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Mexico Navy Official: No Missing Child In Collapsed School

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MEXICO CITY (AP) - A high-ranking navy official said Thursday there is no missing child at a collapsed Mexico City school that had become a focus of rescue efforts following this week's deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, though an adult still may be alive in the rubble. Navy Assistant Secretary Angel Enrique Sarmiento said that while there are blood traces and other signs suggesting that someone is alive, all the school's children have been accounted for. "We have done an account... More>>

Summer Lives On

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Summer 2017 is going out with a bang! Highs today were nearly 10° above average and felt more like what we would expect for the "dog days of summer." Fall officially arrives tomorrow at 4:02 PM but the summer-like conditions live on. Tracking another sunny, very warm, and humid day with highs in the mid to upper 80s to start the new season. Staying hot and humid this weekend. Hope you don't mind enjoying your favorite fall treats with highs in the 80s. If you're lookin...

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Fraternity Brothers Remember Crash Victim

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The friends and fraternity brothers of a UK student killed in a motorcycle crash near UK's campus on Wednesday are remembering the 22-year-old. Ryan Greenwell's motorcycle collided with a car on South Limestone Wednesday. His brothers with Delta Sigma Phi are remembering his smile, spirit, and determination.  "He was such a positive and happy guy," said his friend Ryan Booth.  His friends say he enjoyed every minute of his life. Boo...

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Possible Changes Coming To Jefferson Davis Statue

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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) - Some people want it removed, but others say the Jefferson Davis statue at the Capitol Rotunda deserves to stay for the simple fact that it is part of history. Back in August, those who want the statue moved rallied at the Rotunda to try and persuade lawmakers that Davis, who was the president of the Confederacy, should not be on prominent display. A panel of historic properties has recommending removing the plaque the calls Davis a hero. But, the State Hist...

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Police: Juvenile Son Drives Drunk Father

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A father has been cited for multiple offenses after police say they pulled over his 12-year old son last month. Investigators say the child was driving his allegedly drunk dad home The police report paints a very strange situation. The officer pulled the car over by the intersection of US-127 and Fox Creek Road and quickly realized the boy driving was way too young to be behind the wheel. Then, according to the report, the officer had to ope...

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Making A Difference: Couple Returns $3,400 Found In Book At Sale

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - A Jessamine County woman made quite a find at a recent sale.  $3,400 to be exact. Joyce Walter stopped by a parking lot sale at a local church on Saturday.  "I stopped.  I was in hurry and a bought a movie for a dollar.  It was called Letters to God," said Walter. When she got home, she realized, she got a lot more than she bargained for. "I opened it up and there was all these $100 bills.  All smooth, no...

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Police: Argument Leads To Shots Fired Arrest

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A report of shots fired led to a man's arrest. Deputies were called to Robinson Creek Road near London on Wednesday afternoon. They say 22-year-old Justin Hampton was dropping his two-year-old son off with the child's mother when he got into an argument with two other men. Hampton allegedly pulled out a pistol and shot at the men. Deputies say he also lied to them by putting blood on a knife and claiming he had been cut. Hampton is charged with ...

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Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week: September 21, 2017

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police need help finding the Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person of the week. 54-year-old Tammy Hunt is wanted for trafficking controlled substances. Police describe her as 5'5'' and 160 pounds.  If you see Hunt, call the Crime Stoppers hotline at (859) 253-2020 or text your information to 'CRIMES' and in the text write 'LEX P-D' and then your tip.  More>>

Crash Closes On-Ramp

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A multi-vehicle collision had the I-75 Southbound on-ramp at Athens Boonesboro closed for two hours Thursday.

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LEX 18 Digital Conversation with Kendrick Lawson Of Kentucky Blended Nutrition

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Are you feeling sluggish, not eating a balanced meal and need to drop a few pounds?  Well, there is a local shop you might want to visit!  Kentucky Blended Nutrition is mixing up tasty shakes that are high in protein and low in calories.  Owner and Health/Wellness Coach - Kendrick Lawson stopped by to share the latest with Dia Davidson .. in today's Digital Conversation. 

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Fundraiser Set Up For Woman Hit By Vehicle, Killed

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VERSAILLES, Ky (LEX 18) A fundraiser has been set up to help the family of a woman who was struck by a vehicle and killed while crossing Versailles Road last Friday.  71-year-old Mary Susan Drury was in a motorized wheelchair when she was hit. She is survived by her son. If you would like to help the family with funeral expenses, click here.  More>>

Facebook To Release Russia Ads To Congress Amid Pressure

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NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook says the company will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators. The move Thursday comes as the company has faced growing pressure from members of Congress to release the content of the ads. Facebook had already released the ads to federal authorities investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee have been seeking to bring Facebook ... More>>

UK's Athletic Director Addresses Picture Insulting Gators

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- University of Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart is speaking out about a picture that is making the rounds on social media. It is a banner taking aim at the University of Florida football team, and makes reference to Hurricane Irma. The banner insinuates that if Irma didn't cause Floridians enough pain, the UK football team will this Saturday when the Gators come to town. Barnhart acknowledged the banner and ...

