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Lexington Police Investigating Shooting That Sent One To Hospital

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Lexington Police are on scene of shooting Sunday night that left one man with serious injuries. Reportedly police received a shots fire call to the 300 block of Corral Street around 8:30p.m. Police say they found a black male victim in his 20s or 30s who was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Through their investigation, officers believe there may have been a disagreement in the front yard of a home and then some type of altercation took place. ...

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Tracking Late April Showers

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Keep on enjoying the spring weekend and don't worry about washing your car. Off and on rain showers to start the work week will take of the dirt and pollen. We are tracking a low that is currently sitting over Arkansas. The system is already pushing showers into western Kentucky. It won't take much longer for the wet weather to reach us. There will be a bit of a traffic jam in the upper-levels of the atmosphere, so this low will move very slow and almost become stationary over wester... More>>

Man Arrested At Berea McDonald's For Indecent Exposure

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MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Berea Police arrested a man Saturday 

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Lexington Rescue Trying To Help Dog Found Shot, Left For Dead In Albany, Ky.

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LEXINGTON Ky. (LEX 18) - A Lexington animal rescue is trying to raise money to help a dog found shot in Albany make a full recovery. Anita Spreitzer with the Woodstock Animal Foundation says a dog they've named Jade was found laying along a fence in Albany, Ky, shot and unable to move. The property owner called a local rescue to pick up Jade, who was bleeding from an open wound, and she was taken to get vet care. The Woodstock Animal Foundation was later notified and Jade ...

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Manhunt Underway After 4 Shot Dead In Tenn. Waffle House

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four people were killed in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant in Tennessee early Sunday, according to police, who credited a bystander with saving many lives by wresting a weapon away from the gunman. The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said via their Twitter account that authorities are searching for 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois. They said they named him as a person of interest because the pickup truck that the gunman us... More>>

Former NFL Kicker Stirs Controversy Holding Gun In Daughter's Prom Photo

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(NBC NEWS) - Former NFL kicker and current CBS sports analyst Jay Feely apologized for a picture he posted on twitter Saturday. Wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom #BadBoys pic.twitter.com/T5JRZQYq9e — Jay Feely (@jayfeely) April 22, 2018 The photo showed him holding a gun while standing next to his daughter and her boyfriend with the caption "wishing my beautiful daughter and her date a great time at prom" with the hash-tag "badboys... More>>

World Watching For Signs Of North Korea Nuke Deal

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - When North Korean leader Kim Jong Un meets South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Friday the world will have a single overriding interest: How will they address North Korea's decades-long pursuit of nuclear-armed missiles?      Success, even a small one, on the nuclear front could mean a prolonged detente and smooth the path for a planned summit between Kim and President Donald Trump in May or June. Optimists hope that the two summits might even... More>>

Clay County Man Found Dead Near Fire

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CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - An elderly man was found dead near a fire on his own property Sunday.  Clay County Sheriff Angela Johnson says the man was found dead by firefighters. Reportedly fire crews responded to the 400 block of Matt Sizemore Road off Hwy 687 around 4:15p.m. The sheriff says they believe the man had been burning stuff around his property. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death, and the man's identity has not yet been released. More>>

Report: Autopsies Show Nothing Suspicious In Avicii's Death

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STOCKHOLM (AP) - Sweden's public broadcaster says police in Oman have conducted two autopsies on the body of Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ Avicii, who died Friday at age 28.      Public broadcaster SVT, citing information from an anonymous police official in Oman, reported Sunday that the autopsies revealed nothing suspicious and foul play has been ruled out in the performer's death.      The broadcaster says the body has been cleared to be taken b... More>>

Apple Is Now Completely Powered By Clean Energy

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NEW YORK, Ny. (CNN MONEY) - On Monday, the tech giant announced that all of its retail stores, data centers and corporate offices now run on 100% clean energy. The milestone includes facilities in 43 countries, such as the US, UK, China and India. Overall, Apple uses a variety of clean energy sources, such as solar technology, wind farms and new concepts like biogas fuel cells and micro-hydro generation systems for generating electricity. In addition, nine more of its suppliers... More>>

