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Crime Stoppers: Police Looking For Woman Indicted In 2016 Crash

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) More than a year after a deadly crash, police are looking for the woman they say is responsible. 22-year-old Christy Torres is accused of being intoxicated behind the wheel in a deadly crash that happened the afternoon of New Year's Eve 2016. Police say her car crossed the median on Newtown Pike and crashed into 35-year-old David Gordley. His car hit two others, resulting in a chain reaction crash and ultimately his death. Last month, Torres was indi...

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Bitter Cold Bears Down

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The early week clipper has finally moved on. Even though the snow has ended, side roads are still slippery. A few flurries, especially this morning, may make treated roads slick. Another bitter blast has moved in behind the recent clipper. We are tracking highs in the teens with single digit wind chills today. Lows will again drop into the single digits tonight. The Arctic air and our snowpack will keep us cold through late week. During this time temperatures will slowly moderate. Hi...

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Trial Dates Set For Eric C Conn

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (EKB) - Eric C. Conn will face a judge again for the new charges he is facing after being on the run for several months. A federal judge set a June 11 trial for Conn and alleged accomplice Curtis Lee Wyatt on a number of charges related to Conn’s alleged escape from home incarceration. Conn allegedly removed his GPS monitoring device last June, while meeting with attorneys in Lexington and disappeared. He was arrested in December while dining at a Pizza Hut ... More>>

City Crew Continuing To Clear Streets; Community Centers Open

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– Crews with Streets and Roads and Water Quality worked overnight plowing and are continuing to do so this morning. They are currently focusing on Ranked 3 and 4 streets. Information about street rankings can be found at lexingtonky.gov/snowupdates. The Lexington Police Department reports no collisions from midnight through 5 a.m. Motorists are still urged to use caution while driving this morning. All of the city’s community centers...

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LEX 18 Digital: Garrard County Snow Cleanup

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LANCASTER, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The recent snowfall in Garrard County has been an opportunity for some people in the area. About 5 inches of snow fell on Lancaster on Tuesday. Many businesses in downtown Lancaster chose to remain closed on Wednesday because of the weather. But not Napier Brother's Clothing and Shoes.  "I don't want my customers coming after something warm and I'm closed and they can't find it," said Lonnie Napier, the store's owner.  He sell...

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Fourth Boyd Co. Escapee Apprehended

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ASHLAND, Ky (LEX 18) Ashland Police say that the remaining Boyd County Detention Center escapee was apprehended Wednesday after a short foot pursuit on Armco Boulevard. According to the Police Department Facebook page, Thomas J. Bentley was apprehended in a wooded area. Bentley was the final escapee of four to be apprehended. They say that all four inmates that escaped on December 28th have been captured and Bentley has been taken to the Greenup County Detention Center.  More>>

Reports: Multiple People Shot At Louisville Barber Shop

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WAVE) LMPD is investigating a shooting involving multiple victims at a barbershop.  WAVE 3 reports that when police arrived on scene, they located multiple victims at the barbershop at 6th and Oak Streets. They say that the victims were reportedly shot at the scene.  WAVE will update as they receive information.  

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KSP Apprehends Stabbing Suspect

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - The man charged in a fatal stabbing in Whitley County Tuesday night had just bonded out of jail a few days before the incident.

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Ky Kernel Reports On Vandalism Of Jewish Student Center Sign

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LEXINGTON, Ky (Ky Kernel/ LEX 18) A UK Jewish Student Center Rabbi told UK's student-newspaper that on Monday, he witnessed a young adult allegedly vandal the sign for the center. “It’s not that rare on a university campus to hear kids yelling at 2 a.m., so at first I wasn’t alarmed,” Rabbi Shlomo Litvin told the paper. “And then I heard, ‘Look at the Jews,’ which perked my ear.” He said that there were about five or six individuals, i...

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Scholarship That Sends First Generation Students To College Could Lose Funding

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Governor Matt Bevin's proposed budget plan would take away state funding from 70 programs. One of those, The Robinson Scholars Program, would no longer receive money from the commonwealth.  The scholarship provides first-generation college–bound students from 29 eastern Kentucky counties with support services and scholarship resources that allow them to complete a degree at the University of Kentucky. The counties served include Bell, ...

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Midland Avenue Accident Cleared

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Midland Avenue at Winchester Road – Outbound Midland Avenue is shutdown and inbound is down to one lane after an accident involving a vehicle turned on its' side. 

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Jessamine Co. Sheriff's Office Trying To Identify Person Of Interest In Vandalism Case

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Jessamine County Sheriffs Office is asking the public’s help to identify this person of interest. They say that on January 1, a victim had their vehicle vandalized at the Kroger at  Bellerive Plaza in Nicholasville. Deputies say the damage cost more than $1,000. Deputies are trying to identify a person of interest on the case. Anyone with information on this is asked to call the Jessamine County Sheriffs Office at 859 885-... More>>

Former Taylor Co. Substitute Teacher Sentenced On Sex Charges

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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A former substitute teacher at Taylor County High School has been sentenced after an investigation revealed that he was sending and soliciting explicit photographs of two teenage students. Lawrence Harris, 46, was charged with numerous counts of sex-related crimes. They say that through an investigation, they were able to determine that Lawrence Harris had sent multiple nude pictures of himself to two teens and solicited multiple explicit phot...

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One Injured In Columbus Courtroom Shooting

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COLUMBUS, OH (WCMH) One person was injured in a shooting inside a Franklin County, Ohio juvenile courtroom Wednesday. The shooting was called out at 12:41 p.m. in the 400 block of South Front Street, according to WCMH. More>>

Fundraiser To Help Cynthiana Restaurant Employees Rescheduled

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CYNTHIANA, Ky. (LEX 18) - A fundraiser to help the employees of a Cynthiana restaurant destroyed in a fire has been rescheduled due to inclement weather.  Red State Barbecue will team up with Maiden City Brewing Company to hold a fundraiser for Paula’s Family Restaurant. Paula's was destroyed in a fire earlier this month. The fundraiser will be held at Maiden City Brewing on Saturday, January 20 beginning at 5 p.m.  All food profits from Red State BBQ and a portion ... More>>

Sandy Shafer Announces Candidacy

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Another candidate has announced they are running for Lexington’s 11th Council District. Sandy Shafer has served in local politics previously.  “I have a proven track record serving the people of Lexington as a 10th District Councilmember for 13 years. With that knowledge, experience and dedication, I can best serve the people of the 11th," Shafer said. "I want to work with those that have lived in Lexington for decades a...

