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Full Parole Board To Decide Fate Of Man Who Killed Harrodsburg Officer

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MERCER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The two-person parole board considering the fate of convicted cop killer John Paul Works on Tuesday decided to send his appeal to full nine-member board. Works was sentenced to life in prison with the chance of parole for the murder of Harrodsburg Officer Regina Nickles.

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Pattern Turns Active Midweek

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Tuesday has proved to be another nice, quiet, and humid summer day. High pressure has solidified and is making it difficult for showers and storms to develop. Moisture is in place, which is why it feels humid, but not enough to make it sticky. So we'll chalk it up to a nice day all around. Starting tomorrow, another wave of low pressure approaches and with it comes a change to the forecast. Moisture will begin streaming in more so than now making for muggy conditions. This introducti... More>>

Bevin Angers Opposition With 'Drowning Victims' Comment

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — Appearing on "The Brian Thomas Show" Tuesday morning, Gov. Matt Bevin referred opponents of pension reform as "drowning victims" who need to be "knocked out" for their own good. The governor was talking about the battle he has fought over Senate Bill 151. He told Thomas that the pension system had to be saved, but it was difficult when those affected by the bill continued to fight him.

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Man Injured In Richmond Shooting, Suspect At Large

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RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man is injured following a shooting late Monday night. It happened around 11:15 p.m. on Moberly Avenue. According to police, the suspect fired one shot and hit the victim in the leg as he was walking home. The victim hobbled home to his mother’s house where he called 911. He was taken to UK Hospital and is having surgery on his leg Tuesday. The victim told police he was on his way to Redi Mart and thinks he knows the shoot...

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Police: Driver Falls Asleep, Crashes Into Apartment Building

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Residents of a Lexington apartment building got a scare Monday night after a vehicle crashed into one of the units. It happened just after 11 p.m. in the 2000 block of Cambridge Drive. Officials say the car crashed into a resident's bedroom, but luckily she was in the kitchen at the time. Police say the driver fell asleep. No charges have been filed. Traffic was not impacted, but Kentucky Utilities did have to temporarily shut off power to ... More>>

Report On Penn. Dioceses IDs Over 1,000 Victims Of Priest Abuse

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. The grand jury says it believes the "real number" of abused children might be "in the thousands" since ...

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Inmate Dies At McCreary Federal Penitentiary

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PINE KNOT, Ky. (LEX 18) - An inmate at the satellite prison camp in Pine Knot was found deceased Monday. According to a release, inmate John Arthur was found unresponsive. He was transported to a local hospital for treatment of unspecified life-threatening injuries.  Aruthur was pronounced dead at 1 p.m. by hospital staff. No staff or other inmates were injured, and at no time was the public in danger. Arthur was a 55-year old male serving a 15-month sentence for Aiding a... More>>

Man Charged With Breaking Into Vehicles

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington police have charged a man with stealing from multiple vehicles in the downtown area.  Travis Asher, 26, was arrested late last week and charged with four counts of theft from a vehicle, one count of theft of a controlled substance, and two counts of drug possession. Surveillance video helped identify Asher as a suspect, and he was found in possession of multiple items that had been reported stolen from car break-ins, including a victim’...

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Cars Plunge In Italian Highway Bridge Collapse; 20 Killed

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MILAN (AP) - A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed Tuesday in the Italian port city of Genoa during a violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 45 meters (nearly 150 feet) into a heap of rubble. 

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Manafort's Defense Rests After Calling No Witnesses

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     ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - Paul Manafort's defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses in the former Trump campaign chairman's tax evasion and fraud trial. Manafort himself chose not to testify.      The decision by Manafort's lawyer, Kevin Downing, not to call witnesses clears the way for the jury to hear closing arguments in the trial, now in its third week.      Manafort is accused of hiding millions of dollars in inco... More>>

Midwest Primaries Test Trump Appeal Against 'Blue Wave'

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats are fighting to beat back Republican gains across the Midwest as the 2018 primary season roars through Wisconsin and Minnesota, two states where President Donald Trump’s appeal among working-class voters threatens to upend decadeslong political trends this fall and beyond. Tuesday’s primary contests for governor, the U.S. Senate and the House will measure the strength of Trump’s fiery coalition against the energy of the Democrati... More>>

Trump Campaign Takes Legal Action Against Omarosa

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign is filing an arbitration action against former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman alleging breach of a secrecy agreement. A campaign aide tells The Associated Press that it is filing the claim with the America Arbitration Association in New York, claiming her explosive new book and media tour breached her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the campaign. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not au... More>>

Scott Co. Couple Plead Guilty In Animal Abuse Case, Avoid Jail

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Scott County couple pleaded guilty Tuesday to 37 counts of second-degree animal cruelty. Brad and Michelle Lee avoided jail time in case, but the judge told them they prohibited from owning more than two dogs for the next two years. They also must pay fines and stay out of legal trouble or face more legal action. In March, animal control officers seized several animals from the couple's Sadieville farm. Officials confiscated alpacas, p... More>>

2 People Dead After A Crash On Georgetown Road

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people have died in a three-vehicle crash in Fayette County.

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Prominent Jessamine County Builder Drowns In Lake Cumberland

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SOMERSET, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Nicholasville man has drowned after an accident at Lake Cumberland this weekend. Marion Jones, 55, reportedly fell off a boat into the water. The Pulaski County coroner's office confirms that an autopsy will be performed this morning. LEX 18 will update this story as more information is received.

