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Roman Catholic Diocese of Owensboro Kentucky, via Facebook

The Catholic Diocese of Owensboro has reinstated a priest who was suspended after being accused of sexually abusing a juvenile in the 1980s. 

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Juveniles sending nude images of themselves or others via computer or smart phone could be charged with a misdemeanor under a bill passed in the Kentucky Senate Thursday. Currently, such an act is a felony, which bill proponents say judges are hesitant to enforce. 

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Some juvenile court proceedings would be open to the public under a bill approved by the Kentucky Senate Friday.  The issue has been before state lawmakers before.

The state'’s leading authority on juvenile justice says he would like to see status offenders kept out of incarceration facilities.

A status offense is something a youth gets in legal trouble for, but an adult wouldn'’t. Common status offenses are running away from home or skipping school.