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SW Va. man arrested after chase on side-by-side

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A southwestern Virginia man was arrested on a long list of charges, after allegedly leading police on a chase. State troopers were conducting a roadblock at the intersection of U.S. 460 and Marrowbone Creek around 11 Friday night, when they went to check on James Douglas Allen Adkins, 26, of Vansant, who was driving a side-by-side. As the officers approached, they could detect a strong odor of alcohol, and then Adkins drove away.
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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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Pike man now charged with stealing jewelry

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — One of the two people who were arrested for allegedly trying to pawn jewelry stolen from Kay Jewelers in Pikeville last week has now been charged with stealing it. Aaron Hall, 50, of Pikeville, and Shawnna Maynard, 44, of Banner, were arrested in Floyd County Sunday...
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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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Two People Arrested and Charged in Jewelry Theft

Two people were arrested Saturday in Floyd Co in connection with a jewelry theft that happened in Pikeville last week. Arrested were 50 year-old Aaron Hall of Pikeville and 44 year-old Shawnna Maynard of Banner. Both have been charged with receiving stolen property aftrer Police say the couple pawned jewelry that was stolen from Kay Jewelers. During the arrest, Police said Maynard told them that Hall said he had won the items in a poker game. Police also say Hall attempted to slip out the back door and ignored commands to stop, but he was quickly arrested. Hall has additionally been charged with attempting to flee Police. Both have been lodged in the Floyd Co Detention Center.
PIKEVILLE, KY

Preparing for a fight: Kentuckians react to the overturn of Roe v. Wade

A sign held up at the reproductive rights rally in Pikeville Sunday June 26, 2022.Stan Ingold/WEKU. Last week’s decision by the Supreme Court that overturned Roe v. Wade sparked reactions across the Commonwealth. The WEKU news team spread out across the state for coverage of how Kentuckians reacted to news of the historic ruling over the weekend.
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Q&A: Ghost hunter visits Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Kalani Ghost Hunter visited West Virginia yet again this weekend–first visiting The Old Hospital on College Hill in Williamson on Thursday and then Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston on Sunday. With nearly two million followers on TikTok, Kalani posts live videos of his ghost hunts on the video app as well as […]
WESTON, WV

Vanderbilt Professor Dies in Helicopter Crash in West Virginia

Marpat Aviation held its seventh annual Huey Reunion in Logan, West Virginia last week. Attendees were given free rides on a vintage UH 1B helicopter used during the Vietnam War-era. The helicopter crashed on Wednesday, June 22 claiming the lives of six victims. One was Kevin Warren of Franklin, Tennessee, reports WVMetronews.com.
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Kentucky pharmacist fielding more patient questions about contraception

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — Kentucky is adjusting to a post-Roe era this week. With that, an Eastern Kentucky pharmacist is sharing his perspective on how he’s having to help patients and their concerns about accessing contraception. What You Need To Know. A Kentucky pharmacist says more patients are calling...
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Rylee Samons commits to Tennessee Tech

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - One member of the core that led Pikeville to a 15th Region crown has announced his next step. Panther guard Rylee Samons announced on Twitter on Tuesday that he has committed to play at Tennessee Tech. Samons led Pikeville in 2021-22 with 15.4 points per game,...
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Two charged in connection to jewelry theft

BANNER, Ky. — Two people were arrested in Floyd County Saturday, in connection with a jewelry theft in Pikeville last week. Aaron Hall, 50, of Pikeville, and Shawnna Maynard, 44, of Banner, are each charged with receiving stolen property. Police say the couple pawned jewelry stolen from Kay Jewelers...
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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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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....
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Eastern KY residents rally for abortion rights

A crowd reacts during a reproductive rights rally in Pikeville Sunday.Stan Ingold/WEKU. Threats of severe weather drove a reproductive rights rally indoors in Pikeville on Sunday. This did not deter a crowd of around two hundred people who showed up to voice their support for those who are affected by the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
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Franklin man among six killed in West Virginia helicopter crash

A Franklin man has been identified as one of six people who were killed in a West Virginia helicopter crash last week. Fifty one-year-old Dr. Kevin Warren, a Research Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at Vanderbilt University, was killed along with two West Virginia men, a Florida woman, a North Carolina man and a Texas man in the crash. A Vietnam War-era Bell UH-1B helicopter they were flying in crashed on a rural road in Logan, West Virginia, on Wednesday, June 22, according to reporting by the Logan Banner.
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