Daily Archive: February 23, 2018

Feb 23

Flooding concerns continue this weekend, with more widespread rain

Overview:  So far February 2018 has been the second wettest February on record in Lexington, with 8.67” of rain.  Flood Watches continue across Central Kentucky through Sunday morning, with multiple rounds of rain showers and a few thunderstorms for the rest of the week.  Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible for late Saturday into …

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Feb 23

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges Hall: Ban assault weapons

AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges Hall, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. “When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I …

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Feb 23

Civil rights icon Ruby Bridges: Ban assault weapons

AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Ruby Bridges, who faced threats and harassment when she integrated a southern school as a child several decades ago, said Friday that she is distressed by mass shootings in U.S. schools. “When I think about our babies today and them not being safe in school, I think …

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Feb 23

Everything you need to know about the college basketball scandal

When Yahoo! Sports published documents from the FBI’s investigation into corruption in college basketball on Friday, it showed that players from more than 20 of the nation’s top programs were implicated in possibly breaking NCAA rules. It’s a complicated case with a lot of layers, so here is a breakdown of the key teams, players …

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Feb 23

UPDATE: Phone lines back up at Division of Community Corrections

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) 10:04 p.m. 2/23/18 — Phone lines are now back up at the Division of Community Corrections. LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The city of Lexington says phone lines are down at the jail. The city says the phones went down because of an accident on Old Frankfort Pike Friday afternoon. Windstream has been …

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Feb 23

“4-1-9” fraud takes on new twist, more detailed

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — The “4-1-9” Advance Fee Fraud (also known as the “Nigerian Letter Scam”) is now targeting a new segment of potential victims. It appears that the scammers are sending the letters to people based on their former or current occupations to try and lure them into the scam. A Lexington woman contacted …

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Feb 23

US deportations targeting more people with no crime records

AP Photo/Gregory Bull SAN DIEGO (AP) — People arrested by deportation officers increasingly have no criminal backgrounds, according to figures released Friday, reflecting the Trump administration’s commitment to cast a wider net. The agency said 65 percent of arrests from October to December were criminals, compared to 82 percent during the final full three months …

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Feb 23

More than $12 million awarded to Kentucky breeders

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission announced today the release of the 2017 Kentucky Thoroughbred Breeders Incentive Funds. The awards total more than $12 million for Kentucky breeders, which is a seven-year high for the program. The fund encourages Thoroughbred horse owners and breeders to conduct business in Kentucky, which benefits the …

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Feb 23

KSP investigate terroristic threat at Anderson Co. High School

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) — State Police responded to a complaint of Terroristic Threatening at Anderson County High School Tuesday. According to State Police, a threat was written on the wall in a bathroom at the school that said “I’ll shoot up this B****”. Detectives determined the threat was made by a 16-year-old female student. The …

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Feb 23

Jessamine Co. sheriff’s office needs help identifying suspect

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky (WTVQ)- The Jessamine County sheriff’s office needs your help in identifying a burglary suspect. Deputies received a call around 6:15 this morning about a burglary in progress at Zack’s Auto Sales at 1800 Danville Road Loop 1. Police say the suspect drove off when officers showed up. Police say the suspect took …

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