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Increasing Fees

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Great Smoky Mountains National Park says it is raising fees for front-country campgrounds and picnic pavilions by 10 to 25 percent. The park said in a news release Tuesday that the rate increases are scheduled to begin March 1. Park officials say rate increases are needed to meet rising operations costs, reduce a maintenance backlog on park facilities and start needed improvements. Park officials also are adding three campgrounds to the national reservation s...

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Beshear: Survivors Council Issues Recommendations to Improve Commonwealth's Response to Crime Victims

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FRANKFORT, KY. (LEX 18) – Today, 25-members of the Office of the Attorney General’s Survivors Council issued a report outlining recommendations on how Kentucky can improve the Commonwealth's efforts to better support survivors of violent crimes. Following a year of advocacy work and empowering other survivors, council members issued thereportoutlining 57 recommendations to 16 individuals and groups. Those receiving recommendations include the... More>>

Delta Cancels Flights Due To Southeast Snow

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(LEX 18) - Delta Air Lines is cancelling flights across the country due to winter weather. AT least 200 Delta mainline and Delta Connection regional flights have been cancelled as a result of accumulation and strong winds. Those who are flying Delta are encouraged to check their flight status before heading to the airport. If you are flying out of Lexington, you can check that here. 

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Missing Tennessee Teens Could Be In Ky

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The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children along with the Robertson County Sheriff’s Office (Tennessee) are asking for the public’s help to locate 2 missing children who might be in Kentucky. Kayla, 17, and her sister Brooke, 14, went missing from Springfield, Tennessee on January 12, 2018. Brooke has red hair and hazel eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 128 pounds. Kayla has brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 134 poun...

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KEA Releases Statement In Response To Governor Bevin's Budget

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Kentucky Education Association president has released a statement in response to Governor Matt Bevin's proposed budget cuts. Bevin is proposing spending cuts of more than 6 percent across most of state government. You can read it below: Governor Bevin’s State of the Commonwealth Budget Address was a mixed bag of good and bad news for public education. KEA applauds the Governor’s proposal to fund state pensions in the amount of $3.3 billion... More>>

Kentucky 'Adoption Czar' Leaves Post Midway Through 1st Year

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's "adoption czar" has left Gov. Matt Bevin's administration seven months into his appointment. The Courier-Journal reported Monday that a spokesman for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services said that the state contract with Daniel Dumas had been terminated, but did not provide further details. Dumas didn't respond to the newspaper's request for comment. A legislative committee in June approved the former Southern Baptist Theological... More>>

Colorado Man’s Body Found Encased In Concrete In Crawl Space

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DENVER (AP) — A woman has been charged with murder after her father’s body was found encased in concrete in the crawl space under his home in a Denver suburb. KUSA-TV reported Tuesday that 69-year-old William Mussack’s body was found Jan. 10, a month after friends and family stopped hearing from him. Court records say Mussack texted his son Dec. 7, saying he might have been drugged by his daughter, 45-year-old Dayna Jennings. Authorities obtained a searc... More>>

Here's Who's Playing Forecastle Festival In 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - Chris Stapleton, Arcade Fire and Modest Mouse lead the lineup for the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Kentucky, along with Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, Houndmouth and The War on Drugs. The July 13-15 music festival held on Waterfront Park on the banks of the Ohio River is in its 16th year. Weekend passes go on sale on Friday, Jan. 19. Additional artists include Father John Misty, Vance Joy, Courtney Barnett, NF, Jimmy Eat World, Kurt Vile an... More>>

Jackson Co. Father Charged With Murder Of His Son

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Jackson County man has been charged with murder in the death of his son. Police say that Larry Gabbard, 62, was involved in an altercation with his son Jason R. Gabbard at a home of KY 89. Jason was shot and later died from his injuries. Larry was arrested and now faces a murder charge.

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City Of Georgetown To Receive Grant From USTA

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GEORGETOWN, Ky., (LEX 18) -- The United States Tennis Association has announced that through its USTA Facility Assistance Program, they will award a $20,000 grant to the City of Georgetown     The grant will be used for the construction of four new 78-foot tennis courts, complete with 36- and 60-foot blended playing lines, at Great Crossing Park. The USTA Facility Assistance Program aims to support and provide communities access to safe, appealing and functional t... More>>

The Music Of Ed Sheeran Helps Ky. Girl Fight Tough Battles

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HENRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A young girl from Henry County is fighting a tough battle.  Logan Jewell was diagnosed with Pilomyxoid Astrocytoma. At 11-months-old, she receives a lot of treatments and spends a lot of time in hospitals. While medical treatment can be scary at any age can be terrifying, Logan has one source of bravery. She loves music. Specifically, she adores the music of Ed Sheeran. Her family plays his songs while she receives treatment and she beams while list...

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6 Teen Suicides In 6 Months In 1 Ohio School District

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(CNN)-- Late last week, Hayden Porter, a 15-year-old freshman at a high school in Ohio, took his life. He was the sixth current or former teenage student from the school district to kill themselves within the past six months. Three of the suicides occurred in a span of 11 days in January. Police say the suicides don't look like they are linked, and the methods the children used were varied. Chief Michael Pomesky said over the past five days, his officers have responded to more than... More>>

Judge Dismisses All Charges Against Billy Joe Miles

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DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (WFIE)-- A judge has dismissed all charges against Billy Joe Miles, according to the Daviess County Sheriff's Office. Miles was accused of sexually assaulting a health care worker, who was assisting him at his home. As we reported early on in this case, Miles was indicted in September 2016 for rape, sodomy, and bribing a witness. Last week, we learned from court documents that the witness no longer wished to proceed in the criminal c...

