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Man Killed In Boating Accident on Ohio River in Maysville

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MAYSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A man was killed Saturday in a boating accident on the Ohio River in Maysville.

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Summery Saturday Night

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Oh those summer nights! Staying clear and muggy overnight with lows in the mid 60s. Tracking patchy fog to develop after midnight, could be dense in spots. The heat, and humid, will be on tomorrow as high pressure continues to build. Tracking highs to flirt with 90 degrees. Heat indices will run in the low 90s Sunday afternoon. Get the latest 8 Day forecast, including more details on viewing conditions for Monday's solar eclipse, at Weather page or on the LEX 18 StormTracker Weather... More>>

Solar Viewing Projector: Alternative To Eclipse Glasses

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(NASA)-- There are many ways to view a solar eclipse. The safest (and most fun!) is to make your own solar viewing projector. This technique of using a small hole to focus light goes back to the 5th century BC. In the 4th century, BC, Aristotle wrote: "Why is it that when the sun passes through quadri-laterals, as for instance in wickerwork, it does not produce a figure rectangular in shape but circular?” and further "Why is it that an eclipse of the sun, if one loo...

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Civil Air Patrol Prepares For Possible Emergencies

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(LEX 18)-- Squad members with the Civil Air Patrol will gather together throughout the weekend in two Kentucky cities.  Boots are on the ground in Frankfort running through simulations of a downed plane and a missing persons case, but some are in the sky over Hopkinsville. They're taking aerial photos before and after the surge of people hitting the town for the upcoming eclipse, just in case there is an emergency like a flood or other natural disaster. "We are probably n... More>>

Kentucky Eclipse Watchers Could Have Slower Cell Service

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Thousands of people will experience the solar eclipse together in Kentucky, but it might take a while before they can let the rest of the world know. Cell phone carriers are warning people to expect "network congestion" on Monday as lots of people will undoubtedly try to use their mobile phones at the same time in Hopkinsville, the small western Kentucky town that will be the point of greatest eclipse. But the Courier-Journal reports providers are tak... More>>

ATV Crash Results In One Fatality

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MOREHEAD, Ky. (LEX 18) –  A teenager is dead after an ATV crash in Elliott County.  Kentucky State Police say two ATVs crashed on HWY 1620 just before 11:30 Friday night. They say Christopher Arthurs, 18, of Olive Hill, was headed north on the highway when his ATV hit the back of another ATV driven by Tyler Rayburn, 19, of Olive Hill.  Arthurs was thrown from his vehicle and taken to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. More>>

Woman's Body Found In Storage Tote

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PLANO, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Warren County man is behind bars accused of murder. The Sheriff's Office reports a woman's body was found taped up inside a storage tote Saturday afternoon. She and Justin Denihan, 23, of Bowling Green, are believed to be residents at the home on Pleasant Place Way. Deputies said after some investigation, Denihan admitted to killing the woman. Her name has not yet been released. Denihan is in the Warren County Regional Jail facing a murder charge.

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KY Has 2nd 'Lucky For Life' Winner

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- David Jordan, 54, of Quincy, is feeling lucky after winning $1,000 a day for life on the Kentucky Lottery’s Lucky For Life game.  He matched the first five numbers and the Lucky Ball number to win the game’s top prize. David plays Lucky For Life on a regular basis and often stops at Super Quick #13 in Garrison KY to buy his tickets.  Yesterday (Thursday), on his way into the store, David noticed a penny sitting...

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NASA Talks Eclipse Misconceptions

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(NASA)-- Humans have watched eclipses since before the dawn of written history, and during this long span of time our scientific understanding of the physical world has grown enormously. As a consequence, many of the older ideas we had about the causes and effects of total solar eclipses have been replaced by detailed physical explanations. Nevertheless, some older ideas seem remarkably resistant to replacement by the more scientifically-correct explanations. Here are a few of the mos... More>>

DNA Lab Reduces Testing For Missing People Amid Funding Woes

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DALLAS (AP) - A Texas lab that's a world leader in specialized DNA testing has stopped accepting samples from outside the state because of funding issues. The Center for Human Identification at the University of North Texas is dependent upon grants to provide free testing. This year, the National Institute of Justice did not offer millions of dollars for DNA technology to identify missing people. Money was reallocated to programs that help states track backlogged rape kits instead. ... More>>

Eclipse Events Across The Commonwealth

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(LEX 18) Cities across the Commonwealth are getting ready for the Great American Eclipse Monday. If you aren't planning an eclipse event of your own, there are plenty of ways to celebrate.  In Lexington, there will he eclipse viewings at the Thoroughbred Park. Raven Run and McConnell Springs. There will be complimentary eclipse glasses at the those locations.  The Living Arts and Science Center will also be open for an eclipse celebration where there will be arts and scien...

