Monthly Archive: September 2012

Sep 28

Police: Wet Roads A Factor in Fatal Crash on I-64 in Carter County

Kentucky State Police say wet roads were a factor in a fatal crash on eastbound Interstate 64 in Carter County early Friday afternoon. Both lanes at milemarker 159 were closed for hours due to the crash involving a tractor-trailer and a red car. Kentucky State Police say Mary Logan of Lewis County, the sole person …

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Sep 28

Kentucky Police Officer Accused Of Sexting

LA GRANGE, Ky. (AP) – A police officer has been charged with sending sexually explicit text messages to a juvenile. The Oldham County Police Department says in a news release that Officer Shane Mosley resigned after being charged with using electronic means to induce a minor to engage in sexual or other prohibited activities; official …

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Sep 28

Tests Required By New Drug Law Can Be Costly

LEXINGTON (AP) – Under a new law designed to curb prescription pill abuse, patients with long-term conditions requiring controlled substances have to submit to urine drug tests that aren’t always covered by insurance companies. Retired nurse Cynthia Burton told the Lexington Herald-Leader that her insurer, Bluegrass Family Health, declined to pay $533 for a urine …

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Sep 28

Some Of The Stories You’ll See Tonight On LEX 18 News … September 28, 2012

Tonight on LEX 18 News at 11… Wet roads factored in several bad wrecks, including one in which a woman died after her car hydro-planed and was hit by a semi. A Whitley County restaurant was ordered temporarily closed after workers carted a dead deer through the dining room. And a man admits he pulled …

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Sep 28

Motorsports Journalist Chris Economaki Dies At 91

DOVER, Del. (AP) – Chris Economaki, a journalist regarded as the authoritative voice in motorsports for decades, died Friday. He was 91. National Speed Sport News, where Economaki worked as an editor for more than 60 years, announced his death Friday. It did not release a cause of death. Economaki was known as the “Dean …

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Sep 28

Burnt Money, Campus Ban: Tidbits On Colo. Shooter

DENVER (AP) – The suspect in the Aurora movie shooting case mailed “burnt currency,” along with a notebook, to his psychiatrist before the attack. He threatened a professor and was banned from a university campus before withdrawing from its neuroscience graduate program. His defense team has added a psychiatrist. Those were the few tidbits of …

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Sep 28

Calif. Gov Signs Bill For Reagan Statue In Capitol

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has signed a bill authorizing construction of a Ronald Reagan statue inside the California Capitol in Sacramento. Brown cited Reagan’s leadership in signing the bill authorizing the statue. He said the Republican icon oversaw needed tax hikes just like Brown wants to do with …

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Sep 28

Schwarzenegger Felt Snubbed By Rove

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says in his new autobiography that Republican political guru Karl Rove predicted the 2003 California recall election that put the muscleman-actor in office would never happen. Schwarzengger writes in “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story” that he visited Rove in early 2003, when the GOP …

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Sep 28

Obama Using Voter Registration To Stay Close In NC

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Dozens of volunteers armed with clipboards and voter registration forms gather at President Barack Obama’s field office here every day. Their mission: Fan out across the city seeking new voters in this rapidly growing state. “Are you registered to vote at your current address?” asks Douglas Johnston, a volunteer wooing voters …

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Sep 28

Ginseng Poachers Take To The Woods As Prices Soar

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – They slink through the woods in camouflage and face paint, armed with tire irons, screwdrivers and hoes, seeking a plant that looks like a cross between a Virginia creeper and poison ivy. They’re the new breed of ginseng diggers, a rough and tumble lot looking to parlay rising Asian demand for …

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