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Fayette Co. Schools Employee Arrested On Sexual Abuse Charges

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) An employee at Fayette County Public Schools has been placed on administrative leave after being charged with sexual abuse. The arrest warrant states that in 2018, the alleged victim said that Steuart had sexually abused him. The arrest warrant also states that the victim and other juveniles would go to Steuart's home to go swimming and watch movies. The victim said that while watching a movie at Steuart's house, he was inappropriately touched by Steu...

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Tracking Soggy And Stormy Days

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Get ready to get soggy! The combo of a slow tracking front and plenty of moisture will throw round of showers, strong storms and heavy rain our way for days. Expected rainfall will be in the 1" to 3" range Thursday through Saturday with the highest totals west, closer to the Ohio River where a flash flood watch is in effect. Expect lower amounts over southeastern counties. Watch for a few strong to borderline severe storms with gusty wind Thursday. Highs will stay in the 80... More>>

Estill Co. Schools Reacts To Coach's Arrest On Rape, Other Charges

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Estill County School officials issued a statement Wednesday afternoon reacting to the arrest of the high school's soccer coach on a variety of charges related to student-athletes, including rape. Andrew Hatton was put on leave Monday as Kentucky State Police and school officials investigated, according to the Estill County Schools Superintendent Jeff Saylor.  Hatton was arrested Tuesday and charged with five counts of third-deg... More>>

Korean War Soldier's Remains Returning Home

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(LEX 18) After 70 years, a Kentucky family will have their chance to give their fallen hero a proper goodbye. 

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Making A Difference: Anonymous Donor Shows Pendleton Co. Teachers Support

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PENDLETON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — An anonymous donor surprised 143 educators in Pendleton County for their opening day. It all started with an anonymous phone call.

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Several Vehicles Involved In I-75 Crash

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police and firefighters were called to a serious crash Wednesday evening on I-75.  It happened around 9:45 p.m. in the southbound lanes near mile marker 115.  Our crews said there were several vehicles involved and at least one ambulance was seen leaving the scene, but there is no word if anyone was seriously hurt.  I-75 southbound was down to one lane while crews cleaned up the crash.  There's no word yet on what may have c...

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2 Injured In School Bus Vs. Car Accident

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ERLANGER, Ky. (WLWT)-- Two people are injured after a car collided with a school bus Wednesday. It happened around 7:30 a.m at the intersection of Turkeyfoot and Misty Creek Drive.  Police told WLWT the driver of the school bus sustained minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital. The driver of the other car appeared to be at fault for the crash and was taken to the hospital, Erlanger Police Department Lt. Jon Sterling said. Officials said there were eight chi...

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Suspect In Nicholasville Bank Robbery At Large

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are looking for a man accused in a bank robbery. It happened Wednesday at Citizens Commerce Bank in Nicholasville.  Police say the suspect was last seen in the Shannon Parkway area fleeing the scene. Please call the police if you know this person. 859 885-9467. 

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Former Estill Co. Soccer Coach To Appear In Court

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Estill County High School girls and boys soccer coach who was placed on leave after an allegation he sent players sexually explicit photos will be in court.  Coach Andrew Hatton was put on leave Monday as KSP and school officials investigated, according to the Estill County Schools Superintendent Jeff Saylor.  He was arrested Tuesday and charged with five counts of rape, 3rd degree, two counts of prohibited use of electronic communic...

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Signatures Needed To Get Tax Issue On Ballot

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) There are about two weeks left to collect signatures for a petition to add Fayette County's School Safety Tax to the November ballot. When the tax was approved by the school board in July, Dan Rose got to work.  "It was like, wait a minute, that's going to affect a lot of people," said Rose.  The five cent property tax is estimated to bring in $13.5 million to help pay for numerous safety improvements at Fayette County Public Schools, but ...

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2 Accused Of Helping Man In Kidnapping

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two men accused of helping a man in a Pulaski County kidnapping have been arrested.

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"Books On Board" For First Day Of School

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Wednesday was a big day in Fayette County as students headed to class to begin a new school year. Those riding the bus were greeted with a special surprise. All school buses in Fayette County are now rolling libraries.

