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C1 3 is back to square one in complying with the real-i-d act.

L3: now at 11 white special needs family sues fayette co.

Schools alexus sot tease l3: now at 11 white volunteers work to renovate shillito park alex sot tz "day one here at shillito park where volunteers were busy working on the playground ... i'll show you just how much progress they've already made."

Good evening and welcome in... i'm tom kenny.

And i'm veronica jean seltzer.

It's been a years- long process to get kentucky licenses in compliance with the real-i-d act... and the saga continues.

We have a new setback to tell you about.... ... in our top story at 11.

L3: top story white real i.d.

Licenses hit another setback this all started way back in 2005... when the real-i-d act was passed to increase security on flights and at military bases... motivated by the 9- 11 terrorist attacks.

In 20-17... kentucky lawmakers passed a law allowing kentuckians to purchase a "voluntary travel i-d"... which was not required by law... but people without one would not be able to board domestic flights or enter military bases.

The state was granted multiple deadline extensions to get those i-d's rolled out... and it finally looked like it would get done, this year.

A pilot program to distribute the i-d's was set up through county clerk's offices... which give out licenses already.

But after trying it in woodford and franklin counties... the state says the program was unsustainable, based on the additional workload.

Now... the plan is to set up a network of regional offices dedicated to issuing new real i-d licenses.

Starting in october of next year... if you don't have one... you won't have access to flights or military bases.

You may remember 9 year old bryce combs... who drowned in morehead, last year.

Now... his mother is suing the city for negligence.

L3: white mother sues city after child drowned in storm drain morehead it happened last september.

Police say bryce combs was swept away in floodwaters in triplett creek... after heavy rains.

He was missing for a week before his body was found in a storm drain.

According to the lawsuit... the city is to blame for improperly designing that drain.

The lawsuit claims it had multiple pipes feeding into it... and that engineers commonly refer to the design, built in the 60's, as a "drowning machine."

So far... there has been no comment from the city.

The parents of an autistic student are filing a lawsuit of their own... against fayette county public schools.

They claim their son was injured after being dragged through tates creek middle school last year.

Abc 36's alexus larson talked to a disability advocate who says this situation and others like it...can and should be handled differently.

L3 alexus: white l3: white parents of autistic student sue school district fayette county l3: white heidi schissler protection and advocacy services legal director l3: white parents of autistic student sue school district fayette county "ever since the video of the autistic middle schooler being dragged through the school hallway went viral, protection and advocacy services says there's a handful of parents that have called them saying their kids experienced something similar."

In the video - you can see the boy being dragged.

In courtney jo and donnie jack grayson's lawsuit...they claim a tates creek middle school staff member dragged the boy 250 feet through hallways, kicked him twice, and carried him unwillingly up 19 stairs.

The lawsuit says he suffered injuries to his stomach, back and left shoulder.

Heidi schissler is the legal director at the state's protection and advocacy services.

Schissler says most of the time- touching a child can be avoided...in part because of a required behavior plan for each special needs student.

It serves as a blueprint for the child...that's designed to keep these situations from happening in the first place...but if they do...how to properly handle them.

:58-1:07 "there are tools that can be taught to the teacher and to the child, and even to his animal, his service animal, that would've helped him to get up and move on to the next task."

The graysons claim the school did not adequately train staff.

Fayette county public schools won't comment on pending litigation...but says it is committted to providing a nurturing and safe learning environment.

Reporting in lexington, alexus larson, abc36 news.

The investigation into secretary of state alison lundergan grimes is still ongoing... and state police seized what could be a key piece of evidence, this week.

L3: white computer seized from lundergan-grimes' office frankfort according to attorneys for grimes... police took a computer from the secretary of state's office this week... the herald leader reports it was used to maintain the voter registration system.

Grimes is accused of inappropriately accessing and mis- using voter data from that system.

Weather animation short weather overview: the heat continues into the second half of the work week with upper 80s to low 90s expected.

A very spot shower could be possible as what's left of imelda moves towards the bluegrass but don't hold your breath for rain.

Relief from this heat will be arriving late in the weekend as a cold front slips south into the region.

Hopefully this front will also produce some much need rain.

Lexington has only recorded a trace of precipitation all month!

Tonight: mostly clear skies with lows in the lower to middle 60s thursday: partly cloudy with very isolated shower possible and hot temperatures with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Friday: mostly sunny and hot with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

A pop-up afternoon shower could be possible too.

Saturday: partly sunny and hot with highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late, highs in the middle to upper 80s monday: chance of showers with highs in the low to middle 80s tuesday: partly cloudy with a few more showers around, highs in the lower 80s wednesday: mostly sunny skies highs in the low to mid 80s if you watched the florida and kentucky game then you know when the gators needed to make something c1 3 happen...they went to the air.

