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German city installs Karl Marx traffic lights

World News - March 20, 2018 - 12:57pm
The communist thinker's home town chooses an unusual way to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Man accused of attempted murder of witness in case against father

Kentucky Press News Service - March 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
A Bowling Green man is accused of shooting at his neighbors, one of whom is a witness in a criminal case against his father. Warren County Sheriff’s Office deputies charged Jacob Ray Brock, 21, on Sunday with two counts of attempted murder and one count of intimidating a participant in a legal process. In December, Brock’s father, Gary Wayne Brock, 49, was charged with violating a Kentucky emergency protective or domestic violence order and fourth-degree assault of Genna Brock, who is Jacob Brock’s mother and Gary Brock’s wife, according to court records and WCSO Sgt. Bill Stephens. 2018-03-20T12:43:50-04:00

WKU cuts, detailed Monday, are 'painful' official says

Kentucky Press News Service - March 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
Western Kentucky University cut 119 positions to plug a $15 million budget shortfall, a decision the staff regent described as “painful” when details of the cuts were announced Monday. The 119 cuts were less than the 140 anticipated when the cuts were announced in February. In a campuswide email, WKU President Timothy Caboni wrote that the cuts make up only the first round WKU will endure this spring. The email also detailed the specific positions that were eliminated. 2018-03-20T12:36:19-04:00

Governor makes appointments to state boards and commissions

Kentucky Press News Service - March 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
Gov. Matt Bevin has made several appointments to Kentucky boards and commissions. 2018-03-20T12:30:54-04:00

RiverLink: Get your tolls lowered and fees waived

Kentucky Press News Service - March 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
RiverLink is offering Louisville-area drivers a fast and easy way to save time and money with a new online feature. Drivers who pay by mail can convert higher toll charges to the lowest available rates and have fees waived when they open a prepaid RiverLink account, the agency announced Tuesday. 2018-03-20T12:24:18-04:00

Guns help Kentucky dominate other states in new rankings

Kentucky Press News Service - March 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
Guns are more popular and prevalent in Kentucky than any other state, results that make it one of the six states most dependent on the firearm industry in a new analysis of a significant amount of weapons-related data According to a new study by personal finance website WalletHub.com, the Bluegrass state is the sixth most gun-dependent in the country. Its study uses an assortment of data on gun industry jobs, dealers and manufacturers; gun ownership and sales; gun control; and gun politics. 2018-03-20T11:33:19-04:00

Snow in the spring? It could happen tonight.

Kentucky Press News Service - March 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
Spring arrives at 12:15 p.m. Tuesday, but winter weather isn’t going away just yet. Rain will likely turn into snow Tuesday night, which has prompted a winter weather advisory for the Lexington area. The National Weather Service predicted 2 to 3 inches of snow in Lexington. About 4 inches of snow is possible in the Cincinnati area, according to the weather service, while Eastern Kentucky could see 1 to 3 inches overnight into Wednesday. 2018-03-20T11:19:07-04:00

Researchers to deploy wall of sound to battle invasive fish

Kentucky Press News Service - March 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
Researchers will experiment with a riverbed bubbler and sound system as part of the ongoing effort to slow the spread of Asian carp throughout the Mississippi River basin. 2018-03-20T11:04:54-04:00

Georgetown officer kills suspect in home invasion

Kentucky Press News Service - March 20, 2018 - 12:54pm
UPDATED: A Georgetown Police officer shot and killed a heavily-armed, home-invasion suspect early Tuesday when the man pointed a handgun at officers, Police Chief Mike Bosse said. The man had kicked his way into a home about 12:30 a.m., and confronted his ex-wife, demanding to know where a man who shared the residence was, Bosse said. The man was armed with two semi-automatic handguns, four clips and two hunting knives, the police chief said. 2018-03-20T10:57:53-04:00

US school shooting: Gunman dies after being shot in Maryland

Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:51pm
The attacker died of a gunshot wound after he shot and wounded two students, police say.

Hamburgers usurp classic baguette sandwich in France

World News - March 20, 2018 - 12:48pm
The French order more US-style hamburgers than classic jambon-beurre sandwiches, a study suggests.

World Cup 2018: England's Nick Pope says it will be 'every man for themselves'

Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:46pm
Burnley's Nick Pope says it is "every man for themselves" in the fight to be England's first-choice World Cup goalkeeper.

Red Arrows aircraft crashes at RAF Valley

Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:36pm
A Hawk aircraft used by the Red Arrows has crashed at the air base, the Ministry of Defence confirms.

Cambridge Analytica: Mark Zuckerberg asked to appear before MPs

Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:35pm
Facebook boss urged to appear at Commons inquiry over claims about Cambridge Analytica's use of data.

The Crown stars Claire Foy and Matt Smith get apology over pay

Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:32pm
The actress earned less for starring as the Queen than her co-star who played the Duke of Edinburgh.

US offers $2.5m in aid to Venezuelans in Colombia

World News - March 20, 2018 - 12:30pm
The US Agency for International Development says it will provide food and health assistance.

'My 3,000 calorie-a-day addiction to energy drinks rules my life'

Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 12:21pm
Emma Forrest gets up five times a night to satisfy her cravings and stockpiles cans of the drinks.

Woman, 100: 'I don't dress like an old girl'

Top Stories - March 20, 2018 - 11:08am
Centenarian Sadie Cox shares her life and beauty tips following pleas on social media.

India professor ‘melon breast’ comments spark protest

World News - March 20, 2018 - 10:59am
Students at a collage in the Indian state of Kerala have protested against a teacher's remarks.

Smokers fail to respond to UAE 'sin tax'

World News - March 20, 2018 - 10:58am
Survey suggests that only a quarter of smokers have changed their habits after tobacco prices double.