gun violence


Prosecutors are seeking a court hearing after the suspect in a deadly shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House was deemed presently incompetent for trial and in need of hospitalization.

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Marshall County High School students will be greeted by dozens of ‘Marshall Strong’ signs as they return to school on Thursday.

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Retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North was greeted with a standing applause welcome at a Republican rally Friday night at a rally at Murray State University.

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A debate at an informational forum in Murray about gun violence ended with a firearms store owner and gun violence prevention activists finding some common ground. 

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First responders in west Kentucky say cross-agency communication is an issue in handling active shooter situations. 

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Experts told Kentucky lawmakers that gun violence needs to be addressed as a public health crisis, advising that they consider legislation that would require gun owners to lock up their firearms.

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Gov. Matt Bevin said last week that he thinks parents should be responsible for locking up guns when they have children in the house, but he wouldn’t say whether he thinks that should be mandated by law.

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A plan to spend $13 million for upgraded safety and mental health services in Fayette schools will soon go before the school board.  Superintendent Manny Caulk unveiled the 10-point program Monday at Dunbar High School.

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19-year-old Tyler Jones of Ledbetter, Kentucky is being charged with murder after 15-year-old Payton Hurt of Boaz died Sunday night from a shooting incident.

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Marshall County High School is making several security changes for the upcoming school year.