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200 calls were made to 9-1-1.

Weathers took the time to say he's proud of the response officers made and thanked other agencies that helped in the investigation...sayi ng it truly took a team.

The shooting sunday happening at around four o'clock....and according to police it took nearly five hours to do a complete sweep of the mall.

Xavier hardin...a 19-year-old...faces charges for murder and assault.

Full mug:killed in mall shooting lexington kenneth wayne bottoms kenneth wayne bottoms.png cion townsend.jpg <none> <none> police say hardin got in a fight with kenneth wayne bottoms, junior...shooting and killing him near the bath and body works in the mall...and hurting two innocent shoppers in the process.

We asked chief weathers about recent teen gun violence and what he would say to young people right now about this spike in teen deaths.

L3: top story white chief lawrence weathers lexington police chief weathers:"when i've talked to some people, i'll remind them of what's important even though it may look like they don't have a future.

Everybody has a future and what they have right now is not indicative of what they can have... in the future..from this point on."

Bottoms junior was the fourth teenager to die from gun violence in eight days in lexington also at the afternoon briefing chief weathers gave sergeant stacy shannon a chance to speak.

If that name isn't familiar...her photo might be.

Abc 36's monica harkins continues our top story coverage.

Boxes:2x1 abc 36 studio lexington location three location four monica, a photo of the sergeant helping at the shooting has gone viral on social media and you were right there next to her that day...witnessing what she did.

### l3 monica:live top story white when i was on scene sunday i happened to be near shannon and i heard her make the comment she wouldn't be afraid to run barefoot if she had to.

The reason the photo is so memorable is because sgt.

Stacy shannon wasn't on duty.

She happened to be finishing lunch at the olive garden at the mall when the shooting happened....so she wasn't in uniform.

L3: top story white viral photo of off-duty police officer helping at shooting lexington a friend of hers steve newell posted the photo of her helping in flip flops, casual clothes and a ballistics vest on top.

This afternoon at the briefing she was an example of a humble hero...saying it didn't take much consideration to jump in to help l3: top story white sgt.

Stacy shannon lexington police "sgt.

Shannon: i didn't do anything special, any police officer.

Anybody would have done that.

And there were there were more off duty officers there...you know, you're not thinking of something you do see this.

You know that there is something going on you see people that are wearing the same uniform as you.

And then you see other people in your community.

You know, you see kids and adults, you know all ages, all sizes.

They're running out in chaos and you have to help."

In the facebook post showing her photo...her friend, newell, goes on to say this is typical of the type of person she is....someonee loving and caring, but also strong and courageous as she helps protect the city of lexington.

L3 monica:live top story white the post has more than 4 point 4 thousand shares and more than six thousand reactions.... with of course, comments of gratitude.

Live in lexnigton, monica harkins abc 36 news.

### lexington police are investigating another homicide.... this one leaving a 32-year-old man dead.

Police say they were called to a home in the 15- hundred block on lindy lane monday afternoon after a man was found unresponsive.

The coroner has identified the man as 32-year-old aaron leach.

One neighbor says that crime isn't something that happens often in this neighborhood... and its typically very peaceful.

Neither the coroner nor police have released details on how leach died or a possible cause of death.

Police are asking if you have any information about this, please contact the department.

To laurel county now.... where investigators are trying to determine how man found in the woods died.

The laurel county sheriff's office says the mans body was found late this morning off ponderose drive about two miles west of london.

Deputies say there is no apparent cause of death.... and the body was taken for an autopsy... which they say will take place tomorrow.

Ots image:left coronavirus in kentucky coronavirus 5.jpg after a couple of days of dipping below the five- percent positivity rate in coronavirus cases... the state is back over that mark.

Fs vo bullets:no coronavirus in kentucky source: office of the governor new deaths: 10 total deaths: 89 ... according to governor andy beshear.... the state is now at 5-point- oh-seven percent.

The goal is to remain under five percent for two weeks so restrictions can start being lifted.

The governor is also reporting 10 new deaths.

That brings the state total to 895 the governor is also reporting 668 new cases of the virus.

The state total is now at 44,587 confirmed cases since the state of the pandemic.

Fs img txt bullets:no coronavirus cases in lexington source: lexington-fayette county health dept.

Corona ... to fayette county... where the lexington fayette county health department is reporting 62 new coronavirus cases.

The city's total number of confirmed cases is now at 5,129.

Of the new cases... 26 were university of kentucky students.

That brings the total number of u-k students who have tested positive to 475.

There are no new deaths being reported... leaving the total number of coronavirus deaths in the city at 53.

The health department is also reporting, 4,166 people have recovered from the virus.

Ots image:right tracing covid-19 coronavirus 6.jpg as schools and universities open, it has become one of the most significant parts of stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

But few people understand it.

Abc 36's christy bollinger tells us how contact tracing works and why it's so important.

Exec.

Advisor, cabinet for health and family services l3: coronavirus outbreak white how contact tracing works l3 christy: coronavirus outbreak white l3: coronavirus outbreak white how contact tracing works when someone tests positive for an infectious disease, like covid..

A contact tracer basically becomes an investigator.

Tracer-mark carter"contact tracing in particular has been used by health departments probably since there were health departments."

When the health department confirms a case, a contact tracer goes to work finding out who else might've been exposed... carter"we'll say that you've came in contact with someone that's tested positive, what you need to do to protect your own health and then what you need to do to protect your loved ones."

Christy"contact tracers will call you and ask questions about your health, where you've been, and who you've met."

It's a important call that people must take seriously.

"when they get that call their mind immediately goes to oh i'm gonna have to miss work or are they gonna separate me from my children."

Health officials say tracers are reaching about 70 percent of people...and most people cooperate.

The biggest issue is dealing with clusters like nursing homes, factories and businesses.

"and how do you work with them, and ya know balance the need to maintain privacy with the need to inform."

