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  • Source: Kentucky State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

    Source: Kentucky State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:24 PM EST2017-12-14 04:24:00 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Man Dies After Estill Co. Apartment Fire

    Man Dies After Estill Co. Apartment Fire

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:44 PM EST2017-12-14 03:44:52 GMT

    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.  

    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.  

  • Man Arrested In Residential Burglary

    Man Arrested In Residential Burglary

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:02 PM EST2017-12-14 02:02:35 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Report: UofL Suing Rick Pitino

    Report: UofL Suing Rick Pitino

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:25 PM EST2017-12-14 00:25:48 GMT
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB in Louisville is reporting that the University of Louisville has filed a lawsuit again former men's basketball coach Rick Pitino. The lawsuit states that Pitino's negligence in current and previous scandals has taken a toll on the school's reputation. The lawsuit, according to WDRB, alleges that Pitino is the 'active wrongdoer', instead of the university, after the NCAA ordered the school to return the money received for the 2012-2015 men's basketball...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB) WDRB in Louisville is reporting that the University of Louisville has filed a lawsuit again former men's basketball coach Rick Pitino. The lawsuit states that Pitino's negligence in current and previous scandals has taken a toll on the school's reputation. The lawsuit, according to WDRB, alleges that Pitino is the 'active wrongdoer', instead of the university, after the NCAA ordered the school to return the money received for the 2012-2015 men's basketball...
  • Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

    Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-12-14 00:03:47 GMT

    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...

    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...

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

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

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:26 PM EST2017-12-13 22:26:52 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Official Urges Expulsion Of Lawmaker Accused Of Assault

    Official Urges Expulsion Of Lawmaker Accused Of Assault

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-12-13 22:21:35 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Political Analyst Bob Babbage Talks About Effects Of Doug Jones Victory

    Political Analyst Bob Babbage Talks About Effects Of Doug Jones Victory

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:09 PM EST2017-12-13 22:09:45 GMT

    (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...

    (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...

  • More Trouble For Anderson Co. Transportation Department

    More Trouble For Anderson Co. Transportation Department

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:58 PM EST2017-12-13 21:58:50 GMT

    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...

    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...

  • 10 Most Dangerous States For Driving In The Rain

    10 Most Dangerous States For Driving In The Rain

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:48 PM EST2017-12-13 21:48:14 GMT

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • LHS Announces That It Is Strep Zoo Free

    LHS Announces That It Is Strep Zoo Free

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:34 PM EST2017-12-13 21:34:30 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • UofL Makes Case To NCAA Appeals Committee

    UofL Makes Case To NCAA Appeals Committee

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:03 PM EST2017-12-13 21:03:12 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • British Surgeon Admits Signing Initials On Patients’ Livers

    British Surgeon Admits Signing Initials On Patients’ Livers

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:59 PM EST2017-12-13 20:59:06 GMT

    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...

    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...

  • 3 Charged In Shootings That Wounded 4, More Charges Possible

    3 Charged In Shootings That Wounded 4, More Charges Possible

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:46 PM EST2017-12-13 20:46:28 GMT

    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 ...

    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 ...

  • Anthony Davis Spreads A Little Christmas Joy

    Anthony Davis Spreads A Little Christmas Joy

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 3:06 PM EST2017-12-13 20:06:06 GMT

    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...

    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...

  • Grimes To Host Second Meeting On Medical Cannabis Legislation

    Grimes To Host Second Meeting On Medical Cannabis Legislation

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:44 PM EST2017-12-13 19:44:30 GMT
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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...
    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...
  • Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-12-13 19:39:05 GMT

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

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

  • Georgetown Mission Needs Help Making Holidays Bright

    Georgetown Mission Needs Help Making Holidays Bright

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:21 PM EST2017-12-13 19:21:36 GMT

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

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

  • Fed Boosts Benchmark Rate For Third Time This Year

    Fed Boosts Benchmark Rate For Third Time This Year

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:13 PM EST2017-12-13 19:13:46 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year, signaling its confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. The Fed is lifting its short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent. It is also continuing to slowly shrink its bond portfolio. Together, the two steps could lead over time to higher loan rates for consumer...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is raising its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year, signaling its confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession. The Fed is lifting its short-term rate by a modest quarter-point to a still-low range of 1.25 percent to 1.5 percent. It is also continuing to slowly shrink its bond portfolio. Together, the two steps could lead over time to higher loan rates for consumer...
  • Crews Respond To Apartment Fire

    Crews Respond To Apartment Fire

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:56 PM EST2017-12-13 18:56:42 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Crews responded to an apartment fire at Augusta Arms Apartments Wednesday. LEX 18 will update this story as more information becomes available.
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Crews responded to an apartment fire at Augusta Arms Apartments Wednesday. LEX 18 will update this story as more information becomes available.
  • 'Kids Matter Coalition' Rallies At State Capitol

    'Kids Matter Coalition' Rallies At State Capitol

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:39 PM EST2017-12-13 18:39:17 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:15 PM EST2017-12-13 18:15:18 GMT

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

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

  • Montgomery Co. Jailer Injured In Accident

    Montgomery Co. Jailer Injured In Accident

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 1:13 PM EST2017-12-13 18:13:55 GMT

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

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

  • Firefighters Shop For Annual Toy Drive

    Firefighters Shop For Annual Toy Drive

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 12:02 PM EST2017-12-13 17:02:21 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Nearly 30 firefighters went shopping Wednesday to help area kids have a Merry Christmas.  After months of fundraising and donations, firefighters were able to use $10,000 to go shopping for toys. Area families signed up for the program last month, and now will be able to receive toys just in time for Christmas. "We're able to give back again to over 1,000 kids again this year and let them have a really nice Christmas...something they may not...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Nearly 30 firefighters went shopping Wednesday to help area kids have a Merry Christmas.  After months of fundraising and donations, firefighters were able to use $10,000 to go shopping for toys. Area families signed up for the program last month, and now will be able to receive toys just in time for Christmas. "We're able to give back again to over 1,000 kids again this year and let them have a really nice Christmas...something they may not...
  • Man Complains Of Hypothermia, Chest Pain Following Accident

    Man Complains Of Hypothermia, Chest Pain Following Accident

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:35 AM EST2017-12-13 16:35:33 GMT
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    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff officials were dispatched to a 911 call of a single vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Highway 461 and East Highway 80 at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival at the scene, near Jack's Grocery on the south side of the intersection of 461 and East 80, deputies found a semi tractor-trailer some 800 feet off the roadway in a tree line near the grocery store. The driver of the truck was located 30 yards from the wreckage in...
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff officials were dispatched to a 911 call of a single vehicle injury accident near the intersection of Highway 461 and East Highway 80 at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday. Upon arrival at the scene, near Jack's Grocery on the south side of the intersection of 461 and East 80, deputies found a semi tractor-trailer some 800 feet off the roadway in a tree line near the grocery store. The driver of the truck was located 30 yards from the wreckage in...
  • Omarosa Manigault Newman Set To Leave White House

    Omarosa Manigault Newman Set To Leave White House

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:29 AM EST2017-12-13 16:29:59 GMT

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

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

  • Memorabilia Stolen From Local Business

    Memorabilia Stolen From Local Business

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:27 AM EST2017-12-13 16:27:49 GMT
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    HAZARD, Ky. (LEX 18)-- UK memorabilia was targeted in a burglary at an Eastern Kentucky business. Several items of UK memorabilia, including a Tim Couch signed jersey were stolen from the Hazard business. Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call at 606-436-2222.
    HAZARD, Ky. (LEX 18)-- UK memorabilia was targeted in a burglary at an Eastern Kentucky business. Several items of UK memorabilia, including a Tim Couch signed jersey were stolen from the Hazard business. Police are asking anyone with information to give them a call at 606-436-2222.
  • Bon Jovi, Nina Simone Among 2018 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

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

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:49 AM EST2017-12-13 15:49:33 GMT
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    (LEX 18) - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has released its list of the 2018 inductees. Five artists are in the Performer Category and one is recognized with an Award for Early Influence.  YOUR CLASS OF 2018 INDUCTEES ARE: Performer Category: • Bon Jovi • The Cars • Dire Straits • The Moody Blues • Nina Simone Award for Early Influence: • Sister Rosetta Tharpe  The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, pre...
    (LEX 18) - The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has released its list of the 2018 inductees. Five artists are in the Performer Category and one is recognized with an Award for Early Influence.  YOUR CLASS OF 2018 INDUCTEES ARE: Performer Category: • Bon Jovi • The Cars • Dire Straits • The Moody Blues • Nina Simone Award for Early Influence: • Sister Rosetta Tharpe  The 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, pre...
  • KSP Charges Boyle Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

    KSP Charges Boyle Co. Man With Child Sexual Exploitation Offenses

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:37 AM EST2017-12-13 15:37:52 GMT
    DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)  — Kentucky State Police have arrested a Boyle County man on charges related to possession of child pornography. Leonard Riley was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect in possession of images depicting child sexual exploitation online.  The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant ...
    DANVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)  — Kentucky State Police have arrested a Boyle County man on charges related to possession of child pornography. Leonard Riley was arrested as the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children investigation. The KSP Electronic Crime Branch began the investigation after discovering the suspect in possession of images depicting child sexual exploitation online.  The investigation resulted in the execution of a search warrant ...
  • Taxi Driver Shot, Killed In Front Of Passenger

    Taxi Driver Shot, Killed In Front Of Passenger

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:20 AM EST2017-12-13 15:20:47 GMT
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    NEWPORT, Ky. (WLWT)-- A taxi driver was shot and killed late Tuesday night in Newport. Investigators told WLWT an unknown person approached the driver’s side of the taxi and shot through the window. It happened around 11:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Washington. A woman was in the backseat and witnessed the shooting. However, police said she was not a customer. The taxi driver tried to flee the scene after the shooting, crashing into several parked cars and a tree a few blocks ...

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

  • Toy Donations Needed For Faith And Community Christmas Store

    Toy Donations Needed For Faith And Community Christmas Store

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 10:16 AM EST2017-12-13 15:16:41 GMT
    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...
    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...
  • Indiana State Police Trooper Shot In Jeffersonville

    Indiana State Police Trooper Shot In Jeffersonville

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 9:15 AM EST2017-12-13 14:15:05 GMT

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

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

  • Of Children Screened, More Ready To Start School

    Of Children Screened, More Ready To Start School

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:33 AM EST2017-12-13 11:33:44 GMT
    MGNMGN
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky education officials say a higher percentage of children who took a screening test have been determined to be ready for kindergarten. The Daily News in Bowling Green reports 51.4 percent of children who took a standard screening test this year were deemed ready to start school, an increase from the 50.1 percent last year. Fewer students were screened in 2017 because the state changed the kindergarten enrollment cutoff date from Oct. 1 to Aug. 1. Amon...
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky education officials say a higher percentage of children who took a screening test have been determined to be ready for kindergarten. The Daily News in Bowling Green reports 51.4 percent of children who took a standard screening test this year were deemed ready to start school, an increase from the 50.1 percent last year. Fewer students were screened in 2017 because the state changed the kindergarten enrollment cutoff date from Oct. 1 to Aug. 1. Amon...
  • Woman Arrested In Connection With Husband's Murder

    Woman Arrested In Connection With Husband's Murder

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:31 AM EST2017-12-13 11:31:36 GMT
    HENRY COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- A Campbellsburg woman is facing murder charges after a man is found shot, execution-style, in his bed. Kentucky State Police responded to a call Sunday evening after Gerald Bentley found his son Gary, 33, with an apparent gunshot wound to the back of his head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner, and an autopsy later confirmed Gary Bentley's cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head. KSP Post 5...
    HENRY COUNTY, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- A Campbellsburg woman is facing murder charges after a man is found shot, execution-style, in his bed. Kentucky State Police responded to a call Sunday evening after Gerald Bentley found his son Gary, 33, with an apparent gunshot wound to the back of his head. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner, and an autopsy later confirmed Gary Bentley's cause of death was a single gunshot wound to the head. KSP Post 5...
  • Santa's Sleigh Is Parked On Candy Cane Lane

    Santa's Sleigh Is Parked On Candy Cane Lane

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:27 AM EST2017-12-13 11:27:08 GMT

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

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

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

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

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 6:15 AM EST2017-12-13 11:15:54 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – On Dec. 13, McDonald’s restaurants in the Bluegrass that participate in McDelivery are offering customers the opportunity to get a free 10-piece Chicken McNuggets when they place a McDelivery order using the Uber Eats app. While there is no charge for the order of McNuggets, the booking fee of $4.99 applies. No other purchase is necessary.  McDelivery on Uber Eats is available at nine participating McDonald’s restaurants around the L...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. – On Dec. 13, McDonald’s restaurants in the Bluegrass that participate in McDelivery are offering customers the opportunity to get a free 10-piece Chicken McNuggets when they place a McDelivery order using the Uber Eats app. While there is no charge for the order of McNuggets, the booking fee of $4.99 applies. No other purchase is necessary.  McDelivery on Uber Eats is available at nine participating McDonald’s restaurants around the L...
  • KSP Investigate Package Theft

    KSP Investigate Package Theft

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:42 AM EST2017-12-13 10:42:36 GMT
    Elizabethtown Police DepartmentElizabethtown Police Department
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police is working a package theft from a residence off Patriot Parkway. Police say it appears that the thieves were in a white Ford F-150. Based on the video, there was at least one other person working with the female suspect.  If you have any information, please call police at (270) 765-4125.
    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police is working a package theft from a residence off Patriot Parkway. Police say it appears that the thieves were in a white Ford F-150. Based on the video, there was at least one other person working with the female suspect.  If you have any information, please call police at (270) 765-4125.
  • RTV Stolen From Hickory Business

