Severe Thunderstorm Watch for Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie, McCreary, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Wayne and Whitley County until 11 p.m. While the worst of the weather held off this afternoon, it looks like we will still see some strong storms later tonight, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. These storms will likely feature strong winds and hail, with heavy rain and an isolated tornado (mainly possible in the Cumberland Valley/I-75 corridor) being the secondary threats. Keep it locked here for the latest.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Less than a month after one of two
Iraqi men facing terrorism-related charges in Kentucky pleaded
guilty, the second defendant in the case has been granted more time
to review the charges against him.
U.S. District Judge Thomas Russell moved a pretrial conference
to Feb. 8 for Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, an extension of four weeks.
The 24-year-old Hammadi was arrested in Bowling Green in May
along with Waad Ramadan Alwan, and both were charged with
conspiring to send weapons and money to al-Qaida in Iraq.
The two Iraqi refugees both pleaded not guilty to the charges,
but Alwan did an about-face Dec. 16, pleading guilty to all 23
counts in an indictment against him.
(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)