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Jun 19

Laurel County couple arrested for murder of wife’s mother

LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Police in Laurel County have arrested a married couple for the murder of the wife’s mother, after they say the two stabbed her to death and tried to cover up the crime.

According to arrest citations, Joseph and Christie McFadden were arrested just after midnight on Tuesday for the murder of Sherry Rose, who is Christie McFadden’s mother.

According to police, the two stabbed Rose to death following an argument.

They say the two bought bleach, ammonia, and mops to clean up the crime scene.

According to police, the couple also withdrew $500 from Rose’s bank account.

Police say the couple disposed of Rose’s body in a remote area of Laurel County, with the help of two other people.

Police are still investigating the identities of those two people.

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Jun 19

Tick, Tock: Time running out for Messi to deliver World Cup

Time is running out for Lionel Messi to bring Argentina a World Cup, which would give him the one thing that’s missing from a career that ranks among the greatest.

He turns 31 on Sunday, which means this World Cup could be his last chance. It also means that Thursday’s match against Croatia is momentous. He has delivered for his club Barcelona — four Champions League titles, and nine La Liga championships in Spain — but still no major title for Argentina.

Messi missed a penalty — it was saved — in a disappointing 1-1 draw against Iceland in the opening group match. Argentina needs to beat Croatia to clear its path from the three-game group stage to the knock-out round of 16.

“We have to look at what we need to correct from the Iceland match, but we can’t dwell on it,” Argentina defender Gabriel Mercado said. “We have to look forward and win the next match against Croatia.”

The Croatians opened with a 2-0 win over Nigeria, putting them in a better spot in Group D than Argentina when the teams meet on the banks of the Volga in Nizhny Novgorod.

Jorge Sampaoli hasn’t used the same lineup twice in the 12 games he’s been in charge for Argentina. He’s juggling again, this time likely to start 22-year-old Boca Juniors forward Cristian Pavon up front with Messi. Pavon is quick and can play on the right or left and is likely to replace Angel di Maria.

As with all the Argentina coaches before him, Sampaoli has searched for the right partnership with Messi, who has often carried Argentina by himself and is always compared with Maradona, who brought Argentina its last World Cup title in 1986.

“I think that Jorge is looking at every position. We’ll see what happens and what he decides on the day,” Pavon said. “I feel confident and luckily things are going well for me, but I don’t know yet if I’ll be a starter.”

25-YEAR TITLE DROUGHT

It’s hard to believe, but Argentina has not won a major title since taking the Copa America — the South American championship — in 1993. That’s 25 years ago; a quarter century of drought for a country that sees itself as soccer royalty.

What two-time champion Argentina has felt recently is only bitter defeat: the losing finalist against Germany in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, and two more runner-up finishes in the 2015 and 2016 at the Copa America — both times against Chile.

SENT PACKING

Croatia coach Zlatko Dalic has sent home striker Nikola Kalinic because he wouldn’t come off the bench as a substitute against Nigeria. Kalinic, who plays for AC Milan, says he has a back injury although news reports in Croatia say he is unhappy being a substitute.

Dalic said of Kalinic, “I need players who are ready.”

Croatia now has 22 players on the World Cup roster.

OTHER ARGENTINA CHANGES

Sampaoli experimented after the Iceland draw with using three defenders with Mercado, Nicolas Otamendi and Nicolas Tagliafico. Mercado would replace Marcos Rojo, who was sub-par against Iceland.

Lucas Biglia is also likely to be dropped from midfield and replaced by Marcos Acuna. Giovani Lo Celso, Ever Banega and Enzo Perez are also possibilities.

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More AP World Cup coverage: https://apnews.com/tag/WorldCup

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Jun 19

Trump, GOP to huddle as outrage builds over border policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Calls are mounting on Capitol Hill for the Trump administration to end the separation of families at the southern border ahead of a visit from President Donald Trump to discuss legislation.

Trump’s meeting late Tuesday afternoon with House Republicans comes at a time when lawmakers in both parties are up in arms over the administration’s “zero tolerance” approach to illegal border crossings.

Under the policy, all unlawful crossings are referred for prosecution — a process that moves adults to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service and sends many children to facilities run by the Department of Health and Human Services. Under the previous administration, such families were usually referred for civil deportation proceedings, not requiring separation.

