Rand Paul says he suffered 6 broken ribs in bizarre attack - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Rand Paul says he suffered 6 broken ribs in bizarre attack

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky says he ended up with six broken ribs after a bizarre attack by his neighbor last week while he was mowing his lawn.

Paul writes on Twitter Wednesday: "I appreciate all of the support from everyone. A medical update: final report indicates six broken ribs & new X-ray shows a pleural effusion."

A pleural effusion is excess fluid around the lungs.

It remains uncertain when Paul will return to the Senate. His longtime neighbor, 59-year-old Rene Boucher, was charged with misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.

Both men are doctors and prominent members of their community in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where rumors have swirled that the attack stemmed from a festering neighborhood dispute about lawn debris.

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Niles police: Man holds grandfather hostage for drug money

    Niles police: Man holds grandfather hostage for drug money

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 9:52 PM EST2018-01-17 02:52:31 GMT

    A Niles man is facing several charges after police said he held his grandfather hostage at his home on Dakota Avenue Friday afternoon. 

    More >>

    A Niles man is facing several charges after police said he held his grandfather hostage at his home on Dakota Avenue Friday afternoon. 

    More >>
  • Transformer leaks oil-like substance at Newton Township trailer park

    Transformer leaks oil-like substance at Newton Township trailer park

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 8:17 PM EST2018-01-17 01:17:31 GMT
    An alert meter reader in Trumbull County helped contain a First Energy transformer leaking an oil-like substance, which was discovered to be mineral oil, according to Trumbull County dispatchers.  The incident happened around 11:30 am Tuesday on Queens Dr. at the Blue Water Manor Trailer Park in Newton Township.  First Energy crews were called and have since contained the leak, which was spread out over 15 to 30 feet. Trumbull dispatchers said this was so clean up crews c...More >>
    An alert meter reader in Trumbull County helped contain a First Energy transformer leaking an oil-like substance, which was discovered to be mineral oil, according to Trumbull County dispatchers.  The incident happened around 11:30 am Tuesday on Queens Dr. at the Blue Water Manor Trailer Park in Newton Township.  First Energy crews were called and have since contained the leak, which was spread out over 15 to 30 feet. Trumbull dispatchers said this was so clean up crews c...More >>
  • Property owners urged to clear buried fire hydrants

    Property owners urged to clear buried fire hydrants

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 7:22 PM EST2018-01-17 00:22:39 GMT

    Due to the heavy snow, local fire departments are asking property owners for help in digging out  buried fire hydrants. It's becoming a problem in communities all around the valley, and if you have a buried hydrant on your property it's your responsibility to dig it out. "You need to shovel a pathway to the fire hydrant and then three feet around the hydrant so you have room to work to make that connection," said Boardman Fire Chief Mark Pitzer. A buried hydrant...

    More >>

    Due to the heavy snow, local fire departments are asking property owners for help in digging out  buried fire hydrants. It's becoming a problem in communities all around the valley, and if you have a buried hydrant on your property it's your responsibility to dig it out. "You need to shovel a pathway to the fire hydrant and then three feet around the hydrant so you have room to work to make that connection," said Boardman Fire Chief Mark Pitzer. A buried hydrant...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms