1:26pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Harrodsburg to Ticket Loud Cars

Harrodsburg police officers have started handing out tickets fort loud mufflers and loud stereos. The action came after several citizen complaints about the loud noises at all hours of the day and night.

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1:19pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Shots - Health Blog

Key Panel Recommends Routine HPV Vaccination For Boys

If you thought the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer was controversial before, things are just warming up.

A panel of experts that advises the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccine policies has recommended routine vaccination of 11- and 12-year-old boys with Gardasil, Merck's vaccine against human papillomavirus. Vaccinations could start as early as age 9 and extend to 21-year-old men who weren't previously vaccinated.

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1:18pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Law

5 N.Y. Police Arrested In Gun-Smuggling Sting

U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara speaks as New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Charles Campisi, head of internal affairs, listen during a news conference Tuesday to announce the arrest of five New York Police Department officers on charges that they smuggled firearms, cigarettes and slot machines they believed were stolen.

Spencer Platt Getty Images

A sting operation resulted in the arrest of 12 people, including five New York Police Department officers, on charges that they smuggled $1 million worth of firearms, cigarettes and slot machines they thought were stolen, authorities said Tuesday.

Three retired NYPD officers and a New Jersey corrections officer and three civilians are among the other defendants named in a federal criminal complaint.

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said they were willing to smuggle a variety of contraband "as long as the price was right."

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1:12pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Police Intervene as Attorney Speaks Out

Some residents vented their ongoing frustrations Monday night during what at times was a raucous Danville City Commission meeting. The tone was set when local attorney Mark Morgan, who was listed as a speaker on the agenda, once again leveled accusations of selective code enforcement initiated against him by former Interim City Manager John W.D. Bowling and Mayor Bernie Hunstad.

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1:12pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Law

Where The Marijuana Grows: Feds Target Landowners

Jeff Chiu AP

Federal authorities are cracking down on medical marijuana in California.

In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farm belt, pot is becoming a more lucrative crop than almonds and grapes. The feds say much of what's grown as "medical marijuana" is actually sold on the black market.

Federal agents have been raiding cornfields and vineyards, yanking marijuana plants. And now they're using a new tool: targeting landlords, threatening to seize buildings where marijuana is sold and farmland where it's grown.

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1:12pm

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

Occupy Wall Street Drummers Generate Loud Debate

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 1:30 pm

The scene on Oct. 10 at one of the Occupy Wall Street drum circles in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park.

Andrew Burton AP

"The defining sound of the Occupy Wall Street" protests in Manhattan, as Weekend Edition Sunday's Audie Cornish has said, is "the never-ending drum circle."

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1:09pm

Tue October 25, 2011
Environmental Watchdog

Grant goes to Kentucky for Runoff Pollution Prevention

FRANKFORT - The state announced on Tuesday the awarding of $2.9 million in a federal grant to 11 communities and organizations around Kentucky for the development of watershed management plans and implementation of nonpoint source pollution controls. “Protection of our water resources is fundamental to our environment, our economy and good public health,” Gov. Beshear said. “These grants will fund efforts to help control pollution from sediment, pesticides and other substances that run off our land when it rains.”

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1:00pm

Tue October 25, 2011
The Record

Rocksmith: Guitar Hero Gets Real(er)

Paul Cross, creative director of Rocksmith, plays the game at a demonstration event in San Francisco, Calif.

Kimihiro Hoshino AFP/Getty Images

Music-based games like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, which let you play along to popular songs with fake instruments, once ruled the video game industry. They raked in billions of dollars in sales in 2008, when their popularity was at its peak. But such games have since lost their luster, and sales for both have plummeted. Now the French video game publisher and development company Ubisoft is hoping to revive interest in the video game genre by adding a new twist — the ability to use a real guitar.

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12:40pm

Tue October 25, 2011
The Two-Way

WWF: Javan Rhinoceros Extinct In Vietnam

Originally published on Tue October 25, 2011 2:22 pm

After a year-long survey, the World Wildlife Foundation has come to the conclusion that there are no more rhinoceros left in Vietnam. Specifically, the Javan rhino has disappeared from Cat Tien National Park, one of two of its remaining habitats in the world.

The WWF took dung samples from 2009 to 2010 and through genetic analysis they found the 22 samples belonged to a rhino that was found dead in the national preserve in 2010. That rhino was found with a bullet in its leg and with its horn cut off.

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12:29pm

Tue October 25, 2011
All Politics are Local

Taxes, Jobs Debated by Lieutenant Governor Candidates

For the first time in this fall campaign season, the three candidates for  lieutenant governor shared a ‘debate’ setting.  It came during a series of forums broadcast statewide by Kentucky Educational Television.  Taxes and jobs dominated much of the discussion.

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