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Couple Plead Not Guilty To Torture Of Children

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Latest on the case against the parents of 13 children found malnourished, some chained to furniture, in their Perris, California, home (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Prosecutors say 13 malnourished children found in captivity in California were chained as punishment and a 17-year-old plotted her escape for two years. Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin said Thursday that another sibling escaped with the 17-year-old over the weekend but turned back ...

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Tracking An End To The Arctic Siege

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The long awaited pattern change is happening as our time in the Bluegrass tundra is ending. After another cold night in the upper teens, and in most any other winter what would be a really cold night, we're tracking a thaw that gets going tomorrow afternoon with highs pushing 40. And that's just the beginning as 50's are lurking which you can see this evening on LEX 18 NEWS and in our 8 Day Forecast.

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Jackson Co. Neighbors Brave Cold Temperatures To Rescue Horse

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A drive out of town turned into a rescue mission after a Jackson County man noticed some strange behavior from some horses in a field.  Jeff Lakes and his brother Robert were driving to Beattyville when something strange caught his attention in a field.  Three horses were pacing nervously back and forth in a field. It was then he realized the source of their anxiety, a horse bobbing in a pond, barely keeping its head above of water. The animal...

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Jeff Hoover Will Seek Reelection In 83rd District

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Despite a sexual harassment settlement that caused a scandal in Frankfort and despite resigning as Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jeff Hoover has filed to run again in the 83rd House district. Hoover filed to run Thursday, January 18, his birthday. It's been a tumultuous year for the former House Speaker.   Hoover acknowledged he was among four lawmakers who settled a sexual harassment allegation outside of court with a me...

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Russell Co. Woman Sentenced For Manslaughter Charge

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The woman accused of being on meth when she was in a crash that killed her toddler has been sentenced.  Jessica Warriner is accused of being under the influence when she pulled into the path of an oncoming pickup truck in September 2016. The crash killed her three-year-old child. Warriner agreed to plead guilty for her murder charge to be downgraded to manslaughter.  She will serve 10 years in prison.  More>>

Irvine Police Looking To Identify Burglar

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Irvine Police Department is investigating a burglary from the Estill County Schools storage building on Rice Street. According to their Facebook page, the man in the photo they shared is suspected in several burglaries in 2016. If you have any information, call (606) 723-2201.  More>>

Police Investigating Vandalism Of Jewish Student Center Sign

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Rabbi said he witnessed a young adult tackle and break the sign for the UK Jewish Student Center Monday morning. Rabbi Shlomo Litvin said he was up late after counseling a student and heard a commotion...

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1 Airlifted After Serious Crash In Montgomery County

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Sheriff's officials are urging residents to avoid the area where a serious crash has occurred. The collision occurred on US 460 Paris Pike. Officials say one person was airlifted after a truck struck a tree. The roadway is shut down for some time. Schools in the area are shut down because of road conditions, but officers working the scene say they aren't sure if weather played a factor in the crash.

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Fireball Sightings Across Kentucky

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(LEX 18)-- Several countries around the world have reported sightings of Fireballs late Wednesday night and into Thursday morning. There were numerous sightings in the United States from coast to coast. Kentucky had around 10 reports filed with the American Meteor Society from cities including Horse Cave, Lexington, Simpsonville, Louisville, East Bernstadt, Summersville, fort Mitchell and Madisonville.  

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Activists, Educators Respond To Proposed Budget Cuts

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - After the announcement of possible cuts to 70 different state programs under Governor Bevin's new budget proposal, advocates from several organizations are fighting back. Kentucky Together is made up of advocates working with everything from education to medical and mental health organizations. They are on a mission to encourage lawmakers to raise revenue for the many programs affected by Bevin's proposed budget cuts. They want to see funding that help...

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Ky. National Guard Assisting With Water Issues

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PERRY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Soldiers with the 201st Engineer Battalion prepare two 400-gallon water tanks to be delivered to the citizens of Buckhorn, Ky. to assist with a water crisis in the area. This is a developing story, check back for details. 

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Bed Bath & Beyond Recalls Comforters For Mold Exposure Risk

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - Bed Bath & Beyond has recalled more than 175,000 comforters that could expose people to mold. The Consumer Product Safety Commission says mold poses a risk of respiratory or other infections in people with weakened immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold. The recall involves Hudson comforters by UGG. The polyester comforters were sold in four different solid colors: garnet, navy, gray, and oatmeal, and three sizes: twin, full/queen,...

