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Eastern Kentucky Student Missing 13 Years Declared Dead

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MADISON, Ind. (AP) - An Eastern Kentucky University student who disappeared more than 13 years ago has been declared dead by a judge.

The judge's order sets the date of death for Molly Dattilo of Madison as July 6, 2004, the day the 23-year-old went missing in Indianapolis. Dattilo was an EKU student who was taking summer classes at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

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Happy First Day of Fall

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Happy first day of fall! The Autumnal Equinox will occur at 4:02 PM. Hopefully you won't mind enjoying your favorite fall treats in the heat. The forecast over the next several days won't match the change in season. We are tracking another sunny, hot, and humid day with highs in the mid to upper 80s. Staying hot and humid this weekend with well-above average highs in the 80s. Don't forget to stay hydrated while you're tailgating ahead of tomorrow's game against the Gators. Temperatur... More>>

Fatal Crash Closes Road

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A two-vehicle injury accident has closed a road in Stanford. 

It happened around 9:30 a.m. at KY 79 and Elliott Brothers Road.

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Oliver Lewis Way To Open Friday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- After waiting some time, drivers in one area should be happy to know that Oliver Lewis Way will open this afternoon. Mayor Jim Gray will hold a ribbon cutting Friday afternoon at 3:30. The new section of the road will connect Oliver Lewis Way with South Broadway. The new extension of Oliver Lewis Way will be open to traffic shortly after 3:30 this afternoon. https://t.co/Ek4HZfyGBW — Mayor Jim Gray (@JimGrayLexKY) September 22, 2017 More>>

2nd 'Lucky For Life' Winning Ticket Sold In Ky.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A lucky Kentucky Lottery player has won the second prize from Thursday night’s Lucky for Life drawing, capturing $25,000 a year for life! The winning numbers on the ticket will be: 7 – 13 – 19 – 24 – 30 with a Lucky Ball of 12. The ticket was sold in Lexington. Lottery officials this morning will execute a series of security measures at the retailer, and once those are complete the name of the retailer will be released. The retailer wi...

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Making A Difference: Couple Returns $3,400 Found In DVD At Sale

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - A Jessamine County woman made quite a find at a recent sale.  $3,400 to be exact. Joyce Walter stopped by a parking lot sale at a local church on Saturday.  "I stopped.  I was in hurry and a bought a movie for a dollar.  It was called Letters to God," said Walter. When she got home, she realized, she got a lot more than she bargained for. "I opened it up and there was all these $100 bills.  All smooth, no...

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Congressman Address Military Sexual Assault Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Congressman Andy Barr is hoping a new law can help sex assault victims in the military.  He was in Frankfort on Friday to introduce the Military Sexual Assault Victim Empowerment Act or Military Save Act.  The bill aims to help victims get the care that best meets their needs.  And it is a problem Congressman Barr says might be even bigger than anyone knows.  "The fact that there is clearly under-reporting given the diff... More>>

Fall Sales Busy At Keeneland

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Well it's not the fall meet yet, but things have been busy at Keeneland this September. Fall sales are underway and making a big impact at the track. Bob Elliston, the Vice President of Racing and Sales at Keeneland, tells LEX 18 that it has been an extraordinary season. Horses, people and their money have come from all over the world for this sale. "About a hundred horses ago, we went over 300 million dollars in sales and that's the first time t... More>>

Graphic Halloween Displays Draw Attention Of Neighbors

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GUTHRIE, OK (KFOR/CNN) - Police were called to an Oklahoma community about someone's Halloween decorations, weeks before the holiday. Neighbors say what they are seeing is too graphic and even disturbing.  "I was scared frickless,” said Leaun Manning, a neighbor. He saw a scene from a horror movie on his way to the park.  "I just gunned it on my bike. I cheesed it. Cheesed it!" he said. The swinging bloodied body props had Leaun Manning ... More>>

Police: Driver Attempts To Flee After Crash

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people were airlifted to the hospital Thursday following a single vehicle, rollover wreck. It happened just after noon on KY 379 just south of the Russell Springs City Limits. Sheriff's officials say their investigation determined that Christian Spiller, 21, of Russell Springs, lost control of his 2000 Honda car while driving southbound, resulting in the vehicle leaving the roadway, striking a culvert, overturning twice, and ejecting...

