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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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Q&A: Mountain lions in North America

Posted: 12/16/2014 - With the ability leap up to 15 feet up in a tree and sprint up to speeds of 50 miles per hour, mountain lions are North America's largest member of the cat family.

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Helping homeless veterans in Lexington

Updated: 12/15/2014 - 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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Holiday packages stolen from Lexington homes

Updated: 12/12/2014 - Lexington Police say they're looking into a string of package thefts from homes and on Thursday afternoon, they took a man into custody for this case.

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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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McDonald's to trim menu, examine ingredients

Updated: 12/10/2014 - McDonald's is planning to simplify its menu and maybe even the number of ingredients it uses in its food as it fights to hold onto customers.

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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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