Daily Archive: April 22, 2018

Apr 22

Michigan water activist, 6 others win environmental prize

AP Photo/Molly Riley FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A woman who played a key role in exposing the lead-tainted water disaster in Flint, Michigan, is among seven people from around the world to be awarded a Goldman Environmental Prize for grassroots environmental activism. LeeAnne Walters was repeatedly rebuffed by Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration, even as she …

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Apr 22

Burnt remains of man found by family member

CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- In Clay County, Coroner Danny Finley says a family member found the burnt remains of a man in his 70s. Finley says 75-year-old Thomas Brown was found near his home on Matt Sizemore Road. His body was near a brush fire. Finley doesn’t suspect foul play, but he has sent Thomas’ …

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Apr 22

Man who snatched AR-15 from gunman: 'It was life or death'

AP Photo/Mark Humphrey NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who snatched an AR-15 rifle from a gunman at a busy Tennessee restaurant says his was a “selfish” act of self-preservation and he doesn’t consider himself a hero. Never mind that he is being credited with saving several other lives. “When I grabbed the barrel of …

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Apr 22

Two men involved in stabbing and assault

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Police say they responded to a stabbing and assault Sunday afternoon around 3 on Horseman’s Lane. Officers say a stabbing victim showed up at the hospital with very serious injuries. They learned he was in a fight on Horseman’s Lane with another man. Police say they know who that man is, but he …

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Apr 22

CDC: Kentucky has high number of pregnant women smoking

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-Upsetting information about women smoking while pregnant in Kentucky. According to a new CDC study, Kentucky ranks number two for highest number of women who have smoked while pregnant. According to the study, in 2016 one out of fourteen pregnant women smoked cigarettes. West Virginia, Kentucky, and Indiana ranked highest. California had the …

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Apr 22

Trial set to begin for ex-Arizona lawmaker in Alaska killing

AP Photo/Becky Bohrer JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A trial is set to begin this week for a former Arizona state lawmaker accused of killing a man on a hunting and fishing trip in Alaska. Prosecutors say Mark Desimone shot and killed Duilio Antonio “Tony” Rosales in May 2016 outside of Juneau after a day that …

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Apr 22

Wenger quit Arsenal after 'hurtful' fan protests

Arsene Wenger said he wasn’t tired of managing Arsenal but quit after finding fan protests calling for his departure “hurtful” and damaging to the club’s image. The 68-year-old Frenchman was initially reticent on Sunday to discuss the precise reason for his decision after 22 years in charge. But facing the media for the first time …

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Apr 22

Keys sends US into second straight Fed Cup final

Defending champion United States will play in a second consecutive Fed Cup final after defeating France 3-2 on Sunday. Madison Keys secured the decisive point for the visiting team by beating Pauline Parmentier 7-6 (4), 6-4 in the second reverse singles. Keys’ victory gave the U.S. an unassailable 3-1 lead over France in the World …

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Apr 22

A joyful reunion with birth parents leads to incest, murder

DOVER, N.Y. (AP) — What started out as a joyful reunion of a young woman with her birth parents soon turned sour, then shocking, and finally deadly. A young woman named Katie married her birth father, had a baby with him and, after she decided to leave him, lost her life to him along with …

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Apr 22

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years ago Monday, Columbia University students angry about racism and the Vietnam War began a rebellion that fed a sense the country was in turmoil. Starting at noon on April 23, 1968, student militants occupied Hamilton Hall, the main classroom building, and took a dean hostage for 24 hours. They …

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