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Danville Mother Says Two Men Held Her At Gunpoint, Ransacked Her Home

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DANVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) A Danville mother of three is thankful to be alive after two men ransacked her home and pointed a gun at her. She said they made off with thousands of dollars worth of cash. Jeanenna Bryant said she left the back door of her home cracked open Tuesday morning while she was cleaning her room. She said she heard a bang and then two men rushed into her room. "The dude who was wearing the red told me to get down on the ground, pointed a gun at me," she sai...

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Soggy Pattern Continues

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Not much has changed between yesterday and today. Even temperatures are about the same. Thick clouds and scattered showers are about all we've seen lately and will continue to see. We started mild this morning in the low 50s and will top out near 60 in between the rain showers. We're tracking more shower activity through the course of Thursday. This time a little more isolated in shower coverage. Still, expect a mild day with plenty of cloud coverage. The showers will taper off throu...

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Sheriff: Mother Used Children To Help Smuggle Stolen Items

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Laurel County woman has been arrested after police say she stole $768.43 worth of items at a Walmart near Corbin. Police say her three children were present at the store.  The Laurel County Sheriff's Office reports that Monday morning around 3:19 a.m., 38-year-old Marlena Carter was arrested at the Walmart after their loss prevention team attempted to detain her. She had went back inside the store and entered a bathroom. When one deputy arrived ...

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Prince's Glove On The Auction Block

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(LEX 18) An iconic glove that Prince tried to throw out into the audience after a performance at the Rupp Arena is now on the auction block.  The concert was during his Purple Rain tour in 1984. Prince had thrown the glove to the audience, but it didn't make it all the way and fell into the scaffolding below.  A former contractor with Rupp Arena was a part of the breakdown team and picked up the signature white lace glove and has been holding on to it ever since.  Th...

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Man Who Killed Versailles Boy Gets 20 Years In Prison For Attack

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FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A judge Tuesday sentenced an Indianapolis man to 20 years in prison for charges related to the 2015 stabbing of 6-year-old Woodford County boy Logan Tipton.

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Robbery Investigation At Dollar General

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington police are looking for the man who held up a Dollar General store Tuesday evening. It happened around 9 p.m. off Bryan Station Road. Police said that a man with a box cutter came into the store and demanded money.  After getting cash from the register, he ran off. Police said someone in the store chased after him but the robber got away. Officers said the suspect is a white man around 6'2'' with a slender build. He was wearing a camouflage ... More>>

Good Samaritan Helped Estill Co. Crash Victims

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JACKSON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Friends of Rena Fletcher says she is recovering, along with her grandson Zack, after a bad crash Monday afternoon in Estill County. Now, they want to thank the Good Samaritan, who helped them moments after a truck hydroplaned into their car on Highway 82.

"This is a tragedy," said friend Clara Gabbard. "This is a small town, everybody knows everybody."

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Marshall County Natives Moves To Top 11 On 'The Voice'

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(LEX 18) The votes are in and America has decided to move Marshall County native Kaleb Lee on to the top 11 of NBC's 'The Voice'. The decision was announced during Tuesday night's show. He sang "Amazed" by Lonestar Monday night.  You can catch 'The Voice' on LEX 18 Monday and Tuesday nights.   More>>

UK Professor And Research Team Decipher Ancient Scrolls

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A UK professor and his team of researchers made history by deciphering ancient scrolls with the help of computer science. Professor Brent Seales shared his work on 60 Minutes earlier this month and now he's sharing his discoveries with LEX 18.  After spending two decades developing and researching a way to virtually unwrap and read damaged historic documents, 

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Kentuckians Requesting Hepatitis A Vaccines

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) More than 300 people have been infected with Hepatitis A during the outbreak in Kentucky. This has led to people asking their local doctors about the vaccine for protection.  "You get one shot. Six months later, there's a second shot and you're immuned for life," Madison County Health Department Information Officer Jim Thacker said.  Health leaders said there are rumors spreading that people need Hepatitis A vaccines before coming to K...