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Raid At Warehouse In Michigan Connected To Arthur Ream Cold Case

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WARREN, Mich. (Click On Detroit) - Investigators in Detroit have carried out a raid Monday at a warehouse in Warren that was once owned by convicted killer Arthur Ream.  The raid is connected to the cases of multiple missing girls including 12-year-old Kimberly King, who went missing from Warren in 1979. Police told the NBC affiliate that the search warrant was to look for evidence dealing with King's case.  King's family is from Kentucky and her grandm...

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Bus Crash In Ecuador Kills 24 People, Injures 19

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QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - At least 24 people were killed and another 19 injured when a bus careened into another vehicle at high speed and overturned on a highway near Ecuador's capital Tuesday, local officials reported.

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KYTC Announces Changes To Driver's Licenses

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) - In order to comply with the Real ID act, Kentucky has announced changes coming to state driver licenses and other identification. In 2019, new security features will come into play. The IDs will have an extended shelf life of 4 - 8 years. One option will also provide a voluntary travel ID which will allow individuals to board domestic flights.  “Through a phased rollout starting in Jan. 2019 and rolling out statewide by spring, all KY identity cr...

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Cincinnati Zoo Offers Half-Admission This Weekend

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CINCINNATI (LEX 18)-- The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden is expressing its gratitude to Zoo visitors this weekend for their continued support. They are offering visitors half-price admission during Visitor Appreciation Days on Aug. 18 and 19. Tickets for kids and seniors will range between $6 and $10.50. For adults the price will range between $8.50 and $13. "Spend one of the final weekends of summer enjoying the best of the Zoo’s summer lineup... More>>

Utah Man Crashes Plane Into His Own Home

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(CNN)-- A Utah man died flying a Cessna 525 Citation Jet into his home, where his wife and her son were, early Monday, hours after he was arrested for domestic violence, police said. The incident began at American Fork Canyon, about 35 miles south of Salt Lake City, when the Utah County Sheriff's Office received calls about a domestic violence situation between Duane Youd and his wife on Sunday night, according to Payson Police Department spokeswoman Sgt. Noemi Sandoval. "They ... More>>

Pedestrians Injured In Crash Outside Parliament In London

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LONDON (AP) — A motorist crashed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London on Tuesday, heightening tensions in a city that has seen four vehicle-based terror attacks in less than 18 months. Two people were hurt, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening. Armed police swooped into the area, arresting the driver and cordoning off streets surrounding the heart of Britain’s government. Police appealed to the public to stay aw... More>>

14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk To Run For Vermont Governor

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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn’t old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his place with the state’s more age-appropriate candidates on the Tuesday primary ballot, to say nothing of numerous candidate forums and debates. “I think Vermonters should take me seriously becau... More>>

Kentucky-Illinois Bridge Traffic To Be Restricted Again

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WICKLIFFE, Ky. (AP) - An Ohio River bridge between Kentucky and Illinois has resumed normal traffic flow this week but will have restrictions again starting next week. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says starting Monday, there will again be a lane and 10-foot load width restriction on the U.S. 51 Ohio River Cairo Bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky, and Cairo, Illinois. The restriction is to allow a detailed inspection of the bridge. The cabinet says motorists should prepare to ... More>>

Kentucky State Police Cadets Begin 25-Week Training Course

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The first week of the Kentucky State Police Academy's latest cadet class is underway in Frankfort. The agency says in a statement that 61 recruits reported for 25 weeks of training that started Sunday. Cadets will complete more than 1,000 hours of study that includes criminal investigation, high-speed vehicle pursuit, weapons training, hostage negotiations and other topics. State police Commissioner Rick Sanders said there were 56 retirements in July, so those... More>>

McDonald's To Invest Millions In Kentucky Restaurants

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Mcdonald's is announcing that it will invest about $124 million in the state of Kentucky through 2018 and 2019. The company and its franchises will oversee the construction and modernization of about 200 restaurants. Nationwide, the company is investing $6 billion to modernize US restaurants by 2020. Restaurant updates will include new dining room features, self-order kiosks, digital menu boards, and remodeled exteriors. More>>

China's Ambassador Meets With Gov. Bevin To Talk Economic Development

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)-- The ongoing tariff dispute between the US and China has not stopped Governor Matt Bevin's optimism for the country's investment in Kentucky. Bevin welcomed China's ambassador to the Frankfort on Monday for a meeting to discuss economic development. He stressed the recent tariffs weren't the main focus of the conversation, and that the countries were still powerful trading partners. Bevin says there are currently less than 10 Chinese-owned compani... More>>

Flames From Shed Fire Burn Through Service Wire

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- An early morning shed fire led to Kentucky Utilities shutting off power to a nearby home. It happened around 3 a.m. in the 1900 block of Alice Drive.  A shed in the home's back yard caught fire, but crews were able to knock it down quickly. However, the flames were high enough to reach a service wire going from a utility pole, to the shed, to the house. KU had shut off the power after the flames burned through the wire. No one was hurt. T...

