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Crews Working To Restore Power In Woodford County

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WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Woodford County officials are asking people to limit water usage and to hang in there while crews work to restore power after storms swept through the area on Friday. Woodford County Emergency Management posted on their Facebook page that 11,647 LG&E and KU customers are being impacted as of 1:30p.m. on Saturday. Reportedly 20 LG&E and KU crews are out working on power outages, as well as contractors and additional crews coming in fr...

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Showers Stick Around

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Following yesterday's severe outbreak, today was much, much quieter in comparison. But that doesn't mean we're out of the woods, or done with the rain yet. Scattered showers with an isolated rumble of thunder will continue tonight. We will see an uptick in clouds and showers Sunday as a surface low tracks around the Ohio River. This low is associated with an usually strong upper-level for July. The trough will also drift southward overnight and Sunday. This set-up will keep the ... More>>

Residents Cleaning Up After Lexington Neighborhood Gets Battered By Storms

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Grounds Crews Scramble To Get Course Back Up To Par For Barbasol Championship

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Friday’s storms forced the stoppage of play at the Barbasol Championship in the middle of round two, and left grounds crews scrambling to clean up the course.  Play continued on Saturday with remnants of the storm damage still lingering. The damage wasn't crippling, but it was significant enough that it put the Champions at Keene Trace ground crews to the test. Multiple trees came crashing down and even a hospitality tent went for a swim...

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Frankfort Police Rescue Kitten From Storm Drain

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Two members of the Frankfort Police Department went above, well more so below the call of duty to save a kitten on Saturday. The department posted on their Facebook page that just after noon a passerby reported to police that they heard a kitten crying from inside a storm drain. According to the post, Lt Curtsinger and Officer Wise, along with some help from the Frankfort Sewer Department and Franklin County Humane Society, jumped in to acti... More>>

KSP Investigating Deadly Stabbing In Bath County

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BATH COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a stabbing that left one man dead on Friday night. Reportedly troopers were initially called around 6:45p.m. for a possible shooting in the Salt Lick community. KSP says Gavin Troy Flener, 43, of Owingsville was found dead outside the residence from an apparent stab wound. Investigators determined Flener and Tony Lewis, 41, of Sandy Hook were involved in a physical altercation which lead to the deadly knife wound. ... More>>

Louisville Zoo Renames Papa John's Splash Park

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The Louisville Zoo has announced it will rename its splash park following the fallout surrounding Papa John's founder John Schnatter. WAVE 3 News reports the play area is not called "Papa John's Splash Park."  Last year, the Schnatter family donated one-million-dollars to help finish the Zoo's snow leopard exhibit The Zoo released a statement on Thursday stating they were renaming the splash park to honor Annette Schnatter, the Papa ... More>>

Trainer Jerry Bozzo, 97, Gets Win At Gulfstream Park

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HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Until Jerry Bozzo, no trainer had ever won a thoroughbred race at the age of 96.      And now, make it 97.      Bozzo bettered his own mark Saturday, when Gusty Wind prevailed in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park by nearly four lengths in a mild upset. Gusty Wind, with Luca Panici aboard, returned $14.80 for the win.      Congratulations to trainer Jerry Bozzo, who becomes the oldest thoroughbred trainer to w... More>>

Administration Releases Documents About Former Trump Adviser

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has released a set of documents once deemed top secret relating to the wiretapping of a onetime adviser to Donald Trump's presidential campaign.      The New York Times reports that the documents involving former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page were released Saturday to the Times and several other media organizations that had filed Freedom of Information Act lawsuits to obtain them.      The Times reports that... More>>

Oklahoma Family Arrested After Teen Found Starving, Living In Barn

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CHANDLER, OK (WCMH/AP) — Authorities say a malnourished 15-year-old Oklahoma boy who survived by eating sticks, leaves and grass has been found living in a barn, and four embers of his family have been arrested for child neglect. The Oklahoman reported Thursday that Lincoln County assistant District Attorney Adam Panter said the boy weighed 80 pounds July 12, when he was found sharing the barn with goats, rabbits and chickens. The teen is hospitalized. "At one point...