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Deputies Search For Endangered Missing Teen

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) There is an endangered missing teenager that deputies are looking for in Jackson County. Sheriff Hayes said that 16-year-old Cody William Tincher ran away from home Thursday morning. The sheriff said they are concerned because he left home with a semi-automatic pistol, four to five hundred dollars in cash, and his family's truck. The truck is a 2003 White Ford F150 with CB lights and a toolbox in the back. The sheriff said Tincher has Reactive Detachment ...

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Search For Family Of Deceased Girl Continues

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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A child's tombstone has been discovered in Northern Kentucky. Now -- some genealogists hope to solve the mystery -- of the little girl who died more than 130 years ago. Rosy Pink Workman's tombstone was found in the 1000 block of Dayton Avenue. In a Facebook post, the Dayton Police Department shared an image of the stone bearing Workman's name.  Apparently, she was a 7-year-old who passed away a dozen days after her birthday and in the midst of...

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CVS To Limit Painkiller Prescriptions To A 7-Day Supply

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(TODAY)-- CVS Pharmacy will limit opioid prescriptions to a seven-day supply for certain conditions, becoming the first national retail chain to restrict how many pain pills doctors can give patients. This new policy means new customers with acute short-term pain will only be able to receive a week's worth of opioid painkilers with a single prescription. When filling prescription for opioid pills, pharmacists will also be required to talk to patients about the risks of add... More>>

Woman Convicted Of Neglect In Death Of Boy With Cerebral Palsy

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TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP)-- An Indiana woman has been convicted of nine counts of neglect in the death of a 9-year-old blind boy with cerebral palsy who weighed just 15 pounds. The Tribune-Star reports the Vigo County jury deliberated for three hours Thursday before returning a guilty verdict for 54-year-old Robin Kraemer of Fontanet. She faces a potential prison term of 20 to 40 years on the most serious charge. Advertisement The boy, Cameron R. Hoopingarner, weighed less t... More>>

2 Police Officers, 1 Civilian Injured In Car Crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) - Two Louisville police officers and a civilian were rushed to the hospital Thursday night after a bad crash. It happened on Dixie Highway in southwest Louisville around 7:30 p.m. Police say officers were responding to an overdose and had the cruiser's lights on when another car crashed into theirs. They say one officer has a head injury, and the other hurt his arm. No word on how badly the third person was hurt, but all three are expected to sur...

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Uber To Lose Its License To Operate In London

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LONDON (AP) — London’s transport authority said Friday it won’t renew Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, arguing that it demonstrates a lack of corporate responsibility with implications in public safety and security. Transport for London says the car-hailing app was not “fit and proper to hold a private hire operator license.” Uber, whose app is used by 3.5 million passengers and 40,000 drivers in London, will see its current licen... More>>

Mother Seeking Justice For Son Killed During Crash

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Diane Klift is the mother of EKU student, Nick Rucker, who was killed in a crash last spring.   "All they're looking at is time. I would give anything to have one day with my son," Klift told LEX 18.  The person who is being held responsible for Rucker's death is Michael Poe. Back in April 2016, police say Poe was driving along Athens-Boonsboro Road with Rucker in the passenger seat. Officials say Poe's car flipped several times, throwing Ruck...

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Police: Fugitive Flees After Creating Disturbance At Church

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was arrested Sunday after police say he was causing a disturbance at a church service.  Officials say an off-duty deputy was attending the service when he was advised by a church member that a male subject was outside the church beating on the windows. The deputy went outside the building and identified himself to the suspect as a Laurel County Sheriff's Deputy. The deputy said he then conducted an investigation, learning ... More>>

Better Late Than Never? Library Book Returned 78 Years Later

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ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) — It took nearly 80 years, but a book borrowed during the Great Depression has been returned to a Massachusetts public library. The Attleboro Public Library posted on its Facebook page Thursday pictures of a copy of “The Young Lady at Home,” by T.S. Arthur. The book was returned this week. The due date stamped at the back of the book? Nov. 21, 1938. Library deputy director Amy Rhilinger tells WPRI-TV a man had been cleaning out his f... More>>

Kim Jong Un: ‘Deranged’ Trump Will ‘Pay Dearly’ For Threat

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in an extraordinary and direct rebuke, called President Donald Trump “deranged” and said he will “pay dearly” for his threats, a possible indication of more powerful weapons tests on the horizon. Hours later, North Korea’s foreign minister reportedly said his country may test a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean to fulfill Kim’s vow to take the “highest-level” action again... More>>

Ky. Couple On Honeymoon During Hurricane Maria

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DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (LEX 18)-- Two Lexington newlyweds have been dodging hurricanes for weeks.

