Daily Archive: June 10, 2016

Jun 10

Part of I-24 in Lyon County will honor fallen trooper

HICKORY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The state says part of I-24 in Lyon County will be dedicated to a fallen trooper. It says I-24 from the Caldwell County line to its intersection with Kentucky Route 293 will be designated as the “Trooper Joseph Cameron Ponder Memorial Highway.” Investigators say Ponder was shot and killed in 2015 during …

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Jun 10

Firefighters to showcase skills in Combat Challenge

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WTVQ) – Firefighters from across the country will demonstrate their strength and skills during the Firefighter Combat Challenge this weekend. The event will begin at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 11 at the Hilton Suites (Lexington Green) parking lot. The event continues at 10 a.m. on Sunday. “It’s a fun, friendly competition where firefighters …

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Jun 10

Mexican Drug Lord Put in Immigration Custody for Deportation

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency says Mexican drug lord Hector “El Guero” Palma has been transferred to immigration custody pending his deportation to Mexico. The agency said in a statement that Palma was transferred from a U.S. prison Friday, one day ahead of his previously scheduled release date. It said “Palma will remain …

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Jun 10

Venezuela Officials OK 1st Step Toward Still-Distant Recall

A complex effort to recall President Nicolas Maduro can advance, Venezuelan electoral officials said Friday, but opponents of the leader still face enormous hurdles to removing him from office — and even more in ousting his socialist party as the country plunges into economic crisis. National Electoral Commission chief Tibisay Lucena said the agency has …

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Jun 10

Mexico to Offer Farm-out on Deep Water Field in Gulf

Mexico’s state-owned oil company announced Friday it will offer a farm-out arrangement to private firms to join in the exploration of a deep-water field in the Gulf of Mexico. It would be the first time that Petroleos Mexicanos has formed an association with a private firm for deep-water drilling. Pemex Director Jose Antonio Gonzalez called …

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Jun 10

Muhammad Ali’s legacy is celebrated at interfaith memorial service

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) Muhammad Ali himself made detailed plans for his final farewell years in advance. It was a grand event in his hometown of Louisville. The “People’s Champ” wanted everyday fans to attend, not just VIPS, and it’s a celebration of life he wanted the world to see. In front of a sold out …

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Jun 10

Libyan Troops Find Bodies of Handcuffed IS Fighter

Libya’s pro-government forces fighting to dislodge the Islamic State group from its key bastion of Sirte seized the city port on Friday as a Libyan spokesman said the group’s leaders have fled the city to the open desert south of Sirte. Brig. Gen. Mohammed al-Ghasri also confirmed that foreign army experts including Americans and British …

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Jun 10

Sister of Ex-Stanford Swimmer’s Victim Penned Scathing Letter to Him

The sister of the unidentified victim sexually assaulted by Brock Turner has one, clear message for the former Stanford University swimmer: “The damage you inflicted is irreversible.” The sister’s scathing words rang out in her victim impact statement, which was among the court documents made public today. Both the names of the victim and the …

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Jun 10

Gumbel on Ali: ‘Our beloved champion is down’

To watch the memorial service click here. LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The Latest on the memorial service for Muhammad Ali (all times local): The memorial for Muhammad Ali has come to an end. The star-studded service ended with a moment of silence and a closing prayer. His family walked slowly out of the building and …

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Jun 10

US to Cut Water Monitoring Because of Puerto Rico Debt

The U.S. Geological Survey said Friday it can no longer monitor water resources in Puerto Rico because the territory’s government owes it $2 million amid a worsening economic crisis. The agency said it expects to stop operating up to 177 hydrologic stations by July 1. That would affect the ability to issue flood warnings and …

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