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Laurel County Missing Persons Case Turns Into Murder Investigation

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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 ...

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Still Steamy But Storm Chance Rising

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We have one more hot & steamy day tracking our way before the big ridge that's clamped down overhead starts to break down. Watch for a few afternoon showers & storms Tuesday that may bring brief relief but highs will still top out around 90° and the heat index will soar into the mid/upper 90 with isolated triple digits possible. As shower & storms chances rise Wednesday into Thursday highs will fall from the upper to mid/low 80s.

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

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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.

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

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FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A volunteer camp counselor has been jailed after he allegedly fired shots at a 16-year-old.  

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Police: Parents Lock Daughter With Fetal Alcohol Syndrome In Cage

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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...

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UK Updates Policy Dealing With Sexual Assault Claims

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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...

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Ex-Police Officer Convicted Of Arrest Without Probable Cause

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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... More>>

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

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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 More>>

Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead In Florida

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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...

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Federal Judge Again Blocks Arkansas Medication Abortion Law

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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... More>>

Service Members Offering Free Health Care Services

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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...

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

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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...

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New Life-Saving Technology Announced For 911 Calls

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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...

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Third Day Of Trial Held In Marine Murder Case

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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...

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Shooting In Sweden Leaves 5 Men Injured

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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.

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Lobbyist Convicted Of Bribing Deputy Attorney General

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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 ... More>>

EKU Marching Band Saved After Budget Cuts

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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

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Son Indicted In Elderly Mother's Death

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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.

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Waller Avenue Closed At Railroad For Railroad Crossing Work

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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.  

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Frances Ledford Dies At 90

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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.

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

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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.

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Immigrant Kids Seen Held In Fenced Cages At Border Facility

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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...

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

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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 ... More>>

KSP Investigates Fatal Tractor Accident In Floyd Co.

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FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal farm tractor accident on Triple S Road off Kentucky Highway 404 in David. KSP reports that just after 6 p.m. Friday, police received a call about a tractor that had overturned in the creek with the operator trapped underneath it.

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Attorney: Roller Coaster Riders Will Have Lifelong Injuries

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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... More>>

The Latest: Trump Tells Pentagon To Create Space Force

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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 ... More>>

New Lexington Affordable Housing Unveiled Today

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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...

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Officials: Boat Catches Fire, Passengers Jump Into Ohio River

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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... More>>

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

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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... More>>

Kentucky Power Offers Cooling Tips As Temperatures Soar

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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 ... More>>

INTERACTIVE: Staying Safe Around Bears

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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.  More>>

Scene Cleared After I-75 Dump Truck Fire

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

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Forcht Bank To Host Job Fair In Hamburg

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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... More>>

Local Softball Team Devastated After Thief Steals Money From Fundraiser

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  A local traveling girls softball team is out a lot of money after a thief hit the team's fundraising tournament.

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Police: Son Dead, Father In Custody Following Deadly Shooting

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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...

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Death Investigation Underway After Body Found In Hopkinsville

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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...

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

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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... More>>

Kentucky State Fair Looking For Entries In 31 Categories

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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... More>>

British Police: 3 Struck Dead By Train In South London

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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... More>>

One Dead In Southern Kentucky Crash

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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. More>>

Hundreds Of Children Wait In Border Patrol Facility In Texas

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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... More>>

First Lady Melania Trump Hates To See Families Separated

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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 ... More>>

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

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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... More>>

Teen Found Safe In Laurel County

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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...

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

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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... More>>

Apparent Teen Love Triangle Led To Deadly Livingston County Shooting

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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....

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

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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... More>>

Compassionate Caravan Checks On Lexington's Homeless In Extreme Heat

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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...

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I-64 Back Open After Rowan County Crash

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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... More>>

Western Kentucky University Golf Coach Killed In Tragic Accident

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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 ... More>>

Hundreds Honor Lauren Hill In Annual Lauren's Burg Hill 5K And 5-Miler

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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...

