kentucky state police

Crime
1:19 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

KSP Warn of "One-Ring" Phone Scam

Credit Paul Martin Lester

Kentucky State Police say they’re hoping to prevent residents from losing money in a telephone scam that’s shown up in other parts of the country.  Sgt. Michael Webb said criminals overseas are auto-dialing thousands of cell phones inside the U.S. and hanging up after just one ring. 

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Government
4:21 pm
Mon December 16, 2013

Mayfield 9-1-1 Calls Going to KSP

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 Mayfield Mayor Teresa Cantrell is set to broker an interlocal agreement between the city and the Kentucky State Police Post 1 to provide 9-1-1 dispatching services.

The Mayfield City Council recently gave unanimous consent for Cantrell to seek the partnership.

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Crime
4:37 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

KSP Seizes $2.1M Meth Haul in Graves County

The Kentucky State Police seized nearly 50 pounds of crystal methamphetamine in Graves County Thursday following an investigation and traffic stop.

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Crime
3:43 pm
Fri November 1, 2013

Kentucky ACLU Criticizes Large-Scale Police Targeting of 'Low Level' Drug Suspects

Credit Kentucky State Police

The Kentucky State Police embarked Friday on what officials are calling “the largest one-day drug round-up in agency history"—but the state ACLU suggests that the busts are misguided.

Dubbed “Operation Black Friday,” state police were targeting nearly 500 people were being  targeted for arrest across the state on charges mostly related to drug trafficking, KSP spokesman Sgt. Richard Saint-Blancard said.

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Education
10:06 am
Wed October 30, 2013

Kentucky State Police Offer Training Program For 'Live Shooter' Incidents in Schools

Originally published on Tue October 29, 2013 2:04 pm

Kentucky State Police have launched a new program to help train school officials on how to respond when gunshots are fired on campus.

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Fire
11:44 am
Wed October 16, 2013

KSP and State Fire Marshal Investigate Possibility Of Marshall County Double Arson

The Kentucky State Police and State Fire Marshall are investigating foul play surrounding two Marshall County house fires that occurred within hours of each other Tuesday night. 

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Government
2:26 pm
Mon August 5, 2013

Kentucky Law Enforcement Reacts To Illinois Marijuana Law

Illinois' legalization of medicinal marijuana takes effect January 1st and sets up a 4-year pilot program for state-run dispensaries and cultivation centers. While Illinois is predicted to enact some of the strictest regulations in the nation, law enforcement officials and prosecutors from neighboring states worry about transport of the drug over state lines. 

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Society
9:11 am
Mon July 8, 2013

KSP involved in Fulton County Shooting

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A Fulton County man is in a Memphis, Tennessee hospital following an exchange of gunfire with police late Sunday night.  Fulton and South Fulton city police, along with a Kentucky State Police trooper, responded to a 9-1-1 call of shots fired at a Fulton County apartment complex.  They found 56-year-old Keith Dildine barricaded inside his apartment refusing to come outside.  After a brief stand off, Dildine came out of the residence and fired at the responding officers.  The police returned fire, striking Dildine, who then went back into the apartment. 

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Fatal Fire
4:13 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Hazel House Fire Victim Identified

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Kentucky State Police have identified Patricia Bohne, 32, as the victim of a Wednesday morning house fire in Hazel.

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Society
8:04 am
Thu January 3, 2013

No Traffic Deaths in KY During New Year's Holiday

Credit ksppa.com

Kentucky made it through the New Year holiday without any highway fatalities. Kentucky State Police say seven people died in seven separate crashes between Dec. 26 through Jan. 1, but preliminary statistics show none of those occurred during the New Year’s holiday. That time period ran from 6 p.m. Dec. 28 through New Year’s Day.

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