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UPDATE: Man Faces Gun, Theft And Drug Charges After Chase Near EKU Campus

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Richmond man is facing multiple weapons, theft and drug charges after police say fled a police stop near the Eastern Kentucky University campus. Police say 34-year-old Joshua A. Sparks was arrested Wednesday morning after a brief chase.

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Expungement Workshop To Be Held At Consolidated Baptist Church

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) An Expungement Workshop is happening August 18 at Consolidated Baptist Church on Russell Cave Road. The workshop is to teach attendees how to clear a criminal record by learning more about criminal and administrative law, as well as statutory and local procedures. It will be from 9 a.m.- 12 p.m. in the choir room.  More>>

Trump Revokes Security Clearance Of Ex-CIA Director And Critic

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is revoking the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan, who served in the Obama administration. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders announced the decision at a White House briefing Wednesday, following through on the president's recent threat. Sanders is citing what she called Brennan's "erratic conduct and behavior" and accusing him of "lying" and "wild outbursts." She also... More>>

Sheriff: Laurel Co. Deputy Checked Out After Fentanyl Found In Cruiser

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Laurel County Sheriff's deputy was being checked for possible fentanyl exposure after the deadly narcotic was discovered in his cruiser. The Laurel County Sheriff's Office tells LEX 18 that the fentanyl found in the cruiser likely was left by suspect from an earlier arrest.

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Louisville Records 5th Hepatitis A Death, 9th Statewide

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — Louisville health officials say another person has died of complication related to a hepatitis A infection. Dave Langdon at Louisville Metro Health says this marks the fifth fatality from the infectious disease in Jefferson County. 

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Lexington Residents Weigh In On City Hall Move

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- City residents are getting their chance to weigh in on the proposal to move city hall.  The county council heard public comments Tuesday night about the proposed move to the old Herald Leader building on Midland Avenue.  The plan includes major renovations, including a police station and parking garage.  People who support the plan urged the council to move forward, saying the new site would be convenient and transformative to the city....

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Police: Teen Faked Kidnapping To Get Money From Father

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CORBIN, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman was arrested after she allegedly faked her own kidnapping to get money from her father. Police say 19-year-old Abbygail Farley's father reported her missing Monday morning. On Tuesday, the father started receiving threatening text messages from Abbygail's phone, demanding $600 and saying if they don't get it, they'll hurt her. He started getting more texts, but from a different number, asking for $400 by a certain time, or they'll 'kill her.'&nbs...

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Couple Charged In Abuse Of 2-Month-Old

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people have been arrested in Christian County after allegedly abusing a 2-month-old child. Kentucky State Police received a call Sunday night, saying an infant had severe injuries consistent with abuse. Troopers say the toddler was taken to a local hospital in Hopkinsville, then later flown by helicopter to Vanderbilt University Hospital. 23-year-old Cassandra Hansley was arrested and charged with first-degree assault. Meanwhile, 24-year-ol...

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'Manafort And His Lies' At Heart Of Case, Prosecution Argues

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Paul Manafort lied to keep himself flush with cash and to maintain his luxurious lifestyle when his income dropped off, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday in closing arguments in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial. The government’s case boils down to “Mr. Manafort and his lies,” prosecutor Greg Andres said. “When you follow the trail of Mr. Manafort’s money, it is littered with lies,” Andre... More>>

Suicide Bomber Targets Shiite Students In Kabul, Killing Dozens

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber targeted students preparing for university exams in a Shiite neighborhood of Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 48 people and wounding 67 in an attack blamed on the Islamic State group, officials said. The bombing was the latest large-scale assault on Afghanistan’s Shiite community, which has increasingly been targeted by Sunni extremists who consider Shiites to be heretics. It comes amid a particularly bloody week in Afghanist... More>>

