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  • Scott County Amber Alert Canceled, Child Found Safe

    Amber Alert Issued In Scott County

    Saturday, August 19 2017 12:34 AM EDT2017-08-19 04:34:03 GMT

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - An amber alert has been issued out of Scott County after a 4 year old was taken from a home Friday afternoon.  The Sheriff's office says around 6:30 p.m. Friday, they responded to a home on Mcintosh Drive for reports of a break in.  They say when they arrived they found Kayla Samantha Melton, 25, had broken into a home through a back window.  We're told she then assaulted a female who was watching Tayden Bradley Kanatzer, 4, and took him ...

    SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) - An amber alert has been issued out of Scott County after a 4 year old was taken from a home Friday afternoon.  The Sheriff's office says around 6:30 p.m. Friday, they responded to a home on Mcintosh Drive for reports of a break in.  They say when they arrived they found Kayla Samantha Melton, 25, had broken into a home through a back window.  We're told she then assaulted a female who was watching Tayden Bradley Kanatzer, 4, and took him ...

  • Employee At Home For Abused Girls Accused Of Sexually Abusing One Of Them

    Employee At Home For Abused Girls Accused Of Sexually Abusing One Of Them

    Friday, August 18 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-08-18 22:06:17 GMT

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Sunrise Children's Center in Morehead is a home for neglected or abused teenage girls. One of their employees responsible for caring for these girls is now accused of sexually abusing one of them. The center houses girls from 7th-12th grade. The facility only has 12 girls living at the home at a time. "We have residential programs where teenage youth come and live and receive therapy and food and clothing, and a safe place to lay their head down at...

    ROWAN COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) The Sunrise Children's Center in Morehead is a home for neglected or abused teenage girls. One of their employees responsible for caring for these girls is now accused of sexually abusing one of them. The center houses girls from 7th-12th grade. The facility only has 12 girls living at the home at a time. "We have residential programs where teenage youth come and live and receive therapy and food and clothing, and a safe place to lay their head down at...

  • Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident

    Man Dies In Motorcycle Accident

    Friday, August 18 2017 9:14 AM EDT2017-08-18 13:14:01 GMT
    DANVILLE, Ky. (The Advocate Messenger)-- A man was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday night. It happened around 9 p.m. on KY 52, near the intersection of Chrisman Lane. Matthew Alsept, 34, of Lexington, was driving a 2004 Kawasaki and traveling toward Lancaster, following a friend in another car, according to Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputy Philip Dean. It is believed Alsept lost control before exiting the road, when the motorcycle flipped multiple times. He was no...
    DANVILLE, Ky. (The Advocate Messenger)-- A man was killed in a motorcycle crash Thursday night. It happened around 9 p.m. on KY 52, near the intersection of Chrisman Lane. Matthew Alsept, 34, of Lexington, was driving a 2004 Kawasaki and traveling toward Lancaster, following a friend in another car, according to Boyle County Sheriff’s Deputy Philip Dean. It is believed Alsept lost control before exiting the road, when the motorcycle flipped multiple times. He was no...
  • Ten-Year-Old Rape Victim Gives Birth In India

    Ten-Year-Old Rape Victim Gives Birth In India

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:47 AM EDT2017-08-18 11:47:31 GMT

    NEW DELHI, India (CNN)-- A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India. The 10-year old delivered a baby girl via Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, a city in North India. Both the girl and her baby are in stable condition, according to Dasari Harish, one of the doctors caring for the girl. The girl was forced to have the baby after India's Supreme Court rejected the family's plea for an abortion...

    NEW DELHI, India (CNN)-- A ten-year old rape victim who was denied an abortion has given birth in northern India. The 10-year old delivered a baby girl via Caesarian section at the Government Medical College and Hospital in Chandigarh, a city in North India. Both the girl and her baby are in stable condition, according to Dasari Harish, one of the doctors caring for the girl. The girl was forced to have the baby after India's Supreme Court rejected the family's plea for an abortion...

