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Hunger strikers for Breonna Taylor end protest after 25 days

Aug. 15, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky hunger strikers seeking the firing of officers involved in the death of Breonna Taylor ended their protest on Friday after going nearly a month without food. Ari Maybe and Tabin Ibershoff were two of four protesters who started a hunger strike on July 20, demanding the...

Federal task force to prosecute carjackings in Louisville

Aug. 14, 2020 9:35 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A spike in carjackings in Kentucky's largest city has led to the formation of a task force to prosecute the crime in federal court, officials said. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman announced the formation of the task force on Thursday during a press conference in Louisville and said it...

New project aims to reduce evictions in Jefferson County

Aug. 14, 2020 6:58 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Supreme Court has announced an initiative aimed at reducing eviction cases in the state's largest county. The Eviction Diversion Pilot Project will begin operating in Jefferson District Court on Aug. 24, the Administrative Office of the Courts said. It will connect...

4 injured in house explosion in Kentucky, cause investigated

Aug. 13, 2020 5:02 PM EDT

BRANDENBURG, Ky. (AP) — Four people were injured when a house exploded Thursday in Kentucky, officials said. The explosion in Brandenburg happened shortly before noon on Old Ekron Road, news outlets reported. The injured were taken to hospitals, but the extent of their injuries wasn't immediately known....

Tamika Palmer, mother of Breonna Taylor, addresses the media in Louisville, Ky. on  Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020.  Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Palmer said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged.  (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

Breonna Taylor's mother: I'm trying to be patient

Aug. 13, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Five months after her daughter was shot to death by police, Breonna Taylor's mother said she is trying to be patient while waiting to hear if the officers will be charged. But it's hard, she said, when every day feels like the day her daughter died. Tamika Palmer appeared with civil...

Tamika Palmer, far left, the mother of Breonna Taylor, and other family members meet with Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. Taylor was fatally shot by Louisville police on March 13, and protesters have called for Cameron to charge the officers involved. Cameron has called for patience while the investigation is ongoing. (Christopher 2X via AP)

Kentucky attorney general meets with Breonna Taylor's family

Aug. 12, 2020 3:19 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general, facing increasing pressure to charge police who fatally shot Breonna Taylor, met with the family Wednesday morning, according to his office, which released few details. Attorney General Daniel Cameron met with Taylor’s mother, Tamika...

Police: 12 protesters in Louisville arrested, charged

Aug. 9, 2020 5:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Twelve protesters in Kentucky's largest city were arrested Saturday night after they blocked roadways, surrounded vehicles, shot paintballs and destroyed property, police said. Eight people were charged with felonies and four were charged with misdemeanors, Louisville police...

Spiritless, a female-led distillery, launching soon

Aug. 9, 2020 9:53 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A last minute-emergency at an event started the idea. Lauren Chitwood, Abby Ferguson and Lexie Larsen needed to find something non-alcoholic but elevated beyond water or diet soda, to supply an event their company, Olio Event Group, was hosting. They couldn’t find it. ...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2015, file photo, Southern Utah celebrates with the trophy after defeating Northern Arizona in an NCAA college football game for the Big Sky Conference title Cedar City, Utah. The Big Sky Conference postponed its football season on Friday, Aug. 7, 2020, to the spring because of the coronavirus pandemic and called for the FCS playoffs to be moved to the second semester as well.(Jordan Allred/The Spectrum via AP)

The Latest: Clemson's Trevor Lawrence considered opting out

Aug. 7, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence said he considered opting out of this season when he was unsure what college football would look like going forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. But Lawrence said Friday once he understood...

A billboard sponsored by O, The Oprah Magazine, is on display with with a photo of Breonna Taylor, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 in Louisville, KY. Twenty-six billboards are going up across Louisville, demanding that the police officers involved in Taylor's death be arrested and charged.  Taylor was shot multiple times March 13 when police officers burst into her Louisville apartment using a no-knock warrant during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found. (AP Photo/Dylan T. Lovan)

Winfrey demanding justice for Breonna Taylor with billboards

Aug. 7, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — First, Oprah Winfrey put Breonna Taylor on the cover of O, The Oprah Magazine. Now the media mogul is spreading her message with billboards demanding justice for the Kentucky woman shot to death during a police raid. Twenty-six billboards displaying a portrait of Taylor are going up...