Daily Archive: April 19, 2016

Apr 19

University professor mauled by a brown bear while teaching

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Students and teaching assistants have arrived back in Juneau from a remote mountaineering class that was cut short when one of their professors was mauled by a brown bear. They said Tuesday night that they were tired and not yet ready to talk about Forest Wagner, 35, who was teaching the …

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Apr 19

Activists: IS seizes new ground in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — Activists and a media outlet associated with militants say the Islamic State group has seized control of a government-controlled neighborhood in Deir el-Zour in eastern Syria, expanding its presence in the province. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says Wednesday the group’s militants clashed heavily overnight with government troops and allied …

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Apr 19

Appeals ruling threatens key provision of North Carolina law

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court ruling on transgender bathroom access in public schools threatens a key provision of a North Carolina law limiting protections for the LGBT community. The court decision has prompted swift condemnation from the state’s Republican leadership. The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond sided Tuesday with a …

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Apr 19

UPDATE: Nicholasville man killed in motorcycle crash identified

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County coroner identified a motorcyclist who was killed Tuesday evening in a collision on Old Richmond Road in Lexington. The coroner says 61-year old Joseph Girouard, of Nicholasville, died of multiple blunt force injuries. The coroner says Girouard was wearing a safety helmet at the time of the accident. …

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Apr 19

Lane closure on I-64 in Franklin County on Wednesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The right lane of the east bound side of Interstate 64 in Franklin County is scheduled to be closed between mile markers 54-and-56 on Wednesday, April 20, between 6:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m., according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Crews are scheduled to perform deck repair on the bridge over the …

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Apr 19

Warm Wednesday, with more rain chances ahead

Overview: Warm temperatures will continue through midweek this week, with rain chances increasing for the end of the work week. The weekend looks to be dry, with more sunshine and temperatures in the lower to upper 70s. TONIGHT: Skies will be mostly cloudy with a cool overnight low temperature of 55 degrees. WEDNESDAY: Partly to …

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Apr 19

Kentucky Wildlife Center needs help

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The warmer weather is welcomed by many, but it’s keeping a Lexington animal shelter very busy. So busy, it’s asking for help. It’s that time for another feeding. Volunteers are nursing little baby raccoons. “This is just the start of our busy season,” says Jennifer Crabill, director at Kentucky Wildlife Center. …

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Apr 19

Government officials: 3 to be charged in Flint water crisis

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s attorney general will announce criminal charges Wednesday against two state regulators and a Flint employee, alleging wrongdoing related to the city’s lead-tainted water crisis, according to government officials familiar with the investigation. The charges — the first levied in a probe that is expected to broaden — will be filed …

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Apr 19

Lexmark to be acquired by Chinese investors

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Lexington-based printer maker Lexmark announced Tuesday that it’s being acquired by China’s Apex Technology Co., PAG Asia Capital and Legend Capital Management in an all-cash deal valued at $3.6 billion. The deal is expected to be completed later this year. “Lexmark’s corporate headquarters will stay in Lexington and they do not …

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Apr 19

United adding nonstop service from Lexington to Newark

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – United Airlines and Blue Grass Airport announced Tuesday the addition of nonstop daily service from Lexington to Newark Liberty Airport beginning July 1, 2016. The airline will use a 50-seat regional jet. The Newark airport is 14-miles from Manhattan. Customers can begin booking flights immediately. Delta Airlines has daily flights from …

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