The kentucky defensive secondary was already young, then they lost one cornerback to injury and another to a targeting call... making them even younger.

The gators finished with 300 yards through the air and unfortunately mark stoops knows the only way young guys can get experience is to be in there, make mistakes and learn how to play at this level.

Onward and upward for the football c1 3 cats after that florida loss.

The ofefnsive is hard at work to improve.

Hear from offensive coordinator eddie gran later in sports.

Tom and v-j back to you.

Volunteers are starting a big project over at shillito park... to update the playground... originally built by volunteers 26 years ago.

It's an iconic park here in lexington... and abc 36's alex king went to see the progress made today... on day one.

It's day one here at shillito park where over 120 volunteers came together to start working on the playground.

Nat sound - saw on wednesday... michael johnson the deputy director of lexington parks and recreation says... the focus was getting playground mulch in, working on the swings and motion pieces that were already installed and getting the base of the play structure set up... michael johnson, deputy director, lexington parks and recreation "we just holes bored in the ground and as you can see behind me that we're getting posts up and getting frames built.

We've been producing pieces that will build the play structure over to the side.

We've come a long way on our first day."

Johnson says this community build is for everyone... there are all kinds of jobs being designated to volunteers such as drilling, mulching and even planting trees.

"so this is really a once in a generation type of experience.

The last community build with leathers was 26 years ago, that playground was well loved and we've got grandparents coming out that did it with their kids years ago, we've got kids coming out who's parents were involved.

It's really a unique experience."

In lexington, alex king, abc 36 news.

Coming up next... justin is tracking your forecast... and hopefully he's seeing some rain on the way.

Coming up next... justin is tracking your forecast... and hopefully he's seeing some rain on the way.

But coming up later... ... we'll tell you how the commonwealth is trying to fight back against an under- reported issue... suicides among farmers.

And we'll also have the latest on an airline mechanic... accused of having ties to terrorists... stay with us.

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C1 3 overview: the heat continues into the c1 3 second half of the work week with upper 80s to low 90s expected.

A very spot shower could be possible as what's left of imelda moves towards the bluegrass but don't hold your breath for rain.

Relief from this heat will be arriving late in the weekend as a cold front slips south into the region.

Hopefully this front will also produce some much need rain.

Lexington has only recorded a trace of precipitation all month!

Tonight: mostly clear skies with lows in the lower to middle 60s thursday: partly cloudy with very isolated shower possible and hot temperatures with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Friday: mostly sunny and hot with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

A pop-up afternoon shower could be possible too.

Saturday: partly sunny and hot with highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late, highs in the middle to upper 80s monday: chance of showers with highs in the low to middle 80s tuesday: partly cloudy with a few more showers around, highs in the lower 80s wednesday: mostly sunny skies highs in the low to mid 80s week with upper 80s to low 90s expected.

A very spot shower could be possible as what's left of imelda moves towards the bluegrass but don't hold your breath for rain.

Relief from this heat will be arriving late in the weekend as a cold front slips south into the region.

Hopefully this front will also produce some much need rain.

Lexington has only recorded a trace of precipitation all month!

Tonight: mostly clear skies with lows in the lower to middle 60s thursday: partly cloudy with very isolated shower possible and hot temperatures with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

Friday: mostly sunny and hot with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.

A pop-up afternoon shower could be possible too.

Saturday: partly sunny and hot with highs in the lower 90s sunday: partly cloudy with a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms late, highs in the middle to upper 80s monday: chance of showers with highs in the low to middle 80s tuesday: partly cloudy with a few more showers around, highs in the lower 80s wednesday: mostly sunny skies highs in the low to mid 80s ad-libbing after weather.

Right now... an airline mechanic c1 3 accused of tampering with a plane in miami... is being held without bond.

Up next... why prosecutors say he's a flight risk.... and the latest on his possible ties to isis.

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C1 3 tampering with an airplane before its takeoff in miami... was reported to have an isis video on his phone when it was taken into evidence.

Not only that... but prosecutors say his brother is an isis operative in iraq.

Trevor ault has the latest.

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Stephen ganyard abc news contributor l3: nation view white airline tampering suspect may have isis ties l3: nation view white trevor ault abc news an american airlines mechanic is being held without bond - accused of sabotaging a passenger jet the judge telling him quote "you may be sympathetic to terrorists."

60-year old abdul alani..a longtime employee of american airlines ..

Was arrested at miami international airport two weeks ago, accused of disabling the navigational system of a 737 jet carrying 150 people.

The alleged sabotage caught before the plane took off ganyard: the flying public puts a huge amount of faith in pilots, cabin crews and mechanics.

To answer to the public what kind of level of background check is required to keep these people from committing crimes that could endanger the flying public.

