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Images on social media lead to arrest of robbery suspect

Social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can be entertaining ways for Kentucky residents to share special moments of their lives with their friends and family. While most people are aware that these web-based portals have different security settings that may limit who may view their profiles and included content, they may not be aware of how the information shared about them online can be used to lodge criminal accusations against them.

Recently, a man was arrested for his alleged participation in a robbery that occurred in Lexington. The purported crime happened at the Fayette Mall and involved several individuals allegedly using weapons to threaten customers and take their money. The man who was arrested had a warrant issued for wanton endangerment and is now awaiting his fate within the Kentucky criminal justice system.

What are the requirements for filing for divorce in Kentucky?

It can be very difficult for a Danville resident to assess their marriage and determine that they would be better off ending their relationship. This process can be made even more complex if the individual is a parent to minor children and must prepare to support them as they break the legal bonds that unite them with their spouse.

This post will provide readers with a very brief overview of what requirements a person must meet in order to file for divorce in the state. However, it is important that individuals contemplating divorce discuss their cases with family law attorneys to understand the unique complexities that they may face that deviate from normal cases.

Important steps to take as the victim of a car accident

Vehicle accidents are an unfortunate part of driving and for many of the Kentucky residents who are unlucky enough to be involved in collisions their crashes result in a lot of extra work and a fair amount of frustration. However, some automobile collisions can be very serious and can result in victims suffering significant and life-threatening injuries. When a car accident victim suffers an injury or a loss as a result of their crash there are some important steps that they should take to protect their rights and potentially prepare to litigate their personal injury claims.

First, and especially if an accident renders a victim with serious injuries, an accident a victim should seek medical help to have their injuries treated. It is important that individuals take care of their physical harm to prevent further injury as well as to document the harm they sustained at the hands of others involved in their crashes.

One person dead in car accident

Countless people set out on the open road every single day. While the majority of these trips go without incident, there are some that unfortunately end in a tragic car accident. Such a situation occurred recently in Bracken County, leaving one dead, several seriously injured, and many unanswered questions.

According to the Kentucky State Police, an accident involving two vehicles occurred in during the afternoon near Eden Ridge Road in Foster, Kentucky. One person died as a result of the crash while at least three others were taken to local hospitals and listed in critical condition.

Sessions seeks tougher stance on opioids, drug use generally

According to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost 60,000 people died from drug overdoses in 2016. Even worse, that was a substantial increase from 2015's total of 52,000 deaths.

Over 60 percent of those deaths involved opioids like OxyContin, Xanax, fentanyl, morphine and heroin, the CDC says.

Understanding your credit score

You work hard. You do your best to provide for your family. You do what you can, but sometimes it is hard to keep up. You have bills to pay and mouths to feed. There are necessities that you can't go without. You are doing your best to stay afloat. You want to save money and rebuild your financial situation for a better future. You know your credit score is important.

You know it factors into your ability to get a mortgage and other loans. A low credit score can hold you back. A credit score can be hard to understand. You may wonder where your credit score comes from. What factors into your score? What negatively influences your score?

Disclaimer: The information in this blog post (“post”) is provided for general informational purposes only, and may not reflect the current law in your jurisdiction. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice from Sheehan Barnett Dean Pennington Little & Dexter, PSC or the individual author, nor is it intended to be a substitute for legal counsel on any subject matter. No reader of this post should act or refrain from acting on the basis of any information included in, or accessible through, this Post without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer licensed in the recipient’s state, country or other appropriate licensing jurisdiction.

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