Laurel County Student Brought Unloaded Gun To Laurel County School

The London Police Department says a North Laurel High School student allegedly took an unloaded handgun to school. Officers say after a student saw a freshman on the bus with a handgun in his backpack, they alerted London Elementary Principal Mary Bowling, who then called 911. Officials say they took the 14-year-old off the bus and found the gun. No ammunition was found inside the gun or bag. The student said they left the gun in his bag from a Labor Day party over the weekend. The student faces multiple charges.

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Man Facing Charges Following Pulaski County Chase

A Somerset man is facing charges following a police chase in Pulaski County. Kentucky State Police say a trooper tried to stop a vehicle with expired tags on Highway 80. Once the trooper turned on his lights and siren to try to pull the SUV over, the driver, later identified as 26 year old Nathan Troxell, took off. Police say the chase continued eastbound on Highway 80 for about 19 miles until other troopers were able to deploy spike strips. Troxell then lost control of his vehicle and hit an embankment before coming to a stop. He was taken into custody without incident. Police say during the pursuit, Troxell intentionally hit a state police cruiser, causing minor damage. Troxell was cited to court and transported to the University of Kentucky Medical Center where he is being treated for his injuries. He is charged with Fleeing or Evading Police, 7 counts of Wanton Endangerment, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrest and several other traffic offenses.

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London Police Find Drugs And Money Inside Seized Vehicle

The London Police Department says officers discovered drugs and money inside a seized vehicle. The vehicle was seized during a traffic stop and had been secured in storage since it was taken. Police obtained and executed a warrant to search the vehicle after a police canine alerted officers to the trunk of the vehicle. During their search, police found a bag containing a large amount of money inside a safe. They also found three bags containing marijuana, two bags containing meth, scales and several other empty bags. The traffic stop the vehicle was seized during also resulted in drug charges. Investigators say the discovery of drugs inside the vehicle has not resulted in additional arrests or charges at this time.

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Whitley County Man Arrested For DUI In Deadly Crash

The Whitley County Sheriff's Office says deputies responded to a wreck on Flat Creek Road in the Rockholds community. Officers say a pickup truck failed to navigate a curve and overturned multiple times. Wet roads is considered to be a contributing factor and none of the occupants were believed to be wearing seat belts. The front seat passenger, 25 year old Laura Carter of Rockholds died from her injuries. Her father, James Carter, who was in the rear passenger area was extricated from the truck. The driver, 37 year old Joshua Lee Woods of Rockholds was arrested and charged with reckless homicide, DUI, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended or revoked license among others. He also had two warrants out on him for failure to appear. He was lodged in the Whitley County Detention Center.

Woman Arrested In Laurel County On DUI Charge Following Crash

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested a woman on a DUI charge following a car crash. Officers responded to a call about a crash about 11 miles south of London on US 25. During their investigation of the crash, deputies learned that apparently 36 year old Amber Nicole Morgan of London had driven across the double yellow line, hitting another vehicle. Deputies say they could smell alcohol on Morgan’s breath. They investigated and determined she was under the influence. Morgan was charged with DUI and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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London Man Arrested After Allegedly Using Stun Gun On Woman

The London Police Department says a man was arrested at an apartment complex after finding him assaulting a woman. Officers received a call about a woman screaming in an apartment on Moore Street in London. When they arrived, Natasha Nicholson ran outside of the apartment toward officers while 52 year old Aubrey Wayne Martin chased behind her. After investigating, officers found Martin was a previous tenant at the complex but was told by management he could not be on the property. Police found Martin had parked his car down the road from the complex, walked to the residence then pushed his way inside when Nicholson answered the door. Martin then cut off the alarm system and did not allow Nicholson to use her cell phone. Martin was armed with a stun gun which police said he used on Nicholson several times. He was charged with assault-domestic violence, burglary and unlawful imprisonment. He was lodged the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Person Of Interest In Pulaski County Murder Case Reportedly Spotted In Indianapolis

A person of interest in a Somerset church murder case has reportedly been spotted in Indiana. Police in Indianapolis released new surveillance pictures of Dwight Bell. Bell is a person of interest in the case of Carolyn New's death. New was found murdered inside Denham Street Baptist Church Aug. 24. New's car was found more than 200 miles from Kentucky in downtown Indianapolis and police believe Bell stole the car. Police in Somerset have a warrant for Bell's arrest on a theft charge. Bell was later seen on camera at a Speedway gas station near Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, according to the police. Police in Indianapolis believe Bell is staying at homeless shelters or trying to blend in with other homeless individuals.

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Barbourville Utilities Begins Installing Gigabyte Internet Service

A new internet service began its installation in Barbourville Tuesday. "Blink", a new fiber optic cable based service, is one of the first gigabit internet services in Kentucky. One gigabit on this service is equal to 1,000 megabit per second. Before this service, Barbourville Utilities highest internet speed reached 12 megabits per second. Blink" will give Barbourville internet speeds not available in most places. With this new service, Barbourville hopes to see progress for the city. Downtown Barbourville will be the first in the city to experience the new service in a few months. Once the project is completed, more than 4,000 customers will have "Blink".

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Laurel County Police Arrest 7 People After Drug Investigations

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies arrested seven people on drug trafficking and possession charges. The arrests were made during several drug investigations around the county. Those arrested were: 57 year old David Honeycutt, 35 year old Brad Taft, 38 year old Della Maxey, 26 year old Courtney Stacy, 34 year old Dustin Houchell, 50 year old Raymond Lee Jones and 29 year old Philip Conley. During the roundup 32 year old Krystal Rose was arrested on a Knox County warrant for failure to appear on charges of public intoxication and fleeting or evading police. They were all lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Woman Arrested On Burglary And Other Charges In Laurel County

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to a home off Dry Ridge Road where a woman had allegedly kicked open the front door and was fighting with the home owner there. Officers found a woman there who was under the influence and refused to identify herself. While she was being arrested she kicked and shoved officers trying to escape. She was charged with burglary, public intoxication – controlled substances, assault and resisting arrest. She was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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