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  • Several Threats Made Following Florida School Shooting

    Several Threats Made Following Florida School Shooting

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:14 AM EST2018-02-19 16:14:00 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Over the past week, LEX 18 has been made aware of several threats circulating on social media...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Over the past week, LEX 18 has been made aware of several threats circulating on social media...

  • Pavement Collapse Shuts Down Section Of Road

    Pavement Collapse Shuts Down Section Of Road

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:49 AM EST2018-02-19 10:49:32 GMT
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    PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A section of a Kentucky road is closed to all traffic after a pavement collapse. It happened Saturday night on KY 1499 just past the turn off into Feds Creek. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have placed flaggers on both sides of the area to prevent anyone from trying to drive through. They say maintenance workers will be on duty 24/7 indefinitely. "There is no "quick fix" for this situation. Engineers and maint...

    PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A section of a Kentucky road is closed to all traffic after a pavement collapse. It happened Saturday night on KY 1499 just past the turn off into Feds Creek. Officials with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have placed flaggers on both sides of the area to prevent anyone from trying to drive through. They say maintenance workers will be on duty 24/7 indefinitely. "There is no "quick fix" for this situation. Engineers and maint...

  • Sheriff: Largest Meth Bust Ever In Lewis County

    Sheriff: Largest Meth Bust Ever In Lewis County

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:50 AM EST2018-02-19 10:50:24 GMT
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    LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The sheriff's department charged a Greenup County man following what they’re calling the largest meth seizure on record in the county. According to WSAZ, 40-year-old Ollin Driggers was arrested Saturday evening following a traffic stop. Deputies were investigating suspected drug activity, and were conducting surveillance in the area. A half-pound of a substance, believed to be crystal meth, was seized from Driggers durin...

    LEWIS COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The sheriff's department charged a Greenup County man following what they’re calling the largest meth seizure on record in the county. According to WSAZ, 40-year-old Ollin Driggers was arrested Saturday evening following a traffic stop. Deputies were investigating suspected drug activity, and were conducting surveillance in the area. A half-pound of a substance, believed to be crystal meth, was seized from Driggers durin...

  • Triple Homicide Investigation Underway In Allen County

    Triple Homicide Investigation Underway In Allen County

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:14 PM EST2018-02-19 20:14:52 GMT
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    SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WSMV)-- Police are investigating the deaths of three people in Allen County, KY. It's not clear how the three victims died. We will update this story as more information becomes available. 

    SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WSMV)-- Police are investigating the deaths of three people in Allen County, KY. It's not clear how the three victims died. We will update this story as more information becomes available. 

  • Family That Took In Florida Shooting Suspect Call Him A 'Monster'

    Family That Took In Florida Shooting Suspect Call Him A 'Monster'

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:47 PM EST2018-02-18 21:47:10 GMT
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    PARKLAND, Fl. (CNN) - The family that took in Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said they knew he was lonely, depressed and a bit odd but saw no warning signs of a coming massacre. "We had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know," Kimberly Snead told the South Florida Sun Sentinel in an interview Saturday. "We didn't see this side of him." The interview with the Sun Sentinel is the first the Snead family has given since Cru...
    PARKLAND, Fl. (CNN) - The family that took in Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said they knew he was lonely, depressed and a bit odd but saw no warning signs of a coming massacre. "We had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know," Kimberly Snead told the South Florida Sun Sentinel in an interview Saturday. "We didn't see this side of him." The interview with the Sun Sentinel is the first the Snead family has given since Cru...
  • Elderly Couple Found Deceased Near Creek

    Elderly Couple Found Deceased Near Creek

    Monday, February 19 2018 11:22 AM EST2018-02-19 16:22:58 GMT

    CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police are investigating after the bodies of an elderly couple were found near a creek. It happened around 6:12 p.m. Sunday on Fords Ferry Road, approximately two miles north of Marion. Officials were called to investigate a collision. Upon arrival, the fire department located the vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, partially submerged in Crooked Creek with the passenger’s door open; however, no one was located insi...

    CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- Kentucky State Police are investigating after the bodies of an elderly couple were found near a creek. It happened around 6:12 p.m. Sunday on Fords Ferry Road, approximately two miles north of Marion. Officials were called to investigate a collision. Upon arrival, the fire department located the vehicle, a 2009 Chevrolet Impala, partially submerged in Crooked Creek with the passenger’s door open; however, no one was located insi...

  • Florida Mental Health Agency Examined Cruz In 2016, Didn’t Hospitalize Him

    Florida Mental Health Agency Examined Cruz In 2016, Didn’t Hospitalize Him

    Sunday, February 18 2018 7:56 PM EST2018-02-19 00:56:44 GMT
    Broward County Sheriff's OfficeBroward County Sheriff's Office
    PARKLAND, Fl. (NBC NEWS) - A 2016 mental health report said that crisis workers from a South Florida mental health facility were called to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to hold alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz for a psychiatric evaluation, but ultimately decided against hospitalizing him. According to the report, an individual alerted Henderson Behavioral Health to come to the school to evaluate Cruz for possible detainment under the Baker Act, which allows authoriti...
    PARKLAND, Fl. (NBC NEWS) - A 2016 mental health report said that crisis workers from a South Florida mental health facility were called to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School to hold alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz for a psychiatric evaluation, but ultimately decided against hospitalizing him. According to the report, an individual alerted Henderson Behavioral Health to come to the school to evaluate Cruz for possible detainment under the Baker Act, which allows authoriti...
  • Suspect Arrested Following Attempted Robbery, Shots Fired

    Suspect Arrested Following Attempted Robbery, Shots Fired

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:13 AM EST2018-02-19 10:13:17 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person has been arrested for an attempted robbery. It happened around 2 a.m. Monday on Centre Parkway. Police say someone living there let a man in and a struggle took place when that man attempted to rob them. The suspect's gun fired, hitting a wall, but no one was hurt. Police say the suspect fled, and they saw a person matching his description. After a short foot chase, he was taken into cutosy on Olympia Road.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- One person has been arrested for an attempted robbery. It happened around 2 a.m. Monday on Centre Parkway. Police say someone living there let a man in and a struggle took place when that man attempted to rob them. The suspect's gun fired, hitting a wall, but no one was hurt. Police say the suspect fled, and they saw a person matching his description. After a short foot chase, he was taken into cutosy on Olympia Road.

  • Madison County School Officials Say Rumored Threat Unfounded

    Madison County School Officials Say Rumored Threat Unfounded

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:44 AM EST2018-02-19 05:44:10 GMT
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    MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - In Madison County school officials are trying to dispel rumors about a threat. The district posted on Facebook that word was going around about a threat to Madison Southern High School, but school leaders believe there is no credible threat or actual danger to students' safety. The post goes on to say school officials will continue to work with the Berea Police Department,and there will be an extra police presence at the school tomorrow as a precaution.
    MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - In Madison County school officials are trying to dispel rumors about a threat. The district posted on Facebook that word was going around about a threat to Madison Southern High School, but school leaders believe there is no credible threat or actual danger to students' safety. The post goes on to say school officials will continue to work with the Berea Police Department,and there will be an extra police presence at the school tomorrow as a precaution.
  • 2 Teens Arrested in Jessamine Co. School Threat Case

    2 Teens Arrested in Jessamine Co. School Threat Case

    Sunday, February 18 2018 10:35 AM EST2018-02-18 15:35:47 GMT

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two teens are facing terroristic threatening charges, after an online threat was made toward Jessamine County schools this weekend. Tristan Kelly, 18, and Cody Ritchey, 19, were arrested Sunday morning.

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Two teens are facing terroristic threatening charges, after an online threat was made toward Jessamine County schools this weekend. Tristan Kelly, 18, and Cody Ritchey, 19, were arrested Sunday morning.

