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  • Man Indicted On Attempted Murder Charge

    Man Indicted On Attempted Murder Charge

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:50 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:50:36 GMT

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Madison County Grand Jury has indicted a man in a domestic violence case, adding an attempted murder charge last week.

    MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Madison County Grand Jury has indicted a man in a domestic violence case, adding an attempted murder charge last week.

  • One Arrested After Child Hit By Vehicle

    One Arrested After Child Hit By Vehicle

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:22 PM EDT2018-06-22 01:22:21 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man was arrested after a child was hit by a vehicle on Mandalay Drive Thursday. Police say that around 5 p.m., a child around the age of 6 was hit by a vehicle. That child has non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be okay. Police say that the vehicle left the scene, but officers were able to find the driver. He was arrested. The driver's name has not yet been released. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A man was arrested after a child was hit by a vehicle on Mandalay Drive Thursday. Police say that around 5 p.m., a child around the age of 6 was hit by a vehicle. That child has non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to be okay. Police say that the vehicle left the scene, but officers were able to find the driver. He was arrested. The driver's name has not yet been released. 

  • ABC Orders ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff For Fall Minus Roseanne Barr

    ABC Orders ‘Roseanne’ Spinoff For Fall Minus Roseanne Barr

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:50 PM EDT2018-06-22 00:50:59 GMT
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC, which canceled its “Roseanne” revival over its star’s racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr agreed to forgo any creative or financial participation in it. In a statement issued by the show’s producer, Barr says she agreed to the settlement in order to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members. ABC said Thursday that the new series h...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — ABC, which canceled its “Roseanne” revival over its star’s racist tweet, says it will air a Conner family sitcom minus Roseanne Barr this fall. ABC ordered 10 episodes of the spinoff after Barr agreed to forgo any creative or financial participation in it. In a statement issued by the show’s producer, Barr says she agreed to the settlement in order to save the jobs of 200 cast and crew members. ABC said Thursday that the new series h...
  • NBA Draft Tonight

    NBA Draft Tonight

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:44:36 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Wildcat fans are keeping a close eye on the NBA Draft tonight, as five former Kentucky Wildcats eye a spot in the pros. Kevin Knox & Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be watching the draft from the green room tonight, meaning they're safely expected to go in the first round. Gilgeous-Alexander, who emerged midseason to the lead the Cats at point guard, is being projected as high as the 6th pick to Orlando. Draft experts predict that he is unlikely to fall out o...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Wildcat fans are keeping a close eye on the NBA Draft tonight, as five former Kentucky Wildcats eye a spot in the pros. Kevin Knox & Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will be watching the draft from the green room tonight, meaning they're safely expected to go in the first round. Gilgeous-Alexander, who emerged midseason to the lead the Cats at point guard, is being projected as high as the 6th pick to Orlando. Draft experts predict that he is unlikely to fall out o...
  • 2 More Bats Test Positive For Rabies In Lexington-Fayette Area

    2 More Bats Test Positive For Rabies In Lexington-Fayette Area

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:26:22 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) — Two more bats found in Lexington have tested positive for rabies, local health department officials said. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said Wednesday afternoon bats found in homes in the Lakeview Acres and Cumberland Hills neighborhoods on the county's south end were found to have rabies. Rabies, a viral disease of humans, pets and wild animals, is transmitted from animals to humans by the saliva of a rabid animal, usually from a...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) — Two more bats found in Lexington have tested positive for rabies, local health department officials said. The Lexington-Fayette County Health Department said Wednesday afternoon bats found in homes in the Lakeview Acres and Cumberland Hills neighborhoods on the county's south end were found to have rabies. Rabies, a viral disease of humans, pets and wild animals, is transmitted from animals to humans by the saliva of a rabid animal, usually from a...

  • Defense Begins Presenting Their Case In Day 6 Of Marine Murder Trial

    Defense Begins Presenting Their Case In Day 6 Of Marine Murder Trial

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:25 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:25:29 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) On day six of the marine murder trial, the Commonwealth closed their case and the defense started theirs, which included filing a motion for a mistrial.  The case stems from the June 2014 murder of Marine Jonathan Price. The defendants in the case are Quincinio Canada and Dawan Mulazim. They are accused of shooting Jonathan and Megan Price outside of Austin City Saloon. Megan survived the shooting and took the stand on Thursday, June 14. She claimed that t...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) On day six of the marine murder trial, the Commonwealth closed their case and the defense started theirs, which included filing a motion for a mistrial.  The case stems from the June 2014 murder of Marine Jonathan Price. The defendants in the case are Quincinio Canada and Dawan Mulazim. They are accused of shooting Jonathan and Megan Price outside of Austin City Saloon. Megan survived the shooting and took the stand on Thursday, June 14. She claimed that t...

  • Inmate Claims He Killed Serial Killer In Letter To Newspaper

    Inmate Claims He Killed Serial Killer In Letter To Newspaper

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:24 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:24:36 GMT

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A newspaper publisher in Laurel County received a letter from an inmate in Ohio who claims he beat a Kentucky serial killer to death in prison last year. Corbin Journal News publisher Trent Knuckles had never before received a letter like the one he received a few days ago. "I was a little surprised at first," said Knuckles. Knuckles received a letter from James Elliott. Elliott is serving time in Ohio for various crimes he committed. He al...

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A newspaper publisher in Laurel County received a letter from an inmate in Ohio who claims he beat a Kentucky serial killer to death in prison last year. Corbin Journal News publisher Trent Knuckles had never before received a letter like the one he received a few days ago. "I was a little surprised at first," said Knuckles. Knuckles received a letter from James Elliott. Elliott is serving time in Ohio for various crimes he committed. He al...

  • Man Sentenced To Life In Slaying Of Nuns

    Man Sentenced To Life In Slaying Of Nuns

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-06-21 22:23:38 GMT
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    MISSISSIPPI (LEX 18/WLBT) The senseless and tragic slaying of two nuns in Mississippi made headlines across the world. One of the two nuns belonged to a congregation in Kentucky. On Thursday, Rodney Earl Sanders was sentenced to life in prison for the 2016 murders. The 48-year-old took a plea deal, ensuring he will spend the remainder of his life behind bars. Sanders was sentenced to two separate life sentenced as well as 30 additional years for burglary and larceny. All senten...

    MISSISSIPPI (LEX 18/WLBT) The senseless and tragic slaying of two nuns in Mississippi made headlines across the world. One of the two nuns belonged to a congregation in Kentucky. On Thursday, Rodney Earl Sanders was sentenced to life in prison for the 2016 murders. The 48-year-old took a plea deal, ensuring he will spend the remainder of his life behind bars. Sanders was sentenced to two separate life sentenced as well as 30 additional years for burglary and larceny. All senten...

  • Kate Spade's Father Dies On Eve of Her Funeral

    Kate Spade's Father Dies On Eve of Her Funeral

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:58 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:58:26 GMT
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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The family of fashion designer Kate Spade says her father died on the eve of her funeral.

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The family of fashion designer Kate Spade says her father died on the eve of her funeral.

  • Kentucky Governor: Judge Who Ruled Against Me Is 'Terrible'

    Kentucky Governor: Judge Who Ruled Against Me Is 'Terrible'

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:51:18 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican governor says the judge who struck down a pension law he signed is "terrible" at his job and makes decisions based on politics. Gov. Matt Bevin called Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd a "liberal Democrat" during a CNBC interview on Thursday. Shepherd ruled on Wednesday that a recently enacted pension law was unconstitutional because of how lawmakers passed it. Republican leaders replaced a bill that had been about...

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's Republican governor says the judge who struck down a pension law he signed is "terrible" at his job and makes decisions based on politics. Gov. Matt Bevin called Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd a "liberal Democrat" during a CNBC interview on Thursday. Shepherd ruled on Wednesday that a recently enacted pension law was unconstitutional because of how lawmakers passed it. Republican leaders replaced a bill that had been about...

  • Three Injured In Georgetown Road Crash

    Three Injured In Georgetown Road Crash

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:38 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:38:30 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- A crash on Georgetown Road near Berea Road sent three people to the hospital this afternoon. An SUV was traveling along Georgetown Road when it crossed the center line and hit a trailer, then a pickup truck, according to Lexington Police. The driver of the SUV was ejected from the vehicle, police said. The driver and two passengers were taken to the hospital. Police believe their injuries are not life threatening.  The driver of the vehicle pullin...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) -- A crash on Georgetown Road near Berea Road sent three people to the hospital this afternoon. An SUV was traveling along Georgetown Road when it crossed the center line and hit a trailer, then a pickup truck, according to Lexington Police. The driver of the SUV was ejected from the vehicle, police said. The driver and two passengers were taken to the hospital. Police believe their injuries are not life threatening.  The driver of the vehicle pullin...

  • Tracking Another Day With Thunderstorms

    Tracking Another Day With Thunderstorms

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:31 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:31:37 GMT
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    We're still tracking areas of heavy rain as we go into the evening. With this tropical air mass, downpours will remain possible. The later in the night we go, the fewer storms around with lows around 70. We're tracking a slow moving area of low pressure that will bring another round of rain and heavy thunderstorms Friday along with highs near 80 it will be a breezy day. You can track the rain with the MaxTrack Doppler and on LEX 18 NEWS. ...

    We're still tracking areas of heavy rain as we go into the evening. With this tropical air mass, downpours will remain possible. The later in the night we go, the fewer storms around with lows around 70. We're tracking a slow moving area of low pressure that will bring another round of rain and heavy thunderstorms Friday along with highs near 80 it will be a breezy day. You can track the rain with the MaxTrack Doppler and on LEX 18 NEWS. ...

  • 'Incredibles 2' Crushes Animation Record With $180 Million

    'Incredibles 2' Crushes Animation Record With $180 Million

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:10 PM EDT2018-06-21 21:10:54 GMT
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    By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a drought of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best-animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall. Disney estimated Sunday that the film earned $180 million in its first weekend in North American theaters - far surpassing industry analysts' loftiest expectations which had the film pegged for...
    By LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - The combined powers of superheroes, the Pixar brand and a drought of family-friendly films helped "Incredibles 2" become the best-animated opening of all time, the biggest PG-rated launch ever and the 8th highest film launch overall. Disney estimated Sunday that the film earned $180 million in its first weekend in North American theaters - far surpassing industry analysts' loftiest expectations which had the film pegged for...
  • KSP: One Killed In Estill County Crash

    KSP: One Killed In Estill County Crash

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:08:32 GMT
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    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is dead following a crash Wednesday night in Ravenna. It happened around 9 p.m. on 1571 or Millers Creek Road. Kentucky State Police say a vehicle crossed the center line and hit another car head on. The driver of the vehicle that crossed the center line was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police are not sure if alcohol is a factor. They are waiting to release the name until family is notified.

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is dead following a crash Wednesday night in Ravenna. It happened around 9 p.m. on 1571 or Millers Creek Road. Kentucky State Police say a vehicle crossed the center line and hit another car head on. The driver of the vehicle that crossed the center line was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police are not sure if alcohol is a factor. They are waiting to release the name until family is notified.

  • Suspect Arrested In Leitchfield Murder Investigation

    Suspect Arrested In Leitchfield Murder Investigation

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:14 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:14:34 GMT

    LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (LEX 18)--  Kentucky State Police are conducting a murder investigation after finding a man who was shot to death Wednesday. Around 10:13 p.m., KSP was contacted by the Leitchfield Police Department requesting assistance with a death investigation on Lashley Street. Through the investigation, detectives say they were able to determine that an unidentified male victim had been shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital where ...

    LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (LEX 18)--  Kentucky State Police are conducting a murder investigation after finding a man who was shot to death Wednesday. Around 10:13 p.m., KSP was contacted by the Leitchfield Police Department requesting assistance with a death investigation on Lashley Street. Through the investigation, detectives say they were able to determine that an unidentified male victim had been shot multiple times and was transported to a local hospital where ...

  • FLOTUS Visits U.S.-Mexico Border Amid Immigration Crisis

    FLOTUS Visits U.S.-Mexico Border Amid Immigration Crisis

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:11 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:11:55 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Melania Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border amid crisis over migrant children separated from parents.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Melania Trump visits U.S.-Mexico border amid crisis over migrant children separated from parents.

  • Ex-Kentucky Police Officer Indicted Indicted On Threats Against The President

    Ex-Kentucky Police Officer Indicted Indicted On Threats Against The President

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:08:58 GMT
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    GREENBRIER, Tenn. (LEX 18)-- A former Bowling Green police officer has been accused of making threats against President Donald Trump. 37-year-old Andrew Long Ryan was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury and charged with two counts of making threats against the President, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee. Ryan was initially charged in a criminal complaint June 18 and is currently in federal custody. According to recor...

    GREENBRIER, Tenn. (LEX 18)-- A former Bowling Green police officer has been accused of making threats against President Donald Trump. 37-year-old Andrew Long Ryan was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury and charged with two counts of making threats against the President, announced U.S. Attorney Don Cochran of the Middle District of Tennessee. Ryan was initially charged in a criminal complaint June 18 and is currently in federal custody. According to recor...

  • Georgetown Road Closed Due To Crash Involving 3 Vehicles

    Georgetown Road Closed Due To Crash Involving 3 Vehicles

    Thursday, June 21 2018 1:06 PM EDT2018-06-21 17:06:21 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Georgetown Road between Berea Road and Iron Works Pike was shutdown in both directions due to an injury collision involving three vehicles.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Georgetown Road between Berea Road and Iron Works Pike was shutdown in both directions due to an injury collision involving three vehicles.

  • Arkansas Court Clears Way For Medical Pot Program's Launch

    Arkansas Court Clears Way For Medical Pot Program's Launch

    Thursday, June 21 2018 12:48 PM EDT2018-06-21 16:48:14 GMT
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen ruled in March that the state's process for awarding medical marijuana cultivation licenses was unconstitutional. He said the process violated the 2016 voter-approved constitutional am...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Pulaski County Judge Wendell Griffen ruled in March that the state's process for awarding medical marijuana cultivation licenses was unconstitutional. He said the process violated the 2016 voter-approved constitutional am...
  • Celebrate 'The Longest Day' By Wearing Purple, Doing What You Love

    Celebrate 'The Longest Day' By Wearing Purple, Doing What You Love

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:58:01 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Every year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer's Association hosts their event "The Longest Day." It is apart of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. According to their website, "The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected..

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Every year on the summer solstice, the Alzheimer's Association hosts their event "The Longest Day." It is apart of Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. According to their website, "The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimer's disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimer’s Association and select any activity you love — or an activity loved by those affected..

  • Former Jimmy John's Employee Charged In Armed Robbery Of Store

    Former Jimmy John's Employee Charged In Armed Robbery Of Store

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:20 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:20:34 GMT

    LEXINGTON (LEX18)- A man who worked at a Jimmy John's is accused of robbing it.  21-year-old Markice Armstrong, Jr. was arrested Wednesday and charged with first degree robbery.  On June 1 Lexington officers were dispatched to the Jimmy John’s on Waller Avenue for an armed robbery. An employee told officers that while taking out the trash, he was approached by an unknown man with his face covered, armed with a handgun. The suspect pointed the gun at the emp...

    LEXINGTON (LEX18)- A man who worked at a Jimmy John's is accused of robbing it.  21-year-old Markice Armstrong, Jr. was arrested Wednesday and charged with first degree robbery.  On June 1 Lexington officers were dispatched to the Jimmy John’s on Waller Avenue for an armed robbery. An employee told officers that while taking out the trash, he was approached by an unknown man with his face covered, armed with a handgun. The suspect pointed the gun at the emp...

  • Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Items From Vehicles At Park

    Man Arrested After Allegedly Stealing Items From Vehicles At Park

    Thursday, June 21 2018 11:17 AM EDT2018-06-21 15:17:37 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police arrested a man in connection to a car burglaries at Shillito Park. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police arrested a man in connection to a car burglaries at Shillito Park. 