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6 Police Officers Shot in Fla. and Penn., 1 Killed and 5 Wounded

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(NBC News)-- Six police officers were shot, one of them fatally, in three separate incidents in Florida and Pennsylvania late Friday, officials said. One officer was killed and another gravely injured in Kissimmee around 9:30 p.m., just south of the theme park hub of Orlando, central Florida. Two officers were critically wounded in Jacksonville, while two state troopers were shot in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. In Kissimmee, officers Sam Howard and Matthew Baxter were checking sus... More>>

'Predator' Actor Sonny Landham Dead At 76

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Sonny Landham, the muscular action-movie actor who co-starred in "Predator" and "48 Hrs," has died. He was 76. Landham's sister, Dawn Boehler, said the actor died from congestive heart failure Thursday at a Lexington, Kentucky, hospital. Landham was a brawny, deep-voiced actor and stunt man who played a bit part in Walter Hill's 1979 street-gang thriller "The Warriors" before the director cast him as the trigger-happy criminal Billy...

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Kicking Butt 5K For Colon Cancer Awareness

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Hundreds of people will gather Saturday to help raise money for colon cancer awareness. The Colon Cancer Prevention Project is hosting their second annual Kicking Butt 5K at the Kentucky Horse Park. Organizers say last year's event had more than 500 participants and raised more than $25,000.  The event will run from 9 a.m. until noon and feature both a 5K run and 1 mile walk. 

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No, You Can't Use 3-D Movie Glasses As Eclipse Glasses - Here's Why

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(Forbes)-- Dr. Marshall Shepherd, a leading international expert in weather and climate, wrote this article for Forbes about rumors circulating that 3D glasses can be used to view the eclipse: If some asked me what the hot, "must have" product of the moment was, I would answer "eclipse glasses...

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Red Cross Offers Eclipse Safety Tips For Travelers

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(American Red Cross)-- The first solar eclipse in 99 years is occurring on August 21, and millions of people are expected to make travel plans to see it. The American Red Cross is prepared to help them if needed. More than 7 million people are expected to travel to an area stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to see the eclipse. This influx of millions of people into the 70-mile wide eclipse viewing area is expected to cause major traffic problems for days before, during, and aft... More>>

Solar Eclipse Timer Must-Have App For Total Eclipse

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(WPSD)-- Look in Apple's App Store and the Google Play Store, and you'll find dozens of apps for the upcoming solar eclipse. Some are good, but most are not. Worst of all, some of the apps contain malware or adware that do little more than fill your screen with ads. But, one app stands atop the list of great eclipse apps —Solar Eclipse Timer. It doesn't have a fancy name, but the $2 app is perhaps the best at getting you ready for Aug. 21 and what you'll se... More>>

Scott County Amber Alert Canceled, Child Found Safe

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - An amber alert has been issued out of Scott County after a 4 year old was taken from a home Friday afternoon.  The Sheriff's office says around 6:30 p.m. Friday, they responded to a home on Mcintosh Drive for reports of a break in.  They say when they arrived they found Kayla Samantha Melton, 25, had broken into a home through a back window.  We're told she then assaulted a female who was watching Tayden Bradley Kanatzer, 4, and took him ...

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Lexington Fire Dept. Needs Help Identifying Person Of Interest In Arson

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington Fire Department is hoping the public can help them identify a person of interest in an RV fire.  They posted to their Facebook page saying that at 11 a.m. Friday, they responded to a fire in a 2018 RV valued at $190,000. The fire was at 1675 North Broadway.  Through an investigation, they determined that the fire that destroyed the RV was intentionally set. Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a vehicle and per... More>>

Eclipse Mania Sends Americans Scurrying To Find Safe Glasses

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By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun Monday as it is obscured by the passing moon. Complicating the rising demand from last-minute shoppers was a recent recall by Amazon that forced libraries and healt... More>>

Over 100K Eclipse Fans Descend Upon Hopkinsville, Population 31K

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HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) There are still 3 days until the Great American Eclipse covers Hopkinsville in total darkness, but people are already descending upon the town of just over 31,000 people.  

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UK Professor In Spain During Attacks

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BARCELONA, Spain (LEX 18) One University of Kentucky professor was just blocks away from the van that drove into a crowd of people in Spain. Matthew Wilson, an Associate Geography Professor at UK described the events of that day to LEX 18. Sirens echoed throughout the city and then the air was filled with a stiff silence. Wilson said that police warned neighbors not to leave their flats after the attack. Fourteen people died when the van plowed into the group of pedestrians. 100 mor...

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Employee At Home For Abused Girls Accused Of Sexually Abusing One Of Them

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Sunrise Children's Center in Morehead is a home for neglected or abused teenage girls. One of their employees responsible for caring for these girls is now accused of sexually abusing one of them. The center houses girls from 7th-12th grade. The facility only has 12 girls living at the home at a time. "We have residential programs where teenage youth come and live and receive therapy and food and clothing, and a safe place to lay their head down at...