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Woman Killed In Auto-Pedestrian Accident In Barren County

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BARREN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Barren County Sheriff's Office says a woman has died after being hit by a car on Friday afternoon. Reportedly deputies responded to the 8000 block of New Bowling Green Road around 1:15p.m. on Friday. The sheriff's office reports Timothy Dick, 54, of Columbia was driving east in a Ford F250 when he saw a woman standing on the side of the road at a mailbox. Dick told deputies as he got closer the woman started walking across the road, so Dick hi... More>>

Homeless Shelter To Require, Provide Hepatitis A Vaccine

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky homeless shelter is going to start requiring that patrons be immunized against Hepatitis A before staying.      The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Catholic Action Center co-founder Ginny Ramsey says the shelter will offer free Hepatitis A vaccines for those who don't have health insurance. The Lexington shelter will start enforcing the requirement Aug. 6.      Ramsey says the requirement was approved this month afte... More>>

Texas Mother Accidentally Gives Birth In Chick Fil A Restaurant

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SAN ANTONIO, Tx. (CNN) - Gracelyn Mae Violet Griffin already had a "Little Nugget" onesie picked out for her before she arrived in the world. So it was only fitting that mom Falon gave birth to her in the restroom of a San Antonio Chick-fil-A. "Her birth certificate reads 'Born in Chick-Fil-A' and (t)he hospital had me sign the birth certificate as the attending physician," proud dad Robert wrote in a Facebook post. In celebration of her birth on Tuesday, t... More>>

Kentucky Power Working To Restore Electricity In Eastern Kentucky Counties After Storms

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ASHLAND, Ky. (LEX 18) - Kentucky Power officials say electricity has been restored for about 70% of customers who lost power due to storms on Friday. The company sent out a release stating that storms caused serious damage and knocked out power for up to 8,600 customers. Kentucky Power officials say wind gusts up to 60mph were reported in eastern counties, causing trees to fall on power lines and poles. They also warned that the possibility of more storms Saturday evening coul... More>>

Officials: Indiana Parents On Meth Left 2 Toddlers In House Of Squalor

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LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. (WLWT) - Police in Lawrenceburg, Indiana have taken two children from a dirty apartment and locked up their parents, part of a drug investigation that originated on Valley Drive. WLWT reports in an apartment at an otherwise well-tended subdivision, officers said they found a 1-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl lying in feces in their cribs late last Sunday night, neglected and uncared for. Police said both parents, Nathanial and Spenser Williamson, admitted th... More>>

Cleanup Begins After Powerful Storms Blast Region

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Powerful storms that swept through the region Friday caused damage and widespread power outages. Lexington saw a lot damage, including trees falling into homes and power lines down. Kentucky Utility crews are out in force, but thousands remain without power Saturday morning. For more information on outage areas, check out the utility's outage map here. A huge tree fell onto a home along East Maxwell Street, but no one was injured. "Whe...

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Weather Closings And Delays Around The LEX 18 Viewing Area

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(LEX 18) -  LEX 18 is creating a list of closings and delays due to the storm system moving in our area. As always, stay tuned to LEX 18 your latest StormTracker forecast. If you have a closing you would like us to report, call us at 859-381-1801.  Walker Montgomery Concert, Barbasol Championship - Postponed until Sunday Franklin County Fair - Delayed Until 5:30 p.m.

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AP Source: Utah Jazz Dropping Papa John's

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(AP) — The Utah Jazz are ending their sponsorship agreement with Papa John’s Pizza after the company’s founder and spokesman used a racial slur. A person with knowledge of the team’s decision confirmed the move Friday and said it was because of the controversy. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the organization will not make a formal announcement. A number of professional and college teams have cut ties to the company over Papa John ...

