Whitesburg teenager killed in crash; semi driver injured
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Whitesburg teenager killed in crash; semi driver injured

A Whitesburg teenager was killed and a semi driver injured in a violent collision Tuesday in Letcher County, according to KSP.
KY River Foothills adjusts Richmond Transit Service
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KY River Foothills adjusts Richmond Transit Service

Kentucky River Foothills will make several adjustments to its Richmond Transit Service effective August 28, 2017.
Pop-up New York City dinner draws thousands, all in white
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Pop-up New York City dinner draws thousands, all in white

NEW YORK (AP) — A pop-up dinner featuring white-clad guests who brought their own tables, chairs and food has drawn thousands to the plaza outside New York City’s Lincoln Center. The event, known as Diner en Blanc, French for Dinner in White, is an annual foodie tradition. Organizers say there were 45,000 people on the […]
Police: Kennedy family members incited partygoers into 'mob'
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Police: Kennedy family members incited partygoers into 'mob'

AP Photo/Elise Amendola BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a member of the Kennedy family screamed incoherently and threw himself into a wall after he was confronted by police responding to complaints about a loud party and fireworks. A Barnstable police officer says the actions of both 52-year-old Matthew “Max” Kennedy and his […]
Some minor damage as storms move through
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Some minor damage as storms move through

There was some minor damage as a strong line of showers and storms moved across central Kentucky late Tuesday afternoon into early evening.
Authorities eye immigration status of children found at sect
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Authorities eye immigration status of children found at sect

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities investigating a paramilitary Christian sect for child sexual abuse say they looking into whether the New Mexico group brought children into the country illegally. Former group members say leaders kept them and the children living at sect’s compound in “slavery.” Cibola County Sheriff Tony Mace told The Associated Press Tuesday […]
UPDATE:  Arrest made in Lexington murder case
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UPDATE: Arrest made in Lexington murder case

A man has been charged with murder in an August 12 shooting in Lexington, according to police.
2 of 10 missing US sailors identified after warship crash
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2 of 10 missing US sailors identified after warship crash

DETROIT (AP) — Sailors with ties to Michigan and Illinois are among 10 who are missing after a U.S. warship collided with an oil tanker in Southeast Asia. Illinois U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis says Logan Palmer’s mother told him that her son is missing. In Michigan, April Brandon says her son, Ken Smith, is also […]
AG Beshear launches Opioid Disposal Program
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AG Beshear launches Opioid Disposal Program

Attorney General Andy Beshear announced the launch of a new program that will allow Kentuckians to safely dispose of opioid medications without having to leave their home.
KSP investigating officer involved shooting
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KSP investigating officer involved shooting

MAYFIELD, KY (WTVQ) –The officer involved in a shooting on August 18th has been identified. Lieutenant Daniel Crowfoot is a 16 year veteran of Mayfield Police Department. He remains on paid administrative leave pending the Kentucky State Police investigation of the shooting. The suspect, Andrew Chamberlain, remains at Deaconess Hospital in stable condition. The investigation […]
DNA issues raised amid secret hearings in ex-cop rape case
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DNA issues raised amid secret hearings in ex-cop rape case

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The high-profile case of a former Oklahoma City police officer convicted of raping women while on duty focused the public’s attention on the problem of sexual misconduct on the force, but his appeal raising questions about DNA evidence is playing out in secret. Daniel Holtzclaw, now 30, was […]
Biological mom charged with murder in Missouri teen's death
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Biological mom charged with murder in Missouri teen's death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a Missouri woman with murder in the death of her 16-year-old biological daughter, whose remains were found in a burn pit on their rural property. Rebecca Ruud reported late last month that Savannah Leckie had gone missing from their home in Theodosia, a village of about […]
Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions
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Missouri governor halts man's execution after DNA questions

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Tuesday halted the scheduled execution of condemned killer Marcellus Williams after DNA testing raised questions about whether he actually committed the crime. Just hours before Williams was to be put to death, the Republican governor said in an email that he was issuing a stay of […]
Trump protesters expected to flood downtown Phoenix
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Trump protesters expected to flood downtown Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump’s first political event since the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, has prompted several groups opposed to his policies to gather in Phoenix, and authorities are taking extra precautions to keep the peace. The planned protests planned for the Tuesday evening campaign-style rally in reliably-Republican Arizona come as Trump tries […]
Traffic Update:  NB 27 in Jessamine County reopens after crash
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Traffic Update: NB 27 in Jessamine County reopens after crash

All northbound lanes of US 27 in Jessamine County reopened Tuesday afternoon after being closed following a serious accident.  
Kentucky high school phases out ‘Mr. Rebel’ mascot
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Kentucky high school phases out ‘Mr. Rebel’ mascot

A Kentucky high school is phasing out its mascot of six decades, a Confederate general called Mr. Rebel.
Woman killed in late-night boating crash on Ohio River
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Woman killed in late-night boating crash on Ohio River

A woman has been killed in a late-night boating crash on the Ohio River in Kentucky.
Lexington Police searching for suspect wanted in a burglary case
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Lexington Police searching for suspect wanted in a burglary case

The Lexington Police Department is asking the public’s help in identifying a burglary suspect.
Program to help disposal of excess prescription painkillers
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Program to help disposal of excess prescription painkillers

Kentucky's attorney general has announced a program to make it easier for people to dispose of their leftover prescription painkillers.
UPDATE:  Boating accident victim identified
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UPDATE: Boating accident victim identified

A man who died Monday in a boating accident on Lake Cumberland has been identified.
US wife of Barcelona victim seeks last person who saw him
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US wife of Barcelona victim seeks last person who saw him

AP Photo/Santi Palacios LOS ANGELES (AP) — The wife of the only American killed in last week’s Barcelona attack says she’s trying to find a waiter who may have been be the last person to see her husband alive. Heidi Nunes-Tucker of the San Francisco Bay Area said Tuesday that a photo or video posted […]
Priest urges haters to repent; reveals his Ku Klux Klan past
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Priest urges haters to repent; reveals his Ku Klux Klan past

AP Photo/Barry Thumma McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest in Virginia is taking a leave of absence after disclosing he once burned crosses as a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Father William Aitcheson, a priest in the diocese of Arlington, described how he belonged to the Klan as a young man in […]
The Latest: Biological mother charged in girl's killing
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The Latest: Biological mother charged in girl's killing

THEODOSIA, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on a 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found in rural Missouri (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Prosecutors have brought murder charges against the biological mother of a 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found on their rural Missouri property. Ozark County Prosecutor John Garrabrant says Rebecca Ruud was […]
Search on for missing Middlesboro man
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Search on for missing Middlesboro man

Have you seen Jerome Hortillosa of Middlesboro? He went missing Tuesday along the East Cumberland Gap Parkway, according to the Laurel County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies: Robbery suspect arrested in Manchester
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Deputies: Robbery suspect arrested in Manchester

