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Wanted man caught on Spruce Pine
After receiving multiple tips last week, Magoffin County Sheriff Department Detective Neil Adams told the Independent they finally had one that panned out, leading them to a home on Spruce Pine on KY Rt. 30.
Two arrested after running from police
According to an arrest warrant, on October 5 Magoffin County Sheriff Department Deputy Bryan Tipton observed Lloyd E. Perkins, 32, and Trenton Fletcher, 18, both of Salyersville, traveling at a high rate of speed in a Toyota Corolla. After Perkins failed to stop at a stop sign, then passed around an
Magoffin man charged with indecent exposure
According to the arrest citation issued by the Paintsville Police Department, at approximately 1:40 a.m. on October 12, Michael Lee Oney, 36, of Salyersville, was allegedly passed out in the driver’s seat of a white Ford Escape parked in Walmart’s parking lot with the emergency flashers on. The keys
Hunter found dead in Clay County
CLAY COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) -A hunter is dead in Clay County.Clay County Sheriff Angela Johnson said a hunter was found dead in the Sandhill community.Sheriff Johnson said it is believed the man fell from a tree stand while hunting.She said the coroner was called to the scene and it is not clear how lon
Several people arrested on drug possession charges
IRONTON — The following information was compiled from Lawrence County Sheriff's Office reports:BURGLARY: A 26-year-old Kitts Hill area woman reported earlier this month that someone stole a .25 caliber weapon valued at $200 from her residence.DRUG POSSESSION: After receiving a call about a man who k
Man dies in motorcycle crash in Lawrence County, Ky.
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) --A man from Louisa died Wednesday night in a motorcycle crash near state Route 2565, the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office says.
Man dies in eastern Kentucky motorcycle crash
LAWRENCE COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) --A man from Louisa died Wednesday night in a motorcycle crash near state Route 2565, the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office says.
Putnam County Schools Employee Arrested on Drug Charges
The Wayne County Sheriff Drug Enforcement Unit performed a traffic stop on Virginia Priestley, 50, of Hurricane, WV on US RT 52 in Crum WV.
Inmates Dig Hole in Wall at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center
PAINTSVILLE, KY (WOWK) - Multiple inmates dug a hole in a wall at Big Sandy Regional Detention Center in an attempted escape.Around 2 PM on October 15th, 2018 Correctional Officers at the Big Sandy Regional Detention Center discovered a hole that had been knocked through a cinder block wall by inmat
Three jailed on felony charges
Alvin Antonio Nevels, 39, was jailed at 4 a.m. Wednesday. Authorities in Cabell County charged him with two counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and the single counts of strangulation, domestic battery and possession of a controlled substance. Bond was not set.
Ky. Department Of Corrections Settles Sexual Harassment Suit For $1.5M
An Elliott County jury agreed, awarding the women $1.6 million, plus attorneys’ fees, last year. The state appealed the decision, but recently approached the plaintiffs’ lawyers with the settlement offer.
2 arrested following stabbing in Fort Gay
By LUKE CREASYStaff writerFORT GAY - Two suspects were arrested Monday, Oct. 15, in connection with a violent armed robbery after an investigation conducted by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department.
Paintsville, Johnson County gearing up for Halloween fun
Paintsville Tourism, Paintsville Main Street, the Van Lear Historical Society and more groups are preparing for a full spate of Halloween activities across Johnson County.
‘For years I tried to get out.’ Now this Appalachian town is hosting a gay pride event.
Kyle May always thought he would have to leave Eastern Kentucky to find a place he belonged.“For years I tried to get out,” said May, who is gay. “I tried to move. I tried to get jobs elsewhere. I tried interviewing relentlessly.”But the chance to leave never came for the Pikeville native who gradua
Former teacher sent to jail
Boyd's Commonwealth Attorney Rhonda Copley said Michael Sammons, 53, of South Shore, previously pleaded guilty to one count of prohibited use of an electronic communications system to procure a minor. The sentence was handed out on Friday by Circuit Judge George W. Davis III.
Police blotter: Woman arrested after overdosing with children home
HUNTINGTON - The following information is provided by criminal complaints from the Cabell County Magistrate Court:CHILD NEGLECT: A Huntington woman was arrested recently after she overdosed, endangering two children who were in her care.Sheila Burlile, 57, overdosed on what is believed to be heroin
Kentucky female prison guards settle harassment suit: $1.5M
The four women had sued Sgt. Stephen Harper and won a $1.6 million jury verdict, but the Department of Corrections appealed the verdict. A settlement was reached that ended the appeal, Lexington attorney Joe Childers told theLexington Herald-Leaderon Tuesday.
Pike County Detention Center confirms first Hepatitis A case
PIKEVILLE, Ky. – The first case of Hepatitis A has been confirmed at the Pike County Detention Center. Jailer Brian Morris told EKB News that since the Hepatitis A outbreak escalated earlier this year, he has implemented additional measures to screen for anyone who may be infected. But, with 387
Body found in Guyandotte River identified
The Logan County Sheriff's Department, assisted by the medical examiner's office, has confirmed that the body has been identified as Elba Ray Workman Jr., 41, from Chapmanville. Workman was identified by fingerprints, according to the medical examiner's office.
Four Charged Following Traffic Stop
Four people received various charges including drug possession and tampering with evidence following a traffic stop Saturday on East Andrew Johnson Highway.After initiating the traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired registration, Officer Larry Gilbert called a K-9 officer, which alerted to the od