  • States Can Force Online Shoppers To Pay Sales Tax, Supreme Court Rules

    States Can Force Online Shoppers To Pay Sales Tax, Supreme Court Rules

    Thursday, June 21 2018 10:48 AM EDT2018-06-21 14:48:08 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP)— The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. They had resulted in some companies not collecting sales tax on every online purchase. The cases the court overturned said that if a bu...
    WASHINGTON (AP)— The Supreme Court says states can force online shoppers to pay sales tax. The 5-4 ruling Thursday is a win for states, who said they were losing out on billions of dollars annually under two decades-old Supreme Court decisions that impacted online sales tax collection. The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. They had resulted in some companies not collecting sales tax on every online purchase. The cases the court overturned said that if a bu...
  • Suspect Arrested In Rapper XXXTentacion's Shooting Death

    Suspect Arrested In Rapper XXXTentacion's Shooting Death

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:52 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:52:29 GMT
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    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say they've arrested a man in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion. The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release sent Thursday morning that 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday. The 20-year-old rapper was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports dealership Monday afternoon. The rapper, whose stage name is pronounced "Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see...

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - Florida authorities say they've arrested a man in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion. The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a news release sent Thursday morning that 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday. The 20-year-old rapper was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports dealership Monday afternoon. The rapper, whose stage name is pronounced "Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see...

  • Laurel County Man In Custody After Being Indicted In Elderly Mother's Death

    Laurel County Man In Custody After Being Indicted In Elderly Mother's Death

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:51 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:51:47 GMT
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18)-- A London man has been arrested after being indicted on a murder charge. Larry Dean Hensley was taken into custody around 1:47 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in London.  Hensley is accused of neglecting his elderly mother so much that she later died. The indictment states that the grand jury charged him with one count of 'Knowingly Abusing and/or Neglecting a Vulnerable Adult, Lue Faye Hensley, an adult as defined in KRS 209.020'. The indictment ...
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18)-- A London man has been arrested after being indicted on a murder charge. Larry Dean Hensley was taken into custody around 1:47 p.m. Wednesday afternoon in London.  Hensley is accused of neglecting his elderly mother so much that she later died. The indictment states that the grand jury charged him with one count of 'Knowingly Abusing and/or Neglecting a Vulnerable Adult, Lue Faye Hensley, an adult as defined in KRS 209.020'. The indictment ...
  • Secret Service Notified After Peter Fonda's Obscene Tweet About Barron Trump

    Secret Service Notified After Peter Fonda's Obscene Tweet About Barron Trump

    Thursday, June 21 2018 9:15 AM EDT2018-06-21 13:15:45 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (CNN)-- The United States Secret Service has been alerted in response to a tweet by actor Peter Fonda, who said Barron Trump -- President Donald Trump's youngest son -- should be separated from his mother and put "in a cage with pedophiles." "We should rip Barron Trump from his mother's arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will will stand up against the giant a--hole she is married to. 90 million people in the streets on the same week...
    WASHINGTON (CNN)-- The United States Secret Service has been alerted in response to a tweet by actor Peter Fonda, who said Barron Trump -- President Donald Trump's youngest son -- should be separated from his mother and put "in a cage with pedophiles." "We should rip Barron Trump from his mother's arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will will stand up against the giant a--hole she is married to. 90 million people in the streets on the same week...
  • UPDATE: Clark County Inmate Apprehended After Walking Away From Road Crew

    UPDATE: Clark County Inmate Apprehended After Walking Away From Road Crew

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:52:49 GMT

    CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- UPDATE: Curtis Reece was taken into custody at approximately 12 a.m. Thursday morning in Clay City, according to the jailer. 

    CLARK COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- UPDATE: Curtis Reece was taken into custody at approximately 12 a.m. Thursday morning in Clay City, according to the jailer. 

  • TIME Unveils Cover Of July Issue, Focuses On Immigration In US

    TIME Unveils Cover Of July Issue, Focuses On Immigration In US

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:39 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:39:44 GMT
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    NEW YORK (LEX 18)-- The past month has been centered around immigration in the United States and what President Trump's permanent solution will be. This week, images of kids locked in cages emerged, sparking a debate about the current border separation policy.

    NEW YORK (LEX 18)-- The past month has been centered around immigration in the United States and what President Trump's permanent solution will be. This week, images of kids locked in cages emerged, sparking a debate about the current border separation policy.

  • Owner of Lexington Barbecue Restaurant Faces New Sex Abuse Charges

    Owner of Lexington Barbecue Restaurant Faces New Sex Abuse Charges

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:26:32 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The owner of a Lexington barbecue restaurant who already is a registered sex offender has been charged with new offenses. Police arrested 54-year-old Willie Talley, owner of Talley's BBQ, on Wednesday on two charges. Talley is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and sex offender filming, photographing or videotaping a minor without consent. Talley also is listed in the sex offender registry for two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old....

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The owner of a Lexington barbecue restaurant who already is a registered sex offender has been charged with new offenses. Police arrested 54-year-old Willie Talley, owner of Talley's BBQ, on Wednesday on two charges. Talley is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and sex offender filming, photographing or videotaping a minor without consent. Talley also is listed in the sex offender registry for two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old....

  • Leader Of White Nationalist Group Released From Jail

    Leader Of White Nationalist Group Released From Jail

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:24 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:24:54 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- An alleged white supremacist has been released from from jail after serving a sentence for violating his probation. Matthew Heimbach was released from jail Saturday according to the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. Heimbach was placed on probation in 2016 for harassing an African-American woman at a Donald Trump rally.  Last month he was sentenced to 38 days in jail for violating that probation. Court documents show Heimbach was arrested ...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- An alleged white supremacist has been released from from jail after serving a sentence for violating his probation. Matthew Heimbach was released from jail Saturday according to the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. Heimbach was placed on probation in 2016 for harassing an African-American woman at a Donald Trump rally.  Last month he was sentenced to 38 days in jail for violating that probation. Court documents show Heimbach was arrested ...

  • Plea Set For Mississippi Man In Rape, Killing Of Nuns

    Plea Set For Mississippi Man In Rape, Killing Of Nuns

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:48:11 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to the 2016 killing of two Roman Catholic nuns. Rodney Earl Sanders is scheduled to enter pleas in an agreement that a prosecutor says averts the possibility of the death penalty. District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver has said the plea deal calls for Sanders to be sentenced to life without parole. Sanders is accused of raping and stabbing to death Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill. The two nurse...
    LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi man is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday to the 2016 killing of two Roman Catholic nuns. Rodney Earl Sanders is scheduled to enter pleas in an agreement that a prosecutor says averts the possibility of the death penalty. District Attorney Akillie Malone-Oliver has said the plea deal calls for Sanders to be sentenced to life without parole. Sanders is accused of raping and stabbing to death Sisters Margaret Held and Paula Merrill. The two nurse...
  • Spewing Water Main Break Near Mall In Ohio

    Spewing Water Main Break Near Mall In Ohio

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:45 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:45:25 GMT
    SPRINGDALE, Ohio (WLWT)-- A large water main break created quite the spectacle in front of Tri-County Mall on Wednesday. Video shows the break shoot water high into the air in the area of OH-747 and Kemper Road in Springdale. Greater Cincinnati Water Works told WLWT a 12-inch line burst around 5 p.m. and could potentially be linked to the change in temperatures. Police had all lanes of the road closed for almost two hours as crews worked to shut off the water. No outages were ...
    SPRINGDALE, Ohio (WLWT)-- A large water main break created quite the spectacle in front of Tri-County Mall on Wednesday. Video shows the break shoot water high into the air in the area of OH-747 and Kemper Road in Springdale. Greater Cincinnati Water Works told WLWT a 12-inch line burst around 5 p.m. and could potentially be linked to the change in temperatures. Police had all lanes of the road closed for almost two hours as crews worked to shut off the water. No outages were ...
  • Koko, The Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language, Dies At 46

    Koko, The Gorilla Who Knew Sign Language, Dies At 46

    Thursday, June 21 2018 7:26 AM EDT2018-06-21 11:26:50 GMT
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    The Gorilla FoundationThe Gorilla Foundation
    WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in its sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr. Francine Patterson began teaching the gorilla sign language that became part of a Stanford University project in 1974. The foundation says Koko's capacity for language and empathy opened the mind...
    WOODSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Koko, the gorilla who mastered sign language, has died. The Gorilla Foundation says the 46-year-old western lowland gorilla died in its sleep at the foundation's preserve in California's Sana Cruz mountains on Tuesday. Koko was born at the San Francisco Zoo, and Dr. Francine Patterson began teaching the gorilla sign language that became part of a Stanford University project in 1974. The foundation says Koko's capacity for language and empathy opened the mind...
  • Anniversary of Baby's Hot Car Death Prompts Warning

    Anniversary of Baby's Hot Car Death Prompts Warning

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:50 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:50:36 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- June 20, 2010 is Conni Lowe's worst day... the day she lost her granddaughter, Holly Judy. At the time, she had not met the five-month old. "I met holly for the first time at the funeral," Conni said on the eight year anniversary of Holly's death. Judy was left in her mother's car on June 19, 2010 while her mother went into an office to pay a bill. It was a hot day outside: the temperature reached the mid-80's. Holly was forgotten, only to b...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- June 20, 2010 is Conni Lowe's worst day... the day she lost her granddaughter, Holly Judy. At the time, she had not met the five-month old. "I met holly for the first time at the funeral," Conni said on the eight year anniversary of Holly's death. Judy was left in her mother's car on June 19, 2010 while her mother went into an office to pay a bill. It was a hot day outside: the temperature reached the mid-80's. Holly was forgotten, only to b...

  • KY Fish And Wildlife Investigate Fawn On Leash

    KY Fish And Wildlife Investigate Fawn On Leash

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:48 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:48:16 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after someone was caught on camera parading a fawn around on a leash for entertainment. The video has also caused quite a stir on social media, as the deer even has its own Facebook page and Hastag, "Park Hill Bambi." The Louisville Housing Authority says police have been looking for the man.      They believe he brought the deer to Park Hill housing project, but is not a...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky Fish and Wildlife officials are investigating after someone was caught on camera parading a fawn around on a leash for entertainment. The video has also caused quite a stir on social media, as the deer even has its own Facebook page and Hastag, "Park Hill Bambi." The Louisville Housing Authority says police have been looking for the man.      They believe he brought the deer to Park Hill housing project, but is not a...

  • Lucky Winner Takes Home Biggest Jackpot Ever At The Red Mile

    Lucky Winner Takes Home Biggest Jackpot Ever At The Red Mile

    Thursday, June 21 2018 6:47 AM EDT2018-06-21 10:47:22 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One very lucky lady hit it big over the weekend at The Red Mile. On Saturday, she won the biggest jackpot yet at the 143-year-old horse-racing venue.  The winner, who wants to stay anonymous, won a whopping $143,361 prize from the "wheel derby" game. Red Mile officials say they couldn't be happier. "We love to see our guests win," said Mary Catherine White, the director of markteing and special events. "That is the most ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One very lucky lady hit it big over the weekend at The Red Mile. On Saturday, she won the biggest jackpot yet at the 143-year-old horse-racing venue.  The winner, who wants to stay anonymous, won a whopping $143,361 prize from the "wheel derby" game. Red Mile officials say they couldn't be happier. "We love to see our guests win," said Mary Catherine White, the director of markteing and special events. "That is the most ...

  • Archaeologists Scour Woodstock ’69 Concert Field

    Archaeologists Scour Woodstock ’69 Concert Field

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:37 AM EDT2018-06-21 09:37:08 GMT
    APAP
    APAP
    BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix’s guitar pick? The five-day excavation did reveal some non-mind blowing artifacts: parts of old aluminum can pull tabs, bits of broken bottle glass. But the main mission of Bin...
    BETHEL, N.Y. (AP) — Archaeologists scouring the grassy hillside famously trampled during the 1969 Woodstock music festival carefully sifted through the dirt from a time of peace, love, protest and good vibes. Perhaps they would find an old peace symbol? Or a strand of hippie beads? Or Jimi Hendrix’s guitar pick? The five-day excavation did reveal some non-mind blowing artifacts: parts of old aluminum can pull tabs, bits of broken bottle glass. But the main mission of Bin...
  • Young Immigrants Detained In Virginia Center Allege Abuse

    Young Immigrants Detained In Virginia Center Allege Abuse

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:33 AM EDT2018-06-21 09:33:48 GMT
    APAP
    APAP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. Multiple detainees say...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigrant children as young as 14 housed at a juvenile detention center in Virginia say they were beaten while handcuffed and locked up for long periods in solitary confinement, left nude and shivering in concrete cells. The abuse claims against the Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center near Staunton, Virginia, are detailed in federal court filings that include a half-dozen sworn statements from Latino teens jailed there for months or years. Multiple detainees say...
  • Former Kentucky Teacher Accused Of Theft

    Former Kentucky Teacher Accused Of Theft

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:31 AM EDT2018-06-21 09:31:11 GMT
    MGNMGN
    MGNMGN
    UNION, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky high school teacher is accused of taking money from a student group. News outlets report 37-year-old Bryan Bentley faces two counts of grand theft in an indictment and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Bentley worked at Ryle High School in Union. Boone County school officials said in a statement Tuesday that he is no longer with the schools. The Clermont County Sheriff's Office in Ohio said investigators believe Bentley took $52,000 from...
    UNION, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky high school teacher is accused of taking money from a student group. News outlets report 37-year-old Bryan Bentley faces two counts of grand theft in an indictment and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday. Bentley worked at Ryle High School in Union. Boone County school officials said in a statement Tuesday that he is no longer with the schools. The Clermont County Sheriff's Office in Ohio said investigators believe Bentley took $52,000 from...
  • Police: Child Left In Hot Car Had Temperature Of 113 Degrees

    Police: Child Left In Hot Car Had Temperature Of 113 Degrees

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:25 AM EDT2018-06-21 09:25:41 GMT
    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her child unattended in a hot car. It happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday at a local drugstore.  Reportedly, police responded to the scene and found a 3-year-old boy buckled into his car seat in the back of the car. The front two windows were open according to investigators, but the back two windows (where the child was sitting) were closed. Police say there were no adults around and the c...
    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her child unattended in a hot car. It happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday at a local drugstore.  Reportedly, police responded to the scene and found a 3-year-old boy buckled into his car seat in the back of the car. The front two windows were open according to investigators, but the back two windows (where the child was sitting) were closed. Police say there were no adults around and the c...
  • People Donate Millions To Help Separated Families

    People Donate Millions To Help Separated Families

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:53 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:53:29 GMT
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection
    U.S. Customs and Border ProtectionU.S. Customs and Border Protection
    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those that have generated the most attention is a fundraiser on Facebook started by a Silicon Valley couple, who say they felt compelled to help after they saw a photograph of a Hondura...
    By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - In an outpouring of concern prompted by images and audio of children crying for their parents, hundreds of thousands of people worldwide are donating to nonprofit organizations to help families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Among those that have generated the most attention is a fundraiser on Facebook started by a Silicon Valley couple, who say they felt compelled to help after they saw a photograph of a Hondura...
  • Judge Rules Pension Law Unconstitutional; Gov. Bevin Vows To Appeal

    Judge Rules Pension Law Unconstitutional; Gov. Bevin Vows To Appeal

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:35 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:35:30 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Franklin Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday afternoon that a pension reform law backed by Gov. Matt Bevin is unconstitutional, declaring the process that brought it forth a "legislative sleight-of-hand."

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Franklin Circuit Court judge ruled Wednesday afternoon that a pension reform law backed by Gov. Matt Bevin is unconstitutional, declaring the process that brought it forth a "legislative sleight-of-hand."

  • In Reversal, Trump Under Pressure Signs Order To Keep Families At Border Together

    In Reversal, Trump Under Pressure Signs Order To Keep Families At Border Together

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:08 PM EDT2018-06-21 00:08:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Wednesday ending the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the U.S. border illegally.

  • Making A Difference: Kentuckian Furthers Solar Research

    Making A Difference: Kentuckian Furthers Solar Research

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:54:30 GMT

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Wolfe County native has dedicated his life to furthering research on solar power in Eastern Kentucky. He said that a new solar farm in Morgan County will be the first of its kind. The rows and rows of solar panels in Morgan County is a beautiful sight for Gary Booth. "Oh yeah, this is fun. To an old boy scientist, this is great," said Booth. He grew up in Campton and now that he is retired from his job at Proctor and Gamble, his passion is to ...

    MORGAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Wolfe County native has dedicated his life to furthering research on solar power in Eastern Kentucky. He said that a new solar farm in Morgan County will be the first of its kind. The rows and rows of solar panels in Morgan County is a beautiful sight for Gary Booth. "Oh yeah, this is fun. To an old boy scientist, this is great," said Booth. He grew up in Campton and now that he is retired from his job at Proctor and Gamble, his passion is to ...

