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Community Needs Are Discussed at Forums

Updated: 09/13/2007 - Dozens of people come together on Western's campus to determine the most pressing needs of the community. Sept. 13 marked the third of five forums designed to get community input for Western's new regional stewardship program.

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Emotional Testimony Precedes Life Sentencing

Updated: 09/13/2007 - Emotional testimony from the victim's parents precedes the sentencing of a man and a woman for the murder of a Bowling Green man. Tonya Ray and Christopher Hackworth were each sentenced to life in prison in Warren Circuit Court on Sept. 13.

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Humberto Downgrades to Tropical Storm

Updated: 09/13/2007 - The storm that hit shore early Sept. 13 as Hurricane Humberto is downgraded to a Tropical Storm as it bears down on central Louisiana. Hurricane Humberto made landfall near the eastern tip of the Texas coast in the same area where Hurricane Rita hit two years ago.

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Helicopter Hits Power Line, Kills Three Ft. Campbell Soldiers

Updated: 09/13/2007 - Fort Campbell releases the names of three soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed in a pasture in northeast Alabama. A company commander, a helicopter pilot and a repairman were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training flight.

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Roadside Bomb Kills Sunni Leader Key to U.S.

Updated: 09/13/2007 - A roadside bomb detonates in Iraq, with one of the victims in the blast important to the U.S. The bomb struck a convoy carrying 39-year-old Sheik Abdul Sattar Abu Risha and his security detail.

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WKU's Festival of Heroes Two-Day Concert

Updated: 09/13/2007 - A two-day concert at Western Kentucky University will help benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Sixteen artists from across the country will be on campus Thursday and Friday to perform.

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President Announces Plan for Iraq on Sept. 13

Updated: 09/12/2007 - President Bush is taking General David Petraeus' advice. Bush is expected to announce Sept. 13, his plans to cut U.S. troops in Iraq by about 30,000 by next summer.

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Two Charged With Making Meth

Posted: 09/12/2007 - Special units from the Kentucky State Police converge on a Butler County residence to catch a fugitive and confiscate his drugs. They arrested 42-year-old Jimmy Roy Pendley, a fugitive wanted on felony warrants in Allen, Butler and Warren Counties.

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Marijuana Could Be In Your Field

Posted: 09/12/2007 - Marijuana is, literally, a "growing" problem in Todd County. Recently, drug officers cut down and seized more than $2-million worth of marijuana plants.

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Tompkinsville Water Shortage

Updated: 09/13/2007 - A nearby city's water supply gets dangerously close to drying up. People across South-Central Kentucky have been asked to conserve water but a shortage is forcing Monroe County to put a stricter water policy in place.

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IBM Develops Virtual Deaf Interpreter

Posted: 09/12/2007 - It's a productive twist on the animated characters known as "avatars," that carry out fantasies in virtual computer worlds. IBM researchers have developed an avatar that can translate spoken words into sign language.

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New Robot Builds Relationships

Updated: 09/12/2007 - Kids' toys are progressing more and more every day. And now, there will soon be one that can see, hear and even remember who you are. The Hanson Company makes its money selling and renting lifelike robots.

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Rochester Dam Erosion Threatens Water Supply

Updated: 09/12/2007 - Three Ky. counties facing a problem that could wipe out the water supply altogether. An upstream pool area around Green River Lock and Dam #3 is a water source for the counties. The rocks on the dam are eroding and if something isn't done soon, the dam could be breached.

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Leachman Files Lawsuit Against Mosher

Updated: 09/12/2007 - A Bowling Green businessman who was severely injured in a motorcycle wreck that killed two people has filed a lawsuit to recover his medical expenses.

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Crime Stoppers: Threatening Phone Messages

Updated: 09/12/2007 - Three area law enforcement agencies are asking for your help in finding the person who's sending obscene and threatening messages to random cell phones.

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Calling Train Enthusiasts All Aboard

Updated: 09/12/2007 - As part of a national convention, passenger trains will be rolling through Bowling Green for the first time in 35 years. Although the L & N Depot and Museum only has static train cars, Bowling Green is making it happen and calling "all aboard."

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China to Stop Using Lead Paint in U.S. Toys

Updated: 09/12/2007 - The U.S. and China have now agreed to a plan to protect America's kids from unsafe toys. China supplies 90-percent of the toys sold here.

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Democrats Say Troop Reduction Doesn't Go Far Enough

Updated: 09/12/2007 - Senate Democratic leaders reject the call by the top U.S. general in Iraq for a reduction of as many as 30,000 U.S. troops in Iraq by next summer, saying it does not go far enough.

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West. Va. Woman Tortured and Beaten

Updated: 09/12/2007 - In West Virginia, six people are charged with crimes of staggering depravity. They allegedly held a woman prisoner for days while they tortured and sexually abused her

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Tenn. Carries Out Electric Chair Execution

Updated: 09/12/2007 - For the first time in almost 50 years, Tennessee has executed someone in the electric chair. Daryl Holton was put to death early Sept. 12 for the murders of his three young sons and their half-sister in 1997.

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Supreme Court Halts Baze Execution

Updated: 09/12/2007 - The Kentucky Supreme Court halts the execution of Ralph Baze. The court made the ruling Sept. 12, two weeks before he is set to die in the state's first lethal injection in eight years.

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Most Ky. Children Above Federal Guidelines

Updated: 09/12/2007 - The majority of children in Kentucky's public schools perform above federal guidelines. A report from the Kentucky Department of Education says 75-percent of public schools met the requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

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WKU Hits Enrollment High

Updated: 09/12/2007 - The students at Western Kentucky University help it make a milestone. For the first time ever, enrollment at the college has passed the 19,000 mark.

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