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THE BLUEGRASS STATE. Hillary Thornton: “It has been nearly seven months since an 18 year old lexingtom man was killed in this Lawrenceburg parking lot Kentucky state police have now charged four people with his murder.” AND THE DEMOCRATS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT MAKE A FINAL PUSH FOR VOTES ONE DAY BEFORE KENTUCKY’S PRIMARY. WE’LL HIT THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL. “This is WKYT News at 4.” GOOD AFTERNOON, I’M JENNIFER PALUMBO. ANOTHER COLD MORNING HAS TURNED INTO A DREARY AFTERNOON.

HERE’S A LIVE LOOK AT DOWNTOWN LEXINGTON WHERE IT’S NOT EVEN 60 DEGREES RIGHT NOW. AND WE’RE IN FOR MORE RAIN THIS WEEK. CHIEF METEOROLOGIST CHRIS BAILEY HAS A FIRST LOOK AT THE FORECAST… CHRIS? It’s another wet and cool week taking shape across central and eastern Kentucky. Rain will overspread the region tonight and become heavy at times. The rain lasts through Tuesday and into the first half of Wednesday.

Local rain amounts of 1″-2″ will be possible. Highs may not get to 60 on Tuesday. A break in the action comes on Thursday with highs in the 70s. Rain and thunderstorms return Friday and carry us into the first half of the upcoming weekend. Additional heavy rains are a good bet with weekend highs in the 60s. FOUR PEOPLE ARE NOW CHARGED IN CONNECTION WITH THE MURDER OF A CENTRAL KENTUCKY TEENAGER. WILLIAM EDWARDS AND KENNETH BERRY THE SECOND ARE BOTH CHARGED WITH MURDER… ALONG WITH ANTOINE JAMES AND KENDALL BERRY. POLICE SAY THE MEN SHOT AND KILLED 18-YEAR-OLD DAMYCAL BOLTON OUTSIDE EAGLE LAKE CONVENTION CENTER IN ANDERSON COUNTY LAST OCTOBER. W-K-Y-T’s HILLARY THORNTON HAS MORE ON THEIR ARRESTS… ITS OUR TOP STORY AT 4:00. 7 months later, 4 people now charged with murder in the shooting happening in the parking lot here behind me…killing 18 year old damycal Boltonback in October Kentucky state police say they were on a traffic stop near where a Kentucky state university homecoming after-party was going on in Lawrenceburg.

That is when they heard multiple gunshots, and rushed over to the parking lot of the Eagle Lake Convention Center. There, they found the 18-year-old from Lexington shot and killed. William Edwards, Kenneth berry, and kendall berry who were already in the Fayette county detention center, along with Antoine James an inmate at blackburn correctional facility all with lengthy drug related criminal records…now each facing a murder charge. Two other men are Also mentioned in the arrest citations that say investigators found the six men to be responsible for the murder through video evidence. Troopers say in that video both Edwards and Kendall berry are seen shooting a handgun around a group of people. In addition to the murder charge Edwards and Kendall berry are facing charges of wanton endangerment and possession of a handgun by a convicted felon. In Anderson c ht Wkyt THE SUSPECTS WILL BE BACK IN COURT FOR THEIR ARRAIGNMENTS JUNE 9th.

GRIEF COUNSELORS ARE HELPING STUDENTS COPE WITH THE DEATH OF A FORMER STUDENT. 19-YEAR-OLD ALEXIS THOMPSON DIED IN A CRASH YESTERDAY MORNING IN BOURBON COUNTY. SHE GRADUATED FROM GEORGE ROGERS CLARK IN CLARK COUNTY LAST YEAR. ONE THOMPSON’S CLOSE FRIENDS DESCRIBED HER AS A SWEET AND LOVING PERSON. Taylor Pace/Alexis’ Best Friend: “She was always a shoulder I could cry on and somebody I could always turn to if I needed someone to talk to.” THOMPSON WAS ON HER WAY TO WORK AT BOURBON COUNTY HOSPITAL AT THE TIME OF THE CRASH. POLICE ARE STILL INVESTIGATING HOW IT HAPPENED. DEMOCRATS HILLARY CLINTON AND SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS ARE MAKING A FINAL PUSH FOR VOTES IN KENTUCKY AHEAD OF TOMORROW’S PRIMARY. SANDERS WAS IN THE BLUEGRASS STATE THIS WEEKEND… BEFORE HEADING TO PUERTO RICO. HILLARY CLINTON IS CAMPAIGNING IN KENTUCKY FOR A SECOND STRAIGHT DAY. SHE HAD A RALLY IN BOWLING GREEN EARLIER TODAY. Hillary Clinton: “if you get a hold of donald trump’s tax plan for this country it is trickle down economics on steroids. slash taxes on the wealthy. a billionaire’s plan for other billionaires.” CLINTON WILL BE BACK IN LEXINGTON TONIGHT FOR A RALLY AT TRANSYLVANIA UNIVERSITY.

