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  • Current Weather Conditions in PADUCAH, KY - Updated Oct 31 5:35 PM

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    Western Kentucky water company to close - Kentucky.com 2 hours ago

        A small western Kentucky water company is shutting down after the first of the year citing deteriorating conditions.Click to Continue »

    Seperate vehicular collisions claim the lives of two local residents i... - Marshall County Daily 1 hour ago

        MARSHALL COUNTY - Two fatalities occurred within a 24-hour period in Marshall County, the first of which occurred at approximately 4:08 p.m. Thursday on KY 1422. According to the report filed by Marshall County Deputy Cory Curtner, a motorcycle operated by Glenn T. Thorn, 66, of Benton failed to negotiate a curve and left the roadway.

    Officials: Water district equipment stolen - Kentucky.com 1 hour ago

        Officials with the Mountain Water District in eastern Kentucky say thousands of dollars of equipment has been stolen from a water treatment plant.Click to Continue »

    Court spurns Virginia mom's conviction for taking children to school l... - Yahoo 2 hours ago

        By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - Virginia's compulsory school-attendance law is too vague to be used to prosecute a divorced mother for bringing her children to school late, the state's highest court ruled on Friday, overturning her convictions in a lower court. The decision by the Virginia Supreme Court was a victory for Maureen Anne Blake, a mother of three who shares custody with her ex-husband. She had been convicted on three misdemeanor charges related to her children’s school tardiness, with each count based on five instances of tardiness, from Dec. 1, 2011, to Jan. 19, 2012. ...

    Witness: Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded - Yahoo 1 hour ago

        A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another.

    Entertainment News
    Hayden Panettiere Shows Off Sex Appeal and Bare Baby Bump in Revealing... - E Online NEW!

        Happy Halloween, indeed, Hayden Panettiere!  The 25-year-old star, who is expecting her first child with fiancé Wladimir Klitschko, took to Twitter today to show off...

    Yes, All of American Horror Story's Seasons Are Connected! - E Online NEW!

        We have good news for your crazy conspiracy theorists: You're not so crazy after all! After two characters from Asylum were revealed to be showing up on American Horror Story: Freak...

    Best Looks of the Week: Kate Hudson's Orange Mini, Jennifer Lopez's Gr... - E Online NEW!

        This week's roundup of celebs in lust-worthy duds tells a story about primary colors. We're also noting trends that include structured crop tops and monochrome dresses—not to mention...

    French Montana: Khloé Kardashian Will "Be My Baby Forever" - E Online NEW!

        KhloĂ© Kardashian and French Montana ended things on good terms, clearly. The rapper stopped by The Wendy Williams Show and opened up about his former relationship with the E!...

    Alicia Keys Feeling ''Really Good'' Throughout Pregnancy, Son Egypt ''... - E Online NEW!

        Pregnancy definitely isn't slowing Alicia Keys down!  The 33-year-old singer, who is currently pregnant with her and hubby Swizz Beatz's second child, says she's never...

    Financial News
    Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power - Reuters NEW!

        OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power.

    Seattle Pacific University lifts campus lockdown after gun threat - Reuters NEW!

        SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Pacific University said on Friday its campus was on lockdown after a student received a threat of someone coming to campus with a gun, but lifted the orders about an hour later.

    Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal - Reuters 1 hour ago

        WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Iran's foreign minister and the European Union foreign policy chief in Oman on Nov. 9-10 to discuss the Iranian nuclear issue ahead of a looming deadline for a final agreement, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

    U.S. chides Russia over military flights in Europe - Reuters 1 hour ago

        WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Stepped-up flights by Russian fighters, long-range bombers and tanker aircraft are aggravating security concerns in Europe and the United States is watching them very closely, the Pentagon said on Friday.

    Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strike... - Reuters 1 hour ago

        SURUC Turkey/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - A convoy of Iraqi Kurdish forces in Turkey rolled late on Friday across the border into Syria to help Syrian Kurds defend the besieged town of Kobani that has become the focus of a Western-backed war against Islamic State insurgents.

    Health News
    Judge rejects attempt to isolate nurse - AP NEW!

        FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in the nation's biggest court case yet over how to balance personal liberty, public safety and fear of Ebola....

    Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92 - AP 1 hour ago

        MIAMI (AP) -- Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in India in 1984, has died in Florida at 92....

    Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead - AP 5 hours ago

        WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead....

    Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse - AP 6 hours ago

        FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- A Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients....

    Court order temporarily restricts nurse's movement - AP 8 hours ago

        FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickox's movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the state's quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients....

    Regional News
    Estonia citizen extradited to NYC in cyber case - The Southern NEW!

        NEW YORK (AP) — A man portrayed as the ringleader in an international cyber scam pleaded not guilty Friday to leading several others to infect more than 4 million computers in over 100 countri…

    Road closure in Williamson County - The Southern NEW!

        WILIAMSON COUNTY -- The Plaza Drive connector north of Illinois 13 will be closed to all traffic beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3.

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    Hospital builder HBE Corp. closing - Biz Journal - St Louis NEW!

        HBE Corp., a provider of design and construction services for the health care industry, is ceasing operations.Sources in the construction industry and a former employee confirmed the closing. HBE President and CEO Joseph Lehrer declined to comment.The company, which had 2013 revenue of $226.6 million, is majority owned by Fred and June Kummer, and has an employee stock ownership plan.Fred Kummer founded the company in 1960 as Hospital Building & Equipment Co. and relinquished his role as CEO…

    Officials: Water district equipment stolen - Kentucky.com 1 hour ago

        Officials with the Mountain Water District in eastern Kentucky say thousands of dollars of equipment has been stolen from a water treatment plant.Click to Continue »

    Science News
    2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava - AP 1 hour ago

        PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) -- Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow....

    Experts: Rocket blast a setback to space tourism - AP 1 hour ago

        MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- Commercial space tourism suffered a huge setback Friday when a prototype passenger rocket exploded during a test flight, scattering debris over the Mojave Desert and killing one pilot while seriously injuring the other....

    Are my muscular dystrophy drugs working? - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        People with muscular dystrophy could one day assess the effectiveness of their medication with the help of a smartphone-linked device, a new study in mice suggests. The study used a new method to process ultrasound imaging information that could lead to hand-held instruments that provide fast, convenient medical information.

    Scientists replicate the tide with two buckets, aquarium tubing, and a... - EurekaAlert 1 hour ago

        A design for a new, inexpensive tidal simulation unit enables researchers to investigate tidal marsh plant growth in a controlled setting. The unit costs less than US$27 to build, takes up less than two square feet of space, and does not require external plumbing; the protocol is available in the November issue of Applications in Plant Sciences. The system could be an important tool for researchers working to preserve and restore environmentally important wetlands.

    Week's Best Space Pictures: Antares Falls, Mars Mystifies, and the Sun... - National Geographic 1 hour ago

        A sunrise consoles space station crew after the loss of an unmanned Antares supply rocket, with Mars and the stars offering more consolation.

    Sports News
    Cubs fire Renteria - CBS Sports NEW!

        Cubs fire Renteria

    Maddon set for Monday - CBS Sports NEW!

        Maddon set for Monday

    Witten breaks up Bryant's spat with Randle - CBS Sports NEW!

        Witten breaks up Bryant's spat with Randle

    Bumgarner will get his own line of underwear - CBS Sports NEW!

        Bumgarner will get his own line of underwear

    Report: Warriors, Thompson agree to max deal - CBS Sports 1 hour ago

        Report: Warriors, Thompson agree to max deal

    Technology News
    Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For - Wired NEW!

        Today, a brave Virgin Galactic test pilot is dead and another one critically injured---in the service of a millionaire boondoggle thrill ride. The post Space Tourism Isn’t Worth Dying For appeared first on WIRED.

    FCC eyes new rules to protect consumers as voice networks transition t... - PC World NEW!

