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A sign memorializing the devastating mudslide that killed 43 people last March in the community of Oso, Wash., is shown Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. The road through the slide area re-opened Monday night to two-way, 50 mph traffic and was realigned and raised as much as 20 feet in places. Crews also installed six new culverts. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Traffic resumes on highway hit by deadly landslide6 months later, traffic resumes on Washington highway hit by deadly landslide
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Ban sought on children working on tobacco farmsAPNewsBreak: Lawmakers urge Obama administration to ban children working on tobacco farms
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John and Susan Graham, the parents of missing UVa student Hannah Graham spoke to the media during a press conference Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Charlottesville, Va. Hannah Graham was last seen early Saturday morning Sept. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress/Dean Seal)
Suspect charged in case of missing UVa studentPolice: Man charged with abduction with intent to defile in case of missing U.Va. student
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Students protest outside of Ralston Valley High School, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, in Arvada, Colo. The students are protesting a proposal by the Jefferson County School Board to emphasize patriotism and downplay civil unrest in the teaching of U.S. history. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
Denver area students walk out of school in protestHundreds of Denver area students walk out of class to protest conservative US history proposal
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Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig speaks to the media before presenting New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, right, with the Commissioner's Historic Achievement Award at Yankee Stadium before a baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Selig hopes Jeter will wind up owning teamThe new boss? MLB Commissioner Bud Selig hopes Derek Jeter will wind up owning team
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 31, 2014 file photo, Seattle Storm's Sue Bird plays against the Indiana Fever in a WNBA basketball game in Seattle. Bird became the first American player to make four world championship teams when USA Basketball announced the roster on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. Bird won gold medals in 2002 and 2010 and a bronze medal in 2006.  (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
Sue Bird 1st 4-time player on US basketball rosterSue Bird becomes 1st US women's basketball player on 4 world championship teams
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Bestselling book banned from middle schools'Fault in Our Stars' book banned from California district's middle schools over sexual content
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FILE - This March 15, 2013 file photo shows Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, papal nuncio for the Dominican Republic, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The Vatican says it has put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest following allegations he sexually abused young boys in the Caribbean country. Josef Wesolowski has already been defrocked after the Vatican's canon law court found him guilty in June and imposed its toughest penalty: laicization, or returning to life as a layman. On Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, the Vatican's separate criminal court opened a preliminary hearing into his case and ordered him placed under house arrest. (AP Photo/Manuel Diaz, File)
Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrestVatican puts ex-Dominican ambassador under house arrest for alleged sex abuse
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In this image taken from video provided by Steve Hindi of Showing Animals Respect and Kindness, SHARK, a fundraising live pigeon shoot for U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe is shown, Sept. 5, 2014 in Lone Wolf, Okla. Inhofe is facing criticism from animal rights groups over a fundraiser he held earlier this month in which live pigeons were thrown into the air for participants to shoot out of the sky. (AP Photo/Showing Animals Respect and Kindness SHARK)
Senator's live pigeon shoot draws criticismSenator's live pigeon shoot fundraiser in Oklahoma draws criticism from animal rights groups
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  • 10 cows shot, killed after truck overturns

    Ten cows that escaped from a cattle truck after it overturned before dawn Tuesday while exiting a southern Illinois freeway were shot and killed by police when they became a traffic hazard to other motorists, Illinois State Police said. KMOV-TV Saint Louis, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 01:26 PM
  • Vigil Honors 3 Killed in Ky. Pawn Shop Shootings

    Family and friends held a prayer vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of three people killed inside a central Kentucky pawn shop. The vigil was held Saturday night in Somerset, Kentucky, to honor 35-year-old Michael Hockensmith; his wife, 38-year-old Angela Hockensmith; and 60-year-old gold broker Daniel Smith of Richmond. WBKO-TV Bowling Green, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 05:12 AM
  • Suspect in Brethitt County sexual abuse case also charged in Pulaski County

    According to the Commonwealth Journal, Robert Morris, 68, of Eubank was indicted earlier this month by a Pulaski County grand jury on charges of first-degree rape and first-degree sexual abuse. The Kentucky Attorney General's Office announced the indictment of Morris in a release on Thursday, as well as that of Brenda Morris, 61, on charges of complicity to Robert Morris' alleged offenses. WKYT, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 05:16 PM
  • Hamilton named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Floyd County entrepreneur Shane Hamilton, third from left, owner of Service Maids, LLC, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Young Entrepreneur category. Representatives from EIEA sponsoring partners, from left, Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology; Ray Moncrief, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation; Brett Traver, executive director, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development ; Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO, The Center for Rural Development; and Dr. Michael T. Benson, president of Eastern Kentucky University, present Hamilton with the EIEA award. Floyd County Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:54 PM
  • State winner in 'Promote Your School' essay from Adair Co., too

    The KHEAA press release identifies the state winner, McGregor Scott, as being from Somerset, Kentucky. But many Adair Countians will recognize McGregor Scott from the little farm at the intersection of Gradyville and Milltown. Columbia Magazine, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 02:14 PM
  • Somerset sisters tackling Appalachian Trail

    That's what Sarita "Sam" Gibson and Lee Redmond are aiming to become by launching a daunting hike along the famed Appalachian Trail. The two local women - Gibson is 49, Redmond 56 - are both sisters and longtime travel buddies. WKYT, Sun, Sep 14 2014 @ 11:26 AM
  • Drury named 2014 EIEA recipient

    Harlan County entrepreneur Greg Drury, third from left, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Start-Up Business category. Harlan County entrepreneur Greg Drury, third from left, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Start-Up Business category. Harlan Daily Enterprise, Sat, Sep 13 2014 @ 04:39 PM
  • Kentucky Town Beats High Gas Prices-By Opening a Public Gas Station

    Earlier this month, the small city of Somerset , Kentucky, drew national attention when it opened a municipally owned and operated fuel center in an effort to drive down gas prices for local residents. As a result of its proximity to Lake Cumberland, a popular tourist destination, the city of 11,000 residents has long struggled with high fuel prices-especially during the summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. Yes! Magazine, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 05:06 PM
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