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Doctors: Kids Can Suffer Permanent Damage From Border Separations

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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... More>>

Deputy: Florida Man Chugged Can Of Beer During DUI Stop

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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... More>>

Grandma Strangles Bobcat To Death In Front Yard In Georgia

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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... More>>

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

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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... More>>

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

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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 ... More>>

3 Held After Covington Woman With Cancer Found Slain

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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,"...

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

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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.

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Lexington Man Accused In Armed Robbery

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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.

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

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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...

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Ex-Guerrilla, Young Conservative Vie To Lead Colombia

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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. ... More>>

'Incredibles 2' Crushes Animation Record With $180M

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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... More>>

Suicide Bomber Targets Afghans Celebrating Truce

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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... More>>

Rescue Ships Dock In Spain As Migrant Debate Roils Europe

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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 ... More>>

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

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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... More>>

Cincinnati Area Man Arrested For Holding 2 Women Hostage

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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.

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

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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... More>>

People In Lexington Try To Beat The Heat

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Saturday people across Lexington tried to beat the heat as temperatures reached 90 degrees.

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Breathitt County Woman Hurt In Roller Coaster Derailment In Florida

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (LEX 18) - The son of an eastern Kentucky woman who was badly injured in a roller coaster accident in Florida spoke to LEX 18 about his mother's recovery. Melissa Collins, of Breathitt County, was riding the coaster at the Mardis Gras Fun Center in Daytona beach Thursday night when three cars derailed. Collins' son says his mom was at the front of the ride, but they're still not sure whether she was one of the two people thrown 30 feet to the ground. “... More>>

Body Of Missing 6-year-old Found In White River

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COLUMBUS, IN (WAVE) - The body of a missing Indiana boy has been found.  WAVE 3 News reports Brendan Sperry, 6, was swept away from his family Thursday afternoon while playing on a sandbar with family members. WTHR reported that his family said he waded into the water and was dragged away by the current.  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources confirmed that Sperry's body was found in the east fork of the White River around 7:45 a.m. Saturday. He was f... More>>

Hundreds Of Boaters Hit The Water For Annual Lake Cumberland Thunder Run

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The weekend heat wave didn't stop hundreds of boaters from taking the water for the annual Thunder Run on Lake Cumberland. Tyler Woods says people come from other states every year, like Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee, all for the poker run. As he helps dock boats for a lunch break, he has to warn people they need to be careful under the scorching sun. But for Woods, who is working the thunder run for his second year, he says he enjoys seeing all of the... More>>

Affidavit: Phone Numbers Offer People In US Illegally Jobs

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A federal case against a Chinese restaurant owner in Kentucky is shedding light on how Hispanic immigrants work in the country illegally, including what an investigator says are phone numbers to find work at Chinese restaurants nationwide.      The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that the owner of Asian Buffet in Shelbyville, 49-year-old Fei Zhou Tang, was charged with harboring people in the country illegally in a criminal complaint Thursday in Le...

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Congressman: Youth Shelter Reflects Flawed Immigration Plan

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TORNILLO, Texas (WOAI) — Congressman Will Hurd toured the tents at the Tornillo port of entry that will be used to house migrant children, following the U.S. government decision to house immigrant children separated from their parents. NBC Affiliate out of San Antonio WOAI-TV reports early Friday, children were seen playing soccer outside the tents. Hurd said the facilities have men ranging from the age 16-17 years old. "If you're trying to use kids to fix a broken ...

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Woman Taken To Hospital After Boat Crash During Thunder Run Event

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RUSSELL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18/WKYM) - One person was taken to the hospital after a crash between two boats during the Thunder Run event on Lake Cumberland. WKYM radio reports it happened Saturday afternoon when a participant boat and a spectator boat crashed head-on at the mouth of Wolf Creek. KY Dept. of Fish and Wildlife told WKYM that two people were knocked off the back of the spectator boat and into the water. Reportedly a woman from Indiana was taken to the hospital with non-li... More>>

Kentucky Ranks Among Worst For Hot Car Deaths

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – Cases of children left in hot cars are already popping up across the country. Nationally, 12 children have already died after being left in hot cars this year.  WAVE 3 News reports since 1998, more than 750 children nationwide, have died from heat stroke while left unattended in vehicles. A breakdown of the numbers from noheatstroke.org reports there have been 17 pediatric vehicular heatstroke deaths in Kentucky between 1998 and 2017 ... More>>

