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Government
9:50 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Click It or Ticket Campaign Ends

The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety ended its annual Click It or Ticket enforcement effort this year with 19,500 citations to motorists for not buckling up. More than 220 state and local law enforcement agencies participated in the campaign that ended June 3rd. 

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Government
9:02 am
Tue July 24, 2012

Six Die in Weekly Traffic Accidents

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A review of last week's traffic fatalities across the Commonwealth showed none of the victims were in cars. Kentucky State Police officials said six people were killed in traffic, four on motorcycles.  

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Government
8:48 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Kentucky State Police Annual Report

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Kentucky State Police say a serious crime took place every two minutes and 38 seconds in the Commonwealth during 2011.  

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Crime
7:23 am
Fri July 20, 2012

Commonwealth Crime Statistics Released

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Kentucky State Police say a serious crime took place every two minutes and 38 seconds in 2011. The agency's annual Crime in Kentucky report released this month shows more than 290,000 arrests were made last year.

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Crime
7:44 am
Tue July 10, 2012

KSP Step Up Anti-Marijuana Efforts

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Kentucky State Police troopers will step up their annual marijuana eradication efforts this week, searching from helicopters and on the ground for hidden crops.

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Government
4:03 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Crown Vic No Longer Cruiser of Choice for Police

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Kentucky State Police purchased 125 Chevy Caprices to replace the Ford Crown Victoria as the state’s cruiser. KSP Trooper Michael Webb says Ford stopped making the popular Crown Vic in 2010 and some of the agency's oldest vehicles were starting to get worn out.

“When you are operating a car at that speed it needs to be in top condition.  When troopers are crossing medians and driving on gravel roads in rural communities…just doing the nature of police work it’s hard on the vehicle’s frame, components, and the structure of the car.”

Crime
4:21 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

KSP Investigating Death of Tennessee Murder Suspect

Kentucky State Police are investigating the death of a Nashville man suspected of killing his wife yesterday.  The KSP in McCracken County were looking for a Mercedes involved in a hit and run around noon on I-24.  

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Society
6:36 am
Mon April 30, 2012

New Test for Kentucky Motorcyclists

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Kentuckians wanting a motorcycle operator's license will face a new rider skills test starting this week. The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch will start using the new test tomorrow which was developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation. It's designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic. The new test expands Kentucky's current motorcycle skill test from two to four exercises. The changes apply to both two-wheel and three-wheel motorcycle tests.

Government
7:48 am
Wed April 18, 2012

McCracken County Inmate Missing from Work Detail

William C. Murrell
McCracken County Jail

Police are looking for a McCracken County jail inmate held on theft and drug charges after he escaped from a work detail yesterday.  Kentucky State Police say 20-year-old William C. Murrell was last seen just after two Tuesday afternoon at his work detail in Paducah. He's believed to have left the area on foot.  Police say his green jail jumpsuit was found nearby, and officers are unable to give a current clothing description.  Murrell is described as black, 5-foot-10 and 152 pounds.  Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact state police.

Roads and Highways
4:04 pm
Mon April 9, 2012

Spike in Motorcycle Accidents Prompts Social Media Campaign from KSP

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With a 69% spike in motorcycle accidents so far this year, Kentucky State Police are turning to social media to counter the problem.  KSP spokesman Trooper Michael Webb says the agency is launching a weeklong campaign urging both motorcyclists and drivers to be careful. He says,

“Our message for motorcycle safety is simply to be more proactive and vigilant in the upcoming months. Summer is closely upon us and we know that more motorcyclists will be on the roadway during that time.”

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