Kentucky News Now – January 04, 2016
MIDWEST FLOODING-THE LATEST
The Latest: 2nd teen's body recovered from truck in Illinois
Authorities have recovered the body of a second teenager who was in a truck that was pulled from floodwaters in central Illinois.
In a news release, the Christian County Coroner's Office says that the body of 18-year-old Brandon M. Mann of Taylorville was spotted and recovered on Sunday morning less than 200 feet from where the truck was found last week.
Last Friday, authorities recovered the body of 18-year-old Devan R. Everett near where dive crews found the truck. The teens were reported missing on Monday.
The discovery of the second body brings the state's death toll from the flooding to 10.
Court stresses treatment instead of jail time
(Information in the following story is from: Lexington Herald-Leader, http://www.kentucky.com)
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Nathan Smith was one of the first people to enter a new Fayette County treatment court for people with a diagnosed mental illness.
During a recent court hearing, Smith told a judge that he had been "clean" for 57 days, the Lexington Herald-Leader reports. The judge replied it was about the best he had ever seen Smith look. The courtroom clapped as Smith grinned.
Participants in the treatment court agree to a two-year diversion program that focuses on treatment and recovery instead of jail time.
It is one of four courts in Kentucky that focuses on treatment instead of jail time for people with mental illness, the newspaper reports.
In its first eight months, 21 people enrolled in the diversion program. Eighteen were still in the program in early December.
Chaperone rule begins at Louisville mall
(Information in the following story is from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Several teens were turned away from a suburban Louisville mall on the first day the shopping center began a new chaperone rule.
The Courier-Journal reports that the new policy at Mall St. Matthews requires teens and pre-teens to have an adult escort during certain hours. The rule was put in place following a disturbance at the popular mall a week ago.
The restriction requires teens under the age of 18 to have adult supervision after 4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.
Saturday was the first day the new program went into effect.
Signs placed prominently about the mall informed customers about the so-called Parental Guidance Required program. Security officials were stationed at each of the mall's public entrances.
The chaperone rule also went into effect at Oxmoor Center.
OAKLAND CITY-BOWLING GREEN
Bowling Green dominates Oakland City 87-56
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Zack Denny scored 15 points, Antwon Lillard added 14 and Bowling Green beat NCAA Division II Oakland City 87-56 on Saturday.
Denny recorded his second-straight double-double as he also gathered 10 rebounds. It's the second time this season he's had back-to-back double-doubles.
Ismail Ali also grabbed 10 boards as Bowling Green (9-4) held a 50-31 rebounding edge.
Matt Lucas led Oakland City with 16 points and Addison Wagler added 10.
Denny broke the game open with a 3, a layup and another 3 to make the score 16-7 with 10:33 left in the first half. Rasheed Worrell hit a jumper, David Joseph followed with a 3 and Lillard's dunk made it 23-12.
Lucas buried two 3s in a 90-second span to cut the deficit to 33-25, but a 7-0 Falcons run capped by a Denny layup gave Bowling Green a 40-25 lead at halftime.
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