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Gov. Matt Bevin Swears In Ambassador Kelly Craft

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - In a ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion Friday, Gov. Matt Bevin swore in Kelly Craft as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada. She will be the first female to fill that post. “Kelly Craft will be an extraordinary emissary between the United States and Canada,” said Gov. Bevin. “A diplomat must be intelligent, genteel, a good listener, and have a strong network. Kelly possesses all of these qualities and is an incredible class a... More>>

American Killed In Barcelona Attack Identified

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BARCELONA (NBC NEWS)-- The California man who was separated from his wife in the chaotic moments of Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, was among the 13 killed at the scene, his family said Friday. The father of 42-year-old Jared Tucker told NBC News that Tucker's wife, Heidi Nunes, confirmed her husband's death. The Walnut Creek couple were in Europe celebrating their first wedding anniversary and had just enjoyed drinks on Barcelona's wide, largely pedestrianized touri... More>>

Schlotzsky's Offering Eclipse Glasses With Purchase Of Sandwich

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Looking for eclipse glasses and maybe some lunch? You can visit the Schlotzsky's on West Tiverton Way in Lexington on Monday for Total Eclipse of the Bun! Buy a small Classic sandwich for just $4 and get a free pair of Schlotzsky's eclipse glasses while supplies last. They will be open 9 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. on Monday. 

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Dashcam Video Shows White Cop Punching Black Man During Stop

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By MARK GILLISPIE Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) - A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had described. The initial statement from police in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid said the suspect, 25-year-old Richard Hubbard III, refused Officer Michael Amiott's orders to "face away" after getting out of his car Aug. 12 and th... More>>

Strategist Steve Bannon Leaves Trump’s Turbulent White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leaving.

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Court Hears Case Between Political Rivals

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Latest on a Kentucky Supreme Court hearing pitting the Republic governor against the state's Democratic attorney general (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Kentucky's Democratic Attorney General says public universities could have problems with their accreditation if the state's highest court does not rule in his favor. Andy Beshear argued before the state Supreme Court on Friday that it was illegal for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin to abolish and replace the Univ... More>>

Mayor Seeks Urgent Permission To Remove Statue

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - The Latest on developments related to a violent white-nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local): ___ 3 p.m. The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, is calling on the governor to convene an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to allow the city to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. Mayor Mike Signer's statement comes nearly a week after white supremacists descended on the city for a rally and clashed with counter ...

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American Citizen Among Those Killed In Barcelona Attack

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on the Spain attacks (all times local):

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The State Department says at least one American was killed and one was injured in the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain.

The department said Friday that diplomats from the U.S. consulate in Barcelona are continuing to work with local authorities to identify victims and provide assistance to Americans...

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Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week: August 14-18

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person of the Week for the week of August 14 is Kenneth Stockton. The 59-year-old is wanted for fraudulent use of a credit card over $500. If you have information on Stockton's whereabouts,  call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (859) 253-2020. Your information could get you a cash reward.  More>>

Three Arrested In Kroger Fire

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Jail officials confirm that two people have been arrested in an alleged arson at a Somerset Kroger.

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Closure Scheduled For The Bluegrass Parkway/KY 9002 In Woodford County

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (August 18, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a temporary shoulder closure is scheduled for the Bluegrass Parkway/KY 9002 in Woodford County. The closure is necessary for concrete patching work to be performed on the bridge. Tuesday, August 22 through Friday, August 25 – 7 a.m. Tuesday until 6 p.m. Friday Bluegrass Parkway/KY 9002 ·        ... More>>

Finnish Police Shoot Man Who Stabs 8 People In Turku; 2 Dead

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HELSINKI (AP) - A man stabbed eight people Friday in Finland's western city of Turku, killing two of them, before police shot him in the thigh and detained him, police said. Authorities were looking for more potential suspects in the attack. A suspect - a man whose identity was not known - was being treated in the city's main hospital but was in police custody. Security was being stepped up across the Nordic country, Interior Minister Paula Risikko told reporters at a news conference...

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Police: Mother Left Two Children Home Alone While In Custody

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BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) Police say it was days before they learned that an inmate arrested on drug charges had left her children home alone during her incarceration.

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Saturday's Jackpot Jumps To $535 Million

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - It's a great time to run and get your Powerball tickets!  The estimated jackpot for Saturday’s Powerball drawing has been increased to $535 million with a cash option amount of $340.1 million. There was no winner in Wednesday's drawing! The numbers will be drawn Saturday. Powerball is played in 44 states.

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Members Of Presidential Arts Commission Resigning To Protest Trump’s Comments

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WASHINGTON (The Washington Post)-- The remaining members of a presidential arts and humanities panel resigned on Friday in yet another sign of growing national protest of President Trump’s recent comments on the violence in Charlottesville. Members of the President’s Committee are drawn from Broadway, Hollywood, and the broader arts and entertainment community and said in a letter to Trump that “Your words and actions push us all further away from the freedoms we ar...

