10:56am

Wed November 23, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Copper Thieves Disable 450 Street Lights

The state Transportation Cabinet says copper thieves recently disabled about 450 street lights along interstates and other major roads in Fayette and other Central Kentucky counties. The damage could total up to $500,000, depending on how many lights have to be completely replaced rather than simply repaired, according to a news release. Many of the lights that are affected are on the ramps for interstates 64 and 75. The state says it plans to fight the problem by installing surveillance cameras and a monitoring system that will detect instances of tampering with a lighting circuit. It will also have people periodically driving through affected areas to check for suspicious activity.

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10:29am

Wed November 23, 2011
Chompsgiving to Chew Year's: Holiday Dishes

Turkey Joints That Taste Like Candy

Originally published on Thu November 24, 2011 11:01 am

A piece of turkey joint candy made in Rome, N.Y.
Rachel Ward for NPR

Part of an ongoing series on unique holiday dishes

Each fall when it turns cold, a candy maker in Rome, N.Y., kicks into production on a confection known as turkey joints.

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10:16am

Wed November 23, 2011
Law

The Newest Magazine Fad: The Mug-Shot Tabloid

Each week, Little Rock, Ark., residents snap up some 7,000 copies of The Slammer.
Dave Anderson

A new kind of tabloid is popping up in convenience stores around the country. The papers are nothing more than a compendium of mug shots letting readers keep up with who's been arrested every week.

With titles like Cellmates, Jailbirds, Just Busted, Jail House Rocs and The Slammer, it's clear what you'll find inside.

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10:15am

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

It's Crowded Out There Again, Got A Holiday Travel Tip To Share?

News nuggets like these are holiday classics:

-- "42.5 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more from home during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, a four percent increase from the 40.9 million people who traveled one year ago," the AAA says.

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10:05am

Wed November 23, 2011
It's All Politics

Fact-Checking The GOP Debate: What The Candidates Said On National Security

PolitiFact.com's Truth-O-Meter
PolitiFact.com

Bill Adair, editor of PolitiFact.com and Washington bureau chief for The St. Petersburg Times, wrote about about how candidates at Tuesday night's GOP debate rated on PolitiFact's Truth-O-Meter for PolitiFact.com and It's All Politics:

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9:30am

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Noriega To Be Extradited To Panama

Originally published on Wed November 23, 2011 9:33 am

Gen. Manuel Noriega back in the day (August, 1989).
Manoocher Deghati AFP/Getty Images

It looks like former dictator Manuel Noriega will spend his last days in a Panamanian jail cell.

"A Paris appeals court ruled Wednesday to grant an extradition request from Panama so the elderly ex-military strongman can serve out sentences given after he was convicted in absentia there, in the latest phase of his complex legal odyssey," The Associated Press reports.

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9:25am

Wed November 23, 2011
Lexington/Richmond

Fayette Jail Review Continues

The future management of Fayette County Community Corrections continues to be a topic of keen interest at city hall.   Interim jail director Ray Sabbatine went before the Urban County Council Tuesday.  He was quizzed on personnel matters including over-time costs.  “We’re wearing people out by doing that…because we’re having people work 16 hours three times a week…which is creating even more problems from the standpoint of turnover issues,” said Sabbatine.

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9:10am

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Spending Barely Grew In October, But Income Growth Picked Up

The good news: Americans' personal income grew 0.4 percent in October from September, the Bureau of Economic Analysis says. It's the best gain in seven months and could mean consumers will have enough money in hand to make the critical holiday shopping season a pretty good one.

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8:58am

Wed November 23, 2011
The Two-Way

Penn State Scandal: Sandusky Likely To Be Remanded To Jail, Lawyer Says

The news that Jerry Sandusky is being investigated in two more cases of alleged child sex abuse will likely mean that the former Penn State assistant football coach will be remanded to jail before a Dec. 13 preliminary hearing about the case, his lawyer says.

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8:24am

Wed November 23, 2011

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