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Norton Employee Fired For Facebook Post

Posted On December 08, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- A Louisville woman's social media rant about protests in Ferguson, Missouri have cost her a job. Norton Healthcare officials say Renea Rainey was fired for violating the company's social media policy. Rainey caught the attention of many with a Facebook post using insulting names for protesters, while associating her message with Norton.

Former Football Player Named In Robberies

Posted On December 08, 2014

(Lexington, KY) -- A former University of Kentucky football player is accused of robbery. Police say Chad Michael Merida is suspected of two robberies in Laurel County. The accusations follow Merida's arrest on suspicion of holding up a bank in Tampa last month. Merida recently moved from Kentucky to Florida.

Whooping Cranes Spotted In Kentucky

Posted On December 08, 2014

(Undated) -- Wildlife officials have a warning for Kentucky hunters. WLEX-TV reports several whooping cranes have been spotted in Hopkins and Barren counties. The birds are a federally protected species, and hunting them is illegal.

Free Bus Rides In Owensboro

Posted On December 08, 2014

(Owensboro, KY) -- The Owensboro Transit System is providing a holiday gift during its Twelve Days of Christmas program. OTS will offer free rides beginning Wednesday. The campaign runs through December 23rd.

Louisville Police To Wear Body Cameras

Posted On December 08, 2014

(Louisville, KY) -- Police in Louisville are adding cameras to their uniforms. The move comes after a police shooting killed an unarmed teen in Ferguson, Missouri. Officers want to record their interactions with the public. President Obama is asking Congress for 75-million dollars to help police departments get the cameras.