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Man on a mission: UK medical director aims for top 25% in research

Updated: 04/20/2015 - "What we're doing is trying to do is build a hospital that compares with the very best in the country," Dr. Michael Karpf explained when he sat down with WKYT earlier this month. To be the best, Karpf said, you have to have a strong research program. And to be a strong research program, Karpf believes you have to have a good clinical program.

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WKYT Investigates: Cyber hackers focusing on taxpayers

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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Lexington officials prepare for madness

Updated: 03/19/2015 - For the past two months, Lexington Police and multiple community partners have been planning for the parties that accompany the NCAA tournament in the city.

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WKYT Investigates: Diagnosing addiction, babies born dependent on drugs

Updated: 03/17/2015 - Right now, there is not state protocol for diagnosing babies with NAS. Hospitals all handle it differently. Some hospitals test cord blood, or Meconium, others watch for symptoms of drug withdrawal. Many times, the mothers were taking a treatment drug during pregnancy.

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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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New breathalyzers for KSP, controversial in other states

Updated: 01/26/2015 - 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: Suicide or Murder? Casey Co. case goes to grand jury

Updated: 01/19/2015 - 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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WKYT Investigates: The revolving door of heroin

Updated: 01/15/2015 - Sheriff Melton told WKYT's Miranda Combs, "I think you've got to send a very strong message all the way across the board from law enforcement, to prosecutors, and to the judicial system that we are not going to tolerate this."

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Lexington doctor expects another flu peak

Updated: 01/08/2015 - An update Thursday from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services reported 26 flu-related deaths in Kentucky. Two of the deaths were pediatrics (children under 18 years old) and 19 were 65 years or older. There have been 64 outbreaks reported to the state from long-term care facilities.

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