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WKYT Investigates: Parents' concern over McCreary Co. teacher's past

Updated: 08/29/2014 - Word spread quickly through the McCreary County school district that a new teacher was in town. Brent Sexton teaches English at McCreary Central High School. In 2008, while Sexton was teaching in neighboring Wayne County, the school district claims they found inappropriate text messages exchanged between Sexton and a student at Wayne County High School while he was teaching there.
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WKYT Investigates: The negotiators on suicide watch

Updated: 08/25/2014 - A group of 14 Lexington police officers hold the additional title of "negotiator." Lieutenant David Biroschik leads the unit. "If we can get past 45 minutes, we feel real good," he said.
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WKYT Investigates: Lexington's century-old water pipes

Updated: 08/21/2014 - The American Society of Civil Engineers looked at America's drinking and waste water infrastructure last year and gave it a "D" grade. Susan Lancho said, "As a nation, we need to be thinking about renewing our infrastructure so it serves us well into the future."
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WKYT Investigates: Who regulates Kentucky's water towers?

Updated: 08/26/2014 - The state division of water has recommendations but no requirements for water tower inspections. The state recommends that water towers be checked every five years. Some states, including Alabama, Ohio, Missouri, New Hampshire, Illinois and Wisconsin require tower inspections every five years. Texas requires an inspection every year.
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WKYT Investigates: The wrath of the drug nicknamed 'Roxy'

Updated: 08/07/2014 - Lately, the pill of choice in London is Roxicet. It's street name is "Roxy." The pills are sold for anywhere between $25 and $50 a tablet. "Whatever they're doing to get these pills, the profit outweighs the risk. And that's how they look at it," explained Detective Jimmy Phelps.
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WKYT Investigates: Murder victim's family and a state parole error

Updated: 08/26/2014 - The victim's family was not told about the parole hearing even though they are supposed to get the chance to tell the board their thoughts and feelings. The reason, according to the parole board spokesperson, was human error. "In 2007, the hard copy files were transferred to electronic files and somehow in the midst of that, our information was not transferred," Amanda Jones explained.
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