Daily Archive: July 7, 2016

Jul 07

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $540 million for Friday drawing

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP/WTVQ) – The Mega Millions jackpot has increased to $540 million, as brisk ticket sales fuel the estimated jackpot for Friday’s drawing. Paula Otto is executive director of the Virginia Lottery and lead director for Mega Millions. She says sales leading up to Friday’s drawing have exceeded expectations resulting in the jackpot …

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Jul 07

“Eternally Geared” salvages bikes for those who need them most

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-Josh Parrish has always loved tinkering with bikes. He says, “It’s a lot of fun trying to figure out what parts I need to do what.” Last year he quit his job at a local bike shop for what he considers his greater purpose. He says, “just giving them a gift in the …

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Jul 07

Strong to severe storms possible for Friday

Overview: Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible tonight into Friday, with temperatures around 90 degrees on Friday. A cold front will move across the Commonwealth Friday night into Saturday, bringing less humid air to Kentucky for the weekend. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s through the weekend. Temperatures remain in …

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Jul 07

As Baghdad protests mount, attack on Shiite shrine kills 26

BAGHDAD (AP) — Protests and anger over the security situation in Iraq mounted Thursday at the site of a massive truck bombing by the Islamic State group earlier this week in Baghdad that killed scores as the death toll continued to rise and a separate attack north of Baghdad killed dozens more. The Baghdad attack …

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Jul 07

Saudi Arabia identifies bombers in 2 attacks this week

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia identified on Thursday suspects in two of the three attacks that struck the kingdom on the same day this week, including one outside the sprawling mosque where the Prophet Muhammad is buried in the western city of Medina that killed four Saudi security troops. In a statement …

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Jul 07

Shooting of ‘Mr. Phil’ shocks Minnesota school colleagues

Philando Castile put on a suit and tie to interview for a supervisory position in the school district where he had worked since he was a teenager. He told the interviewer his goal was to one day “sit on the other side of this table.” His upbeat disposition won him the job. “He stood out …

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Jul 07

UPDATE: Collision forced truck into Lexington candy store

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington firefighters say a truck was pushed into a business during a collision. They say it happened Thursday afternoon at the intersection of Cramer Avenue and Walton Avenue. According to firefighters, a Dodge pickup was on Walton headed towards Winchester Road when an SUV pulled out into the intersection. Investigators say the …

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Jul 07

Shooting of ‘Mr. Phil’ shocks Minnesota school colleagues

Philando Castile put on a suit and tie to interview for a supervisory position in the school district where he had worked since he was a teenager. He told the interviewer his goal was to one day “sit on the other side of this table.” His upbeat disposition won him the job. “He stood out …

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Jul 07

Rain and storm chances continue into Friday

Overview: Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible tonight into Friday, with temperatures around 90 degrees on Friday. A cold front will move across the Commonwealth Friday night into Saturday, bringing less humid air to Kentucky for the weekend. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s through the weekend. Temperatures remain in …

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Jul 07

Lexington unveils official portrait of Mayor Newberry

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Former mayor Jim Newberry’s official portrait was unveiled on Thursday during a ceremony at the Government Center. Newberry was Lexington mayor from 2007-2010. “It’s a great honor to welcome Mayor Newberry and his family back to the Government Center,” Mayor Jim Gray said. “He made a lot of progress for our …

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