Cincinnati Toddler Goes Viral For Drumming Talent

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CINCINNATI (WLWT) - This adorable video shows 2-year-old Lennox Howard Noble playing the drum part to the song "I Can" by gospel group Speak Life. The video has gotten hundreds of thousands of views on Facebook and other social media platforms, the toddler being commended for his incredible drumming. Lennox's musical talent may be hereditary-- his mother Shintara Nicole Noble is a singer in Speak Life and his father Herman Noble is a rapper. We hope to see mor... More>>

Multiple Victims In Officer-Involved Shooting In Buechel; Police Close EB Watterson Ramp

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LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Multiple people have been shot in Buechel in an officer-involved shooting, Metrosafe said. Our sister station WAVE 3 News reports the call came in at 4:18 p.m. of a person shot on Bardstown Road near Bashford Manor.  Police said two subjects were engaged in an altercation. A West Buechel police officer was alerted. One of the suspects was armed. When a police officer pursued the subject, shots were fired and the suspect was hit. The suspect a... More>>

Lexington Business Raising Money Monday For Garrard County Animal Shelter

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A Lexington business is donating a portion of all proceeds Monday to help the Garrard County Animal Shelter, as they struggle with the start of puppy season. Josie's restaurant in the Chevy Chase area is giving 20% of all sales on Monday to help the shelter. They will also be accepting donations, anything from food to towels and laundry detergent The shelter is trying to raise money for new kennels, while also dealing with the influx of dogs typically seen... More>>

Hero Prevented Further Bloodshed At Tennessee Waffle House

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ANTIOCH, Tn. (CNN) — A customer is being hailed as a hero after he charged a gunman who had opened fire early Sunday at a Waffle House in the Nashville area, killing four and injuring others. James Shaw Jr. bolted toward the restrooms once he heard the gunshots. But he didn't lose sight of the gunman. And the moment the shooter paused, police said, Shaw decided to rush him. That heroic act by a customer saved countless lives at a Waffle House, where a gunman killed four ... More>>

Report: Kentucky Has The 2nd Highest Number Of Pregnant Smokers

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - New information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention brings some not-so-good news about the number of women smoking while pregnant. Our sister station WAVE 3 News reports, according to a study, one out of 14 women who gave birth in 2016 smoked cigarettes while pregnant. The prevalence of smoking during pregnancy varies by state.  Thirty-one states ranked higher than the national rate. West Virginia topped the list at 25.1 percent, fol... More>>

A Joyful Reunion With Birth Parents Leads To Incest, Murder

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DOVER, N.Y. (AP) - What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly.      A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him along with that of their child and her adoptive father. All three were laid to rest this weekend in upstate New York.      "We're all still in shock," said Shirley M... More>>

Trump Says N. Korea Agreed To Denuclearize; It Hasn't

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday claimed North Korea has agreed to "denuclearization" before his potential meeting with Kim Jong Un. But that's not the case. North Korea said Friday it would suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of summits with the U.S. and South Korea. Kim also said a nuclear test site would be closed and "dismantled" now that the country has learned how to make nuclear... More>>

Indiana Man To Auction Corvette Pace Car Collection

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man plans to sell his collection of Corvette Indy 500 pace cars. Keith Busse, 74, is auctioning off the 16 cars next month during Mecum Auctions' spring sale at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, The Journal Gazette reported. "When I made the decision to sell them all, I couldn't sleep that night," Busse said. "There's 30 years of collecting there, but when you make the decision, you can't look back." The... More>>

Crews Clear Estill Co. Fire That Spread To Woods

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Fire crews remained on scene Sunday morning, a day after a garage fire spread to nearby woods and threatened area homes. The City of Irvine Fire Department said in a Facebook post early Sunday that its crews were working along with Kentucky Division of Forestry personnel to ensure all hot spots are completely extinguished. On Saturday evening, firefighters were called out and found a garage fully engulfed in flames. Officials said wind...

