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Prosecutor: Death penalty to be sought in triple slaying

Feb. 13, 2019 8:04 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty for a man charged with murder in the "execution-style" shootings of three people. The Messenger-Inquirer reports Commonwealth's Attorney Bruce Kuegel said Tuesday that he'll be seeking death for 30-year-old Arnett B. Baines....

Bereavement group hosts monthly meetings in Owensboro

Feb. 10, 2019 12:12 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Everything about Oct. 5, 2012, is firmly fixed in Linda Hagan's memory. That's the day her husband of 46 years, Tom Hagan, died of suicide in the couple's home. She found his body. "I can take myself back there right now," Hagan said. "That will be forever etched on my memory." Tom...

Kentucky company adding 20 jobs, expanding

Feb. 8, 2019 4:55 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky company is adding 20 jobs in Owensboro, investing about $780,000 for an expansion. Gov. Matt Bevin's office announced Thursday that Blackbird Manufacturing plans to upgrade its operating facility and buy equipment. Blackbird Manufacturing makes stone countertop surfaces....

Recount in Kentucky House races ends in tie

Feb. 2, 2019 9:19 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A recount in a Kentucky state House race originally won by a Democrat by a single vote has ended in a tie after the local board of elections decided to open and count five absentee ballots that had previously been rejected. It's unclear what comes next. Democrat Jim Glenn defeated...

The Latest: Recount in Kentucky House race ends in tie

Feb. 2, 2019 7:58 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a recount for Kentucky House district 13 (all times local): 7:55 p.m. A recount in a contested Kentucky state House race where a Democrat was elected by a one-vote margin has ended in a tie. Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson on Election Day by...

Recount in contested Kentucky state House election ends in tie

Feb. 2, 2019 7:44 PM EST
OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Recount in contested Kentucky state House election ends in tie.

Recount begins in Kentucky House seat Democrat won by 1 vote

Feb. 2, 2019 1:14 AM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Election officials in Kentucky are reviewing ballots cast in a state House race where a Democrat was elected by just one vote. Democrat Jim Glenn defeated Republican state Rep. DJ Johnson by one vote in November. But the Republican-controlled state legislature ordered a recount in the...

Kentucky man celebrates 10 years surviving brain cancer

Jan. 26, 2019 12:42 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — A long scar stretches across the top of Todd Self's head, starting above his right ear. The line continues until somewhere above his left eye. That scar is the only visible sign of his miraculous medical journey. This year, Self celebrates his 10-year survival anniversary after being...

Police make 2 arrests in triple slaying in Kentucky

Jan. 18, 2019 5:12 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two arrests were made Friday in the deaths of three people found shot a day earlier at a home in western Kentucky, and police said the investigation was "far from over" as they sought more people to question. Police in Owensboro said Arnett B. Baines, 30, and Cylar L. Shemwell, 31,...

Police: 3 dead, 1 wounded in shooting at Kentucky home

Jan. 17, 2019 5:11 PM EST

OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) — Police were trying to determine who killed three people and wounded another in a shooting Thursday at a home in western Kentucky. Investigators had not yet established a motive that led to the shooting in Owensboro, police said. Nor had they identified the shooter. "We believe, at...