Daily Archive: April 13, 2018

Apr 13

System spawns tornado in Arkansas, blizzards in the Plains

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A potent spring storm system that’s expected to persist through the weekend raked across the Midwest Friday, spawning at least one tornado in Arkansas as blizzard conditions blanketed much of the Northern Plains. A tornado ripped through the tiny Ozark Mountain town of Mountainburg, Arkansas, injuring at least four people and causing …

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Apr 13

Scattered rain and thunderstorms develop this weekend

Overview:  Scattered rain showers and thunderstorms will develop this weekend, with a few strong to severe storms possible. The best time for rain and storms at this time, look to be late Saturday into Sunday.  A little wintry mix will be possible for Monday, with moderating temperatures through next week. TONIGHT: Partly cloudy skies and …

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Apr 13

In Kentucky, teachers claim victory as vetoes rejected

AP Photo/Bryan Woolston FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As Kentucky teachers declare victory after the Republican-dominated legislature overrode vetoes from the state’s GOP governor of a spending plan that included new money for education, the question going forward is whether teachers will be able to sustain their momentum into the fall elections when Republicans will try …

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Apr 13

Rose blooms for Cats in Blue-White game

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A.J. Rose rushed for 134 yards and three touchdowns as the Blue (offense) beat the White (defense) 45-32 in Kentucky football team’s annual Blue-White Game, presented by Kroger, on Friday night at Kroger Field. Rose, who carried 15 times for 37 yards during his redshirt freshman season in 2017, had five carries …

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Apr 13

Bevin: Kids “sexually abused” because of rally

8:05 p.m. FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s Republican governor says he guarantees a child was sexually abused because they were left home alone after teachers forced the closure of more than 30 school districts to come to have a rally at the state Capitol. Bevin’s comments came shortly after Republican lawmakers voted to override his …

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Apr 13

UPDATE: Name released of body found in Cumberland River

UPDATE: ARTEMUS, Ky. (WTVQ)- The State Medical Examiner’s Office in Frankfort identified the body located in the Cumberland River as 42-year-old Johnny Carnes, of Pineville. Police say Carnes went missing in the Pineville area on February 6, 2018. According to the autopsy, no foul play is suspected. Police Carnes died from an apparent drowning. This …

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Apr 13

Deported veteran becomes US citizen after California pardon

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A decorated former U.S. Army paratrooper whose work on behalf of deported veterans drew widespread attention to his cause became a U.S. citizen Friday, giving immigration advocates a rare reason to celebrate. Hector Barajas, who was deported to Mexico in 2010, beamed after taking his citizenship oath in a small, private …

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Apr 13

System brings blizzards, threat of tornadoes to Midwest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A potent, slow-moving spring storm system that’s expected to persist through the weekend began raking the Plains and Midwest on Friday, bringing blizzard conditions to South Dakota and the threat of tornadoes from Texas and Louisiana north all the way to Iowa. The huge storm, packing enough energy to cause widespread disruption, …

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Apr 13

Cosby accuser's account remains consistent through 2 trials

AP Photo/Corey Perrine NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Andrea Constand told a jury Friday that Bill Cosby, a man she viewed as a friend and mentor, tricked her into taking a powerful drug and then humiliated her for his own sexual gratification. Confident and composed, Constand testified that she was visiting the “Cosby Show” star at …

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Apr 13

Kentucky Legislature overturns two major vetoes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Major developments came out of Frankfort Friday. Kentucky’s republican-led general assembly has rejected two big vetoes from republican governor, Matt Bevin. Now, both the budget and tax bill are officially law. After hours of closed door meetings Friday morning, the pace picked up in the afternoon as lawmakers in the house and …

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