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06-17-19 6 PM
06-17-19 6 PM
Lexington, KY.

C1 3 weekend open good evening and happy father's day..

I'm ryan schmelz... it's great to have c1 3 you with us for abc 36 news at 6:30..

### we've got thunderstorms in the area with a few thousand homes without power..

Let's send things thunderstorms in the area with a few thousand homes without power..

C1 3 let's send things over to meteorologist george zabrecky..

### georgetown-scott county emergency medical services are struggling to find and keep paramedics.

- but a new program has been created to try and fix the problem.

Abc36's alexus larson tells us more.

"georgetown scott county ems is in need of paramedics.

To be exact - they need to hire 4.

They are hoping new incentives will encourage their current emts to take that next step."

Benjamin bradford is an emt in scott county.

He wants to become a paramedic and just recently started training.

"i was required to put several thousand dollars up front."

A certified paramedic program can cost around six thousand dollars - and that price tag can be the difference in someone becoming a paramedic.

The scott county ems director recognizes this and proposed a program that would help pay for their emts training.

The scott county fiscal court approved on friday that the county will pay three thousand dollars up front for emts to get training.

Then paramedics will get an additional one thousand dollars each year for three years if they stay in scott county.

"we hope that we can guarantee that we will have the staffing available to serve our community."

Bradford says this program will improve his quality of life while he trains because he won't have monthly payments to worry about.

"this is an investment in their people."

The ems director says he has two emts already in training and four more that are interested.

It's his hope with this new program they will stay - and people like bradford are confident it will.

"this will absolutely keep me here.

I'm sure of it."

In scott county, alexus larson, abc36 news.

### more cases of vandalism have been reported in the meadowthorpe neighborhood..

According to lexington police, over 15 cars were damaged from what appears to be bb guns shooting at cars..

Lexington police sent us surveillance video friday after more than a dozen homes and cars were hit by bb gun bullets, breaking several windows..

Police said on friday it's looking for a light colored passenger car..

If you have any information that may be helpful your asked to call lexington police or bluegrass crime stoppers..

#### lexington police accuse a man of robbing and threatening his grandmother..

According to lexington police..

29-year-old rodney edwards was arrested friday after police accused him of injuring his grandmother while robbing her on thursday..

Police also say he threatened her if she were to call the police to report him..

He's charged with robbery and intimidating a witness..

#### an update tonight to a tragic story out of laurel county..

After a body was found burning outside a home..

The laurel county coroner's office says billy bowling died of natural causes..

The cause of the fire though is still under investigation..

According to the sheriff's office, this happened on friday at a home on york shire estates road near london..

Bowling was 86- years-old..

#### search crews in wolfe county say a rescue this weekend shows a very important lesson in why you should always let someone know where you go and when you plan on coming back..

According to the wolfe county search and rescue team..

It received a call around 9 last night from a mother who said her son had left their campsite in the afternoon..

After search and rescue sent a team to the area, the younger hikers made it back to camp..

### governor matt bevin's chief of staff says he okay'd the firing of a key aide to lieutenant governor jenean hampton..

The courier journal reports blake brickman said in a statement that adrienne southworth, hampton's aide, repeatedly demonstrated poor judgment..

Saying quote "the bottom line is, southworth was an at-will employee, and i lost all confidence in her ability to faithfully serve the people of the commonwealth."

The firing last month cause hampton to take to twitter and ask for prayers to battle "dark forces" ..

#### dozens of protesters in indiana gathered to protest the opening of an abortion clinic..

One that a federal judge says can stay open... while a legal battle plays out.

Max lewis reports.

More than a 100 anti-abortion activists came out to protest the opening of whole woman's health abortion clinic.

The texas-based clinic is set to open in the coming weeks after a federal judge ruled they could temporarily operate without a license.

Nats "on behalf of texas, i'm sorry y'all are having to take our trash out" several people spoke at the protest, most notably indiana's attorney general curtis hill who is leading the legal battle against the abortion clinic.

Curtis hill/ indiana attorney general: "how anyone can determine that having a clinic of this nature where you use chemicals to abort a child could not impose some type of dangerous concern for a woman's health is beyond me."

Hill criticized the federal judge's decision, saying it circumvents indiana's law.

He acknowledges that abortion is legal, but says he will fight for life.

Curtis hill/ indiana attorney general: "while i'm defending this law i am pro-life i believe in life."

Criticism was also lobbed at mayor pete buttigieg who has supported the clinic opening.

Nats "mayor pete who the lgbt always decrying discrimination right.

So how do you decry discrimination on one hand but then support the most violent form of it on the other hand?"

The crowd then moved outside, standing along the road in front of the clinic, holding up their signs denouncing abortion as murder.

Voice of sharon lau/ whole women's health: "when you know when there are protesters out in front of the clinic that are shouting and holding graphic signs they they claim to be you know if you care about women's health."

