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    Wife Of Republican Lawmaker Intends To Run For his Seat

    Thursday, December 14 2017 1:04 PM EST2017-12-14 18:04:12 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -  The wife of a Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who killed himself after accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl says she will seek to replace him in the state legislature.      Rebecca Johnson made the announcement in a news release sent to The Associated Press. Dan Johnson killed himself Wednesday night. David Adams, a political operative who worked for Dan Johnson, confirmed Rebecca Johnson's intentions.      In the r...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -  The wife of a Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who killed himself after accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl says she will seek to replace him in the state legislature.      Rebecca Johnson made the announcement in a news release sent to The Associated Press. Dan Johnson killed himself Wednesday night. David Adams, a political operative who worked for Dan Johnson, confirmed Rebecca Johnson's intentions.      In the r...
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Coroner: Ky. State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB reports that Kentucky State Representative Dan Johnson has committed suicide on a bridge in Mt. Washington. He had been accused of sexual molestation.  Bullitt County GOP Rep. Dan Johnson spoke Tuesday morning at Heart of Fire Church in Louisville, where he was a preacher.

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Wind Diminishes And Cold Settles Back In

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Another clipper tracking east across the Great Lakes will usher in another wave of colder air across the Commonwealth Thursday that will linger into early this weekend. That gusty wind that was whipping overnight will die down and become more northerly. Expect mostly to partly sunny skies Thursday & Friday with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Beyond an isolated rain or snow shower we'll stay dry & quiet. The end of the weekend still looks milder (40s Saturday & pushing 50&... More>>

Semi Wreck Results In Fuel Spill

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A semi truck crashed into a fire hydrant overnight, spilling dozens of gallons of fuel. The fire department says it happened a little after midnight Thursday on Mercer Road. The passenger side of the semi hit the hydrant, knocking it out of the ground and puncturing the semi's fuel tank. 50 gallons of diesel poured out. The first fire crew on scene was able to plug the leak, but while it still drained slowly all fuel had to be emptied before the...

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Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is suffering from a broken leg after crashing on his motorcycle. It happened a little after 9 p.m. Wednesday on North Cleveland Road near Winchester Road. Police say a curve took the man by surprise, so the rider had to lay the bike down. No other vehicles were involved.

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Arrests Made In Fatal Shooting Of Taxi Driver

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NEWPORT, Ky. (WLWT)-- An arrest has been made after a taxi driver was shot and killed in Northern Kentucky. 20-year-old Justin Russell was arrested and faces a murder charge in connection with the shooting. The driver was identified as 38-year old David DePhillips. Investigators say someone approached shot through the driver's side window about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. A woman who police say was *not* a customer was in the backseat at the time.  DePhillips tried to drive away,&nb...

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The Latest: FCC Votes Down Obama-Era ‘Net Neutrality’ Rules

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FCC’s vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 1:15 p.m. The Federal Communications Commission has voted on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era “net neutrality” rules that guaranteed equal access to internet. The agency’s Democratic commissioners dissented in the 3-2 vote Thursday. The FCC’s new rules could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet. The a... More>>

4 Dead, 7 Seriously Hurt In French Bus Crash

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PARIS (AP) - The Latest on a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France (all times local):      6:45 p.m.      The French Interior Ministry says four children have died and seven people are seriously hurt following a collision between a train and a school bus in southern France. Twelve people were more lightly injured.      The accident occurred at about 4 p.m. close to the village of Millas as the children were being tak... More>>

Activism, Charity Sustain Sandy Hook Families 5 Years Later

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SANDY HOOK, Conn. (AP)-- Out of a senseless tragedy, they have sought ways to find meaning in advocacy. Many relatives of the 26 children and educators killed five years ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School have dedicated themselves to charity, activism and other efforts to channel their grief and, in many cases, to help prevent violence. "You have two choices," said Rebecca Kowalski, whose 7-year-old son, Chase, died in Newtown. "I could be in the bottom of a bottle; ... More>>

Holiday Waste Collection Schedule Announcement

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LEXINGTON, KY. -- Lexington’s Division of Waste Management will adjust its collection schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.  Residents and businesses that normally receive curbside collections on Mondays and Fridays will be impacted by the holiday collection schedule. Monday customers will be serviced the Wednesday following the holiday, and Friday customers will be serviced the Wednesday preceding the holiday. Those impacted by the holiday schedul... More>>

UK Student Basketball Manager To Graduate

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - When John Calipari met a young UK fan fighting cancer in the hospital, the men's basketball coach promised him that if he continued to fight and applied to UK, he would come and work for the team. Fast forward several years and Kevin Massey is now getting ready to graduate. The battle left Massey in a wheelchair and without sight in one eye but he has relished every opportunity given to him. In a video posted by the University, Assistant Coach Joh...

