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Funeral Plans Set For Kentucky Lawmaker Who Killed Himself

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) The funeral arrangements for State Representative Dan Johnson have been announced.  The Republican state lawmaker died of suicide Wednesday. He had been accused of sexually molesting a 17-year-old but had denied the allegations. The press conference followed a report by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting that dug into Johnson's past.  According to the story, Johnson was once under police investigation, but never charg...

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A Tale Of Two Weekends

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This will be a weekend split in half with a dry & quiet start that will lead to a wet & fairly miserable end. The good news? Saturday is the pick day! Friday will end up partly sunny and still cold with highs in the mid to upper 30s. A southwest wind shift will push highs closer to 50° with plenty of sunshine Saturday. Take advantage of it. Go for a hike. Button up a late season outdoor project. Sunday is when it gets ugly- cold rain! Showers are likely and with highs in ...

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Woman Injured When Shots Fired Into Apartment

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police were investigating early Friday morning after a woman was injured when someone shot several rounds into an apartment on the city's south side. Police say they were called out to the scene around 4 a.m. after someone shot about five gunshots into an apartment in the 3600 block of Appian Way. One woman inside the apartment was struck. She was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. Police said other ...

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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle Announce May 19 Wedding Date

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LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace says the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be held on May 19. The palace announced the date Friday and confirmed the ceremony will take place in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The couple announced their engagement last month after an 18-month romance. The 33-year-old prince, who is fifth in line to the British throne, and the 36-year-old American actress met through a mutual friend in 2016. More>>

8 Indicted In Connection With Murder Of Clark Co. Teens

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky (Winchester Sun) The Winchester Sun is reporting that the Clark County grand jury indicted eight people in connection with the shooting deaths of 16-year-old Adrianna Castro and 16-year-old Kayla Holland. The two teens were killed in November at a Winchester apartment complex.  Matthew Carmen, Ronnie Ellis, Denzil Hill and Darian Skinner were each indicted for two counts of murder and one count of wanton endangerment. According to the newspaper, the w...

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After Wisdom Teeth Surgery, UK Fan Realizes She Goes To School At Louisville.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Wisdom teeth anesthesia (as well as the accompanying pain medication) is notorious for making individuals out of touch with the world when they wake up. Loving family members often capture those confused moments on video and post them to the internet so everyone can experience the hilarity. That's exactly what happened to UK fan Haley Tye. Despite her fierce loyalty to UK, Tye chose to attend graduate school at UofL in their prestigious speech pathology... More>>

Humane Society To Reopen Saturday After Shutdown

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - After an outbreak of strep zoo shut down adoptions at the Lexington Humane Society, the organization announced they plan to reopen Saturday, two days earlier than anticipated. An outbreak of Streptococcus zooepidemicus was discovered in the facility last week. The staff reacted quickly, shutting down adoptions for the week as strep zoo is spread through airborne exposure, contact with bodily fluids and contaminated surfaces. Three dogs d... More>>

USPS Lansdowne To Hold Sunday Lobby Hours

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The Bluegrass Station Post Office will operate Sunday retail hours to assist customers will holiday mailing and shipping.  The station is located at 3525 Lansdowne Drive, Lexington KY 40517.  Hours of operation on Sunday, Dec. 17 are 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. “We know this is a hectic time of year for our customers and we want to make mailing holiday cheer easier for everyone,” said District Marketing Manager Alisa Zanetti. The Ken...

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Sadieville Man Accused Of Kidnapping, Menacing Woman In Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police have charged a Sadieville man with kidnapping and other charges after they say he held a woman at Georgetown residence and threatened her with a handgun. Ryan Todd Crawley, 32, is charged with kidnapping, wanton endangerment and criminal mischief. Georgetown police arrested Crawley on Friday around 8 a.m. to a home in the 1300 block of Princeton Court. Police say the night before Crawley and the victim began arguing and that Crawley firs...

