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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - More than 100 members of the 101st Airborne Division are returning to Fort Campbell after a six-month mission in Africa. The Army post is having a welcoming ceremony on Monday.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - An investigation has found no criminal wrongdoing by workers at a West Virginia residential care facility after a teenager escaped, stole a van and was involved in a fatal crash. The Charleston Gazette-Mail obtained an investigative report by the Department of Health and Human Resources. The report says there was no way to determine who was at fault for the teen having access to the van keys.

ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) - Two businessmen plan to redevelop an eastern Kentucky hotel in a move local officials hope will help revive the area's struggling economy. The Daily Independent reports Jim Nizzo and Andy Spiros purchased the Ashland Plaza Hotel for $3.6 million. The men plan to renovate the hotel and turn it into a 4-star Delta Hotel by Marriott in Ashland.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Government officials have asked a judge to halt construction on seven billboards near a newly opened bridge connecting Kentucky and Indiana. The Courier-Journal reports the River Ridge Development Authority has sued Outfront Media, the Indiana Department of Transportation, local landowners and the town of Utica, Indiana, over a plan to allow seven new billboards just north of the Lewis and Clark Bridge.

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