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BC-KY--Kentucky News Digest, KY

March 2, 2019

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up in Kentucky. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Louisville bureau at (502) 583-7718 or aplouisville(at)ap.org. Beth Campbell is on the desk. News editor Scott Stroud can be reached at sstroud@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. If circumstances change before 6 p.m., a new digest will be sent reflecting those developments. All times are Eastern.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

Pastor-Abuse Investigation

OWENSBORO, Ky. _ A western Kentucky Catholic priest who was known as the unofficial chaplain of Rick Pitino’s basketball teams has been suspended on allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Sanctuary Cities-Grant

MONTPELIER, Vt. _ About 18 months after the Trump administration threatened to withhold law enforcement grants from nearly 30 places around the country it felt weren’t doing enough to work with federal immigration agents, all but one have received or been cleared to get the money, the Justice Department said.

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Exchange-Mass Overdoses-Lab

LOUISVILLE, Ky. _A deadly mystery drug sickened hundreds of people in the summer of 2016, ripping a destructive path down Interstate 71 from Cincinnati to Louisville. Many collapsed, struggling to breathe. Doctors sprinted outside emergency rooms to cars, yanking out those left motionless and blue. They had mere minutes to prevent brain damage or death.

An AP Member Exchange from the Courier Journal. By Beth Warren. AP Photos.

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