Monthly Archive: July 2016

Jul 21

UPDATE: Body found case ruled homicide

OAK GROVE, Ky. (WTVQ) – What began as a death investigation in Christian County is now being called a homicide by State Police. Investigators say the body of an African-American man was found Wednesday just off of Carter Road near Ghost Bridge by a patrolling officer from Oak Grove Police. State Police say an autopsy …

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Jul 21

Coroner: Child found unresponsive in Richmond pool has died

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Fayette County Coroner says a boy who found unresponsive in a Richmond pool has died. Police say they were called Saturday night about a 2-year-old boy who had fallen into a pool and wasn’t breathing. They say the child was taken to Baptist Health Richmond and was later moved to …

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Jul 21

Arrests in child predator sting in McCracken County

PADUCAH, Ky. (WTVQ) – Attorney General Andy Beshear joined the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office to announce the arrest of two men following his office’s first west Kentucky sting targeting child predators. Over the last several weeks, Beshear’s Cyber Crimes Unit expanded its’ child protection and law enforcement efforts by working with Sheriff Jon Hayden’s office …

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Jul 21

Culture changed?

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The media will tour the new UK football practice facility on Friday.  We’ll of course show you later in the evening on ABC 36 News at 5:30 and six. Mark Stoops says it’s all part of the culture change at UK. Stoops was at the Lexington Rotary Club meeting Thursday, where …

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Jul 21

UPDATE: Coroner releases ID of Lexington murder victim; man charged

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) -The Fayette County coroner has identified the victim of a murder in Lexington Thursday morning. According to the coroner’s report, the victim is 20-year-old Haley Bourgeois. The report lists the cause of death as multiple blunt force injuries, and classifies the manner of death as a homicide. Investigators say Bourgeois was beaten …

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Jul 21

Boyle Co. Coroner releases names of 3 killed in Danville crash

DANVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Three people are dead and one is injured following a crash in Boyle County Thursday morning. It happened on Kentucky 33 in Danville at Faulkner Station Road near Shakertown. According to the coroner, the victims are 17-year-old Jacob Frick, 21-year-old James Darland, and 21-year-old Briana Coffman. All three are from Harrodsburg. …

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Jul 21

Tangible progress

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Thursday was the day for the UK football program. The team checked out the new practice facility from top to bottom.  We’ll get a media tour Friday and of course bring that to you on ABC 36 News. Head coach Mark Stoops made a stop at the Lexington Rotary Club meeting this …

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Jul 21

Accident on Newtown Pike at Loudon Thursday afternoon

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Lexington Police Department said that traffic in both directions were stopped at Newtown Pike and Loudon Avenue because of a collision Thursday afternoon. Officers said a box truck had a green light at Ash Street to cross over Newtown Pike onto Loudon Avenue when a semi-truck traveling inbound on Newtown …

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Jul 21

State slams Jefferson County Schools, orders review

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – The state’s top education official has ordered a significant review after concerns emerged over Jefferson County Public Schools’ use of physical restraints and seclusion techniques. The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/2ayK8ze ) reports that Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt wrote in a letter Wednesday that he is sending his staff to conduct an onsite …

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Jul 21

Heat index increases for Friday

Overview: The heat and humidity will continue for Friday and the weekend, with high temperatures in the lower 90s and heat index values (feels like temperatures) around 100 degrees or hotter. TONIGHT: Skies will be mostly clear, with a mild overnight low temperature of 70 degrees. FRIDAY: Partly cloudy skies and hot temperatures return for …

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