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Two Restaurants Reopened After Being Hit By Immigration Agents

Wednesday night, a rally was held in the parking lot of Fiesta Mexico to show support for the restaurants, their employees, and the families of the employees. Wednesday night, a rally was held in the parking lot of Fiesta Mexico to show support for the restaurants, their employees, and the families of the employees.
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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Two of the Jessamine County restaurants hit by immigration agents this week are back open. ICE officers shut down three Nicholasville Mexican restaurants Tuesday. Those restaurants were Fiesta Mexico, Los Dos Amigos, and El Potrillo. We have not received an official comment on how many people were detained.  Wednesday night, a rally was held in the parking lot of Fiesta Mexico to show support for the restaurants, their employees, and the famil... More>>

Kentucky Couple On Honeymoon During Hurricane Maria

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(LEX 18) Two Lexington newlyweds have been dodging hurricanes for weeks. The couple said that they got married on Saturday in Destin, Florida, so they had to dodge Hurricane Irma for the wedding, then as they headed to the airport for their honeymoon in the Dominican Republic, Dale and Ashley Long saw on the weather channel that Hurricane Maria would be coming through the Carribean. They said that they tried to leave, but all the flights were booked. The couple waited out t... More>>

Woman Arrested After Child Found Sleeping In Hot Car

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FLORENCE, Ky (LEX 18) A woman was charged with wanton endangerment after police say a child was left sleeping in a car seat in an SUV in the Florence Mall parking lot Wednesday.  Police say that when they arrived at the mall, a group of people was standing around a 2015 BMW SUV. The windows were down about an inch, the doors were locked and a child was sleeping in a car seat inside. As officers attempted to gain entry into the vehicle, the mother of the child exited the Mall an... More>>

The Latest: Prime Minister Says At Least 15 Dead In Dominica

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The prime minister of Dominica says more than 15 people are dead and 20 remain missing after Hurricane Maria's direct hit on the Caribbean island. Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit cried as he spoke to a reporter on the nearby island of Antigua. He said more than 15 people died due to the storm and that it was a miracle that the death toll was not in the hundreds. The center of the Category 4 ... More>>

Person Identified In Fayette Mall Incident

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police have identified one of the people involved in an incident at Fayette Mall in which firearms were drawn inside a store. Police say that shortly before 1 pm., September 7, officers were dispatched to the Vengeance store for what appeared to be a robbery. A store employee said that several people entered the store and approached two customers, demanding cash from them.  Through their investigation, police say 21-year-old Laybron Mo... More>>

Baby Whose Mother Chose Giving Birth Over Chemo Has Died

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DETROIT (AP) — The baby born of a Michigan woman who chose to forgo chemotherapy to give birth to the child has died, a relative said Thursday. Sonya Nelson said her niece, Life Lynn DeKlyen, died Wednesday evening at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor. Life’s mother, Carrie DeKlyen, died Sept. 9, three days after giving birth to her sixth child. Relatives said Life had been doing better than expected after being born prematurely at 1 pound, 4 ounces (567 g... More>>

Meijer Offers Perfectly-Imperfect Produce to Shoppers

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Meijer has found a perfectly-imperfect fit for customers interested in reducing food waste and sacrificing aesthetics for savings. Meijer now offers a unique line of Misfits® produce that helps connect shoppers to tasty but cosmetically-challenged fruits and vegetables at a reduced price. Delivered daily to 235 Meijer stores across the Midwest, the packaged fresh produce may be discolored, scarred or odd-sized, but offers the same t... More>>

Three Suspects Charged In Corpse Clothing Theft

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LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (LEX 18)-- There is an update in a bizarre story out of Grayson County Police have arrested two people for stealing a dead man's clothes from a funeral home last week. And they've got a warrant out for a third person.  It happened last Wednesday at the Watson and Hunt Funeral Home. A man was caught on video breaking into the business, and then stealng Ray Daughterty's clothes his family had left there for his funeral on Friday.  The man even took a three...

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Woman's Complaint About Hobby Lobby 'Offensive' Cotton Decor Goes Super-Viral

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(RNN) - A Texas woman complained about Hobby Lobby’s display of “raw-cotton décor” that she said was insensitive in a Facebook post that has gone uber-viral. The picture of a few vases containing cotton stalks sitting on a shelf and angry, humorous and a few supportive comments have been shared almost 16,000 times with 170,000 reactions. “This décor is wrong on so many levels,” wrote Daniell Rider of Killeen, TX. “Ther... More>>

Louisville Fire & Rescue Vehicle Involved In Injury Crash

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) – A Louisville Fire & Rescue firetruck was involved in an injury crash in the Algonquin neighborhood. The wreck was reported at the intersection of McCloskey Avenue and Algonquin Parkway around 8:50 a.m. Thursday, according to MetroSafe. The number of people injured and the extent of the injuries has not been released. The cause of the crash is under investigation. More>>

Where Is The Most Expensive/Cheapest Pizza in America?

