Tuesday October 1, 2013

 

There have been three robberies in Floyd County in less than one week, and police believe the same person is behind all of them.

In all three cases, a man matching the same description came in demanding money and left on foot, and it is his weapon of choice that ties him to all three.

Video from Newman's Shop A Lot in Harold shows a man enter the business Wednesday night and shove a large stick into the clerk's back forcing her behind the counter.

Just after midnight Sunday folks at the Cardinal Country Mart in Stanville say the same thing happened to them.

Then Sunday night it was the same scenario at the VIP Fuel store in Grethel.

No one in any of the stores was hurt.

Anyone with information should contact Kentucky State Police.

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Attorney General Jack Conway announced two key rulings in the Commonwealth's case against Purdue Pharma on Monday.

Purdue filed a motion to change the venue of the case from Pike County to Franklin County.

General Conway opposed and Pike County Court Judge Steven Combs ruled the case will stay in Pike County.

Also, Purdue asked the court to allow it to withdraw admissions the company made when they failed to respond to pleadings in the case.

The court denied this motion.

The case involves the alleged illegal marketing of Oxycotin.

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Police have arrested a woman they say spent thousands of dollars by using fraudulent credit cards.

West Liberty police say 27 year old Courtney Phipp has been charged with identity theft.

Police say Phipps applied for and received three credit cards by using someone else's social security number.

Police say she used the credit cards to buy 19,000 dollars in items which she then tried to pawn off.

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A federal judge ordered attorneys in a long-running death penalty case to move toward a resolution.

The judge set a November meeting date for prosecutors and attorneys for 54 year old Karu Gene White to set a schedule for resolving the case, which has been pending since 2002.

Proceedings halted in White's most recent federal appeal while he sought funding in state court to test if he has a mental disability.

White killed 75 year old Charles Gross, his wife, 74 year old Lula Gross, and 79 year old Sam Chaney during a February 1979 robbery in Breathitt County.

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The Fall Trail Ride in Knott County is still a few days away but folks are already lining up for the event.

The 13th annual trail ride kicks off on Thursday and runs through Saturday.

Attendees can ride horses and ATVs through the mountains.

There will also be live music performances, including Kentucky native Marlow Tackett.

Tackett will perform Thursday night.

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Attention coal miners looking for work, help is out there.

There will be a job fair today at the Perry County Job Sight in Hazard.

The event starts at 10 this morning and is a partnership between Patriot Coal and the HOME or Hiring Our Miners Everyday program.

Organizers said the company is looking for experienced, underground miners.

If you are interested, Michael Cornett, a representative with HOME, suggested bringing your resume and updated mining certifications.

A similar event will be held Wednesday in Pikeville.

The jobs will be based in Western Kentucky