Latest Kentucky State Police News

Kentucky state police investigating inmate's death

Apr. 21, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky law enforcement officials are investigating the death of a Graves County Jail inmate. According to a news release, the McCracken County Coroner's Office alerted the Kentucky State Police of the inmate's death earlier Sunday morning. The inmate, who was not identified, was...

Authorities investigating after body found at golf course

Apr. 21, 2019 10:59 AM EDT

PAINTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating after a body was found in a pond at a golf course. According to troopers, a body of a man was found on Saturday evening at the Paintsville Golf Course. Kentucky State Police are handling the investigation the case at the request from Johnson...

Ky. Police investigating death of child found in pond

Apr. 14, 2019 2:27 PM EDT

WOODBINE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky are investigating the death of a 2-year-old child found in a pond. Kentucky state police say in a news release the child was found in a pond near a home in the Knox County community of Woodbine on Saturday. The statement says the child was pronounced dead at a...

Police charge father, son in fatal hit-and-run crash

Apr. 12, 2019 11:40 AM EDT

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they have charged a father and son in a hit-and-run crash that killed a good Samaritan. Police say 59-year-old Adia Fuson of Ingram stopped on a highway in Bell County on Wednesday to help a man trying to reload a pressure washer that had fallen from the...

Human skull found outside Kentucky residence

Apr. 12, 2019 5:01 AM EDT

PINEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police are investigating the discovery of a human skull outside a Pineville residence. Police said in a news release that a homeowner found the skull in their backyard on Wednesday. The skull was taken by the Bell County coroner and delivered to the state medical...

Police search for car involved in fatal hit-and-run crash

Apr. 11, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are looking for a vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Bell County. Police say in a statement that 59-year-old Adia Fuson of Ingram had stopped on a highway to help a man who was trying to reload a pressure washer that had fallen from the...

Kentucky State Police searching for escaped inmate

Apr. 11, 2019 8:17 AM EDT

CENTRAL CITY, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say they are searching for an inmate who escaped from the Green River Correctional Complex. Police said in a statement that the state prison in western Kentucky reported that 44-year-old Charles Pedigo escaped from the facility Wednesday evening. Authorities...

Kentucky to use rapid DNA tests for sex assault cases

Apr. 10, 2019 5:05 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky is helping to pioneer new crime-fighting technology that allows rapid DNA testing to more quickly identify sexual assault offenders and clear those falsely accused, officials said Wednesday. The equipment, known as the ANDE Rapid DNA system, can generate DNA identification...

Kentucky man charged after toddler son's fire death

Apr. 3, 2019 5:21 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man has been charged with murder and first-degree arson after his toddler son died in a house fire. Kentucky State Police said 26-year-old Vaughn A. Brock of London, Kentucky, was arrested Wednesday in Laurel County and is being held in the Laurel County Detention Center. Bond...

Police searching for father of child found dead after fire

Mar. 30, 2019 8:08 PM EDT

LONDON, Ky. (AP) — Police are looking for the father of a 2-year-old boy found dead at the site of a house fire in Kentucky. Kentucky State Police say in a news release that firefighters from the City of London found Joseph Brock's body after putting out a fire at a residence in the Marvin Gardens Mobile...