A Frankfort man charged with stealing flat screen TVs from stores in three counties was arrested Wednesday. A tip led the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office to arrest Seth Witherby, 34, for shoplifting in Anderson, Scott and Franklin counties, Sheriff Pat Melton says. His accomplice is still at large. “They were going into department stores, and walking out the front door with flat screen TVs,” Melton said.
A Berea College professor has apologized for a racially charged comment he made on Twitter earlier this week. Jason Cohen, an English professor, sent out a tweet that said, "Given a student named TeQuilla, are my worst assumptions unavoidable? #s--tmystudentsmakemethink that at the end of the semester, I'm right."
Lexington police hope a web site coupled with a 25-dollar reward will help them catch financial criminals. The division of police has signed up with a web site firm which posts pictures of suspects, victims, and witnesses. Sergeant Jody Stowers hopes Lexington area citizens will peruse I-D-this-person-dot-com .
A cannon shot from the Kentucky Military History Museum will officially kick off the inaugural parade for Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, in downtown Frankfort. More than 4,150 parade participants, including 54 high school marching bands, will travel up Capital Avenue toward the Capitol where Gov. Beshear will take the oath of office at 2 p.m. for his second term as the state’s 61st governor.
State lawmakers plan to propose enhancements to Kentucky’s human trafficking laws during the upcoming legislative session. State Rep. Susan Westrom, D-Lexington, who sponsored human trafficking legislation in the House in 2007, is prepared to tackle the issue again in 2012, she said. Westrom and state Rep. John Tilley, D-Hopkinsville, would like to see Kentucky become a safe harbor state. “I think we can enhance our criminal code to better attack this problem and make a real difference and maybe save some lives,” said Tilley, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.
Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 3:51 pm
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio discusses the latest in the document release on his office's handling of many sexual assault cases over the years in El Mirage, Ariz., during a news conference Monday.
Credit Ross D. Franklin / AP
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is under fire. The sheriff is known for his aggressive stance on immigration and his tough treatment of inmates.
Yesterday, two state lawmakers called for his ouster, but Arpaio stood his ground during a press conference.
The lawmakers were reacting to an AP report from Sunday that found his office had botched a series of sex-crime cases. Here's part of that AP report:
Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 12:40 pm
By Jordan Calmes
Are shoppers getting their money's worth when they choose a salmon filet wearing an eco-sticker?
A study released this week by the University of Victoria's Seafood Ecology Research Group found that most eco-labels on farmed seafood don't reflect better fish farming practices than other products on the market.
Careening into your ears like the theme to a bank-heist flick is "Lonely Boy," the first single from El Camino. Except the lyric tucked inside the roaring, curve-hugging melody isn't about anything so action-packed as robbing a bank or making a getaway. Instead, Dan Auerbach sings about stasis: "I got a love that keeps me waiting." And, being the sensible raucous rocker that he is, Auerbach is willing to wait out his love, because he knows in his heart that she's worth it.