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Police: Murder suspect commits suicide

Laurel County Sheriff's deputies say a suspect in a fatal shooting committed suicide when he was confronted Wednesday afternoon near Laurel Lake. The suspect has been identified as Kenneth W. Lipscomb, 55, of London, who reportedly killed himself following a pursuit along Flatwoods Road off of Level

THENEWSJOURNAL.NET - 2018-03-22 14:54:44

Police: AEP scammers trick local hotel out of thousands

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Hazard Police Department warns people and businesses in the Perry County area to watch out for an American Electric Power (AEP) scam. Officials say people are receiving phone calls from people who say they are AEP employees and need to collect money to prevent electricity f

WYMT.COM - 2018-03-21 14:25:00

Man on meth binge allegedly threatened to 'cut people' at McDonald's, Walmart

ROGERSVILLE - A Hawkins County man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly threatened to "cut people" at the Rogersville Walmart and McDonald's parking lot, and admitted he'd been up four days on meth. Joey Scott Eidson, 31, 109 Old Rt. 66, Rogersville, was arraigned Monday in Hawkins County

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:30:00

Scammers impersonate American Electric Power representatives

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Police say one local business was swindled into giving away thousands of dollars to two men impersonating American Electric Power (AEP) representatives on March 3. AEP officials say the knowledge behind this scam is concerning, and they want to reiterate to their customers how

WYMT.COM - 2018-03-22 01:47:00

Editorial: Small town, big hearts

Recently, the two Save-A-Lot stores in Hazard held a food drive for the Bluegrass Care Navigators hospice center here in Hazard. The food drive raised more than 14,000 pounds of food. Our actions as a community show that we are not what others outside the area often perceive. Of course we have our f

HAZARD-HERALD.COM - 2018-03-22 11:00:00

Road conditions cause some children to miss nearly a month of school

WOOTON, Ky. (WYMT) - School buses have not been running along parts of Wooton Road in Leslie County for about a month because of road conditions there. Parents are having a difficult time getting their children to school each day. Some kids in the community have missed nearly a month of classes dur

WYMT.COM - 2018-03-22 05:22:00

48 Hours In Prestonsburg, Kentucky

It's no secret Kentucky is a hotspot for outdoor adventure. So it's a good feeling to know about the state's under-the-radar locations - the ones where foot traffic isn't quite as heavy - before the rest of the world finds out. Allow us to introduce you to Prestonsburg. Whether you're chasing more t

BLUERIDGEOUTDOORS.COM - 2018-03-21 13:13:47

Two injured in UTV wreck

PINE RIDGE - Two were injured in a UTV accident on Pine Ridge in Magoffin County on Sunday evening. Magoffin County Rescue Squad Captain Carter Conley said rescue crews were dispatched to Pine Ridge, roughly one mile from Kentucky Route 30 at approximately 7 p.m. on March 18. The two people that we


Movie prop money acting as legal bills in Eastern Kentucky

HYDEN, Ky. (WYMT) - Coming to cash registers and wallets near you: movie prop bills are acting as legal tender in Eastern Kentucky. Hyden Citizens Bank made a public service announcement on their Facebook page Monday morning, warning people to watch their cash closely. The bank says movie prop bill


Owner of stolen truck says a Facebook post helped get it back

REDFOX, Ky. (WYMT) - A gravel truck was stolen from a Knott County business Saturday but is now back where it belongs. "Some people could have not even got involved," said the owner of the Gravel Man and Excavating, Richard Carter. When Carter arrived at work and noticed the missing truck, he dec


Police: Woman dies in pickup truck vs. mini-van crash

KIMPER, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal collision in Pike County Saturday. The crash happened on KY Route 194 East in the Kimper area. Police got the call around 12:45 a.m. Police say a pickup truck was traveling west when it entered the eastbound lane and hit a mini-van


Man arrested after driving stolen vehicle

A Flat Lick man is behind bars after police caught him driving a stolen vehicle with drug paraphernalia located inside. On March 8 at approximately 1 a.m., Knox County Deputy Mikey Ashurst performed a traffic stop on David Wayne Washam, 46, of Flat Lick, who was driving a 1994 Toyota Corolla with an


Doctor to surrender license, pay nearly $1 million

A Coeburn physician who prescribed Ritalin and hydrocodone to an undercover investigator will serve two months' probation, pay a $25,000 fine, surrender his medical license and pay $945,000 in restitution and forfeiture. Gurcharan Singh Kanwal, 78, of Wise, was sentenced last week in U.S. district c


Free ice cream cone at Dairy Queen to celebrate first day of spring

Free ice cream cone day at all participating Dairy Queens will be held Tuesday, March 20. In lieu of payment, donations will be accepted for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of which East Tennessee Children's Hospital is one. This is the fourth year for the free ice cream cone fundraising campai


Physician, 78, sentenced on Medicaid fraud, drug charges

COEBURN, Va. (AP) - A 78-year-old physician who pleaded guilty to health care fraud and drug charges will pay nearly $1 million in restitution and forfeiture, in addition to other penalties. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Virginia announced Monday that Gurcharan Singh Kanwal