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Shooting in Wickliffe Park

Aug 24, 2015
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  Kentucky State Police are investigating a Saturday shooting in Ballard County's Wickliffe City Park. 

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UPDATE: 3:45 p.m.

Kentucky State Police have charged 45-year-old Michael Jack Higgs of Grants Pass, Oregon with third degree use of a weapon of mass destruction after an explosive device was found in his car Thursday morning during a traffic stop. The device was rendered safe by KSP personnel. 

The incident closed Interstate 24 in Lyon County for hours. Both west and eastbound lanes reopened to normal traffic before 1:30 p.m.

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  A former Kentucky State Police trooper accused of inappropriate contact with a minor has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and will serve 30 days in jail.

Donald Crawford entered his plea Tuesday morning in a Livingston County courtroom. He is under deferred prosecution until July 2017, after which his official misconduct charge will be dismissed if he meets certain conditions.

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The Kentucky State Police are investigating a home invasion and murder in Todd County in which a Mennonite man was killed and his wife seriously injured.

Trooper Killed On Duty in Wreck Near Grand Rivers

Jun 24, 2015
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A recently-graduated Kentucky state trooper was killed Tuesday evening in a two-vehicle wreck near Grand Rivers.  23-year-old Trooper Eric Chrisman of Lawrenceburg was responding to a reckless driving complaint on US 62 approximately two miles west of Grand Rivers when he lost control of his vehicle, crossed into the other lane, and hit a tractor-trailer truck.  Chrisman was pronounced dead at the scene.  The other driver was treated at Marshall County Hospital and released. 

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State Auditor Adam Edelen will host 13 meetings across Kentucky as part of an audit into the estimated thousands of untested rape kits in the state.

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A former Marshall County parole officer has been charged with evidence tampering after a Kentucky State Police investigation.  

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Kentucky has hundreds or possibly thousands of untested rape kits sitting in local law enforcement offices, according to State Auditor Adam Edelen.

Edelen on Wednesday announced he is auditing police and prosecutorial agencies to find out precisely how many kits haven’t been tested. His office also aims to find the cause for the backlog.

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Update 3/19: 

Gabrielle Gowen was located this morning and is safe.  

The investigation continues by Trooper Johnson Gordon.

Hopkins County Central Dispatch

The Kentucky State Police presented a plan for E911 services to the Paducah City Commission and the McCracken County Fiscal Court last night.  Major John Bradley says the consolidated dispatch service is the largest proposed in the state and would cost $1.2 million in startup costs.

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