November 25, 2014 10:10 AM
A laundry room fire at the Lexington Hyatt on Monday morning prompted an evacuation of several dozen hotel guests, including the UT Arlington basketball team set to play the Cats Monday night.
Firefighters were able to quickly contain the fire that started in ceiling of the laundry room. They... more »
November 25, 2014 9:52 AM
A man was taken to the hospital Monday morning after he was hit by a car while crossing a street. Lexington police officers said the driver of the car was turning left onto Ransom Avenue at Main Street when he hit the man. Officers said it did not appear the... more »
November 25, 2014 5:38 AM
Almost five months since a man was gunned down on the street, the suspect is in jail in Lexington. Jefferey Morris is accused of murder and was picked up earlier this month in Glendale, Arizona, outside of Phoenix, and booked into the Fayette County jail Monday. The morning of June... more »
November 24, 2014 10:46 AM
According to the Kentucky Utilities website, more than 13,000 people in the Lexington area were left without power Monday morning following strong winds.
KU's website reports 30 power outages have been reported affecting 13,767 customers. Strong winds sweeping through the area knocked out power and trees in several areas,... more »
November 18, 2014 3:34 PM
A man that was taken into custody a few blocks away from a bank robbery Tuesday afternoon has also been charged with another bank robbery in Lexington last week.
Police say Ronnie Michael Wilcox, the man accused of robbing the Central Bank on Mapleleaf around noon Tuesday, is the... more »
November 12, 2014 9:20 PM
Shots were fired into a Lexington apartment complex Wednesday evening.
It happened just around 7:30 p.m. A detective was in the area and heard shots. According to officials, while the detective attempted to locate the source of the shots, neighbors on Mousas Way called dispatch to report the gunfire.... more »
November 7, 2014 10:04 AM
It was a loud morning inside Fayette Mall on Friday as twelve of the new additions to the mall redevelopment opened its doors for the first time.
Customers waited patiently - or impatiently - to be able to come into H&M, one of the most anticipated retailers, when doors... more »
November 5, 2014 11:02 AM
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A memorial service will be held on Nov. 14 for Cigar, the two-time Horse of the Year whose 16-race winning streak matched one of racing's greatest achievements.
Cigar died last month at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington from complications following surgery for severe... more »
November 4, 2014 5:02 AM
Police continue the search for a man who robbed a Lexington gas station late Monday night.
Officers say a man walked into the Thorntons on Winchester Road just before 11:30 p.m. He threatened the clerk with a knife and got away with an undisclosed amount of money. Police say... more »
November 3, 2014 12:18 PM
Lexington police are investigating a burglary at the new location of the driver's license office in Fayette County. The new office just recently opened on Winchester Road last week. At this point, Fayette Circuit Court Clerk Vincent Riggs says he believes the office was hit sometime between closing time at... more »
November 3, 2014 10:37 AM
Lexington residents will be able to legally buy and sell alcohol while voting polls are open on Election Day this Tuesday.
An ordinance that prohibited the sale of alcohol during voting was repealed by the City Council in early September.
With the change, businesses in Lexington with a... more »
November 3, 2014 5:02 AM
A semi hit a fire hydrant at a Lexington intersection, making a big mess in the road early Monday morning.
Police say a Kroger semi was making a left turn from Richmond Road onto Chinoe Road and hit the fire hydrant around 12:30 a.m. The impact toppled the hydrant... more »
November 3, 2014 4:51 AM
A man charged in connection with a Lexington teen now faces additional charges.
Police arrested Sayvon A. Thompson , 20, last Tuesday night and charged him with murder (complicity) in connection with the death of 19-year-old Jeffrey Adams. On Friday, police added additional charges of robbery and tampering with... more »
October 31, 2014 5:32 PM
Temperatures are expected to dip below freezing Friday night and when the cold weather hits, the homeless are some of the people who will feel it the most. Those who help the homeless, from here in Lexington all the way to Morehead, say they're already seeing a higher number of... more »
October 31, 2014 9:16 AM
Inbound lanes of Newtown Pike remain shut down between New Circle Road and Citation Boulevard as crews continue working to clean up a crash involving a cattle hauler .
