Local News
4:07 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Byline | Progress Kentucky; Thunder Safety; Murray State President Termination

Here are the topics covered this hour on Byline (full audio link below):

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The Two-Way
4:00 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

CDC: U.S. Hospitals Should Be Vigilant For Bird Flu

An H7N9 bird flu patient is escorted after his recovery and approval for discharge at a central China hospital on Friday.
AFP AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 2:57 pm

U.S. hospitals have been urged to be on the lookout for symptoms of bird flu among patients who have recently traveled to China, where a new strain of the virus has killed 17 people and infected more than 70.

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Environment
2:34 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

LG&E to Announce Plans to Reuse Coal Byproducts at Mill Creek

Erica Peterson WFPL

Louisville Gas and Electric will hold a press conference Monday morning to announce “a new beneficial reuse manufacturing facility.” The star-studded event will feature Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer and state house majority leader Rocky Adkins.

So, why the fuss? It seems that Louisville company Charah plans to use the byproducts scrubbed from the emissions at the Mill Creek Power Station in a sulfate-based fertilizer the company manufactures.

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The Two-Way
1:29 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

The Scene In Boston: 'Today Is So Much Scarier'

A sign calling for citizens of Boston to "Shelter in Place" hung across I-93 Friday in Boston.
Elise Amendola AP

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 7:20 pm

Update at 7:10 p.m. ET. Back Inside:

Following reports of sudden, heavy police presence in Watertown, Boston police have asked residents to once again stay indoors. Just about an hour earlier, the governor had lifted the shelter-in-place advisory. The police tweeted: "Police operations in the Franklin Street Watertown area. Residents shelter in place."

Update at 6:25 p.m. ET. "Shelter-In-Place" Advisory Lifted:

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The Two-Way
1:28 pm
Fri April 19, 2013

Boy Scouts Propose Ending Ban On Gay Youth

A statue outside the National Scouting Museum in Irving, Texas.
Tom Pennington Getty Images

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 12:51 pm

The Boy Scouts of America says it will propose lifting its ban of gay members of the organization. The matter will be put to a vote of its 1,400 members of the Boy Scout National Council next month.

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Local News
11:57 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Byline Today: Security for Derby Events, Progress Kentucky and More

Security changes for Thunder Over Louisville and the Kentucky Derby, the latest on the recording of a Sen. Mitch McConnell strategy meeting and controversy at Murray State University. These topics and more will be discussed this afternoon on Byline.

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The Two-Way
11:16 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Watertown Residents Hunker Down As Manhunt Unfolds

A police officer evacuates a shoeless man holding a child as members of law enforcement conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings in Watertown, Mass., on Friday.
Matt Rourke AP

Originally published on Fri April 19, 2013 12:01 pm

Joel Obermayer is a former NPR contributor who lives and works near the scene of the overnight showdown in Watertown, Mass.

While the manhunt for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings continued Thursday night into Friday morning, residents of Watertown, Mass., and surrounding communities were hiding in bedrooms, looking out from roofs and peering from behind locked doors.

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Business
11:13 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Lexus ES 350 to be Produced in Kentucky; 750 New Jobs Expected

An earlier model of the Lexus ES 350.
Credit Wikipedia Commons

GEORGETOWN, Ky. — Toyota will start building the Lexus ES 350 at its Georgetown, Ky. plant in 2015, producing the luxury brand for the first time in the United States.

The Japanese car company said Friday that the Georgetown plant will build about 50,000 of the vehicles each year, creating 750 new jobs.

The Georgetown plant currently assembles the Camry, Avalon and Venza models as well as their hybrid counterparts. The plant employs about 6,600 people.

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National
9:54 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Timeline of the Search for Boston Marathon Bombing Suspects

BOSTON — Key moments related to the search for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, based on reports from the Middlesex County district attorney, Massachusetts State Police, and Boston police.

— At 5:10 p.m. Thursday, investigators of the bombings release photographs and video of two suspects. They ask for the public's help in identifying the men.

— Around 10:20 p.m., shots are fired on the campus of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, just outside Boston.

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Arts
8:00 am
Fri April 19, 2013

The Cowsills: Siblings Share a Musical Family's Joy, Pain in Documentary

cowsill.com

In the late 1960s, The Cowsills, a family band from Rhode Island,  rose to pop music stardom with hit singles like “The Rain, the Park and Other Things,”

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