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Driver Escapes Serious Injury When Train Hit SUV

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MOUNT VERNON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A driver escaped serious injury Saturday afternoon when a train hit a sport-utility vehicle in Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon Fire Department officials said late Saturday that the crash occurred along Hummel Road. Officials said emergency crews responding to the scene found the driver outside the vehicle suffering non-life-threatening injuries. The driver was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Mount Vernon Fire Department and Roc... More>>

Neo-Nazis Rally, Burn Swastikas In Western Georgia

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DRAKETOWN, Ga. (WXIA) — White nationalists and neo-Naziss rallied Saturday night in western Georgia. WXIA reports here that the rally-goers lit swastikas and other symbols of their hatred on fire in a field in the community of Draketown. Members of the National Socialist Movement, considered to be one of the largest neo-Nazi groups in the United States, were present. The rally followed another in Newnan, about 40 miles south of Atlanta. About three dozen neo-Nazis turned... More>>

Nude Gunman Kills 4, Wounds Others In Tenn. Waffle House; Man Sought

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(CNN/LEX 18) — Police say a fourth person has died after a nude gunman opened fire inside a Waffle House in the Nashville area. Authorities were seeking 29-year-old Travis Reinking, an Illinois man described as a "person of interest."

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Despite Denials, EPA's Pruitt Met With Lobbyist Tied To Condo

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt met in his office last year with a veteran Washington lobbyist tied to the bargain-priced condo where Pruitt was living. Both Pruitt and lobbyist Steven Hart had previously denied Hart had conducted any recent business with EPA. A spokesman for Hart confirmed Saturday that the lobbyist met with Pruitt at EPA headquarters in July 2017 to discuss efforts to preserve the Chesapeake Bay. The admission about the ... More>>

Islamic State Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens In Afghan Capital

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber struck a voter registration center in the Afghan capital on Sunday, killing at least 31 people in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group. Public Health Ministry spokesman Wahid Majro said another 54 people were wounded in Sunday’s attack, updating an earlier toll. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. The large explosion...

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New Lexington Bike Trail Opens

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  Lexington’s Hope Center Bike Trail officially opened Saturday. 

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Verne Troyer, Mini-Me From 'Austin Powers' Films, Dies At 49

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Verne Troyer, who played Dr. Evil’s small, silent sidekick “Mini-Me” in the “Austin Powers” movie franchise, has died. He was 49. A statement provided by Troyer’s representatives that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts said the actor died Saturday. No cause of death was given, but the statement describes Troyer as a “fighter” who was unable to overcome a recent bout of adversity then goes on... More>>

Estill County Forest Fire Threatens Homes

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A fire in Estill County spreads to a nearby forest and gets dangerously close to homes Saturday evening. Homeowner Joyce Rawlins' stomach dropped this afternoon when she saw smoke on the way back to her Irvine home. “The closer I got, my heart just kept beating and beating so fast I thought well I'm going to have a heart attack right here in the driveway,” said Rawlins. She says she was terrified of what she would find. “I was ...

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Doug Whitaker Memorial Softball Tournament Held In Honor Of Plane Crash Victim

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Saturday kids took to the field in honor of a Pulaski County man killed in a November plane crash. The first annual Doug Whitaker Memorial Softball Tournament was held, with two of his daughters taking part Whitaker died when the small plane he was in crashed in barren county while on his way back from a hunting trip last Since then, thecommunity has come together to help his family. Science Hill Middle School softball coach Rodney Todd coaches...

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Homeowner Finds Naked Intruder In Her Tub, Eating Cheetos

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MONROE, La. (AP) - Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath.      A Monroe police affidavit says 29-year-old Evelyn Washington was arrested on burglary and property damage charges.      The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a responding officer found "a full tub of water and a plate of food along with half eaten Cheetos belonging to the victim on the toilet next to t... More>>

Police Called For Wild Keeneland Crowd

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police officers at Keeneland called for backup after a rowdy crowd started throwing things at them Saturday afternoon. Lexington Police say an officer working in a tailgating area outside the track tried to arrest an underage drinker. That's when they say the crowd got out of control and started throwing things and fighting. We're told five people were arrested on charges including alcohol intoxication, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Re... More>>

Man Killed In Random Knife Attack At California Steakhouse

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.      Jamal Jackson, 49, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail. It was uncle... More>>

4 Ex-Presidents Join Hundreds At Barbara Bush's Funeral

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HOUSTON (AP) — Four former presidents joined ambassadors, sports stars and hundreds of other mourners on a gray, rainy Saturday at the private funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, filling the nation’s largest Episcopal church a day after more than 6,000 people paid their respects to the woman known by many as “America’s matriarch.” Former President George H.W. Bush was helped into the cavernous sanctuary with a wheelchair behind his sons, former P...

