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Operation UNITE receives federal grant to promote public health

Updated: 09/29/2011 - Operation UNITE counts among its successes investigations that bust up illegal drug operations, but a new $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services gives the organization hope it can prevent more cases from getting that far.

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Building heavily damaged in fire

Posted: 09/28/2011 - Investigators are trying to figure out what started a fire that left an old market building in downtown Lexington heavily damaged.

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Company finds gouge in ruptured pipeline

Updated: 09/28/2011 - The owner of a natural gas pipeline that ruptured in central Kentucky last week says its investigation so far has revealed that a third-party contractor was digging with a track-hoe in the vicinity of the break.

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Murder suspect's attorney claims shooting was justified

Posted: 09/28/2011 - During a preliminary hearing Wednesday, police said that Matthew Patterson shot two men who were trying to help others when Patterson became "enraged." But defense attorneys claim Patterson believed he was the victim.

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Clerk robbed, assaulted twice in one month

Updated: 09/28/2011 - A recent rash of robberies has workers in one town on alert. A clerk at a Frankfort gas station says he was robbed and assaulted Tuesday, the second time in a month he's been attacked by the same crook.

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Ground beef recall

Updated: 09/28/2011 - Tyson Fresh Meats has recalled thousands of pounds of ground beef because it may be contaminated with E. coli. The meat was sold at some Kroger stores in Kentucky.

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Inspection report of closed bridge to be released

Updated: 09/28/2011 - Engineers that inspected the Sherman Minton bridge, that connects Louisville to Indiana, are expected to release their findings on the bridge's safety early next week.

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Police find pounds of marijuana in home

Posted: 09/28/2011 - Kentucky State Police say they found 15 pounds of suspected marijuana, along with pills, drug paraphernalia and more than $9500 in cash after searching a Scott County home.

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Police arrest woman, thanks to Facebook

Updated: 09/28/2011 - Richmond Police say a post on the department's Facebook page helped track down a woman wanted for writing hundreds of dollars in forged checks.

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Former sheriff sentenced on federal charges

Updated: 09/28/2011 - A federal judge sentenced former Whitley County Sheriff Lawrence Hodge Wednesday morning for abusing his office to steal money and extort people.

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Four hurt in school bus crash

Updated: 09/28/2011 - State Police say two school buses collided Tuesday afternoon, injuring one driver and three students.

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Seminar leads to traffic mess in downtown Lexington

Updated: 09/28/2011 - Traffic was at a virtual standstill in downtown Lexington Wednesday morning. Thousands of people attempted to get to the "Get Motivated' seminar at the same time others were getting to work around Rupp Arena.

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Homeless centers spark nuisance debate

Updated: 09/28/2011 - They provide a valuable public service, but complaints about some of Lexington's homeless centers accuse them of creating problems, instead of solving them.

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