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He Picked Up a Bag of Soil, Was Killed by Swarm of Bees

Authorities in Kentucky say 59-year-old was attacked on his own porch

(Newser) - A cautionary tale for gardeners: Authorities in Kentucky say a swarm of bees killed a man who picked up a bag of soil on his porch, reports the Courier-Journal . Michael Alford, 59, of Dizney inadvertently disturbed a colony that had set up shop within the bag, per the Washington Post ...

Kentucky Prosecutor Accused of Murdering Wife

Donald Deskins is also charged with tampering with evidence

(Newser) - A Kentucky prosecutor has been charged with murdering his wife more than two years ago and tampering with evidence. According to an indictment filed last week, 52-year-old Donald Kyle Deskins killed Judith Dawn Deskins, 46, on April 24, 2021 "with the intent to cause her death or under circumstances...

McConnell Called Allies After Freezing Up Again

Marjorie Taylor Greene says he's 'not fit for office'

(Newser) - Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's office says he was "momentarily lightheaded" when he froze up while speaking to reporters in Kentucky on Wednesday—but insiders say concerns about the 81-year-old's ability to remain in a leadership role are growing. McConnell had a similar episode a month ago...

COVID, Flu, Strep Cases Get Classes Canceled 9 Days After School Begins
School Barely Begins, Gets
Canceled Due to Mass Illness
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School Barely Begins, Gets Canceled Due to Mass Illness

Kentucky district says nearly a fifth of the student body got sick

(Newser) - The first day of school for Kentucky's Lee County School District was August 9, but by Friday, attendance had already dropped to 82%. By Monday, it was 81%, and 14 teachers had called out sick—so classes were canceled Tuesday and Wednesday, with remote learning planned for Thursday and...

In Louisville, First Day of School Is 'Transportation Disaster'

Last Jefferson County Public Schools students were dropped off at 9:58pm

(Newser) - For some students in Kentucky's biggest school district, the first day of school turned out to be the first night of school, too. Issues with school buses on Wednesday meant the final bus riders weren't dropped off until 9:58pm, said a rep for Jefferson County Public Schools—...

After 'Series of Unfortunate Circumstances,' a Reopening

Racing to resume at Kentucky's Churchill Downs in September, after 12 horse deaths

(Newser) - Racing will resume at Churchill Downs in September, with no changes being made after a review of surfaces and safety protocols in the wake of 12 horse deaths, including seven in the days leading up to the Kentucky Derby in May. The Louisville track suspended racing operations on June 7...

A Fortune in Gold Emerges From Kentucky Cornfield
Buried Treasure's Significance
Is 'Hard to Comprehend'
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Buried Treasure's Significance Is 'Hard to Comprehend'

More than 800 Civil War-era coins emerge from Kentucky cornfield

(Newser) - At first glance, the video appears to show your average pile of dirt. Then a breathless man points to what lies beneath layers of dirt and dust in his Kentucky cornfield: dozens upon dozens of gold coins, unearthed from the spot they've sat hidden for more than 150 years....

Cops: He Had 'My Dead Friends' as Apartment Decorations

Kentucky's James Nott allegedly sold human remains on Facebook

(Newser) - One man tied up in a nationwide network of traffickers in human remains was located Tuesday in a Kentucky apartment decorated with human spinal cords, femur and hip bones, and 40 skulls, one of which was found on the bed where he slept, according to court documents. "The skulls...

One Child Fatally Shoots Another in Kentucky Home

Police believe shooting was accidental

(Newser) - Another tragic apparent accident ended with the death of a Kentucky 5-year-old. State police say a 7-year-old in the McKee home fatally shot the younger child. The children are believed to be siblings, LEX18 reports. Lifesaving measures were not successful, and the 5-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene. "...

Racing Suspended at Churchill Downs After 12 Horse Deaths

Venue is moving its current thoroughbred meet to Ellis Park in wake of 'unusual' number of deaths

(Newser) - Churchill Downs is suspending racing operations and moving the rest of its spring meet after a series of mysterious horse deaths. CBS News reports that 12 horses have died at the Louisville, Kentucky, racetrack since April 27, spurring the suspension that will run from Wednesday through July 3. Although racing...