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University of Cincinnati To Continue Tuition Freeze

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CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati trustees have voted to continue a tuition freeze that makes it the only public university in Ohio that hasn't increased undergraduate tuition for the 2018-19 academic year. The university's board of trustees approved the freeze in a unanimous vote Tuesday. Tuition will remain unchanged from $11,000 for in-state students and $27,000 for out-of-state students set in the 2014-15 academic year. The freeze applies to undergraduate, gr... More>>

Boy With Autism Builds World's Largest Lego Titanic Replica

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(CNN) - The world's largest Lego replica of the doomed Titanic liner was built over 700 hours -- 11 months -- by a 10-year-old boy from Reykjavik, Iceland, who is on the autism spectrum. It will make its American debut Monday at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Brynjar Karl Bigisson, now 15, built the replica with 56,000 Lego bricks. It's 26 feet long and 5 feet tall. Brynjar remembers playing with Legos for hours when he was 5. "I sometimes built from... More>>

Virtual Unknown Shakes Up The Boston Marathon With A Second-Place Finish

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BOSTON (CNN) - Desiree Linden made history at this year's Boston Marathon as the first American woman to win the storied race since 1985. What was more shocking, though, was the runner-up in the women's field Monday. In her second career marathon race, Sarah Sellers wasn't listed as one of the elite runners. According to The Wall Street Journal, she doesn't have any sponsors. Still, Sellers crossed the finish line in 2:44:04, a little more than 4 minutes behind Linden... More>>

Heartbroken Cat Walked 12 Miles Back To His Family, And They Tried To Euthanize Him

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RALEIGH, N.C. (TODAY SHOW) -  After Toby the cat walked 12 miles to get back to the place he thought was home, his original family took him to a county shelter and requested that he be euthanized. Luckily for the 7-year-old Maine coon mix, the shelter, not wanting to euthanize a seemingly healthy cat, contacted the SPCA of Wake County in Raleigh, North Carolina, for help. “The shelter called us at the SPCA to ask if we could take him in and help hi...

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You Could Make $70,000 Right Out Of College With A Degree In Marijuana Studies

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MARQUETTE, Mi. (CNBC) - The University of Northern Michigan is offering a degree that may catch the eye of marijuana enthusiasts: medicinal plant chemistry. And apparently it pays. "All of our graduates are going to be qualified to be analysts in a lab setting," Brandon Canfield, the associate professor of analytical chemistry who started the program, tells CNBC Make It. That could lead to a position that pays $70,000 right out of school, he adds. But f... More>>

Texas 8th-graders Asked To List Positives Of Slavery

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - A San Antonio charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.      The Great Hearts Monte Vista teacher who distributed the worksheet titled "The Life of Slaves: A Balanced View" was placed on leave and the school said it would audit the textbook associated with the lesson, said Aaron Kindel, the superintendent of Great Hearts Texas, ... More>>

Colin Kaepernick Honored By Amnesty For Inequality Protests

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AMSTERDAM (AP) — Human rights organization Amnesty International has honored former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick with its Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018, lauding his peaceful protests against racial inequality. The former San Francisco 49ers star was handed the award at a ceremony Saturday in the Dutch capital by onetime teammate Eric Reid. Kaepernick first took a knee during the pre-game playing of the American national anthem when he was with the 49ers in 2... More>>

Jeb Bush To Eulogize Mother In Private Service

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HOUSTON (AP) — Some 1,500 guests are expected Saturday at a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation’s largest Episcopal church. First lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are among those expected to attend the by-invitation-only service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Burial will follow at the Bush Library at Texas A&M University, about 100 miles (16... More>>

Trumps Says He Doesn't Think Personal Lawyer Will 'Flip'

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday that he doesn’t expect Michael Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer and fixer, to “flip” as the government investigates Cohen’s business dealings. Trump, in a series of tweets, accused The New York Times and one of its reporters of “going out of their way to destroy Michael Cohen and his relationship with me in the hope that he will ‘flip’” — a term that can... More>>

