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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.
PIKEVILLE, KY
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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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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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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....

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.
SHADY SPRING, WV
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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.
FREEBURN, KY

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 […]
HONAKER, VA
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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...
NASHVILLE, TN
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Bluefield mother and daughter arraigned on murder charges

BLUEFIELD, W.Va. — A mother and daughter charged with killing a 13-year-old girl in Bluefield earlier this year pleaded not guilty to murder charges Monday. Nichole Brooks, 43, and Isis Wallace, 22, both of Bluefield, were arraigned in Mercer County Circuit Court after their recent indictments in the March 23 shooting of Maryze Unique Tatum.
BLUEFIELD, WV

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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