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Mother Charged In Family's Murder Appears In Court

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A mother, who was charged in the deaths of her two children and husband, was back in court Thursday. Courtney Taylor is accused of shooting her daughters Jessie and Jolee, and her husband, Larry, while all three were asleep in their beds back in January. She is also accused of pointing her gun at two sheriff's deputies, forcing them to shoot her twice. A KSP detective said Taylor told him she killed her husband Larry over missing mo...

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Cigarette Urns Placed In Popular Lexington Parks

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LEXINGTON Ky.– Woodland, Jacobson and Shillito Parks have 34 new ash urns installed thanks to the Keep Lexington Beautiful Commission (KLB). The project was supported by a $15,000 grant from Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. The parks selected for the program are the city’s most-visited. Parks and Recreation staff will maintain the new urns. The impact of the program has been significant. Before and after scans show a 374 percent r...

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CNN Posts Feature On Sexual Education In Eastern Kentucky

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (CNN) - A recently written CNN went to rural Appalachia to cover the search for birth control in Eastern Kentucky's and how the controversy over sex education in the mostly conservative region plays out. Several female activists spoke with the network about how they are organizing radio shows and bootleg sex ed classes to talk to women about their bodies. Classes are being organized in youth services buildings to talk about condoms, sexually transmitted diseases, ... More>>

Making A Difference: Secret Santas Paying Off Layaways

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - There are many ways to spread Christmas cheer and some people are doing just that by helping to pay off layaway presents. Some "Secret Santas" are spreading the joy by discretely paying off the presents of unsuspecting families. Employees at the Richmond Walmart say several individuals are paying off layaways for parents who are trying to buy toys for their children. "Lexington is a very friendly city, people care, you know? That's rare. You ...

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Only One More Day Of LEXPARK’s "Food For Fines” Holiday Food Drive

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - You have one more day to get rid of some parking fines and help someone in need. The Lexington Parking Authority's Food for Fines program will end on Friday, December 15. The campaign began on November 20 and has thus far collected over 5,080 food items, which has paid for over $7,700 in citations.  Customers who bring in 10 cans of food will receive $15 off any LEXPARK or Lexington Police issued on-street parking citation. There is no l...

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Texas 10 Most Wanted Suspect Captured In Murray, Kentucky

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) - A convicted felon on the Texas 10 Most Wanted fugitives list has been arrested in Kentucky. The Texas Department of Public Safety says 35-year-old Herman Henry Fox was captured Monday near an apartment complex in Murray, Kentucky. A DPS statement says Fox, who's from the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, area, was wanted for trafficking of persons and compelling prostitution by force/threat. Court records show Fox also has a history of arrests for assault, robber... More>>

Man Charged In Double Murder Appears In Court For Status Hearing

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man charged in connection to a double murder had another status hearing Thursday. Bradley Justin Lawson, 34, of Corbin, was arrested in 2016 and charged with two counts of murder, robbery, tampering with physical evidence and arson. Officials say Lawson was wanted in connection with the murders of Donnie and Sharon Jackson, back in March 2015. Investigators found the couple's bodies at a burned home March 8. They also say both of t...

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Deputy Coroner: Death At Ford Plant Will Be Ruled Accidental

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A deputy coroner has ruled that the death of a man at a Ford plant in Kentucky will be ruled accidental. Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Steve Moran said in an email Wednesday evening that 41-year-old Ivan Bridgewater of Seymour, Indiana, died of blunt force trauma. Moran said the cause of the injury remains under investigation. Police responded to Ford's Kentucky Truck Plant in Louisville early Saturday and found emergency personnel and Ford security trying t... More>>

Disney Buying Large Part Of 21st Century Fox In $52.4B Deal

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BURBANK, Calif. (AP) - Disney is buying a large part of the Murdoch family's 21st Century Fox in a $52.4 billion deal, including film and television studios, cable and international TV businesses as it tries to meet competition from technology companies in the entertainment business. Before the buyout, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be ... More>>

