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Feds target false billing scheme at Alpha

Posted: 03/25/2013 - CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - Federal investigators say they've uncovered a scheme that ripped off Alpha Natural Resources with false supply billings.

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Changes in UK blue don't change decades of passion

Posted: 03/26/2013 - The love of the Wildcats runs generations deep in Kentucky. It hit a fever pitch during the school’s run to its eighth national championship last March. And that passion sparked a huge run on UK merchandise, all colored a familiar shade of blue.

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Road crews prepare for March snow

Updated: 03/25/2013 - No major problems were reported during the day on Monday due to the snow, and crews want to make sure it stays that way.

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Lightning blamed in house fire

Updated: 03/25/2013 - The Wills family said they're very thankful for neighbors they only just met after lightning struck just outside their house, sparking a fire.

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Fatal crash on I-75

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Investigators think the snow and icy roads played roles in a deadly crash on Interstate 75.

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Big Sandy road crews prep for snow

Updated: 03/25/2013 - Road crews in the Big Sandy region are preparing for more snow in several counties that are under a winter storm warning.

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Two EKY hospitals team up to fight heart disease

Updated: 03/25/2013 - A big announcement came Monday in Prestonsburg as Pikeville Medical Center and Highlands Healthcare team up to fight heart disease, a leading cause of death in eastern Kentucky.

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Lightning strike sparks Corbin house fire

Posted: 03/26/2013 - The Wills family said they're very thankful for neighbors they only just met after lightning struck just outside their house, sparking a fire.

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EPA adds to W.Va.'s list of impaired waterways

Posted: 03/25/2013 - Federal regulators say the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection improperly left 255 streams totaling 1,000 miles off a list of impaired waterways it submitted for approval last fall.

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Judge sets May court date for USA Harvest founder

Posted: 03/25/2013 - U.S. Magistrate Judge Dave Whalin on Monday set a May 29 court date for 63-year-old Hugh "Stan" Curtis. Whalin said the two-month stretch before the next court date will allow Curtis to recover from two medical procedures and be examined by a psychiatrist to determine if he's competent to enter a plea to charges of using the charity to fund personal meals, travel and entertainment expenses.

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Talks continue on industrial hemp legislation

Posted: 03/25/2013 - FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - House Floor Leader Rocky Adkins is reporting progress in negotiations on a bill that would allow Kentucky to quickly license hemp growers if the federal government ever lifts a ban on the crop.

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Pa. groundhog's handler taking blame for forecast

Posted: 03/25/2013 - PITTSBURGH (AP) - An Ohio prosecutor who has light-heartedly filed charges against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently "predicted" an early spring says he may consider a pardon now that the animal's handler is taking the blame.

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Newtown residents upset about NRA robocalls

Posted: 03/25/2013 - NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Some residents in Newtown, Conn., say they're outraged at receiving robocalls from the National Rifle Association only three months after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings.

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Kerry arrives in Afghanistan on unannounced visit

Posted: 03/25/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has flown into Afghanistan on an unannounced visit to see President Hamid Karzai amid concerns the Afghan president may be jeopardizing progress in the war against extremism with anti-American rhetoric.

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Spring snowstorm hits central states, pushes east

Posted: 03/25/2013 - A wide-ranging storm is burying thoughts of springtime weather across a number of Midwestern states under a blanket of snow and slush, leaving in its wake dashed Palm Sunday plans, dozens of canceled flights and treacherous roadways as it churns eastward.

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