Mother Charged In Death Of Baby Found In Hotel Freezer

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DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — Police in Alabama have arrested the mother of a baby whose body was found inside a freezer in a hotel room. News outlets report 36-year-old Amanda Gail Oakes is charged with manslaughter and corpse abuse in the death of 6-month-old Curtis James Oakes. Police previously charged her 28-year-old boyfriend, Carlton James Mathis of Gainesville, Georgia, with murder in the child’s death. He was arrested last week after being shot during a police s... More>>

KSP Investigating Deadly ATV Crash In Lewis County

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LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Kentucky State Police are investigating an ATV crash that left one man dead. Reportedly troopers were called at 7:37p.m. Friday for reports of an ATV collision on Briary Road in Lewis County. KSP says Brian Cochran, 51, of Quincy, Kentucky was driving an ATV on the roadway when it flipped over and he was ejected. Reportedly Cochran was not wearing a helmet and was pronounced dead on the scene by the Lewis County Coroner's Office. The accident remains un... More>>

Boaters Find Body Of Missing Rape Suspect In Ohio River, Police Say

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LUDLOW, Ky. (WLWT) - The body of a man who ran from police was recovered from the Ohio River Friday afternoon. NBC affiliate WLWT reports boaters found the body of Robert Kasee Friday near the Villa Hills Marina, investigators say. Kasee disappeared Wednesday afternoon after jumping into the Ohio River to avoid police capture. Investigators said they were chasing Kasee in the 800 block of Elm Street when he jumped into the river near the Ludlow Bromley Yacht Club. He went und... More>>

Brother Of NBA's Zach Randolph Killed Outside Of Indiana Bar

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say Sacramento Kings forward Zach Randolph's brother was shot and killed early Saturday outside of a bar in the Indiana city where the two grew up.      Police said that an officer heard gunfire at around 5 a.m. and found Roger Randolph bleeding between two cars outside of Hop's Blues Room in Marion, which is about 60 miles (97 kilometers) northeast of Indianapolis. They said investigators don't know the circumstances surrounding the shoo... More>>

UPDATE: Power Restored For Thousands In Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — An equipment failure at a substation in Georgetown knocked power out to thousands of customers Saturday before being restored. Kentucky Utilities spokesman Daniel Lowery tells LEX 18 that power was out from about 11 a.m. to just before 1 p.m. in an area on the town's east side.

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Lexington Man Held After Assault, Robbery

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington man is in jail after police say he ambushed and robbed a man. Police say 33-year-old Cole Hudson Salyer is accused of jumping into a man's car Friday morning after the victim opened his garage door and demanding money. Salyer is accused of assaulting the victim and restraining him for 15 to 20 minutes until he received money. Police arrest Salyer at the Thorton's near Strader Drive and Winchester Road. Salyer faces several charges, ... More>>

Warner Bros. Crackdown Puts Dark Mark Over Potter Festivals

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Warner Bros. is cracking down on local Harry Potter fan festivals around the country, saying it’s necessary to halt unauthorized commercial activity. Fans, however, liken the move to Death Eaters sucking the joy out of homegrown fun, while festival directors say they’ll transmogrify the events into generic celebrations of magic. “It’s almost as if Warner Bros. has been taken over by Voldemort, trying to use dark magic to destroy the l... More>>

Lobbyist Says Payments To State Official Were Friendly Loans

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A veteran lobbyist says his multiple cash payments to a high-ranking state official were loans between friends and not bribes meant to maintain a lucrative state contract for his corporate client. James Sullivan is on trial this week accused of bribing former Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer to maintain an annual million-dollar contract for Cannon Cochran Management Services Inc., an Illinois-based company that administers Kentucky’s workers’ ... More>>