The couple said that they got married on Saturday in Destin, Florida, so they had to dodge Hurricane Irma for the wedding, then as they headed to the airport for their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, Dale and Ashley Beatty saw on the weather channel that Hurricane Maria would be coming through the Carribean.

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Juvenile Allegedly Threatened Students With Knife

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MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A letter was sent home with students Thursday after a child was accused of making threats with a pocket knife. School officials say the child threatened specific students at Mercer County Intermediate School with the knife. They say several students knew the child had the pocket knife earlier in the day, but did not report it to staff. No one was hurt, but school officials say parents should encourage their children to always report anything that ...

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Possible Changes Coming To Jefferson Davis Statue

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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) - Some people want it removed, but others say the Jefferson Davis statue at the Capitol Rotunda deserves to stay for the simple fact that it is part of history. Back in August, those who want the statue moved rallied at the Rotunda to try and persuade lawmakers that Davis, who was the president of the Confederacy, should not be on prominent display. A panel of historic properties has recommending removing the plaque the calls Davis a hero. But, the State Hist...

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CORRECTION: Health Department: No Dogs Allowed At 'Double Dogs'

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Health Department has now messaged LEX 18 that they have not given clearance to allow dogs on the restaurant's patio. They said they have called Double Dogs’ management to schedule a meeting to see if both sides could reach an agreement. Earlier today, we had received information from John Morrison with Double Dogs Corporate saying that they had worked with the Health Department to find a solution to the problem and that they were crea... More>>

Police: Argument Leads To Shots Fired Arrest

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A report of shots fired led to a man's arrest. Deputies were called to Robinson Creek Road near London on Wednesday afternoon. They say 22-year-old Justin Hampton was dropping his two-year-old son off with the child's mother when he got into an argument with two other men. Hampton allegedly pulled out a pistol and shot at the men. Deputies say he also lied to them by putting blood on a knife and claiming he had been cut. Hampton is charged with ...

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Fraternity Brothers Remember Crash Victim

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The friends and fraternity brothers of a UK student killed in a motorcycle crash near UK's campus on Wednesday are remembering the 22-year-old. Ryan Greenwell's motorcycle collided with a car on South Limestone Wednesday. His brothers with Delta Sigma Phi are remembering his smile, spirit, and determination.  "He was such a positive and happy guy," said his friend Ryan Booth.  His friends say he enjoyed every minute of his life. Boo...

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Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week: September 21, 2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police need help finding the Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person of the week. 54-year-old Tammy Hunt is wanted for trafficking controlled substances. Police describe her as 5'5'' and 160 pounds.  If you see Hunt, call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (859) 253-2020 or text your information to 'CRIMES' and in the text write 'LEX P-D' and then your tip.  More>>

Crash Closes On-Ramp

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A multi-vehicle collision had the I-75 Southbound on-ramp at Athens Boonesboro closed for two hours Thursday.

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LEX 18 Digital Conversation with Kendrick Lawson Of Kentucky Blended Nutrition

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Are you feeling sluggish, not eating a balanced meal and need to drop a few pounds?  Well, there is a local shop you might want to visit!  Kentucky Blended Nutrition is mixing up tasty shakes that are high in protein and low in calories.  Owner and Health/Wellness Coach - Kendrick Lawson stopped by to share the latest with Dia Davidson .. in today's Digital Conversation. 

