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C1 3 accused of sexual abuse on a school bus.

L3: now at 11 white drought continues through record-breaking day george headline l3: now at 11 white richmond apartment complex destroyed in fire "we're grateful to be alive."

And the latest on a richmond apartment fire that left several people without a home.

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

And i'm veronica jean seltzer.

An 18-year-old high school student was arrested today, accused of groping a middle school student against her will on a lincoln county school bus.

That's tonight's top story at 11.

According to his arrest citation, matthew boswell was caught on bus surveillance video friday... lifting a 13-year-old girl's shirt and grabbing her breasts.

Later, according to the citation, the video shows boswell cupping her genitals.

He's facing charges for sexual abuse.

The school district sent a letter home to parents of students on that bus route to make them aware of what happened.

### weather animationoverview: temperatures topped out in record territory again today with three more days of record heat possible before we start cooling off.

In fact, by this time next week we could be some 30 degrees cooler with a good chance of rain.

Tonight: muggy with lows around 70 tuesday: partly to mostly sunny and extremely hot, highs in the middle to upper 90s wednesday: partly to mostly sunny and extremely hot, highs in the middle to upper 90s thursday: partly cloudy and still hot with highs in the lower 90s.

Friday: mostly sunny and turning cooler with highs in the lower to low to middle 70s saturday: mostly sunny and nice with highs in the low to middle 70s sunday: partly cloudy with showers arriving late, mild with highs in the middle 70s monday: scattered showers & thunderstorms, much cooler with highs in the middle 60s ams meteorologist george zabrecky gzabrecky@wtvq.com short weather a deadly crash sunday night on i-64 in franklin county has state troopers c1 3 urging people to put their phones down while driving.

State police think a cell phone could be to blame for the crash that happened just before 6 and kept lanes closed for about 7 hours until monday morning.

Abc 36's alexus larson explains the impact of distracted driving goes beyond just this one crash.

L3 alexus: white l3: white distracted driving warning after fatal semi crash i-64, franklin county l3: white trooper stuart jackson kentucky state police l3: white distracted driving warning after fatal semi crash i-64, franklin county "according to court documents, the man who was driving the semi truck was distracted by his cell phone.

Court documents say it was mounted on the dash playing a video."

Have you ever driven the interstate..and seen someone in the car next to you distracted by their phone?

That's what state police think happened to 45- year-old jerry elder jr. they say he was watching a video on his phone...while driving his semi on 64...and was so distracted by it he didn't see traffic slowing down right in front of him.

According to court documents, he hit an s-u-v...killing 61- year-old jeffery curtis inside.

Another s-u-v tried to avoid the crash and ended up over a culvert...the driver... with serious injuries.

Trooper stuart jackson says it is critical we start taking distracted driving seriously...not just talking about it...but actually.

Putting.

The.

Phone.

Down.

"it's scary as a trooper to witness stuff like this.

It's not just you on the roadway.

You're sharing the road with a lot of other drivers."

Trooper jackson says if you're distracted...crashes can happen in what feels like the blink of an eye.

His plea to drivers... hands on the wheel... eyes on the road.

Alexus larson, abc36 news.

In taylor county... state police say a semi driver was killed after his truck and trailer flipped, near campbellsville.

Fs img center:semi driver killed in crash taylor county semi flip.png this is a photo of the scene.

Police say 68 year old donald sparks... of shepherdsville... was driving too fast on kentucky-70 this morning around 6... when he lost control and flipped his semi into an embankment.

According to police..

The road was closed all day today... nearly 10 hours..

While they investigated the crash.

About 20 people are out of their homes tonight...after a fire destroyed a set of richmond apartments.

Abc 36's monica harkins talked to one mother who knocked on her neighbors' doors to make sure everyone knew to get out.

### "there's no roof at all, yeah that's ours."

For leeann foster "that's over our house."

It wasn't the sound of an alarm...but the smell of smoke that caught her off guard while she was eating a late breakfast with her son and husband.

"i thought it was our stove, you know sometimes you forget a burner."

Next thing she knew...her neighbor was knocking on the door saying an apartment was on fire and they needed to get out.

"we knocked on every single door, trying to get people out, but luckily there was a lot of people that just wasn't home."

The richmond fire department says it started around noon in the first floor kitchen, in the middle of the six units.

...then went up and spread left and right... leaving gaping holes where the roof should be.

"oh my god" it was another record breaking hot day with temperat ures in the upper 90s... corey lewis says firefighters knew they'd need back up, especially because they had to deal with a hydrant that wasn't working.

"one of the reasons we asked from additional resources from the surrounding community, madison county and those other agencies was the amount of heat plus we had a large building."

Firefighters say they're thankful for people who brought them bottled water.

"crash" "i was just scared, we were all scared, crying, upset, angry, but we're grateful to be alive."

