses his battle with cancer

Updated: 01/17/2013 - The cold and grey day outside matched the mood inside the Pike County Courthouse and across the community after Assistant Pike County Attorney Eddie Green lost his battle with cancer early Wednesday morning.

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Corbin considers ban on smoking

Posted: 01/16/2013 - The City Council heard a first reading of the proposed ordinance on Monday night, but did not take a vote. A second reading will be heard next month.

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Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

Posted: 01/16/2013 - President Barack Obama is announcing a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 elementary school children.

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ER visits due to energy drinks doubles nationwide

Updated: 01/16/2013 - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide in a recent four-year span.

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ER visits tied to energy drinks double since 2007

Posted: 01/16/2013 - A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide in a recent four-year span.

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2 dead after helicopter crashes in England

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Police say two people were killed when a helicopter crashed during rush hour in central London after apparently hitting a construction crane on top of a building.

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Poll: 6 in 10 favor stricter gun laws

Posted: 01/16/2013 - A new Associated Press-GfK poll finds that nearly six in 10 Americans want stricter gun laws following last month's deadly elementary school shooting in Connecticut.

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Obama to unveil gun violence plan

Updated: 01/16/2013 - President Barack Obama will ask Congress to ban assault weapons and limit ammunition magazines when he launches an effort to curb gun violence later today.

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House passes Sandy aid bill; Senate is next

Posted: 01/16/2013 - More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.5 billion in emergency relief despite a large no vote from Republicans.

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10 things to know for Wednesday

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday.

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Letcher Central marching band close to fundraising goal

Updated: 01/16/2013 - In less than one week the Letcher Central Marching Band will be performing in the Inaugural Parade in Washington D.C. The band held a benefit Tuesday at the high school to hopefully bring in the rest of the funds needed to pay for the trip.

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Paintsville business robbed at gunpoint, one suspect behind bars

Updated: 01/16/2013 - Employees at a Paintsville business say they are thankful to be alive after being robbed at gunpoint Friday night. A store employee explains it is something you hope never happens as a clerk, "This guy comes in the door with the mask over his face and a toboggan and a big jacket. and got about halfway through here and started pulling the gun out of his pants."

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