Prison Inmate Dies, Started 15-Month Sentence 2 Weeks Ago

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PINE KNOT, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a Kentucky federal prison inmate who started a 15-month sentence two weeks ago has died. The U.S. Department of Justice tells the Lexington Herald-Leader in a statement 55-year-old John Arthur died Monday after suffering life-threatening injuries. The Pulaski County native had been found unresponsive at the U.S. Penitentiary in McCreary County and died roughly an hour later at a hospital. The statement says the prison will investigate Arthur's d... More>>

LMPD: Toddler Taken To Hospital With Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) - WAVE 3 News is reporting that a toddler has been injured in an accident involving a gun. According to the Louisville NBC affiliate, the shooting happened on South 32nd Street around 10:40 a.m. Police on scene tell media that the gun shot was self-inflicted. The child was transported to Norton Children's Hospital.  LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received.

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Police: Man Cited After Leading Horse With Car

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PRINCETON, Ky. (WHOP) - Police in Princeton cited a man who they say was using a vehicle to lead a horse down the street.  According to WHOP, officers receive a call that an automobile was leading the horse down West Market Street. They found Donovan Euton,30, who said he was moving the horse to a second location and that he could not get the animal inside of the trailer. Euton was cited for traffic violations and was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant.  More>>

Morehead Restaurant Not Identified In Hep A Case

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (The Morehead News)-- A restaurant employee in Rowan County has tested positive for hepatitis a. Health department officials say the employee does not prepare food and has already been treated.  It's reported that the restaurant will not be identified because it is complying with instructions. The health director tells The Morehead News that, “If more of the public were to become sick and are tied to this location we will let everyone know immediately. ... More>>

Death Toll Hits 39 In Italy Bridge Collapse

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GENOA, Italy (AP) - Italian prosecutors on Wednesday focused their investigation into the Genoa highway bridge collapse on possible design flaws or inadequate maintenance, as the death toll rose to 39 and Italian politicians looked for someone to blame.MILAN (AP) - A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. 

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ICE Takes Into Custody Defendant In New Mexico Compound Case

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TAOS, N.M. (AP) - A judge's decision to allow the release of an extended family accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound in New Mexico prompted a political uproar Tuesday by prominent Republican lawmakers. The controversy was stoked even further when court officials condemned threats of violence made against the judge who issued the ruling and evacuated several administrative court offices as a precaution. State District Court Judge Sarah Backus on Monday cleared the w... More>>

New Zealand Bans Foreigners From Buying Property

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(CNN Money)-- Buying a home in New Zealand just got a lot tougher for most people. The country's parliament on Wednesday passed a law banning foreigners from buying into most parts of its residential property market as the government seeks to cool red-hot house prices. The Overseas Investment Amendment Bill will prevent overseas investors from purchasing existing properties in New Zealand, but they will still be able to buy into new apartment complexes and certain other parts of the... More>>

Primaries Marked By Democratic Diversity, Trump’s Picks

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation’s first transgender nominee for governor. Minnesota Democrats backed a woman who would be the first Somali-American member of Congress. And in Connecticut, the party nominated a candidate who co... More>>

KDA Inspects Rides Before Start Of Ky. State Fair

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The state fair starts Thursday and that means lots of fair food, and fun rides. The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is making sure they keep riders safe. While most people at the fair will choose a ride based on the g-forces or the heights, the KDA's inspectors size up the rides in a much different way. They check every square inch of the rides and try to find trouble spots before any real trouble occurs, and make sure thrill seekers go home... More>>

Traffic Picks Up For First Day Of School, Move-In Day At UK

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The day is here! Lexington kids will grab their backpacks and lunch boxes and head out to their first day of school. The start of the school year means things will be busy around the city. We'll be seeing a lot more yellow on the roadways in the coming weeks, as dozens of school buses hit the streets in the mornings and afternoons.  This year, Fayette County Public Schools has added a special new element for bus riders. They've turned t... More>>

UofL Announces $5M To Help Tree Study

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The University of Louisville says it has received $5 million to help fund a study that looks at the connection between a green environment and human health. The school announced on Tuesday that the National Institutes of Health awarded the Green Heart project a $3 million grant over a five-year period and The Nature Conservancy awarded it a $2 million grant. The University of Louisville and its partners plan to plant thousands of trees, shrubs and grasses in u... More>>

