Friday October 18, 2013

Knox County Sheriff's Deputies say a man hit 12-year-old Macayla Callebs with his car while she was walking to the school bus.

Deputies arrested 20-year-old David Wyatt.

It happened just after 7:00 a.m. on Kentucky 11 in the Cannon community of Knox County.

The 12-year- old survived but has a broken shoulder, a cracked pelvis, and a large gash on her head that required a row of stitches.

Knox County Sheriff's Deputies say the bus had its stop sign out but Wyatt kept driving and hit the girl.

The accident happened before daylight and the roads were wet at the time.

Police say speed was also a factor.

Deputies charged Wyatt, who was on his way to work,  with reckless driving.

Knox County Jail officials say Wyatt was released on Thursday afternoon.


An Eastern Kentucky woman is accused of stealing other people's mail.

But, police say this isn't the first time Tina Cox has been accused of mail theft.

Cox was first accused of the crime in 2007.

She faces felony charges for the accusations that she broke into mail boxes and parcel containers inside the Loyall Post Office, taking items like assorted mail, a pressure cooker, a hand mixer, children's DVD's, and multi-vitamins.

Police say she used small tools to pry open the boxes.

The Loyall PD and officers with the U.S. Post Office arrested Cox Tuesday night at her home.

She is now in the Harlan County Detention Center.


The attorney for a Johnson County woman charged in a crash that killed 18-year-old, C.J. Mollett, filed a motion to dismiss her grand jury indictment.

Myra Castle, is charged with DUI and second-degree manslaughter in the August crash.

Officials say the vehicle she was operating collided with Mollett's motorcycle on Rt. 201 in Johnson County near Sitka.

The motion to dismiss will be heard in Johnson County Circuit Court today.


A federal search warrant has revealed that a West Virginia sheriff was being investigated by the FBI for alleged money laundering in the weeks before his death.

Media outlets report that Mingo County Sheriff Eugene Crum was under investigation for arranging to buy campaign signs with cash obtained from a doctor convicted of running a pill mill.

According to the warrant, Dr. Diane Shafer paid hundreds of thousands in cash to George White for making Crum's campaign signs.

The search warrant issued to search Crum's phone was unsealed last week.

Shafer pleaded guilty to misusing her Drug Enforcement Administration registration number.

Crum was shot to death last spring as he sat in his police cruiser in downtown Williamson.

The FBI also was investigating whether Crum committed mail fraud.


The Cumberland Gap National Historical Park has re-opened following the federal government shutdown.

Officials say the park's workers furloughed during the shutdown returned to work on Thursday.

The park's acting superintendent says all buildings, campgrounds, and trails are open.

The events scheduled this weekend will go on as planned.