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Lawmakers Vote To Expand Rape Law To Include Sex With Teens

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky House has passed a bill to expand rape statutes to include instances when older adults have sex with 16 or 17 year olds. The measure would declare that 16 and 17 year olds are incapable of giving consent to sex with adults aged 28 or older. The bill passed the House Thursday and goes to the Senate. Such adults could be prosecuted for third-degree rape when having sexual intercourse with a 16 or 17 year old. Such an offense is punishable by one to f... More>>

PSC Brings Rate Relief To Kentucky Power Co. Customers

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) has trimmed by about four-fifths a base rate increase sought by Kentucky Power Co. and has substantially scaled back the company’s demand-side management (DSM) programs and the customer surcharges that pay for those programs. The net effect of the two orders issued today will be that residential customers using the same amount of electricity will pay less in 2018 than they did last year. Rates for... More>>

Ford Issues Recall For Expedition, Navigator

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(LEX 18) - Ford Motor Company is issuing a safety compliance recall and is expanding a safety recall for certain Takata airbag inflators in North America. Details are as follows: 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles for intermittent automatic reversal function in rear door windows Ford is issuing a safety compliance recall in North America for approximately 363 2018 Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator vehicles for intermittent automatic reversal function in... More>>

Kentucky Ranks Worst State For Animals Protection Laws

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(LEX 18) For the 11th consecutive year, Kentucky takes last place in the Animal Legal Defense Fund's ranking of animal protection laws for all 50 states. The Commonwealth is joined at the bottom of the list with Iowa at #49, Wyoming at #48, Utah at #47, and North Dakota at #46 as the states with the weakest animal protection laws in the nation. The states with the strongest animal protection laws are Illinois, Oregon, California, Maine, and Rhode Island. The Animal Legal Defense Fu...

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Frankfort Police Rescue Dog From The Cold

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police officers in Frankfort responded to an animal welfare check only to find a small beagle trapped under a mobile home. The rescuers managed to extract the freezing dog and took it to the humane society, where he "was so happy to eat!" They posted a photo of the warm and toasty pup to social media, hoping to find the dog's owners.  Frankfort Police thanked the concerned citizen who notified them about the dog.

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Senators Call Out Kentucky's Medicaid Plan, Saying Work Requirement May Be Illegal

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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration's new policy allowing state work requirements for Medicaid recipients is legally questionable, more than two dozen Democratic senators said Thursday, framing an argument likely to be aired in court. Last week Kentucky's Medicaid waiver request, which includes work requirements for people on Medicaid, was the first to be approved by the administration. Gov. Matt Bevin said earlier this week that he will end Medicaid benefits for more t... More>>

Authorities: Deputy Fatally Shoots 16-Year-Old Boy In Courtroom

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP)-- A deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out involving the boy, his family and the officer on Wednesday, a sheriff’s office investigator said. Joseph Haynes was struck once in the abdomen during the fight that began as an early afternoon hearing concluded in a domestic relations courtroom in Columbus, said Rick Minerd, investigations chief with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. The boy died ab...

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Canadian Man Tricks Police With Car Made Out Of Snow

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MONTREAL (KSMP) - A Canadian artist/machinist decided to prank local police during a heavy snowstorm. Simon Laprise sculpted a realistic looking car out of snow using the frame of a Delorean that he had collected as a fan of the film "Back To The Future."  He also added a real windshield wiper so police would have a place to stick a ticket. The police soon came to investigate because it was parked was in a snow removal zone, only to discover after some time that the c... More>>

Horse Killed In Devastating Barn Fire

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CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD)-- A fire in Western Kentucky killed a horse when a barn went up in flames. It happened Tuesday afternoon in Murray. A neighbor alerted the owners of the fire, which houses many animals, including 10 horses. The owner and his wife were on their way to chemotherapy when they learned of the fire. Without thinking twice, the owners put their lives in jeopardy to rescue the horses trapped in the barn. "Black stall, black horse, black smo...

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Expansion For Women's Recovery Center Debuted

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Hope Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the expansion of it's women's recovery program Thursday morning.  The expansion of the Ball-Quantrell Jones Recovery Center for Women houses more than a hundred beds. There's also a new cafeteria and increased meeting space. Officials say the hope center needed to expand because they have a waiting list ranging from 40 to 70 people. 