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Man Arrested In Perry Co. Shooting Investigation

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PERRY COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of Terry Stidham, in Perry County. On August 8, 2018, Stidham, 38, was found shot to death inside a truck on the shoulder of the road. He was found on Elm Shoal Branch in the Combs community of Perry County.  KSP said that no other individuals were located at the scene. Through evidence and interviews, KSP executed an arrest warrant on Monday for 37-year-old Harold Hayes, of Busy. Hayes was... More>>

Two Charged In Simpson Co. Murder

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FRANKLIN, Ky (LEX 18) Two people have been charged with murder after a 19-year-old man died in the Skyline Regional Hospital in Nashville. On August 7, at 2 p.m., KSP received a call about a 19-year-old man, Damian Cook, of Franklin. He had been assaulted near Brown Road in Franklin. He was transported to Skyline Regional Hospital where he died on August 11, 2018, at 12 p.m. KSP arrested 23-year-old Jordan G. Alford, of Portland, TN, and 52-year-old Amie J. Alford, of Franklin,... More>>

Crime Stoppers: Thief Targets Car In School Parking Lot

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) A thief smashed a window of a car at Lexington Christian Academy and then stole a woman's credit cards, making thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases. It happened around 9 p.m. on the night of July 24. The victim's purse was stolen. "She called police, immediately reported it, we came out took a report and actually while the officers were here taking a report the suspects were at Meijer just up the street up here," said Detective Mark Thomas wi...

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Woman Accuses High-Profile Lexington Police Sergeant Of Stalking, Spying

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A high-profile Lexington police officer has been reassigned amid allegations he stalked and spied on a woman who claims they had a long-term sexual relationship. The woman filed a petition for an emergency order of protection against Sgt. Jervis Middleton on Aug. 6, saying his actions had caused her to "fear for the ... safety of myself and my son."

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Jury Seated In Shayna Hubers Trial

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CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky (WXIX) A jury was seated late Monday afternoon for the second murder trial of Shayna Hubers. Hubers is a Lexington native accused of killing Ryan Poston in Campbell County in 2012. Poston was her on-again, off-again boyfriend.  She was convicted of murder in 2015 and sentenced to 40 years in prison, but that was overturned because one of the jurors had a felony conviction.  Opening statements were expected sometime Monday, but the jury selection took l... More>>

Estill Co. Girls Soccer Coach Suspended After Allegation He Sent Player Sexually Explicit Photos

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Estill County High School's girls soccer coach has been placed on leave as police investigate allegations involving sexually explicit messages allegedly sent to one of his teenage players. Estill County Schools Superintendent Jeff Saylor confirmed to LEX 18 that the coach, Andrew Hatton, was put on leave Monday morning while school officials and Kentucky State Police investigate. Relatives of teenager tell LEX 18 that Hatton sent pornogr...

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2 Dead, 1 Seriously Injured In Taylor County Crash

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TAYLOR COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after a head-on crash in Taylor County. It happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday night on Highway 210. The sheriff's office says the vehicles collided when one tried to pass the others in a no passing zone. 53-year-old Mark Isham, of London, was pronounced dead at the scene. 21-year-old Brandon Henry, of Campbellsville, was taken to a local hospital where he later died. ...

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Woodford Reserve Closed Monday Due To Flooding

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A popular local distillery is closed Monday due to complications from bad weather. A tweet from the Kentucky Bourbon Trial says, "Woodford Reserve is closed today due to flooding. Sorry for the inconvenience." We will continue to update this story with the latest information. 

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Somerset Mayor Charged In Hit-And-Run That Injured Juvenile Cyclist

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Somerset Mayor Eddie Girdler has been charged in a hit-and-run that injured a juvenile who was riding a bicycle, according to Kentucky State Police.

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3 People Taken Into Custody After Lockdown At Georgetown College

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) -- A lockdown issued on Georgetown College's campus was quickly retracted.  Students and staff received a text message alerting them that an incident had occurred. The warnings encouraged everyone to shelter in place. A follow-up message reported that the lockdown was lifted and three individuals were taken into custody. Georgetown Police say that three people jumped out of a car near College Street during a traffic stop and took off running. LEX ...

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Netherland Family Denies Link Between Unsolved Bardstown Cases

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (WAVE 3) - While offering their support for the family of Crystal Rogers, the family of a slain mother and daughter deny any connection between the notorious unsolved cases. The Netherlands were a mother and daughter brutally killed in their Bardstown home in April 2014. The nature of their injuries led police at the time to say the motive might have been personal. Family members posted a message on their Facebook page: "We would like to send our suppo...

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AP Source: 'Queen Of Soul' Aretha Franklin Seriously Ill

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NEW YORK (AP) — Fans and friends, including Mariah Carey and Missy Elliott, offered prayers and well wishes to Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin, who is seriously ill. A person close to Franklin, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to publicly talk about the topic, told The Associated Press on Monday that the singer is seriously ill. No more details were provided. Carey, who considers Franklin one of her biggest influences, wrote on Twitter t... More>>

Richmond Road Chick-Fil-A To Open August 23

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The city's newest Chick-fil-A will be opening in two weeks. The newest location is in the old Applebee's on Richmond Road.

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Zaxby's To Hold Lexington Humane Society Fundraiser Tuesday

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) On Tuesday, August 14, there will be a fundraiser for the Lexington Humane Society at the Zaxby's South Broadway location. Zaxby's will donate 20% of every receipt placed in the fishbowl at the checkout counter to the Lexington Humane Society. This will be at the Zaxby's location at 1115 South Broadway.  The fundraiser will be from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. on Tuesday. 

