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Kentucky State Police request help finding escaped inmate

HOPKINSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - The Kentucky State Police announced the escape of an inmate Tuesday night who walked off his work release program. Calvin Merritt, Jr., 22, left the Christian County Work Release Detention Program at 8:28 p.m. He was last seen in Hendersonville.


Missing Kentucky teen found in back of a U-Haul after being kidnapped

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff says a missing teenage girl has been found in the back of a U-Haul truck and three people have been charged with human trafficking. News outlets report the Knox County Sheriff's Office said in a statement that the girl was reported missing Saturday and found the


Princeton Police Reports Released - April 22

PRINCETON, Ky. (4/222/19) — The Princeton Police Department recently released the following reports:. Charles L. Jackson, 36 of Dollar Street was charged April 18 on a Lyon County failure to appear warrant.


Kentucky rattled by Tennessee earthquake

BOGOTA, Tenn. (WKYT) - An earthquake in Tennessee early Wednesday morning could be felt in parts of Kentucky. The United States Geological Survey says a magnitude 3.6 earthquake was two miles south of Bogota, Tennessee, which is north of Dyersburg, Tennessee.


Kentucky, Tennessee report most cases E. coli illnesses linked to ground beef

GALLATIN, Tenn.--The Gallatin Police Department is urging residents to be cautious of a phone scam where citizens are getting recorded messages claiming to be from the FBI. Gallatin Police say residents are receiving the recorded messages stating the resident's social security number was compromised


Southeast Kentucky inmate escapes from work release

An inmate from Knox County, Kentucky is on the run after escaping from a work-release program. Authorities say Kristopher Denham was last seen running in the area near Flat Lick School.


KSP looking for escaped western KY inmate

HOPKINSVILLE, KY (KFVS) - Kentucky State Police are looking for an inmate who escaped from the Christian County Work Release Detention Program on Tuesday morning, April 23. Jermaine Merritt, Jr., 22, of Hopkinsville, Ky. is described as a black male, approximately 5’9” tall, and weighs approximately


Hopkinsville Man Arrested On Warrant For Trafficking Drugs

A Hopkinsville man was arrested on a warrant for trafficking drugs Tuesday night. Hopkinsville Police say 49-year-old Steven Moody was arrested on Central Avenue on a warrant for trafficking cocaine, marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


Crime Stoppers Featured Fugitives Of The Week

Hopkinsville-Christian County Crime Stoppers needs your help locating this week’s fugitives. Here is Coordinator Officer Mike Atkins with more.


Kid friendly area added to Hopkins Co. jail

HOPKINS CO., KY (WFIE) - Around 400 inmates are typically housed at the Hopkins County jail. Many of those inmates have children on the outside. Tall fences, tight rules, and using a telephone to talk behind a glass window can be intimidating for young children visiting their parent in jail.


Kentucky teen killed in car crash on Hwy. 27 in Oneida

ONEIDA, Tenn. — A Kentucky teenager was killed in a single-vehicle crash Monday evening in Oneida. According to the crash report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, Ravyn Elizabeth Devin Clark, 17, of Pine Knot was driving north on Hwy 27 when the accident happened at 5:20 p.m.


Kentucky Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Terry Gill resigns

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has announced he has accepted the resignation of Economic Development Cabinet Secretary Terry Gill. Gill has served in the position since January 2017, and the governor's office says the state has had $15.8 billion in new investments during that t


Providence man arrested for assaulting his juvenile sister

A fight between a pair of siblings ended with one of them being arrested on assault-domestic violence charges on Thursday. Providence Police say the alleged altercation between Roy Wayne Crumpton, 20 of Providence, and his juvenile sister, took place at around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019.


Kentucky Justice Secretary to address 2019 RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta

Kentucky Justice Secretary John Tilley will join today with leaders and experts from across the country – including President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump – to discuss solutions to the nationwide opioid crisis at the 2019 RX Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit in Atlanta.


Fire destroys home on Leeper Lane

After a Leeper Lane home burned to the ground early Saturday morning, one former Providence resident took to social media to share her concerns about how the situation was handled and for the safety of family that live in town, insinuating that fire department proceeded with "no sense of urgency."


Hopkinsville Man Charged After Wreck In Stolen Vehicle

A Hopkinsville man is charged with theft after he reportedly stole a vehicle Tuesday night. Hopkinsville Police say 24-year-old Cameron Merritt took a vehicle owned by Knights Refrigeration from a Hopkinsville detail shop then wrecked the vehicle on Poplar Street just after 8 p.m.


Man accused of kidnapping Hopkins Co. teen arraigned in court

The man charged with kidnapping a Dawson Springs girl earlier this month is arraigned in Hopkins County. Glenn Harper is charged with kidnapping. He’s accused of taking 16-year-old Lauryn Sizemore to Alabama, where he was caught in Orange Beach.


Man reports jewelry stolen from his home

A Hopkinsville man reported that two pieces of jewelry were stolen between 8 a.m. April 15 and 9 a.m. Monday from his home on South Virginia Street, according to a Hopkinsville police report.


Former Lyon County teacher makes first court appearance

WEBSTER COUNTY, KY — The former Lyon County teacher, who admitted to trying to get naked videos of students, made his first court appearance on Tuesday. The Herald Ledger went to the arraignment of Michael McCuiston in Webster County. He is charged with tampering with physical evidence.


Funeral arrangements made for former Marion, Illinois Mayor Bob Butler

MARION, IL — Funeral arrangements have been made for former Marion, Illinois Mayor Bob Butler. He died on Monday at the age of 92. On Monday, April 29, Butler will lie in state in the lobby of the Marion Cultural and Civic Center from 11 am – 9 pm.