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Latest Round of Deadly Storms Kills at Least 18

Including 3 family members found dead in one home in Texas

(Newser) - The death toll from the latest deadly weather to strike the central US has been raised to at least 18 people, the AP reports. Powerful storms also injured hundreds, left tens of thousands without power, and left a wide trail of destruction across Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas after obliterating homes...

Biden, Trump Score Wins in Kentucky
Fani Willis Wins
Her Georgia Primary

Fani Willis Wins Her Georgia Primary

District attorney has brought high-profile case against Donald Trump

(Newser) - Voters in two more states went to the polls for presidential primaries Tuesday, long after President Biden and Donald Trump clinched their nominations. The AP called Kentucky and Oregon for Biden and Trump soon after polls closed in each state. According to DecisionDeskHQ , with around 98% of results in, Biden...

Scottie Scheffler Makes Tee Time After Arrest
No. 1 Golfer
Plays Great
After Felony

No. 1 Golfer Plays Great After Felony Charges

Scottie Scheffler was able to tee off after being charged with assaulting a police officer

(Newser) - It was definitely an interesting morning Friday for No. 1 golf pro Scottie Scheffler, who, in just four hours, went from being arrested to competing in the PGA Championship in Louisville, Kentucky. The AP reports that the 27-year-old golfer was released by police shortly after 9am local time and did...

Wild Dashcam Video Shows Semi Going Over Edge of Bridge

Semi driver was rescued, other driver faces charges

(Newser) - It was a terrifying scene on the first day of March in Louisville, Kentucky, where a driver had to be rescued from a semi truck dangling over the edge of the Clark Memorial Bridge. Another driver, who is charged with causing the incident, was in court Wednesday, where harrowing dashcam...

Ex-Kentucky Gov's Estranged Wife Says He's Harassing Her

Matt Bevin, now barred from Glenna Bevin's home, 'admitted that he did not want the divorce'

(Newser) - Former Kentucky governor Matt Bevin, who made headlines for some questionable pardons before leaving office in 2019, is now accused of "aggressive and unsettling" behavior toward his estranged wife. Bevin was barred from the Anchorage home he co-owns with Glenna Bevin this week after she told a judge "...

Cops: Boy, 8, Was Killed by Fentanyl, Not Strawberries

Kentucky boy's stepfather has been charged with manslaughter

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy in Kentucky who died after eating strawberries bought at a school fundraiser was killed by fentanyl, not an allergic reaction, police say. Antonio M. Person, 33, was charged with manslaughter on Wednesday after a coroner determined the boy's cause of death was fentanyl intoxication, the AP...

Kentucky Man Faked His Own Death to Avoid Child Support

He now faces hundreds of thousands in fines and restitution, plus jail time

(Newser) - A Kentucky man went to great lengths to avoid paying more than $100,000 in outstanding child support—and as a result, he now faces years in jail, not to mention fines that could dwarf that $100,000. In a plea agreement filed recently, Jesse E. Kipf, 39, admitted to...

This Is the Most Stressed-Out State in America

Louisiana tops WalletHub's list, while Minnesotans emerge as the least stressed

(Newser) - If you've been living a relaxed, relatively stress-free life for the past few years, a) you're lying, and b) if you're not lying, can you tell us your secret? The folks in Louisiana certainly would like to know, as the Pelican State ranks as the most-stressed state...

Relief Efforts Begin After Fatal Tornadoes

Storms caused damage, injuries, and three deaths in four central states

(Newser) - Residents in a swath of the central US hit by deadly tornadoes were cleaning up, assessing damage, and helping neighbors on Saturday. But it will be a long recovery from the storms that ripped through parts of Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, and Arkansas, the AP reports. Thursday night's storms claimed...

To Listen to This Song, You'll Have to Buy a Slice

Metal band Belushi Speed Ball's apparent industry first: a piece of pizza that plays group's new single

(Newser) - What goes better together than headbanging and pizza? Nothing as much as the latest production from Belushi Speed Ball, a thrash metal band that's come up with a most unique way to deliver its latest single. Gizmodo reports that the band—apparently named after the drug combo that helped...

