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Monday, March 10, 2014

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Pedestrian struck by van, killed

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a pedestrian was struck by a van and killed in a Louisville neighborhood.

WAVE-TV (http://bit.ly/1i1EAM7) reports 40-year-old Felecia Burton of Lexington was struck by a van around 4:30 a.m. on Sunday in Okolona. Her friends told police that they had just left a bar and that Burton staggered into the roadway before being hit. Officials say alcohol may have been a factor.

Burton was pronounced dead at the scene from blunt force trauma.

Authorities say they don’t expect any charges to be filed against the van’s driver, who has not been identified.

Louisville Police Department spokeswoman Carey Klain said the area was dark and that the driver of the van could not see the woman.

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Woman charged with murder in domestic dispute

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities say a man who was shot during a domestic dispute at a Louisville home has died and his girlfriend has been charged with killing him.

According to WHAS-TV (http://bit.ly/1iobrt3), the Jefferson County coroner said 29-year-old Ollie Davis died from a gunshot wound to the upper abdomen he sustained on Feb. 26.

Davis’ girlfriend, 33-year-old Candra McWhorter, was arrested last week and charged with assault. Authorities say she is now charged with murder.

Officers said the two were arguing when McWhorter grabbed a gun and shot Davis. Davis was critically wounded and was taken to University Hospital where he later died.

McWhorter was to be arraigned on Monday.

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