  • Teen Arrested For Allegedly Making Threat Towards Whitley Co. Schools

    Teen Arrested For Allegedly Making Threat Towards Whitley Co. Schools

    Sunday, February 18 2018 11:35 PM EST2018-02-19 04:35:32 GMT

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Whitley County Sheriff is reported a 17-year-old has been taken into custody after allegedly making a threat towards the Whitley County School District. Sheriff Colan Harrell says the teen is accused threatening violence, but didn't specify how. The Sheriff says he and his deputies assigned as school resource officers plan to meet with school leaders tomorrow to discuss the incident and how to further improve student safety. Law enforcement offici...

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Whitley County Sheriff is reported a 17-year-old has been taken into custody after allegedly making a threat towards the Whitley County School District. Sheriff Colan Harrell says the teen is accused threatening violence, but didn't specify how. The Sheriff says he and his deputies assigned as school resource officers plan to meet with school leaders tomorrow to discuss the incident and how to further improve student safety. Law enforcement offici...

  • Fleming County Schools Sends Letter To Parents Regarding Threat

    Fleming County Schools Sends Letter To Parents Regarding Threat

    Sunday, February 18 2018 4:34 PM EST2018-02-18 21:34:25 GMT
    FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Parents in Fleming County received a letter from the school district Sunday regarding a threat made against the schools. The letter obtained by LEX 18 states that district officials were made aware of information going around about a possible threat of violence made on Monday February 12. The letter goes on to say that the threat was investigated on Friday, and it was determined that the rumors stemmed from a previous threat that had alr...
    FLEMING COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - Parents in Fleming County received a letter from the school district Sunday regarding a threat made against the schools. The letter obtained by LEX 18 states that district officials were made aware of information going around about a possible threat of violence made on Monday February 12. The letter goes on to say that the threat was investigated on Friday, and it was determined that the rumors stemmed from a previous threat that had alr...
  • Boy, 13, Held After Alleged Threat To Clay Co. School

    Boy, 13, Held After Alleged Threat To Clay Co. School

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:18 PM EST2018-02-19 17:18:44 GMT
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    LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A 13-year-old boy is in custody and facing charges after a social media post allegedly threatened violence at Clay County Middle School.

    LONDON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A 13-year-old boy is in custody and facing charges after a social media post allegedly threatened violence at Clay County Middle School.

  • Corbin Man Held In Slayings Of Pregnant Woman, Grandmother

    Corbin Man Held In Slayings Of Pregnant Woman, Grandmother

    Monday, February 19 2018 9:31 AM EST2018-02-19 14:31:54 GMT

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Corbin man has been arrested in the slayings of a pregnant woman and her grandmother. Paul Brock, 37, was taken into custody Sunday evening at his home in Corbin.

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Corbin man has been arrested in the slayings of a pregnant woman and her grandmother. Paul Brock, 37, was taken into custody Sunday evening at his home in Corbin.

  • Rash Of School Threats Prompts Warning From Ky. State Police

    Rash Of School Threats Prompts Warning From Ky. State Police

    Monday, February 19 2018 10:05 AM EST2018-02-19 15:05:20 GMT

    (LEX 18) — A spate of school threats across the region has brought concern, arrests and now a warning from Kentucky State Police. Trooper Robert Purdy, a public affairs officer with the state law enforcement agency, issued a plea and a warning Monday morning on social media. Let me be completely clear, violent threats toward any school is not tolerated & will be fully investigated! It's not a joke... Posting a violent school threat anywhere, including #SocialMedia i...

    (LEX 18) — A spate of school threats across the region has brought concern, arrests and now a warning from Kentucky State Police. Trooper Robert Purdy, a public affairs officer with the state law enforcement agency, issued a plea and a warning Monday morning on social media. Let me be completely clear, violent threats toward any school is not tolerated & will be fully investigated! It's not a joke... Posting a violent school threat anywhere, including #SocialMedia i...