Despite Warnings, New Immunization Requirements Catch Parents Off Guard

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BULLITT COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- Hundreds of students in Bullitt County are not allowed to go back to school because they don't have the correct immunizations. Under a new state regulations all Kentucky students must have proof of having the hepatitis a vaccine by the first day of school.  Lesa Howell, the District Health Coordinator Bullitt County Public Schools,  says 300 students were out Monday for immunization issues.  But that number is expected to go down a... More>>

Treasurer For Non-Profit Accused Of Stealing Thousands

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RICHMOND, Ky. (Richmond Register)-- A man acting as treasurer for a Madison County non-profit has been charged with stealing from the organization. The Richmond Register is reporting that 52-year-old John Marshall is accused of taking more than $18,000 from the Friends of the Madison County Public Library. Marshall reportedly took over $12,000 in the form of checks to cash and deposit into personal accounts. The rest was allegedly taken through PayPal and Amazon charges t... More>>

Woman Hospitalized After Shooting At Lexington Apartment Complex

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman is in the hospital after a shooting at a Lexington apartment complex. It happened just before 12:45 a.m. at the Ironwood Apartments on Cambridge Drive. Police say two rounds were fired into the apartment, with one bullet hitting a female victim in the hand. She was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  Officials say a white Toyota Camry was seen speeding from the scene.  Police responded to calls of shots fired earlier in the day ... More>>

Remains Of Korean War Veteran Returning To Kentucky

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) - After almost 70 years, a Kentucky family is ready for a fallen hero to finally return home. Joe Elmore was declared "Missing in Action" during the Korean War, DNA from his sister matched his remains. On Wednesday, he comes back to Kentucky. Debbie Jo Bowlin lives in Bowling Green now, but her uncle grew up in Albany. Bowlin's mother was only 15 when her brother joined the service. Elmore was killed in combat in the Korean War in 195... More>>

Two Arrested In Felony Assault Investigation

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) KSP received a complaint involving a two-month-old child with severe injuries on August 12, 2018, around 10:34 p.m.  The child was taken to a hospital in Hopkinsville then flown to Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee due to the severity of the child's injuries.  KSP detectives met with Vanderbilt CARE Committee in reference to the investigation. As a result, 23-year-old Cassandra Hansley was charged with one count of assau... More>>

Dozens Charged With Shoplifting In Richmond

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RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — Shoplifting is a crime that stores and police can't always catch. An organized retail crime unit spearheaded by Kroger has been active in different parts of Kentucky during the last year. This past week, they were in Richmond, which ended up being their most successful stop yet.

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Police: Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes Into Apartment Building

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Residents of a Lexington apartment building got a scare Monday night after a vehicle crashed into one of the units. It happened just after 11 p.m. in the 2000 block of Cambridge Drive. Officials say the car crashed into a resident's bedroom, but luckily she was in the kitchen at the time. Police say the driver fell asleep. No charges have been filed. Traffic was not impacted, but Kentucky Utilities did have to temporarily shut off power to ...

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Scott Co. Couple Plead Guilty In Animal Abuse Case, Avoid Jail

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Scott County couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to 37 counts of second-degree animal cruelty. Brad and Michelle Lee avoided jail time in case, but the judge told them they prohibited from owning more than two dogs for the next two years. They also must pay fines and stay out of legal trouble or face more legal action. In March, animal control officers seized several animals from the couple's Sadieville farm. Officials confiscated alpacas, p...

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KSP Investigates After Possible Explosive Found Near Dead 19-Year-Old

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WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are investigating in Whitley County after a teenager was found dead with a suspicious device nearby. A 19-year-old man was found dead at his home on Peggy Lane outside of Corbin over the weekend. KSP is investigating the circumstances in which James King was found dead inside a trailer with one possible explosive nearby.

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Judge Tosses Pitino's Lawsuit Against Adidas

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(LEX 18) — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed former Louisville men's basketball coach Rick Pitino's lawsuit against the apparel company Adidas. In a "memorandum opinion and order" signed by U.S. District Judge David J. Hale, the court dismissed Pitino's lawsuit, largely pointing to and endorsement agreement that requires arbitration instead of court action in disputes. In the suit, Pitino "alleges that Adidas knowingly or recklessly caused him emotional ...