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Undercover Investigation Ends In Child Porn Arrest

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch arrested William K. Robinette, 52, around 9:07 a.m. Thursday on charges related to possession of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor. Robinette was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect sharing images of child sexual exploitation online.  The invest... More>>

FAQ: How To Look At The Eclipse Safely

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- We've gotten a lot of questions about ways to watch the eclipse. We know the solar glasses are few and far between and many are having trouble finding safety wear. Here are some questions we have been asked and we want to make sure that no one hurts their eyes in the once-in-a-lifetime event. 1. Can I just look at the eclipse for just a second as it's happening? Unless you are in the path of totality...no.No. No. No. You can seriously damage your eyesight....

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Several Wounded In Finland Stabbing; Suspect Shot In The Leg

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku. Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city. On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that part of Turku. Tabloid Ilta-Sanomat says six people were injured, one man and five women, and that a woman with stroller was attacked by a man with a large knife. More>>

Mother Of Charlottesville Victim Heather Heyer Says She Won’t Meet President Trump

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(NBC News)-- The mother of a woman killed during Saturday’s white-nationalist rally says she will not speak with President Donald Trump after watching clips from his press conference where he blamed "both sides" for the violence. In an appearance on Good Morning America, Susan Bro said she has not and will not speak to President Trump after watching news coverage of the president's now controversial remarks on Tuesday. WATCH: "You can't wash this one away ... More>>

Arrest Warrant Issued In Imperial Trailer Park Shooting

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Investigators with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred earlier today. David K. Trent, 41, is wanted for Murder. In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 17, officers responded to a residence in a mobile home park on Loudon Avenue for a reported shooting. A significant amount of blood and other physical evidence were located outside the residence. Investigators late...

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Council Votes Unanimously To Support The Relocation Of Confederate Statues

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- On Thursday night, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council voted unanimously to support the relocation of two Confederate statues from Lexington's Downtown. 

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Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident

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DANVILLE, Ky. (The Advocate Messenger)-- A man was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday night. It happened around 9 p.m. on KY 52, near the intersection of Chrisman Lane. Matthew Alsept, 34, of Lexington, was driving a 2004 Kawasaki and traveling toward Lancaster, following a friend in another car, according to Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputy Philip Dean. It is believed Alsept lost control before exiting the road, when the motorcycle flipped multiple times. He was no... More>>

Body Found In SUV Following Shooting, Victim Identified

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police are investigating a shooting at a trailer park on Loudon Avenue.

Police said they have not located the victim or any suspect at this time.

The Fayette County Coroner said based on the amount of blood and body tissue at the scene, he isn't ruling out multiple victims.

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KSP Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

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MAYFIELD, Ky. (WPSD)-- Kentucky State Police is investigating an officer involved shooting that happened early Friday morning. Around 3 a.m., the Mayfield Police Department responded to a call of an armed man walking in the 200 block of West Lee Street. Officers found a man in a nearby yard believed to be the reported person. Soon after shots were fired and the suspect was hit. He was taken to a local hospital and then air-lifted to another hospital for treatment... More>>

One injured In Shooting, Investigation Underway

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OWSLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured. It happened just before 8 p.m. Thursday night on Grassy Branch Road.  The victim was airlifted to Pikeville Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  We will update the story as more information comes in. All information was confirmed by Trooper Robert Purdy.  More>>

Ten-Year-Old Rape Victim Gives Birth In India

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NEW DELHI, India (CNN)-- A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India. The 10-year old delivered a baby girl via Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, a city in North India. Both the girl and her baby are in stable condition, according to Dasari Harish, one of the doctors caring for the girl. The girl was forced to have the baby after India's Supreme Court rejected the family's plea for an abortion...

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Man Injured After Colliding With Tree

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WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One man is injured following an early morning car accident. It happened around 12:30 Friday morning at the 2900 Block of KY HWY 185. Officials say Jeffrey W. Mooneyhan, 31, of Morgantown, was driving northbound when he failed to navigate a slight curve in the road. The vehicle exited the road and struck a mailbox, fence, and then a tree.  Mooneyhan was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.  Investigators say wet roadway and alco... More>>

Canada Sees 'Unprecedented' Surge In Asylum Seekers

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(CNN)-- Canada is facing an "unprecedented" number of asylum seekers, who have crossed the border from the United States, officials said. "We've never seen those numbers," said Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) spokesman Claude Castonguay. "Even though our officers are patrolling 24 hours a day all year long, we've never seen such numbers coming in." RCMP intercepted almost 7,000 asylums seekers in the last six weeks in Quebec. Officials stressed th... More>>

Spanish Police Kill 5 In Resort Hours After Barcelona Attack

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BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Police in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona say a white van has jumped the sidewalk in the city's historic Las Ramblas district.      Police say on their Twitter account there are possibly several injured.      The El Pais newspaper said several people were left lying on the ground. Police cordoned off the street and shut down its stores. (Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. )

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Three Charged In Connection With Burglary

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Three people were arrested Thursday while officials were conducting an investigation into a recent burglary. The burglary happened Aug. 10 on Cane Creek Road, nine miles south of London, where approximately $6,000 worth of items were stolen. The sheriff's office learned of the possible whereabouts of some of the stolen property. As the investigation continued, officials traveled to a residence on KY 229, approximately eight...