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Fundraiser Set Up For Woman Hit By Vehicle, Killed

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VERSAILLES, Ky (LEX 18) A fundraiser has been set up to help the family of a woman who was struck by a vehicle and killed while crossing Versailles Road last Friday.  71-year-old Mary Susan Drury was in a motorized wheelchair when she was hit. She is survived by her son. If you would like to help the family with funeral expenses, click here.  More>>

Mexico Navy Official: No Missing Child In Collapsed School

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - A high-ranking navy official said Thursday there is no missing child at a collapsed Mexico City school that had become a focus of rescue efforts following this week's deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, though an adult still may be alive in the rubble. Navy Assistant Secretary Angel Enrique Sarmiento said that while there are blood traces and other signs suggesting that someone is alive, all the school's children have been accounted for. "We have done an account... More>>

Facebook To Release Russia Ads To Congress Amid Pressure

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NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook says the company will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move Thursday comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads. Facebook had already released the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been seeking to bring Facebook ... More>>

Police: Juvenile Son Drives Drunk Father

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A father has been cited for multiple offenses after police say they pulled over his 12-year old son last month. Investigators say the child was driving his allegedly drunk dad home The police report paints a very strange situation. The officer pulled the car over by the intersection of US-127 and Fox Creek Road and quickly realized the boy driving was way too young to be behind the wheel. Then, according to the report, the officer had to ope...

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UK's Athletic Director Addresses Picture Insulting Gators

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart is speaking out about a picture that is making the rounds on social media. It is a banner taking aim at the University of Florida football team, and makes reference to Hurricane Irma. The banner insinuates that if Irma didn't cause Floridians enough pain, the UK football team will this Saturday when the Gators come to town. Barnhart acknowledged the banner and ...

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Two Restaurants Reopened After Being Hit By Immigration Agents

Wednesday night, a rally was held in the parking lot of Fiesta Mexico to show support for the restaurants, their employees, and the families of the employees. Wednesday night, a rally was held in the parking lot of Fiesta Mexico to show support for the restaurants, their employees, and the families of the employees.
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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Two of the Jessamine County restaurants hit by immigration agents this week are back open. ICE officers shut down three Nicholasville Mexican restaurants Tuesday. Those restaurants were Fiesta Mexico, Los Dos Amigos, and El Potrillo. We have not received an official comment on how many people were detained.  Wednesday night, a rally was held in the parking lot of Fiesta Mexico to show support for the restaurants, their employees, and the famil... More>>

Woman Arrested After Child Found Sleeping In Hot Car

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FLORENCE, Ky (LEX 18) A woman was charged with wanton endangerment after police say a child was left sleeping in a car seat in an SUV in the Florence Mall parking lot Wednesday.  Police say that when they arrived at the mall, a group of people was standing around a 2015 BMW SUV. The windows were down about an inch, the doors were locked and a child was sleeping in a car seat inside. As officers attempted to gain entry into the vehicle, the mother of the child exited the Mall an... More>>

The Latest: Prime Minister Says At Least 15 Dead In Dominica

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The prime minister of Dominica says more than 15 people are dead and 20 remain missing after Hurricane Maria's direct hit on the Caribbean island. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit cried as he spoke to a reporter on the nearby island of Antigua. He said more than 15 people died due to the storm and that it was a miracle that the death toll was not in the hundreds. The center of the Category 4 ... More>>

Person Identified In Fayette Mall Incident

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police have identified one of the people involved in an incident at Fayette Mall in which firearms were drawn inside a store. Police say that shortly before 1 pm., September 7, officers were dispatched to the Vengeance store for what appeared to be a robbery. A store employee said that several people entered the store and approached two customers, demanding cash from them.  Through their investigation, police say 21-year-old Laybron Mo... More>>

Baby Whose Mother Chose Giving Birth Over Chemo Has Died

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DETROIT (AP) — The baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died, a relative said Thursday. Sonya Nelson said her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life’s mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9, three days after giving birth to her sixth child. Relatives said Life had been doing better than expected after being born prematurely at 1 pound, 4 ounces (567 g... More>>

Meijer Offers Perfectly-Imperfect Produce to Shoppers

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer has found a perfectly-imperfect fit for customers interested in reducing food waste and sacrificing aesthetics for savings. Meijer now offers a unique line of Misfits® produce that helps connect shoppers to tasty but cosmetically-challenged fruits and vegetables at a reduced price. Delivered daily to 235 Meijer stores across the Midwest, the packaged fresh produce may be discolored, scarred or odd-sized, but offers the same t... More>>

Three Suspects Charged In Corpse Clothing Theft

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LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (LEX 18)-- There is an update in a bizarre story out of Grayson County Police have arrested two people for stealing a dead man's clothes from a funeral home last week. And they've got a warrant out for a third person.  It happened last Wednesday at the Watson and Hunt Funeral Home. A man was caught on video breaking into the business, and then stealng Ray Daughterty's clothes his family had left there for his funeral on Friday.  The man even took a three...