Spokesperson for the clinic, sharon lau, says the abortion protesters don't help women who are already making a tough decision.

"when we see patients come into the clinic when they have to walk through a gauntlet of protesters they can have elevated pulse, blood pressure."

The protesters say they will continue to stand outside until the clinic is no more.

#### coming up we're tracking potential severe weather in the bluegrass..

George has an updated forecast after the break... severe weather hit much of indiana last c1 3 severe weather hit much of indiana last c1 3 night..

#### severe weather isn't just happening here and indiana..

C1 3 after the break we take you across the country where dangerous storms have hit..

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(male announcer) we love our dads, and we want to say thanks.

Thanks for the boat rides and the bonfires.

For camping out and jumping in.

For the little fish, the big fish, and the bigger-than-me fish.

Because if it weweren't for da, we wouldn't be here-- and this is the place to be.

At bass pro shops and cabela's, we join you in thanking dads everywhere for time spent in the great outdoors.

Save on great gifts for dad-- in store and online.

C1 3 major round of severe weather including tornadoes.

And there's more rain and wind to come -- all the way from texas to new jersey.

Diane macedo is tracking it for us tonight..

Drone video showing the damage unleashed by a series of reported tornadoes across indiana.

Severe weather knocking over semi- trailers, and tearing the roof off of this school - the classroom floors flooded and left covered in debris.

Sot tim sherfield: "it looked like almost a finger coming down, and then it like touched the ground, and when it touched the ground, it just took off."

These residents of beech grove desperately seeking shelter inside a freezer of a nearby restaurant.

Sot mayor buckley "we have about three areas of the city that has significant damage."

Severe winds and torrential rains causing flash flooding.

In oklahoma, the storms left power lines sparking in oklahoma - - this roof and garage in shambles.

In arkansas, red cross volunteers are handing out clean-up kits after record flooding.

Sot nicole mall, american red cross "recovery is a long term process so the red cross wants to connect with those folks and give them all the help they can."

And it'll be a wet start to the work week on the delaware- maryland-virginia peninsula and in cross wants to connect with those folks and give them all sot nicole mall, american red cross "recovery is a long term process so the red cross wants to connect with those folks and give them all the help they can."

And it'll be a wet start to the work week on the delaware- maryland-virginia peninsula and in southern new jersey , where severe storms may bring damaging winds and large hail.

Diane macedo, abc news, new york.

### a georgetown police officer is being called a "caped crusader" what she did to earn that title after the break..

Break 3 the abc news special with time.

Rachel scott has a report with new excerpts from that interview, plus reaction from the democrats.

The presidential motorcade leaving the white house - president trump on his way to play golf - just two days before he officially kicks off his re-election campaign at a rally in orlando.

At the same time, multiple sources familiar with the matter confirm to abc news, that the trump campaign is cutting ties with some of its pollsters after data was leaked and first reported by abc that showed the president losing in key battleground states based on polling done in late march of this year.

The president insisting in a wide-ranging exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos that his polling numbers are fantastic.

The president also offering new reasoning why, despite testimony from white house counsel don mcghan suggesting otherwise, he had no intention of firing special counsel robert mueller.

Sot trump "i wasn't gonna fire.

You know why?

Because i watched richard nixon go around firing everybody, and that didn't work out too well."

The president adding that he believes the constitution would allow him to fire mueller.

Sot trump "article ii allows me to do whatever i want."

Democrats are still divided on impeaching the president over the conclusions reached in the mueller report.

Sot nancy pelosi, cnn: "i don't think there's anything more divisive we can do than to impeach a president of the united states.

And so you have to handle it with great care."

Sot alexandra ocasio- cortez: this week "i think every day that passes the pressure to impeach grows.

And i think it's justifiable.

I think the evidence continues to come in."

House committees are continuing to hold hearings on the trump administration.

Rachel scott standup close: and democrats are gearing up for their first presidential debate june 26th and 27th.

20-candidates qualified for the 2-day event.

Rachel scott, abc news, the white house.

### this weekend the men in black are back and on top of the box office..

For the second week in a row though a sequel opened up to mediocre reviews..

Last week it was x- men dark phoenix and secret life of pets 2..

This week men in black international finished with 28 million as the secret life of pets 2 finished at number 2 with 23 million..

Next week all films will be in for some stiff competition..

As toy story returns to theatre's with it's fourth installment..

And it's already receiving excellent reviews..

With a 100% on rotten tomatoes..

### the georgetown police department is calling one their officers a "caped crusader" after saving a baby bat that had fallen from a roof..

The police department says officer teresa hollon contacted the kentucky wildlife rehabilitation center after rescuing the little guy and they will take care of it until it's strong enough to live on its own..

The georgetown police department also wants to remind you to not touch a bat when you see one, because bats can spread rabies..

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C1 3 weekend open good evening.

I'm ryan