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New breathalyzers for KSP, controversial in other states
Sixty Intoxilyzer 8000s will be placed in Kentucky jails starting in February. Two will go to each Kentucky State Police post district and the rest will be passed along to the agencies with the most DUI arrests.
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WKYT Investigates: Lexington police close to body camera decision
- The patrol cars and SUVs have an in-car computer with Wi-Fi, allowing officers to pull mug shots and criminal backgrounds in seconds. "So any access I have from my desk in my office, the office on the street has the exact same access as I do," Lt. Mike Wright said.
WKYT Investigates: Police say violent crime down, perception is otherwise
- Although Lexington saw spurts of violence throughout the year, Lexington police say the number of violent crimes is down.
WKYT Investigates: Lexington's heroin overdose deaths continue climb
- For the fourth consecutive year, Lexington's heroin overdose deaths have increased.
WKYT Investigates: The cost of shoplifting
- University of Kentucky Professor Chris Bollinger said the average individual loses about $400 a year because of shoplifters. It’s not something that you would immediately notice, but it is an expense that you absorb every day. Bollinger said it is best to think of shoplifting “kind of like a tax" that is shared by both the consumer and the producer.
WKYT Investigates: Helping homeless veterans in Lexington
- Ginny Ramsey, who runs the Community Inn said the number of veterans at the shelter has increased from five or 10 a night to about 18 or 20 a night. The Hope Center also reported a similar increase.
WKYT Investigates: Holiday scam week, gift cards to avoid
- According to the National Retail Federation, 80 percent of those surveyed plan to buy at least one gift card this holiday season. "It's giving the gift of shopping," explained Heather Clary with the Better Business Bureau.
WKYT Investigates: Holiday scam week, empty gifts received
- "There have been stories popping up around the country where people have gone in and bought a high ticket item, taken it home, and found out that the thief has replaced it with bricks or paper and the contents are gone," Heather Clary with the BBB explained.
WKYT Investigates: Police warn of package thieves
- Lexington police advise to avoid being a victim, don't have packages delivered to your home when you are not home. Police recommend having packages sent to your office, or a neighbor that is home.
WKYT Investigates: Online scam targeting emails
- The email is set up to look like a receipt from an online purchase. But Heather Clary with the Better Business Bureau said if you click on the link, it will take you to a site that will put malware on your computer.
WKYT Investigates: A daughter attempts to find answers after her mother's death
- In March, the Casey County coroner ruled a Leah Skipper's death a suicide. So why is the case still open?
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