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2nd Suspect Arrested In Shooting Near Lexington Middle School

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A second man has been arrested in connection with a shooting that occurred in a Lexington middle school parking lot during a youth football game. Police identified both Antonio Loyd Jr. and Randy Roberts as participants in the September shooting at Southern Middle School. Shots were fired during a football game and later, Loyd showed up the VA Medical Center with a gunshot wound.  Police say that Loyd and Roberts kidnapped an unnamed individual to...

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Dustin Hoffman Accused Of More Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — More women are accusing Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, including an incident in which a playwright says the actor exposed himself to her in a New York hotel room when she was 16-years-old. Playwright Cori Thomas described the 1980 incident in a story published Thursday by the trade outlet Variety. She confirmed the story in an email to The Associated Press. Thomas was a classmate of Hoffman's daughter when she says she met the actor, who invited h...

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Hepatitis A Vaccine Required For Next School Year

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(LEX 18) — The Hepatitis A vaccine is now required by law in Kentucky for children to attend school. The vaccine has long been recommended for the school year, but state law in Kentucky now requires it, with few exemptions.

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No Kids On School Bus That Crashed With SUV At Harrodsburg Road

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two drivers were slightly injured and traffic is slowed after a crash between a school bus and a sport-utility vehicle. No children were aboard the bus at the time of the collision, police say. The crash happened around 7:30 a.m. at Harrodsburg and Old Higbee Mill roads. The bus driver had an injured knee and the other driver was complaining of head pain. Traffic was slow through the area but not blocked, police said. More>>

Wife To Run For Seat of Kentucky Lawmaker Who Killed Himself

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself after a sexual assault allegation surfaced this week defended her husband and said she will run for his seat because "these high-tech lynchings based on lies and half-truths can't be allowed to win the day." In a statement Thursday, a day after Dan Johnson's suicide, Rebecca Johnson said she has been fighting behind her husband for 30 years and "his fight will go on." "Dan is... More>>

Key GOP Senators Stake Out Positions On Tax Bill

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(CNN) — Republicans have an aggressive schedule for getting their tax plan through Congress, but with a vote on final passage coming as early as Monday, congressional observers are keeping a close eye on a handful of GOP senators who can prevent or pass the legislation. A reminder: Senate Republicans can afford to lose Sen. Bob Corker and one more, and if there's perfect attendance, still pass the bill with the assistance of Vice President Mike Pence casting the 50-50-tie-break... More>>

University Of Louisville Board Resolves Fight With Foundation

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — After a lengthy closed-door meeting Thursday, the University of Louisville Board of Trustees resolved their differences with the U of L Foundation. The problems stemmed from reports of mismanagement and excessive spending by the foundation. Thursday's vote means the board won't take legal action against the foundation. It also formalized changes to foundation policies and procedures to increase transparency and oversight of foundation budget... More>>

Suspect In Charlottesville Rally Killing Now Faces First-Degree Murder Charge

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(CNN) — The Dodge Challenger crept up, reversed, then accelerated toward the crowd. As he watched a surveillance video of that moment -- the car barreling toward people protesting a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last summer — Marcus Martin grew angry and cursed out loud. "Take me out," Martin yelled during a hearing in Charlottesville on Thursday for James Alex Fields Jr., the man who prosecutors say drove the Challenger. Martin...

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Police Investigate After Man Robbed At Gunpoint

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police are seeking a suspect after a man was robbed at gunpoint. The theft happened 2:30 a.m. Friday morning at the Liberty Heights Apartments in Lexington. Police say a man was walking from New Circle down Liberty Road. When the man got to the entrance of the apartment building, another man with a handgun approached him. The victim was robbed of his wallet and a backpack, but was not otherwise injured. Police say the suspect was wearing a camo... More>>

Bluegrass Station Expansion Project Rejected

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BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The potential job-creating expansion of Bluegrass Station is not going to happen. People in Bourbon County turned out by the hundreds to protest it, and on Thursday night, the Fiscal Court voted to stop the project. Judge Executive Mike Williams was envisioning thousands of jobs and millions of dollars with the expansion. "Reaction has been quite intense to say the least," said Judge Williams. That's because the cost would be thousands of a... More>>

Dancing Dad Caught On Video

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington dad is on the verge of going viral for the adorable way he showed support at his daughter's dance recital. The dad said that being in the audience, just wasn't enough. "I got to all her recitals, all her recital practices," said Acers Gill. For him, his kids are his world, so when two-year-old Willow had a dance recital recently, not only was he there for moral support, he provided a little choreography support too. Luckily, a member...