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State Police: Brother Shoots, Kills Brother In Estill Co.

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are on the scene Tuesday afternoon of a reported shooting in rural Estill County. The shooting happened during the morning hours along Pryse Road. LEX 18 has a crew on the way. Check back with LEX18.com for the latest on this developing story.

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Woman Who Donates Kidney To Billy G. Posts "Thumbs-Up" After Surgery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The woman who selflessly donated a kidney to former Kentucky Coach Billy Gillispie just tweeted a thumbs-up, indicating the transplant had gone well.  Ericka Downey, who reached out to Gillispie earlier this year, underwent surgery Tuesday.  "Out of surgery. Everything went great," she wrote. Out of surgery. Everything went great. pic.twitter.com/06kXIDd014 — Ericka Downey (@D2Diva) April 24, 2018 Downey is also the wife of a ...

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Musician, Creator Of 'Schoolhouse Rock' Dies

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(CNN) — From "Conjunction, Junction," to "I'm Just a Bill," his upbeat tunes helped educate thousands of viewers about simple math functions, rules of grammar and the legislative process.

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Possible Mumps Cases Reported At Fort Campbell

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FORT CAMPBELL, KY (LEX 18) -- U.S. Army Public Health officials from Fort Campbell are investigating possible mumps cases among a Fort Campbell family and are working to notify personnel who may have been exposed, officials said April 24. “Blanchfield Army Community Hospital sent lab results to the Tennessee Department of Health to determine if the case is mumps positive and have started notifying people who may have been exposed as a precautionary measure to limit possibl... More>>

Former Prestonsburg Mayor Enters Alford Plea

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB) — Former Prestonsburg Mayor Jerry Fannin entered an Alford plea after years of litigation. EKB News reports that Fannin entered the plea, which is not an admission of guilt, only an acknowledgment that there was enough evidence to convict him. Fannin was charged with one count of theft for diverting city money and services to the now-defunct East Kentucky Drillers football franchise in 2013, while he was mayor. He was also part owner of the franchise and a ... More>>

Man Charged After Woman Passes Note To Clerk Saying She Was Held Against Will

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LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD) — A Grand Rivers man is accused of holding a woman against her will after a woman passed a note to a clerk pleading for help. WPSD reports here that 40-year-old Steven Talley was arrested at his home after the clerk contacted the Livingston County Sheriff's Office. Talley is charged with resisting arrest, two counts of third-degree assault, possession of a handgun by a convicted felon, fleeing or evading police, second-degree unlawful impriso... More>>

Lawmakers Honor Man Hailed As Hero In Waffle House Attack

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By SHEILA BURKE and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle away from a gunman at a Tennessee restaurant told Tennessee lawmakers Tuesday he faced "the true test of a man," drawing a standing ovation during his brief address. As the House hailed him as a hero with a resolution, James Shaw Jr. said he acted early Sunday at a Nashville Waffle House to save his own life, and saved others in the process. "I never thou... More>>

Audi Recalls 1.2M Vehicles For Coolant Pump Problem

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DETROIT (AP) — Audi is recalling about 1.2 million cars and SUVs worldwide because the electric coolant pumps can overheat and possibly cause a fire. The recall covers the 2013 to 2016 A4, the 2013 to 2017 A5, the 2012 to 2015 A6, and the Q5 SUV from 2013 to 2017. All have 2-Liter turbocharged engines. The Volkswagen luxury brand says in U.S. government documents that the pumps can become blocked with cooling system debris, or moisture in the pump can cause an electrical ... More>>

Officer Involved Shooting In Louisville Turns Fatal

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Courier-Journal) - A Louisville Metro Police Officer has shot a robbery suspect, making this the second officer-involved shooting this week.  The Courier Journal reports that the shooting happened in the city's Portland neighborhood. One person was transported and the officer was not injured. LEX 18 will update this story as more info is received.