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AP Exclusive: Google Tracks Your Movements, Like It Or Not

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your location data even if you’ve used a privacy setting that says it will prevent Google from doing so. Computer-science researchers at Princeton confirmed these findings at the AP’s request. For the most part, Google is upfront... More>>

KSP Looking For Missing Madison Co. Teen

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RICHMOND, Ky (LEX 18) Kentucky State Police are looking for a missing Madison County teenager. They say that 16-year-old Aric D. Wilcher, of Richmond, was last seen driving home during the morning hours of Saturday, August 11.  He is described as being 5'10'' with blonde hair and blue eyes.  Anyone with information about his location is asked to contact local law enforcement or call KSP. 

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Jailer: Inmate Intentionally Injured Himself To Make Drug Exchange At Hospital

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RICHMOND, Ky. (LEX 18) -  An inmate intentionally injured himself in order to obtain contraband before heading back to jail, jailers tell LEX 18. According to a press release, deputies at the Madison County Detention Center stopped the exchange. Officials say the inmate hurt himself in order to be taken to the hospital.  While there, Captain Russell Lane set up surveillance in the area of the suspected exchange and watched a woman place contraband on the jail vehicle. ... More>>

Snoop Dogg Coming To Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky.(LEX 18)-- Snoop Dogg is bringing his Puff Puff Pass Tour to Rupp Arena on Dec. 8. Tickets start at $39 and go on sale this Friday, Aug. 17 at 10 a.m. The Puff Puff Pass Tour features artists Too Short, Warren G, Bone Thugs N Harmony, B-Legit, Baby Bash, Afro Man, Spice 1, The Luniz, East Sidaz, and Suga Free. Tickets can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800.745.3000, or at the Lexington Center...

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FBI Fires Peter Strozk In Wake Of Anti-Trump Text Messages

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has fired a longtime agent who once worked on special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation over text messages criticizing President Donald Trump. Former agent Peter Strzok was removed from Mueller's team a year ago after the text messages were first discovered, and the FBI had been reviewing his employment. Strzok's lawyer said he was fired late Friday by FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich.

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KSP Searching For Missing McCracken County Inmate

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PADUCAH, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Officials are looking for an inmate who escaped from Keeton Correctional Facility. Kentucky State Police say staff at the jail noticed 28-year-old Charles A. Richards was missing around 8:30 p.m. Sunday after a head count search. Richards is described as a white male, 5’09”, blonde hair, and blue eyes. It is unknown what he was wearing at the time of his escape.  He was serving time for Manufacturing Methamphetamine. Any... More>>

One Dead In Jackson County Accident

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – A woman is dead following an accident north of Mckee.  Kentucky State Police were called Friday just after 7:20 p.m., in reference to a two vehicle collision that occurred on US-421. Officials say 28-year-old Melinda A. Parker, of London, was driving north on US-421 with a young child, and crossed the centerline before colliding head-on with a truck operated by Frank Revel.  As a result of the co... More>>

Charlottesville Anniversary: Few Arrests, Peaceful Protests

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people wanting to send a message that racism isn’t welcome in the United States gathered in a park outside the White House to protest a white nationalist rally on the anniversary of the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. In the end, less than two dozen white nationalists showed up. The events held in both Charlottesville and Washington, largely peaceful though tense at times, were part of a day of speeches, vigils and marches mar... More>>

Trump Allies, Security Experts Alarmed By Omarosa Recordings

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BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — Former presidential adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman is drawing fire from President Donald Trump’s allies and national security experts for secret recordings she made at the White House, including her firing by chief of staff John Kelly in the high-security Situation Room. Manigault Newman said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she surreptitiously recorded a number of conversations in the White House for her own protection. P... More>>

WKU Developing Statewide Drought Warning System

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Western Kentucky University is developing a statewide drought warning system with the help of a $200,000 federal grant. The Bowling Green Daily News reports the Kentucky Climate Center at Western Kentucky University received the two-year grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Officials will use the money to install soil moisture and temperature probes at 10 sites within the Kentucky Mesonet, a network of 69 weather monitoring station... More>>

Physician Convicted Of Improper Prescribing Gets 4 Years

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FRANKLIN, Ky. (AP) - A physician in Kentucky convicted of improperly prescribing drugs following the overdose deaths of several patients has been sentenced to four years and two months in prison. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Saturday that 69-year-old Roy D. Reynolds also was ordered last week to pay $25,000 in fines. U.S. Attorney Russell M. Coleman says in a release that Reynolds "became a drug dealer with a medical license." A jury convicted Reynolds in April of ... More>>

Kentucky Lottery Announces Record Sales In 2018

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Lottery has announced record ticket sales in 2018. A statement from the lottery says it recorded sales of $1.04 billion, which is 4 percent more than the previous year's sales. It also gave $253 million to the state general fund, which is a record amount. Officials say scratch-off tickets were once again the largest individual game category, finishing the fiscal year at just over $613 million. That's up $9.3 million from 2017. Mega Millions had t... More>>

KSP Investigating In-Custody Death

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SIMPSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a man who died in police custody. It happened just before 12:30 p.m. Saturday on Allen Road in Franklin. Police say they received a call about a domestic disturbance in the area.  That's where they found 29-year-old Joshua M. Thomason, of Louisville, who allegedly led police on a short car chase, and foot pursuit before being taken into custody. Police say after the arrest, Thom... More>>

