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5:15 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Police Arrest Suspect In Cab Driver Shooting

Lexington, KY – The Lexington Division of Police has charged a suspect believed to be connected to the shooting of a taxi cab driver in the Woodhill neighborhood.

According a release, Police have charged twenty-nine year old John Davis Cherry in connection to the shooting death of Amine Lemghaili. Cherry is charged with one count of Murder.

Lemghaili's body was discovered inside his cab which was parked in the 200 block of Hedgewood Court around 10:46 Sunday morning.

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4:15 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Special Session Over - Pay Dispute Remains

Frankfort, KY – For all intents and purposes, Kentucky's 11-day special session on Medicaid is over. But as Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh reports, arguments over whether lawmakers should be paid for the next ten days continue to rage.

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1:57 pm
Fri March 25, 2011

Keeneland Leaders Reminisce, Swap Stories At Breakfast Program

Lexington, KY – The three most recent presidents of Keeneland race course gathered at the track to reminisce and swap stories at a Commerce Lexington breakfast this morning. Ted Bassett, (1970 - 1986), Bill Greely, (1986 - 2000), and Nick Nicholson (2000 - present) talked about their time at the helm of the Central Kentucky institution. Bassett and Greely remember being on opposite sides of the fence when the decision was made in the late 1990's to hire a track announcer.

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11:13 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Cal's Cats Ready To Battle Buckeyes

Lexington, KY – It's not very often that the Kentucky Wildcats go into a big game as the underdog, but that will be the case tonight when they take on number one seed Ohio State in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament. UK Coach John Calipari says he's confident his team will respond to the challenge.

"At this point it's just two teams going at it each other and obviously they have had a wonderful year and they're the number one team in the country. But we're a top ten team also."

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7:56 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Kentucky Teen May Face Adult Charge in Couple's Slaying

EDMONTON, Ky. – Prosecutors plan to recommend that a 15-year-old Kentucky boy be tried as an adult in the slayings of a couple who took him to live with them when his mother said she could no longer control him.

State and county prosecutors have agreed to recommend that a judge certify the teen to be tried as an adult. That likely would bring harsher penalties for a conviction.

The boy is charged with murder in the deaths of his second cousin, Barbara Holloway and her husband, Gary. It is a juvenile charge.

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7:48 am
Fri March 25, 2011

Court of Appeals Hears Case Over Safety Triangles

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – An argument over whether a state law requiring bright orange safety triangles to be displayed on certain slow-moving vehicles violates religious freedom came before the Kentucky Court of Appeals on Thursday.

A lawyer for nine Amish men from western Kentucky argued Thursday they should not have to put the symbols on their horse-drawn buggies.

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12:13 pm
Thu March 24, 2011

Japanese Disaster Will Cause Slowdowns for Toyota

GEORGETOWN, Ky. – Toyota Motor Corp says production may come to a halt at some North American plants due to supply disruptions in Japan. The auto maker has been keeping track of its parts suppliers following the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami.

"As that assessment continues, we realized that it's very possible that we're going to be facing some production interruptions in North America. That's very likely."

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8:50 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Kentucky Senate Close To Medicaid Compromise

Senate President Robert Stivers -- photo by Kentucky LRC

FRANKFORT, Ky. -- – The Kentucky Senate today is expected to approve its plan for balancing the state's Medicaid budget.

The Senate Appropriations and Revenue Committee this morning is expected to approve a revised version of House Bill One. That's the Medicaid bill that cleared the House 94-4 on Monday. The measure would then move to the Senate floor, says Majority Floor Leader Robert Stivers.

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8:42 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Kentucky Attorney Wants Lethal Injection Drug Thrown Out

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The nationwide shortage of a drug commonly used in lethal injection executions has many states looking for alternatives, but Kentucky is not likely to change its formula for executions anytime soon.

Sodium thiopental has been in short supply for months. Kentucky purchased several doses earlier this year, but public defender David Barron has sought to have it declared unusable because it may have been manufactured and sold illegally.

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8:36 am
Thu March 24, 2011

Texas Tech Hires Gillispie

LUBBOCK, Texas – The Billy Gillispie era has begun at Texas Tech.

The school introduced its new basketball coach Wednesday and Gillispie said it feels like he has come home. The 51-year-old Abilene native is 140-85 in seven seasons as a Division I coach, and he previously led UTEP and Texas A&M to remarkable turnarounds.

Gillispie flashed the school's "Guns Up" sign before stepping to the podium and telling a crowd of about 800 at the basketball arena that he can't guarantee every game will be a win.

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