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  • North Korea Rejects Diplomacy With US For Now, Source Says

    North Korea Rejects Diplomacy With US For Now, Source Says

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:38 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:38:00 GMT
    Washington (CNN)-- A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal. North Korea is not ruling out diplomacy, but "before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear ...
    Washington (CNN)-- A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal. North Korea is not ruling out diplomacy, but "before we can engage in diplomacy with the Trump administration, we want to send a clear ...
  • Police Search For Suspect In Shooting

    Police Search For Suspect In Shooting

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:09 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:09:27 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating an overnight shooting. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning on Cross Keys Road. Police say a man in his 20's was walking down the street when he was approached by two other men. They fired several shots in his direction and the man was hit once in the upper body.   He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the victim was calm and talking when he was loaded into the ambulanc...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating an overnight shooting. It happened around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday morning on Cross Keys Road. Police say a man in his 20's was walking down the street when he was approached by two other men. They fired several shots in his direction and the man was hit once in the upper body.   He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police say the victim was calm and talking when he was loaded into the ambulanc...

  • One Injured In Alleged DUI Crash

    One Injured In Alleged DUI Crash

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:07 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:07:02 GMT
    Laurel County SheriffLaurel County Sheriff
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person was hurt in a suspected DUI crash Monday night. It happened around 9 p.m. on Level Green Road near London. Deputies say 55-year-old Timothy Williams crashed into the back of another car. He had to be taken to the hospital, but was cited for DUI. The other driver is OK.
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person was hurt in a suspected DUI crash Monday night. It happened around 9 p.m. on Level Green Road near London. Deputies say 55-year-old Timothy Williams crashed into the back of another car. He had to be taken to the hospital, but was cited for DUI. The other driver is OK.
  • Officials Seek Details After Juvenile Shot

    Officials Seek Details After Juvenile Shot

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:01 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:01:42 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are trying to figure out what happened after a 13-year-old boy was shot Monday night. According to the Herald-Leader, the teen was shot in the thigh on Cambridge Drive. His mother took him to the hospital around 5 a.m. and he is expected to be OK. Police say he would not tell investigators any details surrounding the shooting.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are trying to figure out what happened after a 13-year-old boy was shot Monday night. According to the Herald-Leader, the teen was shot in the thigh on Cambridge Drive. His mother took him to the hospital around 5 a.m. and he is expected to be OK. Police say he would not tell investigators any details surrounding the shooting.
  • Slowly Warming And Very Nice

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:24 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:24:00 GMT

    After we shake off our Tuesday morning chill with a few lows in the 30s and that patchy frost chance the rest of the week looks spectacular! A big ridge of high pressure will slowly track east across the Ohio Valley keeping it sunny, dry and slowly warming up. Highs will rise from the mid to upper 60s Tuesday to the mid to upper 70s this weekend.

    After we shake off our Tuesday morning chill with a few lows in the 30s and that patchy frost chance the rest of the week looks spectacular! A big ridge of high pressure will slowly track east across the Ohio Valley keeping it sunny, dry and slowly warming up. Highs will rise from the mid to upper 60s Tuesday to the mid to upper 70s this weekend.

  • KSP Searching For Escapee In Taylor County

    KSP Searching For Escapee In Taylor County

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:38 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:38:06 GMT
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Troopers are looking for a man who escaped from custody while being transported from Green County to the Taylor County Jail. They say he escaped the transportation officer's custody around the Campbellsville, Taylor County water company on South Central Avenue around 6:20 p.m.  25-year-old Sawn A. Cochran, of Louisville, is a 5'10'', 200 pound, white male with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen in the vicinity of the water company wearing or...
    CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Troopers are looking for a man who escaped from custody while being transported from Green County to the Taylor County Jail. They say he escaped the transportation officer's custody around the Campbellsville, Taylor County water company on South Central Avenue around 6:20 p.m.  25-year-old Sawn A. Cochran, of Louisville, is a 5'10'', 200 pound, white male with hazel eyes and brown hair. He was last seen in the vicinity of the water company wearing or...
  • Arrest Warrant Obtained In Lexington Murder Case

    Arrest Warrant Obtained In Lexington Murder Case

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:21:24 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Detectives with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Meghan Acord, whose body was found near the railroad tracks in the Loudon Avenue area. On the morning of October 1, officers responded to the area of Loudon Avenue and Eastland Drive where they found Acord's body.  35-year-old Valenti N. Ware is wanted for murder. Investigators believe he knew Acord.  Anyon...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Detectives with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Meghan Acord, whose body was found near the railroad tracks in the Loudon Avenue area. On the morning of October 1, officers responded to the area of Loudon Avenue and Eastland Drive where they found Acord's body.  35-year-old Valenti N. Ware is wanted for murder. Investigators believe he knew Acord.  Anyon...
  • Former Employee Accused Of Helping Eric C. Conn Escape

    Former Employee Accused Of Helping Eric C. Conn Escape

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:52 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:52:08 GMT
    (LEX 18) A former employee of fugitive attorney Eric C. Conn is accused of helping him plan his escape, as explained in a federal indicted that was unsealed Monday. Curtis Lee Wyatt, of Raccoon, Kentucky, is accused of conspiring with Conn on his escape. The indictment said that on or about April 23, Wyatt crossed the US- Mexico border at the Nogales, Arizona pedestrian checkpoint to assess the security measures in place. Then on or about April 24, the indictment claims he ...
    (LEX 18) A former employee of fugitive attorney Eric C. Conn is accused of helping him plan his escape, as explained in a federal indicted that was unsealed Monday. Curtis Lee Wyatt, of Raccoon, Kentucky, is accused of conspiring with Conn on his escape. The indictment said that on or about April 23, Wyatt crossed the US- Mexico border at the Nogales, Arizona pedestrian checkpoint to assess the security measures in place. Then on or about April 24, the indictment claims he ...
  • Fire Crews Respond To Richmond Home

    Fire Crews Respond To Richmond Home

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-10-17 00:07:44 GMT
    RICHMOND, Ky (LEX 18) Crews are at a home on Sunset Avenue in Richmond. Neighbors tell LEX 18 that firefighters are responding to a fire at the home. They tell LEX 18 that no one was hurt.
    RICHMOND, Ky (LEX 18) Crews are at a home on Sunset Avenue in Richmond. Neighbors tell LEX 18 that firefighters are responding to a fire at the home. They tell LEX 18 that no one was hurt.
  • Mother Of Fallen Trooper Donating Duffel Bags

    Mother Of Fallen Trooper Donating Duffel Bags

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:49 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:49:12 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The mother of a fallen Kentucky State Trooper is honoring her son by helping kids in foster care. The mother of Trooper Cameron Ponder is making a duffel bag donation to help kids in foster care. The duffel bag keeps kids from having to put their belongings in a garbage bag.

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The mother of a fallen Kentucky State Trooper is honoring her son by helping kids in foster care. The mother of Trooper Cameron Ponder is making a duffel bag donation to help kids in foster care. The duffel bag keeps kids from having to put their belongings in a garbage bag.

  • 'Trailer Park Boys' Actor John F. Dunsworth Dead At 71

    'Trailer Park Boys' Actor John F. Dunsworth Dead At 71

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:34 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:34:20 GMT
    John Dunsworth Facebook pageJohn Dunsworth Facebook page

    (TMZ) TMZ is reporting that actor John F. Dunsworth, best known for his role as Jim Lahey on the show 'Trailer Park Boys' has died. They report that his daughter told a Canadian outlet that he died after a brief and unexpected illness.  Trailer Park Boys has been on the air for 11 seasons.  Dunsworth was 71. 

    (TMZ) TMZ is reporting that actor John F. Dunsworth, best known for his role as Jim Lahey on the show 'Trailer Park Boys' has died. They report that his daughter told a Canadian outlet that he died after a brief and unexpected illness.  Trailer Park Boys has been on the air for 11 seasons.  Dunsworth was 71. 

  • Facility For Moveable Feast Burglarized

    Facility For Moveable Feast Burglarized

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:33:37 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A local non-profit in Lexington said that their facility was broken into on Sunday night. Moveable Feast prepares and delivers hot meals five days a week to low-income people in Lexington-Fayette County who have HIV/AIDs or who are in Hospice care.  In a press release, officials with the non-profit said that all of the facility's copper piping was taken and now they have no water for meal preparation for Monday and Tuesday, They hope to resume regular se...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A local non-profit in Lexington said that their facility was broken into on Sunday night. Moveable Feast prepares and delivers hot meals five days a week to low-income people in Lexington-Fayette County who have HIV/AIDs or who are in Hospice care.  In a press release, officials with the non-profit said that all of the facility's copper piping was taken and now they have no water for meal preparation for Monday and Tuesday, They hope to resume regular se...

  • Brasabana To Hold Brunch Benefit For Puerto Rico

    Brasabana To Hold Brunch Benefit For Puerto Rico

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:22:56 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The devastation in Puerto Rico has one local restaurant planning a benefit to help the U.S. territory in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Brasabana is a Cuban cuisine restaurant in Lexington. Brasabana Chef Jeremy Ashby said that many of their customers are either from Puerto Rico or have family members currently living there.  On Saturday, October 21, they will host a brunch benefit. The buffet is $25 a person and $10 of each person's payment will go directl...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The devastation in Puerto Rico has one local restaurant planning a benefit to help the U.S. territory in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Brasabana is a Cuban cuisine restaurant in Lexington. Brasabana Chef Jeremy Ashby said that many of their customers are either from Puerto Rico or have family members currently living there.  On Saturday, October 21, they will host a brunch benefit. The buffet is $25 a person and $10 of each person's payment will go directl...

  • Detective: Woman Left Husband Dying In Bathroom For Days

    Detective: Woman Left Husband Dying In Bathroom For Days

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:18:55 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The woman accused of beating her elderly husband and leaving him to die on the floor for days appeared in court. A Lexington Police Detective says that Carol Ann Hignite struck her husband in the head with a blunt object and left him on the floor for three days. Leon Hignite had no food or water as he lay dying.  Police interviewed his wife, Carol Ann Hignite, who said she didn’t seek help for the victim because she thought he would get better. ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The woman accused of beating her elderly husband and leaving him to die on the floor for days appeared in court. A Lexington Police Detective says that Carol Ann Hignite struck her husband in the head with a blunt object and left him on the floor for three days. Leon Hignite had no food or water as he lay dying.  Police interviewed his wife, Carol Ann Hignite, who said she didn’t seek help for the victim because she thought he would get better. ...

  • Family Honors James Blair's Memory

    Family Honors James Blair's Memory

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:17:37 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) One year ago Monday, James Blair was shot and killed in the downtown Chase Bank parking garage. His brother, Steven Richard, said that the family keeps taking it one day at a time. "Just staying strong, staying positive, just there's better days," he said. As Richard mourned his baby brother, he thought of ways to honor Blair's legacy on Earth. "He was a good guy, a father, just positive all the time, good role model, a loving person," he...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) One year ago Monday, James Blair was shot and killed in the downtown Chase Bank parking garage. His brother, Steven Richard, said that the family keeps taking it one day at a time. "Just staying strong, staying positive, just there's better days," he said. As Richard mourned his baby brother, he thought of ways to honor Blair's legacy on Earth. "He was a good guy, a father, just positive all the time, good role model, a loving person," he...

  • Somalia Truck Bombing Toll Over 300 As Scores Missing

    Somalia Truck Bombing Toll Over 300 As Scores Missing

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:49:00 GMT
    Rescuers work at the explosion site near Safari hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia that leaves a death toll over 300, Photo Date: 10/14/2017 (Xinhua / Faisal Isse/ MGN)Rescuers work at the explosion site near Safari hotel in Mogadishu, capital of Somalia that leaves a death toll over 300, Photo Date: 10/14/2017 (Xinhua / Faisal Isse/ MGN)
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - More than 300 people are dead after the truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores of others remain missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years. As funerals continued, the government said the death toll is expected to rise. Another nearly 400 people are injured, many badly burned, after Saturday's bombing targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu. Somalia's government has blame...
    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - More than 300 people are dead after the truck bombing in Somalia's capital and scores of others remain missing, authorities said Monday, as the fragile Horn of Africa nation reeled from one of the world's worst attacks in years. As funerals continued, the government said the death toll is expected to rise. Another nearly 400 people are injured, many badly burned, after Saturday's bombing targeted a crowded street in Mogadishu. Somalia's government has blame...
  • Adidas Terminates Contract With Pitino

    Adidas Terminates Contract With Pitino

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:00:32 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) --Adidas has cut ties with former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, according to a statement from the company.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) --Adidas has cut ties with former Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, according to a statement from the company.

  • KSP: Police Chief Failed To Report Girlfriend's "Deviant" Behavior

    KSP: Police Chief Failed To Report Girlfriend's "Deviant" Behavior

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:17:05 GMT
    PROVIDENCE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A police chief in Western Kentucky failed to report a crime after his girlfriend, a teacher, told him she was having deviant sexual fantasies about underage boys. 51-year-old Larry “Alan” King of Madisonville, was arrested after a Kentucky State Police investigation. He is the police chief in Providence. During the course of an ongoing investigation regarding a Webster County Middle School teacher, KSP discovered that Assistant Chief King was h...
    PROVIDENCE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A police chief in Western Kentucky failed to report a crime after his girlfriend, a teacher, told him she was having deviant sexual fantasies about underage boys. 51-year-old Larry “Alan” King of Madisonville, was arrested after a Kentucky State Police investigation. He is the police chief in Providence. During the course of an ongoing investigation regarding a Webster County Middle School teacher, KSP discovered that Assistant Chief King was h...
  • Lane Closure Scheduled For Versailles Road/US 60 In Fayette County

    Lane Closure Scheduled For Versailles Road/US 60 In Fayette County

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:52:59 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a temporary lane closure is scheduled for Versailles Road/US 60 in Lexington, Fayette County.  The closure is necessary for guardrail repair work to be performed. Versailles Road/US 60 - Outbound Tuesday, October 17 – 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. the left/fast lane will be closed at the New Circle Road/KY 4 Bridge between milepoints 4.679 a...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, announces that a temporary lane closure is scheduled for Versailles Road/US 60 in Lexington, Fayette County.  The closure is necessary for guardrail repair work to be performed. Versailles Road/US 60 - Outbound Tuesday, October 17 – 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. the left/fast lane will be closed at the New Circle Road/KY 4 Bridge between milepoints 4.679 a...
  • Movie Filming In Central Kentucky Seeks Extras

    Movie Filming In Central Kentucky Seeks Extras

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:35:33 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A movie filming in Lexington and the surrounding counties is seeking extras 21-years-old and older. The film Bluegrass Spirits is inspired by Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry and will star Hollywood actor Jake Busey, son of Gary Busey, in a major role. Bluegrass Spirits is both a take on the modern-day craft bourbon industry and also a Kentucky ghost story, merging the two concepts of ‘bluegrass spirits.’ This indie feature-film drama...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A movie filming in Lexington and the surrounding counties is seeking extras 21-years-old and older. The film Bluegrass Spirits is inspired by Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry and will star Hollywood actor Jake Busey, son of Gary Busey, in a major role. Bluegrass Spirits is both a take on the modern-day craft bourbon industry and also a Kentucky ghost story, merging the two concepts of ‘bluegrass spirits.’ This indie feature-film drama...
  • Pitino Terminated By Unanimous Vote

    Pitino Terminated By Unanimous Vote

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:16:32 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE 3) - The University of Louisville Athletic Association is meeting today and the fate of Coach Rick Pitino could be decided in a matter of minutes. An executive session is being held on "personnel matters."  Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave after a federal investigation claimed that the school colluded with Adidas sportswear. One student-athlete received $100,000 to commit to UofL. This follows other allegations. T...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE 3) - The University of Louisville Athletic Association is meeting today and the fate of Coach Rick Pitino could be decided in a matter of minutes. An executive session is being held on "personnel matters."  Pitino was placed on unpaid administrative leave after a federal investigation claimed that the school colluded with Adidas sportswear. One student-athlete received $100,000 to commit to UofL. This follows other allegations. T...

  • Beshear Releases Statement On Ruling In KSU- Kentucky Kernel Case

    Beshear Releases Statement On Ruling In KSU- Kentucky Kernel Case

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:14:48 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) A judge granted in favor of the University of Kentucky's student newspaper in a case against Kentucky State University. On October 18, 2016, the Kentucky Kernel, UK's newspaper, submitted an open records request to KSU surrounding Title IX investigations into student allegations of sexual misconduct by University employees.  The judge ruled that the attorney general has the right to conduct an in camera review of documents when evaluating KSU's refusal to...