Suspect Arrested In Violent Kroger Robbery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Police have arrested a woman accused of violently robbing a Kroger. Police responded to the store on Tates Creek Centre Drive on Friday for a call about a combative shoplifter. When they arrived, Kroger security had 33-year-old Rachel Pelfrey under control on the floor. They say she used physical force to try to steal from the store, and injured a loss prevention officer. Police say they found drugs and drug paraphernalia on Pelfrey. She faces ... More>>

Lexington Woman Charged In Weekend Stabbing

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A woman is in jail Monday morning accused of stabbing a man in the shoulder over the weekend. It happened just before 1:30 a.m. Saturday on East Sixth Street. Police say 39-year-old Shaleisha Miller stabbed a man in the right shoulder with a knife, creating a one to one and a half inch cut. The victim tells police the stabbing was pre-meditated. Miller is in the Fayette County Detention Center charged with second-degree assault. More>>

Police: Driver Pulled From Vehicle After Hitting Pole

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A driver was taken to the hospital after crashing their car into a pole in Lexington. It happened just after 11 p.m. on Malabu Drive. Police say the driver lost control and hit a light pole, causing the car to roll on its side. First responders pulled the driver out of the car. He was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Witnesses later told police the driver was speeding. He was cited for DUI. More>>

Lexington Organizations Hold Story-telling Walks Designed To Re-imagine Cheapside

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Hundreds of people have taken to the streets of downtown Lexington over the weekend to learn more about the history of the Cheapside area. It’s all part new project designed to re-imagine Cheapside and make the city- more inclusive. In the fall of last year, two confederate monuments were moved from Cheapside Park, a former slave auction block. Now some area organizations are taking the movement a step further. "We have a history that is both pa...

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Boat Outing In Frankfort Turns Treacherous On Kentucky River

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — A fun day on the river turned a bit dicey Saturday evening for one LEX 18 viewer and her boating companions. Missy Gaines sent video and photos of a Kentucky River choked with tree limbs and other debris after rains hit. "We had attended the annual River (poker) run on the Kentucky River that finishes at Mulholland Beach, which is located by land on Nineveh Road in Frankfort," Gaines said. "The weather went from being per...

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Northern Kentucky Toddler Dies After Found Unresponsive In Vehicle

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OLDHAM COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Oldham County Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a toddler was found unresponsive in a vehicle. According to a press release from the police department, officers and other first responders were called to the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir temple on Hwy. 1793 at about 4:30p.m. on Sunday. Reportedly a 3-year-old boy was found unresponsive in a vehicle, and he was pronounced dead at Norton Children's Hospital. The Ken...

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Friends Gathering Support For Family Of 20-Year-Old Killed In Versailles Crash

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WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Friends are asking for support for the family of one of the young men killed in a crash in Versailles over the weekend. The wreck happened in the early morning hours on Saturday on the McCracken Pike near Versailles. Reportedly the driver Spencer Hopkins, and backseat passenger Dylan Boone, both died in the crash. The accident is under investigation but police believe speed was a factor. Friends of 20-year-old Dylan Boone have started a Gofundm... More>>

Sports Gambling In Kentucky? Bet On It

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Finding a bookie to bet on sports in Kentucky could be over according to a Kentucky State Senator.  Democratic State Senator Morgan McGarvey, of Louisville, is part of a bi-partisan group spearheading the effort to legalize sports gambling. Since the Supreme Court ruled that states are free to regulate and authorize sports betting in May, Mississippi has already approved it and it's expected to start within weeks in West Virginia.  "M... More>>

Records: Texas Dad Said Son Pleaded For Mercy Before Death

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DALLAS (AP) — A Houston man accused of killing his two children told authorities his 8-year-old son said “daddy, I’m sorry” before having his throat cut, according to court documents obtained Tuesday. Jean Pierre Ndossoka is charged with two counts of capital murder in the deaths of his children, Marcel Ndossoka and 1-year-old Anna-Belle Faith Ndossoka. The father told police the toddler “just kept crying,” court documents said. Sabine Ntongo, th... More>>

Average US Price Of Gas Rises 2 Cents Per Gallon To $2.93

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CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has risen 2 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.93.      Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey says that's 53 cents a gallon higher than at this time last year.      Lundberg said Sunday it appears unlikely prices will continue to rise in the weeks ahead, however, and could actually drop slightly.      She says that's because refiners have ...