THE DOORS WILL OPEN AT 4:45… AND WE’LL TAKE YOU THERE STARTING AT 5:00. SANDERS WAS IN BOWLING GREEN SATURDAY. HE HAD A RALLY … AT THE HISTORIC RAIL- PARK AND TRAIN YARD… AND PREDICTED HE’D WIN IN KENTUCKY. And very few would have believed that this coming Tuesday we’ll win a great victory right here in KY. ONLY REGISTERED DEMOCRATS CAN VOTE FOR A PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN TOMORROW’S KENTUCKY PRIMARY… BUT THERE ARE OTHER PARTISAN RACES ON THE BALLOT FOR BOTH PARTIES. KENTUCKY REPUBLICANS VOTED FOR THEIR PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE IN THE CAUCUS IN MARCH. WE ARE WORKING ON A NUMBER OF OTHER STORIES FOR YOU… ON WKYT STARTING AT 4:30. WKYT’S AMBER PHILPOTT JOINS US FROM THE NEWSROOM WITH A LOOK AT SOME OF THE NEWS IN PROGRESS. THE WEATHER WILL PLAY A ROLE IN WHAT’S NEXT FOR A GARRARD COUNTY SINKHOLE. CREWS FILLED THE SINKHOLE IN ON FRIDAY BECAUSE IT WAS GETTING TOO CLOSE TO FORK CHURCH ROAD. IT REOPENED OVER THE WEEKEND. THE PROPERTY OWNERS THINK THE RAIN IS TO BLAME. THE FAMILY WHO LIVES IN THE HOME IS STAYING PUT. THE PROPERY OWNER SAYS THEY’RE NOT WORRIED BECAUSE THE HOME IS BUILT ON A CONCRETE SLAB.

TWO BRAIN SURGERIES HAVE GIVEN A 13-YEAR-OLD KENTUCKY BOY HIS LIFE BACK… JOEY MAGGARD… OF LINCOLN COUNTY… WAS DIAGNOSED WITH EPILEPSY AT NINE YEARS OLD. MAGGARD WENT THROUGH NINE DIFFERNT MEDICATIONS BEFORE DOCTORS DECLARED HIS EPILEPSY MEDICALLY RESISTANT. HE SUFFERED 20 T0 30 SEIZURES A MONTH… LEAVING HIM UNABLE TO GO TO SCHOOL. MAGGARD HAS BEEN SEIZURE FREE SINCE A TEAM FROM THE KENTUCKY NEUROSCIENCE INSTITUTE PERFORMED SURGERY IN JANUARY. “whenever i would have seizures i was scared to like is it going to happen today how many am i going to have is going to be bad is goingto be ok a litttle bit but after the surgery i felt like i could just wake up and be happy for the rest of the day.” MAGGARD IS BACK IN SCHOOL AND WILL FINISH SEVENTH GRADE IN LINCOLN COUNTY NEXT WEEK.WE’LL HAVE MORE FROM MAGGARD AND HIS PLANS FOR THE SUMMER AHEAD ON WKYT NEWS AT 4-30.

THAT’S A LOOK AT SOME OF THE NEWS IN PROGRESS. JENNIFER BACK TO YOU! A BIG HONOR TODAY FOR FORMER UK STAR KARL-ANTHONY TOWNS. THE MINNESOTA TIMBERWOLVES STAR WAS NAMED THE NBA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR IN A UNANIMOUS VOTE. THE 20-YEAR-OLD IS THE FIRST UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCKY PLAYER TO RECEIVE THE HONOR AND THE THIRD FOR COACH JOHN CALIPARI. AT TODAY’S CEREMONY, TOWNS THANKED COACH CAL, UK AND HIS FAMILY. Karl-Anthony Towns: “When you’re a rookie I think the biggest thing is the pressure.

