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Transylvania University’s police chief and president took down coffee shop attacker

The chief of Transylvania University’s public safety department and the president of the university worked together to take down a knife-wielding man who attacked students in a campus coffee shop Friday morning. Gregg Muravchick, director of public safety, and President Seamus Carey happened to be nearby when the violence erupted, and their quick action might have stopped the attacker before more people were hurt.

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Grand jury indicts three charged in drug case at Lexington airport

Three men accused of bringing cocaine and methamphetamine from California to Lexington via private jet were indicted Thursday by a federal grand jury. Isaac Basilio Rosas, Cedric Allen Oronce Fajardo and Robert Walter Carlson were arrested April 21 in Lexington, each charged with conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance. Their arraignment is scheduled for Friday in Lexington.

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Help find a Cynthiana woman who went for a walk and never returned

Police are asking for your help to solve a missing-person cold case. If you have information about this crime, don’t try to take action on your own. Anonymous tips, including photos and videos, can be submitted by texting LEXPD plus the tip to CRIMES (274637). Information can also be sent anonymously through Bluegrass Crime Stoppers at 859-253-2020 or www.bluegrasscrimestoppers.com.

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Agents staked out Lexington airport for plane filled with cocaine, meth

Lexington apparently was a stopover point for a plane with 40 pounds of meth and 80 bricks of cocaine that federal and state officials tracked Friday from California, according to federal court documents. Florida might have been the ultimate destination. An indictment could come this week against three men charged in a conspiracy that brought the bulk shipment of cocaine and methamphetamine to Blue Grass Airport via a private jet registered in Oregon.

Most Wanted

Lexington’s Most Wanted, April 25, 2017

Lexington’s Most Wanted is a service of the Office of the Fayette County Sheriff and the Lexington Herald-Leader. (Like the sheriff’s office on Facebook.) Each week, a new photo gallery features mug shots of fugitives and information about them and warrants issued for their arrests.

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40 pounds of meth, 80 bricks of cocaine flown from California to Lexington airport

Three men conspired to bring 80 bricks of cocaine and 40 pounds of methamphetamine by plane from California to Blue Grass Airport, according to a criminal complaint filed in federal court. Isaac Basilio Rosas, Cedric Allen Oronce Fajardo and Robert Walter Carlson were arrested Friday and were scheduled to make their first appearance Monday in Lexington. Each is charged with conspiring to distribute controlled substances.

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Investigators, including K9 police dogs, patrol Transy campus after stabbing

One person was injured and another taken into custody after a machete attack Friday morning at a Transylvania University coffee shop, according to police.
Morgan Eads meads@herald-leader.com
Investigators, including K9 police dogs, patrol Transy campus after stabbing 0:19

Investigators, including K9 police dogs, patrol Transy campus after stabbing

Shoplifting suspect slugs Walmart employee who stops woman 0:30

Shoplifting suspect slugs Walmart employee who stops woman

Surveillance video captures Kmart shoplifter, escape in red Pontiac 1:19

Surveillance video captures Kmart shoplifter, escape in red Pontiac

Surveillance video: Theft from Nicholasville auto shop 0:52

Surveillance video: Theft from Nicholasville auto shop