Man Killed in Stabbing at New Year's Celebration

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WHITESBURG, Ky. (AP) -- An eastern Kentucky man is dead following a fight that broke out at a New Year's celebration in Whitesburg.

Police told media that 25-year-old Michael Hogg died early Wednesday from wounds suffered in the brawl outside Streetside Grill & Bar. Police say he was stabbed. Two others were injured.

Officers have charged 24-year-old James R. Huffman of Pikeville with murder and assault. They also charged 27-year-old Patrick Smith of Lexington with carrying a concealed deadly weapon and tampering with physical evidence.

Police said they are still investigating the motive in the stabbing.

Eastern Kentucky University spokesman Marc Whitt says Hogg was senior at the school.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Huffman and Smith had attorneys.

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