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Crime spree targets multiple churches

Updated: 01/09/2012 - Four churches around Laurel County are broken into in the same night, the thieves took thousands of dollars in equipment, but left behind three odd pieces of property that may connect the crimes.

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New numbers show spike in Lexington crimes in 2011

Updated: 01/09/2012 - According to the website, KeepLexingtonSafe.org, Lexington has seen a 9.5% increase in crime since 2010, citing a major increase in property crimes and burglaries.

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Jury selection begins in Southworth case

Updated: 01/09/2012 - Donald Southworth will be tried for murder for the death of Umi Southworth in 2010. Investigators say he beat her with a piece of wood and left her outside her north Lexington apartment.

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Giffords leads crowd in Pledge of Allegiance

Posted: 01/08/2012 - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led a crowd in the Pledge of Allegiance, her words ringing out across a cold Tucson night in a rare public appearance at a candlelight vigil.

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Trial date set in bus incident

Updated: 01/09/2012 - Richmond police arrested Moses Henderson, 23, after a detective saw him drive up on the curb and sidewalk to pass the bus.

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Two arrested for a pair of robberies

Updated: 01/09/2012 - The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says Michelle Murphy, 37, and Michael North, 34, tried to rob a Family Dollar Saturday night in Bell County.

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Community to hold meeting about rash of arsons

Updated: 01/09/2012 - Investigators hope members of a community plagued by arsons can help them solve the case. Nine arsons have happened in and near the Preakness Apartments in Lexington since early December. Monday, city officials, emergency responders and residents will meet to discuss the fires.

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Couple killed in crash

Posted: 01/08/2012 - Investigators say the couple was trying to cross part of U.S. 23 in Greenup County when they hit another car. They died at the scene.

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Victim of motorcycle crash identified

Updated: 01/09/2012 - A deputy coroner tells 27 Newsfirst Shawn Evans, 39, died when he crashed into a car on Highway 192 at 229 in Laurel County.

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Child improving after being burned in house fire

Updated: 01/09/2012 - Brandon Bayes, 6, has been upgraded from serious to fair condition at UK Hospital. Bayes was injured Saturday while trying to go back into his family's burning home in Laurel County to save a pet.

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Romney says discussion about contraception 'silly'

Posted: 01/07/2012 - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says that constitutional amendments are the way to guarantee bedrock rights and says judges shouldn't have the power to create new rights.

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UK freshman hits $10K shot in Rupp

Posted: 01/07/2012 - U.K. freshman Vincent Swope made a basket from half-court to win $10,000. Swope is the son of former WKYT anchor Valeria Cummings.

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Tip leads police to a major drug bust

Posted: 01/07/2012 - A call about a strange odor helped police make a drug bust. Frankfort police say officers could smell Marijuana coming from a home on Louisville Road.

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