Wednesday April 9, 2014

One man is dead following a shooting in Floyd County Tuesday afternoon. Officials with Kentucky State Police say it happened at a small apartment building in the Bypro community in Floyd County around 3:00 pm.   The coroner says the man, in his 40s, died from multiple gunshot wounds. The body will be sent to Frankfort for an autopsy today. Officials are not yet releasing the name of the victim, or the man they took into custody.
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Union workers at the General Motors plant in Kentucky that assembles Corvettes are casting ballots on whether to authorize a strike. Voting began early yesterday and continues into early evening for about 800 members of United Auto Workers Local 2164 at Bowling Green. Local union President Eldon Renaud says the issues involved deal with safety and the elimination of certain quality control positions, which the union thinks affects the integrity of the plant's quality procedures.
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A new report shows Kentucky is one of the worst states for well-being in the nation.  The survey, by Gallup Organization and Healthways, ranked the bluegrass 49th in the perception of well-being. Governor Beshear and other state leaders have been working to tackle these numbers head on. In just a few short months, they’ve rolled out initiatives to help improve areas where Kentuckians suffer most.
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A man accused of provoking a fight between mentally disabled patients at Oakwood has entered a guilty plea. 22-year-old Coty King of Pine Knot entered the plea on Monday in Pulaski Circuit Court to two counts of abusing or neglecting an adult. Prosecutors said King, who worked at the facility in Somerset, provoked one patient to hit another and recorded the incident on his cell phone.
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Former state Rep. John Arnold will not be punished on charges that he sexually harassed three state employees over four years. Four of the five Legislative Ethics Commissioners present for Tuesday's hearing voted to find Arnold guilty on three counts of abusing his position as a public official. But state law says the commission cannot do anything unless it has five "yes" votes. Commissioner Elmer George - appointed by Democratic House Speaker Greg Stumbo a few months ago voted no on all counts.
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A former Harlan Independent School teacher will enter a plea today.  Kevin Crider faces distributing child porn and distributing obscene material to minors charges. Police arrested him last week.  State Police tell us the investigation started following allegations, Crider had improper communications with students.  State Police say Crider resigned from his job in February.