Court to hear bid for new defense of Kentucky abortion law
The underlying issue in the case, to be heard in the fall, is a blocked Kentucky law that abortion rights supporters say would have effectively banned a standard abortion method in the second trimester of pregnancy. AdFive days later, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to strike down an unrelated Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics. But Cameron, who became attorney general in 2019, said the reasoning used by the high court called into question the ruling against the Kentucky law. The appeals court, however, rejected his efforts to intervene, prompting his appeal to the Supreme Court. In February, Kentucky's Republican-led legislature gave Cameron the power to seek civil and criminal penalties for any violation of Kentucky’s abortion laws.
Kentucky Senate votes to make it a crime to taunt police
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, file photo, police speak with protesters at the First Unitarian church, in Louisville, Ky. It could become a crime to taunt a police officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed the state Senate on Thursday, March 11, 2021. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)FRANKFORT – It could become a crime to taunt a police officer in Kentucky, under a bill that passed the state Senate on Thursday. The bill passed the Republican-dominated Senate 22-11 and now awaits House input. Report for America is a nonprofit national service program that places journalists in local newsrooms to report on undercovered issues.
Judge ends shooting case against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend
Walker was the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor who was killed by officers of the Louisville Metro Police Department following the execution of a no knock warrant on her apartment on March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A judge in Kentucky has signed an order permanently closing a criminal case against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend, who shot a police officer during the deadly raid that killed Taylor. Prosecutors dismissed an attempted murder of a police officer charge against Kenneth L. Walker in May, about two months after Taylor's death. Taylor was fatally shot by police who burst through her door with a narcotics warrant on March 13, 2020. Two other officers who fired shots at Taylor's apartment have been dismissed from the department.
US Capitol placed on short lockdown after nearby fire
A sign displayed outside the Capitol building in Frankfort, Ky., advises that the grounds are closed, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Bryan Woolston)WASHINGTON – A message on Monday morning said an “external security threat” was present at the U.S. Capitol. “All buildings within the Capitol Complex: External security threat, no entry or exit is permitted, stay away from exterior windows, doors. UPDATE: U.S. Capitol Police: "In an abundance of caution following an external security threat under the bridge on I-295 at First and F Streets, SE, Acting Chief Pittman ordered a shutdown of the Capitol Complex. Unclear if this is the cause of/related to Capitol lockdown- but it’s in the same area where the security threat was supposedly located https://t.co/Dev82K5nBt — Garrett Haake (@GarrettHaake) January 18, 2021
City to pay millions to Breonna Taylor's mom, reform police
FILE - Signs are held up showing Breonna Taylor during a rally in her honor on the steps of the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., Thursday, June 25, 2020. The city of Louisville will pay several million dollars to the mother of Breonna Taylor and install police reforms as part of a settlement of a lawsuit from Taylors family, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
Family rescues dog nearly 4 miles offshore in Lake Michigan
FRANKFORT, Mich. – A dog treading water nearly four miles offshore in Lake Michigan has been rescued by a family out on a boating trip. The family was able to have the dog scanned for a microchip. The owners later were located and reunited with their dog. “I just hope that if this was my dog, somebody would do the same for me,” Wilcox said. “I would just be very grateful, happy because I know how rough Lake Michigan can be.”
Governor has role in Davis statue's removal from Capitol
Workers prepare to remove the Jefferson Davis statue from the Kentucky state Capitol in Frankfort, Ky., on Saturday, June 13, 2020. A Kentucky commission voted to take down a statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis from the state Capitol. (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)FRANKFORT, Ky. Having led the push to take down a statue of Jefferson Davis from the Kentucky Capitol, the state's governor had a ceremonial role Saturday in its removal from the place it stood for decades. The panels vote came two days after another Davis statue was toppled by protesters in Virginia. The commission called for the statue to be moved to the Jefferson Davis Historic Site, where Davis was born.
Shooting victim unknown in deadly shooting in Detroit's east side
DETROIT - Police are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred Friday morning in the area of Lakeview and Frankfort streets in Detroit's east side. The victim has not been identified. Copyright 2019 by WDIV ClickOnDetroit - All rights reserved.
Labor Day weekend guide: Weather, traffic and events to know about
Also: Northern Lights could be visible in Michigan this weekend: How to see themCheck the latest forecast at ClickOnDetroit.com/WeatherCenter. More Labor Day weekend events kick off today, including Arts, Beats & Eats in Royal Oak, followed by the Detroit Jazz Festival and more. The Detroit Pistons will host a Fitness Bootcamp at Detroit's Eastern Market, inside Shed 5. The National Hurricane Center says the storm could grow into a dangerous Category 4 storm by Labor Day as it pushes northwest in the general direction of Florida. This year's festival runs weekends and Labor Day, Aug. 17 to Sept. 29.
Detroit residents asking for installation of new traffic signal after deadly crash
DETROIT - A deadly high speed crash was caught on a home security camera and neighbors said they were just waiting for a tragedy like this to happen. Local 4 obtained video of a car speeding through the stop sign on Frankfort Street and hitting another car. A Detroit official told Local 4 his office is not currently considering the traffic signal at Frankfort and Chalmers streets, primarily because there already is a traffic signal one block south at Warren and Chalmers and two blocks north at Chandler Park Drive. The official does not believe that the traffic volume is sufficient on Frankfort Street to justify another traffic signal. Frankfort Street currently has stop signs.