Tuesday, 24 July 2018

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Corbin Police are looking for a suspect who stole cash at the theater. Police say the incident happened on July 17th when an unidentified man went into Tri-County Cineplex on Cumberland Falls Hwy and broke into a change machine. The man then took cash from the machine and left in a white-colored 4-door automobile. Corbin Police are asking for the public’s help in the case and they have posted still photos from surveillance footage of the suspect. Anyone recognizing the man in the images or who has any information about the crime is asked to call Corbin Police at 606-528-1122 or text the crime tip line, 606-215-6239


An Indiana man lost his life in a motorcycle accident on I-75. The two-vehicle crash happened Monday afternoon before 1:00 PM near southbound mile marker 19 in Williamsburg. Vehicle Enforcement Officer Chris McQueen investigated the crash that happened when 66-year-old John Romine, of Carmel, Indiana, was riding a BMW motorcycle south on the interstate and collided into the rear of a Volvo tractor-trailer. Romine was pronounced dead at the scene by the Whitley County Corner from injuries sustained in the crash. He was wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. The operator of the tractor-trailer was not injured in the crash. Traffic was re-routed down US 25 at exit 15 southbound for nearly two hours while crews worked to clear debris from the roadway and officers investigated the crash.


State Police have released the name of a Knox County man killed in a crash on Sunday. 25-year-old Robert Jackson, of Cannon, lost his life in a single-vehicle crash on North KY 11 in the Cannon area. State Police responded to the scene of the accident at approximately 11:00 PM Sunday night. Police say Jackson was traveling southbound when he dropped off the shoulder of the roadway, then over-corrected. The vehicle then crossed the center line into the north bound lanes just before leaving the roadway and striking an embankment. The vehicle then overturned, causing Jackson to be ejected from the vehicle. Jackson was pronounced dead at the scene by Knox County Coroner Mike Blevins. Jackson was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the collision. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected at this time.


As residents recover from damage caused by recent severe weather, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas issued an official order waiving hours of service regulations for utility vehicles involved in power restoration and debris removal efforts in the state. The order also includes commercial motor vehicles transporting relief supplies. Thomas issued the emergency declaration to provide temporary regulatory relief for utility vehicles traveling through the Commonwealth to areas impacted by severe storms on July 20th and July 21st. The order exempts a driver’s hours of service, waives permit fees for overweight or over-dimensional vehicles and waives certain size and weight restrictions during the period of emergency. The declaration expires on July 30th at 12:01 AM.

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