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Organization Plans To Count Homeless In Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Coalition for the Homeless says it needs volunteers to help conduct a count of people sleeping outdoors in Louisville. A statement from the organization says it relies heavily on volunteers to help conduct the annual street count. This year's count is planned for Jan. 25. Officials say the goal is to verify the number of homeless people in the city and help guide how resources are allocated to help them. Those interested in volunteering can sign up at www.... More>>

Man Apprehended After Fleeing Burglary Scene

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff's officials arrested a man after he attempted to flee the scene of a burglary.  It happened around 1:22 a.m. Tuesday at the Reidland Food Giant on Benton Road. Deputies arrived on scene to find 52-year-old Richard Michael Stockton Jr. wearing a ski mask loading items and merchandise into a black trash bag, from the stores' front window. He ran towards the back of the grocery store and into the Stonegate subdivision. Offic... More>>

Trump Ends 1st Year With Lowest Average Approval Rating

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WASHINGTON (AP) — This is a record not to be coveted: Donald Trump is wrapping up a year in office with the lowest average approval rating of any elected president in his first year. That’s according to polling by Gallup, which shows that Trump has averaged just a 39 percent approval rating since his inauguration. The previous low was held by Bill Clinton, whose first-year average stood 10 points higher than Trump’s, at 49 percent. Recent surveys show most American... More>>

South Carolina 76 UK 68

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As expected, UK was once again without point Quade Green and his bad back who stayed in Lexington as UK was trying to get to 3-1 on the road in the SEC. Bad start for UK.  Cal had to take a time out with 18:05 to go in the half.  South Carolina led 7-0.  They hit 3 out of their first 4 shots. Chris Silva is South Carolina's best player.  His drive and huge dunk will make ESPN Sportscenter.  South Carolina leads 11-4 at the first TV timeout.  15:47 to go...

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One Dead In Crash On US 127 Bypass

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CLINTON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The US 127 Bypass was closed in both directions at Hwy 738 due to a fatal crash Tuesday.

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District 7 Forces Are Working Throughout The Evening

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (January 16, 2018) – State personnel remain on duty this evening plowing and treating routes. Temperatures are steadily declining and this contributes to roadways refreezing.  Motorists should expect icy travel conditions to continue through tonight and into Wednesday morning. Below is an update for current conditions: County Date Time Air Temp Road Temp Current Weather ... More>>

Kentucky Governor Proposes Spending Cuts Of 6.25 Percent

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican governor is proposing spending cuts of more than 6 percent across most of state government. Gov. Matt Bevin's office announced the cuts in a news release as he began giving a speech to a joint session of the General Assembly. Bevin called the cuts "significant yet strategic" and said they include the elimination of 70 programs. However, per pupil funding for public education was not cut. The biggest reason for the spending cuts i...

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Electric Bills Skyrocketing For KU Customers

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Electric bills are skyrocketing for some KU customers and with more arctic air expected this week, relief isn't coming anytime soon.

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Officials: Small Earthquake Felt In Missouri, Tennessee

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CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says a 3.6 magnitude earthquake has been recorded in southeastern Missouri. The survey says the earthquake struck Tuesday more than 2 miles (4 kilometers) southwest of Caruthersville, Missouri. No damage has been reported, but the survey reports the quake also was felt in parts of West Tennessee, northeast Arkansas and western Kentucky. Caruthersville is in the New Madrid Seismic Zone, where a series of large earthquakes took pl... More>>

Woman Arrested After Grandson Found Wandering On Junction City Highway

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BOYLE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Boyle County woman has been arrested after her 4-year-old grandson was found wandering on a highway.  It happened Monday in Junction city. A driver spotted the child standing alone on Ky 300 when the temperature outside was near freezing. The driver took the boy to the Junction City Police and the boy did not know his name.  Police eventually found his grandmother, 50-year-old Deborah Murrar. Police say she told them she fell asleep and the...

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Street Closures Announced For Frankfort Capital Plaza Demolition

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Frankfort, KY (LEX 18) – Demolition work is scheduled to begin this month at the Capital Plaza Complex to make way for a new downtown office building and parking garage in Frankfort. Some street closures will be necessary and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is working with the construction contractor to implement changes that will help manage traffic flow.     During the first phase of demolition, KY 420 (Clinton Street) will be closed betwee... More>>

Breathitt County Family Killed In Michigan House Fire

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ROSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP/LEX 18) - Family friends confirm that a Breathitt County family was killed in a Michigan fire.  Jonathan Taulbee, Brittani Rodden, and their two children were killed in the fire in Rose Township.  Michigan State Police say two other people were seriously injured in the fire early Tuesday. Police say the injured were taken to a hospital for treatment and at least one had severe burns. The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.  ...

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Beshear, AGs Take Legal Action to Stop Rollback of Net Neutrality

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Attorney General Andy Beshear has taken legal action against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its rollback of net neutrality regulations. Beshear joins a coalition of state attorneys general in a legal fight to protect families from the harmful actions recently taken by the FCC.   “I’m opposing the repeal of net neutrality because of the destructive nature it will have on every Kentuckian f... More>>

Four Lexington Men Sentenced For Heroin / Fentanyl And Gun Crimes

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Three Lexington men were sentenced for their involvement in separate heroin and fentanyl distribution crimes. A fourth was sentenced for being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. They were all formally sentenced on Friday. A press release from the Department of Justice Eastern District listed their sentences:  Arian L. Brown, 34, was sentenced to 30 years in prison for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and heroin.... More>>

Warren Co. Electric Company Asks Members To Reduce Electric Usage

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Tennessee Valley Authority is urging electric company, Warren RECC, and its members to reduce electric usage as much as possible until further notice. They say that artic temperatures are causing greater demands on the electric system, which could affect reliability. Effective at 3 p.m., TVA is urging Warren RECC and its members to reduce electric usage as much as possible until further notice. Artic temperatures are causing greater demands on the ... More>>

Fayette Mall Closes at 6 p.m. Due To Weather

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Fayette Mall has announced that it will close Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. due to inclement weather.  The closure may not affect restaurants, the cinema or the flagship stores.   More>>

