A Clarksville man was killed Saturday afternoon in an apparent gun accident.
A news release from Clarksville Police says 28-year old Gregory Erik Premus of Clarksville and 30-year old Erik Allen Brown were handling a loaded gun at a 3rd Street apartment when the gun inadvertently discharged and struck Premus in the torso.
Premus was taken to Gateway Medical Center, where he died from his injuries. No charges have been filed and the body is being taken to Nashville for an autopsy.
An Illinois man was killed and a Murray man injured in a single vehicle wreck in Calloway County Sunday morning.
Kentucky State Police say 33-year old Robert Bramley of Murray was northbound on Bethel Road in the Van Cleave community around 6am when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the roadway and hit a utility pole.
Bramley’s passenger, 23-year old Khiry Williams of Chicago, was partially ejected and was pronounced dead on the scene. Bramley was taken to Murray-Calloway County Hospital before being air-lifted to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.
Gloria Ross and Candida Belt Duncan
Kentucky State Police say more arrests are possible in the 1994 double-murder at the New Life Massage Parlor in Oak Grove.
As reported last week on WHOP News, KSP arrested 49-year old Leslie Duncan of Central City on tampering with evidence charges, with Duncan a former Oak Grove Police Officer.
Post 2 Public Information Officer Trooper Stu Recke says Duncan’s arrest was a first step in the process of potentially solving the cold case.
As far as how Duncan tampered with evidence, Trooper Recke couldn’t go into a lot of detail but did say he responded to the scene that September day.
Trooper Recke says more arrests could be forthcoming.
On September 20th, 1994, the bodies of 22-year old Candida Belt and 18-year old Gloria Ross were discovered at the New Life Massage Parlor in Oak Grove, which also served as a brothel. The two victims had been shot and stabbed several times.
Dandy-Lion is one of many cats and dogs available for adoption.
The use of Facebook continues to pay dividends for the Christian County Animal Shelter.
Officials at the shelter say they started using the social media site to post photos of available pets in January and have seen a 53 percent increase in the number of cats and dogs finding homes since then.
In the last six months of last year, the shelter averaged about 124 animals per month finding a home and averaged 190 per month so far this year.
Director Irene Grace says her goal is to average 200 animals per month this year, and to finish with close to 25-hundred total animals finding homes by the end of the year. Click here to visit the animal shelter's page and become a fan.
Hopkinsville Police responded to no fewer than four wrecks with injury in the city limits Friday.
The first incident happened around 10am at the intersection of Griffin Bell Drive and Richard Mills Drive. The report says 51-year old Ada Bailey of Hopkinsville was northbound on Griffin Bell when 55-year old Walter Zaitz of St. Peters, Missouri ran the stop sign on Richard Mills and ran into the side of her vehicle.
Ms. Bailey was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for head pain, while Zaitz went uninjured.
Less than an hour later at Country Club Lane and Fort Campbell Boulevard, 54-year old Michael Stewart of Gracey was stopped on Country Club and waiting to make a turn when he was rear-ended by a vehicle driven by 22-year old Taylor Gray of Hopkinsville.
Gray said he tried to stop, but was unable to do so because of wet pavement. Stewart’s passenger, 33-year old Jason Hart of Hopkinsville, was taken to Jennie Stuart Medical Center for a possible neck injury.
Two used cars for sale on a car lot were damaged and two people were injured in the third incident around 7:20pm at West 7th and North Drive. Witnesses told police that 17-year old Tresteven Moss of Hopkinsville ran the red light on West 7th and struck a vehicle in the intersection driven by 70-year old Ray Williams of Hopkinsville.
Moss said he wasn’t sure what happened, with his vehicle jumping a curb, hitting a road sign and then damaging two vehicles on the lot of Temp Auto Sales. Moss had four passengers, but only 18-year old Andre Burse of Hopkinsville required a trip to the hospital.
Williams was also taken by ambulance to Jennie Stuart.
The final wreck Friday happened around 11:30pm at the intersection of East 9th and McLean Avenue.
50-year old Johnny Mack of Hopkinsville was eastbound on East 9th and thought 77-year old Fred Stepp was about to make a right turn onto McLean. Mack also wanted to turn on McLean and ran into the side of Stepp’s vehicle when Stepp proceeded east on 9th.
Mack was taken to Jennie Stuart, while Stepp went uninjured.