Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial. (Sept. 29)
Police in Massachusetts say two skydivers have died after crashing into a building during a tandem jump on Cape Cod. (Sept. 29)
Investigators say a truck driver drove straight through an interstate median on Friday night before his vehicle hit a bus. Four members of a college women's softball team from Texas were killed. (Sept. 29)
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Medical officials from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital confirm they are treating a patient with the Ebola virus, the first case found in the US. (Sept. 30
The CDC has confirmed the first diagnosed case of Ebola in the United States. The patient is being treated at a Dallas hospital after traveling earlier this month from Liberia. (Sept. 30)
State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper say they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt at a press conference Tuesday. (Sept. 30)
The head of the Secret Service got an earful from members of both parties Tuesday as she testified before Congress about the recent White House security breach. Julia Pierson acknowledged 'mistakes were made' and accepted full responsibility (Sept. 30)
A volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash high into the sky and prompting a warning to climbers and others to avoid the area. (Sept. 27)
The investigation into the case of a missing University of Virginia student has provided police with a forensic link to the unsolved 2009 death of another young woman in Virginia. (Sept. 29)
A grand jury has decided against charging NASCAR star Tony Stewart in the August death of another driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York. (Sept. 24)
A caution comes out after Kevin Harvick blows a tire while leading the race at Dover International Speedway
Kahne passes Biffle to secure Contender spot
Jeff Gordon wins at Dover International Speedway for the first time since 2001
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News Briefs 09-30-14
Woodford County Athletics this week
Monday, Sept 29
West Jessamine 3 vs. Woodford County 1 (24-26, 25-16, 25-15, 25-15)
Girl’s Soccer 1 West Jessamine 4
Tuesday, Sept. 30
4:30pm Girls Golf @ REGIONALS (Kearney Hills) (5:30, 6; 30)
7:30pm Volleyball @ Madison Central
(6pm JV) 7:45pm Boys Soccer@ ML Collins
Wednesday, Oct. 1
(5:30, JV) 7:00pm Girls Soccer @Ballard
Thursday, Oct. 2
(5:30 JV) 7:15pm Boys Soccer vs. Lexington Catholic SENIOR NIGHT
(5:30, 6:30) 7:30pm Volleyball vs. CAL (H)
Friday, Oct. 3
7:30pm Football @Anderson Co
Saturday, Oct. 4
9:00am Cross County@ Tates Creek Invitational
Twitter suspends dozens of pro-ISIS accounts after Cantlie video
Albemarle High School in Charlottesville, VA.; 1 reported injury; 1 in custody
Today in 1975, the AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter made its first flight
Blackburn Correctional Complex (BCC) received a perfect score of 100 percent during its re-accreditation audit with the American Correctional Association (ACA).
Missing real estate agent Beverly Carter's body found in shallow grave
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV/USATODAY) — Police are reporting that they have located the body of a real estate agent who disappeared nearly a week ago after she was supposed to show a home.
After a suspect who was taken into custody Monday was booked, police obtained information that led them to an area of Cabot; Ark. Investigators located a body in a shallow grave on the property. The body was identified as Beverly Lyn Carter, 51.
Based on the latest development, Arron Lewis' charges will be amended to capital murder.
Carter was reported missing by her husband, Carl Carter, on Thursday after she was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home in Scott to show a house around 5:30 p.m.
A 17-year-old has been accused of scaling one of NYC's tallest buildings to take photos
Airbus: A350-900 receives EASA Type Certification, a major milestone achieved
Warfield Volunteer Fire Department needs help after a truck went off a bridge while responding to a structure fire.
Wooden planks on the bridge broke under the tires of the truck causing it to overture landing on its side in a creek
Kentucky suspends four players for S.C. game
Freshman running back Stanley Williams, freshman wide receiver Dorian Baker, freshman defensive lineman Tymere Dubose and freshman quarterback Drew Barker will all be suspended for Saturday night's game against South Carolina after an incident which caused the University to issue public safety alerts after shots were heard fired from a pellet-type gun near campus housing.
