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WKYT Investigates: Scrutinized guardrails pass first safety tests
- The type of guardrails being scrutinized in Kentucky and dozens of other states because of safety concerns have passed the first four of its government-mandated crash tests.
New public safety operations center breaks ground in Lexington
- Lexington's new public safety operations center will join the police and fire call centers under one roof. City leaders say that could help cut down on the delays that we uncovered in a WKYT investigation two weeks ago.
WKYT Investigates: Former Nicholas Co. Hospital employees not paid for week of work
- A group of former employees are among those fighting to get paid in a bankruptcy lawsuit filed against the now-defunct Nicholas County Hospital.
WKYT Investigates: Revolving guns
- The guns come from police agencies all over the state. All of the guns have a different story; most of them were involved in a crime. Some of the crimes are more minor than others, and that’s where things get complicated.
WKYT Investigates: Grand jury decides not to indict man in girlfriend's death
- There is an update on a WKYT investigation. A grand jury has decided not to indict a Casey County man in the death of his girlfriend.
WKYT Investigates: Rural hospitals in critical condition
- Dozens of rural hospitals reported negative operating budgets in 2012, the last report available by the Kentucky Hospital Association. Nicholas County's hospital, which was forced to close last year, was one of the facilities losing money.
WKYT Investigates: 911 callers waiting longer for help in Lexington
- WKYT’s investigation into Lexington's 911 center revealed it's taking longer for callers to get help and the city is spending tens of thousands of taxpayer dollars to keep up with a huge increase in calls.
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.
WKYT Investigates: LEXPARK admits years of wrongly collected parking fines
- The Lexington Parking Authority, the agency responsible for operating Lexington's parking meters and garages, admits it made years of mistakes involving fines for parking tickets on expired meters.
WKYT Investigates: Suicide or Murder? Casey Co. case goes to grand jury
- A Casey County grand jury is schedule to hear evidence and decide whether 42 year-old Leah Skipper killed herself or whether she was murdered. Skipper's longtime boyfriend, Michael Johnson, called 911 the night she died. "I need an ambulance and the law. There's been a domestic," Johnson told the operator. "...she shot herself in the head, please hurry," Johnson cried.
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