The house fire on Sycamore Street in Hopkinsville from over the weekend is being investigated as a possible arson.
The Hopkinsville Fire Department report says fire-fighters responded to 112 Sycamore Sunday morning around 3:25 with four trucks and 11 personnel.
The home is the residence of Michael and April Haris, though they were not home when the blaze broke out. Carl Banks of Nashville is listed as the owner of the property.
The cause of the fire is listed as “undetermined”, though Hopkinsville Police Officer Charles Nichols took an arson report and fire department Inspector Cecelia Cloos was called in Sunday to investigate.
Approximately 15-thousand dollars worth of damage was done to the structure.
Two people were killed in a single-vehicle wreck involving a tractor-trailer in Trigg County last night.
A news release from Kentucky State Police says the semi was westbound near the 61-mile-marker around 10:15 when it ran off the road for an unknown reason and struck several trees before finally coming to rest.
Both occupants of the truck—34-year old Joseph Robinson and 55-year old Larry Artis of North Carolina—were ejected and police do not know who had been driving at the time of the wreck. The two men were pronounced dead on the scene by the Trigg County Coroner’s office.
Police do not know if either occupant was wearing a seat belt.
Traffic on I-24 westbound in Trigg County is restricted to one lane this morning after a wreck involving a tractor-trailer claimed a life last night.
Few details are known other than the crash happened near the 62 mile-marker around 9:30pm, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Both westbound lanes were closed for a while last night until crews decided it would be easier to do accident reconstruction in the daylight.
Highway Department Spokesman Keith Todd says it will likely be noon today or later until both westbound lanes will be open. Todd says crash debris from the semi involved in the wreck spreads along a wide area.
Westbound drivers should be on the lookout for slow and merging traffic, while eastbound motorists are unaffected by the crash.
The Trigg County Sheriff’s Office arrested two men accused in a theft Saturday.
A news release from Sheriff Ray Burnam says 35-year old Tony Carr, Jr. and 27-year old Brandon Linton of Cadiz after police received a theft complaint. Carr is charged with second degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine, tampering with evidence, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Linton was charged with burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of methamphetamine ingredients and possession of paraphernalia. Sheriff Burnam says more charges are pending .
Oak Grove Police have identified the man they believe is responsible for a Sunday morning double-shooting at a convenience store that left one man dead and another injured.
Public Information Officer Sam Suiter says 22-year old Hersey Mitchell is awaiting extradition at the Montgomery County Jail on murder charges. The Montgomery County Jail website lists Mitchell’s address as Persimmon Court, Clarksville and has his bond at 250-thousand dollars.
Officer Suiter said the department is not releasing the names of the victims at this time.
The incident happened around 3:20 at the Mapco on Segler Drive, which is near the Oak Grove Wal-Mart. The injured victim was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center by private vehicle and the other man was pronounced dead at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell.
A pursuit by Oak Grove police continued into Montgomery County and police there assisted in the apprehension of Mitchell.