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UPDATE: Fire department gets insurance money back from stolen equipment

WARFIELD, Ky. (WSAZ/WYMT/AP) -- UPDATE 3/18/18 @ 4:09 p..m. It's been a years long saga that seems to now be coming to an end: the Warfield Volunteer Fire Department has gotten hundreds of thousands of dollars back in insurance money after their fire trucks were taken back by First Government Lease.

WSAZ - 2018-03-18 23:18:00

Drugs, guns and cash found in Morehead

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Police seized nearly $40,000 worth of drugs. It happened on Friday in Morehead. According to Morehead Police Department, they receieed a call from a hotel reporting a man with a handgun threatening a woman. The caller was able to give a description of the car as it was leavi

WSAZ - 2018-03-19 05:47:00

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

City has good news about construction projects

For The Logan Banner LOGAN - If everything continues to go forward, one major project in the city of Logan could be finished by mid-summer. That was the good news Logan Mayor Serafino Nolletti had for members of the town's council during their meeting Tuesday. For some time the city fathers have wor

LOGAN BANNER - 2018-03-18 05:01:00

Two arrested in South Point traffic stop

SOUTH POINT - Police in the village of South Point said officers found drugs money and a firearm, following a traffic stop in the village on Saturday. According to a post on the departments Facebook page, a male and female suspect were arrested. The male was charged for having weapons under disabili

IRONTON ONLINE - 2018-03-19 13:03:02

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


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


Police seize nearly $40,000 worth of drugs

MOREHEAD, Ky. (WSAZ) -- Police seized nearly $40,000 worth of drugs on Friday in Morehead. According to Morehead Police Department, they received a call from a hotel reporting a man with a handgun threatening a woman. The caller was able to give a description of the car as it was leaving. MPD says

WYMT.COM - 2018-03-19 15:32:00

Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


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.


Person with weapon spotted near UPike, students warned

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - With recent events surrounding the shooting of a Pikeville police officer fresh in people's minds, UPike students received an email Thursday morning with concerning news. The email from Laura Damron, the university's director of public affairs, states that someone with a weap


Police seek help locating missing women

Kentucky State Police said Shyanne Storey and Shirley Accord, two 18-year-old high school students, were last seen Sunday wearing clothing similar to this photo. Anyone with information on the young women's whereabouts is asked to contact police. Submitted photo Shyanne Storey and Shirley Accord, tw


'Armed and dangerous' person of interest in shooting death of Pikeville police officer

PIKEVILLE, KY (WOWK) - Police have identified a person of interest in the murder of Pikeville Police Officer Scotty Hamilton. Police are searching for John Russell Hall, 55, of the 3900 block of Hurricane Road He is wanted for questioning in the case involving Officer Hamilton's death, and there is


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 search for suspect in officer's killing

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Police have released the name of a man wanted for questioning in the fatal shooting of a Kentucky police officer. Kentucky State Police spokesman Jody Sims says 55-year-old John Russell Hall of Pikeville should be considered armed and dangerous. Sims' statement Thursday says po