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Former US Olympics Team Doctor Tells Judge "It's Too Hard To Listen To The Statements"

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(CNN) - Dr. Larry Nassar, the former physician for the US gymnastics team sent a letter to the judge saying he was struggling to deal with victim statements and that he is unsure he can "mentally" handle more over the next four days. In court, Judge Aquilina told Nassar that the words "weren't worth the paper its written on." Multiple victims have 

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Wells Fargo Billing Glitch Infuriates Customers

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(CNN Money)-- A Wells Fargo glitch drained some customer accounts by double-paying their bills online. The bank apologized on Thursday for its latest embarrassment and said the "error" was fixed overnight. Wells Fargo promised to refund any related fees or charges. It declined to say how many customers were affected. Some furious customers blasted the bank. They said they had to frantically call the bank for help after their accounts were overdrawn. Cindy Alexander,... More>>

Racial Slur, Feces Left At Apartment

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO)-- Just days after the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday celebration in Bowling Green, two young women say they experienced an act of racism. Two African American students at Western Kentucky University say they saw a pile of feces on the window of their apartment with a note. They say the note contained a racist slur and the slogan "make america great again." "It was something very horrifying and shocking to wake up and see, so I immediately co...

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Lt. Col. Oliver North To Speak At LCA Event

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Lexington Christian Academy welcomes Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North as the keynote speaker at their 2018 annual fund dinner. “Faith, Family, and Freedom – an evening with Lt. Col. Oliver North” will be Feb. 8 at the RJ Corman Hangar. The proceeds for this special event will benefit school initiatives. North is a combat decorated Marine, #1 New York Times best-selling author, small business founder, inventor with multiple U.S. pat... More>>

Family Safe After Apartment Fire

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Richmond Fire Department is responding to a fire on South Killarney Lane. Crews say working smoke alarms alerted the family to the fire in their apartment. Everyone made it out safely. We have a reporter on the way and will provide more updates as they come in.  More>>

Scholarship That Sends First Generation Students To College Could Lose State 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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KSP Post 11, To Host The 3rd Annual 2018 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament

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LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Kentucky State Police Post 11, in London is hosting the 3rd annual 2018 Trooper Jason Vanhook Memorial Bass Tournament on Saturday, March 24, 2018. It will be held at the Conley Bottom Resort boat ramp located at 270 Conley Bottom Road Monticello, KY. Blast off at safe light, weigh-in at 4:00 PM. Entry fee is $100.00 per boat (2 people per boat) with a 5 fish limit. Payout will be determined by number of entries. You can pre-register in p... More>>

Airbnb, Lexington Reach Tax Agreement

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – Airbnb and the City of Lexington today announced the finalization of a tax agreement that will allow the Company to collect and remit taxes from those who host visitors using the website. In a press release, Airbnb says the tax agreement in place will benefit the Lexington convention and visitors bureau, “VisitLEX,” and Lexington Center. Effective Feb. 1, Airbnb will automatically collect and remit the Lexington Transient Room Tax (8.... More>>

Police: Man Charged In Louisville Murder Had History Of Domestic Violence

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) - Louisville Police have made an arrest in the city's first homicide of the year. WAVE 3 News reports that the shooting happened on January 6 on Ormsby Avenue. When police arrived at the scene, they found Jasmine Newsome dead from multiple gunshot wounds. Michael Renee Hamblen has been charged with her murder. Police say the shooting followed an altercation about scrambled eggs. Investigators told WAVE 3 that Hamblen has a history of domestic violence. ... More>>

Sheriff: Laurel County Teen Reported Missing

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Laurel County teen has been reported missing and sheriff's deputies are asking for the public's help. 

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Amazon Narrows List Of Cities For Second HQ

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NEW YORK (AP) - Amazon narrows list of cities for second HQ to 20, including New York, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Austin, Atlanta and Miami.

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Pope Conducts First-Ever Airborne Wedding

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SANTIAGO, CHILE  (AP) - — Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile's flagship airline during a flight from Santiago. Bride Paola Podest, 39, and groom Carlos Ciuffardi, 41, said "I do" after telling Francis that they had been married in a civil service in 2010 but had been unable to follow up with a church ceremony because of the Feb. 27, 2010, earthquake that rocked Chile. Franci...

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Man Accused Of Firing Shots, Damaging Property

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested accused of firing shots toward his girlfriend's home. 26-year-old Eugene Beatty was arrested Wednesday afternoon. Court documents say on Jan. 9 Beatty and his girlfriend got into a disorder on Harry Street. Later that evening, police report he returned and allegedly fired shots at the house before throwing a bucket through a window and damaging property. Beatty is charged with first-degree wanton endangerment and possession of a ha...