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) A judge granted in favor of the University of Kentucky's student newspaper in a case against Kentucky State University. On October 18, 2016, the Kentucky Kernel, UK's newspaper, submitted an open records request to KSU surrounding Title IX investigations into student allegations of sexual misconduct by University employees.  The judge ruled that the attorney general has the right to conduct an in camera review of documents when evaluating KSU's refusal to...

  • Trump: Cuba 'Is Responsible' For Attacks On US Personnel

    Trump: Cuba 'Is Responsible' For Attacks On US Personnel

    Monday, October 16 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-10-16 18:41:38 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he believes Cuba "is responsible" for attacks on American government personnel in Havana. Trump isn't explaining whether he believes Cuba perpetrated the attacks or merely bears responsibility because they took place on Cuban soil. Previously, Trump's administration has said Cuba bears responsibility for keeping U.S. workers safe in the country, but it hasn't blamed Cuba for the attacks. Last week, White House chief of staff Jo...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says he believes Cuba "is responsible" for attacks on American government personnel in Havana. Trump isn't explaining whether he believes Cuba perpetrated the attacks or merely bears responsibility because they took place on Cuban soil. Previously, Trump's administration has said Cuba bears responsibility for keeping U.S. workers safe in the country, but it hasn't blamed Cuba for the attacks. Last week, White House chief of staff Jo...
  • Judge Rules Kentucky County Liable For Handcuffed Children

    Judge Rules Kentucky County Liable For Handcuffed Children

    Monday, October 16 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-10-16 18:27:18 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge says it was unreasonable for a Kentucky sheriff's deputy to handcuff two unruly elementary school students and has ruled the county government is liable for the officer's conduct. The lawsuit was filed by the parents of the two children identified in court documents only by their initials. In 2014, both children were handcuffed by Kenton County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Sumner. Video of one child showed he was handcuffed above his elbows and crying....
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A federal judge says it was unreasonable for a Kentucky sheriff's deputy to handcuff two unruly elementary school students and has ruled the county government is liable for the officer's conduct. The lawsuit was filed by the parents of the two children identified in court documents only by their initials. In 2014, both children were handcuffed by Kenton County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Sumner. Video of one child showed he was handcuffed above his elbows and crying....
  • Scandals Haven't Tarnished Enrollment Efforts So Far At UofL

    Scandals Haven't Tarnished Enrollment Efforts So Far At UofL

    Monday, October 16 2017 2:18 PM EDT2017-10-16 18:18:05 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Statistics show that the University of Louisville's enrollment and growth have been relatively unscathed so far during a series of scandals at the school. The Courier-Journal reports that UofL's enrollment increased 4 percent between 2005 and 2016. But some are wondering how long the university's luck can last. John Thelin, a university research professor at the University of Kentucky, says he doesn't believe high school students or their families will be tota...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Statistics show that the University of Louisville's enrollment and growth have been relatively unscathed so far during a series of scandals at the school. The Courier-Journal reports that UofL's enrollment increased 4 percent between 2005 and 2016. But some are wondering how long the university's luck can last. John Thelin, a university research professor at the University of Kentucky, says he doesn't believe high school students or their families will be tota...
  • NCMEC Looking For Missing Corbin Teen

    NCMEC Looking For Missing Corbin Teen

    Monday, October 16 2017 1:38 PM EDT2017-10-16 17:38:10 GMT

    CORBIN, Ky (LEX 18) The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking the public's assistance to locate a missing Corbin girl. Alexandra Castle was last seen on October 10, 2016. She is 16-year-old now and was last seen in Corbin. Castle is believed to still be in the local area. Castle is described as 5'3'', weighing around 100 pounds. She has hazel eyes and naturally light brown hair, but she may have dyed her hair black. Anyone with information about Alexa...

    CORBIN, Ky (LEX 18) The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children is asking the public's assistance to locate a missing Corbin girl. Alexandra Castle was last seen on October 10, 2016. She is 16-year-old now and was last seen in Corbin. Castle is believed to still be in the local area. Castle is described as 5'3'', weighing around 100 pounds. She has hazel eyes and naturally light brown hair, but she may have dyed her hair black. Anyone with information about Alexa...

  • AP Exclusive: Probe Prompts Soul-Searching Across NCAA Hoops

    AP Exclusive: Probe Prompts Soul-Searching Across NCAA Hoops

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:15 PM EDT2017-10-16 16:15:37 GMT
    The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the expected downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs. At stake is the future of a business that, over the span of 22 years ending in 2032, will produce $19.6 billion in TV money for the NCAA Tournament, know...
    The spate of arrests, details of under-the-table bribes to teenagers and the expected downfall of one of the sport’s best-known coaches has triggered uncomfortable soul-searching among the institutions at the heart of college basketball, including internal reviews by more than two dozen schools of their own prominent programs. At stake is the future of a business that, over the span of 22 years ending in 2032, will produce $19.6 billion in TV money for the NCAA Tournament, know...
  • UK vs Tennessee Game Time Announced

    UK vs Tennessee Game Time Announced

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:13 PM EDT2017-10-16 16:13:36 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - UK has announced the game time for its home matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers. The game will be played Saturday, October 28 at Kroger Field. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.  The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network. Check your cable provider for details. Tickets are still available. Find more here.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - UK has announced the game time for its home matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers. The game will be played Saturday, October 28 at Kroger Field. Kick-off is at 7:30 p.m.  The game will be broadcast on the SEC Network. Check your cable provider for details. Tickets are still available. Find more here.

  • Man Accused Of Beating Wife To Death Appears In Court

    Man Accused Of Beating Wife To Death Appears In Court

    Monday, October 16 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-10-16 16:03:42 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The man accused in the death of his estranged wife appeared in a Lexington courtroom Monday. Jose "Tony" Rivera is accused of beating Karina Guitierrez to death at her Lexington home. Neighbors say they heard screaming and saw Rivera beating the woman with a bat.  A detective testified that the argument stemmed from a disagreement over the couple's daughter dating someone. That same daughter, with her 1-year-old child in hand, tried to protec...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The man accused in the death of his estranged wife appeared in a Lexington courtroom Monday. Jose "Tony" Rivera is accused of beating Karina Guitierrez to death at her Lexington home. Neighbors say they heard screaming and saw Rivera beating the woman with a bat.  A detective testified that the argument stemmed from a disagreement over the couple's daughter dating someone. That same daughter, with her 1-year-old child in hand, tried to protec...
  • UofL's Student Paper Takes Shot At Pitino, Adidas

    UofL's Student Paper Takes Shot At Pitino, Adidas

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:56 AM EDT2017-10-16 15:56:21 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - As the UofL board debates the future of Coach Rick Pitino and the basketball program amid its most recent scandal, the student-run newspaper took a shot at the situation. The Louisville Cardinal, the independently published UofL student paper, placed a photo of Rick Pitino on the cover announcing his departure and David Padgett's appointment as interim head coach. At the bottom right corner, the paper took the Adidas logo and changed the letters to re...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - As the UofL board debates the future of Coach Rick Pitino and the basketball program amid its most recent scandal, the student-run newspaper took a shot at the situation. The Louisville Cardinal, the independently published UofL student paper, placed a photo of Rick Pitino on the cover announcing his departure and David Padgett's appointment as interim head coach. At the bottom right corner, the paper took the Adidas logo and changed the letters to re...
  • Man Arrested In Connection to Gas Station Stabbing

    Man Arrested In Connection to Gas Station Stabbing

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:37 AM EDT2017-10-16 15:37:10 GMT
    LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) - London Police have arrested someone in connection to a weekend stabbing. The stabbing occurred on Saturday at the Shell Gas Station on KY-192. Through investigation, Robert L. Collins, 30, of London was arrested. According to the gas station manager, Collins had visited the store hours before the stabbing and taken a 20oz Mountain Dew without paying. He then returned to the store and became irritated when he was asked by the manager to leave. He then pulled ou...
    LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) - London Police have arrested someone in connection to a weekend stabbing. The stabbing occurred on Saturday at the Shell Gas Station on KY-192. Through investigation, Robert L. Collins, 30, of London was arrested. According to the gas station manager, Collins had visited the store hours before the stabbing and taken a 20oz Mountain Dew without paying. He then returned to the store and became irritated when he was asked by the manager to leave. He then pulled ou...
  • Enoteca Closes For Business

    Enoteca Closes For Business

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:21 AM EDT2017-10-16 15:21:53 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A popular Lexington tapa restaurant and wine bar announced that it would be closing its door's permanently. According to a post on their Facebook page, the restaurant has shut down permanently. The restaurant specialized in Spanish tapas and dishes like paella. "Thank you, friends, for supporting our little wine bar and filling it with happiness and meaning. We loved serving you, neighbors and visitors alike," reads a sign in the window. The...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A popular Lexington tapa restaurant and wine bar announced that it would be closing its door's permanently. According to a post on their Facebook page, the restaurant has shut down permanently. The restaurant specialized in Spanish tapas and dishes like paella. "Thank you, friends, for supporting our little wine bar and filling it with happiness and meaning. We loved serving you, neighbors and visitors alike," reads a sign in the window. The...

  • Man With Pornstar Tattoo Arrested On Sex Charges

    Man With Pornstar Tattoo Arrested On Sex Charges

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:35 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:35:29 GMT
    CINCINNATI, Ohio (WLWT) - A man with an obscene tattoo proclaiming himself to be an adult film star was arrested on charges of sexual imposition and assault. According to WLWT, Christopher Wilson was arrested on charges that he groped a woman and kicked her near the campus of UC. The alleged assault happened in May 2015 on Wheeler Street in CUF. Charges were filed against Wilson in June 2016 and he was arrested Friday night. Wilson is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
    CINCINNATI, Ohio (WLWT) - A man with an obscene tattoo proclaiming himself to be an adult film star was arrested on charges of sexual imposition and assault. According to WLWT, Christopher Wilson was arrested on charges that he groped a woman and kicked her near the campus of UC. The alleged assault happened in May 2015 on Wheeler Street in CUF. Charges were filed against Wilson in June 2016 and he was arrested Friday night. Wilson is scheduled to appear in court Monday.
  • Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion, Misbehavior

    Bergdahl Pleads Guilty To Desertion, Misbehavior

    Monday, October 16 2017 10:31 AM EDT2017-10-16 14:31:59 GMT
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the court-martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge he’s pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. His lawyer says the prosecution and defense have not agreed to a stipulation of facts in the case, which is an indication that they did not reach a deal to limit his punishment. Bergdahl is charged with e...
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the court-martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge he’s pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. His lawyer says the prosecution and defense have not agreed to a stipulation of facts in the case, which is an indication that they did not reach a deal to limit his punishment. Bergdahl is charged with e...
  • Hogwarts Express Rescues Stranded Family In Scotland

    Hogwarts Express Rescues Stranded Family In Scotland

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:57 AM EDT2017-10-16 12:57:35 GMT
    LONDON (AP) - As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland. The train that took Harry Potter to school was played onscreen by the Jacobite steam train , which runs on a remote and scenic route through the Scottish Highlands. On Friday, it made an unscheduled stop to pick up a family of six that was stranded when a storm washed away their canoe. Jon Cluett, his wife and four children between the ages of 6 and 12 were staying in a lakes...
    LONDON (AP) - As if by magic, the Hogwarts Express has come to the rescue of a stranded family in Scotland. The train that took Harry Potter to school was played onscreen by the Jacobite steam train , which runs on a remote and scenic route through the Scottish Highlands. On Friday, it made an unscheduled stop to pick up a family of six that was stranded when a storm washed away their canoe. Jon Cluett, his wife and four children between the ages of 6 and 12 were staying in a lakes...
  • Lawyer Holds "Where Is Eric C Conn" Betting Pool To Benefit Animals

    Lawyer Holds "Where Is Eric C Conn" Betting Pool To Benefit Animals

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:50 AM EDT2017-10-16 12:50:45 GMT

    FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Eric C. Conn, the former disability attorney who skipped town before being sentenced on federal charges, is the subject of much speculation. The FBI said Eric was still in the country a few months ago. Others believe he has taken money and is hiding somewhere that has no extradition treaty with the US. 

    FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Eric C. Conn, the former disability attorney who skipped town before being sentenced on federal charges, is the subject of much speculation. The FBI said Eric was still in the country a few months ago. Others believe he has taken money and is hiding somewhere that has no extradition treaty with the US. 

  • Patrick Towles Throws Shade On Himself After Boston College Win

    Patrick Towles Throws Shade On Himself After Boston College Win

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:40 AM EDT2017-10-16 12:40:02 GMT
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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - Proving that sometimes self-deprecating humor makes for the best jokes, former University of Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles landed a good one on Twitter following Louisville's loss to Boston College. Towles, who transferred to Boston College after playing for the Wildcats, went to Louisville to watch his former team take on the Cardinals. Boston College shocked UofL beating them 45-42 at their homecoming. Towles, pointing out the circumstance that bot...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - Proving that sometimes self-deprecating humor makes for the best jokes, former University of Kentucky quarterback Patrick Towles landed a good one on Twitter following Louisville's loss to Boston College. Towles, who transferred to Boston College after playing for the Wildcats, went to Louisville to watch his former team take on the Cardinals. Boston College shocked UofL beating them 45-42 at their homecoming. Towles, pointing out the circumstance that bot...
  • Tim Hortons Offers Buffalo Sauce Latte

    Tim Hortons Offers Buffalo Sauce Latte

    Monday, October 16 2017 8:01 AM EDT2017-10-16 12:01:01 GMT
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    BUFFALO (National Post)-- Tim Hortons is now offering Buffalo sauce in latte form. The spicy-sweet concoction is made with “espresso, steamed milk, mocha and bold Buffalo sauce flavour.” The fast food chain is topping the beverage with whipped topping and a sprinkling of Buffalo seasoning. The Buffalo Latte is available exclusively at Timmy’s two Buffalo, NY outposts, while supplies last. “Tim Hortons and Buffalo sauce were both born in 1964, so why...

    BUFFALO (National Post)-- Tim Hortons is now offering Buffalo sauce in latte form. The spicy-sweet concoction is made with “espresso, steamed milk, mocha and bold Buffalo sauce flavour.” The fast food chain is topping the beverage with whipped topping and a sprinkling of Buffalo seasoning. The Buffalo Latte is available exclusively at Timmy’s two Buffalo, NY outposts, while supplies last. “Tim Hortons and Buffalo sauce were both born in 1964, so why...

  • Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

    Police Investigate Early Morning Shooting

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-10-16 11:54:55 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating a shooting early Monday morning. It happened around 4:45 a.m. on Ohio Street. Police say a man was shot in the lower portion of his body while riding a bicycle. The victim was taken to the hospital with a single gunshot wound. He is expected to be OK. Neighbors tell LEX 18 that they heard 5-6 shots fired. The suspect has not been taken into custody. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating a shooting early Monday morning. It happened around 4:45 a.m. on Ohio Street. Police say a man was shot in the lower portion of his body while riding a bicycle. The victim was taken to the hospital with a single gunshot wound. He is expected to be OK. Neighbors tell LEX 18 that they heard 5-6 shots fired. The suspect has not been taken into custody. 

  • Police: Woman Passes Out In Drive-Thru

    Police: Woman Passes Out In Drive-Thru

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:39 AM EDT2017-10-16 11:39:53 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman was arrested Sunday after police say she was found passed out behind the wheel in a drive-thru. It happened around 2:40 p.m. at the McDonald's on Russell Cave Road.  Police say Trekisha Edwards, 39, of Lexington, was intoxicated behind the wheel with her 7-year-old son in the backseat. When she exited the vehicle, officers noticed synthetic marijuana on the seat of the car. Edwards was taken into custody and her son was given ov...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman was arrested Sunday after police say she was found passed out behind the wheel in a drive-thru. It happened around 2:40 p.m. at the McDonald's on Russell Cave Road.  Police say Trekisha Edwards, 39, of Lexington, was intoxicated behind the wheel with her 7-year-old son in the backseat. When she exited the vehicle, officers noticed synthetic marijuana on the seat of the car. Edwards was taken into custody and her son was given ov...
  • 1 Missing, After Oil Rig Explodes On Louisiana Lake

    1 Missing, After Oil Rig Explodes On Louisiana Lake

    Monday, October 16 2017 6:24 AM EDT2017-10-16 10:24:40 GMT
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    KENNER, La. (AP) - Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats were being sent and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office were assisting, The Times-Picayune reported . There were "a lot of injuries," many of them serious, with at least seven confirmed and more expected, McGregor said. Fiv...
    KENNER, La. (AP) - Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others. Kenner Police Department spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats were being sent and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office were assisting, The Times-Picayune reported . There were "a lot of injuries," many of them serious, with at least seven confirmed and more expected, McGregor said. Fiv...
  • Former MLB Pitcher, Heath HS Graduate Daniel Webb Dies In ATV Accident

    Former MLB Pitcher, Heath HS Graduate Daniel Webb Dies In ATV Accident

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:44 AM EDT2017-10-16 09:44:19 GMT
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    WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP/WPSD) - Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and Heath High School graduate, has died in an ATV accident. He was 28. Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis says Webb died Saturday night. Davis says Webb's wife and two other people sustained "significant injuries" in the accident, about 70 miles west of Nashville. Webb was 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 94 games for the White Sox from 2013-16. The right-hander pitched one inning in 2016, t...

