Daily Archive: July 3, 2016

Jul 03

Israelis mourn Elie Wiesel as one of their own

JERUSALEM (AP) — Elie Wiesel never lived in Israel, but on Sunday the country mourned the death of the esteemed author and Nobel peace laureate as though it had lost a national icon. A frequent visitor who was fluent in Hebrew, Wiesel was a confidant of prime ministers and a towering cultural figure so revered …

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Jul 03

Breathitt County man killed in stabbing, police looking for suspect

JACKSON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A Breathitt County man was found dead in the parking lot of the Jackson Inn Motel early Sunday morning, according to police. Officer say they found Charles Costello, 29, lying in the parking lot of the Jackson Inn Motel, with a stab wound to the throat. The Breathitt County Coroner pronounced …

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Jul 03

Miss Danville Laura Jones crowned Miss Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Christian University graduate Laura Jones has been crowned Miss Kentucky. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Jones won the pageant competing as Miss Danville on Saturday night. The 23-year-old will represent Kentucky in the Miss America Pageant in September in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jones’ platform is raising awareness of eating disorders …

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Jul 03

Man who used mini-bat to rob Frankfort bakery sentenced

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A man who admitted robbing a Frankfort bakery using a miniature baseball bat has been ordered to enroll in a long-term residential drug rehabilitation program. Twenty-three-year-old Brandon Morris of Frankfort pleaded guilty to second-degree robbery Friday in Franklin County Circuit Court. The State Journal reports a store surveillance video showed Morris …

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Jul 03

Man killed in Lexington crash

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A man is dead following a single-car crash early Sunday morning. According to the Fayette County Coroner, he’s Steven Tyler Barrett, 20. Police say Barrett was traveling on Russell Cave Road at Faulkner Avenue, when he went off the road and hit a tree. Officers say speed could be a factor, …

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Jul 03

Islamic State car bomb in Iraqi capital kills 115

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, was the deadliest in months in the …

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Jul 03

Islamic State car bomb in Iraqi capital kills 115

BAGHDAD (AP) — A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed 115 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said. The attack, claimed by the Islamic State group, was the deadliest in months in the …

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Jul 03

The Latest: Toll from Baghdad bombing climbs to 115

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on an IS-claimed car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Iraqi officials say the death toll from the car bomb attack claimed by the Islamic State group in central Baghdad has climbed to at least 115. Hospital and police officials said Sunday that another 187 …

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Jul 03

Bangladesh hunts hostage crisis clues, investigates IS claim

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Security officials searched on Sunday for evidence and the possible masterminds of the weekend hostage-taking in an upscale restaurant in Bangladesh’s capital. The government has denied the Islamic State group’s claim of responsibility for the attack that left 28 dead, including six attackers and 20 of the hostages. Police released photographs …

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Jul 03

The Latest: Italian chef describes escape from Dhaka siege

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital (all times local): 7 p.m. A dessert chef who is only one of two Italians to survive the Dhaka restaurant siege says he took refuge in an adjoining house and stayed there …

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