  • Veggies Planted To Feed The Needy Stolen

    Veggies Planted To Feed The Needy Stolen

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:45:48 GMT

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Woodford County church group is devastated after they found the vegetables they had planted were stolen. Journey Provisions tells LEX 18 that they had planned on using the plants to feed people that are hungry.

    WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Woodford County church group is devastated after they found the vegetables they had planted were stolen. Journey Provisions tells LEX 18 that they had planned on using the plants to feed people that are hungry.

  • Cop Killer Up For Parole

    Cop Killer Up For Parole

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:44:51 GMT

    MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — It has been 20 years since Harrodsburg Police Officer Regina Nickles was shot and killed in the line-of-duty, making her the first ever female Kentucky law enforcement officer to be killed on the job. Now, the man convicted of her murder is up for parole.

    MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — It has been 20 years since Harrodsburg Police Officer Regina Nickles was shot and killed in the line-of-duty, making her the first ever female Kentucky law enforcement officer to be killed on the job. Now, the man convicted of her murder is up for parole.

  • 4 Face Felony Charges After Anderson Co. High School Vandalized

    4 Face Felony Charges After Anderson Co. High School Vandalized

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:43 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:43:42 GMT

    ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Four men, including three recent graduates, are facing felony charges after being accused of vandalizing field houses at Anderson County High School. According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, police arrested 18-year-olds Brandon Ball, Anthony Bryan, Blake Franklin and Coby Penny. Ball, Franklin and Penny are all recent ACHS graduates. Franklin and Penny were star athletes there. The field houses were vandalized May 31. Police say t...

    ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Four men, including three recent graduates, are facing felony charges after being accused of vandalizing field houses at Anderson County High School. According to the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, police arrested 18-year-olds Brandon Ball, Anthony Bryan, Blake Franklin and Coby Penny. Ball, Franklin and Penny are all recent ACHS graduates. Franklin and Penny were star athletes there. The field houses were vandalized May 31. Police say t...

  • 4 Plead Not Guilty In Slaying Of Laurel Co. Woman

    4 Plead Not Guilty In Slaying Of Laurel Co. Woman

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:42:50 GMT
    Memorial in the Walmart Sherry worked at.Memorial in the Walmart Sherry worked at.

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Four people accused of killing a Laurel County woman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to their roles in the crime. Sherry Rose was last seen last Tuesday leaving her job at Walmart. On Monday night her daughter, Christy McFadden, and her daughter's husband, Joseph McFadden, were arrested on murder charges.

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Four people accused of killing a Laurel County woman pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to their roles in the crime. Sherry Rose was last seen last Tuesday leaving her job at Walmart. On Monday night her daughter, Christy McFadden, and her daughter's husband, Joseph McFadden, were arrested on murder charges.

  • Day 5 Of Marine Murder Trial

    Day 5 Of Marine Murder Trial

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:40:53 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Wednesday, Lexington Police Detective Franz Wolff was back on the witness stand for the fifth day of the trial of the murdered Lexington Marine. Quincinio Canada and Dawan Mulazim are accused of shooting and killing Marine Jonathan Price outside of Austin City Saloon in June 2014.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — On Wednesday, Lexington Police Detective Franz Wolff was back on the witness stand for the fifth day of the trial of the murdered Lexington Marine. Quincinio Canada and Dawan Mulazim are accused of shooting and killing Marine Jonathan Price outside of Austin City Saloon in June 2014.

  • Corbin Doctor Charged With False Imprisonment In Florida

    Corbin Doctor Charged With False Imprisonment In Florida

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:40:11 GMT

    OCALA, Fla. (WESH/LEX 18) — A Kentucky doctor and two others have been arrested in connection to an alleged assault and false imprisonment at a Florida hotel. Authorities say the incident happened around 6 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn on Southwest 38th Avenue.

    OCALA, Fla. (WESH/LEX 18) — A Kentucky doctor and two others have been arrested in connection to an alleged assault and false imprisonment at a Florida hotel. Authorities say the incident happened around 6 p.m. Friday at the Holiday Inn on Southwest 38th Avenue.

  • Louisville Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Oaks-Bound Bus Identified

    Louisville Pedestrian Hit, Killed By Oaks-Bound Bus Identified

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 6:13 PM EDT2018-06-20 22:13:28 GMT
    WAVE 3WAVE 3
    WAVE 3WAVE 3
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WAVE 3) A pedestrian killed in a crash involving a bus headed to the Kentucky Oaks has officially been identified.  The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said that 50-year-old James Oberacker died of multiple blunt force injuries, according to WAVE 3 News. The crash happened on the morning of May 4.  Oberacker lived in the area and had just left the Stop and Save Food Mart when he was hit by the bus while on the sidewalk.  Lt. Col. Josh Mye...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky (WAVE 3) A pedestrian killed in a crash involving a bus headed to the Kentucky Oaks has officially been identified.  The Jefferson County Coroner's Office said that 50-year-old James Oberacker died of multiple blunt force injuries, according to WAVE 3 News. The crash happened on the morning of May 4.  Oberacker lived in the area and had just left the Stop and Save Food Mart when he was hit by the bus while on the sidewalk.  Lt. Col. Josh Mye...
  • Tree Blocks Entrance To Lexington Farm

    Tree Blocks Entrance To Lexington Farm

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:47:03 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A fallen tree is blocking the entrance to Dixiana Farm. The farm is located off Iron Works Pike in Lexington.  Wednesday, LEX 18 meteorologists were tracking several clusters of storms across the Bluegrass.  There is no report of any injuries related to the fallen tree.  A tree has fallen and is blocking the entrance to Dixiana Farm off of Iron World Pike in Lexington @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/zgMwYUybXM — Jacqueline Nie (@Jacqueline...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A fallen tree is blocking the entrance to Dixiana Farm. The farm is located off Iron Works Pike in Lexington.  Wednesday, LEX 18 meteorologists were tracking several clusters of storms across the Bluegrass.  There is no report of any injuries related to the fallen tree.  A tree has fallen and is blocking the entrance to Dixiana Farm off of Iron World Pike in Lexington @LEX18News pic.twitter.com/zgMwYUybXM — Jacqueline Nie (@Jacqueline...
  • Cardinal McCarrick, Ex-Archbishop, Hit With Abuse Claim

    Cardinal McCarrick, Ex-Archbishop, Hit With Abuse Claim

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:46 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:46:02 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — The retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., whose sexual misconduct with adults led to previously undisclosed legal settlements, has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over a “credible” allegation that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago. Pope Francis ordered 87-year-old Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s removal, pending further action that could include expulsio...
    NEW YORK (AP) — The retired Roman Catholic archbishop of Washington, D.C., whose sexual misconduct with adults led to previously undisclosed legal settlements, has been removed from public ministry and faces further punishment over a “credible” allegation that he sexually abused a teenager while a priest in New York more than 40 years ago. Pope Francis ordered 87-year-old Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s removal, pending further action that could include expulsio...
  • Canada To Legalize Marijuana On Oct. 17

    Canada To Legalize Marijuana On Oct. 17

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-06-20 19:24:05 GMT
    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal nationwide on Oct. 17. Trudeau said in Parliament on Wednesday that the government is committed to better protecting Canada's youth and hopes to draw money away from organized crime. The Senate gave final passage to Trudeau's bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday. The country will become the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.
    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says marijuana will be legal nationwide on Oct. 17. Trudeau said in Parliament on Wednesday that the government is committed to better protecting Canada's youth and hopes to draw money away from organized crime. The Senate gave final passage to Trudeau's bill to legalize cannabis on Tuesday. The country will become the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide.
  • Kentucky Up To 832 Outbreak-Associated Acute Hepatitis A Cases

    Kentucky Up To 832 Outbreak-Associated Acute Hepatitis A Cases

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 2:49 PM EDT2018-06-20 18:49:41 GMT
    Kentucky Department For Public HealthKentucky Department For Public Health
    Kentucky Department For Public HealthKentucky Department For Public Health
    (LEX 18) The Kentucky Department for Public Health has announced that Kentucky now has 832 cases of hepatitis A and six deaths related to the outbreak. A total of 52 Kentucky counties have reported outbreak-associated cases, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. They said that similar to outbreaks in other states, the primary risk factors for acute hepatitis A have been homelessness and illicit drug use.  From August 1, 2017- June 9, 2018, the ...
    (LEX 18) The Kentucky Department for Public Health has announced that Kentucky now has 832 cases of hepatitis A and six deaths related to the outbreak. A total of 52 Kentucky counties have reported outbreak-associated cases, according to the Kentucky Department for Public Health. They said that similar to outbreaks in other states, the primary risk factors for acute hepatitis A have been homelessness and illicit drug use.  From August 1, 2017- June 9, 2018, the ...
  • Brothers Spark Investigation After Finding Bones Behind Home

    Brothers Spark Investigation After Finding Bones Behind Home

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:34 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:34:31 GMT
    WAVE 3 NewsWAVE 3 News

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) — Two brothers found bones in a wooded area behind their Fern Creek home, and now authorities are investigating the discovery as possible human remains.

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) — Two brothers found bones in a wooded area behind their Fern Creek home, and now authorities are investigating the discovery as possible human remains.

  • 1 Dead, 1 Injured In I-75 Crash

    1 Dead, 1 Injured In I-75 Crash

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:28 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:28:18 GMT

    BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — One person was killed and a teenager was injured early Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate Highway 75 in Walton. It happened around 1:26 a.m. at the 174 mile marker.

    BOONE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — One person was killed and a teenager was injured early Wednesday morning in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate Highway 75 in Walton. It happened around 1:26 a.m. at the 174 mile marker.

  • Youngest Migrants Held In 'Tender Age' Shelters

    Youngest Migrants Held In 'Tender Age' Shelters

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:10 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:10:13 GMT

    (AP) — The Trump administration has set up at least three "tender age" shelters where it can lock up babies and other young children who have been forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Associated Press has learned.

    (AP) — The Trump administration has set up at least three "tender age" shelters where it can lock up babies and other young children who have been forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Trump Says He'll Be 'Signing Something' On Detained Children

    Trump Says He'll Be 'Signing Something' On Detained Children

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:08 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:08:26 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order later Wednesday that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the border illegally.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he would be signing an executive order later Wednesday that would end the process of separating children from families after they are detained crossing the border illegally.

  • Vote For Lake Cumberland As Top 'Mom-Approved' Destination

    Vote For Lake Cumberland As Top 'Mom-Approved' Destination

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 1:05 PM EDT2018-06-20 17:05:18 GMT
    (LEX 18) —  Are you ready to show some state pride and maybe win a vacation package? The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation compiled a list of the top 50 "mom-approved" waterways in each state. Lake Cumberland came out on top in the Commonwealth. But now it's going up against the top picks from across the nation. You can vote for Lake Cumberland (or whatever your choice is) to be among the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat in the nation...
    (LEX 18) —  Are you ready to show some state pride and maybe win a vacation package? The Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation compiled a list of the top 50 "mom-approved" waterways in each state. Lake Cumberland came out on top in the Commonwealth. But now it's going up against the top picks from across the nation. You can vote for Lake Cumberland (or whatever your choice is) to be among the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat in the nation...
  • Semi Fire Closes Section Of I-75 In Grant County For Hours

    Semi Fire Closes Section Of I-75 In Grant County For Hours

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:55 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:55:20 GMT
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    GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- I-75 will be shut down temporarily at the 161 mike marker south bound due to a semi fire. Dry Ridge Fire, Crittenden Fire and Williamstown Fire are working to put the fire out. According to Kentucky State Police, the left lane is now open from the earlier fire, however traffic is backed up nearly seven miles.  Use an alternate route if possible.

    GRANT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- I-75 will be shut down temporarily at the 161 mike marker south bound due to a semi fire. Dry Ridge Fire, Crittenden Fire and Williamstown Fire are working to put the fire out. According to Kentucky State Police, the left lane is now open from the earlier fire, however traffic is backed up nearly seven miles.  Use an alternate route if possible.

  • Homeland Security Drafts Plan To End Family Separation At Border

    Homeland Security Drafts Plan To End Family Separation At Border

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-06-20 16:08:58 GMT
    CNNCNN

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention. That’s according to two people familiar with her thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before its official announcement. It’s unclear whether the president is supportive of the measure. But Nielsen is on her way to the White ...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is drafting an executive action for President Donald Trump that would direct DHS to keep families apprehended at the border together during detention. That’s according to two people familiar with her thinking who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the effort before its official announcement. It’s unclear whether the president is supportive of the measure. But Nielsen is on her way to the White ...

  • UK Men’s Basketball Adds Stanford Grad Transfer Travis to Roster

    UK Men’s Basketball Adds Stanford Grad Transfer Travis to Roster

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-06-20 15:51:24 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Kentucky’s 2018-19 roster was already loaded with what appears to be a powerful mix of talent and experience, but the Wildcats gained another boost of both with the addition of Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis. The two-time First Team All-Pac-12 selection announced Wednesday that he will transfer to UK to pursue a master’s degree. Under NCAA graduate transfer rules, Travis will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the fall af...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (UK Athletics) – Kentucky’s 2018-19 roster was already loaded with what appears to be a powerful mix of talent and experience, but the Wildcats gained another boost of both with the addition of Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis. The two-time First Team All-Pac-12 selection announced Wednesday that he will transfer to UK to pursue a master’s degree. Under NCAA graduate transfer rules, Travis will be eligible to play for the Wildcats in the fall af...
  • US Home Sales Fell 0.4 Percent In May Amid Inventory Crunch

    US Home Sales Fell 0.4 Percent In May Amid Inventory Crunch

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:23 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:23:03 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. existing home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as the prolonged shortage of properties on the market is deterring home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.43 million in May, the second straight monthly decline. Sales have tumbled 3 percent over the past year, despite steady job growth that has boosted demand from would-be homebuyers as the unemployment rate has fallen ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. existing home sales slipped 0.4 percent in May, as the prolonged shortage of properties on the market is deterring home-buying. The National Association of Realtors said Wednesday that homes sold at a seasonally adjusted annual pace of 5.43 million in May, the second straight monthly decline. Sales have tumbled 3 percent over the past year, despite steady job growth that has boosted demand from would-be homebuyers as the unemployment rate has fallen ...
  • Daughter, Son-In-Law Accused In The Death Of Laurel County Woman

    Daughter, Son-In-Law Accused In The Death Of Laurel County Woman

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:19 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:19:16 GMT
    Sherry RoseSherry Rose

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A missing person's case in Laurel County has turned into a murder investigation. 58-year old Sherry Rose was last seen leaving her job at Walmart last Tuesday, and overnight her daughter and her daughter's husband were arrested on murder charges. According to arrest citations, Christy McFadden and her husband Joseph McFadden admitted to getting in a physical altercation with Christy's mother. The citation then goes on to say the mother suffered a ...

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A missing person's case in Laurel County has turned into a murder investigation. 58-year old Sherry Rose was last seen leaving her job at Walmart last Tuesday, and overnight her daughter and her daughter's husband were arrested on murder charges. According to arrest citations, Christy McFadden and her husband Joseph McFadden admitted to getting in a physical altercation with Christy's mother. The citation then goes on to say the mother suffered a ...

  • KSP Responds To Criticism Of Poor People's Campaign Access At Capitol

    KSP Responds To Criticism Of Poor People's Campaign Access At Capitol

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 10:11 AM EDT2018-06-20 14:11:13 GMT

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — In early June, the Poor People's Campaign claimed security officials told them they could not go inside the Capitol as a group. The campaign was there June 4 to protest Medicaid work requirements and other issues when, they say, they were told they could only enter the Capitol building two at a time.

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — In early June, the Poor People's Campaign claimed security officials told them they could not go inside the Capitol as a group. The campaign was there June 4 to protest Medicaid work requirements and other issues when, they say, they were told they could only enter the Capitol building two at a time.