The players will also face additional internal team discipline for violation of team rules, according to a statement released by the school, and could see additional legal charges brought their way as a police investigation continues.
"Proper conduct is emphasized as a core value of our program," Stoops said. “If we have a situation in which someone who does not act according to our standards, we hold him accountable."
"We absolutely respect being part of a wonderful campus community,” added UK Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart. “It disappoints us when one of our student-athletes does not live up to our expectations. We respect the process of the University and are working hand-in-hand with the campus community on this issue.”
Joe Monroe, chief of UK Police, also released a statement Monday evening: ""Today, University of Kentucky Police continued its investigation into Sunday’s incident on campus. We have been able to identify all of the people in a picture from last night’s incident captured on security cameras. Moreover, three BB guns connected with the incident were recovered as part of our investigation. UK Police officers also have interviewed those identified in the picture and worked closely with the Office of Student Affairs and the Department of Athletics on the appropriate next steps.
"To that end, we will be meeting tomorrow with the Fayette County Attorney’s office to determine what actions should take place, once that investigation is completed, that information will be turned over to the Office of Student Affairs as dictated by university policy to investigate whether any violations of the code of student conduct have taken place.”
Preliminary finding by the European Commission says Ireland provided illegal state aid to Apple for more than 20 years
Protesters continue to gather in Hong Kong on eve of China's National Day holiday
Hong Kong protest leaders rejected city chief Leung's demands for an end to the protests, renew calls for him to step down
Approximately 110 people rescued after South Korean sightseeing ship runs aground
Wal-Mart says passengers in New Jersey crash involving actor Tracy Morgan weren't wearing seatbelts
11 reported injured as semi-truck and school bus collide in Bradford County, Fla
3 hurt when New York Fire Department truck blows tire, shatters clothing store window
Wide receiver Da'Rick Rogers is released from the Indianapolis Colts after DUI arrest
At press conference, attorney Gloria Allred says client was raped by NFL player who was allowed to keep playing in league
Oakland Raiders reportedly fire head coach Dennis Allen, who was 8-28 over 3 seasons
Lawsuit filed by former University of Central Florida defensive coordinator Paul Ferraro accuses head coach George O'Leary of racist remarks
Quarterback Tom Brady pulled from game with New England Patriots down 14-41 to Kansas City Chiefs
Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer formally charged with felony aggravated assault and 8 misdemeanors, including assault, criminal damage and disorderly conduct
Kansas City's Arrowhead Stadium sets record for 'Loudest Stadium in the World' during Kansas City Chief's game against New England Patriots
Miller Tabbed SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week
LEXINGTON, Ky. -- After grading out at 89 percent in Kentucky's win over Vanderbilt, senior offensive tackle Darrian Miller has been tabbed Southeastern Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week, it was announced by the league office on SEC Now on the SEC Network on Monday night.
A product of Lexington's Bryan Station High School, Miller starred for the Wildcats on the offensive line in UK's win over Vanderbilt on Saturday. Miller didn't allow any sacks or quarterback hurries, did not commit any penalties or have missed assignments, and was credited with four knockdown blocks.
A 6-foot-5, 292-pounder, Miller is the second UK player named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week in 2014, joining sophomore center Jon Toth, who was honored after UK's season-opening win over UT Martin. Wide receiver Garrett Johnson was also named SEC Freshman of the Week following UK's three-overtime thriller at Florida, after collecting a UK freshman record 154 receiving yards on six catches.
Miller has played in 39 games in his four-year career, the second-most on the club, making 29 starts on the offensive line.
Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons as manage
Landon Donovan tallied three assists Sunday to tie the all-time MLS record of 135
Goal! LA Galaxy 1, New York Red Bulls 0. Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy) right footed shot from the center of the box to the bottom left corner. Robbie Keane's 50th career MLS goa
Shakyra Young, Midway College – Volleyball Player of the Week
5-1 Junior – Lebanon, KY
Midway College junior Shakyra Young was named the KIAC volleyball player of the week by KIAC officials on Monday, September 29th. Young set a new career high in kills and total blocks in a 3-2 loss to Carlow. She recorded 20 kills and 14 total blocks. The Midway junior is now number one in career kills with 618 and number two in total blocks with a chance to break that mark this season. Midway College is currently 3-13 overall and 3-7 in conference play. They will return to action on September 30th when they travel to Kentucky Christian.
Lauren Schuster, Midway College – Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week
5-6 Sophomore – Bardstown, KY
Midway College sophomore Lauren Schuster was named the KIAC women’s soccer offensive player of the week by KIAC officials on Monday, September 29th. Midway won their only contest of the week, defeating Berea College 1-0. Schuster scored what would prove to be the game’s only goal. It was her second goal of the season. Midway improved to 2-1 overall on the season. They will return to action on September 29th when they host Georgetown College.
UPIKE Volleyball Falls at No. 12 Lindsey Wilson 3-0
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Sophia Riviere and Nadelina Neshiva tallied 12 and 11 kills, respectively, to lead No. 12 Lindsey Wilson past the University of Pikeville volleyball team 3-0 on Monday night at the Biggers Sports Center.
The Blue Raiders (18-2, 5-0 MSC) were efficient in their attack, posting a .446 hitting percentage on their way to set wins of 25-14, 25-18 and 25-14. Hitting just .054 as a team, the Bears (9-9, 0-7 MSC) were paced by Sydney Hall and Haley Esquivel with six kills each, but did finish with six aces compared to just two for Lindsey Wilson.
But the aces weren’t enough to overcome a dominant performance from the LWC blockers. Led by Nesheva and Catie Cline with five blocks each, the Blue Raiders posted a 19-5 advantage at the net. UPIKE also trailed in total digs 36-24 as Kirsten King found 11 for LWC and Caitlyn Tino added 10.
UPIKE’s statistical leaders were Sydney Morris with 20 assists, Rachel Murphy and Audri Ray with two aces each, Caitlynn Pfaadt picking up seven digs and Hall adding a pair of blocks.
The 19 total blocks sent back by the Blue Raiders were the most for a UPIKE opponent this season, topping 12 when the Bears traveled to Georgetown on Sept. 11.
UPIKE gets back on the court at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday at Midway in Midway, KY
Season low round propels Centre men to win at SAA Preview
The Centre men's golf team entered the final day of play at the SAA Men's Preview in Murfreesboro, Tenn. in second place, trailing Birmingham Southern by two shots. The Colonels shot their lowest single-day team score of the year to come from behind and take first place in the tournament.
Centre followed up their combined team score of 290 on Sunday with a score of 287 on Monday, one under par overall and one shot better than the Colonels' previous low round of the year at Transylvania. The Colonels would go on to beat Birmingham Southern by ten shots for the tournament, with Sewanee finishing in third place.
The low scores of the day were turned in by a pair of Danville, Ky. natives as senior Grant Blevins and sophomore Dakota Jarman each posted scores of 71 to pace the Colonels on Monday. Junior Bryan Griffin (Greensboro, N.C.) was Centre's low man overall at the tournament, following a Sunday score of 71 with an even par round of 72 on Monday to finish at one under par for the tournament, good for second place. Freshman Andrew McKinney (Danville, Ky.) matched Sunday's score of 73 on Monday. Sophomores Andrew Horn (Franklin, Tenn.) and Carson Riley (Hendersonville, Tenn.) rounded out the scoring for Centre with respective rounds of 74 and 76.
"This weekend was a great momentum builder going into our last tournament of the fall and the spring season," said Bryan Griffin. "I'm proud of the way everyone on the team fought hard both rounds to make sure we went low."
"I'm really proud of the way this group is coming together," said head coach/director of golf Bruce Brown. "They're starting to play golf in a more relaxed manner, and it's been fun to watch them grow as a team."