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Owingsville Man Dies Of Stab Wound In Salt Lick

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SALT LICK, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police say an Owingsville man was stabbed to death Friday night in Salt Lick. Authorities say they were called out about 6:45 p.m. to a complaint about a possible shooting. However, when they arrived at the scene they found 43-year-old Gavin Troy Flener of Owingsville dead outside a residence of an apparent stab wound. Police say investigators determined the death resulted during a fight between Flener and 41-year-old Tony Le... More>>

Trump Claims Ex-Lawyer's Phone-Tapping Is 'Perhaps Illegal'

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that his personal lawyer’s taping of their private phone conversations is “totally unheard of & perhaps illegal.” Trump was responding to the revelation that former attorney Michael Cohen, weeks before the 2016 election, secretly recorded their discussion of a potential payment for a former Playboy model’s account of having an affair with Trump. He tweeted: Inconceivable that the governm... More>>

Fire Sweeps Through Home In London

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LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Investigators are working to find the cause of fire that swept through a single-family home Saturday morning in London. Officials said fire crews were called out about 7:15 a.m. to a home on Water Works Road. Everyone in the home was able to escape without injury, officials say. The fire has been extinguished but crews remained on the scene monitoring the home for hot spots. The blaze remains under investigation. More>>

Ticket Mix-Up Put Family On Ill-Fated Missouri Tourist Boat

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BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn’t have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.

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Fire Damages Home Overnight In Burgin

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BURGIN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Investigators are working to find the cause of fire late Friday night in Mercer County. Authorities say the blaze broke out about 11:30 p.m. on East Mill Street in Burgin. According to officials, a neighbor notice the fire and called for help. The homeowners are believed to be away on vacation. Officials tell LEX 18 the fire caused significant damage to the second story, including holes in the roof. Electrical problems are being eyed but the cause... More>>

Man Injured In Crash On Lexington's South Side

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man is hospitalized after a wreck late Friday on Lexington's far south side. Authorities say the wreck happened about 11 p.m. on Man O' War Drive between Saron Drive and Clearwater Way. Police say the vehicle crossed over the median and the outer loop before going down an embankment. Officials tell LEX 18 the driver was taken to an area hospital with serious injuries. The roadway was closed for about an hour while crews cleared the scene. Th... More>>

UPDATE: Champions At Keene Trace To Open To Public At 9:30 A.M.

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials with the Barbasol Championship has announced that Champions at Keene Trace will reopen to the public at 9:30 a.m. today.

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Mega Millions Jackpot Nears $500M After No One Hits It Big Friday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Mega Millions jackpot is pushing toward record territory after no one matched all the numbers in Friday night's drawing. The jackpot now stands at $493 million with a cash option of $296 million. The winning numbers last night were: 1-14-30-44-62, with a mega ball of 1. The current jackpot would be the fifth highest payout in the game's history. The highest jackpot for Mega Millions was $656 million on March 30, 2012.  The ne... More>>

Death Investigation Underway in Russell Co.

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RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky (LEX 18) The Russell County Coroner's Office and Russell Springs Police Department are investigating after a man's body was found on Thursday in a yard at 73 Delphia Street. The man has been identified as 51-year-old David W. Burton, who lived at 73 Delphia Street. Police do not suspect foul play.  The cause and manner of death are still pending based on review of medical records and toxicology results.  More>>

Burglary Arrests Made In Bell Co.

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BELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) KSP said that on Friday, a homeowner in the Calvin Community of Bell County called KSP saying that he had two people detained in his garage after they had broken in.  Troopers responded to the scene. They said that preliminary investigation revealed that 43-year-old Chris Asher, and his daughter 25-year-old Christy Asher, had entered the owner's garage without permission on numerous occasions throughout the last few weeks. Another woman, 39-year-ol... More>>

17 Displaced In Frankfort Fire

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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) The Frankfort Fire Department said that 17 people are displaced after a fire in the Thistlewood Drive/Collins Lane area. The fire department tells LEX 18 that strong winds came, causing a tree branch to fall and hit a power line. The power line was live, laying on the ground behind the house. The fire department got to the scene but had to wait for the power company to come out and turn the power line off before they could bring their hoses to the bac...