5 Charged In Ongoing Wayne Co. Crackdown On Illegal Drugs

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WAYNE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police say five people were facing charges as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal drug sales in Wayne County. Henry C. and Maxine B. Rehe, of Monticello, were arrested Friday on sealed warrants, according to Wayne County Sheriff Tim Catron. The office says the Rehes both face charges of first-degree trafficking in a controlled substance. Ashley E. Baker, of Monticello, is charged with first-degree trafficking in a controlled substan... More>>

Kentucky Derby: Big Party Leads To 2-Minute Horse Race

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — There's bourbon-tasting and hot air balloons, fashion shows and fireworks, a belle and a ball, and the event that started it all, the Pegasus Parade. From the time the Kentucky Derby Festival starts in mid-April, the party doesn't stop - not until the horses run for the roses on the first Saturday in May. The Kentucky Derby lasts only two minutes, but the legendary race at Churchill Downs has spawned an extended celebration with more than 70 events ... More>>

Giuliani Adds Star Power, Toughness To Trump's Legal Team

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WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — For weeks, President Donald Trump had grown increasingly frustrated with the cable news chatter that he couldn’t hire a big-name attorney for his legal team. But the president boasted to a confidant this week that he had struck a deal that he believed would silence those critics: He was hiring “America’s F---ing Mayor.” With the addition of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, Trump gains a former U.S. attorney, a pa... More>>

CDC: Toss Romaine Lettuce Due To E. Coli Fears

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PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. health officials on Friday told consumers to throw away any store-bought romaine lettuce they have in their kitchens and warned restaurants not to serve it amid an E. coli outbreak that has sickened more than 50 people in several states. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention expanded its warning about tainted romaine from Arizona, saying information from new illnesses led it to caution against eating any forms of the lettuce that may have come ... More>>

Bicyclist Killed By Vehicle In Louisville; Driver Faces DUI

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LOUISVILLE (WAVE3) — A bicyclist was killed Saturday morning and a motorist was arrested in a collision on Dixie Highway. WAVE3 reports here that the crash occurred about 12:45 a.m. when a sport-utility vehicle hit a cyclist on Dixie near Pendleton Road. Louisville Metro Police said the SUV hit a woman on a bicycle. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and is facing a charge of driving under the influence. More>>

Father Boosts Reward In Slayings Of Daughter, Grandson

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BURLINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — The father of a woman killed along with her one son is putting up his own money to increase the reward for information leading those responsible for the slayings. Kelli Kramer and her 9-year-old son, Aiden, were shot to death inside their apartment in Burlington. Their bodies were found March 21. No arrests have been made in the case, and police have not named any suspects. Kramer's father, John, increased the Crime Stoppers reward to $10,000,...

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Queen Elizabeth II Turns 91, To Attend Star-Studded Concert

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LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London. Sting, Tom Jones, Craig David and Kylie Minogue are among singers performing at the celebration at Royal Albert Hall, billed as the “Queen’s Birthday Party.” Prince Harry is expected to speak at Saturday evening’s event, in his new role as president of The Queen’s Commonwealth Trust. Special gun salutes are also being staged midday Saturday in cen... More>>

Man Airlifted After Laurel Co. Mobile Home Fire

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LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A man was airlifted to the University of Kentucky Medical Center on Friday after a fire broke out at mobile home in Laurel County. Emergency crews responded about 12:30 p.m. to a fire in the 400 block of Sepulvada Boulevard. Firefighters from the Lily Fire & Rescue and West Knox Fire Rescue departments found a male victim unconscious and removed him from the structure. Officials said the man was airlifted to UK Hospital with undisclosed injur...

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Man Robs Lexington Dollar Store At Knifepoint

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Police are searching for a man after a Dollar Store was robbed Friday night at knifepoint on Lexington's north side. The robbery occurred about 8:45 p.m. at the Dollar General on North Broadway near the interstate. Police say a man walked into the store and threatened two employees with a knife. The man fled after taking an undisclosed about of cash. Police say the man was wearing a gray hoodie with a camouflage mask and sunglasses. No one was...