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Knox County Firefighter Laid To Rest

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KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A firefighter and EMT who was found shot to death late last week has been laid to rest. The funeral of Michael Sowders was held at the Knox Funeral Home Tuesday. Investigators say his body was found last week down a hillside off Hinkle Branch Road in the Hinkle community. Sowders was discovered under a pile of garbage by a Forestry worker who was cleaning up the area with inmates and guards.  Police confirmed that Sowders had been shot. Reside... More>>

Mother, Son Arrested In Jimmy John's Robbery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) —  Lexington Police made a quick arrest after a hold up Monday night at Jimmy John's on Waller Avenue. Officers say an armed man robbed the restaurant just after 5 p.m.

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FDA Cracks Down On Juul E-Cigarettes Popular With Youth

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials are cracking down on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has issued warnings to 40 retail and online stores as part of a nationwide operation against illegal sales of Juul to children. FDA regulators also are asking manufacturer Juul Labs to turn over documents about the design, marketing and ing... More>>

Teachers Surprised At One Parent Scholar House

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A program that provides single-parent families with affordable housing, higher education opportunities, and child development received a huge surprise Tuesday morning. PNC Bank's Regional President John Gohmann read the book "Whistle for Willie" to the children at One Parent Scholar House. Then, teachers were surprised with an $8,000 grant, $4,800 worth of gift cards, and $2,200 worth of apple iPads and accessories. "Yes, it was a ...

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UPDATE: Man Who Fell Into River In Hazard Found Alive

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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Hazard Police Department has received word that a person fell into a river overnight. They are investigating now, so use caution if you are travelling in the area of North Main Street. HPD is being assisted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife, Hazard Fire Department, and Perry County Emergency Management.

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Golden Alert Cancelled, Man Found Safely

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police have issued a Golden Alert for an 80-year-old missing man who suffers from dementia. On Monday, David B. Reed traveled to Lexington from Bracken County to visit a relative at a local hospital. Reed was last seen at 3 p.m. at the hospital. He made phone contact with a family member at approximately 8:30 p.m. and stated he was near the Costco at Man-O-War and I-75. According to family members, Reed has been diagnosed with demen...

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Man Arrested After Allegedly Making Threats To Police On Social Media

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KNOX COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested after allegedly threatening to kill all Knox County Police Officers. According to the sheriff's department, 29-year-old Timothy Roark posted the threats to Facebook last Saturday and Sunday. In addition to saying he'd kill all the officers, he also named the Barbourville Police Office on the Knox County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page. An arrest warrant was obtained charging Roark with third-degree terroristic threat...

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Senate Panel Delays Vote On VA Secretary Amid Concerns

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs (all times local): 10:15 a.m. A Senate committee says it has delayed Wednesday’s confirmation hearing for Ronny Jackson, President Donald Trump’s pick to be secretary of Veterans Affairs. Spokeswoman Amanda Maddox cites growing questions from lawmakers over Jackson’s qualifications. The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee was scheduled to hol... More>>

Family of Slain Versailles 6-Year-Old Holds March Before Sentencing

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Woodford County family began its new path toward finding justice Tuesday morning with a peaceful march, before attending the sentencing of the man who killed 6-year-old Logan Tipton.

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Feb. Home Prices Soar 6.3 Pct Amid Low Inventory

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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home prices jumped in February as buyers compete fiercely over a dwindling number of properties for sale. The S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller national home price index released Tuesday jumped 6.3 percent in February from a year earlier, matching December's increase. That jump was the largest in nearly three years. Steady job gains and rising numbers of millennials moving out on their own has intensified the competition for homes. February's price gai... More>>

Deadly Waffle House Attack Highlights Mental Health, Gun Issues

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Without knowing who he was or what he might do, police briefly had Travis Reinking in their sights days before the deadly assault on a Waffle House restaurant. Alerted to the theft of a BMW from a car dealer last week, officers decided against a risky police chase, knowing the car had a GPS device and could soon be located. Sure enough, the car was recovered the same day, outside Reinking’s apartment. But police didn’t figure out who stole i... More>>

