LOCAL NEWS

149th Belmont Stakes Results

June 12, 2017

Tapwrit wins the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes. Jockey Jose Ortiz and Tapwrit overtook Irish War Cry in the final moments of the race to take the win. Irish War Cry finished second. Patch came in third.

 

 

Juvenile Fatality in Boyle County Car Wreck

June 12,2017

One juvenile died in an accident in a sedan in Boyle County early Saturday morning. Kentucky State Police Troopers say the sedan hit a barrier on a bridge, and then ricocheted into the middle of the road. A truck pulling a boat then hit the sedan. That impact caused a juvenile passenger to be ejected from the sedan. The juvenile was pronounced dead at the scene. Four other juveniles were taken to the University of Kentucky Hospital with unknown injuries. Investigators say there were five people in the sedan, none of whom were wearing seat belts.

 

 

Harlan County Man Facing Charges

June 12, 2017

A Harlan County man now faces charges after he fired a pellet gun at a teenaged girl, hitting her in the back. Cumberland Police say the 14-year old girl and a friend were riding past the home of Billy Shipman last Wednesday evening when he fired a pellet gun, hitting the girl in the back. WYMT reported that doctors decided not to remove the pellet due to the risk of paralysis that could result from the procedure.

 

 

Murder Investigation Suspended in Mingo County

 June 12, 2017

Last week in Mingo County, deputies looked for any trace of a body after getting a tip from someone who heard a confession about a possible homicide. However, after days of searching, investigators found no trace of a body. The tipster said the possible murderer was intoxicated and claimed to have killed a man nearly ten years ago. The intoxicated man who might have committed murder said he buried the victim on his grandmother’s property. The case is now suspended until deputies get information that is more credible.

 

 

Three Individuals Jailed in Martin County Because of Drug Trafficking

June 12, 2017

Three people ended up in jail in Martin County, partially because one of them tossed a soda can out a car window. A Sheriff’s deputy saw the act of littering, and pulled the car over. In the process of being pulled over, one of the passengers admitted to having illicit drugs on her. The deputy then searched the car and found meth, a digital scale, needles, and approximately 800 dollars in cash. A 24-year old from West Virginia, a 35-year old man from Ohio, and a 35-year old woman from Ohio each face drug trafficking charges.