  • Tattoo Artist Allegedly Assaults Customer

    Tattoo Artist Allegedly Assaults Customer

    Monday, February 19 2018 12:08 PM EST2018-02-19 17:08:16 GMT
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested after police say he sexually abused a woman while giving her a tattoo. 30-year-old Jonathon Poynter was arrested Friday morning.  The sheriff says while Poynter was applying a tattoo to a woman, he sexually abused her.  Poynter has been charged with first-degree sodomy.
    LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested after police say he sexually abused a woman while giving her a tattoo. 30-year-old Jonathon Poynter was arrested Friday morning.  The sheriff says while Poynter was applying a tattoo to a woman, he sexually abused her.  Poynter has been charged with first-degree sodomy.
  • Teacher No Longer With Dayton, Ky., District After Alleged Gun Remarks

    Teacher No Longer With Dayton, Ky., District After Alleged Gun Remarks

    Monday, February 19 2018 2:40 PM EST2018-02-19 19:40:41 GMT

    DAYTON, KY (FOX 19)-- Dayton Independent School District officials are investigating remarks allegedly made by a high school teacher. Students in the class say she made a comment about bringing a gun to school to shoot people. The district tells FOX19 NOW she is no longer employed at the school. Many parents went to the school board Friday morning concerned about the alleged comments, calling for the teacher to be fired. The alleged comments come just days after 17 p...

    DAYTON, KY (FOX 19)-- Dayton Independent School District officials are investigating remarks allegedly made by a high school teacher. Students in the class say she made a comment about bringing a gun to school to shoot people. The district tells FOX19 NOW she is no longer employed at the school. Many parents went to the school board Friday morning concerned about the alleged comments, calling for the teacher to be fired. The alleged comments come just days after 17 p...

  • Knox County Sheriff's Department: Three Arrested In School Threat Investigation

    Knox County Sheriff's Department: Three Arrested In School Threat Investigationa

    Monday, February 19 2018 1:09 AM EST2018-02-19 06:09:31 GMT
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    KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Knox County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible threat against the school system.  Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith posted to the department's Facebook page that they have been made aware of social media threats involving the Knox County School Public Schools. The post says that they are working with the Superintendent, school staff and Kentucky State Police to get to the bottom of the issue. The post goes on to say they take the...

    KNOX COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - The Knox County Sheriff's Department is investigating a possible threat against the school system.  Knox County Sheriff Mike Smith posted to the department's Facebook page that they have been made aware of social media threats involving the Knox County School Public Schools. The post says that they are working with the Superintendent, school staff and Kentucky State Police to get to the bottom of the issue. The post goes on to say they take the...

  • UPDATE: Deputies Investigating Deadly Jessamine Co. Crash

    UPDATE: Deputies Investigating Deadly Jessamine Co. Crash

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:31 AM EST2018-02-18 13:31:11 GMT

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Jessamine County Sheriff's Department has identified a man who died Saturday afternoon after crashing into a tree.

    JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Jessamine County Sheriff's Department has identified a man who died Saturday afternoon after crashing into a tree.

  • Butler County Sheriff Offers Free Gun Training To Teachers

    Butler County Sheriff Offers Free Gun Training To Teachers

    Sunday, February 18 2018 8:05 PM EST2018-02-19 01:05:07 GMT
    MGNMGN
    HAMILTON, Ohio (WLWT) —In the wake of last week’s tragedy at a Florida school, the Butler County sheriff has a plan he believes will help prevent future school shootings. Sheriff Richard Jones expects his idea could stir some controversy, but he says he wants to teach teachers how to use guns. He will be offering free concealed carry classes to all teachers in Butler County, he announced Sunday. Jones said he’ll also wants to get teachers acclimated with what a gu...
    HAMILTON, Ohio (WLWT) —In the wake of last week’s tragedy at a Florida school, the Butler County sheriff has a plan he believes will help prevent future school shootings. Sheriff Richard Jones expects his idea could stir some controversy, but he says he wants to teach teachers how to use guns. He will be offering free concealed carry classes to all teachers in Butler County, he announced Sunday. Jones said he’ll also wants to get teachers acclimated with what a gu...
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