Daily Archive: April 22, 2016

Apr 22

Lexington Police Dept. Rolls Out “Text a Tip”

Reported by Diane Gerstenfeld LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Anita Franklin’s son, 21-year-old Antonio Franklin Jr., was shot and killed two years ago at Duncan Park in Lexington. Franklin says, “It’s a place where he enjoyed coming. Who would ever think that a child, regardless of their age, or anybody couldn’t come to our park and be …

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Apr 22

University professor hacked to death in Bangladesh

NEW DELHI (AP) — A university professor on his way to work in northwestern Bangladesh was hacked to death Saturday in an attack similar to other killings by suspected Muslim militants, police said. A.F.M. Rezaul Karim Siddique was attacked on the way to the state-run university in Rajshahi city, where he taught English, deputy police …

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Apr 22

Rights group: EU should ‘rethink’ Turkey refugee deal

GAZIANTEP, Turkey (AP) — A human rights group says German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top European Union officials should rethink the EU’s refugee deal with Turkey, as they travel to the Syrian border to promote the troubled agreement. Saturday’s trip to the Turkish border city of Gaziantep, including a refugee camp, comes amid questions over …

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Apr 22

Mostly sunny and pleasant weekend

Overview: The weekend looks to be dry, with more sunshine and temperatures around 68 degrees Saturday, and in the upper 70s on Sunday. SATURDAY: Mostly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures will start off our weekend, with a Saturday afternoon high temperature of 68 degrees. SATURDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies and chilly temperatures will be around …

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Apr 22

Helix Garage goes purple for Prince

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Music superstar Prince was famous for his “Purple Rain” album from the 1980s. After his death Thursday, many fans are wearing purple as a tribute to him. And in Lexington Friday night, the city lit the Helix Garage downtown with purple lights. It says it plans to do the same thing Saturday …

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Apr 22

Two people hurt when SUV hits train in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Two people suffered minor injuries when the SUV they were in hit a train in Lexington Friday afternoon. According to witnesses, a woman tried to stop in front of railroad tracks on Waveland Museum Lane. For some reason, she couldn’t stop, swerved around other stopped vehicles at the crossing and hit …

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Apr 22

Death toll at 28 in Mexico petrochemical plant explosion

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Searchers recovered four more bodies from a petrochemical plant wrecked by a huge explosion this week on Mexico’s southeastern Gulf coast, raising the death toll to 28, the state oil company said Friday night. Petroleos Mexicanos said in a statement that some workers were still missing, but did not specify a …

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Apr 22

KSP looking for possible suspect after woman’s body found in well

MONTICELLO, Ky (WTVQ) – State Police are looking for a possible suspect in a homicide case after a woman’s body was found in a well on Friday. Detectives say they’re looking for 29-year old Joseph A. Jones, of Monticello, who was last seen driving a black 2002 Honda Accord with license plate # 684 RPY. …

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Apr 22

Feds say they’ve accessed phone at center of Apple data case

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department said Friday it has withdrawn a request to force Apple to reveal data from a cellphone linked to a New York drug case after someone provided federal investigators with the phone’s passcode. Federal prosecutors said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Margo Brodie that investigators were …

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Apr 22

KSP: Drug round-up in Knox County

BARBOURVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – A year-long investigation resulted in a dozen drug arrests on Friday in Knox County, according to State Police. Investigators say some of the drugs that were being sold included Oxycodone, Crystal Ice(Methamphetamine) and Suboxone. State Police say the following people were arrested and taken to the Knox County Jail: -Nick Jones, …

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