  • Places To Buy Eclipse Glasses, Safe Brands To Use

    Places To Buy Eclipse Glasses, Safe Brands To Use

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:39 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:39:24 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- According to the American Astrological Society, some (not all) locations in the following retail chains sell ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses and/or handheld viewers, so you can confidently buy solar viewers if you find them in their stores, but not on their websites, as some chains use different suppliers for their websites than they do for their stores. 7-Eleven Best Buy Bi-Mart Casey's General Store Circle K Hobby Town Kirkla...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- According to the American Astrological Society, some (not all) locations in the following retail chains sell ISO-compliant safe eclipse glasses and/or handheld viewers, so you can confidently buy solar viewers if you find them in their stores, but not on their websites, as some chains use different suppliers for their websites than they do for their stores. 7-Eleven Best Buy Bi-Mart Casey's General Store Circle K Hobby Town Kirkla...

  • American Killed In Barcelona Attack Identified

    American Killed In Barcelona Attack Identified

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:27 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:27:41 GMT
    BARCELONA (NBC NEWS)-- The California man who was separated from his wife in the chaotic moments of Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, was among the 13 killed at the scene, his family said Friday. The father of 42-year-old Jared Tucker told NBC News that Tucker's wife, Heidi Nunes, confirmed her husband's death. The Walnut Creek couple were in Europe celebrating their first wedding anniversary and had just enjoyed drinks on Barcelona's wide, largely pedestrianized touri...
    BARCELONA (NBC NEWS)-- The California man who was separated from his wife in the chaotic moments of Thursday's terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, was among the 13 killed at the scene, his family said Friday. The father of 42-year-old Jared Tucker told NBC News that Tucker's wife, Heidi Nunes, confirmed her husband's death. The Walnut Creek couple were in Europe celebrating their first wedding anniversary and had just enjoyed drinks on Barcelona's wide, largely pedestrianized touri...
  • FAQ: How To Look At The Eclipse Safely

    FAQ: How To Look At The Eclipse Safely

    Friday, August 18 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-08-18 14:40:12 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- We've gotten a lot of questions about ways to watch the eclipse. We know the solar glasses are few and far between and many are having trouble finding safety wear. Here are some questions we have been asked and we want to make sure that no one hurts their eyes in the once-in-a-lifetime event. 1. Can I just look at the eclipse for just a second as it's happening? Unless you are in the path of totality...no.No. No. No. You can seriously damage your eyesight....

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- We've gotten a lot of questions about ways to watch the eclipse. We know the solar glasses are few and far between and many are having trouble finding safety wear. Here are some questions we have been asked and we want to make sure that no one hurts their eyes in the once-in-a-lifetime event. 1. Can I just look at the eclipse for just a second as it's happening? Unless you are in the path of totality...no.No. No. No. You can seriously damage your eyesight....

  • Schlotzsky's Offering Eclipse Glasses With Purchase Of Sandwich

    Schlotzsky's Offering Eclipse Glasses With Purchase Of Sandwich

    Friday, August 18 2017 4:17 PM EDT2017-08-18 20:17:20 GMT
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    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Looking for eclipse glasses and maybe some lunch? You can visit the Schlotzsky's on West Tiverton Way in Lexington on Monday for Total Eclipse of the Bun! Buy a small Classic sandwich for just $4 and get a free pair of Schlotzsky's eclipse glasses while supplies last. They will be open 9 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. on Monday. 

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) Looking for eclipse glasses and maybe some lunch? You can visit the Schlotzsky's on West Tiverton Way in Lexington on Monday for Total Eclipse of the Bun! Buy a small Classic sandwich for just $4 and get a free pair of Schlotzsky's eclipse glasses while supplies last. They will be open 9 a.m.- 9:30 p.m. on Monday. 

  • Body Found In SUV Following Shooting, Victim Identified

    Body Found In SUV Following Shooting, Victim Identified

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:54 AM EDT2017-08-18 12:54:52 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police are investigating a shooting at a trailer park on Loudon Avenue.

