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EKU dedicates final phase of $130 million science building; school hopes to be leader in STEM fields
A musical piece commissioned for the grand opening ceremonies Friday of the new Science Building at Eastern Kentucky University was aptly titled "Emergence Fanfare for Brass Quintet." When Phase 2 of the facility was joined to Phase 1 this year, it gave EKU the largest such facility on any college c
AP participation up in county high schools
While Madison County Schools continues to expand its facilities and district, growth is also happening within the schools' walls. During their recent monthly board meeting, Madison County School Board members received an update on the growth of the district's Advanced Placement (AP) program. The rig
Citizen's Police Academy: District judge talks court, drug crisis
"Imagine the court system like a hospital and I'm the triage doctor," said Madison and Clark County District Court Judge Earl Ray Neal to a room of Citizen Police Academy students at the Department of Criminal Justice Training. "If you want to know what is going on in the community, come to District
FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK: Media isn't the one creating pension panic
Whipping up a sense of panic. That's what Governor Matt Bevin says the media is trying to do with our coverage of pension reform. As one might expect, I see it differently. I see us doing our job. We're talking to educators to see how they feel about the situation. We're talking to legislators to ga
University of Kentucky Interiors professor to be inducted into Lighting Hall of Fame
In honor of his decades-long involvement in educating others in the discipline of lighting design, University of Kentucky Associate Professor of Interiors Joseph Rey-Barreau will be inducted into the American Lighting Association's Hall of Fame at its annual conference this September. The ALA is th
Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy but keeps stores open
Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company based in Wayne, New Jersey, said late Monday
Academy gives citizens closer look at law enforcement
Everyday residents depend on law enforcement officers to protect, serve and make decisions at a moments notice. Rarely, however, citizens look beyond the badge to know how or why actions are performed and decisions are made, or even what is done or required by each various agency. These questions an
Where should chef Alton Brown eat while in Kentucky?
RICHMOND, Ky. (WKYT) - Celebrity chef Alton Brown will visit Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond this fall, and he's asking locals for a little help before he arrives. Brown is encouraging locals in each of the cities on the last leg of his Eat Your Science Tour to offer "gustatory guidance" ah
Convicted church killer wants to fire Jewish, Indian lawyers
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A white supremacist who was sentenced to death in the 2015 massacre of nine black worshippers has told a federal appeals court he wants to fire his appellate attorneys because one of them is Jewish and the other is Indian. In a handwritten request filed Monday with the 4th U.S
Richmond woman facing drug charges
Reports of drug activity led deputies to investigate the 100 block area of Estonia Drive in Richmond Monday night. A deputy spoke with one of two women sitting on a car in a nearby driveway. The woman, Kristy N. Puckett, 34, an Estonia resident, consented to a search. A cigarette packet holding grey
Buffalo man pleads guilty to falsely receiving disability benefits
A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to making a false statement to the Social Security Administration so that he could keep receiving disability benefits, Acting U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy Jr. announced on Monday. Ari Elias Baum, 32, faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he retu
Ex-boxer David Bey killed in construction accident
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) - A former heavyweight boxing champ who was defeated by Larry Holmes died in a construction accident on Thursday. David Bey, 60, of Philadelphia, was struck by a piece of metal and killed while working on a mixed-use real estate development project in Camden, according to the Occup
Warmest Bills home game since 2002 forecast for Sunday
Five times this century, the mercury has soared to 80 degrees in Buffalo on game day. The sixth is forecast this Sunday when the second-place Buffalo Bills host the Denver Broncos at 1 p.m. at New Era Field in Orchard Park. The National Weather Service calls for sunny skies and a high of 85 degrees.
Buffalo police looking for suspect in multiple bank robberies
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Buffalo police are looking for help identifying a suspect in multiple bank robberies. The person pictured above is suspected in three robberies and one attempted robbery since September 11. Anyone with information on his identity is asked to call the police department's confid
10-year-olds clean up Buffalo neighborhoods
A group of 10-year-olds are trying to make the world a better place. BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - A group of 10-year-olds are trying to make Buffalo a better place to live. Clementine, Hannah and Allison are 5th graders at Tapestry Charter School in Buffalo, and they've made it a goal to pick up 100 pound
Janet Jackson brings greatest hits to Buffalo
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Calling all members of the Rhythm Nation! Janet Jackson hits the KeyBank Center stage for her State of the World Tour on Saturday, November 4th, 2017. Tickets are on sale, starting at $33. First level seats are going for $123. You can get them here. The event starts at 8:00
Caregivers tell their stories through photos and social media: 'Life is so fragile'
A parent taking care of a special-needs child with a life-threatening illness or disability is hard work, and that work that can go unnoticed or sometimes misunderstood. That is why researchers at Palliative Care Buffalo in Cheektowaga created "The Photographs of Meaning Program." They asked parents
Garden Notes for Sept. 26-27
Hamburg House and Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 in the Community Center, Hamburg. Bonnie Bullivant will present "Easy to Grow Houseplants." Business meeting to follow. Call Nancy Kalieta, 826-7462. Amherst Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 27 in St. Johns Lutheran Church, 6540 Main
MEHL, Edward A. "Sandy"
MEHL - Edward A. "Sandy" Of East Aurora on September 17, 2017 at the age of 57. Husband and soul mate of Laura (nee Brown) Mehl; son of Violet M. (George) Janofsky and the late Edward G. Mehl; brother of Jody (Daniel) Kelley, Leslie (Timothy) Wade, David (Jennifer) Mehl; as well as nieces and nephe
Niagara Falls dads participate in "Dads take your child to school day"
NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (WIVB) - "Dads take your child to school" day is part of an annual event that takes place across the state. In Niagara Falls more than a thousand dads participated. "I think it's important for the kids to go to school because education is very important and I want to see my daugh