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WANTED: Kentucky Teens Suspected In Crime Spree

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER and DYLAN LOVAN | Posted 01.16.2015 | Crime

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — Police say two teenage sweethearts have blazed a trail of crime across the South, leaving in their path a string of stolen v...

Man Held Woman At Gunpoint, Tattooed 'Slut' On Her Back: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.14.2015 | Crime

A Kentucky man remains behind bars after allegedly assaulting a woman by tattooing the word "slut" on her back while holding her at gunpoint. A gra...

Man's Identity Discovered 30 Years Later By Flipping Fingerprints

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 10.03.2014 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a sharp-eyed analyst turned up a 30-year-old mistake that kept the identity of a pedestrian killed by ...

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Daughter Of Missing College Professor Pleads For His Safe Return

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

The daughter of a missing Ohio college professor is pleading for information about her father, whom she says vanished two weeks ago under mysterious c...

Inmate Overdosed On Methadone-Soaked Underwear: Officials

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.27.2014 | Crime

An inmate at a Kentucky detention facility is being charged with murder after another inmate died of a drug overdose allegedly caused by methadone-soa...

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Missing Moms Cast Spotlight On Other Unsolved Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.22.2014 | Crime

Locations where four women went missing. The disappearance of Joelle Ann Lockwood and Kristy Kelley -- two moms from southwest Indiana -- has resid...

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Sex-Offender Pastor Arrested On Statutory Rape Charges

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

A convicted sex offender holding a pastoral position at a Kentucky church has been arrested on charges involving a teenage member of his congregation....

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Seminary Knew Pastor Was A Rapist, Did Nothing: Lawyer

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 11.26.2013 | Crime

Ray Scott Teets, a Pennsylvania pastor arrested Thursday for indecent contact with a minor, had a prior conviction in a child sexual abuse case, which...

Apparent HIghway Ambush Kills Policeman

Reuters | Posted 07.27.2013 | Crime

May 26 (Reuters) - A Kentucky policeman was shot and killed in an apparent ambush when he stopped to pick up debris on a highway exit ramp, the Cour...

Meth Smoker Arrested For Carpet Munching

Posted 05.02.2013 | Weird News

Mmmm, lint. Police in Louisville, Ky. say that 50-year-old Jeffrey Wagner admitted to smoking crystal meth before going into a Burlington Coat Fac...

Aspiring Model Slashed With Razor At Mall

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 01.23.2013 | Crime

Nicole Kyaw thought she had seen the worst of her assailants' attacks on Facebook. The aspiring model never thought that Internet harassment would co...

25 Years For Woman Who Killed Her 2 Children In Fire

AP | BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 02.12.2013 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A sobbing mother was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for setting fire to her home and killing two of her children at ...

Theft From The Dead Leads To High-Speed Chase

Posted 11.09.2012 | Weird News

A Kentucky man stole from the dead, and now he'll live out his next few days in jail. Police say Gilbert Strode, 52, pilfered a newly delivered, 70...

Body Of Scalped Woman Found Here, Other Clues Scant

AP | BRETT BARROUQUERE | Posted 10.30.2012 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Using the forensic science mimicked on television crime dramas, investigators in Kentucky revealed evidence of a gruesome crim...

Of Religion, Toilet Fires, America And Reddi-Wip

Posted 08.08.2012 | Weird News

If you feel a burning sensation when you pee, start pointing fingers at James Crittenden. A Kentucky man is under fire after he lit a gas station t...

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University of Kentucky Employee Charged With Four Bank Robberies

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.01.2012 | Crime

Authorities have charged a University of Kentucky employee in connection with the robbery of four Lexington banks. According to the Lexington Divis...

Girl Avoids Punishment For Revealing Names Of Attackers

AP | JANET CAPPIELLO and BRUCE SCHREINER | Posted 09.22.2012 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — A Kentucky teenager frustrated by light punishment for two boys who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting her was spared Monda...

Mom Trades Baby For Pickup Truck To Get Meth: Cops

Posted 07.13.2012 | Crime

Three people in Kentucky face human trafficking charges after a mom allegedly traded her newborn for a pickup truck, then sold the truck for methamphe...

Body Discovered At Kentucky Derby Track After Race

AP | COLIN FLY | Posted 07.06.2012 | Crime

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Authorities say a man who may have been killed and whose body was found early Sunday in a barn at Churchill Downs hours after ...

Woman Punches Son During Anger Management Class: Cops

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.13.2012 | Weird News

A Kentucky woman was arrested last week for allegedly punching her 10-year-old son in the face -- during an anger management course. Misty Lawson, ...

Naked Man Covered In Chocolate, Peanut Butter Is 'Sorry,' Arrested

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.09.2012 | Weird News

Sweet, sweet justice. Police in Kentucky arrested a man last Thursday after they found him completely covered in chocolate and peanut butter lying ...

Amish Men Jailed For Defying Buggy Safety Rules

Posted 01.13.2012 | Crime

By DYLAN LOVAN (Associated Press) MAYFIELD, Ky. -- A group of Amish men were sent to jail in western Kentucky Thursday for refusing to pay fines fo...

VIDEO: 41-Car Pileup On Snowy, Kentucky Highway

Posted 01.03.2012 | Weird News

A snowstorm caused a 41-car pileup on a Kentucky highway Monday that sent six people with injuries to hospitals. Cars were sliding on the slippery...

Man Had 'Two Pizzas To Drink' Before Car Crash

Posted 12.18.2011 | Weird News

Louisville police became suspicious of an apparently confused man who said that he had "two pizzas to drink" for lunch, according to TV station WLKY. ...

Kentucky Man Accused Of Killing His Alcoholics Anonymous Sponsor

AP | Posted 11.29.2011 | Crime

COVINGTON, Ky. (Associated Press / The Huffington Post) -- A northern Kentucky man is accused of beating his Alcoholics Anonymous sponsor to death wit...