    RTV Stolen From Hickory Business

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:36 AM EST2017-12-13 10:36:35 GMT
    Graves County SheriffGraves County Sheriff
    GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff's officials are asking the public for help locating a stolen RTV. The Kubota RTX-X900W-A was stolen from Horizon Lawn & Tractor sometime over the weekend, according to management. The side by side UTV is described as orange and black in color with a metal roll cage over the cage. The UTV has a hydraulic bed and will hold two people in the cab. If anyone has any information as to the UTV's whereabouts, please contact Depu...
    GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff's officials are asking the public for help locating a stolen RTV. The Kubota RTX-X900W-A was stolen from Horizon Lawn & Tractor sometime over the weekend, according to management. The side by side UTV is described as orange and black in color with a metal roll cage over the cage. The UTV has a hydraulic bed and will hold two people in the cab. If anyone has any information as to the UTV's whereabouts, please contact Depu...
  • Police: Man Bites Neighbor's Face

    Police: Man Bites Neighbor's Face

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 5:30 AM EST2017-12-13 10:30:51 GMT

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

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

  • Democrat Jones Wins Stunning Red-State Alabama Senate Upset

    Democrat Jones Wins Stunning Red-State Alabama Senate Upset

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:55 AM EST2017-12-13 09:55:00 GMT
    APAP

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

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

  • Cali. Fugitive Arrested In Mayfield

    Cali. Fugitive Arrested In Mayfield

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 4:49 AM EST2017-12-13 09:49:56 GMT
    GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Officials say a fugitive from California was arrested Tuesday. Carlos Simon Escamilla was arrested around 2:23 p.m. on South 8th Street in Mayfield. Escamilla was arrested in a joint effort involving the US Marshal's Service, the Graves County Sheriff's Office, the McCracken County Sheriff's Office and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. He was wanted in San Diego, Cali. on charges of rape of a minor and three other sexual offences including kid...
    GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Officials say a fugitive from California was arrested Tuesday. Carlos Simon Escamilla was arrested around 2:23 p.m. on South 8th Street in Mayfield. Escamilla was arrested in a joint effort involving the US Marshal's Service, the Graves County Sheriff's Office, the McCracken County Sheriff's Office and the Marshall County Sheriff's Office. He was wanted in San Diego, Cali. on charges of rape of a minor and three other sexual offences including kid...
  • Inmate Back In Custody

    Inmate Back In Custody

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:52 PM EST2017-12-13 01:52:07 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Division of Community Corrections has announced that inmate Robert Wayne Flanery is back in their custody thanks to the help of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. They say he had failed to return from court-ordered work released on November 20. He is being held on a new charge of escape in the second degree.  
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington Fayette Urban County Government Division of Community Corrections has announced that inmate Robert Wayne Flanery is back in their custody thanks to the help of the Fayette County Sheriff's Office. They say he had failed to return from court-ordered work released on November 20. He is being held on a new charge of escape in the second degree.  
  • Lexington Company Offers Free Classes To Respond For Active Shooters

    Lexington Company Offers Free Classes To Respond For Active Shooters

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:15 PM EST2017-12-13 01:15:02 GMT

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

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

  • Vehicle Hits Hydrant On Laredo Drive

    Vehicle Hits Hydrant On Laredo Drive

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:01 PM EST2017-12-13 01:01:47 GMT

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

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

  • LA Police Probe Claim Roman Polanski Molested Girl In '75

    LA Police Probe Claim Roman Polanski Molested Girl In '75

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:30 PM EST2017-12-12 23:30:04 GMT
    Cropped Photo: Georges Biard / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0/ MGNCropped Photo: Georges Biard / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0/ MGN
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are investigating allegations Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested a 10-year-old girl in 1975. Although the allegations are so old criminal charges cannot be brought, detectives may be able to use evidence they collect to help prosecute other cases. The 84-year-old's been a fugitive since fleeing to France in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old. The latest allegations were reported to police in October...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police are investigating allegations Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested a 10-year-old girl in 1975. Although the allegations are so old criminal charges cannot be brought, detectives may be able to use evidence they collect to help prosecute other cases. The 84-year-old's been a fugitive since fleeing to France in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old. The latest allegations were reported to police in October...
  • Road Crews Pre-Treated Interstate Before Snow

    Road Crews Pre-Treated Interstate Before Snow

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:18 PM EST2017-12-12 23:18:39 GMT

    OLIVE HILL, Ky (LEX 18) Carter County road crews were ready for the snow Tuesday. It was just a dusting, but it is a sample of what could be ahead. County and state road crews pre-treated the interstate and more traveled streets.When LEX 18 last checked, dispatchers had reported no accidents Tuesday.  Teresa Canafax from Olive Hill said that she likes the snow because she does not have to get out in it. She hopes for more. 

    OLIVE HILL, Ky (LEX 18) Carter County road crews were ready for the snow Tuesday. It was just a dusting, but it is a sample of what could be ahead. County and state road crews pre-treated the interstate and more traveled streets.When LEX 18 last checked, dispatchers had reported no accidents Tuesday.  Teresa Canafax from Olive Hill said that she likes the snow because she does not have to get out in it. She hopes for more. 

  • Whitley Co. Standoff Ends Peacefully

    Whitley Co. Standoff Ends Peacefully

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:17 PM EST2017-12-12 22:17:23 GMT

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Neighbors in Whitley County are thankful that a dangerous standoff ended peacefully.  Neighbor Rita Harmon told LEX 18 that she normally does not see or hear much outside of her rural Whitley County home, but on Sunday night, a commotion caught her attention. "We just seen the law go up the road a little before 5," she said. The sheriff's office got the call about Harmon's neighbor, Teddy Veach, who was allegedly under the influence of met...

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Neighbors in Whitley County are thankful that a dangerous standoff ended peacefully.  Neighbor Rita Harmon told LEX 18 that she normally does not see or hear much outside of her rural Whitley County home, but on Sunday night, a commotion caught her attention. "We just seen the law go up the road a little before 5," she said. The sheriff's office got the call about Harmon's neighbor, Teddy Veach, who was allegedly under the influence of met...

  • Community Rallies Around Fire Victims

    Community Rallies Around Fire Victims

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-12-12 22:15:29 GMT

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) It only took a few minutes for a Rowan County family to lose everything they owned in a fire that broke out late Sunday night. Savanna Sublett told LEX 18 that the family lost everything in only a matter of minutes. "Next thing I know, the alarms went off, the house filled up with smoke. I mean so, so, so fast. Like I mean, so fast. Yanked him out of the tub, put a blanket around him, ran outside and put him in the car," said Sublett. Once Sublet...

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) It only took a few minutes for a Rowan County family to lose everything they owned in a fire that broke out late Sunday night. Savanna Sublett told LEX 18 that the family lost everything in only a matter of minutes. "Next thing I know, the alarms went off, the house filled up with smoke. I mean so, so, so fast. Like I mean, so fast. Yanked him out of the tub, put a blanket around him, ran outside and put him in the car," said Sublett. Once Sublet...

  • BBB Warns Of Website Scams While Buying Gifts

    BBB Warns Of Website Scams While Buying Gifts

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:07 PM EST2017-12-12 22:07:43 GMT

    (LEX 18) As many gifts fly off the shelves, consumers turn to the internet to try and track down popular items, but that may get your debit card into some trouble if you are not careful. "Too good to be true low prices, lots of it in stock when all the reputable retailers don't have any left, and no way to contact somebody by phone," said Heather Clary, the Better Business Bureau Director of Communications. One Clark County woman alerted the BBB this week that she had...

    (LEX 18) As many gifts fly off the shelves, consumers turn to the internet to try and track down popular items, but that may get your debit card into some trouble if you are not careful. "Too good to be true low prices, lots of it in stock when all the reputable retailers don't have any left, and no way to contact somebody by phone," said Heather Clary, the Better Business Bureau Director of Communications. One Clark County woman alerted the BBB this week that she had...

  • Menorah Lightings Planned Around The World For Hanukkah

    Menorah Lightings Planned Around The World For Hanukkah

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:50 PM EST2017-12-12 21:50:24 GMT

    (AP) Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. Hanukkah begins Tuesday night and lasts for eight days. If you're traveling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a menorah lighting near you. The Jewish outreach organization Chabad-Lubavitch plans Hanukkah events in hundreds of cities, from the 50 U.S. states to 100 countries. Celebr...

    (AP) Public menorah lightings for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah are planned around the world in locations ranging from ski towns and Caribbean islands to famous landmarks and sports arenas. Hanukkah begins Tuesday night and lasts for eight days. If you're traveling or vacationing during the holiday, there may be a menorah lighting near you. The Jewish outreach organization Chabad-Lubavitch plans Hanukkah events in hundreds of cities, from the 50 U.S. states to 100 countries. Celebr...

  • UK Board Approves Historic Land Swap

    UK Board Approves Historic Land Swap

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:21 PM EST2017-12-12 21:21:28 GMT
    UKUK

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved a proposal for a potentially historic land swap with the city of Lexington that would create jobs and economic development, provide additional internship and career opportunities for UK students, and increase safety in and around the campus. The land swap would involve UK conveying two parcels of land totaling 250 acres to Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in and near the uni...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) – The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved a proposal for a potentially historic land swap with the city of Lexington that would create jobs and economic development, provide additional internship and career opportunities for UK students, and increase safety in and around the campus. The land swap would involve UK conveying two parcels of land totaling 250 acres to Lexington Fayette Urban County Government in and near the uni...

  • UK's Kirwan Blanding Complex to Be Demolished

    UK's Kirwan Blanding Complex to Be Demolished

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:50 PM EST2017-12-12 20:50:28 GMT
    UKUK

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The UK Board of Trustees' finance committee met on Tuesday to discuss the demolition of the university's Kirwan Blanding complex.  The complex included two 23 story towers and eight low-rise buildings.  Kathy Johnson, with UK, told LEX 18 that the demand for the Kirwan Blanding complex is low due to the new residence and a new dining area was built on campus to replace the cafeteria that is in Kirwan Blanding cafeteria.  It is estimated that th...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The UK Board of Trustees' finance committee met on Tuesday to discuss the demolition of the university's Kirwan Blanding complex.  The complex included two 23 story towers and eight low-rise buildings.  Kathy Johnson, with UK, told LEX 18 that the demand for the Kirwan Blanding complex is low due to the new residence and a new dining area was built on campus to replace the cafeteria that is in Kirwan Blanding cafeteria.  It is estimated that th...

  • State GOP Rep Refuses To Resign Amid Molestation Allegations

    State GOP Rep Refuses To Resign Amid Molestation Allegations

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 3:12 PM EST2017-12-12 20:12:18 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky Republicans are joining their Democratic Party counterparts in calling for the ouster of a controversial GOP state lawmaker after an investigative report detailed molestation allegations against him.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky Republicans are joining their Democratic Party counterparts in calling for the ouster of a controversial GOP state lawmaker after an investigative report detailed molestation allegations against him.

  • Pope On Guadalupe Feast: Church Is Mestizo, Native, Black

    Pope On Guadalupe Feast: Church Is Mestizo, Native, Black

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 2:52 PM EST2017-12-12 19:52:51 GMT
    (AP)(AP)

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and black. 

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is urging Latin American and Caribbean Catholics to celebrate and defend their diversity, saying the face of the Catholic Church is indigenous, mestizo and black. 

  • The "Man-Flu" Is Real

    The "Man-Flu" Is Real

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 2:23 PM EST2017-12-12 19:23:38 GMT
    (NBC)- If you’re a woman, you know all about man flu. It's been a long-running joke. Men have always insisted that they really do get sicker. Canadian researcher Dr. Kyle Sue, tired of hearing men’s complaints derided as an exaggeration, decided to take a tour of the medical literature to see if there was any evidence to show that men actually do suffer more than women when they get the flu.  Based on animal studies, Sue argues that estrogen boosts the immune s...
    (NBC)- If you’re a woman, you know all about man flu. It's been a long-running joke. Men have always insisted that they really do get sicker. Canadian researcher Dr. Kyle Sue, tired of hearing men’s complaints derided as an exaggeration, decided to take a tour of the medical literature to see if there was any evidence to show that men actually do suffer more than women when they get the flu.  Based on animal studies, Sue argues that estrogen boosts the immune s...
  • Trump Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Fabricated'

    Trump Says Sexual Misconduct Allegations 'Fabricated'

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 1:47 PM EST2017-12-12 18:47:54 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.” Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” Trump says Democrats “have been unable to show any...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, pushing back against women accusing him of sexual misconduct, insisted Tuesday he’s the target of “false accusations and fabricated stories of women who I don’t know and/or have never met.” Trump lashed out on Twitter a day after three women who previously accused him of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today.” Trump says Democrats “have been unable to show any...

  • Gov. Bevin Orders Flags To Half-Staff Wednesday In Honor Of Kentucky World War II Serviceman Pfc. Albert Strange

    Gov. Bevin Orders Flags To Half-Staff Wednesday In Honor Of Kentucky World War II Serviceman Pfc. Albert Strange

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 1:07 PM EST2017-12-12 18:07:43 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during World War II but whose remains were only recently recovered and returned home. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Albert Strange, of Mammoth Cave, was 18 years old when he died in battle in the Pacific theater on Nov. 20, 1943. Assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion,...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Gov. Matt Bevin has directed that flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017, in honor of a Kentucky serviceman who was killed in action during World War II but whose remains were only recently recovered and returned home. Marine Corps Reserve Pfc. Albert Strange, of Mammoth Cave, was 18 years old when he died in battle in the Pacific theater on Nov. 20, 1943. Assigned to Company E, 2nd Battalion,...

