2:35pm

Thu December 8, 2011
State Capitol

Man Arrested for Stealing TVs

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.

2:32pm

Thu December 8, 2011
The Commonwealth

Berea College Professor Apologizes for Tweet

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."

2:31pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

I-D Criminals on Line

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 .

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2:28pm

Thu December 8, 2011
State Capitol

Inaugural Parade Features Over 4,150 Participants

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.

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2:23pm

Thu December 8, 2011
The Commonwealth

Changes Planned for Human Trafficking Laws

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.

1:06pm

Thu December 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Virginia Tech On Alert After Report Of Shots

Virginia Tech has advised everyone on campus to "seek shelter or stay where you are" because of reports about shots being fired there.

It adds that:

"[A] suspect described as white male, gray sweat pants, gray hat w/neon green brim, maroon hoodie and backback" was seen "on foot towards McComas" — the university's athletics facility.

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12:56pm

Thu December 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Under Fire For Mishandled Sex-Crime Cases

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.
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:

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12:39pm

Thu December 8, 2011
The Salt

Environmental Claims For Farmed Fish Don't Hold Up To Scrutiny

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 12:40 pm

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.

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12:38pm

Thu December 8, 2011
Music Reviews

The Black Keys: A Reinvention On 'El Camino'

Originally published on Thu December 8, 2011 1:12 pm

Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney released El Camino, their latest album as The Black Keys, earlier this week.
Courtesy of the artist

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.

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12:20pm

Thu December 8, 2011
The Two-Way

Obama: 'Ask Osama Bin Laden' If I'm An Appeaser

Republican presidential candidates have said President Obama practices "appeasement" when it comes to foreign policy.

At the White House a short time ago, the president had this response:

"Ask Osama bin Laden and the 22 out of 30 top al-Qaida leaders who've been taken off the field whether I engage in appeasement. Or whoever's left out there. Ask them about that."

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