Old Forester Returns To Roots With New Kentucky Distillery

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Old Forester, the bourbon that launched a family dynasty and a spirits company, has returned to its pre-Prohibition Kentucky home in a newly renovated building that symbolizes the brand's comeback. The Old Forester Distilling Co. opens its doors to tourists Friday along a stretch of downtown Louisville known as Whiskey Row for its historic ties to Kentucky's bourbon industry. Bourbon tourism has matured into big business in Kentucky and Old Forester... More>>

Figures Show About 2,000 Minors Separated From Families At US Border

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 2,000 minors have been separated from their families at the U.S. border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press. The figures show that 1,995 minors were separated from 1,940 adults from April 19 through May 31. The separations were not broken down by age, and they included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations or possible criminal ... More>>

China Hikes Tariffs On US Soybeans, Electric Cars, Whiskey

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BEIJING (AP) — China fired back Saturday in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump by raising import duties on a $34 billion list of American goods including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey. The government said it was responding in “equal scale” to Trump’s tariff hike on Chinese goods in a conflict over Beijing’s trade surplus and technology policy that companies worry could quickly escalate and chill global economic growth. China ...

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'Who Tryna Die Monday? Slide Up.' Jessamine Co. Teen Accepts Plea Deal In School Threat

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — One of the teens accused of using a Snapchat account to make a threat toward Jessamine County Schools has accepted a plea deal. Cody Ritchey will plead guilty to a cyberstalking charge while two other charges against him were dropped.

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Police: 2nd Deputy Dies In Inmate Transport Shooting

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KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A second sheriff’s deputy died early Saturday from injuries suffered when an inmate who was being transported in Kansas City overpowered two officers and shot them. Kansas City, Kansas, police confirmed on their Facebook page that Deputy Theresa King, 44, died just after midnight following the shooting on Friday. Officer Patrick Rohrer, 35, died earlier. The inmate was also shot during the confrontation in a gated area near the Wyandotte County C... More>>

Rescue Crews Prep For Hot Weekend At Red River Gorge

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(LEX 18) — Visitors are flocking to the Red River Gorge and the Daniel Boone Forest this weekend - and they'll do so with temperatures expected to break 90 degrees. With that in mind, the Powell and Wolfe county search and rescue teams are getting ready for what is expected to be a busy weekend. Officials say they're ready to respond to heat-related injuries on the trail. A 14-year-old from Ohio was hospitalized earlier this week after he overheated while hiking on G... More>>

1 Person Airlifted After Car, Motorcycle Collide On US Highway 27

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GARRARD COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — All lanes of U.S. Highway 27 at Rogers Road are back open after a crash involving a motorcycle in Garrard County. State Police say that a car turning from U.S. 27 onto Rogers Road collided with a motorcycle traveling southbound on U.S. 27.

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Woman Says She Was Stabbed While Breaking Up Fight

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police are investigating after a woman showed up to a Lexington hospital late Friday suffering from a stab wound. Lexington police were called to the hospital around 11:30 p.m. A woman in her 40s told police she was on Osage Court off of Woodhill when she was injured while trying to break up a fight. Police said the suspects fled the scene. It was not clear what caused the alleged fight or whether the woman knew the people involved. No charges ...

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Body Of Rape Suspect Found In Ohio River

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KENTON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man on the run from police has been found dead in the Ohio River. Boaters on Friday afternoon found the body of Robert Kasee near the Villa Hills Marina in Kenton County. Kasee disappeared Wednesday after jumping into the Ohio River to avoid police capture. Officials searched the river for hours, but Kasee was presumed dead by Thursday afternoon. Kasee was wanted in Ohio for assault, rape and sexual battery. More>>

White House: Trump Supports GOP Leaders' Immigration Bill

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump ignited eleventh-hour confusion Friday over Republican efforts to push immigration legislation through the House, saying he wouldn’t sign a “moderate” package. The White House later walked back the comments, formally endorsing the measure and saying Trump had been confused. The campaign-season tumult erupted as GOP leaders put finishing touches on a pair of Republican bills: a hard-right proposal and a middle-ground pla...

