Officials at Western Kentucky University say a student who jumped from a sixth-floor window of a residence hall has died.
WKU officials told WBKO-TV that 19-year-old Benjamin Gogins of Illinois died Tuesday at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville.
The freshman jumped from the window at Pearce Ford Tower early Saturday morning. Emergency crews found him still breathing and he was flown to Vanderbilt.
Campus police are investigating, but have found no evidence that drugs or alcohol were involved.
WKU says the dorm has quarter-inch thick-tempered glass windows and a safety mechanism that only allows them to open three inches. However, police say the glass was broken in the window that the student jumped from.
A financial advisor from south central Kentucky has been sentenced to six years in prison for embezzling more than two million dollars from his clients. 36 year old Jonathon Neal Leber of Glasgow had pled guilty in September to charges of defrauding clients in Kentucky and southern Indiana of approximately 2.4 million dollars.
A convicted felon from Maine will spend 30 years in prison for kidnapping a minor from her home in Owensboro with intentions of having sex with the girl. A federal judge on Monday sentenced 46-year-old Archie Whalen on a charge of transporting a minor across state lines with the intent of engaging in sexual activity.
The commander of an aviation brigade from Fort Campbell that is currently deployed said the Afghan security forces are becoming more capable both on the ground and in the air.
Col. Paul Bontrager, commander of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, briefed the media by teleconference on Monday on the brigade's first 100 days of its Afghanistan deployment.
Unseasonably strong storms are possible Monday afternoon and evening. A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect for parts of our coverage area until 8pm E.T.
Showers will continue off and on through the day as a low pressure system moves along the Ohio River. Thunderstorms will be possible as well, mainly in the afternoon. Some storms have the potential to become strong with hail and gusty winds.