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Sentencing Date Changed
8:38 am
Fri March 2, 2012

Sentencing Rescheduled for Iraqi Man who Pleaded Guilty to Terrorism Charges

Federal Courthouse in Bowling Green
WKU Public Media

The Associated Press is reporting that sentencing for Waad Ramadan Alwan has been moved from April 3rd to October 2nd. US District Judge Thomas B. Russell ordered the new date after prosecutors and defense attorneys requested a delay. In December, Alwan pleaded guilty to 23 terrorism-related charges. He is one of two Iraqi nationals who were arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky in May of 2011.

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Regional
8:55 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

At Least 12 Killed in Severe Weather Outbreak

The Associated Press now says at least 12 people were killed by the storms that moved through our region Wednesday. At least 10 tornadoes touched down in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Tennessee.  According to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, there were three fatalities in his state. According to the AP, six people died in Harrisburg, Ill. More than 100 people are said to have been injured.

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Tornado Confirmed
3:20 pm
Wed February 29, 2012

Weather Service Says an EF2 Tornado Added to Damage

The Associated Press is reporting that a National Weather Service team has determined at least one of the strong storms that raced through Kentucky Wednesday was an EF2 tornado, with winds up to 125 miles per hour.

Officials say waves of strong storms damaged dozens of homes and businesses in north central Kentucky, but left only one person injured.

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Tennessee Valley Weather Warning
8:06 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Weather Service Warns of Threat of Tornadoes in Tennessee Valley for Wednesday

The National Weather Service says conditions are right today for the possible development of tornadoes and damaging wind over parts of the Tennessee Valley to the Southern Appalachians. The areas most likely to experience this activity include Northern Alabama, Northern Georgia, Southern and Eastern Kentucky, Northern Mississippi, Western North Carolina, and much of Tennessee.

Tornado Watch Issued
7:33 am
Wed February 29, 2012

Severe Weather Moves into Region

Terror Suspect Boasted about Setting Explosives
11:22 am
Mon February 27, 2012

Documents Indicate Terror Suspect Bragged about How Many Explosives He Placed

Documents obtained by the Associated Press reveal that 24 year old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi once boasted to an informant that he had placed so many explosives in Iraq he couldn't count them all. Hammadi is one of the two Iraqi nationals arrested in Bowling Green, Kentucky last year on federal terrorism charges.

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Politics
10:51 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Stumbo Wants Morehead State Records After School Opposes His Bill

Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo is asking for spending records of Morehead State University's President and Regents.  Stumbo filed an Open Records Act request February 17 seeking the travel expenses and other records of President Wayne Andrews, his staff, and the 11 members of the Morehead Board of Regents.

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Health
8:34 am
Thu February 23, 2012

Indiana Smoking Ban Clears One More Legislative Hurdle

The Indiana Senate will soon take up a statewide smoking ban. The bill passed the Indiana Senate Policy Committee on an 8-2 vote Wednesday, following the measure’s passage in the House. The smoking ban contains numerous exemptions, including those for casinos and private clubs.

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Health
1:31 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Kentucky, Tennessee, and Indiana in Top 5 Nationally for Meth Lab Busts

Barren County Drug Task Force

Methamphetamine lab seizures rose nationally again in 2011, further evidence the powerfully addictive and dangerous drug is maintaining a tight grip on the nation's heartland, according to an Associated Press survey of the nation's top meth-producing states.

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2012 Presidential Race
1:25 pm
Wed February 22, 2012

Senator Paul Sees Real Chance of "Brokered" GOP Convention

Bowling Green Republican Rand Paul says there's a growing chance that his party's presidential nominee could ultimately be chosen at a brokered convention this summer. The Kentucky Senator has a vested interested in the Republican presidential race — his father, Ron Paul, is among the candidates.

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