Daily Archive: April 12, 2018

Apr 12

Meek Mill talks prison sentence with NBC's Lester Holt

AP Photo/Matt Rourke PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Rapper Meek Mill says he always thought ten years of probation would bring him back to prison. Mill spoke to news anchor Lester Holt from a Pennsylvania prison in a phone interview that aired Thursday on “NBC Nightly News.” The Philadelphia-born rapper, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, …

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Apr 12

Ex-coal baron Blankenship debuts 'fact-check' campaign site

AP Photo/Steve Helber CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — There’s a new fact-checking operation in West Virginia, and it leaves one fact out of plain sight – that it’s run by U.S. Senate candidate Don Blankenship’s campaign. The website www.factcheckwv.com explores issues in the Senate Republican primary that pits the former Massey Energy CEO against U.S. Rep. …

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Apr 12

Backpage.com, CEO plead guilty to state, US charges

AP Photo/Cliff Owen SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The chief executive of a website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide “online brothel” pleaded guilty Thursday to state and federal charges including conspiracy and money laundering, and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at Backpage.com, authorities said. Federal prosecutors say that Backpage brought in …

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Apr 12

Coroner investigating after body found in Lexington reservoir

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A body has been found in Lexington’s Reservoir 1 on Richmond Road, across from Southland Christian Church. The Fayette County Coroner says someone walking by noticed something in the water, then notified the fire department. The coroner says it was a man’s body. He says he searched the man’s pockets, but …

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Apr 12

Popular national parks to raise fees to $35, not $70

AP Photo/Ben Margot WASHINGTON (AP) — The Interior Department is increasing fees at the most popular national parks to $35 per vehicle, backing down from an earlier plan that would have forced visitors to pay $70 per vehicle to visit the Grand Canyon, Yosemite and other iconic parks. A plan announced Thursday would boost fees …

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Apr 12

Anchorage voters set to be 1st in US to reject bathroom bill

AP Photo/Mark Thiessen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Voters in Alaska’s largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill referendum that asked them to require people to use public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth. The initiative asked Anchorage’s voters to repeal …

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Apr 12

Spring storm to dump up to foot of snow on Upper Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Upper Midwest residents longing for spring are facing another spell of wintry weather. Forecasters expect a storm to dump up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow on parts of Minnesota and South Dakota this weekend. One school in southeastern South Dakota moved up its prom by a day to try to …

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Apr 12

Firestone to host the world's best players over 50 next year

Firestone Country Club in Ohio is losing a World Golf Championship and picking up one of the five majors on the PGA Tour Champions. In a pair of announcements in different states Thursday, the PGA Tour said the FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, Tennessee, will become a World Golf Championship in 2019, moving from …

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Apr 12

State awards emergency road funds to Bracken County

COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Thursday it will award $15,800 in emergency road aid funds to the Bracken County Fiscal Court. The money will be used to repair a slied on Grovers Run Road (CR 1307) about 1.4 miles south of KY 10. “The Bevin administration is committed to the Cabinet’s mission …

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Apr 12

Lexington Legends will give out free Coach Mark Stoops bobbleheads

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Lexington Legends plan to giveaway 1,000 free bobbleheads of University of Kentucky Football Head Coach Mark Stoops. The bobbleheads will go to the first 1,000 fans that enter the gates of Whitaker Bank Ballpark on Thursday. The bobblehead is seven inches tall. It will portray Stoops on the sidelines of Kroger …

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