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N. Korea, Setting Stage For Talks, Halts Nuclear, ICBM Tests

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea announced that it will suspend nuclear tests and intercontinental ballistic missile launches ahead of its summits with Seoul and Washington, but stopped short of suggesting it has any intention of giving up its hard-won nuclear arsenal. The announcement, which sets the table for further negotiations when the summits begin, was made by leader Kim Jong Un at a meeting of the North Korean ruling party’s Central Committee on Friday. It wa... More>>

Crews Respond To House Fire

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Firefighters were called to a fire at a home in southeast Lexington Friday evening. It happened just before 6 p.m. on Lakebow Court, which is off Squires Road. It is not clear what caused the fire, but it may have started in the living room. No one was injured.  More>>

Death Investigation Underway In Knox County

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KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) Kentucky State Police are investigating after a body was found in Knox County.

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Twin Sisters Unexpectedly Give Birth Just Hours Apart

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LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) On Thursday, twin sisters gave birth to baby girls at Saint Joseph's Hospital. Carli Morrison and her twin sister were just going in for routine pregnancy check-ups Thursday when they received some surprising news. “We both had doctors appointments at the same time and then I was going to tell her that my fluid was low, my sister, and then she was like, "my fluids low", we both have to have our baby,” said Morrison. Both of the moth...

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Fire Spreads To Marion Inn

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MARION COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A building in Marion County was heavily damaged by a fire Thursday night. The Marion Inn, a former motel, is now an apartment building that houses several families. A nearby fire spread to the building and displaced everyone that lives there. The Lebanon Fire Department tells LEX 18 that a trailer behind the building caught fire and the fire spread to the Marion Inn. Eleven units were destroyed. "I'm glad the fire station got down here right on time,...

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Kentucky Anthropologist Remembers Waco Siege 25 Years Later

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Thursday made 25 years since the Waco siege in Texas. That's when a standoff between federal agents and the religious cult, the Branch Davidians, came to a fiery end. A Kentucky forensic anthropologist was there and sat down with LEX 18 to discuss that dark time. Dr. Emily Craig was there on April 19, 1993, the day the Waco siege ended. She was new at anthropology at the time and was called in to help identify the remains of the men, women, and children killed at the Branch...

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LEX 18 Digital: Class Ring Found 30 Years Later

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- More than 30 years after a class ring was lost in a Lexington park, it's now back in the hands of its owner. Michael Blankenship is an avid treasure hunter with his metal detector. He visits local parks on most of his days off, he said. One day last week, Blankenship was in Lexington's Woodland Park when he got an interesting signal.  "It was about six inches in the ground and sure enough it was a class ring and i thought that was really gre...

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Producer And DJ Known As Avicii Has Been Found Dead

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NEW YORK (AP) - The Swedish-born producer and DJ known as Avicii has been found dead in Oman. Publicist Diana Baron said in a statement that the 28-year-old DJ, born Tim Bergling, was in Muscat, Oman. Avicii was a pioneer of the contemporary Electronic Dance Movement and a rare DJ capable of worldwide arena tour. He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. His biggest hit was "Le7els." His death comes just days after he was no... More>>

Department For Public Health: Three Dead In Kentucky From Hepatitis A Outbreak

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(LEX 18) Acting Commissioner of the Department for Public Health Dr. Jefferey Howard released a statement on Kentucky's Hepatitis A situation Friday. In it, he stated that there have been three deaths related to the Hepatitis A situation. He said that the Department for Public Health is working on responding to the situation. The Center for Disease Control, or CDC, is working with the Department for Public Health on the issue. Howard said that the CDC called the department's response... More>>

Driver In Deadly Immigrant Smuggling Case Gets Life Sentence

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SAN ANTONIO (AP) - The driver of a semitrailer packed with at least 39 immigrants, 10 of whom died, has been sentenced to life in prison without parole for making the deadly smuggling run. Senior U.S. District Judge David A. Ezra read the sentence Friday, after James Matthew Bradley Jr. pleaded guilty in October to one conspiracy count and a count of transporting the immigrants resulting in death. The 61-year-old could have faced the death penalty had he been convicted at trial. At... More>>

Police: Man Flees, Nearly Runs Over Officer

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  - A man is in jail after police say he led them on a chase after nearly striking an officer with his vehicle. 