Kentucky has 1,075 tracers..

And may add 250 more.

It's not easy ... calling, waiting for call backs, paperwork on dozens of cases... but it's making the health system much better in the long run.

"we'll have a single system in place when this is all said and done that's been focused on covid but can be used for any kind of contact tracing."

Christy bollinger, abc 36 news.

Carter says contact tracing is just one piece of the public health response..

And people still need to do their part by wearing masks, distancing, and complying with tracers.

The state says it's also working on an online platform to make the contact tracing process easier.

A grand jury has charged a kentucky inmate accused of sending a note he said contained anthrax to former governor matt bevin.

Full mug:ky inmate indicted for anthrax threat john thomas jurgensen john jurgensen.jpg <none> <none> <none> according to the herald-leader newspaper... john thomas jurgensen is accused of sending an envelope addressed to bevin that contained a substance and a note inside that read: "anthrax."

The envelope was sen a few weeks before the november election when bevin lost to andy beshear.

Jurgensen is an inmate at the kentucky state reformatory in lagrange... where he's serving a 10- year-sentence for fraudulent use of a credit card.

Federal prosecutors say a man has pleaded guilty to stealing money from women in a romance scam.

<none> <none> according to prosecutors... ismaila fafunmi.... a nigerian national living in indianapolis.... would chat with women through dating websites and lead them to believe they were in a relationship... often with military members... and get them to send money.

Prosecutors say that included two women from kentucky... one sending more than $200,000 to fafunmi and his co- conspirators.

Fafunmi is scheduled to be sentenced in november.

Time now for sports.... and the football cats might be ready for action.... boxes:1x1 abc 36 studio lexington location three location four but... as abc 36 sports director bryan kennedy tells us... it won't be business as usual.

We join him live now at the kennedy compound.

L3 bryan:live white the football cats may be back at practice...even adding shoulder pads and helmet over the weekend, but that doesn't mean it's back to normal..

Most recently, nc state...north carolina and notre dame have suspended athletics activities due to covid-19 outreaks.

You can't let you guard down.

Coach stoops has made sure his guys know that.

L3 bryan:live white :adlibon: c1 3 forcht bank sky view here's a live look at the forcht bank skyview with current temperatures from across central and eastern kentucky.

Live hd radar here's a look at live hd radar, over the past three hours, where we are using the power of 5 live radars to track rain.

Hour-by-hour forecast here's what you can expect, hour-by- hour.

Jason wraps :adliboff: it's a program to provide relief to lexington businesses hit hard c1 3 by the coronavirus.

Find out how it has helped several small business owners stay afloat.

And.... he's a 101- year-old world war two vet... who's on the roadtrip of a lifetime.... one of his stops.... here in lexington.

The message he's bringing with him about the greatest genera i'm amy mcgrath, and i approve this message.

Mitch mcconnell -- 36 years of playing politics in congress.

Now he's doing it with the coronavirus.

His back-room deal gave hundreds of billions now he's doing it with the coronavirus.

To big corporations and foreign companies.

Meanwhile, even during a pandemic, to big corporations and foreign companies.

He's trying to kill the affordable care act and let insurance companies take away healthcare he's trying to kill the affordable care act from nearly 400,000 kentuckians.

36 years is long enough.

From nearly 400,000 kentuckians.

C1 3 its rental assistance program, lexington is close to implementing its own one point nine million dollar program.

L3: abc 36 news white committee approves rental assistance program lexington the lexington- fayette urban county council's budget committee approved the program today.

The plan calls for the city to partner with eight non- profits on managing applications for up to $4,000 in rent or moving help per family.

That comes on top of a separate program started last week for up to 25 hundred for families in the service industry impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The system is designed to prevent people from double-dipping with local programs or the state program.

It also involves landlords directly.

According to the city... there are already more than 2,000 names on the list.

The full council is expected to act thursday.

The city is also getting ready to wrap up its small business stimulus program.... but there could be a round two.

Fs vo bullets:no small business stimulus program source: commerce lexington - $2.5 million program - $2 ... the urban county council was updated about the $2.5 million program today.

Commerce lexington's access loan program has approved more than two-million-100- thousand dollars in grants to 151 businesses in fayette county over the last five weeks.

The average grant was about $14,000.

Commerce lexington says... of the grants that have bee approved, 30 percent are owed by minorities and 36 percent are owned by women.

The groups says 235 businesses applied for funds and there is about $180,000 left to give out.

The program was established early last month to help businesses hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak and is funded with money from the city and the federal cares act coronavirus relief funds.

Lexington may linda gorton was at that update today... but had to leave to meet up with a special visitor to lexington.

L3: abc 36 news white world war ii vet visits lexington raising awareness about shrinking number of wwi ... 101-year-old sidney walton passed through the city.

Walton is one of america's last surviving world war two vets.

He is taking part in what is being called "operation 75".... america's longest covid-safe parade.... celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of world war two.

To celebrate... walton is being escorted by police motorcade up i-75 from georgia statehouse to lansing, michigan over the next four days.

He started his trip today.... where he made a stop on east main street in lexington.

Walton is on a national no regrets tour... visiting all 50 states and meeting all 50 governors in a campaign to ra the rapidly shrinking number of world war two vets.

C1 3 it's heating up outside.

Chief meteorologist jason lindsey has more on the return of the summer heat.

And later.... feel like you need to take a break from your phone... t-v.... computer screen?

We'll tell you how you could get paid to go on a hicks: we don't have enough members of congress who understand what it feels like to grow up poor.

Hicks: we don't have enough members of congress doesn't understand what it feels like to struggle to put food on the table doesn't understand what it feels like or struggle to pay for health-insurance premiums. and i know because i was working hard and still poor.

Or struggle to pay for health-insurance premiums. i didn't feel like somebody growing up.