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Man Gains Worldwide Recognition for Beard

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KEAVY, KY (Lex 18) - A Laurel County man has made a worldwide name for himself thanks to his impressive facial hair. Lance Wooton started growing his beard in 2014 to compliment his pirate Halloween costume.  Soon, a friend introduced him to beard products, and then Wooton discovered a world of facial hair competitions. He was hooked.  "Everybody was really against it. They were like, shave it, it looks awful," Wooton recalled.  Four years later, 25 inches... More>>

California Moves To Declare Coffee Safe From Cancer Risk

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - California health officials proposed a regulation change Friday that would declare coffee doesn't present a significant cancer risk, countering a recent state court ruling that had shaken up some coffee drinkers. The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment said its unprecedented move to declare the ubiquitous product safe followed a review of more than 1,000 studies published this week by the World Health Organization that found inadequate evidence that co... More>>

Justify A Possibility In Breeders' Cup Classic

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(LEX 18) Justify claimed the first jewel in his triple crown last month at Churchill Downs, but there's a lot of excitement over the possibility of him returning to the track for the Breeders' Cup Classic in November. In 2015, fans witnessed the first grand slam in horse racing history as American Pharoah won the Breeders' Cup Classic after already claiming the Triple Crown.  This year, Breeders' Cup officials are excited about the possibility of superstar Justify doing the sam...

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Recycling Facility Reopens After Fire

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CLARK COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) - A fire at a recycling facility this past weekend had first responders working for days to put out the fire. Now Stuff Recycling is back open and they're saying "thank you".

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2 Kentuckians Injured In Daytona Roller Coaster Accident

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DAYTONA BEACH, Ky. (LEX 18) - Two Kentuckians were injured on a roller coaster in Daytona Beach. Their company confirms that the two individuals received non life-threatening injuries after traveling to Florida for a work trip.  The roller coaster, on Daytona Beach Boardwalk, derailed in Florida and sent two individuals plunging 34 feet to the ground and resulted in several other injuries. Alternative Oulook LLC, located in Knott County, confirmed that...

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Boucher Sentenced In Attack On Sen. Rand Paul

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Bowling Green Daily News) -  The man convicted of attacking Senator Rand Paul was sentenced in federal court for the assault. Rene Boucher was sentenced to 30 days in federal prison and a $10,000 fine. He was also ordered to not have contact with the Paul family. He will be on supervised release for one year. Boucher attacked Paul back in November of last year as Paul was mowing his lawn, he claimed the dispute stemmed over yard debris.  Boucher pleade...

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Hope Center To Check On People Unsheltered In Hot Weather, Donations Needed

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LEXINGTON, Ky. – With temperatures expected to reach the 90s during the next several days, the Hope Center’s Street Outreach team will be out to check on people who are unsheltered.  The team members visit known camps and follow up on referrals from Lexington Police, the Office of Homeless Prevention, Parks and Recreation, and other community members.      When it’s above 90 degrees, the city implements its hot weather policy, which in...

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Fatal Dump Truck Crash In Owen Co.

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OWEN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) Officials say that KSP reported a fatal dump truck accident on Highway 22 W in the S-curve near Gratz. The dump truck was loaded with fertilizer and a load has been dumped on the road and the shoulder. It is estimated the road will be closed for 1-1.5 hours.  More>>

Arrest Made After Gas Station Burglarized In Stanford

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UPDATE: On Friday, 20-year-old Harlan Madden turned himself in at the Lincoln County Jail in reference to the break-in. He was charged with burglary 3rd degree.

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Sheriff: 1 Deputy Killed, 1 Critically Wounded In Shooting Near Kansas City Courthouse

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KANSAS CITY (AP) - Authorities say one sheriff's deputy is dead and another is critically wounded after they were overcome by an inmate while driving a transport vehicle near the Wyandotte County courthouse in Kansas City, Kansas. Wyandotte County sheriff's spokeswoman Maj. Kelli Bailiff says the suspect also was wounded in the shooting late Friday morning. He's undergoing surgery. No other details were released about the suspect, including his condition. Bailiff says it's possible... More>>

Man Charged With DUI On Pink Bicycle Stolen From Little Girl

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PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (EKB) - While drunk-driving arrests are a common occurrence, it's not every day that a grown man catches a charge on a little girl's pink-and-white bicycle. According to EKB News, police were called to Paul B. Hall Regional Medical Center, after a man allegedly refused medical treatment and walked out of the hospital. Upon leaving, police say the man stole a woman’s purse which contained her prescription. Around 3 a.m., a Paintsville Police officer s...