Five Interested In Replacing Judge Who Objects Gay Adoptions

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - At least five attorneys have submitted their names as possible replacements for a Kentucky judge who announced his resignation after declaring his conscientious objection to handling adoption cases involving gay and lesbian adults.      The Glasgow Daily Times reports a judicial nominating commission for the 43rd Circuit meets Dec. 20 to review information from those interested in the position currently held by W. Mitchell Nance, whose resignation ... More>>

Fertility Doctor Faces Judge For Lying About Using Own Sperm

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm is set to plead guilty to charges that he lied to investigators. Dr. Donald Cline is scheduled to appear in a Marion County court Thursday, when a judge is expected to sentence him on two counts of obstruction of justice. Prosecutors say the 79-year-old Cline initially wrote to investigators denying he used his own sperm. According to court records, paternity tests ... More>>

Ample Tax Cuts For Business, Wealthy In New GOP Tax Accord

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Generous tax cuts for corporations and the wealthiest Americans would be delivered in a sweeping overhaul of the tax laws, under a new agreement crafted by Republicans in Congress. Middle- and low-income families would receive smaller tax cuts, though President Donald Trump and Republican leaders have billed the package as a huge benefit for the middle class. The agreement reached Wednesday by House and Senate GOP leaders also calls for scrapping a major tax r... More>>

As ‘Net Neutrality’ Vote Nears, Some Brace For A Long Fight

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NEW YORK (AP) — As the federal government prepares to unravel sweeping net-neutrality rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet, advocates of the regulations are bracing for a long fight. The Thursday vote scheduled at the Federal Communications Commission could usher in big changes in how Americans use the internet, a radical departure from more than a decade of federal oversight. The proposal would not only roll back restrictions that keep broadband providers like Co... More>>

Man Dies After Estill Co. Apartment Fire

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The mother of a man taken to the hospital after an apartment fire in Estill County says that he has died from his injuries.  

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Man Arrested In Residential Burglary

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A man was arrested and charged with burglary in Laurel County Wednesday. A press release from the sheriff's office said that around 3:06 p.m., deputies arrested 41-year-old Todd D. McWhorter, of East Bernstadt, off Old Hare Road during an investigation into a residential burglary that had happened around 8:43 a.m. off JB Lewis Road.  The sheriff's office said that a female victim had taken her child to school and returned home to find a gree... More>>

Report: UofL Suing Rick Pitino

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB in Louisville is reporting that the University of Louisville has filed a lawsuit again former men's basketball coach Rick Pitino. The lawsuit states that Pitino's negligence in current and previous scandals has taken a toll on the school's reputation. The lawsuit, according to WDRB, alleges that Pitino is the 'active wrongdoer', instead of the university, after the NCAA ordered the school to return the money received for the 2012-2015 men's basketball... More>>

Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A high school sophomore is being hailed a hero after a violent school bus crash.  The crash happened Monday morning on Blaine Hill along Route 32 in Louisa. 16-year-old Trey Halfhill was on his way to school with his mom when he saw the bus go through the guardrail and flip onto its side. "I was worried there was just gonna be a bunch of young kids," said Halfhill.  Ignoring his mother's orders, he sprang into action, rushing on...

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Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Dept Seek Person Of Interest In Burglary

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department is asking for help identifying a man caught on surveillance camera. The man is believed to be responsible for a string of burglaries in the area of Gilbert's Creek and Land of Goshen.  Police say if you recognize the individual, give them a call. More>>

Official Urges Expulsion Of Lawmaker Accused Of Assault

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Democratic attorney general says the state House of Representatives should take steps to expel a Republican lawmaker accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl in 2013. The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting reported this week that a woman had accused Dan Johnson of assaulting her in 2013 when she was 17. Police closed the case without filing charges. Johnson has denied the allegation. Attorney General Andy Beshear said Wednesday that Jo... More>>

Political Analyst Bob Babbage Talks About Effects Of Doug Jones Victory

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(LEX 18) LEX 18 Political Analyst Bob Babbage is looking at the effects of Democrat Doug Jones's win against Republican Roy Moore in Alabama. Babbage said that Jones's win was unexpected, but now with the Democrat filling the Senate seat, it interrupts Republicans trying to create a strong majority and get legislation passed.  "It further tightens up the votes, the consideration, it does have an impact in a lot of ways on policy, on what's coming up next, particularly with...

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More Trouble For Anderson Co. Transportation Department

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) There is more controversy surrounding the Anderson County Schools Transportation System after new photos, published by the Anderson News, show personal vehicles inside the garage that is supposed to be for buses.  Inside the Anderson News photos were printed showing Jeeps. tractors, and even a vehicle with the word "Twisted" on it inside of the bus garage.  "We pay taxes for a reason just for them to do their own things," sa...

