12:04pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Berea Police Say Shooting Suspect May be Armed with Rifles

Berea police are looking for a suspect possibly armed with rifles and other equipment after a Monday morning double shooting that killed one man and wounded another in a building across from city hall. The shooting victims have not been identified, said police spokesman Capt. Ken Clark. Berea College and some schools in Berea and Madison County are locked down as police look for the suspect, he said.

12:03pm

Mon November 21, 2011
The Commonwealth

State Police Launch Thanksgiving Holiday Enforcement

Traffic crashes across Kentucky claimed nine lives last year during the Thanksgiving travel period. In all, there were more than 1,300 crashes with 405 injuries during the holiday period last year, according to Kentucky State Police.

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12:01pm

Mon November 21, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Good Giving On-Line in the Bluegrass

A different kind of on-line fund raising campaign leading up to the holidays could generate more than financial gains for nearly 60 central Kentucky charities.  Called the “Good Giving Guide Challenge,”  It uses the internet to attract young people.  When browsing the internet, if you click on good-giving-guide-dot-net you’ll find a list of non-profit organizations participating in the “Good Giving Guide Challenge.”   Among them is the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center.  Executive Director Marcey Ansley hopes the on-line campaign will help her reach former students and their families who no longer live in Lexington.

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12:00pm

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

No Criminal Charges Against Justice Dept. Lawyers Who Prosecuted Stevens

Originally published on Tue November 22, 2011 12:59 pm

The Justice Department lawyers who prosecuted Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) will not face criminal contempt charges for failing to share evidence that could have helped his defense team, a federal judge said Monday.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan and the special prosecutor he appointed, Washington lawyer Henry Schuelke, had tough words for the Justice Department, though.

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11:30am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

For Cairo Protesters, 'The Revolution Is Not Over'

Originally published on Mon November 21, 2011 2:38 pm

Earlier today a protester stood on top of a burned car in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt.
Khalil Hamra AP

From Cairo's Tahrir Square, where three days of clashes between authorities and thousands of protesters have left more than 20 people dead and more than 1,700 injured, NPR's Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson says the Egyptians who have taken to the streets again:

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10:48am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Home Sales Are Up, But So Are 'Contract Failures'

There was a 1.4 percent increase in sales of existing homes in October from September, the National Association of Realtors reported this hour.

At its 4.97 million annual rate, the pace of sales was up 13.5 percent from October 2010.

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10:34am

Mon November 21, 2011
All Politics are Local

Forum to Restrict Judicial Elections Funding Today

Various Kentucky advocacy groups are lining up in support of legislation that would take private money out of judicial races. The measure would block judicial candidates from taking contributions from individuals or companies, and would instead establish a fund to distribute campaign money to candidates. The money would come from voluntary income tax contributions, Kentucky Bar Association dues or nonpartisan fundraisers.

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10:32am

Mon November 21, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Guidelines Released Promoting Sustainable Biomass Harvest

In anticipation of growth in the biomass industry, the Kentucky Division of Forestry has released guidelines for biomass harvesting. The document lays out suggestions for harvesting the material in a sustainable way that will have minimal effect on the forest.

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10:31am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Commonwealth

Miners More Likely to Die on Strip Mines Than Underground

Eight coal miners have been killed in Kentucky so far this year, and half of those deaths have been in the past month. Three of the recent Kentucky deaths have been at surface mines. Historically underground mines have been thought to be more dangerous—working under a mountain carries inherent risks—but the data shows that a surface miner is statistically more likely to die than an underground miner.

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10:27am

Mon November 21, 2011
The Two-Way

Penn State Taps Former FBI Director Freeh As 'Investigative Counsel'

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has been brought in to be a "special investigative counsel" for Penn State's internal look into how its officials handled reports that former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky might have been sexually abusing young boys.

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