A UPS truck rear-ended the cattle hauler with 70 cows on board around 2 a.m. Ten cows escaped, and two... more »
October 31, 2014 5:55 AM
Officials say wranglers have caught all of the cows that got loose after a UPS truck crashed into a cattle hauler in Lexington early Friday morning.
The accident happened at the intersection of Newtown Pike and Nandino Boulevard just after 2 a.m. EMS took the driver of the UPS... more »
October 31, 2014 4:46 AM
A crash on the north side of Lexington early Friday morning sent one person to the hospital and left cattle wandering around loose in the road.
Police say a UPS truck rear-ended a cattle hauler at the intersection of Nandino Boulevard and Newtown Pike around 2 a.m., sending the... more »
October 30, 2014 10:42 AM
Crews have found the rest of the remains first discovered in a field in Lexington on Wednesday night, Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said. Officials say the property off Citation Boulevard where the rest of the remains were found Thursday morning is owned by LFCUG and isn't far from Eastern... more »
October 28, 2014 5:13 AM
A child riding on a moped suffered injuries in a wreck in Lexington Monday night.
Police say the accident happened around 9:30 p.m. in a parking lot off Bainbridge Drive. Officials didn't release much information about what caused the crash, but said the adult operating the moped was not... more »
October 27, 2014 4:26 PM
A man accused of shooting another man during an altercation over the weekend in Lexington pleaded not guilty in court Monday.
Police say 32-year-old Charles L. Evans got into an argument with another man inside a home along Ward Drive, when he pulled a gun and shot the victim... more »
October 27, 2014 10:39 AM
A driver accused of hitting and killing his own brother in Lexington over the weekend pleaded not guilty in court Monday. William Watkins is facing reckless homicide and DUI charges in connection with the death of his brother, Bryan Watkins.
Police say around 11:30 p.m. Saturday night , a... more »
October 27, 2014 5:58 AM
Lexington police have released the name of the man charged in a shooting Saturday night .
Police say Charles L. Evans, 32, got into an argument with another man inside a home along Ward Drive. Officers say during the altercation, Evans pulled a gun and shot the victim in... more »
October 27, 2014 5:38 AM
Lexington police continue to investigate a theft at a convenience store early Monday morning.
Police say a man wearing a hoodie and a bandana over his face walked into the Circle K on the corner of Richmond Road and Squires Road around 3:45 a.m., demanded money from the clerk... more »
October 24, 2014 8:19 AM
A man trying to help a woman out ended up getting a knife pulled on him Friday morning.
The victim says a woman approached him at the Speedway on Georgetown Road and told him a story about needing money. He says he went to the ATM, got some cash... more »
October 24, 2014 5:23 AM
Lexington police have made a second arrest in a gas station robbery last summer.
Officers arrested Kolby Harris, 19, Thursday afternoon. Police say Harris robbed the Circle K on Buckhorn Drive with Kenny Allen, 18, back on July 13.
Allen was arrested previously.
Police charged Harris with... more »
October 24, 2014 5:13 AM
Lexington police continue the search for a man who robbed a motel Thursday evening.
Police say a masked man armed with a handgun walked into the Red Roof Inn on Haggard Court around 6:30 p.m. He took money from the cash drawer, along with the clerk's wallet, and left... more »
October 24, 2014 4:50 AM
Victims of a robbery attempt face charges of their own after three men tried to break into their apartment on the University of Kentucky campus.
Police say two men visited an apartment on Gazette Avenue, off South Limestone Thursday night. The men left, but then returned with a third... more »
October 23, 2014 8:50 PM
SIDNEY, Neb. - Cabela's Incorporated announced today plans to extend its retail footprint to Lexington, Ky., and the surrounding area.