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Woman's Complaint About Hobby Lobby 'Offensive' Cotton Decor Goes Super-Viral

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(RNN) - A Texas woman complained about Hobby Lobby’s display of “raw-cotton décor” that she said was insensitive in a Facebook post that has gone uber-viral. The picture of a few vases containing cotton stalks sitting on a shelf and angry, humorous and a few supportive comments have been shared almost 16,000 times with 170,000 reactions. “This décor is wrong on so many levels,” wrote Daniell Rider of Killeen, TX. “Ther... More>>

Louisville Fire & Rescue Vehicle Involved In Injury Crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) – A Louisville Fire & Rescue firetruck was involved in an injury crash in the Algonquin neighborhood. The wreck was reported at the intersection of McCloskey Avenue and Algonquin Parkway around 8:50 a.m. Thursday, according to MetroSafe. The number of people injured and the extent of the injuries has not been released. The cause of the crash is under investigation. More>>

Where Is The Most Expensive/Cheapest Pizza in America?

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (PRICECONOMICS)-- Between 2007 - 2010, a USDA study estimated that 1 in 8 Americans ate some form of pizza on any given day. That number climbs to about 1 in 4 for males and 1 in 5 for females when looking specifically at Americans age 12 to 19. There’s no escaping it; pizza is engrained in our diets. Priceconomics conducted a study to see which cities had the most expensive and the least expensive pizza. They discovered that Lexington has the... More>>

Bill Gates Regrets Control-Alt-Delete

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NEW YORK (CNN) - Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder admitted Wednesday the Control-Alt-Delete function used to start up Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. Gates was on a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City when he was asked about it. "The IBM PC hardware keyboard only had one way that it could get a guaranteed interrupt generated. Clearly the people involved should ha... More>>

Body Found At Collapsed Mexico School; Girl Still Trapped

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands of professionals and volunteers to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states l... More>>

The Latest: Trump Issues Disaster Declaration In Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 a.m. Hurricane Maria is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic early Thursday and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day...

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Woman Found Dead After 2 Days In Bathroom Stall

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BURR RIDGE, IL (WLS/CNN) – The family of a Chicago woman, who was found dead inside a health club bathroom stall, is demanding to know how their loved one was overlooked for two days. A patron of Life Time Fitness noticed after her workout July 14 that the same woman appeared to have been in the same bathroom stall for about two hours and notified an employee, police say. The employee went into the bathroom, got no response from the patron and went underneath the stall, findin... More>>

Suspect Arrested In April Stabbing, Robbery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man accused in a stabbing and robbery has now been arrested. It happened on April 2 at a home on Pimlico Parkway. Police say James Mays, 50, became upset with the homeowner and proceeded to stab him with a steak knife, and then took his wallet and cell phone. Mays was arrested Wednesday. He's set to be arraigned on first-degree robbery charges Thursday afternoon. More>>

Woman Accused Of Sexual Assault Of Police Officer

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (The Kentucky New Era)-- A woman is accused of first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree assault on a police officer after the officer said the woman grabbed her genital area, threatened to kill her and spit directly into the her eyes. Aaron Nifong, 31, of Glasgow, was awaiting a mental evaluation Saturday at LifeSkills when she said she needed to use the restroom, according to her arrest citation. When she finished and extended her hands to be handcuffe... More>>

In Citizenship Message, Trump Welcomes Immigrants To America

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their U.S. citizenship oath let out a collective moan when they learned they were going to watch a videotaped message from President Donald Trump. For them, the president’s remarks welcoming them into the “American family” and urging them to help newcomers assimilate felt insincere after he previously ordered a travel ban, moved to end a program shielding nearly 800,0... More>>

Firefighter Hurt Battling House Fire

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) - One firefighter suffered a burn injury in the line of duty, while working to put out a large house fire near Churchill Downs. The fire was reported around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday on Thornberry Avenue. When crews arrived they found the single story home engulfed in fire and heavy smoke. More than two dozen firefighters rushed to help. One firefighter was burned . The extent of the burn is unknown, but the firefighter was rushed to University Hospital and ... More>>

Man Wanted For Sexual Abuse Caught In Ky.

