Daily Archive: July 8, 2016

Jul 08

Seoul says N. Korea test-fires submarine-launched missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said that North Korea on Saturday test-fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its eastern coast. The missile was fired from a location near the North Korean coastal town of Sinpo, where analysts have previously detected efforts by the North to develop submarine-launched ballistic missile …

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Jul 08

Seoul says N. Korea test-fires submarine-launched missile

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said that North Korea on Saturday test-fired what appeared to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off its eastern coast. The missile was fired from a location near the North Korean coastal town of Sinpo, where analysts have previously detected efforts by the North to develop submarine-launched ballistic missile …

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Jul 08

Warm, yet less humid weekend

Overview: Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will be possible tonight as a cold front will move across the Commonwealth overnight into early Saturday, bringing less humid air to Kentucky for the weekend. Temperatures will be in the mid 80s through the weekend. Temperatures remain in the mid to upper 80s for next week, with the …

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Jul 08

Sons of Thunder to lead “Walk on Freedom” downtown Saturday

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Saturday about 250 people are expected to meet here at the Fayette District Courthouse at 1:30pm for a “Walk on Freedom.” Organizers say this walk isn’t just about stopping police violence but about ending all violence in the community in general. Pastor Damon Davenport says the March was in the works before …

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Jul 08

KY state flag at half-staff for TX officers killed

FRANKFORT, KY – In the wake of the Dallas, Texas shootings, Governor Matt Bevin has ordered the Kentucky state flag be flown at half-staff until sunset on Tuesday. Bevin says, “We are deeply offended and heartbroken by the cowardly assault on police officers in Dallas…As a society we must strongly condemn acts of violence against …

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Jul 08

EKU football player arrested

RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ)- An EKU football player has been arrested. The Madison County Detention Center says Patrick Graffree is charged with criminal mischief, terroristic threatening and harassing communications. Graffree is a former University of Kentucky football player who transferred to EKU. While he was with the Colonels, he was suspended along with teammate Colton Scurry …

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Jul 08

Can’t catch a break

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Xfinity race is set to start at 8:30 tonight at Kentucky Speedway.  We will keep our fingers crossed that the weather cooperates finally this week. Our Kennedy Hardman spent the day in Sparta and has more on the Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 set for Saturday in the video. The …

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Jul 08

Rain washing away hard work in Sparta

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky Speedway just can’t seem to catch a consistent break when it comes time for race weekend every year in Sparta. The rain once again hit the track today, washing out qualifying, and washing out a lot of the work the track staff and Goodyear put into widening the groove on …

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Jul 08

NATO leaders gear up for threats from Russia, south

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — NATO leaders geared up Friday for a long-term standoff with Russia, ordering multinational troops to Poland and the three Baltic states as Moscow moves forward with its own plans to station two new divisions along its western borders. Alliance Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said that on the first day of a landmark …

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Jul 08

US police forces respond to Dallas attack with grief, action

NEW YORK (AP) – Police departments across the country on Friday reacted to the deadly sniper attack on officers in Dallas by taking precautions to guard against copycats and other potential threats. The most common safety measure for forces that normally allow officers to patrol alone – including Chicago, Las Vegas, Cincinnati and Louisville, Kentucky …

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