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Wolfe Co. Animal Shelter Asking For Donations To Help Sick Dogs

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WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials with the Wolfe County Animal Shelter say they're angry after picking up two very sick dogs that were dropped off and left to fend for themselves. The two dogs, Bashful and Tripod, have very expensive vet bills, and the shelter is seeking donations from the community.

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Man Faces Trial In 25-Year-Old Lexington Rape Case

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Twenty-five years after it was alleged to have happened, a Lexington sexual assault case made its way into the court Tuesday. In 1993, a 13-year-old girl claimed she was talking with two men and was given alcohol and marijuana, before being held down and raped by both after walking home from a football game.

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District Partners With AAA To Launch Safe Driving Campaign During School Year

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The clock is ticking. Wednesday is opening day for Fayette County Public Schools. As students head back to class, the city's traffic increases, so the district is launching a campaign to encourage drivers across Lexington to drive carefully. 

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Full Parole Board To Decide Fate Of Man Who Killed Harrodsburg Officer

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MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The two-person parole board considering the fate of convicted cop killer John Paul Works on Tuesday decided to send his appeal to full nine-member board. Works was sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole for the murder of Harrodsburg Officer Regina Nickles.

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LEX18TrafficTracker: Injury Collision Report On Red Mile Road

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Fire and police are responding to an injury collision on Red Mile Road. The multi-vehicle collision occurred at Red Mile and Versailles. The road is blocked, please avoid the area.  More>>

Police: Man Arrested While Looking For "Lost Light Saber"

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PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB) - Police in Pikeville arrested a man after receiving a complaint about an intoxicated man wandering the streets.  According to EKB News, Charles R. Blankenship was stopped by police on Scott Avenue. Upon arrival, police say Scott appeared to be under the influence of methamphetamine.  When asked why he was walking the streets of Pikeville, Blankenship allegedly told police that "he was looking for his light saber he had dropped the night befo... More>>

Road Construction Set For Man O War and Sir Barton Way

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials are advising motorists to be ready for construction delays at an intersection on the city's far southeast side. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says work at Man O War Boulevard and Sir Barton Way will be done Wednesday and Thursday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The work is part of the Highway Safety Improvement Program. The left turn lanes from Man O War onto Pleasant Ridge Drive will be closed during the work. More>>

Kentucky County Attorney, Accused Of Making Threats, Blames Politics

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky has ended a local elected official's contract to collect child support payments after determining he threatened to burn down the governor's home and "choke to death" a state employee. But a lawyer for Floyd County Attorney Keith Bartley called the accusations "baseless" and part of an "unprovoked and reckless attack" to punish Bartley for campaigning for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's Democratic opponent in the 2015 elec... More>>

Report On Penn. Dioceses IDs Over 1,000 Victims Of Priest Abuse

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. The grand jury says it believes the "real number" of abused children might be "in the thousands" since ...

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Inmate Dies At McCreary Federal Penitentiary

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PINE KNOT, Ky. (LEX 18) - An inmate at the satellite prison camp in Pine Knot was found deceased Monday. According to a release, inmate John Arthur was found unresponsive. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified life-threatening injuries.  Aruthur was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. by hospital staff. No staff or other inmates were injured, and at no time was the public in danger. Arthur was a 55-year old male serving a 15-month sentence for Aiding a... More>>

Man Charged With Breaking Into Vehicles

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington police have charged a man with stealing from multiple vehicles in the downtown area.  Travis Asher, 26, was arrested late last week and charged with four counts of theft from a vehicle, one count of theft of a controlled substance, and two counts of drug possession. Surveillance video helped identify Asher as a suspect, and he was found in possession of multiple items that had been reported stolen from car break-ins, including a victim’...