There’s a lot of pressure. I had additional pressure from being the number 1 pick. I’m just so blessed. I can’t say enough that I thank the man upstairs every single day that I have such a great family, a great support system.” AS PART OF THE AWARD, TOWNS RECEIVES A CAR. HE PLANS TO DONATE IT TO THE MINNESOTA LEUKEMIA- LYMPHOMA SOCIETY IN HONOR OF FORMER TIMBERWOLVES COACH FLIP SAUNDERS WHO DIED FROM LYMPHOMA. NOW TO SOME STORIES MAKING HEADLINES ACROSS THE NATION AT FOUR… IT’S NATIONAL POLICE WEEK IN WASHINGTON… AND TODAY, PRESIDENT OBAMA HOSTED A MEDAL OF VALOR CEREMONY AT THE WHITE HOUSE. 13 PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS WERE AWARDED THE MEDAL FOR EXHIBITING, “EXCEPTIONAL COURAGE, REGARDLESS OF PERSONAL SAFETY, IN THE ATTEMPT TO SAVE OR PROTECT OTHERS FROM HARM.” DIANNE GALLAGHER HAS THE STORY. :48-:56 1:08-Men and women who run toward danger remind us what highest form of citizenship looks like.PRESIDENT OBAMA OFFICIALLY PROCLAIMING MAY 15 THROUGH 21ST AS THIS YEAR’S POLICE WEEK — BUT FOR THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, POLICE WEEK ACTUALLY STARTED A FEW DAYS AGO.

DESCENDING ON THE NATION’S CAPITAL FOR EVENTS HONORING MEN AND WOMEN IN PUBLIC SAFETY. ON FRIDAY NIGHT, THE 28TH ANNUAL CANDLELIGHT VIGIL IN WASHINGTON D.C., HELD IN MEMORY OF FALLEN OFFICERS. It is not the hour on the clock or the color of the shirt that determines a hero, but the heart of the guardian.MONDAY MORNING, PRESIDENT OBAMA AND ATTORNEY GENERAL LORETTA LYNCH PRESENTED THE MEDAL OF VALOR TO 13 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS. These Medal of Valor recipients hastened towards cries for help and ran towards the sound of gunfire.

They responded to school shootings and armed robberies; hostage takings and kidnappings; acts of arson and incidents of domestic violence.ONE MEDAL, AWARDED POSTHUMOUSLY. SERGEANT ROBERT WILSON III WAS KILLED IN A PHILADELPHIA ARMED ROBBERY. HIS GRANDMOTHER HUGGED THE PRESIDENT AFTER ACCEPTING HIS MEDAL . A big hole was put in my heart when he died but he was doing his job, doing what he was trained to do. It’s because of your courage, sometimes seen, sometimes unseen that the rest of us can go about living our lives like it’s any other day.PRELIMINARY INFORMATION RELEASED BY THE F.B.I. TODAY SHOWS 41 LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS WERE KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY IN 2015, THAT ‘S A 20-PERCENT DROP FROM THE YEAR BEFORE. IN TODAY’S CEREMONY, THE PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED HE’S SIGNED A LAW THAT GIVES MORE FUNDING FOR BULLET PROOF VESTS TO GO TO STATE AND LOCAL POLICE DEPARTMENTS.

IN WASHINGTON, DIANNE GALLAGHER. THE NAMES OF SIX FALLEN POLICE OFFICERS FROM KENTUCKY…. ARE NOW ETCHED INTO THE NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS MEMORIAL.OFFICER DANIEL ELLIS… OFFICER BURKE RHOADS… LIEUTENANT CLIFFORD TRAVIS… AND TROOPERS ERIC CHRISMAN… BLAKE TRIBBY… AND CAMERON PONDER… ALONG WITH HUNDREDS OF OTHERS FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY… WERE ALL ADDED OVER THE WEEKEND. A SPECIAL MEMORIAL SERVICE…. INCLUDING THE FAMILIES OF THOSE FALLEN KENTUCKY OFFICERS. ONE WEEK AFTER VERIZON AND THE WORKERS UNION ARE GOING BACK TO THE BARGAINING TABLE.

