Daily Archive: June 1, 2016

Jun 01

NBA preseason returns to Rupp Arena

LEXINGTON – The NBA’s Sacramento Kings and Washington Wizards will play a preseason game in Rupp Arena on October 15 at 7 PM, the Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) and Global Sports Management (GSM) announced today. The game will feature the return to Lexington of former UK stars DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo and Willie Cauley-Stein of …

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Jun 01

Cards will play like Cats

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – UofL basketball head coach Rick Pitino has been thinking about how his team will play next season. He hinted the schedule is an ambitious one because he believes his Cards have the length and athleticism to play like a team many Solid Blue fans cherish. Which one is it?  Hear from …

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Jun 01

UK vs. Florida football set for CBS

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The Sept. 10 football matchup between Kentucky and Florida in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Fla., will be televised on CBS with kickoff set for 3:30 p.m. ET. The announce team for CBS Sports will feature Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson and Allie LaForce. Lundquist, who is celebrating his 53rd year in …

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Jun 01

State Dept. Admits to Editing Iran Press Briefing Video

The U.S. State Department admitted today to deleting video from an archived press briefing which included statements it made about controversial American diplomatic talks with Iran. A few weeks ago, a reporter noticed that video was missing from the State Department’s website and asked the agency for an explanation. A spokesman at the time dismissed …

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Jun 01

Reid on Sanders: ‘Sometimes You Just Have to Give Up’

Bernie Sanders needs to recognize that “sometimes you just have to give up,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday. Reid said his fellow senator should not carry his presidential campaign through to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, as he intends to do. Instead, Reid said, Sanders needs to recognize that “math is math” …

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Jun 01

Strong Earthquake Hits Western Indonesia

A strong undersea earthquake hit western Indonesia early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The magnitude 6.5 quake was centered 91 kilometers (56 miles) west of Sungaipenuh, a district town in Jambi province in Sumatra, or 141 kilometers (88 miles) south of Padang, provincial capital …

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Jun 01

UPDATE: Deputy & suspect identified in police-involved shooting

BEREA, Ky. (WTVQ) – State police have identified the deputy and suspect who they say were involved in a shooting. Troopers say Madison County deputy Kevin Crutcher is recovering after he was shot Wednesday near Berea. They say 51-year-old Daniel Pigg of Berea was shot to death. According to state police, Pigg was driving a …

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Jun 01

Retired federal appeals judge Boyce Martin dead at 80

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Longtime 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Boyce F. Martin Jr. has died after battling brain cancer. He was 80. Martin’s daughter, Mavin H. Martin, said her father died Wednesday at his home in Louisville. Martin retired in 2013 after 34 years on the Court of Appeals, including chief judge …

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Jun 01

UN Says Central African Republic Abuses Include Witchcraft

The U.N. chief has reported 269 verified incidents of human rights violations and abuses in Central African Republic including arbitrary killings, conflict-related sexual violence and allegations of witchcraft. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s report to the U.N. Security Council on the central Africa region circulated Wednesday said the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic documented …

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Jun 01

UCLA Students Struggled With Unlocked Doors During Shooting

In the minutes after a fatal shooting at a UCLA engineering building, panicked students seeking a safe place to hide used belts, cords and other items to try to secure doors they said did not lock. With rumors swirling that there could be as many as four shooters, senior Daphne Ying, 21, and others struggled …

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