Apr 21

“We’re really playing some consistent football.”

MOREHEAD, Ky (WTVQ) – Spring football is winding down for college football programs around the area, including Morehead State.

On Saturday, the Eagles held their spring game.

Thanks to some help from mother nature, head coach Rob Tenyer says spring was a success.

Check out the video for what he had to say.

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Apr 21

“We have to be more efficient.”

LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – When the final horn sounded for the UK Blue-White Scrimmage, it seemed like neither quarterback really distanced himself from the other.

There are four guys competing for the QB job, but it seems to be a two-man race between Terry Wilson and Gunnar Hoak.

Hoak was the only one who threw for a touchdown between the two, but Wilson threw for more yards although he did one have interception.

If there’s one thing Offensive Coordinator Eddie Gran is wanting to fix, it’s their efficiency.

Check out the video for what he had to say.

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Apr 21

Man arrested for fighting deputy

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says a man accused of trying to attack an off duty deputy is now behind bars.

According to the sheriff, the deputy was working security for Hickory Hills Apartments Friday night when he found 26-year-old Damon Johnson from Louisville intoxicated in a grassy area between two buildings.

Johnson reportedly gave him a false name and information.

Then the deputy tried to arrest him for public intoxication and Johnson is accused of trying to fight the deputy.

Frankfort police officers came to help.

They say they found Xanax pills and a small bag of weed on him.

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Apr 21

Man airlifted after mobile home fire

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- A man had to be airlifted to UK Hospital Friday after a fire at a Laurel County mobile home.

According to Lily Fire and Rescue, crews found the man unconscious in the home when they got there around 12:30 PM.

Firefighters say after that they got the fire knocked down quickly.

They’re still trying to figure out how it started, though they believe it was accidental.

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Apr 21

Police looking for armed robbery suspect

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)-Police are still looking for a man accused of robbing a Lexington store with a knife.

Officers say it happened around a quarter to nine Saturday at the Dollar General on North Broadway near Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

Police say a man ordered customers to stand against a wall, used a knife to threaten two employees then ran away with cash.

He was last seen wearing gloves, a camouflage mask, sunglasses, and a grey hoodie.

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Apr 21

Bottles thrown at officers at Keeneland

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- It was the perfect day Saturday to enjoy some horse racing at Keeneland, but some people abused it, according to police.

Officers say they made at least five arrests there Saturday afternoon near the tailgating area.

At first, police were arresting one person for underage drinking.

Officers say a large crowd didn’t like that and started throwing bottles at them.

The other people arrested face a variety of charges such as disorderly conduct and public intoxication.

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Apr 21

Man killed in random knife attack at California steakhouse

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless man who randomly stabbed a patron in a crowded Southern California restaurant to death as he was holding his daughter was reported just a few hours earlier for disruptive behavior, but police ultimately determined he was not a threat, authorities said Saturday.

Jamal Jackson, 49, is facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of 35-year-old Anthony Mele. He was being held in Ventura County jail on a $1.5 million bail. It was unclear if Jackson, who is also a convicted felon, had an attorney to speak on his behalf.

Mele and his wife were eating dinner with their 5-year-old daughter Wednesday at Aloha Steakhouse in the seaside city of Ventura. The girl was sitting on her father’s lap when prosecutors say Jackson walked up and stabbed Mele in the neck.

Prosecutor Richard Simon said customers and a restaurant employee followed Jackson out of the restaurant, even though he still had the knife. They kept track of him until Ventura police arrived and arrested him.

Mele was taken to a hospital and died Thursday after being taken off life support.

“It’s horrible,” Simon said. “You don’t think you’re going to be killed when you go out to dinner at a nice restaurant with your family and you didn’t do anything.”

Simon said the two men had not interacted before the attack.

“He was just sitting there with his daughter in his lap,” Simon said. “You’re not supposed to die that way.”

Mele’s loved ones started a GoFundMe page to help raise money for a funeral and to support his wife and daughter.

Mele’s Facebook page was filled with photos of his daughter and said he was a manager at an AT&T store.

Police confirmed that a bystander reported a man – who turned out to be Jackson – for disruptive behavior several hours before the stabbing.

According to the bystander, a man was yelling on the promenade not far from the beachside restaurant about three hours before the attack.

Patrol officers were out on other calls so command center staff monitored the man via a pier security camera system for more than 20 minutes before deciding he didn’t seem to be a threat, police said.

Police are asking anyone who spoke with Jackson during that time to contact investigators in the city 70 miles (113 kilometers) northwest of Los Angeles.

Jackson also had half a dozen contacts with police in Ventura since the beginning of the year, including an arrest after a physical fight at a park, said Commander Tom Higgins.