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KU Replaces Transmission Lines Around Downtown

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - If you have been driving on High Street downtown in the evening lately, you may have noticed some Kentucky Utilities crews hard at work digging up sections.  It's all part of a huge project to construct and replace a two-mile section of transmission lines.   Stretches of High Street, Rose Street, Short Street, Vine and Eastern Avenue will get new circuits and duct banks that haven't been replaced since the 1970s. KU says that while the old li... More>>

WellCare To Hire 40 Employees For Care Center In Hazard

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) - WellCare of Kentucky will begin recruiting 40 employees this month to support its state-of-the-art Care Center located in Hazard, Kentucky.  “Our Care Center is more than a call center,” said WellCare of Kentucky president Bill Jones. “This is a place where Kentuckians can talk to fellow Kentuckians as we sort through changing health policy together. WellCare is committed to Kentucky HEALTH and ensuring that members have access to ne... More>>

Manafort Jailed Ahead Of Trial

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal judge jails ex-Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort ahead of trial, citing recently filed obstruction charges.

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Man Receives 35 Years In LMPD Officer's Death

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - The man who caused the crash that killed a Louisville Metro Police Department officer learned his sentence Friday. WAVE 3 News in Louisville reports that Wathaniel Woods was sentenced to 35 years in the death of Officer Nick Rodman. In March of 2017, LMPD officers were chasing Woods through the Portland neighborhood after receiving a complaint of domestic violence against him. Woods' vehicle collided with Rodman's cruiser at the intersection of 26th and Dunc... More>>

Illegally Kept Deer Fawn Leads To Drug Charges

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) — The report of a deer fawn being kept illegally led to drug charges against a man and his mother in Marion County. On Monday, June 11, conservation officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources charged 26-year-old Matt White, of Lebanon, Ky., with holding protected wildlife and one count of cultivation of five or more marijuana plants. Officers also charged White’s mother, 59-year-old Lebanon resident Mary Colvin, with... More>>

Regional American Airlines Carrier Cancels 100s Of Flights

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - American Airlines says a technical problem that forced one of its regional carriers to cancel hundreds of flights has been resolved. A company statement says American's PSA Airlines carrier canceled 275 flights Thursday and around 400 flights Friday because of the technical issue. Travel through Charlotte-Douglas International Airport has been particularly affected, where nearly half of PSA's Friday flights were canceled. The airline says the problem with...

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Man Given 35 Years In Murder Of LMPD Officer

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)-- The man convicted of killing Louisville police officer Nick Rodman back in 2017 was given 35 years at his sentencing Friday. Wathaniel Woods was charged with killing Rodman in a crash during a police chase in March of 2017. Back in April, Woods entered a guilty plea to a number of charges including murder. As part of a plea agreement, Woods was formally sentenced to 35 years in prison. More>>

INTERACTIVE: Heat-Related Illnesses

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Temperatures are supposed to be in the 90s this weekend, but the heat index could reach the triple digits. With that being said, it is very important to stay cool and know the signs of heat-related illnesses.

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  • UK Starts Big Blue Caravan Tour in Marshall Co.

    UK Starts Big Blue Caravan Tour in Marshall Co.

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    The University of Kentucky kicked off its five-day Big Blue Caravan tour with a stop in Marshall County. A great place to bring some smiles to a place that suffered a horrific school shooting back in January that killed two students.  Wildcats Basketball Coach, John Calipari, Football Coach, Mark Stoops, Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, many players and trophies from the Kentucky collection made the trip west of Lexington. Here were some of the pictures Tweeted out by the Uni...
    The University of Kentucky kicked off its five-day Big Blue Caravan tour with a stop in Marshall County. A great place to bring some smiles to a place that suffered a horrific school shooting back in January that killed two students.  Wildcats Basketball Coach, John Calipari, Football Coach, Mark Stoops, Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart, many players and trophies from the Kentucky collection made the trip west of Lexington. Here were some of the pictures Tweeted out by the Uni...
  • Kentucky Swimming and Diving Announces 2018-19 Schedule