    WAVERLY, Tenn. (AP/WPSD) - Daniel Webb, a former relief pitcher for the Chicago White Sox and Heath High School graduate, has died in an ATV accident. He was 28. Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis says Webb died Saturday night. Davis says Webb's wife and two other people sustained "significant injuries" in the accident, about 70 miles west of Nashville. Webb was 7-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 94 games for the White Sox from 2013-16. The right-hander pitched one inning in 2016, t...

  • AAA Travel: Post Hurricanes The Caribbean Is Open For Business Again

    AAA Travel: Post Hurricanes The Caribbean Is Open For Business Again

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:05 AM EDT2017-10-16 09:05:52 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AAA) –– It is a hurricane season for the history books. Travelers be well advised, the Caribbean is open for business despite last month’s hurricanes. Fortunately, most Caribbean islands did not see major damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, making the region a top AAA recommended destination for fall and winter getaways.  “Travelers should remember that Atlantic hurricane season continues through November 30,” says Lilla S...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AAA) –– It is a hurricane season for the history books. Travelers be well advised, the Caribbean is open for business despite last month’s hurricanes. Fortunately, most Caribbean islands did not see major damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, making the region a top AAA recommended destination for fall and winter getaways.  “Travelers should remember that Atlantic hurricane season continues through November 30,” says Lilla S...

  • Armed And Dangerous Man On The Run After Shooting

    Armed And Dangerous Man On The Run After Shooting

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:49 AM EDT2017-10-16 08:49:41 GMT
    HICKMAN, Ky. (WPSD) – The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office needs your help looking for a man they consider armed and dangerous. Around 12 p.m. Saturday, deputies received a call that Jeremy Kelvonne Kinney shot at Rodrickie Kinney and Seth Nolan on 6th Street in Hickman. Rodrickie said he and Jeremy were arguing and about to fight when Jeremy said he wasn’t going to fight, he was going to kill Rodrickie. Rodrickie and Nolan got into a car and while backing out ...
    HICKMAN, Ky. (WPSD) – The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office needs your help looking for a man they consider armed and dangerous. Around 12 p.m. Saturday, deputies received a call that Jeremy Kelvonne Kinney shot at Rodrickie Kinney and Seth Nolan on 6th Street in Hickman. Rodrickie said he and Jeremy were arguing and about to fight when Jeremy said he wasn’t going to fight, he was going to kill Rodrickie. Rodrickie and Nolan got into a car and while backing out ...
  • Trinity Gay Remembered 1 Year After Her Death

    Trinity Gay Remembered 1 Year After Her Death

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:43 AM EDT2017-10-16 08:43:02 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A memorial service was held Sunday night to mark one year since the shooting death of Trinity Gay.  Monday marks one year since the 15-year-old was shot and killed outside of Cookout in Lexington. Dozens who knew her gathered at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in front a mural in her honor, to release balloons and hold vigil for the young homicide victim. Lexington police say four men opened fire the night Gay was killed, all of whom now face charges...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A memorial service was held Sunday night to mark one year since the shooting death of Trinity Gay.  Monday marks one year since the 15-year-old was shot and killed outside of Cookout in Lexington. Dozens who knew her gathered at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in front a mural in her honor, to release balloons and hold vigil for the young homicide victim. Lexington police say four men opened fire the night Gay was killed, all of whom now face charges...

  • Police Search For Suspect In Hit And Run

    Police Search For Suspect In Hit And Run

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:41 AM EDT2017-10-16 08:41:40 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are working to identify the driver involved in a hit and run. It happened around 10:45 p.m. Sunday night in front of the Thorntons on Versailles Road. Police say a man was walking his bike on the side of the road when a silver SUV sped past him, hitting his bike and knocking the man over. He was taken to the hospital with a head injury but is expected to be OK. The driver fled the scene. Police tell us they are reviewing surveillance video from th...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are working to identify the driver involved in a hit and run. It happened around 10:45 p.m. Sunday night in front of the Thorntons on Versailles Road. Police say a man was walking his bike on the side of the road when a silver SUV sped past him, hitting his bike and knocking the man over. He was taken to the hospital with a head injury but is expected to be OK. The driver fled the scene. Police tell us they are reviewing surveillance video from th...
  • Kaepernick Files Grievance Against NFL, Alleging Collusion

    Kaepernick Files Grievance Against NFL, Alleging Collusion

    Sunday, October 15 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-10-16 01:11:37 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick say he has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners.      Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when he decided to sit, and then kneel, during the national anthem to protest mistreatment of African-Americans by police. Other players have continued the protests this season,...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Lawyers for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick say he has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners.      Kaepernick started a national conversation about political activism by athletes last season when he decided to sit, and then kneel, during the national anthem to protest mistreatment of African-Americans by police. Other players have continued the protests this season,...
  • 12-Year-Old Girl Missing In Laurel County

    12-Year-Old Girl Missing In Laurel County

    Sunday, October 15 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-10-16 00:24:06 GMT
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Laurel County Sheriff's Office reports they are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl. Brianna Faulkner was last seen around 9:30 AM on Kentucky Family Drive in southern Laurel County Sunday morning.  She is described as a white female, 5'2", 110 pounds, medium build with brown eyes and red/auburn hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray and black shirt and gray tennis shoes. If you have any information on Brianna's whe...
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- The Laurel County Sheriff's Office reports they are searching for a missing 12-year-old girl. Brianna Faulkner was last seen around 9:30 AM on Kentucky Family Drive in southern Laurel County Sunday morning.  She is described as a white female, 5'2", 110 pounds, medium build with brown eyes and red/auburn hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray and black shirt and gray tennis shoes. If you have any information on Brianna's whe...
  • US 119 Shut Down In Bell County Due To Crash

    US 119 Shut Down In Bell County Due To Crash

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:59:23 GMT
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    BELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Highway 119 in Bell County was shut down Sunday night due to a two car crash, according to WRIL. The radio station reports the crash involved a pickup truck and Dodge Avenger. WRIL reports one person inside the Avenger was taken to Pineville Community Hospital, and another passenger in the truck was also being treated for injuries. WRIL reports the driver of the pickup was taken into custody and alcohol is considered to be a factor in this incident. Hig...
    BELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Highway 119 in Bell County was shut down Sunday night due to a two car crash, according to WRIL. The radio station reports the crash involved a pickup truck and Dodge Avenger. WRIL reports one person inside the Avenger was taken to Pineville Community Hospital, and another passenger in the truck was also being treated for injuries. WRIL reports the driver of the pickup was taken into custody and alcohol is considered to be a factor in this incident. Hig...
  • Man Kills Girlfriend's Toddler Son, Then Robs Her

    Man Kills Girlfriend's Toddler Son, Then Robs Her

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:51:14 GMT
    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.      The Bradenton Herald reports that 31-year-old David Vickers is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.      Authorities say Vickers was taking care of Luca Sholey while the child's mother was at work. Vickers claims he put the boy to b...
    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.      The Bradenton Herald reports that 31-year-old David Vickers is being held without bail on charges of second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.      Authorities say Vickers was taking care of Luca Sholey while the child's mother was at work. Vickers claims he put the boy to b...
  • Doctor's Research Could Buy Time For Snake Bite Victims

    Doctor's Research Could Buy Time For Snake Bite Victims

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:36 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:36:48 GMT
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites.      Dr. Vance G. Nielsen hopes that once it is ready for humans, the therapy will be administered like an EpiPen, injected into a snakebite victim in the field to buy the person valuable time to get to the hospital for anti-venom treatments.      Nielsen, a professor and vice chair for research in the University of Arizona D...
    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - A researcher at the University of Arizona is experimenting with a new therapy to help treat rattlesnake bites.      Dr. Vance G. Nielsen hopes that once it is ready for humans, the therapy will be administered like an EpiPen, injected into a snakebite victim in the field to buy the person valuable time to get to the hospital for anti-venom treatments.      Nielsen, a professor and vice chair for research in the University of Arizona D...
  • District Erases 'To Kill A Mockingbird' From Lesson Plan

    District Erases 'To Kill A Mockingbird' From Lesson Plan

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:28:35 GMT
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district. The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. School board vice president Kenny Holloway says the district received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable." Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial ine...
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district. The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. School board vice president Kenny Holloway says the district received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable." Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial ine...
  • Funeral Held For Lexington Murder Victim Beaten To Death By Husband

    Funeral Held For Lexington Murder Victim Beaten To Death By Husband

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-10-15 23:11:46 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Family and friends of a recent Lexington murder victim gathered Sunday afternoon as she was laid to rest at Lexington's Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church.  Karina Gutierrez passed away on October 9th. Her estranged husband, Jose Rivera, faces murder and assault charges in the case. "It's very emotional because she had two daughters and a kid, " said friend Rogelio Gonzalez. "We are here for her and for her kids. Which they need a lot...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Family and friends of a recent Lexington murder victim gathered Sunday afternoon as she was laid to rest at Lexington's Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Church.  Karina Gutierrez passed away on October 9th. Her estranged husband, Jose Rivera, faces murder and assault charges in the case. "It's very emotional because she had two daughters and a kid, " said friend Rogelio Gonzalez. "We are here for her and for her kids. Which they need a lot...
  • Tom Petty Tribute At Lexington Music Venue

    Tom Petty Tribute At Lexington Music Venue

    Sunday, October 15 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-10-15 22:57:19 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Local musicians gathered Sunday night to honor a late music legend and help victims of the Las Vegas shooting. The Tom Petty tribute night kicked off at 5:00 PM at Lexington music venue, The Burl. A line-up of live music is slated to play until 9:20 PM, all playing tributes to late musician Tom Petty. The event is open to everyone 16 years of age and up. The Burl says all proceeds from the event will be donated to the National Compassion Fund to support fa...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Local musicians gathered Sunday night to honor a late music legend and help victims of the Las Vegas shooting. The Tom Petty tribute night kicked off at 5:00 PM at Lexington music venue, The Burl. A line-up of live music is slated to play until 9:20 PM, all playing tributes to late musician Tom Petty. The event is open to everyone 16 years of age and up. The Burl says all proceeds from the event will be donated to the National Compassion Fund to support fa...
  • Chill In The Air As McConnell Sets To Sit Down With Trump

    Chill In The Air As McConnell Sets To Sit Down With Trump

    Sunday, October 15 2017 4:48 PM EDT2017-10-15 20:48:32 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blames the Senate’s GOP leader for the health overhaul failure, tantalizes deals with Democrats and watches his former strategist work to bulldoze the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill. There’s no need for air conditioning at the White House with that chill in the air when Trump, a public official since January, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, first elected to Congress in 1984, meet on Monday. “Mitch...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump blames the Senate’s GOP leader for the health overhaul failure, tantalizes deals with Democrats and watches his former strategist work to bulldoze the Republican establishment on Capitol Hill. There’s no need for air conditioning at the White House with that chill in the air when Trump, a public official since January, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, first elected to Congress in 1984, meet on Monday. “Mitch...
  • California Firefighters Say They Are Gaining The Upper Hand

    California Firefighters Say They Are Gaining The Upper Hand

    Sunday, October 15 2017 4:35 PM EDT2017-10-15 20:35:11 GMT
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they were finally getting the upper hand against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.      While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places.   ...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - With the winds dying down, fire officials said Sunday they were finally getting the upper hand against the wildfires that have devastated California wine country and other parts of the state over the past week, and thousands of people got the all-clear to return home.      While the danger from the deadliest, most destructive cluster of blazes in California history was far from over, the smoky skies started to clear in some places.   ...
  • Possible Serial Cat Killer On The Loose

    Possible Serial Cat Killer On The Loose

    Sunday, October 15 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-10-15 20:14:53 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Neighborhoods in Spokane, Washington, are concerned that a serial cat killer is on the loose as five cats have been ravaged and killed since August. Jim Barrington told local NBC affiliate KHQ that he expected to come home and greet his cat after a long day at work, but instead he found the remains of his pet in the front yard. "I saw him laying down on the lawn. I knew he was dead. I pull in the driveway, walk over there and see just half ...
    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Neighborhoods in Spokane, Washington, are concerned that a serial cat killer is on the loose as five cats have been ravaged and killed since August. Jim Barrington told local NBC affiliate KHQ that he expected to come home and greet his cat after a long day at work, but instead he found the remains of his pet in the front yard. "I saw him laying down on the lawn. I knew he was dead. I pull in the driveway, walk over there and see just half ...
  • Juvenile Sent To Hospital Following Stabbing

    Juvenile Sent To Hospital Following Stabbing

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:54:13 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating a stabbing that sent one to the hospital. It happened around 12 p.m. on Bainbridge Drive. They say it a group of juveniles were involved in a fight and one of the juvenile's aunt got involved. During the process, someone got stabbed. The victim was taken to the hospital, and one woman was taken in for questioning. Officials could not comment on the victim's injuries. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are investigating a stabbing that sent one to the hospital. It happened around 12 p.m. on Bainbridge Drive. They say it a group of juveniles were involved in a fight and one of the juvenile's aunt got involved. During the process, someone got stabbed. The victim was taken to the hospital, and one woman was taken in for questioning. Officials could not comment on the victim's injuries. 

  • Las Vegas Tourism Sees Changes In Aftermath Of Shooting

    Las Vegas Tourism Sees Changes In Aftermath Of Shooting

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:39 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:39:47 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.      Analysts who closely track the finances of the city's casino companies say Las Vegas will see a short-term dip in visitors in response to the shooting.      Casinos and police may have to impose new security measures after gunman Stephen Paddock brought more than 20 rifles into his hotel room and drove...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas' tourism sector is bracing for changes in the aftermath of the massacre that killed 58 people at an outdoor music festival.      Analysts who closely track the finances of the city's casino companies say Las Vegas will see a short-term dip in visitors in response to the shooting.      Casinos and police may have to impose new security measures after gunman Stephen Paddock brought more than 20 rifles into his hotel room and drove...
  • Packers: Rodgers Could Miss Rest Of Season With Collarbone Injury

    Packers: Rodgers Could Miss Rest Of Season With Collarbone Injury

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:36:34 GMT
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers could miss the remainder of the season with a broken collarbone.      Rodgers left the game against Minnesota in the first quarter on Sunday, and the Packers announced at halftime that his season is in jeopardy after the injury was diagnosed.      "There is a chance he could miss the remainder of the season," the Packers tweeted.      It's a crushing blow to a tea...
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Green Bay Packers star quarterback Aaron Rodgers could miss the remainder of the season with a broken collarbone.      Rodgers left the game against Minnesota in the first quarter on Sunday, and the Packers announced at halftime that his season is in jeopardy after the injury was diagnosed.      "There is a chance he could miss the remainder of the season," the Packers tweeted.      It's a crushing blow to a tea...
  • Student Charters Planes To Bring Supplies To Puerto Rico

    Student Charters Planes To Bring Supplies To Puerto Rico

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:33:30 GMT
    Courtesy Carnegie MellonCourtesy Carnegie Mellon
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Carnegie Mellon student disturbed by stories from her native Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria decided to do something about it.      Rosana Guernica, 22, a junior majoring in decision sciences, heard stories about people getting off the island by chartering a private plane, so she got the idea of raising money for a plane to bring in medical supplies and evacuate sick people.      Her grandmother told her it was a crazy idea, but ...
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A Carnegie Mellon student disturbed by stories from her native Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria decided to do something about it.      Rosana Guernica, 22, a junior majoring in decision sciences, heard stories about people getting off the island by chartering a private plane, so she got the idea of raising money for a plane to bring in medical supplies and evacuate sick people.      Her grandmother told her it was a crazy idea, but ...
  • One Dead, Two Injured In Crash

    One Dead, Two Injured In Crash

    Sunday, October 15 2017 1:46 PM EDT2017-10-15 17:46:47 GMT

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A fatal wreck Sunday morning killed one and sent two others to the hospital. It happened around 1 a.m. on HWY 499, near the bridge. Officials say a Volkswagen collided with a pick-up. The passenger from the Volkswagen was flown to UK Hospital along with driver of truck. Both have significant injuries. The road has since reopened.  Few other details are known at this time. 

