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Police: Man arrested after punching woman and hitting her with pistol

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) -A man was arrested after police said he assaulted a woman.Prestonsburg Police Department officers say on Saturday, a woman came to the department and asked to talk to officers about her mother being assaulted by her mother's boyfriend.They say the woman told them she woke-u

WYMT.COM - 2018-08-13 19:07:00

Man accused of robbing couple at gunpoint

Troopers searched the area of Old Dwale School Rd. and found Zackery Howard, 26, of Prestonsburg, hiding in a garage at a home.

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VIDEO: Eastern Kentucky girl doesn't let bone disorder keep her from following her dreams

SHELBIANA, Ky. (WYMT) -Her bones may break easily, but one little girl from Pike County isn't letting her disorder break her spirit.With pointed toes, a pink tutu and boundless enthusiasm, three-year-old Milam Staggs is a ballerina on wheels. She takes classes at The Dance Gallery, where she glides

WYMT.COM - 2018-08-13 18:44:00

State Police investigated armed robbery in Floyd County - ABC 36 News

WAYLAND, Ky. (WTVQ)- State police are investigating an armed robbery on KY 1086 in Floyd County.Troopers say when they arrived after 5 p.m. someone told them a man came in the back door of the Wallace family’s home and held Russell Wallace and his wife at gunpoint.- Advertisement -The suspect then r


SilverLiner set to open in November, could begin taking orders next week

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) -We have an update on SilverLiner, the tanker truck production company opening in Enterprise Industrial Park in Pikeville later this year.


Testing continues in case of Pikeville officer’s death

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (KT) – Tests for ballistics, DNA analysis and fingerprinting are ongoing in a case in which a Pikeville man is accused of capital murder in connection to the March death of Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton, the Appalachian News Express reported.

KENTUCKYTODAY.COM - 2018-08-13 00:00:00

Husband, wife robbed at gunpoint with their own guns

According to television stationWYMT, 26-year-old Zachary Howard was arrested on multiple charges after getting into the home, taking 2 pistols from the couple living there, and then took off in their car.


Pigskin Preview: No. 4 Pikeville Panthers

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) -The Panthers of Pikeville start the 2018 season ranked 4th in the Alice Lloyd College Preseason Mountain Top 10.It's no secret what the Panthers want this year."State champs. We got to that point. We were so close and we just let it slip out of our fingers but this year we're

WYMT.COM - 2018-08-13 19:16:00

Investigators asking for help finding missing Dickenson County 19-year-old

Anngelika Kiser (DCSO)CLINTWOOD, Va. (WJHL) - The Dickenson County Sheriff's Office is requesting the public's help locating a missing 19-year-old woman.According the sheriff's office, Anngelika Kiser was last seen in the Hazel Mountain area of the county. They say she was seen with male. Investigat


Abraham Lincoln statue among Eric C. Conn items heading to auction

The judge entered an order that allows the sale of his seized assets including the US-23 property where his law office is located. It also includes a giant Abraham Lincoln statue, a toppled Statue of Liberty, and Eric C. Conn mannequins that once sat on top of his billboards.


Vehicle collides with parked vehicle

The driver was examined on scene, and no injuries were reported. According to Long, the accident caused around $2,000 in damage.


Police: Man caught throwing black case with drugs inside over embankment

Police charged Harold R. Hayes, 37, of Busy, with operating an ATV on a roadway, trafficking in marijuana less than eight ounces, first-degree trafficking in methamphetamine and tampering with physical evidence.


Troubled Kentucky water district asks for another rate hike

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Martin County Water District officials asked the commission for an increase of about 18% Tuesday. The district had applied for an increase of nearly 50% for its 3,500 customers in January, but was granted a 17.5% increase and 10% surcharge in March.


One dead following crash involving lawnmower

Not many details are being released right now, but officials say the person, who has not been identified, was on a riding mower that went over a hill and into a creek, trapping the victim.


Report: Kentucky man dies after riding lawnmower accident

LOWMANSVILLE, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT)Authorities in Kentucky say a man is dead in a riding lawnmower accident.WYMT reports the wreck happened in the Lowmansville community near Ky. 581 and Lost Creek Road.The person appears to have ridden the lawnmower over a hill and into a creek before being trapped under


City Council promotes three police officers

WILLIAMSON -Williamson City Council members promoted three police officers in rank on Thursday night.Williamson Police Chief Grady Paul Dotson asked council members to go into executive session to discuss promotions in rank for three of his officers. Position vacancies were created when Dotson was p


Did an innocent man die in prison for a murder committed by the Golden State Killer?

Richmond's family went looking for her, but all they found was more worry and her bicycle, damaged and abandoned, in a neighbor's orange grove. Underneath it was a handyman's invoice book with a name inside that pointed to a suspect: Oscar Archie Clifton.


The 155th Meigs County Fair - The Point Pleasant Register

ROCKSPRINGS — The rides, the animals, the fair food and much, much more make their return for the 155th Meigs County Fair this week.


Police: Man pulls knife on officers in popular kids restaurant

According to court documents, the Pikeville Police Department received several complaints Saturday about a man acting strangely inside Gattis of Pikeville. Upon arrival, police say a man, identified as Maxwell McCord, 35, of Dana, was singing a song to himself and would not interact with officers.


Report: Kentucky Captain D's employee accused of tampering with police meal

HAZARD, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) -A grand jury has indicted a Kentucky man accused of tampering with an assistant police chief's meal at Captain D's.Court documents obtained by WYMT show Joey D. Ritchie is charged with wanton endangerment after using his bare hands and mouth while preparing rice.Ritchie is a