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WKYT Investigates: Ky lawmaker wants "rolling bombs" scrapped
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"They continue to find these meth labs all the time," Representative Hubert Collins of Johnson County has pre-filed a bill requiring all vehicles that have carried an active meth lab be scrapped. "I think it should be crushed and gotten it off the road."
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WKYT Investigates: Confidential informant fights to make peace with past
- She has 23 years of newspaper clippings neatly placed in a scrapbook. You won't see her name in the headlines, though, her life depends on no one knowing who she is.
WKYT Investigates: The wrath of the drug nicknamed 'Roxy'
- 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.
WKYT Investigates: Murder victim's family and a state parole error
- 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.
WKYT Investigates: 911 disconnect and how Lexington's losing funds
- Lately, 911 centers across the state have been dealing with their own emergency. "A lot of 911 centers in Kentucky are facing financial difficulties," said Director of Fayette County's E-911 Center Robert Stack.
WKYT Investigates: Lexington's crime hot spot
- Police say 30 percent of the arrests made in last week's "Operation Transformation" were inside or on the property of the M&M Grocery.
WKYT Investigates: Lexington's crime 'Made in Detroit'
- "The profits that are made down south are double, triple what can be made up here. The gangs know that and they go down there to try to exploit that," Lyle Dungy explained.
WKYT Investigates: 'The Great Divide' over school redistricting
- A group of neighborhood parents showed up to the last Fayette County redistricting forum with red shirts and the name of their subdivision, Stuart Hall, printed on the front. "Our neighborhood is suffering. Our neighborhood is broken over this issue," explained Andrea McGuire.
WKYT Investigates: 'Great Divide' over redistricting & home sales
- "It's just the fear of the unknown and people want to know if I buy this house, where will my child go to school?" said longtime Lexington broker Bonnie Mays. "What they are doing is they're hesitating, they're waiting."
WKYT Investigates: The revolving door for criminals
- "A very small percentage of the criminals commit the vast majority of crime," said Ray Larson, Fayette County's top prosecutor. Larson said those criminals are the winners of a "catch and release" stance, or soft approach, on crime.
WKYT Investigates: An insider's take on Lexington's crime wave
- Brannon Dunn says he's a product of his environment. He grew up in the east end of Lexington which is now considered the city's hotspot for crime.
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