WKYT News at 5:00 PM on 12-15-14
WKYT News at 5:00 PM on 12-15-14. we're tracking the
cleanup after a part of a train, carrying coal, derails into a central kentucky creek --- A young man died in Harrison county over the weekend, the people who knew him say its a devastating loss. --- Construction crews are working toward putting a 250 foot crane in downtown Lexington today. wkyt news at 5 starts now. CREWS HAVE STARTED TO FORM A PLAN... TO CLEAN UP THREE DERAILED TRAIN CARS FULL OF COAL. THE GROUND GAVE WAY UNDER SOME TRACKS NEAR STONER CREEK IN BOURBON COUNTY OVERNIGHT.
OFFICER DON EVANS SHOT VIDEO OF THE SCENE FROM SKYFIRST THIS MORNING. THE CARS TUMBLED DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AFTER DERAILING. WKYT's JERRIKA INSCO IS TRACKING THE LATEST ON THE SITUATION... IN OUR TOP STORY AT FIVE. 26-34 Jerrika: "It was a 100-car coal train... but this CSX train lost three of its cars when four of them derailed. As you can see behind me, one of the cars is still in the creek but two of them have been removed as this clean-up process continues here in Paris." It was traveling from Toledo to Virginia... when three cars wound
up sitting along Stoner Creek here in downtown Paris. Sheriff Mark Matthews, Bourbon County: "the track is built on what's called a high wall. and it's probably 100 years old or older and just gave way."Crews and officials from CSX, R.J. Corman, emergency management, environmental protection agency, and emergency response teams along with first responders have been here for hours and hours... since this train derailment happened overnight. After learning two people were on the train at the time... but no one was hurt... their focus has been the clean-up process. Sheriff Matthews:
"one car is in the creek. they're going to try to drag it across the creek and bring it out on the other side at some point. that seems to be what their plan is."The sheriff says they won't know how much damage there is to the sewer line below the cars... until they are moved. Right now, crews on scene are worried raw sewage is possibly dumping into Stoner Creek. For the EPA, coal is not a concern... but it is a water quality violation... so it will be removed. Jerrika: "The sheriff tells me no drinking water has been contaminated here because it is up stream. In Paris, Jerrika Insco, WKYT."
THE SHERIFF SAYS HE'S BEEN TOLD... THE TRACK WILL BE RE- ROUTED AROUND WHERE IT CAVED IN AND TRAINS SHOULD BE RUNNING THROUGH THERE BY TOMORROW. A DIFFICULT DAY FOR STUDENTS... RETURNING TO CLASS WITHOUT ONE OF THEIR OWN. HARRISON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COLTON BURUS DIED IN A CRASH ON SATURDAY MORNING. HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO TAKE A COLLEGE ENTRANCE EXAM. AS WKYT'S VICTOR PUENTE SHOWS US... TODAY... BURUS IS BEING REMEMBERED FOR THE MARK HE LEFT ON THE SCHOOL AND HIS CLASSMATES.
