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Roadrunners beat Zappe, Hilltoppers, 49-41, for C-USA title

Dec. 04, 2021 00:31 AM EST

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — UTSA entered the season with a huge chip on its shoulder and the Roadrunners set it down Friday night to hoist the Conference USA trophy. Sincere McCormick rushed for 204 yards and three touchdowns and the UTSA Roadrunners escaped another prolific...

Ointment led to Medina Spirit's failed test after Ky Derby

Dec. 03, 2021 20:47 PM EST

Urine testing of Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has shown that a steroid present in the colt’s system came from a topical ointment and not an injection, according to an attorney for trainer Bob Baffert. Medina Spirit tested positive for the steroid betamethasone...

Dispatcher fatally shot while trading firearms at 911 center

Dec. 03, 2021 15:27 PM EST

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 911 dispatcher at a county call center in Kentucky was killed Friday when a weapon he and another dispatcher were trading accidentally discharged, state police said. Dispatcher Kyle Garrett, 23, of Frakes, was shot around 1 a.m. and pronounced...

Police: Trooper involved in shooting, man dies

Dec. 03, 2021 12:12 PM EST

MCDOWELL, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a shooting involving a Kentucky State Police trooper in which a man died, officials said. The shooting happened Thursday morning in Floyd County, Kentucky State Police said in a statement. A male subject was pronounced...

Confederate statue outside Kentucky courthouse vandalized

Dec. 03, 2021 12:02 PM EST

MURRAY, Ky. (AP) — A century-old Confederate statue outside a western Kentucky courthouse has been vandalized with red paint, authorities said. The incident involving a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee outside the Calloway County Courthouse was reported Thursday...

Kentucky judge: Fair board bill infringes on gov’s powers

Dec. 03, 2021 11:58 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky judge has ruled against parts of a bill passed by the legislature that gives the agriculture commissioner authority to select a majority of the state fair board and limits the governor’s involvement in the appointments process. ...

Police investigate fatal shooting of Kentucky boy

Dec. 03, 2021 09:25 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police are investigating the fatal shooting of a young boy in Kentucky. Louisville officers were called to the Highview neighborhood Thursday night and arrived to find the child suffering from a gunshot wound, police Maj. Matt Meagher told news...

Pineville Community Health Center receives $1 million loan

Dec. 03, 2021 04:08 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Bell County's Pineville Community Health Center is the first health care facility to be approved for funding through the Kentucky Rural Hospital Loan Program, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The eastern Kentucky hospital will receive a $1 million loan that...

Christmas tree lighting is Saturday at Kentucky Capitol

Dec. 03, 2021 04:01 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear will light the state's Christmas tree on Saturday, following a parade to the Capitol. The Frankfort Christmas Parade starts at 6 p.m. and will wrap behind the Capitol, in front of the Capitol Annex, where the governor,...

Engstler helps No. 10 Louisville women rout No. 12 Michigan

Dec. 02, 2021 23:07 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Emily Engstler and No. 10 Louisville absorbed Michigan's initial charge before quickly answering with a furious pace that earned them their most impressive win this season. Engstler had 18 points and 14 rebounds, Kianna Smith added 17 points and...