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Investigation Underway Following Burglary At Local Pharmacy

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating after two men were involved in an early morning burglary. It happened around ?3:57 a.m. at C&C Pharmacy on Mapleleaf ?Drive. Officials say two men pried open the back door and when the alarm went off, one suspect ran away and one stayed behind. The suspect that stayed behind riffled through some medicine cabinets but didn't get away with anything.  More>>

Turkey Efforts Underway To Remove Skidded Plane From Slope

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TRABZON, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, left the runway after landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan. 13. All passengers and crew were evacuated and no one was injured. Ambulances and fire extinguishing trucks were on standby Thursday as the crane lifted the... More>>

Family Displaced After Garage Fire

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A family was unable to sleep in their home Wednesday night after a fire. Firefighters say the flames broke out just after midnight in a detached garage on Mark Avenue. It was fully engulfed when crews arrived to the scene. The fire spread to the home's attic, also leaving some damage in the kitchen and living room due to a hole they had to make in order to battle the flames. Two adults and two children were inside at the time,...

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Family Mourns Four Kentucky Natives Killed In House Fire

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ROSE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (LEX 18) - A mother and father from Kentucky, and their two boys, were killed in a Michigan house fire. Now their loved ones, who say the four meant the world to the family, are trying to bring them home to Breathitt County. Less than 48 hours have passed since Ida Taulbee's phone rang in her Jackson home. "I'm still trying to cope with it. It just seems so unreal. My heart is broken, half of it feels dead. I just miss my children so much," said ...

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Murray State President Delivers Eggs To Student In Need

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CALLOWAY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18/The Herald Leader)-- A Murray State University student wanted to make some cookies on her snow day, but ran into one issue...she needed a single egg. Some would head to the grocery store, but the harsh winter weather left Sydney Owen and her sorority sisters snowed in. So in a neighborly gesture, Owen tweeted at the university's president asking for help.  hey @MurrayStatePrez at 1605 Miller St we are trying to make cookies, we need a single egg. c... More>>

Exit Closure In Franklin County

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Inclement weather this week has delayed emergency repairs at US 127 bridge over I-64. Crews plan to resume work Thursday. I-64 West ramp to US 127 South (Exit 53A) will close at 9 a.m. and be closed for approximately five days. More>>

What Happens If The Government Shuts Down?

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WASHINGTON (NBC News)— The White House and Congress have yet to reach a deal on funding the federal government, raising the prospect of a partial shutdown as early as this weekend. What happens if they don’t? Here’s what you need to know. Why are we talking about a shutdown again? The government is operating on a stopgap funding bill that passed on Dec. 21, which followed a separate stopgap bill that passed in September. But the current funding legislation expires ...

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Officer Clears Driveway For Elderly Resident

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BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A neighborhood watch group caught a police officer spreading an act of kindness Wednesday. Officer Patrick with the Ashland Police Department stopped to clear the driveway of an elderly woman to make sure she could get her car out...

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GOP Senator Offers Bill To Legalize Marijuana In Kentucky

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to legalize marijuana in Kentucky was introduced Wednesday by a Republican lawmaker who touted the value of cannabis as a revenue source for a cash-strapped state government. Sen. Dan Seum, a member of the Senate's GOP leadership team, said his bill would legalize marijuana use for adults 21 or older. He said it's time for Kentucky to join the marijuana legalization trend taking root elsewhere. "It's already out there, it's always ve... More>>

Police Seek Identify Of Burglary Suspect

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HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Elizabethtown Police Department needs help identifying the suspect in a vehicle break-in. They say the woman in the surveillance photo was involved in a vehicle break-in at the parking lot of Planet Fitness. She then tried to use a stolen credit card at Wal-Mart. The suspect was driving a silver Chrysler or Dodge minivan. If you have any information regarding her identity, please contact police, or Hardin County Crimestoppers at 800-... More>>

Poison Control Calls 'Spike' Due To Online Laundry Pod Challenge

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(CNN)--It used to be that washing your kid's mouth out with soap was seen as a punishment. Now, authorities are trying to keep teens from doing just that. Teens have been increasingly biting into laundry pods, with some posting the videos online as part of a "challenge," according to a statement Tuesday by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. The results can be potentially harmful or even deadly. In the first 15 days of the new year, poison control... More>>

City Barbeque To Support Veterans With Traumatic Brain Injury

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- City Barbeque will start the new year by raising funds to support veterans living with traumatic brain injury. While supplies last, patrons can purchase a limited-edition drink tumbler for $5, with all proceeds benefiting the Resurrecting Lives Foundation. Guests who purchase this year's tumbler will receive free refills (with any purchase) through March 31, 2018. This fundraising campaign is now in its fourth year, having raised more than $37,500 to d... More>>

Fayette Co. Public Schools On Two-Hour Delay

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Fayette County Public Schools, with the exception of STEAM Academy, will operate on a two-hour delay on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Due to a burst pipe, there will be no school for students at STEAM Academy on Thursday, January 18, 2018. School will start two hours later than normal. See specific start times for your school at https://t.co/jkX1S4mWla. — Fayette County Public Schools (@FCPSKY) January 18, 2018 Buses run regular routes, with pick-up...

