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Frankfort woman accused of driving drunk, hitting school bus

A veteran Franklin County school bus driver is credited with quick reaction to lessen the severity of a collision involved an alleged drunk driver, according to the State Journal.

Deputies: Bell County man caught with 3 garbage bags of marijuana

The Bell County Sheriff's Office says William Brock was caught trying to hide three open garbage bags of marijuana.

Trump says US ‘very ready’ for virus; Pence to lead response

President Donald Trump says the U.S. is “very, very ready” for whatever the new coronavirus threat brings.

Kentucky Senate advances proposal to limit pardon powers

A bill that would limit a governor's power to issue pardons right before leaving office has passed the state Senate.

House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

The U.S. House passed a bill to make lynching a federal hate crime, sixty-five years after Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi.

Tax on vaping products passes Kentucky House

A bill that would create a tax on vaping products and increase taxes on snuff and chewing tobacco passed in the Kentucky House.

US Attorney in Ky. to serve on law enforcement working group

The U.S. Attorney in Louisville has been selected to join a working group that is part of a presidential commission on law enforcement.

Fired employee responsible for shooting at MillerCoors building, law enforcement officials say

Officials say an ex-employee was identified as the gunman in a shooting at the MillerCoors building in Milwaukee.

Two arrested following police chase on I-64

Convicted felon Patrick Church tried to hit officers with his vehicle three times during a police chase and waved a gun out the window, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office.

Bill to allow off-road vehicles on highways headed to Senate

A bill that would allow off-highway vehicles to operate on state and county roads passed a Senate committee Tuesday.

Summer Youth Job Training Program looking for worksites

The 2020 Summer Youth Job Training Program is seeking local businesses to serve as worksites.

Don’t fall for it: scammer claims to be with Richmond Police Dept.

Someone is calling people and telling them they are from the Richmond Police Department and collecting money for a missed court date.

Fayette County Coroner needs help finding family of 70-year-old man

The coroner says Harry Edmond Mitchell, Jr. lived on Jennifer Road in Lexington but was from Baltimore, Maryland.

Lexington Recycle Center: please stop recycling medical waste

Officials say medical waste materials are biohazards and pose a threat to the people a part of the sorting process at the Recycle Center.

Madison County man indicted in child porn case

A Richmond man was indicted on charges related to producing, receiving and possessing sexually explicit images of children, according to court records.

Greenup County man accused of raping young girl

According to court records, a Greenup County man, 52-year-old Mark Miller or Argillite, has been indicted on multiple rape, sodomy and sexual abuse charges after investigators say he recorded the rape of a 16-year-old girl.

Lexington man convicted of lying about donations to council members

Lexington businessman Timothy Wellman was convicted of asking employees to donate money to the campaigns of Urban County Council members and then told them to give false information to the FBI to cover it up, according to federal prosecutors. 

Man accused of shooting gun inside Knox County home

Kentucky State Police say Justin Marlowe fired a gun inside a Knox County home and then left the scene in a stolen vehicle that he later crashed.

Bill to expand victims’ rights passes in the Senate

The Senate has passed a bill expanding the rights of crime victims in Kentucky.

Missing woman’s ex-boyfriend indicted for her murder

Joseph Hicks is accused of murdering his ex-girlfriend, Sheena Baxter, a Scott County mother of three. Her body still hasn't been found.