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Vanderbilt Enters Draft, Forgoes Agent

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)  – Using NCAA rules that allow players to “test the waters” and go through the NBA Draft process, freshman forward Jarred Vanderbilt will enter his name in the 2018 NBA Draft but does not plan to hire an agent at this time. So long as Vanderbilt does not hire an agent, he will have until May 30 (10 days after the NBA Draft Combine) to make a final decision as to whether he wishes to remain in the draft or return to Kentucky. “Thi... More>>

Bevin Lampooned On Comedy Central For Teacher Remarks

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -Governor Matt Bevin was the subject of a lampooning monologue. 

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Coroner Seeks Next-of-Kin of Deceased

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UPDATE: The family has been found.

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In Suit, DNC Blames Election Loss On Trump-Russia Alliance

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NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic National Committee has sued President Donald Trump’s campaign, his son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and WikiLeaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election. The DNC filed the lawsuit Friday in federal court in Manhattan. It seeks unspecified damages and an order to prevent further interference with DNC computer systems. The lawsuit says Trump and his associates had relationships with Russia that enab... More>>

Store Clerk Forced To Drive Robbery Suspect From Crime Scene

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - A robbery took a turn from bad to worse after the robber forced a store clerk to give him a ride. Police responded to the Family Dollar on Saron Drive overnight for a robbery. The suspect entered the store and brandished a firearm. He took cash and then struck the clerk multiple times causing minor injuries.  After the beating, the suspect forced the clerk to drive him to the area of Armstrong Mill and Man o' War. The store will not release surveillan... More>>

WKU Releases Results Of "Politics In Kentucky"

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (LEX 18) - Western Kentucky University's Social Science Department has released the results of their "Politics in Kentucky." SURVEY METHODOLOGY The WKU Social Science Research Center (SSRC) conducted the Big Red Poll, a student-led, live-caller, dual frame (landline and cell phone) survey of 531 Kentucky residents between April 11-15, 2018.  67% of respondents were reached via land line, and 33% were reached via cell phone.  The... More>>

1 Dead In Johnson County Crash

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PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18)  - A pedestrian is dead after being struck by a car in Johnson County. At 10:25 PM Thursday night after receiving a call from the Johnson County Sheriff’s office requesting assistance on a fatal collision which occurred in the Paintsville community.                                 ... More>>

Student Walkouts Begin In Kentucky

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Students across the country plan to walk out of class at 10 a.m. local time.  Locally, many schools are allowing students to walk out to continue safety conversation. Earlier this week, the Kentucky Education Association asked students and staff to wear blue and orange, in honor of those who lost their lives in the Marshall County High School shooting. Students in Scott County plan to walk out of the doors at 10 a.m.  Once outside, they plan to sh...

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1 Injured, Suspect In Custody In Florida School Shooting

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OCALA , Fla. (AP) - Authorities say one student shot another in the ankle at a Florida high school and a suspect is in custody.      The Ocala Star-Banner reports the shooting happened Friday morning at Forest High School which was on lockdown.  The injured student was taken to a local hospital.      Police say the suspected shooter is also a student at the school.      No other details were immediately available. Some parents came to ...

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Woman Charged In Abuse Case Pleads Not Guilty

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LONDON Ky. (LEX 18) — The Laurel County woman accused of starving a child in her care has pleaded not guilty.

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Family's Good Deed Results In Devastating Fire

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ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - A home in Estill County is a loss after an early morning fire. The fire broke out on West Cedar Grove in Irvine. The home was under renovation but the couple who owned the property allowed a homeless person to stay inside the home overnight. That person accidentally started the fire with a kerosene heater. One of the owners told LEX 18 that the house was her family home. 