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Boil Water Advisory In Lincoln Co.

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A boil water advisory has been announced for about 400 customers of McKinney Water District due to a water main break. The advisory is until further notice. This will affect people living on Hwy 698 starting at the railroad crossing and going south to the intersection of Hwy 198. From Hwy 198 stating at Short Pike Road going south to the intersection of Hwy 698, South Fork Road, Toombs Hollow, Happy Hollow, Sims Road, Moccasin Road, and any roads leading ... More>>

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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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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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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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>>

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>>

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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  • Kentucky to Open Season Against EKU and NKU

    Kentucky to Open Season Against EKU and NKU

    Thursday, January 18 2018 6:20 PM EST2018-01-18 23:20:29 GMT
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    Kentucky is set to open 2018 play with a doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky and Northern Kentucky on Friday inside the Boone Tennis Center. Play will begin at 11 a.m. against EKU, while UK will face NKU at 3 p.m. Admission is free to both matches. As a team, Kentucky is currently receiving votes, and three Wildcats are ranked in the last national singles rankings poll, which came out on Nov. 15. Junior Ryo Matsumura is the highest ranked Wildcat at No. 34. Matsumura was secon...
    Kentucky is set to open 2018 play with a doubleheader against Eastern Kentucky and Northern Kentucky on Friday inside the Boone Tennis Center. Play will begin at 11 a.m. against EKU, while UK will face NKU at 3 p.m. Admission is free to both matches. As a team, Kentucky is currently receiving votes, and three Wildcats are ranked in the last national singles rankings poll, which came out on Nov. 15. Junior Ryo Matsumura is the highest ranked Wildcat at No. 34. Matsumura was secon...
  • Kentucky Fans Asked to Help Rebuild Blood Supply, Beat FL

    Kentucky Fans Asked to Help Rebuild Blood Supply, Beat FL

    Thursday, January 18 2018 4:59 PM EST2018-01-18 21:59:23 GMT
    The community blood supply is currently low, but Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is giving donors a chance to help rebuild that supply while also proving they bleed blue during the 10th annual Big Blue Slam next week. Big Blue Slam, which is Jan. 22-26, pits Kentucky fans against Florida fans to see who can donate the most blood. Donors during Slam will receive a special long-sleeve T-shirt. “Big Blue Slam is always the last of January when the blood supply often needs a boos...
    The community blood supply is currently low, but Kentucky Blood Center (KBC) is giving donors a chance to help rebuild that supply while also proving they bleed blue during the 10th annual Big Blue Slam next week. Big Blue Slam, which is Jan. 22-26, pits Kentucky fans against Florida fans to see who can donate the most blood. Donors during Slam will receive a special long-sleeve T-shirt. “Big Blue Slam is always the last of January when the blood supply often needs a boos...
  • Kentucky Set to Open 2018 Campaign at Miami Spring Invite

    Kentucky Set to Open 2018 Campaign at Miami Spring Invite

    Thursday, January 18 2018 3:00 PM EST2018-01-18 20:00:59 GMT
    Tennis season is finally here. The No. 21 Kentucky women’s tennis team will officially see its first action of 2018 this weekend, traveling to Coral Gables, Florida, for the Miami Spring Invite. The Wildcats will face off against No. 19 Miami, No. 2 Vanderbilt and Ohio State in the three-day event. The first competition of the season will prove to be challenging, as the field includes seven players ranked inside the Oracle/ITA top 100 in singles, and four doubles teams ranked...
    Tennis season is finally here. The No. 21 Kentucky women’s tennis team will officially see its first action of 2018 this weekend, traveling to Coral Gables, Florida, for the Miami Spring Invite. The Wildcats will face off against No. 19 Miami, No. 2 Vanderbilt and Ohio State in the three-day event. The first competition of the season will prove to be challenging, as the field includes seven players ranked inside the Oracle/ITA top 100 in singles, and four doubles teams ranked...
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  • Convicted ex-coal CEO launches US Senate bid with town hall

    Convicted ex-coal CEO launches US Senate bid with town hall

    Thursday, January 18 2018 8:14 PM EST2018-01-19 01:14:35 GMT
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    Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship kicks off pro-Trump Senate bid in West Virginia with town hall-styled event.
    Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship kicks off pro-Trump Senate bid in West Virginia with town hall-styled event.
  • Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

    Haitians face hurdles after protected-status renewal delays

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