Tenn. Lawmakers OK Whiskey Barrel Tax Exemption Bill

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican-led legislature has passed a proposal to exempt Jack Daniel's and other distillers from property tax on whiskey barrels, a fee the company says it hasn't had to pay at least since Prohibition ended eight decades ago. On Monday, the House voted 78-12 for the bill by Republican Rep. David Alexander of Winchester. The Senate previously voted 30-0 for the proposal, so it heads to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam. Additionally, an opin... More>>

Amazon Launches In-Car Delivery

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(Amazon)-- Starting Tuesday, Amazon Key, the service that already enables in-home delivery and keyless guest access, now gives customers an option to receive deliveries inside their vehicle. With Amazon Key In-Car, Prime members with compatible vehicles now have the convenience of having packages delivered inside their cars when parked in a publicly accessible area, typically at their home or workplace. In-car delivery is available at no extra cost for Prime members and is available... More>>

New Trail At Mammoth Cave Features Better Accessibility

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MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. (AP) - Officials at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky plan to dedicate a trail that has been made more accessible for people with disabilities. The park says in a statement that the Echo River Springs Accessible Trail will be dedicated Wednesday as part of National Park Week. The half-mile path has been upgraded from a dirt trail to an 8-foot (2-meter) wide concrete walkway. Other improvements include four exhibits with tactile features for people who are visu... More>>

Report: Jennifer Lawrence Coming To Churchill Downs

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- Jennifer Lawrence is reportedly returning to her hometown for an appearance at Churchill Downs. On Saturday, Lawrence is to host the third annual Awards in the Arts event that benefits the Jennifer Lawrence Arts Fund, sources told WAVE 3 News. The awards ceremony happens at Churchill Downs on Opening Night. Tickets to the event were $500, but they sold out. There's now a waitlist. More>>

Son Accused In Death Of Mother

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- Police have arrested a man in connection to the death of his mother.  WAVE 3 News is reporting that the incident happened around 3 p.m. Monday on Southern Meadows Drive. Louisville police say officers found a woman dead at the scene. The coroner later identified the victim as 69-year-old Ruth Perkins, and confirmed she died of multiple gunshot wounds. Police arrested the son of the victim, 39-year-ol... More>>

Man Killed In US 460 Crash

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DRAFFIN, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal collision that occurred on US 460 in the Draffin community. It happened around 1:20 p.m. Monday on the Regina Belcher Highway. Troopers determined that Dakota Compton, 17, of Regina, was traveling West on US 460. He apparently lost control of the vehicle he was operating. The vehicle then crossed the center of the highway and was rear ended by a commercial vehicle which wa... More>>

Crash Blocks Highway 82 In Estill Co.

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Highway 82 in Estill County is blocked due to a crash. 

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Arrest Made In Corral Street Murder

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LEXINGTON, KY. (LEX 18)-- A shooting investigation has now become a murder investigation for Lexington police. 30-year-old Jason Smith, the victim in Sunday night's shooting on Corral Street, has died from his injuries. 

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Pressure Is On For Marshall Co. Native On 'The Voice'

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MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - A Marshall County native continues his quest for stardom.

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Toronto Police Report 10th Death In Van Incident

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TORONTO (CNN) — Nine people are dead and 16 are injured after the driver of a van plowed into multiple pedestrians in Toronto, police said.

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Robbery Suspect, Driver Arrested

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police made a quick arrest after they say someone held up the Jimmy John's store on Waller Avenue.  Officers said that an armed man robbed the store just after 5 p.m. Monday, A witness was able to get the license plate number of the suspect's vehicle and an officer stopped that vehicle at Red Mile Road and Versailles Road. Police said the suspect, who was a passenger, got out of the car and ran off. Officers caught up with him not too far away ... More>>

Spokesman: George HW Bush Hospitalized With Blood Infection

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HOUSTON (AP) - A family spokesman says former President George H.W. Bush has been hospitalized in Houston with an infection, just after attending the funeral of his wife Barbara. Jim McGrath says Bush is "responding to treatments and appears to be recovering." He says he was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital Sunday morning after an infection spread to his blood. Barbara Bush was laid to rest Saturday in a ceremony attended by her husband and former presidents Bill Cli... More>>