Or struggle to pay for health-insurance premiums. and so i joined the military.

Or struggle to pay for health-insurance premiums. s at the police department.

I went to school all week long at morehead.

I got out of law school, and as it turned out, just having a law degree doesn't make you somebody.

We don't have enough folks in congress just having a law degree doesn't make you somebody.

Who know what that feels like.

And if they ever did know what that kind of stuff feels like, lord, they've been in washington, d.c., too long now, accepted too much of them corporate pac donations lord, they've been in washington, d.c., too long now, to either know or care what it means to the people to be struggling.

And i think we get some representatives like me in congress, and the folks who struggle and i think we get some representatives like me got somebody on the doggone floor shouting, and we're gonna do stuff that helps these people, my people.

That's what i hope to be able to do.

I'm josh hicks, and i approve this message.

C1 3 jason lindsey >> feeling a lot more like summertime there is central and eastern kentucky especially compared to last wee when we enjoyed the lower you meditate attempted to going to get warmer tomorrow then we hav to deal with the left tubers of a hurricane that so brewing right now in the gulf of mexico the clowns with that weather c1 3 will see on that in my 70 forecast it's just minutes away right now together we are looking life there were 40 bank skyview this is a read spray foam insulation camera overlooking the hamburg area here in the lexington area open above us that's what we've been doing what the day a mix of stunning clouds and is specially c1 3 east of our viewing area is 890 right now at the blue grass airport 52% humidity here's a look at some other temperatures as of 520 enrichment it's 910 8 and jackson 900 in somerset our friends and neighbors in london right around 80 east of our viewing area is 890 right now a the blue grass airport 52% humidity here's a look at some other temperatures as of 520 enrichment it's 910 86 and jackson 900 in somerset our friends and neighbors in london right around 87 had wanted i do get 88 down in the williams is live hd radar all of the strong storms the severe weather actio to the north and east of us on c1 3 too concerned that that's going to move into our area creating a rough night for many of you here's a look at the track that over the past few hours those yellow boxes of you in the morehead area west liberty in your traveling close to huntington over toward charleston the bigger picture the majority of kentucky from they were the lakes on the western part of this date to over here in our part of the commonwealth mainly drives showers and storms all across tennis the let's hit south i had just mentioned laura this hurricane now a category one with sustained winds of 80 mph of brewing right now in the gul of mexico she will head north and west in and take a hard right turn toward the tennessee and ohio valleys i'm expecting the impacts of lawyer in our area as early as friday night into saturday forecasting models i'll be honest with you all over the place with this but as of now the latest ron says that 8 o'clock on saturday the richmon area could get more than 2 inches of rain close to an inch c1 3 and track it for you with futur gases is radar and satellite notice to stay dry this evening here's radar satellite by tomorrow at lunchtime and there's dinnertime will start t see the clouds from laura as early as thursday showers and storms possibly ahead of it friday night and saturdays when the weather maker moves in and they drying out more rain monda tuesday 92 on wednesday 80 on sunday but bj ... i think jason particular favorite to reportedly do have one laying out the road at liberty rather than stalled vehicle there ... the left turn lane ... listen to the numbers 42 teams in 21 days the 36 blitz keeps rolling in sports to take you to lexington christian academy when that's a buffalo flatbread bullseye for my mouth to aim at.

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C1 3 wouldn't lose again until november.

Both of those losses to eventual state champions.

The 36 blitz and i roll to check out the eagles who once again look to win in dramatic fashion.

"one of the best games i've ever played in to be honest.

Catholic was crazy, especially there at the end of course.

We had like the biggest fan base i'd ever played in front of.

All my friends and students in there.

It's memories that you will never forget.

And so it really just drives you to want to be in those situations again."

In arguably lca's two biggest games of the regular season last year they were in battles.

The first a 43 to 42 instant classic win over rival lex cath and the other a 35-34 win over district foe somerset.

The one thing these two games have in common?

A decision by head coach doug charles to go for two late in the game.

Doug charles lca head football coach "you know the catholic game the momentum had changed.

We had a lot of young players and they had played so hard and dominated the first half and the second half catholic as we expected would come back, but i really wanted it to be on my shoulders, frankly.

I told our coaches when we were at midfield.

I said, when we score we're going for two.

Get our best two call."

Bryan kennedy abc 36 sports "ten wins and a season like that, that's a tough act to follow and it's going to be even tougher for coach doug and his eagles.

They have to replace three absolute studs from last year's team.

Quarterback jayden barnhardt, one of the best receivers in the state dee smith and their second-leading tackler drew long."

Doug charles "all three of those are next level players and are going on to represent our school, but you know we were young last year.

We only had 6 seniors last year, but we return 17 starters."

And what's the number one job for those returners?

Xavier brown junior rb/db "we all step up.

We have a lot of youth.

We have a lot of talent.

Everybody just needs to step up and fill the void.

One void will be at quarterback and now the eagles have a former cat on staff to help make that decision.

Charles "well we were certainly blessed to have morgan newton join our staff to be our quarterbacks coach.

I had kinda taken the quarterbacks over the years and i'm not a quarterbacks coach by default, but he'll do a much better job than i did for sure.

And we've got three young guys.

All three of them are juniors that are vying for that position."

Whoever wins that job will likely want to end something plaguing the eagles the last couple of seasons...beating the briar jumper in the post season.

Brown "past two years they've gotten us in the regional championship or close to the regional finals.

So it pushes us to get there and do the things we need to do because we really want that state championship."

Lebryk "we gotta work every single day to get better to get back to that spot.

We can't be doing the same because it didn't work our last year so we gotta work a little harder to get past that point.".

Coming up at 6, the 36 blitz rolls to bath county to check out head coach jonny poynter and his wildcats.

That's all fo rnow.

I'm bryan kennedy, abc 36 sports.