Motorists Asked To Use Caution

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LEXINGTON, KY (LEX 18) –  The city is warning citizens that snow has created slick driving conditions in Lexington Tuesday.  Frigid temperatures remain in the forecast through Friday. “We’re asking our citizens to be cautious and patient,” Mayor Jim Gray said. Due to current road conditions, especially in subdivisions, all Waste Collection services have been suspended until Wednesday.  Residents should leave their containers at the end of the... More>>

Injuries Reported In Hart County Multi-Vehicle Crash

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Health Department Offers Safety Tips As Temperature Dips

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- As temperatures remain dangerously low, the Lexington Fayette County Health Department wants to encourage you to take precautions if you find yourself outdoors. During the cold weather, stay indoors whenever possible. However, if you must go outside, dress warmly in layered clothing, including a hat, scarf or knit mask to cover your face and mouth, sleeves that are snug at the wrist, mittens, a water-resistant coat and water-resistant boots. Avoid exertion, ... More>>

Sexual Abuse Victim To Ex-Doctor: 'You Are A Repulsive Liar'

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By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press LANSING, Mich. (AP) - One after one, gymnasts and other victims of a disgraced former sports doctor stepped forward in a Michigan courtroom Tuesday to recount the sexual abuse and emotional trauma Larry Nassar inflicted on them as children - one with the warning that "little girls don't stay little forever." Nearly 100 women and girls planned to speak or have their statements read during an extraordinary four-day sentencing hearing. Many of... More>>

Beshear Establishes Cold Case Unit To Seek Justice For Victims Of Sexual Assault

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Attorney General Andy Beshear said a newly created unit in his office focused solely on investigating and prosecuting sexual assault cold cases will be instrumental in maintaining his ongoing commitment to seek justice for victims of crime. “Now that a majority of our untested SAFE kits have been tested, this unit can begin working with local and state officials to investigate and prosecute cold cases across Kentucky,” Beshea... More>>

1 Dead In Whitley County Crash

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CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18)- One person was killed Monday in a two-vehicle crash in Corbin. The crash happened on US 25 just before 3:30 p.m. A 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier operated by Kyle A. Stoerger, 28, of Jellico, TN was traveling southbound when he crossed the center-line and struck a 2001 Ford F-250 head-on which was traveling northbound operated by Martin O. Myers, 41, of Williamsburg. Stoerger was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Coroner’s Office. Mye...

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Holding A Sneeze Blew A Hole In A Man's Throat

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(CNN)-- If you are about to sneeze -- even if you are in a quiet place -- doctors would advise you to let it rip. A 34-year-old unnamed man in Britain learned that lesson the hard way and had to spend two weeks in the hospital due to his resulting injury. That's according to a case report with the cringe-inducing title "Snap, crackle and pop: when sneezing leads to crackling in the neck." The report was published Monday in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports. "This 34... More>>

KSP: Please Don't Call 911 To Ask About Road Conditions

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  Kentucky State Police are asking individuals to not call the emergency 911 line to ask about road conditions.

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Lexington Fire Urges People To Stay Off Frozen Lakes And Ponds

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Lexington Fire Department is seeing an increase in residents out on frozen lakes and ponds and warns this could be fatal. Freezing temperatures in Lexington have caused many neighborhood ponds as well as other bodies of water to freeze. And while it may be tempting to walk, play or skate on frozen water, the ice can easily break and put you in a dangerous situation quickly. “We can’t emphasize enough how dangerous it is to play or even... More>>

District 7 Crews Are Treating And Plowing

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – KYTC District 7 crews have been treating and plowing routes since 5 p.m. yesterday (Monday).  Snow is forecasted to continue into the early afternoon. Below is a current update for counties in District 7: County Date Time Air Temp Road Temp Current Weather Road Condition (definitions below) Activity Amt on Ground A... More>>

Fayette County Sheriff Activates Winter Care Program

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  - The Fayette County Sheriff's office has activated its Winter Care Program. The Winter Care Program began 15 years ago as a result of the 2003 ice storm. This program provides enhanced safety and service to our community. The Office of the Fayette County Sheriff provides the following services during program activation. Transportation to and from employment for those who are employed in the medical industry or professionals that provide ... More>>

City Crews Work To Clear Ice

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Another round of snow arrived overnight causing snow-covered roads throughout Lexington. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect for Fayette County until 1 p.m. with bitter cold wind chills in the forecast through tomorrow. City street crews have treated and plowed all Rank 1 roads and are currently working on Rank 2 roads. Last night’s shift used 728 tons of salt and the city expects to accept a delivery of salt today. Motorists are reminded ... More>>

Danish Man Charged With Killing Reporter On His Submarine

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Inventor Peter Madsen was charged Tuesday with killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall during a trip on his private submarine, with prosecutors saying he either cut her throat or strangled her before dismembering her body and dumping it into the sea. Prosecutor Jakob Buch-Jepsen called the case “very unusual and extremely disturbing.” Madsen, 47, is charged with murder, dismemberment and indecent handling of a corpse for the way he disposed o... More>>

Japan Public TV Sends Mistaken North Korean Missile Alert

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TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s public broadcaster mistakenly sent an alert warning citizens of a North Korean missile launch and urging them to seek immediate shelter, then retracted it minutes later, days after a similar error in Hawaii. NHK television issued the message Tuesday on its internet and mobile news sites as well as on Twitter, saying North Korea appeared to have fired a missile at Japan. It said the government was telling people to take shelter. The false alarm came t... More>>

USPS Asks Customers To Clear Walkways, Areas Around Mailboxes Of Snow And Ice

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Postal officials are asking for the public’s cooperation in keeping mailboxes, steps, and sidewalks clear of snow and ice so letter carriers are able to provide the safest, most efficient delivery service possible. The Postal Service’s Kentuckiana District officials are making a concerted effort to raise public awareness of the importance of keeping walkways, sidewalks, and approaches to mailboxes clear from snow and ice in the interest of neighborhood safety. The Postal...

