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‘TRIPPING BAD’

JUNE 27, 2022 – written by WADE QUEEN. HE WAS OFFERED A FREE VEHICLE RIDE TRIP, AND THEN WENT ON THE ‘BAD KIND OF TRIP’; AND NEARLY MURDERED A COUPLE: JAMES S LESTER, 32, OF HURLEY, VIRGINIA; WAS ARRESTED OVER THE WEEKEND IN PIKE COUNTY AFTER HE BEGAN SHOOTING AT A MAN AND WOMAN FROM THE BACK OF THEIR PICKUP, SHORTLY AFTER THEY WERE GIVING HIM A RIDE.
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Shooting shakes up community in small Kentucky town

FREEBURN, Ky. (WEHT) — Something big happened in a small coal town community in Eastern Kentucky over the weekend. Police say a man from out-of-state shot a woman Saturday, hospitalizing her. According to the Kentucky State Police, the Pikeville Post received a 911 call saying there was a shooting in Freeburn, a community in which […]
FREEBURN, KY
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Lake Stephens hours adjusted for holiday fireworks display

SURVEYOR, WV (LOOTPRESS) – As Independence Day approaches, many businesses, venues, and organizations are opting to celebrate during the weekend leading up to the popular holiday. Lake Stephens is no exception, as this year the popular swimming and activity destination has announced that a celebratory fireworks display will be...
SURVEYOR, WV
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Man arrested in eastern Ky. shooting

PIKE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - A man was arrested in a shooting that sent a woman to the hospital during the weekend, Kentucky State Police say. Troopers said the shooting happened Saturday along State 194 E in the Freeburn area. James Lester, 32, who’s from Virginia, was arrested and charged...
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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Defendants plead not guilty to murder of 13-year-old

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) - Isis Wallace and Nichole Brooks both pleaded not guilty during an arraignment on Monday, for the murder of 13-year-old Maryze Unique Tatum in Bluefield, W.Va. on March 24, 2022. The pair’s pretrial date is set for Aug. 19, and their trial is set to begin Sept....
PRINCETON, WV
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KSP investigating shooting, assault case in Pike County

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - On Saturday, Kentucky State Police were called about a shooting in the Freeburn community of Pike County. Troopers responded to a location near Hwy 194 E where they said they found a woman had been shot. According to a release from KSP, the initial investigation...
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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Suspect accused of shooting a woman in Pike County now charged

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky State Police say a man is now charged with Assault and Wanton Endangerment in connection to a shooting Saturday, June 25, in the Freeburn community of Pike County. According to KSP, troopers responded to State Highway 194 East and discovered one female had been shot....
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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Blueberry Hill announces summer schedule

FLAT TOP, WV (LOOTPRESS) – If you’ve ever wanted to do your own berry picking, Blueberry Hill is one stop you’ll want to make over the summer. The Flat Top farm announced Saturday that it would be opening on its regular schedule until further notice beginning Tuesday, June 28.

Virginia man arrested in Pike County for shooting

PIKE COUNTY, KY (WOWK) — A Virginia man was arrested after he allegedly shot a woman in the Freeburn community of Pike County on Saturday. The Kentucky State Police say they found a woman, Pamela Owens, who was shot near State Highway 194E. Owens was taken to the hospital. Her condition is unknown at this […]
PIKE COUNTY, KY

Gallery: Shady Spring hosts Tiger Shootout

Shady Spring’s basketball team hosted its annual Tiger Shootout Tuesday at Shady Spring High School. The event featured nine local teams in Bluefield, Shady Spring, Greater Beckley, PikeView, Oak Hill, Independence, Greenbrier East, Westside and Wyoming East.
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Lovern resigns as volleyball coach at MCHS

NEWTOWN — Mingo Central High School will be searching for a new volleyball coach after head coach Amanda Lovern resigned from the position earlier this month. Lovern had been the head coach at Miner Mountain since she was hired in the spring of 2019 and has turned the program around during her tenure.
NEWTOWN, WV

Virginia man charged in shooting at Freeburn

A Virginia man is facing charges including first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment after a shooting incident. According to the arrest citation written by Kentucky State Police Trooper Zachary Burgess, on June 25, KSP received a call reporting that a female had been shot in the back of the head in a pickup truck at Freeburn.
FREEBURN, KY
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