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  A suspect involved in a stabbing early Wednesday morning in Murray is in custody.

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This week alone, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has visited three states to push the Justice Department's efforts to crack down on what he describes as a crime wave sweeping the nation.


  Kentucky criminal justice leaders have announced recommendations to curb prison growth and improve public safety.

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  A fugitive from California wanted for several sexual offences was arrested Tuesday in Mayfield.

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After news reports that 26 people had been shot and killed inside a Texas church on Sunday, people working in the mental health field braced themselves for the media coverage.

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Weeks after announcing a prayer initiative in response to an increase in violent crime in west Louisville, Gov. Matt Bevin is criticizing those who responded negatively to his proposal.

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Authorities say a Hendersonville doctor traded prescriptions for narcotics in exchange for money and sexual acts. Media outlets report 48-year-old Dr. Lawrence Joseph Valdez was arrested Thursday on five counts of issuing prescriptions for narcotics outside the scope of medical practice.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and others began looking into Valdez after they received complaints about his practices. Investigators said he made these exchanges with multiple individuals.

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McCracken County Sheriff's Department has made five arrests connected to prostitution and illegal drug activity. According to a news release, detectives located individuals who had posted online 'escort' ads on Acting undercover, agents found several women who agreed to meet in the Paducah area to provide sexual acts for money. 

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Kentuckians with certain Class D felonies would be able to clear their criminal records under a bill that the state Senate Judiciary Committee approved on Thursday.

The legislation would create a process whereby people with Class D felonies could file to have their judgments vacated five years after completing their sentences.

It's increasingly likely that the next time you have an encounter with a police officer, he or she will be wearing a body camera. And depending on how things go, you may be left wondering: "Can I get a copy of that video?"

There's no single answer to that, or other pressing questions, such as whether you can tell an officer you don't want to be recorded. In the year and a half since the Ferguson, Mo., protests, police departments have been rushing to adopt the cameras.

But when it comes to body camera policies, departments are all over the map.