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (PRICECONOMICS)-- Between 2007 - 2010, a USDA study estimated that 1 in 8 Americans ate some form of pizza on any given day. That number climbs to about 1 in 4 for males and 1 in 5 for females when looking specifically at Americans age 12 to 19. There’s no escaping it; pizza is engrained in our diets. Priceconomics conducted a study to see which cities had the most expensive and the least expensive pizza. They discovered that Lexington has the... More>>

Bill Gates Regrets Control-Alt-Delete

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NEW YORK (CNN) - Bill Gates is sorry that he made it so annoying to log in to your computer. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder admitted Wednesday the Control-Alt-Delete function used to start up Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. Gates was on a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York City when he was asked about it. "The IBM PC hardware keyboard only had one way that it could get a guaranteed interrupt generated. Clearly the people involved should ha... More>>

Body Found At Collapsed Mexico School; Girl Still Trapped

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — A delicate effort to reach a young girl buried in the rubble of her school stretched into a new day on Thursday, a vigil broadcast across the nation as rescue workers struggled in rain and darkness to pick away unstable debris and reach her. The sight of her wiggling fingers early Wednesday became a symbol for the hope that drove thousands of professionals and volunteers to work frantically at dozens of wrecked buildings across the capital and nearby states l... More>>

The Latest: Trump Issues Disaster Declaration In Puerto Rico

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Maria (all times local): 5 a.m. Hurricane Maria is lashing the northeastern Dominican Republic early Thursday and is expected to pass near the Turks and Caicos later in the day...

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Woman Found Dead After 2 Days In Bathroom Stall

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BURR RIDGE, IL (WLS/CNN) – The family of a Chicago woman, who was found dead inside a health club bathroom stall, is demanding to know how their loved one was overlooked for two days. A patron of Life Time Fitness noticed after her workout July 14 that the same woman appeared to have been in the same bathroom stall for about two hours and notified an employee, police say. The employee went into the bathroom, got no response from the patron and went underneath the stall, findin... More>>

Suspect Arrested In April Stabbing, Robbery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man accused in a stabbing and robbery has now been arrested. It happened on April 2 at a home on Pimlico Parkway. Police say James Mays, 50, became upset with the homeowner and proceeded to stab him with a steak knife, and then took his wallet and cell phone. Mays was arrested Wednesday. He's set to be arraigned on first-degree robbery charges Thursday afternoon. More>>

Woman Accused Of Sexual Assault Of Police Officer

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (The Kentucky New Era)-- A woman is accused of first-degree sexual abuse and third-degree assault on a police officer after the officer said the woman grabbed her genital area, threatened to kill her and spit directly into the her eyes. Aaron Nifong, 31, of Glasgow, was awaiting a mental evaluation Saturday at LifeSkills when she said she needed to use the restroom, according to her arrest citation. When she finished and extended her hands to be handcuffe... More>>

In Citizenship Message, Trump Welcomes Immigrants To America

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some of the 4,000 immigrants who gathered Wednesday in Los Angeles to take their U.S. citizenship oath let out a collective moan when they learned they were going to watch a videotaped message from President Donald Trump. For them, the president’s remarks welcoming them into the “American family” and urging them to help newcomers assimilate felt insincere after he previously ordered a travel ban, moved to end a program shielding nearly 800,0... More>>

Firefighter Hurt Battling House Fire

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) - One firefighter suffered a burn injury in the line of duty, while working to put out a large house fire near Churchill Downs. The fire was reported around 8:20 p.m. Wednesday on Thornberry Avenue. When crews arrived they found the single story home engulfed in fire and heavy smoke. More than two dozen firefighters rushed to help. One firefighter was burned . The extent of the burn is unknown, but the firefighter was rushed to University Hospital and ... More>>

Man Wanted For Sexual Abuse Caught In Ky.

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police have arrested a man who was wanted in Tennessee for sexually abusing a child. Police got a tip around 6 p.m. Wednesday that the wanted man was at a local business on KY HWY 38 in Verda. When troopers arrived, they found 52-year-old Rick Brock, and arrested him on an active fugitive warrant. Brock was wanted in Tennessee for three counts of continuous sexual abuse of a child. He remains in the Harlan County Detention Cen... More>>

Caretakers Arrested On Abuse, Assault Allegations

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (The Richmond Register)-- A couple has been arrested for allegedly abusing their patient. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Pioneer Drive in Richmond after a witness reported possible abuse. Troopers found a victim, who suffers from dementia and blindness, severely bruised all over their body. 78-year-old James Kaylor and his wife, 63-year-old Susan Kaylor, who serve as the victim's primary caregivers, were arrested Tuesday. Both are charged w... More>>

Two Injured In Drive-By Shooting

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man has been transported to the hospital with a gunshot wound from Gerald Drive.  Police say he was shot in the groin. LEX 18 has a crew there and will update. 