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A fatal wreck Sunday morning killed one and sent two others to the hospital. It happened around 1 a.m. on HWY 499, near the bridge. Officials say a Volkswagen collided with a pick-up. The passenger from the Volkswagen was flown to UK Hospital along with driver of truck. Both have significant injuries. The road has since reopened.  Few other details are known at this time. 

  • Spectrum To Drop Select Channels

    Spectrum To Drop Select Channels

    Sunday, October 15 2017 1:24 PM EDT2017-10-15 17:24:12 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky.- Spectrum customers may lose several Viacom channels Sunday night. Viacom issued the following statement regarding the status of renewal negotiations with Charter Communications: “Viacom has made a series of very attractive offers to Charter that are consistent with terms we’ve recently reached with other large cable operators. Importantly, these offers would enable Charter to lower Spectrum subscribers’ bills, while also giving them m...

    LEXINGTON, Ky.- Spectrum customers may lose several Viacom channels Sunday night. Viacom issued the following statement regarding the status of renewal negotiations with Charter Communications: “Viacom has made a series of very attractive offers to Charter that are consistent with terms we’ve recently reached with other large cable operators. Importantly, these offers would enable Charter to lower Spectrum subscribers’ bills, while also giving them m...

  • Common Reasons FEMA Denies Money After Major Disasters

    Common Reasons FEMA Denies Money After Major Disasters

    Sunday, October 15 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-10-15 17:11:37 GMT
    (AP)-- Local governments and nonprofits trying to recover from major disasters have sometimes learned the hard way that money spent on protective measures, cleanup and rebuilding is not always reimbursed by the U.S. government. The Associated Press analyzed more than 900 final appeals of public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the past decade. A look at some of the common reasons money is denied, with examples: ___ IMMEDIATE THREAT A common point of dis...
    (AP)-- Local governments and nonprofits trying to recover from major disasters have sometimes learned the hard way that money spent on protective measures, cleanup and rebuilding is not always reimbursed by the U.S. government. The Associated Press analyzed more than 900 final appeals of public assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency over the past decade. A look at some of the common reasons money is denied, with examples: ___ IMMEDIATE THREAT A common point of dis...
  • Officials Search For Burglary Suspect

    Officials Search For Burglary Suspect

    Sunday, October 15 2017 12:59 PM EDT2017-10-15 16:59:18 GMT

    TAYLOR COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff's officials are currently investigating an early morning burglary. It happened around 1 a.m. Saturday in the Fairview Road/Mallory Lane area of Campbellsville.  If anyone witnessed an individual on foot or vehicle parked in the area that seemed suspicious, they are asked to call 270-465-4351. Also, if anyone has exterior surveillance cameras which caught an image of the suspect, they are asked to call the same numbe...

    TAYLOR COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff's officials are currently investigating an early morning burglary. It happened around 1 a.m. Saturday in the Fairview Road/Mallory Lane area of Campbellsville.  If anyone witnessed an individual on foot or vehicle parked in the area that seemed suspicious, they are asked to call 270-465-4351. Also, if anyone has exterior surveillance cameras which caught an image of the suspect, they are asked to call the same numbe...

  • Shooting Suspect At Large In McCracken Co.

    Shooting Suspect At Large In McCracken Co.

    Sunday, October 15 2017 12:31 PM EDT2017-10-15 16:31:13 GMT

    MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD)-- McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect in a shooting that happened early Sunday morning on Michelle Court in Kevil. Deputies believe the suspect fled into the wooded area off of Magruder Road. The suspect is described as a black male with dreadlocks. If you live in the area, the sheriff says lock your doors or leave. One person was injured in the shooting. No word on their condition or identity. We will conti...

    MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. (WPSD)-- McCracken County Sheriff’s Department is searching for a suspect in a shooting that happened early Sunday morning on Michelle Court in Kevil. Deputies believe the suspect fled into the wooded area off of Magruder Road. The suspect is described as a black male with dreadlocks. If you live in the area, the sheriff says lock your doors or leave. One person was injured in the shooting. No word on their condition or identity. We will conti...

  • Two Injured In Head-on Crash

    Two Injured In Head-on Crash

    Sunday, October 15 2017 11:31 AM EDT2017-10-15 15:31:59 GMT
    WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle injury collision Saturday night.  It happened around 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of Louisville Road and Boiling Springs Road. Officials say upon arrival, they were able to determine that a Chrysler Town and Country van, operated by Bobbie Harris, 65, of Cincinnati, was traveling north on Louisville Road when it attempted to make a left turn onto Boiling Springs Road. A Kia Soul, op...
    WARREN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Sheriff's Deputies responded to a two vehicle injury collision Saturday night.  It happened around 8:50 p.m. at the intersection of Louisville Road and Boiling Springs Road. Officials say upon arrival, they were able to determine that a Chrysler Town and Country van, operated by Bobbie Harris, 65, of Cincinnati, was traveling north on Louisville Road when it attempted to make a left turn onto Boiling Springs Road. A Kia Soul, op...
  • The Latest: UN Envoy Calls Somalia Attack ‘Revolting’

    The Latest: UN Envoy Calls Somalia Attack ‘Revolting’

    Sunday, October 15 2017 11:10 AM EDT2017-10-15 15:10:30 GMT
    APAP

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Local journalists say one freelance journalist was killed in Saturday's massive bombing in Somalia's capital and several were injured. Voice of America says one of its reporters, Abdulkaidr Mohamed Abdulle, is among the injured. Police and hospital sources say the death toll from the truck bomb in Mogadishu has risen to 189 in what is the single deadliest attack ever in the Horn of ...

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - The Latest on explosion in Somalia's capital (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Local journalists say one freelance journalist was killed in Saturday's massive bombing in Somalia's capital and several were injured. Voice of America says one of its reporters, Abdulkaidr Mohamed Abdulle, is among the injured. Police and hospital sources say the death toll from the truck bomb in Mogadishu has risen to 189 in what is the single deadliest attack ever in the Horn of ...

  • Texas Fast Food Worker Fired For Refusing To Serve Officers

    Texas Fast Food Worker Fired For Refusing To Serve Officers

    Sunday, October 15 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-10-15 14:26:23 GMT
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    DENISON, Texas (AP) — A worker at a popular Texas-based fast food chain has been fired after refusing to serve two police officers. Denison Police Chief Jay Burch says in a Facebook post that his officers were trying to get something to eat at the Whataburger early Saturday when an unidentified female employee declined to serve them. Burch says the employee cursed at the North Texas officers and alleged “cops beat up my boyfriend and are racists.” Burch didn’...
    DENISON, Texas (AP) — A worker at a popular Texas-based fast food chain has been fired after refusing to serve two police officers. Denison Police Chief Jay Burch says in a Facebook post that his officers were trying to get something to eat at the Whataburger early Saturday when an unidentified female employee declined to serve them. Burch says the employee cursed at the North Texas officers and alleged “cops beat up my boyfriend and are racists.” Burch didn’...
  • Three Arrested On Drug Charges After Lexington Robbery

    Three Arrested On Drug Charges After Lexington Robbery

    Sunday, October 15 2017 10:22 AM EDT2017-10-15 14:22:34 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- Three people have been charged in connection to a narcotics investigation in Lexington. Police say just after 1 a.m. on Friday, October 13th, officers responded to a burglary at a home in the 3000 block of High Ridge Drive. The three residents told police the suspect broke a glass door and entered into the residence.  Once inside, police say the suspect went upstairs and fired a handgun. The residents hid from the suspect and were not injured. ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- Three people have been charged in connection to a narcotics investigation in Lexington. Police say just after 1 a.m. on Friday, October 13th, officers responded to a burglary at a home in the 3000 block of High Ridge Drive. The three residents told police the suspect broke a glass door and entered into the residence.  Once inside, police say the suspect went upstairs and fired a handgun. The residents hid from the suspect and were not injured. ...

  • Celebration Of Life Slated One Year After Murder

    Celebration Of Life Slated One Year After Murder

    Sunday, October 15 2017 10:21 AM EDT2017-10-15 14:21:14 GMT
    Trinity Gay and her father, Tyson Gay.Trinity Gay and her father, Tyson Gay.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Monday marks one year since Trinity Gay was shot and killed outside a restaurant.  To celebrate her life, friends and family are coming together for a vigil, scheduled for Sunday. Last October, the 15-year-old died after she was hit by a stray bullet outside of Cookout. In the year since her death, D'markeo Taylor, D'vonta Middlebrooks and Lamonte Williams have been charged for taking part in the shooting.  And Chazarae Taylor has been charged w...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Monday marks one year since Trinity Gay was shot and killed outside a restaurant.  To celebrate her life, friends and family are coming together for a vigil, scheduled for Sunday. Last October, the 15-year-old died after she was hit by a stray bullet outside of Cookout. In the year since her death, D'markeo Taylor, D'vonta Middlebrooks and Lamonte Williams have been charged for taking part in the shooting.  And Chazarae Taylor has been charged w...

  • Porn Publisher Offers Up To $10 Million For Dirt On Trump

    Porn Publisher Offers Up To $10 Million For Dirt On Trump

    Sunday, October 15 2017 9:20 AM EDT2017-10-15 13:20:08 GMT
    APAP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering “up to $10 million” to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. He lays out the offer in a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of The Washington Post. During last year’s presidential campaign, Flynt dangled $1 million to anyone who could turn over video or audio capturing Trump behaving in an illegal or sexually demeaning man...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering “up to $10 million” to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump’s impeachment and removal from office. He lays out the offer in a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of The Washington Post. During last year’s presidential campaign, Flynt dangled $1 million to anyone who could turn over video or audio capturing Trump behaving in an illegal or sexually demeaning man...

  • Suspected Meth Dealers Turn On Each Other When Arrested

    Suspected Meth Dealers Turn On Each Other When Arrested

    Sunday, October 15 2017 8:29 AM EDT2017-10-15 12:29:11 GMT
    Joseph RoseJoseph Rose
    SCOTT COUNTY, Tenn. (WBIR)-- Several members of a suspected meth distribution ring in Tennessee and Kentucky are behind bars after turning on each other as they were caught by authorities. On Wednesday, a tip alerted officers that two women were on their way from Kentucky to Winfield, Tenn. to deliver meth "ice" to another woman. The women, Susan Patterson, 60, of Pine Knot, and Alicia McDonald, 34, of Stearns, were met by Scott County Sheriff's Office Drug Agent Kris Lewa...
    SCOTT COUNTY, Tenn. (WBIR)-- Several members of a suspected meth distribution ring in Tennessee and Kentucky are behind bars after turning on each other as they were caught by authorities. On Wednesday, a tip alerted officers that two women were on their way from Kentucky to Winfield, Tenn. to deliver meth "ice" to another woman. The women, Susan Patterson, 60, of Pine Knot, and Alicia McDonald, 34, of Stearns, were met by Scott County Sheriff's Office Drug Agent Kris Lewa...
  • Girl, 8, Dies After Falling On Cruise Ship In Miami

    Girl, 8, Dies After Falling On Cruise Ship In Miami

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:23 AM EDT2017-10-15 11:23:35 GMT
    MGNMGN
    MIAMI, Fla. (CNN)-- An 8-year-old girl died Saturday after falling from a cruise ship's interior atrium to a lower deck, the Miami-Dade Police Department said. The Carnival Cruise Lines ship Carnival Glory had finished its voyage and docked at Port Miami when the child fell around 8:15 a.m., police said. Emergency personnel transported the child to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where she died, police said. Investigators with the police department homicide departm...
    MIAMI, Fla. (CNN)-- An 8-year-old girl died Saturday after falling from a cruise ship's interior atrium to a lower deck, the Miami-Dade Police Department said. The Carnival Cruise Lines ship Carnival Glory had finished its voyage and docked at Port Miami when the child fell around 8:15 a.m., police said. Emergency personnel transported the child to Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center, where she died, police said. Investigators with the police department homicide departm...
  • Two Injured In ATV Crash

    Two Injured In ATV Crash

    Sunday, October 15 2017 7:11 AM EDT2017-10-15 11:11:07 GMT
    BELL COUNTY., Ky. (WRIL)-- Two people suffer serious injuries after an ATV crash. The crash happened in the Bell County Coal Area shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday night.  Officials say a man and woman were on the ATV when it crashed head-on with a Jeep. The two on the ATV were flown to the hospital..      The Jeep's driver was not injured. 
    BELL COUNTY., Ky. (WRIL)-- Two people suffer serious injuries after an ATV crash. The crash happened in the Bell County Coal Area shortly before 8 p.m. Saturday night.  Officials say a man and woman were on the ATV when it crashed head-on with a Jeep. The two on the ATV were flown to the hospital..      The Jeep's driver was not injured. 
  • Pro-Trump States Most Affected By His Health Care Decision

    Pro-Trump States Most Affected By His Health Care Decision

    Sunday, October 15 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-10-15 10:42:00 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP)-- President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The number underscores the political risk for T...
    WASHINGTON (AP)-- President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that was benefiting roughly 6 million Americans helps fulfill a campaign promise, but it also risks harming some of the very people who helped him win the presidency. Nearly 70 percent of those benefiting from the so-called cost-sharing subsidies live in states Trump won last November, according to an analysis by The Associated Press. The number underscores the political risk for T...
  • Judge Rules County Liable For Handcuffed Children

    Judge Rules County Liable For Handcuffed Children

    Sunday, October 15 2017 6:37 AM EDT2017-10-15 10:37:49 GMT
    MGNMGN
    KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (AP)-- A federal judge says it was unreasonable for a sheriff's deputy to handcuff two unruly elementary school students and has ruled the county government is liable for the officer's conduct. The lawsuit was filed by the parents of the two children identified in court documents only by their initials. In 2014, both children were handcuffed by Kenton County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Sumner. Video of one child showed he was handcuffed above his elbows and crying....
    KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (AP)-- A federal judge says it was unreasonable for a sheriff's deputy to handcuff two unruly elementary school students and has ruled the county government is liable for the officer's conduct. The lawsuit was filed by the parents of the two children identified in court documents only by their initials. In 2014, both children were handcuffed by Kenton County Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Sumner. Video of one child showed he was handcuffed above his elbows and crying....
  • One Dead, One Critical After Cumberland County Crash

    One Dead, One Critical After Cumberland County Crash

    Saturday, October 14 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-10-15 01:40:49 GMT
    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) -- Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Cumberland County. It happened just after 10:00 PM on KY 1880 Friday night. Investigators say 44-year-old Paul R. Rose of Albany was headed northbound when the car crossed the roadway, struck an embankment, went airborne and hit a tree.  Rose was flown to UK Hospital in critical condition. A passenger, 52-year-old Terry P. Angel, also of Albany, was pronounced dead at the scene.
    CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) -- Kentucky State Police are investigating a deadly crash in Cumberland County. It happened just after 10:00 PM on KY 1880 Friday night. Investigators say 44-year-old Paul R. Rose of Albany was headed northbound when the car crossed the roadway, struck an embankment, went airborne and hit a tree.  Rose was flown to UK Hospital in critical condition. A passenger, 52-year-old Terry P. Angel, also of Albany, was pronounced dead at the scene.
  • 'Take A Knee' Spreads To Germany

    'Take A Knee' Spreads To Germany

    Saturday, October 14 2017 9:33 PM EDT2017-10-15 01:33:51 GMT
    Photo Michael Sohn/APPhoto Michael Sohn/AP
    BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. “We wanted to make a stand against racism,” Hertha captain Per Skjelbred said after their 2-0 loss to Schalke. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while Pal Dardai’s coaching staff, general manager Michael Preetz, club officials and substitutes took a knee off it before kickoff. “Herth...
    BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. “We wanted to make a stand against racism,” Hertha captain Per Skjelbred said after their 2-0 loss to Schalke. Hertha’s starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch, while Pal Dardai’s coaching staff, general manager Michael Preetz, club officials and substitutes took a knee off it before kickoff. “Herth...
  • Police: Man Stripped Naked In Massage Chair, Punched Guard

    Police: Man Stripped Naked In Massage Chair, Punched Guard

    Saturday, October 14 2017 8:43 PM EDT2017-10-15 00:43:24 GMT
    Photo: Jeff Chiu/APPhoto: Jeff Chiu/AP
    LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a New Jersey man got a little too comfortable in a massage chair at a mall. Police in Lawrence Township said that 51-year-old Joseph Michalski took his clothes off in a massage chair at the Quaker Bridge Mall on Tuesday. Authorities say when a mall security guard asked the Hamilton resident to put his clothes back on, Michalski punched him in the face. Police said the guard then wrestled the man to the ground before police arrived. Michals...
    LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a New Jersey man got a little too comfortable in a massage chair at a mall. Police in Lawrence Township said that 51-year-old Joseph Michalski took his clothes off in a massage chair at the Quaker Bridge Mall on Tuesday. Authorities say when a mall security guard asked the Hamilton resident to put his clothes back on, Michalski punched him in the face. Police said the guard then wrestled the man to the ground before police arrived. Michals...
  • Man Who Killed 4 Could Get Death Penalty

    Man Who Killed 4 Could Get Death Penalty

    Saturday, October 14 2017 8:05 PM EDT2017-10-15 00:05:12 GMT
    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Oh (LEX 18) -- The man accused of killing four people in southern Ohio, including an eight-year-old boy, could face the death penalty.  23-year-old Arron Lawson was arraigned on three counts of murder and one count of aggravated murder on Saturday. The four victims were found dead on Wednesday along State Route 93 in Pedro. The Lawrence County prosecuting attorney told WSAZ that he will seek the death penalty. A bond hearing is scheduled for Monday.
    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Oh (LEX 18) -- The man accused of killing four people in southern Ohio, including an eight-year-old boy, could face the death penalty.  23-year-old Arron Lawson was arraigned on three counts of murder and one count of aggravated murder on Saturday. The four victims were found dead on Wednesday along State Route 93 in Pedro. The Lawrence County prosecuting attorney told WSAZ that he will seek the death penalty. A bond hearing is scheduled for Monday.
  • Ky. Arborists Association Hosts Climbing Competition

    Ky. Arborists Association Hosts Climbing Competition

    Saturday, October 14 2017 7:59 PM EDT2017-10-14 23:59:05 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Kentucky Arborists Association had their own tree climbing competition Saturday morning. Dozens of men and women raced up rows of trees, in five obstacle courses, all along Woodland Park. The goal-- to grow their roots in the community and get more people interested in the group. The winner will head to an international competition next summer.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Kentucky Arborists Association had their own tree climbing competition Saturday morning. Dozens of men and women raced up rows of trees, in five obstacle courses, all along Woodland Park. The goal-- to grow their roots in the community and get more people interested in the group. The winner will head to an international competition next summer.

