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Millions go unclaimed in Kentucky Lottery

Updated: 01/28/2011 - Every year, millions of dollars worth of Kentucky lottery winnings go unclaimed. According to the Kentucky Lottery's records, the sum of the unclaimed winnings averages 8-10 million dollars a year. In 2010, that number jumped up to 13.6 million dollars. A spokesperson for the Kentucky Lottery says the majority of the tickets that go unclaimed are scratch-off tickets worth between 2 to 5 dollars. There are, however, three high dollar winners currently unclaimed, including a $52,000 Win For Life ticket which was sold at the Speedway on Southland Drive in Lexington.

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Two arrested for gas station burglary; suspect speaks from jail

Updated: 01/28/2011 - Only 27 NewsFirst was there when police arrested two men for a crime caught on surveillance video early this morning. Police say they caught the two with the stolen goods, but in an interview one of the accused has a slightly different story to tell.

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Man accused of dealing drugs out of apartment

Posted: 01/28/2011 - Operation UNITE officials say 22-year-old Michael D. Morton, of Letcher County, had been staying at the apartment, which was rented to someone else, and dealing drugs while that person was away.

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Man accused of abducting woman from home

Posted: 01/28/2011 - Frankfort Police say 34-year-old Toma D. Washington and the victim had a previous relationship. He now faces several charges.

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Hearing in Steve Nunn case delayed

Updated: 01/28/2011 - A hearing that had been scheduled for Friday in former Kentucky lawmaker Steve Nunn's murder case has been delayed.

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Taco Bell fights back on beef lawsuit with ad push

Updated: 01/28/2011 - The fast-food chain is placing full-page print ads in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times and other papers as well as online ads to "set the record straight".

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Church asks for people to stop praying for snow

Updated: 01/28/2011 - A sign at a Lexington church pretty much sums up the way a lot of people feel right now about the weather. Simply put, it says "whoever is praying for this snow, please stop."

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One county running low on salt

Updated: 01/27/2011 - As crews across the state prepare for the next wave of snow, due Friday morning, the salt supply in one county stretches thin. The salt trucks in Bourbon County are rolling out with less than a full load.

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Police looking for man who jumped Walgreens counter to steal pills

Updated: 01/27/2011 - Lexington police hope pictures of a thief in action will help find the person before he strikes again. The man jumped the pharmacy counter at the Walgreens on Pink Pigeon Parkway and took a large number of pills. Crime Stoppers is now offering a reward for information that leads to an arrest.

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