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Person Shot At Apartment Complex

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man was shot at the Gleneagles Apartment complex Wednesday.

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Still No Trial Date For Craig Pennington

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) It has been more than a year since the murders of Bobby Jones and Crystal Warner and their families are still waiting for a trial date in the case. Jones and Warner went missing over the July 4th weekend in 2016. Relatives say the couple went to check on Craig Pennington, who was renting a cabin from them and was behind on payments. Their bodies were found in separate counties miles and months apart. On Wednesday, a new defense attorney was with Penni...

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Kentuckians Prepare For Mandatory Shelter In The Dominican Republic

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(LEX 18) A Kentucky native and his wife are in the path of Hurricane Maria while on vacation in the Dominican Republic.  Mike and Emma Cassidy were hoping to get off the island and make it back home before Maria made landfall, but they could not find a flight until Friday. Mike sent in footage of the storm as it left Puerto Rico and headed toward the Dominican. The couple will have to take mandatory shelter in their hotel room tonight until given an 'all clear' by local author...

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Man Accused In Elderly Woman's Murder In Court

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The man accused of killing and robbing an elderly woman in Pulaski County went before a judge Wednesday afternoon. It was the first time since the murder that the victim's stepson saw Dwight Bell in person. Richard New tells LEX 18 that he is still in shock after police described how his stepmom showed an act of kindness toward Bell before he stabbed her. "It's tough to actually see the person accused of committing this crime," said Richard. On...

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Mexico Native Recalls Earthquake Of 1985

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) One Lexington woman says she has checked in with her family in Mexico after a 7.1 earthquake that hit Tuesday. Rosalba Mosley said that her two aunts live in Veracruz which was a few hours away from the epicenter of the earthquake. She said her aunts are okay but did experience property damage.  "Where they live, (it) was less. Maybe two hours from there, it's really bad," said Mosley.  Mosley has worked at the Best Tamales in Town for th...

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Bluegrass Space Boom: Cutting Edge Program At Morehead State

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - Horses, bourbon, and basketball area all things that come to mind when people talk about Kentucky, but thanks to a cutting edge program at Morehead State University, graduates are on the forefront of space science education and engineering. For example, GPS systems in drones are researched and developed by graduates of Morehead State's Earth and Space Sciences Department. "This just gives Morehead tremendous viability as a place where technology is n...

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Victim Identified In Deadly Crash On South Limestone

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LEXINGTON (LEX 18) -- Police are investigating a serious crash between a motorcycle and car that happened Wednesday morning.

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Health Experts Say Flu Shots Important This Year

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) - A small little prick could make a big difference in your winter. "It's definitely time to prepare and get ready and go ahead and get that flu vaccine," said Jill Keys, RN, of the Fayette County Health Department. Experts at Baylor College of Medicine report Australia has had more than double the number of flu cases this season compared with last, which could translate to bad news for the U.S. Kentucky already has two lab confirmed cases of th...

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Guilty Plea In Bourbon Theft Case

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The man investigators called the "ringleader" of the infamous bourbon trafficking case in Franklin County pled guilty in court on Wednesday. The commonwealth said that Toby Curtsinger faces up to 15 years in prison. There is still one more person in this situation whose case has not been finalized yet. The sheriff said that the question remains about what will happen to the bourbon that is in evidence right now. The sheriff said that decisi...

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Polygamous Sect Leader Pleads Guilty In Escape, Fraud Cases

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run has pleaded guilty in an escape and food-stamp fraud cases. Lyle Jeffs pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Salt Lake City. He was charged in what prosecutors call a multimillion-dollar food-stamp fraud scheme as well as his escape from home confinement. Jeffs was awaiting trial in the food-stamp case when he slipped off his ankle monitor and escaped in June 2016. He was recaptured in South Da... More>>

Trump Says Decision Made On Iran Deal, Won’t Say What It Is

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NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Iran will have their highest-level interaction of Donald Trump’s presidency on Wednesday, a day after the American leader delivered a blistering attack on the Islamic Republic and the landmark 2015 nuclear deal that he appears poised to walk away from. A year ago, such a get-together would have been considered routine as nations strove to implement an agreement that curtailed Iran’s nuclear activity in exchange for ending variou... More>>

Disaster Drill Closes Park

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- How would people in Central Kentucky prepare if there was some sort of disaster here? For example, an accident involving the chemical agents currently stored at the Blue Grass Army Depot in Richmond?  Officials worked to answer that question on Wednesday. About 150 representatives from different public safety agencies in Lexington are conducting a day-long emergency preparedness exercise. It's a 10-county chemical stockpile emergency preparednes...