C1 3 while it sounds easy enough, you might ask yourself, when was the last time you went 48 hours without any screen time?

L3: abc 36 news white company will pay you to live in an rv without internet satelliteinternet.com if you think you can make it.... one a salt lake city company is willing to pay you one thousand dollars to go off- line.

The company.... satellite internet... will select someone from the entries and that person will have to stay in an r-v at one of america's national parks.

The company will reimburse the cost of the r-v rental on top of the $1,000 and provide the winner with a digital hotspot to re- connect from wherever they are.

The winner is expected to share their digital detox off-line experience online.

Check out the company's website for details.

Amy mcgrath gives her answer to a debate challenge by opponent senator mitch mcconnell.

Will they be facing off?

We'll tell you ahead.

And... who knew breakfast could be so fascinating?

Why so many people are enamored with kevin it's rough out there.

People are looking for change, for answers.

One answer is at your fingertips, the 2020 census.

Census takers will be visiting households to make sure we are counted.

Because an undercounted community could miss out on billions of funding for schools, healthcare and job assistance each year for the next ten years.

Too much is at stake.

Respond online today.

Shape your future.

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Response to that shooting over the weekend at the fayette mall.

L3: top story white chief of police offers insight into response for mall shooting lexington chief weathers says 160 police officers including off-duty officers responded and 200 calls were made to 9-1-1.

Weathers took the time to say he's proud of the response officers made and thanked other agencies that helped in the investigation...sayi ng it truly took a team.

The shooting sunday happening at around four o'clock....and according to police it took nearly five hours to do a complete sweep of the mall.

Xavier hardin...a 19-year-old...faces charges for murder and assault.

Full mug:killed in mall shooting lexington kenneth wayne bottoms kenneth wayne bottoms.png cion townsend.jpg <none> <none> police say hardin got in a fight with kenneth wayne bottoms, junior...shooting and killing him near the bath and body works in the mall...and hurting two innocent shoppers in the process.

We asked chief weathers about recent teen gun violence and what he would say to young people right now about this spike in teen deaths.

L3: top story white chief lawrence weathers lexington police chief weathers:"when i've talked to some people, i'll remind them of what's important even though it may look like they don't have a future.

Everybody has a future and what they have right now is not indicative of what they can have... in the future..from this point on."

Bottoms junior was the fourth teenager to die from gun violence in eight days in lexington ots image:right coronavirus in kentucky coronavirus 5.jpg the state is once again over the five- percent positivity rate.... after dropping slightly over the past couple of days.

Fs vo bullets:no coronavirus in kentucky source: office of the governor new deaths: 10 total deaths: 89 ... according to governor andy beshear.... the state is now at 5-point- oh-seven percent.

The state is watching the positivity rate... because... if it falls below five-percent for two weeks.... covid-19 related restrictions can start being lifted.

The governor is also reporting 10 new deaths.

That brings the state total to 895 the governor is also reporting 668 new cases of the virus.

The state total is now at 44,587 confirmed cases since the state of the pandemic.

Ots image:right coronavirus in kentucky coronavirus 5.jpg coronavirus cases in lexington are down slightly.

Fs img txt bullets:no coronavirus cases in lexington source: lexington-fayette county health dept.

Corona ... the lexington fayette county health department is reporting 62 new cases.

The city's total number of confirmed cases is now at 5,129.

Of the new cases... 26 were university of kentucky students.

That brings the total number of u-k students who have tested positive to 475.

There are no new deaths being reported... leaving the total number of coronavirus deaths in the city at 53.

The health department is also reporting, 4,166 people have recovered from the virus.

Ots image:left tracing covid-19 coronavirus 6.jpg you've probably heard about contact tracing...maybe you've even talked to a tracer...but a lot of us are still learning about how the process works.

L3: coronavirus outbreak white how contact tracing works when someone tests positive for an infectious disease, like covid..

A contact tracer becomes an investigator.

They go to work finding out who else may have been exposed... if you have...they'll call you..

It's an important call you should take seriously.

L3: coronavirus outbreak white mark carter exec.

Advisor, cabinet for health and family services mark carter: "when they get that call their mind immediately goes to oh i'm gonna have to miss work or are they gonna separate me from my children."

L3: coronavirus outbreak white how contact tracing works kentucky has more than 1,000 tracers and may add 250 more.

So are people cooperating with them?

Find out on abc 36 news at 6.

In our coverage of the 20-20 election... amy mcgrath has declined an invitation to debate opponent senator mitch mcconnell... for at least one debate.

L3: election 2020 white amy mcgrath declines debate invitation the kentucky farm bureau says mcgrath will not be attending its u-s senate candidate forum on monday.

It says the kentucky democratic nominee for u-s senate declined the invitation.

The bureau calls the decision disappointing.

Mcconnell has accepted the invitation and will participate in the event.

One of senator mitch mcconnell's proteges... kentucky attorney general daniel cameron... is scheduled to speak tonight in the republican nation convention.

Meanwhile.... president trump says the tone of the four day convention will focus on optimism.

But on opening night, much of the messaging was dark and directed at democrats and joe biden.

Andrew dymburt has a preview of the second night of the r--n-c.

L3: election 2020 white president trump promises "optimistic tone" during rnc tonight - the republican national convention continues nat night two of the rnc looks to build up president trump's first term policies -- while issuing warnings about a joe biden presidency.

Nikki haley "this president has a record of strength and success, the former vp has a record of weakness and failure" after criticizing last week's democratic convention - president trump promised amercans his big event would feature optimism and hope.

Telling fox news?

Trump "we're going to see something that is going to be very uplifting and positive" but tim scott -the lone black republican senator- was one of the few to take the podium with messages of inspiration and a brighter future for the american people.

Tim scott others using the center stage to voice greivances with democrats -- lined with dire warnings about what a biden presidency would mean for america.

Kimberly gilfoyle "don't let them destroy your families, your lives, and your future.

