Monthly Archive: February 2018

Feb 28

Gunshot at Georgia school ignites debate on arming teachers

ATLANTA (AP) — When a gunshot was fired from a classroom in the north Georgia mountains and police identified the gunman as a teacher, it immediately pierced the national debate over whether educators should be armed. Hours after police arrested Dalton High School social studies teacher Jesse Randal Davidson on Wednesday, students from the school …

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Feb 28

Rain showers linger into Thursday, with drier weather by Friday

Overview:  February 2018 is now the wettest February on record in Lexington, with 10.13” of rain (at last update).  Tonight will be rainy and cool with low temperatures around 51 degrees. Rain showers and thunderstorms develop for Thursday, with high temperatures around 60 degrees.  Drier and cooler weather return Friday into the weekend, with highs …

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Feb 28

Teen accused of threatening to kill teacher

LOUISA, Ky. (WTVQ) – State Police say a 14-year old boy in Lawrence County threatened to bring a gun to an elementary school to kill one of his former teacher’s. Investigators say the teen reportedly made the threat on the school bus against a teacher at Fallsburg Elementary School.  Students who were on the bus …

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Feb 28

Over 100 cats needing vet care found in Lexington home

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Animal control officers and veterinarians are working around the clock, caring for more than 100 cats, in what they’re calling one of the worst hoarding cases they’ve ever seen. “We had a cruelty investigator who said, he’s been here for over 10 years, and he said the smell when you walked …

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Feb 28

LPD: People forced from homes as boys fire shots on Lexington street

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Some people were forced from their homes Wednesday night after two young boys ran down Hedgewood Court shooting, according to Lexington Police. Police say the bullets hit several cars, homes and a gas meter, which led to an evacuation of one building around 6:30 p.m. Investigators say no one was hurt. …

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Feb 28

City announces new program to help frequent 911 callers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington is hoping to decrease the number of people who frequently call 911 through a new pilot program announced Wednesday. Lexington Mayor Jim Gray and the Lexington Fire Department unveiled the Community Paramedicine Program, calling it a more comprehensive approach to the caring for those who frequently call …

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Feb 28

The Latest: Girl sends chilling texts as she hid in school

DALTON, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on shots fired at high school in Georgia. (all times local): 3 p.m. A mother says she was terrified as her daughter texted her while hiding inside her darkened classroom as police responded to reports of gunfire inside a Georgia high school. Annmarie Jacobs says her daughter Emma texted …

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Feb 28

Challenge announced against Mississippi's Sen. Roger Wicker

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis ELLISVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A tea party-backed state lawmaker who came close to unseating one of Mississippi’s U.S. senators during a bitter 2014 race announced Wednesday that he will challenge the state’s other U.S. senator, Roger Wicker. Conservative Republican Chris McDaniel had hinted at the decision for days and made the …

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Feb 28

Californians bash Trump for bid to end climate change plan

AP Photo/Evan Vucci SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California stands in “complete opposition” to a Trump administration plan to scrap a policy slashing climate-changing emissions from power plants, its top air official said Wednesday at a U.S. hearing in a state helping lead the fight against global warming. State officials joined hundreds of other opponents, including …

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Feb 28

Matt Forte announces retirement, thanks Bears, Jets

“For the past 10 years, I’ve been blessed to play professionally a game that I’ve loved since I was 6 years old. But, after much prayer and reflection, I’ve decided to retire from the NFL,” Forte said in a statement to Sports Spectrum?that was also released on Instagram and Twitter. He added: “It’s time for …

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