2019 Toyota Avalon Unveiled

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GEORGETOWN, Ky (LEX 18) On Monday, Toyota unveiled the newest addition to its line of vehicles in the Bluegrass. The all-new 2019 Toyota Avalon is the fifth generation of Avalon. Susan Elkington, the president of the Kentucky plant, said that this Avalon is the future of Toyota manufacturing. "TNGA (Toyota New Blogal Architecture) allows us to be more flexible and creative on the production line – transforming the way Toyota builds cars. Our recent $1.33-billion...

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Ocala, Florida School Shooter Attended Kentucky Military Camp

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FLEMING COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The 19-year-old accused of shooting through a classroom door in his former high school and injuring a student attended a teen military camp here in Kentucky.  Sky Bouche attended the Military Adventure Camp in Flemingsburg. The 50-plus acre camp offers a high adventure military experience. As they advertise on their website, the camp is where "kids ages 12-18 learn to shoot assault-style rifles and practice sniper skills and hand-to-hand com...

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New Technology Comes To Lexington Kroger

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The future of grocery shopping is here. Monday at the Kroger on Euclid Avenue, customers were greeted by Ryan. Ryan is a store associate that knows the ins and outs of the new Scan, Bag, Go technology.  Scan, Bag, Go was designed to make your grocery shopping easier.  "Let me tell you, this is the future," said Ryan.  To begin, you just scan your Kroger Plus Card and then you have the ability to scan any product in the store. Yo...

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6-Year-Old Airlifted After Crash Involving Whitley Co. Deputy

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A 6-year-old girl is stable after a crash involving a Whitley County Sheriff's Deputy.  The crash occurred at US 25 and Carl Crowley Road at 8 a.m. Police say a sheriff’s deputy was responding to a call and was making a turn to get to the location. A woman driving behind him didn’t realize he was turning and couldn’t stop in time. The woman had two children, a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old. Both children were in car seats, but the ...

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Police: Suspect In Deadly Tenn. Waffle House Shooting Was Armed When Arrested

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on shooting at Tennessee restaurant that left four dead (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Authorities say they have arrested a man suspected of storming a Waffle House restaurant in Nashville and fatally shooting four people with an assault rifle. Authorities announced that 29-year-old Travis Reinking, was taken into custody Monday. Other details were not immediately available. ___ 12:55 p.m. Police in Nashville, Tennessee, say the suspe...

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KSP: Firefighter-EMT Found Dead At Dump Site Was Murdered

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KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police confirmed Monday that a firefighter found dead late last week in a Knox County dump site was murdered. Investigators say the body of Michael Sowders was found down a hillside off Hinkle Branch Road in the Hinkle community.

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US Appeals Court Rejects Copyright Suit Over Monkey Selfies

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A U.S. appeals court has ruled in a case over selfies taken by a monkey that lawsuits can't be filed claiming animals have copyrights to photos. The decision Monday by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court ruling in favor David Slater, the photographer whose camera was used to take the photos. The appeals court said U.S. copyright law confers the right to sue on humans. The monkey, a crested macaque named Naruto, snapped the photos in 2... More>>

1 Year After Skull Found, Coroner Confirms Remains Belong To Missing Perry Co. Woman

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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Perry County Coroner confirms that the remains of a woman missing since February of last year were discovered not long after she went missing. It did, however, take one year to positively identify a skull found in the woods as belonging to Maudie Smith. The coroner says the remains were taken to Tennessee and Texas as organizations worked to positively identify Smith.  A cause of death has not yet been determined. If you have information on the... More>>

Police: Arrest Made After Man In Ski Mask Waves Fake Rifle In Hamburg

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police arrested a man for disorderly conduct Monday morning after responding to reports of an armed man in the city's Hamburg neighborhood. Joshua Grubbs, 42, is charged with second-degree disorderly conduct. Lexington police spokesman Lt. Jervis Middleton says police received a call about 9:30 a.m. about a man dressed in black clothes and wearing a ski mask "waving what appeared to be an assault rifle" near Men's Warehou...