Cops: He Shot Roommate in Butt for Eating Last Hot Pocket

Clifton Williams, 64, faces assault charges

(Newser) - It's that rarest of crimes: a Hot Pockets shooting. Police in Louisville, Kentucky, say a 64-year-old man shot his roommate in the derriere for eating the last one, reports WLKY . Clifton Williams allegedly got torqued and started "throwing tiles" at his male roommate when he discovered all the...

After 12 Deaths in Chopper Crashes, an Army 'Stand-Down'

Aviators grounded until they undergo training, after 2 crashes in a month's time in Alaska, Kentucky

(Newser) - The US Army has grounded aviation units for training after 12 soldiers died within the last month in helicopter crashes in Alaska and Kentucky, the military branch announced Friday. The suspension of air operations was effective immediately, with units grounded until they complete the training, said Army spokesperson Lt. Col....

Former Cop Who Fatally Shot Breonna Taylor Has a New Job

Ex-Louisville cop Myles Cosgrove has been hired as a deputy by Carroll County Sheriff's Office

(Newser) - The former police officer in Louisville, Kentucky, who fatally shot Breonna Taylor has a new job in law enforcement in a county northeast of the city, per the AP . The Carroll County Sheriff's Office on Saturday confirmed the hiring of Myles Cosgrove, who was fired from the Louisville Metro...

Rare Flower Unique to Kentucky Faces a Mighty Foe
Rare Flower Unique to
Kentucky Faces a Mighty Foe

Rare Flower Unique to Kentucky Faces a Mighty Foe

'Courier Journal' explores the plight of Kentucky glade cress amid encroaching development

(Newser) - If you want to see a specimen of the plant known as Kentucky glade cress, you'll have to travel to southern Jefferson County or northern Bullitt County in that state. Otherwise you're out of luck because, as environmental reporter Connor Griffin explains in the Louisville Courier Journal , the...

Louisville Mayor: Bank Shooter's Gun Is Headed Back to the Streets

Craig Greenberg says state law requires it to be turned over for police to auction

(Newser) - Under Kentucky state law, authorities cannot destroy the assault-style rifle used to kill five people at a Louisville bank and injure eight others, two of them critically, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said Tuesday. Weapons confiscated by police must be sent to state police officials to sell at auction, the Guardian...

Louisville Victims, Shooter Identified
Louisville Victims,
Shooter Identified

Louisville Victims, Shooter Identified

Police say 25-year-old livestreamed his attack

(Newser) - A fifth victim has died in Monday's Louisville bank shooting. Police have identified her as Deanna Eckert, 57, NBC News reports. Eight others were injured, including three who remain in critical condition.

4 Victims Dead, 8 Wounded in Louisville Bank Shooting

Gunman also is dead, may have been a former employee

(Newser) - A mass shooting Monday morning at a bank in downtown Louisville, Kentucky, has left four victims dead and another eight people injured, reports WHAS-TV and the AP . The gunman also is dead, said police. The assault took place about 8:30am at Old National Bank for reasons that remain unclear,...

'Fatalities Expected' After Crash of 2 Army Helicopters
9 Dead in Crash of
2 Army Helicopters

9 Dead in Crash of 2 Army Helicopters

Army says Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Kentucky near Fort Campbell

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. Nine service members were killed Wednesday night when two HH-60 Blackhawk helicopters crashed during a routine training mission in Kentucky, an Army official tells ABC . The Army says the crash happened around 10pm local time in Trigg County in southwest Kentucky, near...

Kentucky Lawmakers Override Governor's Veto of Anti-Trans Bill

Legal fight is expected

(Newser) - Republican lawmakers in Kentucky on Wednesday swept aside the Democratic governor’s veto of a bill regulating some of the most personal aspects of life for transgender young people—from banning access to gender-affirming health care to restricting the bathrooms they can use. The votes to override Gov. Andy Beshear’...

This Is the Most Stressed State in America

Mississippi needs to meditate, per WalletHub, while Minnesota seems to be handling its tension just fine

(Newser) - Need to squeeze one of those stress balls more than you used to? It could have something to do with where you live. WalletHub looked at all 50 states to see which ones were the most afflicted by anxiety and tension, examining more than three dozen metrics across four main...

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