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Police on scene of fatal-shooting near Warfield, Ky.

Kentucky State Police and the Martin County Sheriff's Department are investigating a fatal shooting on the Martin-Pike County, Ky., line, across from the Nolan, W.Va., community. Witnesses say they did see at least two bodies up a road known as Goff Hollow, close to the Nolan railroad bridge on Frid

WILLIAMSON DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 20:00:00

Student charged in elementary school threat in Pikeville, Ky.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) -- An elementary school threat is being investigated in Pike County, Kentucky State Police say. Troopers say it happened around 9:40 a.m. Thursday at Dorton Elementary School where a student threatened to harm a group of students with a knife. The student is charged with second

WSAZ - 2018-03-23 18:16:00

Elementary student threatens to hurt others with a knife

DORTON, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a threat at Pike County Elementary School. Thursday morning at 9:40, police were notified that a student made threats to hurt a group of students with a knife. A trooper went to the school to investigate. Police say the student did not ha

WYMT.COM - 2018-03-23 17:24:00

Two Victims of Martin County Shooting Identified

Two of the victims from the scene in Martin County have been identified. Micah Sammons (20) from the Kimper area and, Derek L. James (26) from Huddy, both in Pike County. The third victim's name has not been released, and remains in the hospital in critical condition. More information is expected on

WOWK - 2018-03-24 03:50:11

Pikeville Elementary academic team recognized

Members of the Pikeville Elementary School's Future Problem Solvers were recognized during the most recent meeting of the Pikeville Independent Schools Board of Education for their achievements in both district and region competitions. According to officials, the team placed first in its district an

APPALACHIAN NEWS-EXPRESS - 2018-03-24 09:00:00

Johnson Middle, Pikeville Junior High students head to state MathCounts contest

MathCounts teams from Johnson County Middle School and Pikeville Junior High School are headed to the 2018 state finals competition on Saturday, March 24, at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Students on these teams won the regional competition sponsored by the Big Sandy Chapter, Kentucky Socie


Sign removal blitz set for next week in Ky. Highway District 12

Williamson Daily News PIKEVILLE, Ky. - From March 26-30, crews in the seven counties of Highway District 12 in eastern Kentucky will blitz through each county to remove signs that are illegally installed on state property, according to a release. It is illegal to place a sign on state right-of-way.

WILLIAMSON DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-23 05:01:01

48 Hours In Prestonsburg, Kentucky

It's no secret Kentucky is a hotspot for outdoor adventure. So it's a good feeling to know about the state's under-the-radar locations - the ones where foot traffic isn't quite as heavy - before the rest of the world finds out. Allow us to introduce you to Prestonsburg. Whether you're chasing more t


Two injured in UTV wreck

PINE RIDGE - Two were injured in a UTV accident on Pine Ridge in Magoffin County on Sunday evening. Magoffin County Rescue Squad Captain Carter Conley said rescue crews were dispatched to Pine Ridge, roughly one mile from Kentucky Route 30 at approximately 7 p.m. on March 18. The two people that we


Man charged with wanton endangerment involving a firearm

HARTS - Logan County Deputies recently arrested and charged a Chapmanville man with strangulation and wanton endangerment. Kenneth Seay Jr., 38, was charged with felony counts of first degree wanton endangerment involving a firearm and strangulation. Seay was also charged with misdemeanor counts of


Kentucky man indicted for fatal shooting of police officer

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky man has been formally charged in the fatal shooting of a police officer last week. John Russell Hall was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on charges including murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, among others. WYMT-TV reports Hall is accused of


Police: AEP scammers trick local hotel out of thousands

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - The Hazard Police Department warns people and businesses in the Perry County area to watch out for an American Electric Power (AEP) scam. Officials say people are receiving phone calls from people who say they are AEP employees and need to collect money to prevent electricity f


Race car driver dedicates top of his car to Officer Scotty Hamilton

HI HAT, Ky. (WYMT) - Memorials and donations are still pouring in from across Eastern Kentucky in honor of Officer Scotty Hamilton. Brandon Hutchinson in Hihat dedicated the top of his race car to the fallen officer by adding a decal. As you can see in the video above, the decal features an America


Man charged in helping Conn escape to plead guilty

A man who allegedly helped former Social Security attorney Eric C. Conn escape the country during the attorney's flight from justice is to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy in the case. Curtis Lee Wyatt, of Raccoon, is a former employee of Conn's law firm in Floyd County, court documents in th


BOE wants to set minimum bid price in auction

WILLIAMSON - Mingo County Commissioner Greg "Hootie" Smith asked for the Board of Education's blessing on Tuesday to auction off a third of the old Williamson High School and Middle School complex, presumably to the Ambassador Christian Academy. Board members dampened Smith's hopes by tabling his re


Police investigate large altercation in Williamson

WILLIAMSON - Police are investigating a "large altercation" that occurred among multiple people in the 100 block of East Second Avenue early Sunday. Williamson Police Chief Grady Paul Dotson said he did not have many details on Monday, but Williamson Police Sgt. James Spence responded and was invest


Police: Woman dies in pickup truck vs. mini-van crash

KIMPER, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal collision in Pike County Saturday. The crash happened on KY Route 194 East in the Kimper area. Police got the call around 12:45 a.m. Police say a pickup truck was traveling west when it entered the eastbound lane and hit a mini-van


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


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.


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