  • Five Cyber Predators Arrested By AG’s Office

    Five Cyber Predators Arrested By AG’s Office

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:49 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:49:44 GMT
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Investigations and arrests of five online predators by Attorney General Andy Beshear’s cyber team have led to a combined projected federal prison time of nearly 60 years.  In securing the five convictions, federal prosecutors used testimony and casework by Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit who conducted online undercover investigations before making arrests of the men from Greenup, Hardin, Jefferson ...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Investigations and arrests of five online predators by Attorney General Andy Beshear’s cyber team have led to a combined projected federal prison time of nearly 60 years.  In securing the five convictions, federal prosecutors used testimony and casework by Beshear’s Department of Criminal Investigations Cyber Crimes Unit who conducted online undercover investigations before making arrests of the men from Greenup, Hardin, Jefferson ...
  • Disney Ups Twenty-First Century Fox Bid To More Than $70.3B

    Disney Ups Twenty-First Century Fox Bid To More Than $70.3B

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:18 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:18:34 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox's entertainment businesses following Comcast's $65 billion offer for the company. The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They are amassing ever more programming to better compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers' attention - and dollars. The deal would include Fox film and TV studios, some cable ne...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Disney is making a $70.3 billion counterbid for Fox's entertainment businesses following Comcast's $65 billion offer for the company. The battle for Twenty-First Century Fox reflects a new imperative among entertainment and telecommunications firms. They are amassing ever more programming to better compete with technology companies such as Amazon and Netflix for viewers' attention - and dollars. The deal would include Fox film and TV studios, some cable ne...
  • Flames Sweep Through Barn Killing 5,000 Pigs

    Flames Sweep Through Barn Killing 5,000 Pigs

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:16:27 GMT
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    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine what sparked a barn fire that left about 5,000 pigs dead. The fire started Tuesday afternoon at the Straathoff Swine Farm in Ohio. The farm is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southwest of Columbus. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says the flames spread quickly, causing heavy smoke and intense heat. Thirteen fire agencies worked to get the upper hand on the blaze. One firefighter injured his arm at the scene. He was t...
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Authorities are trying to determine what sparked a barn fire that left about 5,000 pigs dead. The fire started Tuesday afternoon at the Straathoff Swine Farm in Ohio. The farm is about 45 miles (72 kilometers) southwest of Columbus. The Fayette County Sheriff's Office says the flames spread quickly, causing heavy smoke and intense heat. Thirteen fire agencies worked to get the upper hand on the blaze. One firefighter injured his arm at the scene. He was t...
  • Canadian Senate Passes Marijuana Bill, But Legalization Delayed

    Canadian Senate Passes Marijuana Bill, But Legalization Delayed

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 9:04 AM EDT2018-06-20 13:04:44 GMT
    TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government had hoped to make pot legal by July 1, but the government has said provincial and territorial governments will need eight to 12 weeks followi...
    TORONTO (AP) — Canada’s Senate gave final passage Tuesday to the federal government’s bill to legalize cannabis, though Canadians will have to wait at least a couple of months to legally buy marijuana as their country becomes the second in the world to make pot legal nationwide. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government had hoped to make pot legal by July 1, but the government has said provincial and territorial governments will need eight to 12 weeks followi...
  • WOW Air Apologizes To Passengers Stranded 27 Hours

    WOW Air Apologizes To Passengers Stranded 27 Hours

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-06-20 12:53:41 GMT
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    HEBRON, Ky. (FOX19)-- A representative from WOW air offered "it's most sincere apologies" Tuesday to nearly 200 passengers whose flight was delayed about 27 hours at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Flight # 144 was scheduled to depart for Iceland just before 1 a.m., an airport spokeswoman confirmed to FOX 19. But the plane stayed put due to "unforeseen issues regarding delivering all relevant papers to U.S. Customs and...

    HEBRON, Ky. (FOX19)-- A representative from WOW air offered "it's most sincere apologies" Tuesday to nearly 200 passengers whose flight was delayed about 27 hours at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Flight # 144 was scheduled to depart for Iceland just before 1 a.m., an airport spokeswoman confirmed to FOX 19. But the plane stayed put due to "unforeseen issues regarding delivering all relevant papers to U.S. Customs and...

  • Louisville Fined $7K After Worker Killed Moving Road Salt

    Louisville Fined $7K After Worker Killed Moving Road Salt

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:53 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:53:57 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-- The city of Louisvlle has been fined $7,000 after an employee was killed last winter while loading road salt into a maintenance facility. WDRB-TV reported Tuesday that the Kentucky Labor Cabinet's fine is the highest fine levied against Louisville since 2011. The state's inspection found a serious violation involving a "mechanical power-transmission apparatus." The cabinet declined to explain the violation to the station. U.S. Occupational and S...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP)-- The city of Louisvlle has been fined $7,000 after an employee was killed last winter while loading road salt into a maintenance facility. WDRB-TV reported Tuesday that the Kentucky Labor Cabinet's fine is the highest fine levied against Louisville since 2011. The state's inspection found a serious violation involving a "mechanical power-transmission apparatus." The cabinet declined to explain the violation to the station. U.S. Occupational and S...
  • Kentucky Center Cancels Upcoming Performance Due To Fire Damage

    Kentucky Center Cancels Upcoming Performance Due To Fire Damage

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:49 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:49:50 GMT

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) - The Kentucky Center for the Arts was forced to cancel its run of "Waitress" the musical due to fire damage, representatives announced Tuesday. Waitress was supposed to run from June 26 through July 1. The shows will not be rescheduled, but tickets will be refunded.  "It's regrettable that the presentation of WAITRESS must be cancelled, but safety is a priority.” said Leslie Broecker, President of PNC Broadway in Louisvi...

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) - The Kentucky Center for the Arts was forced to cancel its run of "Waitress" the musical due to fire damage, representatives announced Tuesday. Waitress was supposed to run from June 26 through July 1. The shows will not be rescheduled, but tickets will be refunded.  "It's regrettable that the presentation of WAITRESS must be cancelled, but safety is a priority.” said Leslie Broecker, President of PNC Broadway in Louisvi...

  • American Airline Flights Canceled At BG Airport Following Computer Glitch

    American Airline Flights Canceled At BG Airport Following Computer Glitch

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:48 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:48:54 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Three American Airlines flights leaving from the Blue Grass Airport on Tuesday morning were canceled due to a computer issue.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Three American Airlines flights leaving from the Blue Grass Airport on Tuesday morning were canceled due to a computer issue.

  • More Than 70 Honored At Lexington Police Banquet

    More Than 70 Honored At Lexington Police Banquet

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:47 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:47:53 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Lexington Police Department honored more than 70 people at their annual awards ceremony Tuesday night. Dozens of officers gathered at the Lexington Convention Center to be honored for acts of valor and service. But the department also honored some who don't wear an LPD badge, like Transylvania University Police Chief Gregg Muravchick. He was part of the team who stopped a machete-welding man from attacking students in a campus cafe in April o...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Lexington Police Department honored more than 70 people at their annual awards ceremony Tuesday night. Dozens of officers gathered at the Lexington Convention Center to be honored for acts of valor and service. But the department also honored some who don't wear an LPD badge, like Transylvania University Police Chief Gregg Muravchick. He was part of the team who stopped a machete-welding man from attacking students in a campus cafe in April o...

  • Grave Marker Found Along Road

    Grave Marker Found Along Road

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:47 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:47:11 GMT

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Someone came across a decades-old military grave marker in Scott County, but it wasn't where it was supposed to be. The plaque was discovered on the side of Davis Road near the Scott-Harrison county line. It's that of a WWI veteran by the name of Howard Black. The man who found it contacted the sheriff's department and now through Facebook, and other means, they're trying to track down family to get the marker back where it belongs. "We have sever...

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Someone came across a decades-old military grave marker in Scott County, but it wasn't where it was supposed to be. The plaque was discovered on the side of Davis Road near the Scott-Harrison county line. It's that of a WWI veteran by the name of Howard Black. The man who found it contacted the sheriff's department and now through Facebook, and other means, they're trying to track down family to get the marker back where it belongs. "We have sever...

  • UK Police Hosting 'Coffee With An LGBTQ* Cop'

    UK Police Hosting 'Coffee With An LGBTQ* Cop'

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 7:09 AM EDT2018-06-20 11:09:29 GMT
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    UK Police TwitterUK Police Twitter
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- To celebrate Pride Month, UK Police are hosting a special sit down conversation this week. Officers Holly Williams and Officer Andy Eilertson, who are both openly gay, will be hosting the department's "Coffee with an LGBTQ* Cop."  Anyone can attend and have a one-on-one conversation with the officers. You can meet up with them Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the student center's Barnes and Noble Cafe. Yesterday we brought...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- To celebrate Pride Month, UK Police are hosting a special sit down conversation this week. Officers Holly Williams and Officer Andy Eilertson, who are both openly gay, will be hosting the department's "Coffee with an LGBTQ* Cop."  Anyone can attend and have a one-on-one conversation with the officers. You can meet up with them Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the student center's Barnes and Noble Cafe. Yesterday we brought...
  • Magistrate Candidate Arrested On Sex Abuse, Child Porn Charges

    Magistrate Candidate Arrested On Sex Abuse, Child Porn Charges

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:51 AM EDT2018-06-20 08:51:23 GMT
    LETCHER COUNTY (EKB)-- A magistrate candidate was indicted and arrested on several charges this week, including sexual abuse of a young child and possession of child pornography. According to court documents, a Letcher Grand Jury indicted 61-year-old Emory Lee “Fudge” Mullins on one count of first-degree sexual abuse for allegedly abusing a child less than 12 years old during a vacation bible school event in the summer of 2014. EKB News is reporting that in a s...
    LETCHER COUNTY (EKB)-- A magistrate candidate was indicted and arrested on several charges this week, including sexual abuse of a young child and possession of child pornography. According to court documents, a Letcher Grand Jury indicted 61-year-old Emory Lee “Fudge” Mullins on one count of first-degree sexual abuse for allegedly abusing a child less than 12 years old during a vacation bible school event in the summer of 2014. EKB News is reporting that in a s...
  • Friends and Family Remember Father's Day Murder Victim

    Friends and Family Remember Father's Day Murder Victim

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:39 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:39:25 GMT
    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - Friends and family members of a 23-year-old, who police say was shot and killed by his dad on Father's Day, gathered for a balloon release in his memory.  Dozens filled Lexington's Castlewood park Tuesday night to honor and remember Austin Hendron. The crowd was full of family members, former football teammates, and friends from over the years.  "He should be here," said Hendron's mother Tracy Curtsinger. "He should be here with all ...
    LEXINGTON, KY (Lex 18) - Friends and family members of a 23-year-old, who police say was shot and killed by his dad on Father's Day, gathered for a balloon release in his memory.  Dozens filled Lexington's Castlewood park Tuesday night to honor and remember Austin Hendron. The crowd was full of family members, former football teammates, and friends from over the years.  "He should be here," said Hendron's mother Tracy Curtsinger. "He should be here with all ...
  • Trump Administration Pulls US Out Of UN Human Rights Council

    Trump Administration Pulls US Out Of UN Human Rights Council

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:39 PM EDT2018-06-20 00:39:13 GMT
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    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley, Trump’s envoy to the U.N., said the U.S. had given the human rights body “opportunity after opportunity” to make changes. She lambasted the council...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States announced Tuesday it was leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, with Ambassador Nikki Haley calling it “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It was the latest withdrawal by the Trump administration from an international institution. Haley, Trump’s envoy to the U.N., said the U.S. had given the human rights body “opportunity after opportunity” to make changes. She lambasted the council...
  • Fire Forces Family From Home

    Fire Forces Family From Home

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:32 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:32:32 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A fire forced a south Lexington family out of their home Tuesday evening.  The fire happened just before 6:30 p.m.on Cooper Springs Drive near Corona Drive. Firefighters tell LEX 18 that the family who lives in the house were home when the fire started but made it out okay. The cause of the fire has not been released, but it appears the fire started from the outside. Firefighters said the house is not livable, so the family will have to find another...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A fire forced a south Lexington family out of their home Tuesday evening.  The fire happened just before 6:30 p.m.on Cooper Springs Drive near Corona Drive. Firefighters tell LEX 18 that the family who lives in the house were home when the fire started but made it out okay. The cause of the fire has not been released, but it appears the fire started from the outside. Firefighters said the house is not livable, so the family will have to find another...
  • EKU Anthropology And Archaeology Class Digging At Daniel Boone National Forest

    EKU Anthropology And Archaeology Class Digging At Daniel Boone National Forest

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:11:16 GMT

    (LEX 18) Several anthropology and archaeology students from EKU have spent their summer digging up artifacts at a remote spot in Daniel Boone National Forest.  They did so to help the US Forest Service learn more about their land. Some of the artifacts found are nearly 8,000 years old.  The students are a part of Professor Jon Endonino's summer Field School class, and they are not afraid to get their hands dirty.  "We found 453 lithic flakes just on one level,&q...

    (LEX 18) Several anthropology and archaeology students from EKU have spent their summer digging up artifacts at a remote spot in Daniel Boone National Forest.  They did so to help the US Forest Service learn more about their land. Some of the artifacts found are nearly 8,000 years old.  The students are a part of Professor Jon Endonino's summer Field School class, and they are not afraid to get their hands dirty.  "We found 453 lithic flakes just on one level,&q...

  • Kentucky Woman Describes Harrowing Roller Coaster Malfunction

    Kentucky Woman Describes Harrowing Roller Coaster Malfunction

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:00 PM EDT2018-06-19 23:00:12 GMT
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    (TODAY) — A Kentucky woman injured in last week's frightening roller coaster accident if Florida i sharing her story for the first time. Melissa Collins was at an amusement park last Thursday in Daytona Beach with friends from work. But a good time quickly turned into a nightmare when their roller coaster went off the rails, leaving Collins with serious injuries including multiple broken bones. "I couldn't breathe," Collins said. "I really thought I...

    (TODAY) — A Kentucky woman injured in last week's frightening roller coaster accident if Florida i sharing her story for the first time. Melissa Collins was at an amusement park last Thursday in Daytona Beach with friends from work. But a good time quickly turned into a nightmare when their roller coaster went off the rails, leaving Collins with serious injuries including multiple broken bones. "I couldn't breathe," Collins said. "I really thought I...

  • Kentucky Among Worst States For Hot Car Deaths

    Kentucky Among Worst States For Hot Car Deaths

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:56 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:56:05 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Kentucky is on the list of worst states for hot car deaths involving kids, according to noheatstroke.org. Health officials say it can take only 10 minutes for a car to heat up 20 more degrees. It can take less time than that for a child to suffer heat stroke. Noheatstroke.org says that 17 children in Kentucky have died from heatstrokes inside of vehicles between 1998 and 2017. This makes the Commonwealth one of the 10 worst states for pediatric vehicular heat ...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Kentucky is on the list of worst states for hot car deaths involving kids, according to noheatstroke.org. Health officials say it can take only 10 minutes for a car to heat up 20 more degrees. It can take less time than that for a child to suffer heat stroke. Noheatstroke.org says that 17 children in Kentucky have died from heatstrokes inside of vehicles between 1998 and 2017. This makes the Commonwealth one of the 10 worst states for pediatric vehicular heat ...

  • Yankees Hat Tied To Suspect In Marine's 2014 Slaying

    Yankees Hat Tied To Suspect In Marine's 2014 Slaying

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:53 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:53:55 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Tuesday in court, a Lexington Police Department detective explained how all the pieces of the puzzle came together when they were investigating a marine's murder. He explained what led to the police charging the two men on trial for the murder.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Tuesday in court, a Lexington Police Department detective explained how all the pieces of the puzzle came together when they were investigating a marine's murder. He explained what led to the police charging the two men on trial for the murder.

  • Police Investigate After Man's Body Found In Bath Co. Park

    Police Investigate After Man's Body Found In Bath Co. Park

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:48 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:48:08 GMT

    BATH COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after a man's body was discovered in an area park. Authorities say visitors to Bourbon Iron Furnace in Owingsville discovered a body there Tuesday. Police later identified the man as Louie Clark, who was in his 40s. KSP said the investigation into the death is ongoing.

    BATH COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after a man's body was discovered in an area park. Authorities say visitors to Bourbon Iron Furnace in Owingsville discovered a body there Tuesday. Police later identified the man as Louie Clark, who was in his 40s. KSP said the investigation into the death is ongoing.

  • Trial Begins In Deaths Of Family Of 5

    Trial Begins In Deaths Of Family Of 5

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 6:01 PM EDT2018-06-19 22:01:23 GMT

    KENTON COUNTY, Ky (WXIX) Jury selection for the trial of a man charged with killing a Grant County family of five in a 2017 crash began Tuesday morning at the Kenton County Courthouse.

