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‘You Wouldn’t Understand’: Kentucky Man Allegedly Called Neighbor While in Deadly Standoff with Authorities

A Kentucky man called a neighbor while in the middle of a deadly, tragic standoff with law enforcement, says that neighbor. Locals voiced shock that Lance Storz, 49, is accused of fatally shooting three law enforcement officers and a K-9 in the incident Thursday. Taking them at first value, the incident appears out of character. The new murder allegations and a related protective order paint a different picture.
PRESTONSBURG, KY
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Three police die in 'pure hell' Kentucky shooting

Three police officers have been shot dead in the US state of Kentucky while trying to serve a warrant on a man accused of domestic violence. Police took the 49-year-old suspect into custody after the shooting. Floyd County Sheriff John Hunt said the officers had faced "pure hell" when they...
FLOYD COUNTY, KY
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One dead in Mingo County crash

LENORE, W.Va. — A woman was killed in a single vehicle crash Saturday in Mingo County. State police said Mellisa Copley,52, of Delbarton, died after losing control of her vehicle at just before 2:30 p.m. on Laurel Creek Road near Lenore. Copley was pronounced dead at the scene. The...
MINGO COUNTY, WV
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Single-vehicle crash leaves one dead

MINGO COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia State Police are investigating a deadly crash that happened Saturday afternoon. According to a news release, Sgt. L.D. Hensley was called out to Laurel Creek Road near Lenore for a single vehicle crash just before 2:30 p.m. Medical personnel declared the driver, Mellissa...
MINGO COUNTY, WV
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UPDATE: Injured KY officers, fallen K-9 identified

UPDATE: (2:30 P.M. July 3, 2022): According to Floyd County Judge-Executive Robby Williams one sheriff’s deputy and the emergency management director remain hospitalized. He adds that along with those wounded by gunfire, several other officers were treated for glass, shrapnel and other injuries. ALLEN, KY (WOWK) – Kentucky State Police are releasing more information on […]
FLOYD COUNTY, KY
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Kentucky community remembers fallen officers following deadly shooting

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT/Gray News) - People throughout Floyd County, Kentucky, are still mourning following a shootout that left three officers dead, one K-9 officer dead and five more officers wounded, WYMT reported. Prestonsburg Police Chief Randy Woods says the officers killed in Thursday’s shooting were “irreplaceable.”. “That’s...
FLOYD COUNTY, KY

West Virginia State Police investigating deadly crash

MINGO COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – One person is dead after a single-vehicle crash in Mingo County. On Saturday, July 2, 2022, at approx. 2:27 pm, Sgt. L. D. Hensley arrived at the scene of a single-vehicle crash along Laurel Creek Rd near Lenore, WV. The driver, Mellissa Copley, 52,...
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Kentucky man charged with murder after shootout that left 3 cops and a K9 dead

A Kentucky man was charged Friday with several counts of "murder of a police officer, attempted murder of a police officer, and assaulting a service animal," Fox News reports. Lance Storz, 49, reportedly opened fire on police Thursday night as they attempted to serve a domestic violence warrant, killing three officers and a K9 and wounding three officers and a civilian. The officers who died in the shootout have been identified as Capt. Ralph Frasure and Officer Jacob Chaffins of the Prestonsburg Police Department and Deputy William Petry of the Floyd County Sheriff's Department.
FLOYD COUNTY, KY

One dead after crash in Lenore, WV

LENORE, WV (WOWK) — One person is dead after a crash on Saturday in Lenore in Mingo County. The West Virginia State Police, a single-vehicle crash happened along Laurel Creek Road near Lenore. They say medical officials on the scene pronounced Mellissa Copley, 52 of Delbarton, dead at the scene of the crash. An investigation […]
LENORE, WV
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Names of others injured in mass shooting released

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) - The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office has released the names of the other individuals injured in Thursday night’s mass shooting. In a post on social media, officials ask for prayers for Deputy Darrin Lawson as he recovers. Constable Gary Wolfe and Floyd Emergency Management...
FLOYD COUNTY, KY
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Funeral arrangements for fallen officers announced

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WSAZ) -- The funeral arrangements for Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy William Petry have been announced. The funeral home says visitation will be Sunday at 6 p.m. at the Nelson Frazier Funeral Home in Martin, Ky. and will continue all day on Monday. Funeral services will be...
FLOYD COUNTY, KY
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Funeral services announced for first two officers killed in Allen standoff

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. — Funeral arrangements have been set for the first two officers killed after they came under fire by a man barricaded inside his home Thursday night. Floyd County Sheriff’s Deputy William Petry, 60, and Prestonsburg Police Capt. Ralph Frasure, 60, were shot and killed during the standoff. Lance Storz, 49, who recently moved to Allen, is in jail, charged with their murders.
PRESTONSBURG, KY
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