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How the FBI is cracking down on Kentucky doctors amid opiod crisis

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — FBI special agent in charge, Jeffrey Coburn, says the opioid epidemic is the crisis of this time and his department is among one of five agencies coming together to fight it.


Kentucky officials warn residents not to feed bears

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State wildlife officials are issuing guidelines and warnings about feeding bears as the animals become more active in some parts of Kentucky. Officials say an increase in activity can lead to an increase in bear complaints for those living in areas with established populations.


Pedestrian hit on I-71/75 in northern Kentucky causes major traffic problems

FLORENCE, Ky. (WKYT) - A serious crash on Interstate 71/75 in northern Kentucky has shut down all lanes of traffic. Traffic managers are reporting the collision, which involved a vehicle and a pedestrian, happened Friday afternoon near the Burlington Pike exit in Boone County.


Wanted Kentucky man has one-of-a-kind mug shot

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WTHR) — This is not your typical suspect description. The Bowling Green Police Department posted a mug shot of a man with an active warrant, and it's getting plenty of attention on Facebook for obvious reasons.


These Images of a Tree Falling on a Kentucky Cabin Are Terrifying

This isn't now anyone expects their vacation to pan out: A family of six got what was undoubtedly the scare of their lives when the cabin they were staying in in Louisville, Kentucky was crushed by a falling tree earlier this week. Local station WKYT reported that storms with strong winds caused a t


Kentucky BBQ restaurant slammed for 'LGBTQ' shirts deemed offensive

A Kentucky barbecue joint is facing serious blowback after some of their merchandise has been deemed inappropriate and offensive to the LGBTQ community. Belle's Smoking BBQ, which operates out of a food truck based in Williamstown, KY, promoted their new t-shirts on social media this week, which are


Six arrested in theft ring

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Six people have been arrested, accused of being involved in a theft ring that involved trying to take old, non-working TV's in new boxes to Wal-Mart for cash.


Anti-abortion activist says she was assaulted outside Kentucky's last abortion clinic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville Metro police are investigating after an anti-abortion activist said a woman pushed her to the ground outside Kentucky's last remaining abortion clinic.


UK gets largest grant ever: $87 million to cut opioid deaths in 16 Kentucky counties

The University of Kentucky has been awarded an $87 million federal grant, the largest in its history, to reduce opioid deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties around the state. The three-year grant is one of four announced Thursday by the National Institutes of Health that total $350 million. Other agen


Art Lander’s Outdoors: Snakes are common across rural Kentucky, and play beneficial role in nature

Snakes are common across rural Kentucky, and play a beneficial role in nature. Warming temperatures bring snakes out of hibernation, usually by mid-to-late April. “When they first emerge, snakes are covered with soil and silt,” said John MacGregor, herpetologist for the Kentucky Department of Fish a


Kentucky man with 'Irish Pride' eyebrow tattoos captured with public's help

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WKYT) - Police in one Kentucky city are thanking the public for tips on a man who had an active warrant for his arrest. The Bowling Green Police Department was looking for 35-year-old Christopher Gregory. He was captured on Old Morgantown Road when construction workers noticed su


Valley Health will host NYU dental residents

HUNTINGTON - Valley Health Systems will begin hosting postdoctoral residents from NYU Lagone Health's Dental Medicine Advanced Education in General Dentistry program, Valley Health announced Thursday.


Boyd County deputies investigating scam asking for personal information

BOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Deputies in Boyd County are warning people of a scam that at least one person has already fallen for. According to deputies, victims say the person who is calling says his name is Michael Taylor and he is calling about tickets and citations.


Boyd authorities: Television caper unplugged

CANNONSBURG , Ky. (KT) – Six people have been arrested as part of an alleged theft and fraud crime ring returning broken televisions to multiple Walmarts in northeastern Kentucky.


City police: Arrest yielded large supplier of drugs

HUNTINGTON - Police have arrested an Ohio man who they said was a high-level target of the newly formed Huntington Violent Crime-Drug Task Force, suspected of supplying a large amount of drugs to the area.


Northern Ohio man arrested on drug charges in Huntington

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – A man from northern Ohio who police referred to as a “large supplier of drugs” was arrested Wednesday in Huntington, according to the city. Tyson Davis, 23, also known as “Big Tye,” of Akron, is charged with two counts of possession of drugs with intent to deliver and thre


BREAKING: HFD on scene of structure fire downtown

HUNTINGTON - Huntington firefighters are battling a blaze at a structure in the 900 block of 12th Street in Huntington. The fire, in a house, was reported at about 8:30 p.m. As a result, 8th Avenue at 12th Street is completely shut down for the time being.


Mingo County Grand Jury indicts several on methamphetamine charges

WILLIAMSON - A Mingo County Grand Jury handed down several indictments Wednesday, including 20 drug-related charges involving methamphetamine. The list was released by Prosecutor Jonathan "Duke" Jewell.


Logan manages just two hits in win over Wayne

LOGAN - The Logan High School baseball team managed just two hits on Tuesday night against Wayne but were able to come away with a 6-0 victory over the struggling Pioneers at Logan's Roger E. Gertz Field.


Hope in the Hills hosting pre-party Healing Appalachia concert at V Club tonight

A who's who on the regional Americana and country scene are gathering up Friday night at the V Club, 741 6th Ave., Huntington as Hope in the Hills hosts a pre-party for the September concert called "Healing Appalachia."