News in Brief

Published 5:59 pm Friday, September 29, 2017

Man shot in middle school parking lot during football game

LEXINGTON (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting in the parking lot of a Kentucky middle school during a football game.

Lexington police told news outlets a 20-year-old man sustained a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the leg Thursday night. Lt. Jackie Newman says he and two other people that police have yet to identify got into a dispute in the parking lot of Southern Middle School.

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Police say two of the people had guns, and the weapons involved have been recovered.

Police don’t believe the shooting was related to the game against Bryan Station Middle School. The school was placed on lockdown. Fayette County Schools Superintendent Manny Caulk said about 200 people were on campus at the time.

The victim is not cooperating with police, and is considered a suspect in the case.

Army specialist pleads guilty in female soldier’s slaying

FORT CAMPBELL (AP) — An Army specialist has pleaded guilty in the killing of a Fort Campbell soldier and could face life in prison without parole.

The Leaf-Chronicle reports that Spc. Charles Robinson III pleaded guilty at his court-martial Thursday to murder, conspiracy and obstruction of justice in the death of Pfc. Shadow McClaine. The post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line houses the 101st Airborne Division.

Robinson said he was supposed to be paid $10,000 by McClaine’s ex-husband to kill her and help hide the body. Robinson said he used a box cutter and a knife to kill her but Sgt. Jamal Williams-McCray paid him only $200.

McClaine went missing in September 2016. Her remains were found in January and flown home to Yuba City, California, in February. A court-martial hasn’t been set for Williams-McCray. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer who could comment.

Army ends search for remains, wreckage from Hawaii crash

HONOLULU (AP) — The Army is ending active efforts to locate remains and retrieve wreckage after a helicopter crashed off Hawaii last month.

The 25th Infantry Division said in a statement Thursday officials wrapped up the search after concluding it was unlikely to find additional remains. Investigators also determined they had gathered enough evidence for a thorough probe into the cause of the crash.

All five crew members on board were killed when the UH-60 helicopter went down off Oahu on Aug. 15.

The crew were Chief Warrant Officer 2 Stephen Cantrell of Wichita Falls, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Brian Woeber of Decatur, Alabama; 1st Lt. Kathryn M. Bailey of Hope Mills, North Carolina; Staff Sgt. Abigail R. Milam of Jenkins, Kentucky and Sgt. Michael L. Nelson of Antioch, Tennessee.

Car parts maker Holley to add distribution facility in Ky.

BOWLING GREEN (AP) — Auto parts maker Holley Performance Products is opening a facility in Franklin that will bring 30 new jobs to south central Kentucky.

The company headquartered in Bowling Green is known for its automotive racing and performance parts. Holley is spending about $9 million on an existing building in the city to make it a distribution center.

The facility is expected to open next year. With the additional jobs, Holley will employ about 330 people in Kentucky.

Holley makes fuel injection, fuel pumps, intake manifolds, ignition products, exhaust and many other products for street performance, race and marine applications.

In 1952, Holley located its carburetor manufacturing plant to Bowling Green and moved its corporate headquarters there in 1993.