A Manchester man was arrested for an armed robbery in Laurel County, according to deputies.
Burned bones found in rural Missouri identified as teen's
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Burned bones found in rural Missouri identified as teen's

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The burned human bones found on a rural southwest Missouri property have been identified as those of a 16-year-old girl whose biological mother is jailed on a 24-hour investigative hold, authorities said Tuesday. Savannah Leckie, who was raised by her adoptive mother in Minnesota, was reported missing in late July […]
Afghanistan vets reassured by Trump reversing calls for exit
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Afghanistan vets reassured by Trump reversing calls for exit

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Many veterans who have fought in America’s longest war say it’s reassuring that President Donald Trump reversed his past calls for a speedy exit from Afghanistan because they don’t want the sacrifices they’ve made to be in vain. Trump recommitted the U.S. to the 16-year-old war in a national address Monday. […]
Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply
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Denver to start licensing first pot clubs, but few may apply

AP Photo/David Zalubowski DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets few takers for the new licenses. Denver voters approved bring-your-own-pot clubs in a ballot measure […]
The Latest: Groups protest ahead of Missouri execution
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The Latest: Groups protest ahead of Missouri execution

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Missouri’s planned execution of inmate Marcellus Williams (all times local): 10:40 a.m. Death penalty opponents are protesting Missouri’s planned execution of an inmate who maintains his innocence. Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and other groups are organizing rallies and vigils throughout the state ahead of the […]
Police: Hotel clerk was dragged after being robbed
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Police: Hotel clerk was dragged after being robbed

A hotel clerk was dragged after suspect robbed her, according to authorities.
Coal CEO expected Trump help, but administration said no
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Coal CEO expected Trump help, but administration said no

AP Photo/John Minchillo WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision contrary to what one coal executive said the president personally promised him. The Energy Department says it considered issuing the order sought by companies seeking relief for […]
Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M
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Drawing nears for Powerball jackpot that's climbed to $700M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The estimated jackpot for Wednesday night’s Powerball lottery game has climbed to $700 million, making it the second-largest in U.S. history. Some details about the game and how the prize has grown so large: — WHEN IS THE DRAWING AND HOW DOES THE GAME WORK? The drawing will be Wednesday […]
One person injured after motorcycle accident in Jessamine Co.
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One person injured after motorcycle accident in Jessamine Co.

The Nicholasville Police Department is on scene of a bad motorcycle accident in Jessamine County, according to officials.
Priest takes leave after disclosing past in the Ku Klux Klan
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Priest takes leave after disclosing past in the Ku Klux Klan

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia priest is taking a leave of absence after disclosing he once was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Father William Aitcheson, a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, wrote about his past Klan affiliation Monday in The Arlington Catholic Herald, the diocese’s newspaper. The 62-year-old Aitcheson […]
Time to ham it up at Kentucky State Fair
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Time to ham it up at Kentucky State Fair

It's time to ham it up at the Kentucky State Fair.
Person shot near hookah business in Kentucky
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Person shot near hookah business in Kentucky

Authorities in Kentucky say a person has been shot near a Louisville hookah business.
Sheriff: Video shows judge's shooting outside courthouse
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Sheriff: Video shows judge's shooting outside courthouse

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A sheriff says the man who shot a judge outside an Ohio courthouse drove to a neighboring bank, walked quickly toward him from a parked car and fired, and the judge returned fire. Jefferson County Sheriff Fred Abdalla says surveillance video captured the scene Monday in Steubenville (STOO’-behn-vihl). […]
Kentucky GOP senator to run for attorney general in 2019
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Kentucky GOP senator to run for attorney general in 2019

A Republican state senator says he is running for attorney general in Kentucky.
Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
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Vanishing kelp: Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

AP Photo/Charles Krupa APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marine biologist, saw only […]
Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is
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Civil War lessons often depend on where the classroom is

AP Photo/Eric Gay AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Civil War lessons taught to American students often depend on where the classroom is, with schools presenting accounts of the conflict that vary from state to state and even district to district. Some schools emphasize states’ rights in addition to slavery and stress how economic and cultural […]
Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise broken
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Trump rebuffs coal industry; CEO claims promise broken

AP Photo/John Minchillo WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has rejected a coal industry push to win a rarely used emergency order protecting coal-fired power plants, a decision one executive said breaks a personal promise from President Donald Trump to take the extraordinary step to benefit the industry. The Energy Department says it considered issuing […]
Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance
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Trump vows continued fight in Afghanistan; reversing stance

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster WASHINGTON (AP) — Reversing his past calls for a speedy exit, President Donald Trump recommitted the United States to the 16-year-old war in Afghanistan, declaring U.S. troops must “fight to win.” He pointedly declined to disclose how many more troops will be dispatched to wage America’s longest war. In a prime-time address […]
Posers or terrorists? Deaths put spotlight on neo-Nazi group
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Posers or terrorists? Deaths put spotlight on neo-Nazi group

AP Photo/Steven Senne TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The friendship of the four young roommates – though cemented in the dark trappings of an obscure neo-Nazi group called Atomwaffen Division – never seemed destined for bloodshed. One was described as a former science nerd, serving in the Florida National Guard. Two others worked temp jobs at […]
Officials: 33 people injured in train crash at station
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Officials: 33 people injured in train crash at station

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — More than 30 people were injured when train crashed into another train that was parked at a station in suburban Philadelphia. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority said the crash happened around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. An inbound Norristown High Speed Line train crashed into an unoccupied, parked train at the 69th […]
Officials: 2 trains involved in accident; injuries reported
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Officials: 2 trains involved in accident; injuries reported

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Officials say injuries are being reported after an accident involving two trains in suburban Philadelphia. A spokesman for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says it happened around 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. SEPTA says two Norristown High Speed Line trains were involved in the accident at the 69th Street Terminal in Upper […]
Traffic Advisory:  Portion of South Upper in Lexington to close Tuesday
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Traffic Advisory: Portion of South Upper in Lexington to close Tuesday

South Upper from Main Street to Vine Street in Lexington is scheduled to be closed for major utility construction beginning at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.
Cosby seeks new legal team ahead of sexual assault retrial
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Cosby seeks new legal team ahead of sexual assault retrial

AP Photo/Matt Rourke NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby wants a judge to sign off on a swap that would give him a fresh new legal team ahead of his sexual assault retrial in Pennsylvania in November. Cosby is expected in court Tuesday morning in Norristown as the lawyers who fought to a deadlock in […]
Where's the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests
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Where's the kelp? Warm ocean takes toll on undersea forests

AP Photo/Charles Krupa APPLEDORE ISLAND, Maine (AP) — When diving in the Gulf of Maine a few years back, Jennifer Dijkstra expected to be swimming through a flowing kelp forest that had long served as a nursery and food for juvenile fish and lobster. But Dijkstra, a University of New Hampshire marine biologist, saw only […]
Confederate flags in NYC window met with rocks, suit, tarp
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Confederate flags in NYC window met with rocks, suit, tarp

