Body Found in Floyd County

June 20, 2017

A body was found in Floyd County last night, promoting a death investigation. Few details have been made available yet, but the Kentucky State Police say the body was found on Red Morg Branch Road in the Teaberry community. 

 

 

Fatal Car Crash in Pikeville

June 20, 2017

One person died in a two-car accident in Pikeville last night. Police say the accident happened at the intersection of US 23 and US 119. Two people were taken to the Pikeville Medical Center. One man died in the emergency room. The Pikeville Police are investigating the accident. 

 

 

Someone Living in Train Caboose in Whitesburg

June 20, 2017

A video shows drug paraphernalia inside a downtown train caboose, indicating someone has been living in the caboose at the Veterans Memorial Park, which had been unlocked. Whitesburg Police say they are investigating, and they have locked the doors to prevent anyone from going inside. Two possible subjects have been identified. 

 

 

Conn Could Face New Charges

June 20, 2017

Eric C. Conn has been on the run for more than two weeks, after he removed an electronic monitoring bracelet while on house arrest, and prosecutors say that Conn could face new charges in connection with his disappearance, because he is suspected of taking a car without permission. According to a warrant issued in Floyd County last week, the mother of Conn’s daughter reported that the wanted man took a car from her; he now faces a theft charge. 

 

 

Harlan County Teen Diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever

June 20, 2017

A Harlan County teen has been diagnosed with Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Apparently, there were two ticks on him, which are the carriers of the bacterial infection. His mother, Sandy Melton, tells WYMT that she and her two sons left for vacation earlier this month; on the same day that they left, her son found the two ticks on himself. The teen was misdiagnosed more than once while traveling, before he was admitted to a hospital in New York City for treatment. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that the tick-born bacterial infection can be fatal. The teen has been released from the hospital, but is still undergoing treatment.