  • Amazon Donates Gifts To Families In Need

    Amazon Donates Gifts To Families In Need

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 1:04 PM EST2017-12-12 18:04:13 GMT
    AmazonAmazon

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The school system alone there are more than 600 kids without a steady place to live. For those kids the holidays can be especially difficult, so Amazon is helping out. Amazon's Lexington facility teamed up with Fayette County Schools to donate $15,000 worth of gifts to families in need. They presented those gifts Tuesday at Breckinridge Elementary School with Santa and some of his helpers. Principal Michael Price says getting the k...

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The school system alone there are more than 600 kids without a steady place to live. For those kids the holidays can be especially difficult, so Amazon is helping out. Amazon's Lexington facility teamed up with Fayette County Schools to donate $15,000 worth of gifts to families in need. They presented those gifts Tuesday at Breckinridge Elementary School with Santa and some of his helpers. Principal Michael Price says getting the k...

  • Funeral Scheduled For Fallen K-9 Officer

    Funeral Scheduled For Fallen K-9 Officer

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:50 PM EST2017-12-12 17:50:36 GMT
    PINEVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- On Dec. 3 the Bell County Sheriff’s Department said K-9 Officer James Taulbee and his K-9 partner, Kane, were assisting Kentucky State Police with a traffic stop on a search when Kane was killed in the line of duty after being hit by a car. A memorial service for K-9 Kane is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Brooks Durham Funeral Home on Kentucky Avenue in Pineville.
    PINEVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- On Dec. 3 the Bell County Sheriff’s Department said K-9 Officer James Taulbee and his K-9 partner, Kane, were assisting Kentucky State Police with a traffic stop on a search when Kane was killed in the line of duty after being hit by a car. A memorial service for K-9 Kane is scheduled for 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Brooks Durham Funeral Home on Kentucky Avenue in Pineville.
  • Teen Facing Charges In Burglary

    Teen Facing Charges In Burglary

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:45 PM EST2017-12-12 17:45:57 GMT
    Russell County SheriffRussell County Sheriff
    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- An Indiana teen has been charged with burglarizing a marina over the weekend. Surveillance video shows someone coming into Wolf Creek Marina on Saturday night and stealing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise. Deputies were able to identify the burglar and made contact with his father. The stolen items have been returned. The 16-year-old is now being charged in juvenile court with burglary and theft by unlawful taking.
    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- An Indiana teen has been charged with burglarizing a marina over the weekend. Surveillance video shows someone coming into Wolf Creek Marina on Saturday night and stealing hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise. Deputies were able to identify the burglar and made contact with his father. The stolen items have been returned. The 16-year-old is now being charged in juvenile court with burglary and theft by unlawful taking.
  • Police: Man Runs Over Wife, Concerned About Dog

    Police: Man Runs Over Wife, Concerned About Dog

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:41 PM EST2017-12-12 17:41:55 GMT
    MGNMGN
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (The Georgetown News Graphic)-- Police in Georgetown say a man allegedly ran over his wife and was only concerned about his dog's well-being. Reports say Marcus Stone did not stop his truck after his wife jumped from the moving vehicle Saturday night and hit her. When police caught up to stone about 15 minutes later, they say they found open containers of alcohol inside. Officers asked him why he didn't stop to check on his wife, and that's when he asked if his dog ...
    GEORGETOWN, Ky. (The Georgetown News Graphic)-- Police in Georgetown say a man allegedly ran over his wife and was only concerned about his dog's well-being. Reports say Marcus Stone did not stop his truck after his wife jumped from the moving vehicle Saturday night and hit her. When police caught up to stone about 15 minutes later, they say they found open containers of alcohol inside. Officers asked him why he didn't stop to check on his wife, and that's when he asked if his dog ...
  • Pantone Announces Color Of The Year For 2018

    Pantone Announces Color Of The Year For 2018

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 12:01 PM EST2017-12-12 17:01:22 GMT
    PantonePantone
    (PANTONE)-- A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own. Enigm...
    (PANTONE)-- A dramatically provocative and thoughtful purple shade, PANTONE 18-3838 Ultra Violet communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us toward the future. Complex and contemplative, Ultra Violet suggests the mysteries of the cosmos, the intrigue of what lies ahead, and the discoveries beyond where we are now. The vast and limitless night sky is symbolic of what is possible and continues to inspire the desire to pursue a world beyond our own. Enigm...
  • Emergency Weather Plan Extended, Families In Need Of Food

    Emergency Weather Plan Extended, Families In Need Of Food

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 11:33 AM EST2017-12-12 16:33:41 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky.– City crews continue to check bridges and overpasses Tuesday morning as Lexington remains ready to deal with threatening winter weather. The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has extended the Emergency Weather Plan activation until December 15. This plan is activated anytime the temperature is expected to fall below 32 degrees so that people experiencing homelessness in Lexington have access to warm, secure shel...

    LEXINGTON, Ky.– City crews continue to check bridges and overpasses Tuesday morning as Lexington remains ready to deal with threatening winter weather. The Office of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention has extended the Emergency Weather Plan activation until December 15. This plan is activated anytime the temperature is expected to fall below 32 degrees so that people experiencing homelessness in Lexington have access to warm, secure shel...

  • San Francisco Mayor Lee Dies At 65

    San Francisco Mayor Lee Dies At 65

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:51 AM EST2017-12-12 15:51:13 GMT

    (NBC NEWS) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office announced. He was 65 years old. The office didn't immediately explain what Lee died of at 1:11 a.m., but said "family, friends and colleagues were at his side." San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed became acting mayor of the city, per the city charter. Officials were set to hold a news conference at the hospital Tuesday mor...

    (NBC NEWS) — San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee died early Tuesday morning at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, his office announced. He was 65 years old. The office didn't immediately explain what Lee died of at 1:11 a.m., but said "family, friends and colleagues were at his side." San Francisco Board of Supervisors President London Breed became acting mayor of the city, per the city charter. Officials were set to hold a news conference at the hospital Tuesday mor...

  • UPDATED: I-75 Reopens After Semi Crash, Fuel Spill In Whitley County

    UPDATED: I-75 Reopens After Semi Crash, Fuel Spill In Whitley County

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:49 AM EST2017-12-12 15:49:00 GMT
    Corbin News-JournalCorbin News-Journal

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Part of Interstate Highway 75 is shut down Tuesday morning following a semi crash that resulted in a fuel spill.

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Part of Interstate Highway 75 is shut down Tuesday morning following a semi crash that resulted in a fuel spill.

  • NFL Network Suspends Faulk, Others Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    NFL Network Suspends Faulk, Others Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:41 AM EST2017-12-12 15:41:40 GMT

    (NBC NEWS) — NFL Network suspended Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and two other former National Football League players as analysts on Monday after they and a former network executive were alleged to have sexually harassed a female colleague. Faulk and fellow on-air analysts Ike Taylor and Heath Evans, along with former executive producer Eric Weinberger and former network analysts Donovan McNabb, Warren Sapp, and Eric Davis, were named in an updated lawsuit against ...

    (NBC NEWS) — NFL Network suspended Pro Football Hall of Famer Marshall Faulk and two other former National Football League players as analysts on Monday after they and a former network executive were alleged to have sexually harassed a female colleague. Faulk and fellow on-air analysts Ike Taylor and Heath Evans, along with former executive producer Eric Weinberger and former network analysts Donovan McNabb, Warren Sapp, and Eric Davis, were named in an updated lawsuit against ...

  • Trial Date Set For Man In Bourbon Co. Death Investigation

    Trial Date Set For Man In Bourbon Co. Death Investigation

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:24 AM EST2017-12-12 15:24:24 GMT

    BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man accused of abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering in the death of his girlfriend appeared in court Tuesday. Michael Hutsell, 46, pleaded not guilty to the charges in connection with the death of 53-year-old Tina Johnson in January. Johnson was reported missing by family. 

    BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man accused of abuse of a corpse and evidence tampering in the death of his girlfriend appeared in court Tuesday. Michael Hutsell, 46, pleaded not guilty to the charges in connection with the death of 53-year-old Tina Johnson in January. Johnson was reported missing by family. 

  • Water Main Break Floods Roadways In Louisville

    Water Main Break Floods Roadways In Louisville

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:24 AM EST2017-12-12 15:24:01 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Roads are shut down due to a water main break in Louisville’s Shelby Park neighborhood. The break was reported at the intersection of Oak and Clay streets around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to MetroSafe. Louisville Water Company officials said they have received reports of low water pressure in the area. #MainBreakAlert: believe break is close to Clay/Hancock. Roads flooding and low pressure. Avoid area. pic.twitter.com/QwNjK64Eem — ...

    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Roads are shut down due to a water main break in Louisville’s Shelby Park neighborhood. The break was reported at the intersection of Oak and Clay streets around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to MetroSafe. Louisville Water Company officials said they have received reports of low water pressure in the area. #MainBreakAlert: believe break is close to Clay/Hancock. Roads flooding and low pressure. Avoid area. pic.twitter.com/QwNjK64Eem — ...

  • 48 Arrested In Pulaski County Drug Roundup

    48 Arrested In Pulaski County Drug Roundup

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:08 AM EST2017-12-12 15:08:21 GMT
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A six-month joint investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force has resulted in a countywide drug roundup. Officers from various law enforcement agencies divided up into teams early this morning in search of approximately 48 individuals wanted on Pulaski County District Warrants and Grand Jury Indictments for various drug offenses.  The majority of drug offenses were for Trafficking in a Cont...
    PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A six-month joint investigation by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the Lake Cumberland Area Drug Task Force has resulted in a countywide drug roundup. Officers from various law enforcement agencies divided up into teams early this morning in search of approximately 48 individuals wanted on Pulaski County District Warrants and Grand Jury Indictments for various drug offenses.  The majority of drug offenses were for Trafficking in a Cont...
  • 'Son Of Sam' Serial Killer Hospitalized

    'Son Of Sam' Serial Killer Hospitalized

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 10:05 AM EST2017-12-12 15:05:21 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (NBC NEWS) — David Berkowitz, the serial killer who terrorized New York City in the 1970s and dubbed himself “Son of Sam,” is being treated at Albany Medical Center Hospital for a heart ailment, sources have confirmed. News that Berkowitz was awaiting emergency heart surgery in Albany on Monday was first reported in the New York Post. Berkowitz, who has been in prison since 1978, is an inmate at the Shawagunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill, Ulster Co...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (NBC NEWS) — David Berkowitz, the serial killer who terrorized New York City in the 1970s and dubbed himself “Son of Sam,” is being treated at Albany Medical Center Hospital for a heart ailment, sources have confirmed. News that Berkowitz was awaiting emergency heart surgery in Albany on Monday was first reported in the New York Post. Berkowitz, who has been in prison since 1978, is an inmate at the Shawagunk Correctional Facility in Wallkill, Ulster Co...
  • 32nd Anniversary of Deadly Fort Campbell Plane Crash

    32nd Anniversary of Deadly Fort Campbell Plane Crash

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 9:43 AM EST2017-12-12 14:43:55 GMT

    On December 12, 1985 a plane carrying 248 Fort Campbell soldiers and a crew of eight crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, killing everyone on board. 32 years later, a memorial service will be held for the many lives lost that day. The troops were returning home from a six-month peacekeeping tour in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. A press release at the time reported that the plane crashed on takeoff after a refueling stop and got no higher than 1,000 feet in the air. It is still the wo...

    On December 12, 1985 a plane carrying 248 Fort Campbell soldiers and a crew of eight crashed in Gander, Newfoundland, killing everyone on board. 32 years later, a memorial service will be held for the many lives lost that day. The troops were returning home from a six-month peacekeeping tour in Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. A press release at the time reported that the plane crashed on takeoff after a refueling stop and got no higher than 1,000 feet in the air. It is still the wo...

  • Ohio Push For Recreational Marijuana Follows Medical Pot Measure's Failure

    Ohio Push For Recreational Marijuana Follows Medical Pot Measure's Failure

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 9:18 AM EST2017-12-12 14:18:52 GMT
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans could vote to legalize recreational marijuana and industrial hemp production as soon as next year through a measure backed by companies that didn't get one of the state's medical marijuana grow licenses. Jimmy Gould and Ian James, co-founders of Ohio's 2015 failed recreational marijuana legalization measure, are now proposing a "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment." Gould and James also unsuccessfully bid for one of t...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohioans could vote to legalize recreational marijuana and industrial hemp production as soon as next year through a measure backed by companies that didn't get one of the state's medical marijuana grow licenses. Jimmy Gould and Ian James, co-founders of Ohio's 2015 failed recreational marijuana legalization measure, are now proposing a "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment." Gould and James also unsuccessfully bid for one of t...
  • Investigators To Release Probable Cause Of El Faro's Sinking

    Investigators To Release Probable Cause Of El Faro's Sinking

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 8:57 AM EST2017-12-12 13:57:02 GMT
    El FaroEl Faro
    (AP/LEX 18) - Federal accident investigators on Tuesday will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners. The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to issue more than 50 safety recommendations related to the Oct. 1, 2015, loss of 790-foot-long (240-meter) ship near the Bahamas. The fully loaded El Faro sank about 34 hours after leaving Jac...
    (AP/LEX 18) - Federal accident investigators on Tuesday will determine the probable cause of the sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, the worst maritime disaster for a U.S.-flagged vessel in decades that resulted in the deaths of 33 mariners. The National Transportation Safety Board is expected to issue more than 50 safety recommendations related to the Oct. 1, 2015, loss of 790-foot-long (240-meter) ship near the Bahamas. The fully loaded El Faro sank about 34 hours after leaving Jac...
  • Alabama's Turbulent Senate Race Now In Hands Of Voters

    Alabama's Turbulent Senate Race Now In Hands Of Voters

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:59 AM EST2017-12-12 12:59:14 GMT
    APAP

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Depending on who is making the case, Alabama's special Senate election Tuesday is about either continuing the "Trump miracle" in Washington or allowing "decency" to prevail back home.