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Annual U.S. Department Of Justice Data Shows Kentucky Incarceration Rates Surging

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.— New data from the federal agency charged with tracking criminal justice statistics around the nation reveals Kentucky’s incarceration rate is surging even though the nation’s incarceration rate declined for the third consecutive year.  KY now has the ninth-highest incarceration rate in the nation according to the U.S. Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics “Prisoners in 2016” annual report released on Ja...

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Disabled NKY Veteran's Service Dog Goes Missing

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WALTON, Ky. (WLWT)-- A service dog for a disabled veteran who suffers from frequent seizures is missing. The 3-year-old husky is trained to alert his owner before a seizure happens. Flyers with a picture of the dog, Gunner, on them have been posted all over Walton and beyond. The dog hasn't been seen since Friday and his family is doing everything it can to get him home. In the more than 72 hours since the dog's disappearance, the family has canvassed the neighborhood, called anim... More>>

Truck Damages Fire Station In Wreck

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (The Anderson News)-- A large truck slid through the intersection of Alton Station Road and Highway 151 and slammed into a fire station early Tuesday morning. The truck, operated by RJ Corman Railroad Company, was traveling down the hill off Alton Station Road and slid through the stop sign on the snow-covered road and tore off a large corner section of the fire station. The driver was not injured, but the building sustained considerable damage and fire official... More>>

Kentucky's Ag Commissioner To Discuss Anti-Hunger Efforts

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The McConnell Center at the University of Louisville is starting its latest lecture series with a discussion about hunger in Kentucky. The center says state Agriculture Commissioner Ryan Quarles will give a free, public talk on the subject on Jan. 24 at the Ekstrom Library's Chao Auditorium on the UofL campus. Quarles' talk will cover a range of public policy issues, including the role of health care and education in rural and urban parts of Kentucky. Quarles... More>>

Kentucky Attorney General Touts New Office Website

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's attorney general says his office has a new website to enhance access for people seeking information and services from the office.      Andy Beshear says the new website will help Kentuckians interact with his office on such issues as combating drug addiction and child abuse and protecting older people from scams.      Beshear says the revised ag.ky.gov also offers information on his office's contracts and instructions on h... More>>

Kids Chained In Calif. House Of Horrors; Parents Arrested

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PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl called police after escaping from her family’s home where she and her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, some so malnourished officers at first believed all were children even though seven are adults....

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Bullet Enters Home On Dakota Street

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating after shots were fired on Dakota Street just after midnight. Police say they found shell casings in the 700 block of the street, and it appears one shot went through a home. We're told there were three people inside at the time, but no one was injured. No word on any suspect or motive at this time. More>>

Suspect At Large In Speedway Robbery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are looking for a man who robbed a convenience store Monday night. It happened just before 11 p.m. at the Speedway on Liberty Road at Man o' War. Police say the clerk told them a man wearing a green jacket with a black hoodie down over his face, showed a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect took off behind the building with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police searched the area, but the man was not located. No one w... More>>

Man Dies In Laurel Co. Crash Involving Dirt Bike

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal crash that happened on KY 1394 and Farris Jones Road involving a dirt bike. The crash happened around 3:17 p.m. Investigators report that a Kawasaki dirt bike traveling south on Farris Jones Road crossed into the path of a Ford F-250 pickup travelling east on Ky 1394. The dirt bike collided with the pickup, striking the left rear fender, according to the sheriff's office. The dirt b...

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Crime Stoppers: Thieves Steal Truck From Rescue Mission

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police say that on New Year's  Eve, someone stole a Dodge Ram pickup truck from the Rescue Mission on North Limestone. The truck had Kentucky plates: 044VXA. It has still not been recovered.

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Powell Co. Releases Update On Water Outage

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POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Office of Public Information has released an update on water outages in the Paint Creek area of Stanton.  The Stanton Water District says due to several pipe breaks in residential areas, water supply tanks are rapidly losing water. Currently, the City of Stanton has staff working around the clock to shut off meters in affected areas, and to restore service to those currently lacking in water or water pressure. The office wants to assure th...

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Lexington Doctor Arrested After Allegedly Showing Up To Surgery Intoxicated

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A doctor at Baptist Health Lexington has been taken into custody after allegedly showing up intoxicated to do a surgery. A spokesperson with Baptist Health Lexington confirms that Dr. Theodore Gerstle, a plastic surgeon, was arrested after leaving the hospital. He had just had a confrontation with hospital administration. Dr. Gestle's privileges have been revoked pending an investigation. He has been charged with a public intoxication charge.

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Charity Gives Hundreds Of Local Children Shoes

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) EKU baseball players teamed up with a charity to give hundreds of local kids shoes Monday. The charity organization Samaritan's Feet provided the shoes. EKU's head baseball coach and players washed more than 150 children's feet Friday afternoon as part of the National Day of Service campaign. Children grades Kindergarten- 5th had their feet washed and received a new pair of shoes. The service was a way to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Ju...

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Police Locate Family Of Child Found Walking On Highway

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UPDATE: Police say that the family was located. 

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City Crews Ready For More Snow

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- With forecasts predicting more snow overnight, city road crews will once again be working in full shifts.   This makes for the fourth consecutive day of 12-hour shifts for Streets & Roads and Waste Management. Last night's shift used 449 tons of salt and the city is currently in the process of taking delivery of 1,950 tons of salt to keep supplies in good shape.  Despite the weather, the city's waste collection crews will be perform... More>>

Police Respond To Armed Robbery At Cellphone Store

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police were on the scene Monday afternoon of an armed robbery at a cellphone store. Police say someone robbed the MetroPCS store at 2350 Woodhill Drive. Officials said the assailant displayed a gun and fled on foot after stealing between $500 and $1,000. The store reportedly has been robbed several times recently. No employees were harmed in the robbery. More>>

Woman Charged With Abusing Two Children

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Laurel County woman has been arrested after police say she injured two children. Amanda Murray was taken into custody after deputies were called to her home on Fariston Road on reports of possible abuse.   Deputies say that Murray had become aggravated with her children and admitted to putting her hands around their throats.  Murray was charged with two counts of criminal abuse second-degree – child 12 or under. She lodged in... More>>

Scott Co. Family With 7 Kids Seeks Help After Fire Destroys Home

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Scott County family is seeking help after losing everything in a home fire. The blaze hit last week just after the family left to take the kids to daycare. David Mckenzie and Kandi Heller have seven children and are in desperate need of donations. Clothes, hygiene products, food, and cash donations would be greatly appreciated. Children's sizes: Alexia (13 years old)  Nicholis (12 years old) — Si... More>>

Investigation Discovery To Feature Kentucky 'Tent Girl' Case

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  — A Kentucky cold case is now the subject of an Investigation Discovery TV series several decades after she was finally identified.

