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Twelve arrested as suspects in drug trafficking ring

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging twelve individuals with conspiracies to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine. A release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Indiana stated three of the defendants are also charged with illegally possessing firearms as convicted felons.
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UPDATE: WANTED Gunman: He engaged in a shootout with Kentucky State Police

Hendersonville Police, Metro Police Department, Millersville Police Department. FBI Task Force, THP, and TBI. The investigation by each of the above jurisdictions working in unison led to Edwards being located in Louisville, KY. He engaged in a shootout with Kentucky State Police and Edwards is deceased. Officer Cameron Ferrell was...

Simpson County man arrested, authorities locate around seven pounds of cocaine

FRANKLIN, Ky. – A Franklin man was arrested Tuesday on several charges following a drug bust. According to authorities, a joint investigation between the United States Postal Inspectors, South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force, Simpson County Sheriff’s Office, Kentucky State Police and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations led to a two-week investigation into trafficking cocaine into Simpson County.

Kentucky State Police troopers kill Tennessee man, Nashville police say

Kentucky State Police troopers shot and killed Samuel Quinton Edwards of Tennessee Tuesday night, according to the Metro Nashville Police Department. The shooting took place at Dixie Highway and Ashby Lane in the Valley Station neighborhood. Nashville police said that Edwards had shot an officer in Hendersonville, Tenn., the day...

Feds: 10 Evansville residents among dozen arrested in $1.5 million drug trafficking ring

EVANSVILLE, Ind. — Ten Evansville residents were among 12 indicted and arrested for drug trafficking, federal prosecutors said. Indictments were unsealed Wednesday following the arrests and initial court appearances. All 12 were charged with conspiracy to distribute, as part of a drug- trafficking ring. According to court documents, John Byers of Bowling Green, Kentucky, was the leader...

BGPD assists DEA in arrest of man charged with drug distribution

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A man was taken into custody this morning by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance by the Bowling Green Police Department on an arrest warrant. Early this morning, the BGPD assisted the DEA in serving the arrest warrant on Highland Way. An investigation by the...

Bowling Green man alleged leader in multi-state drug trafficking ring

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Indiana authorities say the ringleader of a multi-state methamphetamine and cocaine ring is a resident of a quiet neighborhood in Bowling Green. “There were no obvious signs. I never expected anything,” said one witness. Disruption filled the neighborhood on Highland Way Wednesday, when 48-year-old John Byers was...

Cheese Queen BG opening up storefront downtown

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-If you love cheese you’re gonna be happy to hear this news…the Cheese Queen is opening a store in downtown Bowling Green. Rajna Bulut is known as the Cheese Queen of Bowling Green on Instagram. She makes custom charcuterie boards for people and hand delivers them. She started the business two years ago and her sales skyrocketed.

In states that ban abortions, providers are now turning into travel agents for people to leave

Last year, Allison Foelber of Goodlettsville, Tennessee, learned late in the first trimester that her unborn child had no skull. But she said her obstetrician couldn’t do an abortion, because it was considered elective. Planned Parenthood couldn’t perform the procedure either because of staffing challenges. She had to book a flight to Atlanta.

A chase in Tennessee, a shootout in Louisville: What we know about Dixie Highway shooting

A 34-year-old man from Tennessee was killed in a shootout Tuesday night with Kentucky State Police on Dixie Highway, officials said. Metro Nashville Police identified the man killed as Samuel Quinton Edwards, who had been wanted in Tennessee over a shooting that injured a police officer in that state. Edwards died just before 8 p.m. after a police pursuit that ended with shots exchanged with state troopers, KSP said in a release that night. ...

12 arrested for drug trafficking organization in Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — 12 people were arrested in Evansville for their alleged involvement in a drug trafficking organization dealing cocaine and methamphetamine. Three of the people involved were also charged with illegally possessing firearms as convicted felons. The indictment was unsealed Wednesday following their arrests. Investigators have seized...

BGPD, DEA arrest 1 in drug investigation

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - A Bowling Green man has been charged after a multi-state drug investigation. John Byers, 48, was charged with federal charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Wednesday morning, Bowling Green Police and Drug Enforcement Administration officers served an arrest warrant on...

'I was terrified.' Witnesses describe chaos during shootout on Dixie Highway between police, wanted man

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Those who found themselves front and center to the end of a police chase described the chaos as gunfire erupted during a shootout that turned deadly. "Adrenaline was flowing," John Maldonado said. "We don't know what would've happened. We just know the bullets were flying and we just were there. You could just tell that at the speeds they were going that it wasn't going to end well."