AP Photo/Jennifer Peltz NEW YORK (AP) — The Confederate flags had been in a Manhattan apartment window for over a year. And then, in a matter of days last week, they were met with hurled rocks, a punched-out window, a tarp hung over them and legal action. By Monday, the lighted flags were no more […]
Denver soon to license pot clubs, but few may open
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Denver soon to license pot clubs, but few may open

DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s largest city is on the brink of licensing some of the nation’s first legal marijuana clubs. But Denver’s elaborate hurdles for potential weed-friendly coffee shops and gathering places may mean the city gets few takers for the new licenses. Denver voters approved bring-your-own-pot clubs in a ballot measure last year after […]
Man dies in apparent boating accident on Lake Cumberland
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Man dies in apparent boating accident on Lake Cumberland

A man died Monday in an apparent boating accident on Lake Cumberland, according to the Russell County coroner.
Thousands of county employees worried about future of pensions
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Thousands of county employees worried about future of pensions

It is a story that hits thousands of Kentuckians right in the pocketbook. People count on having a pension when they retire, but the state's pension system is in crisis and will run out of money in the next five years, according to the state.
Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'
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Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'

AP Photo/Don Ryan Reaction to the total solar eclipse in the U.S.: “The show has just begun, people! What a gorgeous day! Isn’t this great, people?” – Jim Todd, a director at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Salem, Oregon. “It made me all teary-eyed. It was just so momentous. Just really cool […]
2 members of Kennedy family arrested after noise complaints
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2 members of Kennedy family arrested after noise complaints

AP Photo/Elise Amendola BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) — Two members of the Kennedy family have been arrested in Massachusetts following complaints about a loud party and fireworks. Barnstable police say officers responded to a home near the family compound in Hyannis Port early Sunday morning on noise complaints. Police say 52-year-old Matthew “Max” Kennedy and his […]
Navy ship in collision named for McCain's dad, grandfather
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Navy ship in collision named for McCain's dad, grandfather

AP Photo/Uncredited BANGKOK (AP) — The U.S. warship involved in a collision off Singapore has a name many Americans recognize – but not for its father-and-son namesakes. Most know Sen. John S. McCain III, the Vietnam War hero who ran for president in 2000 and 2008. But it was his father and grandfather – both […]
Rand Paul protests Afghanistan troop increase
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Rand Paul protests Afghanistan troop increase

Rand Paul says it's a "terrible idea" to send any more American troops to Afghanistan.
LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers
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LA Times ousts editor-publisher and other top managers

AP Photo/Paul Sakuma LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Times ousted its editor-publisher and several top newsroom executives Monday in what its parent company says is a shake-up aimed at moving one of the nation’s flagship newspapers more quickly into the digital age while bolstering its Washington coverage and other reporting. Veteran media executive […]
Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii
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Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii

AP Photo/Marco Garcia HONOLULU (AP) — Officials announced Monday that they have suspended the search for five Army soldiers who were in a helicopter crash during offshore training in Hawaii last week. Families of the missing soldiers were notified about the search suspension, said Maj. Gen. Christopher Cavoli, commander of the 25th Infantry Division. The […]
Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted
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Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

AP Photo/Bobby Calvan HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter, opening the possibility of the congressman’s mug shot to be used by political opponents next year when Gianforte is up for re-election. Justice Court Judge Rick West ordered Gianforte, a Republican, […]
Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps
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Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The giraffes ran in circles. The flamingos huddled together. And the rhinos just looked confused. At the Nashville Zoo, visitors watched and recorded how the animals behaved when the sky turned dark during Monday’s total solar eclipse. And there was plenty to see when the moon slipped in […]
Military-style Christian sect leader charged in abuse case
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Military-style Christian sect leader charged in abuse case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A leader of a New Mexico military-style Christian sect is facing dozens of child sexual abuse charges in a case that authorities say is connected to widespread abuse by the religious commune. Peter Green of the Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps in the remote community of Fence Lake faces 100 counts […]
The Latest: Flight gives passengers a closer look at eclipse
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The Latest: Flight gives passengers a closer look at eclipse

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 6:40 p.m. Scientists, journalists and contest winners were among about 100 people who enjoyed a closer look at the eclipse, thanks to a special eclipse-chasing charter flight by Alaska Airlines. The jet flew […]
The Latest: Ex-Christian sect member not stunned by new case
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The Latest: Ex-Christian sect member not stunned by new case

GRANTS, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on a New Mexico military-style Christian sect facing child abuse charges (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A former member of a military-style Christian sect facing child abuse and child sexual abuse charges says she’s not surprised by the group’s latest troubles. Maura Alana Schmierer told The Associated Press on […]
Slain woman became anti-violence activist after sister died
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Slain woman became anti-violence activist after sister died

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who was found slain along with her young daughter last week had become an anti-domestic violence activist after her sister was killed four years ago, and authorities allege both women were killed by their boyfriends. Chaquinequea Brodie and her 9-year-old daughter were found dead Friday in their Waterbury apartment. […]
Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii
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Search for missing Army helicopter crew suspended in Hawaii

The search for a missing soldier from Letcher County and four others has been suspended after their helicopter crashed during a training exercise last week off the coast of Hawaii, according to the U.S. Army.
KSP:  2 women watching eclipse hit by car, 1 dead
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KSP: 2 women watching eclipse hit by car, 1 dead

Authorities say two women watching the eclipse while standing on a sidewalk in Leslie County were struck by a car and one has died.
Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer
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Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. The verdict in the lawsuit […]
VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas
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VA seeks to funnel more nursing home money to rural areas

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin said Monday during a visit to Montana that his agency will propose changes to make it easier for rural areas to receive funding to build nursing homes for veterans. Rural areas are often bypassed under the agency’s existing guidelines for awarding grants for veterans’ homes, Shulkin […]
EKU hosts solar eclipse viewing party
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EKU hosts solar eclipse viewing party

Richmond, Ky-- People of all ages gathered on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University to view the solar eclipse as it passed through around 2:30 this afternoon. 
City committee targets increase in police, fire diversity
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City committee targets increase in police, fire diversity

City officials in Kentucky are highlighting the impact of a committee formed nearly two years ago to increase diversity in city fire and police departments.
Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan
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Appeals court revives suit over US military base in Japan

AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court Monday revived a lawsuit that seeks to block construction of a U.S. military base in Okinawa, Japan over concerns about its impact on the Okinawa dugong, an endangered marine mammal that resembles a manatee. The Center for Biological Diversity has authority to challenge the […]
Man who shot judge is father of player convicted of rape
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Man who shot judge is father of player convicted of rape

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The man who shot a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a Steubenville High School football player who was convicted of rape in 2013, authorities said Monday. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot at around 8 a.m. near […]
Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; gunman killed
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Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; gunman killed

