UK police and security officers don superhero capes as they distribute stuffed animals, junior officer sticker badges and coloring books to patients at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. Here they surprise Annie Almeda, 6, and Jaxon Crawford, 21 mo.
A video showing paraeducator James Coleman punching a then 12-year-old child with special needs (wearing backpack) is central to a lawsuit the child's mother has filed against the Fayette County School District. The child had a medical condition that causes uncontrollable movements or tics in response to stimulus, including loud conversation and clapping, as was occurring before she hit Coleman, the suit says. Coleman was aware of that when he responded by punching the girl, knocking out teeth, the suit says. Coleman was fired but acquitted in a criminal trial. His attorney said he had no intention to harm the child, but he was defending himself after the child struck him first.
Former Lexington Mayor Pam Miller recalls the challenges of being mayor, including the 1994 shooting in which a white police office killed Tony Sullivan, an unarmed black teenager. In a recent interview with the Herald-Leader's Beth Musgrave, Miller talks about her history as a leader of Lexington.
Heavy smoke blocked a woman’s exit through the front of the apartment building on Cambridge Drive, according to officials. Firefighters used a ladder to get her off the second-floor balcony. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of minor smoke inhalation.