Daily Archive: July 15, 2016

Jul 15

Islamic State says its ‘soldier’ behind Nice truck attack

BEIRUT (AP) — An Islamic State-run media outlet says the man who barreled his truck into a crowd in the French coastal city of Nice is a “soldier” of the group. The Aamaq news agency on Saturday cited a “security source” as saying the attacker “carried out the operation in response to calls to target …

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Jul 15

The Latest: German FM condemns Turkish coup attempt

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the attempted military coup in Turkey (all times local): 11:50 a.m. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier is condemning the coup attempt in Turkey, calling on all parties to respect democratic order and avoid further bloodshed. Steinmeier said in a statement Saturday that Germany is “deeply concerned” about the …

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Jul 15

French prosecutors: 5 in custody related tor Nice attack

NICE, France (AP) — The Paris prosecutor’s office says that five people are in custody following the deadly truck attack in the French resort city of Nice. The office released no additional information about the arrests; it was unclear who was in custody or why. Messages seeking further details were not returned. Eighty-four people were …

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Jul 15

Warm temperatures, yet less muggy this weekend

Overview: A cold front will move across the region into early Saturday, bringing drier air to Kentucky for the weekend. Saturday will be seasonably warm, with highs around 85 degrees. However, the hotter temperatures return for Sunday, with a high of 90 degrees. Temperatures look to remain hot for early next week, with highs in …

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Jul 15

Major traffic switch for Versailles Road starts at midnight

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A major traffic switch is scheduled this Friday and Saturday, July 15-16, for Versailles Road at New Circle Road in Lexington, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Saturday between midnight and 5:00 a.m., inbound Versailles Road traffic will access the inner loop of New Circle Road using the new flyover ramp. …

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Jul 15

UPDATE: State Rep. still trying to reach parents in Nice

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) State Representative Jim DuPlessis says he stayed up late last night waiting to hear from his parents, John and Kitty Duplessis, who were scheduled to be in Nice the day of the terror attack. He doesn’t know for sure if they spent the entire day there or not, or already moved on …

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Jul 15

UPDATE: Police questioning man after house fire

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington police say a man is being questioned in a suspected arson. The fire happened around 7:00 Friday night at a home on Mulberry Drive. Firefighters say the home was boarded up, and no one was hurt. Witnesses reportedly told officers right after the fire, they saw a man walking down the …

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Jul 15

The Latest: Report: 754 armed forces members under arrest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on what appears to be an attempted military coup in Turkey (all times local): 7:45 a.m. State-run Anadolu Agency is reporting 754 members of the armed forces have been detained across Turkey in the wake of the attempted coup. Anadolu says that at the Etimesgut armored units training command, …

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Jul 15

Turkish president tells supporters government is in charge

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the nation Saturday that his government is in charge after a coup attempt brought a night of explosions, air battles and gunfire across the capital that left dozens dead and at least 150 people wounded. Government officials said the coup appeared to have failed as …

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Jul 15

LFD called to house fire on Mulberry Drive

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington firefighters were called to a house fire Friday night. It happened around 7:00 in the 300 block of Mulberry Drive. More than a dozen fire units responded to the scene. Check back to wtvq.com for updates.   The post LFD called to house fire on Mulberry Drive appeared first on ABC …

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