  • Frankfort Holds First Ever Kentucky Capital Pride

    Frankfort Holds First Ever Kentucky Capital Pride

    Saturday, October 14 2017 7:58 PM EDT2017-10-14 23:58:48 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18 ) -- Hundreds of supporters from the LGBTQ community made their way out to Frankfort Saturday afternoon to celebrate the first ever Kentucky Capital Pride. Frankfort is now the fifth city in Kentucky with an LGBTQ fairness ordinance. Organizers said it was a great feeling knowing that they have the community's support. "It is a wonderful feeling. Today we were embraced by so much love. The community as a whole came together. The turnout out was f...

    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18 ) -- Hundreds of supporters from the LGBTQ community made their way out to Frankfort Saturday afternoon to celebrate the first ever Kentucky Capital Pride. Frankfort is now the fifth city in Kentucky with an LGBTQ fairness ordinance. Organizers said it was a great feeling knowing that they have the community's support. "It is a wonderful feeling. Today we were embraced by so much love. The community as a whole came together. The turnout out was f...

  • Neighbors Remain Shocked After 3 Killed In Wayne County

    Neighbors Remain Shocked After 3 Killed In Wayne County

    Saturday, October 14 2017 7:57 PM EDT2017-10-14 23:57:28 GMT

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - The small community around Highway 92 in Wayne County remained stunned Saturday. The area was rocked Friday night by a double homicide and deadly officer-involved shooting. 57-year-old Paul Dolen, 55-year-old Sandra Dolen, and 62-year-old Russell Dolen are all dead as a result of the events that unfolded around 9 Friday night in the 6000 block of East Highway 92 in Oil Valley. Neighbors who knew the Dolen family will told LEX18'S Jacqueline Nie that ...

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - The small community around Highway 92 in Wayne County remained stunned Saturday. The area was rocked Friday night by a double homicide and deadly officer-involved shooting. 57-year-old Paul Dolen, 55-year-old Sandra Dolen, and 62-year-old Russell Dolen are all dead as a result of the events that unfolded around 9 Friday night in the 6000 block of East Highway 92 in Oil Valley. Neighbors who knew the Dolen family will told LEX18'S Jacqueline Nie that ...

  • Family Dog Emerges Alive And Happy From Wildfire Aftermath

    Family Dog Emerges Alive And Happy From Wildfire Aftermath

    Saturday, October 14 2017 7:47 PM EDT2017-10-14 23:47:15 GMT
    Jonathan Copper/APJonathan Copper/AP
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Two men who hiked for miles through Northern California wildfire territory expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead.      Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver's mother from the grim task of recovering the body of the family's beloved dog Izzy.      Katherine Weaver was convinced Izzy died in a ferocious ...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Two men who hiked for miles through Northern California wildfire territory expecting a grim discovery were met with a joyful one instead.      Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver's mother from the grim task of recovering the body of the family's beloved dog Izzy.      Katherine Weaver was convinced Izzy died in a ferocious ...
  • Russell County Authorities Searching For Missing Man

    Russell County Authorities Searching For Missing Man

    Saturday, October 14 2017 4:59 PM EDT2017-10-14 20:59:03 GMT
    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) -- The Russell County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook page to report they are looking for a man not heard from in more than a week. William Seth Oaks was last heard from by his family on Friday, October 6th.  Oaks is about 6'1" and weights approximately 375 pounds. He drives a white 2003 GMC Sierra truck with Kentucky license plate: 028-GCR. Anyone with any information on Seth’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 or the ...
    RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) -- The Russell County Sheriff's Office posted on their Facebook page to report they are looking for a man not heard from in more than a week. William Seth Oaks was last heard from by his family on Friday, October 6th.  Oaks is about 6'1" and weights approximately 375 pounds. He drives a white 2003 GMC Sierra truck with Kentucky license plate: 028-GCR. Anyone with any information on Seth’s whereabouts is encouraged to call 911 or the ...
  • Weinstein Expelled From Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

    Weinstein Expelled From Academy Of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences

    Saturday, October 14 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-10-14 20:49:04 GMT
    MGNMGN

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  JUST IN: The Motion Picture Academy votes to immediately expel Harvey Weinstein pic.twitter.com/U9zmtXuYtC — NBC News (@NBCNews) October 14, 2017

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Harvey Weinstein expelled from Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.  JUST IN: The Motion Picture Academy votes to immediately expel Harvey Weinstein pic.twitter.com/U9zmtXuYtC — NBC News (@NBCNews) October 14, 2017

  • Police Search For Suspect In Bank Robbery

    Police Search For Suspect In Bank Robbery

    Saturday, October 14 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-10-14 20:31:43 GMT

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are looking for the man they say robbed a bank Friday afternoon.  London police were called to the First Trust Bank in the London Shopping Center just before 6 p.m. for a robbery.  They say more than $10,000 in cash was taken.  The suspect is described as a 6-feet-tall man, white, weighing between 180 to 200 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage hat, a black long sleeve shirt, blue jean cargo pants and bla...

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police are looking for the man they say robbed a bank Friday afternoon.  London police were called to the First Trust Bank in the London Shopping Center just before 6 p.m. for a robbery.  They say more than $10,000 in cash was taken.  The suspect is described as a 6-feet-tall man, white, weighing between 180 to 200 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a camouflage hat, a black long sleeve shirt, blue jean cargo pants and bla...

  • Teen Skateboarder Hit By Car In Boone County, Injuries Life-Threatening

    Teen Skateboarder Hit By Car In Boone County, Injuries Life-Threatening

    Saturday, October 14 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-10-14 20:16:24 GMT
    BOONE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) -- A 15-year-old boy has life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car Saturday afternoon. According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, it happened just before 12:30 at the intersection of Coral Drive and West Horizon Drive in Hebron. According to investigators, 27-year-old Dustin Baker of Hebron was turning onto Coral Drive from West Horizon Drive as he struck 15-year-old Benjamin Greer, also of Hebron. Deputies say prior to the collision, Gre...
    BOONE COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) -- A 15-year-old boy has life-threatening injuries after being hit by a car Saturday afternoon. According to the Boone County Sheriff's Office, it happened just before 12:30 at the intersection of Coral Drive and West Horizon Drive in Hebron. According to investigators, 27-year-old Dustin Baker of Hebron was turning onto Coral Drive from West Horizon Drive as he struck 15-year-old Benjamin Greer, also of Hebron. Deputies say prior to the collision, Gre...
  • Cooking Sparks Grease Fire In Lexington

    Cooking Sparks Grease Fire In Lexington

    Saturday, October 14 2017 4:03 PM EDT2017-10-14 20:03:22 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- A Lexington home was damaged Saturday morning after a small grease fire broke out.  Just before 11 am, firefighters were called to a home on East Louden Avenue. Fire officials say an older woman was cooking when flames flared up into her cabinets. Firefighters say there were no working smoke detectors inside the home. No one was hurt. https://twitter.com/bonniecampo/status/919227195461177350 https://twitter.com/bonniecampo/status/919227651902058496

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- A Lexington home was damaged Saturday morning after a small grease fire broke out.  Just before 11 am, firefighters were called to a home on East Louden Avenue. Fire officials say an older woman was cooking when flames flared up into her cabinets. Firefighters say there were no working smoke detectors inside the home. No one was hurt. https://twitter.com/bonniecampo/status/919227195461177350 https://twitter.com/bonniecampo/status/919227651902058496

  • Lexington Ranks As One Of America's 50 Best Cities To Live In According To Report

    Lexington Ranks As One Of America's 50 Best Cities To Live In According To Report

    Saturday, October 14 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-10-14 20:01:18 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- Lexington found itself atop another list ranking the best cities in which to live in America. According to the report published on 24/7 Wall St., Lexington-Fayette County ranks as the 31st best city to live in the United States. The report cites Lexington's sprawling farmland and horse culture as two of the biggest reasons for its ranking on the list. Topping the list of "America's 50 Best Cities To Live" is Carmel, Indiana. Centennial, Color...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- Lexington found itself atop another list ranking the best cities in which to live in America. According to the report published on 24/7 Wall St., Lexington-Fayette County ranks as the 31st best city to live in the United States. The report cites Lexington's sprawling farmland and horse culture as two of the biggest reasons for its ranking on the list. Topping the list of "America's 50 Best Cities To Live" is Carmel, Indiana. Centennial, Color...
  • Brown Sues To Block Sale Of JFK Jr.'s College Application

    Brown Sues To Block Sale Of JFK Jr.'s College Application

    Saturday, October 14 2017 3:50 PM EDT2017-10-14 19:50:05 GMT
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Brown University filed a federal lawsuit to try to block the sale of the college application of John F. Kennedy Jr., which the school says was stolen.      The lawsuit filed Friday in California asks the court to bar the website MomentsInTime.com from auctioning off the documents and demands that the records get returned to the university.      "These records have significant historical value, not only to Brown, but to the cou...
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Brown University filed a federal lawsuit to try to block the sale of the college application of John F. Kennedy Jr., which the school says was stolen.      The lawsuit filed Friday in California asks the court to bar the website MomentsInTime.com from auctioning off the documents and demands that the records get returned to the university.      "These records have significant historical value, not only to Brown, but to the cou...
  • Funeral Held Today For Fallen Kentucky Soldier

    Funeral Held Today For Fallen Kentucky Soldier

    Saturday, October 14 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-10-14 19:33:46 GMT
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    JENKINS, Ky. (LEX 18) - Days after a multi-county procession brought her body back to her home of Letcher County, Staff Sgt Abigail Milam will be laid to rest Saturday.  Milam was killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Oahu. Debris and remains from the helicopter contained DNA belonging to Milam and other crew members. On Wednesday, first responders gathered at the state line to lead a procession that stretched across Whitley, Laurel, Clay, Leslie, Perry and L...

    JENKINS, Ky. (LEX 18) - Days after a multi-county procession brought her body back to her home of Letcher County, Staff Sgt Abigail Milam will be laid to rest Saturday.  Milam was killed in a Black Hawk helicopter crash off the coast of Oahu. Debris and remains from the helicopter contained DNA belonging to Milam and other crew members. On Wednesday, first responders gathered at the state line to lead a procession that stretched across Whitley, Laurel, Clay, Leslie, Perry and L...

  • Harrison Co. Man Arrested In Florida Apologizes To Victims

    Harrison Co. Man Arrested In Florida Apologizes To Victims

    Saturday, October 14 2017 3:33 PM EDT2017-10-14 19:33:21 GMT

    OCALA, Fla. (LEX 18) -- A Harrison County man found himself in a Florida jail just days after moving to the area to avoid trouble back home in the Bluegrass. On Friday he offered an apology to his victims from behind bars. "I feel like I was in the wrong and if I'm in the wrong, then why would I not want to apologize?" 

    OCALA, Fla. (LEX 18) -- A Harrison County man found himself in a Florida jail just days after moving to the area to avoid trouble back home in the Bluegrass. On Friday he offered an apology to his victims from behind bars. "I feel like I was in the wrong and if I'm in the wrong, then why would I not want to apologize?" 

  • Desperate Puerto Ricans Are Drinking Water From A Hazardous-Waste Site

    Desperate Puerto Ricans Are Drinking Water From A Hazardous-Waste Site

    Saturday, October 14 2017 1:17 PM EDT2017-10-14 17:17:39 GMT
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    Dorado, Puerto Rico (CNN)-- Jose Luis Rodriguez waited in line Friday to fill plastic jugs in the back of his pickup truck with water for drinking, doing the dishes and bathing. But there is something about this water Rodriguez didn't know: It was being pumped to him by water authorities from a federally designated hazardous-waste site, CNN learned after reviewing Superfund documents and interviewing federal and local officials. Rodriguez, 66, is so desperate for water that this new...
    Dorado, Puerto Rico (CNN)-- Jose Luis Rodriguez waited in line Friday to fill plastic jugs in the back of his pickup truck with water for drinking, doing the dishes and bathing. But there is something about this water Rodriguez didn't know: It was being pumped to him by water authorities from a federally designated hazardous-waste site, CNN learned after reviewing Superfund documents and interviewing federal and local officials. Rodriguez, 66, is so desperate for water that this new...
  • KSP Investigates Murder In Wayne Co.

    KSP Investigates Murder In Wayne Co.

    Saturday, October 14 2017 12:03 PM EDT2017-10-14 16:03:36 GMT

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Three people are dead after what they are calling an officer involved shooting in Wayne County. It happened around 9:12 p.m. about 5 miles east of Monticello on Ky 92. Kentucky State Police say upon arrival they learned that three people were deceased at three different locations in the area, all apparently from gunshot wounds. The coroner confirms that the deceased...

    WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Three people are dead after what they are calling an officer involved shooting in Wayne County. It happened around 9:12 p.m. about 5 miles east of Monticello on Ky 92. Kentucky State Police say upon arrival they learned that three people were deceased at three different locations in the area, all apparently from gunshot wounds. The coroner confirms that the deceased...

  • Trump’s Speech Sparks A New War Of Words Between US, Iran

    Trump’s Speech Sparks A New War Of Words Between US, Iran

    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:41 AM EDT2017-10-14 14:41:44 GMT
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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians. The speech has also served to unite Iranians across the political spectrum — from Trump’s declining to call the Persian Gulf, the waterway through which a third of all oil traded by sea passes, by its name, to undercutting those trying t...
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — President Donald Trump’s refusal to certify the Iran nuclear deal has sparked a new war of words between the Islamic Republic and America, fueling growing mistrust and a sense of nationalism among Iranians. The speech has also served to unite Iranians across the political spectrum — from Trump’s declining to call the Persian Gulf, the waterway through which a third of all oil traded by sea passes, by its name, to undercutting those trying t...
  • Drake Attends Big Blue Madness

    Drake Attends Big Blue Madness

    Saturday, October 14 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-10-14 14:04:51 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The event UK Basketball fans had been chomping at the bit for finally happened Friday night. Fans across the Commonwealth, and one famous Canadian fan, flooded into Rupp Arena for the sold out Big Blue Madness event.  Rapper and avid UK fan Drake was in attendance, as he has been for several years now, sporting a 'Kentucky Dad' sweatshirt. He met with players, was welcomed by Coach Cal, and took some time to be a fan at Big Blu...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The event UK Basketball fans had been chomping at the bit for finally happened Friday night. Fans across the Commonwealth, and one famous Canadian fan, flooded into Rupp Arena for the sold out Big Blue Madness event.  Rapper and avid UK fan Drake was in attendance, as he has been for several years now, sporting a 'Kentucky Dad' sweatshirt. He met with players, was welcomed by Coach Cal, and took some time to be a fan at Big Blu...

