Daily Archive: March 15, 2017

Mar 15

Sweet 16 – day 1 recap

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Alex Risen breaks down all the action from the first day at Rupp Arena.  Highlights from all four games are included in the the video.  See Scott County top Pulaski County; Scott (Covington) beat Harlan County; Perry Central bounce Pikeville and Bowling Green beat Graves County in the tournament’s first outing. …

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Mar 15

Trump to slash State Department budget by 28 percent

President Trump’s budget blueprint will cut the State Department budget by 28 percent while infusing the Defense Department with a 10 percent spending increase, the president’s budget director Mick Mulvaney told reporters. “There is no question this is a hard power budget, it is not a soft power budget,” Mulvaney said. “The president very clearly …

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Mar 15

Kansas waterslide death spurs push for new inspection rules

A state lawmaker is seeking to strengthen regulations for amusement parks in Kansas after a colleague’s 10-year-old son was killed last year on a water slide dubbed the world’s tallest. Rep. John Barker’s bill would require the insurance companies representing the parks to hire a certified engineer to inspect the rides. Under current Kansas law, …

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Mar 15

Overnight low temperatures drop into the teens

Overview: A FREEZE WARNING has been issued for Central and Eastern Kentucky through midday Thursday. Cold, Canadian air continues to move into the region overnight, with low temperatures in the mid to upper teens. Mostly sunny skies return for Thursday, with high temperatures in the lower 40s. Rain chances return for St. Patrick’s Day Friday, …

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Mar 15

High-profile Twitter accounts hacked over Turkey-Holland spat

Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hacked early Wednesday morning as part of an apparent pro-Turkey social media operation that was used to spread messages deriding the German and Dutch governments in Turkish, according to statements from owners of several of the accounts and Twitter. The Associated Press reported the number of hacked accounts was well …

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Mar 15

WATCH: Air traffic controllers helppilot land safely at Atlanta airport

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Mar 15

Trump pivots on wiretapping accusation, brushes aside tax leak

President Donald Trump seemed to pivot away Wednesday from his accusations that former President Barack Obama wiretapped his phones at Trump Tower, the same day that congressional leaders said there was “no basis” for the claims. “‘Wiretap’ covers a lot of different things,” said Trump in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that will …

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Mar 15

Trump says news reports were behind unsubstantiated wiretap claim

In his first interview since his unsubstantiated claim that he was wiretapped by former President Obama, President Trump said the sources of information behind his tweets were primarily news reports. “Well, I’ve been reading about things,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson that aired Wednesday night. Trump said among “other things” …

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Mar 15

Ex-LA County sheriff convicted of impeding FBI's jail probe

Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was convicted Wednesday of obstructing an FBI investigation into corrupt guards who took bribes to smuggle contraband into the jails he ran and savagely beat inmates. The verdict was the 21st and final conviction in a wide-ranging corruption investigation that overshadowed a distinguished 50-year law enforcement career abruptly …

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Mar 15

UPDATE: Man who died in construction fall identified

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Franklin County coroner identified a construction worker who fell to his death on Wednesday. The coroner identified the victim as 52-year old Bryan Keith Murray, of Frankfort. Investigators say Murray fell 12-to-14 feet from scaffolding while working on a house on Switzer Road in Franklin County. He was pronounced dead …

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