Hopkinsville Police are investigating the armed robbery of an East 9th Street gas station from late last night.
The report from Officer Jason Brent says the incident happened just after 11pm at the 1411 East Ninth Shell Station when 70-year old Gopalbhai Patel of Hopkinsville was outside waiting for his son—19-year old Yogi Patel—to close the store.
The younger Patel was approached inside by a black male yielding an assault-type rifle demanding cash and the report says another suspect attempted to rob the older Patel outside, with the father sustaining a minor injury.
The suspects got away with an undisclosed amount of cash and the investigation continues.
Kentucky State Police recently executed 13 search warrants across the state with the large scale operation centered around internet related child exploitation investigations and the arrests of seven individuals on Possession and Distribution of Matter Portraying the Sexual Performance by a Minor.
The Kentucky State Police Electronic Crime Branch over the last several months has opened up several investigations into the possession and distribution of images involving child sexual exploitation.
This week, the Electronic Crime Branch, in conjunction with state troopers and detectives from seven KSP post areas, served search warrants covering nearly half the Commonwealth.
State Police say to date, seven suspects have been arrested and additional charges are expected upon complete examination of all the evidence obtained during execution of the search warrants.
The KSP Electronic Crime Branch is part the Kentucky Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, consists of dozens of officers throughout the Commonwealth who investigate the crime of child sexual exploitation.
Arrests during the operation include the following Kentucky residents: 42-year old Robbie Criswell of Richmond, 63-year old William R. Helton of Stony Fork, 25-year old John M. Phillips of Kenvir, 63-year old Harold Givens of London, 40-year old James Baker of Nancy, 20-year old Jose Garcia of Versailles and 47-year old Thomas Whitehead of Greensburg.
Preliminary statistics released by Kentucky State Police today indicate that 10 people died in 10 separate crashes on Kentucky’s roadways from Monday, Dec. 10th through Sunday.
A single-fatality motor vehicle crash occurred in each of the following counties: Christian, Clay, Clinton, Daviess, Fayette, Gallatin, Laurel, Scott and Wolfe Counties.
The victims in Daviess, Gallatin and Laurel Counties were not wearing seat belts.
A pedestrian was killed in Grant County with the suspected use of alcohol was involved in the fatal collision.
Through Sunday, preliminary statistics indicate that 709 people have lost their lives on Kentucky roadways during 2012, which is 10 more than what was reported for this time period last year.
State Police say of the 564 motor vehicle fatalities, 307 victims were not wearing seat belts and a total of 128 fatalities have resulted from crashes involving the suspected use of alcohol.
A Hopkinsville resident will be receiving keys to her brand new home, just in time for the holidays and the New Year.
Mayor Dan Kemp will be presenting the keys to a new home to Sandra Langley Thursday afternoon at 706 Hayes Street.
Ms. Langley is a participant in the Hopkinsville Home Improvement Program, which resulted in the demolition of her previous home and a new home to be built on the same site.
Construction for the new home was made possible by both Kentucky Housing Corporation GAP Financing Pool funds and Community Development Block Grant funds.
Outlaw Contracting Company, Inc executed the demolition of the original house and construction of the new home was completed by Jerry’s Home Improvement, LLC.
Christian County Public Schools Superintendent Mary Ann Gemmill issued a statement today to reassure parents, students and educators that measures are in place to ensure the safety of everyone who walks through the doors of any of the district’s schools.
In the wake of the tragic events that took place in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, Ms. Gemmill spoke about ways local students and educators are kept safe.
Parents are encouraged to contact their child’s school and arrange for a time to speak with the school principal if they have any questions, comments or concerns.