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Police Responding To Possible Drowning In Lee County

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LEE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -Kentucky State Police in Richmond and Fish & Wildlife are responding to a possible drowning. State Police confirm that they have been called to Hell Creek Road in Beattyville.  LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received. More>>

Power Lines Down On US 60 In Versailles

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VERSAILLES, Ky (LEX 18) About a quarter of a mile of eastbound US 60 in Versailles was shut down due to a number of power lines being down. 

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Storms Cause Minor Damage In Southern, Northern Indiana

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - An official says storms have caused minor damage in a southern Indiana county. Harrison County Emergency Management Director Gregory Reas says some homes received minor damage to roofs and eaves and some trees fell on power lines Friday. Reas says he has no doubt that at least one tornado hit the county along the Ohio River. The National Weather Service says golf ball-sized hall fell in Madison. Storms also raked northern Indiana. WNDU-TV reported a barn wa... More>>

Woodford Co. Emergency Management: Local State Of Emergency Declared

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WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Woodford County Emergency Management Deputy Director tells LEX 18 that they have declared a local State of Emergency. The State of Emergency has been declared due to wind damage, trees being down, and major road blockages.  Emergency Management crews are telling people to stay out of Woodford County unless you have to come in.  More>>

Victim Identified In Lee County Shooting

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LEE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is dead following a shooting in Lee County. It happened Thursday night near Beech Lane in Beattyville. 

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Lincoln County Sheriff Seeks Information On Missing Man

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Lincoln County Sheriff's office is seeking information about a missing individual. Frankie Hurt, 40,  has been missing since mid-June. His aunt reported him missing and no one is exactly sure the last time he was seen. If you have information on Hurt's whereabouts you are asked to contact the sheriff at 606-365-2696.   More>>

Police Release Additional Video From Robbery Investigation

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) On Friday, Lexington Police investigators released additional video of a man suspected of robbing a gas station and bank. The video is from a robbery at the Marathon gas station on Alexandria Drive.  Police say that the man allegedly brandished a firearm and demanded cash from the register before fleeing in a white Ford Explorer. A man wearing much of the same clothing and also driving a white Ford Explorer robbed the Republic Bank on Euclid Avenue the n... More>>

N. Ky. Man Killed In Plane Crash

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GALLATIN COUNTY, Ky. (WLWT)--A Northern Kentucky man, who was last seen flying his personal plane, has been found deceased in a plane crash in rural Indiana.

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Walker Montgomery Concert Rescheduled

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Walker Montgomery's concert scheduled for this evening after today's Barbasol Championship has been postponed.

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NY Times: Trump Was Recorded Talking Of Paying Playboy Model

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NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Times says President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer secretly recorded him discussing payments to an ex-Playboy model who said she had had an affair with him.   The newspaper says the FBI seized the recording during an April raid on attorney Michael Cohen's office.   

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Storms Wreak Havoc On Interstate 75

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(LEX 18)-- Early Friday, there were several reports of downed trees and accidents on Interstate 75.

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Swiss Rolls Recalled Over Potential Salmonella

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(LEX 18)-- Flower Foods, Inc., the maker of Swiss Rolls, is voluntarily recalling its product due to a potential salmonella outbreak. The Swiss Rolls affected were sold under several brand names, including Walmart's Great Value, which is distributed nationwide. Officials with the company said the recall is a precautionary measure. The rolls were also sold under the brand names Mrs. Freshley's, Food Lion, H-E-B, Baker's Treat, Market Square and Captain John Derst's Old Fashioned Bre... More>>

Chick-Fil-A In Fayette Mall Closes After Illness, Will Reopen Monday

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Chick-Fil-A location in the mall has opted to close after multiple employees reported being ill. 