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Suspected Shooter Faces Additional Charges, $3 Million Bond

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HARRISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A grand jury has indicted a man accused of shooting at a helicopter and sheriff's deputies. It all started last Monday when a family member requested a welfare check on Thomas Vanmeter, which ended with gunshots. The search spread across White Oak Road. Vanmeter was arrested outside his cabin the next morning. He was indicted on eight counts of attempted murder, eight counts of first-degree wanton endangerment and other charges after detectives with... More>>

Semi Crash Closes I-75 South

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The interstate was shut down for hours Wednesday morning after an accident involving four semis.

It happened around 3 a.m. at the 129 mile marker of I-75 south.

Officials say it is an injury accident and our photographer on scene tells us one driver was taken to the hospital.

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Police Seek Family Of Deceased

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DAYTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Dayton Police Department is attempting to locate any family members of Rosy Pink Workman.

A tombstone with her name on it was found in the 1000 block of Dayton Avenue and they would like to return it to the family.

If anyone has any information please contact the police department at 859-261-1471. 

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Colorado Cops Search For Poop-And-Run Jogger

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in one neighborhood. Cathy Budde says she was first alerted to the woman she’s dubbed “The Mad Pooper” by her children, who caught the jogger in the act weeks ago. Budde tells KKTV-TV the woman apologized after she questioned her. But she says the jogger has left something behind on her runs at least once a week for...

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Man Faces Charges After Alleged Kidnapping, Assault

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is facing numerous charges after being accused of assaulting his ex-girlfriend. Police were called to Green House 17, the spousal abuse center, around 5:50 p.m., Aug. 28, in reference to a Domestic Violence Order (DVO) violation.  According to the arrest citation, the victim stated she was walking down Maxwell Street when an SUV and two motorcycles pulled up beside her. The door opened and Robert Bray, 28, of Georgetown, told her to get...

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11-Year-Old Boy Gets Lawn-Mowing Gig At White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) - An 11-year-old boy in khaki shorts and a red polo shirt got the lawn-mowing gig of a lifetime Friday when President Donald Trump put him to work in the Rose Garden. Frank Giaccio, who goes by the initials FX, was so focused on doing his job that he didn't even notice when Trump emerged from the White House to check out his work. FX, who lives in the Washington suburb of Falls Church, Virginia, kept right on pushing the mower in a long, straight row as Trump walked ... More>>

Mexicans Dig Through Collapsed Buildings As Quake Kills 217

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MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police, firefighters and ordinary Mexicans dug frantically through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings early Wednesday, looking for survivors of Mexico’s deadliest earthquake in decades as the number of confirmed fatalities stood at 217. Adding poignancy and a touch of the surreal, Tuesday’s magnitude-7.1 quake struck on the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed thousands. Just hours earlier, people around ... More>>

Man Escapes House Fire Unharmed

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GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person escaped an early morning house fire. It happened around 3 a.m. Wednesday morning at a home on Mockingbird Court, just east of Lancaster. Dispatchers tell us one man was inside when the fire broke out, but he was able to escape unharmed. No word yet on what sparked that fire. More>>

Police: Tip Leads To Child Abuse Arrest

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BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ)-- A man has been arrested on child abuse and drug charges, according to the sheriff's department. 

Deputies say they received a tip that a child in the Ashland school system had obvious signs of physical abuse.

They arrested 40-year-old Davon Tippett on Tuesday.

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Man Accused Of Store Robbery, Assault

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested, accused of robbing a store and assaulting an employee. Police say Jaleel Anderson, 18, was one of the people who walked into the Rite Aid on Tates Creek Drive on Sept. 4 and stole alcohol. When an employee ran after them, police say Anderson hit him in the face and then drove off with the other suspects. According to the arrest citation, the suspects were involved in multiple thefts that morning. More>>

Officials Find Truck In Pond, No Driver

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The sheriff's office is investigating after a vehicle was found in a pond overnight. First responders were called to West Laurel Road in London just after midnight on Wednesday.  They found a truck completely submerged in a pond around the new London Country Club. Firefighters say divers did not find anyone in the pond. First responders also searched the area but did not find the driver. More>>

Summer Checks In

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Friday is the Autumnal Equinox. Fall begins but apparently Mother Nature didn't get the memo. Beyond our isolated shower/storm chance Wednesday and Thursday we are full bore sunshine and well above average heat (highs mid to upper 80s) through the rest of the week and heading into the weekend! More>>

Lexington Couple Living In U.S. Virgin Islands Flees Third Hurricane

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LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - After two hurricanes in less than a month, a Kentucky couple living in the Virgin Islands is finished risking it with Mother Nature.  The two returned to the Bluegrass Tuesday while Hurricane Maria made landfall where they lived outside of Saint Martin.  Shaun and Elizabeth Demeter moved to the area to start working as school teachers. Class was supposed to start September 5th. They soon learned Hurricane Irma was set to make landfall the day after...

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A Major Earthquake Shakes Mexico City

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MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful earthquake jolted Mexico City on Tuesday, causing buildings to sway sickeningly on the anniversary of a 1985 quake that did major damage to the capital. The extent of damage or injuries was not immediately clear, but people fled office buildings along the central Reforma Avenue. Mexico's seismological agency calculated its preliminary magnitude at 6.8 and said its center was east of the city in the state of Puebla. Pictures fell from walls and objects...

