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Some Louisville police stage protest, walking out on mayor

Jun. 4, 2020 2:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Staging their own protest, some Louisville police officers walked out on the mayor to express their frustration amid demonstrations in the Kentucky city over police interactions with blacks. Video showed dozens of officers quietly filing out as Mayor Greg Fischer arrived at a roll...

University of Kentucky student sues for tuition, fees refund

Jun. 4, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A student sued the University of Kentucky this week, arguing the college should have partially refunded some tuition and fees after classes were moved online and most students were sent home during the coronavirus pandemic. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of student Peter Regard in...

Judge Justin Walker is sworn in prior to testifying before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Walker's nomination to be a U.S. circuit judge for the District of Columbia Circuit on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, May 6, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst/Pool Photo via AP)

Senate panel advances McConnell ally for DC appeals court

Jun. 4, 2020 1:47 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the nomination of a 38-year-old judge and ally of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to serve on a federal appeals court, despite Democrats’ objections that he’s inexperienced and biased against the Obama health care law. The...

Marvin McAtee, nephew of Louisville police shooting victim David McAtee, discusses the recent shooting, Wednesday, June 3, 2020, in Louisville, Ky. McAtee is standing in the doorway where David McAtee was shot. McAtee was a popular barbecue cook who was shot when police came to disperse a crowd gathering near his business. Police said a video showed that David McAtee fired his gun as officers approached the business firing pepper balls to clear the lot. (AP Photo/Claire Galofaro)

Family of man killed by police amid protests demands answers

Jun. 4, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The family of a popular barbecue chef killed in a clash with law enforcement said he was protecting his restaurant amid chaos caused when officers began pelting people with pepper balls. They questioned the account by police, which released surveillance video they said appeared to...

Kentucky man arraigned in slayings of 2 women

Jun. 4, 2020 3:33 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man charged with killing two woman has been arraigned in Warren Circuit Court. Juan Paulo Flores-Jarada, 38, appeared in court Monday in the deaths of Deloris Hampton-Stacker, 62, and Karen L. Burks, 53, the Daily News reported. Police found their bodies Dec. 11, 2018,...

9-month-old among virus-related deaths reported in Kentucky

Jun. 3, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A 9-month-old who tested positive for COVID-19 was among eight more people whose deaths were related to the coronavirus in Kentucky, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Wednesday. The latest deaths raised the statewide death toll to 450 since the pandemic began. In announcing the infant's...

Beshear: No special session needed on transportation funding

Jun. 3, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday that he has reached agreement with top lawmakers on adjusting state transportation spending without a special legislative session. Last month, a panel of economists reduced revenue projections for the state's General Fund and Road Fund for the...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jun. 3, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Kentucky newspapers: ___ June 1 The State Journal on various protests that have taken place in Kentucky recently: Following a week in which racial tensions and violence boiled over in many cities across the country, triggered by the deaths of African Americans at the hands of police...

Ex-Kentucky detective pleads guilty to perjury

Jun. 3, 2020 1:13 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky police officer involved in cases that wrongfully imprisoned several people pleaded guilty Tuesday to giving false testimony against a man who spent nearly a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit. Former Louisville police Detective Mark Handy entered his...

Kelly Bundy participates in a protest over the deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Louisville, Ky.   Bundy of Louisville says most protesters are like her, peaceful people called to duty by experiences of racism and police aggression. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

One face in the crowd: A protester haunted by the dead

Jun. 3, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — She couldn’t eat and she couldn’t sleep, jolting awake an hour after going to bed. Kelly Bundy felt haunted by the people who died by police bullets, or had an officer’s knee on their neck. She could hear her grandmother screaming when police gunned down their...