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Manafort's Defense Rests After Calling No Witnesses

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     ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.      The decision by Manafort's lawyer, Kevin Downing, not to call witnesses clears the way for the jury to hear closing arguments in the trial, now in its third week.      Manafort is accused of hiding millions of dollars in inco... More>>

Midwest Primaries Test Trump Appeal Against 'Blue Wave'

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threatens to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond. Tuesday’s primary contests for governor, the U.S. Senate and the House will measure the strength of Trump’s fiery coalition against the energy of the Democrati... More>>

Trump Campaign Takes Legal Action Against Omarosa

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement. A campaign aide tells The Associated Press that it is filing the claim with the America Arbitration Association in New York, claiming her explosive new book and media tour breached her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the campaign. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not au... More>>

Bevin Angers Opposition With 'Drowning Victims' Comment

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Appearing on "The Brian Thomas Show" Tuesday morning, Gov. Matt Bevin referred opponents of pension reform as "drowning victims" who need to be "knocked out" for their own good. The governor was talking about the battle he has fought over Senate Bill 151. He told Thomas that the pension system had to be saved, but it was difficult when those affected by the bill continued to fight him.

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2 People Dead After A Crash On Georgetown Road

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people have died in a three-vehicle crash in Fayette County.

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Prominent Jessamine County Builder Drowns In Lake Cumberland

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SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Nicholasville man has drowned after an accident at Lake Cumberland this weekend. Marion Jones, 55, reportedly fell off a boat into the water. The Pulaski County coroner's office confirms that an autopsy will be performed this morning. LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received.

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Raid At Warehouse In Michigan Connected To Arthur Ream Cold Case

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WARREN, Mich. (Click On Detroit) - Investigators in Detroit have carried out a raid Monday at a warehouse in Warren that was once owned by convicted killer Arthur Ream.  The raid is connected to the cases of multiple missing girls including 12-year-old Kimberly King, who went missing from Warren in 1979. Police told the NBC affiliate that the search warrant was to look for evidence dealing with King's case.  King's family is from Kentucky and her grandm...

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Bus Crash In Ecuador Kills 24 People, Injures 19

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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - At least 24 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus careened into another vehicle at high speed and overturned on a highway near Ecuador's capital Tuesday, local officials reported.

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Man Injured In Richmond Shooting, Suspect At Large

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RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is injured following a shooting late Monday night. It happened around 11:15 p.m. on Moberly Avenue. According to police, the suspect fired one shot and hit the victim in the leg as he was walking home. The victim hobbled home to his mother’s house where he called 911. He was taken to UK Hospital and is having surgery on his leg Tuesday. The victim told police he was on his way to Redi Mart and thinks he knows the shoot...

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KYTC Announces Changes To Driver's Licenses

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - In order to comply with the Real ID act, Kentucky has announced changes coming to state driver licenses and other identification. In 2019, new security features will come into play. The IDs will have an extended shelf life of 4 - 8 years. One option will also provide a voluntary travel ID which will allow individuals to board domestic flights.  “Through a phased rollout starting in Jan. 2019 and rolling out statewide by spring, all KY identity cr...

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Cincinnati Zoo Offers Half-Admission This Weekend

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CINCINNATI (LEX 18)-- The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expressing its gratitude to Zoo visitors this weekend for their continued support. They are offering visitors half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days on Aug. 18 and 19. Tickets for kids and seniors will range between $6 and $10.50. For adults the price will range between $8.50 and $13. "Spend one of the final weekends of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup... More>>

Utah Man Crashes Plane Into His Own Home

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(CNN)-- A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff's Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. "They ... More>>

Pedestrians Injured In Crash Outside Parliament In London

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LONDON (AP) — A motorist crashed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, heightening tensions in a city that has seen four vehicle-based terror attacks in less than 18 months. Two people were hurt, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening. Armed police swooped into the area, arresting the driver and cordoning off streets surrounding the heart of Britain’s government. Police appealed to the public to stay aw... More>>

14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk To Run For Vermont Governor

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on the Tuesday primary ballot, to say nothing of numerous candidate forums and debates. “I think Vermonters should take me seriously becau... More>>

