Daily Archive: May 18, 2016

May 18

Nyquist sitting pretty as favorite in Preakness following post position draw

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The 141st running of the Preakness Stakes is set for this Saturday at Pimlico.  Today was the post position draw. Team Nyquist waited patiently to hear their Derby winner will break from post number three in the second leg of the Triple Crown. The unbeaten Nyquist will look to become the …

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May 18

Focusing on weather…and 3 opponents

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The UK softball team is watching the weather forecast for Friday night closely, hoping the rain doesn’t ruin the Cats NCAA regional opener with Butler set to follow Utah and Illinois at John Cropp Stadium. Kentucky and the Bulldogs are slated for a 6 o’clock first pitch. Regardless of when the …

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May 18

Mostly sunny and pleasant Thursday

Overview: Mostly sunny skies and seasonably warm temperatures return for Thursday, making it the best day for outdoor activities. Another round of rain showers develop Friday into Saturday, with high temperatures in the upper 60s. Low to mid 70s return for Sunday, with upper 70s to lower 80s into early next week. TONIGHT: Partly to …

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May 18

Officials weigh in after judge rules Bevin’s higher ed cuts legal

Governor Matt Bevin says Attorney General Beshear’s position on the issue was irresponsible and unsustainable for government to take. While Beshear says the governor is usurping “dangerous levels of power.” The battle all started back in January when the governor proposed a 4.5% cut to higher education.  Since then 2% of those funds have been …

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May 18

Just how long will Cal coach at UK?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Charles Matthews is leaving UK Solid Blue fans. Part of the reason he’s leaving, to go be more of an offensive threat elsewhere.  That’s exactly what Coach Cal said he wanted to see from Matthews in Lexington next season, but that won’t be the case. While Matthews departs with his unconditional …

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May 18

KSP: Body found after Harlan house fire

HARLAN, Ky. (WTVQ)- State police say a man’s body was found after a house fire in Harlan County. Troopers say it happened early Wednesday morning at a home on KY-413 in the Baxter community. State police say the homeowner had reported the fire. According to investigators, the coroner was called to the scene after 25-year-old …

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May 18

EgyptAir says plane carrying 66 has disappeared from radar

CAIRO (AP) — An EgyptAir flight from Paris to Cairo carrying 66 people disappeared from radar early Thursday morning, the airline said. The plane most likely crashed into the sea, Ihab Raslan, a spokesman for the Egyptian civil aviation authority, told SkyNews Arabia. He said the plane was about to enter Egyptian airspace when it …

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May 18

Terror of Sri Lankan landslides: ‘All I could do was scream’

ELANGAPITIYA VILLAGE, Sri Lanka (AP) — Heavy rains Thursday pounded the central Sri Lankan region where at least three villages have already been swallowed by mountains of mud, forcing soldiers and police to suspend rescue work. At least 18 people are known to have been killed and hundreds are reported missing in the landslides so …

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May 18

French police protest ‘anti-cop’ violence, police car burned

PARIS (AP) — Protesters in Paris attacked a police car with two officers inside with iron bars and set it alight in a dramatic unleashing of new anti-police violence, as officers across France took to the streets to denounce violence they say has been repeatedly directed at them. An investigation for attempted homicide was filed, …

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May 18

Homes too close?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators returned to the scene of a fire that destroyed a Lexington home and damaged four others Tuesday afternoon. They are still looking into what started the fire on Stansberry Cove. People in the area say they heard a loud noise then the home went up in flames. Crews say fire …

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