    Police said they have not located the victim or any suspect at this time.

    The Fayette County Coroner said based on the amount of blood and body tissue at the scene, he isn't ruling out multiple victims.

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - Police are investigating a shooting at a trailer park on Loudon Avenue.

    Police said they have not located the victim or any suspect at this time.

    The Fayette County Coroner said based on the amount of blood and body tissue at the scene, he isn't ruling out multiple victims.

  • Lexington Fire Dept. Needs Help Identifying Person Of Interest In Arson

    Lexington Fire Dept. Needs Help Identifying Person Of Interest In Arson

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:29 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:29:22 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington Fire Department is hoping the public can help them identify a person of interest in an RV fire.  They posted to their Facebook page saying that at 11 a.m. Friday, they responded to a fire in a 2018 RV valued at $190,000. The fire was at 1675 North Broadway.  Through an investigation, they determined that the fire that destroyed the RV was intentionally set. Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a vehicle and per...
    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The Lexington Fire Department is hoping the public can help them identify a person of interest in an RV fire.  They posted to their Facebook page saying that at 11 a.m. Friday, they responded to a fire in a 2018 RV valued at $190,000. The fire was at 1675 North Broadway.  Through an investigation, they determined that the fire that destroyed the RV was intentionally set. Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying a vehicle and per...
  • Shooting Suspect Arrested

    Shooting Suspect Arrested

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:04 AM EDT2017-08-18 09:04:02 GMT
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested in connection with a recent shooting. It happened Aug. 3 at Third and Chestnut streets. Police say a 40-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the leg. The shooter was identified as William Higgins, 33, of Lexington, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Police arrested Higgins around 6 p.m. Thursday and charged him with first-degree assault. He is being held on a $10,000 ...
    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)-- A man has been arrested in connection with a recent shooting. It happened Aug. 3 at Third and Chestnut streets. Police say a 40-year-old man was taken to the hospital after being shot in the leg. The shooter was identified as William Higgins, 33, of Lexington, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.  Police arrested Higgins around 6 p.m. Thursday and charged him with first-degree assault. He is being held on a $10,000 ...
  • Police: Mother Left Two Children Home Alone While In Custody

    Police: Mother Left Two Children Home Alone While In Custody

    Friday, August 18 2017 1:44 PM EDT2017-08-18 17:44:41 GMT

    BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) Police say it was days before they learned that an inmate arrested on drug charges had left her children home alone during her incarceration.

    BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) Police say it was days before they learned that an inmate arrested on drug charges had left her children home alone during her incarceration.

  • Over 100K Eclipse Fans Descend Upon Hopkinsville, Population 31K

    Over 100K Eclipse Fans Descend Upon Hopkinsville, Population 31K

    Friday, August 18 2017 7:41 PM EDT2017-08-18 23:41:07 GMT

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) There are still 3 days until the Great American Eclipse covers Hopkinsville in total darkness, but people are already descending upon the town of just over 31,000 people.  

    HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) There are still 3 days until the Great American Eclipse covers Hopkinsville in total darkness, but people are already descending upon the town of just over 31,000 people.  

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  • Lex PD Helps Family Of Shooting Victim Fill In His Grave

    Lex PD Helps Family Of Shooting Victim Fill In His Grave

    Thursday, August 17 2017 8:07 PM EDT2017-08-18 00:07:16 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a Lexington shooting victim was upset that their loved one's grave had not been covered when Lexington police officers came in to help them. Steven "Charlie" Robinson was shot and killed in Lexington on early Saturday morning. He was buried Wednesday at the Cove Haven Cemetery.  When Robinson's loved ones went to visit his grave Thursday, they saw that the grave still had not been filled in. Lexington Officers are now working with...