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Vehicle Fire On I-75 At MM 119

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) There is a vehicle fire on I-75 Southbound at the 119-mile marker.

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Sheriff: No Danger After Written Threat Found At Rowan Co. High School

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ROWAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Rowan County Sheriff's Office said that they have investigated a written threat found at the high school and feel that no one is in danger. They say that the vaguely written note was found in the bathroom. The sheriff's department said that they investigate these types of threats on a regular basis throughout the school year. They add the safety of students is always a number one priority. More>>

Crime Stoppers: Lexington Police Looking For Department Store Thief

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police say that they have no shortage of photos of a department store thief. "He's been plaguing us here in Lexington for several months now. We don't exactly know who he is," said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department. He steals big ticket items and has hit many stores around Lexington including Macy's at Fayette Mall, Meijer's, Cabela's, and some stores in Hamburg.  "He steals flat-screen televisions. Yeti ...

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Toys R Us Files For Chapter 11 Reorganization

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Toys R Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in long-term debt, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season, saying it will continue its normal business operations. The Wayne, New Jersey-based company announced late Monday that it was voluntarily seeking relief through the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond - and that its Canadian subsidiary would be seeking similar ...

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Stolen Bourbon Could Be Destroyed

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FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) It was the Bourbon bust known around the world and now that Pappy-Gate is nearing its end, many wonder what will happen with all that stolen bourbon. Barrels and barrels of bourbon was stolen from Kentucky distilleries for several years until a tip led deputies to a backyard in Franklin County back in 2015. From there, the stolen spirits that were sold to people were returned or confiscated. The barrels of bourbon, including rare and expensive bottle...

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Pennies Left For Penny Chenery

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) People in Lexington are paying their respects after the loss of Penny Chenery in a simple yet powerful way. The statues of Secretariat at the Kentucky Horse Park stands tall and regal, and this week, it had a few more additions. After the death of Secretariat's owner, Penny Chenery, horse-racing fans starts placing pennies on the Secretariat's statue. Lots of pennies and a bouquet of roses are sitting at the Secretariat statue at the @KyHorsePark in honor ...

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Man Sentenced To 30 Years For Police Chase

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ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Danville man who originally was facing an attempted murder charge of a police officer will still spend several years in jail. Prosecutors made an arrangement on Tuesday for 30 years in prison for John Tompkins.  In November 2015, he led police on a high-speed chase, starting at the US 127/62 Intersection. After crashing into a car, police say that a shootout began between Tompkins and officers. No officer was injured, but the driver of the car ...

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Three Jessamine Co. Restaurants Closed After ICE Raids

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Customers and family members tell LEX 18 that three Jessamine County restaurants are closed after an ICE raid Tuesday. 

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Man Escapes Federal Custody

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says that a man who is considered armed and dangerous escaped from federal custody. The Franklin County Sheriff's Department posted on Facebook saying that they are looking for Joseph Michael Wainscott. If you see him, call the sheriff's department at (502) 875-8740.

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Kohl's To Start Accepting Amazon Returns At Some Stores

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MENOMEE FALLS, Wis. (AP) — Kohl's, which is opening some in-store Amazon shops, will start accepting returns for the online retailer at some of its stores in Los Angeles and Chicago starting next month. Kohl's Corp. said Tuesday it will pack and ship eligible Amazon return items for free at the 82 stores offering the service. There will be designated parking spots near the Kohl's store entrances for those doing Amazon returns. While the service will allow Kohl's customers to sk... More>>

Flight Prices Skyrocket, Leaving Family In Path Of Maria

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- As Puerto Rico braces for impact from Maria, some Kentuckians worry about their loved ones still there. Belinda Gadd was hoping to get her nephew to her farm in Estill County before it was too late for him to leave.  The island is still recovering from Hurricane Irma's powerful impact earlier this month.  Gadd says her sister and her family have been without power since then.  When Maria was gaining strength, they looked into fligh...

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Kentucky's Biggest City To Make Bid For Amazon Project

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's biggest city says it is joining several other communities in a bid to land Amazon's planned second headquarters. The company said month that it will spend more than $5 billion to build another headquarters in North America to house as many as 50,000 employees. Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos says the new space will be "a full equal" of its current home in Seattle. Louisville Forward spokeswoman Jessica Wethington told The Courier-Journal on Mon... More>>

Groundbreaking Held For Heath High School Memorial

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(LEX 18) Officials held a groundbreaking Tuesday for the new high school memorial honoring the victims of the school shooting at Heath High School 20 years ago. Eight students were shot when a 15-year-old opened fire on a prayer group at the school in 1997. Three of those students died from their injuries. A memorial was built, but plans for a new one were formed when the original began to break down. The first phase is funded, but organizers are still seeking donations for lights,... More>>

Introducing The Dadbag, The Hairy Belly Fanny Pack

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(Today.com) A British art designer has created a fanny pack that can provide security when carrying your things, and it looks like a hairy man's belly. Today.com says that the Dadbag currently comes in six styles that vary by skin tone, flabbiness, and amount of hair. "I made the DadBag because I’m desperate to have a dad bod but I’m also very concerned about the health risks associated with it," Designer Albert Pukies told London's Metro. "The s...

