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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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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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