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Methamphetamine Seizure by Drug Interdiction Unit in Southeastern Kentucky

LONDON, KY - Laurel County Sheriff John Root is reporting that: Laurel Sheriff's drug interdiction unit Justin Taylor arrested Gino Gerardo Cima II age 36 of Clyde Benge Road, London early Tuesday morning July 5, 2022 at approximately 12:56 AM. The arrest occurred in a business parking lot approximately 10...
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Man Rescued In Clay County After Flood Water Sweeps Away The Truck He Was In

Officials with the Manchester Fire Department reported they were called out to KY 638 Tuesday night where a truck had been swept away by flood water with the driver still inside. When the team arrived, they found the man hanging out the window of the truck with the water continuing to rise around him. Firefighters were able to grab the man and get him to safety. He was then turned over to Clay County EMS. Officials say this is why they preach “Turn Around, Don’t Drown” when flooding is possible. They say not only are you putting yourself in danger, but you also risk the lives of first responders.

Tennessee sailor killed in Pearl Harbor to be laid to rest

MILLINGTON, Tenn. (WATE) — The U.S. Navy announced that Tennessee Seaman First Class William Brooks, who died during the attack on Pearl Harbor, will be buried Saturday, July 16, in Maryland. Brooks was born on July 19, 1922, in Cumberland Gap, Tenn. Brooks enlisted in Louisville, Ky. in 1940,...

Morris back home to focus on career outside basketball

Former Kentucky basketball standout Maci Morris, who is still seventh on UK’s all-time scoring list with 1,692 points, once thought about being a basketball coach. Instead, she is in her second year of school to be a physician assistant. “I always wanted to do something in the medical field,”...

London Man Arrested On Meth Charges

Laurel County Sheriff John Root reports Deputy Justin Taylor with the department’s drug interdiction unit made an arrest during a drug investigation in a business parking lot near Corbin. 36-year-old Gino Gerardo Cima II of London was found in possession of suspected methamphetamine and a syringe. Cima was also determined to be under the influence. He was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and public intoxication – controlled substances. Cima was lodged in the Laurel County Correctional Center.

Tennessee firefighter killed while directing traffic

NEW TAZEWELL, Tenn. (WATE) — An East Tennessee volunteer firefighter was struck and killed Monday while directing traffic along Highway 33 near New Tazewell, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the South Claiborne Volunteer Fire Department. The volunteer fireman, identified as Roger Estes, 77, of New Tazewell had...

Tennessee sailor who died in Pearl Harbor attack to be buried in Maryland

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee native who died serving his country in Pearl Harbor more than 80 years ago will be buried in Maryland this month. Seaman First Class William Brooks, of Cumberland Gap, will soon be flown into BWI Airport. His body will be escorted on July 16 to Singleton Funeral Home in Glen Burnie, Maryland—the town where his family now lives.

Reports: Middlesboro man dies after being hit by falling steel beam during property clean-up

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. — A Middlesboro man is dead after reports said a piece of a building that was being demolished fell on him near 10th Street. They said Larry Lewis, 74, was pronounced dead by a Bell County deputy coroner at around 5:58 p.m. Tuesday. According to reports, Lewis and another man were cleaning up a property with a bulldozer. A chain was connected from the bulldozer to a steel I-beam to pull it down.
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Firefighter dies directing traffic

The South Claiborne Volunteer Fire Department is minus one firefighter today. Roger Estes, 77, of New Tazewell was directing traffic on Monday along Hwy. 33 south when he was struck and killed by a southbound vehicle. Estes was one of several area department volunteers who were redirecting traffic around a...

Bell County man is dead following accident

Larry Lewis of Bell County was killed July5 during an accident while demolishing a building. Lewis, 74, and another man were cleaning up a property with a bulldozer. According to reports, they attached a chain to the dozer and an I-beam they were attempting to pull down an old house. Lewis was in the path of the beam and it struck him causing multiple blunt force injuries and killing him, according to the Bell County Coroner’s Office.