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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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WKYT Investigates: Lexington police close to body camera decision

Updated: 01/05/2015 - 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.

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WKYT Investigates: The cost of shoplifting

Updated: 12/18/2014 - 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.

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WKYT Investigates: Helping homeless veterans in Lexington

Updated: 01/01/2015 - 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.

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WKYT Investigates: Holiday scam week, gift cards to avoid

Updated: 12/11/2014 - 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.

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WKYT Investigates: Holiday scam week, empty gifts received

Updated: 12/10/2014 - "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.

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WKYT Investigates: Police warn of package thieves

Updated: 12/09/2014 - 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.

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WKYT Investigates: Online scam targeting emails

Updated: 12/08/2014 - 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.

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WKYT Investigates: Kentucky has hundreds of dangerous guardrails

Updated: 11/26/2014 - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet estimates that there are hundreds of ET Plus guardrail heads, alleged to be defective, lining the edges of state roadways. But transportation officials say they don’t know where the ET Plus guardrail heads are located.

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WKYT Investigates: Cracking the price codes to get the best buys

Updated: 11/26/2014 - Kyle James, of ratherbeshopping.com, is in the business of price code cracking. James says he can crack price codes at 15 retailers by zeroing in on the last two digits on a price tag. WKYT attempts to crack the price codes.

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WKYT Investigates: Embryo Donation, A Somerset woman donates embryos

Updated: 11/06/2014 - Donating embryos is a growing trend. Dr. James Akin with Bluegrass Fertility Center said much of the reason is because women are choosing careers before kids. "As women have become more career oriented, they delay child bearing," Akin has found. "And infertility increases as you get older."

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WKYT Investigates: 5 schools with less than 'good' football helmets

Updated: 10/31/2014 - A month-long WKYT investigation discovered five high schools in central, southern and eastern Kentucky with football helmets deemed less than “good” by a rating system to denote their ability to reduce the risk of concussions.

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