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3 arrested on drug-trafficking charges

LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ohio (WSAZ) -- Three people were arrested Thursday on drug-trafficking charges in the South Point area, according to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office.


Floodwaters rising; roads closed across the Tri-State

Floodwaters were rising throughout Boyd, Greenup and Carter counties today, closing some roadways following persistent, heavy rains that started late Tuesday and continued well into Wednesday afternoon.


Party Town to have grand opening

A new business in Ironton called Party Town will open on Saturday. It offers 3D interactive games projected onto the floor, a glow-in-the-dark room with various games, disco lights and a dance floor, and movies projected on to a 120-inch screen.


Many Kentucky houseboat owners aren’t paying their taxes. This would make them.

Many people who own houseboats on Kentucky lakes are shirking local and state property taxes, but a bill pending before state lawmakers would change that, according to supporters of the measure.


BREAKING: Lawson pleads guilty; could be sentenced to death

IRONTON, Ohio — A man admitted in a Lawrence County court Thursday to aggressively murdering four family members in 2017 and is now fighting to avoid being sentenced to the death penalty.


Police Roundup: Huntington robbery suspect leads police on high-speed chase

HUNTINGTON - The following information was provided by criminal complaints filed in Cabell County Magistrate Court:. ROBBERY: A Huntington man was arrested on charges that he stole a vehicle and led police on a high-speed pursuit from 16th Street to West 5th Street that began around 9:15 p.m. Tuesda


Boyd jail escapee indicted on new charges

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. - An Ashland man who used another prisoner's identity bracelet to get released from the Boyd County Detention Center on Feb. 12 was indicted Tuesday by a Boyd County grand jury, according to court records.


Kentucky lawmakers seek gas tax hike

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A bill that would raise Kentucky's gas tax was filed Wednesday, the last day for new measures in the state House of Representatives. House Bill 517 would add 10 cents per gallon to the state taxes on gasoline and other fuels, in addition to expanding fees on electric vehicl


Your Guide to the Weekend

Brothers Osborne, the three-time reigning CMA Vocal Duo of the Year, bring their red-hot and critically acclaimed sounds to the historic Paramount Arts Center in Ashland at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, with Ruston Kelly opening.


Kentucky woman arrested after allegedly faking cancer diagnosis, raising $10G in donations: report

A woman in Northern Kentucky is facing felony charges after she allegedly faked a cancer diagnosis and ultimately swindled thousands of dollars from coworkers and other sympathizers in donations.


Murder charge after man found dead in his Kentucky home

WADDY, Ky. (WDKY) - A man is charged with murder following a homicide in Shelby County. Kentucky State Police were called to a home on Bardstown Trail in Waddy around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday for a reported shooting.


McDavid named director for career education

McDavid, who previously worked at Ashland Community and Technical College (ACTC) as a professor and associate dean for academic affairs, assumed the role in January. She has years of experience in career education, student advising, and higher education instruction and leadership.


Quadruple Murder Trial to Restart in Ironton

IRONTON, OH (WOWK) - The trial for Arron Lawson, a man accused of murdering four people, will begin for the second time today in Ironton, Ohio. Lawson's murder trial had to be postponed a couple of weeks ago after he decided to waive his right to trial by jury. This came after a complicated process


Police: Kentucky principal charged after failure to report sex abuse

A Kentucky high school principal is facing charges after police say he didn’t report a student’s allegations of sex abuse to police. The McCracken County Sheriff announced the charges Wednesday, saying deputies investigated only after the student complained directly to his office.


Kentucky Senate unanimously passes that would ban bestiality

The Kentucky State Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 67. The legislation would ban bestiality in Kentucky, which is one of the last five states where it remains legal. If the measure becomes law, it will start to turn around policy in the state.


‘Top Chef’ Kentucky’s Graham Elliot is in town and you’ll never guess where he ate.

If you see someone wandering around Lexington Thursday wearing white glasses and think, ‘was that chef Graham Elliot?’ the answer is probably yes. Elliot, who is a judge on “Top Chef” Kentucky, is in town for a private viewing party for the last episode filmed in Kentucky.


2 Kentucky dogs caught on camera stealing owner's Amazon package

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Two Kentucky pups are on their owner's naughty list after being caught on camera making off with an Amazon package. Ashley Craig Hymer of Lexington posted Nest video to her Facebook page. She said she knew Amazon had delivered something, but when she got home, she couldn't


Kentucky River continues to rise despite break from the rain

ESTILL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/WKYT) - The Kentucky River is still rising, despite a break from the rain Thursday. Sister station WKYT reports the river is now more than 24 feet, rising about eight feet in the last two days. And it's probably not done yet.


Three people facing drug charges in Lawrence County, Ohio

Three people were arrest after the Lawrence County Drug and Major Crimes Task Force, Lawrence County Sheriff's Office, and South Point Police Department executed two search warrants in Rome Township, Ohio.


Prosecutor lays out grisly details of quadruple murder

IRONTON — A man admitted in a Lawrence County court Thursday to aggressively murdering four family members in 2017 and is now fighting to avoid being sentenced to death. Arron L. Lawson, 25, pleaded guilty Thursday morning in Lawrence County Common Pleas Court to murdering four people, who ranged in