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Kentucky police arrest father and son on sex abuse, incest charges

BELL COUNTY, Ky. — Kentucky State Police arrested a father and son after two female victims came forward and reported crimes that reportedly occurred when they were less than 14 years old.


High speed chase leads to arrest in Floyd County

MARTIN ,Ky. (WYMT) - One man is facing charges following a Floyd County chase. It happened around 7 p.m. Wednesday on Highway 80 in Martin. Martin Police say they tried to pull over a man riding a motorcycle when he took off.


Feds indict 60, some doctors, in Appalachia (including Kentucky) for illegal prescriping of pain pills

Feds indict 60 for illegal prescribing in Ohio, W.Va., Ky., Tenn. and Ala.; some doctors allegedly traded sex for drugs. Sixty health professionals in five Appalachian states were charged Wednesday with “illegal prescribing of more than 32 million pain pills, including doctors who prosecutors said t


Drug Arrest In Floyd County

Teaberry, KY — After an investigation, Floyd County Sheriff Deputies arrested a Teaberry resident on drug charges. According to the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office, 41-year-old Ralph Joe Bryant was arrested and charged with Trafficking in a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance (M


Florida man accused of child molestation arrested in Kentucky

ROSINE, Ky. (WKYT) - A Florida man accused of molesting a child is behind bars in Kentucky with the help of federal authorities. Kentucky State Police say William Douglas Lacy III, 29, was arrested in Rosine after troopers and U.S. Marshals executed a search warrant at a home on U.S. 62 East.


UPDATE: Major Drug Takedown

Pikeville, KY — Updating a major story from earlier this week when several eastern Kentucky doctors were among 60 people charged as part of a multi-state drug roundup following an investigation that the Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force conducted. Dr. Scott Akers and Serissa L. C


Allen Baptist takes Jesus to the streets

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Members of Allen Baptist Church took the message of Jesus to the streets Thursday. Church members prepared for their weekend Easter presentation by dressing in costumes and visiting businesses in downtown Prestonsburg. They walked the streets and handed out flyers to passe


Two-car crash closed road in Floyd County, one person flown out

ALLEN, Ky. (WYMT) - Update 9:45 p.m. A road in Floyd County is closed after a two-car crash. One car ran a red light and t-boned another car at the intersection of US 23 and KY 1428 in Allen.


Kentucky burglary suspect shot after breaking into home, allegedly undressing in child's bedroom

A Kentucky man who allegedly broke into his neighbor's home and took his clothes off in a 12-year-old girl's room on Sunday was shot six times by the homeowner, according to officials.


Woman claims to be "kidnapped", Floyd County couple dials 911 and finds out it was fake

HAROLD, Ky. (WYMT) - A fun Friday spent at Hillbilly Days ended in worry for a Floyd County couple. Shondra and Drew Halbert pulled their truck into the Harold Double Kwik Gas Station and noticed something odd.


Kentucky man charged in 2017 fatal shooting

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (WKRN) - Search warrants executed at multiple residences Wednesday morning in Allen County, Kentucky led to an arrest in a 2017 fatal shooting. Jackie Mutter, 64, was charged with murder in the death of Wendell Jackson on Hade Bell Road in Scottsville.


President Trump Approves Kentucky Disaster Declaration

President Donald Trump approved a disaster declaration on Thursday for the state of Kentucky, making federal funds available to help repair damage from flooding and severe storms earlier this year.


Sai Gutti, M.D. among those charged in massive opioid sting operation

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Several Kentucky doctors are caught up in a massive opioid sting operation. More than sixty people are linked to the investigation. Five of the people charged were from Eastern Kentucky. There are three doctors, a dentist, and an office assistant.


Grand jury in western Kentucky returns eight indictments

Eight people have been indicted on various weapon and drug charges in western Kentucky. U.S. Attorney Russell Coleman was joined by Owensboro Police and the ATF at a press conference on Thursday.

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Several Kentucky doctors charged in federal prescription crackdown

CINCINNATI (WKYT) - The U.S. Department of Justice has announced 60 people, including several Kentucky doctors, were charged in a massive crackdown on the illegal prescribing and distributing of narcotics.


Area hospitals exploring alternate treatment options over pills

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- In the wake of the biggest prescription opioid takedown that landed doctors behind bars, other medical professionals are opening up about new, non addictive ways to treat pain.


Man exposes himself during a traffic stop

SALYERSVILLE – A Lexington man allegedly exposed himself to a police officer while being a passenger in a vehicle getting a citation. On Monday, April 15, Salyersville Police Department Officer Mike Nickels pulled over a vehicle for a traffic stop on Parkway Drive. When he walked up to the vehicle,


Drug roundup nets four local physicians on 41 charges

PIKEVILLE, Ky. – Several eastern Kentucky doctors are among 60 people charged as part of a multi-state drug roundup. The Appalachian Regional Prescription Opiod Strike Force conducted the investigation, which resulted in charges against 31 physicians, seven Pharmacists, eight Nurse Practitioners and


Missing Augusta teen believed to be headed to Kentucky

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is looking for a missing girl. According to the sheriff's office, Erin Chambers, 13, was last seen Tuesday at 6:45 p.m. on the canal trail near Milledge Road trail head, wearing a blue hoodie, black leggings and black shoes.


AOC Is Feuding With Kentucky's Congressional Republicans Over an Invite to Visit a Coal Mine

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) is feuding with Republicans over a rescinded invitation to a Kentucky coal mine. The bipartisan event went the wrong way south when Representative Andy Barr (R-Ky.) withdrew an invitation he'd extended to Ocasio-Cortez to meet with coal miners (an off