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge walking from his car into the county courthouse was shot by a gunman Monday morning but managed to fire back before a probation officer stepped in and ultimately killed the suspect, authorities said. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot at around 8 a.m. near the courthouse in […]
Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape
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Trump returns to Arizona _ and a chaotic political landscape

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time. Trump savaged his critics and the media, vowed to fine Mexico $100,000 for […]
Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda
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Between cancer treatments, McCain maintains rigorous agenda

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin PHOENIX (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s packed agenda while on break from Congress in his home state of Arizona has hardly been the schedule of a typical brain cancer patient – or even someone about to turn 81. McCain has been undergoing targeted radiation and chemotherapy treatments at the local Mayo […]
Total solar eclipse wows crowds across the US
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Total solar eclipse wows crowds across the US

A historic total solar eclipse arced across the United States from west to east Monday, as millions of people who had gathered in its relatively narrow "path of totality" watched in awe.
E-cigarettes, hookahs added to smoke-free ordinance
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E-cigarettes, hookahs added to smoke-free ordinance

A Kentucky city has passed an expanded smoking ordinance, banning the use of e-cigarettes and hookahs from public places or worksites.
Louisville files federal lawsuit against drug distributors
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Louisville files federal lawsuit against drug distributors

Officials in Kentucky's largest city have filed suit in federal court against opioid distributors, accusing them of contributing to the drug epidemic in the state.
Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue
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Feds: Texas man tried planting bomb on Confederate statue

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston man has been arrested after being accused by authorities of trying to damage or destroy a Confederate statue at a Houston park with explosives. Federal prosecutors said Monday 25-year-old Andrew Schneck had been charged with attempting to maliciously damage or destroy property receiving federal financial assistance. Authorities say a Houston […]
Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer
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Jury awards $417M in lawsuit linking talcum powder to cancer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay $417 million in a case to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company’s iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. Los Angeles County Superior Court spokeswoman Liz Martinez confirmed […]
Attorneys for condemned Missouri man seek halt to execution
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Attorneys for condemned Missouri man seek halt to execution

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate warn that the state is preparing to execute a potentially innocent man. Marcellus Williams, 48, is scheduled to die Tuesday at the state prison in Bonne Terre for stabbing to death former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha Gayle during a 1998 robbery at her home […]
The Latest: 1st US coast-to-coast total eclipse begins
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The Latest: 1st US coast-to-coast total eclipse begins

AP Photo/Andrew Selsky The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 1:20 p.m. The first total solar eclipse to sweep the U.S. coast to coast in nearly a century has begun in Oregon. Americans across the land are watching in wonder through telescopes, cameras and […]
Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack
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Teen pleads guilty to lesser charge in Slender Man attack

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls charged with repeatedly stabbing a classmate to impress the fictitious horror character Slender Man pleaded guilty Monday, but she still faces a trial in the case next month focused on her mental health. Anissa Weier, 15, pleaded guilty to attempted second-degree homicide as a party to […]
Eclipse watch party at Living Arts & Science Center
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Eclipse watch party at Living Arts & Science Center

Meteorologist Elise Dolinar and photographer Nathan Justice are at Living Arts & Science Center Solar Eclipse watch party.
Parents killed when family tumbles from cliff in New York
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Parents killed when family tumbles from cliff in New York

GOWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A family hike around a New York state gorge turned tragic when a mother and father fell off a cliff and were killed and their 4-year-old son was seriously hurt, authorities said. The bodies of Amanda Green, 35, and William Green, 33, both of Buffalo, were discovered Sunday along with their […]
The Latest: Clear skies predicted for most of eclipse path
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The Latest: Clear skies predicted for most of eclipse path

AP Photo/Don Ryan The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT): 11:25 a.m. Forecasters say it looks like a big chunk of the nation on the path of the total eclipse will get clear viewing for the sky show. National Weather Service meteorologist Patrick Burke […]
Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; suspect killed
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Judge shot, wounded near Ohio courthouse; suspect killed

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — A judge was shot and wounded Monday morning as he walked toward his county’s courthouse, and a suspect was killed after a probation officer returned fire, officials said. Jefferson County Judge Joseph Bruzzese Jr. was shot near the courthouse in Steubenville, just across the Ohio River from West Virginia’s northern panhandle, […]
Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbols
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Stone Mountain another (huge) test for Confederate symbols

AP Photo/John Bazemore STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory. Part theme park and […]
Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipse
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Americans stake out prime viewing spots to watch the eclipse

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Sky-watchers everywhere – and millions were expected to peer […]
Online reporting to help track spread of deer disease
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Online reporting to help track spread of deer disease

Wildlife officials in Kentucky say people can go online to report suspected cases of a disease in dead or dying deer.
Sheriff: Kentucky woman found dead inside ‘storage tote’
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Sheriff: Kentucky woman found dead inside ‘storage tote’

Authorities say the body of a Kentucky woman was found inside a storage tote, and a man has been arrested in connection with her death.
Thousands gather in Kentucky town to view eclipse
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Thousands gather in Kentucky town to view eclipse

Thousands have gathered in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, where the total solar eclipse is expected to be at its greatest intensity.
Parents die, kids hospitalized after family falls off cliff
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Parents die, kids hospitalized after family falls off cliff

GOWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A family hike in a western New York gorge turned tragic when a mother and father died after falling off a cliff and their 4-year-old son was seriously injured, authorities said. The bodies of Amanda Green, 35, and William Green, 33, both of Buffalo, were discovered along with their injured son […]
Total Solar Eclipse Events in Lexington & Richmond
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Total Solar Eclipse Events in Lexington & Richmond

Though thousands will head to Hopkinsville for Eclipse viewing parties --there will be plenty of fun those still in Lexington to take part in.
Kentuckians prepare for Total Solar Eclipse 2017
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Kentuckians prepare for Total Solar Eclipse 2017

Kentuckians are preparing for the sight of a lifetime -- The Great American Total Solar Eclipse on August 21, 2017.
AP-NORC poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes
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AP-NORC poll: Hispanics lack confidence in nursing homes

AP Photo/Evan Vucci WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanics in the United States have a longer life expectancy, but a poll finds few older Latinos are confident that nursing homes and assisted living facilities can meet their needs. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research survey also showed that close to one-half of older Hispanics have […]
Stone Mountain poses another test for Confederate symbols
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Stone Mountain poses another test for Confederate symbols

AP Photo/John Bazemore STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — The huge raised-relief images show a Confederate trinity sitting astride their horses, high above the ground. Hats held across their chests, President Jefferson Davis and Gens. Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson ride across the face of Stone Mountain into faded glory. Part theme park and […]
Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark
2 days ago
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Americans stake out prime viewing spots to see sun go dark

AP Photo/Don Ryan Americans with telescopes, cameras and protective glasses staked out viewing spots along a narrow corridor from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday in what promised to be the most observed and photographed eclipse in history. Eclipse-watchers everywhere – and millions were expected to peer […]
Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop
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Bad immigration lawyers hard to find, harder to stop

