Laurel County Woman Arrested On Child Abuse Charges

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a woman was arrested in London after abusing two children. Officials went to Fariston Road to investigate reports that two children, ages three and four, were abused. Deputies say 27 year old Amanda Murray told them she was aggravated and upset with the children the night before and placed her hands around the children's throats. Murray was charged with two counts of criminal abuse of a child 12 or under.  She was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. The children are under the care of family members through social services.

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Man Arrested After Throwing Gun In Parking Lot

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies arrested London man on multiple charges after attempting to throw a gun under a truck. Deputies say 38-year-old Arnold E. Jones attempted to throw a handgun under a truck in a parking lot, but ended up hitting the truck. After that, Jones reportedly ran into an apartment off Robert E. Cox Road and refused to come to the door. Deputies also learned he was wanted on two warrants, one out of Laurel County for failure to appear in court on drug and fleeing or evading charges and the other out of Whitley County for failure to appear in court on recieving stolen property and others. He was taken into custody and lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.  

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Corbin Man Arrested After Running From Police

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office says a Corbin man is behind bars after deputies attempted to serve a warrant. Officers arrested 34-year-old Lawrence Collinsworth off Robert E. Cox Road around 10 miles south of London. Deputies say when Collinsworth noticed them he attempted to run away. Following a footchase, Collinsworth resisted arrest before being taken into custody. He was charged with fleeing or evading police on foot and resisting arrest. Collinsworth was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center.

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Clay County Officials Say Water Service Almost Completely Restored

Clay County Officials say water service has been restored for almost everyone after some went more than one week without running water. Last week about one thousand people in the county didn't have water, but at last report that number is down to fewer than 50. Deputy Clerk Elsie Woods, who oversees Manchester Water Works, said authorities are working to ensure the remaining folks without running water get it back soon. Woods said everyone in the county should still try to conserve as much water as possible so tanks don't get depleted again.

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Flu Deaths On The Rise

The Department for Public Health has reported the first child deaths from the flu for the 2017-2018 season. 36 deaths are reported currently. Acting DPH Commissioner Dr. Jeffrey D. Howard said of those flu-related deaths, two of those were children. He said the average age of death of the other 34 people who died as a result of flu is 75 years of age. This is the fourth consecutive week of widespread flu activity this season. The most common flu strain identified in Kentucky and in the 36 deaths is Influenza A. Officials say flu vaccination is the most effective protection against flu. The flu season typically runs until late spring so it is not too late to get vaccinated. After vaccination, it takes about two weeks to develop protection from the flu. Many health plans cover flu shots, and the vaccines are available at local health departments and pharmacies. 49 outbreaks of influenza have also been reported in Kentucky's long-term care facilities.

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Two Teens Charged After Allegedly Vandalizing Apartments

Laurel County Sheriff John Root says deputies were called out to Greeting Card Road at an apartment complex where two boys were reportedly spray painting property including an apartment door and a dumpster. One of the boys also had allegedly thrown a rock through an apartment door. A description was given out to the deputies while they were enroute to the scene. When they got there they saw the suspects who attempted to flee on foot. Following a short foot chase, the two boys were taken into custody. During the investigation they learned the two had allegedly grabbed the back of a school bus earlier while kids were getting on and were trying to ride skateboards behind the bus. 18 year old Jonathon Sizemore of Lily charged with criminal mischief, fleeing or evading police, disorderly conduct, menacing, resisting arrest and criminal trespass. A 16-year-old male from Corbin was charged with criminal mischief and criminal trespass. Sizemore was lodged in the Laurel County Detention Center. The juvenile was released to his family through the court designated worker with an assigned date in juvenile court.

Jonathon Sizemore

Williamsburg Police Say Counterfeit Money Circulating The Area

The Williamsburg Police Department received a counterfeit $100 bill that was exchanged at a local business in Williamsburg. The note looks like a legitimate US $100 note but has Chinese writing on it. Police ask businesses to be on the lookout for these bills. Anyone who has received one of these notes or has any information are asked to let their local police department know.

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Laurel County Police Looking For Stolen Pickup

The Laurel County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a truck was reported stolen. Deputies say reportedly someone took the 2007 Dodge Ram pickup from a home on Money Road Thursday. That's about 10 miles north of London. The truck has a green T-Rex sticker on the back window. The driver's side window is possibly broken. Anyone with information is asked to call the Laurel County Sheriff's Office at (606) 864-6600.

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Somerset Doctor Not Released From Jail After Being Sentenced For Medicaid Fraud

Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear announced that a Somerset doctor will remain in jail after committing Medicaid fraud. 58 year old Ezekiel Akande was sentenced April 2017 to five years in prison for thousands of dollars in Medicaid fraud, which is a felony. Akande received payment from Medicaid for tobacco counseling that never took place. The prosecution alleged that Akande billed Medicaid for counseling of patients that were nonsmokers or smokers who did not want to quit. Akande will not be eligible for parole until January 2019.

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Knox County Police Arrest Intoxicated Man Armed With Butcher Knife At Store

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says deputies were called out to the A&B Market in Gray where a man was intoxicated and armed with a butcher knife. Officers found the man, later identified as 41 year old Larkin Sullivan, outside the market carrying a screwdriver. During the investigation it was determined Sullivan had left the knife inside and that the store clerk had locked him out of the market. Deputies also found two plastic bags of suspected methamphetamine, an opened Suboxone strip, a used un-capped syringe and a spoon on him. Sullivan was arrested and charged with public intoxication/controlled substance and drug possession. He was lodged in the Knox County Detention Center.

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