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police have arrested a man who was wanted in Tennessee for sexually abusing a child. Police got a tip around 6 p.m. Wednesday that the wanted man was at a local business on KY HWY 38 in Verda. When troopers arrived, they found 52-year-old Rick Brock, and arrested him on an active fugitive warrant. Brock was wanted in Tennessee for three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child. He remains in the Harlan County Detention Cen... More>>

Caretakers Arrested On Abuse, Assault Allegations

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (The Richmond Register)-- A couple has been arrested for allegedly abusing their patient. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Pioneer Drive in Richmond after a witness reported possible abuse. Troopers found a victim, who suffers from dementia and blindness, severely bruised all over their body. 78-year-old James Kaylor and his wife, 63-year-old Susan Kaylor, who serve as the victim's primary caregivers, were arrested Tuesday. Both are charged w... More>>

Two Injured In Drive-By Shooting

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man has been transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound from Gerald Drive.  Police say he was shot in the groin. LEX 18 has a crew there and will update. 

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Person Shot At Apartment Complex

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man was shot at the Gleneagles Apartment complex Wednesday.

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Still No Trial Date For Craig Pennington

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) It has been more than a year since the murders of Bobby Jones and Crystal Warner and their families are still waiting for a trial date in the case. Jones and Warner went missing over the July 4th weekend in 2016. Relatives say the couple went to check on Craig Pennington, who was renting a cabin from them and was behind on payments. Their bodies were found in separate counties miles and months apart. On Wednesday, a new defense attorney was with Penni...

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Kentuckians Prepare For Mandatory Shelter In The Dominican Republic

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(LEX 18) A Kentucky native and his wife are in the path of Hurricane Maria while on vacation in the Dominican Republic.  Mike and Emma Cassidy were hoping to get off the island and make it back home before Maria made landfall, but they could not find a flight until Friday. Mike sent in footage of the storm as it left Puerto Rico and headed toward the Dominican. The couple will have to take mandatory shelter in their hotel room tonight until given an 'all clear' by local author...

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Man Accused In Elderly Woman's Murder In Court

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The man accused of killing and robbing an elderly woman in Pulaski County went before a judge Wednesday afternoon. It was the first time since the murder that the victim's stepson saw Dwight Bell in person. Richard New tells LEX 18 that he is still in shock after police described how his stepmom showed an act of kindness toward Bell before he stabbed her. "It's tough to actually see the person accused of committing this crime," said Richard. On...

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Mexico Native Recalls Earthquake Of 1985

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) One Lexington woman says she has checked in with her family in Mexico after a 7.1 earthquake that hit Tuesday. Rosalba Mosley said that her two aunts live in Veracruz which was a few hours away from the epicenter of the earthquake. She said her aunts are okay but did experience property damage.  "Where they live, (it) was less. Maybe two hours from there, it's really bad," said Mosley.  Mosley has worked at the Best Tamales in Town for th...

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Bluegrass Space Boom: Cutting Edge Program At Morehead State

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - Horses, bourbon, and basketball area all things that come to mind when people talk about Kentucky, but thanks to a cutting edge program at Morehead State University, graduates are on the forefront of space science education and engineering. For example, GPS systems in drones are researched and developed by graduates of Morehead State's Earth and Space Sciences Department. "This just gives Morehead tremendous viability as a place where technology is n...

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Victim Identified In Deadly Crash On South Limestone

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LEXINGTON (LEX 18) -- Police are investigating a serious crash between a motorcycle and car that happened Wednesday morning.

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Health Experts Say Flu Shots Important This Year

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) - A small little prick could make a big difference in your winter. "It's definitely time to prepare and get ready and go ahead and get that flu vaccine," said Jill Keys, RN, of the Fayette County Health Department. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine report Australia has had more than double the number of flu cases this season compared with last, which could translate to bad news for the U.S. Kentucky already has two lab confirmed cases of th...

