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Another wild temperature week begins

We are dealing with a seasonal start to the week, but our wild roller coaster ride of temperatures is about to return. This will be complete with the potential for air cold enough for some flakes, and air warm enough to flirt with record highs.

Franklin County

Man acquitted of murder in Franklin County all-terrain vehicle accident

Relatives of 23-year-old victim Cody Scott Bryant and defendant Justin Day wiped tears from their eyes as the jury returned a not-guilty verdict Tuesday night in a 2014 accident that ended in tragedy. On July 20, 2014, Bryant and Day got into an all-terrain Gator vehicle on a Sunday night after drinking and the vehicle dropped off an embankment, hit a tree and a stump and flipped, penning Bryant on the passenger side of the Gator. Bryant was pronounced dead shortly after the crash. Day has maintained his innocence, saying he was the passenger and not the driver. In 2015, Day was indicted on a charge of capital murder after Kentucky State Police reconstructed the fatal crash and identified Day, then 27, as the driver.

Crime

Man hospitalized after shooting in Frankfort

A man was shot in the abdomen at a home on Felmer Court in Frankfort Saturday morning. The man, who was not identified, is believed to have been involved in a “domestic situation” when the shooting occurred at about 6:15 a.m., said Frankfort Police Major Rob Warfel.

State

Judge rebukes Frankfort police for sexual misconduct, lack of supervision in murder probe

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd delivered a scathing rebuke of the Frankfort Police Department for what he called a pattern of unethical behavior, sexual misconduct and lack of supervision in a 2015 homicide investigation. Shepherd’s comments came in an order Thursday unsealing documents containing allegations made by Meisha Nichols, who was indicted in the 2015 stabbing death of 66-year-old Thomas Ellison.

State

3 die after van blows tire on I-64

Three people died and one man was seriously injured after a Ford passenger van crashed shortly before 7 a.m. Wednesday on Interstate 64 in Franklin County, police said Wednesday.

Videos

More details about Franklin County double homicide investigation released

Franklin County Sheriff Pat Melton talks Monday about the slayings of two women, including a mom of three, found in a house on Pea Ridge Road Friday. "We may never know what the motive was," he said.
McKenna Horsley mhorsley@herald-leader.com
More details about Franklin County double homicide investigation released 2:06

More details about Franklin County double homicide investigation released

Frankfort Kroger fire captured on witness's video 0:17

Frankfort Kroger fire captured on witness's video

Andy Barr talks health care with hostile audience 2:36

Andy Barr talks health care with hostile audience

Hundreds at disabilities rally chant 'power to the people' 1:18

Hundreds at disabilities rally chant 'power to the people'