  • Truck Hauling Cows Overturns, Closes Roadway

    Truck Hauling Cows Overturns, Closes Roadway

    Saturday, October 14 2017 9:52 AM EDT2017-10-14 13:52:46 GMT
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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV)-- An unusual sight Friday afternoon left quite a backup on one highway. A tractor trailer hauling cows overturned on the Briley Parkway. Officials say the accident shut down all lanes of the parkway, and some of the cows escaped from the truck and started roaming the road.  Officials worked to wrangle the loose herd but the roadway was shut down for some time.  Anyone know a cowboy? Avoid Briley by the airport. This just happened...

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV)-- An unusual sight Friday afternoon left quite a backup on one highway. A tractor trailer hauling cows overturned on the Briley Parkway. Officials say the accident shut down all lanes of the parkway, and some of the cows escaped from the truck and started roaming the road.  Officials worked to wrangle the loose herd but the roadway was shut down for some time.  Anyone know a cowboy? Avoid Briley by the airport. This just happened...

  • Twitter CEO Pledges New Rules On Hate, Harassment After Boycott

    Twitter CEO Pledges New Rules On Hate, Harassment After Boycott

    Saturday, October 14 2017 8:55 AM EDT2017-10-14 12:55:39 GMT
    (NBC News)-- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey late Friday promised “new rules” governing users of the social media platform after a storm of protest that included a boycott by women. The tech boss admitted in a thread that Twitter was “still not doing enough” to stop “voices being silenced … every day.” He said a crackdown on “unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies [sic] vi...
    (NBC News)-- Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey late Friday promised “new rules” governing users of the social media platform after a storm of protest that included a boycott by women. The tech boss admitted in a thread that Twitter was “still not doing enough” to stop “voices being silenced … every day.” He said a crackdown on “unwanted sexual advances, non-consensual nudity, hate symbols, violent groups, and tweets that glorifies [sic] vi...
  • High School Teacher Faces Sex Abuse Charges

    High School Teacher Faces Sex Abuse Charges

    Saturday, October 14 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-10-14 12:47:43 GMT

    BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A high school teacher has been arrested for inappropriate contact with one of his students.  Authorities say Clinton Bell, 37, was sending inappropriate text messages one of his 15-yea- old students.  An investigation found he had also been inappropriately touching the victim while on campus.  Bell is charged with  first-degree sexual abuse and "unlawful use of electronics to induce a minor to engage in sexual...

    BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A high school teacher has been arrested for inappropriate contact with one of his students.  Authorities say Clinton Bell, 37, was sending inappropriate text messages one of his 15-yea- old students.  An investigation found he had also been inappropriately touching the victim while on campus.  Bell is charged with  first-degree sexual abuse and "unlawful use of electronics to induce a minor to engage in sexual...

  • KSP: Missing Boys Found, Parents Face Charges

    KSP: Missing Boys Found, Parents Face Charges

    Saturday, October 14 2017 8:16 AM EDT2017-10-14 12:16:59 GMT
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    WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) –Two Clark County brothers who went missing were found safe and now their parents are facing charges. Troopers say 6-month old Gunner Wells and his 1-year-old brother Ryder were taken from their grandmother -- who is the custodial guardian of the boys -- on Thursday, Oct. 5...

    WINCHESTER, Ky. (LEX 18) –Two Clark County brothers who went missing were found safe and now their parents are facing charges. Troopers say 6-month old Gunner Wells and his 1-year-old brother Ryder were taken from their grandmother -- who is the custodial guardian of the boys -- on Thursday, Oct. 5...

  • Climber Rescued After Suffering Head Injury

    Climber Rescued After Suffering Head Injury

    Saturday, October 14 2017 7:45 AM EDT2017-10-14 11:45:09 GMT
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    WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team responded to a climber who took a fall Friday afternoon. It happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Graining Fork Nature Preserve. Officials say the climber had apparently missed her first clip and suffered a head injury when she decked out. Team members from rescue teams from Wolfe and Powell counties carried the climber to an awaiting ambulance.
    WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team responded to a climber who took a fall Friday afternoon. It happened around 7:30 p.m. at the Graining Fork Nature Preserve. Officials say the climber had apparently missed her first clip and suffered a head injury when she decked out. Team members from rescue teams from Wolfe and Powell counties carried the climber to an awaiting ambulance.
  • Obesity Among All US Adults Reaches All-Time High

    Obesity Among All US Adults Reaches All-Time High

    Saturday, October 14 2017 7:34 AM EDT2017-10-14 11:34:50 GMT
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    (CNN)-- The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics. Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence of obesity, particularly in adults, without any "signs of it slowing down," according to the study's lead researcher...

    (CNN)-- The United States will not be escaping the obesity epidemic crisis anytime soon: Nearly 40% of adults and 19% of youth are obese, the highest rate the country has ever seen in all adults, according to research released Friday by the National Center for Health Statistics. Since 1999, there has been a staggering rise in the prevalence of obesity, particularly in adults, without any "signs of it slowing down," according to the study's lead researcher...

  • Funeral Service Slated For Gorge Hiker

    Funeral Service Slated For Gorge Hiker

    Saturday, October 14 2017 6:17 AM EDT2017-10-14 10:17:52 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A funeral will be held Saturday for the hiker who fell to his death in the Red River Gorge early this week.  Max Suffridge, 32, of Louisville, fell more than 200 feet Monday night while setting up camp along the cliffline in Wolfe County.  A memorial service for Suffridge will be held from noon until 4 p.m. at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home on Bardstown Road.  His funeral will immediately follow.
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A funeral will be held Saturday for the hiker who fell to his death in the Red River Gorge early this week.  Max Suffridge, 32, of Louisville, fell more than 200 feet Monday night while setting up camp along the cliffline in Wolfe County.  A memorial service for Suffridge will be held from noon until 4 p.m. at Ratterman and Sons Funeral Home on Bardstown Road.  His funeral will immediately follow.
  • Video Of Horse In Motel Causes Controversy

    Video Of Horse In Motel Causes Controversy

    Friday, October 13 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-10-14 00:33:21 GMT

    GEORGETOWN, Ky (LEX 18) A woman uploaded a video of her bringing her thoroughbred into a Super 8 in Georgetown, however, the situation quickly turned sour when the hotel staff found out. Lindsey Partridge is known for taking the horse to unusual places. She is a trainer and founder of Harmony Horsemanship.  Last week, Partridge was in town for the third year in a row she and her group were staying at the Super 8 Motel in Georgetown. As she was checking in, she h...

    GEORGETOWN, Ky (LEX 18) A woman uploaded a video of her bringing her thoroughbred into a Super 8 in Georgetown, however, the situation quickly turned sour when the hotel staff found out. Lindsey Partridge is known for taking the horse to unusual places. She is a trainer and founder of Harmony Horsemanship.  Last week, Partridge was in town for the third year in a row she and her group were staying at the Super 8 Motel in Georgetown. As she was checking in, she h...

  • Benefit Planned To Help Local Musician's Daughter

    Benefit Planned To Help Local Musician's Daughter

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:19 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:19:26 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington's music community is ready to rock with a benefit concert for a local musician's daughter who is battling cancer. Shortly after moving from Lexington to Minneapolis, Hannah Gravitt was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Her father Chad is a well known local musician. His friends thought that with the platform they have in Lexington, they could really help his family.  “I think anytime you're in the situation, and you find out...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington's music community is ready to rock with a benefit concert for a local musician's daughter who is battling cancer. Shortly after moving from Lexington to Minneapolis, Hannah Gravitt was diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Her father Chad is a well known local musician. His friends thought that with the platform they have in Lexington, they could really help his family.  “I think anytime you're in the situation, and you find out...

  • Father Aims To Help Community After Family Tragedy

    Father Aims To Help Community After Family Tragedy

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:18:17 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Dean Walker has decided in the face of tragedy, to turn life-altering moments into something to benefit his community. Walker lost his wife, Deborah, to pancreatic cancer earlier this year. A month after that, his 20-year-old daughter, Savannah, was shot to death during a concert in Louisville. "We were all grieving from her mom, and then when that hit it was brutal," said Walker.  Walker and his son, Nate, were caught in a whirlwind of ...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Dean Walker has decided in the face of tragedy, to turn life-altering moments into something to benefit his community. Walker lost his wife, Deborah, to pancreatic cancer earlier this year. A month after that, his 20-year-old daughter, Savannah, was shot to death during a concert in Louisville. "We were all grieving from her mom, and then when that hit it was brutal," said Walker.  Walker and his son, Nate, were caught in a whirlwind of ...

  • Court Days Underway In Mt. Sterling

    Court Days Underway In Mt. Sterling

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-10-13 23:13:26 GMT

    MT. STERLING, Ky (LEX 18) The annual Court Days street fair is underway. They sell virtually everything at the fair including culinary choices, crafts, clothing, and guns. Some people wondered if bump stocks would be sold there.  That's what Steven Paddock used to make his arsenal fully automatic in the Las Vegas shooting. "Never! I've never, never seen that, and none of my guys would sell any of that. These guys have been here 40 years with me. They're just reputabl...

    MT. STERLING, Ky (LEX 18) The annual Court Days street fair is underway. They sell virtually everything at the fair including culinary choices, crafts, clothing, and guns. Some people wondered if bump stocks would be sold there.  That's what Steven Paddock used to make his arsenal fully automatic in the Las Vegas shooting. "Never! I've never, never seen that, and none of my guys would sell any of that. These guys have been here 40 years with me. They're just reputabl...

  • Man Pleads Guilty To McDonald's Assault

    Man Pleads Guilty To McDonald's Assault

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:54 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:54:33 GMT
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    MAYSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Maysville Police announced Friday that the man accused of assaulting an elderly man in a restroom at the Maysville McDonald's pleaded guilty to assault charges. 75-year-old Kenneth Throckmorton was severely injured in the attack on February 5, 2017 His jaw was broken in three spots and suffered a broken hip. Throckmorton had to be flown to UK from the scene.  Brandon Dawson was arrested in the case. He pled guilty to the charge of assault 2nd in the cas...
    MAYSVILLE, Ky (LEX 18) Maysville Police announced Friday that the man accused of assaulting an elderly man in a restroom at the Maysville McDonald's pleaded guilty to assault charges. 75-year-old Kenneth Throckmorton was severely injured in the attack on February 5, 2017 His jaw was broken in three spots and suffered a broken hip. Throckmorton had to be flown to UK from the scene.  Brandon Dawson was arrested in the case. He pled guilty to the charge of assault 2nd in the cas...
  • Adair Co. Man Charged With Murder

    Adair Co. Man Charged With Murder

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:38:59 GMT
    COLUMBIA, Ky (LEX 18) KSP said that 31-year-old Reuban Sebastian Paz was arrested Friday on New Concord Road and charged in his wife's murder. KSP said that the received a call from the Adair County Sheriff's Office requesting assistance Friday morning. The investigation revealed that Reuban and his wife, 25-year-old Linda Sebastian Paz, had been involved in a domestic dispute that led to the shooting death of Linda.  An autopsy is scheduled to be performed at the St...
    COLUMBIA, Ky (LEX 18) KSP said that 31-year-old Reuban Sebastian Paz was arrested Friday on New Concord Road and charged in his wife's murder. KSP said that the received a call from the Adair County Sheriff's Office requesting assistance Friday morning. The investigation revealed that Reuban and his wife, 25-year-old Linda Sebastian Paz, had been involved in a domestic dispute that led to the shooting death of Linda.  An autopsy is scheduled to be performed at the St...
  • Funeral Set For Murder Victim

    Funeral Set For Murder Victim

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:14:01 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington woman who was murdered Monday morning is set to be laid to rest this weekend. A funeral for Karina Gutierrez is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary in Lexington. A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for a funeral. Click here to donate.  Jose Rivera, the woman's estranged husband, is facing murder and assault charges in the case. 
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington woman who was murdered Monday morning is set to be laid to rest this weekend. A funeral for Karina Gutierrez is set for Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary in Lexington. A GoFundMe has been set up to help pay for a funeral. Click here to donate.  Jose Rivera, the woman's estranged husband, is facing murder and assault charges in the case. 
  • States To Sue Trump Over End Of Health Insurance Subsidy

    States To Sue Trump Over End Of Health Insurance Subsidy

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:05 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:05:10 GMT
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    By GEOFF MULVIHILL and KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs for millions of Americans has brought swift reaction from the states. On Friday, health officials and consumers said they feared the action could chase millions away from coverage. Attorneys general in several states, including California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York, said they planned to...
    By GEOFF MULVIHILL and KELLI KENNEDY Associated Press President Donald Trump's decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act that lowered out-of-pocket medical costs for millions of Americans has brought swift reaction from the states. On Friday, health officials and consumers said they feared the action could chase millions away from coverage. Attorneys general in several states, including California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Massachusetts and New York, said they planned to...
  • Trump: Iran Violating Nuke Deal But He Won't Pull Out Now

    Trump: Iran Violating Nuke Deal But He Won't Pull Out Now

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:01:41 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, blaming it for a litany of malign behavior and hitting its main military wing with anti-terrorism sanctions. But Trump, breaking with a campaign pledge to rip up the agreement, said he was not yet ready to pull the U.S. out or re-impose nuclear sanctions. Instead, he kicked the issue to Congress and the other nations in the seven-country accord, telling l...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump on Friday angrily accused Iran of violating the spirit of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, blaming it for a litany of malign behavior and hitting its main military wing with anti-terrorism sanctions. But Trump, breaking with a campaign pledge to rip up the agreement, said he was not yet ready to pull the U.S. out or re-impose nuclear sanctions. Instead, he kicked the issue to Congress and the other nations in the seven-country accord, telling l...
  • Woman Arrested In Triple R Mart Robbery

    Woman Arrested In Triple R Mart Robbery

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:43:16 GMT

    A woman turned herself in for a robbery that happened earlier this week. Sheriff Pat Melton tells LEX 18 that Sarah Lynn Stamper turned herself in Friday morning. Stamper was wanted in connection with the robbery of a Triple R Mart. The sheriff says she committed the robbery in a stolen car. She has been arrested in Lexington before but had no previous charges in Franklin County.  

    A woman turned herself in for a robbery that happened earlier this week. Sheriff Pat Melton tells LEX 18 that Sarah Lynn Stamper turned herself in Friday morning. Stamper was wanted in connection with the robbery of a Triple R Mart. The sheriff says she committed the robbery in a stolen car. She has been arrested in Lexington before but had no previous charges in Franklin County.  

  • Frankfort Man Sentenced To 23 Years For Producing Child Pornography

    Frankfort Man Sentenced To 23 Years For Producing Child Pornography

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:39 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:39:29 GMT
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    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) A Frankfort man has been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for producing sexually explicit images of a minor and sending them to another man. 41-year-old Matthew Craig Fosson was sentenced Thursday. Under federal law, he must serve 85% of his prison sentence and after his prison term, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for life.  He pleaded guilty earlier this year, admitting that he produced sexually explicit ima...
    FRANKFORT, Ky (LEX 18) A Frankfort man has been sentenced to 23 years in federal prison for producing sexually explicit images of a minor and sending them to another man. 41-year-old Matthew Craig Fosson was sentenced Thursday. Under federal law, he must serve 85% of his prison sentence and after his prison term, he will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for life.  He pleaded guilty earlier this year, admitting that he produced sexually explicit ima...
  • Judd To Be Honored By Women's Media Center

    Judd To Be Honored By Women's Media Center

    Friday, October 13 2017 2:20 PM EDT2017-10-13 18:20:21 GMT
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    (LEX 18) The Women's Media Center has announced that it will honor Ashley Judd for sharing her story about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment in the New York Times investigative report. “It's crucial to call out those like Harvey Weinstein who misuse big power, and also to reward those who risk what small power they have by telling the truth,“ said Gloria Steinem, co-founder of The Women’s Media Center. “I would like to pay tribute to my friend&nbs...
    (LEX 18) The Women's Media Center has announced that it will honor Ashley Judd for sharing her story about Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment in the New York Times investigative report. “It's crucial to call out those like Harvey Weinstein who misuse big power, and also to reward those who risk what small power they have by telling the truth,“ said Gloria Steinem, co-founder of The Women’s Media Center. “I would like to pay tribute to my friend&nbs...
  • NCAA "Could Not Conclude" Academic Violations In UNC Case

    NCAA "Could Not Conclude" Academic Violations In UNC Case

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:13 PM EDT2017-10-13 17:13:32 GMT

    (AP) North Carolina has avoided major penalties after an NCAA infractions committee panel “could not conclude” there were academic violations in the multi-year case focused on irregular courses

    (AP) North Carolina has avoided major penalties after an NCAA infractions committee panel “could not conclude” there were academic violations in the multi-year case focused on irregular courses

  • Boy Found Shot Dead After 3 Adults Slain In Ohio

    Boy Found Shot Dead After 3 Adults Slain In Ohio

    Friday, October 13 2017 12:57 PM EDT2017-10-13 16:57:56 GMT

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - Police are searching for a man and a young boy after three people were found brutally murdered in Southwestern Ohio overnight.

    LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) - Police are searching for a man and a young boy after three people were found brutally murdered in Southwestern Ohio overnight.

  • Daycare Shut Down After Disturbing Allegations Brought To Light

    Daycare Shut Down After Disturbing Allegations Brought To Light

    Friday, October 13 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-10-13 16:36:10 GMT

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (LEX 18) The state has shut down a Russell Springs daycare after some disturbing videos came to light.  According to an emergency suspension order, a video from Wednesday showed an owner of the Little People's Playhouse using her hand to hit a child on the face, thighs, and buttocks. That same video also showed the woman using a wooden block to spank the child. Another video,  filmed on October 6 shows the same owner "threatening to hit a chi...

    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (LEX 18) The state has shut down a Russell Springs daycare after some disturbing videos came to light.  According to an emergency suspension order, a video from Wednesday showed an owner of the Little People's Playhouse using her hand to hit a child on the face, thighs, and buttocks. That same video also showed the woman using a wooden block to spank the child. Another video,  filmed on October 6 shows the same owner "threatening to hit a chi...

  • Ex-Miss Kentucky USA Fights Prison Search Before Drug Arrest

    Ex-Miss Kentucky USA Fights Prison Search Before Drug Arrest

    Friday, October 13 2017 12:25 PM EDT2017-10-13 16:25:22 GMT
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    LIMA, Ohio (AP/LEX 18) - The attorney for a former Miss Kentucky USA who's accused of smuggling drugs into an Ohio prison says she shouldn't have been searched. Authorities say 28-year-old Kia Hampton, of Louisville, Kentucky, was found with a balloon filled with marijuana at the prison in Lima in late May. Her attorney argued Thursday that authorities shouldn't have been given a warrant that allowed the strip search. The Lima News reports a prison investigator testified that Hampt...
    LIMA, Ohio (AP/LEX 18) - The attorney for a former Miss Kentucky USA who's accused of smuggling drugs into an Ohio prison says she shouldn't have been searched. Authorities say 28-year-old Kia Hampton, of Louisville, Kentucky, was found with a balloon filled with marijuana at the prison in Lima in late May. Her attorney argued Thursday that authorities shouldn't have been given a warrant that allowed the strip search. The Lima News reports a prison investigator testified that Hampt...
  • LEX 18 Traffic Tracker: Upper Street Closed Sunday

    LEX 18 Traffic Tracker: Upper Street Closed Sunday

    Friday, October 13 2017 12:22 PM EDT2017-10-13 16:22:32 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Upper Street will be closed between Main and Vine beginning Sunday at 8 p.m. and reopening Monday no later than 6 a.m. This closure will allow for concrete to be poured for the CentrePointe project.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Upper Street will be closed between Main and Vine beginning Sunday at 8 p.m. and reopening Monday no later than 6 a.m. This closure will allow for concrete to be poured for the CentrePointe project.

  • Spilled Milk Causes Traffic Backup

    Spilled Milk Causes Traffic Backup

    Friday, October 13 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-10-13 15:17:52 GMT
    PADUCAH, Ky. (WPSD)- There's no use crying over spilled milk, especially when it causes a major traffic issue. The crash happened on Highway 60. The milk truck tipped over and spilled its product all over the ground. The health department inspected what milk was salvaged before loading it on to another truck.
    PADUCAH, Ky. (WPSD)- There's no use crying over spilled milk, especially when it causes a major traffic issue. The crash happened on Highway 60. The milk truck tipped over and spilled its product all over the ground. The health department inspected what milk was salvaged before loading it on to another truck.
  • Rick Pitino's House Hits The Market

    Rick Pitino's House Hits The Market

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:29 AM EDT2017-10-13 14:29:07 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18/The Courier-Journal) - If you're looking for a stylish home with a bit of a ... history, Coach Rick Pitino's home is now on the market.  Pitino announced that he was putting his home on the market after he was put on leave from his coaching position at Louisville. The Courier-Journal reports that a sign has popped up in front of the Mockingbird Gardens home. It's valued at over $1 million, but could go for much more.
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18/The Courier-Journal) - If you're looking for a stylish home with a bit of a ... history, Coach Rick Pitino's home is now on the market.  Pitino announced that he was putting his home on the market after he was put on leave from his coaching position at Louisville. The Courier-Journal reports that a sign has popped up in front of the Mockingbird Gardens home. It's valued at over $1 million, but could go for much more.
  • Motorcyclist Sent To Hospital After Overnight Crash

    Motorcyclist Sent To Hospital After Overnight Crash

    Friday, October 13 2017 8:31 AM EDT2017-10-13 12:31:06 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital overnight with serious head injuries. The crash happened overnight at Oliver Lewis Parkway near the Salvation Army. A witness tells LEX 18 that the victim was unresponsive. He was transported to UK Hospital. There is no word on his condition at this time. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A motorcyclist was taken to the hospital overnight with serious head injuries. The crash happened overnight at Oliver Lewis Parkway near the Salvation Army. A witness tells LEX 18 that the victim was unresponsive. He was transported to UK Hospital. There is no word on his condition at this time. 

  • Crews Investigating Fire At Abandoned Lexington Home

    Crews Investigating Fire At Abandoned Lexington Home

    Friday, October 13 2017 8:12 AM EDT2017-10-13 12:12:25 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -   An abandoned home caught fire in Lexington overnight and now investigators are trying to determine if arson was the cause. Firefighters were called to the house on Warnock Street around 2 this morning. They found a small fire in the living room, but were able to quickly put it out. Neighbors say a fire was started inside the house about 3 weeks ago. An arson investigator has been called to the scene.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -   An abandoned home caught fire in Lexington overnight and now investigators are trying to determine if arson was the cause. Firefighters were called to the house on Warnock Street around 2 this morning. They found a small fire in the living room, but were able to quickly put it out. Neighbors say a fire was started inside the house about 3 weeks ago. An arson investigator has been called to the scene.

  • Big Blue Madness Kicks Off Tonight At Rupp

    Big Blue Madness Kicks Off Tonight At Rupp

    Friday, October 13 2017 8:10 AM EDT2017-10-13 12:10:51 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  It's here! It's here! Big Blue Madness, UK Basketball's first open practice, will be held Friday at Rupp Arena. True Blue Fans camped out earlier this month in order to get the free tickets and unfortunately for the rest of us, those tickets sold out pretty quickly. UK Athletics strongly encourages fans to neither buy nor sell their Big Blue Madness tickets. Additionally, ticket holders should be aware of the potential risks of posting pictures of the...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -  It's here! It's here! Big Blue Madness, UK Basketball's first open practice, will be held Friday at Rupp Arena. True Blue Fans camped out earlier this month in order to get the free tickets and unfortunately for the rest of us, those tickets sold out pretty quickly. UK Athletics strongly encourages fans to neither buy nor sell their Big Blue Madness tickets. Additionally, ticket holders should be aware of the potential risks of posting pictures of the...

  • State Board Of Elections Launches Redesigned Website

    State Board Of Elections Launches Redesigned Website

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:19 AM EDT2017-10-13 11:19:15 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The State Board of Elections in Kentucky has launched a redesigned and streamlined website, and its lead official describes the changes as mobile-friendly. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the redesigned elect.ky.gov allows users to find information and data in a quick and convenient format. Grimes says that making sure people can easily reach the website on smartphones or tablets is important as Kentucky enters the midterm election cycle. Grime...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The State Board of Elections in Kentucky has launched a redesigned and streamlined website, and its lead official describes the changes as mobile-friendly. Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes says the redesigned elect.ky.gov allows users to find information and data in a quick and convenient format. Grimes says that making sure people can easily reach the website on smartphones or tablets is important as Kentucky enters the midterm election cycle. Grime...
  • Somerset Woman Shot, Killed By Grandson In Tragic Accident

    Somerset Woman Shot, Killed By Grandson In Tragic Accident

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:16 AM EDT2017-10-13 11:16:53 GMT

    SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18) - A grandchild accidentally shot and killed his grandmother overnight in Pulaski County, sheriff's officials confirm. The child got a hold of a loaded gun and shot the woman sometime in the overnight hours of Wednesday. Not many details are currently being released, including the identity of the victim.  LEX 18 has a crew working on this story and will update the web as information is received.

    SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18) - A grandchild accidentally shot and killed his grandmother overnight in Pulaski County, sheriff's officials confirm. The child got a hold of a loaded gun and shot the woman sometime in the overnight hours of Wednesday. Not many details are currently being released, including the identity of the victim.  LEX 18 has a crew working on this story and will update the web as information is received.

  • UberEATS Launches In Lexington

    UberEATS Launches In Lexington

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:11 AM EDT2017-10-13 11:11:47 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-  UberEATS will launch in Lexington on Thursday. The service offers food delivery with full menus some of the city’s best restaurants, including the Lexington Diner, Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, Sir Pizza, The Simple Greek, Stella’s Diner, and Panchitos Ice Cream.  The UberEATS app is free to download and has been built specifically to make getting great food as easy as getting a ride. Lexington and Louisville residents can open ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-  UberEATS will launch in Lexington on Thursday. The service offers food delivery with full menus some of the city’s best restaurants, including the Lexington Diner, Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina, Sir Pizza, The Simple Greek, Stella’s Diner, and Panchitos Ice Cream.  The UberEATS app is free to download and has been built specifically to make getting great food as easy as getting a ride. Lexington and Louisville residents can open ...

  • Lexington Votes to Take Action Against Spectrum Following Thousands of Complaints

    Lexington Votes to Take Action Against Spectrum Following Thousands of Complaints

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-10-13 11:05:33 GMT

    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - For the first time ever, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government took on a big cable and internet company, effectively putting it "on notice," according to the Vice Mayor.  Thursday night the council passed a resolution that would allow the city to fine Spectrum Cable's parent company Charter Communications if it doesn't fix certain customer service issues.   Under the resolution, Charter Communications has 30 days to resp...

    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - For the first time ever, the Lexington Fayette Urban County Government took on a big cable and internet company, effectively putting it "on notice," according to the Vice Mayor.  Thursday night the council passed a resolution that would allow the city to fine Spectrum Cable's parent company Charter Communications if it doesn't fix certain customer service issues.   Under the resolution, Charter Communications has 30 days to resp...

  • Burglar Breaks Glass, Fires Shots In Early Morning Break-In

    Burglar Breaks Glass, Fires Shots In Early Morning Break-In

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:11 AM EDT2017-10-13 10:11:35 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police say that a burglary suspect may have been hurt after an early morning break-in. Police say a man broke into a home on High Ridge Street in the early morning hours of Friday. The suspect broke in through a glass door and at some point, they believe he fired shots into the home's ceiling. Something startled the burglar and he fled the scene. None of the home's occupants were injured. They did find blood near the broken glass door. Crime Scen...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police say that a burglary suspect may have been hurt after an early morning break-in. Police say a man broke into a home on High Ridge Street in the early morning hours of Friday. The suspect broke in through a glass door and at some point, they believe he fired shots into the home's ceiling. Something startled the burglar and he fled the scene. None of the home's occupants were injured. They did find blood near the broken glass door. Crime Scen...
  • Visitation Held Today For Fallen Kentucky Soldier, Funeral Saturday

    Visitation Held Today For Fallen Kentucky Soldier, Funeral Saturday

    Friday, October 13 2017 5:21 AM EDT2017-10-13 09:21:51 GMT
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    JENKINS, Ky. (LEX 18) - Days after a multi-county procession brought her body back to her home of Letcher County, a visitation will be held for Staff Sgt Abigail Milam 

    JENKINS, Ky. (LEX 18) - Days after a multi-county procession brought her body back to her home of Letcher County, a visitation will be held for Staff Sgt Abigail Milam 

  • The Latest: Trump To Halt Subsidies To Health Insurance

    The Latest: Trump To Halt Subsidies To Health Insurance

    Friday, October 13 2017 5:18 AM EDT2017-10-13 09:18:09 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's executive order on health care (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that he has been trying to unravel for months. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who sought anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The White House says in a statement that the Department of Health and Human Services has d...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump's executive order on health care (all times local): 10:50 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law that he has been trying to unravel for months. That's according to two people familiar with the decision who sought anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. The White House says in a statement that the Department of Health and Human Services has d...
  • Floyd County Pedestrian Killed Identified

    Floyd County Pedestrian Killed Identified

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:51 AM EDT2017-10-13 08:51:25 GMT
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    FLOYD COUNTY, Ky (EKB) The identity of the man killed after being hit by a vehicle on US 23 in Ivel has been released.

    FLOYD COUNTY, Ky (EKB) The identity of the man killed after being hit by a vehicle on US 23 in Ivel has been released.

  • Neighbors: Man Continues To Burglarize Kilrush Drive Homes

    Neighbors: Man Continues To Burglarize Kilrush Drive Homes

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:21 PM EDT2017-10-13 02:21:15 GMT

    Those who live on Kilrush Drive say their three-street neighborhood is filled with friendly families, loving neighbors and a sense of security. But three months ago, that feeling was stolen when they say one man started showing up to homes uninvited. 

    Those who live on Kilrush Drive say their three-street neighborhood is filled with friendly families, loving neighbors and a sense of security. But three months ago, that feeling was stolen when they say one man started showing up to homes uninvited. 

  • Crash Reconstruction Blocks Road

    Crash Reconstruction Blocks Road

    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-10-13 01:57:08 GMT
    VERSAILLES, Ky (LEX 18) Crash reconstruction blocked two eastbound lanes of US 60 in Versailles Road Thursday night. The road was blocked near Grassy Springs Road. 
    VERSAILLES, Ky (LEX 18) Crash reconstruction blocked two eastbound lanes of US 60 in Versailles Road Thursday night. The road was blocked near Grassy Springs Road. 
  • Driver Tells Troopers That Car Chase Was On His Bucket List

    Driver Tells Troopers That Car Chase Was On His Bucket List

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-10-13 00:41:57 GMT
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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket list. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the man refused to halt a little before 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a trooper tried to stop him over a violation on Interstate 80. The 10- to 15-minute chase ended soon after he left the interstate. He was taken into custody. That's when the 46-year-o...
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa State Patrol says a man pulled over in Des Moines after a car pursuit told state troopers that he wanted to be chased because it was on his bucket list. Des Moines television station KCCI reports that the man refused to halt a little before 7:30 a.m. Thursday when a trooper tried to stop him over a violation on Interstate 80. The 10- to 15-minute chase ended soon after he left the interstate. He was taken into custody. That's when the 46-year-o...
  • Crash On Russell Cave Road

    Crash On Russell Cave Road

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:19 PM EDT2017-10-13 00:19:08 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police and Lexington Fire crews responded to a crash on Russell Cave Road. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police and Lexington Fire crews responded to a crash on Russell Cave Road. 

  • Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week: October 12, 2017

    Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person Of The Week: October 12, 2017

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-10-12 22:59:02 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police need your help to find the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person of the Week. 18-year-old Byron Ezzard is wanted for 1st degree wanton endangerment. Police say he is about 5'7'' and weighs about 250 pounds. Just call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (859) 253-2020 or text your information to 'CRIMES' and in the text write 'LEX P-D' then your tip. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Police need your help to find the Bluegrass Crime Stoppers Most Wanted Person of the Week. 18-year-old Byron Ezzard is wanted for 1st degree wanton endangerment. Police say he is about 5'7'' and weighs about 250 pounds. Just call the Crime Stoppers Hotline at (859) 253-2020 or text your information to 'CRIMES' and in the text write 'LEX P-D' then your tip. 

  • Habitat For Humanity's Restore Truck Stolen

    Habitat For Humanity's Restore Truck Stolen

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-10-12 22:13:39 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Cameras captured the moment thieves stole an old truck from the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Lexington. Now the store's director says they are scrambling to find the truck, or a replacement, before it starts to hurt business. Employees left the truck in its usual spot on Friday, but when they returned Monday, it was gone. The thieves were caught on camera. "Sure enough, you can see at 5:30 in the morning, one car drives in and that car and...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Cameras captured the moment thieves stole an old truck from the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Lexington. Now the store's director says they are scrambling to find the truck, or a replacement, before it starts to hurt business. Employees left the truck in its usual spot on Friday, but when they returned Monday, it was gone. The thieves were caught on camera. "Sure enough, you can see at 5:30 in the morning, one car drives in and that car and...

  • LEX 18 Digital Conversation: Gluten Free Eating

    LEX 18 Digital Conversation: Gluten Free Eating

    Thursday, October 12 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-10-12 21:40:59 GMT

    Eating Health and finding ALL the best organic ingredients can be costly and time-consuming - but - there is a place that can help take the stress out.  Join me for this Digital Conversation with Owner/Chef, Allison Davis from Wild Thyme Cooking.