  • Kentucky Autism Center To Train First Responders

    Kentucky Autism Center To Train First Responders

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:30 AM EST2017-12-12 12:30:18 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Autism Training Center at University of Louisville is providing training to first responders. A statement from UofL says the center will teach police officers, firefighters, emergency medical services staff and emergency dispatchers about the special needs of those on the autism spectrum during an emergency. More than 600 employees have already been through the training. Firefighters are expected to complete training by the end of the year and poli...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Autism Training Center at University of Louisville is providing training to first responders. A statement from UofL says the center will teach police officers, firefighters, emergency medical services staff and emergency dispatchers about the special needs of those on the autism spectrum during an emergency. More than 600 employees have already been through the training. Firefighters are expected to complete training by the end of the year and poli...
  • Youth Homeless Shelter Asking For Donations

    Youth Homeless Shelter Asking For Donations

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:27 AM EST2017-12-12 12:27:41 GMT

    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - A Lexington homeless shelter serving dozens of children and teens without a home this winter said it could really use your help with supplies.  Off Lexington's West 3rd street, a white and green sign marks a haven for some of Central Kentucky's youngest and most vulnerable.  On any given night, Arbor Youth Services can house up to ten young kids or teens looking for an escape from homelessness.  "Kids come to us with pretty much nothing,...

    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - A Lexington homeless shelter serving dozens of children and teens without a home this winter said it could really use your help with supplies.  Off Lexington's West 3rd street, a white and green sign marks a haven for some of Central Kentucky's youngest and most vulnerable.  On any given night, Arbor Youth Services can house up to ten young kids or teens looking for an escape from homelessness.  "Kids come to us with pretty much nothing,...

  • Kentucky Craft Brewers Putting Used Bourbon Barrels To Use

    Kentucky Craft Brewers Putting Used Bourbon Barrels To Use

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 7:00 AM EST2017-12-12 12:00:56 GMT
    MGNMGN
    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) - A charred oak barrel can only be used once to create bourbon whiskey. But some of Kentucky's craft brewers are proving that used barrels can be put to good use. Those brewers are partnering with Willett Distillery for a barrel reuse program. Twenty-five brewers gathered at the Bardstown distillery on Monday to collect used barrels for a special barrel-aged beer showcase to be released next summer. The brewers say beer and bourbon fans will be able to sample th...
    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) - A charred oak barrel can only be used once to create bourbon whiskey. But some of Kentucky's craft brewers are proving that used barrels can be put to good use. Those brewers are partnering with Willett Distillery for a barrel reuse program. Twenty-five brewers gathered at the Bardstown distillery on Monday to collect used barrels for a special barrel-aged beer showcase to be released next summer. The brewers say beer and bourbon fans will be able to sample th...
  • Ex-U.S. Deserter to N. Korea Who Married Japan Abductee Dies

    Ex-U.S. Deserter to N. Korea Who Married Japan Abductee Dies

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:37 AM EST2017-12-12 11:37:01 GMT
    MGNMGN
    TOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. Jenkins was found collapsed outside his home in Sado, northern Japan, on Monday and rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead, a group representing families of Japanese abductees to North Koreas said Tuesday. Japan's NHK national television said he died of a heart failure. Jenkins, of Rich Square, North Carolin...
    TOKYO (AP) — Charles Jenkins, a U.S Army deserter to North Korea who married a Japanese abductee and lived in Japan after their release, has died. He was 77. Jenkins was found collapsed outside his home in Sado, northern Japan, on Monday and rushed to a hospital and later pronounced dead, a group representing families of Japanese abductees to North Koreas said Tuesday. Japan's NHK national television said he died of a heart failure. Jenkins, of Rich Square, North Carolin...
  • Son Searching For Missing Ring That Belonged To His Late Father

    Son Searching For Missing Ring That Belonged To His Late Father

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 6:35 AM EST2017-12-12 11:35:46 GMT
    Arflack says this is a good approximation of what the ring looks likeArflack says this is a good approximation of what the ring looks like

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18)-- The search is on for a ring with sentimental value, after a Kentucky man lost it while helping someone work on a house. Norman Arflack originally put a call for his late father's missing ring in the Frankfort newspaper...

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18)-- The search is on for a ring with sentimental value, after a Kentucky man lost it while helping someone work on a house. Norman Arflack originally put a call for his late father's missing ring in the Frankfort newspaper...

  • After NYC Subway Bombing, Trump Slams ‘Chain Migration’

    After NYC Subway Bombing, Trump Slams ‘Chain Migration’

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:09 AM EST2017-12-12 10:09:29 GMT
    APAP
    NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber’s rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump’s push to limit immigration. Hours after Monday’s explosion in an underground passageway connecting two of Manhattan’s busiest stations, Trump cited the background of the bomber in renewing his call for closer scrutiny of foreigners who come ...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A would-be suicide bomber’s rush-hour blast in the heart of the New York City subway system failed to cause the bloodshed he intended, authorities said, but it gave new fuel to President Donald Trump’s push to limit immigration. Hours after Monday’s explosion in an underground passageway connecting two of Manhattan’s busiest stations, Trump cited the background of the bomber in renewing his call for closer scrutiny of foreigners who come ...
  • Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year For 2017: ‘Feminism’

    Merriam-Webster’s Word Of The Year For 2017: ‘Feminism’

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 5:06 AM EST2017-12-12 10:06:50 GMT
    APAP

    NEW YORK (AP) — This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017 is “feminism.” Yes, it’s been a big year or two or 100 for the word. In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70 percent over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com and spiked several times after key events, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, the company’s editor at large, told The Associated Press ahead of Tuesday’s annual word reveal. There was...

    NEW YORK (AP) — This may or may not come as a surprise: Merriam-Webster’s word of the year for 2017 is “feminism.” Yes, it’s been a big year or two or 100 for the word. In 2017, lookups for feminism increased 70 percent over 2016 on Merriam-Webster.com and spiked several times after key events, lexicographer Peter Sokolowski, the company’s editor at large, told The Associated Press ahead of Tuesday’s annual word reveal. There was...

  • Police Conduct Holiday Shoplifting Blitz

    Police Conduct Holiday Shoplifting Blitz

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:57 AM EST2017-12-12 09:57:52 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A shoplifting blitz carried out by the Lexington Police Department has identified more than 30 individuals stealing from stores in the Nicholasville Road area including Brannon Crossing, and led to the recovery of more than $12,000 worth of stolen property. Between the dates of Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 the Lexington Police Department, Nicholasville Police Department and members of the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association (KYORCA...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A shoplifting blitz carried out by the Lexington Police Department has identified more than 30 individuals stealing from stores in the Nicholasville Road area including Brannon Crossing, and led to the recovery of more than $12,000 worth of stolen property. Between the dates of Dec. 5 and Dec. 7 the Lexington Police Department, Nicholasville Police Department and members of the Kentucky Organized Retail Crime Association (KYORCA...
  • Middle School Student Posts Terroristic Threat On Social Media

    Middle School Student Posts Terroristic Threat On Social Media

    Tuesday, December 12 2017 4:49 AM EST2017-12-12 09:49:43 GMT
    MGNMGN
    MARION COUNTY, Ky. (The Lebanon Enterprise)-- A middle school student is charged with terroristic threatening and is facing possible explusion after a post on Instagram.  Reports say the student posted a photo on Instagram of himself holding a gun and a comment below saying "gonna shoot up the school." The Marion County superintendent said Monday that officials were made aware of a possible threat for Tuesday. There will be extra law enforcement at the scho...
    MARION COUNTY, Ky. (The Lebanon Enterprise)-- A middle school student is charged with terroristic threatening and is facing possible explusion after a post on Instagram.  Reports say the student posted a photo on Instagram of himself holding a gun and a comment below saying "gonna shoot up the school." The Marion County superintendent said Monday that officials were made aware of a possible threat for Tuesday. There will be extra law enforcement at the scho...
  • Mason Co. High Placed On Lockdown Due To Threat

    Mason Co. High Placed On Lockdown Due To Threat

    Monday, December 11 2017 8:22 PM EST2017-12-12 01:22:44 GMT
    MAYSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) The Maysville Police Department posted on Facebook that Mason County High School was placed on a temporary lockdown after officials became aware of a social media threat on Monday.  School officials called Maysville Police. Police say that a male student in the school had made a threat while posing as another student. This male student was taken into custody and charged with Terroristic Threatening and Theft of Identity. 
    MAYSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) The Maysville Police Department posted on Facebook that Mason County High School was placed on a temporary lockdown after officials became aware of a social media threat on Monday.  School officials called Maysville Police. Police say that a male student in the school had made a threat while posing as another student. This male student was taken into custody and charged with Terroristic Threatening and Theft of Identity. 
  • Grinch Steals Christmas Lights

    Grinch Steals Christmas Lights

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:53 PM EST2017-12-11 23:53:04 GMT

    CORBIN, Ky (LEX 18) A Grinch has stolen Christmas lights in Corbin and police want to track him (or her) down. 

    CORBIN, Ky (LEX 18) A Grinch has stolen Christmas lights in Corbin and police want to track him (or her) down. 

  • 1 Taken To Hospital After Apartment Fire

    1 Taken To Hospital After Apartment Fire

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-12-11 23:51:53 GMT

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - One person was taken to the hospital following an apartment in Estill County. 

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - One person was taken to the hospital following an apartment in Estill County. 

  • Man's Body Recovered After Trench Collapse At Richmond Construction Site

    Man's Body Recovered After Trench Collapse At Richmond Construction Site

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:51 PM EST2017-12-11 23:51:23 GMT
    WBONWBON

    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — The body of a 38-year-old man was recovered after a trench collapse in Richmond. Emergency crews worked for hours at the construction site on Caperton Drive near Big Hill.

    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) — The body of a 38-year-old man was recovered after a trench collapse in Richmond. Emergency crews worked for hours at the construction site on Caperton Drive near Big Hill.

  • Family Looking For Clifton Sigman Three Years Later

    Family Looking For Clifton Sigman Three Years Later

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:49 PM EST2017-12-11 23:49:09 GMT

    CARTER COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) For Sabrina Sigman, December 1, 2014, is the day everything changed. She looks at her favorite picture of her son, Clifton Sigman, every day. The 30-year-old left her home late that night three years ago after an argument with his brother. He was last seen walking down Stump Run Road. His gloves and cigarettes were found less than a mile away, but no sign of Clifton of his blue hoodie jacket and baseball hat.  Sigman still has the mysterious voic...

    CARTER COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) For Sabrina Sigman, December 1, 2014, is the day everything changed. She looks at her favorite picture of her son, Clifton Sigman, every day. The 30-year-old left her home late that night three years ago after an argument with his brother. He was last seen walking down Stump Run Road. His gloves and cigarettes were found less than a mile away, but no sign of Clifton of his blue hoodie jacket and baseball hat.  Sigman still has the mysterious voic...

  • Wreaths Across America Ceremony Honors Veterans

    Wreaths Across America Ceremony Honors Veterans

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:19 PM EST2017-12-11 21:19:26 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) — The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held Monday at the Capitol Rotunda. The annual event is a tribute to veterans to honor, teach, and remember.

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) — The annual Wreaths Across America ceremony was held Monday at the Capitol Rotunda. The annual event is a tribute to veterans to honor, teach, and remember.

  • NYC Subway Bombing Called Terror-Related; 4 Injured

    NYC Subway Bombing Called Terror-Related; 4 Injured

    Monday, December 11 2017 3:22 PM EST2017-12-11 20:22:37 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding three others and sending New York commuters fleeing in terror through the smoky passageway.

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man inspired by the Islamic State group set off a crude pipe bomb strapped to his body Monday in a crowded subway corridor near Times Square, injuring the man, slightly wounding three others and sending New York commuters fleeing in terror through the smoky passageway.

  • Women Detail Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump

    Women Detail Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Trump

    Monday, December 11 2017 2:42 PM EST2017-12-11 19:42:34 GMT

    Washington (CNN) — A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday.

    Washington (CNN) — A group of women who have publicly accused President Donald Trump of sexual harassment and assault detailed their accounts of being groped, fondled and forcibly kissed by the businessman-turned-politician at a news conference on Monday.

  • Pentagon To Allow Transgender Persons To Enlist Despite Trump's Opposition

    Pentagon To Allow Transgender Persons To Enlist Despite Trump's Opposition

    Monday, December 11 2017 2:09 PM EST2017-12-11 19:09:16 GMT
    APAP

    WASHINGTON -The Pentagon says it will allow transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite Trump's opposition

    WASHINGTON -The Pentagon says it will allow transgender people to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, despite Trump's opposition

  • Lawrence Co. School Bus Crashes, Overturns

    Lawrence Co. School Bus Crashes, Overturns

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:56 PM EST2017-12-11 18:56:51 GMT
    Lawrence County EMALawrence County EMA

    LOUISA, Ky. (LEX 18) - A school bus was involved in a rollover crash Monday morning in Lawrence County. The crash happened on KY 32. A bus crashed through the guardrail and landed on its side. There were no students on board at the time of the crash. The bus driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation.  

    LOUISA, Ky. (LEX 18) - A school bus was involved in a rollover crash Monday morning in Lawrence County. The crash happened on KY 32. A bus crashed through the guardrail and landed on its side. There were no students on board at the time of the crash. The bus driver was taken to the hospital for evaluation.  