Colton Burus was many things, a son, a student, an athlete. But one of the things he was proudest of was his involvement in his schools junior ROTC program. 17 year old Colton Burus died Saturday morning. The coroner tells us he wrecked on Jacobs lane around 7:30 while on his way take his ACT exam. The men who led him in Harrison County's Junior ROTC program say despite their pain, they've been more concerned about his fellow cadets. 31:13 It's been devastating to be honest with you, we're just trying to minister their needs. At the high school today counselors were brought in to help the
students and teachers who knew Colton. In addition to being a flight commander with the JROTC he was also on his school's track team. 33:06 he was just the kind of kid people attract to. Blackburn and Montgomery are friends with Colton's father. They say the loss has been especially hard on him. 30:50 By all accounts they had a very special relationship, it was kind of a big brother little brother thing. But they say his death is also a loss because of what he could have become. 32:00 A wonderful asset to the community and would have been the nation eventually if given the chance to
prove that. The superintendent tells me this morning the JROTC Cadets asked the school if they could lower the flags to half staff and administrators agreed to that request. In Harrison county, vp, wkyt. THE JUNIOR R-O-T-C PLANS ON BEING INVOLVED IN BURUS' MEMORIAL SERVICE. IT'S SCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY. WE HAVE A CHANGE IN THE WEATHER COMING OUR WAY. IT STARTS TONIGHT WITH RAIN. WKYT CHIEF METEOROLOGIST CHRIS BAILEY IS HERE... TO TELL US WHAT'S ON THE WAY. Rain is rolling into the region and will carry us into Tuesday as a cold
front swings in. Winds will gust up and temperatures will slowly fall during this time. Readings early Tuesday will be in the middle 40s for many, but will drop toward 40 by early evening. Even colder air will push in for Wednesday with temps in the 30s and the chance for a snow flurry. A slightly better chance for light snow will exist on Thursday as a disturbance moves in from the west. This comes ahead of a bigger system that could bring winter weather for the upcoming weekend. That's a storm system to keep a very close eye on. A FAYETTE COUNTY JUDGE IS EXPECTED TO
DECIDE SOON... WHETHER A FORMER STATE LAWMAKER CAN WITHDRAW HIS GUILTY PLEA FOR MURDER. BRIEFS FROM BOTH SIDES IN THE STEVE NUNN CASE WERE DUE TO JUDGE PAMELA GOODWINE TODAY. HER OFFICE SAYS SHE PLANS TO MAKE A RULING... BY THE END OF THE MONTH. NUNN PLEAD GUILTY TO THE 2009 SHOOTING DEATH OF HIS FORMER FIANCEE... AMANDA ROSS. HE ASKED TO WITHDRAW HIS PLEA... BACK IN OCTOBER. A FLIP OF THE COIN WAS NEEDED TODAY. THE SEARCH COMMITTEE FOR THE NEXT FAYETTE COUNTY SCHOOL
SUPERINTENDENT... ADDED A NEW MEMBER THIS MORNING. THE ELECTION FOR THE PARENT REPRESENTATIVE ENDED IN A TIE. TODAY... THE DISTRICT FLIPPED A COIN TO SEE WHICH PARENTS WOULD TAKE THE SPOT. SHARON MOSFIELD- BOSWELL BEAT ROGER CLEVELAND IN THE TOSS. Sharon Mofield- Boswell: "it will be a huge responsibility and it will require a lot of personal time its an honor and i'm just really humble that I had the support that I had." THE PANEL NEEDS TO INCLUDE A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER...
WHO WILL BE APPOINTED DURING A MEETING TONIGHT. IF THE PERSON ISN'T A MINORITY... THE DISTRICT WILL HAVE TO HOLD A SPECIAL PARENT ELECTION TO SELECT A MINORITY PARENT TO JOIN THE COMMITTEE. THREE PEOPLE... INCLUDING A GUNMAN... HAVE DIED IN A HOSTAGE SITUATON IN SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA. THE 16-HOUR STANDOFF TOOK PLACE AT A CAFE IN THE CITY'S DOWNTOWN AREA. AS CRAIG BOSWELL REPORTS... GRENADE EXPLOSIONS AND GUNSHOTS COULD BE HEARD... AS POLICE STORMED THE CAFE AND ENDED THE
STANDOFF. A dramatic and deadly ending to a more than 16-hour hostage standoff in Sydney, Australia. Heavily armed teams of tactical police stormed the Lindt Chocolate Cafe in downtown Sydney where a gunman had been holding 17 hostages. The police action came just moments after a group of hostages began running from the building. Police Commissioner Andrew Scipione/ New South Wales PD: ""They made the call because they believed that at that time, if they didn't enter, there would have been many more lives lost." CBS News confirms the suspect is Iranian-born