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Mega Millions Jackpot Raised Again

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Mega Millions jackpot has been raised again, sitting at $433 million with a cash option of $260 million.  After there was no winner Tuesday night, the jackpot skyrocketed to one of the highest in Mega Millions history. The highest jackpot for mega millions was $656 million on March 30, 2012.  The drawing is tonight, Friday, July 20. 

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Death Toll From Missouri Duck Boat Accident Climbs To 17

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Divers found four more bodies Friday in a Missouri lake where a duck boat packed with tourists capsized and sank in high winds, bringing the death toll to 17 in the tourist town of Branson, authorities said.
    

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CDC: Salmonella Outbreak Traced To Raw Turkey

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(Food Safety News)-- An outbreak of Salmonella Reading caused by raw turkey products has sickened 90 people in 26 states and hospitalization was already required in 44.4 percent of those cases, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta announced Thursday. With the CDC announcement, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said it is  continuing to work with its federal partners to monitor a Salmonella...

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Police: Man Caught At Drive-In With Another Woman After Stealing Date's Car

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC)-- A man is accused of stealing a car on a date and using it to take another woman on a date. A woman reported her car stolen Saturday after Kelton Griffin went to her house to go on a date. According to a police report, Griffin stopped at Marathon station on Winchester Road and asked the woman to get him some cigars. While she was in the building, he drove off in her Volvo. WMC is reporting that the victim said she tried to contact Griffin but he would not... More>>

Man Accused Of Violent Rape Arrested, Charged

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is in jail Friday morning accused of violently raping a woman. It happened Wednesday afternoon in the 1300 block of Devonport Drive. The alleged victim told police 25-year-old Harry McDermott held her down and forced her to have sex in a vehicle He then pushed her out of the car, injuring her face and shoulder. Police say the victim gave them McDermott's license plate number and matching physical description. He was arrested Thursday and charg...

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Barbasol Tee-Off Moved To 9 a.m. Due To Inclement Weather

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NICHOLASVILLE, Ky.  (LEX 18) – Due to the threat of inclement weather, the Barbasol Championship has moved Friday’s tee times up one hour to begin at 9 a.m. ET with the second wave of pairings beginning at noon. Gates will also open at 9 a.m.

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Motorcyclist Killed In Louisville Traffic Accident

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- A motorcyclist is dead after being hit by a car on Preston Highway. It happened just before 10 p.m. Thursday night. Investigators say the driver of the car turned in front of the motorcyclist, who had the right of way. The man on the motorcycle was taken to UofL Hospital where he later died. The victim's identity has not been released. No one in the car was hurt. The driver of the car stopped and stayed on the scene. No charges are expec...

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Construction Worker Dead In Heavy Machinery Accident

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COVINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is dead after an accident at a construction site in Northern Kentucky. It happened around 2 p.m. Thursday in Covington. Authorities say the person was operating heavy excavating machinery when the accident happened, but the specifics have not been released. A spokesperson for Fischer Homes said the person was a contractor working on land where the company would be building, but the victim's name has not been released. No one... More>>

'A Fed Bear Is A Dead Bear': Why Wildlife Officials Recommend Leaving Bears Alone

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife is stepping up their patrols, and not just because of the growing bear population in the Commonwealth. Officers are watching out for humans feeding them as well. "Bears are awesome," said John Hast of the department of fish and wildlife. "They're fun to watch. People want to have that viewing opportunity more often." And that's causing concern for the department, especially in Harlan ... More>>

Forbes Talks Sexual Misconduct, 'Toxic Culture' Of Papa John's In New Article

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- In the midst of corporate chaos, the founder of pizza giant, Papa John's, faces more allegations of questionable  Forbes magazine reports claims of sexual misconduct and a "toxic culture" after a number of interviews with current and former employees.  After Forbes broke the news that Papa John's founder John Schnatter used a racist slur during a conference call... Schnatter resigned as chairman, major league baseball pushed to end... More>>