He was also stopped on March 31 after a passer-by reported he was brandishing a knife. Police searched his bag and found a knife but there was no victim so no charge was filed, Higgins said.

Jackson has a lengthy rap sheet including charges in San Bernardino County, Higgins said, as well as convictions for burglary and unlawful sexual intercourse dating back to the 1990s.

The killing prompted the Ventura City Council to increase police patrols in the area and add staff members to monitor security cameras, among other measures.

“We are extremely disheartened and infuriated by this criminal attack,” Mayor Neal Andrews said in a statement. “We will not tolerate this in our community. Nothing is more important than the safety of our visitors, residents and businesses.”

If convicted, Jackson faces up to 55 years in prison.

Associated Press writer Amy Taxin in Santa Ana, California, contributed to this report.

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Apr 21

Rain returns late Sunday after a mainly dry weekend

It has been a beautiful day with temperatures in the upper 60s and low 70s with sunshine. Clouds have been increasing this evening and will continue to build overnight. Temperatures tonight will stay around average and in the mid 40s. Temperatures look to warm back into the upper 60s Sunday under mostly cloudy skies. The day will mainly be dry; however, southwestern counties may see isolated rain showers by the evening. Most rain activity will move in after midnight and continue into your Monday. Temperatures Sunday night will stay around 50 degrees with wind gusts around 25 mph. Scattered rain is expected through the day Monday with highs around 60 degrees. Rain continues Tuesday with highs in the low 60s. Isolated showers are possible Wednesday through Friday with highs in the low 60s.

-Meteorologist Elise Dolinar

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Apr 21

The Latest: Barbara Bush's casket wheeled out of church



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HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the funeral and burial of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):

12:30 p.m.

Barbara Bush’s casket has been wheeled out of the Houston church where hundreds of people came to offer their final respects during her funeral.

Eight of her grandsons served as pallbearers. Behind them, her husband and former President George H.W. Bush followed in his wheelchair, which was pushed by their son, former President George W. Bush.

As he was pushed down the walkway in the church, George H.W. Bush shook hands with some of the people who were in the pews. In his lap, he carried his glasses and a copy of the funeral program.

Mourners sang “Joyful, joyful, we adore thee” as the family left the nation’s largest episcopal church.

Burial will follow at the Bush Library in College Station, Texas.

She will be buried next to their 3-year-old daughter, Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953

12:15 p.m.

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush joked how his mother called her style of mothering him and his siblings “a benevolent dictatorship – but honestly it wasn’t always benevolent.”

Bush delivered a eulogy during the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92.

He emphasized how one of the most important lessons she taught him and others was the power of laughter and that joy should be shared.

He choked up at one point, saying his mother – who was known for her self-deprecating remarks about her wrinkles and gray hair – was “beautiful” until the very end.

Bush said he felt priviliged that he had a “front row” seat to the incredible love story that his parents shared.

11:45 a.m.

Historian Jon Meacham says Barbara Bush is the “first lady of the greatest generation.”

Meacham spoke to hundreds of people attending the funeral Saturday for the former first lady in Houston.

He said in his eulogy that the wife of the 41st president and the mother of the 43rd was “candid and comforting, steadfast and straightforward, honest and loving.”

Meacham recalled her work bringing awareness to AIDS patients and in promoting literacy. He also spoke of her quick wit that made her so popular.

Meacham said she was devoted to her husband of 73 years, saying former President George H.W. Bush was the “only boy she ever kissed.”

Meacham wrote a 2015 biography of George H.W. Bush, who is attending the service along with many members of his family and three other former presidents. His granddaughters are providing readings during the service and his grandsons are serving as pallbearers.

11 a.m.

Former President George H.W. Bush has arrived with his family at the funeral for his wife of 73 years, former first lady Barbara Bush.

The former president was helped in with a wheelchair behind his sons, former President George W. Bush and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, and other Bush relatives.

Also now seated in the front of the church, in the same pew, are two other former presidents – Bill Clinton and Barack Obama – along with their wives and current first lady Melania Trump.

President Donald Trump isn’t attending the service but released a statement saying his “thoughts and prayers” are “with the entire Bush family.”

About 1,500 people are expected at the private service Saturday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Barbara Bush and her husband regularly worshipped at the church, which is the largest Episcopal church in the country.

10:30 a.m.

Guests arriving for the funeral for former first lady Barbara Bush are starting to fill the nation’s largest Episcopal church, embracing and talking beneath the church’s cavernous sanctuary.

About 1,500 people are expected at the private service Saturday at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, where Mrs. Bush and her husband, George H.W. Bush, long worshipped.

