September 20, 2014 5:12 AM
PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) - Police in western Kentucky have used an online ad to arrest a dozen men charged with soliciting a prostitute at a hotel. Twelve men were arrested on Wednesday and Thursday for solicitation of prostitution. Two of them face an additional charge of possession of marijuana. One... more »
September 11, 2014 11:40 AM
Warning: The details in this story are graphic.
A Wolfe County man is accused of exposing himself to several children at a park and then chasing them.
The man, identified by the Wolfe County Sheriff's Office as 25-year-old Mitchell Ratliff, reportedly exposed his genitals to at least five... more »
September 10, 2014 4:58 PM
Two people have been indicted in the murder of a Jessamine County man found shot inside his burning vehicle six years ago. Kentucky State Police say 34-year-old David Peel and 46-year-old Odis Henson, both of Nicholasville, were arrested Wednesday afternoon and charged with the murder of 45-year-old Mark Dunn.
... more »
September 9, 2014 5:31 PM
A Harlan County woman was arrested after police say she punched a baby.
The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports in August, Angela Lamb was trying to hit an elderly woman, but missed and hit a 3-month old-baby boy instead.
The child had to be taken to the hospital for... more »
September 8, 2014 12:11 PM
People in a Lexington neighborhood say they're on edge after a shot was fired into a home overnight.
It happened at about 3 a.m. on the 900 block of Darley Drive.
Neighbors say the bullet went through the window frame and lodged in an interior wall of the... more »
September 3, 2014 5:00 PM
A Hardin County woman facing trial for trying to sell her newborn baby has pleaded guilty to her charges.
As part of her plea deal, Leeanna Brown will terminate her parental rights and could face up to two years in prison.
According to her arrest citation, Brown promised... more »
September 3, 2014 3:22 PM
A woman and a teenager are behind bars after they allegedly tried to steal money from a Campbellsville man on Tuesday.
Campbellsville police say 26-year-old Nikita Looper and a teenage girl were arrested after they asked a man to withdraw money from an ATM or they'd call police and... more »
August 29, 2014 3:56 PM
A Clark County couple is in jail charged with wanton endangerment after police say one of them fired a shotgun into their neighbor's home.
Police say Jennifer Young fired a 12 gauge shotgun from inside her home Thursday afternoon, but the bullet exited her house and went straight into... more »
August 26, 2014 12:37 PM
A group of construction workers is being credited with helping police track down a man accused of holding a woman at knife-point and raping her.
Police say it happened at the Knights Inn off Newtown Pike Monday morning. A group of workers apparently heard the woman scream and they... more »
August 20, 2014 12:47 PM
For Madison Nicholson, paying attention in school paid off when she says her dad wasn't paying attention behind the wheel. Richmond police credit the 9-year-old girl's quick thinking for saving lives on the road after they say she took matters into her own hands when her father was driving under... more »
August 15, 2014 12:51 PM
Police made a fourth arrest in a Wednesday night's deadly shooting in Louisville. According to the arrest report, 21-year-old Bennie Thomas was arrested just before 10:00 Thursday night accused of being one of four men who broke into an apartment early Wednesday morning and got in a fight with the... more »
August 5, 2014 3:11 PM
Two people were arrested after they tried to escape a traffic stop when police suspected they were driving a stolen vehicle.
Kentucky State Police say a trooper noticed what he believed to be a stolen vehicle traveling on the East West Connector in Frankfort.
Instead of stopping, the... more »
August 4, 2014 1:47 PM
Kentucky State Police caught up with a man in Rockcastle County after a chase on Monday afternoon. The northbound lanes of Intersate 75 were shut down at mile marker 66 as police took the man into custody around 12:40 p.m.
Police say the chase started in Laurel County around... more »
July 27, 2014 8:21 AM
Five men are behind bars this morning after police responded to a shots fired call overnight.
Police were already patrolling Shropshire Ave. around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning when they heard shots coming from the area of 3rd St. and Race St. When they arrived on the scene they say... more »
July 23, 2014 3:58 PM
A volunteer coach in Boone County has been sentenced for sexually abusing six boys. Michael Schweitzer pleaded guilty Wednesday morning and will spend 35 years behind bars.
