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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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