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Kentucky state trooper shoots man who came at him on an ATV

A Kentucky state trooper shot a man in Whitley County after the man tried to run over him with an ATV, according to Kentucky State Police. Billy Barnhill, 31, of Rockholds, “a wanted fugitive,” came at the officers “at a high rate of speed and attempted to run over several officers,” police said. A trooper fired at Barnhill in self-defense, state police said. Barnhill was taken to University of Kentucky Hospital.

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Shooting paralyzed 11-year-old birthday girl and put 40 holes in a house. Suspect is accused in second shooting.

The man accused in a shooting last month that left an 11-year-old girl paralyzed might have also been involved in a hit-and-run and shooting 15 minutes later, a Lexington police detective testified Tuesday in Fayette County. After hearing Lexington police detective Robert Wilson’s testimony, Fayette District Judge Kim Wilkie sent the case of Carlos Jenkins, 23, to a grand jury. Wilkie also increased Jenkins’ bail to $100,000 full cash.

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Lexington’s Most Wanted, July 18, 2017

Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo lineup features mug shots of fugitives and information about them and warrants issued for their arrests.

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Suspects in UK student’s death had undeveloped brains, expert says

A judge heard testimony Monday in support of a motion to exclude the death penalty in the case of two co-defendants charged in the 2015 shooting death of University of Kentucky student Jonathan Krueger. Efrain Diaz, 22, and Justin Delone Smith, 20, seek to avoid the death penalty by arguing that their young brains weren’t fully developed during the robbery and shooting of Krueger, 22, on East Maxwell Street near campus. At the time of the shooting, Diaz was 20 and Smith was 18.

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Cyber criminals are taking millions from Kentuckians, FBI says

The financial loss from cyber crimes in Kentucky was $9.3 million in 2016, an increase of 53 percent from the year before, according to a recent FBI report. In 2015, about $6.1 million was lost to cyber crimes in the Bluegrass State. The year-to-year increase is significant, but the actual loss might be more, because the FBI says only an estimated 15 percent of the nation’s cyber crime victims report their losses to law enforcement.

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Mom charged after baby taken to hospital with meth in his system

Brandy Mosko, 36, of East Bernstadt, took her 12-month-old son to a residence in Laurel County where meth was being used, the Laurel County sheriff’s office said. While there, Mosko’s baby became ill, so she took him to the emergency room at St. Joseph London. He was transferred to University of Kentucky Healthcare’s Kentucky Children’s Hospital. The baby tested positive for methamphetamine, amphetamine, Tylenol and ibuprophen.

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Man arrested in June shooting that paralyzed an 11-year-old girl

A Lexington man has been arrested in connection with a shooting in June on Carneal Road that left an 11-year-old girl paralyzed, according to Lexington police. Carlos Jenkins, 23, has been charged with first-degree assault and seven counts of wanton endangerment. He’s being held in the Fayette County jail.

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Lexington’s Most Wanted, July 12, 2017

Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo lineup features mug shots of fugitives and information about them and warrants issued for their arrests.

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Vacations, golf club membership, furnishings used in bribery scheme at Lexington hospital, grand jury says

A contractor paid bribes and kickbacks to St. Joseph Hospital’s executive director of facilities, who was responsible for assigning general contracting work, a federal indictment said. Rocky Williams of Jessamine County and James Newton of Lexington were each indicted on a federal charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, according to an indictment filed in U.S. District Court in Lexington.

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