He was arrested in June 2013 on charges of sodomy and unlawful transaction with a minor. Sheriff's deputies say he molested a... more »
July 1, 2014 2:58 PM
Police say employees at a Lexington jewelry store held three robbery suspects at gunpoint until police arrived at the scene.
Employees said three men wearing hoodies walked into the Castle Jewelry on New Circle Road and smashed one of the glass cases full of Rolex watches with a sledgehammer.... more »
June 27, 2014 5:28 PM
An arrest has been made in Lousville after thousands of dollars in jewelry were stolen across the country.
Police say several men stole from Genesis Diamonds on Shelbyville Road and Treasure Jewelers inside Jefferson Mall at the beginning of the year. Ussuan Chamizo was arrested Thursday afternoon at a... more »
June 16, 2014 7:22 PM
Four people are under arrest in Floyd County as a part of a prescription drug investigation that goes back several years.
The attorney general's office said Yvonda and Kenneth Lazar, along with Derek and Andrea Kennedy, were arrested last week following their indictments from June 4.
The defendants,... more »
June 9, 2014 2:42 PM
Kentucky State Police have arrested a man accused of raping an 11-year-old girl in Knox County earlier this month.
Michael Mills, 33, was arrested Monday accused of raping an 11-year-old on June 3.
He is charged with forcible rape. This investigation is ongoing.
June 9, 2014 12:25 PM
FRANKFORT, Ky. - A Luther Luckett Correctional Complex employee was arrested in Jefferson County Sunday and charged with conspiracy to traffic in controlled substances after officials say he was smuggling narcotics and "other dangerous" contraband into the facility.
Officials say 45-year-old Robert Massie was caught in an undercover police... more »
June 9, 2014 11:49 AM
A Rockcastle County woman has been arrested and accused of helping another woman rob a bank in Jackson County in May.
46-year-old Mary A. Reed, Of Orlando, Ky., was indicted on several charges accused of helping 29-year-old Sabrina N. Hensley with robbing the Jackson County Bank of Sand Gap... more »
June 5, 2014 5:14 PM
A sergeant at the Fayette County Detention Center is now the one who found himself locked up.
38-year-old John Lowe was arrested at his house Thursday morning charged with first degree sexual abuse and first degree sodomy.
Officials with the detention center confirmed he has been an employee... more »
June 2, 2014 12:23 PM
Harrodsburg police say a sixth suspect in connection to the racist graffiti found at Mercer County Senior High School last week has turned himself in.
Alex Guay was booked into the Boyle County Detention Center around 11:00 a.m. Monday. He declined an interview from jail.
Five others were... more »
May 30, 2014 11:11 AM
A Pendleton County man was arrested on charges related to child pornography Thursday after Kentucky State Police served a search warrant at his home. Gary Neil Pollard, 30, is charged with one count of distribution of matter portraying a sex performance by a minor and 16 counts of possession of... more »
May 26, 2014 10:34 AM
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - A Bowling Green man is scheduled to appear in court on June 2 on charges that he sexually abused a 10-year-old girl.
Police told The Daily News that 21-year-old Stephen Ray Smith kissed and inappropriately touched the girl while at her father's house watching... more »
May 23, 2014 4:32 PM
A woman becomes the fifth person to be charged in connection with a deadly home invasion last week in Knox County.
42-year-old Stephanie Smith was booked into the Laurel County Detention Center Thursday night charged with murder in the shooting death of Donald Mills at his home on May... more »
May 19, 2014 12:21 PM
The four people arrested and charged with murder following a deadly home invasion in Knox County earlier this month, have entered not guilty pleas in their arraignment Monday morning.
Patrick Baker, Christopher Wagner, Elijah Messer and Angela Mills are all charged with murder in connection to the shooting death... more »
May 15, 2014 4:32 PM
A Louisville nurse is accused of taking pain medicine from patients and keeping it for herself and her boyfriend.
According to her arrest report, 26-year-old Brandy Hatter admitted to taking narcotics from Oaklawn Health and Rehabilitation Center where she worked as an LPN.