Don't let them suppress future generations."

President trump - even made a surpirse speech at the start of the convention after formally receiving his party's nomination for a second term.

He lauded his admininstrations economic achievements - beofre the pandemic trump "we were going in a direction like we had never seen, the most successful economy in the history of our country."

But against the backdrop of a struggling economy and more than 176- thousand americans lives lost to coronavirus - counter programming from democrats aiming to undermine the gop message.

From this new joe biden ad.

Nats - biden ad to these images from the democratic national committee projected onto buildings around washington, dc - near the base for the rnc speeches.

And tonight - it's first lady melania trump's turn to take the spotlight.

Delivering her remarks from the rose garden at the white house.

Other notable day- two speakers include senator rand paul from kentucky - white house economic adviser, larry kudlow - and secretary of state mike pompeo- controversially participating in the convention from israel-embracing partisan politics, which his state department predecessors avoided.

Nats andrew dymburt tag: some of the democrats counter programming also expected to continue tonight.

The dnc is reportedly releasing more ads that paint the republican convention as "chaos."

During the democrats' convention last week - trump had repeatedly labeled their big event as "boring."

:adlibon: forcht bank sky view here's a live look at the forcht bank skyview with current weather at the blue grass airport.

Hour-by-hour forecast here's what you can expect, hour-by- hour.

Jason wraps :adliboff: a major bank... accused of not letting hundreds of employees move into other positions.

More on the claims... hour.

Jason wraps :adliboff: a major bank... accused of not letting hundreds of employees c1 3 move into other positions.

More on the claims... and how much it cost wells fargo to settle it.

And...hate to touch anything in an airplane bathroom?

Why this airline may have found a way around that.

C1 3 discrimination claims. wells fargo will pay seven-point- eight million after the u-s department of labor says the bank discriminated against more than 34,000 black applicants who were seeking an array of jobs at the bank.

In addition to paying back wages and interest, the bank agreed to provide 580 black applicants with new job opportunities.

More than three hundred female job applicants also faced discriminatory practices according to the labor department.

The bank says it will work with regulators to make sure it better complies with equal employment opportunity laws.

L3: consumer news white japanese airline tests hands-free bathrooms it's the part of the plane no one wants to touch - the bathroom.

But japanese airline all nippon airways may have a hands- free solution.

It's testing a door that can open with an elbow or forearm.

A similar locking mechanism inside means the entire experience is hands-free and hygienic, it's being tested in an airport in japan but could become more widespread.

L3: consumer news white roomba vacuum getting new 'ai-powered brain' roomba's vacuums are getting smarter.

I-robot announced the largest software upgrade for its robot vacuum cleaners in the company's 30- year history.

With the upgrade.... roombas will now be able to map a person's home and use machine vision and built-in cameras to locate furniture like couches and counters.

As the robot marks these objects it will make suggestions to add them to an internal map as "clean zones."

It's a return to summer-like temperatures... but how long is it expected to last?

Chief meteorologist jason lindsey lets us know... just ahead.

And later... kevin bacon goes viral... showing everyone what he loves for breakfast and here's a hint... it's not bacon.

C1 3 happy tuesday little warmer out there starting to feel more lik what we typically see during this time of the year heat and humidity here's a look at some traffic cameras this courtesy of the kentucky transportation cabinet and you will notice tha a lender interstate courtesy of the kentucky transportation cabinet and you will notice tha a lender interstate 75 around lexington actually all, right now there is some sunshine out there put on the visor put on your shades don't forget the face gets 87 along interstate 7 it corbin asked the four winchester 88 mountain park waste laid 880 as well tar fork think skyview this is the kentucky horse for camera all client they are the worst is taking a break from the heat an humidity like 94 like 9452% humidity a west when at about 7 miles per hour here's a look at live hd radar to show you that am tracking some rain into the times mainly to the north and east of us north and east of maysville air out of the w db tv viewing area will notice that there is an active severe thunderstorm box just to the north and east of morehead and west liberty here's the track o that rain the line of storms as c1 3 not expecting you to impact us leas not too much as we go through the next few hours speaking of the next few hours you will notice here are chances for rai they're not really high at that the changes freshly as we go to the next seven days and you wil notice there especially this weekend friday and saturday the remanence will start to impact central and eastern kentucky them of you get more than 2 inches of rain said and done with the in the week and with i'm amy mcgrath, and i approve this message.

Mitch mcconnell -- 36 years of playing politics in congress.

Now he's doing it with the coronavirus.

His back-room deal gave hundreds of billions now he's doing it with the coronavirus.

To big corporations and foreign companies.

Meanwhile, even during a pandemic, to big corporations and foreign companies.

He's trying to kill the affordable care act and let insurance companies take away healthcare he's trying to kill the affordable care act from nearly 400,000 kentuckians.

36 years is long enough.

From nearly 400,000 kentuckians.

C1 3 tips from a local expert.

Mandy williamson: today, i'm here with jason wraps :adliboff: mandy williamson: today on mom to mom, we're going to get some automotive tips from a local expert.

Mandy williamson: today, i'm here with brian,who is the owner of aamco, two locations, right?

Brian: that's correct.

Mandy williamson: and he knows everything there is to know about automotive needs.

And so this is a college town.

We got college students coming in.

I have a 17 year old daughter myself who just started driving.

When it comes to these kids and having their own cars and not knowing much about them, what is some advice that you can give when it comes to the automotive needs?

Brian: there's things to look out for.

Pretty simple, top of the line there's three real keys, leaks, lights and noises.

If you've got anything leaking out of your car, no matter what it is,except for water, because that's condensation in the air conditioner.

But oil and that kind of thing, you want to bring it to me and let us take a look at it.

We start with what we call a free vehicle courtesy check so you'll have a chance to understand what the problem is before you even spend any money.

Mandy williamson: awesome.