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Woman Helps Man Short On Cash, Finds Out He’s Keith Urban

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MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who thought she was helping a down-and-out man pay for his gas station food ended up footing the bill for country music star Keith Urban. Ruth Reed says she met Urban at a Medford Wawa ahead of his concert Friday night in Camden. Substitute teacher Reed says she had made a resolution to help Wawa customers and jumped at the chance when the man ahead of her was short a few dollars. Reed says he thanked her and said his name was Keith. Wh... More>>

Trump Tweets About Harley-Davidson Boycott

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NEW YORK (AP) - President Donald Trump is backing calls for a Harley-Davidson boycott amid an ongoing steel tariff dispute.      Harley-Davidson drew Trump's wrath in June after the manufacturer announced it is moving production of motorcycles sold in Europe to facilities outside the U.S. The company blames the decision on tariffs imposed by the European Union to retaliate for tariffs Trump imposed on a host of EU products.      On Sunday Trump tweeted th... More>>

Florida Police Union Rescinds Ticket Discounts Amid NFL National Anthem Protests

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(CNN) - A Florida police union is urging Miami Dolphins ticket holders to return their tickets after members of the team knelt during the National Anthem to protest police brutality, among other racial and social issues. The Broward County Police Benevolent Association (BCPBA) said Friday it would end its discount ticketing program for members after the protests Thursday night, when Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson knelt during the National Anthem ahead of ... More>>

Clear for the Perseids Tonight

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The Perseid Meteor Shower peaks tonight, and sky conditions are looking almost perfect. Puffy afternoon clouds will dissipate, and may be replaced by thinner ones overnight. Some patchy fog will also develop in the pre-dawn hours. Comfortable temperature-wise too with lows in the low to mid 60s. For the best viewing, head to a secluded spot between midnight and dawn and look in the northeast sky. You may be able to spot 50 to 70 meteors per hour tonight. Happy shooting star gazing! ... More>>

Garbage Pick-Up Moved Up So Sanitation Workers Can Attend Funeral

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POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Rumpke Waste and Recycling is asking customers to put their garbage cans out early so its employees can attend the funeral of a driver who died in a recent crash. 57-year-old David Burgess was killed when he lost control of his garbage truck last week in Clay City and crashed. Rumpke is asking customers to put their garbage out on the curb by midnight on Sunday, to allow area crews to pick-up the trash early so they can attend Burgess funeral.... More>>

Church Gunman's Wife Says He Bound Her To Bed Before Deaths

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The wife of the man who opened fire at a Texas church last November , killing more than two dozen people before killing himself, says he tied her to their bed before leaving for the shooting.      In a series of interviews with the San Antonio Express-News , Danielle Kelley said her husband, Devin Kelley, behaved strangely detached that morning until he put their 2-year-old son in the bedroom and forced her into the bedroom, where he bound her to the ... More>>

First Episode Of 'Disappearance of Crystal Rogers' Aired Saturday On Oxygen Channel

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BARDSTOWN, Ky. (LEX 18/WAVE) - The disappearance of Crystal Rogers remains one of the most captivating unsolved cases in Kentucky.  The mystery is garnering national attention after the Investigation Discovery show "On the Case with Paula Zahn" featured the case, and a new Oxygen series will continue shining the spotlight on the small town in Kentucky where Rogers disappeared. 'The Disappearance of Crystal Rogers' is a six-part series created and distributed by the Ox... More>>

Cincinnati Principal Resigns Over ‘Sexual Electronic Communications’ With Former Student

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CINCINNATI (WLWT) -  A Cincinnati high school principal resigned last month after admitting to "inappropriate electronic communications" with a former student, according to a newly released personnel file. The person resigned July 31 as principal of Gamble High School Montessori, a Cincinnati public school. WLWT is not identifying the former employee, as he has not been charged as of Friday. According to his personnel file, the employee reported to the Cincinnat... More>>

Police: Shooting Injures 10 In Manchester, England

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LONDON (AP) — Ten people, including two children, were injured early Sunday morning when shots were fired after a Caribbean carnival in the northern English city of Manchester. Greater Manchester police said one man is in stable but serious condition at a local hospital with injuries to his legs. The other nine people are being treated for pellet-type wounds suffered in the shooting, which was reported at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday. “Thankfully the injuries suffered do not a... More>>

1 Teen Killed, Another Injured In Bath Co. Crash

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BATH COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — One teenager was killed and another was injured in crash Saturday night in Bath County. Police say a 18-year-old Samantha Sexton of Owingsville was driving along Kentucky Highway 36 when the vehicle hit a utility pole. Sexton and her passenger, 18-year-old Daniel Spence of Sharpsburg, were transported to an area hospital. Sexton was treated and released, while Spence was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police say Spence was not wearing a sea...

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V.S. Naipaul, Nobel Prize-Winning Author, Dies At 85

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LONDON (AP) — V.S. Naipaul, the Trinidad-born Nobel laureate whose precise and lyrical writing in such novels as “A Bend in the River” and “A House for Mr. Biswas” and brittle, misanthropic personality made him one of the world’s most admired and contentious writers, died at his London home, his family said. He was 85. His wife, Nadira Naipaul, said he was “a giant in all that he achieved and he died surrounded by those he loved having lived ... More>>

Omarosa Claims She Heard Tape Of Trump Using N-Word

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WASHINGTON (NBC News) — Former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman said Sunday that she has personally heard a tape of President Donald Trump using the N-word during filming for NBC's "The Apprentice," a revelation she says "confirmed that he is truly a racist." Newman made the charge during an exclusive interview with NBC's "Meet the Press," days before the release of her new book on Tuesday, "Unhinged." In her book, Newman de... More>>

Airplane Theft Shows Potential Threat From Airline Workers

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OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The theft of an empty plane by an airline worker who performed dangerous loops before crashing into a remote island in Puget Sound illustrated what aviation experts have long known: One of the biggest potential perils for commercial air travel is airline or airport employees causing mayhem. “The greatest threat we have to aviation is the insider threat,” said Erroll Southers, a former FBI agent and transportation security expert. “Here we... More>>

NASA Spacecraft Rockets Toward Sun For Closest Look Yet

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A NASA spacecraft zoomed toward the sun Sunday on an unprecedented quest to get closer to our star than anything ever sent before. As soon as this fall, the Parker Solar Probe will fly straight through the wispy edges of the sun’s corona, or outer atmosphere, that was visible during last August’s total solar eclipse. It eventually will get within 3.8 million (6 million kilometers) of the surface in the years ahead, staying comfortably...