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Jessamine Sheriff's Office Searches For Wanted Individuals

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The sheriff's office needs your help to track down two wanted people. 39-year-old Derrick Drury is wanted for second-degree escape.  Deputies say he left the program he was assigned to in Jefferson County on March 27 where he was serving time for burglary and other charges.  34-year-old Heather Shelton is wanted for burglary and theft.  The two are believed to be together.  If you see them, you're asked to call p...

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Suspect Arrested In Car-Mart Burglary

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police have arrested a man they say was caught on cam breaking into a Lexington car dealership earlier this year. 31-year-old Lindsay Huber was arrested Sunday afternoon. Investigators released surveillance video where they say Huber is caught breaking into the Car-Mart office building on New Circle Road on Feb. 18.  Police say he crawled through a window before getting away with an SUV, tools and other items.  According to his arrest citat... More>>

1 Dead As 3 Vehicles Crash On I-65 Kennedy Bridge In Louisville

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — One person is reportedly dead after a crash Monday morning involving multiple vehicles shut down the Kennedy Bridge in Louisville for hours. Kentucky State Police say one person died when three vehicles crashed just before 9 a.m. at Interstate Highway 65 south on the bridge.

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Warrant Issued In Corral Street Murder

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man has died after being shot Sunday night, marking Lexington's 11th homicide of the year. Police were called out about 8:30 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the 300 block of Corral Street.

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Gronkowski, Derby Contender, Suffers Setback

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Racing Post) - Derby hopeful Gronkowski has suffered an unspecified setback, according to Racing Post.  Gronkowski's trainer told the racing magazine that the horse was supposed to be heading to Kentucky, unfortunately, they are waiting 24 hours to make any big decisions. The NFL's Rob Gronkowski is a stakeholder of his namesake. Read Racing Post's full article on the horse here.

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Students Injured In Louisville School Bus Crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE3) — A school bus crash Monday morning in Louisville has sent several several students to the hospital with minor injuries. WAVE3 News reports here that a Jefferson County Public Schools bus crashed just after 7 a.m. at Poplar Level and Shepherdsville roads. A schools spokeswoman says 27 students going to Southern High School were aboard at time. She said eight students reported minor injuries and were transported to an area hospital. The cause...

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Funeral For Education Slated Following Budget Cuts

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The legislative session is over, but a group dressed in black will be converging on the capitol Monday morning. The group "Save Kentucky Arts" will be holding a "funeral for higher education." The invitation reads that due to recent actions and budget cuts by the legislature, it's clear that higher education is no longer valued in Kentucky. The mourners are invited to wear all black, and they will march the casket of EKU's Theater Depar...

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2 People Injured In Louisville Officer-Involved Shooting

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE3) — Two people are in critical condition with gunshot wounds after an officer-involved shooting Sunday afternoon in a Louisville neighborhood. Wave3 News reports here it that the incident occurred about 4:15 p.m.

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INTERACTIVE: 2018 Lexington Homicides

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - After a record year of violence in 2017, police are investigating several homicides in Lexington.

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UK's Duchess Of Cambridge Gives Birth To Baby Boy

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(CNN)--The Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Britain's Prince William, has been admitted to hospital in the early stages of labor, the royal family announced. The duchess, the former Kate Middleton, was driven by car from her official residence at Kensington Palace to the private wing of a central London hospital early Monday. "Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, London earlier this morning in the early stages of labor,"...