AP Photo/Eric Gay HOUSTON (AP) — Soon after he opened his office serving immigrants fighting to stay in the United States, Raed Gonzalez became a lawyer who goes after other lawyers. A person with a winnable case can be thrown into deportation by a missed deadline or a botched court filing, and attorneys quietly known […]
Just a few clouds for the eclipse…
2 days ago
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Just a few clouds for the eclipse…

The heat and humidity will stick around for just a few more days. Tuesday’s a cold front will push the heat south allowing a cool Canadian high pressure system to move in for midweek.
Man airlifted after falling down a cliff and getting stuck
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Man airlifted after falling down a cliff and getting stuck

FRENCHBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – Rescue crews say they’ve airlifted a man to UK hospital after he fell 75 feet off a cliff. That was near Amos Ridge Road Sunday in Frenchburg. Dispatchers say 23-year-old Dakota Reed was stuck there between rocks overnight. It all started when family members noticed Reed never came back from a […]
Attorney General says confederate monument in Capitol should be removed
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Attorney General says confederate monument in Capitol should be removed

ABC 36 reported Friday the NAACP is renewing its fight to get a confederate monument removed from the State Capitol in Frankfort.
Boyd County Jail relocating inmates after some set fires during riot
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Boyd County Jail relocating inmates after some set fires during riot

Corrections officials are trying to figure out where to move inmates after they started fires during a riot.
WATCH: How would you spend $650,000,000 Powerball jackpot?
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WATCH: How would you spend $650,000,000 Powerball jackpot?

There's still no winner of the Powerball jackpot. Now, the payout is up to $650,000,000.
An almost perfect day for the eclipse…
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An almost perfect day for the eclipse…

It is going to be very warm and humid for the next two day but a cold front late Tuesday will drop Temperatures into the 70s for the remainder of the week.
1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'
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1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'

AP Photo/Allen G. Breed GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago – he still has the faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who stabbed him as white supremacists descended on a march for workers […]
Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host, dies at 91
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Jerry Lewis, comedy icon and telethon host, dies at 91

AP Photo/Phil Sandlin LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was […]
Lewis' MDA telethons were full of emotion, star appearances
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Lewis' MDA telethons were full of emotion, star appearances

AP Photo/Jae C. Hong LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, whose career as producer-director-writer and movie star peaked in the 1960s, may be best remembered by younger generations for the muscular dystrophy telethons he conducted every Labor Day weekend. While he had done earlier fundraising specials, Lewis appeared in his first Labor Day telethon, broadcast […]
Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark
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Eclipse eve: Millions converge across US to see sun go dark

AP Photo/Don Ryan Millions of Americans converged on a narrow corridor stretching from Oregon to South Carolina to watch the moon blot out the midday sun Monday for a wondrous couple of minutes in the first total solar eclipse to sweep coast to coast in 99 years. Veteran eclipse watchers warned the uninitiated to get […]
Publicist: Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91
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Publicist: Jerry Lewis, comedian, telethon host, dies at 91

AP Photo/Julie Markes LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. He was […]
Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial
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Plenty at stake in jury selection for Menendez trial

AP Photo/Julio Cortez NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A lengthy criminal investigation that has put U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez in the crosshairs of a federal corruption indictment – and placed Democrats in peril of losing a key seat – will ultimately rest in the hands of 12 residents from New Jersey, a state he’s represented in […]
Fla. zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort
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Fla. zoo is latest charity to move gala from Trump resort

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida-based zoo and conservation society announced Sunday that it would not to hold its annual gala at President Trump’s Florida resort. The decision by the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society is the latest by a charity to move fundraisers from the Mar-a-Lago resort since Trump made comments […]
America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick's protest
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America still in turmoil a year after Kaepernick's protest

AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez What started as a protest against police brutality has mushroomed a year later into a divisive debate over the future of a football player who refused to stand for the national anthem and now faces what his fans see as blackballing for speaking out in a country roiled by racial strife. […]
Fallen forensics: What a 2016 report has to say about them
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Fallen forensics: What a 2016 report has to say about them

Defense lawyers have long questioned the reliability of some forensic science methods, but over the past decade, the debate has intensified. Two highly critical reports found that with the exception of DNA, many methods have not been tested rigorously enough to be considered scientifically valid. A look at various forensic methods coming under fire and […]
Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states
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Sex offenders can live next door to victims in many states

AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — A convicted sex offender who molested his niece when she was 7 years old moved in next door to his victim nearly a dozen years after he was sent to prison for the crime. Outraged, the Oklahoma woman, now 21, called lawmakers, the police and advocacy groups to […]
Incentives offered for new agents at remote border crossings
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Incentives offered for new agents at remote border crossings

NORTON, Vt. (AP) — It can be slow at the U.S.-Canadian border crossing between Norton, Vermont, and Stanhope, Quebec, where agents have watched moose amble through while waiting for people and cargo. But the port is still open 24/7 and needs to be staffed around the clock. However, the U.S. Government is having a hard […]
Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence
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Mastermind of lottery fraud faces 25-year prison sentence

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For a decade, computer programmer Eddie Tipton reliably showed up for work at the central Iowa office of the Multi-State Lottery Association and earned the confidence of his co-workers, a team of technicians entrusted to build computers used to randomly pick numbers for some of the most […]
1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'
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1979 Klan-Nazi attack survivor hopes for a 'justice river'

AP Photo/Allen G. Breed GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Rev. Nelson Johnson needs no reminders of the massacre of five of his labor-activist friends almost 40 years ago – he still has the faded scar on his left arm, left by a Nazi who stabbed him as white supremacists descended on a march for workers […]
Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new 'Obamacare' crisis
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Former health chiefs to Trump: Avoid new 'Obamacare' crisis

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite WASHINGTON (AP) — Don’t make things worse. That’s the advice of former U.S. health secretaries of both parties to President Donald Trump and the GOP-led Congress, now that “Obamacare” seems here for the foreseeable future. The 2018 sign-up season for subsidized private health plans starts Nov. 1, with about 10 million […]
Massive counterprotest upstages Boston “free speech rally”
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Massive counterprotest upstages Boston “free speech rally”

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a “free speech rally” a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the U.S. Counterprotesters marched through the city on Saturday to historic Boston Common, […]
Powerball Numbers 8-20-17
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Powerball Numbers 8-20-17

It stands at an estimated 51o million dollars. It’s the fifth largest jackpot in Powerball History. Winning numbers are 17-19-39-43-68. As for the Mega Millions, that drawing is Tuesday. The Jackpot is at $25 million.
EKU Solar Eclipse session
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EKU Solar Eclipse session

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Eastern Kentucky University held a special session with a physics professor to answer all kinds of questions about what we’ll see on Monday. Dr. Jessica Lair says she loves sharing what she knows about astronomy with people of all ages. “It’s really great to see the multi-generations here, you know everyone […]
Body found in storage tote
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Body found in storage tote