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Company Announces Completion Of Apartments At Fritz Farm

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Dobbins Group, LLC has announced the completion of The Henry at Fritz Farm, a $45 million luxury apartment component of The Summit at Fritz Farm development. According to a press release, "The Henry integrates multi-family living into a lively retail and restaurant core, with apartments both above retail and in stand-alone buildings. The development of 306 luxury apartment homes has convenient access to the many amenit...

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Asbury To Offer Ky. Film Certification

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JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Want to work in the movies in Kentucky? Asbury University has announced a partnership with the Kentucky Film Association to offer a Kentucky Film Certification. The certification offers beginning level courses on makeup, camera operation, and set building. Some of the classes can be taken on-line. The prices of those classes range from $125 to $1,000. More>>

Police: Woman Requests LEX 18 Before Dismounting Bridge

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police and emergency crews were involved in a four hour standoff Monday night. A woman was on top of The Singing Bridge and told police she would not come down until she was able to talk to someone from LEX 18. Relatives told us she needs psychiatric help. Police called the station and after our crew arrived, the woman agreed to come down from the bridge. She was taken into custody shortly after 1:30 a.m. More>>

Attic Fire Causes Mild Damage, No Injuries

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One family is thanking firefighters for their quick work Tuesday morning after a fire started in their attic. It happened a little before 8 a.m. on Sarasota Court, off Eastland Drive. Firefighters say they believe the fire was electrical related. Fortunately, there wasn't too much damage; and although the family was inside at the time, no one was hurt. More>>

Earthquake Reported In Tri-State

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TRI-STATE (WFIE)-- There was some rumbling Tuesday morning in the Tri-State, and it wasn't just the storms moving through the area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, a 3.8 magnitude earthquake happened around 6:45 a.m. near the Illinois and Indiana border. Viewers from around the area reported feeling the tremor. The USGS says the quake could be felt from Springfield, IL to Henderson, KY. No damage has been reported. More>>

Man Flees Police On Horseback

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STANFORD, Ky. (The Interior Journal) – A man is facing several charges after he fled from police on horseback and allegedly threatened to kill an officer. According to police, dispatchers received a call Sunday evening about a man riding a horse on U.S. 27 north. The man was reportedly obstructing traffic and “screaming and yelling.” Police were able to locate Danny Cook, 62, near Dix River Estates. “They tried to get him to stop and he r...

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Fluoride Exposure In Utero Linked To Lower IQ In Kids, Study Says

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(CNN)-- Increased levels of prenatal fluoride exposure may be associated with lower cognitive function in children, a new study says. The study, published Tuesday in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives, evaluated nearly 300 sets of mothers and children in Mexico and tested the children twice for cognitive development over the course of 12 years. Fluoride is not added to public water supplies in Mexico, but people are exposed through naturally occurring fluoride in wate... More>>

Facebook May Be Facing An 'Era Of Accountability'

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NEW YORK (AP) - The problems keep piling up for Facebook, and it's unclear how long the internet giant will be able to brush them aside as it barrels toward acquiring its next billion users. The world's biggest social network has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That's after it took months to acknowledge its outsized role in influencing the U.S. election by allowing the spread of fake news - though before news emerged that it let a... More>>

Man Arrested, Charged With Alumni Drive Murder

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One man has been arrested and is facing murder charges in connection to a deadly shooting earlier this month. Police were called to the Eastridge Apartments off Alumni Drive on Sept. 3. Initially, officers didn't find anything, so they left. A couple hours later, someone found Jerome Wadsworth, 28, of Michigan, in a ditch nearby. He died at the hospital.  Monday night, police arrested 18-year-old Timothy Ganther Junior. He's charged with murder and i...

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Amaya Catching Rally Held

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A Winburn Middle School teacher is honoring the 12-year-old girl paralyzed during a drive-by shooting. On June 13, Amaya Catching was enjoying a sleepover to celebrate her birthday when a drive by shooter's bullet went through the house, hitting her in the spine.  Catching was paralyzed from the chest down from the injury.  Winburn Middle School teacher Toya Berry-Ward says her former student deserves a moment to feel truly special.  The sc...

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Health Department: Dogs Not Allowed At Restaurant

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LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - The grand opening for dog-friendly restaurant Double Dogs didn't go according to plan Monday, as health officials wouldn't allow the chain's signature promise. As customers like Ed Surbaugh brought their dogs to eat on the new restaurant's patio, they were turned away.  "Apparently the health department won't allow it, so we got turned away," Sarbuagh told Lex 18 from the parking lot. Double Dogs, a Bowling Green-based chain, has locations in ...