She's charged with theft of... more »
May 15, 2014 11:57 AM
An Estill County woman is being accused of starving a 6-year-old to the point the boy had to spend more than two weeks in the hospital. A grand jury has indicted Lisa Wolfe on one charge of first degree criminal abuse and two charges of criminal abuse third, after an... more »
May 15, 2014 10:59 AM
Hopkinsville Police have made a third arrest in connection with the May 7 shootings that left four people injured.
29-year-old Joel Catlett was arrested Wednesday in connection to the shooting in the area of East 2nd Street and South Vine Street; and at East 4th Street and Campbell Street.... more »
May 14, 2014 12:56 PM
A man wanted in Ohio was arrested in Pulaski County on Tuesday.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office arrested 46-year-old Larry V. Bingle at his home in Somerset after receiving information he was living in Kentucky. Bingle was wanted by the Butler County Sheriff's Office in Ohio for the neglect... more »
May 9, 2014 3:15 PM
A man has been arrested after 18 pounds of marijuana were found at a home in Frankfort.
23-year-old Tyler Sanderson was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana greater than five pounds after Franklin County deputies found the drug at his home on Zion Road.
The Sheriff's office says... more »
May 3, 2014 5:32 PM
A four year investigation lead state police to more than a quarter million dollars worth of meth.
An undercover drug buy gave troopers the probable cause they needed to search a home in Henderson County, where they found six pounds of crystal meth, worth about $300,000. Officials also found... more »
May 2, 2014 4:17 PM
A Whitley County mother has been indicted for leaving her kids home alone for days.
Danelle Brittian was arrested last week and indicted on three counts of wanton endangerment, one for each of the children she's accused of leaving home alone back in February.
Williamsburg police say the... more »
April 23, 2014 1:17 PM
A Clark County woman is in jail accused of trying to stab her daughter and shaking her grandbaby.
Melissa Hampton, 50, is charged with wanton endangerment second and endangering the welfare of a minor.
Police say she tried to stab her daughter, Naisha Hampton, with two knives several... more »
April 22, 2014 11:41 AM
The daughter of a man whose remains were found in a Lexington storage unit in January has been arrested, accused of stealing her father's social security benefits.
Now, police are looking for the woman's mother. 49-year-old Judith Maria Broughton has been indicted and arrested in Texas for allegedly stealing... more »
April 10, 2014 2:57 PM
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man whose daughter prosecutes violent crimes was rescued by an elite FBI team after he was kidnapped and terrorized for five days in what authorities described as an act of retaliation involving the Bloods street gang. Five people were arrested following a... more »
April 10, 2014 11:06 AM
A Louisville man who pleaded guilty to a deadly drunk driving accident in 2009 is facing another DUI charge.
Cody File was arrested Wednesday night in Shelby County.
File was out on shock probation after completing eight months of a 14-year sentence in the drunk driving crash that... more »
April 8, 2014 11:36 AM
A Franklin County couple is behind bars after they were found under the influence of narcotics in a running car with an infant in the backseat.
Franklin County Sheriff's deputies arrested Paul Rearden, 28, and Christie Rearden, 27, Monday afternoon after finding them under the influence of oxycodone inside... more »
April 4, 2014 10:43 AM
A man was arrested after he robbed a woman whom he was giving a ride to, police said.
George Wagers, 24, of Manchester was arrested shortly after the alleged robbery occurred Thursday afternoon.
Police say the victim said she got a ride from Wagers on Belles Fork Road... more »
April 3, 2014 3:35 PM
Police say two men arrested after allegedly stealing from a gas station ATM in Lawrenceburg could be connected to several ATM thefts in five states.
According to court documents, police arrested Johnathan Hall and Kevin Sheehan on March 18 after a theft at the Redi Mart gas station in... more »
April 1, 2014 11:51 AM
Richmond Police arrested and charged a man in connection to an apartment robbery from February.
Mark Thompson, 30, was arrested at his home on Monday and charged with robbery first degree in connection to a violent robbery at an apartment in Richmond on Feb. 21.
