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Authorities investigate death of Kentucky inmate

Oct. 18, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the death of a Kentucky inmate who was found unresponsive at the Fayette County jail. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports the jail said in a statement that 62-year-old Larry Richard Young was found unresponsive Monday and taken to a hospital where he was...

Video: School staffers drag autistic student through hall

Oct. 17, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A school district in Kentucky has released a video that shows a teacher and a nurse dragging an autistic student with a service dog through the halls of a middle school. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Fayette County Public Schools spokeswoman Lisa Deffendall said Friday that the...

Father of infant who tested positive for oxycodone charged

Oct. 16, 2018 6:10 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky have arrested the father of an infant who tested positive for oxycodone. News outlets reports Lexington police charged 28-year-old Dion Tyrell Johnson with wanton endangerment. According to an arrest citation, the 9-month-old was taken to a hospital in August...

'Treated like garbage': Sanitation workers want pay fix

Oct. 15, 2018 6:25 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Sanitation workers in a Kentucky city want to fix a pay issue that's causing new employees to earn more than those who have been with the department for decades. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports city sanitation workers asked the city council Thursday for the same pay scale program...

The Latest: Trump campaign plans more rallies for midterms

Oct. 13, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:20 p.m. President Donald Trump's campaign says he will rally for GOP candidates in several critical Western states late next week. The campaign says Trump will campaign Thursday in Missoula, Montana; on Friday in Mesa, Arizona, and...

Judge dismisses lawsuit over fatal firefighter shooing

Oct. 11, 2018 4:40 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging excessive force was used by a Kentucky firefighter who fatally shot a man who had grabbed a police officer's gun. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported Tuesday that U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood says the lawsuit filed by the father...

Woman files suit accusing Kentucky coroner of harassment

Oct. 10, 2018 3:09 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former deputy coroner says a coroner in Kentucky grabbed her butt as she climbed down a ladder and made vulgar and degrading comments about women. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports Melissa Neale said in a lawsuit filed in September that Fayette County Coroner Gary Ginn subjected...

Health officials confirm flu-related death

Oct. 9, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Health officials in Kentucky say a flu-related death has been confirmed in Lexington. A statement from the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department on Tuesday said it is the state's first flu-related death of the 2018-19 season. Officials are recommending that everyone ages 6 months...

Kentucky murder trial set for Olympian's daughter

Oct. 6, 2018 11:21 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A trial for the four suspects charged in the 2016 shooting death of Trinity Gay, the daughter of Olympian Tyson Gay, will begin Monday. The 15-year-old Trinity died after being shot in the neck during a gunfire exchange between two vehicles in a Lexington parking lot on Oct. 16, 2016....

Police: Man shot 2 people who made him drop his marijuana

Oct. 5, 2018 5:58 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a man has shot two people outside of a gas station when they made him drop his marijuana. News outlets report 21-year-old Maxwell R. Wilburn was arrested Wednesday and charged with first-degree assault. Lexington police say Wilson has been sought since...