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Two arrested in South Point traffic stop

SOUTH POINT - Police in the village of South Point said officers found drugs money and a firearm, following a traffic stop in the village on Saturday. According to a post on the departments Facebook page, a male and female suspect were arrested. The male was charged for having weapons under disabili

IRONTON ONLINE - 2018-03-19 13:03:02

Woman arrested on drug charges in Greenup County, Ky.

GREENUP, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A woman was arrested on drug charges after a traffic stop in the 600 block of Perry Street, Greenup Police say. Rolina Mason, 28, of Franklin Furnace, Ohio, was charged with possession of a controlled substance. Police seized suspected heroin, methamphetamines and multiple hyp

WSAZ - 2018-03-19 22:40:00

Animals killed in fire in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A house fire damaged a home in Huntington. It happened in the 500 block of 4th Street Monday afternoon. Huntington Police say everyone made it out of the home safely, but there were some animals inside who didn't make it out. There's no word on what caused the fire.Open l

WSAZ - 2018-03-20 01:02:00

Huntington man arrested for incest, held on $1M bond

HUNTINGTON - A Huntington man is behind bars after he allegedly committed incest and sexual assault against a 4-year-old child. Billy Lee Mount, 41, was incarcerated at 5:55 p.m. Monday. He is charged with two counts of incest, three counts of sexual assault in the first degree, and three counts of

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-03-20 00:15:00

Detention center asks Kentucky to lift state prisoner limits

A Kentucky detention center has asked the state Department of Corrections to lift its restrictions on the number of state prisoners it can hold. The Daily Independent of Ashland reports the Department of Corrections removed dozens from the Boyd County Detention Center last September after an inmate-

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2018-03-19 12:57:00

Downtown Ashland hotel transformation on track

ASHLAND Jim Nizzo, co-owner of the Ashland Plaza Hotel building, said community support has been "priceless" as his company works to resuscitate the property and turn it into a four-star Marriott-brand Delta Hotel. The massive renovation project ignited last fall when Nizzo and his business partner

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-18 10:00:00

Part of County Road 1 closed in South Point area for repairs

SOUTH POINT, Ohio (WSAZ) -- There's a traffic alert for drivers in the South Point area. Beginning Monday, part of County Road 1 will be closed due to repairs to a hill slip. The work is expected to continue through May 18. The work is taking place on the Burlington side of the train bridge (Fourth

WSAZ - 2018-03-19 16:50:00

Lost Huntington: Robert Hall Clothes

HUNTINGTON - Robert Hall Clothes, Inc., generally known simply as Robert Hall, was a chain of retail stores that flourished circa 1938-1977. According to a Time magazine story of 1949, the corporate name was a complete invention; the actual founder and company head was a garment merchant by the name

HERALD-DISPATCH - 2018-03-19 04:01:00

South Point traffic stop turns up a gun, drugs and money

SOUTH POINT, Ohio (WSAZ) -- South Point Police report officers found meth, money and a gun during a traffic stop. Police report one man was arrested for having weapons under disability, improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle and drug trafficking. A woman was also arrested, charged with fa



What if our house went all the way up to the sky, our daughter Sarah asked us apropos of nothing under discussion at the time. Sarah was in kindergarten and had already mastered the non sequitur. But she was genuinely curious and once having made her initial query, recycled its format as a template

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-19 10:00:00

Greenup County flood plain property owners to get notice

Greenup County residents living in a flood plain - and who made insurance claims due to property damage from recent flooding - may be getting a notice in the mail soon that might make their hearts skip a beat or two. The letter from the county flood plains inspector warns of a possible "violation of

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-19 09:45:00

Man wanted in Barboursville bank robbery

BARBOURSVILLE, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Barboursville Police are looking for a man they say robbed the First Sentry Bank shortly before noon Saturday. Police say the man, standing 5'10" weighing about 175 pounds, entered the bank on Mud River Road and handed a note to the teller saying "this is a robbery."


2 jailed after traffic stop uncovers drugs

HUNTINGTON - A call about a man waving a large amount of cash in a vehicle led to felony possession charges when a state trooper stopped him in Huntington on Thursday. Antonio Ferrell, 26, of Van Buren Township, Michigan, and Gino Melvin Jones, 26, of Ypsilanti, Michigan, were jailed at 3:55 p.m. Th


Working to serve the community at Pathways

At the top of a hill off a winding road in Ashland there is a group of people doing some very important work. They are occupational, speech, and behavioral therapists. They are working to help those with autism and other neuro developmental disorders. And, they are facing a constant need for their s

DAILY INDEPENDENT - 2018-03-18 09:45:00

Several appear for drug cases

Several defendants appeared in Lawrence County Common Pleas Judge Charles Cooper's courtroom for drug cases on Friday. Tonia Y. Clark, 38, of 2422 S. Fifth St., Ironton, previously pleaded guilty to trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine), a third-degree felony, trafficking in marijuana, a fourth-de


Huntington Police searching for two suspects wanted for armed robbery

HUNTINGTON, WV (WOWK) - The Huntington Police Department is asking for the public's help locating two suspects wanted in connection to an armed robbery. According to a release, Tairon Bradley, 18, of Huntington, and Charles Smith, 26, of Virginia, robbed a food delivery driver in Huntington on Febr


Catlettsburg councilman indicted for perjury

Catlettsburg Councilman Richard "Andy" Brown was indicted on a perjury charge Tuesday after allegedly claiming he wasn't under the influence while pleading guilty to drug charges, then failing a drug test. Brown was charged with perjury in the first degree, a class-D felony, based on allegations he


Councilman who failed drug test after drug plea indicted

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) - A city councilman in Kentucky who failed a drug test has been indicted on a perjury charge. The Daily Independent reports that Catlettsburg Councilman Richard "Andy" Brown was indicted Tuesday based on an allegation that he lied under oath last week while pleading guilty to


Student walkout turns into all-school event at Paul Blazer High School

ASHLAND, Ky. (WSAZ) -- A nationwide student protest took a different tone at Paul G. Blazer High School. Principal Derek Runyon made the announcement at 10 a.m. Wednesday to pull everyone out of class and into the halls for 17 minutes, one minute for each victim killed in the Parkland, Florida schoo


Ashland police make trio of arrests

ASHLAND Three were arrested by Ashland police on drug related charges recently. In an incident near the 2300 block of Winchester Avenue Danielle G. Stith, 28, of Flatwoods and Jerry W. Kirby, 44, of Catlettsburg were arrested, according to police reports. Stith is charged with three counts of first