Along with the former president, three other former presidents also will attend: the couple’s son, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

A program shows that Barbara Bush’s granddaughters will offer a reading during the service and her grandsons will serve pallbearers. Her son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, will deliver a eulogy, as will longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham, who wrote a 2015 biography of George H.W. Bush.

Officials say more than 6,200 people came through the church Friday to pay their final respects to the former first lady, who died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92.

9:30 a.m.

Guests have begun to arrive at St. Martin’s Church in Houston for the funeral of former first lady Barbara Bush.

About 1,500 people are expected at Saturday’s private service, including four former presidents – Bush’s husband and son, George H.W. and George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama.

First lady Melania Trump will be at the service, but the White House said this week that President Donald Trump wouldn’t attend “to avoid disruptions due to added security, and out of respect for the Bush Family and friends attending the service.”

After the service, Barbara Bush will be laid to rest in a gated plot at the Bush Library at Texas A&M University where her and her husband’s daughter Robin, who died of leukemia in 1953 at age 3, is also buried.

Thousands of people on Friday paid respects to Bush, who died Tuesday at her Houston home at age 92.

12:05 a.m.

Some 1,500 guests are expected to attend a private funeral for Barbara Bush at the nation’s largest Episcopal church.

First lady Melania Trump, former President Bill Clinton and his wife, Hillary, and former President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, are among those expected to attend the invitation-only service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston. Burial will follow at the Bush Library in College Station, Texas.

Son and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, longtime friend Susan Baker and historian Jon Meacham, who wrote a 2015 biography of George H.W. Bush, will deliver eulogies.

Thousands of people on Friday paid respects to Barbara Bush, wife of the nation’s 41st president and mother of the nation’s 43rd. Bush died Tuesday at her Houston home. She was 92.

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Apr 21

Nadal wants extra practice after reaching Monte Carlo final

Rafael Nadal’s priority after reaching his 12th Monte Carlo Masters final was to whip out his phone and frantically text coach Carlos Moya.

Despite a comfortable 6-4, 6-1 win against No. 5-ranked Grigor Dimitrov, he had a pressing concern given how quickly he was texting.

What frantic emergency could command such attention?

“I was texting Carlos to tell him that we need to book a court quick,” Nadal said. “I wanted to hit some forehands winners that I think I need for tomorrow.”

So the top-ranked Nadal, a 10-time French Open champion with 75 career titles, hurried to another clay court just for forehand practice ahead of Sunday’s final against Kei Nishikori, an opponent he has beaten nine times out of 11.

While it may seem absurd, it is a reminder of the relentless perfectionist Nadal is even on his best surface.

No matter that he has not dropped a set in six matches since coming back from a recurrence of a right hip injury; he is more focused on ironing out even the smallest of flaws.

Even though he crushed Dimitrov, as he had Dominic Thiem in the quarterfinals on Friday, Nadal was not satisfied.

“I really had a lot of chances in the first set to have (a) little bit better score. I didn’t convert (them),” he said. “The only way to hold the level, and to hold the chances to keep winning after 10, 12 years, is to improve things.”

He remains on course for a record-extending 11th Monte Carlo title and record 31st Masters. He shares the Masters record with Novak Djokovic, whose 30 wins include two here.

Nishikori, who is making an encouraging return from a serious right-wrist injury, beat No. 4 Alexander Zverev 3-6, 6-3, 6-4.

“It’s getting there,” said Nishikori, who has missed the past two majors because of a torn tendon. “Little bit sore still.”

Nishikori won on his first match point when Zverev scooped a backhand wide. The German player looked jaded, having finished a long and grueling quarterfinal at 9 p.m. on Friday.

Nishikori has never won a Masters and last reached a final two years ago in Montreal. He beat Nadal in their last encounter two years ago to take the bronze medal at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

He knows it will be a different challenge toppling him in Monte Carlo.

“He’s been dominating crazy this week,” Nishikori said. “On clay he’s the king.”

Nadal never looked imperious as he beat Dimitrov for the 11th time in 12 career meetings.

“In the second set, he started to miss more,” Nadal said modestly. “I was there solid. That’s all.

“Being in 12 finals already here is something difficult to imagine,” added Nadal, who has lost only one, to Djokovic in 2013.

Dimitrov came out firing, but he was mostly more miss than hit.

The Bulgarian cracked trying to serve for 5-5. He made consecutive double faults and hit a wild forehand long to trail 15-40. He saved one set point but Nadal was in ruthless mode and took the next chance.

Two consecutive love breaks and three easy holds made it 5-0 to Nadal in the second set.

Nadal’s victory at Monte Carlo last year made him the first men’s tennis player in the Open era to win the same title 10 times. He then won a 10th title at Barcelona and at Roland Garros.

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