    KENTON COUNTY, Ky (WXIX) Jury selection for the trial of a man charged with killing a Grant County family of five in a 2017 crash began Tuesday morning at the Kenton County Courthouse.

  • Bucks' Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Over Stun-Gun Arrest

    Bucks' Sterling Brown Sues Milwaukee Over Stun-Gun Arrest

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:16 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:16:01 GMT

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the city and its police department because officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation in January. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday alleging excessive force and unlawful arrest. Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens. Officers swarmed Brown and took him d...

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks guard Sterling Brown is suing the city and its police department because officers used a stun gun on him during his arrest for a parking violation in January. Brown's attorney Mark Thomsen filed the lawsuit in federal court Tuesday alleging excessive force and unlawful arrest. Brown had been talking with officers while waiting for a citation for illegally parking in a disabled spot outside a Walgreens. Officers swarmed Brown and took him d...

  • United Methodist Church Leaders Target Sessions On Border Policy

    United Methodist Church Leaders Target Sessions On Border Policy

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 20:11:40 GMT
    (LEX 18) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions if facing a revolt from leaders of the United Methodist Church driven by his leadership and involvement in the divisive Trump administration policy to boost enforcement at the border with Mexico. Nearly 650 leaders of the United Methodist Church have brought a formal complaint within the church against Sessions, who is a member of Ashland Place United Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama, as well as a participant at Clarendon U...
    (LEX 18) — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions if facing a revolt from leaders of the United Methodist Church driven by his leadership and involvement in the divisive Trump administration policy to boost enforcement at the border with Mexico. Nearly 650 leaders of the United Methodist Church have brought a formal complaint within the church against Sessions, who is a member of Ashland Place United Methodist Church in Mobile, Alabama, as well as a participant at Clarendon U...
  • New GOP Plan: Hold Kids Longer At Border — But With Parents

    New GOP Plan: Hold Kids Longer At Border — But With Parents

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-06-19 19:32:04 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents. House GOP leaders are revising their legislation amid a public outcry over President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” approach to illegal crossings. T...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Capitol Hill frantically searched on Tuesday for ways to end the Trump administration’s policy of separating families after illegal border crossings, with the focus shifting on a new plan to keep children in detention longer than now permitted — but with their parents. House GOP leaders are revising their legislation amid a public outcry over President Donald Trump’s “zero tolerance” approach to illegal crossings. T...

  • Man Admits To Drugging, Abusing Ex-Girlfriend

    Man Admits To Drugging, Abusing Ex-Girlfriend

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:25 PM EDT2018-06-19 18:25:54 GMT
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    MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington man is behind bars after being accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend in Richmond. Around 8 p.m. Sunday, neighbors called police, saying that they noticed a suspicious man walking up and down the streets. Within minutes, police cruisers filled the area and Richmond Police quickly arrested 65-year-old Peter Horine. He was booked in the Madison County Jail on charges of stalking, wanton endangerment, and sexual abuse. His arrest citation sai...
    MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A Lexington man is behind bars after being accused of stalking his ex-girlfriend in Richmond. Around 8 p.m. Sunday, neighbors called police, saying that they noticed a suspicious man walking up and down the streets. Within minutes, police cruisers filled the area and Richmond Police quickly arrested 65-year-old Peter Horine. He was booked in the Madison County Jail on charges of stalking, wanton endangerment, and sexual abuse. His arrest citation sai...
  • Willie Nelson, Other Entertainers Slam US Border Policy

    Willie Nelson, Other Entertainers Slam US Border Policy

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:51 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:51:57 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what’s happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration’s policy of separating families at border crossings. John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have donated and raised $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a link to g...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Country music icon Willie Nelson has extended an offer to meet President Donald Trump at one of the detention centers at the U.S.-Mexico border to better understand what’s happening, the latest attempt by a celebrity hoping to end the administration’s policy of separating families at border crossings. John Legend and his wife, Chrissy Teigen, have donated and raised $1 million to the American Civil Liberties Union. Ellen DeGeneres tweeted a link to g...
  • AG Beshear Urges Divestment From Funds Fueling Opioid Crisis

    AG Beshear Urges Divestment From Funds Fueling Opioid Crisis

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-06-19 17:32:08 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)(AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky's attorney general is urging state officials to divest from companies that have made money off opioids. Andy Beshear on Tuesday sent letters to the Kentucky Retirement System and Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System asking the agencies to quit investing in six companies that produce or distribute opioids. Beshear has sued AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, McKesson Corp...
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky's attorney general is urging state officials to divest from companies that have made money off opioids. Andy Beshear on Tuesday sent letters to the Kentucky Retirement System and Kentucky Teachers' Retirement System asking the agencies to quit investing in six companies that produce or distribute opioids. Beshear has sued AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Johnson and Johnson, McKesson Corp...
  • Deputies: Former Camp Counselor In Jail After Firing Rifle, Threatening 16-Year-Old

    Deputies: Former Camp Counselor In Jail After Firing Rifle, Threatening 16-Year-Old

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:59 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:59:02 GMT
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    FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A volunteer camp counselor has been jailed after he allegedly fired shots and threatened a 16-year-old. According to an arrest citation, Calvin Craft was texted by someone at the Sousley Military Institute who wasn't sure who was attempting to fix a vehicle on the camp's property.

    FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A volunteer camp counselor has been jailed after he allegedly fired shots and threatened a 16-year-old. According to an arrest citation, Calvin Craft was texted by someone at the Sousley Military Institute who wasn't sure who was attempting to fix a vehicle on the camp's property.

  • Police: Man ODs While Pushing 3-Month-Old In Stroller

    Police: Man ODs While Pushing 3-Month-Old In Stroller

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:57:40 GMT
    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man is facing drug and child abuse charges after police say he overdose on heroin inside a store while pushing an infant in stroller. Authorities say 36-year-old Eddie Ray Johnson was pushing a 3-month-old in a stroller inside a Dollar Store in Jeffersonville when bystanders called police saying he had passed out. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, witnesses said they intervened when Johnson pushed the infant outside and ...
    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man is facing drug and child abuse charges after police say he overdose on heroin inside a store while pushing an infant in stroller. Authorities say 36-year-old Eddie Ray Johnson was pushing a 3-month-old in a stroller inside a Dollar Store in Jeffersonville when bystanders called police saying he had passed out. According to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, witnesses said they intervened when Johnson pushed the infant outside and ...
  • In Tit-For-Tat, Trump Threatens More Tariffs Against China

    In Tit-For-Tat, Trump Threatens More Tariffs Against China

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:41 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:41:21 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a trade war. In response, China has threatened what it called "comprehensive measures," raising the risk that it would target operations of major American companies in China.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports as the two nations move closer to a trade war. In response, China has threatened what it called "comprehensive measures," raising the risk that it would target operations of major American companies in China.

  • Verizon To End Location Data Sales To Brokers

    Verizon To End Location Data Sales To Brokers

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:39 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:39:56 GMT

    (AP) — Verizon is pledging to stop sales through intermediaries of data that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned. It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

    (AP) — Verizon is pledging to stop sales through intermediaries of data that pinpoints the location of mobile phones to outside companies, the Associated Press has learned. It is the first major U.S. wireless carrier to step back from a business practice that has drawn criticism for endangering privacy.

  • Amaya Catching, Others To Be Honored Tonight At Police Banquet

    Amaya Catching, Others To Be Honored Tonight At Police Banquet

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 16:11:53 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Lexington Police Department and Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting the 2018 police awards banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Lexington Convention Center Bluegrass Ballroom. Several members of the community, civilian personnel and officers will be honored for their exemplary service. Notable awards include: Meritorious Service & Public Service Medals – Chief Gregg Muravchick, Dr. Seamus Carey, Erica Lyvers; Transyl...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The Lexington Police Department and Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association is hosting the 2018 police awards banquet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, at the Lexington Convention Center Bluegrass Ballroom. Several members of the community, civilian personnel and officers will be honored for their exemplary service. Notable awards include: Meritorious Service & Public Service Medals – Chief Gregg Muravchick, Dr. Seamus Carey, Erica Lyvers; Transyl...
  • Lyft Now Offering Free Rides To Cincinnati Cancer Patients

    Lyft Now Offering Free Rides To Cincinnati Cancer Patients

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:51 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:51:33 GMT
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    CINCINNATI (WLWT)-- Lyft is now offering free rides to Cincinnati's cancer patients. It's an expansion of an already existing partnership with the American Cancer Society, bringing the service to eight new cities. When patients contact the American Cancer Society for a ride to cancer treatments, Lyft will foot the bill.  The program is an addition to existing programs in Las Vegas and Miami. In addition to Cincinnati; Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Ph...
    CINCINNATI (WLWT)-- Lyft is now offering free rides to Cincinnati's cancer patients. It's an expansion of an already existing partnership with the American Cancer Society, bringing the service to eight new cities. When patients contact the American Cancer Society for a ride to cancer treatments, Lyft will foot the bill.  The program is an addition to existing programs in Las Vegas and Miami. In addition to Cincinnati; Atlanta, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, New Jersey, Ph...
  • Karl-Anthony Towns To Be Featured In ESPN Body Issue

    Karl-Anthony Towns To Be Featured In ESPN Body Issue

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:21:38 GMT
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    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, WNBA star Sue Bird, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29. Joining them are Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Hal...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, WNBA star Sue Bird, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine's 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29. Joining them are Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig, Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, Hal...
  • Lexington Man Arrested In Connection With Recent Burglary Cases

    Lexington Man Arrested In Connection With Recent Burglary Cases

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:15:10 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was arrested Tuesday in relation to his involvement with several recent burglaries.  Through the course of their investigation, police say they located items 32-year-old Edward W. Woods had attempted to sell via social media.  Detectives and officers arranged to meet with Woods on June 12, thinking he was meeting a potential buyer for some of the stolen property.  Upon arrival, police say Woods was taken...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man was arrested Tuesday in relation to his involvement with several recent burglaries.  Through the course of their investigation, police say they located items 32-year-old Edward W. Woods had attempted to sell via social media.  Detectives and officers arranged to meet with Woods on June 12, thinking he was meeting a potential buyer for some of the stolen property.  Upon arrival, police say Woods was taken...

  • Dog Distracts Driver, Causes Injury Crash On Cumberland Parkway

    Dog Distracts Driver, Causes Injury Crash On Cumberland Parkway

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:05 AM EDT2018-06-19 15:05:13 GMT
    PULAKSI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is injured following an accident Monday night on the Cumberland Parkway. It happened around 11:57 p.m. approximately 8.4 miles west of Somerset. Officials arrived on the scene, just east of the Nancy exit, to find a semi involved in an accident, leaving it on its side in the median. According to the statement from driver, Charles Sutherland of Saltillo, Mississippi, he became distracted by his dog and left the roadw...
    PULAKSI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is injured following an accident Monday night on the Cumberland Parkway. It happened around 11:57 p.m. approximately 8.4 miles west of Somerset. Officials arrived on the scene, just east of the Nancy exit, to find a semi involved in an accident, leaving it on its side in the median. According to the statement from driver, Charles Sutherland of Saltillo, Mississippi, he became distracted by his dog and left the roadw...
  • Trump, GOP To Huddle As Outrage Builds Over Border Policy

    Trump, GOP To Huddle As Outrage Builds Over Border Policy

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:44 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:44:47 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Trump’s meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes as lawmakers in both parties are up in arms over the administration’s “zero tolerance” approach to illegal border crossings. Under the policy, all unlawful crossings are referred fo...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation. Trump’s meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes as lawmakers in both parties are up in arms over the administration’s “zero tolerance” approach to illegal border crossings. Under the policy, all unlawful crossings are referred fo...
  • Turkey Charges Father Of NBA's Kanter As Terror Group Member

    Turkey Charges Father Of NBA's Kanter As Terror Group Member

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:40 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:40:29 GMT
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    ISTANBUL (AP) - A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said. It's unclear when the trial in western Tekirdag province would begin. Enes Kanter, who plays for the New Yo...
    ISTANBUL (AP) - A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with "membership in a terror group," the country's official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years at trial, Anadolu Agency said. It's unclear when the trial in western Tekirdag province would begin. Enes Kanter, who plays for the New Yo...
  • US Housing Starts Jumped 5 Percent In May Off Midwest Building

    US Housing Starts Jumped 5 Percent In May Off Midwest Building

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:17 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:17:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May's construction gains came from a 62 percent jump in the Midwest, while building slumped in the Northeast, South and West. Home construction can be volatile on a monthly basis, so May's ga...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A surge of construction in the Midwest drove U.S. housing starts up 5 percent in May from the prior month. The Commerce Department said Wednesday that housing starts rose to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.35 million, the strongest pace since July 2007. All of May's construction gains came from a 62 percent jump in the Midwest, while building slumped in the Northeast, South and West. Home construction can be volatile on a monthly basis, so May's ga...
  • Hiker Rescued After Experiencing Heat Exhaustion

    Hiker Rescued After Experiencing Heat Exhaustion

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:02 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:02:23 GMT

    WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A hiker in Wolfe County needed help Monday after falling ill from heat exhaustion. Around 7:30 p.m. Wolf County Search and Rescue received a 911 call about a hiker whose friend was suffering from heat exhaustion. The group had started hiking around 1 p.m. from Wildcat Trail heading towards Rock Bridge.

    WOLFE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A hiker in Wolfe County needed help Monday after falling ill from heat exhaustion. Around 7:30 p.m. Wolf County Search and Rescue received a 911 call about a hiker whose friend was suffering from heat exhaustion. The group had started hiking around 1 p.m. from Wildcat Trail heading towards Rock Bridge.

  • Bardstown Man Charged With Impersonating A Police Officer

    Bardstown Man Charged With Impersonating A Police Officer

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 9:00 AM EDT2018-06-19 13:00:19 GMT

    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- A man was allegedly attempting to pull someone over, when he was pulled over by an actual police officer. According to the arrest citation, Tyler James Boynton-Vannattan pulled up behind a driver on West Broadway Avenue in Bardstown just before 1 a.m. Police say Boynton-Vannattan was displaying flashing LED lights in his dash and was operating a siren. WAVE 3 News is reporting that the driver of the car called the police, and a third dr...

    BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- A man was allegedly attempting to pull someone over, when he was pulled over by an actual police officer. According to the arrest citation, Tyler James Boynton-Vannattan pulled up behind a driver on West Broadway Avenue in Bardstown just before 1 a.m. Police say Boynton-Vannattan was displaying flashing LED lights in his dash and was operating a siren. WAVE 3 News is reporting that the driver of the car called the police, and a third dr...

  • Police: Man Facing Charges After Driving Over Girlfriend's Leg

    Police: Man Facing Charges After Driving Over Girlfriend's Leg

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:19 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:19:25 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested after police say he ran over his girlfriend's leg. It happened just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on Clyde Street, off West Main Street. Police say the man and woman were arguing when he sped off, running over her leg. Officers caught up with him and took him into custody. He's facing a charge of second-degree assault. The woman was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested after police say he ran over his girlfriend's leg. It happened just after 1:30 a.m. Tuesday morning on Clyde Street, off West Main Street. Police say the man and woman were arguing when he sped off, running over her leg. Officers caught up with him and took him into custody. He's facing a charge of second-degree assault. The woman was taken to the hospital and is expected to recover.

  • UK Updates Policy Dealing With Sexual Assault Claims

    UK Updates Policy Dealing With Sexual Assault Claims

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 7:05 AM EDT2018-06-19 11:05:08 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says changes have been finalized to campus regulations dealing with the disciplinary process for allegations that include sexual assault. In an email sent Monday to the campus community, Capilouto said changes are the result of "concerns and suggestions" from people on campus. He said the goal in implementing the policy is to be fair, as well as "clear and consistent" in applying it. Capilouto s...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says changes have been finalized to campus regulations dealing with the disciplinary process for allegations that include sexual assault. In an email sent Monday to the campus community, Capilouto said changes are the result of "concerns and suggestions" from people on campus. He said the goal in implementing the policy is to be fair, as well as "clear and consistent" in applying it. Capilouto s...

