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One person killed Thursday in wreck involving KSP Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officer

One person was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle wreck involving a Kentucky State Police Division of Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officer on northbound Interstate 75 in Laurel County. According to Trooper Lloyd Cochran, public affairs officer at KSP Post 11 in London, the...

Father charged with assaulting four-year-old over ‘missed words’

The father of a four-year-old, who is charged with child abuse, told police he whipped the child with a belt because she was missing words. Jeremy Adam Smith, 38, of Corbin is facing one count of third-degree criminal abuse of a child 12 or under. Smith was arrested Friday...

State police stepping up patrols and visits to area schools

Kentucky State Police are advising parents and others not to become alarmed if they see a KSP vehicle parked outside of schools. “Due to recent acts of violence and threats in our schools, Kentucky State Police has stepped up patrols and school visits,” according to a KSP press...
Posted On 15 Mar 2018

Suspects tried to cut open ATM machine, fled from police

A Williamsburg man and a Tennessee man are behind bars after allegedly trying to cut into one of the most visible ATM machines in Williamsburg late Sunday evening before leading police on a high-speed chase along I-75 early Monday morning that ended after police deployed spike...
Posted On 28 Feb 2018

Public’s assistance sought to find missing Melber man

Kentucky State Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing man, who may be in Eastern Whitley County or the Middlesboro area in Bell County. Jonathan David Mahan, 35, has been missing since Jan. 25. He is from the Melber area, which is near Paducah. He is...
Posted On 10 Feb 2018

Gray woman jailed after six young children found home with no food

A Gray woman is being held in the Knox County Detention Center on charges that she left her six children alone inside of a residence with no food Tuesday night. Thirty-eight-year-old Mary Meek is facing charges of endangering the welfare of a minor, third-degree possession of a...

Three Laurel County deputies on paid leave following fatal shooting

Three Laurel County Sheriff’s deputies remain on paid administrative leave pending the investigation of a fatal shooting Sunday afternoon. Kentucky State Police are conducting the investigation into an incident in which 45-year-old Anthony S. McDaniel of London was shot and...

Stinnett pleads guilty to attempted murder of a police officer

A Williamsburg man is expected to receive a 15-year prison sentence after entering a plea agreement Tuesday morning to charges related to an Oct. 5, 2016, vehicle chase that resulted in a police officer shooting at the suspect’s vehicle in an attempt to end the pursuit. You need...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018

Suspect in Monday fatal stabbing captured following Tuesday incident; made strange request last week

(Correction: Due to a misprint, the original version of this story, which ran in the Jan. 17 print edition of the News Journal, incorrectly stated that Kentucky State Police were expected to charge Franzine Minchen with murder in connection with Curtis Lawson’s death, when...
Posted On 17 Jan 2018

Update: Fatal stabbing suspect identified, still at large

Kentucky State Police are investigating a fatal stabbing in southern Whitley County Monday afternoon and authorities are still searching for the person responsible. Police are searching for Jeffery L. Cole, 27, of New York, who is wanted in connection with the stabbing. “No...
Posted On 16 Jan 2018