Tuesday September 3, 2013

Local wrestling star Marty Doyle, better known to his fans as Rock 'n' Roll Marty Gibson, died of a massive heart attack during a performance Saturday night in Cumberland.

Gibson was in his hometown of Cumberland Saturday along with his fellow Traditional Southern Wrestling stars.

The group was holding a fundraiser for the middle school football team.

They were also sharing with kids their Shout Drug Free anti-drug program.

Marty and others were busy outside the ring warming up the crowd when he fell to the ground and was pronounced dead a short time later.

Cumberland Coaches say plans are in the works for a memorial to be painted on the football field, and a memorial service September 14th during the Ray Jenkins Bowl.


It was a busy holiday weekend in Pikeville at the first ever Hatfield and McCoy Heritage Days Festival.

Unfortunately, a string of car break-ins left many festival goers the victims of theft.

Pikeville Police say a thief was busy on Sunday after they received more than 11 theft reports throughout the day.

Officer Joseph Slone approached a man acting suspicious around 1:30 Monday morning and questioned him.

The office found 22-year-old, Johnathan Pugh, in possession of a stolen cell phone, he then lead the officer to his truck where officials recovered an estimated $10,000 worth of stolen items.

Pugh is being held at the Pike County Detention Center.


Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins says a 29 year old man is dead after an ATV accident Saturday evening on Moore Creek Road, near the Stinking Creek Community close to Barbourville.

Officials say the man's body wasn't found until Sunday and has been identified at Michael Gambrell.  

His funeral will be Thursday afternoon in Barbourville.


A fire ripped through the U.S. Post Office in Stopover KY in Pike County, nearly burning it to the ground.

It happened about 1:30 am on Friday.

No one was injured from the blaze.

As to the cause of the incident, there has yet to be an official word.


She spent time in prison for the death of a school teacher in the 1990s.

Now, a Harlan County woman is in trouble with the law again.

Police arrested 35 year old Alisha Thomas of Wallins early Wednesday morning at the intersection of U.S. 119 and Billy G. Hollow Road.

Officers say they found Thomas sitting in a parked car.

Police say Thomas admitted she had taken Lortab and Xanax.

She was arrested and charged with possesion of a controlled substance and driving under the influence.

Thomas was convicted for her role in the death of retired school teacher Jeanette Gross in a car accident back in 1996.


One person is dead after a car crash along US 23 in Lee County, Virginia.

Virginia State Police say it happened around 4:00pm Monday afternoon near mile marker 28 on US 23 near Duffield.

They tell us the car ran off the road, hit a culvert, and then overturned.

One person died on scene.

No word right now on what caused the crash or the name of the victim, but the investigation is ongoing.