Gale-Butto earns SAA Female Runner of the Week honors
The SAA released its weekly cross country awards on Monday afternoon covering races held through Sept. 28 and Centre's Serena Gale-Butto was named SAA Women's Runner of the Week.
Gale-Butto, a sophomore from Muskegon, Mich., had an amazing race this past Saturday at the NCAA Division III Pre-National competition in Mason, Ohio. Gale-Butto completed the 6K course in 21:52, finishing 22nd out of 321 women, placing her on the awards stand with some of the best Division III runners in the nation. Gale-Butto also set the bar for Centre women's cross country as the first runner in program history to break 22 minutes for the 6K distance
The Centre women's cross country team will return to the course on Oct. 4 with the Louisville Classic.
Pataky named SAA Men's Runner of the Week
The Southern Athletic Association released its cross country Runners of the Week awards on Monday afternoon and Centre's Victor Pataky was named Male Runner of the Week for meets held through Sept. 28.
Pataky, a junior from Upper Arlington, Ohio, had the best race of his college career this past weekend at the NCAA Division III Pre-National competition in Mason, Ohio, touring the 8K course in 24:42 finishing 25th out of 375 men. Victor's place saw him on the awards stand with some of the best Division III runners in the nation and is the second fastest time ever for a Centre College runner.
The Centre cross country teams will be back in action on Oct. 4 at the Louisville Classic.
Ramirez repeats as Mid-South Volleyball Player of the Week
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- For a second straight week, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) sophomore outside hitter Yennifer Ramirez is the Mid-South Conference Volleyball Player of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.
The weekly honor is Ramirez’s second of her career.
The Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, native produced double-digit kills in all three matches last week while helping Lindsey Wilson extend its winning streak to 13 straight.
Ramirez opened the week with a double-double -- 16 kills and 13 digs -- in a 3-0 win over Cumberlands (KY). Over the weekend, Ramirez recorded 10 kills in her two sets in a 3-0 win over Michigan-Dearborn.
Ramirez closed the week with 19 kills as the Blue Raiders won 3-1 at Northwestern Ohio.
Ramirez capped the week averaging five kills per set while posting a 333 attacking percentage. She also averaged nearly three digs per set while tallying five service aces during the week.
No. 12-ranked Lindsey Wilson improves to 17-2 on the season and leads the Mid-South with a 4-0 record. The Blue Raiders host Pikeville (Ky.) on Monday and travels to St. Catharine (Ky.) on Thursday and Campbellsville (Ky.) on Saturday.
Armstrong and Powell named Mid-South Men’s Soccer Players of the Week
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Cumberland’s (Tenn.) Josh Armstrong and St. Catharine’s (Ky.) C.J. Powell are the Mid-South Conference Men’s Soccer Players of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.
Powell earns his third straight weekly award while Armstrong picks up his first this season.
Armstrong scored a goal and handed out three assists in a pair of Cumberland wins last week to earn Mid-South Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week.
The Southampton, England, sophomore defender assisted on both Cumberland goals in the Bulldogs’ 2-1 win over Union (Tenn.) last Tuesday.
Armstrong helped the Bulldogs to their second conference win of the season on Saturday as he recorded a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime win over St. Catharine (KY).
Armstrong leads the Mid-South Conference and ranks 18th in the NAIA with five assists this season. His 11 points are tied for eighth in the conference.
Cumberland improves to 4-4-1 overall on the season and moves into a tie for second in the Mid-South with a 2-1 record with last week’s wins. The Bulldogs host Cumberlands (Ky.) and travels to Pikeville (Ky.) this week.
Powell finished the week with 13 saves while helping St. Catharine go 1-1 on the week to earn Mid-South Men’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week.
The Louisville, Ky., senior goalkeeper stopped four shots in a 2-0 shutout against Berea (Ky.) in his first match of the week. Powell allowed all three goals while turning back nine shots in a 3-2 overtime loss to Cumberland.
