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3 Federal Prison Officers Accused of Civil Rights Violations

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Three correctional officers at a federal prison in eastern Kentucky have been indicted on charges alleging civil rights violations, officials said. A federal grand jury in London returned an indictment Thursday charging the officers at U.S. Penitentiary Big Sandy in Inez with violating an individual’s rights under the color of law and of falsifying records to impede an investigation, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Carlton S. Shier IV.
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3 Big Sandy USP employees indicted for civil rights violations

LONDON, Ky (WSAZ) - Three Bureau of Prisons employees of the United States Penitentiary Big Sandy were indicted Thursday for federal civil rights violations. A federal grand jury sitting in London, Ky., returned an indictment charging the following individuals: Samuel J. Patrick, 41, of West Van Lear, Ky.; Clinton L. Pauley, 40, of Ironton, Ohio; and Kevin C. Pearce, Jr., 37, of Inez, Ky. The defendants have been charged with violating an individual’s rights under the color of law and of falsifying records to impede an investigation.

Investigation into fatal accident near hospital continues

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Quick moving members of the medical community came together just after 1pm Wednesday to assist a man and woman involved in a motor vehicle accident on East Central Avenue. The accident happened when an SUV backed over the curb in the La Follette Medical Center parking lot, flipped, came down the hill and landed on its top on the sidewalk, according to La Follette Police.

Former Kentucky state lawmaker pleads guilty to health care fraud

(The Center Square) – A former Kentucky state lawmaker and Republican gubernatorial candidate pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal health care fraud charges tied to a pharmacy he owned in Eastern Kentucky. Federal prosecutors say Robert Goforth knew a pharmacist at his Hometown Pharmacy in Manchester was committing fraud by...

Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival underway in Pineville

PINEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - The Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival is taking place in Pineville this Memorial Day weekend with plenty of activities on the schedule. Each day of the festival has several activities lined up. The event is set to have crafts, concessions and carnival rides. Thursday, the festival opened...

Wender Furniture is this week’s featured business from WLAF

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Wender Furniture is this week’s featured business on WLAF. “We want folks to know that we have lots of inventory and immediate delivery,” said Tommy Robards with Wender Furniture. The Downtown La Follette furniture store, now in its third generation of operation, is ready to take care of your home furnishing needs.

Group hosts event addressing addiction

Crater of Hope held their fifth annual Walk Away from Drugs event on Saturday. Crater of Hope, along with six other resource groups, gathered at the city parking lot to help bring awareness to addiction. Board member April Wallace and her friend, Angie, started this event six years ago. Angie was in drug court when they first had the idea to bring this event to life.

Severe threat winds down, rain chances continue

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Keep those umbrellas handy again today. You will likely need them off and on all day. It could be soggy at times out there today. There might even be some rumbles of thunder here at there. The good news is that as the system slowly pulls away, the rain chances will start to go with it. Highs will be much cooler, only topping out in the low 70s. It will be a comfortable second day of the Kentucky Mountain Laurel Festival in Pineville.

Two Michigan men arrested twice in 24 hours in southern Kentucky

WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - On Wednesday, Williamsburg Police announced that two men were arrested twice within a 24-hour period after separate chases. On May 23, Mathew Rajon, 38, from Detroit, Michigan was arrested and charged with criminal trespassing, fleeing/evading in a motor vehicle, reckless driving, failure to signal and possession of marijuana. Nathaniel Nix Jr., 33, also of Detroit, was arrested and charged the same night with public intoxication and possession of marijuana.

Collectables & More Memorial Day Sale runs through Monday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The huge Memorial Day sale runs through Monday at Collectables & More. There are discounts store wide, some items up to 50% off. Former Cougar Justin Letner and Keith Creech welcome you by this weekend for the savings and the selection. Check out Collectables &...

East Central Avenue building featured in Throwback Thursday

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Today we take a look back to the 1950s, and the Lafollette Paper Box Company located on East Central Ave. Many people probably never knew that there was a paper box factory in Lafollette, There are still people today that talk about someone they knew who worked there. The company was owned and operated by W.G. Arhanes.