10:50am

Tue September 27, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

Firefighters tell how they Found Missing Boy

Mercer County firefighters Chris Goodlett, left, and Monte Kelly found Randall Chesser on Monday afternoon.
Greg Kocher Lexington Herale-Leader

Two days after a 7-year-old autistic Washington County boy was reported missing, two firefighters found him alive and well Monday. Randall Leon Chesser was found alive and well three miles northeast of his house, shortly after 2:30 p.m. The search involved all-terrain vehicles, dogs and about 250 people. Randall, who was last seen at his home about 6 p.m. Saturday, was found lying near a creek by Mercer County firefighters Chris Goodlett and Monte Kelly.

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10:50am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Shanghai Subway Crash Renews Questions About Safety In China

Rescue workers evacuated passengers after a subway train crashed into another train between stations Tuesday in Shanghai.
AFP/Getty Images

There's been another train crash in China — this time a collision of subway trains in Shanghai earlier today. The accident injured more than 200 people.

It's yet another blow to China's image.

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10:47am

Tue September 27, 2011
Eastern and Central Kentucky

$110,000 to be Paid in Federal Fraud Case

A former Forcht Bank employee has been sentenced to home incarceration and ordered to pay more than $110,000 in restitution on federal fraud charges. Kenneth E. Harris, formerly of Greensburg, who now lives in Bowling Green, was charged earlier in U.S. District Court and accused of making fraudulent loans to people without their knowledge. Harris pleaded guilty to the crimes in March and said he took the money from the fraudulent loans and used it for his own benefit. Now, Harris was ordered to pay $110,575.26 in restitution.

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10:44am

Tue September 27, 2011
It's All Politics

Despite Senate Spending Deal, Nation Stuck In Stormy Political Pattern

Many Americans view Congress as a disaster, albeit one whose shifting tectonic plates are caused by humans not geology.

So it was probably fitting that FEMA, whose mission is partly to mitigate calamities stepped in to do just that Monday and rescue the nation's lawmakers from the dire circumstances the policymakers had created.

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10:42am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Commonwealth

Covington begins Fire Department 'Brownouts'

One of Covington's busiest fire engines stayed in its station Monday as the city decided not to staff the engine as a way to save money. The city has reduced the minimum number of firefighters on duty at any given time from 30 to 27. The staffing reduction is expected to save $600,000 a year, said City Manager Larry Klein.

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10:40am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Commonwealth

Former Deputy Jailer Guilty of Contraband Charges

A former Hardin County Detention Center deputy jailer pleaded guilty to second-degree promoting of contraband Monday in Hardin District Court. Randall Lee Jackson, 24, was arrested in May following an investigation by the Hardin County Drug Task Force, Hardin County Sheriff’s Office and jail staff. According to the arrest citation, Jackson admitted to exchanging tobacco products and marijuana for money and other favors.

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10:38am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Commonwealth

Tornado Destroys Hopkins County Homes

White Plains resident Billy Petitt looks over his shattered belongings after strong winds from either a micro-burst or small tornado overturned his mobile home at Mount Carmel and Hardwick roads at approximately 8:30 p.m. Sunday while he was asleep.
Doreen Dennis The Messenger

Billy Petitt walked around with a blank, empty look on his face, trying to comprehend nature’s forces that wrapped his Hopkins County mobile home against a willow tree like a piece of chewing gum. As friends helped salvage his few remaining possessions Monday morning, the man from the White Plains community felt at a loss for words. He complained only of a sore back after being thrown from the trailer while asleep in bed Sunday night when an EF-2 tornado struck, packing winds that the National Weather Service says peaked at 120 mph.

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10:35am

Tue September 27, 2011
Business and the Economy

Maysville Factory Laying Off 30

Emerson Power Transmission Solutions in Maysville is laying off 30 employees. The company told the workers earlier this month, noting it's a continuation of plans announced in January to consolidate operations in the city.

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10:20am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Two-Way

Rappelling Work Begins At Washington Monument

Originally published on Tue September 27, 2011 4:03 pm

At 555 feet above Washington, the work begins.
Paul J. Richards AFP/Getty Images

There's live video now from CNN and Washington's NBC-4 as work begins to have engineers rappel down the sides of the Washington Monument to inspect for damage from the Aug. 23 earthquake that shook much of the eastern U.S.

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10:09am

Tue September 27, 2011
The Salt

Caffeinated Women May Be Fighting Depression With Every Cup

See that sparkle? It could be the caffeine
iStockphoto.com

For many of us, coffee is the first thought of the day. Just thinking about it gives us the buzz, the energy and the power to ask ourselves the next question, do I make it at home or shell out another $4 at the local Starbucks as I race to work?

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