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K9 Dog Laid To Rest In Bell County

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Family, friends and law enforcement officers honored K9 dog Kane at a memorial service on Thursday. Kane was killed earlier this month when he was hit by a car during a drug stop. His handler, Officer James Taulbee said the service was part of his grieving process. "I never considered Kane a pet, I considered him a partner," Taulbee said.  "...Having this today is a way for me to accept that my partner is gone. He might be gone physically but s...

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No Jail For Fertility Doctor Who Lied About Using Own Sperm

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A retired Indianapolis fertility doctor accused of inseminating patients with his own sperm will serve no jail time after pleading guilty Thursday to charges that he lied to investigators. A Marion County judge gave Dr. Donald Cline a one-year suspended sentence, but ruled his actions justified him having a felony criminal record. The 79-year-old doctor had pleaded guilty to two counts of obstruction of justice and faced up to three years in prison on each c...

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AP Explains: What Is Net Neutrality And Why Does It Matter?

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NEW YORK (AP) — “Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block. 

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The Latest: States Warming Up Net-Neutrality Lawsuits

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the FCC’s vote on eliminating net-neutrality protections for the internet (all times local): 2:10 p.m. State attorneys general are now threatening lawsuits against the federal government’s repeal of “net neutrality” rules. New York’s attorney general says he’ll lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the Federal Communications Commission’s rollback of rules that guaranteed equal access to the internet. Democrat... More>>

4 Dead, 7 Seriously Hurt In French Bus Crash

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

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UK Student Basketball Manager To Graduate

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

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Toy Donations Needed For Faith And Community Christmas Store

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

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Man Sentenced To 35 Years For Conspiring To Distribute Methamphetamine And Firearm Offenses

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COVINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Walton man was sentenced Wednesday to 35 years in prison after being convicted by a jury of two counts of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute it, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.   39-year-old Matthew Wesley Shaffer was convicted in August 2017. At his trial, Shaffer was identified as the president of the Fl... More>>

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

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

Wife Of Republican Lawmaker Intends To Run For his Seat

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -  The wife of a Republican lawmaker in Kentucky who killed himself after accusations he sexually assaulted a teenage girl says she will seek to replace him in the state legislature.      Rebecca Johnson made the announcement in a news release sent to The Associated Press. Dan Johnson killed himself Wednesday night. David Adams, a political operative who worked for Dan Johnson, confirmed Rebecca Johnson's intentions.      In the r...

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Activism, Charity Sustain Sandy Hook Families 5 Years Later

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

Holiday Waste Collection Schedule Announcement

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

Arrests Made In Fatal Shooting Of Taxi Driver

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

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Mother Charged In Family's Murder Appears In Court

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

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Cigarette Urns Placed In Popular Lexington Parks

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

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Coroner: Ky. State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

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

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CNN Posts Feature On Sexual Education In Eastern Kentucky

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

Making A Difference: Secret Santas Paying Off Layaways

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

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

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

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Texas 10 Most Wanted Suspect Captured In Murray, Kentucky

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

Man Charged In Double Murder Appears In Court For Status Hearing

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

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Deputy Coroner: Death At Ford Plant Will Be Ruled Accidental

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

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

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

Semi Wreck Results In Fuel Spill

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

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Five Interested In Replacing Judge Who Objects Gay Adoptions

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

Fertility Doctor Faces Judge For Lying About Using Own Sperm

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

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

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

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

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

Man Injured In Motorcycle Accident

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

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Man Dies After Estill Co. Apartment Fire

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

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Man Arrested In Residential Burglary

