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WKYT Investigates | US Attorney wants overdose deaths handled as criminal investigations

Updated: 07/14/2015 - "Our coroners are a key piece of this puzzle," said U.S. Attorney Kerry Harvey. Harvey and his team have been meeting with coroners and other county officials this summer, in hopes of forming coalitions with counties to treat overdose deaths as crime scenes. "The victims of these drug trafficking offenses deserve justice," Harvey said.

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WKYT Investigates | Authorities say Suboxone could be Kentucky's next epidemic

Updated: 07/11/2015 - Doctors say Suboxone, a treatment drug prescribed to help people with opiate addictions, is highly effective if used correctly. However, some law enforcement agencies in Kentucky think Suboxone is being abused at a rate not seen since the Oxycontin pill mills of years past.

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Scott County Sheriff warns of phone scam

Updated: 07/01/2015 - The call appears to come from the Scott County Sheriff's Office, and the person on the phone claims you have outstanding fines and you need to pay up 'immediately' to avoid jail. As WKYT's Amber Philpott reports, the Scott County Sheriff says it's just a scam and he wants to make sure you're not the next victim.

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Movement at CentrePointe project, but it's not what you think

Updated: 07/01/2015 - After months of sitting idle, one of the cranes towering over the stalled CentrePointe project in downtown Lexington finally moved Wednesday. Rather than construction resuming on the beleaguered project, the crane was used to help with work on a nearby luxury hotel.

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Eastern Ky. church not passing judgment on gay marriage ruling

Updated: 06/30/2015 - The Supreme Court ruling on same sex marriage has some opening their arms to the idea, while others are simply not willing to accept it. Many churches were quick to take a stance, but Monday night WKYT found one eastern Kentucky congregation who says when their doors are open its all about acceptance.

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Governor orders state to implement same-sex marriage ruling

Updated: 06/26/2015 - In the wake of the Supreme Court's historic decision on same-sex marriage, Gov. Steve Behsear has ordered all Cabinets of the executive branch have to immediately alter any policies necessary to implement the court's decision.

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Survivors of deadly crash talk about healing one year later

Updated: 06/25/2015 - Friday June 26 will mark the anniversary of a horrific accident along US-27 in Jessamine County that killed six people. The head-on crash killed an entire family in one car and a woman in the other. WKYT'S Amber Philpott recently sat down with two of the survivors, talking for the first time about the accident. The women were on a path to change their lives when a simple ride to church changed everything. They share their road to recovery and healing.

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