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Experiment of Kentucky high schoolers gets launched into space

Two Kentucky high school students sent a biology experiment into Sunday. The experiment will allow the students to examine the behavior of smooth muscle cells as they acclimate to a microgravity environment. The research implications include a better understanding of cellular processes and could potentially provide information that could lead to better preventative treatments for hypertension and other cardiovascular diseases. The rocket carrying the experiment is expected to dock Wednesday at the International Space Station.

Kentucky

State police investigate Owen County shooting, suspect sought

State and local police are looking for 23-year-old Derrick Mays Thomas, of Mt. Sterling, who allegedly shot two people Friday night. The victims, Amber Neal and James Neal, were taken to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries. Police said Thomas is considered armed and dangerous and may be in the areas of Winchester or Mt. Sterling.

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Fire temporarily forces Morehead students out of dorm

Just days after the start of Kentucky’s spring wildfire season, a residence hall at Morehead State University was evacuated late Friday because of a nearby fire. The fire on the ridge line behind Nunn Hall was reported at about 11 p.m., and 248 students were moved out of the hall as a precaution, said Morehead State spokesman Jason Blanton.

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Trump flag flies in military vehicle convoy

An apparent military vehicle traveling on I-65 near Louisville carried a Trump flag near the front of its convoy. Video by Steve Thompson.
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Trump flag flies in military vehicle convoy

Update on chemical weapons plant 1:23

Update on chemical weapons plant

Plant's waste creates its needed electricity, steam 1:27

Plant's waste creates its needed electricity, steam

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Pikeville Elementary winter garden