Driver charged with attempted murder after car strikes police officer

An alleged shoplifter struck a Berea police officer with a car door before being arrested and charged with attempted murder early Thursday, police said in a release. Ernest Powell Jr., 22, of Detroit was also charged with wanton endangerment and other offenses. Officer Eric Davidson, who was hit by an open car door, did not require medical attention, said Lt. Jake Reed, spokesman for Berea police.

Horse racing business is unhappy that visa provision for workers isn’t being renewed

A bill to keep the government funded through the end of April does not include a provision that would have made it easier for the horse racing industry to hire guest workers who groom horses and perform other critical jobs. The National Thoroughbred Racing Association wants Congress to renew an exemption to the H2B visa cap that allows them to employ workers who have worked in the program in at least one of the past three years.

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John Calipari can't wait for three-a-days

After win over Valparaiso, Kentucky coach John Calipari said he can't wait until final exams are over so "we can get this thing right."
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John Calipari can't wait for three-a-days

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Mychal Mulder is looking forward to Camp Cal

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Derek Willis wanted to be more assertive

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John Calipari liked his team's energy