  • 2 Dogs Dead After House Fire

    2 Dogs Dead After House Fire

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:54 PM EST2017-12-11 18:54:16 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Two dogs were killed in a house fire Monday afternoon. The fire broke out at a home on Perry Street. Black smoke was billowing out of the house by the time firefighters were called. The family's four animals were inside. Two of the dogs passed away. Two others were rescued. The back part of the house was heavily damaged.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Two dogs were killed in a house fire Monday afternoon. The fire broke out at a home on Perry Street. Black smoke was billowing out of the house by the time firefighters were called. The family's four animals were inside. Two of the dogs passed away. Two others were rescued. The back part of the house was heavily damaged.

  • Former Preacher Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

    Former Preacher Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:41 PM EST2017-12-11 18:41:44 GMT
    EKB NewsEKB News
    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB) — A former preacher from Wheelwright pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge during a hearing last week in U.S. District Court in Pikeville. David Glenn Boyd, 53, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of distributing child pornography. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, but Boyd will likely receive less in exchange for his guilty plea. The minimum sentence is five years. In court, he admitted to having a laptop with 42 pictures and 35 vid...
    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB) — A former preacher from Wheelwright pleaded guilty to a child pornography charge during a hearing last week in U.S. District Court in Pikeville. David Glenn Boyd, 53, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of distributing child pornography. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 20 years, but Boyd will likely receive less in exchange for his guilty plea. The minimum sentence is five years. In court, he admitted to having a laptop with 42 pictures and 35 vid...
  • Lawsuit Filed In Death Of Dunbar Student Athlete

    Lawsuit Filed In Death Of Dunbar Student Athlete

    Monday, December 11 2017 1:10 PM EST2017-12-11 18:10:34 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The family of a Paul Laurence Dunbar student who died suddenly during open gym has filed suit against the school administrators, the superintendent and some of the staff. Star Ifeacho was running drills and playing basketball at the school when he began to feel ill. He walked to his assistant coach and collapsed in the locker room. Star was a sophomore member of the Bulldogs varsity boys basketball team. A suit, filed on behalf of his states, says ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The family of a Paul Laurence Dunbar student who died suddenly during open gym has filed suit against the school administrators, the superintendent and some of the staff. Star Ifeacho was running drills and playing basketball at the school when he began to feel ill. He walked to his assistant coach and collapsed in the locker room. Star was a sophomore member of the Bulldogs varsity boys basketball team. A suit, filed on behalf of his states, says ...

  • EKU Breaks Ground On New Rec. Center

    EKU Breaks Ground On New Rec. Center

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:03 PM EST2017-12-11 17:03:43 GMT
    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Student Recreation and Wellness Center was held at Eastern Kentucky University on Monday. The 130,000 square-foot facility, financed by a student fee, is expected to be complete by fall 2019. School officials say this is an important component in the university's ongoing revitalization initiative. Officials say it is designed to transform the living and learning experience for EKU students.
    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Student Recreation and Wellness Center was held at Eastern Kentucky University on Monday. The 130,000 square-foot facility, financed by a student fee, is expected to be complete by fall 2019. School officials say this is an important component in the university's ongoing revitalization initiative. Officials say it is designed to transform the living and learning experience for EKU students.
  • Bookstore To Close After More Than 65 Years

    Bookstore To Close After More Than 65 Years

    Monday, December 11 2017 12:00 PM EST2017-12-11 17:00:33 GMT
    Kennedy's Wildcat DenKennedy's Wildcat Den

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (The Kentucky Kernel)-- After more than 65 years of business, Kennedy's Wildcat Den will be permanently closing its doors. It's reported they sent out an email Sunday night saying their last day of business will be Dec. 22. Last April, The Herald Leader reported the Kennedy family sold its location to core campus investment partners. Students are reminded to return their rental textbooks by Dec. 16 and to use all Kennedy's gift cards by Dec. 22.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (The Kentucky Kernel)-- After more than 65 years of business, Kennedy's Wildcat Den will be permanently closing its doors. It's reported they sent out an email Sunday night saying their last day of business will be Dec. 22. Last April, The Herald Leader reported the Kennedy family sold its location to core campus investment partners. Students are reminded to return their rental textbooks by Dec. 16 and to use all Kennedy's gift cards by Dec. 22.

  • Police Seek Suspects in Bicycle, Scooter Theft

    Police Seek Suspects in Bicycle, Scooter Theft

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:52 AM EST2017-12-11 16:52:34 GMT
    Williamsburg Police DepartmentWilliamsburg Police Department
    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are asking for help after three men stole a bicycle and two scooters from a home. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning on North 10th Street in Williamsburg. If anyone can identify these people, they're asked to contact police.
    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are asking for help after three men stole a bicycle and two scooters from a home. It happened around 4:30 a.m. Sunday morning on North 10th Street in Williamsburg. If anyone can identify these people, they're asked to contact police.
  • Police: Woman Arrested After Overdosing With Child In Car

    Police: Woman Arrested After Overdosing With Child In Car

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:29 AM EST2017-12-11 16:29:25 GMT

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Pike County woman has been arrested after police say she was discovered unconscious in her vehicle with her child. According to an arrest citation, Heather Pennington was passed out behind the wheel of her car in the Walmart parking lot. Several customers and a manager noticed. When officers arrived, they discovered a small child in her lap. The child was not wearing pants or a jacket and was visibly 

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Pike County woman has been arrested after police say she was discovered unconscious in her vehicle with her child. According to an arrest citation, Heather Pennington was passed out behind the wheel of her car in the Walmart parking lot. Several customers and a manager noticed. When officers arrived, they discovered a small child in her lap. The child was not wearing pants or a jacket and was visibly 

  • Man Arrested After 90 Minute Barricade

    Man Arrested After 90 Minute Barricade

    Monday, December 11 2017 11:01 AM EST2017-12-11 16:01:56 GMT
    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was arrested Sunday after he was accused of firing a gun inside a residence. It happened around 5:30 p.m. at a residence on Whetstone Road. The sheriff's department received a report that a man was under the influence of methamphetamine and had threatened to kill a family member. When officials arrived, they learned that Teddy Veach, 37, was in an outbuilding. They were told Veach had a pistol and had fired a shotgun in ...
    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was arrested Sunday after he was accused of firing a gun inside a residence. It happened around 5:30 p.m. at a residence on Whetstone Road. The sheriff's department received a report that a man was under the influence of methamphetamine and had threatened to kill a family member. When officials arrived, they learned that Teddy Veach, 37, was in an outbuilding. They were told Veach had a pistol and had fired a shotgun in ...
  • 2018 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

    2018 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:53 AM EST2017-12-11 15:53:39 GMT

    Best Motion Picture, Drama “Call Me by Your Name” “Dunkirk” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy “The Disaster Artist” “Get Out” “The Greatest Showman” “I, Tonya” “Lady Bird” Best Director, Motion Picture Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” Martin McDonagh...

    Best Motion Picture, Drama “Call Me by Your Name” “Dunkirk” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy “The Disaster Artist” “Get Out” “The Greatest Showman” “I, Tonya” “Lady Bird” Best Director, Motion Picture Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water” Martin McDonagh...

  • Keaton Jones Bullying Video Inspires Support From LeBron, Chris Evans

    Keaton Jones Bullying Video Inspires Support From LeBron, Chris Evans

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:28 AM EST2017-12-11 15:28:41 GMT

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A Tennessee woman's video of her son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers. Kimberly Jones said in a Facebook post she had just picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch. In the video, Keaton said other students call him ugly, make fun of his nose and tell him he has no friends. He said milk was poured on him and ham was put down his clothes. ...

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A Tennessee woman's video of her son recounting being bullied at middle school has prompted a wave of support from athletes and entertainers. Kimberly Jones said in a Facebook post she had just picked up her son, Keaton, from school because he was too afraid to go to lunch. In the video, Keaton said other students call him ugly, make fun of his nose and tell him he has no friends. He said milk was poured on him and ham was put down his clothes. ...

  • Chef Mario Batali Steps Away From Show Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Chef Mario Batali Steps Away From Show Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Monday, December 11 2017 10:12 AM EST2017-12-11 15:12:17 GMT
    (WLWT) — ABC has asked celebrity chef Mario Batali to step away from the show The Chew while the network reviews allegations of sexual misconduct in Batali's restaurants. The website Eater New York detailed allegations against Batali in an article posted on Monday. The report details allegations from four women and former business partners of sexual misconduct in Batali's restaurants. Batali has stepped away from his restaurant group, according to the a...
    (WLWT) — ABC has asked celebrity chef Mario Batali to step away from the show The Chew while the network reviews allegations of sexual misconduct in Batali's restaurants. The website Eater New York detailed allegations against Batali in an article posted on Monday. The report details allegations from four women and former business partners of sexual misconduct in Batali's restaurants. Batali has stepped away from his restaurant group, according to the a...
  • Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns To Louisville, Lexington

    Blue Bell Ice Cream Returns To Louisville, Lexington

    Monday, December 11 2017 9:34 AM EST2017-12-11 14:34:21 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-  Blue Bell Creameries has announced its return following two recalls. The ice cream company will be expanding its distribution area to include Louisville, Lexington and the surrounding cities beginning March 12, 2018.   “It has always been our goal to return to the Louisville and Lexington areas,” said Wayne Hugo, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “Our fans ask us all the time when our ice cream will be back...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-  Blue Bell Creameries has announced its return following two recalls. The ice cream company will be expanding its distribution area to include Louisville, Lexington and the surrounding cities beginning March 12, 2018.   “It has always been our goal to return to the Louisville and Lexington areas,” said Wayne Hugo, vice president of sales and marketing for Blue Bell. “Our fans ask us all the time when our ice cream will be back...
  • Program Provides Hundreds Of Children With Presents

    Program Provides Hundreds Of Children With Presents

    Monday, December 11 2017 9:23 AM EST2017-12-11 14:23:55 GMT
    Salvation Army Angel Tree 2016Salvation Army Angel Tree 2016

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sunday was the last day to pick up an angel from Fayette Mall for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. Hundreds of children are getting Christmas presents, thanks to those of you who donated. Officials told LEX 18 that just 150 tags were left Sunday afternoon, but you can still drop off presents at the distribution center this week. That's where the Bryan Station High School basketball team was helping stock and pack Angel Tree donations Sunday. ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sunday was the last day to pick up an angel from Fayette Mall for the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program. Hundreds of children are getting Christmas presents, thanks to those of you who donated. Officials told LEX 18 that just 150 tags were left Sunday afternoon, but you can still drop off presents at the distribution center this week. That's where the Bryan Station High School basketball team was helping stock and pack Angel Tree donations Sunday. ...

  • Two Females Charged With Kidnapping Taxi Driver

    Two Females Charged With Kidnapping Taxi Driver

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:26 AM EST2017-12-11 11:26:20 GMT
    Haley GardnerHaley Gardner

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police have arrested two juvenile females after they were accused of holding a taxi driver at gunpoint early Sunday. Police say the incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. Authorities say the two females were picked up on New Circle and Tates Creek roads. Police say the two began threatening the taxi driver with a gun. The driver was able to call police, and the two were arrested at Fortune Drive near Danielle Lane. Police say the two females a...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police have arrested two juvenile females after they were accused of holding a taxi driver at gunpoint early Sunday. Police say the incident occurred around 4:30 a.m. Authorities say the two females were picked up on New Circle and Tates Creek roads. Police say the two began threatening the taxi driver with a gun. The driver was able to call police, and the two were arrested at Fortune Drive near Danielle Lane. Police say the two females a...

  • Police Officer With PTSD From Pulse Massacre Loses His Job

    Police Officer With PTSD From Pulse Massacre Loses His Job

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:05 AM EST2017-12-11 11:05:32 GMT
    MGNMGN
    ORLANDO (NBC News)-- Omar Delgado realized he wanted to become a police officer after moving from Chicago to Central Florida, where he met and tagged along with a Seminole County deputy who soon became a close friend. He graduated from the police academy and then, nine and a half years ago, took a job with the Eatonville Police Department, where he remained “because they were the first ones who gave [him] the opportunity.” But now, the 45-year-old corporal is saying he w...
    ORLANDO (NBC News)-- Omar Delgado realized he wanted to become a police officer after moving from Chicago to Central Florida, where he met and tagged along with a Seminole County deputy who soon became a close friend. He graduated from the police academy and then, nine and a half years ago, took a job with the Eatonville Police Department, where he remained “because they were the first ones who gave [him] the opportunity.” But now, the 45-year-old corporal is saying he w...
  • Ambassador Haley Says Trump Accusers Have Right To Be Heard

    Ambassador Haley Says Trump Accusers Have Right To Be Heard

    Monday, December 11 2017 6:00 AM EST2017-12-11 11:00:47 GMT
    CNNCNN
    WASHINGTON (NBC News)-- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual impropriety have a right to be heard. Haley, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," broke from the Trump administration line on the 16 sexual misconduct allegations that face the president. The White House has said that the women who have accused Trump were lying and voters rejected their accusations when they elected Trump. ...
    WASHINGTON (NBC News)-- U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual impropriety have a right to be heard. Haley, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," broke from the Trump administration line on the 16 sexual misconduct allegations that face the president. The White House has said that the women who have accused Trump were lying and voters rejected their accusations when they elected Trump. ...
  • Weekend Snow Caused Numerous Accidents

    Weekend Snow Caused Numerous Accidents

    Monday, December 11 2017 5:44 AM EST2017-12-11 10:44:12 GMT

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- This weekend's brief bout with snow was a nightmare for drivers all over the area. In Lexington officials saw nearly 200 car wrecks because of it, but it wasn't just here. In Scott County, icy roads led to interstate closures that lasted for hours Saturday. Officials were forced to close part of I-75 South for four hours; and a stretch of I-75 North was also shut down or partially shut down from 9 p.m. until almost 4 a.m. the next day. "Sno...

    FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- This weekend's brief bout with snow was a nightmare for drivers all over the area. In Lexington officials saw nearly 200 car wrecks because of it, but it wasn't just here. In Scott County, icy roads led to interstate closures that lasted for hours Saturday. Officials were forced to close part of I-75 South for four hours; and a stretch of I-75 North was also shut down or partially shut down from 9 p.m. until almost 4 a.m. the next day. "Sno...

  • Catholic Action Center Helping Homeless Stay Warm

    Catholic Action Center Helping Homeless Stay Warm

    Monday, December 11 2017 5:38 AM EST2017-12-11 10:38:23 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The nights have been cold and volunteers at the Catholic Action Center want to get as many people off the streets as possible. The Compassionate Caravan hit the streets Sunday night, giving out hats, gloves and blankets and making sure no one was forgotten.  Officials at the center say the donations have poured in to help the area's homeless. They have received hundreds of donations over the past few days, but their work isn't done....

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The nights have been cold and volunteers at the Catholic Action Center want to get as many people off the streets as possible. The Compassionate Caravan hit the streets Sunday night, giving out hats, gloves and blankets and making sure no one was forgotten.  Officials at the center say the donations have poured in to help the area's homeless. They have received hundreds of donations over the past few days, but their work isn't done....

  • Police Investigate Armed Robbery

    Police Investigate Armed Robbery

    Monday, December 11 2017 4:57 AM EST2017-12-11 09:57:54 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are searching for the suspects accused of an armed robbery Monday morning. It happened around 3:03 a.m. at a residence on Larkin Road. The homeowner, who called it in, was not home when it happened but told police his roommates saw two to three black males wearing ski masks with guns enter the home. The only items reported stolen are some shoes.  Police say there was a delay in reporting the crime and now the victims ar...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are searching for the suspects accused of an armed robbery Monday morning. It happened around 3:03 a.m. at a residence on Larkin Road. The homeowner, who called it in, was not home when it happened but told police his roommates saw two to three black males wearing ski masks with guns enter the home. The only items reported stolen are some shoes.  Police say there was a delay in reporting the crime and now the victims ar...
  • Lexington Man Arrested In Connection To Hostage Situation

    Lexington Man Arrested In Connection To Hostage Situation

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:52 PM EST2017-12-11 02:52:24 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police confirm a man has been arrested in connection to a hostage situation that lasted nearly 14 hours. Mitchell Keiser, 52, is being charged with unlawful imprisonment and is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.  Police say they believe Keiser held his son against his will inside an apartment on Alumni Drive. Officers first responded to the situation at the East Ridge Apartments around 2:30p.m. on Saturday. Re...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police confirm a man has been arrested in connection to a hostage situation that lasted nearly 14 hours. Mitchell Keiser, 52, is being charged with unlawful imprisonment and is currently being held at the Fayette County Detention Center.  Police say they believe Keiser held his son against his will inside an apartment on Alumni Drive. Officers first responded to the situation at the East Ridge Apartments around 2:30p.m. on Saturday. Re...
  • Popular Cincinnati Area Teacher Hurt In Hit And Run

    Popular Cincinnati Area Teacher Hurt In Hit And Run

    Sunday, December 10 2017 8:13 PM EST2017-12-11 01:13:47 GMT
    WLWTWLWT
    CINCINNATI (WLWT) -  A longtime teacher at Elder High School was injured in a Saturday hit-and-run, Cincinnati police said. Police said Mark Klusman, a computer science teacher at the school, was struck by a vehicle around 11:30 a.m. near Warsaw and Wilder avenues. Students tell WLWT Klusman was helping with a school community cleanup event when he was hit. WLWT checked on his condition Sunday evening, but an update was not immediately available. The driver too...
    CINCINNATI (WLWT) -  A longtime teacher at Elder High School was injured in a Saturday hit-and-run, Cincinnati police said. Police said Mark Klusman, a computer science teacher at the school, was struck by a vehicle around 11:30 a.m. near Warsaw and Wilder avenues. Students tell WLWT Klusman was helping with a school community cleanup event when he was hit. WLWT checked on his condition Sunday evening, but an update was not immediately available. The driver too...
  • Ambassador Haley Says Trump Accusers Have Right To Be Heard

    Ambassador Haley Says Trump Accusers Have Right To Be Heard

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:51 PM EST2017-12-11 00:51:26 GMT
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual impropriety have a right to be heard. Haley, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," broke from the Trump administration line on the 16 sexual misconduct allegations that face the president. The White House has said that the women who have accused Trump were lying and voters rejected their accusations when they elected Trump. ...
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said that the women who accused President Donald Trump of sexual impropriety have a right to be heard. Haley, speaking on CBS' "Face the Nation," broke from the Trump administration line on the 16 sexual misconduct allegations that face the president. The White House has said that the women who have accused Trump were lying and voters rejected their accusations when they elected Trump. ...
  • Why Older Women Will Rule The World: The Future Is Female, Experts Say

    Why Older Women Will Rule The World: The Future Is Female, Experts Say

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:46 PM EST2017-12-11 00:46:08 GMT
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    CAMBRIDGE, Ma. (NBC NEWS) - If you’re a woman with a bit of life experience, you already know you’re the boss. You’re more likely to drive health care decisions in your family, control household spending, care for millennials and elders, start a business and initiate a divorce. You have the longevity advantage over men. In other words, you rule. But does the world know it? Older women can sometimes feel like they’re invisible to work...
    CAMBRIDGE, Ma. (NBC NEWS) - If you’re a woman with a bit of life experience, you already know you’re the boss. You’re more likely to drive health care decisions in your family, control household spending, care for millennials and elders, start a business and initiate a divorce. You have the longevity advantage over men. In other words, you rule. But does the world know it? Older women can sometimes feel like they’re invisible to work...
  • “He did not get justice today,” Oklahoma Man Receives 4-Year Sentence In Death Of Toddler

    “He did not get justice today,” Oklahoma Man Receives 4-Year Sentence In Death Of Toddler

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:30 PM EST2017-12-11 00:30:28 GMT

    MEAD, Okla. – An Oklahoma man found guilty in the death of a toddler was sentenced to four years in prison. However, 19-month-old Kayson’s family says, four years is not enough. “Kayson’s memory will always be with me but he did not get justice today,” said Tara Black, Kayson’s mom. “Four years is not enough time for him to see how much pain and misery he’s caused this family.” Back in 2015, police say Steven Matlock hotwired an...

    MEAD, Okla. – An Oklahoma man found guilty in the death of a toddler was sentenced to four years in prison. However, 19-month-old Kayson’s family says, four years is not enough. “Kayson’s memory will always be with me but he did not get justice today,” said Tara Black, Kayson’s mom. “Four years is not enough time for him to see how much pain and misery he’s caused this family.” Back in 2015, police say Steven Matlock hotwired an...

  • Extras Needed For Movie To Be Filmed In Louisville

    Extras Needed For Movie To Be Filmed In Louisville

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:17 PM EST2017-12-11 00:17:49 GMT
    MGNMGN
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? Well here's your chance!  WAVE 3 News reports the movie Already Married is being filmed in Louisville next week. The movie is about a married woman's life is turned upside down when she learns her husband is already married to another woman.  There are several opportunities to be an extra. On Tuesday, December 12, extras portraying parents and kids are needed at All About Kids in Crestwood from 1...
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Have you ever wanted to be in a movie? Well here's your chance!  WAVE 3 News reports the movie Already Married is being filmed in Louisville next week. The movie is about a married woman's life is turned upside down when she learns her husband is already married to another woman.  There are several opportunities to be an extra. On Tuesday, December 12, extras portraying parents and kids are needed at All About Kids in Crestwood from 1...
  • Investigation Underway After Floor Collapses At Lexington Apartment Building

    Investigation Underway After Floor Collapses At Lexington Apartment Building

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:13 PM EST2017-12-11 00:13:45 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  Investigators are trying to determine what caused the floor of a Lexington apartment to collapse this afternoon. This while the residents look for a new place to stay. Lexington firefighters say they condemned two apartments on Timberhill Court after they discovered a first floor apartment's floor had collapsed a few inches. I spoke with family members who live in one of the condemned apartments that say it was like an earthquake when the floor...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  Investigators are trying to determine what caused the floor of a Lexington apartment to collapse this afternoon. This while the residents look for a new place to stay. Lexington firefighters say they condemned two apartments on Timberhill Court after they discovered a first floor apartment's floor had collapsed a few inches. I spoke with family members who live in one of the condemned apartments that say it was like an earthquake when the floor...

  • After Allegations, Moore Avoids Spotlight, Questions

    After Allegations, Moore Avoids Spotlight, Questions

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:11 PM EST2017-12-11 00:11:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the traditional campaign trail in the days ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race. He's appeared at only a handful of rallies in front of friendly audiences and steadfastly has shunned reporters from the mainstream media. Moore's past campaigns have never been heavy on the conventional, but his relative absence from the spotlight this time around is nearly unheard of for a major party candidate....
    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has been a rare sight on the traditional campaign trail in the days ahead of a critical U.S. Senate race. He's appeared at only a handful of rallies in front of friendly audiences and steadfastly has shunned reporters from the mainstream media. Moore's past campaigns have never been heavy on the conventional, but his relative absence from the spotlight this time around is nearly unheard of for a major party candidate....
  • Murray State Student Receives Diploma While In Hospital

    Murray State Student Receives Diploma While In Hospital

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-12-10 20:52:29 GMT
    MURRAY, Ky. (WPSD) - This was one of the shortest commencement ceremonies Murray state’s president, Dr. Bob Davies said he’s ever done, but it had everything a graduate looks forward to. Darlene Raye Jackson was involved in a car wreck last week, which means she couldn’t make it to her graduation from the Murray Calloway County hospital. Instead, graduation came to her. Murray State leaders say they knew how important it was for Jackson to celebrate with her f...
    MURRAY, Ky. (WPSD) - This was one of the shortest commencement ceremonies Murray state’s president, Dr. Bob Davies said he’s ever done, but it had everything a graduate looks forward to. Darlene Raye Jackson was involved in a car wreck last week, which means she couldn’t make it to her graduation from the Murray Calloway County hospital. Instead, graduation came to her. Murray State leaders say they knew how important it was for Jackson to celebrate with her f...
  • Women Say Sexual Misconduct Common In Hospitality Industry

    Women Say Sexual Misconduct Common In Hospitality Industry

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:38 PM EST2017-12-10 20:38:36 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals he could simply "edit that out."      Another woman worked at an Atlanta restaurant and says her boss did nothing when two dishwashers kept making vulgar comments, so she quit wearing makeup to look less attractive and hopefully end the verbal abuse.    ...
    CHICAGO (AP) - One woman recalls how a general manager at a Chicago-area restaurant where she worked told her that if security cameras recorded him reaching between her legs and grabbing her genitals he could simply "edit that out."      Another woman worked at an Atlanta restaurant and says her boss did nothing when two dishwashers kept making vulgar comments, so she quit wearing makeup to look less attractive and hopefully end the verbal abuse.    ...
  • Sanders: Congress Shouldn’t Jump The Gun On Trump Impeachment

    Sanders: Congress Shouldn’t Jump The Gun On Trump Impeachment

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:35 PM EST2017-12-10 20:35:51 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) -  Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday warned against “jumping the gun” in pursuing impeachment charges against President Donald Trump and maintained that any potential proceedings should not be partisan. “I think there is a process that has to be followed,” the Vermont independent said on NBC's “Meet the Press,” urging Democrats to wait for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Russian attempts to interf...
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) -  Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday warned against “jumping the gun” in pursuing impeachment charges against President Donald Trump and maintained that any potential proceedings should not be partisan. “I think there is a process that has to be followed,” the Vermont independent said on NBC's “Meet the Press,” urging Democrats to wait for special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation on Russian attempts to interf...
  • Will Trump's Tax Cuts Really Lead To Raise In Worker Wages?

    Will Trump's Tax Cuts Really Lead To Raise In Worker Wages?