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Prestonsburg Municipal Building Evacuated After Gas Leak

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PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (EKB) - The Prestonsburg Municipal Building was shut down after a gas leak. The building, which contains city hall, dispatch, and the police and fire departments, was evacuated just before noon.  Residents who need either police or fire should contact Kentucky State Police at (606) 433-7711. 911 calls will also be routed through Kentucky State Police.

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Sheriff: Check On Neighbors During Cold Temperatures

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) There were two hypothermia deaths over the weekend in McCracken County. The coroner there is now asking people to check on their loved ones and neighbors, especially during these cold temperatures. Additionally, the sheriff's office responded to a call where a 90-year-old woman fell in her backyard while letting her dog out. Fortunately, neighbors called when they weren't able to locate her and deputies found her. The coroner said those concerned neighb...

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Cranberries Singer Dolores O'Riordan Dead At 46

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LONDON (AP) - Dolores O'Riordan, lead singer of Irish band The Cranberries, has died. She was 46. Publicist Lindsey Holmes says O'Riordan died suddenly Monday in London, where she was recording. The cause of death wasn't immediately available. Holmes says the singer's family is "devastated" by the news. The Limerick band became international stars in the 1990s with hits including "Zombie" and "Linger."

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Louisville Police: Kids Left In Home 12 Hours After Triple Slaying, OnStar Aided Suspect Arrest

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE3) — Louisville police provided new details Monday into the shooting deaths of three people last week. Christopher Olivo, 47, is charged in the shooting deaths of 23-year-old Catherine and 27-year-old Mike Miles, and Mike Miles' sister, 39-year-old Geneva Miles.

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Mini Mart Robbed At Gunpoint, Suspect At Large

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)--  Police are investigating a robbery at a gas station Monday morning. It happened around 8 a.m. at the Mini Mart on Anniston Drive. Police say a male suspect dressed in all black entered to the store, displayed a firearm, and demanded cash. The suspect took a small amount of cash and fled on foot.  No other details are available at this time. 

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Lexington Celebrates MLK Jr. Day With Parade, Events

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Monday, Americans observe the birthday of Baptist minister and civil rights activist Martin Luther King Jr., in an effort to celebrate his life and achievements. 

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K-9 Officers Change Tactics To Keep Dogs From Overdoses

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OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - Daviess County Sheriff's Deputy Russ Day won't put his K-9, Cyla, inside vehicles anymore to do drug searches. Because of powerful opioids like fentanyl and carfentanil, the practice has become too risky, Day said. "The initial cost (of a police dog) is $18,000 to $20,000. You have some big bucks wrapped up in these dogs real quick," Day said. "I don't put my dog inside a car anymore because of that reason." Last year, the federal Drug Enfor...

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Kentucky Businessman Convicted In Pipeline Scheme

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky businessman has been convicted of defrauding people who invested in a natural-gas pipeline in Tennessee. Media reports say Clay Shelton was convicted of wire fraud, money laundering and securities fraud. Shelton faces up to 20 years in prison. The Bowling Green man was charged with soliciting $1.37 million from 11 investors to use in buying the Monterey Pipeline in Tennessee. Shelton allegedly told investors their money would be held i...

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Pulaski County Native, Hawaii Resident Recalls False Alarm Missile Alert Video included

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HONOLULU (LEX 18) — A Pulaski County native who has been living in Honolulu for the past seven months experienced something she may never forget. After a false incoming missile alert was sent to ...

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Black Bears Surprise Visitors At Gatlinburg Cabin

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GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WBIR) — Visitors staying Saturday at a cabin in Gatlinburg got a close encounter with a baby black bear. WBIR reports here that Tanya Young said she and her group had just arrived at their cabin, went inside but didn't lock their vehicle. Apparently lured by the smell of dog treats inside the car, a baby bear opened the vehicle's door and climbed inside. The door closed behind it. Young said they heard the car's horn honking, and discovered the furr...

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Three Injured In Russell Cave Accident

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Three people were taken to the hospital following a two-vehicle accident Monday morning. It happened around 8 a.m. on Russell Cave Road close to Old Lemons Mill Road. Police say one car hit a slick spot in the road and went over the center line hitting another car coming the opposite direction. One person in the car that lost control was taken to the hospital and two people in the car that was hit were taken as well. All had minor injuries.  More>>

2 Hypothermia Deaths, 1 Close Call In McCracken Co.

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD) — The coroner’s office responded to two hypothermia deaths over the weekend. Now he is asking residents to check on their loved ones and neighbors to ensure their safety in the cold temperatures.

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Ohio Opioid Woes One Reason Drug Lawsuits Brought To State

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio's record number of drug overdose deaths and the state's fight to slow the addictions epidemic are among the reasons hundreds of lawsuits against drugmakers are being heard in a Cleveland courtroom. A federal courts panel decided last month that the lawsuits should be consolidated before federal Judge Dan Polster. The judge is now overseeing more than 200 lawsuits against drug companies brought by local communities across the country, including those in Cal... More>>

Woman Dies After Fire On Casino Boat Off Florida Coast

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A female passenger has died hours after a casino boat caught fire off Florida's Gulf Coast, forcing her and about 50 other passengers and crew to jump into the chilly waters to escape. Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point spokesman Kurt Conover said Monday that the woman died late Sunday, shortly after she arrived at the hospital's emergency room at 10 p.m. He said she had apparently gone home after the fire but became ill. Her name has not been release... More>>

Double Suicide Bombing In Baghdad Kills At Least 38

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Two suicide bombers blew themselves up at a busy street market in central Baghdad on Monday, in back-to-back explosions that killed at least 38 people, Iraqi health and police officials said - the deadliest attack since last month's declaration of victory over the Islamic State group. The bombings came just two days after a suicide bomber struck a police checkpoint in northern Baghdad, killing eight people there. No group has so far claimed responsibility f... More>>

Bullet Shot Into Lexington Home Injures Man Inside

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man was injured Sunday night when he was struck by a bullet fired into a Lexington home. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Ross Avenue.