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  • John Wall Dominates in Wizards Win

    John Wall Dominates in Wizards Win

    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:46 PM EDT2018-04-23 02:46:48 GMT
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    When Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal fouled out with about five minutes left in a tied Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors, he couldn't believe the call.      He raced to the other end of the court. When he returned to his team's sideline, he threw a red towel, before being held back by teammates.      "I was beyond emotional. Beyond mad. Frustrated. Pretty much any synonym you can add," Beal said. "I told my team that we were going to...
    When Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal fouled out with about five minutes left in a tied Game 4 against the Toronto Raptors, he couldn't believe the call.      He raced to the other end of the court. When he returned to his team's sideline, he threw a red towel, before being held back by teammates.      "I was beyond emotional. Beyond mad. Frustrated. Pretty much any synonym you can add," Beal said. "I told my team that we were going to...
  • Kentucky Gymnastics Coaches Take Home Nation’s Top Honors

    Kentucky Gymnastics Coaches Take Home Nation’s Top Honors

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:57:53 GMT
    Kentucky gymnastics head coach Tim Garrison and assistant coaches Chuck Dickerson and Rachel Garrison were named the 2018 National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) National Coach and Assistant Coaches of the Year, the organization announced Sunday. The awards are voted on by Division I coaches across the country. Both awards are the program’s first. “I’m so grateful for my staff,” head coach Tim Garrison said. “They have given ...
    Kentucky gymnastics head coach Tim Garrison and assistant coaches Chuck Dickerson and Rachel Garrison were named the 2018 National Association of College Gymnastics Coaches/Women (NACGC/W) National Coach and Assistant Coaches of the Year, the organization announced Sunday. The awards are voted on by Division I coaches across the country. Both awards are the program’s first. “I’m so grateful for my staff,” head coach Tim Garrison said. “They have given ...
  • 2018 Kentucky Baseball Week 10 In Review

    2018 Kentucky Baseball Week 10 In Review

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:40 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:40:28 GMT
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    2018 KENTUCKY BASEBALL WEEK 10 IN REVIEW OVERALL RECORD: 26-14 (8-10 SEC) WEEK RECORD: 1-3 LAST WEEK Apr. 17 – Loss, 2-8, at Louisville Apr. 19 – Loss, 2-11, vs. #1 Florida Apr. 20 – Loss, 4-9, vs. #1 Florida Apr. 21 – Win, 3-2, vs. #1 Florida THIS WEEK Apr. 25 – vs. Morehead State (6:30 p.m.; Lexington; SECN+) Apr. 27 – vs. Missouri (7:30 p.m.; Lexington; SEC Network) Apr. 28 – vs. Missouri (2 p.m.; Lexington; SECN+...
    2018 KENTUCKY BASEBALL WEEK 10 IN REVIEW OVERALL RECORD: 26-14 (8-10 SEC) WEEK RECORD: 1-3 LAST WEEK Apr. 17 – Loss, 2-8, at Louisville Apr. 19 – Loss, 2-11, vs. #1 Florida Apr. 20 – Loss, 4-9, vs. #1 Florida Apr. 21 – Win, 3-2, vs. #1 Florida THIS WEEK Apr. 25 – vs. Morehead State (6:30 p.m.; Lexington; SECN+) Apr. 27 – vs. Missouri (7:30 p.m.; Lexington; SEC Network) Apr. 28 – vs. Missouri (2 p.m.; Lexington; SECN+...
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  • Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

    Hundreds mourn New Mexico woman killed in Southwest flight

    Sunday, April 22 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-04-22 19:05:03 GMT
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    (Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this 2017 file photo, Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, N.M., poses for a photo in Albuquerque. Family and friends will gather Sunday, April 22, 2018 to mourn Riordan, an Albuquerque bank ex...(Marla Brose/The Albuquerque Journal via AP, File). FILE - In this 2017 file photo, Jennifer Riordan, of Albuquerque, N.M., poses for a photo in Albuquerque. Family and friends will gather Sunday, April 22, 2018 to mourn Riordan, an Albuquerque bank ex...
    An Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane will be remembered at a memorial service.
    An Albuquerque woman who died after an in-flight accident on a Southwest Airlines plane will be remembered at a memorial service.
  • 4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:34:44 GMT
    Monday, April 23 2018 1:16 AM EDT2018-04-23 05:16:37 GMT
    Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday.
    Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday.
  • Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion

    Cosby defense team lobs attacks in court of public opinion

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:15 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:15:02 GMT
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    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby departs after his sexual assault trial, Friday, April 20, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown.
    Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations.
    Bill Cosby's lawyers and publicists are increasingly playing to the court of public opinion as his sexual assault retrial heads toward deliberations.
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