Alani insisting he wasn't trying to hurt anyone - claiming he was just trying to get overtime pay by creating a maintenance problem.

But the fbi searched his phone and say they discovered isis videos depicting graphic murders.

Investigators also say another american airlines employee told them alani's brother was an isis member and the mechanic had visited him in iraq.

Authorities say alani had also received an article--about airplane crashes involving the very the sensor he had sought to disable.

Ganyard: it's very concerning that he would have a fascination with previous failures in the 737 max that lead to crashes and that's where he actually performed the sabotage on a different kind of 737.

And alani allegedly shared a message asking allah to take action against the kafirs, or non- believers.

So far, alani is not facing any terror related charges.

Trevor ault- abc news- new york you probably already know that farming is a tough job... but you may not know the toll it takes on farmers.

Up next... how the state is helping farmers deal with rising suicide rates.

Earlier in frankfort... the kentucky was moving backwards, with liberal pro-abortion candidates gaining strength.

Then we elected christian conservative political outsider matt bevin as governor.

He's the father of nine kids, four of them adopted.

Yes, glenna and i are pro-life, but so is kentucky.

Andy beshear was endorsed by planned parenthood.

Funded by abortion clinic owners.

Beshear moves us backwards.

Matt bevin is pro-life and will keep us moving forward.

C1 3 farmer suicide prevention day.

And... while it's not a group we often think of when we talk about suicide.... according to a c-d-c study... farmers are killing themselves at twice the rate of veterans.

Abc 36's christy bollinger talked to some people who know first-hand the challenges farmers face... and they say raising awareness can mean the difference between life and death.

It's an issue that often goes under- reported..... yet experts say suicide rates in farmers are alarmingly high.

'it's probably the highest risk occupation in the world agricultural farming it can get really stressful."

Warren beeler was a farmer for 20 years..

Before becoming the director for the governor's office of agricultural policy.

He said he had no choice but to quit farming.

'i mean i started over at 43 years old.

I was embarrassed i was ashamed.

I would still be farming if i could've broke even but it got so bad i couldn't even do that."

He faced the crushing challenges many farmers face... losing crops to weather... being at the mercy of changing government policy.... grueling hours and backbreaking work.

Living in rural communities... farmers don't often have access to mental health care.... which experts say adds to the problem.

Beeler says he remembers how difficult it was... finally admitting defeat.

"what looked so bad 20 years ago when i was sitting at the table at 3 oclock in the morning turned out to be perfect and that's what we got to convince people that if you can get through it it's all better at the other end."

Dale dobson, farmer and safety administrator for the department of ag says it was important for him to be at the event... having lost a friend to suicide.

"yes ma'am... yeah..

I helped clean up a mess two years ago my best friend shot himself because he was getting a divorce had some financial issues."

He says it's been hard ever since... "but yet at the same time it's what's made me want to work with this that much harder."

Dobson says it's important to raise awareness of the issue... so families aren't left without their loved ones.

Reporting in frankfort..

"if we just save one."

Christy bollinger, abc 36 news.

If you or anyone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts, you can always call the national suicide prevention hotline.

That number is 1- 800-273-8255... and you can even text it at 741-741.

Turning to sports... it's time for solid blue fans to dust off those tents.

Dates are set for the annual big blue madness camp-out... we have the details, coming up next.

That florida game was last weekend...it's time to look forward to the coleman: imagine e y and the lights are turned off... coleman: imagine e y forever.

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It affects books and sports.

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C1 3 mississippi state bulldogs.

The u-k offense is ready to do just that.

A-b-c 36's austin miller has more.

The mississippi state bulldogs are coming off a loss just like the cats.

C1 3 the bulldogs lost to kansas state at home on saturday 31 to 24.

Now the cats are coming to town and their second year head coach joe moorhead is fully aware of the tough runnning attack coming to starkville.

A week from friday, solid blue fans will be able to purchase their tickets for big c1 3 blue madness.

September 27th at 10 p-m tickets will go on sale at memorial coliseum and on ticket master dot com.

U-k athletics and u-k safety representatives are asking solid blue fans to line up no earlier than 5 a-m next wednesday september 25th.

For all the info you need to know, visit the link on madness at w-t-v-q dot com.

Out to memorial coliseum and some volleyball.

16th kentucky hosting 21st purdue.

Cats in a hole 12 to 6 in the 5th and final set.

Leah edmond with the block..that'll help...still12 to 7 purdue.

Edmond again...this time with the kill.

Her 27th of the match.

That's a career high.

Boilermakers can't handle it....13 to 8 purdue.

14 to 8 now...match point...purdue serving.

This time it's a block by blake moeller...and she ends it.

Purdue takes the 4th and 5th set to win it 3 to 2.

The cats host louisville on friday..

Humorous, informative sports banter.

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