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morning cram [anxious egypt edition]

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Political parties in Egypt are frantically trying to organize, register and make themselves known before elections this fall.

NPR reports a short timeline and lawlessness are making some consider postponing the revolution.

KENTUCKY~ Primaries take place today, so go vote! (unless you’re an independent). Your officials say they’re watching out for voter fraud. Paducah is taking down (some of) its floodgatesMore roads are drivable as water levels continue to fall and workers will be inspecting the Smithland Bridge on Thursday (expect delays). A 6-year-old dies in a Carlisle County bus wreck. FEMA officials will kick off a statewide earthquake exercise. Ag officials want you to get rid of standing water because of mosquito concerns. Todd County gets $500k to renovate an Elkton building. Nothing was resolved @ yesterday’s Marathon Oil price gouging hearing. The Commonwealth is pumping out the degrees.

TENNESSEE~ Clarksville Police are investigating a home invasion/homicide and that sinkhole on Cumberland Drive was caused by a busted water main.

morning cram [medicare edition]

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Democrats claim the proposed changes to Medicare in the U.S. House of Representatives last month would save the government money by shifting costs to patients. 

Republicans tell NPR the plan would give patients choice and power by creating provider-level competition.

KENTUCKY~ Gov Beshear is optimistic after the US Army Corps blew up a Missouri levee. Western Kentucky flood displacement estimates total 4,000. What are all those National Guard troops doing? NWS confirms a tornado graced Calloway County last week. Farmers have to wait for drier fields to plant corn crops. Police accuse a Barlow father/son duo of a (fail) construction site burglary. The Attorney General’s office weighs in on an Open Records Act decision stemming from a Paducah case. Meet the University of Kentucky’s next president. Don’t have flood insurance? You can still buy/claim.

ILLINOIS~ US Sen Durbin: Congress will help farmers affected by the Birds Point Levee breach.

morning cram [tallies edition]

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Severe storms punished five Southern US states.

NPR tallies the lives lost at 178.

KENTUCKY~ US-51 in Hickman County will likely be closed sometime today after incoming floodwaters overtake it. TVA officials predict LBL lake levels to reach 371′. Paducah says its ready for the crest and you can see LIVE webcam views from its vantage on the Ohio River. NWS predictors change Ohio River estimates. Gov Beshear will poke around today. Livingston County/Smithland officials are optimistic about the temporary levee they’re building on top of the permanent one. Benton Police: man robbed Newwave @ knifepoint; ran away with TV. Paducah’s Senator Bob Leeper was joined by only two other lawmakers refunding their ‘undeserved’ recess pay.

TENNESSEE~ Many remain without power and the rain isn’t helping.

ILLINOIS~ Cairo’s Mayor: economic depression shouldn’t factor into allowing the city to flood.

morning cram [sneezing edition]

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Why do some people get sick and others in similar environments don’t?

NPR reports how our immune systems respond to the viral mechanisms of a cold can make some of us easier targets.

Several snow-related slideoffs and crashes are occurring all over the region. Predictions indicate 3-4 inches of snow accumulation is possible. Many area schools are closing early (see above).

KENTUCKY~ A house fire closed US-60 for several hours this morning. A Graves County man dies in a trailer fire Friday (1 of 3 blazes within 2 hours). Police ID a 9-year-old Todd County girl found dead just hours after she was reported missing. America’s most philanthropic couple (Bill & Melinda Gates) give the state’s Department of Education $1 million.

TENNESSEE~ Paris’ interim city manager uncovers ‘improper accounting methods‘ @ City Hall. Clarksville Police say one person is dead and two are injured after an early Sunday morning club shooting. North Carolina’s Attorney General wants to re-sue TVA over pollution.

ILLINOIS~ A pair of escapees are back in jail after a weekend romp.

OVC Basketball~ Murray State is now in first place in the Ohio Valley Conference. (Men’s) MSU > APSU, UTM < TSU; (Women’s) MSU < APSU, UTM > TSU.

morning cram [inquiry edition]

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Keeping track of all the investigations into the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico can be confusing.

~Check out NPR‘s guide to oil spill inquiries.

Beware!: Freezing rain is expected to coat the afternoon.

KENTUCKY~ Paducah Commissioners swear to do their job and approve of a public student housing project. Still no charges or official cause in Paducah toddler death. A ruling on whether racetracks can offer wagering on past horse races is expected before the year’s end. A suicide bomb kills 6 Fort Campbell soldiers.

TENNESSEE~ 21/28 arrested in a federal wiretap Clarksville crack-ring bust and police arrested yesterday’s shooting suspect. An official today will recommend how much debt the state should take on.

ILLINOIS~ Gov. Quinn picks up a new Chief of Staff. The state (almost) fails a health preparedness test.

morning cram [hacktivists edition]

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The FBI and the Justice Department are searching for the hackers who launched Operation Payback.

~NPR ponders if high-profile internet attacks are really worth it.

Ice and snow have shutdown many area schools (find out which ones) and makes for some slippery driving (be careful). Also, find out what kind of weather is heading your way this week.

KENTUCKY~ An abused/hospitalized McCracken County toddler dies and a Paducah woman was found murdered. A Paducah highschooler is charged with dealing pot at school.

TENNESSEE~ Haslam names his new finance commissioner. The state is working on upgrading its 911 systems to receive texts.

ILLINOIS~ Filmmakers are working on a documentary about the late US Senator Paul Simon.

OVC BASKETBALL~ (Men’s) MSU > Chattanooga, UTM < IPFW, APSU > Fontbonne. (Women’s) MSU < Purdue, UTM > Evansville, APSU < Bowling Green.