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Trump Defends Himself Anew Against Charges That He Is Racist

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending himself anew against accusations that he is racist, this time after recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations. “No, No. I’m not a racist,” Trump said Sunday, after reporters asked him to respond to those who think he is. “I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed. That I can tell you.” Trump also denied making the statements attributed to him, but avoid... More>>

12 People Displaced By Lexington Apartment Fire

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington firefighters worked in bitter cold to knock down flames at an apartment complex Sunday evening. The fire broke out around 6:00p.m. on the 1700 block of Augusta Court. Fire officials say a water heater busted, and they believe that led to the fire. Investigators say they do not believe that incident was weather-related. Reportedly 12 people are displaced by the fire, but the apartment complex management is helping them find a place to stay. More>>

Expletives Dot The Weekend TV Comedy, Sports Landscape

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Expletives dotted the weekend television landscape.      On "Saturday Night Live," guest host Sam Rockwell let one slip during a skit. He then put his hand to his mouth and said "sorry" before continuing with the skit.      On the late-night show's "Weekend Update" segment, anchor Colin Jost mentioned President Donald Trump's reference to African nations as "s-holes," omitting the expletive. ... More>>

Michigan Woman Faces Charges In Death Of 2nd Infant

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PETOSKEY, Mich. (AP) - A northern Michigan woman has been charged with murder in the death of her second infant in five years.      The Grand Rapids Press reports 32-year-old Lisa Rae Bryan faces charges of second-degree murder, involuntary manslaughter and obstruction of justice.      The Emmet County woman is charged in the November 2016 death of her infant daughter, Isabella Powrozek.      A police report says Bryan changed her statement... More>>

Sheriff: Casino Shuttle Boat Ablaze, All 50 Passengers Safe

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TAMPA, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say a casino venture's shuttle boat caught fire and all 50 passengers safely made it to the nearby shore after a rescue operation in the Tampa Bay area. Port Richey Chief of Police Gerard DeCanio says all passengers and crew were able to reach safety in Port Richie after the fire erupted Sunday afternoon. DeCanio told The Associated Press that there were no life-threatening injuries, mostly reports of chest pain and smoke inhalation. He says th... More>>

Tennessee Murder Suspect Fatally Shot In Kentucky

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PORTLAND, Tenn. (AP) - Police in Tennessee say a murder suspect has been fatally shot by police in Kentucky.      The Portland Police Department says on its Facebook page that 39-year-old Jason D. Whittemore was shot Friday in Allen County, Kentucky.      The statement says Allen County sheriff's officers responding to reports of someone trying to enter homes confronted Whittemore, who brandished a weapon at officers before being shot. Whittemore is white... More>>

Lexington Road Crews Still Working To Clear Neighborhood Roads

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - City road crews in Lexington are still working to clear roadways after the weekend's winter weather. The city of Lexington reports that all roads ranked 1 and 2, or major roadways, have been cleared and they're now working on residential areas and smaller streets. Reportedly city crews used 430 tons of salt Saturday night. Sunday evening the city says they will have reduced staff, returning to full staff at 8:00a.m. Monday because of potential snow in the ... More>>

30-Hour Standoff Ends, 10-Year-Old Hostage Safe

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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WLWT) - A 30-hour standoff in Liberty Township has now ended, the Butler County Sheriff's Office said. Authorities said a 10-year-old was taken hostage, and is now safe. The suspect is in custody. Police have identified the suspect as Donald Gazaway, 31. He is now facing charges of kidnapping, felonious assault and inducing panic. The situation began around 1 a.m. Saturday at the Springs at Liberty Township apartments in the 7100 block of West Libe... More>>

Police Investigate After Woman's Body Found In Lexington Woods

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are investigating after a woman's body was found in a wooded area. Police say the body was discovered in a vacant area near Winchester Road and Sir Barton Way. Check back at LEX18.com for more details as this story develops.

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Trump Says Program To Protect 'Dreamers' Is 'Probably Dead'

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PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Sunday that a program that protects immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children is “probably dead,” casting a cloud over already tenuous negotiations just days before a deadline on a government funding deal that Democrats have tied to immigration. At issue is the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by President Barack Obama to shield hundreds of thousands of these individuals, k... More>>

The Latest: FCC Probing False Hawaii Missile Strike Alert

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HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a missile threat mistakenly sent by Hawaii officials (all times local): 8:30 a.m. The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission says it appears the government of Hawaii didn't have reasonable safeguards in place that would have prevented the transmission of a false alert about an imminent missile strike. Ajit Pai said in a statement Sunday an FCC investigation is well under way into the false alert that sounded on hundreds of thousan... More>>

UPDATE: Power Restored In Estill Co. After Crash Causes Power Outage Video included

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Hundreds of people remain without power Sunday morning in Estill County after a car crashed into a utility pole. Jackson Energy says that outages are affecting Estill and Lee Counties. Crews are working on an outage impacting over 1300 members mainly in Lee and Estill counties. A car hit a pole feeding the Millers Creek substation. We will restore service ASAP. #jecworkingforyou — Jackson Energy (@jacksonenergy) January 13, 2018 Accor...

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Martin County Water Service Outage Continues

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MARTIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials in rural Martin County said Sunday that its water problems that it's water outage problems continue to affect residents. Martin County Emergency Management said residents in about a 6-mile area are still without water. Officials say a water main broke because of the cold weather. The Water District is working to fix it, but officials still could not say when service might be restored. Officials said they are getting ...

