U.S. Army private admits plotting attack on military unit
A U.S. Army private from Kentucky pleaded guilty Friday to charges that he plotted to murder members of his unit in an attack that he planned to carry out in 2020 on behalf of a group that promotes extreme violence to bring about the demise of Western civilization, authorities said. Ethan Phelan Melzer, 24, of Louisville, Kentucky, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court. In court papers, federal authorities say Melzer was already a member of a radical violent group known as the Order of Nine Angles, or 09A, before joining the Army in December 2018.news.yahoo.com
Detroit Lions sign second-round DE Josh Paschal to rookie contract
ALLEN PARK -- The Detroit Lions have signed second-round defensive end pick Josh Paschal to his rookie contract. Lions head coach Dan Campbell said the issue is related to one he worked through at Kentucky, admitting: “Yeah, a little bit. The Lions spent six of their eight picks on the defensive side of the ball, with Aidan Hutchinson and Paschal in this most recent draft. “You hope it’s a foundation for the future,” Lions defensive line coach Todd Wash said of the investments on that side of the ball. “I think I fit as that guy, a big guy, a big defensive end,” Paschal said in early May from Allen Park.mlive.com
Former Louisville, Kentucky Department of Corrections Officer Charged with Using Excessive Force
Darrell Taylor, 32, was indicted today by a federal grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, for using unlawful force against a pretrial detainee while Taylor was an officer at the Louisville Metro Department of Corrections. Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett for the Western District of Kentucky and Special Agent in Charge Jodi Cohen for the FBI Louisville Field Office made the announcement. Today’s indictment charges Taylor with one count of deprivation of rights under color of law. The indictment alleges that Taylor used unreasonable force when he assaulted pretrial detainee B.R., resulting in bodily injury to B.R., including a broken jaw. An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.justice.gov
Michigan baseball qualifies for 3rd straight NCAA Tournament, heads to Louisville regional
The Michigan baseball team’s third straight NCAA Tournament will begin in Louisville, Kentucky. Michigan will open against Oregon in the Louisville regional pic.twitter.com/DECYt6QbpV — Ryan Zuke (@ryanzuke) May 30, 2022The entire 64-team field was announced Monday afternoon on ESPN2. It has been a rollercoaster season for the Wolverines, who needed to win the conference tournament to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. A 1-6 stretch preceded winning three of their final four games of the regular season. Michigan’s pitching, which had a ballooned 7.03 ERA during the regular season, turned the page last week against several of league’s top offenses.mlive.com
West Michigan company’s lettuce, salad greens now available at Meijer stores across Midwest
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Caledonia-based farm says its lettuce and salad greens are now being sold at Meijer stores across Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky and Wisconsin. Revolution Farms grows its products inside a three-acre greenhouse in Caledonia, and says they are grown using less water and land than other farms that grow lettuce and salad greens. “Supporting local farms and carrying the freshest, most nutritious ingredients is important to us and to our customers,” Sarah Jennings, a produce buyer at Meijer, said in a news release. Frey, a Grand Rapids native who previously spent nearly a decade in Hood River, Oregon, running a small, outdoor apparel company, was the company’s first CEO. Frey and Steketee are no longer with the company.mlive.com
Trump doubles down on his 'longtime commitment' to speak at an NRA convention after deadly Texas school shooting: 'America needs real solutions and real leadership in this moment'
Ted Cruz is also scheduled to speak at the event, which will be held in Houston, just a few hours' drive from the mass shooting in Uvalde.news.yahoo.com
Popular peanut butter is recalled nationwide. It’s been linked to a salmonella outbreak
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, along with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and others have been investigating a multistate outbreak of salmonella senftenberg infections and they are linked to a product so many of us enjoy daily.news.yahoo.com
GOP congressman dubbed 'Grandstander' by Trump wins primary
A Republican congressman whom Donald Trump once called a “third rate Grandstander” and a “disaster” for Kentucky coasted to victory Tuesday in his primary election. Rep. Thomas Massie had angered Trump by opposing a massive COVID-19 relief package in 2020 when he was in the White House.news.yahoo.com
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) calls $40 billion military aid package to Ukraine a "gift” and blocks it from passing.
Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) blocked the passage of the $39.8 billion House-passed Ukraine aid after Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) presented a unanimous consent on behalf of himself and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell today. Schumer urged Paul to pass the bill and claimed that the Senator from Kentucky wanted to add certain changes directly to the bill, which have been opposed by members of both parties. Paul asserted that the aid amount will almost equal the entire military budget of Russia and that the U.S. will have to borrow the money from China to send it to Ukraine.news.yahoo.com
80-1 shot Rich Strike races to huge upset in Kentucky Derby
Anyone anticipating a return to normalcy in the Kentucky Derby got a dose of crazy Saturday when an 80-1 shot came charging up the rail to win at Churchill Downs. With favorite Epicenter and Zandon engaged in a duel at the front, Rich Strike stole the show with the second-biggest upset in the Derby's 148-year history. The chestnut colt beat 4-1 favorite Epicenter by three-quarters of a length.news.yahoo.com
Supreme Court won't hear Lundergan illegal contribution case
The Supreme Court is leaving in place the illegal campaign contributions conviction of Kentucky businessman and former Democratic Party chief, Jerry Lundergan. The high court on Monday turned away Lundergan's appeal of his conviction. Lundergan and a codefendant were convicted in 2019 of orchestrating a scheme to funnel illegal contributions to the failed 2014 U.S. Senate campaign of Lundergan's daughter, Alison Lundergan Grimes.news.yahoo.com
2022 NFL draft: Detroit Lions select Kentucky defensive end Josh Paschal in second round
ALLEN PARK -- Last year, Brad Holmes used two of his first three draft picks on the defensive line. The Detroit Lions have selected Kentucky defensive end Josh Paschal in the second round of the NFL draft. He joins Michigan edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson and Alabama receiver Jameson Williams in this year’s draft class, and is the fourth high draft pick invested in a defensive line that suddenly looks very different. Levi Onwuzurike was added in the second round of last year’s draft, while Alim McNeill was added in the third round. Paschal was added with the 46th overall pick, which Detroit added in the trade up for Jameson Williams.mlive.com
Teen bitten by 8-foot shark during Gulf Shores vacation
A teenager from Kentucky is recovering after suffering an apparent shark bite while vacationing in Gulf Shores. Blake Berry, 17, said he was in waist-deep water last Tuesday when he felt something clamp on to his ankle. “I felt a little flabbergasted - like what just happened to me?” Berry told WCPO. “I’m super grateful.”Berry was bit by what was estimated to be an 8-foot-long bull shark. He was taken to the hospital where he required surgery and more than 50 stitches.mlive.com
Kentucky Republicans override veto, impose sweeping abortion restrictions
As states across the country rush to pass antiabortion restrictions ahead of the Supreme Court decision expected this summer, abortion rights advocates say Kentucky will be the first state forced to halt all abortion procedures. The law takes effect immediately.washingtonpost.com
Late Iowa man linked to 1980s killings in Indiana, Kentucky
The Indiana State Police say they used genealogical data and crime scene evidence to link an Iowa man who died in 2013 to the killings of three female motel clerks and sexual assault of a fourth in Indiana and Kentucky from 1987 through 1990.
Bodies of Marines killed in NATO exercise returned to US
The bodies of four Marines who died in a military aircraft crash during a NATO exercise have been transferred back to the U.S. The U.S. Marine Corps said an Osprey aircraft crashed on March 18 in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, killing the four Marines.