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More confirmed COVID-19 cases at Lexington Amazon facility

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) - Amazon continues to be plagued by employees testing positive for the coronavirus at its Lexington and Shepherdsvile facilities. Thursday evening, employees...

State going after six for price-gouging

Subpoenas issued for six companies, prices hiked as much as 1,900 percent on medical supplies.

Amazon temporarily closes Kentucky warehouse due to virus

Amazon has temporarily closed a Kentucky warehouse after an unspecified number of workers tested positive for the coronavirus.

Amazon, Kroger set major hiring pushes

Positions needed to meet increased demand created by coronavirus

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

Jeff Bezos says he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to start the Bezos Earth Fund, which will fight climate change.

Coroner identifies worker killed at Amazon construction site at CVG

One person injured in a workplace incident at the Amazon hub construction site at CVG airport has died, according to Boone County Coroner Missy Rittinger.

Brazil to reject G-7’s aid pledged to fight Amazon fires, digging at Macron over Notre Dame

A senior government official said Brazil would reject the $22 million G-7 countries promised to help fight the wildfires raging in the Amazon.

LFD: 6 people treated, Amazon employees evacuated following hazmat situation

Firefighters were called to the warehouse on Mercer Road to a report of a chemical smell Friday morning.

Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos visits Kentucky for groundbreaking

Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, was at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport Tuesday for the groundbreaking for Amazon’s new Prime Air shipping hub.

Walmart, Amazon kick off government online pilot program

Amazon and Walmart are kicking off a two-year pilot launch on Thursday established by the government to allow low-income shoppers on government food assistance to select and pay for their groceries online in New York.

Disney closes $71B deal for Fox entertainment assets

Disney has closed its $71 billion acquisition of Fox’s entertainment business, putting “Cinderella,” ″The Simpsons,” ″Star Wars” and “Dr. Strange” under one corporate roof.

Airline: Plane was being operated for Amazon

A cargo flight that crashed Saturday afternoon into a bay just east of Houston was being operated for Amazon by Atlas Air, according to a statement from the airline.

Fired Kentucky Amazon employee sues over bathroom breaks

The lawsuit says the company violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

When Amazon chose the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens to build a $2.5 billion campus that could house 25,000 workers, New York's top brass saw it as a major coup.

Arlington says it’s sticking to its Amazon plans

Arlington, Virginia, doesn't expect its plans to build a new Amazon headquarters to change, even though Amazon has scuttled a plan to build a headquarters in New York.

Locals have mixed feelings on Amazon’s retreat

On the streets of Queens, reaction to Amazon's decision to cancel its headquarters differed among the residents and local businesses.

Big question for Amazon’s 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?

The awarding of Amazon’s second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost?

Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Its New York location will be in the Long Island City neighborhood of Queens, while its Arlington offices will be located in an area called National Landing.

WATCH: Long-time Amazon workers losing benefits after minimum wage hike

Amazon's announcement that it would raise its hourly minimum wage to $15 has been seen as a win for workers. But some longtime employees say they are losing out.

Amazon is boosting its minimum wage to $15 per hour

SEATTLE (AP) — Amazon is boosting its minimum wage for all U.S. workers to $15 per hour starting next month. The company said Tuesday that the...

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‘Dining Out For Life’ to benefit HIV fight, housing

Annual event set in September, donations accepted now.

Lexington Mayor to hold special meeting to update on COVID-19

Part of regular series to update members, residents.

Your morning news and weather on Wednesday, Aug. 12

Your morning news and weather on Wednesday, Aug. 12

Lexington’s mayor recommends using federal money to create police review board

Mayor Linda Gorton recommended spending $50,000 in CARES Act money to pay for a consultant to properly create a police review board.