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WKYT Investigates: Cyber hackers focusing on taxpayers

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Updated: 03/23/2015 - In 2014, 27 million taxpayers filed their tax returns from their home computers, according to the Internal Revenue Service. As the number of people filing online continues to increase, the threat of cyber hackers continues to rise, as well. "It's very serious and it's very widespread," explained computer expert Steve Hamrin.

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WKYT Investigates: Tracking down bullies

Updated: 02/16/2015 - Last year, there were more than 20,000 reports of bullying. The problem is so bad, Gov. Steve Beshear created a Kentucky Youth Bullying Prevention Task Force.
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WKYT Investigates: Dealing with overdoses

Updated: 02/12/2015 - The U.S. Attorney's Office made a decision about four years ago to focus on overdose deaths in the state, and use every tool available to stop the skyrocketing number of overdose deaths. "It is a change. It is a challenge but we lose probably 1,000 Kentuckians a year to overdose deaths," said U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District Kerry Harvey.
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New public safety operations center breaks ground in Lexington

Updated: 02/10/2015 - 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.
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WKYT Investigates: Revolving guns

Updated: 02/05/2015 - 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.
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WKYT Investigates: Rural hospitals in critical condition

Updated: 02/10/2015 - 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.
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