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Man held in Illinois with body parts from Kentucky slaying

Man's family opened suitcase and body part fell out.

UPDATE: Cave-in-Rock Ferry will stay in service, tentative contract reached

The Cave-In-Rock ferry has stopped service indefinitely as of 10 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, according to the Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). 

Chase through four counties lands Illinois man in jail

An Illinois man led state troopers and others on a chase through four counties before tire spikes helped slow his car.

Kentucky among 7 states in one of three “reopening” pacts

Seven Midwestern governors, including Kentucky's, announced Thursday that they will coordinate on reopening their state economies, after similar pacts were made earlier this week in the Northeast and on the West Coast.

Illinois sees first legal sales of recreational marijuana

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that about 500 people were outside Dispensary 33 in Chicago on Wednesday morning.

Kentucky police charge 5 Illinois woman in shoplifting plot

Elizabethtown police have charged five Illinois woman in a $25,000 shoplifting scheme they say stretches from Illinois to Georgia.

Kentucky is using billboards to lure Illinois companies

Kentucky launched a marketing campaign to coax Illinois companies to move across the border with promises of lower taxes and better weather.

Illinois 11th to legalize recreational marijuana

Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed legislation making Illinois the 11th state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.

Illinois governor announces plan to legalize marijuana

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he's reached an agreement with key lawmakers on a plan to legalize recreational marijuana in the state starting next year.

Ohio man due in federal court on false claim about child

23-year-old man will go before a U.S. magistrate on a charge that he lied to federal agents about being a missing child from Illinois.

Cairo Bridge between Kentucky and Illinois could re-open today

An Ohio River bridge linking Kentucky and Illinois that has been closed since Feb. 22 due to flooding could reopen this week.

Missing endangered Illinois woman found stuck in Laurel County ditch

A missing endangered woman from Illinois was found stuck in a ditch in Laurel County Friday morning.

CEO: Gunman passed background check when hired

The chief executive of the company that owns the warehouse where an employee gunned down five co-workers says a background check on him when he joined Henry Pratt Co.15 years ago did not turn up a 1995 felony conviction for aggravated assault in Mississippi

Stolen car police chase lands Tennessee man in jail

State Police arrested a Tennessee man Tuesday accused of stealing his girlfriend's car in another state.

Police investigate threat at Paducah school following reference to Marshall County shooting

A student at a high school in Paducah told school officials that someone she knew had taken responsibility for the shooting at Marshall County High School, and told her, "and you're next,"

Earthquake in Illinois felt in Kentucky

An earthquake in Illinois was felt across the Ohio River in Kentucky early Tuesday morning.

Kentucky man committed under Illinois sex-violence law

Jurors have found that a 50-year-old Kentucky man could be committed under Illinois law because he's likely to sexually assault someone again in the future.

Man accused in deadly bank holdup pleads guilty to charges

A man accused of fatally stabbing two Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has pleaded guilty to charges.

Death investigation after man falls off barn roof

State Police are investigating the death of a man who apparently fell off the roof of a barn he was building on his property in Anderson County, according to State Police.

Dozens of miners due in Illinois for skills competition

A college in southern Illinois will host more than 100 coal miners from around the region for a rescue skills competition next month.

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