A wreck Friday night in Muhlenberg County injured a Powderly woman.
The report from Kentucky State Police Sgt. Dean Patterson says 24-year old Jackie Littlepage of Powderly was southbound on U.S. 431 about two miles south of Drakesboro when she said she heard a loud pop. That’s when she said her steering wheel started to move quickly from side to side, causing her to run off the right side of the road.
Ms. Littlepage over-corrected, running off the other side of the road and into a tree. She was taken by ambulance to Muhlenberg Community Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
KSP was assisted on the scene by Muhlenberg County EMS and the Drakesboro Volunteer Fire Department.
Hopkinsville Police are investigating an armed robbery at a Rozelle Avenue address from early Saturday morning.
Officer Josh Fields writes on the report that the incident happened around 4am at 315 Rozelle, when four black males came in an unlocked door and asked for money while armed with three handguns.
The four perpetrators reportedly searched the residence and left, only taking 20 dollars from 27-year old Shequita Buckner of Hopkinsville, who was one of three victims in the home along with 28-year old Kimberly Harrell of Elkton and 34-year old Tremaine Welch of Hopkinsville.
Police have names for two of the suspects and the other two are unknown.
A wreck on U.S. 68-80 in Cadiz Friday night sent a Graves County woman to a Nashville hospital.
Cadiz Police say 40-year old Gary Gardner, Jr. of Blue Springs Road Cadiz was attempting to turn left off 68 onto Main Street just after 7pm and turned into the path of a westbound vehicle driven by 63-year old Deborah Smith of Farmington, who was traveling at normal speed.
Ms. Smith was flown to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment of leg and head injuries, while Gardner was treated at Trigg County Hospital for leg and chest injuries. Officer Roger Knight is the investigating officer.
An Oak Grove woman was murdered in Nashville Friday morning.
The Tennessean reports 43-year old Dalia Gutierrez-Sanchez, who worked as a Riverbend Prison correctional officer, was shot to death early Friday in the parking lot of the Longwood Apartments on Wallace Road where she also maintained a residence.
The shooting reportedly happened soon after she parked her vehicle, with Nashville Police saying robbery appears to be the motive since her purse was taken. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot and a detailed suspect description was still being put together.
Fox Channel 17 reports Ms. Gutierrez-Sanchez worked at the prison facility since 2006 and it wasn’t clear if her job had anything to do with her being targeted.
She ran an unsuccessful race for Oak Grove City Council two years ago.
Nashville Police saying anyone with information on the incident can report it to their Crime Stoppers branch at 74-Crime.
The Department of Defense officially announced today that about 1,900 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team will be deploying in the coming months to Afghanistan to serve as battle space integrators and functional advisory and assistance teams for the Afghan Security Forces.
For the past year, the brigade has been preparing soldiers for the upcoming mission to Afghanistan by conducting numerous training exercises that’s meant to test soldiers physically and mentally for the rigors of combat.
The soldiers will be providing training advice and assistance to Afghan National Security Forces and their mission is focused on improving the overall proficiency of the Afghan Security Forces.
Major General James McConville was quoted as saying that he had complete confidence that soldiers from the 1st Brigade Combat Team are highly trained, disciplined and fit.