    LEXINGTON, Ky (LEX 18) The family of a Lexington shooting victim was upset that their loved one's grave had not been covered when Lexington police officers came in to help them. Steven "Charlie" Robinson was shot and killed in Lexington on early Saturday morning. He was buried Wednesday at the Cove Haven Cemetery.  When Robinson's loved ones went to visit his grave Thursday, they saw that the grave still had not been filled in. Lexington Officers are now working with...

  • Wanted Men Arrested In Drug Bust

    Wanted Men Arrested In Drug Bust

    Friday, August 18 2017 5:23 AM EDT2017-08-18 09:23:39 GMT
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    PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (EKB)-- Two men wanted on numerous outstanding warrants were arrested Thursday. Police say an officer observed a motorcycle driven by Toby Akers, 41, of Martin, pull in to the Days Inn parking lot. The officer recognized Akers as being wanted in connection with a shooting that injured one man last month at Grethel.

    PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (EKB)-- Two men wanted on numerous outstanding warrants were arrested Thursday. Police say an officer observed a motorcycle driven by Toby Akers, 41, of Martin, pull in to the Days Inn parking lot. The officer recognized Akers as being wanted in connection with a shooting that injured one man last month at Grethel.

  • Eclipse Mania Sends Americans Scurrying To Find Safe Glasses

    Eclipse Mania Sends Americans Scurrying To Find Safe Glasses

    Friday, August 18 2017 8:01 PM EDT2017-08-19 00:01:44 GMT
    By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun Monday as it is obscured by the passing moon. Complicating the rising demand from last-minute shoppers was a recent recall by Amazon that forced libraries and healt...
    By BRADY McCOMBS Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years. Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun Monday as it is obscured by the passing moon. Complicating the rising demand from last-minute shoppers was a recent recall by Amazon that forced libraries and healt...
  • Kentucky High School Football Scores - August 18, 2017

    Kentucky High School Football Scores - August 18, 2017

    Saturday, August 19 2017 1:21 AM EDT2017-08-19 05:21:39 GMT

    The high school football season kicked off with games all across the state of Kentucky. Here are all of the scores that you'll be looking for after the first Friday night. Anderson Co. 27, George Rogers Clark 14      Apollo 50, Muhlenberg County 22      Bell Co. 42, Middlesboro 21      Bourbon Co. 36, Somerset 29      Bracken Co. 26, Switzerland Co., Ind. 6      Campbell Co. 27, Dixie Heights 23 

    The high school football season kicked off with games all across the state of Kentucky. Here are all of the scores that you'll be looking for after the first Friday night. Anderson Co. 27, George Rogers Clark 14      Apollo 50, Muhlenberg County 22      Bell Co. 42, Middlesboro 21      Bourbon Co. 36, Somerset 29      Bracken Co. 26, Switzerland Co., Ind. 6      Campbell Co. 27, Dixie Heights 23 

  • Arrest Warrant Issued In Imperial Trailer Park Shooting

    Arrest Warrant Issued In Imperial Trailer Park Shooting

    Friday, August 18 2017 10:16 AM EDT2017-08-18 14:16:05 GMT

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Investigators with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred earlier today. David K. Trent, 41, is wanted for Murder. In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 17, officers responded to a residence in a mobile home park on Loudon Avenue for a reported shooting. A significant amount of blood and other physical evidence were located outside the residence. Investigators late...

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) -- Investigators with the Lexington Police Department have obtained an arrest warrant in connection with a fatal shooting that occurred earlier today. David K. Trent, 41, is wanted for Murder. In the early morning hours of Thursday, August 17, officers responded to a residence in a mobile home park on Loudon Avenue for a reported shooting. A significant amount of blood and other physical evidence were located outside the residence. Investigators late...

  • Police: Truck driver in Ohio crash blacked out after heroin

    Police: Truck driver in Ohio crash blacked out after heroin

    Authorities in Ohio say the driver of a semi-tractor trailer who lost consciousness while on heroin faces charges after his truck hit an interstate guardrail.
    Authorities in Ohio say the driver of a semi-tractor trailer who lost consciousness while on heroin faces charges after his truck hit an interstate guardrail.
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