WARREN CO., Ky. (WTVQ) – In Warren County the Sheriff’s Office says a man has been charged with murder after deputies found a woman’s body inside a storage tote Saturday. According to deputies, 23-year-old Justin Denihan admitted to killing the woman and putting her body in the bag. The sheriff’s office says deputies found her […]
Teenager dies in ATV crash
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Teenager dies in ATV crash

ELLIOT CO., Ky. (WTVQ) – A family is mourning the death of a teenager killed after an ATV crash in Elliott County. According to state police, 18-year-old Christopher Arthur’s was driving his ATV on highway 1620 when it hit the back of another ATV. Arthur’s was knocked to the pavement and taken to the hospital […]
University of Kentucky professor blocks away from Barcelona attack
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University of Kentucky professor blocks away from Barcelona attack

In Spain, people are still mourning after a van plowed into pedestrians on Las Ramblas, the most famous boulevard in Barcelona.
Boating accident in Maysville
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Boating accident in Maysville

MAYSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A boating accident on the Ohio River in Maysville. Search and rescue crews have found the body of 52-year-old Ronnie Parker after an hours long search. Police say a speed boat and a pontoon crashed around 1:30 Saturday afternoon near the William Harsha Bridge. According to a Lieutenant, Parker flew out […]
Woodland Art Fair celebrates 42nd year
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Woodland Art Fair celebrates 42nd year

Thousands of people in Lexington took advantage of Saturday's weather at the 42nd annual Woodland Art Fair.
The history of the statues and where they are placed
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The history of the statues and where they are placed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Urban County Council vote on the future of two confederate statues outside the former Fayette County courthouse. The council spoke unanimously Thursday voting to move the statues elsewhere, but who are the two men memorialized in stone, and do they deserve that honor? There has been a lot of talk […]
Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally
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Trump to visit Marine base in Yuma before Phoenix rally

YUMA, Arizona (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit a Marine Corps base in Arizona along the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump is set to visit Marine Air Station Yuma on Tuesday afternoon before he travels to Phoenix to hold a rally. Yuma’s location along the U.S.-Mexico border touches on one […]
Numbers drawn for Powerball jackpot, estimated at $535M
3 days ago
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Numbers drawn for Powerball jackpot, estimated at $535M

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The numbers have been drawn for one of the nation’s biggest lottery jackpots. Powerball announced Saturday night on its website that the winning numbers are: 17, 19, 39, 43, 68 and Powerball 13. There was no immediate word on whether anyone one. The final jackpot also hadn’t been set. Going […]
Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies
3 days ago
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Comedian, civil rights activist Dick Gregory dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory’s son, Christian, told The Associated Press his father died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week. He had […]
'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest
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'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned “free speech rally” a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia. Counterprotesters marched through the […]
Temperatures approaching 90 degrees…
3 days ago
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Temperatures approaching 90 degrees…

Heat indexes will be approaching the middle 90 on Sunday as a very summer like air mass is parked over the Midwest.
Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis
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Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis

WASHINGTON (AP) — Civilian researchers say they have located the wreck of the USS Indianapolis, the World War II heavy cruiser that played a critical role in the atomic bombing of Hiroshima before being struck by Japanese torpedoes. The sinking of the Indianapolis remains the Navy’s single worst loss at sea. The fate of its […]
The Latest: Opponents of Dallas statues: 'Take them down'
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The Latest: Opponents of Dallas statues: 'Take them down'

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local): 8:15 p.m. A large crowd attending a Dallas rally against white supremacy is chanting “take them down,” in reference to the city’s Confederate statues. Speakers including the Rev. Michael W. Waters are […]
The Latest: Hundreds in downtown Atlanta march to King home
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The Latest: Hundreds in downtown Atlanta march to King home

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on a conservative rally and counterdemonstration in Boston and around the country (all times local): 7:35 p.m. A diverse crowd of several hundred people marched from downtown Atlanta to the home of the late Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in protest of white supremacists and other hate […]
Looking good for Monday’s eclipse…
3 days ago
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Looking good for Monday’s eclipse…

It will be very warm and humid for the next several days before a cold front pushes it all out early Wednesday.
Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue
3 days ago
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Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy. The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness before dawn from the entryway to Duke Chapel, where it stood among 10 historical figures. Officials discovered […]
'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest
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'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counterprotest

AP Photo/Michael Dwyer BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned “free speech rally” a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia. An estimated 15,000 counterprotesters […]
Suspect arrested in killings of 2 Fla. officers
3 days ago
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Suspect arrested in killings of 2 Fla. officers

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A suspect in the fatal shooting of two police officers in Florida was arrested in a bar several hours after the attack, authorities said Saturday. Everett Miller faces a charge of first-degree murder for the killing of Officer Matthew Baxter, who died Friday night after the attack. Sgt. Sam Howard died […]
Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick
3 days ago
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Serpico, others from NYPD, rally in support of Kaepernick

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York City police officer, whose claims of police corruption in the 1970s were chronicled in an Al Pacino movie, joined dozens of current and former officers Saturday at a rally in support of getting quarterback Colin Kaepernick a job in the National Football League. The […]
Powerball players have chance at $535 million jackpot
3 days ago
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Powerball players have chance at $535 million jackpot

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Powerball players will hold their breath as numbers are drawn for one of the nation’s biggest lottery jackpots. The numbers for an estimated $535 million jackpot will be drawn Saturday at 10:59 p.m. Eastern time. The prize has grown so large because no one has matched all six balls in […]
DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes
3 days ago
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DNA lab reduces testing for missing people amid funding woes

AP Photo/Jaime Dunaway DALLAS (AP) — Karen Stipes always believed her missing mother was “Mountain Jane Doe,” buried unidentified in a paupers’ cemetery deep in the woods outside Harlan, Kentucky. But without proof, it took nearly half a century and the development of DNA technology for forensic scientists at the University of North Texas to […]
Trump not first president to vacation in New Jersey
3 days ago
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Trump not first president to vacation in New Jersey

AP Photo/Seth Wenig TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump is not the first president to vacation in New Jersey. But unlike Trump, who spent most of his “working vacation” at his private golf club in Bedminster, his 19th century predecessors sought relief along the New Jersey shore from Washington’s swamp-like summer before air-conditioning. They […]
The past is still present in a changing Virginia
3 days ago
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The past is still present in a changing Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — When 92-year-old Dr. Fergie Reid was a young man growing up in Richmond, he resented the massive statues of Confederate leaders lining Monument Avenue. But Reid says black people knew better than to speak out. “If you complained, they’d probably put you in jail,” said Reid, who was Virginia’s first black […]
The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking
3 days ago
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The lore and lure of eclipses: Blood, sex and some snacking

AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just the skies that get dark when there’s a total solar eclipse. So do we. Modern science explains that the sun disappears because the moon is passing in front of it. But before that, people had to come up with reasons for what was happening in the […]
Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson
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Schools in eclipse's path seize on ready-made science lesson

