- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014
Man holds wife, child hostage

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man who held his wife and child hostage for several hours in their Louisville home.

WAVE-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1i2Bcmf) police responded to a domestic dispute call at the home of 40-year-old Bobby Walker around 7:50 a.m. on Sunday.

Police say officers were trying to serve Walker with a warrant, but he barricaded himself inside the residence and would not let his wife and child leave.

About five hours later, police say Walker exited the home and surrendered. His wife and child were not injured. Investigators have not released details about what caused the dispute.

Walker has been charged with domestic violence and unlawful imprisonment.

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Eastern Ky. University to be tobacco-free campus

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) - Eastern Kentucky University’s Board of Regents has approved a tobacco-free campus policy.

The Richmond Register reports (https://bit.ly/1nizkHZ) that effective June 1, the use of tobacco on all property that is owned, leased, occupied or controlled by the university will be prohibited.

The tobacco-free policy, which replaces the smoke-free zone policy that had been in effect since 2006, covers all Eastern facilities and grounds. It also prohibits the use of tobacco in vehicles owned, leased or rented by EKU, as well as in personal vehicles while on university property.

The university joins more than 1,100 colleges and universities nationwide that have enacted similar tobacco-free policies.

A task force of more than 30 faculty, staff and students developed the new policy, according to university officials.

“It’s the right thing to do (and) it’s the smart thing to do,” said EKU President Michael Benson.


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