Latest Kentucky State Police News

Teacher seen dragging child pleads not guilty to assault

Jan. 9, 2019 11:47 AM EST

GREENUP, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky teacher seen on video dragging an elementary school student has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge. WSAZ-TV reports Greenup County teacher Trina Abrams appeared in court Wednesday. Kentucky State Police Trooper David Boarman tells the Lexington Herald-Leader...

Man, 18, accused of trying to poison his mother with bleach

Jan. 8, 2019 2:37 PM EST

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of trying to poison his mother by pouring bleach in her drink said he did it to make her sick, but didn't want her to die. WKYT-TV reports 18-year-old Justin Adkins was arrested Sunday. He was charged with second-degree assault-domestic violence and first-degree...

Search teams in Kentucky recover body of missing woman

Jan. 5, 2019 5:11 PM EST

GAMALIEL, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say search teams in Kentucky have found the body of a 19-year-old woman who had been missing since her car was swept off a flooded bridge on New Year's Eve. Kentucky State Police say the body of Leah Carter of Gamaliel was recovered Saturday on a river bank, about five...

State police raffling Corvette to support free summer camp

Jan. 4, 2019 5:00 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are raffling a Corvette to raise money for a free summer camp. Trooper Island Camp offers a chance for boys and girls ages 10 to 12 to spend time at Dale Hollow Lake in Clinton County. The camp is operated by state police and is financed entirely by donations....

Kentucky man charged in death of girlfriend's young child

Dec. 25, 2018 12:46 PM EST

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say a Kentucky man has been charged with murder in the death of a 1-year-old child. Kentucky State Police said in a news release that troopers stopped a speeding car driven by 25-year-old James Garrigus on Thursday. Troopers discovered that Garrigus was taking his...

Police: Victims in triple slaying died from gunshot wounds

Dec. 23, 2018 5:11 PM EST

GRAND RIVERS, Ky. (AP) — Authorities say three people whose bodies were found in a western Kentucky residence died from gunshot wounds. Kentucky State Police say 29-year-old Jackie Doom of Grand Rivers has been charged with three counts of murder and is being held in the McCracken County Jail on a $3...

5 Kentucky jail deputies indicted in inmate death

Dec. 21, 2018 7:29 PM EST

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Five Kentucky jail deputies have been indicted following the death of an inmate. Kentucky State Police said four of the five were arrested Friday and one was being sought. The four arrested are Zackary Messer of Ashland, Brad Roberts of Westwood, Colton Griffith of Flatwoods and...

Man shot multiple times by Kentucky wildlife officer

Dec. 21, 2018 3:48 AM EST

MORGANTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a wildlife officer has shot and critically wounded a man while responding to the scene of a domestic dispute. News outlets report that 55-year-old Gary L. Ranburger was shot several times early Thursday and flown to a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, where...

Kentucky man injured in shootout with officer

Dec. 20, 2018 4:33 PM EST

MORGANTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been critically injured in a shootout with a conservation officer. Kentucky State Police say 55-year-old Gary L. Ranburger of Morgantown was taken to a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital Thursday and is in critical but stable condition. Police said state Fish and...

Kentucky man pleads not guilty in triple slaying

Dec. 19, 2018 2:29 PM EST

HYDEN, Ky. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at a Kentucky state trooper rushing to the scene of a triple slaying has pleaded not guilty to three murder counts in the deaths of a couple and their son. News outlets report 52-year-old Paul Douglas Sizemore also pleaded not guilty to attempted murder of a...