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Afternoon Round-Up 4/16/12

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Today on NPR: What happens in Vegas... gets you fired.

At a sometimes heated hearing today where members of the House got to express outrage about the excessive and wasteful spending by officials from the General Services Administration during a 2010 conference in Las Vegas, the man at the center of the scandal refused to testify.

And now... news from the Four Rivers Region:

Eggners Ferry Bridge Collapse Hearing: Navigation lights are the focus of the first day of Coast Guard and National Transportation and Safety Board hearings on the crash that collapsed a portion of the Eggners Ferry Bridge.

Fire in Kirksey: A fire has fully engulfed a structure on Norsworthy road near Kirksey, Kentucky.

In Boston:  A former Murray State Racer Wins Boston Marathon.

Loud Noises in the Capitol:  Kentucky lawmakers have returned to the capitol for a special session, and it's not clear how long they'll remain in Frankfort to finish their work.

Shelly Baskin works in MSU's Office of Regional Outreach and is a graduate student in Occupational Safety and Health. A roustabout from Memphis, Tennessee, Shelly first found his way into WKMS through the newsroom back in 2011 through luck, charm and force of will. Though he left news for another position, he still enjoys working on independent radio projects and volunteering for the station. He’s an avid disc golfer and occasional real golfer and is terrible at both. A lover of all things musical, Shelly is always ready to hear something new and unique.
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