THAT TOPS TODAY’S WKYT MONEYWATCH… U-S SECRETARY OF LABOR TOM PEREZ SAYS HE MET WITH BOTH SIDES YESTERDAY IN D-C. ABOUT 40 THOUSAND WORKERS WALKED OFF THE JOB LAST MONTH. THEY HAD BEEN WORKING WITHOUT A CONTRACT SINCE AUGUST. SAMSUNG WANTS TO MAKE YOUR SMART WATCH EVEN SMARTER … AND BIGGER. THE COMPANY FILED A PATENT FOR TECHNOLOGY THAT LETS THE WATCH PROJECT INFORMATION ON A NEARBY SURFACE, LIKE YOUR ARM. YOU CAN USE THE LARGER SPACE TO WRITE OR INTERACT WITH APPS. FACEBOOK C-E-O MARK ZUCKERBERG IS MEETING THIS WEEK WITH PROMINENT CONSERVATIVES INCLUDING GLEN BECK. THEY’LL BE TALKING ABOUT ALLEGATIONS THAT THE SOCIAL MEDIA SITE CENSORS CONSERVATIVE POSTS ON ITS “TRENDING NEWS” SECTION. A WEBSITE REPORTED FACEBOOK WORKERS OFTEN LEFT OUT CONSERVATIVE STORIES — EVEN IF THEY WERE TRENDING. FACEBOOK SAID IT FOUND NO EVIDENCE THE REPORT IS TRUE.

GENERAL MOTORS IS TELLING DEALERS NOT TO SELL CERTAIN S- U-V’S BECAUSE THE GAS MILEAGE IS WRONG ON THE WINDOW STICKERS. THE AUTOMAKER SAYS THE STICKERS ON THE VEHICLES SHOW ONE-TO-TWO MILES PER GALLON TOO HIGH. G-M SAYS IT WAS AN HONEST MISTAKE. Deann: I’m Deann Stephens out and YOUR LIFE. RESEARCHERS AT GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY SAY A FATHER’S LIFESTYLE AND AGE MAY AFFECT CHILDREN’S HEALTH. DOCTORS LINKED OLDER FATHERS TO HIGHER RATES OF SCHIZOPHRENIA… AUTISM… AND BIRTH DEFECTS IN CHILDREN. AND UP TO THREE- QUARTERS OF BABIES WITH FETAL ALCOHOL PROBLEMS HAD ALCOHOLIC FATHERS. YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD SOME BUZZ ABOUT AN UNUSUAL COSMETIC MEDICAL TREATMENT.. WOMEN MICROWAVING THEIR ARMPITS IN THE NAME OF BEAUTY. DOCTORS SAY MIRASMOOTH IS THE ONLY FDA- APPROVED TREATMENT TO PERMANENTLY REDUCE UNDERARM HAIR AND SWEAT. JAMIE YUCCAS HAS A LOOK AT HOW IT WORKS. Michelle Sanabria has an embarrassing secret. NATS: ‘HI, I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY’ Her sweating is out of control. ‘I sweat profusely. Could be in any mood..

Happy, sad.. excited.. I still sweat.’ The 26- year-old has struggled with ‘hyperhidrosis’ for years. With constant underarm stains.. ruining clothes and self-esteem. NATS: YOU NERVOUS? A LITTLE BIT.. Today, Michelle’s trying a radical approach — having her armpits microwaved — Using a kind of underarm tattoo as a roadmap.. Dermatologist Whitney Bowe burns off sweat and odor glands and hair follicles with the same technology that heats your food up in a microwave.

Each armpit takes about a half hour. it uses microwave technology to deliver heat to the layer beneath the skin where the hair follicles and sweat glands live and it permanently kills those off. It’s an incredibly efficient procedure.. The doctor says aside from some initial swelling and discomfort, there are no lasting side effects. we have about 2- million sweat glands throughout the body and two percent are underneath the arms.. you’re not gonna miss those sweat glands. Michelle reported back to us that her sweating problem has completely disappeared, and says she’s extremely happy with the results. Jamie Yuccas, CBS News, Briarcliff Manor, New York. THE 1-HOUR PROCEDURE COSTS ANYWHERE FROM 1200 TO 2000 DOLLARS AND SOMETIMES REQUIRES A SECOND TREATMENT. AND DR. BOWE SAYS IT’S IMPORTANT NOT TO EXERCISE VIGOROUSLY FOR AT LEAST A FEW DAYS AFTERWARDS. NOW LETS HEAD TO CHRIS FOR ANOTHER CHECK OF THE WEATHER.

It’s another wet and cool week taking shape across central and eastern Kentucky. Rain will overspread the region tonight and become heavy at times. The rain lasts through Tuesday and into the first half of Wednesday. Local rain amounts of 1″-2″ will be possible. Highs may not get to 60 on Tuesday. A break in the action comes on Thursday with highs in the 70s. Rain and thunderstorms return Friday and carry us into the first half of the upcoming weekend. Additional heavy rains are a good bet with weekend highs in the 60s. THE NEWS IS JUST NOW GETTING STARTED… HERE’S SAM DICK AND AMBER PHILPOTT WITH WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON AT 4-30. .

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