  • Ex-Police Officer Convicted Of Arrest Without Probable Cause

    Ex-Police Officer Convicted Of Arrest Without Probable Cause

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:39 AM EDT2018-06-19 09:39:56 GMT
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky police officer has been convicted of arresting a person without probable cause. The U.S. Justice Department said in a news release Monday that William Dukes Jr. was found guilty last week in federal court in Owensboro. The release said testimony indicated Dukes arrested the person because the person called several law enforcement agencies seeking to file a complaint against him. Defense lawyer William M. Butler Jr. said in a telephone intervie...
    OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) - A former Kentucky police officer has been convicted of arresting a person without probable cause. The U.S. Justice Department said in a news release Monday that William Dukes Jr. was found guilty last week in federal court in Owensboro. The release said testimony indicated Dukes arrested the person because the person called several law enforcement agencies seeking to file a complaint against him. Defense lawyer William M. Butler Jr. said in a telephone intervie...
  • Newtown Pike Bridge Demolition To Impact Traffic Tuesday Night, Wednesday Morning

    Newtown Pike Bridge Demolition To Impact Traffic Tuesday Night, Wednesday Morning

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 5:28 AM EDT2018-06-19 09:28:01 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- From 9 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, motorists on the Inner Loop of New Circle Road will be diverted to the On and Off Ramps for Newtown Pike at milepoint 9.324. The traffic switch is necessary for crews to continue demolishing the northbound Newtown Pike bridge. Police will be assisting with the maintenance of traffic
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- From 9 p.m. Tuesday to 6 a.m. Wednesday, motorists on the Inner Loop of New Circle Road will be diverted to the On and Off Ramps for Newtown Pike at milepoint 9.324. The traffic switch is necessary for crews to continue demolishing the northbound Newtown Pike bridge. Police will be assisting with the maintenance of traffic
  • Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead In Florida

    Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead In Florida

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:11 PM EDT2018-06-19 00:11:22 GMT
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    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida, authorities said. The 20-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier Monday outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership. XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, the sheriff’s office said. He was in his vehicle a...

    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida, authorities said. The 20-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier Monday outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership. XXXTentacion had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, the sheriff’s office said. He was in his vehicle a...

  • Federal Judge Again Blocks Arkansas Medication Abortion Law

    Federal Judge Again Blocks Arkansas Medication Abortion Law

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:50 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:50:41 GMT
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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge is again blocking Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Monday granted a 14-day temporary restraining order preventing Arkansas from enforcing the restriction on how abortion pills are administered. The law says doctors who provide the pills must hold a contract with a physician with admitting privileges at a hospital who a...
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A federal judge is again blocking Arkansas from enforcing a law that critics say makes the state the first in the nation to effectively ban abortion pills. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker on Monday granted a 14-day temporary restraining order preventing Arkansas from enforcing the restriction on how abortion pills are administered. The law says doctors who provide the pills must hold a contract with a physician with admitting privileges at a hospital who a...
  • Service Members Offering Free Health Care Services

    Service Members Offering Free Health Care Services

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:47 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:47:28 GMT
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    (LEX 18) Operation Bobcat is a mission for the Air National Guard to receive medical training by offering free health care services to residents in Breathitt, Estill, Owsley, and Lee Counties. If you have something you need to get checked out, now is your chance. The Air National Guard and US Navy Reserve from around the country are setting up shop in Eastern Kentucky and offering free medical, dental, and optometry care to anyone who needs it. "We need more stuff like that aro...

    (LEX 18) Operation Bobcat is a mission for the Air National Guard to receive medical training by offering free health care services to residents in Breathitt, Estill, Owsley, and Lee Counties. If you have something you need to get checked out, now is your chance. The Air National Guard and US Navy Reserve from around the country are setting up shop in Eastern Kentucky and offering free medical, dental, and optometry care to anyone who needs it. "We need more stuff like that aro...

  • Crime Stoppers: Police Searching For Suspect In Bryan Station Robbery Spree

    Crime Stoppers: Police Searching For Suspect In Bryan Station Robbery Spree

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:42 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:42:10 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police are concerned that a man at the center of a string of robberies in Bryan Station may hurt someone or get hurt himself.  "He's either going to go to jail for a very long time, to the point where this is not recoverable for him in his life, or he's going to end up dead, and we don't want to see that happen to anybody," said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.  Thomas said that police believe the man is...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Lexington Police are concerned that a man at the center of a string of robberies in Bryan Station may hurt someone or get hurt himself.  "He's either going to go to jail for a very long time, to the point where this is not recoverable for him in his life, or he's going to end up dead, and we don't want to see that happen to anybody," said Detective Mark Thomas with the Lexington Police Department.  Thomas said that police believe the man is...

  • New Life-Saving Technology Announced For 911 Calls

    New Life-Saving Technology Announced For 911 Calls

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:41 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:41:22 GMT

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) On Monday, Apple announced a new technology in their next software update that will help make 911 calls more accurate and reliable. One county in the Bluegrass is already adopting the technology.  Right now when you call 911 from a cell phone, the dispatcher doesn't get your exact address, but rather the address of the nearest tower and sometime that could be miles away, wasting precious time.  "Historically, when people call 911 fro...

    FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) On Monday, Apple announced a new technology in their next software update that will help make 911 calls more accurate and reliable. One county in the Bluegrass is already adopting the technology.  Right now when you call 911 from a cell phone, the dispatcher doesn't get your exact address, but rather the address of the nearest tower and sometime that could be miles away, wasting precious time.  "Historically, when people call 911 fro...

  • Police: Parents Lock Daughter With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In Cage

    Police: Parents Lock Daughter With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In Cage

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:40 PM EDT2018-06-18 22:40:31 GMT

    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) - A welfare check led to two adults being arrested on charges of criminal abuse and unlawful imprisonment. According to Richmond Police, officers responded to a home on Beechwood Drive. While there, a woman identified as Shannon Felix allowed investigators into the home, saying her daughter suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome. Investigators noticed a strong odor of human fecal matter. They found the daughter locked in a large wooden cage. The room was full of...

    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) - A welfare check led to two adults being arrested on charges of criminal abuse and unlawful imprisonment. According to Richmond Police, officers responded to a home on Beechwood Drive. While there, a woman identified as Shannon Felix allowed investigators into the home, saying her daughter suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome. Investigators noticed a strong odor of human fecal matter. They found the daughter locked in a large wooden cage. The room was full of...

  • Third Day Of Trial Held In Marine Murder Case

    Third Day Of Trial Held In Marine Murder Case

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:45 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:45:41 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Monday marked the third day of the Marine murder trial. The last time they were gathered in court was Thursday, June 14. The defendants in the case are Quincinio Canada and Dawan Mulazim. The two are accused of shooting and killing Marine Jonathan Price outside of Austin City Saloon in June 2014. Jonathan's wife, Megan was also shot that night. She survived and was in a wheelchair for seven weeks after she was shot. She was one of the Commonwealt...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Monday marked the third day of the Marine murder trial. The last time they were gathered in court was Thursday, June 14. The defendants in the case are Quincinio Canada and Dawan Mulazim. The two are accused of shooting and killing Marine Jonathan Price outside of Austin City Saloon in June 2014. Jonathan's wife, Megan was also shot that night. She survived and was in a wheelchair for seven weeks after she was shot. She was one of the Commonwealt...

  • Shooting In Sweden Leaves 5 Men Injured

    Shooting In Sweden Leaves 5 Men Injured

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-06-18 21:00:37 GMT
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    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Swedish police say several people have been injured after shots were fired in Sweden's third-largest city Monday.

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - Swedish police say several people have been injured after shots were fired in Sweden's third-largest city Monday.

  • Lobbyist Convicted Of Bribing Deputy Attorney General

    Lobbyist Convicted Of Bribing Deputy Attorney General

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:21 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:21:19 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer to win contracts for some outside law firms.      But the federal jury found James Sullivan not guilty of three other charges that accused him of bribing a state official to maintain a lucrative state contract for one of his clients.      The jury deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days before reaching a verdict Monday. Their guilty ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Democratic lobbyist has been convicted of bribing Kentucky's No. 2 law enforcement officer to win contracts for some outside law firms.      But the federal jury found James Sullivan not guilty of three other charges that accused him of bribing a state official to maintain a lucrative state contract for one of his clients.      The jury deliberated for more than 10 hours over two days before reaching a verdict Monday. Their guilty ...
  • EKU Marching Band Saved After Budget Cuts

    EKU Marching Band Saved After Budget Cuts

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:06 PM EDT2018-06-18 20:06:56 GMT

    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)- After what appeared to be the end of the road from the program, EKU's music department has announced that the marching band will be back for the 2018-19 school year. EKU's music department is recruiting members now

    RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)- After what appeared to be the end of the road from the program, EKU's music department has announced that the marching band will be back for the 2018-19 school year. EKU's music department is recruiting members now

  • Son Indicted In Elderly Mother's Death

    Son Indicted In Elderly Mother's Death

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:47:35 GMT

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A London man has been indicted on a murder charge after being accused of neglecting his elderly mother so much that she later died.

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A London man has been indicted on a murder charge after being accused of neglecting his elderly mother so much that she later died.

  • Waller Avenue Closed At Railroad For Railroad Crossing Work

    Waller Avenue Closed At Railroad For Railroad Crossing Work

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:08:36 GMT

    LEXINGTON, KY (LEX 18) – Waller Avenue in Lexington will be closed at the railroad tracks until Friday, June 22, while crews replace the railroad crossing.  

    LEXINGTON, KY (LEX 18) – Waller Avenue in Lexington will be closed at the railroad tracks until Friday, June 22, while crews replace the railroad crossing.  

  • Frances Ledford Dies At 90

    Frances Ledford Dies At 90

    Monday, June 18 2018 3:07 PM EDT2018-06-18 19:07:06 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The wife of "The Voice of the Wildcats" has died. Former UK announcer Ralph Hacker posted the news on social media that Frances Ledford, wife of Cawood Ledford, had passed away. Neither immediate details about cause of death nor funeral arrangements were available. Frances and Cawood lived in Harlan after his retirement from UK in 1992.  LEX 18 will update this story as we learn more details.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The wife of "The Voice of the Wildcats" has died. Former UK announcer Ralph Hacker posted the news on social media that Frances Ledford, wife of Cawood Ledford, had passed away. Neither immediate details about cause of death nor funeral arrangements were available. Frances and Cawood lived in Harlan after his retirement from UK in 1992.  LEX 18 will update this story as we learn more details.

  • Couple Up For Parole After Murder Of Daughter, Mother Waives Hearing

    Couple Up For Parole After Murder Of Daughter, Mother Waives Hearing

    Monday, June 18 2018 2:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 18:30:38 GMT

    HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (The Herald Leader/LEX 18)-- The Department of Corrections confirms that the mother up for parole in the murder of her daughter has waived her right to parole and has elected to serve the remainder of her sentence.

    HARDIN COUNTY, Ky. (The Herald Leader/LEX 18)-- The Department of Corrections confirms that the mother up for parole in the murder of her daughter has waived her right to parole and has elected to serve the remainder of her sentence.

  • Immigrant Kids Seen Held In Fenced Cages At Border Facility

    Immigrant Kids Seen Held In Fenced Cages At Border Facility

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:54 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:54:07 GMT
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    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn't know because the child's aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cel...

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) - Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of immigrant children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn't know because the child's aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in her cel...

  • South Carolina Woman's Home Broken Into After Social Media Post About Vacation

    South Carolina Woman's Home Broken Into After Social Media Post About Vacation

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:50 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:50:09 GMT
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WYFF) — A South Carolina woman's break-in is now serving as a cautionary tale to others getting ready to leave on vacation. A woman told police that her home was broken into after she posted on Facebook that she was leaving town, according to a report from Spartanburg police. Police told our sister station WYFF that they were called Sunday to a home on Charlesworth Avenue about a burglary. A woman who lives at the home said she posted on Facebook that ...
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WYFF) — A South Carolina woman's break-in is now serving as a cautionary tale to others getting ready to leave on vacation. A woman told police that her home was broken into after she posted on Facebook that she was leaving town, according to a report from Spartanburg police. Police told our sister station WYFF that they were called Sunday to a home on Charlesworth Avenue about a burglary. A woman who lives at the home said she posted on Facebook that ...
  • Attorney: Roller Coaster Riders Will Have Lifelong Injuries

    Attorney: Roller Coaster Riders Will Have Lifelong Injuries

    Monday, June 18 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-06-18 17:30:14 GMT
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    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for three passengers who were riding a Florida roller coaster when it derailed last week says his clients could have lifelong injuries. Attorney Matt Morgan said at a news conference Monday that he has hired two ride-safety experts to evaluate what went wrong with the Sand Blaster roller coaster when it derailed last Thursday on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Morgan says his clients will contemplate a lawsuit if the ride's insurance companies fight pay...
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - An attorney for three passengers who were riding a Florida roller coaster when it derailed last week says his clients could have lifelong injuries. Attorney Matt Morgan said at a news conference Monday that he has hired two ride-safety experts to evaluate what went wrong with the Sand Blaster roller coaster when it derailed last Thursday on the Daytona Beach Boardwalk. Morgan says his clients will contemplate a lawsuit if the ride's insurance companies fight pay...
  • The Latest: Trump Tells Pentagon To Create Space Force

    The Latest: Trump Tells Pentagon To Create Space Force

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:45:56 GMT
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    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump announcing new “Space Force,” other space initiatives. (all times local): 12:35 p.m.: President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create the ‘Space Force’ as an independent service branch. Trump said Monday that “we are going to have the space force” which he deemed a “separate but equal” branch of the military. Trump says the United ...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump announcing new “Space Force,” other space initiatives. (all times local): 12:35 p.m.: President Donald Trump is announcing that he is directing the Pentagon to create the ‘Space Force’ as an independent service branch. Trump said Monday that “we are going to have the space force” which he deemed a “separate but equal” branch of the military. Trump says the United ...
  • New Lexington Affordable Housing Unveiled Today

    New Lexington Affordable Housing Unveiled Today

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:38 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:38:24 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)--  Mayor Jim Gray, Councilmember Peggy Henson and officials with AU Associates, Inc. cut a ribbon Monday to officially open the final phase of Parkside Apartments.    The project, located at 1060 Cross Keys Road, brings an additional 36 units of affordable housing to Lexington, raising the total to 108 units of deed-restricted affordable housing on the site. The property was originally the home of the Gardenside Cabana Club and m...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)--  Mayor Jim Gray, Councilmember Peggy Henson and officials with AU Associates, Inc. cut a ribbon Monday to officially open the final phase of Parkside Apartments.    The project, located at 1060 Cross Keys Road, brings an additional 36 units of affordable housing to Lexington, raising the total to 108 units of deed-restricted affordable housing on the site. The property was originally the home of the Gardenside Cabana Club and m...

  • Officials: Boat Catches Fire, Passengers Jump Into Ohio River

    Officials: Boat Catches Fire, Passengers Jump Into Ohio River

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:26:26 GMT
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    KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX)-- A family out test driving a boat on Father's Day ended up jumping off into the Ohio River to escape flames and smoke. It happened near the Villa Hills Marina. The boat's owner had taken two women and their father out for a test drive, when the cabin cruiser went up in flames. "It was very scary actually hearing the screams of the girls, there was obviously a panic state," said Ken Purcell, the Boone County water rescue captain. "At fi...
    KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX)-- A family out test driving a boat on Father's Day ended up jumping off into the Ohio River to escape flames and smoke. It happened near the Villa Hills Marina. The boat's owner had taken two women and their father out for a test drive, when the cabin cruiser went up in flames. "It was very scary actually hearing the screams of the girls, there was obviously a panic state," said Ken Purcell, the Boone County water rescue captain. "At fi...
  • Plan On Swimming To Beat The Heat? Lather Up With Sunscreen

    Plan On Swimming To Beat The Heat? Lather Up With Sunscreen

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:04 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:04:35 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center)-- With temperatures across the country nearing the triple digits, more people may decide to go swimming in order to beat the heat! Following these sunscreen tips from dermatologist Dr. Llana Pootrakul, ensure you have a cool day at the pool while protecting your skin: Apply more than once: Too many people think that they can just apply sunscreen at the start of their day outside and then they’re goo...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center)-- With temperatures across the country nearing the triple digits, more people may decide to go swimming in order to beat the heat! Following these sunscreen tips from dermatologist Dr. Llana Pootrakul, ensure you have a cool day at the pool while protecting your skin: Apply more than once: Too many people think that they can just apply sunscreen at the start of their day outside and then they’re goo...
  • Kentucky Power Offers Cooling Tips As Temperatures Soar

    Kentucky Power Offers Cooling Tips As Temperatures Soar

    Monday, June 18 2018 12:03 PM EDT2018-06-18 16:03:14 GMT
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    ASHLAND, Ky., (LEX 18) – The first week of summer is bringing a heat wave that has air conditioning units humming and fans turning as they try to beat the heat.  Kentucky Power has released some tips on how to keep your house cool, without breaking the bank. Thousands of customers are faced with temperatures hovering around or above 90 degrees. Temperatures are expected to remain high the next few days as the heat wave moves east across the United States. There are ...
    ASHLAND, Ky., (LEX 18) – The first week of summer is bringing a heat wave that has air conditioning units humming and fans turning as they try to beat the heat.  Kentucky Power has released some tips on how to keep your house cool, without breaking the bank. Thousands of customers are faced with temperatures hovering around or above 90 degrees. Temperatures are expected to remain high the next few days as the heat wave moves east across the United States. There are ...
  • INTERACTIVE: Staying Safe Around Bears

    INTERACTIVE: Staying Safe Around Bears

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:54 AM EDT2018-06-18 15:54:34 GMT
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    Black Bear in Harlan County (Courtesy: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife)Black Bear in Harlan County (Courtesy: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife)
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- There have been several bear sightings close to homes all over the state recently. With that being said, LEX 18 has found some tips to help you out if you ever encounter a bear or are the victim of a bear attack. 
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- There have been several bear sightings close to homes all over the state recently. With that being said, LEX 18 has found some tips to help you out if you ever encounter a bear or are the victim of a bear attack. 
  • Scene Cleared After I-75 Dump Truck Fire

    Scene Cleared After I-75 Dump Truck Fire

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:38 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:38:32 GMT
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    UPDATE: I-75 at the 113 exit has reopened. The scene has been cleared.

