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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 […]
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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...
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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...
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Buchanan County man charged with assault in Pike County

FREEBURN, Ky. — A southwest Virginia man was arrested in Freeburn on Saturday, after police say he shot a woman. James Lester, 32, of Hurley, is now charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. Police say Cleatus Blankenship and Pamela Owens were giving Lester a ride in the...
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

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 […]
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Three of four Northeast State presidential finalists have regional ties

NASHVILLE — Of the four finalists announced Monday to become the next president of Northeast State Community College, three have direct connections to the region, two to the school. One is the current interim president and one a former vice president, while another works for a community college in...
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Nearly half a century later, Northfork’s rich basketball history not forgotten

NORTHFORK, W.Va. — Route 52 takes you through old, southern West Virginia coal towns where basketball was once not only a dominant sport, but a way of life for many. You pass Williamson and Welch, but no area or school has been more famous for basketball than Northfork, which is located between Welch and Bluefield in McDowell County.
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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.
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New Peoples Bank: Multiple services back in operation

HONAKER, Va. (WJHL) – After the loss of several critical services due to an unexplained “network incident”, New Peoples Bank staff informed customers that many were brought back online Sunday. According to a tweet from the bank chain, all branch locations are open for business — both inside and drive-thru. Online and mobile banking was […]
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Virginia man charged in shooting at Freeburn

A Virginia man is facing charges including first-degree assault after a shooting incident. According to the arrest citation written by Kentucky State Police Trooper Zachary Burgess, on June 25, James Lester, 32, of Paw Paw Road, Hurley, Virginia, shot a woman in the back of the head and held the gun to the head of a second person.
FREEBURN, KY

KSP: VA man fled from troopers on UTV

A Virginia man was arrested on numerous charges after allegedly fleeing from Kentucky State Police troopers in a side-by-side UTV. According to an arrest citation written by KSP Trooper Braxton Whitmore, on June 24, he, Trooper N. Taylor and Pike County Sheriff’s Deputy W. Adkins were operating a traffic safety checkpoint at the intersection of U.S. 460 and Marrowbone Creek Road.
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