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:32 PM EST2017-12-10 20:32:35 GMT
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) -  Americans have jobs, but they need raises. Even as the labor market rounds out to full employment, workers aren’t seeing their wages grow. While Congress promises that slashing corporate taxes will deliver this boost, economists are skeptical that the benefit of a deficit-inflating corporate tax cut will benefit rank-and-file workers rather than the investor class. “The argument that the White House is trying to make is that if we cut corpor...
    WASHINGTON (NBC NEWS) -  Americans have jobs, but they need raises. Even as the labor market rounds out to full employment, workers aren’t seeing their wages grow. While Congress promises that slashing corporate taxes will deliver this boost, economists are skeptical that the benefit of a deficit-inflating corporate tax cut will benefit rank-and-file workers rather than the investor class. “The argument that the White House is trying to make is that if we cut corpor...
  • Officials: Patients At Risk At Dallas Psychiatric Hospital

    Officials: Patients At Risk At Dallas Psychiatric Hospital

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:20 PM EST2017-12-10 20:20:41 GMT
    DALLAS (AP) - Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday.      A Nov. 1 letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services addressed to Timberlawn's chief executive said that Timberlawn Mental Health System "no longer meets the requirements for participation in...
    DALLAS (AP) - Federal officials have warned that patients at a psychiatric hospital in Dallas are in "immediate jeopardy" two years after Texas regulators threatened to close the facility over severe safety problems, a newspaper reported Sunday.      A Nov. 1 letter from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services addressed to Timberlawn's chief executive said that Timberlawn Mental Health System "no longer meets the requirements for participation in...
  • Warren County Deputies Arrest Man After High-Speed Pursuit, Allegedly Holding Wife Hostage

    Warren County Deputies Arrest Man After Allegedly

    Sunday, December 10 2017 3:13 PM EST2017-12-10 20:13:35 GMT
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    WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Warren County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bizarre incident where a man may have been holding his wife captive and lead deputies on a chase. Reportedly deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call just before 9:00p.m. Friday night. The Sheriff's Office says Steven Doss, 44, was threatening to kill himself and his wife, and he left the home in a Ford Mustang. They believed he was holding his wife captive and armed with a knife. Rep...
    WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Warren County Sheriff's Office is investigating a bizarre incident where a man may have been holding his wife captive and lead deputies on a chase. Reportedly deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call just before 9:00p.m. Friday night. The Sheriff's Office says Steven Doss, 44, was threatening to kill himself and his wife, and he left the home in a Ford Mustang. They believed he was holding his wife captive and armed with a knife. Rep...
  • Police Investigate After Teen Hurt In Shooting

    Police Investigate After Teen Hurt In Shooting

    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:43 PM EST2017-12-10 18:43:12 GMT
    LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (Lewis County Herald) — Deputy Bryon Walker is investigating an apparent accidental shooting Saturday afternoon near Garrison that seriously injured a 14-year-old boy. Walker said 911 dispatchers were notified of the incident about 2:30 p.m. Saturday on Bill Chain Road when the father of the youth called to report it. Walker said Kaden Lawhorn had been handling a 9mm Cobra derringer pistol on the front porch of his home when he reportedly dropped the fir...
    LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (Lewis County Herald) — Deputy Bryon Walker is investigating an apparent accidental shooting Saturday afternoon near Garrison that seriously injured a 14-year-old boy. Walker said 911 dispatchers were notified of the incident about 2:30 p.m. Saturday on Bill Chain Road when the father of the youth called to report it. Walker said Kaden Lawhorn had been handling a 9mm Cobra derringer pistol on the front porch of his home when he reportedly dropped the fir...
  • Still Time To Make Holiday Bright For Kids In Need With Angel Tree Program

    Still Time To Make Holiday Bright For Kids In Need With Angel Tree Program

    Sunday, December 10 2017 1:19 PM EST2017-12-10 18:19:20 GMT
    Salvation Army Angel Tree 2016Salvation Army Angel Tree 2016

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — With time running out, there are still about 750 tags left on the angel tree at Fayette Mall. LEX 18 is partnering with Salvation Army and the Fayette Mall to help make the holidays brighter for a lot of little kids in need. Today is the last day to participate in the angel tree program.   An angel tree is at the mall, covered in tags with gift suggestions. Participants purchase a gift and it is matched to a deserving child.  So,...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — With time running out, there are still about 750 tags left on the angel tree at Fayette Mall. LEX 18 is partnering with Salvation Army and the Fayette Mall to help make the holidays brighter for a lot of little kids in need. Today is the last day to participate in the angel tree program.   An angel tree is at the mall, covered in tags with gift suggestions. Participants purchase a gift and it is matched to a deserving child.  So,...

  • Police Arrest Man Accused Of Threats On Social Media

    Police Arrest Man Accused Of Threats On Social Media

    Sunday, December 10 2017 12:19 PM EST2017-12-10 17:19:57 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) Police have arrested a man who they say made threats to police and public facilities in social media posts. Shaune Peyton, 37, was arrested Saturday morning, officials say. According to a statement by police, Lexington detectives saw postings from Peyton on social media platforms that included threats to "shoot up" the Lexington Police Department, the Fayette County Courthouse and the Fayette County Detention Center. Police say Peyton also made...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) Police have arrested a man who they say made threats to police and public facilities in social media posts. Shaune Peyton, 37, was arrested Saturday morning, officials say. According to a statement by police, Lexington detectives saw postings from Peyton on social media platforms that included threats to "shoot up" the Lexington Police Department, the Fayette County Courthouse and the Fayette County Detention Center. Police say Peyton also made...
  • Early Praise For 'Last Jedi' After Elaborate Premiere

    Early Praise For 'Last Jedi' After Elaborate Premiere

    Sunday, December 10 2017 11:56 AM EST2017-12-10 16:56:58 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online. Rian Johnson, the writer and director of the eighth installment of the franchise, dedicated the night to the late Carrie Fisher, who died after filming had completed. "She's up there flipping the bird and saying, 'D...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - There were cheers, gasps, droid photo opportunities, casino games and more than a few standing ovations at the jam-packed world premiere of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Saturday night in Los Angeles, which many are already praising online. Rian Johnson, the writer and director of the eighth installment of the franchise, dedicated the night to the late Carrie Fisher, who died after filming had completed. "She's up there flipping the bird and saying, 'D...
  • Lexington Family Homeless After Blaze At Duplex

    Lexington Family Homeless After Blaze At Duplex

    Sunday, December 10 2017 11:06 AM EST2017-12-10 16:06:29 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington fire officials responded Sunday morning to a home fire. A LEX 18 reporter arriving on the scene in the 1100 block of Dunbarton Lane saw firefighters working to control a blaze that caused damage to the home's front room area.  Check back with LEX18.com for updates on this developing story.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington fire officials responded Sunday morning to a home fire. A LEX 18 reporter arriving on the scene in the 1100 block of Dunbarton Lane saw firefighters working to control a blaze that caused damage to the home's front room area.  Check back with LEX18.com for updates on this developing story.

  • Bell Co. Blaze Hits Newly Opened Business

    Bell Co. Blaze Hits Newly Opened Business

    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:57 AM EST2017-12-10 15:57:48 GMT
    BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WRIL) — An early morning fire on highway 119 in Bell County destroys a newly opened business. Bell County Dispatch reports that they received a call at 2:53 a.m. from a state highway employee who had been called to an area in Calvin near a store that had just opened recently to clear debris from the roadway. Once on scene the worker saw a fire at the new Wildcat Market. The store, only open nine days, had been under construction for several months. We h...
    BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WRIL) — An early morning fire on highway 119 in Bell County destroys a newly opened business. Bell County Dispatch reports that they received a call at 2:53 a.m. from a state highway employee who had been called to an area in Calvin near a store that had just opened recently to clear debris from the roadway. Once on scene the worker saw a fire at the new Wildcat Market. The store, only open nine days, had been under construction for several months. We h...
  • Bourbon County Families Fighting Airport Expansion

    Bourbon County Families Fighting Airport Expansion

    Sunday, December 10 2017 10:01 AM EST2017-12-10 15:01:48 GMT

    BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Land owned by families and farmers for generations is in danger of being condemned. A lot of heated discussion in Paris Saturday over a proposed expansion for the Bluegrass Station Airport. Nearly two hundred people taking a stand for their livelihood...  “This is, I would say, premiere land here in the bluegrass. And you come here for that experience,” said resident Christian Stock. 2500 acres in Bourbon County could be ...

    BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Land owned by families and farmers for generations is in danger of being condemned. A lot of heated discussion in Paris Saturday over a proposed expansion for the Bluegrass Station Airport. Nearly two hundred people taking a stand for their livelihood...  “This is, I would say, premiere land here in the bluegrass. And you come here for that experience,” said resident Christian Stock. 2500 acres in Bourbon County could be ...

  • UPDATE: Ford Plant Death, No Longer Thought To Be Electrocution, Investigated

    UPDATE: Ford Plant Death, No Longer Thought To Be Electrocution, Investigated

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:59 AM EST2017-12-10 14:59:34 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) — The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has confirmed the identity of the Ford plant worker killed early Saturday morning. The victim was Ivan Bridgewater, 41, from Seymour, Indiana, the coroner's office said. 

    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) — The Jefferson County Coroner's Office has confirmed the identity of the Ford plant worker killed early Saturday morning. The victim was Ivan Bridgewater, 41, from Seymour, Indiana, the coroner's office said. 

  • South Carolina serial killer says there are more victims

    South Carolina serial killer says there are more victims

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:57 AM EST2017-12-10 14:57:44 GMT
    Todd Christopher KohlheppTodd Christopher Kohlhepp
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said "it was blown off." He also wrote, "At this point, I really don't see reason to give numbers or locations." Don Wood, chief division counsel with the FBI's Co...
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said "it was blown off." He also wrote, "At this point, I really don't see reason to give numbers or locations." Don Wood, chief division counsel with the FBI's Co...
  • Firefighters Collect Bikes To Make Holiday Bright For Kids, Parents

    Firefighters Collect Bikes To Make Holiday Bright For Kids, Parents

    Sunday, December 10 2017 9:38 AM EST2017-12-10 14:38:39 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington firefighter want to make sure no child goes without this holiday season. "We can't buy this many bikes at one time to give to kids," said Lexington firefighter Todd Houston. "We can't buy this many toys to give to kids on our own, so the donations, especially like this are big." Throughout the month of December, the Fraternal Order of Firefighters is collecting new toys for families in need. The program lets parents...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington firefighter want to make sure no child goes without this holiday season. "We can't buy this many bikes at one time to give to kids," said Lexington firefighter Todd Houston. "We can't buy this many toys to give to kids on our own, so the donations, especially like this are big." Throughout the month of December, the Fraternal Order of Firefighters is collecting new toys for families in need. The program lets parents...

  • Crashes Reported Across Central Kentucky Amid Winter Weather

    Crashes Reported Across Central Kentucky Amid Winter Weather

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:51 AM EST2017-12-10 12:51:27 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Winter weather is creating a mess on the roads. A number of accidents have been reported in Lexington and across central Kentucky after a bout of snow and ice.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Winter weather is creating a mess on the roads. A number of accidents have been reported in Lexington and across central Kentucky after a bout of snow and ice.

  • Constable Charged With Aiding Inmate's Escape

    Constable Charged With Aiding Inmate's Escape

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:22 AM EST2017-12-10 12:22:03 GMT

    GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky constable has been charged with helping a jail inmate escape from custody. Kentucky State Police says Muhlenberg County Constable Willie Parker was arrested Friday on charges of bribery of a public servant and escape by complicity. Police said Greenville inmate Anthony White escaped while being transported by Parker from the Muhlenberg County Court House to the Muhlenberg County Detention Center in June. Investigators sai...

    GREENVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky constable has been charged with helping a jail inmate escape from custody. Kentucky State Police says Muhlenberg County Constable Willie Parker was arrested Friday on charges of bribery of a public servant and escape by complicity. Police said Greenville inmate Anthony White escaped while being transported by Parker from the Muhlenberg County Court House to the Muhlenberg County Detention Center in June. Investigators sai...

  • 14-Hour Hostage Standoff Ends Peacefully

    Police Responding

    Sunday, December 10 2017 7:13 AM EST2017-12-10 12:13:56 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — An hours-long hostage standoff in Lexington has ended without injury.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — An hours-long hostage standoff in Lexington has ended without injury.

  • Laurel County Missing Woman Found Safe

    Laurel County Missing Woman Found Safe

    Saturday, December 9 2017 8:08 PM EST2017-12-10 01:08:47 GMT

    UPDATE: The woman has been located.

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    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a missing woman.

    UPDATE: The woman has been located.

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    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help finding a missing woman.

  • Semi-Truck Crashes, Shuts Down Icy Interstate

    Semi-Truck Crashes, Shuts Down Icy Interstate

    Saturday, December 9 2017 8:01 PM EST2017-12-10 01:01:15 GMT

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Ice is covering the road on I-75 SB near the 134 MM where a semi-truck has crashed and is blocking all lanes. That area will be closed for about four hours. Salt trucks are headed to the scene. The Sheriff's Department reports roads are too slick to get traffic moving at this time. Traffic is being diverted at the 136 Exit to Hwy. 25 southbound.

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Ice is covering the road on I-75 SB near the 134 MM where a semi-truck has crashed and is blocking all lanes. That area will be closed for about four hours. Salt trucks are headed to the scene. The Sheriff's Department reports roads are too slick to get traffic moving at this time. Traffic is being diverted at the 136 Exit to Hwy. 25 southbound.

