A superseding indictment has been filed against an Iraqi man facing trial on terrorism charges, alleging he lied to gain refugee status and enter the U.S. Documents were filed Wednesday in federal court in Bowling Green against 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi, who faces a July trial.
The two perjury charges were added to ten previous charges in which prosecutors allege Hammadi tried to funnel weapons and cash to Al-Qaida operatives in Iraq.
Kentucky Transportation crews will have traffic pushed down to one lane from 7:00 p.m. until midnight (Central) tonight for the northbound direction of I-65 between the Cumberland Parkway and Park City. The northbound exit ramp for Park City will also be closed during this time...the southbound ramp will remain open.
A county-by-county analysis shows Kentuckians depend on federal government initiatives at a rate higher than the national average. The analysis by the New York Times looked at each county in the country, and the percentage of income its residents received from 50 federal benefits programs, such as Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, unemployment insurance, and food stamps.
The National Weather Service predicts a mix of wintry weather is on the way tonight into tomorrow morning. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews have started pre-treating highways in western and northern Kentucky in anticipation of possible sleet or snow tonight.
A fire that broke out just after midnight continues to burn in a Clarksville, TN zinc plant. Purity Zinc Metals is located in an industrial park just off I-24. No injuries have been reported.
The Leaf-Chronicle is reporting the three story plant's metal walls glowed orange from the fire at about 3:00 a.m. and that the entire 40,000 square foot plant was damaged by either smoke or fire, which was still burning at dawn.
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory. A pair of weather systems is bringing a wintry mix to the region. Light snow (accumulating one to two inches) and falling temperatures will cause potentially hazardous driving conditions across southern Indiana, central Kentucky, and parts of northern Tennessee Friday night and early Saturday.
An Iraqi man facing charges of trying to funnel weapons and cash to Al-Qaida operatives in his home country is scheduled for trial July 30 in Bowling Green. U.S. District Judge Thomas B. Russell set the trial date for 24-year-old Mohanad Shareef Hammadi during a conference call Wednesday morning.