Daily Archive: June 16, 2016

Jun 16

Off-duty officer hears drive-by shooting, chases suspects

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- An off-duty police officer was in the right place, during a drive-by shooting Thursday night in Lexington. Investigators say he lives next door to where it happened. Police say a passenger, in a car, fired shots at a home near Paris Pike and Judy Lane. They say the off-duty officer chased the …

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Jun 16

No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would show up. But her …

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Jun 16

Warm Friday, with spotty rain chances

Overview: Tonight will be mild, as temperatures fall into the lower 60s, with the chance for a few isolated rain showers. Friday will feature partly cloudy skies with the chance for a few scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, and a warm afternoon high temperature of 81 degrees. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper …

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Jun 16

Hong Kong protesters decry Beijing’s detention of bookseller

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy groups rallied Friday against China’s tightening grip on the semiautonomous city following electrifying revelations by a bookseller who spoke out about his months-long detention in the mainland. Several dozen people marched to Beijing’s liaison office to vent their anger after Lam Wing-kee’s testimony about his harrowing ordeal. He’s …

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Jun 16

Losses at Orlando’s ‘Pulse’ nightclub felt in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ever since last week’s shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, people in Puerto Rico have been frantically calling relatives in Central Florida, scrambling to book flights and making funeral arrangements. The massacre of 49 people early Sunday by a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle shocked people worldwide. But …

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Jun 16

Warm, yet not as hot for Friday

Overview: Tonight will be mild, as temperatures fall into the lower 60s, with the chance for a few isolated rain showers. Friday will feature partly cloudy skies with the chance for a few scattered rain showers and thunderstorms, and a warm afternoon high temperature of 81 degrees. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper …

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Jun 16

No food, no teachers, violence in failing Venezuela schools

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Maria Arias slipped her notebooks into her backpack, scrounged for a banana to share with her brother and sister, and set off for high school through narrow streets so violent taxis will not come here for any price. She hoped at least one of her teachers would show up. But her …

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Jun 16

Losses at Orlando’s ‘Pulse’ nightclub felt in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Ever since last week’s shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, people in Puerto Rico have been frantically calling relatives in Central Florida, scrambling to book flights and making funeral arrangements. The massacre of 49 people early Sunday by a gunman with a semi-automatic rifle shocked people worldwide. But …

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Jun 16

Hong Kong bookseller recounts detention in mainland China

HONG KONG (AP) — A Hong Kong bookseller gave an explosive account of being seized at a border by Chinese authorities, then blindfolded and spirited away to be confined in a room for five months of interrogation and surveillance. His detailed testimony directly contradicted official accounts of what happened to the five booksellers whose disappearances …

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Jun 16

Skal on transition from soccer to hoops

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The NBA Draft is set for June 23rd. Former Cat Skal Labissiere sat down for a Players’ Tribune piece and talked about his transition from Haiti’s favorite sport, soccer, to life on the hardwood. Hear from Skal in the video. The post Skal on transition from soccer to hoops appeared first …

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