Trump-Putin II: Planning Fall Event In Aftermath Of Helsinki

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Unbowed by swirling criticism of his summit encounter with Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump swiftly invited the Russian leader to the White House this fall for a second get-together. Cleanup from the first has continued with no letup and Trump belatedly decided Putin’s “incredible offer” of shared U.S.-Russia investigations was no good after all. A White House meeting would be a dramatic extension of legitimacy to the Russian leader, wh... More>>

Body Found In Yard Sparks Death Investigation

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A death investigation is underway in Russell County, where a man has been found dead in his front yard.  It happened at a home on Delphia Street in Russell Springs.  Police say around 1:30 p.m. Thursday 51-year-old David Burton's body was discovered in his yard.    Right now, it's unclear how Burton died. An autopsy is scheduled for Friday in Frankfort. More>>

Vehicle Removed From Laurel Lake

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(LEX 18) KSP says that a vehicle was removed from Laurel Lake Thursday. It happened around 1 p.m. when a Fish and Wildlife officer located a vehicle in the water near Flatwoods Boat Dock.  When the vehicle was recovered, no one was found inside. The vehicle was not reported stolen.  The vehicle was towed away and the scene was cleared.  More>>

London Police Arrest Suspected Bank Robber, Carjacker

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - London police with the help of a retired Laurel County Sheriff's deputy helped chase down a suspected bank robber after she tried to flee on foot.

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Reversal: Kentucky Restoring Medicaid Benefits For Thousands

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin's administration says it's reinstating dental and vision care for hundreds of thousands of Medicaid recipients who had their benefits cut recently amid an outcry. The benefits were abruptly cut after a federal judge rejected the Republican governor's plan to overhaul Kentucky's Medicaid program. The cuts had triggered stinging criticism from Democrats and public health advocates. The reversal was announced late Thursday by the state's C... More>>

Lexington Center Breaks Ground on New Convention Center

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -The Lexington Center broke ground Thursday on the $241 million replacement and expansion of the Lexington Convention Center. The project is described as the single largest capital public improvement project in Lexington’s history, and it is expected to elevate Lexington’s convention facilities. “Today marks a milestone in what will be a transformative moment in the future of the Lexington community,” said Craig Turner, ...

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Police Officer Recalls Infant Overdose In Lawrenceburg

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Almost a year to the day after an unconscious Anderson County baby was rushed to the hospital, the child's parents have been indicted on wanton endangerment charges. LEX 18's Tiffany Jackson spoke to the Lawrenceburg Police officer about responding to the call. Fist responders see unbelievable things on a regular basis, but Detective Jeremy Cornish said that one incident outside of a home in Lawrenceburg is forever ingrained in his mind.  "...

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Man Dies In Woodford Co. Crash Involving Motorcycle

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WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Woodford County Coroner's Office tells LEX 18 that there was a fatal crash in Woodford County Wednesday night. The collision involved a motorcycle and a car at Watts Ferry and Clifton Road. 33-year-old Brian Brown was killed in the crash. He was on the motorcycle. 

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LHS Needs Funds To Help Cover Cost Of HVAC Unit

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The heat has wreaked havoc on one of the large HVAC units at the Lexington Humane Society. Thankfully, along with free preventative maintenance service, Fayette Heating & Air contributes 10% of service call sales completed by their LHS van. The recent donations generated by the LHS van will cover $5,000 of the $14,500 it will cost to replace the 10-ton unit which will be installed on Thursday, July 19. They need your help to raise the other $9,500 to...

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EKU Public Safety Officials Introduce New Alert System On Campus

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RICHMOND, Ky (LEX 18) If you're visiting Eastern Kentucky University's campus, you might notice something new hanging up in the campus' most popular buildings called an Alertus Beacon. EKU Public Safety officials say that it is the new alert system on campus. EKU's Public Safety Officials said that the alert system adds an eighth layer to their safety measures on campus, alerting visitors who might not be signed up for their safety alerts that are already in place. The Alertus Beaco...