So grateful...fosters' nephew even found some fun in the ashes...during the clean up...helping firefighters make sure all the hot spots were out.

"tell him thank you."

In richmond, monica harkins, abc 36 news.

### foster's family was able to get a storage unit to hold some of the items that were salvagable...and they tell us they have family they can stay with while they figure out what to do next.

As for the other tenants...the red cross is helping anyone who might not have some where to go.

Ots bullets:left no whooping cough 1st case of school year dunbar high school student highly contagio ... the fayette county health department is warning parents and students about the risks of pertussis, commonly know as whooping cough, after the first case of the illness is confirmed at paul laurence dunbar high school.

Health officals warn that the illness is highly contagious and that infants and those with chronic illnesses are at greater risk.

The symptoms of the illness are similar to the common cold and any school age children showing signs of pertussis are advised to stay home and see a doctor.

Saturday for the football cats...in short it was just all around bad.

All week, mark stoops, eddie gran and sawyer smith himself said his shoulder wasn't hurt and it wasn't going to be a problem.

If you watched the game then you know it was a problem...a big problem.

U-k didn't get a first down until halfway through the third quarter.

Smith finished 11 for 32 and 90 yards.

It wasn't until lynn bowden checked in at quarterback late in the fourth that the cats had any thing resembling an offense.

The cats enter a bye week and just try to heal up and figure out where to go from here...obviously that starts with sawyer.

It wasn't completely a positive, but that game oculdve been a lot uglier if the c1 3 defense hadn't stopped south carolina multiple times.

Hear from stoops about that later in sports.

Tom and v-j back to you.

Coming up later... the impeachment effort against the president is leading to a flurry of subpoenas.

We'll tell you who investigators want to talk to... and where their investigation is now leading.

Weather reopen 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 overview: temperatures topped out in record territory again today with three more days of record heat possible before we start cooling off.

In fact, by this time next week we could be some 30 degrees cooler with a good chance of rain.

Tonight: muggy with lows around 70 tuesday: partly to mostly sunny and extremely hot, highs in the middle to upper 90s wednesday: partly to mostly sunny and extremely hot, highs in the middle to upper 90s thursday: partly cloudy and still hot with highs in the lower 90s.

Friday: mostly sunny and turning cooler with highs in the lower to low to middle 70s saturday: mostly sunny and nice with highs in the low to middle 70s sunday: partly cloudy with showers arriving late, mild with highs in the middle 70s monday: scattered showers & thunderstorms, much cooler with highs in the middle 60s ams meteorologist george zabrecky gzabrecky@wtvq.com with three more days of record heat possible before we start cooling off.

In fact, by this time next week we could be some 30 degrees cooler with a good chance of rain.

Tonight: muggy with lows around 70 tuesday: partly to mostly sunny and extremely hot, highs in the middle to upper 90s wednesday: partly to mostly sunny and extremely hot, highs in the middle to upper 90s thursday: partly cloudy and still hot with highs in the lower 90s.

Friday: mostly sunny and turning cooler with highs in the lower to low to middle 70s saturday: mostly sunny and nice with highs in the low to middle 70s sunday: partly cloudy with showers arriving late, mild with highs in the middle 70s monday: scattered showers & thunderstorms, much cooler with highs in the middle 60s ams meteorologist george zabrecky gzabrecky@wtvq.com ad-libbing after weather.

C1 3 turning to sports news... that could be a game-changer in college athletics.

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And it's put the ncaa in a difficult position.

It will have to change its rules... or ban all california schools from post-season play.

Romina puga reports in tonight's nation view.

L3: nation view white california law threatens ncaa rules l3: nation view white draymond green nba player, former division i athlete l3: nation view white california law threatens ncaa rules l3: nation view white stephen curry nba player, former division i athlete l3: nation view white california law threatens ncaa rules l3: nation view white paul finebaum host, sec network l3: nation view white california law threatens ncaa rules l3: nation view white romina puga abc news college athletes, like football players, bring in billions of dollars for universities, but they never see a penny of it.

California has been working to change that, and governor gavin newsom just took a major step forward.

Nat uninterrupted "not once did they talk about the needs of these kids.

Will they listen to you?

They're going after i sign this ."

Newsom appeared on lebron james' hbo show "uninterrupted" to talk about the ncaa's pushback--then signed into law the state's "fair pay to play act", allowing college athletes to earn money from the use of their names and endorsement deals.

Sot uninterrupted "signing" swoosh sot green "i don't know about you all but i'm tired of seeing people being ripped off.

I'm tired of seeing college athletes being ripped off."

Monday -- professional athletes draymond green and steph currie passionately spoke out.

Sot currie "i love player friendly things that put people in positions to be successful and to get what they're owed and deserve."

