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Coroner identifies armed intruder shot, killed by Georgetown police

The Scott County Coroner has identified a man shot and killed by a Georgetown police officer. The coroner says Joel Pflum, 32, died from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. Police told WKYT's Matthew Rand Pflum forced his way into a home on Echo Path around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday. When police arrived, t

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-20 21:39:00

Police fatally shoot armed man who broke into ex-wife's home

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) - A police officer fatally shot an armed man who authorities say broke into his ex-wife's Kentucky home. Georgetown Police Chief Mike Bosse tells news outlets the intruder was armed with two handguns early Tuesday and raised his arm during a confrontation with responding officer


Lexington police respond to bank robbery

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Police are on the scene of a bank robbery in Lexington. It happened just before noon Tuesday at the Fifth Third Bank on Leestown Road, near Kroger. A witness told WKYT he saw an SUV back up to the bank and a man in a hoodie jumped out of the vehicle and into the bank. He say

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-20 18:09:00

Suspected of driving a stolen Lexington Jeep, man dies after confronting officer

A man who was reportedly seen driving a Jeep stolen from Lexington died Monday in a western Kentucky shooting involving a state trooper, according to Kentucky State Police. Sheriff's deputies in Daviess County were called to a farm off Hill Bridge Road at about 4:30 p.m. for a report of a person doi

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-03-20 12:12:00

Man killed in officer-involved shooting overnight in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ) - A man has died as a result of an officer-involved shooting, after police say he broke into a home in Georgetown. Early Tuesday morning, police say a man forced his way into a home owned by a woman he knew, armed with two handguns. - Advertisement - When officers arrived, the

WTVQ - 2018-03-20 09:19:24

Freight trains collide, derail in Kentucky - The Boston Globe

GEORGETOWN, Ky. - Two freight trains collided and derailed late Sunday, injuring four people and igniting a fire that forced nearby residents to flee their homes, authorities said. The Norfolk Southern Railway moved the trains from the tracks several hours after the collision in Georgetown. Four tra

BOSTON GLOBE - 2018-03-20 07:00:00

Man accused of stabbing Kentucky boy to death found NOT GUILTY by reason of insanity

VERSAILLES, Ky. (WDRB) - The man accused of stabbing a 6-year-old Kentucky boy to death is found not guilty of murder by reason of insanity. The jury returned a verdict on the murder and burglary charges late Monday night. The jury found Ronald Exantus guilty but mentally ill on the assault charge.

WDRB.COM - 2018-03-20 12:35:00

Woman taken when car was stolen from gas station

Lexington police are investigating after a Winchester women was allegedly kidnapped at a Fayette County gas station. The Clark County Sheriff's Department responded to a call around 4:39 a.m. Monday to Brandenburg Lane concerning a women who said she was being held against her will in a vehicle in t

WINCHESTER SUN - 2018-03-20 16:24:33

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Man who killed boy has 'major mental illness,' but doctor couldn't say what kind

A psychologist who evaluated Ronald Exantus concluded that he has "a major mental illness" and was undergoing a psychotic episode when he stabbed 6-year-Logan Tipton to death in Versailles. On the fifth day of testimony in the Exantus trial, Dr. Kenneth Benedict could not specify what type of illnes


Lexington gas station robbery under investigation

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A robbery at a Lexington gas station is under investigation. It happened at the Thornton's on Georgetown road around 5:30 Thursday morning. Police have not released much information about the suspect, but do say he is a young man. He was wearing a white hoodie, black pants,


Police: Lexington man shot while walking dog

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A man went to the hospital after being shot while walking his dog. It happened on Loneta Avenue around 2:30 Thursday morning. Four men jumped the victim, he told police. He went to the hospital with an injury to his leg, police said. The dog was not hurt.


Woman charged with 15 stolen-check counts

A 26-year-old Georgetown woman has been arrested on 15 counts relating to the theft and cashing of checks belonging to her husband's grandparents, according to a criminal complaint. Jessica Nicole Jones of the 100 block of Coachman Place was arrested Saturday on a warrant citing 13 counts of second-


Police say woman took heroin in parking lot

A 34-year-old Scott County woman faces drug charges after allegedly shooting up suspected heroin outside a North Broadway grocery store, a Georgetown Police report states. Betsy Carrin Clemons of the 6100 block of Muddyford Road is charged with first-degree possession of a controlled substance-heroi


Ronald Exantus Trial: Prosecution says murder suspect also injured infant baby in 2010

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A doctor who analyzed a blood sample from Ronald Exantus testified Thursday he "found nothing of significance" in Exantus's system. Dr. Ed Barbieri with NMS labs was the first witness called by the Exantus defense team on the fifth day of the murder trial. Exantus is accuse


FPD seeking information on East Main break-ins

Frankfort Police are looking for the suspect or suspects who set off alarms at two East Main Street businesses early Monday. Officers, who responded to an alarm at Capital Pharmacy, 662 E. Main St., at 5:17 a.m. found the front door damaged. Surveillance video captured a male subject walking around


Lexington teachers hold 'walk-ins' over pension bill, blast Bevin's 'name-calling'

Fayette County teachers on Thursday who participated in "walk-in" rallies to protest the pension bill that cuts teacher retirement benefits took aim at the latest criticism thrown at them by Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin. During an interview Tuesday on WVLC radio in Campbellsville, Bevin calle