Nearly 2,000 children were separated from their families over a six-week period in April and May.

The fight is erupting at a time when the House was already embroiled in an election-year struggle over immigration legislation that threatens to depress voter turnout in November.

Democrats have seized on the family separation issue, swarming detention centers in Texas to highlight the policy. They are demanding that the administration act to keep migrant families together. Republicans are increasingly joining Democrats in that call.

Michigan Republican Rep. Fred Upton called for an immediate end to the “ugly and inhumane practice,” adding, “It’s never acceptable to use kids as bargaining chips in political process.” Kansas GOP Sen. Pat Roberts said he is “against using parental separation as a deterrent to illegal immigration.”

“The time is now for the White House to end the cruel, tragic separations of families,” Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, said in a statement.

The Trump administration insists the family separations are required under the law.

At a White House briefing Monday, Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen declared, “Congress alone can fix it.” That line has been echoed by others in the administration, including Trump himself, who has falsely blamed a law passed by Democrats for the “zero tolerance” approach to prosecutions of families crossing the border.

Two immigration bills under consideration in the House could address the separations, but the outlook for passage is dim. Conservatives say the compromise legislation that GOP leaders helped negotiate with moderates is inadequate.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, a member of the Freedom Caucus, said he’s skeptical that even a full-throated endorsement from Trump will be enough to get the compromise bill through the House.

The compromise bill shifts away from the nation’s longtime preference for family immigration to a new system that prioritizes entry based on merits and skills. It beefs up border security, clamps down on illegal entries and reinforces other immigration laws.

To address the rise of families being separated at the border, the measure proposes keeping children in detention with their parents, undoing 2-decade-old rules that limit the time minors can be held in custody.

Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., another Freedom Caucus member, said he expects the GOP compromise bill to be defeated if it reaches the floor. “There’s not enough votes because it doesn’t solve the problem,” he said.

Faced with the prospect of gridlock in the House, senators appear willing to take matters into their own hands.

Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, the No. 2 Republican leader, said Senate Republicans are working on language to address the family separations that could receive a floor vote, potentially as part of a spending bill package.

“I don’t think the answer to family separation is to not enforce the law. I think the answer to family separation is: Don’t separate families while you’re enforcing the law,” Cornyn told reporters. “It’s all within our power, and people have to overcome their desire to preserve an issue to campaign on.”

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said he wants to do away with a legal settlement that requires the government to release children from custody and to their parents, adult relatives or other caretakers, in order of preference.

GOP senators including Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, Jeff Flake of Arizona and Susan Collins of Maine also said they’ve been discussing family separation legislation.

Graham told reporters the measure would keep migrant families together, provide additional judges so detained families would face shorter waiting periods, and supply facilities for the families to stay. He said he did not know how much the proposal would cost.

The administration, meanwhile, is hoping to force Democrats to vote for the bills or bear some of the political cost in November’s midterm elections. Democrats brushed aside that pressure.

“As everyone who has looked at this agrees, this was done by the president, not Democrats. He can fix it tomorrow if he wants to, and if he doesn’t want to, he should own up to the fact that he’s doing it,” said Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of New York.

Senate Democrats have rallied behind an immigration bill from Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. Her bill would prohibit the separation of migrant children from their parents, with exceptions for findings of child abuse or trafficking. If separations occur, Homeland Security would have to provide clear guidelines for how parents can contact their kids.

One House Republican in a swing district, Rep. Mike Coffman of Colorado, said he’s willing to endorse the Feinstein bill if that’s what it takes.

“I reached out to Sen. Feinstein’s office to let her know I want to help her put a stop to this human rights disaster at the border. If that means introducing her bill in the House, I’d be honored to stand with her,” he said.

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Jun 19

In tit-for-tat, Trump threatens more tariffs against China

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump directed the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports on Monday as the two nations moved closer to a potential trade war.

The tariffs, which Trump wants set at a 10 percent rate, would be the latest round of punitive measures in an escalating dispute over the large trade imbalance between the two countries. Trump recently ordered tariffs on $50 billion in Chinese goods in retaliation for intellectual property theft. The tariffs were quickly matched by China on U.S. exports, a move that drew the president’s ire.

“China apparently has no intention of changing its unfair practices related to the acquisition of American intellectual property and technology,” Trump said in a statement Monday announcing the new action. “Rather than altering those practices, it is now threatening United States companies, workers, and farmers who have done nothing wrong.”

