The Hopkinsville Police Department wants to remind area motorists to slow down and drive carefully during inclement weather.
According to Public Information Officer Paul Ray, most rear-end collisions occur during bad weather.
In addition, Officer Ray says it’s okay to drive below the speed limit when road conditions are treacherous and explains officers can pull motorists over for going the speed limit during inclement weather when road conditions become hazardous.
As previously reported by the police department, officers responded to 108 wrecks last month with 11 of those being wrecks with injuries.
A Hopkinsville woman was booked into the Christian County Jail early this morning for allegedly forging checks that belonged to her mother-in-law that passed away.
41-year old Leslie Barber is charged with 2nd degree forgery, theft by deception and theft of mail matter.
According to Barber’s arrest warrant, she continued to pick up and cash checks that were sent to her mother-in-law from the Veteran’s Administration, despite her death on October 30th, 2011.
According to police, Barber would sign the signature of her mother-in-law on the checks and signed her signature as the power of attorney.
The 41-year old is accused of unlawfully receiving monthly checks in the amount of $290 about 17 times.
The Hopkinsville Police Department is investigating a sexual harassment claim that reportedly occurred at a local middle school.
According to the report, an 11-year old male student at Christian County Middle School has been continually harassed by fellow students.
Police say the 11-year old has been called names throughout the school year and several students have tried to start physical altercations with him and have repeatedly grabbed him.
The two male suspects have not been charged, but may face 3rd degree sexual abuse and harassment charges.
Police say harassment is a criminal offense and should not be tolerated in any situation.
One of two suspects charged in connection with the murder of a Fort Campbell soldier appeared for his arraignment in Christian District Court via video conference today.
Judge James Adams explained the charges against 24-year old Jarred Tabor Long of 2880 Kivera Court, Grand Junction, Colorado.
According to Judge Adams, Long faces 20 years or life in prison and even the death penalty if he is found guilty of murder and he told Judge Adams he understood the charges against him.
Meanwhile, Judge Adams asked if the 24-year old Colorado man was able to afford an attorney and Long replied he could not afford an attorney at this time.
A not-guilty plea was entered in his behalf and Judge Adams continued his case until Wednesday morning for a preliminary hearing and appointed a public defender from a different office to handle his case.
According to Long’s arrest warrant, the 24-year old was the one who fatally shot 28-year old Vincent Goslyn multiple times on Friday, February 3rd.
The other suspect charged with murder is 25-year old Jessie Goslyn, who was the victim’s wife and law enforcement officials believe Jessie Goslyn and Long were in a romantic relationship at the time.
...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM CST
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN PADUCAH HAS ISSUED A WINTER
WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW AND FREEZING RAIN WHICH IS IN EFFECT
FROM NOON TODAY TO 6 AM CST TUESDAY.
* TIMING: THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH TONIGHT
* MAIN IMPACT: TRAVEL ACROSS THE AREA WILL LIKELY BE AFFECTED.
PERSONS PLANNING TO TRAVEL ACROSS THE AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT
SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR SLIPPERY CONDITIONS AND ALLOW EXTRA TIME
TO REACH THEIR DESTINATIONS.
A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW...SLEET...OR
FREEZING RAIN WILL CAUSE TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR
SLIPPERY ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES...AND USE CAUTION WHILE