The death toll in the overnight theater massacre in the Denver area is being reduced to 12.
The "Denver Post" reports ten people died on the scene in the suburb of Aurora and two other died at area hospitals. The gunman has been identified as 24-year-old James Holmes. He is in police custody.
The theater was packed with people for a midnight showing of the new "Batman" movie "The Dark Knight Rises." Witnesses say the victims appeared to have been shot at random, and many of them are children. Dozens of injured theater-goers have been taken to area hospitals.
Not much is known about the alleged shooter in the Colorado movie theater from overnight, but several reports indicate he his vehicle had a Tennessee license plate.
Several national media outlets are reporting the 24-year old man had Tennessee tags on his car, though it has also been reported that the alleged perpetrator rented an apartment in Colorado.
The man is in custody and is accused of killing 14 people and injuring 50 others in an attack at an Aurora, Colorado premier of the latest Batman movie.
A severe storm moved into Crofton/photo proved by Susan Cardwell
Another round of severe weather plowed through the area Thursday evening, doing some damage but thankfully causing no injuries.
Severe Thunderstorm Warnings were issued for Hopkins, Caldwell, Trigg, Christian and Montgomery Counties through the early evening hours. Widespread power outages were reported after the storm knocked out the entire Happy Hollow substation.
The roof was blown off a home near Lake Beshear near Pennyrile Forest State Park, while a barn was damaged on Kentucky Highway 800 about a mile west of Crofton and a tree was blown down near the Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library.
Hopkinsville Police say June was another busy month in crime fighting and keeping the streets safe from impaired drivers and criminals.
Several residents, including Hopkinsville Mayor Dan Kemp attended this afternoon’s meeting that’s always open to the public.
Lieutenant Jefferson Anderson gave an overview about the kinds of cases detectives were investigating last month.
Lieutenant Eric Pacheco also gave a traffic and wreck report for June.
Hopkinsville Police briefly discussed prowler calls within the city over the past month with Chief Guy Howie saying officers will be conducting follow up interviews in the next few days and that commenting any further would jeopardize ongoing cases.
Oak Grove Police successfully ended a very dangerous standoff situation safely Thursday afternoon.
A call came in late in the afternoon that a man with PTSD was threatening to harm himself at an Allen Court residence. He was reportedly armed with two handguns and a rifle and was holding his wife and two children hostage at one point. Officers talked to the man on the phone and were eventually able to coax him outside of the home where they took him into custody. He was taken to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.
The man, his family and police were all safe at the end of the standoff around 5:45pm.