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November 10, 2003

Two hurt in collision:

SOMERSET - A two-vehicle accident in Pulaski County Tuesday sent two people to the hospital.

According to a report by the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office, Lew K. Keller, 51, of Science Hill was traveling east on Ky. 70 when his Dodge Ram pickup collided with a 2000 Chevrolet Malibu driven by Pauline G. Staples, 66, of Louisville, which was heading north on U.S. 27 about 12 miles north of Somerset. Ernie Staples, 38, of Louisville was a passenger in the Malibu.

Keller told the sheriff's deputy that he did not see Staples and pulled in front of her. The roadway was wet at the time, according to the police report.

Both Pauline and Ernie Staples sustained incapacitating injuries. Keller was not injured, according to the report.

Police nab newspaper machine thief:

DANVILLE - A man who was charged with breaking into newspaper vending machines a month ago was allegedly caught doing the same thing Saturday morning.


William Followell, 22, of Circle Drive, was arrested at 2 a.m. Saturday and charged with theft by unlawful taking from a coin machine, a class A misdemeanor.

Monroe says most of the machines broken into were owned by the Lexington Herald-Leader. In the previous act of vandalism, Followell allegedly broke into machines owned by The Advocate-Messenger.

Followell is accused of prying open the machine and opening the coin holder lock. He was found with a large amount of coins, a padlock, and a coin holder tray, Monroe said.

The machines were at the Piggly Wiggly Store on Lexington Street and at Log Cabin Shell Mart on East Main Street. |None***

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