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Martin County Arrest Report
INEZ — Martin County Sheriff John Kirk’s Office reported the following arrests:. John Sammons, 46, of Prichard, West Virginia, was arrested Monday in Inez on a bench warrant for failure to make required disposition of property $1,000. Sheriff Kirk made the arrest. Casey Webb, 36, of Inez, was...
Dad said he 'shot the hell out of' his son after warning him to 'hush, or he would hurt him': Police
Timothy L. Rivers was arrested in Kentucky for allegedly shooting his own son, admitting he did so after warning the younger man to "hush, or he would hurt him." The post Dad said he ‘shot the hell out of’ his son after warning him to ‘hush, or he would hurt him’: Police first appeared on Law & Crime.
Johnson County Man Arrested Following Shooting
A Johnson County man was arrested for allegedly shooting his son last Friday. Fox 56 is reporting that the Kentucky State Police went to the home on Highway 1559 about 8 p.m. Friday night. Police report that 61-year-old Timothy Rivers was spotted through a window of the home. When police...
Lawrence Co. Country Christmas Gave Away More Than Gifts
Christ Temple Church and Love Joy Ministries recently held their 11th annual Country Christmas on December 2, 2023, at the Lawrence County Community Center. According to Patricia Kincaid, who helps oversee the event, more than 300 people came through the doors. From the moment you entered, you were greeted by...
More details released in deadly Wayne County shooting
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS) — UPDATED - 5:55 p.m., 12/5/23. A man charged in a death investigation in Wayne County is accused of shooting a man and a dog early Tuesday morning, court records said. Chester Mollett, 64, of Dunlow is accused of shooting a dog Tuesday in the...
Scheme to get a smoke could put inmate in prison for 10 years
PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — An inmate’s craving for a nicotine fix could end up keeping him in jail for several more years. A guard at the Floyd County Detention Center was doing a routine walk-through last week, when inmate David Chandler, 42, of Paintsville, allegedly came up and told him he would pay the guard $20 if he dropped a cigarette in the floor and walked away.
Martin County Court Docket for Nov. 28
INEZ — Judge Brett Butcher heard the following cases Nov. 28 in Martin District Court:. Mary Christian (arraignment) — No operator’s/moped license; operating on suspended or revoked operator’s license; license to be in possession; failure to produce insurance card; failure of owner to maintain required insurance/security first: Pleaded not guilty, pretrial conference 1/23/24 at 10 a.m.
Cause ruled undetermined after human remains found inside burned minivan
WAYNE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - It’s almost been a week since West Virginia State Police released apparent human remains had been found inside of a burned minivan in Wayne County. Due to the severe damage done to a vehicle found on a gravel road off German Ridge Road, the...
Friends of Tug Fork River founder wants Martin County to seek funds to repair boat ramps
INEZ — Pete Runyon, founder of Friends of the Tug Fork River, wants to partner with Martin County to secure state funding during the 2024 Kentucky Legislative session to repair boat ramps at Huntleyville and Mount Sterling along Route 292 in Martin County. He attended a Martin County Fiscal Court meeting Nov. 21 and announced his hope to Judge/Executive Lon Lafferty and the magistrates.
Dept. of Justice determines regional jail denied addiction medications to inmates
PAINTSVILLE — Following an investigation by the federal government, Big Sandy Regional Detention Center, in Paintsville, has agreed to end policies that prevented inmates from obtaining prescriptions as part of a medication-assisted drug treatment program. Medication-assisted treatment programs allow addicts to discontinue use of drugs such as heroin and...
Large police presence in Wayne County
WAYNE COUNTY. (WOWK) – There was a large state police presence on Blue Moon Hollow Road this morning. Multiple police officers were on scene of a gas station near Dunlow around 4:00 a.m. Police gathered there before going deeper into the woods in off-road vehicles. The scene is cleared...
louisa, KY Residents: Your Future Cats Best Friend Awaits!
Whether you're thinking about adopting a pet or simply delight in watching cute animals, you'd find a plethora of endearing pets awaiting adoption at animal shelters across and close to louisa..
Cause of fatal fire unknown, no foul play suspected
INEZ — A tragic house fire early Friday morning on State Route 292 south of Turkey Creek in Inez resulted in the loss of two young children, 1-year-old Jason Lee Mollette and 4-year-old Greyson Marcum. A third child, age 6, and the children’s grandmother, 66-year-old Vera Hammond, narrowly escaped...
Martin County civil suits and deeds
INEZ — Martin Circuit Clerk Denise Gauze reported the following civil suits filed in her office:. Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. Amanda Jude. Midland Credit Management Inc. vs. Carmel Cline. Riverside Apartments-Martin County Housing Authority vs. Lajeana E. Parsons. Kayla Jude vs. Charlene Horn. Mid South Capital Partners LP...
Deadly Week for Fires Across Mountain State as Five Individuals Lose their Lives in Four Separate Blazes
The past week has been a deadly one in West Virginia, as five people have lost their lives in four separate fires. The first fatality occurred Nov.29th in the town of Cabins in Grant County. The victim in that fire was a 58 year old male. WV State Fire Marshal investigators have ruled the fire as undetermined in cause but most likely accidental in nature.
The Dunlow Tragedy: A Closer Look at Rural Crime and Its Ripple Effects in Wayne County
The once-peaceful town of Dunlow in Wayne County, West Virginia, has been thrust into the spotlight following a distressing incident that has left the community reeling. In a recent and shocking development, Jason Perry was found dead from a gunshot wound on Blue Moon Hollow Road. The West Virginia State Police acted swiftly, arresting 64-year-old Chester Mollett, a local with prior felony manslaughter charges, for first-degree murder and illegal firearm possession. As the Wayne County Magistrate Court delves into this case, the potential for additional arrests looms, hinting at a deeper, more tangled narrative.
LAWRENCE BOE APPROVES RAISES, POSITION ADJUSTMENTS AT NOVEMBER MEETING
The Lawrence County Board of Education held its regular meeting at Lawrence County High School in the library on November 20, 2023, at 6:00 PM. Board members Jim See (Chairman), Maddlene Roberts (Vice Chair), Barbara Robinson, Susie Rice, and Garnett Skaggs were all present in person. The meeting was called...
Kentucky State Police Assist In Investigation With Huntington Police Department
Olive Hill – In June 2021, The Kentucky State Police was called upon to provide assistance to the Huntington Police Department in their efforts to locate an infant child. During the course of this search, authorities became aware of a potential location in Olive Hill, Ky where the child might be found. Through a thorough and exhaustive investigation, sufficient evidence was gathered to enable the Huntington Police Department to secure an indictment for the arrest for Shannon Overstreet.
AS WE SEE IT: Cell service next hurdle for Appalachia
Right now, I’m sitting in a back booth of the Hitchins Post, having a delightful curry. I’d planned to stay here for a while and get some work done. I often work out of my home office, or one of the two library branches, but I like the indiscriminate background noise of working in a public place. I particularly like the Hitchins Post on days like today, when I need to concentrate, because it’s laid back and the background noise is never obtrusive. Prathvi’s curry, of course, doesn’t hurt either.
Calvary Christian School: A New Faith-Based Education Option in Louisa, Kentucky
Discover the vision behind the soon-to-open Calvary Christian School in Louisa, Kentucky. Learn about the school's commitment to providing exceptional education, its initial grade levels, and how families can enroll their students. Get a glimpse of this faith-based educational initiative.