Powell is second in the Mid-South in both goals against average (0.87) and total saves (47) this season.
St. Catharine moves to 6-3 on the season and is tied for second place in the Mid-South with a 2-1 record. The Patriots host Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) on Tuesday and travels to Georgetown (Ky.) this week.
Mid-South Conference Announces Football Players of the Week
COLUMBIA, Ky. -- Cumberland’s (Tenn.) Reed Gurchiek, Campbellsville’s (Ky.) Dakwain Tarrance and Bethel’s (Tenn.) Stoney Burns are the Mid-South Conference Football Players of the Week, conference officials announced on Monday.
The weekly honor is first of this season for all three players.
Gurchiek had a near-perfect passing day and accounted for four Cumberland touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 59-28 win at Bluefield (Va.) last Saturday to earn Mid-South Offensive Player of the Week.
The Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, senior quarterback completed 13-of-15 passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Bulldogs to their second straight win. Gurchiek also rushed for 89 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown run.
Gurchiek ranks ninth in the Mid-South in total offense (602 yards) and 10th in passing yards per game (150.5).
No. 18-ranked Cumberland improves to 3-1 on the season with last week’s win. The Bulldogs travel to Pikeville (Ky.) on Saturday.
Dakwain Tarrance led the Tigers with 5-1/2 tackles for a loss in a 31-13 win over Belhaven (Miss.) last Saturday to claim MSC Defensive Player of the Week.
The Louisville, Ky., junior defensive lineman completed the game with seven total tackles and 3-1/2 sacks in the road win. Tarrance also forced a fumble in the game as the Tigers held the high-powered Belhaven offense to a season-low 72 offensive plays for the game.
Tarrance is tied for fourth in the Mid-South with 3-1/2 sacks this season. His seven tackles for a loss it tied for fifth in the conference. Nationally, Tarrance is tied for 21st in both sacks and tackles for a loss.
Campbellsville moves to 3-1 overall and sits atop the MSC West standings with a 2-0 record following last week’s win. The Tigers are off this Saturday and host No. 6-ranked Georgetown (Ky.) on Saturday, Oct. 11.
Burns returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 63-35 loss to Reinhardt (Ga.) last Saturday to earn the Mid-South Special Teams Player of the Week.
The Orlando, Fla., senior defensive back returned the game’s opening kickoff 96 yards for a score to put the Wildcats up on the visiting Eagles. Burns added a 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second quarter to cut Bethel’s deficit to 28-21 at the half.
Burns leads the Mid-South averaging 38 yards per kickoff return. He is the only player in the MSC with two touchdown returns this season. Nationally, Burns is third in yards per kickoff return this season. Bethel slipped to 0-5 on the season, including 0-2 in the MSC West with Saturday’s loss. The Wildcats travel to Bluefield on Saturday
High School Volleyball
Anderson County 2 at Danville 0 (25-9, 25-20)
Lafayette 3 vs. Lexington Christian 2 (25-15, 12-25, 25-16, 24-26, 15-9)
Madison Southern 3 vs. Lincoln County 0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-16)
West Jessamine 3 vs. Woodford County 1 (24-26, 25-16, 25-15, 25-15)
Wolfe County 3 vs. Breathitt County 1 (25-18, 22-25, 25-22, 25-20)
High School Girl’s Soccer
Bourbon County 9 vs. Garrard County 1
Danville 2 at East Jessamine 1
Henry Clay 1 at Tates Creek 0
Lexington Catholic 6 vs. Lafayette 0
Madison Central 2 vs. Corbin 0
Madison Southern 2 at Model 1
Mercer County 2 vs. Franklin County 1
Paul Laurence Dunbar 5 vs. Bryan Station 0
Shelby County 1 vs. Bullitt East 1
West Jessamine 4 vs. Woodford County 1
Western Hills 3 vs. Frankfort 0
High School Boy’s Soccer
Madison Southern 8 vs. Pulaski County 0
Model 6 at Lincoln County 1