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10 Most Dangerous States For Driving In The Rain

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Floods and tornadoes may get all the headlines, but neither is the deadliest weather hazard. It’s driving in winter weather. In 2016, floods and tornadoes were responsible for a combined 144 weather-related fatalities across the US.¹ That same year, more than 2,800 lives were lost due to snow and rain on American roads.² Winter road conditions like sleet, ice, snow, and freezing rain make getting behind the wheel a risky move. Safewise ...

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LHS Announces That It Is Strep Zoo Free

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  After four confirmed cases and three deaths, the Lexington Humane Society can confirm that it is Strep Zoo free. An outbreak of Streptococcus zooepidemicus was discovered in the facility last week. The staff reacted quickly, shutting down adoptions for the week as strep zoo is spread through airborne exposure, contact with bodily fluids and contaminated surfaces. The highly contagious respiratory claimed three dogs' lives, but... More>>

UofL Makes Case To NCAA Appeals Committee

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - University of Louisville officials met with the NCAA Infractions Appeals Committee on Wednesday to attempt to retain their 2013 National Championship after an alleged sex scandal involving former assistant coach Andre McGee and Katina Powell.

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British Surgeon Admits Signing Initials On Patients’ Livers

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LONDON (AP) — A British surgeon has admitted assaulting two patients by burning his initials into their livers during transplant operations. Simon Bramhall pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of assault, in a case a prosecutor called “without legal precedent in criminal law.” Bramhall used an argon beam coagulator, which seals bleeding blood vessels with an electric beam, to mark his initials on the organs. Prosecutor Tony Badenoch says the brandings were...

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3 Charged In Shootings That Wounded 4, More Charges Possible

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) -- Six shootings happened across Louisville Tuesday night and police now confirm their beliefs that all the incidents were related. Three people have been arrested. According to Lt. Emily McKinley of Louisville Metro Police, the first call police responded to was a report of shots fired as a 15-year-old boy was walking down St. Louis Avenue. Police said they collected shell casings from at least three different caliber weapons at the scene. The juvenile ...

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Anthony Davis Spreads A Little Christmas Joy

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NEW ORLEANS, La. (LEX 18) - Former Kentucky Wildcat Anthony Davis is known as an all-around good guy. For the last few years, he has gone around surprising families at Christmas time.  The 6'10 superstar spent most of the day Tuesday paying for Christmas presents for several children. He followed that up with surprising a Louisiana family with presents and a new car. The children's mother breaks into tears as Davis hands her a key to a brand new SUV. .@AntDavis23 surpri...

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Grimes To Host Second Meeting On Medical Cannabis Legislation

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - For the second time in two months, Members of Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and State Rep. John Sims' medical cannabis legislation task force will meet. The meeting will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. in Frankfort. The first meeting was Nov. 21. Grimes and Sims are proud to host the ongoing discussion at Frankfort VFW Post 4075 as medical cannabis has proven to benefit veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress. The group includes members of K... More>>

Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

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GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  State Police say numerous drug dealers are off the streets in Grant County. Investigators say they hope this morning's round-up helps fight the ongoing drug problem.  The arrests came after a six month undercover investigation. Ten people were arrested and officials say that all of them were drugs dealers. "The cases may have been done by confidential informants, through our street level program. None of this could have happened...

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Georgetown Mission Needs Help Making Holidays Bright

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Heavenly Blessings Soup Kitchen and Mission in Georgetown needs help to ensure that families in need will have a warm Christmas meal. 19 families need to be adopted in the mission's "Little Blessings" Christmas drive. Each family has a child's clothing sizes, toy wishes and a family wishlist. If you are interested in helping, please contact the mission on Facebook or at heavenlyblessings7@gmail.com

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Fed Boosts Benchmark Rate For Third Time This Year

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year, signaling its confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. The Fed is lifting its short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent. It is also continuing to slowly shrink its bond portfolio. Together, the two steps could lead over time to higher loan rates for consumer... More>>

Crews Respond To Apartment Fire

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Crews responded to an apartment fire at Augusta Arms Apartments Wednesday. LEX 18 will update this story as more information becomes available. More>>

'Kids Matter Coalition' Rallies At State Capitol

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A rally Wednesday to push the importance of affordable and quality childcare. The Kids Matter Coalition along with members of the State Chamber of Commerce held the event at the capitol rotunda. All to educate people on the importance of making childcare available to all Kentuckians.  It's the coalition's hope that through awareness and educating the public, more funding will be provided to help create quality childcare facilities in areas o...