The law puts california on a collision course with the ncaa-which argues it will destroy the distinction between amateurs and pros- and give california an unfair recruiting advantage.

Analysts predict- this first in the nation bill-will initially result in "absolute chaos"- but suspect other states will follow suit.

Sot this is one of the most significant days in the history of intercollegiate athletics.

Tag: the law doesn't go into effect until 2023-the ncaa says it is considering "next steps."

Rp abcnews la the impeachment probe into the president continues to lead to new information.

Up next... how australia's leader is factoring into the investigation.

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Call or book online at aspendental.com c1 3 investigators look into a phone call between the president and australia's prime minister.

Meanwhile... three different house committees have subpoenaed the president's personal lawyer.

Reid binion reports.

L3: nation view white phone call to australia part of impeachment probe l3: nation view white sen.

Mark warner (d-va) vice chair, intelligence committee l3: nation view white phone call to australia part of impeachment probe president donald trump: "it's a disgrace.

This whole thing is a disgrace."

Three house committees have subpoenaed the president's personal lawyer, rudy giuliani..

To turn over documents related to president trump's controversial phone call with ukraine..

A source now saying secretary of state mike pompeo was on that call..

President donald trump: "we're trying to find out about the whistle-blower.

We have a whistle-blower that reports things that are incorrect."

President trump saying he is trying to uncover the identity of the whistleblower..

Who's safety is now in jeopardy according to one of his attorneys.

Sen.

Mark warner, vice chair, intelligence committee / virginia: "any rational person would be concerned about the whistleblower's safety after the president's comments which led from some press outlets on the right who were actually offering a bounty on trying to reveal the whistleblower's identity."

And in a recent phone call..

President trump pressed australia's prime minister to help attorney general william barr..

With his investigation into the origins of the russia probe..

That's according to an official familiar with the call.

The justice department calls the request, "appropriate."

Australia's government responded, saying quote: "the australian government has always been ready to assist and cooperate with efforts that help shed further light on the matters under investigation."

I'm reid binion reporting.

Basketball season is coming up fast... and the schedule is coming together.

Next in sports... we'll tell you when you can see the cats in action the offense did not loook great against south carolina and that's being pretty nice.

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C1 3 the u-k defense did all it could do to keep kentucky in the game.

They had a lot of missed tackles, but they only gave up 10 points int he first half despite the u-k offense only having one first down in that same time frame.

Coach mark stoops talked about the positives he saw with the defense, but also where they need to get better.

The final tip times for the basketball cats' first eight games have been c1 3 released.

Except for the lamar game that tips at 6 pm, the cats other games in the month november will tip off at 7.

The cats host fairleigh dickinson on december 7th...that will tip off at 4.

Their game against georgia tech on december 14th will begin at 5.

For details on tip times and where you will be able to watch, visit w-t-v-q dot com.

Former cat anthony davis was a part of one of the biggest offseason transactions in the n-b-a when he was traded to the los angeles lakers.

Davis is joining with lebron james along with former cat rajon rondo and demarcus cousins before that injury.

They will be coached by former u-k manager frank vogel.

Being in l-a and playing in l-a means the criticism will come and a-d knows how the team handles it will partly dictate their success.

Let's talk eku basketball now..

In his second season at the helm..

C1 3 head coach a-w hamilton has big expectations for his squad..

Especially when there's a ton of transition going on amongst the top teams in the ovc..

With murray losing ja morant..

And belmont having to replace legendary coach rick byrd and nearly their entire roster.

E-k-u tips things off november 5th against u-t chattanooga.

The colonels will have to replace some pretty big production as well..

With all-time leading scorer nick mayo gone.

But..

Five practices into their season..

Coach hamilton is excited with the potential of this roster.

The bengals on the road taking on their best friends up c1 3 north...the pittsburgh steelers.

Ben roethlisberger out for the season...mason rudolph hits james connor for the touchdown...7-3 steelers.

Next drive for the bengals.

Andy dalton drops back, he is sacked and stripped.

Steelers ball and guess who?

Former cat bud dupree making the play.

Second half now.

Jaylin samuels out of the wildcat...walks in nearly untouched.

14 to 3 pittsburgh.

Not even a minute later.

Rudolph fires deep to diontae johnson...no one even close to him.

43 yards to the house.

That score makes it 24 to 3 steelers.

Bengals fall to oh and four.

Steelers win 27 to 3.

C1 3 humorous, informative sports banter.

C1 3 final weather anchors ad-lib bevin: somewhere in kentucky today, a child was sexually assaulted that was left at home because there was nobody there to watch them.

This is a group of people that are throwing a temper tantrum.

It's like saving a drowning victim.

You just need to knock them out and drag them to shore.

I regret nothing that i have ever said about an educator.

Nothing.

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