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  • Wildcats Set for SEC Championship

    Wildcats Set for SEC Championship

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    After enjoying one of the most prolific regular seasons of head coach Brian Craig’s career, the Kentucky men’s golf team is set to take on its biggest challenge yet at the Southeastern Conference Championship this week. Tasked with facing a field in which every team is ranked 56th or better, UK will rely on experience from four players who have appeared at least once in the event during their careers and a redshirt freshman who is arguably enjoyed the best spring slate ...
    After enjoying one of the most prolific regular seasons of head coach Brian Craig’s career, the Kentucky men’s golf team is set to take on its biggest challenge yet at the Southeastern Conference Championship this week. Tasked with facing a field in which every team is ranked 56th or better, UK will rely on experience from four players who have appeared at least once in the event during their careers and a redshirt freshman who is arguably enjoyed the best spring slate ...
  • Woman Who Donates Kidney To Billy G. Posts "Thumbs-Up" After Surgery

    Woman Who Donates Kidney To Billy G. Posts "Thumbs-Up" After Surgery

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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The woman who selflessly donated a kidney to former Kentucky Coach Billy Gillispie just tweeted a thumbs-up, indicating the transplant had gone well.  Ericka Downey, who reached out to Gillispie earlier this year, underwent surgery Tuesday.  "Out of surgery. Everything went great," she wrote. Out of surgery. Everything went great. pic.twitter.com/06kXIDd014 — Ericka Downey (@D2Diva) April 24, 2018 Downey is also the wife of a ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The woman who selflessly donated a kidney to former Kentucky Coach Billy Gillispie just tweeted a thumbs-up, indicating the transplant had gone well.  Ericka Downey, who reached out to Gillispie earlier this year, underwent surgery Tuesday.  "Out of surgery. Everything went great," she wrote. Out of surgery. Everything went great. pic.twitter.com/06kXIDd014 — Ericka Downey (@D2Diva) April 24, 2018 Downey is also the wife of a ...

  • Derby & Oaks Notes For 4-24-18

    Derby & Oaks Notes For 4-24-18

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:36:06 GMT
    Trainer Todd Pletcher’s four Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) hopefuls arrived at Churchill Downs at 2:30 Monday afternoon with the trainer following a few hours later. On Tuesday morning, it was back to work.   At 7:30, during the special training window set aside for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses, the Pletcher quartet exited Barn 40 and made their way to the track through a light rain with all galloping 1 3/8 miles over a sealed, sloppy track....
    Trainer Todd Pletcher’s four Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) hopefuls arrived at Churchill Downs at 2:30 Monday afternoon with the trainer following a few hours later. On Tuesday morning, it was back to work.   At 7:30, during the special training window set aside for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses, the Pletcher quartet exited Barn 40 and made their way to the track through a light rain with all galloping 1 3/8 miles over a sealed, sloppy track....
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  • Democrat vying for House upset in Arizona GOP stronghold

    Democrat vying for House upset in Arizona GOP stronghold

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 2:17 AM EDT2018-04-24 06:17:29 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:41:23 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, former Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. Lesko is running against Hiral ...(AP Photo/Matt York, File). FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018, file photo, former Arizona state Sen. Debbie Lesko speaks with a constituent during the meeting of the state committee of the Arizona Republican Party in Phoenix. Lesko is running against Hiral ...
    A Democratic newcomer is looking to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s.
    A Democratic newcomer is looking to pull off an upset victory for an open U.S. House seat in Arizona that has been held by Republicans since the early 1980s.
  • California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

    California university won't punish professor who jeered Bush

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:27 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:27:19 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:41:12 GMT
    A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished.
    A California State University, Fresno professor who called Barbara Bush "an amazing racist" and cheered her death won't be punished.
  • Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

    Arizona lawmakers haggle over funding before teacher strike

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 7:49 PM EDT2018-04-24 23:49:55 GMT
    Tuesday, April 24 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-04-25 02:41:03 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt York, File). File - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes in Chandler, Ariz. Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job th...(AP Photo/Matt York, File). File - In this April 11, 2018 file photo, teachers at Humphrey Elementary school participate in a state-wide walk-in prior to classes in Chandler, Ariz. Tens of thousands of Arizona teachers are poised to walk off the job th...
    Arizona policymakers have not agreed on how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a statewide walkout this week.
    Arizona policymakers have not agreed on how to increase teacher pay or education funding ahead of a statewide walkout this week.
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