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What's New On Netflix And What's Leaving In December?

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(Digital Trends)-- The weather outside may be frightful, but Netflix’s December lineup is certainly delightful. Eager to see what’s new on Netflix this December? While you might not be able to see your presents ahead of time, we’ve got your streaming preview right now. EVERYTHING NEW ON NETFLIX IN DECEMBER December 1 8 Mile Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls All Hail King Julien season 5 A StoryBots Christmas August Rus...

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Montgomery Co. Jailer Injured In Accident

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MT STERLING, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Montgomery County deputy jailer was seriously injured in an accident Tuesday. According to jailer Eric Jones, Bobby Webb suffered a head injury in a fall while moving into an apartment. Webb fell off a moving truck and struck his head on concrete. He suffered multiple skull fractures and bleeding. The law enforcement community has rallied around Webb. Mt Sterling Police asked for prayers for him on their Facebook page. He remains in UK Hospital a...

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Firefighters Shop For Annual Toy Drive

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Nearly 30 firefighters went shopping Wednesday to help area kids have a Merry Christmas.  After months of fundraising and donations, firefighters were able to use $10,000 to go shopping for toys. Area families signed up for the program last month, and now will be able to receive toys just in time for Christmas. "We're able to give back again to over 1,000 kids again this year and let them have a really nice Christmas...something they may not... More>>

Man Complains Of Hypothermia, Chest Pain Following Accident

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff officials were dispatched to a 911 call of a single vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Highway 461 and East Highway 80 at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival at the scene, near Jack's Grocery on the south side of the intersection of 461 and East 80, deputies found a semi tractor-trailer some 800 feet off the roadway in a tree line near the grocery store. The driver of the truck was located 30 yards from the wreckage in... More>>

Omarosa Manigault Newman Set To Leave White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Omarosa Manigault Newman — one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African-American supporters — plans to leave the administration next month. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says Manigault Newman’s resignation is effective Jan. 20, one year since Trump’s inauguration. Manigault Newman’s decision comes at the start of what’s expected to be a round of departures heading in...

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Memorabilia Stolen From Local Business

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HAZARD, Ky. (LEX 18)-- UK memorabilia was targeted in a burglary at an Eastern Kentucky business. Several items of UK memorabilia, including a Tim Couch signed jersey were stolen from the Hazard business. Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call at 606-436-2222. More>>

Bon Jovi, Nina Simone Among 2018 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

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(LEX 18) - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has released its list of the 2018 inductees. Five artists are in the Performer Category and one is recognized with an Award for Early Influence.  YOUR CLASS OF 2018 INDUCTEES ARE: Performer Category: • Bon Jovi • The Cars • Dire Straits • The Moody Blues • Nina Simone Award for Early Influence: • Sister Rosetta Tharpe  The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, pre... More>>

KSP Charges Boyle Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

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DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)  — Kentucky State Police have arrested a Boyle County man on charges related to possession of child pornography. Leonard Riley 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 in possession of images depicting child sexual exploitation online.  The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant ... More>>

Taxi Driver Shot, Killed In Front Of Passenger

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NEWPORT, Ky. (WLWT)-- A taxi driver was shot and killed late Tuesday night in Newport. Investigators told WLWT an unknown person approached the driver’s side of the taxi and shot through the window. It happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Washington. A woman was in the backseat and witnessed the shooting. However, police said she was not a customer. The taxi driver tried to flee the scene after the shooting, crashing into several parked cars and a tree a few blocks ...

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Toy Donations Needed For Faith And Community Christmas Store

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Thursday and Friday are the last days for toy donations for the Faith and Community Christmas Store. The Catholic Action Center is seeking new and gently used toy donations for the 22nd annual Christmas tradition. The event will allow those in need to obtain toys for their children in time for Christmas. Toys can be dropped off at the following locations. Some locations will stop accepting toys on December 14 but toys can continue to be delivered until... More>>

Indiana State Police Trooper Shot In Jeffersonville

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JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (WAVE 3) WAVE 3 is reporting that an Indiana State Police Trooper was shot Tuesday night in Jeffersonville.