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Counterprotesters Expected To Dwarf White Supremacists In DC

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A day after tensions between police and community activists nearly boiled over on the University of Virginia’s campus, the city of Charlottesville plans to mark Sunday’s anniversary of a deadly gathering of white supremacists with a rally against racial hatred. But some 115 miles away in Washington, the principal organizer of last year’s “Unite the Right” event will hold a “white civil rights rally,&r... More>>

Rains Can't Stop Fun At Midsummer Night's Run

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A summer shower drenched participants of Saturday's 34th annual Midsummer Night's Run in downtown Lexington. But that didn't stop the fun. The event was hosted by the Bluegrass Sports Commission and Lexington Athletic Club. The 5K race was delayed 15 minutes because of the storms. But the rain didn't dampen the spirits of most of the participants. "We're runners," said Maggie Tibbles. "Runners run in the rain. It doesn't mat...

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Storms Spur Evacuation At Carter Co. Fair

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CARTER COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Heavy rains caused organizers to close the Carter County Fair early on Saturday. All the nighttime events were canceled, and attendees had to be evacuated. This is not the first time fair officials have had to deal with issues caused by inclement weather. Severe rain also hit in June 2017 during the Bluegrass Music Festival. More>>

Man Critically Injured In Crash Along Mercer Road In Lexington

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man was hospitalized after a crash early Sunday morning along Mercer Road in Lexington. Police say the single-vehicle crash happened about 1:45 a.m. First responders worked for about 25 minutes to extract the man from the crumpled vehicle. Officials tell LEX 18 that the man was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. Mercer Road was shut down for several hours as crews worked to reconstruct the crash. The cause of the wreck remains ... More>>

Man Killed In Crash On Old Frankfort Pike ID'd

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - The coroner has identified the man who was killed in a crash on Friday evening near the Woodford County line. The Fayette County Coroner says 56-year-old Alfredo Najera was pronounced dead at 6:05p.m. on Friday. The accident happened on Old Frankfort Pike-- about a half mile from Redd Road. Investigators say they believe Najera was driving from Woodford County and lost control, then over-corrected -- before hitting the fence. The cause of the crash is un...

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Roadways, Trees Damaged As Strong Storms Hit Central Kentucky

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WOODFORD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Severe storms damaged trees and flooded some roadways in Woodford and Scott counties on Saturday evening. The National Weather Service reports damaging winds near Midway blew down a number of trees in three different areas.

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Paris Home Heavily Damaged In Fire

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BOURBON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Authorities are investigating after an early morning fire broke out at a rental home in Bourbon County. Officials say the fire was reported about 12:40 a.m. Saturday on Bethlehem Road in Paris. Authorities tell LEX 18 crews were able to get the flames under control but the home was heavily damaged. Officials say a dog also was lost in the fire.

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Lexington Police, Citizens Connect At Annual Community Cookout

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - On Saturday families from across Lexington got to connect with the city's police officers in a different way. Lexington Police, the Citizens Police Academy, and Parks and Recreation, co-hosted the annual community cookout. The event was held at Charles Young Park Saturday afternoon allowing people to get together and have a good time on the weekend. Along with food and games, organizers want to focus on reducing crime through unity and communication. &ldq...

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UPDATE: Victims ID'd In Deadly Versailles Crash

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VERSAILLES, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police were on the scene of a deadly crash early Saturday morning in Woodford County. Authorities say two men were killed and a woman was injured when a vehicle hit a tree about 3:30 a.m. along McCracken Pike near Versailles.

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Officers Seize 3 King Cobras, 300 Other Reptiles From Home

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ALLEGANY, N.Y. (AP) - State wildlife officers have seized three king cobras among the more than 300 reptiles kept in a New York home.      The Department of Environmental Conservation says officers obtained a warrant Thursday morning to search a home in the town of Allegany, on the Pennsylvania border 60 miles (96 kilometers) southeast of Buffalo.      Officers say inside they found three king cobras, six venomous Gila monsters and seven species of turtle... More>>

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  • Reid Travis “Embraced” Coming To Loaded Kentucky Roster To Be Challenged

