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Floyd County woman celebrates 104th birthday

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Many family and friends sent wishes to Ada Brabant for her 104th birthday on Friday. Though this birthday was unlike most, nothing stopped her from celebrating her birthday like any other day. Barbant spends her mornings with with a cup of coffee and her favorite, the c

WYMT.COM - 2018-03-17 22:43:00

Hundreds pay respect at fallen Pikeville officer's visitation

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT)- A line formed outside the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville Saturday evening as hundreds of people waited to pay their respects to fallen officer Scotty Hamilton Jennifer Bentley says she knew Officer Hamilton since he was a child and described him as being a light to t

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-17 05:38:00

Beaver knocks out power to 1,000 in Kentucky Power territory

PIPPA PASSES, Ky. (AP) - Electric utility Kentucky Power says a beaver had gnawed a tree that fell on a power line and caused an outage affecting roughly 1,000 customers in Kentucky. Kentucky Power says in a statement that the customers' electricity was out for roughly half an hour Thursday after th

ELP.COM - 2018-03-16 17:00:18

Teen arrested on meth-related charges

SALYERSVILLE - A Magoffin County teenager was arrested last week for allegedly trafficking methamphetamine. On Thursday, March 8 Magoffin County Sheriff Department Deputy Cook received a call alleging that the teen, Russell Blaine Craft, 18, of Salyersville, was walking with a flashlight at 3 a.m.


Man killed in one-vehicle collision on Rt. 404

SALYERSVILLE - Kentucky State Police, Pikeville Post, is investigating a fatal collision that occurred last Thursday in Magoffin County at the junction of KY Rt. 404 and KY Rt. 7. At 8:40 a.m. on March 8 Kentucky State Police Post 9 received a call from Magoffin County dispatch of a single vehicle c


Kentucky Police Warn Reporters Not to Report News Until Cops Give Them Permission-Or Face Consequences

Pikeville, Kentucky - Local media outlets are speaking out after they received emails from a state police spokesperson demanding that they wait for a press release from the police department before publishing stories about ongoing investigations, which implies that the outlets are prohibited from us

12160.INFO - 2018-03-16 19:48:00

Accused Pikeville police murderer John Hall pleads not guilty

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - The man accused of shooting and killing Pikeville police officer Scotty Hamilton Tuesday night has pleaded not guilty to murder. John Hall was arraigned in Pike District Court Friday where a judge entered a not guilty plea for him. Hall was appointed a public defender, who w

WKYT 27 - 2018-03-16 19:23:00

Busy man pleads guilty to criminal abuse

A Busy man pleaded guilty to criminal abuse and failure to register as a sex offender in Perry Circuit Court March 8. Stephen D. Wooton, 42, pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal abuse and one charge of failure to comply with sex offender registry act (second offense). According to


Major drug bust, deputies attribute drug overdoses to those arrested

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) With help from the Pike County Sheriff's Department, deputies in Letcher County made what they call a major drug bust. Two arrests resulted from a six-month investigation. Investigators say they found four pounds of methamphetamine (estimated street value of $180,000), about t


Troopers arrest suspect in Pikeville officer's murder

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky State Police say they have captured a man connected to the murder of Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton's. Photo: Kentucky State Police Troopers say they have captured 55-year-old John Russell Hall near the Floyd County line in Pike County. He was also wanted


Winter weather to begin the day, sun to finish

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - After a slick and snow-filled start across the region this morning, conditions will improve by the afternoon. Today & TonightThe Winter Weather Advisory will continue through mid-morning for some parts of the area, but the snow should wrap up by then. Be careful early because sl


Officials: Pikeville city police officer dies following shooting

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - We are following a developing story out of Pikeville. Officials tell WYMT a Pikeville city officer is dead following a shooting. We're expecting a news conference shortly and will have more details. This is a developing story and will be updated. PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - We


UPDATE: More details released on murder of Pikeville officer

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) - Kentucky State Police are releasing more information on the shooting death of a Pikeville police officer Tuesday night. Troopers say Scotty Hamilton and Trooper Matt Martin were patroling around Hurricane Creek when they spotted a suspicious vehicle in the area. - Advertisem


Local injured in crash with chartered team bus

A Corbin man is in the hospital after he collided with a charter bus on Sunday. Barbourville Police say James Foley, 38 of Corbin, was operating a 2018 Chevrolet Silverado truck when he collided with a charter bus carrying the University of Northwestern Ohio softball team. The bus, operated by Bucke


Police Officer Killed in Eastern Kentucky

An officer with Pikeville Police Department was shot to death late Tuesday evening in Pike County. According to Kentucky State Police, Officer Scotty Hamilton and Trooper Matt Martin were conducting a criminal patrol on Hurricane Creek when they encountered a suspicious vehicle in the area. Officer