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Students, teachers, and staff at a Lexington high school are mourning the sudden unexplained death of a student athlete. Star Ifeacho died shortly after coming off the basketball court at Dunbar High School Wednesday.

 

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Fayette County health officials are reporting two cases of mumps in the Lexington area.  These are the first confirmed cases of the viral disease this year.  

A Lexington mosque has been the target of a bomb threat.  As WEKU's Cheri Lawson reports, the Kentucky Chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations is calling on state and federal authorities to investigate.

At Lexington’s Masjid Bilal Mosque Tuesday afternoon, prayer leader or Imam, Shahied Rashid is chanting a call to prayer.  

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Kentucky's Supreme Court says a panhandling ordinance in the state's second-largest city violated the free speech rights of a man arrested while holding a sign asking for money. 

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State police have issued a warning about counterfeit bills being circulated in western Kentucky.

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Just a day after President Donald Trump’s announcement of a nominee for the Supreme Court, Chief Justice John Roberts visited Lexington. 

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President Donald Trump’s action to temporarily ban refugees and other immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries continues to prompt public response.

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When Kentucky lawmakers return to Frankfort next week, they’re expected to take up charter school legislation. In the meantime, Louisville Public Media is taking a look at the issue from various angles. In this installment of the weeklong series, we take a look at another way the issue is often framed: as urban vs. rural.

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Following a weekend of reactions to President Donald Trump’s executive order limiting immigration into the U.S, Lexington’s mayor says the city will continue welcoming those who come into the community. 

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A Lexington consultant has pleaded guilty to bribery and mail fraud charges related to an investigation that resulted in a guilty plea by former Personnel Secretary Tim Longmeyer last year. 

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