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Update: Death investigation now classified as a homicide case

The death of a Williamsburg man, whose body was found inside a building near the Tennessee state line late Monday morning, has now been ruled a homicide. Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley pronounced Billy Ray Lawson, 45, dead at 12:22 p.m. Monday from multiple sharp force...
Posted On 11 Feb 2019

BREAKING NEWS: Man accused of killing bystander during robbery captured in Michigan

UPDATE 2/8/2019: Phillip Lee Lewis III was captured by federal authorities in Flint, Michigan. In addition to the murder and robbery charges he’s wanted for in Knox County, he’s also wanted in Mississippi on a probation violation....
Posted On 08 Feb 2019

Semi comes to rest on guardrail on I-75 near Williamsburg

A semi truck driver narrowly missed going over an embankment following a two-vehicle crash on I-75 in Whitley County Friday evening. The accident happened about 7:45 p.m. near the 7.5 mile marker in the northbound lane. A 2014 Freightliner, which was owned by Darren Monhollen of...
Posted On 04 Jan 2019

Knox Co. deputy suspended from duty pending criminal complaint investigation

Knox County Sheriff’s Deputy Claude Hudson has been suspended from duty while Kentucky State Police investigate a criminal complaint filed against him. “We received notification on December 30 that a criminal complaint from Jackson County had been filed against Deputy...

Woman accused of burglarizing local furniture store on Christmas Day

A Corbin woman is behind bars after allegedly driving a truck through a local furniture store in an apparently burglary attempt on Christmas day. About 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 25, Laurel County 911 received a call about an audible alarm going off at Fitzpatrick’s Furniture store on...
Posted On 26 Dec 2018
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UPDATE: Remains found in Gray identified as missing Corbin man

The human remains found Monday night in Gray have been identified as a Corbin man, but investigators are still working to determine a cause of death. Kentucky State Police Master Trooper Shane Jacobs, public affairs officer at Post 10 in Harlan, said the deceased is Adam Keith...

Coroner: Man found inside burning Rockholds home died from suicide

Whitley County Coroner Andy Croley has ruled the cause of death in the case of an individual found in the basement of a burning Rockholds home Friday as suicide. Croley said the male subject, whose name is not being released, died as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound....

Investigation underway after human remains discovered in Gray

Kentucky State Police are investigating after human remains were found in Gray Monday night. Master Trooper Shane Jacobs, the department’s Public Affairs Officer, said state police were dispatched to Garland Cemetery Road off of Arkle Road at 6:16 p.m. A 15-year-old juvenile had...

Gray man charged with attempted murder of police officer

A Knox County man has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer after state police say he shot law enforcement that had arrived at his residence to investigate an assault complaint Monday morning. Kentucky State Police Trooper Shane Jacobs, Public Affairs Officer at...

KSP, coroner’s office on scene of fatal Rockholds’ blaze

Kentucky State Police, the Whitley County Coroner’s Office and numerous volunteer fire departments are on the scene of a fatal house fire in the Rockholds’ community. The structure fire was first reported about 2:41 p.m. at a 74 Gail Hart Road residence, which is...