News Center 22 10/3/17

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The Daily News reports

A Middlesboro woman was arrested on two counts of endangering the welfare of minors on Sept. 30, among other charges.

Tammy Rust, 35, was arrested by Middlesboro City Police Department Officer Michael Bradley and lodged in the Bell County Detention Center.

According the official citation, officers were dispatched to a residence where children were present while drug were present and being used. Upon arrival and contact, investigation revealed 48 cut plastic straws, 70 small plastic bags which nearly all contained a clear crystal substance believed to be crystal methamphetamine.

The citation also states that two glass pipes containing white and brown and black substances believed to be crystal meth and other paraphernalia all within reaching distance of the children at the residence.

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The Harlan Daily Enterprise reports

The Kentucky League of Cities (KLC) will present an interim report on its study of a possible merger of Cumberland, Benham, and Lynch in a public meeting at the Betty Howard Miners’ Memorial Theater in Benham at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23.

According to KLC Community Development Manager Tad Long, the study is funded with a grant from the Frazier Foundation and will not offer an opinion on the advisability of merger. It is designed to look primarily at the way in which a merger would be carried out in the three municipalities should it go forward.

The Tri-City Chamber of Commerce, which serves as grant administrator on behalf of the three cities, is urging citizens to attend the meeting.

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WYMT News reports

A Clay County woman convicted of the murder of her stepson will stay behind bars.

Stephanie Spitser is in prison for taking her 10-year-old stepson, Scotty Baker, out of school, strangling him and burning his body before burying it in Laurel County 25 years ago.

Monday morning, Spitser faced the state parole board. They decided she will serve out the rest of her life sentence.

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