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Police Search For Park Vandals

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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are asking for the public's help locating the individual/s responsible for an act of vandalism earlier this month. It happened at Miller Park on Aug. 3. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Campbellsville Police PRIDE Line (270) 469-7743. KRS 512.020 A person is guilty of criminal mischief in the 1st Degree when, having no right to do so or reasonable ground to believe that he has such ri... More>>

One Injured, One Arrested In Suspected DUI Collision

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DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was arrested after police say he was involved in a car accident while driving under the influence.  Police responded around 8:25 p.m. Thursday to the intersection of Stanford Road and Gose Pike for reports of an injury traffic collision. Police say a Chevrolet S-10, driven by Anthony Thomas, 43, of Danville, was traveling on Stanford Road when, according to witnesses and statements obtained on scene, attempted to make a left turn onto Go... More>>

Wanted Men Arrested In Drug Bust

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PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (EKB)-- Two men wanted on numerous outstanding warrants were arrested Thursday. Police say an officer observed a motorcycle driven by Toby Akers, 41, of Martin, pull in to the Days Inn parking lot. The officer recognized Akers as being wanted in connection with a shooting that injured one man last month at Grethel.

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KSP Arrests Hickman Police Officer On Warrant

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD)-- Kentucky State Police says troopers arrested a Hickman police officer Thursday on a warrant out of McCracken County.  KSP says the warrant was issued Aug. 10 James Blakney on a failure to pay or appear charge. That charge stems from charges filed by the Paducah Police Department in February of third degree forgery and impersonating a peace officer. Troopers note that Blakney was not a police officer in February when the original charges were ... More>>

Shooting Suspect Arrested

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested in connection with a recent shooting. It happened Aug. 3 at Third and Chestnut streets. Police say a 40-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the leg. The shooter was identified as William Higgins, 33, of Lexington, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Police arrested Higgins around 6 p.m. Thursday and charged him with first-degree assault. He is being held on a $10,000 ... More>>

Mayor Gray Tweets Letter From Breckinridge Descendant

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Mayor Jim Gray tweeted a letter from a man saying he is a descendant of John C Breckinridge Thursday before the council meeting.

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Larger Police Presence At Council Chambers

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington-Fayette Urban County Council is meeting and the Mayor's Office confirms that a decision on the removal of two Confederate statues from downtown could come tonight. The police presence at the meeting is larger than normal. Today during a press conference, Lexington Police Chief Mark Barnard said that so far, the city has not received any permit requests and there is no indication of any plans for protests for the vote tonight. The chief said that...

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Lex PD Helps Family Of Shooting Victim Fill In His Grave

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a Lexington shooting victim was upset that their loved one's grave had not been covered when Lexington police officers came in to help them. Steven "Charlie" Robinson was shot and killed in Lexington on early Saturday morning. He was buried Wednesday at the Cove Haven Cemetery.  When Robinson's loved ones went to visit his grave Thursday, they saw that the grave still had not been filled in. Lexington Officers are now working with...

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Lawsuit: Birth Control For Sentencing Breaks Violated Rights

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By JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit. Christel Ward was among the misdemeanor-level White County Jail inmates who took the deal, according to the lawsuit. She said Thursday that she still has the unwanted birth control device in her arm that authorities inject... More>>

Bevin Launches Pension Site Ahead Of Likely Special Session

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration has launched a pension reform website ahead of a likely special session of the state legislature to address the state's struggling retirement system. The state budget director's office launched KentuckyPensions.com on Thursday. In a news release, Bevin's office says the state is $64 billion short of what it needs to pay retirement benefits over the next 30 years, a debt that amounts to $15,000 for every Kentucky resident... More>>

Arrest Made After Man Found Dead In Metcalfe Co. Home

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SUMMERSHADE, Ky (LEX 18) KSP says that 46-year-old Bobbie Lawson, of Summershade, was arrested and charged with murder after a man was found dead in a home on Nobob Summer Shade Road.  Lawson was lodged in the Metcalfe County Jail. The State Medical Examiner's Office used fingerprint comparisons to confirm the identity of the victim as 30-year-old Bobby L. Hubert, of Summershade. KSP said that Hubert and Lawson shared the residence where they became involved in an argument that... More>>

Shooting Victim Shows Up At New Circle Gas Station

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A shooting victim managed to drive himself to a gas station on New Circle Road. 

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Move-In 2017 to Impact Campus Traffic, Some Parking

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 17, 2017) — Safety is always a priority at the University of Kentucky and especially now when thousands of new students are transitioning to campus at a time when vehicle and pedestrian traffic are heavy and streets are re-routed. UK Police will be out in full force to assist with Move-In 2017, and everyone is urged to be patient and travel safely. Move-In is an exciting time for the campus community and an important time to begin fostering studen... More>>

Trump Tweets About Monuments

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP)- President Donald Trump says it's "Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart" with the removal of Confederate statues and monuments around the country.    

