Daily Archive: June 21, 2016

Jun 21

Downed trees and power outages from afternoon storms

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Afternoon and early evening thunderstorms with heavy rain, high winds and frequent lightning led to downed trees and power outages Tuesday across central and eastern Kentucky. At one point the power was out throughout most of Estill County, but was restored by late afternoon, according to Kentucky Utilities’ online outage map. …

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Jun 21

LFD: Driver okay after crashing into pole

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington firefighters say a woman is okay after a crash that took down a light pole. They say it happened Tuesday night. According to investigators, the woman was exiting Tates Creek to get on to Turkey Foot Road when she lost control. Firefighters say her car crashed into the light pole, knocking …

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Jun 21

LPD: Former employee stole over $100,000 from business

 LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Police in Lexington say a woman has been arrested after she reportedly defrauded her former employer for more than $100,000 dollars. According to officers, 44-year-old Tressa Tresten has been charged with theft by deception and unlawful access to a computer. Police say, while Tresten was working at the Check Exchange on …

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Jun 21

Close friend remembers teen who drowned in Ky. River

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- Friends and family are remembering Keyan Wickers as a young man who loved life. Monday morning, he was found in the Kentucky River after investigators say he drowned while kayaking. For Jeremy House, the news of his friend and “brother’s” death didn’t seem real. “Kind of feels like there’s a knife in …

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Jun 21

One dead, one sent to hospital in Frankfort collision

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – Frankfort police worked a collision on Versailles Road at Lyons Drive Tuesday morning that killed one person and sent another to the hospital. Officers say the accident happened just after 10:00 a.m. and involved a car and a tractor trailer.  Police say the tractor trailer was traveling inbound and collided with …

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Jun 21

Driver still at-large after Pulaski Co. hit-and-run kills child

SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (WTVQ) – A child is dead after a fatal hit-and-run in Pulaski Co. Monday evening. According to the Pulaski Co. Sheriff, it happened around 7:30 p.m. on Rock Lick Creek Road. Deputies say they found Stanley Turner, 10, on the roadway, unresponsive.  He was taken to the Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital, where …

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Jun 21

Severe storms possible for Wednesday and Thursday

Overview: Scattered strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible once again for Wednesday and Thursday. We have had a round of severe thunderstorms for our Tuesday afternoon, yet we should see most of the rain and storm activity diminish this evening and tonight. The biggest threats with any severe thunderstorms will be gusty winds, large …

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Jun 21

SKorea military: NKorea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan midrange ballistic missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, its fifth and sixth such attempts since April. Five of those launches failed, many exploding in midair or crashing, and the sixth flew only …

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Jun 21

SKorea military: NKorea fires 2 suspected midrange missiles

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In a remarkable show of persistence, North Korea on Wednesday fired two suspected powerful new Musudan mid-range missiles, U.S. and South Korean military officials said, but at least one of the launches apparently failed, Pyongyang’s fifth such reported flop since April. Despite the repeated failures, the North’s determination in testing …

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Jun 21

MSU board approves tuition, residence hall fee hikes

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) – Morehead State University’s Board of Regents has approved increases in tuition and residence hall fees beginning this fall. The Daily Independent reported (http://bit.ly/28L29wS) on Monday that MSU tuition will increase by 5.33 percent for undergraduate students, and residence hall rates will increase 4 percent. The board approved the tuition hike in …

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