The 70,000-square-foot store will be located in the new Hamburg Place II retail development on Polo Club Boulevard near the intersection of Interstate 75 and Man O' War Boulevard.... more »
October 23, 2014 5:54 PM
The inspiring story of a Corbin high school football player hits movie theaters across the country this weekend. But first, the story of Travis Freeman, who played football despite suddenly going blind, will premiere in Lexington. The screening kicks off at 7:00 p.m. Thursday. But before that, the stars of... more »
October 23, 2014 11:57 AM
Two men have been arrested and police continue looking for a third suspect in the murder of a Lexington teenager found shot at an apartment complex in the Winburn area last week.
Lexington police say 19-year-old Nathan Miller and a juvenile have been arrested and charged with complicity to... more »
October 23, 2014 10:39 AM
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky death row inmate has lost his bid for a new trial and to overturn his death sentences in the slayings of three people in central Kentucky.
U.S. District Judge David Bunning on Thursday found no errors in the case of 60-year-old Leif Halvorsen... more »
October 23, 2014 7:06 AM
An SUV clipped a woman crossing a Lexington street Wednesday night.
Police say the woman and a man were crossing Winchester Road around 8 p.m. when the mirror of a Cadillac Escalade clipped the woman as the vehicle moved into a turn lane. Officers say the man also claimed... more »
October 22, 2014 3:19 PM
Lexington police issued an arrest warrant for a man in connection to a shooting at an apartment complex that left a man and a woman injured last week. Two assault arrest warrants were issued Tuesday for 19-year-old Kreisler Charles, who police say is involved in the Oct. 17 shooting incident... more »
October 22, 2014 8:48 AM
Smoke filled a Lexington home after a fire broke out in a laundry area Wednesday morning.
Firefighters responded to the home on East Loudon Avenue around 8 a.m. Officials say the fire broke out in a basemen laundry area. Crews quickly put out the fire and officials say there... more »
October 22, 2014 5:18 AM
A Lexington police officer shot and killed a dog early Wednesday morning.
Police say the officer responded to a home on Whitney Avenue around 12:15 a.m. and was checking out a complaint when a 100-pound German Shepherd came out of the house. Police say the officer shooed the dog... more »
October 22, 2014 4:57 AM
Four masked men robbed two people outside of a Lexington home Tuesday night.
Police say a man was talking to a woman in front of a house on Honey Jay Court, off Centre Parkway, near Tates Creek High School, around 11:30 p.m., when an SUV pulled up and four... more »
October 22, 2014 4:49 AM
Firefighters quickly knocked down a fire inside a Lexington apartment early Wednesday morning.
A resident called 911 around 3 a.m. after the smoke detectors went off in his Redding Road apartment. He says he looked outside and spotted smoke rolling from a nearby window. Firefighters quickly responded, broke down... more »
October 21, 2014 4:51 PM
In ten days, a former Kentucky lawmaker spending life in prison for the cold blooded murder of his ex-fiance will be back in a Lexington courtroom after a judge granted him another hearing.
Steve Nunn claimed his attorneys misguided him to enter a guilty plea back in 2009, when... more »
October 21, 2014 4:28 PM
A Scott County family has spent 21 agonizing years wondering what happened to their loved one who disappeared without a trace. On the 21st anniversary of her disappearance, Sons' sister says she just wants to bring her home. "It never gets easier, never," said Debra Collins. "Whether she's alive or... more »
October 21, 2014 11:33 AM
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Jockeys nationwide will honor the 17-year-old apprentice who was killed in a riding accident recently.
The Jockeys' Guild says jockeys will wear a patch during Breeders' Cup weekend with the initials of Juan Saez on their pants or boots as well as a black band... more »
October 20, 2014 4:10 PM
The month of October in Lexington always brings an influx of tourists to town. But this year, with Garth Brooks coming on Oct. 31, city officials have some tips to make sure you get to your event with plenty of time to spare. Halloween weekend in Lexington is expected to... more »
October 20, 2014 12:06 PM
The Lexington Fire Department held a drill Monday morning to make sure everyone is trained and equipped to handle a potential infectious disease patient, specifically one with Ebola.
