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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.
Sheriff: Man arrested for exposing himself at business
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – It wasn’t a sight customers at one Laurel County business wanted to see. The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to a store in London Wednesday afternoon around 1:17 p.m. to a report of a man exposing his genitals to customers.
Traffic stop leads to two drug arrests with help from K-9 "Gotcha"
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Two men are behind bars after deputies found drugs in their SUV. Wednesday night, Laurel County Sheriff's deputies saw an SUV parked behind a business off West Cumberland Gap Parkway. When the driver saw the deputies, he immediately drove away and failed to signal twice.
Deputies: Missing Laurel County man found safe
LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) - The Laurel County Sheriff's Office has canceled a golden alert for a man who went missing early Tuesday morning. Deputies say Joseph Benge, 39, was found safe Thursday morning.
Kentucky sheriff indicted after second DUI arrest
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A Kentucky sheriff has been indicted following his second DUI arrest. WAVE3 reports that Breckenridge County Sheriff Todd Pate has been indicted on four counts of wanton endangerment, and one count each of tampering with evidence and operating a vehicle under the influence.
Kentucky police officer accused of sending obscene photos to teenager
CYNTHIANA, Ky. — A Kentucky police officer is accused of exchanging obscene pictures with a teenage girl. John Philpot IV was arrested Wedsnday when he reported to work at the Cynthiana Police Department.
UPDATE: Golden Alert canceled for disabled Laurel County man
UPDATE: (04/18/19, 10:10 a.m.) – The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says Joseph Benge was found safe Thursday morning. No further details were given. LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – For the second time in six months, the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office has issued a Golden Alert for a disabled man.
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: Missing Laurel Co. woman found
UPDATE: (4/17/19, 12:20 p.m.) The Laurel County Sheriff’s Office says Jamie Johnson has been found safe. No further details were given. LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The search is on for a woman in Laurel County who hasn’t been seen since April 12, 2019.
2 accused of harboring, giving drugs to missing juvenile
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The search for a missing teenager leads to the arrest of two people in Laurel County. According to the Laurel County Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to a home on Little County Road Wednesday in an attempt to find a 15-year-old who was reported missing.
Deputies: Two arrested, accused of giving child alcohol, marijuana
LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Two people are behind bars in Laurel County, accused of giving an underage child alcohol and marijuana. Deputies said they were trying to find the missing child when the search led them to Little County Road.
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.
HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL: Southern rallies to beat Dunbar in extra innings
BEREA -- It took an extra inning, but the Lady Eagles were able to claim a 3-2 victory Wednesday over Dunbar with a dramatic walk-off single. Kayla Pigg came through for the Lady Eagles (15-6) in the bottom of the eighth when she singled on a line drive to score Tessa Juett for the winning run.
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
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.
Coroner's office trying to find relatives of Mt. Victory man
Daniel H. Novak, 68, died April 10 at his home in the Mt. Victory community. He has no known relatives and the Pulaski County Coroner's Office is trying to find a family member before giving him a county burial. A search for a distant relative in Illinois proved fruitless.
Wanted Kentucky man sports distinctive tattoos in mug shot
BOWLING GREEN, KY (WAVE) - A man wanted in Warren County is sporting a pretty recognizable look in his mug shot. Bowling Green Police posted the photo of Christopher Gregory, 35, to their Facebook page.
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.
Addicts open up about access to doctors willing to prescribe opioids
MANCHESTER, Ky. (WYMT) Following the news that multiple doctors in Eastern Kentucky were busted in an opioid strike force operation, WYMT worked to find addicts or recovering addicts who had, or have first-hand experience buying drugs from doctors.
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.