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'State of emergency' in Kentucky as winter storm hits

A "state of emergency" has been declared in Kentucky today after a winter storm stranded hundreds of drivers on interstate highways.

Drivers were stuck on highways for up to 12 hours after becoming stuck in 21.5 inches of snow.

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear declared a state of emergency and the National Guard was deployed to assist the stranded after the winter storm hit.

The storm, which spread from Texas to New England, closed hundreds of school districts and caused the cancellation of nearly 4,000 flights.

According to NBC News, state police said that 30 miles of Interstate 65 and 50 miles of I-24 were still impassable by the afternoon.


'Six hurt' as passenger jet skids off LaGuardia runway

Officials at the airport say there were no serious injuries. Credit: Reuters

Six people were slightly hurt when a plane skidded off a runway at New York City's LaGuardia Airport while landing during a snowstorm earlier today.

Six people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs the airport.

School shocked by 'inspirational' teacher who wanted to join Islamic State

School shocked by 'inspirational' teacher who wanted to join ISStaff and pupils at a Bolton school were shocked when they discovered an 'inspirational' chemistry teacher wanted to join Islamic State.

Jamshed Javeed was today sentenced to six years after admitting Syria-related terror offences.

ITV News correspondent Juliet Bremner reports.


Broadcasters yet to respond to PM's TV debate ultimatum

Broadcasters are yet to respond to Prime Minister David Cameron's "final offer" of one TV debate involving all seven political party leaders.

Labour leader Ed Miliband has accused the Conservative leader of "running scared" from a one-to-one debate while Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg said it was "no way to treat the British people".

ITV News' Political Correspondent Carl Dinnen reports:

Ex-Tory MP Proctor's home searched in child sex investigation

Former Conservative MP Harvey Proctor said today he feels embroiled in a 'Kafka-esque fantasy' - after police searched his house in Leicestershire.

The raid was part of an investigation into claims of historical child abuse by establishment figures. Mr Proctor denies any involvement.

ITV News Reporter Ben Chapman has more:

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