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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.
Consumer Alert: Man loses $80,000 in foreign lottery scam
- It's one of the most successful scams in the country and it's destroying the lives of thousands of people.
Harrodsburg man petitions to move train tracks
- Harrodsburg resident Robert Burdine currently has 1000 signatures demanding the Norfolk Southern train be rerouted around the town. "It's been going on for years, but I think this is the first citizen's petition," Burdine said.
Consumer Alert: Doctor's office worker steals patient identities
- When you fill out medical forms in your doctor's office, you probably assume your information is kept secure and private. Unfortunately, that's not always the case.
WKYT Investigates: The lock on Narcan
- "There might be a county that only has two ambulances in the entire county," Lt. Chris Martin with Lexington Fire said. "They're going to have very long response times and there's probably going to be a local law enforcement officer that's going to get there first." Because of that, a bill was brought to the attention of the state legislature to allow first responders, like police officers, to carry Narcan.
WKYT Reality Check: Dangerous decals
- Stick figure family decals are a popular way for people to display their family on vehicles. However, police warn too much information about your family can be a bad idea.
Harrison Co. cell tower death latest in alarming trend
- The death of a maintenance worker atop a cell phone tower in Harrison County demonstrates the dangers involved in maintaining the nation's wireless network.
Consumer Alert: Lottery scams target elderly
- The phone rings and the caller tells you you've won millions. There's a catch though and it's intended to wipe out your savings.
Lexington Marathon gas station robbery suspect arrested
- Lexington Police have arrested the man they believe robbed a Marathon gas station Saturday afternoon.
Estill County arson crews investigating house fire
- Arson crews in Estill County are investigating a house fire they said is suspicious because of a kicked-in back door.
WKYT Investigates: a neighborhood caught in a sewer struggle
- "Some people couldn't afford the $60.00 so they started not paying their bills," said Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett. Barnett said less than half the residents in Cedar Brook are paying their sewer bill. And since the sewer is separate from the water, it's hard to make customers pay.
WKYT Investigates: The cost of Kentucky childcare
- "I've had so many in my office crying because they have to pull their kids out. They had to stop working." Lowe's center participates in the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), run through the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. The program offers monetary help for working families to afford childcare.
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