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

Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

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

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

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

Official Urges Expulsion Of Lawmaker Accused Of Assault

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

Political Analyst Bob Babbage Talks About Effects Of Doug Jones Victory

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

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More Trouble For Anderson Co. Transportation Department

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

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10 Most Dangerous States For Driving In The Rain

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

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LHS Announces That It Is Strep Zoo Free

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

UofL Makes Case To NCAA Appeals Committee

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

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British Surgeon Admits Signing Initials On Patients’ Livers

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

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3 Charged In Shootings That Wounded 4, More Charges Possible

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

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Anthony Davis Spreads A Little Christmas Joy

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

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Grimes To Host Second Meeting On Medical Cannabis Legislation

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

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  • After Wisdom Teeth Surgery, UK Fan Realizes She Goes To School At Louisville.

    After Wisdom Teeth Surgery, UK Fan Realizes She Goes To School At Louisville.

    Friday, December 15 2017 10:22 AM EST2017-12-15 15:22:21 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Wisdom teeth anesthesia (as well as the accompanying pain medication) is notorious for making individuals out of touch with the world when they wake up. Loving family members often capture those confused moments on video and post them to the internet so everyone can experience the hilarity. That's exactly what happened to UK fan Haley Tye. Despite her fierce loyalty to UK, Tye chose to attend graduate school at UofL in their prestigious speech pathology...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Wisdom teeth anesthesia (as well as the accompanying pain medication) is notorious for making individuals out of touch with the world when they wake up. Loving family members often capture those confused moments on video and post them to the internet so everyone can experience the hilarity. That's exactly what happened to UK fan Haley Tye. Despite her fierce loyalty to UK, Tye chose to attend graduate school at UofL in their prestigious speech pathology...
  • EKU Plays At Charleston Southern Friday Night

    EKU Plays At Charleston Southern Friday Night

    Thursday, December 14 2017 9:19 PM EST2017-12-15 02:19:03 GMT
    EKU AthleticsEKU Athletics
    The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will look to get back on track at Charleston Southern on Friday night. Tipoff from Buccaneer Fieldhouse is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. WHAT TO KNOW - EKU (4-6) lost at Northern Kentucky, 91-63, on Sunday at BB&T Arena. - Junior Jackson Davis came off the bench to score an EKU career-high 13 points against NKU. - Sophomore Asante Gist scored 12 points and dished out a season-high five assists at NKU. Gist has s...
    The Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team will look to get back on track at Charleston Southern on Friday night. Tipoff from Buccaneer Fieldhouse is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. WHAT TO KNOW - EKU (4-6) lost at Northern Kentucky, 91-63, on Sunday at BB&T Arena. - Junior Jackson Davis came off the bench to score an EKU career-high 13 points against NKU. - Sophomore Asante Gist scored 12 points and dished out a season-high five assists at NKU. Gist has s...
  • Cousin Vs. Cousin Saturday At Rupp

    Cousin Vs. Cousin Saturday At Rupp

    Thursday, December 14 2017 8:56 PM EST2017-12-15 01:56:22 GMT
    Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a long defender who says he can play four positions. (Vicky Graff Photo)Shai Gilgeous-Alexander is a long defender who says he can play four positions. (Vicky Graff Photo)
    Virginia Tech might be scoring 96 points a game, which is No. 1 in college basketball, and they might be hitting 47% of his shots from downtown, but there is a game within a game that could be worth the price of admission. They are cousins, but because they grew up together in Canada. It's UK's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Virginia Tech's Nickeil Alexander-Walker.  “It’s gotten heated,” said Alexander-Walker, a 6-foot-5 guard who is averaging 14.4 points and 4...
    Virginia Tech might be scoring 96 points a game, which is No. 1 in college basketball, and they might be hitting 47% of his shots from downtown, but there is a game within a game that could be worth the price of admission. They are cousins, but because they grew up together in Canada. It's UK's Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Virginia Tech's Nickeil Alexander-Walker.  “It’s gotten heated,” said Alexander-Walker, a 6-foot-5 guard who is averaging 14.4 points and 4...
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