    Eating Health and finding ALL the best organic ingredients can be costly and time-consuming - but - there is a place that can help take the stress out.  Join me for this Digital Conversation with Owner/Chef, Allison Davis from Wild Thyme Cooking.

  • Laurel Co. Sheriff's Office Investigating DUI Crash

    Laurel Co. Sheriff's Office Investigating DUI Crash

    Thursday, October 12 2017 5:34 PM EDT2017-10-12 21:34:00 GMT
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    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash where deputies say a driver was under the influence. The crash happened on Thursday at 7:25 a.m. on Rocky Branch Road. Deputies report that a car was traveling eastbound when it passed an eastbound van in a curve, lost control, clipped the front end of the van and went off the roadway overturning in a ditch. The driver of the car, 48-year-old Melissa Sams, was transported to St. Joseph Hospital Lo...
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating a crash where deputies say a driver was under the influence. The crash happened on Thursday at 7:25 a.m. on Rocky Branch Road. Deputies report that a car was traveling eastbound when it passed an eastbound van in a curve, lost control, clipped the front end of the van and went off the roadway overturning in a ditch. The driver of the car, 48-year-old Melissa Sams, was transported to St. Joseph Hospital Lo...
  • Making A Difference: Make-A-Wish Day Held At Keeneland

    Making A Difference: Make-A-Wish Day Held At Keeneland

    Thursday, October 12 2017 4:37 PM EDT2017-10-12 20:37:52 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Ten young people were treated to a day at the track at Make-A-Wish day at Keeneland Thursday. 5-year-old Jack Wells was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome meaning that the left side of his heart was not formed.  The result of this has been two open heart surgeries, the child just narrowly avoided having a transplant.  "We found a doctor in Columbus, Ohio, that went in and created a surgery for him and his heart works just like mine,"...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Ten young people were treated to a day at the track at Make-A-Wish day at Keeneland Thursday. 5-year-old Jack Wells was born with Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome meaning that the left side of his heart was not formed.  The result of this has been two open heart surgeries, the child just narrowly avoided having a transplant.  "We found a doctor in Columbus, Ohio, that went in and created a surgery for him and his heart works just like mine,"...
  • Adair Co. Man Charged With Assault

    Adair Co. Man Charged With Assault

    Thursday, October 12 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-10-12 20:10:12 GMT
    ADAIR COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A man was arrested and charged with assault after a stabbing investigation.  KSP said the stabbing occurred at an unknown location on KY Hwy 206. They said that 43-year-old Donald Wayne Christenberry allegedly stabbed 57-year-old Brent Ollery. Ollery was taken to TJ Sampson Hospital and then transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated for a non-life-threatening knife wound to the neck area.  Christenberry returne...
    ADAIR COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A man was arrested and charged with assault after a stabbing investigation.  KSP said the stabbing occurred at an unknown location on KY Hwy 206. They said that 43-year-old Donald Wayne Christenberry allegedly stabbed 57-year-old Brent Ollery. Ollery was taken to TJ Sampson Hospital and then transported to the University of Louisville Hospital where he was treated for a non-life-threatening knife wound to the neck area.  Christenberry returne...
  • Former Lexington Pastor Accused Of Sex Abuse

    Former Lexington Pastor Accused Of Sex Abuse

    Thursday, October 12 2017 3:03 PM EDT2017-10-12 19:03:45 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A former pastor at St Luke's United Methodist Church is accused of sexually abusing two juveniles. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A former pastor at St Luke's United Methodist Church is accused of sexually abusing two juveniles. 

  • Teams To Start Searching For Bodies After Fires

    Teams To Start Searching For Bodies After Fires

    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-10-12 18:46:44 GMT
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    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country. Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano says officials are investigating hundreds of reports of missing people and that recovery teams will start doing targeted searches for bodies Thursday. He warns that identification may be difficult an...

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 10:15 a.m. Officials say recovery teams, some with cadaver dogs, will start searching for bodies in some areas devastated by wildfires raging in California wine country. Sonoma County Sheriff Robert Giordano says officials are investigating hundreds of reports of missing people and that recovery teams will start doing targeted searches for bodies Thursday. He warns that identification may be difficult an...

  • Inmates Walks Away From Work Release

    Inmates Walks Away From Work Release

    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-10-12 18:23:05 GMT
    BATH COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Bath County authorities are looking for an inmate who emergency management said walked away from a work release with the road crew.  They say that 39-year-old Phillip Roar walked away around noon on Thursday. He is described as 5'11'', weighing 190 and has brown hair and a brown beard. Roar is a nonviolent offender. He is believed to be traveling to Carter County. If you see Roar, contact local authorities. 
    BATH COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Bath County authorities are looking for an inmate who emergency management said walked away from a work release with the road crew.  They say that 39-year-old Phillip Roar walked away around noon on Thursday. He is described as 5'11'', weighing 190 and has brown hair and a brown beard. Roar is a nonviolent offender. He is believed to be traveling to Carter County. If you see Roar, contact local authorities. 
  • Jefferson Fires 7 Employees After Reports That Preschoolers Were Abused And Neglected

    Jefferson Fires 7 Employees After Reports That Preschoolers Were Abused And Neglected

    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:10 PM EDT2017-10-12 18:10:50 GMT
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    By Thomas Novelly The Courier-Journal One preschooler was flipped off a cot during naptime. A 3-year-old was force-fed by a teacher clutching him between her arms and legs. And another child was put in a closet alone. In this article from the Courier-Journal, Thomas Novelly says that these are a few of the 23 incidents detailed in a report alleging physical abuse, humiliation, and neglect in Jefferson County Public Schools' Head Start Program, a federally funded initiative to help l...
    By Thomas Novelly The Courier-Journal One preschooler was flipped off a cot during naptime. A 3-year-old was force-fed by a teacher clutching him between her arms and legs. And another child was put in a closet alone. In this article from the Courier-Journal, Thomas Novelly says that these are a few of the 23 incidents detailed in a report alleging physical abuse, humiliation, and neglect in Jefferson County Public Schools' Head Start Program, a federally funded initiative to help l...
  • Donald Trump Signs Executive Order On Health Care

    Donald Trump Signs Executive Order On Health Care

    Thursday, October 12 2017 11:42 AM EDT2017-10-12 15:42:08 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (WBAL) — Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that aims to make lower-premium plans more widely available and will provide "Obamacare relief." But the changes Trump hopes to bring about could take months or even longer, according to administration officials who outlined the order for reporters Thursday morning. The proposals may not be finalized in time to affect coverage for 2019, let alone next year...
    WASHINGTON (WBAL) — Frustrated by failures in Congress, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Thursday that aims to make lower-premium plans more widely available and will provide "Obamacare relief." But the changes Trump hopes to bring about could take months or even longer, according to administration officials who outlined the order for reporters Thursday morning. The proposals may not be finalized in time to affect coverage for 2019, let alone next year...
  • Diono Car Seats Recalled, Crash Safety Hazard

    Diono Car Seats Recalled, Crash Safety Hazard

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-10-12 14:40:17 GMT
    (AP) -  More than 500,000 child car seats made by a company called Diono are being recalled because they may not adequately protect children in a crash. The recall covers the Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Pacifica, and Rainier convertible and booster seats. They were made from January of 2014 to September of this year by Diono, which used to be called Sunshine Kids Juvenile. Documents posted Thursday by the U.S. government say that when the seats are secured us...
    (AP) -  More than 500,000 child car seats made by a company called Diono are being recalled because they may not adequately protect children in a crash. The recall covers the Radian R100, Radian R120, Radian RXT, Olympia, Pacifica, and Rainier convertible and booster seats. They were made from January of 2014 to September of this year by Diono, which used to be called Sunshine Kids Juvenile. Documents posted Thursday by the U.S. government say that when the seats are secured us...
  • Crash Closes Road In Powell County

    Crash Closes Road In Powell County

    Thursday, October 12 2017 9:33 AM EDT2017-10-12 13:33:18 GMT

    POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A serious crash has closed Highway 82 in Powell County. 

    POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A serious crash has closed Highway 82 in Powell County. 

  • Off-Duty Officer Fires Weapon At Louisville Kroger During Shoplifting Incident

    Off-Duty Officer Fires Weapon At Louisville Kroger During Shoplifting Incident

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:33 AM EDT2017-10-12 12:33:07 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An off-duty corrections officer says firing his gun while confronting an accused shoplifter was an accident.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - An off-duty corrections officer says firing his gun while confronting an accused shoplifter was an accident.

  • US 27 Reopens In Jessamine After Crash

    US 27 Reopens In Jessamine After Crash

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:19 AM EDT2017-10-12 12:19:01 GMT

    UPDATE: The road has reopened.

    UPDATE: The road has reopened.

  • Fire Engine Involved In Crash

    Fire Engine Involved In Crash

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-10-12 11:44:38 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -A crash involving a fire engine and pickup truck has been cleared just in time for the morning rush.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -A crash involving a fire engine and pickup truck has been cleared just in time for the morning rush.

  • Magoffin Man Charged In Baseball Bat Attacks

    Magoffin Man Charged In Baseball Bat Attacks

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:53 AM EDT2017-10-12 10:53:58 GMT
    SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (EKB) — A Magoffin County man is in jail after being accused of a pair of brutal attacks. According to EKB News, Salyersville Police were called to Auxier Branch on Saturday after a caller reported a woman covered in blood walking on Dixie Avenue. When an officer arrived, the woman could not be located, but he found a man limping. The man told the officer that 42-year-old Benjie Salyer had beaten him with a baseball bat, but he did not want to press charges b...
    SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (EKB) — A Magoffin County man is in jail after being accused of a pair of brutal attacks. According to EKB News, Salyersville Police were called to Auxier Branch on Saturday after a caller reported a woman covered in blood walking on Dixie Avenue. When an officer arrived, the woman could not be located, but he found a man limping. The man told the officer that 42-year-old Benjie Salyer had beaten him with a baseball bat, but he did not want to press charges b...
  • Car Narrowly Misses Home, Driver Arrested

    Car Narrowly Misses Home, Driver Arrested

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:42 AM EDT2017-10-12 10:42:37 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Firefighters and rescue responded to a car that crashed at a Lexington residence. The crash occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday morning. A driver narrowly missed the home on Athens-Boonesboro but smashed into the homeowner's vehicle. The driver of the car was taken into custody for DUI. The residents were shaken up but uninjured.
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Firefighters and rescue responded to a car that crashed at a Lexington residence. The crash occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday morning. A driver narrowly missed the home on Athens-Boonesboro but smashed into the homeowner's vehicle. The driver of the car was taken into custody for DUI. The residents were shaken up but uninjured.
  • Ten Arrested In Connection With Alleged Hazing Death Of LSU Student

    Ten Arrested In Connection With Alleged Hazing Death Of LSU Student

    Thursday, October 12 2017 6:22 AM EDT2017-10-12 10:22:42 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Ten people were arrested Wednesday on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge whose blood-alcohol content level was more than six times the legal limit for driving, officials said. At least one of the young men is from Lafayette.     One of the 10 suspects - Matthew Alexander Naquin, 19, of Boerne, Texas - also faces a negligent homicide charge in the death last month of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a freshman...
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Ten people were arrested Wednesday on hazing charges in the death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge whose blood-alcohol content level was more than six times the legal limit for driving, officials said. At least one of the young men is from Lafayette.     One of the 10 suspects - Matthew Alexander Naquin, 19, of Boerne, Texas - also faces a negligent homicide charge in the death last month of 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, a freshman...
  • One Shot During Pawn Shop Robbery

    One Shot During Pawn Shop Robbery

    Thursday, September 7 2017 5:58 AM EDT2017-09-07 09:58:18 GMT

    CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - One man is recovering after police say he was shot while trying to rob a northern Kentucky pawn shop Wednesday.  The robbery happened at the E-Z Cash Pawn in Newport.  Police say they owner and two men exchanged gunfire during the holdup and one of the robbers was shot in the arm.  Officers say the two left in a SUV which police chased until it crashed into a home and both men were arrested.  The man shot is expected to survive.&...

    CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - One man is recovering after police say he was shot while trying to rob a northern Kentucky pawn shop Wednesday.  The robbery happened at the E-Z Cash Pawn in Newport.  Police say they owner and two men exchanged gunfire during the holdup and one of the robbers was shot in the arm.  Officers say the two left in a SUV which police chased until it crashed into a home and both men were arrested.  The man shot is expected to survive.&...

  • North Korea Vows Harsh Retaliation Against New UN Sanctions

    North Korea Vows Harsh Retaliation Against New UN Sanctions

    Monday, August 7 2017 2:06 PM EDT2017-08-07 18:06:41 GMT

     SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The warning came two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions to punish North Korea, including a ban on coal and ot...

     SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - North Korea vowed Monday to bolster its nuclear arsenal and gain revenge of a "thousand-fold" against the United States in response to tough U.N. sanctions imposed following its recent intercontinental ballistic missile tests. The warning came two days after the U.N. Security Council unanimously approved new sanctions to punish North Korea, including a ban on coal and ot...

  • Playwright Sam Shepard Dead at 73

    Playwright Sam Shepard Dead at 73

    Monday, July 31 2017 12:00 PM EDT2017-07-31 16:00:55 GMT

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Actor and playwright Sam Shepard, has died.  Multiple sources are reporting Shepard has been battling ALS for some time and died peacefully at his home in Woodford County Sunday.  Shepard was the author of 44 plays as well as several books.  Sam Shepard was 73 years old. 

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Actor and playwright Sam Shepard, has died.  Multiple sources are reporting Shepard has been battling ALS for some time and died peacefully at his home in Woodford County Sunday.  Shepard was the author of 44 plays as well as several books.  Sam Shepard was 73 years old. 

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  • Movie Filming In Central Kentucky Seeks Extras

    Movie Filming In Central Kentucky Seeks Extras

    Monday, October 16 2017 3:35 PM EDT2017-10-16 19:35:33 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A movie filming in Lexington and the surrounding counties is seeking extras 21-years-old and older. The film Bluegrass Spirits is inspired by Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry and will star Hollywood actor Jake Busey, son of Gary Busey, in a major role. Bluegrass Spirits is both a take on the modern-day craft bourbon industry and also a Kentucky ghost story, merging the two concepts of ‘bluegrass spirits.’ This indie feature-film drama...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A movie filming in Lexington and the surrounding counties is seeking extras 21-years-old and older. The film Bluegrass Spirits is inspired by Kentucky’s signature bourbon industry and will star Hollywood actor Jake Busey, son of Gary Busey, in a major role. Bluegrass Spirits is both a take on the modern-day craft bourbon industry and also a Kentucky ghost story, merging the two concepts of ‘bluegrass spirits.’ This indie feature-film drama...
  • Arrest Warrant Obtained In Lexington Murder Case

    Arrest Warrant Obtained In Lexington Murder Case

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-10-17 01:21:24 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Detectives with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Meghan Acord, whose body was found near the railroad tracks in the Loudon Avenue area. On the morning of October 1, officers responded to the area of Loudon Avenue and Eastland Drive where they found Acord's body.  35-year-old Valenti N. Ware is wanted for murder. Investigators believe he knew Acord.  Anyon...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Detectives with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant for a man in connection with the murder of 37-year-old Meghan Acord, whose body was found near the railroad tracks in the Loudon Avenue area. On the morning of October 1, officers responded to the area of Loudon Avenue and Eastland Drive where they found Acord's body.  35-year-old Valenti N. Ware is wanted for murder. Investigators believe he knew Acord.  Anyon...
  • KSP: Police Chief Failed To Report Girlfriend's "Deviant" Behavior

    KSP: Police Chief Failed To Report Girlfriend's "Deviant" Behavior

    Monday, October 16 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-10-16 20:17:05 GMT
    PROVIDENCE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A police chief in Western Kentucky failed to report a crime after his girlfriend, a teacher, told him she was having deviant sexual fantasies about underage boys. 51-year-old Larry “Alan” King of Madisonville, was arrested after a Kentucky State Police investigation. He is the police chief in Providence. During the course of an ongoing investigation regarding a Webster County Middle School teacher, KSP discovered that Assistant Chief King was h...
    PROVIDENCE, Ky. (LEX 18) - A police chief in Western Kentucky failed to report a crime after his girlfriend, a teacher, told him she was having deviant sexual fantasies about underage boys. 51-year-old Larry “Alan” King of Madisonville, was arrested after a Kentucky State Police investigation. He is the police chief in Providence. During the course of an ongoing investigation regarding a Webster County Middle School teacher, KSP discovered that Assistant Chief King was h...
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