Police say a... more »
March 27, 2014 10:48 AM
Lexington Police have arrested an Ohio murder suspect Thursday morning.
Officials say Phillip Coleman, III was arrested in Lexington Thursday around 9:30 a.m. at a Greyhound bus station.
Coleman is accused of shooting and killing 24-year-old Deandrew Jackson, who was found dead March 21 in Hamilton, a city... more »
March 19, 2014 11:42 AM
A Lexington man wanted in a stabbing that happened Tuesday morning turned himself in to police about 24 hours after the incident.
41-year-old Edward Pointer, accused of stabbing the father of girlfriend's son, walked into a US Marine recruiting station on Mt. Tabor Road Wednesday morning and asked the... more »
March 14, 2014 6:36 AM
Kentucky State Police have arrested three people in connection with rock throwing incidents along a Nicholas County highway.
The Nicholas County sheriff says his office received several tips after LEX 18 aired a story about people throwing rocks at trucks along a stretch of US-68. Deputies say truckers have... more »
March 12, 2014 5:20 PM
The man charged in a 2010 Lexington murder was found guilty by a jury Wednesday afternoon.
A jury found Terrence Sims guilty of murder in the shooting death of 33-year-old Steven Kanavaugh, who was shot and killed in June of 2010.
Sims was caught for the crime three... more »
March 7, 2014 1:07 PM
A Bourbon County mother was arrested after police say they found her drunk in a car with her 3-year-old son.
According to an arrest citation, when police found Phylicia Peterson in her car outside the Dollar Tree on Letton Road, she smelled of alcohol and couldn't speak clearly. Her... more »
March 7, 2014 1:02 PM
A Florence man has been arrested, accused of raping of a 14-year-old girl.
The Boone County Sheriff's Office arrested and charged Daniel 28-year-old Corrales Saturnino with rape first degree and sexual abuse first degree after he impregnated a 14-year-old girl. Officials say when Corrales Saturnino found out the girl... more »
March 4, 2014 12:46 PM
Temperatures have been well below freezing for the past few nights but sheriff's deputies said that didn't stop a man from leaving his wheelchair bound mother outside in a tent.
She was found in the Possum Hollow area of the Dayhoit Community in Harlan County.
Deputies said her... more »
February 27, 2014 12:20 PM
An arrest warrant has been issued for a state employee busted for looking at child porn at work.
The Laurel County court confirms that they have issued an arrest warrant for Gordon Bowers after he didn't show up for a court appearance last Friday.
The state environmental scientist... more »
February 7, 2014 11:00 AM
Nicholasville Police have arrested a woman they say is responsible for two robberies at a Speedway gas station.
Police were called to the Speedway on North Main and Barnes Street shortly after 1:00 a.m. Friday where the physical description of the robber was similar to the description of a... more »
January 17, 2014 4:13 PM
A Bourbon County man has been arrested after an investigation of contraband being brought into the county's jail.
Officer Jimmy Billups, Jr., 45, of Paris, was arrested on charges related to the introduction of contraband material into the Bourbon County Regional Jail. The investigation stemmed from a November 2013... more »
January 17, 2014 1:26 PM
A Rockcastle County man was sent to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg Wednesday.
State Police were called to a home on Rogers Road around 2 p.m. Friday afternoon.
They say Josh Bell and Brandon Robinson got into an argument and Bell shot Robinson... more »
January 16, 2014 12:53 PM
Cheryl Vanstraten was one of the passengers on the connecting flight from Lexington to Detroit, in which a flight attendant was arrested for being drunk right before take off.
Vanstraten said she smelled alcohol on the plane, but thought it was one of the passengers, never thinking it was... more »
January 16, 2014 12:03 PM
A Knox County man was arrested after deputies found two indoor marijuana growing systems inside his home.
Knox County Sheriff's Deputies were responding to a theft complaint on Hancock Ave. in Corbin, when they came across a neighbor who, they say, smelled of marijuana.
During further investigation and... more »
January 15, 2014 3:00 PM
LOUISVILLE - A Louisville man pleaded guilty in court Wednesday to robbing four Jefferson County banks during a two-week period.
