Daily Archive: July 17, 2016

Jul 17

Hillbilly Christmas in July Cruise

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Hundreds of motorcyclists were riding for a special cause throughout Kentucky. Shriners Hospital for Children celebrated its 11th year of Hillbilly Christmas in July. The ride started in Pikeville, and ended in Lexington at Shriners Hospital for Children. Participants just need to make a dollar amount donation or donate a toy …

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Jul 17

How do you prepare for Alabama?

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Jul 17

Balloon release for lives lost to senseless violence held in Douglass Park

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-After the ambush on police in Dallas, and now in Baton Rouge, many law enforcement officers across the country feel like they have a target on their back. But Sergeant Rahsaan Berry with the Lexington Police Department says he’s the odd man out. “I’m different. I believe my focus is the one up …

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Jul 17

Thunderstorms return…

We will need to keep an eye on the sky over the next several days as thunderstorm will be developing. Some of these storms could produce gusty winds and torrential rainfall. The cold front that is going to be responsible for the active weather will move through on Tuesday ushering in drier and more seasonal …

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Jul 17

Turkish F-16s patrol skies days after failed coup

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Warplanes have patrolled Turkey’s skies following a failed coup, a sign that authorities fear the threat against the government is not yet over. A senior official said Monday that F-16 jets guarded the Turkish airspace overnight, after a faction within the military launched an attempted coup late Friday against President Recep …

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Jul 17

UPDATE: Bodies recovered from Georgia lake

LAKE LANIER, Ga. (WTVQ) – Search crews say the last two of four missing Kentucky natives have been recovered after a boat overturned at Lake Lanier in north Georgia. The bodies of Arthur McMahan, 46, of Mount Washington, and Anthony Reece, 44, of Columbia were located early Sunday, according to the Department of Natural Resources. …

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Jul 17

A stormy Monday…

We could see several rounds of showers and thunderstorms over the next several days as a cold front move in. With all the heat and humidity already in place, a few of the thunderstorms could produce strong gusty winds and very heavy rainfall. Tonight: Mostly clear and pleasant, Low 65 Monday: Partly cloudy with scattered …

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Jul 17

The Latest: More police arrive in Istanbul after coup bid

ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on Turkey’s failed military coup. (all times local): 3 a.m. Turkey’s state-run news agency says 1,800 special forces police officers have arrived in Istanbul from neighboring provinces. Anadolu Agency reported the officers have taken up positions in critical facilities and were patrolling the city. The report said Istanbul Police Chief …

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Jul 17

Fundraising continues for Bill Monroe museum

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) – A western Kentucky tourism official says fundraising is continuing toward the construction of a proposed museum dedicated to bluegrass music legend Bill Monroe. Ohio County Tourism Commission executive director Jody Flener told the Messenger-Inquirer that the project’s goal is to raise $1 million and conduct a groundbreaking next spring. Although an …

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Jul 17

123,000 Venezuelans cross border shopping for scarce food

SAN ANTONIO DEL TACHIRA, Venezuela (AP) — More than 100,000 Venezuelans, some of whom drove through the night in caravans, crossed into Colombia over the weekend to hunt for food and medicine that are in short supply at home. It was the second weekend in a row that Venezuela’s socialist government opened the long-closed border …

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