AP Photo/Charlie Riedel KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A fourth-grade class at a suburban Kansas City school erupted in wonder when they tried on their solar eclipse glasses for the first time and turned toward the sun for an eclipse “practice.” “The sun looks like the moon!” ”It’s really dark!” ”There’s just a little circle […]
Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch
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Tribes hope for renewal in solar eclipse; not all will watch

AP Photo/Mary Hudetz FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — While much of the country gawks at the solar eclipse, Bobbieann Baldwin will be inside with her children, shades drawn. In Navajo culture, the passing of the moon over the sun is an intimate moment in which the sun is reborn and tribal members take time out for […]
Duke University removes statue of Confederate general
3 days ago
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Duke University removes statue of Confederate general

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday, days after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy. The university said it removed the carved limestone likeness early Saturday morning from Duke Chapel where it stood among 10 historical figures depicted in the […]
Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests
4 days ago
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Boston, cradle of liberty, braces for spirited protests

BOSTON (AP) — Conservative activists and leftist counterprotesters prepared for a confrontation on Boston Common that could draw thousands a week after a demonstration in Virginia turned deadly. Police Commissioner William Evans said Friday that 500 officers – some in uniform, others undercover – would be deployed to keep the two groups apart on Saturday. […]
The Latest: Jacksonville shooting leaves 2 officers injured
4 days ago
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The Latest: Jacksonville shooting leaves 2 officers injured

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 2:55 a.m. Authorities say two officers who were shot and wounded had responded to reports of an attempted suicide at a home in the northern Florida city of Jacksonville where three other people were thought to be in danger inside. […]
1 policeman killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida
4 days ago
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1 policeman killed, 3 injured in 2 shootings in Florida

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — One police officer was shot and killed and another gravely injured by gunfire while checking suspicious people in the central Florida city of Kissimmee, police said early Saturday. Three suspects were in custody and a fourth was being sought. Elsewhere in Florida, two police officers were shot and injured when responding […]
Amber Alert out of Scott County canceled, child found safe
4 days ago
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Amber Alert out of Scott County canceled, child found safe

An Amber Alert out of Scott County has been canceled after a four-year old boy was found safe, according to authorities.  
The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot
4 days ago
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The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Authorities in northern Florida say two police officers have been shot in Jacksonsville. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on its official Twitter site that two police officers were shot in the west side of the city. The Sheriff’s […]
The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot
4 days ago
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The Latest: Florida authorities say 4 police officers shot

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on police officers shot in Florida (all times local): 12:30 a.m. Authorities in northern Florida say two police officers have been shot in Jacksonsville. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said on its official Twitter site that two police officers were shot in the west side of the city. The Sheriff’s […]
Ramp closures this weekend for Newtown Pike at I-75
4 days ago
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Ramp closures this weekend for Newtown Pike at I-75

Ramp closures are scheduled this weekend for Newtown Pike at I-75 in Lexington, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Lexington couple pleads guilty in grant fraud case
4 days ago
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Lexington couple pleads guilty in grant fraud case

A Lexington couple pleaded guilty to charges connected to grant fraud.
Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses
4 days ago
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Charlottesville exposes new threat for college campuses

AP Photo/Teresa Crawford BOSTON (AP) — On college campuses, white supremacists and other far-right extremist groups see fertile ground to spread their messages and recruit followers. But for many colleges, last weekend’s deadly attack at a rally near the University of Virginia exposed a new threat. The rally in Charlottesville left universities across the U.S. […]
Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone
4 days ago
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Oregon wildfire causes evacuations in prime eclipse zone

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Residents of more than 400 homes in a prime eclipse-viewing location in Oregon were ordered to evacuate Friday because of a rapidly growing wildfire that had already closed access to a portion of a wilderness area and a regional highway. The late afternoon order threatened to create more tie-ups on rural […]
Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly
4 days ago
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Special eclipse glasses selling out quickly

AP Photo/Brady McCombs 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 […]
NY subway tiles with Confederate flag look to be altered
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NY subway tiles with Confederate flag look to be altered

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Transit officials have decided to alter subway station tiles that have a cross-like design similar to that of the Confederate flag. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is modifying the tiles at the 40th Street entrance to the Times Square subway stop to avoid any confusion about their meaning, MTA […]
Flaherty man wins 4th straight ‘Largest Watermelon Contest’ at State Fair
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Flaherty man wins 4th straight ‘Largest Watermelon Contest’ at State Fair

A Meade County man won his fourth straight 'Largest Watermelon Contest' at the Kentucky State Fair.
Prestonsburg pumpkin sets new State Fair record
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Prestonsburg pumpkin sets new State Fair record

A pumpkin from Prestonsburg set a new record Friday as the largest ever in Kentucky State Fair history.
Woman: Oregon train stabbings could have been prevented
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Woman: Oregon train stabbings could have been prevented

AP Photo/Steven DuBois PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police could have prevented the fatal stabbing of two men who came to the aid of teenage girls being harassed on Portland light-rail train if they had taken an earlier complaint against a white supremacist more seriously, a woman said Friday. Demetria Hester, who is black, told reporters […]
California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers
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California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers

AP Photo/Eric Risberg SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California is tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide that is popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday. Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack a wide variety of crops like grapes, almonds and cotton grown in California, the nation’s […]
Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster
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Lawmaker who made Trump assassination remark may face ouster

AP Photo/Jeff Roberson JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated could face an effort to remove her from office. Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, both Republicans, said on Friday that state senators should oust Democratic Sen. […]
Man is charged with flying drones to bring drugs from Mexico
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Man is charged with flying drones to bring drugs from Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds (6.1 kilograms) of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique to bring illegal drugs into the United States, authorities said Friday. Jorge Edwin Rivera told […]
RV deliberately set on fire; search on for “person of interest”
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RV deliberately set on fire; search on for “person of interest”

Lexington fire investigators ask for the public's help finding "person of interest" after RV was destroyed by fire they say was intentionally set.
Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple
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Fear, resolve and more security at Charlottesville's temple

AP Photo/Cliff Owen NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The deadly white power rally that brought hundreds of armed racists to Charlottesville has increased both anxiety and resolve among worshippers at the city’s lone synagogue. Anti-Semitic vitriol and violence is on the rise in the United States, according to organizations that monitor hate groups and hate crimes, […]
Judge rejects bid to end Roman Polanski's sex assault case
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Judge rejects bid to end Roman Polanski's sex assault case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge on Friday denied the impassioned plea of Roman Polanski’s victim to end a four-decade-old sexual assault case against the fugitive director. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Scott Gordon ruled that Polanski must return to California if he expects to resolve charges of sexually abusing a teen. The […]
Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East
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Eclipse weather forecast: Best in West, least in East