        The Federal Communications Commission will consider new rules to ensure real consumer choice as the U.S. shifts from copper-based networks to IP networks, agency officials said Friday.FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler will offer a set of proposals aimed at protecting voice customers during the commission’s Nov. 21 meeting, senior agency officials said. In addition to network-sharing rules, the FCC will consider requiring power backup systems on VoIP networks, officials said.In its consumer-protection proposals, which the FCC would release for public comment, the agency will consider rules for large telephone carriers that are currently required to share their last-mile networks with competitors, often to serve small-business customers. Wheeler’s proposal would require the large carriers to also share their last-mile IP networks, under similar terms and prices to their copper infrastructure, FCC officials said.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Startup Slack gets $120M infusion to kill email at work - PC World NEW!

        Slack, a cloud startup that’s landed some big name clients for its business communications product, has raised $120 million [m] at an eye-popping $1.12 billion [b] valuation.The San Francisco company’s funding and early customer wins are signs that venture capitalists and bold CIOs are eager to back entrepreneurs with modern software that can improve business processes, usually by tapping the cloud and mobility and adapting consumer apps for workplace use.Slack aims to provide a better environment for communications than usually happens over email. A lot of startups demonize email and make it their mission to provide something better. It was an early rallying cry of enterprise social networking (ESN) providers, though many soon realized they would need to co-exist with email. Time will tell whether Slack can overcome the entrenched email corporate culture.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Microsoft promotes its Band smartwatch platform with plans to license ... - PC World 1 hour ago

        Microsoft plans to license its Microsoft Band smartwatch technology to other manufacturers, with an emphasis on the sensors powering them, a company representative said Friday.Whether Microsoft plans to put in place a formal program, such as it has for Windows Phone, remains unclear. The Band does not run an operating system per se, but on Microsoft’s wearable firmware, optimized for low-power micro devices, the spokesman said in an email.“Yes on licensing the technology. Particularly the sensors, “ he said.Right now, the sensors are one of the selling points behind Microsoft’s $199 Band, which unexpectedly launched Wednesday night. Inside the smartwatch/fitness band are ten sensors, including a GPS, accelerometer, microphone, and gyroscope, plus sensors to measure skin capacitance, ultraviolet light, skin temperature, and continuous heart rate. The Band, Microsoft says, not only provides assistance during your workday, with calendar reminders, Twitter updates, the Cortana digital assistant, and the like, but also measures your sleep and exercise routine.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

    Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Downgrades Amiibo Figures Without Telling ... - Wired 1 hour ago

        WIRED editors discuss Nintendo's impending figurine business, Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One and more. The post Game|Life Podcast: Nintendo Downgrades Amiibo Figures Without Telling Fans appeared first on WIRED.

    US News
    Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions - AP NEW!

        The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday....

    Excommunicated Mormon loses her appeal - Yahoo NEW!

        SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated this summer says she has lost her appeal.

    Students isolated as expulsion alternative - Yahoo NEW!

        DENVER (AP) — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate.

    New Hampshire ban on 'ballot selfies' challenged by lawsuit - Yahoo NEW!

        By Ted Siefer MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A New Hampshire law that bans the sharing of images of marked election ballots over social media compromises the right of free political speech in the state, according to a lawsuit filed on Friday challenging the prohibition on "ballot selfies." The New Hampshire Civil Liberties Union is seeking to block the law, which took effect on Sept. 1, prohibiting sharing such images over Twitter, Facebook or any other online or conventional means. ...

    Jury: Death penalty for couple's hammer killings - Yahoo NEW!

        AKRON, Ohio (AP) — A man who was convicted of beating his girlfriend's parents to death with a sledgehammer should be executed, a jury said Friday.

    World News
    Six days after hanging crime victim, Iran defends its human rights rec... - Fox News NEW!

        Iran lashed out at critics of its abysmal human rights record at a U.N. hearing Friday, blaming the west for Saturday’s execution of a woman who killed her attempted rapist, and receiving support from a host of countries with dubious records of their own.

    Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare - AP 1 hour ago

        TORONTO (AP) -- Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away....

    German police arrest suspected member of Basque group ETA after 10 yea... - Fox News 1 hour ago

        Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.

    Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border - AP 1 hour ago

        SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said....

    Yemen's Shiite rebels, in control of capital, give president 10 days t... - Fox News 2 hours ago

        Yemen's Shiite rebels, who are in control of the capital, gave the president 10 days starting from Friday to form a government, hinting at a takeover attempt if their demands are not met.

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