2:34pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

Homeless Shelter Neighbors Share Concerns

Steve Crook lives less than a block from The Community Inn, an overnight homeless shelter at 824 Winchester Road, and he said the shelter has created continuous problems for neighbors and nearby businesses. "The number one issue is folks get there hours before the place opens. They can't get inside, so they loiter on the sidewalks. They go to the bathroom in the street. Children can't go outside and play," said Crook.

2:24pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

Public Weighs in on Distillery District

Proposals to revitalize Lexington’s Distillery District were discussed at a public meeting Wednesday night at the McConnell Springs Education Center.  A team of landscape architects and engineers discussed a number of structural, and aesthetic changes that could be introduced to the area comprising Manchester Street, Oliver Lewis Way and Forbes Road.

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2:21pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Lexington/Richmond

Proposed Ordinance to Stop Copper Thefts

An ordinance to crack down on copper thefts goes before the Urban County Council on Thursday. It would require scrap-metal dealers to register with the Division of Police and obtain a $500 seller's permit. Dealers also would have to file daily reports with police, and hold copper and magnesium for three business days after purchasing it so police would have time to investigate. Materials suspected of being stolen could be held longer.

2:14pm

Thu March 22, 2012
The Commonwealth

Speedway Confident in Traffic Improvements

The owner of Kentucky Speedway occupied a front- row seat and watched as a computer model simulated traffic on the day of the Quaker State 400. The model reflected the speedway’s newly expanded parking as well as the state’s widening of a nearby interstate exit ramp and state highway. The longest traffic delay on Interstate 71 was 14 minutes. Wednesday’s demonstration fueled Bruton Smith’s conviction that ongoing efforts by the speedway and the state will fix the bugs that manifested last July when the track hosted its inaugural NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.

2:05pm

Thu March 22, 2012
Around the Nation

Shooting Renews Debate On Vigilance Vs. Action

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 3:29 pm

A neighborhood watch sign stands outside The Retreat at Twin Lakes, the gated community in Sanford, Fla., where Trayvon Martin was shot by George Zimmerman on Feb. 26.
Roberto Gonzalez Getty Images

Neighborhood watch programs have long been the eyes and ears of local law enforcement, keeping tabs on suspicious behavior. But the recent shooting death of an unarmed Florida teenager by a watch volunteer may incite debate over how to balance vigilance and action.

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2:04pm

Thu March 22, 2012
The Salt

Wal-Mart And Grocers Agree To Stop Selling 'Pink Slime'

Beef on display at a new Wal-Mart store in Chicago. The retailer announced it will offer consumers meat that does not contain lean finely textured beef.
John Gress Reuters /Landov

Last week, we reported that the U.S Department of Agriculture decided it would give school food administrators alternatives to meat containing lean finely textured beef, also known as LFTB, or "pink slime" by its detractors.

Now, Wal-Mart has become the latest food retailer to announce that it's making changes after listening to customer concerns about LFTB.

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1:40pm

Thu March 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Stricken Soccer Player Fabrice Muamba Continues Recovery

Originally published on Thu March 22, 2012 1:56 pm

Fabrice Muamba of the Bolton Wanderers during last Saturday's game against Tottenham Hotspur in London, before his collapse.
Richard Heathcote Getty Images
  • Philip Reeves on 'Morning Edition;' March 21, 2012

There is good news to report on Fabrice Muamba, the soccer player in Britain who went into cardiac arrest during a big game last Saturday in London.

Muamba, a 23-year-old from Congo, collapsed on the field as his team, Bolton, was playing English Premier League rival Tottenham. The Bolton club doctor, Jonathan Tobin, says the stricken player failed to respond to multiple defibrillator shocks, and that 78 minutes elapsed before Muamba's heart started beating on its own again.

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1:36pm

Thu March 22, 2012
State Capitol

Lawmakers Move to Protect Nuclear Industries

Kentucky lawmakers are set to pass a bill with the hope it will help a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah create new operations. House Bill 559 would allow the Gaseous Diffusion Plant in Paducah to use depleted uranium tails and either re-enrich or sell those tails.

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1:17pm

Thu March 22, 2012
The Two-Way

'Stand Your Ground': Miami Judge Decides Fatal Stabbing Was Self Defense

Greyston Garcia.
florida.arrests.org

With Florida's "stand your ground law" in the spotlight, we want to point to a decision taken yesterday by a Miami-Dade county judge in the case of Greyston Garcia, who was facing second-degree murder charges.

Here's what we know about the case, according to The Miami Herald:

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12:37pm

Thu March 22, 2012
The Two-Way

Ex-Student Convicted In Rutgers Spying Case: 'I'm Very Sorry About Tyler'

Dharun Ravi leaves the courtroom in March.
Jerry Mccrea AP

"I'm very sorry about Tyler," Dharun Ravi, the former Rutgers student convicted of a crime for spying on his roommate, tells The New Jersey Star-Ledger this morning. "I have parents and a little brother, and I can only try to imagine how they feel. But I want the Clementis to know I had no problem with their son. I didn't hate Tyler and I knew he was okay with me. I wanted to talk to his parents, but I was afraid. I didn't know what to say."

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