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Catholic Action Center To Require Hep A Vaccine For All Guests

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Catholic Action Center will now require those who stay at the shelter to be vaccinated for hepatitis A following the statewide outbreak. 

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Barbasol Prepares For Possible Bad Weather

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) As perfect as the weather was Thursday, it could be bad Friday and throughout the weekend during the Barbasol Championship. Inside the on-site meteorologist trailer at the tournament, the first band of bad weather is already in site on the radar. 

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Police: Suspect In Bank Robbery Also Robbed Gas Station

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)- Lexington Police are investigating a robbery at a Republic Bank branch. A suspect walked into the branch on Euclid Avenue and demanded cash. A weapon was never shown or implied. The suspect made off with an undisclosed amount of money.  Police say they are also investigating whether or not this could be related to a gas station robbery last night.

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Police: Car Into Building May Have Been Burglary

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GARRETT, Ky. (EKB) — Police are investigating after a vehicle drove into a Floyd County convenience store early this morning. They are also exploring the possibility that it was actually a break-in attempt. Kentucky State Police was notified that a vehicle had struck the Redi Mart at Garrett. The driver and vehicle were gone by the time troopers arrived. While the incident may have been a simple accident, police are also considering the possibility that the driver wa...

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Murray State University Police Officer Arrested On Sexual Abuse Charges

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CALLOWAY COUNTY, KY (WPSD) — Kentucky State Police troopers have arrested a police officer with the Murray State University Public Safety Department on a charge of first-degree sexual abuse. WPSD in Paducah reports that 39-year-old Mark Johnson has been placed on administrative leave from the university, in keeping with the school’s policy. The charge he faces is a class D felony. Investigators say Johnson is accused of sexually abusing a 24-year-old woman. Sta...

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Toddler Taken To Hospital After Falling From Second Story Of Lexington Apartment

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A 3-year-old girl is expected to be okay after falling through a stair railing on the second floor of an apartment building. Police were called to the Coolavin Apartments to a report of a toddler falling. When they arrived, they found the young girl seemingly okay after falling through a missing bar on a staircase. She was transported to the hospital just as a precaution. The child was able to talk and walk after the fall. More>>

LMPD Place Physical Barriers At Occupy ICE Protest

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) – A physical barrier is being put in place at the Occupy ICE protest in downtown Louisville. Louisville Metro police began installing the barriers at 6 a.m. Thursday at Seventh and Magazine Streets. The barriers are to designate a pathway that police said must be kept clear to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Kentucky state law. Police have made requests to clear the sidewalk and drawn a chalk line they said was largely ig...

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Officials: Man Arrested Following Lengthy Stand-Off Was Heavily Armed

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was arrested after an all night stand-off with sheriff's deputies and Kentucky State Police.  It started around 8 p.m. Tuesday on Woods Road in Nancy. Officials say they responded to a domestic dispute involving 55-year-old Ange M. Lane and his estranged wife, 42-year-old Nicole Lane. Nicole had fled from the residence to a neighbor's house after allegedly being assaulted by her Ange at their residence. The victim of the assault a...

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    DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things - peace and the playoffs.      After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he'll finally find both, and that those will help dispel the notion that he's a bad teammate.      "Just a chance to play for a winning culture," Cousins said Thursday. "I also have a chance to play with some of the most talented players of th...
    DeMarcus Cousins spent his first eight seasons in the NBA chasing two things - peace and the playoffs.      After signing with Golden State as a free agent, the four-time All-Star center has no doubts he'll finally find both, and that those will help dispel the notion that he's a bad teammate.      "Just a chance to play for a winning culture," Cousins said Thursday. "I also have a chance to play with some of the most talented players of th...
  • How Can Wandale Robinson Not Be Rated Among State’s Top Five Players But Yet Have Offers From Alabama, Ohio State?