Robert S. Manley, 47, admitted to using force, violence and intimidation when he robbed the four banks between Dec. 20-31 in 2012.
Manley is charged for taking $2,170... more »
January 15, 2014 11:37 AM
WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) - A Florida sheriff says a retired Tampa police officer's praiseworthy career doesn't offset the severity of the charge that he shot and killed another man after an argument at a movie theater over texting.
Curtis Reeves, 71, is charged with second-degree murder in the... more »
January 2, 2014 4:08 PM
Additional charges have been filed against a Pike County man already arrested for his involvement in a New Year's morning assault that left one man dead and two others injured in Letcher County.
27-year-old Patrick Smith, of Marrowbone in Pike County, is now being charged with one count of... more »
January 2, 2014 11:34 AM
A Pulaski County man was arrested Thursday after an investigation into the criminal abuse of a two-year-old child.
Somerset Police said on Oct. 18 of last year, Robert J. Miller, 22, drove the unconscious child from downtown Somerset to Bob Evans where the child's mother was employed. 911 was... more »
January 1, 2014 5:53 PM
A man who has been wanted by Corbin Police since September 2012 for allegedly holding three people against their will at a hotel has turned himself in.
Corbin Police say Ricky Vaughn is one of two men who on Sept. 15, 2012, forced their way into a room at... more »
December 31, 2013 1:23 PM
A man has been arrested after two Madison County women told police they had been held against their will for hours.
Justin Kavanaugh faces several charges including kidnapping and attempted rape.
The women told police, they had been at a club in Lexington over the weekend when they... more »
December 31, 2013 11:51 AM
A Campbell County woman accused of using a fake funeral to steal money will go to trial in 2014.
Tara Harmon was accused of burglary and illegal use of a credit card.
Police say she went into a restaurant in November claiming to be raising money to bury... more »
December 27, 2013 1:15 PM
Two people have been arrested, and one remains on the loose, after deputies found a meth lab at a family home in Warren County.
Warren County Sheriff's Deputies went to the home on Timberhill Avenue in Bowling Green around Thursday 2:00 p.m.after they received a call about a possible... more »
December 23, 2013 11:58 AM
Danville Police have arrested a man in connection to a Boyle County robbery from last week.
21-year-old Cameron Cloyd has been arrested and charged with robbery and burglary first degree.
A victim told police he gave two men a ride to the Shakerpoint Apartments and wen inside with... more »
December 23, 2013 11:02 AM
Kentucky State Police have arrested two people from Grayson, KY, after the airing of a reality television episode in which, police say, they were seen engaging in trafficking and possession of controlled substances, and placing juveniles in unsafe situations.
Cortney J. Howard, 26, and David Robert Nickell, 33 were... more »
December 16, 2013 3:29 PM
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office has arrested a Somerset teen accused of making threats against a Pulaski County school.
Investigators say a student at Southwestern High School received threatening text messages on Monday, suggesting a fellow student was planning to detonate fire bombs and shoot up the school. The... more »
November 21, 2013 6:37 PM
LOUISVILLE (AP) - A teenager has been charged with starting a house fire that killed her grandparents, a relative said Thursday, leaving the grieving family to wonder what events led to the tragedy. Kentucky State Police said only that a juvenile, whom they didn't identify, was in custody facing two... more »
November 19, 2013 9:20 PM
A Rockcastle County mother is in trouble because, police say, she exposed her daughter to the elements following a fight.
Police say it started with a fight between a father and daughter at a Rockcastle County home Monday night. Deputies say they were called to the home twice, but... more »
November 18, 2013 10:08 PM
When someone spotted a young child alone near a highway in Laurel County Saturday, deputies were dispatched to check it out.
Five-year-old Dale was returned safely to his mother, but his two-year-old brother was no where to be found.
Neighbors say the two had gone out to play... more »
November 5, 2013 8:52 PM
Danville Police have arrested a man they say was involved in a shooting Tuesday afternoon.
Charles E. Hampton of Stanford was arrested in connection to a report of shots fired on Caldwell Street and Proctor Street near Danville High School Tuesday around 5:00 p.m.