    UPDATE: I-75 at the 113 exit has reopened. The scene has been cleared.

  • Forcht Bank To Host Job Fair In Hamburg

    Forcht Bank To Host Job Fair In Hamburg

    Monday, June 18 2018 10:29 AM EDT2018-06-18 14:29:59 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - If you are searching for a job, Forcht Bank will be hosting a “Hamburg Job Fair” on Thursday, June 21st from 4 PM – 7 PM. The event will be held on the third floor of the Forcht Group building, 2709 Old Rosebud Road, behind Forcht Bank. Participants will have the opportunity to network and speak directly with company representatives from the Hamburg area who are currently hiring for open customer service related positions. A variety of com...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - If you are searching for a job, Forcht Bank will be hosting a “Hamburg Job Fair” on Thursday, June 21st from 4 PM – 7 PM. The event will be held on the third floor of the Forcht Group building, 2709 Old Rosebud Road, behind Forcht Bank. Participants will have the opportunity to network and speak directly with company representatives from the Hamburg area who are currently hiring for open customer service related positions. A variety of com...
  • Police: Son Dead, Father In Custody Following Deadly Shooting

    Police: Son Dead, Father In Custody Following Deadly Shooting

    Monday, June 18 2018 8:03 AM EDT2018-06-18 12:03:03 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police are investigating a shooting on St. Ann Drive that sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say they were called at about 5:15p.m. on Sunday for a disorder. Reportedly when they arrived they found a man who appeared to have a gunshot wound. Police say he was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. Police tell us they've taken another man into custody, and that the suspect and victim knew each oth...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police are investigating a shooting on St. Ann Drive that sent one man to the hospital with serious injuries. Police say they were called at about 5:15p.m. on Sunday for a disorder. Reportedly when they arrived they found a man who appeared to have a gunshot wound. Police say he was taken to the hospital with potentially life-threatening injuries. Police tell us they've taken another man into custody, and that the suspect and victim knew each oth...

  • Death Investigation Underway After Body Found In Hopkinsville

    Death Investigation Underway After Body Found In Hopkinsville

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:27:46 GMT

    CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (WSMV)-- Police in Christian County are investigating after a body was found in Hopkinsville.  It happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday night on Deason Lane near Antioch Church Road. When deputies arrived on scene, they contacted the coroner who pronounced the victim dead. Investigators say it's unclear how long the victim had been there. They're now working to determine the person's identity and cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to...

    CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (WSMV)-- Police in Christian County are investigating after a body was found in Hopkinsville.  It happened just after 7 p.m. Sunday night on Deason Lane near Antioch Church Road. When deputies arrived on scene, they contacted the coroner who pronounced the victim dead. Investigators say it's unclear how long the victim had been there. They're now working to determine the person's identity and cause of death. Anyone with information is asked to...

  • 3 Doors Down's Original Bass Player Arrested Again For Drugs, Weapons

    3 Doors Down's Original Bass Player Arrested Again For Drugs, Weapons

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:20 AM EDT2018-06-18 11:20:34 GMT
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    ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) — One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, in a news release, said 46-year-old Todd Harrell, the band's original bass player, was arrested Friday at his St. Martin home. It's unknown if he has an attorney. Authorities say they were responding to an alarm and when they arrived, Harrell's wife told deputies they argued and it turned p...
    ST. MARTIN, Miss. (AP) — One of the founding members of the rock band 3 Doors Down is back in jail after guns and drugs were seen in his Mississippi home. Jackson County Sheriff Mike Ezell, in a news release, said 46-year-old Todd Harrell, the band's original bass player, was arrested Friday at his St. Martin home. It's unknown if he has an attorney. Authorities say they were responding to an alarm and when they arrived, Harrell's wife told deputies they argued and it turned p...
  • Kentucky State Fair Looking For Entries In 31 Categories

    Kentucky State Fair Looking For Entries In 31 Categories

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:43 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:43:10 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials are seeking entries to compete for cash and blue ribbons in the upcoming Kentucky State Fair. A statement from fair officials encourages submissions from all age groups in any of the 31 categories that will be judged. Some of those areas include culinary, livestock, antiques and photography. The deadline to enter general submissions is July 2, though some deadlines are later. More details on submissions can be found at https://kystatefair.org/partici...
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Officials are seeking entries to compete for cash and blue ribbons in the upcoming Kentucky State Fair. A statement from fair officials encourages submissions from all age groups in any of the 31 categories that will be judged. Some of those areas include culinary, livestock, antiques and photography. The deadline to enter general submissions is July 2, though some deadlines are later. More details on submissions can be found at https://kystatefair.org/partici...
  • British Police: 3 Struck Dead By Train In South London

    British Police: 3 Struck Dead By Train In South London

    Monday, June 18 2018 6:24 AM EDT2018-06-18 10:24:50 GMT
    LONDON (AP) — British Transport Police say three people have died after being struck by a train in south London. Details about the deaths at the Loughborough Junction in south London are not yet clear. Police said the three were pronounced dead at the scene. Detective Superintendent Gary Richard said Monday that his team is “now working hard to understand what happened and how these three people came to lose their life on the railway.” He said the deaths are being...
    LONDON (AP) — British Transport Police say three people have died after being struck by a train in south London. Details about the deaths at the Loughborough Junction in south London are not yet clear. Police said the three were pronounced dead at the scene. Detective Superintendent Gary Richard said Monday that his team is “now working hard to understand what happened and how these three people came to lose their life on the railway.” He said the deaths are being...
  • One Dead In Southern Kentucky Crash

    One Dead In Southern Kentucky Crash

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:13 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:13:43 GMT
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    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is dead following an accident on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. It happened around 8:52 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 61. The Russell County Sheriff's Office says a 2006 Jeep Liberty, driven by Jimmy L. Hughes, of Columbia, was traveling Eastbound when it crossed the median and rolled multiple times. Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.
    RUSSELL SPRINGS, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is dead following an accident on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. It happened around 8:52 p.m. Sunday near mile marker 61. The Russell County Sheriff's Office says a 2006 Jeep Liberty, driven by Jimmy L. Hughes, of Columbia, was traveling Eastbound when it crossed the median and rolled multiple times. Hughes was pronounced dead at the scene by the coroner.
  • Hundreds Of Children Wait In Border Patrol Facility In Texas

    Hundreds Of Children Wait In Border Patrol Facility In Texas

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:06 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:06:51 GMT
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    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in...
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children inside. Scattered about are bottles of water, bags of chips and large foil sheets intended to serve as blankets. One teenager told an advocate who visited that she was helping care for a young child she didn’t know because the child’s aunt was somewhere else in the facility. She said she had to show others in...
  • First Lady Melania Trump Hates To See Families Separated

    First Lady Melania Trump Hates To See Families Separated

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:02 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:02:58 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.” She said Mrs. Trump hopes both sides “can finally come ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — First lady Melania Trump “hates” to see families separated at the border and hopes “both sides of the aisle” can reform the nation’s immigration laws, according to a statement from her office. Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for Mrs. Trump, said Sunday: “She believes we need to be a country that follows all laws, but also a country that governs with heart.” She said Mrs. Trump hopes both sides “can finally come ...
  • Kenton County Library, School Districts Team Up To Serve Lunch To Children

    Kenton County Library, School Districts Team Up To Serve Lunch To Children

    Monday, June 18 2018 5:00 AM EDT2018-06-18 09:00:03 GMT
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    ERLANGER, Ky. (AP)-- A Kentucky library is working with school districts in its area to provide free lunches for young people this summer. Kenton County Public Library branches in Covington, Erlanger and Independence will serve meals to any child younger than 18. WCPO-TV reports the library will also encourage the children to participate in summer reading programs to keep their minds busy during summer break. The children's services coordinator at the Erlanger branch, Lisa Tewes, sa...
    ERLANGER, Ky. (AP)-- A Kentucky library is working with school districts in its area to provide free lunches for young people this summer. Kenton County Public Library branches in Covington, Erlanger and Independence will serve meals to any child younger than 18. WCPO-TV reports the library will also encourage the children to participate in summer reading programs to keep their minds busy during summer break. The children's services coordinator at the Erlanger branch, Lisa Tewes, sa...
  • Teen Found Safe In Laurel County

    Teen Found Safe In Laurel County

    Monday, June 18 2018 4:55 AM EDT2018-06-18 08:55:22 GMT

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Laurel County are looking for a teenage girl who has gone missing. According to a news release, 15-year-old Katlyn D. Savage is missing. She is described as a blond with fair complexion standing 5-foot-7 and weighing 135 pounds. The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says she was last seen off Sasser Road, 10 miles east of London. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff's office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-70...

    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police in Laurel County are looking for a teenage girl who has gone missing. According to a news release, 15-year-old Katlyn D. Savage is missing. She is described as a blond with fair complexion standing 5-foot-7 and weighing 135 pounds. The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says she was last seen off Sasser Road, 10 miles east of London. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the sheriff's office at 606-864-6600 or 606-878-70...

  • Family Of Man Beaten To Death By 6 Teenagers Worries They Could Get Off Easy

    Sunday, June 17 2018 10:39 PM EDT2018-06-18 02:39:07 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3) - The family of 62-year-old Lonnie Bard, who was robbed and beaten to death outside of Zion Manor Senior Living last summer, said they worry they may not see justice. According to the prosecutor’s office, six teenagers were charged as adults with murder and robbery in the first degree. WAVE 3 News reports the pre-trial hearing on Friday was pushed to July 2. Currently, prosecutors are negotiating a possible plea deal with some of the defendants. For B...
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE 3) - The family of 62-year-old Lonnie Bard, who was robbed and beaten to death outside of Zion Manor Senior Living last summer, said they worry they may not see justice. According to the prosecutor’s office, six teenagers were charged as adults with murder and robbery in the first degree. WAVE 3 News reports the pre-trial hearing on Friday was pushed to July 2. Currently, prosecutors are negotiating a possible plea deal with some of the defendants. For B...
  • Apparent Teen Love Triangle Led To Deadly Livingston County Shooting

    Apparent Teen Love Triangle Led To Deadly Livingston County Shooting

    Sunday, June 17 2018 9:28 PM EDT2018-06-18 01:28:55 GMT

    LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18/WPSD) - New information reveals what led up to the shooting death of a 15-year-old last weekend in Livingston County. Investigators say Peyton Hurt was shot at a party held at the suspected shooter, 19-year-old Tyler Jones’ grandparent’s house. Detectives say Peyton heard a song on the radio and said that she and jones had listened to it together. That's when officials say jones' fiancée figured out that he had been cheating on her....

    LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18/WPSD) - New information reveals what led up to the shooting death of a 15-year-old last weekend in Livingston County. Investigators say Peyton Hurt was shot at a party held at the suspected shooter, 19-year-old Tyler Jones’ grandparent’s house. Detectives say Peyton heard a song on the radio and said that she and jones had listened to it together. That's when officials say jones' fiancée figured out that he had been cheating on her....

  • 5 Dead As SUV Chased By Border Patrol Crashes In South Texas

    5 Dead As SUV Chased By Border Patrol Crashes In South Texas

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-06-17 23:35:10 GMT
    BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) - At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.      The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting most of the occupants, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said.      "From what we can tell the vehicle ran off the road and caught gravel an...
    BIG WELLS, Texas (AP) - At least five people were killed and several others hurt Sunday as an SUV carrying more than a dozen people crashed while fleeing from Border Patrol agents in South Texas.      The SUV carrying 14 people went out of control at more than 100 mph and overturned on Texas Highway 85, ejecting most of the occupants, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said.      "From what we can tell the vehicle ran off the road and caught gravel an...
  • Compassionate Caravan Checks On Lexington's Homeless In Extreme Heat

    Compassionate Caravan Checks On Lexington's Homeless In Extreme Heat

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:27 PM EDT2018-06-17 23:27:33 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - As temperatures climbed past 90 degrees in central Kentucky, the Compassionate Caravan hit the streets to make sure the homeless are safe. The Catholic Action Center program checks on people who are out on the streets during extreme weather. Sunday afternoon they brought folks water, snacks and sunscreen. Organizers say heat exhaustion and heat stroke are big concerns for the homeless when the temperatures are this high. They welcome anyone who needs a...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - As temperatures climbed past 90 degrees in central Kentucky, the Compassionate Caravan hit the streets to make sure the homeless are safe. The Catholic Action Center program checks on people who are out on the streets during extreme weather. Sunday afternoon they brought folks water, snacks and sunscreen. Organizers say heat exhaustion and heat stroke are big concerns for the homeless when the temperatures are this high. They welcome anyone who needs a...

  • I-64 Back Open After Rowan County Crash

    I-64 Back Open After Rowan County Crash

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:20 PM EDT2018-06-17 23:20:57 GMT
    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  A stretch of I-64 in Rowan County is moving once again following a crash. It happened Sunday afternoon near mile marker 137  in the westbound lanes. State police say 30-year-old Tremayne Aldrin of Colorado was driving a semi, and crashed into a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Trevor Potter. The crash blocked both lanes of the interstate, closing the road for several hours and causing some major delays. Both drivers suffered minor injurie...
    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) -  A stretch of I-64 in Rowan County is moving once again following a crash. It happened Sunday afternoon near mile marker 137  in the westbound lanes. State police say 30-year-old Tremayne Aldrin of Colorado was driving a semi, and crashed into a vehicle driven by 20-year-old Trevor Potter. The crash blocked both lanes of the interstate, closing the road for several hours and causing some major delays. Both drivers suffered minor injurie...
  • Western Kentucky University Golf Coach Killed In Tragic Accident

    Western Kentucky University Golf Coach Killed In Tragic Accident

    Sunday, June 17 2018 7:10 PM EDT2018-06-17 23:10:40 GMT
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    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Western Kentucky University Men's Golf Coach Phillip Hatchett has died after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle. According to the university's website 55-year-old phillip hatchet was killed early this morning while he was riding with other cyclists. Athletics  Director Todd Stewart said, "our hearts are broken following the passing of Phillip Hatchet. He was an outstanding individual in every respect, a kind soul liked and respected ...
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Western Kentucky University Men's Golf Coach Phillip Hatchett has died after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle. According to the university's website 55-year-old phillip hatchet was killed early this morning while he was riding with other cyclists. Athletics  Director Todd Stewart said, "our hearts are broken following the passing of Phillip Hatchet. He was an outstanding individual in every respect, a kind soul liked and respected ...
  • Hundreds Honor Lauren Hill In Annual Lauren's Burg Hill 5K And 5-Miler

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:55 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:55:45 GMT

    LAWRENCEBURG, In. (WLWT) - Hundreds of runners raced through downtown Lawrenceburg inspired by the strong and fighting spirit of Lauren Hill. As WLWT reports. it's been three years since No. 22 passed away, losing her battle against brain cancer. But the runners in this 5K say the fight goes on with Lauren still leading the way. "It's amazing, to know that she isn't forgotten and that she has made a difference and inspired people to be their best, and I think that's her le...