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Kentucky Horse Park Hosts Park In The Dark Eclipse Viewing Party August 21

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Kentucky Horse Park will host Park in the Dark, a solar eclipse viewing party, on August 21, 1:30 – 3 p.m. at Rolex Stadium. The sun in Lexington is going to be 95% covered by the moon, with peak darkness at about 2:30 p.m. During the event, the eclipse will be broadcast on the scoreboard monitor in Rolex Stadium, kids crafts will be held 1:30 – 2:15 p.m., and there will be music and food trucks available. The park will also offer ... More>>

Lawnmower Hit Gas Meter Hours Before Murray State Explosion

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MURRAY, Ky. (WPSD) - New information has been released involving the events that led up to an explosion at a dorm on the campus of Murray State University. Police said a gas leak was what caused the blast on June 28. WPSD reports filing records requests from the Kentucky Department of Housing. In an interview, the reporter heard that a lawnmower had hit a regulator. That device is said to help regulate gas coming from the ground, into the meter and then into the building. The regul... More>>

Letcher Co. Woman Missing After Army Helicopter Crash

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LETCHER COUNTY, Ky (EKB) An eastern Kentucky news station has confirmed that a Letcher County native was aboard the helicopter that crashed off the coast of Hawaii overnight.  Five people were aboard the helicopter. The Associated Press reports that officials lost contact with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk during a training exercise. Several aircrafts and boats are searching for crew members and Army officials said that crews began searching the waters off of Oahu immedia...

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American Idol Auditions Coming To Kentucky

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - If it's your dream to be a superstar, you'll be wanting to get in line for American Idol auditions this month. Open auditions will be held Wednesday, August 30 at Water Front Park located at 401 River Road. You can click here for more information on auditioning. More>>

Powerball Jackpot Climbs To $510 Million Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - With no winner in the latest drawing, the Powerball Jackpot has climbed to $510 million. People hoping to win big told LEX 18 what they would do with all that cash. "I couldn't imagine what you would do that money," said Dylan Frazier of Lexington. Gas station employees said they've seen more ticket buyers as the number grows. "They would buy twenty dollars at a time and such. Forty dollars." For those who pay to play or just dream ab...

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Five Missing After Army Helicopter Crashes In Ocean Off Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP) - A multi-agency team scoured the ocean off Hawaii for five soldiers aboard an Army helicopter that went down during a nighttime training exercise.      The UH-60 Black Hawk went missing when another Army helicopter training with it lost visual and radio contact about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, said Lt. Col. Curtis Kellogg, a spokesman for the 25th Infantry Division.      Two pilots and three crew members were on board, he said. The Army has notifie... More>>

Missing Montgomery Co. Inmate Caught In Ohio Video included

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MOUNT STERLING, Ky. (LEX 18) - The inmate who escaped from the Montgomery County Detention Center has been caught in Ohio.

Police said Wesley Davis escaped Wednesday sparking a multi-agency search.

The Montgomery County Sheriff said Davis was caught in Lawrence County, Ohio about 1:30 Thursday morning after crashing a stolen car.

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"Take Back Cheapside" Hosts Press Conference Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Leaders of the Lexington Coalition "Take Back Cheapside" held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss Thursday's City Council vote regarding the two Confederate statues at Cheapside possibly being relocated. The press conference was held at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning. Dozens of the Take Back Cheapside supporters attended the conference to present a united front to the city and the nation that they will continue to keep pu...

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Deputies: Man Arrested After Pointing Loaded Gun At Them

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Deputies in Laurel County arrested a man Wednesday after they say he pointed a loaded handgun at them. Deputies in London were dispatched to a domestic violence complaint on Helvetia Road. Deputies were advised that the man was armed with a gun. The man had fled the scene of the domestic assault and was hiding in an out building on Glenview Road, according to deputies.  When deputies arrived at the building, they said that the man exited the building ... More>>

1 US Soldier Killed In Combat; Others Wounded

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says one soldier died and an unspecified number of American and Afghan soldiers were wounded in a combat operation against the Islamic State affiliate in eastern Afghanistan. The Utah National Guard says the soldier who died Wednesday was one of its members and approximately seven other National Guardsmen were among the wounded. The names were withheld pending notification of family members. The wounded soldiers were evacuated for medical tr... More>>

Federal Court: Arkansas Can Block Planned Parenthood Money

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By ANDREW DeMILLO Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion group. In a 2-1 ruling, an 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel vacated preliminary injunctions a federal judge issued preventing the state from suspending any Medicaid payments for services rendered to p... More>>

Former Custodian Teaches First Class At Tates Creek High

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Wednesday was the first day of school for Fayette County students and the day a former custodian at Tates Creek High taught his first class. Lowell Outland told LEX 18 that he is a two-time high school drop out. "I would not have been ready for college if I had graduated. It took the military to give that to me," he told LEX 18's Joe Ducey.  When Outland was 23, he joined the Air Force and earned his G.E.D. He served in the Air Force for 12 yea...

