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Three arrested for child abuse. 06/26/2014
Knox County Sheriff Office reports that on June 25, 2014, Jessica Schneider age 32, James M Abner age 31, and Sherry King age 54 were arrested for Criminal Abuse in the 1st degree. The arrested came after months of investigation by Deputy Chad Wagner.
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Wreck injures 2

A wreck along U.S. 25E in Pineville sent two people to the hospital on Friday. According to Det. Kevin Goodin of the Pineville Police Department, the Ford Mustang was pulling out of Pizza Hut when it collided with the Chevy Cobalt, which was traveling south on U.S. 25E. 

Body found in Logan County river identified

The name of a man whose body was found Friday night in the Guyandotte River in the Pecks Mill area has been released.

Bell Central School road declared emergency

The road into Bell Central School is slipping, and now education officials have declared it an emergency.

Family of Perry Co. murder victim upset over plea deal

Family members of a murdered Perry County man are concerned the man who admitted to the killing will receive a light sentence.

Homes, vehicles damaged by flooding in Big Creek

Heavy rain and flooding forced several people from their homes last night in the Big Creek community.

In parts of the county, doppler radar estimated rainfall totals of up to four inches in some places.

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Joint memorial service honors all three helicopter crash victims

Family, friends, members of Air Evac Lifeteam, and other first responders from the region gathered in London on Saturday to pay their last respects to the...

Willie Blanton sentenced to prison

Willie Blanton of Johnson County accepted a plea deal Friday for the murder of his parents.

Willie Blanton...

Cops for Kids golf scramble was today

The Middlesboro Police Department hosted the “Cops for Kids” annual golf scramble today at Wasioto Winds, at 9 this morning.

Visitation held for helicopter crash victim, Herman Lee Dobbs

Visitation was held for one of the three men killed in a helicopter crash Thursday night in Clay County.

Hundreds of people, including paramedics from all over...

County leaders question coal severance spending

They say it is unfair spending that is hurting mountain counties. Some Eastern Kentucky leaders are upset over multi-county coal severance tax money that the legislature agreed to spend on Rupp Arena renovations in Lexington.

Owner opens up about alleged Lee Motors scandal

Terry Lee, owner of Lee Motors, says he nor any other of the Lee Motors employees had anything to do with the recent alleged scandal at the business. Recently, several criminal and civil complaints were filed...

Man killed in Laurel County motorcycle crash

Officials tell us a man is dead after a motorcycle crash in Laurel County.

It happened just after 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon on Anders Road.

Flight Nurse Jesse Jones remembered after crash

Family members say their lives will not be the same.

Flight Nurse Jesse Jones helped ease the pain of others.

Jones died last Thursday night when a helicopter crashed in Clay County.

Woman arrested for stabbing a man

A Middlesboro woman was arrested on an assault charge.

Jennifer R. Smith, 37, was arrested by officer Justin Barton of the Middlesboro...

Woman injured in Pine Mountain wreck

A one-vehicle wreck along KY 1491 on Pine Mountain sent a woman to the hospital with several injuries.

911 Calls Released in Deadly Medical Helicopter Crash

We're learning more about the deadly crash of a medical helicopter in Clay County just before 11:30 last night.

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Severe Thunderstorm Watch 295 is in effect until 11:00 pm EDT For the following locations Ky.

Kentucky counties included are...

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Chase ends when a truck crashes into a store

 A high speed chase that began in Tennessee ended in Whitley County late last night, when the driver crashed into a produce store.

Johnny Creekmore looks on what's left of his produce store in disbelief.

Potting soil, broken glass and cement blocks litter the floor of Riverside Produce and Deli, a store he has owned for 20 years.

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Bell County community leader and businessman dies Jimmy Jackson, a father, community leader, and businessman, passed away at age 83 in his home in Middlesboro. The choir at Binghamtown Baptist Church in Middlesboro still sings, but without is choir director of 48 years, Jimmy Jackson. "He loved people. Whether it was at his insurance business...

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Car strikes poll in Harrogate TN

A man wrecked into an electric pole on Bristol Road in Harrogate, Tenn. on Friday. According to Jake Williams of the Claiborne County Sheriff’s Department, the driver lost control of the vehicle, resulting in the wreck. Williams reports there were no injuries. The name of the driver was not released by authorities.

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Severe thunderstorms possible this afternoon

Good afternoon everyone. From the WYMT Meteorologist Shane Smith. “The Storm Prediction Center, the branch of the National Weather Service that handles severe weather forecasting, has put most of Eastern Kentucky in a slight risk...

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