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Sen. Paul Says It's 'Unfair' To Call President Trump Racist

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WASHINGTON — Sen. Rand Paul said Sunday that it is "unfair" to call President Donald Trump a racist but his recently reported controversial comments about immigrants from Haiti and African countries are unhelpful. “I don’t think the comments were constructive at all, but I also think that, to be fair, we shouldn’t draw conclusions that he didn’t intend,” the Kentucky Republican said on Meet The Press. Paul defended the presid...

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Chelsea Manning Confirms U.S. Senate Bid in Maryland

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NORTH BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Chelsea Manning has confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. Manning on Sunday tweeted "yup, we're running for senate" with an attached campaign video. yup, we're running for senate ?????? #WeGotThis https://t.co/ynFv6w32np — Chelsea E. Manning (@xychelsea) January 14, 2018 She sent a subsequent tweet seeking donations to her campaign. The 30-year-old Manning filed her statement of candidacy with the Fede... More>>

Winchester Man Accused Of Child Porn Via Social Media

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police arrested a Winchester man after allegedly finding child pornography in his possession. Ryan W. Mayer, 31, is charged with several offenses related to child pornography and tampering with evidence. Police say they executed a search warrant at Mayer's residence in the 700 block of Estes Drive on Jan. 11 after the parent of a girl younger than 16 reported Mayer had "induced" the girl to send him nude photos over the social media ap... More>>

Suspect, Victim In Louisville Triple Slaying Shared Child

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — The suspect accused of killing three people in Louisville is the father of a child of one of the victims, according to a report. WAVE3 reports here that 47-year-old Christopher Olivo had his 3-year-old daughter with him when he was arrested Friday in Hernado County, Florida. Olivo is charge in the shooting deaths of Catherine and Mike Miles, and Mike Miles' sister, Geneva Miles, who is the mother of Olivo's daughter. The slayings occurred Fr...

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Southern States Join To Promote Civil Rights Tourism

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. Fourteen states stretching from Kansas to Delaware, including all of the Deep South, are joining to promote the U.S. Civil Rights Trail, which will highlight about 130 sites linked to the modern civil rights movement... More>>

Medicaid Work Mandate Creates Uncertainty In Some States

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republicans this past week began to realize their long-held goal of requiring certain adults to work, get job training or perform community service in exchange for getting health coverage through Medicaid. Whether that's a commonsense approach or an added burden that will end up costing many Americans their health insurance will now be debated in states across the country considering the landmark change to the nation's largest health insurance prog... More>>

Convicted Sex Offender Says His Xbox, PS2 Should Not Be Destroyed

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MINOT, N.D. (AP) - A 38-year-old North Dakota man serving a prison sentence for possession of child pornography is appealing a judicial order that his Xbox and PlayStation 2 be destroyed.      The Daily News reports that James Kremer of Minot is asking the state Supreme Court to rule that the gaming consoles be returned to his mother, as well as a laptop and external hard drive, minus any illegal files.      Kremer is serving a 10-year prison term.  ...

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Lexington Firefighters Battle Frigid Temps, Chimney Fire

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Crews in Lexington worked in frigid temperatures to knock down flames at a home Saturday evening. The fire broke out on Hickory Creek Drive around 7:00p.m.  Neighbors tell LEX 18 that the chimney of a house caught fire, and that there was damage to the roof. LEX 18 has a crew on the scene, check back for updates as more information becomes available. More>>

Lebanon Man Charged With Assaulting, Biting Store Owner

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A Lebanon man faces a long list of charges after police said he committed a robbery and assaulted his ex-girlfriend.  Louisville Metro Police were called to Curtis Market in the 2700 block of Duncan Street on Friday afternoon on a reported robbery. There they found Christopher Harrington detained by the robbery victim and a witness, according to Harrington's arrest report. Harrington allegedly stole the victim's cellphone. When the victim's boss tried to... More>>

UK 74 Vandy 67

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UK got something they have been looking for.  A good start by Nick Richards.  He has four points and a block in the first four minutes.  UK and Vandy are tied at 6 with 15:52 to go in the half.  UK goes on an 11-0 run.  PJ Washington hits a 3.  Vandy doesn't wait for the TV timeout and calls one with 12:43 to go in the half.  UK leads 13-6. Knox with dunk to make it 17-11.  UK is shooting 55%.  Vandy is at 20% with 10:46 to go in the half...

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Police: Man Holds Boy Hostage Inside Liberty Township Apartment

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LIBERTY TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WLWT) - A young boy is being held hostage inside his home in Liberty Township, the Butler County Sheriff's Office confirms. A SWAT team and several other authorities are on the scene at the Springs at Liberty Township apartments in the 7100 block of Liberty West Dr. The situation unfolded around 1 a.m. Officials said there was some sort of altercation inside an apartment. Everyone fled, but a man who does not live in the apartment stayed behind, barrica... More>>

Baby Sloth Ready For Visitors At Pittsburgh National Aviary

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh's indoor zoo dedicated to birds has an adorable new member: a baby two-toed sloth.      The National Aviary introduced 5-month-old Vivien Leigh on Tuesday. The aviary says Vivien was acquired from a breeder in Florida.      The sloth will be hand-raised by experts so it will be comfortable around humans and well-prepared for its role as an educational ambassador.      Sloths are rainforest animals, but their hab... More>>

In Norway, Trump’s Comments On Immigration Rejected As Backhanded Praise

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OSLO, Norway (NBC News) - On a quiet winter morning, Ingvild Rosseland walked her two dogs through a snowy forest in Huk, a public park in the capital of Norway — a country recently designated by President Donald Trump as not being a "shithole." The president used the vulgarity while referring to immigration from African nations, and told a group of lawmakers that the United States should have more people coming from places like the Scandinavian nation, ... More>>

Dunkin' Without The 'Donuts': New Store Tests Shorter Name

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QUINCY, Mass. (AP) - Dunkin' without the Donuts?      A new Dunkin' Donuts store opening in the Boston suburb of Quincy is giving the idea a try, at least in name. Officials say the "next generation" store being unveiled Tuesday will be the first in the nation to be billed simply as "Dunkin."      But the chain's signature doughnuts aren't going anywhere. The restaurant will still serve the fried treats that have been a mainstay for th... More>>

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