    Kentucky Swimming and Diving Announces 2018-19 Schedule

    Monday, June 18 2018 11:05 PM EDT2018-06-19 03:05:31 GMT
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    The Kentucky swimming and diving program will once again face a slew of tough opponents in the upcoming year, as sixth-year head coach Lars Jorgensen announced the 2018-19 schedule Monday afternoon. “We’re really excited about the upcoming year,” said Kentucky head coach Lars Jorgensen. “With the goal of continuing to improve on a national level, it’s a very competitive schedule that will prepare us well for the NCAA Championships in March. We have som...
    The Kentucky swimming and diving program will once again face a slew of tough opponents in the upcoming year, as sixth-year head coach Lars Jorgensen announced the 2018-19 schedule Monday afternoon. “We’re really excited about the upcoming year,” said Kentucky head coach Lars Jorgensen. “With the goal of continuing to improve on a national level, it’s a very competitive schedule that will prepare us well for the NCAA Championships in March. We have som...
  • UK’s Dillon Pulliam Earns 2018 Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship

    UK’s Dillon Pulliam Earns 2018 Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship

    Monday, June 18 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-06-18 23:01:33 GMT
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    Recent University of Kentucky graduate and member of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), Dillon Pulliam has received the 2018 Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship. Pulliam was a member of the Wildcat men’s basketball team for the past 3 years while earning computer science and computer engineering degrees from the UK College of Engineering. PKP is the nation's oldest and most selective all discipline honor society, having over 300 chapters across the nation and more overseas. Ph...
    Recent University of Kentucky graduate and member of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP), Dillon Pulliam has received the 2018 Phi Kappa Phi National Fellowship. Pulliam was a member of the Wildcat men’s basketball team for the past 3 years while earning computer science and computer engineering degrees from the UK College of Engineering. PKP is the nation's oldest and most selective all discipline honor society, having over 300 chapters across the nation and more overseas. Ph...
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  • 120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

    120 Nassar victims urge Michigan State board to fire Engler

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:30 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:30:32 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:33 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:33:34 GMT
    A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler.
    A letter signed by 120 victims of former sports doctor Larry Nassar demands that Michigan State University's governing board remove interim school president John Engler.
  • US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

    US could back 1st pot-derived medicine, and some are worried

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 2:20 AM EDT2018-06-19 06:20:32 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:31:52 GMT
    (AP Photo/Thomas Peipert). In this April 23, 2018, photo, Meagan Patrick kisses her daughter, Addelyn Patrick, 5, in the playroom at Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Addelyn was born with a brain malformation and suffers from multiple forms o...(AP Photo/Thomas Peipert). In this April 23, 2018, photo, Meagan Patrick kisses her daughter, Addelyn Patrick, 5, in the playroom at Realm of Caring in Colorado Springs, Colo. Addelyn was born with a brain malformation and suffers from multiple forms o...
    Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant.
    Parents who have used cannabis to treat severe epilepsy in their children are feeling more cautious than celebratory as the US government nears decision on drug made from marijuana plant.
  • Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

    Army splits with West Point grad who touted communist revolt

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-06-19 04:15:44 GMT
    Tuesday, June 19 2018 8:31 AM EDT2018-06-19 12:31:37 GMT
    (Courtesy of Spenser Rapone via AP). In this May 2016 photo provided by Spenser Rapone, Rapone raises his left fist while displaying a sign inside his hat that reads "Communism will win," after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West...(Courtesy of Spenser Rapone via AP). In this May 2016 photo provided by Spenser Rapone, Rapone raises his left fist while displaying a sign inside his hat that reads "Communism will win," after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West...
    A West Point cadet who tweeted pictures of himself at graduation with the message 'communism will win' is out of the Army with an other-than-honorable discharge.
    A West Point cadet who tweeted pictures of himself at graduation with the message 'communism will win' is out of the Army with an other-than-honorable discharge.
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