Daily Archive: April 9, 2018

Apr 09

Flat math and reading results in national report card

AP Photo/David Mercer WASHINGTON (AP) — The results of the latest Nation’s Report Card are in and the news isn’t good. Fourth-graders made no improvements in math or reading, while eighth-graders’ scores were flat in math and only slightly improved in reading, according to results released Tuesday on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Overall, …

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Apr 09

KSP investigates fatality crash in Trigg County

–  Kentucky State Police responded to a deadly crash in Trigg County near the 26 mile marker on US 68 Monday night. KSP says Erica T. Nyakeraka, 35 of Cadiz, was traveling westbound on US 68 driving a 2005 Toyota Camry. Virgil W. Litwiller, 70 of Farmington, was operating a 2006 Peterbilt traveling westbound on US 68. Litwiller had just pulled …

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Apr 09

Frost Advisory and Freeze Watch are in effect

Overview:  A frost/freeze is possible Tuesday and Wednesday mornings, with a warming trend for the end of the work week.  A Frost Advisory is in effect from 1 am to 9 am Tuesday, and a Freeze Watch is in effect 3 am to 9 am Wednesday. Overnight low temperatures will be around 32 degrees, with …

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Apr 09

Thunder clinch: Oklahoma City runs past Miami 115-93

For the Oklahoma City Thunder, clinching night was reminiscent of their season. Really bad start. Really good finish. Paul George scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook got his 25th triple-double of the season and the Thunder ran wild in the fourth quarter on the way to wrapping up a Western Conference playoff berth with a 115-93 …

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Apr 09

Bell County man arrested on a sexual offense charge

Pineville, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky State Police , Post 10 Harlan received a call on March 31, 2018 from a Bell County parent after she finds inappropriate messages on her son’s Facebook account. KSP began an investigation and arrested a man on April 9 at 2:25 PM. 30 year-old Jordon Turner of Middlesboro was arrested at …

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Apr 09

SGA headed to NBA

LEXINGTON, Ky. – From a relatively overlooked guard from Canada to one of the nation’s best playmakers by season’s end, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s meteoric rise will continue with his eligibility in the 2018 NBA Draft.   The Kentucky men’s basketball freshman guard plans to enter his name in this year’s draft and will sign with an …

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Apr 09

Prosecutors: Backpage.com made millions in prostitution ads

PHOENIX (AP) — The classified advertising site Backpage.com ignored warnings to stop running advertisements promoting prostitution, sometimes involving children, because the lucrative enterprise brought in half a billion dollars, according to an indictment unsealed Monday. The charges against Backpage.com founders Michael Lacey and James Larkin, along with five others, accused them of publishing some ads …

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Apr 09

Court: Women can't be paid less than men based on past wages

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Relying on a woman’s previous salary to determine her pay for a new job perpetuates disparities in the wages of men and women and is illegal when it results in higher pay for men, a federal appeals court ruled Monday. The unanimous ruling by an 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. …

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Apr 09

KSP releases new information on shooting death of Hopkinsville Police Officer

Hopkinsville, Ky. (WTVQ) – Investigators have released new information on the death of Hopkinsville Police Officer, Phillip Meacham. Investigators say that on March 29, 2018 Officer Phillip Meacham, off duty in his personal vehicle, saw another car with flashing blue lights approach behind him in the area of Faulkner Drive. The car with unlawful emergency lights was being …

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Apr 09

Border states pledge 1,600 troops for Trump's border fight

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin HOUSTON (AP) — Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas pledged on Monday to send about 1,600 National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border, responding to President Donald Trump’s plan to use the military to help fight illegal immigration and drug trafficking. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he would add about 300 troops …

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