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

Updated: 6:34 PM - 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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WKYT Investigates: Political ads, local analyst says negativity works

Updated: 10/13/2014 - Sam Youngman, political reporter for the Lexington Herald-Leader, said the US Senate race between incumbent Mitch Mcconnell and Democratic challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes is up to about $70 million in spending. And he said the majority of that money is going straight to the TV.

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WKYT Investigates: The cost of learning, Ky teachers turn to crowdfunding site

Updated: 09/29/2014 - When the cost for teachers is more than they can justify paying on their own, they ask for donations on sites like www.donorschoose.org. "Something like this affords them the opportunity to do something just for their classroom," said Clark County Superintendent Paul Christy.

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WKYT Health Alert: Migraine Relief

Updated: 09/25/2014 - It's estimated 500,000 Kentuckians suffer from migraines. One Lexington woman had severe migraines every day for years. She finally found relief at U.K. Healthcare's Kentucky Neuroscience Institute.

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WKYT Investigates: born addicted, KY babies born withdrawing from drugs

Updated: 09/22/2014 - The baby has been at Kentucky Children's Hospital for a couple of weeks, under the care of Dr. Henrietta Bada. Bada said in 2000, there were 30 cases of Neonatal Abstinence in Kentucky. In 2013, there were more than 950. "So your incidence has increased almost 20-fold from 1.3 per thousand hospital births to as high as almost 20 per thousand hospital births," Bada said.

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WKYT Investigates: The waiting game, backlog at State Crime Lab

Posted: 09/15/2014 - "Now instead of being four to six months to get that turned around on time, it's six to nine months," explained State Crime Lab Director Laura Sudkamp. "I want to say we're sitting at about 600 backlogged for DNA, 600 to 800."

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WKYT Investigates: the overcrowding issue

Updated: 09/11/2014 - "It's almost uncomfortable crowded in the cafeteria," Owens said. And Superintendent Dr. Tom Shelton agrees that the common areas in the over-capacity schools are the biggest issue.

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WKYT Investigates: Kentucky's rolling meth labs

Updated: 09/02/2014 - "They continue to find these meth labs all the time," Representative Hubert Collins of Johnson County has pre-filed a bill requiring all vehicles that have carried an active meth lab be scrapped. "I think it should be crushed and gotten it off the road."

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WKYT Investigates: Parents' concern over McCreary Co. teacher's past

Updated: 08/29/2014 - Word spread quickly through the McCreary County school district that a new teacher was in town. Brent Sexton teaches English at McCreary Central High School. In 2008, while Sexton was teaching in neighboring Wayne County, the school district claims they found inappropriate text messages exchanged between Sexton and a student at Wayne County High School while he was teaching there.

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WKYT Investigates: The negotiators on suicide watch

Updated: 08/25/2014 - A group of 14 Lexington police officers hold the additional title of "negotiator." Lieutenant David Biroschik leads the unit. "If we can get past 45 minutes, we feel real good," he said.

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WKYT Investigates: Lexington's century-old water pipes

Updated: 08/21/2014 - The American Society of Civil Engineers looked at America's drinking and waste water infrastructure last year and gave it a "D" grade. Susan Lancho said, "As a nation, we need to be thinking about renewing our infrastructure so it serves us well into the future."

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WKYT Investigates: Who regulates Kentucky's water towers?

Updated: 08/26/2014 - The state division of water has recommendations but no requirements for water tower inspections. The state recommends that water towers be checked every five years. Some states, including Alabama, Ohio, Missouri, New Hampshire, Illinois and Wisconsin require tower inspections every five years. Texas requires an inspection every year.

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WKYT Investigates: The wrath of the drug nicknamed 'Roxy'

Updated: 08/07/2014 - Lately, the pill of choice in London is Roxicet. It's street name is "Roxy." The pills are sold for anywhere between $25 and $50 a tablet. "Whatever they're doing to get these pills, the profit outweighs the risk. And that's how they look at it," explained Detective Jimmy Phelps.

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WKYT Investigates: Murder victim's family and a state parole error

Updated: 08/26/2014 - The victim's family was not told about the parole hearing even though they are supposed to get the chance to tell the board their thoughts and feelings. The reason, according to the parole board spokesperson, was human error. "In 2007, the hard copy files were transferred to electronic files and somehow in the midst of that, our information was not transferred," Amanda Jones explained.

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