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Three Whitley Co. residents found dead from suspected self-inflicted gunshot wounds over 24-hour period – The News Journal
The first deceased person was James King, 19, who was pronounced dead about 1:30 a.m. Saturday from a firearm-related injury at an acquaintance’s residence on Peggy Lane in Corbin.
A correctional facility in Laurel County is building a new jail
LONDON, Ky. (WYMT) -The Laurel County Detention Center is making way on their new facility, located in the Fariston area of Laurel County.
Interstate 75 lanes closed in Laurel County because of a 'serious' crash
LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) -Laurel County authorities are reporting a serious wreck on Interstate 75 which is blocking southbound lanes.The wreck happened near the 48 mile marker north of London.Crews are expected to re-open the road around 4 p.m.The wreck involved one vehicle, and deputies say at least one
Parole violator now facing new chargespossession of drugs, paraphernalia
An attempt to serve a parole violation warrant became a struggle between the wanted person and Laurel County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday evening.That effort also created some more charges against 22-year-old Jonathon Paul of Sublimity School Road, including trafficking in illegal drugs.Detective J
Laurel County deputy, K-9 decontaminated after suspect's fentanyl found in cruiser
LONDON, Ky. (WKYT) -A hazardous materials team decontaminated a Laurel County deputy and a K-9 after the deputy discovered fentanyl in the backseat of his cruiser.The deputy says he arrested two suspects and took them to jail. As he was heading to another call, he noticed the powerful opiate in his
Police: Vehicle almost hits cruiser head-on, driver disappears into woods
After turning around, the trooper gave chase but lost sight of Lynch's vehicle. Later he found the vehicle on Walker Lane, where Lynch ran off into the woods nearby and disappeared.
W'burg man arrested for allegedly trying to send nude photo to minor – The News Journal
Robin Gobel, 39, of Letha Petrey Road, Williamsburg, pleaded not guilty during his arraignment Thursday morning on charges of prohibited use of an electronic communication system to procure a minor person to perform a sex offense, and first-degree unlawful transaction with a minor.
Jury recommends maximum sentence for man convicted in Somerset home invasion
In August 2016, police say Gregory Miller, 57, entered a home on Canary Drive armed with a shotgun. In a struggle, the homeowner obtained Miller’s gun and apprehended him, according to police.
Police: Thieves caught on tape during brazen trailer theft
Highway 25 E between Corbin and Barbourville can be described as a fairly busy stretch of road, and police say that’s even the case during early morning hour. But somehow thieves managed to steal a large trailer, without anyone noticing around 5 a.m., according to police.
Police: Corbin woman faked kidnapping to extort money from father
CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) -A Corbin woman is behind bars after police say she attempted to fake a kidnapping to steal $400 from her father.Police say the father of 28-year-old Abbygail Farley reported her missing Monday. He would receive messages Tuesday saying Farley was kidnapped.Investigators determined
Woman Sends Fake Ransom Demands as ‘Her Abductor’ to Her Dad
Silke Jasso2018-08-16T14:52:10+00:00">August 16, 20189:52 am">August 16, 20189:52 amWYMT-TVCORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been accused of staging her own kidnapping and sending her father fake ransom notes demanding $400.News outlets report 19-year-old Abbygail Farley’s father had reported
2 arrested on multiple drug charges
Carolyn J. Beamer, 26, of Somerset, and Juan F. Lopez Jr., 32, of Lexington, are each facing three counts of first-degree Trafficking in a Controlled Substance and one count of second-degree Trafficking in a Controlled Substance. Lopez is facing additional charges of first-degee Persistent Felony Of
This program is helping Kentucky's food stamp recipients find jobs
The Corbin, Kentucky, mother of two found herself on the job marketafter her husband was laid off last year and the family's finances spiraled downward. She was concerned that she'd be forced to work in a fast food restaurantsince she only had a high school degree and hadn't been employedin several
Man behind bars after city drug bust
A Barbourville man told police he was only “trying to support his family” after a successful drug bust on Friday. Now, James Aaron Smith, 28, is behind bars, facing several drug charges.
Coroner: Inmate dies after lawn mower overturned on him
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Explosives found in Whitley County home where 19-year-old found dead
CORBIN, Ky. (WKYT) --Investigators say they found explosives at a home where a 19-year-old appeared to have accidentally shot and killed himself Saturday.The coroner's office identified the man as James King.Kentucky State Police say King likely died from a self-inflicted accidental gunshot wound at
Whitley County man accused of sending nude photo to 15-year-old
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) -A man is behind bars after police say he sent inappropriate texts to a teenage girl.Williamsburg police arrested Robin Gobel Tuesday on charges of prohibited use of electronic communication to procure a minor and unlawful transaction of an illegal sex act with a minor.Autho
Corbin firefighters use rope rescue to lift injured man – The News Journal
Corbin firefighters were able to put recent rope rescue training and the city’s ladder truck to good use Wednesday morning after a homeless man, who was apparently living under the Center Street Bridge, suffered some type of injury.
Somerset man dies in accident at McCreary penitentiary
John Arthur, 55, of Somerset, was fatally injured in an apparent mowing accident, according to Pulaski County Coroner Clyde Strunk.
Richmond police arrest suspect following chase - ABC 36 News
RICHMOND, Ky. (WTVQ) – The search for a man who police say showed a weapon and led them on a chase Wednesday morning is in custody.The search for that suspect prompted Eastern Kentucky University to issue a campus safety alert around 7:41 a.m.- Advertisement -Police say it started when they were cal