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Grand jury indicts owner of tow truck company

Posted: 04/20/2010 - A Fayette County Grand Jury returned a 43 count indictment against the owner of a Lexington tow truck company, accusing him of towing vehicles illegally and overcharging people.

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27 NEWSFIRST Investigates: police officer caught on tape assaulting inmate

Updated: 06/03/2010 - There's allegations that a Paris police officer used excessive force toward an inmate, and the entire attack is caught on tape. 27 NewsFirst has obtained video that took place at the Bourbon County Jail that shows the Paris officer and the inmate in an altercation.

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9-year-old boy dies after accidentally shooting himself

Updated: 04/21/2010 - Lexington Police are investigating the shooting of a 9-year-old boy. The boy was shot in the head late Tuesday afternoon at a home on Folkstone Drive. Police say it appears to be an accident.

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Governor open to charter schools idea

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Gov. Steve Beshear says he's open to the possibility of expanding a special legislative session to include the topic of creating charter schools in Kentucky.

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Police: Hospital shooter mentally ill

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Police say a gunman who opened fire outside a Tennessee hospital was mentally ill and thought a monitoring device had been implanted in him during an appendectomy.

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Former airport director wants charges lessened

Updated: 04/20/2010 - A former executive director at Blue Grass airport was back in court Tuesday, accused of using the airport's credit cards to spend thousands of dollars on lavish items. Earlier this month other airport officials agreed to testify against him for lesser punishments, Tuesday Mike Gobb's attorney was asking that he have the benefit of lesser punishment according to Kentucky law.

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Father sentenced for sparking Amber Alert

Posted: 04/20/2010 - A judge decides a father, who pleaded guilty in connection with an Amber Alert case involving his daughter, will spend no more time behind bars for taking the girl to Mexico.

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Plane runs off runway in Somerset

Updated: 04/20/2010 - The Locair plane was practicting a "high speed taxi" when officials say it ran off the runway and down an embankment.

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Trial date set in Comair crash

Posted: 04/20/2010 - A judge has set a trial date to determine whether a widow should receive punitive damages for the 2006 Comair plane crash in Lexington.

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Ten sentenced for stealing from veterans

Posted: 04/20/2010 - A former Veterans Administration employee and nine other people have been sentenced for conspiring to steal nearly $2 million in disability claims.

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Civil rights activist dead at 98

Posted: 04/20/2010 - Dorothy Height, a woman who was a leading voice of the 1960s civil rights movement, has died in a Washington, DC hospital at the age of 98.

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Shuttle makes safe landing

Posted: 04/20/2010 - The space shuttle Discovery has made a safe landing, after a rare flyover of America's heartland.

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Car crashes while fleeing police

Updated: 04/20/2010 - Police stopped pursuing the car before it crashed at Elm Tree Lane and 6th Street, hitting a parked car.

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Perry County wildfire

Updated: 04/20/2010 - A house fire is blamed for a wildfire in Perry County.

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Obama says Boxer could lose if Dems don't work

Updated: 04/19/2010 - President Barack Obama delivered Democrat-friendly California a stark message Monday: Liberal Sen. Barbara Boxer might lose her re-election race if her supporters don't work hard.

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Crime victims fight to destroy weapons

Updated: 04/19/2010 - The victims of violent crimes spoke out Monday, calling for change. They want weapons used in violent crimes to be destroyed instead of being resold to the public.

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