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Man Faces DUI, Endangering Minor Charges

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was arrested Monday afternoon after police saw him swerving on 7th Street. According to the arrest citation, they received a prior complaint stating he fell asleep at the wheel on Broadway.  An officer pulled over the driver, Demond Briscoe, 38, of Lexington, and noted that he was disoriented and had an orangish-brown residue on his fingertips.  Upon further investigation, the officer learned that Briscoe had been using Serenity a... More>>

Store Employee Shoots Armed Robber

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- Jack Dohoney was at work early Saturday when a man came in the back of Wide Open Powersports with a gun. Monday night, he gave WAVE 3 News an exclusive interview recounting those terrifying moments. "He come running in with a gun pointed at my face," Dohoney said. "Said, 'Put your phone down.' Made me drop it in my [truck] bed. Starts grabbing a bunch of tools." Dohoney has worked at the Okolona store for a decade. He sa... More>>

Juvenile Airlifted After Being Hit By Car

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BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A boy was airlifted to the hospital after being hit by a car Monday afternoon. It happened around 4 p.m. near the intersection of Aero Parkway and Turfway Road near Florence.  Police say 11-year-old Anderson Carter was training with his school's running team when he stepped into the road and in front of an oncoming car. They say he has non-life threatening injuries. More>>

DUI Crash Leads To Arrest

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person has been arrested after a crash. It happened about 2:30 Tuesday morning at the corner of Nicholasville Road and Man o' War Drive. Police say the driver was trying to turn too fast, hit the median and flipped. Neither he or his passengers were hurt. The driver has been arrested for DUI. More>>

Clinton County Deputy Jailer Arrested

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ALBANY, KY (LEX 18) KSP says a Clinton County Deputy Jailer was arrested on Wednesday and charged with Official Misconduct and Promoting Contraband. 

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Driver Charged With DUI After Bizarre Crash

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Two people received medical attention after a bizarre crash in Lexington Monday evening. Police say that it happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Liquor Barn Express on Versailles Road....

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Penny Chenery Remembered

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) People are remembering Penny Chenery, the beloved late owner of Secretariat.  Chenery died Saturday at her Colorado home following complications from a stroke. She was 95-years-old.  Michael Blowen, the founder of Old Friends Farm in Scott County, tells LEX 18 that Secretariat never had the chance to retire to Old Friends Farm, but without Chenery, that farm would not be possible. "She said, these are the athletes, the core of the sport...

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Former County Attorney Faces Drug Charges

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BATH COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A former Bath County attorney who pleaded guilty to buying votes in Central Kentucky has been arrested on drug charges. Donald "Champ" Maze is charged with cocaine possession and evidence tampering after being pulled over Monday afternoon on I-64. Owingsville police say that they stopped him for driving recklessly.  Maze was convicted, sentenced, and served 21 months in federal prison for buying votes and lying to a grand jury.  More>>

Florida Family Stuck In Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Generous Kentuckians are stepping in to help a Florida family who fled Hurricane Irma but became stuck when their truck broke down in Lexington.

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Train Trouble Delays 911 Response

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Pulaski County family is trying to get back on their feet after a fire destroyed their home over the weekend. Neighbors tell LEX 18 that they're concerned after emergency crews had trouble getting to the fire because a train blocked their way. "Something went boom, and I seen the flames coming up around the window. So, I called the fire department," said neighbor Mary Stevens. The fire broke out just before 10:30 Saturday night. Firefighters d...

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Sprayground Opens In Masterson Station Park

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington opened its first permanent sprayground Monday afternoon in Masterson Station Park. "When I was a kid, a sprayground was a garden hose in the backyard. In today’s spraygrounds you still get wet, but you have a lot more fun doing it," said Lexington Mayor Jim Gray.  The new sprayground is located by the new playground. It features over a dozen spray features, including a giant dump bucket and water cannons.  It is open t...

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Wallet Hub's 'Most Fun Cities In America' Released

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(Wallet Hub) The website Wallet Hub released their list of 'Most Fun Cities In America'. The top five cities were Las Vegas, Orlando, New York, Miami, and Portland, Oregon. Louisville was ranked 55th and Lexington was 90th. WalletHub compared the 150 largest U.S. cities based on 58 key metrics. They range from fitness centers per capita, to movie costs, to average open hours of breweries.  To see the entire list, click here. Source: WalletHub More>>

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    Kentucky is in pursuit of point guard, Immanuel Quickley for the Class of 2018.  Now, True Blue Fans have a chance to follow his decision process in a documentary on line produced by Capital Hoops for Uninterrupted. It shows you how he goes through the decision process--in fact, dropping one school right off the jump in the first video below. But it also follows Quickley through his day-to-day actions in his Senior year.  Quickley is a 6'3" point guard out of Bel Air,...
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