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Suspicious package reportedly mailed to Robert De Niro

New York police say they’re responding to reports of a suspicious package.

Trump warns of ‘violence’ if Democrats win midterm elections

President Donald Trump urged evangelical leaders this week to get out the vote ahead of the upcoming midterm elections and warned of “violence” by opponents if they fail.

Trump candidate, Dem underdog to vie for Florida gov’s seat

Florida's governor's race will largely be a referendum on President Donald Trump.

History at stake in Tennessee clash for US Senate

Former Tennessee Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn are on a collision course to claim their own slices of history in a critical U.S. Senate race.

Kentucky Democrat criticized for ad depicting lynching

A Kentucky Democrat running for a judicial position is being criticized by his own party over a campaign ad that depicts a lynching.

Rep. Donna Mayfield withdraws, says politics must change

A Winchester republican's decision to quit her primary race has fueled a squabble between state democrats and republicans.

Library wants help defending against budget cuts

State lawmakers have rearranged their schedule so they can continue budget negotiations Wednesday. As they talk, organizations like the Lexington Public Library are asking people to fight for them in Frankfort.

Major party candidates certified for special election

Major party candidates for Kentucky's 89th House District Special Election next month were certified Tuesday afternoon.

Riggs says he will not see re-election to Kentucky House

Kentucky state Rep. Steve Riggs has announced he will not seek re-election.

State Senator Reggie Thomas files to run for Congress

State Senator Reggie Thomas, a Democrat from Lexington, filed Wednesday to run for Kentucky's sixth congressional district seat.

Jones defeats Moore in U.S. Senate race in Alabama

Democrat Doug Jones wins election to the U.S. Senate from Alabama, as voters in the deeply conservative and heavily Republican state deal a stark political blow to President Donald Trump and narrow the GOP's majority in the Senate to two.

Kentucky Democratic Party elects entrepreneur as new chair

The Kentucky Democratic Party has elected a new chair.

Kentucky elections board fires top 2 staff members

The Kentucky State Board of Elections has fired its top two staff members, who say they were not provided with an explanation for their termination.

Top Kentucky Senate Democrat to run for Pike judge-executive

Senate Majority Leader Ray Jones to run for judge-executive in Pike County.

West Virginia governor, a Democrat, to switch to Republican

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice is switching parties to join Republicans as President Donald Trump plans a visit to the increasingly conservative state.

Dems hit secrecy of GOP health care bill, threaten delays

Democrats don't have enough votes to stop the still-evolving Senate Republican health care bill. But they're criticizing it as a stealth measure that GOP leaders want to rush through the chamber before anyone knows what's really in it.

Protesters rally outside Congressman Andy Barr speaking engagement

About a hundred people carrying signs, some wearing bandages and walking on crutches, greeted attendees Tuesday night at a Lexington Medical Society dinner.

Transy community now wondering if BuzzFeed post warned of today’s attack

The president of Transylvania University is trying to unite students in the wake of this brutal attack but at the same time an online post many believe was written by the attacker is circulating on social media.

Yarmuth to seek re-election in 3rd District

The only Democrat in Kentucky's congressional delegation has announced that he'll run for re-election next year.

McConnell claims votes to bust Supreme Court filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he has the votes to bust a planned Democratic filibuster of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee as a showdown nears that could change the Senate, and the court, for generations.

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High School Highlight Reel: 09-25-20

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Protesters arrested for second consecutive night in Lexington for blocking road

Six protesters were arrested Friday night in Lexington for blocking a road, just a night after four others were arrested near UK's campus for the same.
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Sports fans tired of the back and forth: Reaction after Fayette Co. moves to ‘orange zone’

Some people at the Bryan Station vs. Lafayette football game Friday night say they're tired of the back and forth.
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Louisville 11 p.m. update: Man charged with aiming laser at chopper, church provides refuge

People remained largely peaceful Friday night on the sidewalk surrounding the First Unitarian Church, with some yelling “say her name, Breonna Taylor.”