That's very cool.now you have lights.

Now that's pretty much a given.

Anything that comes ognore it.

Brian: and whek engine lights or traction contrings you'll find on a dashboith your, i have a 17 year olrtable as myy husband laceyou a few minutes ago, about how pe's becau all family here.

Brian: oh thank yomilywhat you feel like you get back from thee here?

Brian: that's what we're trying to put out there, yes.

My wife and i own the business and we've developed a bunch of team oriented family technicians that are truly interested to help, your daughter for one, but everybody else that that comes into the shop here.

To get a fair price and a solid repair.

We are a national business, but we are locally owned so we try and keep it that way.

Mandy williamson: thank you so much, brian, for those awesome tidbits.

Brian: my pleasure.

Mandy williamson: and of course, if you would like to get more information, you can always hit us up at wtvq.com.

And as always moms, we'll see you on the next mom to mom.

As the november election the limelight... well, a former t-v president that is.

L3: entertainment news white "west wing" cast reuniting on stage the cast of "the west wing" is preparing a staged theatrical performance of a season three episode to air on h- b-o max.

And all the big names from the series.... rob lowe, martin sheen, bradley whitford, and allison janney will be back.

The special will be shot in an l-a theatre in october.

Although an air date has not been set -- it will be before the election.

The reunion episode will benefit michelle obama's non-profit "when we all vote" which focuses on increasing voter participation.

L3: entertainment news white kevin bacon's breakfast tutorial a hit it's mango for bacon.

Kevin bacon's tutorial on how he makes "morning mango" for breakfast has received hundreds of thousands of likes and comments on instagram.

What makes it particularly fun.... he has to whisper instructions since his wife, kyra sedgwick, is sleeping.

The video is being called "mesmerizing," "soothing," and "peaceful."

Stay with up.

We have your day's top stories right after the break.

Hicks: we don't have enough members of congress who understand what it feels like to grow up poor.

Hicks: we don't have enough members of congress doesn't understand what it feels like to struggle to put food on the table doesn't understand what it feels like or struggle to pay for health-insurance premiums. doesn't understand what it feels like and i know because i was working hard and still poor.

And i think we get some representatives like me in congress, and the folks who struggle got somebody on the doggone floor shouting, in congress, and the folks who struggle we're gonna do stuff that helps these people, my people.

In congress, and the folks who struggle that's what i hope to be able to do.

I'm josh hicks, and i approve this message.

C1 3 off-duty officer.... springing into action during the fayette mall shooting.... has gone viral and put her in the spotlight.

L3: coming up white contact tracing "what's a contact tracer and why is their role so important?"

L3: coming up white world war ii vet on a mission plus.... he's hitting the road... at one- hundred-and-one.

More on this world war two veteran's newest mission.

Good evening.

We're glad you're here tonight.

I'm veronica jean seltzer.

And i'm tom kenny.

We begin this afternoon with continued coverage of the fayette mall shooting.

This afternoon police chief lawrence weathers providing some insight into the response efforts.

That's tonight's top story at six.

L3: top story white chief of police offers insight into response for mall shooting lexington chief weathers says 160 police officers including off-duty officers responded and 200 calls were made to 9-1-1.

Weathers took the time to say he's proud of the response officers made and thanked other agencies that helped in the investigation...sayi ng it truly took a team.

The shooting sunday happening at around four o'clock....and according to police it took nearly five hours to do a complete sweep of the mall.

Xavier hardin...a 19-year-old...faces charges for murder and assault.

Full mug:killed in mall shooting police say hardin got in a fight with kenneth wayne bottoms, junior...shooting and killing him near the bath and body works in the mall...and hurting two innocent shoppers in the process.

We asked chief weathers about recent teen gun violence and what he would say to young people right now about this spike in teen deaths.

L3: top story white chief lawrence weathers lexington police chief weathers:"when i've talked to some people, i'll remind them of what's important even though it may look like they don't have a future.

Everybody has a future and what they have right now is not indicative of what they can have... in the future..from this point on."

Bottoms junior was the fourth teenager to die from gun violence in eight days in lexington also at the afternoon briefing chief weathers gave sergeant stacy shannon a chance to speak.

If that name isn't familiar...her photo might be.

Abc 36's monica harkins continues our top story coverage.

Boxes:2x1 abc 36 studio lexington location three location four monica, a photo of the sergeant helping at the shooting has gone viral on social media and you were right there next to her that day...witnessing what she did.

### l3 monica:live top story white when i was on scene sunday i happened to be near shannon and i heard her make the comment she wouldnt be afraid to run barefoot if she had to.

L3: top story white viral photo of off-duty police officer helping at shooting lexington the reason the photo is so memorable is because sgt.

Stacy shannon wasn't on duty and happened to be finishing lunch at olive garden at the mall when the shooting happened....so she wasnt in uniform.

A friend of hers steve newell posting on facebook the photo of her helping in flip flops, casual clothes and a ballistics vest on top.

This afternoon at the briefing she was an example of a humble hero...saying it didn't take much consideration to jump in to help l3: top story white sgt.

Stacy shannon lexington police "sgt.

Shannon: i didn't do anything special, any police officer.

Anybody would have done that.

And there were there were more off duty officers there...you know, you're not thinking of something you do see this.

You know that there is something going on you see people that are wearing the same uniform as you.

And then you see other people in your community.

You know, you see kids and adults, you know all ages, all sizes.

They're running out in chaos and you have to help."

In the facebook post newell goes on to say this is typical of the type of person she is....someone who is lovin and caring but also strong and courageous as she helps protect the city of lexington.

L3 monica:live top story white the post on facebook has more than 4 point 4 thousand shares and more than six thousand reactions.

With of course, comments of gratitude.

Live in lexnigton, monica harkins abc 36 news.

