Local News Tuesday August 13, 2013


Kentucky State Police say they found three people found shot just outside Pineville in Bell County this morning.

They say they are waiting on the coroner at that scene and we know at least one person is being flown to a hospital from the Middlesboro ARH, where they were transported.

The gunman reportedly went to a cemetery in Knox County where his dad is buried and shot himself. He died at the hospital.

We are monitoring this developing story and will provide updates as they become available.

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Just one week after students returned to class in Floyd County, heavy rain has canceled school countywide today and left one elementary school with substantial flooding.


An estimated six to eight inches of water and mud filled three buildings at McDowell Elementary School Monday evening after almost four inches of rain fell in a very short time.

The Superintendent said officials can't begin to assess it until they enter the school today and that it could be several days before McDowell Elementary is cleaned up and students there return to class.

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Floyd County Rescue Squad members tell us they rescued three people from flood waters early Tuesday morning.

The woman and two children were rescued from their home, authorities said.


Dispatchers in Perry County tell Mountain News one person was also rescued from a home on Haddock Fork Road in the Chavies overnight.

WYMT says it was  flooding related but details are limited right now.


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A Leslie County inmate is on the loose after walking away while on work release near the Mountain View Elementary School.

Randall Kyle Mullins was mowing when he disappeared.

The inmate escaped into a wooded area just after 10am after asking if he could go to the bathroom.

Billy Bowling is the county jailer and said Mullins is not a danger to the community.

He said once Mullins is found he could face up to five more years in jail for escape.

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The Office of the Associate Chief Medical Examiner has released the final autopsy results for a man who died after an altercation at the Kentucky River Regional Jail in Hazard.

The findings confirm that Larry Trent, a former inmate, died due to injuries sustained in an assault at the jail.

The report also stated that signs of chronic alcohol abuse contributed to but did not result in Trent's death.

The report listed homicide as the manner of death.

Two deputy jailers have been indicted for manslaughter in the case.