7:55am

Tue June 28, 2011
The Two-Way

Hero Of N.C. State's '83 Championship Killed In Bus Crash

If you're even a casual fan of college basketball, you know the story of the "cardiac kids" from North Carolina State, their coach Jim Valvano and the underdog Wolfpack's remarkable 54-52 win over Houston in the 1983 NCAA championship game.

The player who sealed the victory with a last-second dunk, Lorenzo Charles, died Monday when the bus he was driving crashed into some trees in West Raleigh, N.C.

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7:41am

Tue June 28, 2011
Around the Nation

Hawaii Man Travels 300 Miles On Paddleboard

Bart de Zwart climbed on a 14-foot paddleboard, which looks a little like a surfboard, and he paddled 300 miles from Hawaii's Big Island to the island of Kauai. It took him five days at sea.

7:33am

Tue June 28, 2011
Around the Nation

Newsprint Scented Candle Is Hot Off The Press

The Time of New York scented candle promises to evoke the aroma of black ink on paper. According to its distributor, the candle gives off hints of cedar and musk with a "powdery note and velvet nuance."

7:21am

Tue June 28, 2011

6:22am

Tue June 28, 2011
Business and the Economy

Northern KY City Reports Surplus

Cities throughout Northern Kentucky have struggled in recent years to provide essential services in a struggling economy and council meetings often turn into contentious debates about budget issues. The city of Florence, however, has managed to maintain service levels, complete several capital improvement projects and maintain reserves of more than $20 million. So what sets the Boone County city apart?

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6:13am

Tue June 28, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Churchill Makes Up Most Races

Eight of the nine Churchill Downs races that were cancelled last Thursday after a tornado struck the track’s barn area will be made up before the end of the spring meet next week.Two races were added to last Friday’s night racing card. The rest of the makeup races will be run this Friday through Sunday.

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6:04am

Tue June 28, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Supreme Court Rules for Kentucky Man

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a Kentucky man facing a nearly nine-year prison sentence for crack cocaine charges is eligible to have his sentence reduced. William Freeman agreed to the sentence in a plea deal, which was based on the sentencing guidelines for crack. When those guidelines changed, Freeman tried to have his sentence shortened, but was told he had to follow his plea deal.

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6:01am

Tue June 28, 2011
All Politics are Local

Fancy Farm Emcee Named

For the 131st annual Fancy Farm picnic, organizers have plucked longtime Democratic Marshall County Judge Executive Mike Miller to host the event, which marks the unofficial start of the Kentucky general election this fall. The Graves County sideshow is scheduled for August 6 and is expected to be heavily attended due to the 2011 gubernatorial race between Democratic incumbent Steve Beshear and Republican challenger David Williams, but candidates in other statewide races have also been invited.

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5:28am

Tue June 28, 2011
NPR News Investigations

Flawed Child Death Probes Cause Wrongful Convictions

NPR News Investigations, ProPublica and PBS "Frontline" analyzed nearly two dozen cases in which people have been accused of killing children based on flawed work by forensic pathologists. Some of the accused were later cleared. Others are still in prison.

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