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  • UK Recruit Quickley Announcing College Choice Friday

    UK Recruit Quickley Announcing College Choice Friday

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:45 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:45:09 GMT
    @IQ_GodSon@IQ_GodSon
    The Kentucky Basketball team could pick up some big news on Friday.  Class of 2018 point guard, Immanuel Quickley, tweeted out Thursday night that he plans to make his decision known on Friday. Actually there were two tweets that mentioned it. I am committing at 6:00pm at JC tomorrow...EVERYONE COME OUT!!!!! ???????????????????? — Immanuel Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) September 22, 2017 Friday at 6:00 p.m., the world finds out where @IQ_GodSon will continue his education an...
    The Kentucky Basketball team could pick up some big news on Friday.  Class of 2018 point guard, Immanuel Quickley, tweeted out Thursday night that he plans to make his decision known on Friday. Actually there were two tweets that mentioned it. I am committing at 6:00pm at JC tomorrow...EVERYONE COME OUT!!!!! ???????????????????? — Immanuel Quickley (@IQ_GodSon) September 22, 2017 Friday at 6:00 p.m., the world finds out where @IQ_GodSon will continue his education an...
  • Strong Performance Breeds Confidence for Wildcats vs. No. 3 USC

    Strong Performance Breeds Confidence for Wildcats vs. No. 3 USC

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:00:17 GMT
    Chet WhiteChet White
    The defense was resolute, and the performance was strong out of the Kentucky women’s soccer team on Thursday night at the Bell Soccer Complex, as the Wildcats held the No. 3 team in the country and the top-ranked team in the RPI to just one goal in a 1-0 defeat. “Given the lessons learned at Tennessee on Sunday night, the performance of the Wildcats tonight was something that I couldn’t be more proud of,” head coach Ian Carry said. “This was a great ni...
    The defense was resolute, and the performance was strong out of the Kentucky women’s soccer team on Thursday night at the Bell Soccer Complex, as the Wildcats held the No. 3 team in the country and the top-ranked team in the RPI to just one goal in a 1-0 defeat. “Given the lessons learned at Tennessee on Sunday night, the performance of the Wildcats tonight was something that I couldn’t be more proud of,” head coach Ian Carry said. “This was a great ni...
  • Jaxson Hayes Talks About Offer From UK

    Jaxson Hayes Talks About Offer From UK

    Thursday, September 21 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-09-22 02:45:56 GMT
    On Wednesday night, Cincinnati Moeller Senior, Jaxson Hayes announced on Twitter that he had a scholarship offer from Coach Calipari and the University of Kentucky. Blessed to have received a scholarship from The University of Kentucky ?????? #BBN pic.twitter.com/S5giZKIWDU — Jaxson Hayes♠? (@hayes_jaxson) September 20, 2017 Hayes is a little known prospect who has bloomed late in his career. In fact, he came off the bench last season for Moeller helping lead them ...
    On Wednesday night, Cincinnati Moeller Senior, Jaxson Hayes announced on Twitter that he had a scholarship offer from Coach Calipari and the University of Kentucky. Blessed to have received a scholarship from The University of Kentucky ?????? #BBN pic.twitter.com/S5giZKIWDU — Jaxson Hayes♠? (@hayes_jaxson) September 20, 2017 Hayes is a little known prospect who has bloomed late in his career. In fact, he came off the bench last season for Moeller helping lead them ...
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  • Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

    Puerto Rico faces weeks without electricity after Maria

    Friday, September 22 2017 4:06 AM EDT2017-09-22 08:06:42 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:37:45 GMT
    They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation.
    They eye of Hurricane Maria is nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico tries to recover from the storm's devastation.
  • Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

    Obama campus assault guidance gets scrapped under Trump

    Friday, September 22 2017 11:16 AM EDT2017-09-22 15:16:20 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:37:40 GMT
    The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities.
    The Trump administration is scrapping Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault, replacing it with new interim instructions for universities.
  • Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

    Public shaming likely but GOP wary of new laws after Equifax

    Friday, September 22 2017 3:48 AM EDT2017-09-22 07:48:01 GMT
    Friday, September 22 2017 12:27 PM EDT2017-09-22 16:27:56 GMT
    Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million...
    Prospects are good for a public shaming in the Equifax data breach, but it's unlikely Congress will institute sweeping new regulations after hackers accessed the personal information of an estimated 143 million Americans.
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