EMS crews set up a simulated training session where a patient comes in showing signs of potential Ebola symptoms. The Lexington... more »
October 20, 2014 4:46 AM
Lexington police continue the search for a man who robbed a Lexington gas station early Monday morning.
Police say a man walked into the Speedway on Elkhorn Drive, off Winchester Road, around 2:30 a.m., pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded money. The suspect ran out of the... more »
October 17, 2014 11:23 AM
The coroner has identified a young man who was found shot to death at an apartment complex in Lexington Friday morning.
Jefferey Adams, 19, was found shot to death around 10:40 a.m. at the apartment complex on McCullough Drive in the Winburn area.
Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn... more »
October 17, 2014 11:05 AM
Bill Cosby, one of America's most beloved comedians, will be coming to Lexington soon.
He is scheduled to perform at the Singletary Center for the Arts in February of next year.
Cosby has three best-selling books, including "Fatherhood," "Time Flies" and his current bestseller, "I Didn't Ask to... more »
October 16, 2014 12:23 PM
The daughters of a man who was murdered at an abandoned Lexington car wash earlier this week are raising money to take the man's body back to Pennsylvania, where he is from. 50-year-old Brian DePreta, was found dead inside the closed down Premier Car Wash on New Circle near Russell... more »
October 16, 2014 11:29 AM
Lexington police have released surveillance images of the suspects they say robbed a bank in Lexington Wednesday afternoon. Investigators are looking for two suspects who they say entered the Fifth Third Bank on Versailles Road just before 4:00 p.m., showed a gun and demanded money. Police say one of the... more »
October 16, 2014 7:42 AM
University of Kentucky and Lexington police teamed up to investigate a burglary near campus early Thursday morning.
Police say a woman who lives in a home along Crescent Avenue heard a noise in the living room around 5 a.m. The woman told police she spotted a man wearing a... more »
October 16, 2014 6:02 AM
Two people were hospitalized after a single-vehicle crash in Lexington Wednesday night.
Officials say the vehicle was on Bryan Station Road, near Briar Hill Road, around 9:45 p.m. when the driver lost control. The vehicle went off the road and slammed into a tree.
EMS took the driver... more »
October 16, 2014 5:52 AM
Lexington police charged a driver after a crash Wednesday night.
Police say a gold SUV turned in front of a black car, and the vehicles collided along Redding Road, near Kirklevington Drive, around 10:30 p.m. EMS took the driver of the SUV to the hospital for treatment of non-life... more »
October 15, 2014 4:43 PM
Lexington police are on the scene of a bank robbery Wednesday afternoon.
It happened at the Fifth Third Bank on Versailles Road shortly before 4 p.m.
Police said one of the men jumped over the counter, grabbed some money and the two suspects then fled on foot.
... more »
October 15, 2014 11:48 AM
The first Urban Outfitters store in Lexington will open its doors Thursday at 10 a.m.
The 12,000-square feet, two-story store is located in The Square Shopping Plaza on West Main Street right across from the Triangle Park. Several neighboring business owners are thrilled to see such a large clothing... more »
October 15, 2014 11:08 AM
A former assistant principal was arrested during a traffic stop in Madison County early Tuesday morning while she was in the car with a student she was supposed to have no contact with because of pending sexual abuse allegations.
43-year-old Joy Hayes, former assistant principal at Madison County High... more »
October 15, 2014 4:48 AM
Police have arrested a third suspect in the murder of a man found dead inside a Lexington car wash Monday night.
A unidentified white man of unknown age was found dead in a back workshop area of the closed Premier Car Wash on New Circle Road near Russell Cave... more »
October 14, 2014 5:03 AM
A man walking home from the store in a Lexington neighborhood was robbed overnight.
Police say the victim was walking near the intersection of Laredo Drive and Walden Drive around midnight Tuesday when two men walked up to him and one suspect stuck a gun in his face. The... more »
October 14, 2014 12:08 AM
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Kentucky junior Josh Forrest has been tabbed an honorable mention for Linebacker Performer of the Week after totaling two tackles for a loss and a game-winning interception return for a touchdown in UK's win over Louisiana-Monroe, it was announced by the College Football Performance Awards on Monday.... more »
October 13, 2014 9:44 PM
A man's body was found Monday night inside of a building on the north side of Lexington and investigators say the case has been labeled a homicide.
Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn said he was called to Premier Car Wash on New Circle Road near Russell Cave Road around... more »
October 13, 2014 6:14 AM
Police continue to search for a man who robbed a Lexington gas station early Monday morning.
Police say a man walked into the Shell station on Richmond Road, near the Walmart, around 5:30 a.m., implied he had a weapon and ran out with an undisclosed amount of cash.
... more »
October 13, 2014 5:33 AM
Lexington police have arrested a man accused of assaulting and holding his ex-girlfriend at gunpoint for more than five hours last week.
Police say the victim ran into Deryck R. Smith, 21, on Oct. 6 at the home of a mutual friend and the two got into an argument.... more »
October 10, 2014 5:49 AM
A man says a woman hit him and his wife with her truck during an argument in Lexington Thursday night.
The incident happened around 9:30 p.m. along Osage Court, in the Woodhill area. The man says he and his wife got into a disagreement with the woman, and at... more »
October 9, 2014 9:41 PM
Lexington police are searching for two teens who they say broke into a young family's home and held the parents and children at gunpoint Thursday afternoon. The alleged home invasion happened at around 2:00 p.m. on Trout Court, near the intersection of Man'O'War and Rapid Run Drive.
The parents... more »
October 8, 2014 6:01 AM
A man walking along a Lexington street was shot in the leg late Tuesday night.
Police say the victim told them he was walking along Ohio Street, near Seventh Street, around 11:30 p.m., when two men and a woman approached. One of those people fired a shot, hitting him... more »
October 6, 2014 5:40 PM
A trip to the store turned deadly for a woman who lost control of her car Sunday night in Lexington.
It was a tragic scene that unfolded on Old Todds Road Monday when family members of 34-year-old Chasity Mills say she went to the store, and on her way... more »
October 6, 2014 8:23 AM
Police and firefighters responded to a three-car injury accident along the outer loop of New Circle Road at the Winchester Road overpass Monday morning.
It appears one vehicle lost control and caused a chain reaction just before 8 a.m. EMS took the drivers of two vehicles to the hospital... more »
October 6, 2014 5:18 AM
(AP) - A company that operates two Subway restaurants in Lexington has agreed to plead guilty in a financial-transaction case. According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, Rising Dough Inc. signed an agreement last week saying it would plead guilty to a charge that it structured currency transactions in such a way... more »
October 6, 2014 5:05 AM
Lexington police continue the search for two suspects who robbed a man along a Lexington street Sunday.
Police say two men approached the victim along Cambridge Drive and asked for cigarettes. The man refused, and one of the suspects pulled a gun. Officers say the duo stole a gun... more »
October 6, 2014 4:51 AM
A woman was critically injured in a single-vehicle accident in Lexington late Sunday night.
Police say the woman was heading outbound along Todds Road, between Palumbo Drive and Liberty Road, just before midnight, when she lost control and slammed into a tree. Fire department crews had to cut the... more »
October 3, 2014 5:01 AM
Lexington police arrested two 14-year-old boys suspected of trying to break into a car rental business to steal a car early Friday morning.
Police say two Henry Clay High School students shattered the glass door of the Enterprise Rental Car branch on New Circle Road and went inside around... more »
October 3, 2014 4:45 AM
Lexington police continue the search for the people involved in an overnight robbery in the Winburn area.
Police say four men met up with a woman who was with the victim Thursday around 10:30 p.m. Officers say one of the four men pulled a gun and demanded the victim's... more »
October 1, 2014 4:53 PM
Officials say the man responsible for a carjacking at a Winchester Walmart parking lot is the same man connected to a bank robbery in Lexington.
Police say they they found the car stolen from a woman at the Walmart in Winchester at an hhgreg store in Lexington, near the... more »