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"One Voice, One Commonwealth Rally" Held At Capitol

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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) A number of Kentuckians gathered at the capitol Wednesday afternoon in a show of unity called the "One Voice, One Commonwealth Rally". Democrats and Republicans got together to show that Kentuckians don't agree with what happened in Charlottesville over the weekend.  Current State Congressman spoke to a small crowd in the rotunda, along with party leaders and the former state treasurer.  Speakers also called for the Historical Properties A...

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Arrest Made In Connection With Child's Murder

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) An arrest has been made in connection with the murder of 7-year-old Dequante Hobbs Jr, according to WDRB. The child was shot by a stray bullet in May. At the time of the shooting, he was sitting at his kitchen table eating a piece of cake.  WDRB reports that 23-year-old Wyatt Williams has been arrested in connection with the crime. 

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Mascot Announced For Frederick Douglass High Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - It's back to school for Fayette County on Wednesday morning.

That means it's also the first day in history students will be walking through the doors to learn at Frederick Douglass High School.

Nearly 900 students are expected at the new high school.

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Police: Three Shootings Could Be Related

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- There were two shootings within minutes of each other in Lexington on Wednesday.  A third house was shot up several hours later and now police believe that the shootings are all connected.

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Lexington Church Holds Prayer Service On Charlottesville Video included

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Christ Church Cathedral held a special service following the events that happened in Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend that threaten our own community.

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Congressman Yarmuth Sends Letter To President Responding To Charlottesville Remarks

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WASHINGTON DC (LEX 18) Kentucky Congressman John Yarmuth wrote a letter to President Donald Trump responding to his latest remarks made during Tuesday's press conference on the tragedy in Charlottesville.  

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AMBER Alert Cancelled, Children Found Safe

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BROWNSBURG, IN (WAVE) - An AMBER Alert has been issued for three children from Indianapolis who are believed to be in extreme danger. Johnson Garcia, 2, Christhian Garcia, 5, and Marcos Garcia, 8, were last seen at 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night in Indianapolis, according to the Brownsburg Police Department. Johnson is described as being 2' 11'' tall and weighing 33 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Christhian is described as being 3'7'' tall and weighing 40 pounds with brown hair a...

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Accused Shooter In Court

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A man accused of shooting a Madison County man faced a judge Wednesday for the first time. Investigators said Steven McDowell, 35, shot Dustin Estes, 31, several times Saturday morning on Elmer Richardson Road in Irvine. McDowell was arrested following a short manhunt. Estes was flown to UK Hospital. McDowell was arraigned Wednesday morning. More>>

Donation Jar Stolen From Lexington Humane Society

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Lexington Humane Society is asking for your help after someone stole a donation jar from its adoption center earlier this week. The Humane Society said about $50 was in the "doggie bank" when it was taken on Monday. "We work extremely hard for every dollar, and every dollar truly does make a difference. For someone to walk in and steal from the animals is appalling," said Ashley Hammond, the Senior Manager of Donor Relations. Hammon... More>>

Man Recounts Pushing Fiancee Away From Car During Protest

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - With tires screeching and bodies flying, Marcus Martin shoved his fiancee out of the way of a car charging through a crowd of peaceful protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia.      Marcus Martin was promptly hit and upended by the car as it plowed through the crowd. Flat on his back with a broken leg, he says he experienced several minutes of terror.      "The only thing running through my mind was: please don't let her be... More>>

McConnell Releases Statement On Hate Groups, Rally

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has released a statement speaking out against hate groups and reports of a rally in Lexington. On Wednesday morning, the following statement was posted: “The white supremacist, KKK, and neo-nazi groups who brought hatred and violence to Charlottesville are now planning a rally in Lexington. Their messages of hate and bigotry are not welcome in Kentucky and should not be welcome anywhere in America. “We... More>>

Coast Guard: Army Helicopter Reported Down Off Hawaii

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HONOLULU (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard and military crews are responding to a report that an Army helicopter with five aboard went down in the ocean off Hawaii.      The Coast Guard says Wheeler Army Airfield reported losing communications late Tuesday with the crew of a UH-60 Black Hawk.      Responding teams reported spotting a debris field about 2 miles (3 kilometers) west of Kaena Point, Oahu, shortly before 11:30 p.m. Tuesday.      Sever... More>>

Food Insecurity Among Seniors Still High Nearly a Decade After Recession

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Berea, KY (LEX 18)- – The Kentucky Association of Food Banks announced the release of The State of Senior Hunger in America in 2015, a study about food insecurity among seniors in the U.S. produced by Feeding America and released in partnership with the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH). The report shows that nationally, 5.4 million seniors age 60 or older (8.1 percent) were food insecure in 2015, the most recent year for which data is available. In Kentucky, 9.8... More>>

