Friday March 28, 2014

The Kentucky House has passed a bill that would ban the sale of electronic cigarettes to minors. Supporters say the measure carries the same rules that apply in banning youth access to tobacco products. The measure will return to the Senate, which will decide whether to accept the House's revisions. If the Senate goes along with those changes, the bill would go to Gov. Steve Beshear for his consideration.
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After days of testimony, the jury has reached a verdict in a high-profile murder trial in Madison County.  Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a jury found Christina Marcum guilty of complicity to commit murder, complicity to tampering with physical evidence and guilty of hindering prosecution in the death of Angela Frazier-Singleton in 2011.
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A Pulaski County man, charged with trying to kill his parents, learned how long he will spend behind bars. Anthony Merrick was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday. Prosecutors claimed Merrick was drinking and got mad at his parents, sparking the violence at a Somerset home in august of 2013. The couple escaped.
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Legislation aimed at revamping Kentucky's juvenile justice system by locking up fewer minors passed the state House by a wide margin Thursday, leaving it one step from reaching the governor's desk. A major focus of the measure would steer more young offenders toward community-based treatment as an alternative to detention.
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A Scott County police cruiser was hit head-on at Cherry Blossom and U.S. 460 in Georgetown Thursday.  The officer was responding to a call with its sirens on at the time. Police say a truck hauling fertilizer didn't stop as the cruiser went through the intersection, and that's when the two collided.  Both the officer and truck driver are expected to be okay.
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After days of testimony, the jury has reached a verdict in a high-profile murder trial in Madison County.  Around 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a jury found Christina Marcum guilty of complicity to commit murder, complicity to tampering with physical evidence and guilty of hindering prosecution in the death of Angela Frazier-Singleton in 2011.