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    The Kentucky women’s soccer team has been selected for three nationally-televised matches by the networks of ESPN, it was announced on Wednesday. Kentucky’s home match on August 26 vs. Wisconsin and Sept. 13 match at Missouri to open the Southeastern Conference season will both be shown live on the SEC Network. Kentucky’s trip to two-time defending league champion South Carolina on Sept. 24 will be televised live on ESPNU. In addition, all of Kentucky’s h...
    The Kentucky women’s soccer team has been selected for three nationally-televised matches by the networks of ESPN, it was announced on Wednesday. Kentucky’s home match on August 26 vs. Wisconsin and Sept. 13 match at Missouri to open the Southeastern Conference season will both be shown live on the SEC Network. Kentucky’s trip to two-time defending league champion South Carolina on Sept. 24 will be televised live on ESPNU. In addition, all of Kentucky’s h...
  • Kentucky Volleyball Television Schedule Released

    Kentucky Volleyball Television Schedule Released

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 6:14 PM EDT2018-08-15 22:14:01 GMT
     The Southeastern Conference revealed its television schedule Wednesday, featuring 43 SEC volleyball matches on the SEC Network and the ESPN family of networks. Kentucky will appear in at least seven of those contests. All of Kentucky’s seven televised matches are against conference opponents. UK’s home match with No. 7 Florida (Oct. 31) and at Arkansas (Nov. 14) will air on ESPNU, while the other five matches – at Tennessee (Sept. 23), vs. Missouri (Sept. 30...
     The Southeastern Conference revealed its television schedule Wednesday, featuring 43 SEC volleyball matches on the SEC Network and the ESPN family of networks. Kentucky will appear in at least seven of those contests. All of Kentucky’s seven televised matches are against conference opponents. UK’s home match with No. 7 Florida (Oct. 31) and at Arkansas (Nov. 14) will air on ESPNU, while the other five matches – at Tennessee (Sept. 23), vs. Missouri (Sept. 30...
  • Former Kentucky Wildcat Marcus Lee Signs with Heat

    Former Kentucky Wildcat Marcus Lee Signs with Heat

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 4:46 PM EDT2018-08-15 20:46:10 GMT
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    The Miami Heat announced today that former Kentucky Wildcat forward Marcus Lee will join the team. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lee started in 24 games in his three years at the University of Kentucky, before transferring to California, Berkeley for his senior season. Lee appeared in seven Summer League games (five starts) with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas and averaged 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.57 blocks in 15.9 minutes of action while shoo...
    The Miami Heat announced today that former Kentucky Wildcat forward Marcus Lee will join the team. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Lee started in 24 games in his three years at the University of Kentucky, before transferring to California, Berkeley for his senior season. Lee appeared in seven Summer League games (five starts) with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Las Vegas and averaged 6.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.57 blocks in 15.9 minutes of action while shoo...
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    Scientists say they have discovered part of a ship that was blown off a U.S. Navy destroyer during World War II in Alaska's Aleutian Islands.
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    After firefighting rips up the land, crews move in to fix it

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  • Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

    Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

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    Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca.
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  • LEX 18 Investigates: Judge's Actions Questioned

    LEX 18 Investigates: Judge's Actions Questioned

    Monday, August 6 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-08-06 22:31:55 GMT

    (LEX 18) Kentucky judges must adhere to the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct, but did a circuit judge overstep her bounds when her ex-husband was arrested? LEX 18's Leigh Searcy investigates.  Donald "Champ" Maze is no stranger to the legal system. He's a former Bath County attorney who went to federal prison for vote buying and lying to a grand jury. Then, last year, Maze was arrested again on cocaine possession and other charges after police stopped him on I-64. Th...

    (LEX 18) Kentucky judges must adhere to the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct, but did a circuit judge overstep her bounds when her ex-husband was arrested? LEX 18's Leigh Searcy investigates.  Donald "Champ" Maze is no stranger to the legal system. He's a former Bath County attorney who went to federal prison for vote buying and lying to a grand jury. Then, last year, Maze was arrested again on cocaine possession and other charges after police stopped him on I-64. Th...

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