### lexington police are investigating another homicide.... this one leaving a 32-year-old man dead.

Police say they were called to a home in the 15- hundred block on lindy lane monday afternoon after a man was found unresponsive.

The coroner has identified the man as 32-year-old aaron leach.

One neighbor says that crime isn't something that happens often in this neighborhood... and its typically very peaceful.

Neither the coroner nor police have released details on how leach died or a possible cause of death.

Police are asking if you have any information about this, please contact the department.

To laurel county now.... where investigators are trying to determine how man found in the woods died.

The laurel county sheriff's office says the mans body was found late this morning off ponderose drive about two miles west of london.

Deputies say there is no apparent cause of death.... and the body was taken for an autopsy... which they say will take place tomorrow.

Ots image:left coronavirus in kentucky coronavirus 5.jpg after a couple of days of dipping below the five- percent positivity rate in coronavirus cases... the state is back over that mark.

Fs vo bullets:no coronavirus in kentucky source: office of the governor new deaths: 10 total deaths: 89 ... according to governor andy beshear.... the state is now at 5-point- oh-seven percent.

The goal is to remain under five percent for two weeks so restrictions can start being lifted.

The governor is also reporting 10 new deaths.

That brings the state total to 895 the governor is also reporting 668 new cases of the virus.

The state total is now at 44,587 confirmed cases since the state of the pandemic.

Fs img txt bullets:no coronavirus cases in lexington source: lexington-fayette county health dept.

Corona ... to fayette county... where the lexington fayette county health department is reporting 62 new coronavirus cases.

The city's total number of confirmed cases is now at 5,129.

Of the new cases... 26 were university of kentucky students.

That brings the total number of u-k students who have tested positive to 475.

There are no new deaths being reported... leaving the total number of coronavirus deaths in the city at 53.

The health department is also reporting, 4,166 people have recovered from the virus.

Ots image:right tracing covid-19 coronavirus 6.jpg as schools and universities open, it has become one of the most significant parts of stopping the spread of the coronavirus.

But few people understand it.

Abc 36's christy bollinger tells us how contact tracing works and why it's so important.

Exec.

Advisor, cabinet for health and family services l3: coronavirus outbreak white how contact tracing works l3 christy: coronavirus outbreak white l3: coronavirus outbreak white how contact tracing works when someone tests positive for an infectious disease, like covid..

A contact tracer basically becomes an investigator.

Tracer-mark carter"contact tracing in particular has been used by health departments probably since there were health departments."

When the health department confirms a case, a contact tracer goes to work finding out who else might've been exposed... carter"we'll say that you've came in contact with someone that's tested positive, what you need to do to protect your own health and then what you need to do to protect your loved ones."

Christy"contact tracers will call you and ask questions about your health, where you've been, and who you've met."

It's a important call that people must take seriously.

"when they get that call their mind immediately goes to oh i'm gonna have to miss work or are they gonna separate me from my children."

Health officials say tracers are reaching about 70 percent of people...and most people cooperate.

The biggest issue is dealing with clusters like nursing homes, factories and businesses.

"and how do you work with them, and ya know balance the need to maintain privacy with the need to inform."

Kentucky has 1,075 tracers..

And may add 250 more.

It's not easy ... calling, waiting for call backs, paperwork on dozens of cases... but it's making the health system much better in the long run.

"we'll have a single system in place when this is all said and done that's been focused on covid but can be used for any kind of contact tracing."

Christy bollinger, abc 36 news.

Carter says contact tracing is just one piece of the public health response..

And people still need to do their part by wearing masks, distancing, and complying with tracers.

The state says it's also working on an online platform to make the contact tracing process easier.

Time now for sports.... and the football cats might be ready for action.... boxes:1x1 abc 36 studio lexington location three location four but... as abc 36 sports director bryan kennedy tells us... it won't be business as usual.

We join him live now at the kennedy compound.

L3 bryan:live white the football cats may be back at practice...even adding shoulder pads and helmet over the weekend, but that doesn't mean it's exactly business as usual.

Most recently, nc state...north carolina and notre dame have suspended athletics activities due to covid-19 outreaks.

You can't let you guard down.

Coach stoops has made sure his guys know that.

L3 bryan:live white :adlibon: c1 3 forcht bank sky view here's a live look at the forcht bank skyview with current temperatures from across central and eastern kentucky.

Live hd radar here's a look at live hd radar, over the past three hours, where we are using the power of 5 live radars to track rain.

Hour-by-hour forecast here's what you can expect, hour-by- hour.

Jason wraps :adliboff: it's a program to provide relief to lexington businesses hit hard c1 3 by the coronavirus.

Find out how it has helped several small business owners stay afloat.

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C1 3 program, lexington is close to implementing its own one point nine million dollar program.

L3: abc 36 news white committee approves rental assistance program lexington the lexington- fayette urban county council's budget committee approved the program today.

The plan calls for the city to partner with eight non- profits on managing applications for up to $4,000 in rent or moving help per family.

That comes on top of a separate program started last week for up to 25 hundred for families in the service industry impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.

The system is designed to prevent people from double-dipping with local programs or the state program.

It also involves landlords directly.

According to the city... there are already more than 2,000 names on the list.

The full council is expected to act thursday.

The city is also getting ready to wrap up its small business stimulus program.... but there could be a round two.

Fs vo bullets:no small business stimulus program source: commerce lexington - $2.5 million program - $2 ... the urban county council was updated about the $2.5 million program today.

Commerce lexington's access loan program has approved more than two-million-100- thousand dollars in grants to 151 businesses in fayette county over the last five weeks.

The average grant was about $14,000.

Commerce lexington says... of the grants that have bee approved, 30 percent are owed by minorities and 36 percent are owned by women.

The groups says 235 businesses applied for funds and there is about $180,000 left to give out.

The program was established early last month to help businesses hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak and is funded with money from the city and the federal cares act coronavirus relief funds.