Man Haron Monis - a self-described cleric. Australian media received a video with one of the captives listing the gunman's demands. "we had three simple requests and none of those have been met.." Monis could be seen in grainy video during the standoff pacing back and forth.The 50 year- old had a lengthy criminal record and was already known to authorities. He had asked for an ISIS flag to be delivered to the caf. Scipione: "It is an isolated incident. It was the act of an individual. " A handful of hostages escaped the cafe earlier in the standoff.. after it was over, others were carried out on
stretchers.. two died along with the gunman. Police are counseling family members not far from the crime scene. Craig Boswell CBS News Washington. POLICE HAVEN'T SAID WHETHER THE GUNMAN KILLED THE HOSTAGES... OR IF THEY DIED IN THE CROSS FIRE. A SUSPICIOUS DEVICE CAUSED A SCARE THIS MORNING. OUR COUNTY BY COUNTY COVERAGE BEGINS IN JESSAMINE COUNTY. THE WILMORE POLICE CHIEF SAYS ONE OF THEIR OFFICERS NOTICED THE PACKAGE IN A PARKING LOT NEAR H-R-S AUTOMOTIVE ON TOBACCO COURT. THEY CALLED IN THE
LEXINGTON POLICE BOMB SQUAD TO CHECK IT OUT. THE CHIEF SAYS THE PACKAGE WASN'T EXPLOSIVE... BUT WAS MADE TO LOOK LIKE IT 'COULD' EXPLODE. THE A-T-F WILL EXAMINE THE DEVICE. IN BATH COUNTY... POLICE ARE ASKING FOR YOUR HELP. OWINGSVILLE POLICE WANT HELP IDENTIFYING THIS MAN. THEY POSTED HIS PICTURE TO THEIR FACEBOOK PAGE. THEY SAY, THIS MAN MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN CAR BREAK-INS AROUND THE COMMUNITY, AND THEY'D LIKE THE FIND HIM. A KEY PIECE OF EQUIPMENT IN THE NEXT PHASE OF
CONSTRUCTION ON THE CENTREPOINTE PROJECT ARRIVED IN LEXINGTON TODAY. THE TWO HUNDRED 50 FOOT CRANE IS SO BIG... IT ARRIVED IN PIECES. WKYT's MIKE LINDEN SHOWS US WHAT IT TOOK TO GET ALL THE PARTS TO THE SITE. By the end of the day today, there will be a 250 foot crane over the centre point site in downtown Lexington as it's being constructed by 10-15 construction workers this morning. Crews and Lexington Police temporarily closed a portion of Vine Street this morning to bring in a portion of the tower crane. When completed, the crane will stand more
than 25 stories tall. Chris Pruett/Building supervisor: "Everybody has seen the drawings of what it's supposed to look like, it's just going to be awhile before it gets done. I'm sure it will look nice when it's done and it'll draw some people down here. It's progress...whatever that means." On the opposite side of the site, crews closed the left lane of Main Street between Limestone and Upper street too, which will stay closed until late in the afternoon on December 19th. Brandy Durham: "This definitely has changed. I remember it being a horse park with jumps and the pretty grass and the fences
and now it's definitely a hole; a crater." If you're driving through downtown Lexington tomorrow morning you can expect even more traffic through the morning hours as construction crews are going to build another tower crane in the construction site. In Lexington, Mike Linden, WKYT. ACCORDING TO DEVELOPERS... THE FIRST STAGE OF CONSTRUCTION IS A THREE FLOOR PARKING GARAGE. A GUNMAN IS ON THE RUN... AFTER A SHOOTING RAMPAGE KILLED SIX PEOPLE. NEIGHBORS TALK ABOUT THE CHAOTIC SEARCH FOR A SUSPECT... WHEN IT COMES TO
YOUR HEALTH... IT APPEARS ATTITUDE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN AGE. THE FINDINGS OF A NEW STUDY... IN BETTER LIVING. KILLING SIX PEOPLE... IS ON THE RUN THIS AFTERNOON INVESTIGATORS SAY THE SHOOTINGS TOOK PLACE IN THREE SEPARATE PHILADELPHIA SUBURBS. SWAT TEAMS SURROUNDED SEVERAL HOMES... TRYING TO FIND THE GUNMAN. NEIGHBORS DESCRIBED A 'VERY' CHAOTIC SITUATION AT ONE OF THE SHOOTING SCENES. "We heard the flash bang go off, we saw the smoke come up and that was it. We just
