08-20-14 Former Southwestern High School football coach, Dale Anderson, entered a plea of not guilty Tuesday to charges that he sexually abused a former student over 20 years ago in Louisville, Kentucky. Anderson was arraigned Tuesday in Jefferson District Court. Before taking the head football coaching job at Southwestern, Anderson taught at Saint Raphael Elementary School in Louisville. Anderson is accused of having a sexual relationship with a male student there for three years, while the student was between the ages of 11 and 14. A preliminary hearing in the case has been set for September 4, in Louisville.
08-19-14 A Pulaski County man is facing an attempted murder charge after investigators say he shot several times at his own brother. The victim, James Abbott, took cover inside his home on Young Road Sunday night and made a call to 911. Abbott told the 911 dispatcher: "You need to send an officer right now, my brother's out here shooting a gun." The shooter was identified as the caller's own 44-year-old, brother, Rodney Abbott. James Abbott told 911 that his brother had kicked the door of his home and then broke out some glass trying to get inside. The suspect eventually fled the scene but a constable was able to arrest Rodney Abbott a short time later.
08-18-14 A Pulaski County man was en route to the hospital for a medical emergency Saturday when the vehicle he was riding in was involved in a crash. Don Turner, 57, of Science Hill, was rushed to the hospital after the wreck, where he died. There were no indications of major injuries to Turner. The Pulaski County Coroner's Office conferred with the medical staff at the hospital and ruled that his death was the result of the prior medical emergency and not from injuries in the wreck. Turner's wife told investigators she was driving south on Pine Hill Road when she met another vehicle driving on her side of the road. When she swerved to avoid hitting the other vehicle she lost control of her own vehicle, hitting an earthen embankment. Genevieve Turner was not injured in the accident.
08-15-14 A Golden Alert has been issued for 70-year-old James Woods of Science Hill. Police say Woods told family members Wednesday night that he was going to hitchike to to Florida. He hasn't been seen since Thursday morning. Investigators say someone took a picture of Woods along Highway 80, appearing as if he was waiting on a ride. Woods reportedly is in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease.
08-14-14 The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office arrested a Somerset man after a homeowner caught him in the act of breaking into his home. Roger G. Harris, 27, of Somerset was observed attempting to break into the home of Christopher Warren on August 9th. When Warren confronted the burglar, deputies say Harris ran off. Sheriff's deputies and detectives obtained a search warrant and located Harris hiding inside a mobile home. Harris was arrested and charged with burglary 2nd degree - a class C felony. He was lodged in the Pulaski County Detention Center.
08-13-14 The Pulaski County Sheriff's Office and the U.S. Marshall's Fugitive Task Force has arrested a Pulaski County man on several outstanding warrants totaling 21 charges. Hubert Earl Dugger was taken into custody Tuesday night at a home in Ferguson. The attempted murder charge stems from an incident on June 24, 2014 when Dugger went to a residence armed with club and a knife and broke out the windows of a car parked in the victim's driveway. When the victim heard the glass breakage he went outside to see what was happening and Dugger allegedly attacked him with a knife. The victim armed himself with a wooden stick and used it to knock Dugger unconscious. The investigation into that incident was presented to the Pulaski County Grand Jury. An indictment was returned charging Dugger with attempted murder and other charges.
08-12-14 Police say a Knox County man was caught with methamphetamine in his possession at Walmart in Middlesboro, Kentucky. Steven Roark, 31, of Barbourville is facing several charges. Saturday evening, Middlesboro police say Walmart employess observed a man shoplifting things like Drano, batteries, and cold medicine, items commonly used in making meth. When employees tried to catch him, Roark ran out of the store. Police chased him and caught him a short distance away. Roark reportedly had bags of meth on him plus the items he shoplifted when he was apprehended. Police charged Roark with drug possession, manufacturing meth, and shoplifting.
08-11-14 A man has died as the result of a diving accident on Lake Cumberland. The Pulaski County Coroner received a call just after 5:00 p.m. Sunday reporting that a body had been found in the lake, east of Woodson Bend, about five miles from Burnside. According to the Coroner's office, George John Fiorini, 42, had climbed up a cliff and tried to do a back-flip off the cliff when he landed on his back. Fiorini had a Cincinnati, Ohio license, however he had recently moved to Ludlow, Kentucky. Fiorini's body was sent to Frankfort for an autopsy.
08-08-14 The Somerset man accused of shooting and killing defense attorney Mark J. Stanziano was indicted Tuesday for murder. According to the Commonwealth Journal, a grand jury handed the indictment down in Pulaski Circuit Court against 40-year-old Clinton D. Inabnit. Inabnit is accused of the June 27, shooting of 57-year-old Stanziano. Police say Inabnit shot Stanzianao several times in front of his Somerset law office on West Mt. Vernon Street. Stanziano was taken to Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Inabnit is currently being held in the Pulaski County Detention Center with bail set at $2 million.