Company Announces Warehouse To Be Built In Kentucky

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CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A manufacturer is expanding its operation in Kentucky, adding 20 jobs.      Gov. Matt Bevin's office said in a statement that Murakami Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. will build a more than $2.7 million warehouse on its campus in Campbellsville.      The company makes rear- and side-view mirrors and related systems for the auto industry. It employs 256 people in its Campbellsville plant.      The statement said the expe... More>>

Several Cars Broken Into Overnight

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Some juveniles were breaking into cars in the Ashbrooke area early Wednesday morning, and one of those cars was an unmarked police vehicle, according to Lexington Police.
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Deputies: Man Kidnaps Girlfriend's Baby Video included

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Corbin man has been arrested and accused of kidnapping his girlfriend's baby. Deputies said it happened after an argument about 8 p.m. Tuesday on Hawk Creek Road, just west of London. According to deputies, Charles Shores, 21, assaulted his girlfriend before taking her 7-month-old baby. They said he ran into the woods saying he was going to kill the baby. Less than an hours later, neighbors found the baby in a ditch, and he was taken to the hospital ...

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MoviePass Offering Daily Movie Theater Visits For $10 Per Month

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(RNN) - A Netflix co-founder has created a plan for people to see a movie every day in theaters for $10 a month. That's the about the price of a single ticket. Mitch Lowe, the Netflix co-founder, now runs a company named MoviePass. The startup plans to drop the price of its movie-ticket subscriptions to $9.95 a month, according to Bloomberg. Subscribers would be able to attend one showing a day at any theater in the U.S. that accepts debit cards. MoviePass would pay the full price ... More>>

New Events Offered At Kentucky State Fair

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The 2017 Kentucky State Fair is adding some new events to this year's festivities.
    
A statement from organizers says the fair that opens Thursday and runs through Aug. 27 will offer new events, new music and new foods to compliment the displays and festivities that are a regular part of the annual celebration.

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  • Three Players Tweet Alumni Game Appearance

    Three Players Tweet Alumni Game Appearance

    Saturday, August 19 2017 9:00 PM EDT2017-08-20 01:00:10 GMT
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    Friday the rosters for the UK Legends Game were revealed, but now there is some insight into what current NBA pros will be playing in the Alumni Game. Although NBA rules prohibit Kentucky from announcing who will play, some of the players themselves have leaked the information on Twitter. Darius Miller, Trey Lyles and Eric Bledsoe have all tweeted that they will be at Rupp Arena next Friday. Can't wait to be back in Lex to see all the fam!! Everybody go get your tickets asap!! htt...
    Friday the rosters for the UK Legends Game were revealed, but now there is some insight into what current NBA pros will be playing in the Alumni Game. Although NBA rules prohibit Kentucky from announcing who will play, some of the players themselves have leaked the information on Twitter. Darius Miller, Trey Lyles and Eric Bledsoe have all tweeted that they will be at Rupp Arena next Friday. Can't wait to be back in Lex to see all the fam!! Everybody go get your tickets asap!! htt...
  • Stoops Pleased With Improvements In Saturday Scrimmage

    Stoops Pleased With Improvements In Saturday Scrimmage

    Saturday, August 19 2017 8:00 PM EDT2017-08-20 00:00:13 GMT
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    MARK STOOPS “It was good work today. Feel like it was a better scrimmage than it was a week ago, as it should be. I thought we had a really good solid week of practice this week. We got a lot of work in. Wrapping it up today with a good, long scrimmage. I feel like we did some good things on both sides of the ball. Like always, I’ve got to watch the film and get more detail and see exactly who stood out and who didn’t. But just overall I thought it was a good, compe...
    MARK STOOPS “It was good work today. Feel like it was a better scrimmage than it was a week ago, as it should be. I thought we had a really good solid week of practice this week. We got a lot of work in. Wrapping it up today with a good, long scrimmage. I feel like we did some good things on both sides of the ball. Like always, I’ve got to watch the film and get more detail and see exactly who stood out and who didn’t. But just overall I thought it was a good, compe...
  • UK Commit Jarren Williams Has Stellar Senior Debut

    UK Commit Jarren Williams Has Stellar Senior Debut

    Saturday, August 19 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-08-19 21:00:04 GMT
    Jarren Williams, a 4-star UK commit, had a stellar season opener Friday night.  The nation's No. 7 dual threat quarterback completed 20 of 36 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns as Central Gwinnett beat rival South Gwinnett 28-24. Williams' 8-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter ended up being the game-winner.  He also rushed for 43 yards. Watch Williams' impressive highlights here
    Jarren Williams, a 4-star UK commit, had a stellar season opener Friday night.  The nation's No. 7 dual threat quarterback completed 20 of 36 passes for 301 yards and three touchdowns as Central Gwinnett beat rival South Gwinnett 28-24. Williams' 8-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter ended up being the game-winner.  He also rushed for 43 yards. Watch Williams' impressive highlights here
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