    LAWRENCEBURG, In. (WLWT) - Hundreds of runners raced through downtown Lawrenceburg inspired by the strong and fighting spirit of Lauren Hill. As WLWT reports. it's been three years since No. 22 passed away, losing her battle against brain cancer. But the runners in this 5K say the fight goes on with Lauren still leading the way. "It's amazing, to know that she isn't forgotten and that she has made a difference and inspired people to be their best, and I think that's her le...

  • Doctors: Kids Can Suffer Permanent Damage From Border Separations

    Doctors: Kids Can Suffer Permanent Damage From Border Separations

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:53 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:53:41 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC NEWS) - The Trump administration’s new policy of forcibly separating children from their parents will cause irreparable damage to many of the children and is a “great injustice,” doctors said Friday. Medical groups are unanimous in denouncing the policy, which they note is not defined in any U.S. law. Besides being traumatic and unnecessary, the stress can damage brain development, they said. “Any forced separation is highly st...
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC NEWS) - The Trump administration’s new policy of forcibly separating children from their parents will cause irreparable damage to many of the children and is a “great injustice,” doctors said Friday. Medical groups are unanimous in denouncing the policy, which they note is not defined in any U.S. law. Besides being traumatic and unnecessary, the stress can damage brain development, they said. “Any forced separation is highly st...
  • Deputy: Florida Man Chugged Can Of Beer During DUI Stop

    Deputy: Florida Man Chugged Can Of Beer During DUI Stop

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:47 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:47:40 GMT
    BIG COPPITT KEY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff's deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving.      Daryl Royal Riedel told Monroe County Sheriff's investigators he was scared when he fled in his pickup truck as Deputy Anthony Lopez stepped out of his patrol car Thursday. Riedel drove for a short distance before stopping.      Riedel has three prior DUI convictions between 200...
    BIG COPPITT KEY, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a 48-year-old Florida man raised a can of beer and chugged it after a sheriff's deputy stopped him on suspicion of drunk driving.      Daryl Royal Riedel told Monroe County Sheriff's investigators he was scared when he fled in his pickup truck as Deputy Anthony Lopez stepped out of his patrol car Thursday. Riedel drove for a short distance before stopping.      Riedel has three prior DUI convictions between 200...
  • Grandma Strangles Bobcat To Death In Front Yard In Georgia

    Grandma Strangles Bobcat To Death In Front Yard In Georgia

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:45 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:45:17 GMT
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    HARTWELL, Ga. (CNN) - DeDe Phillips' first thought when a bobcat attacked in her driveway in Georgia was "I wasn't dying today," she says. As the large feline clawed her, the adrenaline kicked in and she decided to strangle it, she says. Phillips, 46, told CNN affiliate WGCL that the animal attacked on June 7 at her home in Hart County -- about 110 miles northeast of Atlanta. She had just put a "Women Who Behave Rarely Make History" sticker on the back...
    HARTWELL, Ga. (CNN) - DeDe Phillips' first thought when a bobcat attacked in her driveway in Georgia was "I wasn't dying today," she says. As the large feline clawed her, the adrenaline kicked in and she decided to strangle it, she says. Phillips, 46, told CNN affiliate WGCL that the animal attacked on June 7 at her home in Hart County -- about 110 miles northeast of Atlanta. She had just put a "Women Who Behave Rarely Make History" sticker on the back...
  • Kansas Woman Says City Wants Her To Pay $132K For Toppled Sculpture

    Kansas Woman Says City Wants Her To Pay $132K For Toppled Sculpture

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:32 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:32:47 GMT
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas mother says an insurance company wants her family to pay $132,000 after her 5-year-old son accidentally knocked over a sculpture at a city community center. Sarah Goodman tells the Kansas City Star the incident happened last month at Overland Park’s Tomahawk Ridge Community Center while her family was attending a wedding reception. Goodman says she didn’t see the artwork hit the ground but her son suffered minor injuries...
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas mother says an insurance company wants her family to pay $132,000 after her 5-year-old son accidentally knocked over a sculpture at a city community center. Sarah Goodman tells the Kansas City Star the incident happened last month at Overland Park’s Tomahawk Ridge Community Center while her family was attending a wedding reception. Goodman says she didn’t see the artwork hit the ground but her son suffered minor injuries...
  • TV Host Jimmy Kimmel Beat By Sen. Ted Cruz In Charity Game

    TV Host Jimmy Kimmel Beat By Sen. Ted Cruz In Charity Game

    Sunday, June 17 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-06-17 19:25:44 GMT
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ted Cruz announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face for the Texas senator who...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ted Cruz announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face for the Texas senator who...
    (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ted Cruz announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face for the Texas senator who...(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) FILE - In this June 7, 2016 file photo, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ted Cruz announced Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, he will vote for Donald Trump, a dramatic about-face for the Texas senator who...
    HOUSTON (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic.      With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in a two-hour one-on-one match they agreed to abbreviate Saturday at Texas Southern University after neither appeared capable of reaching 15 points and winning by two.      The Houston Chronicle described the ...
    HOUSTON (AP) - Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has triumphed over late night TV host Jimmy Kimmel in their much-hyped charity basketball game that Kimmel dubbed the Blobfish Basketball Classic.      With each basket worth a single point, Cruz topped Kimmel 11-9 in a two-hour one-on-one match they agreed to abbreviate Saturday at Texas Southern University after neither appeared capable of reaching 15 points and winning by two.      The Houston Chronicle described the ...
  • 3 Held After Covington Woman With Cancer Found Slain

    3 Held After Covington Woman With Cancer Found Slain

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:47:22 GMT

    COVINGTON, Ky. (WLWT) — Three people, including a juvenile, are facing charges after the body of a missing woman who was fighting cancer was found in a wooded area. WLWT reports here that 58-year-old Denita Satchwell was reported missing a week ago. Her body was found late Thursday in a wooded area near Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, police said. Friends say the woman was battling cancer. "This is just all heart-sickening to me. She's very sweet, very sweet,"...

    COVINGTON, Ky. (WLWT) — Three people, including a juvenile, are facing charges after the body of a missing woman who was fighting cancer was found in a wooded area. WLWT reports here that 58-year-old Denita Satchwell was reported missing a week ago. Her body was found late Thursday in a wooded area near Rabbit Hash, Kentucky, police said. Friends say the woman was battling cancer. "This is just all heart-sickening to me. She's very sweet, very sweet,"...

  • 1 Dead, 22 Injured In Shooting At N.J. Arts Festival

    1 Dead, 22 Injured In Shooting At N.J. Arts Festival

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:47 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:47:00 GMT

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An all-night arts and music festival turned deadly Sunday morning when gunfire erupted in a crowd, sending people stampeding and leaving one suspect dead and 22 people injured, authorities said.

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An all-night arts and music festival turned deadly Sunday morning when gunfire erupted in a crowd, sending people stampeding and leaving one suspect dead and 22 people injured, authorities said.

  • Lexington Man Accused In Armed Robbery

    Lexington Man Accused In Armed Robbery

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:45:41 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington man is in custody after being accused of armed robbery. Deshawn Lewis Murray was arrested Saturday morning on North Limestone. Police say that during a theft Murray used a handgun as a blunt object to strike a victim. Murray is charged with first-degree robbery. He is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington man is in custody after being accused of armed robbery. Deshawn Lewis Murray was arrested Saturday morning on North Limestone. Police say that during a theft Murray used a handgun as a blunt object to strike a victim. Murray is charged with first-degree robbery. He is being held in the Fayette County Detention Center.

  • 'Massive Manhunt' After Inmates Break Out Jail In Southern Illinois

    'Massive Manhunt' After Inmates Break Out Jail In Southern Illinois

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:45 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:45:18 GMT

    WHITE COUNTY, Ill. (WFIE) — Authorities continue to search for two of three inmates who escaped from a jail in southern Illinois. WFIE reports here that authorities say one escaped inmate has been captured. Officials say 28-year-old Justin Bray was caught and while a "massive manhunt" remained underway for the other two. According to the White County Sheriff's Office, three inmates managed to break out of the jail around 3&nbs...

    WHITE COUNTY, Ill. (WFIE) — Authorities continue to search for two of three inmates who escaped from a jail in southern Illinois. WFIE reports here that authorities say one escaped inmate has been captured. Officials say 28-year-old Justin Bray was caught and while a "massive manhunt" remained underway for the other two. According to the White County Sheriff's Office, three inmates managed to break out of the jail around 3&nbs...

  • Ex-Guerrilla, Young Conservative Vie To Lead Colombia

    Ex-Guerrilla, Young Conservative Vie To Lead Colombia

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:30 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:30:52 GMT
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A leftist former guerrilla faced a young conservative lawmaker Sunday in a presidential election to decide who will lead Colombia as it implements a still-fragile peace accord. One-time militant and former Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro and frontrunner Ivan Duque harbor contrasting views on the historic accord ending Latin America’s longest-running conflict and could significantly shape how Colombia proceeds with putting key aspects of it into motion. ...
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A leftist former guerrilla faced a young conservative lawmaker Sunday in a presidential election to decide who will lead Colombia as it implements a still-fragile peace accord. One-time militant and former Bogota mayor Gustavo Petro and frontrunner Ivan Duque harbor contrasting views on the historic accord ending Latin America’s longest-running conflict and could significantly shape how Colombia proceeds with putting key aspects of it into motion. ...
  • 'Incredibles 2' Crushes Animation Record With $180M

    'Incredibles 2' Crushes Animation Record With $180M

    Sunday, June 17 2018 12:08 PM EDT2018-06-17 16:08:05 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film. Disney estimates Sunday that the film has earned $180 million in its first weekend in theaters. The previous animation record-holder was another Pixar sequel, “Finding Dory,” which had a $135 million launch in 2016. It was Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” that held th...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney and Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” has broken the record for the best animated opening of all time and the biggest for a PG-rated film. Disney estimates Sunday that the film has earned $180 million in its first weekend in theaters. The previous animation record-holder was another Pixar sequel, “Finding Dory,” which had a $135 million launch in 2016. It was Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” that held th...
  • Suicide Bomber Targets Afghans Celebrating Truce

    Suicide Bomber Targets Afghans Celebrating Truce

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:15 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:15:35 GMT
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. Najibullah Kamawal, director of the provincial health department, said another 49 people were wounded in the attack, which struck a crowd of people as they left the governor’s compound. Saturday’s attack...
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck in Afghanistan’s eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday, killing at least 18 people in the second attack in as many days targeting Taliban fighters, security forces and civilians celebrating a holiday cease-fire. Najibullah Kamawal, director of the provincial health department, said another 49 people were wounded in the attack, which struck a crowd of people as they left the governor’s compound. Saturday’s attack...
  • Rescue Ships Dock In Spain As Migrant Debate Roils Europe

    Rescue Ships Dock In Spain As Migrant Debate Roils Europe

    Sunday, June 17 2018 11:00 AM EDT2018-06-17 15:00:50 GMT
    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe’s battle over immigration. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three boats bearing the 630 migrants to touch land just before 7 a.m. Sunday. The 270 migrants on board soon began to disembark after medical staff ...
    VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe’s battle over immigration. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three boats bearing the 630 migrants to touch land just before 7 a.m. Sunday. The 270 migrants on board soon began to disembark after medical staff ...
  • Police Seek Missing 15-Year-Old Girl In Livingston Co.

    Police Seek Missing 15-Year-Old Girl In Livingston Co.

    Sunday, June 17 2018 8:10 AM EDT2018-06-17 12:10:25 GMT
    LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are looking for a missing teenager in Livingston County. Officials with KSP Post 1 say 15-year-old Hannah Shafer was last seen Wednesday about noon. Authorities say Hannah was wearing a blue and white tank top, blue jean shorts and flip flops. She also had a camouflage bag. Officials say she might be traveling in a red Dodge Neon and may be in the Madisonville area. Anyone with information about the case is asked t...
    LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are looking for a missing teenager in Livingston County. Officials with KSP Post 1 say 15-year-old Hannah Shafer was last seen Wednesday about noon. Authorities say Hannah was wearing a blue and white tank top, blue jean shorts and flip flops. She also had a camouflage bag. Officials say she might be traveling in a red Dodge Neon and may be in the Madisonville area. Anyone with information about the case is asked t...
  • Cincinnati Area Man Arrested For Holding 2 Women Hostage

    Cincinnati Area Man Arrested For Holding 2 Women Hostage

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:50 AM EDT2018-06-17 10:50:12 GMT
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    AVONDALE (WLWT) — An Avondale man is in jail on multiple charges including kidnapping, domestic violence, firing a gun and using a weapon while intoxicated.

    AVONDALE (WLWT) — An Avondale man is in jail on multiple charges including kidnapping, domestic violence, firing a gun and using a weapon while intoxicated.

  • Jay-Z, Beyonce Release Surprise Album 'Everything Is Love'

    Jay-Z, Beyonce Release Surprise Album 'Everything Is Love'

    Sunday, June 17 2018 6:48 AM EDT2018-06-17 10:48:21 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper’s disgust at this year’s Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings. The nine-track album “Everything Is Love” dropped Saturday on the Tidal music streaming service that Jay-Z partially owns. The album features Beyonce rap...
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jay-Z and Beyonce are keeping up a family tradition, dropping a surprise album before anyone knew it was coming. The couple released a joint album that touches on the rapper’s disgust at this year’s Grammy Awards and features a shout out from their daughter Blue Ivy to her siblings. The nine-track album “Everything Is Love” dropped Saturday on the Tidal music streaming service that Jay-Z partially owns. The album features Beyonce rap...
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  • Owner of Lexington Barbecue Restaurant Faces New Sex Abuse Charges

    Owner of Lexington Barbecue Restaurant Faces New Sex Abuse Charges

    Thursday, June 21 2018 8:26 AM EDT2018-06-21 12:26:32 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The owner of a Lexington barbecue restaurant who already is a registered sex offender has been charged with new offenses. Police arrested 54-year-old Willie Talley, owner of Talley's BBQ, on Wednesday on two charges. Talley is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and sex offender filming, photographing or videotaping a minor without consent. Talley also is listed in the sex offender registry for two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old....

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The owner of a Lexington barbecue restaurant who already is a registered sex offender has been charged with new offenses. Police arrested 54-year-old Willie Talley, owner of Talley's BBQ, on Wednesday on two charges. Talley is charged with third-degree sexual abuse and sex offender filming, photographing or videotaping a minor without consent. Talley also is listed in the sex offender registry for two counts of rape involving a 15-year-old....

  • Police: Child Left In Hot Car Had Temperature Of 113 Degrees

    Police: Child Left In Hot Car Had Temperature Of 113 Degrees

    Thursday, June 21 2018 5:25 AM EDT2018-06-21 09:25:41 GMT
    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her child unattended in a hot car. It happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday at a local drugstore.  Reportedly, police responded to the scene and found a 3-year-old boy buckled into his car seat in the back of the car. The front two windows were open according to investigators, but the back two windows (where the child was sitting) were closed. Police say there were no adults around and the c...
    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A woman is facing charges for allegedly leaving her child unattended in a hot car. It happened around 3 p.m. Tuesday at a local drugstore.  Reportedly, police responded to the scene and found a 3-year-old boy buckled into his car seat in the back of the car. The front two windows were open according to investigators, but the back two windows (where the child was sitting) were closed. Police say there were no adults around and the c...
  • KSP: One Killed In Estill County Crash

    KSP: One Killed In Estill County Crash

    Thursday, June 21 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-06-21 20:08:32 GMT
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    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is dead following a crash Wednesday night in Ravenna. It happened around 9 p.m. on 1571 or Millers Creek Road. Kentucky State Police say a vehicle crossed the center line and hit another car head on. The driver of the vehicle that crossed the center line was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police are not sure if alcohol is a factor. They are waiting to release the name until family is notified.

    ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person is dead following a crash Wednesday night in Ravenna. It happened around 9 p.m. on 1571 or Millers Creek Road. Kentucky State Police say a vehicle crossed the center line and hit another car head on. The driver of the vehicle that crossed the center line was pronounced dead at the scene.  Police are not sure if alcohol is a factor. They are waiting to release the name until family is notified.

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