Witnesses told police two... more »
November 5, 2013 7:59 PM
Tuesday was a much quieter day on the campus of Tates Creek High School after police say they've gotten to the bottom of vicious rumors about a school shooting. Police have charged two teens in connection with the scare perpetuated over social media.
Former Tates Creek High School student... more »
November 1, 2013 8:23 PM
It was the scene of much heartbreak, and much compassion in a Boyle County town. Friday was the final day of business at the Danville store where three people lost their lives.
A month after ABC Gold, Games and More was a murder scene, it reopened, but just for... more »
October 28, 2013 8:06 PM
ALBANY, Ky. (AP) - Police say two people have been charged with murder after a body was discovered under a trailer in south-central Kentucky.
State police say 21-year-old Andrea M. Byler and 52-year-old Michael E. Thompson, both of Albany, were arrested on Sunday in the death of 19-year-old Jimmy... more »
October 17, 2013 9:18 PM
A man has been indicted for murder in the case of a Lexington driver who died after a carjacking back in August.
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports 31-year-old Joel Searcy is charged in the death of 82-year-old Donald "Leroy" Cooke.
Police say Searcy jumped into Cooke's truck at the... more »
October 15, 2013 8:35 PM
Police say a Scott County woman was caught red-handed breaking into her former workplace.
Georgetown Police say Betsy Clemons told them she was a former employee, who was owed about $5,000 by Global Supply in Georgetown.
But the 29-year-old apparently forgot about the alarm when investigators say she... more »
October 9, 2013 7:31 PM
Eight kids were removed from a Louisville woman's care after a marijuana bust.
Police raided Michelle Oliver's home Tuesday.
Investigators say the 31-year-old admitted to smoking marijuana and found pot as well as other paraphernalia at the home, along with the children who are all under the age... more »
October 9, 2013 6:39 PM
An argument between two sisters turned violent Wednesday morning in Mason County.
28-year-old Ankara Alvarado is charged with attempted murder after police say she fired a single shot at her sister Erica Woodruff.
Woodruff was airlifted to the hospital with a gun shot wound to the head.
... more »
October 8, 2013 3:23 PM
Detectives have arrested a man they say was involved in a home invasion robbery near Florence.
Thomas Powell III, 42, of Erlanger, was arrested Tuesday for his participation in the robbery that happened Monday around 11:40 a.m. on Centercrest Lane in the Oakbrook Subdivision near Florence.
Investigators say... more »
October 7, 2013 5:21 PM
A Somerset man has been indicted on charges that he was planning a kidnapping and murder.
In Sept. 2013, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office received information that Steven Matthew Perry had written out plans about his desire to "rescue" a 16-year-old teen from her parent's house and "neutralize" her... more »
October 4, 2013 7:52 PM
A man was arrested for stealing candy from a school and money from a 75-year-old man.
Louisville Police picked up the man Thursday after the victims from last month's thefts identified him.
Investigators say Scott Sublett went over to someone's home and asked for money for a hotel... more »
October 3, 2013 4:10 PM
A Knox County mother is behind bars after police say she did drugs, crashed her car and left the kids alone at home.
Officials say 34-year-old Shannon Messer crossed over the center line and hit another car head-on.
When she was taken to the hospital, police say she... more »
October 3, 2013 11:18 AM
Lexington Police have arrested and charged a woman in connection with a homicide investigation after a man was found stabbed inside a Lexington home.
Police arrested Melinda Dawn Morgan Thursday morning a few hours after the incident.
Thursday morning, around 5:28 a.m., officers were called to the home... more »
September 26, 2013 7:48 PM
TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Prisoner Joshua Silverman passed up a taste of freedom this week and called the police instead.
Silverman could have fled with two other inmates who stole the unattended transport van he was riding in, but he dialed 911 and alerted authorities about the escape.
... more »
September 24, 2013 7:18 PM
Three Fleming County nursing home employees have been indicted for using a company credit card for their own personal spending.
According to the indictment, Kimberly Waller, Julie Watson and Cyle Hazelrigg allegedly used the card given to them by their employer, Pioneer Trace Nursing Home.
Watson and Hazelrigg... more »