    How Can Wandale Robinson Not Be Rated Among State’s Top Five Players But Yet Have Offers From Alabama, Ohio State?

    Thursday, July 19 2018 4:43 AM EDT2018-07-19 08:43:08 GMT
    Wandale Robinson (Twitter Photo)Wandale Robinson (Twitter Photo)
    Wandale Robinson (Twitter Photo)Wandale Robinson (Twitter Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Anyone who knows me understands that I have always believed this state has a passion for football that is way underestimated by many. However, even this die-hard football backer didn’t think he would ever see what is going on with Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson, who led the state in rushing with 2,330 yards last year and also led in scoring with 260 points. He caught six touchdown passes and returned four kicks for touchdowns, too. His speed and ...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Anyone who knows me understands that I have always believed this state has a passion for football that is way underestimated by many. However, even this die-hard football backer didn’t think he would ever see what is going on with Western Hills standout Wandale Robinson, who led the state in rushing with 2,330 yards last year and also led in scoring with 260 points. He caught six touchdown passes and returned four kicks for touchdowns, too. His speed and ...
  • Former UK Pitcher Part of Blockbuster Trade

    Former UK Pitcher Part of Blockbuster Trade

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-07-19 01:44:29 GMT
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    UK AthleticsUK Athletics
    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night.      The Orioles received five prospects in the deal: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, righty Zach Pop and third baseman Breyvic Valera.      Machado, a 26-year-old power hitter with extraordinary fielding skills, greatly improves the Dodgers' chances of r...
    The Los Angeles Dodgers have won the Manny Machado sweepstakes, getting the prized All-Star shortstop from the Baltimore Orioles in a trade Wednesday night.      The Orioles received five prospects in the deal: outfielder Yusniel Diaz, right-hander Dean Kremer, third baseman Rylan Bannon, righty Zach Pop and third baseman Breyvic Valera.      Machado, a 26-year-old power hitter with extraordinary fielding skills, greatly improves the Dodgers' chances of r...
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  • Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Inspector warned duck boat company of design flaws last year

    Saturday, July 21 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-07-21 22:13:02 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:23 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:23:47 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). A man looks at an idled duck boat in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). A man looks at an idled duck boat in the parking lot of Ride the Ducks Saturday, July 21, 2018 in Branson, Mo. One of the company's duck boats capsized Thursday night resulting in several deaths on Table Rock Lake.
    A private inspector says he warned the company operating duck boats in Missouri about serious design flaws, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people.
    A private inspector says he warned the company operating duck boats in Missouri about serious design flaws, less than a year before the accident that killed 17 people.
  • Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Survivor recounts boat accident that killed 9 family members

    Saturday, July 21 2018 12:18 AM EDT2018-07-21 04:18:42 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:20:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel). People pray outside Ride the Ducks, an amphibious tour operator involved in a boating accident on Table Rock Lake, Friday, July 20, 2018 in Branson, Mo.
    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.
    More than half of the 17 people killed when a tourist boat sank on a Branson lake were members of the same Indiana family, and they likely wouldn't have been on the ill-fated trip but for a ticket mix-up.
  • Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police

    Man suspected of shooting officer found, killed by police

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:31 PM EDT2018-07-21 02:31:48 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 10:20 PM EDT2018-07-22 02:20:21 GMT
    (Hawaii County Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Hawaii County Police Department shows Officer Bronson Kaliloa. Hawaii's entire Big Island police force was on alert Wednesday, July 18, 2018, for Justin Josh...(Hawaii County Police Department via AP, File). FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Hawaii County Police Department shows Officer Bronson Kaliloa. Hawaii's entire Big Island police force was on alert Wednesday, July 18, 2018, for Justin Josh...
    Authorities in Hawaii say two associates of a man suspected of killing a Big Island police officer have been arrested but the shooter remains at large.
    Authorities in Hawaii say two associates of a man suspected of killing a Big Island police officer have been arrested but the shooter remains at large.
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