Daily Archive: May 29, 2016

May 29

Lexington family returns to Kentucky after deadly Texas crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – There’s an update on the Lexington family involved in a fatal crash in Texas, killing four family members, and injuring three others. According to the family’s pastor, Jeff Fugate, Kimmie Avelar, 11, is now at UK Children’s Hospital in Lexington, after spending several days in Texas. Her mother, Hilda, is still …

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May 29

Asian Stocks Rise After Wall Street Gains

Asian stocks rose Monday following Wall Street’s gains as investors looked ahead to economic data this week from China, Australia and Korea. KEEPING SCORE: Tokyo’s Nikkei 225 rose 0.9 percent to 16,985.20 and the Shanghai Composite Index gained 0.2 percent to 2,825.79. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.4 percent to 20,668.57 and benchmarks in New …

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May 29

AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections From Latin America, Caribbean

Here are some of the top Associated Press images you may have missed last week in Latin America and the Caribbean. Pilgrims celebrated the Qoyllur Rit’i festival at a sanctuary set up in Peru’s Sinakara valley, while Roman Catholics observed the feast of Corpus Christi throughout the region. Demonstrations turned violent in two South American …

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May 29

Governor Matt Bevin kicks off Coca Cola 600

CHARLOTTE, Nc, (WTVQ) – Governor Matt Bevin waived the green flag, starting the Coca Cola 600 Sunday evening – the nation’s largest Memorial Day weekend celebration. The race featured a number of elected officials and dignitaries, honoring our nation’s servicemen and servicewomen at NASCAR’s most challenging race. Martin Truex Junior put on a domination performance, …

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May 29

Fire damages Winchester apartment

WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – People living in the Grandview Apartments in Winchester had to be evacuated after a fire early Sunday morning. Firefighters say the fire started in a bedroom of a unit on the bottom floor. They say the bedroom in that unit was severely damaged, and the rest has significant heat damage. No …

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May 29

Union & Confederate soldiers honored at Battle of Richmond memorial service

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)-Richmond resident David Saylor says, “I have family, my parents are buried here in the Richmond Cemetery. So it means a lot to me what goes on here in the cemetery.” David Saylor also has relatives who fought in the Civil War on both sides buried in Eastern Kentucky. But he feels closer …

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May 29

Bernie Sanders Mocks Trump’s ‘Genius’ on California Drought

Bernie Sanders mocked the presumptive Republican nominee for his recent comments on the drought in California, calling out Donald Trump over his dismissal of climate change. “You see, we don’t fully appreciate the genius of Donald Trump, who knows more than all the people of California, knows more than all the scientists,” Sanders told the …

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May 29

Japanese Boy Disappears After Parents Leave Him in Forest

A 7-year-old boy is missing in a Japanese forest after his parents reportedly made him get out of the car as punishment. Rescue workers resumed searching Monday in a wooded area on Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands. He has been missing since late Saturday afternoon. Japanese media say the parents initially told …

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May 29

Woman Fails to Save Friend in Australian Crocodile Attack

A woman struggled in vain to drag her friend from a crocodile’s jaws during a late night swim off a northeast Australian beach, police said on Monday. The pair were in waist-deep water at Thornton Beach in the World Heritage-listed Daintree National Park in Queensland state when the 46-year-old woman was taken by the crocodile …

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May 29

Brazil’s Rousseff Says Impeachment Aimed at Corruption Probe

Suspended President Dilma Rousseff said in an interview published Sunday that leaked audio recordings of men backing her impeachment show the effort to oust her is meant to stop a wide-ranging corruption probe that has implicated numerous leading Brazilian politicians and businessmen. Rousseff told the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo the revelation of the recordings …

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