  • Southern Lights At Kentucky Horsepark Closed Saturday Due To Weather

    Southern Lights At Kentucky Horsepark Closed Saturday Due To Weather

    Saturday, December 9 2017 7:27 PM EST2017-12-10 00:27:00 GMT
    MGNMGN
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Southern Lights Holiday Festival at the Kentucky Horse Park is closed Saturday due to winter weather. Organizers said in a statement that they apologize for the inconvenience, but they made the decision based on the safety of guests and workers. Southern Lights will reopen Sunday night as scheduled, weather permitting.  For more information on the event: www.SouthernLightsKy.org
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Southern Lights Holiday Festival at the Kentucky Horse Park is closed Saturday due to winter weather. Organizers said in a statement that they apologize for the inconvenience, but they made the decision based on the safety of guests and workers. Southern Lights will reopen Sunday night as scheduled, weather permitting.  For more information on the event: www.SouthernLightsKy.org
  • The Latest: California Governor: Fires Are 'New Normal'

    The Latest: California Governor: Fires Are 'New Normal'

    Saturday, December 9 2017 4:21 PM EST2017-12-09 21:21:19 GMT
    Henry Galvan / Twitter/ MGNHenry Galvan / Twitter/ MGN
    FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires burning in Southern California (all times local):      ___      12:50 p.m.      California Gov. Jerry Brown says deadly and destructive wildfires in winter are "the new normal."      Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings.    &nbs...
    FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires burning in Southern California (all times local):      ___      12:50 p.m.      California Gov. Jerry Brown says deadly and destructive wildfires in winter are "the new normal."      Brown on Saturday toured Ventura County neighborhoods ravaged by a weeklong wildfire that killed at least one person and destroyed hundreds of homes and other buildings.    &nbs...
  • Yes, You Can Adopt Fiona This Christmas

    Yes, You Can Adopt Fiona This Christmas

    Saturday, December 9 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-12-09 21:09:42 GMT
    Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical GardenCincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
    CINCINNATI, Oh. (WLWT) - Cincinnati's heartthrob Fiona is up for adoption -- sort of. The Cincinnati Zoo has an amazing program called ADOPT, or Animals Depend on People Too. The program allows anyone to “adopt” a zoo animal. A small donation pays for food, toys and fun enrichment items for an animal of your choice – even Fiona. In return, the zoo will send you a personalized ADOPT certificate, an education fact sheet of your animal, a magnetic photo frame a...
    CINCINNATI, Oh. (WLWT) - Cincinnati's heartthrob Fiona is up for adoption -- sort of. The Cincinnati Zoo has an amazing program called ADOPT, or Animals Depend on People Too. The program allows anyone to “adopt” a zoo animal. A small donation pays for food, toys and fun enrichment items for an animal of your choice – even Fiona. In return, the zoo will send you a personalized ADOPT certificate, an education fact sheet of your animal, a magnetic photo frame a...
  • Tinder Swindler Who Made False Cancer Claims Gets Prison

    Tinder Swindler Who Made False Cancer Claims Gets Prison

    Saturday, December 9 2017 4:07 PM EST2017-12-09 21:07:38 GMT
    NBC New York/Franziska KraufmannNBC New York/Franziska Kraufmann
    NEW YORK (AP) - A man who swindled his Tinder dates out of $49,000 has been sentenced to two to six years in prison.      Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. says Brandon Kiehm (keem) used a variety of scams on at least three women he met through the dating app.      He claimed he urgently needed money for cancer treatments for relatives - in one case his sister, in another, his mother.      Vance says one victim was especially v...
    NEW YORK (AP) - A man who swindled his Tinder dates out of $49,000 has been sentenced to two to six years in prison.      Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. says Brandon Kiehm (keem) used a variety of scams on at least three women he met through the dating app.      He claimed he urgently needed money for cancer treatments for relatives - in one case his sister, in another, his mother.      Vance says one victim was especially v...
  • Woman Claims Surgeon Talked On Cellphone During Operation

    Woman Claims Surgeon Talked On Cellphone During Operation

    Saturday, December 9 2017 3:44 PM EST2017-12-09 20:44:49 GMT
    MGNMGN
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York City woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her.      The Journal News reports 70-year-old Mary Edwards, of Port Chester, filed a lawsuit Monday in state Supreme Court against Dr. Eric Fishman and his employer, Westmed Medical Group. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages.      Fishman performed surgery on Edwards to fix varicose veins twice i...
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York City woman has sued a doctor, claiming he used his cellphone to take a language test while operating on her.      The Journal News reports 70-year-old Mary Edwards, of Port Chester, filed a lawsuit Monday in state Supreme Court against Dr. Eric Fishman and his employer, Westmed Medical Group. The lawsuit seeks unspecified monetary damages.      Fishman performed surgery on Edwards to fix varicose veins twice i...
  • House Fire Starts At Stove; No One Injured

    House Fire Starts At Stove; No One Injured

    Saturday, December 9 2017 1:27 PM EST2017-12-09 18:27:00 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Fire Department personnel responded Saturday afternoon to a home fire in Lexington. Fire officials were called out to the 400 block of Ash Street for the structure fire. Officials said food on the stove caught fire, which extended into the cabinets. No one was injured, and the home suffered only minor smoke damage.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Fire Department personnel responded Saturday afternoon to a home fire in Lexington. Fire officials were called out to the 400 block of Ash Street for the structure fire. Officials said food on the stove caught fire, which extended into the cabinets. No one was injured, and the home suffered only minor smoke damage.
  • Feeling Achy? Flu Season Off To Tough Start

    Feeling Achy? Flu Season Off To Tough Start

    Saturday, December 9 2017 11:15 AM EST2017-12-09 16:15:47 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — Got the aches and sniffles?  The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning this flu season is off to a tough start, and likely to get more serious. The flu is now widespread in seven U.S. states. In Kentucky and Indiana, flu activity is regional. The flu outbreak was so bad at an Illinois School district, that the school ended up closing on Thursday and Friday. Cleaning crews at Litchfield schools scrubbed down the sch...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) — Got the aches and sniffles?  The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning this flu season is off to a tough start, and likely to get more serious. The flu is now widespread in seven U.S. states. In Kentucky and Indiana, flu activity is regional. The flu outbreak was so bad at an Illinois School district, that the school ended up closing on Thursday and Friday. Cleaning crews at Litchfield schools scrubbed down the sch...
  • Santa Makes Early Visit To Lexington Aviation Museum

    Santa Makes Early Visit To Lexington Aviation Museum

    Saturday, December 9 2017 11:05 AM EST2017-12-09 16:05:51 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Santa Claus is making an early stop off in the Bluegrass, touching down Saturday morning at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport for a visit to the Kentucky Aviation Museum. The jolly elf didn't arrive via his usual sled, instead flying in at 9 a.m. on a turbine helicopter. "The museum is happy to provide a landing site for Santa," Jim McCormick, the museum's board chairman, said in a statement. "We invite all of Lexington to bring ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Santa Claus is making an early stop off in the Bluegrass, touching down Saturday morning at Lexington's Blue Grass Airport for a visit to the Kentucky Aviation Museum. The jolly elf didn't arrive via his usual sled, instead flying in at 9 a.m. on a turbine helicopter. "The museum is happy to provide a landing site for Santa," Jim McCormick, the museum's board chairman, said in a statement. "We invite all of Lexington to bring ...

  • CNN Corrects Report About Trump Campaign And WikiLeaks Tip

    CNN Corrects Report About Trump Campaign And WikiLeaks Tip

    Saturday, December 9 2017 10:45 AM EST2017-12-09 15:45:43 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — CNN had to correct a story Friday that suggested the Trump campaign had been tipped off early about WikiLeaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton when it later learned the alert was about material already publicly available. The new information, CNN noted, "indicates that the communication is less significant than CNN initially reported." It's the second mistake in a week by a major news organization on a story that initially had been dama...

    NEW YORK (AP) — CNN had to correct a story Friday that suggested the Trump campaign had been tipped off early about WikiLeaks documents damaging to Hillary Clinton when it later learned the alert was about material already publicly available. The new information, CNN noted, "indicates that the communication is less significant than CNN initially reported." It's the second mistake in a week by a major news organization on a story that initially had been dama...

  • Woman Gets 10 Years In Crash That Killed Her 3-year-old

    Woman Gets 10 Years In Crash That Killed Her 3-year-old

    Saturday, December 9 2017 10:42 AM EST2017-12-09 15:42:12 GMT

    SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYM) — A woman will spend 10 years in prison for causing a 2016 crash that killed her 3-year-old daughter. WKYM is reporting here that a plea agreement was reached Friday in the case. Jessica G. Warriner, 26, originally was charged with murder and assault for pulling her vehicle into the path of a truck. Warriner's 3-year-old daughter, Chloe Fortenberry. Under the agreement, Warriner will plead guilty to a manslaughter charge. Final sentencing i...

    SOMERSET, Ky. (WKYM) — A woman will spend 10 years in prison for causing a 2016 crash that killed her 3-year-old daughter. WKYM is reporting here that a plea agreement was reached Friday in the case. Jessica G. Warriner, 26, originally was charged with murder and assault for pulling her vehicle into the path of a truck. Warriner's 3-year-old daughter, Chloe Fortenberry. Under the agreement, Warriner will plead guilty to a manslaughter charge. Final sentencing i...

  • Trump's Visit To Civil Rights Museum Underscores Tension

    Trump's Visit To Civil Rights Museum Underscores Tension

    Saturday, December 9 2017 10:25 AM EST2017-12-09 15:25:08 GMT
    (NBC NEWS) — The opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum promised to be a celebratory event long in the making. Civil rights icon John Lewis, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Rep. Bennie Thompson and Myrlie Evers-Williams — widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers — were slated to attend and commemorate a milestone for a state that has long been haunted by its difficult racial history. Then this week, just days before Sat...
    (NBC NEWS) — The opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and Mississippi Civil Rights Museum promised to be a celebratory event long in the making. Civil rights icon John Lewis, Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, Rep. Bennie Thompson and Myrlie Evers-Williams — widow of slain civil rights leader Medgar Evers — were slated to attend and commemorate a milestone for a state that has long been haunted by its difficult racial history. Then this week, just days before Sat...
  • Snowstorm Blankets Southeast, Marches North

    Snowstorm Blankets Southeast, Marches North

    Saturday, December 9 2017 9:46 AM EST2017-12-09 14:46:42 GMT
    (CNN) — The South got an early taste of winter before other regions this year, but the Northeast won't have to wait for too long. The same weather system that dumped snow in the Southeast on Friday is marching farther up the East Coast, where major cities are forecast to get several inches over the weekend. "This is the first significant winter storm for the East Coast," CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam said Saturday. "Once this storm moves off the coast, it...
    (CNN) — The South got an early taste of winter before other regions this year, but the Northeast won't have to wait for too long. The same weather system that dumped snow in the Southeast on Friday is marching farther up the East Coast, where major cities are forecast to get several inches over the weekend. "This is the first significant winter storm for the East Coast," CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam said Saturday. "Once this storm moves off the coast, it...
  • Iraq Says Its War Against IS Has Ended

    Iraq Says Its War Against IS Has Ended

    Saturday, December 9 2017 9:40 AM EST2017-12-09 14:40:14 GMT

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said Saturday that its war on the Islamic State is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Iraqi forces were in full control of the country's border with Syria during remarks at a conference in Baghdad, and his spokesman said the development marked the end of the military fight against IS. A senior military commander confirmed that comb...

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq said Saturday that its war on the Islamic State is over after more than three years of combat operations drove the extremists from all of the territory they once held. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced Iraqi forces were in full control of the country's border with Syria during remarks at a conference in Baghdad, and his spokesman said the development marked the end of the military fight against IS. A senior military commander confirmed that comb...

  • Scott Co. Family's Home Destroyed In Fire

    Scott Co. Family's Home Destroyed In Fire

    Saturday, December 9 2017 9:35 AM EST2017-12-09 14:35:31 GMT

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Scott County family is homeless after a late night fire destroyed their home. The blaze broke out a residence on Sharp Road near the Franklin County line. "I didn't know what to do, so I just kneeled down on my knees with the floor in front of me and prayed and prayed," said Ryan McKenzie. "All I can do is just pray and hope now." Firefighters believe the fire started in the kitchen and quickly took down everything inside...

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Scott County family is homeless after a late night fire destroyed their home. The blaze broke out a residence on Sharp Road near the Franklin County line. "I didn't know what to do, so I just kneeled down on my knees with the floor in front of me and prayed and prayed," said Ryan McKenzie. "All I can do is just pray and hope now." Firefighters believe the fire started in the kitchen and quickly took down everything inside...

  • Fast-Moving California Fires Force More Evacuations

    Fast-Moving California Fires Force More Evacuations

    Saturday, December 9 2017 7:51 AM EST2017-12-09 12:51:12 GMT

    FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Flames were practically on top of Dick and Joan Marsala's home when they got an urgent knock on the door and were told to leave. The couple, in their mid-80s, grabbed only a change of clothes and medications before fleeing Thursday through wind gusts and smoke as fire swallowed the row of mobile homes behind their place in the Rancho Monserate Country Club north of San Diego. It's a story that has played out in communities across much of Southern ...

    FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Flames were practically on top of Dick and Joan Marsala's home when they got an urgent knock on the door and were told to leave. The couple, in their mid-80s, grabbed only a change of clothes and medications before fleeing Thursday through wind gusts and smoke as fire swallowed the row of mobile homes behind their place in the Rancho Monserate Country Club north of San Diego. It's a story that has played out in communities across much of Southern ...

  • Accuser's Confidante: Resigning U.S. Rep. Franks Offered $5M For Surrogacy

    Accuser's Confidante: Resigning U.S. Rep. Franks Offered $5M For Surrogacy

    Saturday, December 9 2017 7:50 AM EST2017-12-09 12:50:17 GMT

    (CNN) — The head of a prominent conservative group was present last week when a woman who has accused Rep. Trent Franks of asking her to be a surrogate for his child in exchange for $5 million detailed her allegations to House Speaker Paul Ryan's staff. Andrea Lafferty, president of the Traditional Values Coalition, told CNN that the accuser -- a former aide whom she did not name -- said that she was asked to look over a contract to carry Franks' child. If she conceived his chi...

    (CNN) — The head of a prominent conservative group was present last week when a woman who has accused Rep. Trent Franks of asking her to be a surrogate for his child in exchange for $5 million detailed her allegations to House Speaker Paul Ryan's staff. Andrea Lafferty, president of the Traditional Values Coalition, told CNN that the accuser -- a former aide whom she did not name -- said that she was asked to look over a contract to carry Franks' child. If she conceived his chi...

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  • Source: Kentucky State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

    Source: Kentucky State Rep. Accused Of Molestation Commits Suicide

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 11:24 PM EST2017-12-14 04:24:00 GMT

    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.

    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.

  • Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Grant County Drug Roundup Nets Multiple Indictments

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-12-13 19:39:05 GMT

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

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

  • Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

    Teen Hailed As Hero After Crash

    Wednesday, December 13 2017 7:03 PM EST2017-12-14 00:03:47 GMT

    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...

    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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