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Of Children Screened, More Ready To Start School

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky education officials say a higher percentage of children who took a screening test have been determined to be ready for kindergarten. The Daily News in Bowling Green reports 51.4 percent of children who took a standard screening test this year were deemed ready to start school, an increase from the 50.1 percent last year. Fewer students were screened in 2017 because the state changed the kindergarten enrollment cutoff date from Oct. 1 to Aug. 1. Amon... More>>

Woman Arrested In Connection With Husband's Murder

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HENRY COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- A Campbellsburg woman is facing murder charges after a man is found shot, execution-style, in his bed. Kentucky State Police responded to a call Sunday evening after Gerald Bentley found his son Gary, 33, with an apparent gunshot wound to the back of his head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner, and an autopsy later confirmed Gary Bentley's cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head. KSP Post 5... More>>

Santa's Sleigh Is Parked On Candy Cane Lane

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SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - In 12 short nights, Santa Claus starts his journey, bringing toys to children all over the world. But one Santa parks his sleigh in Magoffin County, delivering joy to every girl and boy who comes down Candy Cane Lane in Salyersville. "It isn't fun at all. It's a lot more than fun. It's pure joy," said Santa. Even in 30 degree weather, Santa Claus stands at the end of Candy Cane Lane. "You know at the North Pole, we have heavy snow, ...

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Lexington-Area McDonald’s Giving Away 10-Piece McNuggets On Uber Eats

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – On Dec. 13, McDonald’s restaurants in the Bluegrass that participate in McDelivery are offering customers the opportunity to get a free 10-piece Chicken McNuggets when they place a McDelivery order using the Uber Eats app. While there is no charge for the order of McNuggets, the booking fee of $4.99 applies. No other purchase is necessary.  McDelivery on Uber Eats is available at nine participating McDonald’s restaurants around the L... More>>

KSP Investigate Package Theft

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police is working a package theft from a residence off Patriot Parkway. Police say it appears that the thieves were in a white Ford F-150. Based on the video, there was at least one other person working with the female suspect.  If you have any information, please call police at (270) 765-4125. More>>

RTV Stolen From Hickory Business

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GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff's officials are asking the public for help locating a stolen RTV. The Kubota RTX-X900W-A was stolen from Horizon Lawn & Tractor sometime over the weekend, according to management. The side by side UTV is described as orange and black in color with a metal roll cage over the cage. The UTV has a hydraulic bed and will hold two people in the cab. If anyone has any information as to the UTV's whereabouts, please contact Depu... More>>

Police: Man Bites Neighbor's Face

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (The News Enterprise)-- Police say helping a neighbor led to a violent attack after a man was bitten on the face seconds after he directed another man away from traffic.  It happened around midnight Monday in the 600 block of Westport Road. According to police, the injured male “had a significant piece of flesh missing from the left side of his face near his eye with (the) cheekbone exposed.” Stefan Batts, 32, of Eliza­beth­...

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Democrat Jones Wins Stunning Red-State Alabama Senate Upset

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on Alabama's U.S. Senate election (all times local): 7 p.m. Polls are closed in Alabama in the race to fill the Senate seat vacated by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. At time of national reckoning over long-suppressed misconduct by powerful men, the choice between Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones has taken on outsized significance. Moore has faced allegations of sexual misconduct with teenagers, dividing the GOP and giving Democrats ho...

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Cali. Fugitive Arrested In Mayfield

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GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Officials say a fugitive from California was arrested Tuesday. Carlos Simon Escamilla was arrested around 2:23 p.m. on South 8th Street in Mayfield. Escamilla was arrested in a joint effort involving the US Marshal's Service, the Graves County Sheriff's Office, the McCracken County Sheriff's Office and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. He was wanted in San Diego, Cali. on charges of rape of a minor and three other sexual offences including kid... More>>

Inmate Back In Custody

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Division of Community Corrections has announced that inmate Robert Wayne Flanery is back in their custody thanks to the help of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. They say he had failed to return from court-ordered work released on November 20. He is being held on a new charge of escape in the second degree.   More>>

Lexington Company Offers Free Classes To Respond For Active Shooters

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington company is offering free classes to train people on how to defend and prepare in case the worst was to happen.  Tuesday morning, people learned how to handle the worst at Executrain's Lexington office.  "There is no perfect plan, but having a plan is certainly much more of a head start than not," said Crinda Frankcke of Executrain.  While situations, like a mass shooting, are indeed rare, Executrain's CEO said it is som...

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Vehicle Hits Hydrant On Laredo Drive

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A water main was impacted after a vehicle hit a hydrant on Laredo Drive Tuesday.

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