Monday September 23, 2013

Police are asking for help in finding a man they say robbed a gas station.

It happened Saturday evening a little after 8:00 p.m.

Police received a robbery call from the Double Kwik in the Virgie community in Pike County.

Officials tell us an unknown man demanded money, and took off.

He is described as a 6' man wearing a green hoodie sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to call KSP at (606) 433-7711 or 1-800-222-5555.

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A dispatcher with the Kentucky State Police confirms 34-year-old Christina Barnett of the Sitka Community in Johnson County is missing.

Family members say last Wednesday night, Barnett was supposed to be back home six hours after telling them she was going to London with a man.

But that was the last time they saw her or heard from her and she always had her phone.

Police told her that her daughter was last seen at a gas station in Hazard on last Wednesday.

Family members say Barnett was last seen wearing a pink dress and cowboy boots.

She is 5'6" and weighs 130 lbs. with hazel eyes and blonde hair.

If you have information about Christina Barnett, call Kentucky State Police at (606) 435-6069.

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A federal appeals court will consider a request by a former eastern Kentucky school superintendent to overturn his guilty plea and two-year prison sentence for leading a vote-buying conspiracy during the 2010 primary elections.

The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals will take one-time Breathitt County Superintendent Arch Turner's appeal under advisement on arguments in briefs on Oct. 3.

Turner ran Breathitt County schools from 2005 until his retirement in 2012 after he was charged.

Turner pleaded guilty in July 2012 to distributing money to others to buy votes for candidates he supported in local races.

Eleven others, including a former sheriff, were convicted or pleaded guilty in related cases.

The 67-year-old Turner is being held in a federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind.

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Classes resumed early Friday morning at the University of Pikeville following a lockdown.

School officials tell us some sort of tweet suggested a possible threat on campus.

However, following an investigation by police they found no threat.

Police tell us they are no longer investigating the incident.

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A trial date is set for a Harlan County man accused of stuffing a child in a freezer.

Police say Randy Hammons beat the child and then stuffed him in a small freezer, because the child would not stop crying.

The child's grandmother, Connie Jenkins, also faces charges because officials say she did nothing to stop Hammons.

He will face a jury on January 21st.