Trump added: “These tariffs will go into effect if China refuses to change its practices, and also if it insists on going forward with the new tariffs that it has recently announced.”

China’s Commerce Ministry on Tuesday criticized the latest threat of tariffs, saying it was an “act of extreme pressure and blackmail that deviates from the consensus reached by both parties after many negotiations, and is a disappointment to the international community.”

“If the U.S. becomes irrational and issues this list, China will have no choice but to adopt strong countermeasures of the same amount and quality,” the ministry statement said.

Trump said that if China responds to this fresh round of tariffs, then he will move to counter “by pursuing additional tariffs on another $200 billion of goods.”

It wasn’t immediately clear when the new tariffs could be put in place, as the trade office has yet to identify the Chinese goods to be penalized or conduct a legal review. The first round of penalties announced by both nations is set to take effect July 6.

The intellectual property sanctions were the latest in a spate of protectionist measures unveiled by Trump in recent months that included tariffs on steel and aluminum imports to the U.S. and a tough rhetoric on trade negotiations from North America to Asia.

The escalation in the dispute with China may also serve as a warning to other trading partners with whom Trump has been feuding, including Canada and the European Union.

The move quickly drew praise from former Trump senior adviser Steve Bannon, who told The Associated Press: “President Trump told China and the world tonight that America will not back down when it comes to economic aggression.”

But Wall Street has viewed the escalating trade tensions with wariness, fearful they could strangle the economic growth achieved during Trump’s watch. Gary Cohn, Trump’s former top economic adviser, said last week that a “tariff battle” could result in price inflation and consumer debt — “historic ingredients for an economic slowdown.”

Trump’s comments came hours after the top U.S. diplomat accused China of engaging in “predatory economics 101” and an “unprecedented level of larceny” of intellectual property.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the remarks at the Detroit Economic Club as global markets reacted to trade tensions between the U.S. and China.

He said China’s recent claims of “openness and globalization” are “a joke.” He added that China is a “predatory economic government” that is “long overdue in being tackled,” matters that include IP theft and Chinese steel and aluminum flooding the U.S. market.

“Everyone knows … China is the main perpetrator,” he said. “It’s an unprecedented level of larceny.”

“Just ask yourself: Would China have allowed America to do to it what China has done to America?” he said later. “This is predatory economics 101.”

Asked to comment on Pompeo’s remarks, the Chinese foreign ministry in Beijing said in a regular briefing with reporters that the U.S. had lost credibility as a free trader.

“We don’t want a trade war, but we’re not afraid of a trade war,” ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.

Pompeo raised the trade issue directly with China last week, when he met in Beijing with President Xi Jinping and others.

“I reminded him that’s not fair competition,” Pompeo said.

Trump had announced a 25 percent tariff on up to $50 billion in Chinese imports. China is retaliating by raising import duties on $34 billion worth of American goods, including soybeans, electric cars and whiskey. Trump also has slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and European allies.

Pompeo on Monday described U.S. actions as “economic diplomacy,” which, when done right, strengthens national security and international alliances, he added.

“We use American power, economic might and influence as a tool of economic policy,” he said. “We do our best to call out unfair economic behaviors as well.”

In a statement, Trump says he has an “excellent relationship” with Xi, “but the United States will no longer be taken advantage of on trade by China and other countries in the world.”

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Jun 18

Richmond parents accused keeping daughter in cage

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – Richmond parents are behind bars after police say the couple kept their adult daughter in a cage. Police say they came to the house and found a seven foot tall cage with a toilet inside.

Officials were at the house removing items from the basement when ABC 36 arrived Monday.

According to the arrest citation, Tito and Shannon Felix told police their daughter suffers from fetal alcohol syndrome, causing her to sleepwalk around the house at night.

The citation says officers came to the house after receiving a call to check on someone in the home. When they arrived, they say they smelled a strong odor of animal feces then found them throughout the entire basement.

Police claim they found bolt latches and a lock that the parents told them was to keep the daughter from getting out so “we can get some sleep.”

The couple is charged with criminal abuse and unlawful imprisonment. State social workers are also working the case.