Lexington may linda gorton was at that update today... but had to leave to meet up with a special visitor to lexington.

L3: abc 36 news white world war ii vet visits lexington raising awareness about shrinking number of wwi ... 101-year-old sidney walton passed through the city.

Walton is one of america's last surviving world war two vets.

He is taking part in what is being called "operation 75".... america's longest covid-safe parade.... celebrating the 75th anniversary of the end of world war two.

To celebrate... walton is being escorted by police motorcade up i-75 from georgia statehouse to lansing, michigan over the next four days.

He started his trip today.... where he made a stop on east main street in lexington.

Walton is on a national no regrets tour... visiting all 50 states and meeting all 50 governors in a campaign to raise awareness of the rapidly shrinking number of world war two vets.

It's heating up outside.

Chief meteorologist jason lindsey has more on the return of the summer heat.

And later.... feel like you need to take a break from your phone... t-v.... computer screen?

We'll tell you how you could get paid to go on a digital detox.

C1 3 warmer temperatures higher humidity we've witnessed it happen as we went through this week tomorrow the middle part of the week it's a hot day wednesday is going for the warmest together we are looking like there are four bank sky view this is a reads a spray foam insulation camera and you'll notice as we look off toward hamburg here in lexington have some hazy conditions off the distance wit some clouds right now at the blue grass airport here in the lexington area mostly sunny sky 880 but it feels like 92 wind from the northwest at about 7 miles per hour these temperatures will cool off this evening but don't expect a big cool off like an arctic blast i 91 right now in richmond 88 and monticello are friends and neighbors in morehead 86 down i hazardous about 860 live hd radar shows you what i'm keepin a close eye on using the power of five live radar is to make sure you and your family are safe from the storm line of storms around the maysville are right along the ohio river getting ready to cross into kentucky will continue to move on up to the sound and east is look at the track of those showers and storms right now will notice mainly drive and c1 3 here in central and eastern kentucky a big line of rain from jackson over toward nashville to knoxville into asheville north carolina let me take you far south as i'm keeping a close eye on laura right now a category one hurricane with sustained winds of 80 mph i showed you a picture earlier from this part of america port arthur texas that were asked acting as the make landfall potentially a category three that it takes a hard righ turn right toward central and eastern kentucky friday night i the saturday some of you could get buckets of rain more than 2 inches almost 3 inches of rain for richmond this is by saturda at 8 o'clock inch in williamsburg about an inch and half in jackson forecasting models continue to argue about what's gonna happen keep you posted as we go through this week future cash for sure shows you mainly stay dry as we go through the evening hours today here's a look at breakfast time tomorrow lunchtime grabbing a bite to eat with the family suppertime tomorrow a mix of some incline of the next seven days you'll see the impacts of what's left of laura friday int saturday and we try on sunday monday and tuesday sunday 92 on wednesday 80 on sunday 83 by tuesday hicks: we don't have enough members of congress who understand what it feels like to grow up poor.

Hicks: we don't have enough members of congress doesn't understand what it feels like to struggle to put food on the table doesn't understand what it feels like or struggle to pay for health-insurance premiums. and i know because i was working hard and still poor.

Or struggle to pay for health-insurance premiums. i didn't feel like somebody growing up.

Or struggle to pay for health-insurance premiums. and so i joined the military.

Or struggle to pay for health-insurance premiums. s at the police department.

I went to school all week long at morehead.

I got out of law school, and as it turned out, just having a law degree doesn't make you somebody.

We don't have enough folks in congress just having a law degree doesn't make you somebody.

Who know what that feels like.

And if they ever did know what that kind of stuff feels like, lord, they've been in washington, d.c., too long now, accepted too much of them corporate pac donations lord, they've been in washington, d.c., too long now, to either know or care what it means to the people to be struggling.

And i think we get some representatives like me in congress, and the folks who struggle and i think we get some representatives like me got somebody on the doggone floor shouting, and we're gonna do stuff that helps these people, my people.

That's what i hope to be able to do.

I'm josh hicks, and i approve this message.

I'm amy mcgrath, and i approve this message.

Mitch mcconnell -- 36 years of playing politics in congress.

Now he's doing it with the coronavirus.

His back-room deal gave hundreds of billions now he's doing it with the coronavirus.

To big corporations and foreign companies.

Meanwhile, even during a pandemic, to big corporations and foreign companies.

He's trying to kill the affordable care act and let insurance companies take away healthcare he's trying to kill the affordable care act from nearly 400,000 kentuckians.

36 years is long enough.

From nearly 400,000 kentuckians.

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L3: abc 36 news white company will pay you to live in an rv without internet satelliteinternet.com if you think you can make it.... one a salt lake city company is willing to pay you one thousand dollars to go off- line.

The company.... satellite internet... will select someone from the entries and that person will have to stay in an r-v at one of america's national parks.

The company will reimburse the cost of the r-v rental on top of the $1,000 and provide the winner with a digital hotspot to re- connect from wherever they are.

The winner is expected to share their digital detox off-line experience online.

Check out the company's website for details.

>>> tonight, breaking news as we come on the air.

Hurricane laura gaining strength.

About to slam into the u.s. potentially as a major category 3 hurricane.

The deadly hurricane taking aim at texas and louisiana.

Expected to make landfall tomorrow as that cat 3.

Winds up to 115 miles per hour.

States of emergency already in place tonight.

Massive evacuations under way for more than 500,000 people.

Meteorologist rob marciano in the storm zone with the newest timing and track tonight.

>>> new images of the police shooting of jacob blake.

What it shows beforehand.

The family tonight saying blake was shot seven times in the back.

Reaching into his suv, his three young sons in the backseat.

His parents emotional today, saying their son is now paralyzed from the waist down.

And the family now pleading for an end to the violent protests.

>>> night two of the republican national convention getting

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