Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin (R) signed into law this week a bill which makes it a hate crime to attack a police officer or first responder. The measure, unofficially known as a Blue Lives Matter bill, will go into effect in the summer, the Courier-Journal reported. It follows similar legislation first passed in Louisiana last year, where a gunman shot six Baton Rouge police officers last July, killing three. Abby Huntsman discussed the new Kentucky law with State Rep. Kevin Bratcher (R), who first proposed the measure. She noted that 64 officers were killed by gunfire nationwide in 2016, compared to 41 in 2015. Twenty-one of those deaths came in ambush-style attacks. Bratcher said he believes
Yadier Molina is waiting for a thumbs up from the Cardinals in contract extension talks. DEADLINE: Talks concerning a potential contract extension for Yadier Molina were pushed into the background at Cardinals camp while he was away at the World Baseball Classic. Now they’re front and center again after the eight-time Gold Glove award winner gave the team a pretty clear ultimatum.
The accessory currently is up for auction on eBay - just a year after Kate tried it on when she opened the Norfolk, England shop. The EACH-run shop in Holt is not too far from Kate and Prince William’s country home, Anmer Hall, and had its royal-attended opening in March of 2016. Ian Nicolson, Head of Retail for EACH, said that the auction is timed to the shop’s one year anniversary.