Daily Archive: July 1, 2016

Jul 01

The Latest: At least militants dead, 13 hostages rescued

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (all times local): 10:35 a.m. The commanding officer of Bangladeshi commandos says at least six of the militants have been killed and 13 hostages rescued after security forces cleared the main …

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Jul 01

Commandos storm Dhaka restaurant, find 5 bodies; 12 rescued

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh forces stormed a restaurant where heavily armed militants held dozens of people hostage for 10 hours Saturday morning, triggering explosions and finding at least five bodies lying in pools of blood. Japan’s government said that 12 people were rescued. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the attack on the …

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Jul 01

LPD: Photos show suspect in attempted robbery at Chuck E. Cheese

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington police put out photos Friday night in hopes of finding out if the same person is responsible for a recent robbery and attempted robbery. They say Wednesday afternoon, there was an attempted robbery at Chuck E. Cheese on New Circle Road. Police say a man went in and asked for a …

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Jul 01

“Lemon Aid” stand set up at ballpark

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- There was more than just peanuts, popcorn and Cracker Jacks Friday night at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in Lexington. You could also buy some lemonade, and help the Salvation Army’s Lemon Aid program. The money raised helps provide shelter for homeless children. And you can do more than buy lemonade. Click here for …

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Jul 01

The Latest: 5 bodies found in Dhaka restaurant; 12 rescued

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (all times local): 9:30 a.m. The sound of two big explosions has been heard from inside the Dhaka restaurant where security forces battled militants holding dozens of hostages, and a police …

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Jul 01

Local veteran weighs in on the Pentagon lifting the ban on transgender troops

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-Navy vet Alison Schaffer used to serve her country as a man by the name of Thomas. She points to her old military ID and says, “Of course as you can see I wasn’t very happy back then. That totally is not me.” About three years ago she came out as a woman, …

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Jul 01

Your Fourth Of July forecast…

High pressure will give us a nice Saturday but the first of two storm systems will arrive on Sunday afternoon with the second on Monday. Even though, the Fourth Of July is going to be rather wet there is a chance that Monday evening might be dry enough for fireworks. The rainfall could be heavy …

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Jul 01

LPD: Neighborhood fight turns into stabbing

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington police say a neighborhood fight Friday night ended with a man stabbed. Police say some children were fighting on Honey Jay Court around 7:30 when their parents became involved. Officers say a woman started hitting another woman. They say eventually, the second woman’s husband went inside, grabbed a knife, came back, …

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Jul 01

The Latest: Bangladesh forces move to free hostages in Dhaka

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (all times local): 8:20 a.m. Gunshots and explosions are heard as Bangladesh security forces are moving to end the 10-hour standoff with militants who stormed a Dhaka upscale restaurant and took …

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Jul 01

Gunfire heard as Bangladesh forces move to free hostages

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Heavy gunfire and explosions rang out Saturday morning as Bangladesh security forces backed by armored vehicles moved to end a 10-hour standoff with heavily armed militants holding dozens of people hostage, including foreigners, after storming an upscale restaurant at the heart of Bangladesh’s diplomatic zone. Two police officers were killed and …

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