AP Photo/Bill Gorman WASHINGTON (AP) — The early eclipse weather forecast looks best in the West and least in the East with patchy clouds muddling up the picture in between. As of Friday, the forecast for Monday’s total solar eclipse shows Oregon and Idaho as the most promising for clear sky views, while South Carolina […]
School closed Friday in Lincoln County due to high water
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School closed Friday in Lincoln County due to high water

School was canceled in Lincoln County Friday due to high water from flash flooding.
NAACP renews fight to remove Jefferson Davis statue from state capitol
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NAACP renews fight to remove Jefferson Davis statue from state capitol

After Lexington's Urban County Council unanimously passed a resolution last night to move two confederate statues that currently stand near the historic old courthouse downtown, many groups across the state are pushing to get other confederate statues removed including one in the state capitol rotunda.
Three arrested for setting fire at Somerset Kroger
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Three arrested for setting fire at Somerset Kroger

Investigators say a Wednesday night fire at a Kroger Marketplace in Somerset was deliberately set.
Boyle County children left home alone while Mother was in jail
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Boyle County children left home alone while Mother was in jail

In Danville a mother faces drug charges and her two young teens are now with social services.
Juvenile arrested for shooting in Owsley County
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Juvenile arrested for shooting in Owsley County

In Owsley County, a juvenile has been taken into custody for a shooting on Grassy Branch Road.
Lexington man dead after Boyle County motorcycle crash
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Lexington man dead after Boyle County motorcycle crash

A man is dead after a motorcycle crash Thursday night.
Campbellsville Police investigating vandalism at Miller Park
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Campbellsville Police investigating vandalism at Miller Park

Campbellsville Police are investigating vandalism at Miller Park from Thursday, August 3rd.
Jessamine County man charged with having child pornography
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Jessamine County man charged with having child pornography

Kentucky State Police's Electronic Crime Branch says it arrested 52-year-old William K. Robinette Thursday around 9 p.m. for possession of child pornography.
Lexington mentoring program needs help getting grant
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Lexington mentoring program needs help getting grant

A local mentoring program is in the running to receive a grant from State Farm, but it needs your help to get it.
What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual
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What's a total solar eclipse and why this one is so unusual

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Total solar eclipses occur every year or two or three, often in the middle of nowhere like the South Pacific or Antarctic. What makes Monday’s eclipse so special is that it will cut diagonally across the entire United States. The path of totality – where day briefly becomes night – […]
KSP: Mayfield Police shoot suspect
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KSP: Mayfield Police shoot suspect

Kentucky State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting early Friday morning in Mayfield.
New Hampshire confirms identity of suspected serial killer
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New Hampshire confirms identity of suspected serial killer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities on Friday said they have confirmed the identity of a man suspected of killing six women and children while using numerous names in multiple states. The announcement came seven months after law enforcement officials said a man who died in a California prison in 2010 after killing and dismembering his […]
Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate
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Arpaio pardon would refute key theme in immigration debate

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona politicians have invoked the “rule of law” for more than a decade as the guiding principle in pushing for tougher immigration laws, arguing that no one – no matter who you are – is above the law. The rallying cry has become muted as President Donald Trump considers a pardon for […]
Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses
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Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

AP Photo/Brady McCombs 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 […]
Judge: Ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed for contempt
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Judge: Ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed for contempt

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A judge says an ex-treasure hunter should remain jailed on contempt-of-court charges. Federal Judge Algenon Marbley Marbley has held Tommy Thompson in contempt since December 2015 for violating terms of a plea deal by refusing to respond to questions about the location of 500 missing gold coins. Thompson’s attorney argues federal […]
Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop
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Dashcam video shows white cop punching black man during stop

CLEVELAND (AP) — A dashcam video of a traffic stop that led to a white police officer repeatedly punching a black man and hitting his head on pavement appears to show a different sequence of events than police had described. The initial statement from police in the Cleveland suburb of Euclid said the suspect, 25-year-old […]
Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump’s turbulent White House
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Strategist Steve Bannon leaves Trump’s turbulent White House

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Bannon, a forceful but divisive presence in President Donald Trump’s White House, is leaving. Trump accepted Bannon’s resignation on Friday, ending a turbulent seven months for his chief strategist, the latest to depart from the president’s administration in turmoil. White House spokesman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Friday would […]
Scott County Board of Education accepts construction bid for new high school
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Scott County Board of Education accepts construction bid for new high school

The Scott County Board of Education has accepted a bid for the construction of the County's new high school, according to the district.
Marchers in North Carolina protest supremacists
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Marchers in North Carolina protest supremacists

Hundreds of anti-racist demonstrators are marching through the streets of a North Carolina city in response to rumors of a white supremacist march.
AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House
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AP sources: Strategist Steve Bannon leaving White House

Bannon was a key adviser to President Donald Trump's general election campaign and has been a forceful but contentious presence in a divided White House.
Kentucky governor takes on rival before state Supreme Court
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Kentucky governor takes on rival before state Supreme Court

A ruling from Kentucky's Supreme Court isn't likely to change the University of Louisville's new board of trustees, but it could affect the future of the state's top political rivals.
Kentucky agency reviews interstate following crashes
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Kentucky agency reviews interstate following crashes

A series of accidents involving semi-trucks on the interstate has prompted a review from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse
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Grand Teton park to escape Yellowstone's shadow for eclipse

AP Photo/Brennan Linsley CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Its jagged, soaring peaks rise high over northwest Wyoming, but Grand Teton National Park is always in the shadow of its world-renowned neighbor, Yellowstone National Park. But thanks to the total solar eclipse Monday, Grand Teton is expected to outshine, and overshadow, one of the nation’s most popular […]
Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?
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Trump won places drowning in despair. Can he save them?

AP Photo/David Goldman ABERDEEN, Wash. (AP) — One-hundred-fifty baskets of pink petunias hang from the light posts all over this city, watered regularly by residents trying to make their community feel alive again. A local artist spends his afternoons high in a bucket truck, painting a block-long mural of a little girl blowing bubbles, each […]
Man wounded in shooting involving Kentucky officers
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Man wounded in shooting involving Kentucky officers

Police say 23-year-old Andrew R. Chamberlain, a white male from Hickory, was taken to the hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
Kentucky city’s Confederate statue yields warring petitions
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Kentucky city’s Confederate statue yields warring petitions

Following the violent white nationalist rally in Virginia, a petition is calling for the removal of Confederate symbols from public property in a Kentucky city.
Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky
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Company constructing new coal mine in western Kentucky

The mine would sell coal that's used to generate electricity at power plants, a sector of coal that has been in steep decline in Kentucky and parts of Appalachia.
Judge dismisses AT&T lawsuit over utility pole access
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Judge dismisses AT&T lawsuit over utility pole access

The Federal Communications Commission had sided with the city, saying regulations on pole attachments don't apply in Kentucky.
1 American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks
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1 American killed, 1 injured in Spain attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says at least one American was killed and one injured in the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, Spain. In remarks to State Department staff on Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson confirmed the death and expressed condolences to the victim’s family. He said diplomats from the U.S. consulate in […]