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Jun 18

Madison County officials considering a new healthcare provider for jail

MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Providing healthcare for inmates has become a lot more difficult thanks to the opioid crisis. In Madison County, officials are weighing whether to keep their current healthcare provider at the jail or to find a new one.

Nurse practitioner Kim Cox spoke at a Madison County Fiscal Court meeting about proposing a bid to run healthcare at the jail.

“A lot of my population that I see is also substance abuse and addiction and that’s kind of near and dear to my heart,” said Cox.

Madison County Jailer Doug Thomas says that while the current healthcare provider for the jail, Southern Health Partners, has done a good job, the agreement is almost up. With an expansion to the jail potentially coming, the building will likely need more coverage from its current 12 hours a day, seven days a week plan.

“If we build 250 to 300 more beds, whatever we may build, then we are going to have to have more medical coverage. We may have to have it 24/7,” said Thomas.

The County Attorney would like to see someone local providing healthcare to the jail.

“I don’t have a count, but my guess is that 65-70% of litigation that the jails experience is a result of medical care. It’s just really hard to get anybody to listen to you when they’re out of Louisville or Indiana.>

The jailer says the current agreement costs around $200,000. A potential partnership with Kim Cox could save the county up to $20,000-25,000.

Cox is the only bidder so far. Thomas says there’s still potential for other bidders to come to the table. The County Judge would like to see a summary sheet of her plan presented at a future fiscal court meeting.

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Jun 18

“This decision he made was for him.”

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – Solid Blue basketball fans rejoiced when PJ Washington announced he was returning for his sophomore.

At the same time, five other wildcats announced they would keep their name in the draft.

Kevin Knox, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Hamidou Diallo, Jarred Vanderbilt and Wenyen Gabriel all decided they wanted to see their dreams come true in the NBA.

While these decision directly affect the UK Basketball team the following year, Coach Cal says he wants these players to make these decisions for themselves and no one else.

Check out the video for what he had to say.

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Jun 18

Kentucky businesses face reporting deadline next week

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky businesses registered with the Secretary of State’s office must file an annual report with the agency by June 30, Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes reminded Monday.

For the third year in a row, Kentucky businesses appear to be ready to break the Secretary of State’s records for annual report filings online. More than 126,000 entities have completed the annual report requirement online, more than the total on this date last year.

“Over the course of our term, Kentucky businesses have increasingly utilized our easy online tools and are breaking records again,” said Grimes, Kentucky’s chief business official. “At this time last year, about three-quarters of businesses had filed their reports online at sos.ky.gov. Now, 80 percent of filers have gone online, saving themselves and our office time and money in processing.”

Grimes is reminding businesses in Kentucky that they must file an annual report with her office and pay a $15 filing fee no later than June 30. The filing requirement applies to the all of the business entities authorized to do business in Kentucky – more than 200,000. All businesses were sent reminders through U.S. mail or email.

Businesses that are already registered can immediately obtain pre-populated 2018 annual reports by visiting the Secretary of State’s website, sos.ky.gov. Entities may also file and pay in person or via U.S. mail.

Businesses that have not provided email addresses to the office are encouraged to do so, Grimes said. In addition to reminders of important deadlines, the Secretary of State’s office will email notifications of any changes or filings made for your business, which may help detect attempted business identity theft. For more resources to protect your business from identity theft, visit BusinessIDTheft.org.

If a business fails to file its annual report by June 30, it falls into bad standing with the office and receives a final 60-day notice. Failure to comply with the 60-day notice results in administrative dissolution of the business or revocation of authority to do business in Kentucky.

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Jun 18

Cawood Ledford’s widow, Frances, dead at 90

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HARLAN, Ky. (WTVQ) – Frances Ledford, widow of the legendary radio voice of the Kentucky Wildcats, Cawood Ledford, died Sunday night in Harlan, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.

She was 90-years old.  The funeral for the Lynch-native is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 21, in Harlan, according to the published report.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Cawood Ledford Boys and Girls Club in Harlan or to a project to name a room for Cawood Ledford at the public library in Harlan, according to the newspaper.

 

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Jun 18

Cal talks impact of satellite camps

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – For the first time in five yeara, Cal and his newest crop of cats are hosting satellite camps across the Bluegrass.

The camps give young athletes a chance to hang out with the Cats and learn from them, while also providing a bonding experience for Cal’s newest players.

Check out the video for what Cal had to say.

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