kind of went back inside because we don't know if it's safe or not." NEIGHBORS HAVE IDENTIFIED THE VICTIM OF THE FIRST SHOOTING... AS THE GUNMAN'S EX-WIFE. THEY SAY THE COUPLE HAD BEEN FIGHTING OVER CUSTODY. CLEANUP HAS STARTED FOLLOWING LAST WEEK'S MASSIVE STORM... IN CALIFORNIA. THE STORMS CAUSED FLOODING, MUDSLIDES, POWER OUTAGES AND UPROOTED TEES. ONE LANDLORD SAYS IT WILL COST UP TO SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS... JUST TO CLEAR TREES FROM HIS LAND. HE'S NOT SURE HOW
HE'LL PAY FOR IT. JOSEPH PICA says: "this is gonna be more money than I can afford.. its all insurance and those guys are gonna fight it out and drag it out"" A NEW STORM DUMPED MORE RAIN ON NORTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY. IT CAUSED FLOODING, POWER OUTAGES AND AIRPORT DELAYS. IT'S THE BUSIEST DAY OF THE YEAR FOR FED-EX. AN ACCIDENT MADE IT EVEN 'BUSIER' FOR WORKERS IN NORTHERN NEW JERSEY. A FED-EX TRUCK OVERTURNED THIS MORNING... SPILLING HOLIDAY DELIVERIES ALL OVER THE INTERSTATE. THE DRIVER SUFFERED
MINOR INJURIES. THE PACKAGES WERE RELOADED AND SENT ON TO THEIR DESTINATIONS. ONE GOOD DEED... IS LEADING TO ANOTHER... IN BOSTON. LAST WEEK... A WOMAN DROPPED HER ENGAGEMENT AND WEDDING RINGS INTO A RED KETTLE... WITH A NOTE ASKING THE SALVATION ARMY TO SELL IT AND KEEP THE MONEY. NOW... AN ANONYMOUS DONOR IS OFFERING 21 THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR BOTH. THE DONOR PLANS TO REUNITE THE RINGS... WITH THEIR ORIGINAL OWNER. HE MADE HEADLINES FOR HIS UNIQUE DISGUISE DURING A
ROBBERY. NOW... THE DUCT TAPE BANDIT IS IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW AGAIN. WE'LL TELL YOU WHAT HE'S ACCUSED OF... ON WKYT NEWS AT 5-30. many of us work in stressful enviroments... but your email... and even your dog... can play a role in making it better. we'll explain... in better living. living. health, education, and consumer news that impacts your life. when it comes to staying healthy... the age you feel might matter more than the age your are. alphonso van marsh shows us the results of a new study. all footage: cbs news.
normal restrictions apply. rt: 1:04 marian armitage is not letting her age slow her down. she rides her bike everywhere.. to the store, to pilates class. i just became 60 this year - and i certainly don't feel 60. researchers at the university college london found the key to living longer may be feeling young. people who felt younger than their real age were more likely to survive over the next eight years or so compared to those who felt older. cap @0:29-0:36 alphonso van marsh, cbs news, london researchers tracked nearly six-and-a-half thousand senior
citizens here in england for more than a decade. they found adults who felt younger had a 14 percent death rate compared to a nearly 25-percent death rate for people who felt older. someone who feels younger is possibly healthier than someone who feels older, they have fewer diseases, they may be more mobile. marian says the study doesn't surprise her at all.. and that she plans to keep her young attitude as she grows old . alphonso van marsh, cbs news, london most adults in the study said they felt three or more years younger than their actual age.
if you have beloved dog... you might keep a picture of them at work. but what about bringing fido to the office with you? it's a trend... showing up more and more in workplaces. some managers say having dogs at work makes employees happier and more productive. vanitha naidu, dog owner: "having her forces me to take a break, to take her around the block for a walk, that sort of thing there are also health benefits to bringing a dog to work... such as lowering your blood pressure and stress levels. your email can play a role in how stressed you are.
researchers studied two groups of adults and found those who checked their email less often... were also less stressed. the authors of the study say businesses can help workers reduce stress... by suggesting they deal with email in chunks... rather than constantly checking and responding. if you need a gift for someone... who's hard to buy for... a gift card might be perfect. it's the most popular gift this year. a new survey found nearly one fifth of all holiday budgets go to gift cards. people spend an average of one 172 dollars on them. for more health, education, and
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