    Reid Travis “Embraced” Coming To Loaded Kentucky Roster To Be Challenged

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 4:40 AM EDT2018-08-14 08:40:00 GMT
    Reid Travis hugged a child when UK players delivered shoes to needy children during their time in the Bahamas last week. (Chet White/UK Athletics Photo)Reid Travis hugged a child when UK players delivered shoes to needy children during their time in the Bahamas last week. (Chet White/UK Athletics Photo)
    Reid Travis hugged a child when UK players delivered shoes to needy children during their time in the Bahamas last week. (Chet White/UK Athletics Photo)Reid Travis hugged a child when UK players delivered shoes to needy children during their time in the Bahamas last week. (Chet White/UK Athletics Photo)
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky fans were anxious to see just what Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis would look like during UK’s exhibition games in the Bahamas. He showed them plenty, too, to have Kentucky fans even more giddy now than they were when he opted to take his name out of the NBA draft and transferred to UK to join a roster that seemed to have everything except an experienced, physical inside player like him. “Kentucky has not had a guy like Travis,” sai...
    By LARRY VAUGHT Kentucky fans were anxious to see just what Stanford graduate transfer Reid Travis would look like during UK’s exhibition games in the Bahamas. He showed them plenty, too, to have Kentucky fans even more giddy now than they were when he opted to take his name out of the NBA draft and transferred to UK to join a roster that seemed to have everything except an experienced, physical inside player like him. “Kentucky has not had a guy like Travis,” sai...
  • Kentucky Volleyball Single-Match Tickets on Sale Now

    Kentucky Volleyball Single-Match Tickets on Sale Now

    Monday, August 13 2018 5:00 PM EDT2018-08-13 21:00:13 GMT
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    With the Kentucky volleyball season beginning on Aug. 24, single-match tickets are now on sale to the general public. Single-match tickets for all matches can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. UK's schedule features 13 home matches, including non-conference matches against Big 12 power Kansas, College of Charleston, Chattanooga and regional-foe Dayton. The Wildcats will host nine SEC teams, including SEC Co-Champ...
    With the Kentucky volleyball season beginning on Aug. 24, single-match tickets are now on sale to the general public. Single-match tickets for all matches can be purchased online through Ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 745-3000. UK's schedule features 13 home matches, including non-conference matches against Big 12 power Kansas, College of Charleston, Chattanooga and regional-foe Dayton. The Wildcats will host nine SEC teams, including SEC Co-Champ...
  • Lukas Euler Wins in Playoff at Dutch Amateur

    Lukas Euler Wins in Playoff at Dutch Amateur

    Monday, August 13 2018 4:07 PM EDT2018-08-13 20:07:08 GMT
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    Senior Kentucky men’s golfer Lukas Euler capitalized on a stellar junior campaign by continuing his strong play into the summer months. Euler captured the 2018 Dutch Amateur on Sunday in dramatic fashion by winning in a playoff. Euler’s win automatically qualifies him for the KLM Open on the European Tour Sept. 13-16. The KLM Open is an annual event played in the Netherlands. It’s been a part of the European Tour since its inception in 1972. The Dieburg, German...
    Senior Kentucky men’s golfer Lukas Euler capitalized on a stellar junior campaign by continuing his strong play into the summer months. Euler captured the 2018 Dutch Amateur on Sunday in dramatic fashion by winning in a playoff. Euler’s win automatically qualifies him for the KLM Open on the European Tour Sept. 13-16. The KLM Open is an annual event played in the Netherlands. It’s been a part of the European Tour since its inception in 1972. The Dieburg, German...
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  • Yosemite park reopens, but fire's toll on tourism still felt

    Yosemite park reopens, but fire's toll on tourism still felt

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 2:11 AM EDT2018-08-14 06:11:23 GMT
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    (Steve Montalto/Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau via AP). This photo provided by Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau, shows Yosemite National Park employees, and a few visitors from France, posing for a photo holding hand fans th...(Steve Montalto/Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau via AP). This photo provided by Visit Yosemite, Madera County Visitors Bureau, shows Yosemite National Park employees, and a few visitors from France, posing for a photo holding hand fans th...
    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.
    Most of Yosemite National Park is set to reopen Tuesday after a 20-day closure that cost the tourist magnet millions of dollars and devastated local businesses.
  • Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

    Man pleads not guilty to kidnapping in son's torture case

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-08-14 13:37:16 GMT
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    A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty.
    A man accused of torturing his 8-year-old son by locking him in a basement, withholding food and making him endure dog bites has pleaded not guilty.
  • 2 on trial in killing of Chicago teen days after Obama event

    2 on trial in killing of Chicago teen days after Obama event

    Tuesday, August 14 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-08-14 11:16:40 GMT
    Tuesday, August 14 2018 3:33 PM EDT2018-08-14 19:33:32 GMT
    Two men are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities.
    Two men are standing trial in the 2013 shooting death of a 15-year-old Chicago student just days after she performed with her high school band at then-President Barack Obama's inaugural festivities.
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  • LEX 18 Investigates: Judge's Actions Questioned

    LEX 18 Investigates: Judge's Actions Questioned

    Monday, August 6 2018 6:31 PM EDT2018-08-06 22:31:55 GMT

    (LEX 18) Kentucky judges must adhere to the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct, but did a circuit judge overstep her bounds when her ex-husband was arrested? LEX 18's Leigh Searcy investigates.  Donald "Champ" Maze is no stranger to the legal system. He's a former Bath County attorney who went to federal prison for vote buying and lying to a grand jury. Then, last year, Maze was arrested again on cocaine possession and other charges after police stopped him on I-64. Th...

    (LEX 18) Kentucky judges must adhere to the Kentucky Code of Judicial Conduct, but did a circuit judge overstep her bounds when her ex-husband was arrested? LEX 18's Leigh Searcy investigates.  Donald "Champ" Maze is no stranger to the legal system. He's a former Bath County attorney who went to federal prison for vote buying and lying to a grand jury. Then, last year, Maze was arrested again on cocaine possession and other charges after police stopped him on I-64. Th...

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