New Wrinkles Emerge in Case of Teen Missing Since 1980

Officer may be reinterviewed in the case of decades-old disappearance of Randy Sellers

(Newser) - It's been an unanswered question since 1980, writes Shaila Dewan in the New York Times : "What happened to Randy?" The reference is to Randy Sellers, a 17-year-old who attended the Kenton County Fair in Kentucky and hasn't been seen since, per the Cincinnati Enquirer . Police were summoned...

Toyota to Build New Electric SUV in the US

Company investing another $1.3B in Kentucky plant for that purpose

(Newser) - Toyota says it will invest $1.3 billion at its huge factory in Georgetown, Kentucky, in part so it can build a new electric SUV to be sold in the US. The money will help with electric vehicle production, including the addition of a line to assemble battery cells into...

Retiring Soon? Consider These States

Florida comes in first in WalletHub's rankings; Kentucky is last

(Newser) - Whether you're nearing retirement age or simply planning way ahead, where you ultimately stick out your golden years can make a big difference in how you live those years, and how much it affects your pocketbook. WalletHub looked at all 50 states, using nearly four dozen metrics in three...

This City Wants Space Aliens to Come Visit

Coded message sent to TRAPPIST-1 solar system welcoming ETs to Lexington, Kentucky

(Newser) - If you've never visited Lexington, the Kentucky city wants your business—especially if you're from out of this world. That's why the Lexington Convention and Visitors Bureau (aka VisitLEX) beamed a message in October to the TRAPPIST-1 solar system, described by VisitLEX as "home to the...

In Quest for Racial Equality, This State Is No. 1

Hawaii tops WalletHub's rankings, with the District of Columbia coming in last

(Newser) - Martin Luther King Jr. Day is set for Monday, and in advance, WalletHub has taken a peek at which states have made the most advances in the quest for racial equality. The site looked at the racial integration and racial progress made in all 50 states and DC, using nearly...

Woman Has All 4 Limbs Amputated After Kidney Stone

Kentucky woman says she's grateful to be alive

(Newser) - Cindy Mullins got a kidney stone a few weeks before the holidays, and was treated for it. Nonetheless, the stone got infected, the infection turned septic, and the Kentucky 41-year-old found herself rushed to the hospital, where she was sedated for days—and woke up to find her legs had...

Body Found 25 Years Ago in Lake Finally Has a Name

Arkansas' Roger Dale Parham, whose body was found in Kentucky, had been an FBI fugitive

(Newser) - Nearly 25 years after a body was found wrapped in chains and anchored in a lake in Kentucky, authorities have identified the individual as a man who was on the run from the FBI. Roger Dale Parham was arrested for rape involving a minor in Arkansas in November 1998 and...

Woman Who Sued for Abortion Learns Fetus Has No Heartbeat

Case in Kentucky is similar to one playing out in Texas

(Newser) - A pregnant woman in Kentucky who filed a lawsuit demanding the right to an abortion has learned her embryo no longer has cardiac activity, her attorneys said Tuesday. Her attorneys signaled their intent to continue the challenge to Kentucky's near-total abortion ban, but did not immediately comment on what effect...

Residents Can Return Home After Kentucky Derailment

Train company says chemical fire has been extinguished

(Newser) - A chemical fire at a Kentucky train derailment that caused evacuations has been extinguished and people can return to their homes, rail operator CSX said Thursday. CSX spokesperson Bryan Tucker said Thursday afternoon that authorities and CSX officials reviewed air monitoring data and decided it was safe to let displaced...

Here Are the Chubbiest States in America

And the least chubbiest

(Newser) - "Being overweight is becoming the new normal in America." So says WalletHub in its list of the chubbiest and slimmest states in the nation. The site took a look at obesity and overweight prevalence, health consequences, and food and fitness, and cross-referenced them across 31 health metrics. (Note:...

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