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Name released in deadly Bell County crash

BALKAN, Ky. (WYMT) - A Bell County woman is dead after a single car crash Tuesday evening. According to officials from Kentucky State Police Post 10 in Harlan, one car was traveling along KY-2012 near the intersection with Balkan Road when the car crashed. 42-year-old Elizabeth Noe of Balkan was...
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Assistant chief: Appalachia Fire and Rescue layoffs on hold

APPALACHIA — Appalachia Fire and Rescue has put plans to lay off personnel on hold. Travis Anderson, the organization’s assistant chief, said Tuesday that discussions with some members of the Wise County Board of Supervisors led to a change in last week’s plans to lay off some of the 12 paid fire and EMS personnel and stop providing medical service.
APPALACHIA, VA
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Appalachian Young Writers campers see fruit of summer work

BIG STONE GAP — Seventy-three students from Union Primary and Middle schools are ahead of the curve if asked to write an essay on what they did over the summer when they go back to school. The students, part of the Appalachian Writing Project’s summer Young Writers Camp, came...
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Mountain Empire receives grant toward ampitheater

The Rapha Foundation of Norton has pledged $500,000 to support a community outdoor amphitheater on the campus of Mountain Empire Community College. More than $2 million in funding has been gifted to support the project, with the design and engineering phase of the amphitheater expected to begin this summer, according to a release from the school.
NORTON, VA
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Letcher County police chase ends in crash

WHITESBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - Two people were arrested Monday afternoon after police officers say they led them on a chase in Letcher County. An officer from Whitesburg Police tried to pull over a car when the driver sped on, with the officer giving chase. The chase continued on US-119 south...
LETCHER COUNTY, KY
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Three Wise County residents plead guilty to fentanyl distribution

ABINGDON — Three Wise County residents have pleaded guilty in a fentanyl distribution scheme that prosecutors say was connected to overdoses by two teens. According to U.S. Attorney for Western Virginia spokesperson Brian McGinn, Paul Mason Perkins, 20, Big Stone Gap; Austin Jeremiah Lane, 22, Norton; and Cheyenne Cassie Carico, 20, Norton, all recently pleaded guilty to one charge each of conspiracy to distribute and possess 40 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute.
WISE COUNTY, VA
Kingsport Times-News

'Barnwood Builders' films episode in Wise

‘Barnwood Builders,’ a documentary television series on the Magnolia Network, featured Wise, Virginia, in its most recent episode. In the show, Mark Bowe and his crew of West Virginia master craftsmen salvage antique barns and cabins, reusing the wood to create stunning, modern homes. Jim and Susan Gilliam Cox contacted the builders about an old Gilliam family homeplace — a log home dating back to the 1860s — and the home was chosen to be featured on the show. These photos were taken by Tim Cox on the final day of the four-day shoot in March. If you missed the airing of the episode last Thursday, you can still watch it on discovery+ or other streaming platforms. See additional photos at www.timesnews.net.
WISE, VA
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Heat starts to build back in today, storms return by the holiday weekend

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - We’re cranking the thermostat back up today, but we’ll leave the dew points a little lower ... for now. While we were expecting a few more clouds than we got yesterday, we still had some. I cut grass and it nearly a perfect day to do it. If you do something like that today, do it early or late. While it will not feel too soupy today, the air temperatures will soar back into the upper 80s this afternoon, so you need to be careful about your outdoor activities, especially in the heat of the afternoon (noon-5 p.m.). That, along with the sunny skies we expect to see all day long, will wear you down fast if you don’t take your heat precautions. Stay hydrated!
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Hazard Vendor’s Mall opens in new location

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) -Hazard’s vendors and shoppers have a new place to discover the unique items people in the area have to offer. The new location of the Hazard Vendor’s Mall is right across from the old location on Main Street. The old location typically hosted multiple vendors...
HAZARD, KY
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Heat continues as storm chances sneak back in late week

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Our warm air has returned after a couple of days of rather comfortable weather, and as always that is likely to come with increasing chances for showers and storms as well. Unfortunately, it seems the storm chances continue to increase as we get closer and closer to our 4th of July holiday weekend.
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Two arrested after chase ends in crash

WHITESBURG, Ky. — Two people were arrested Monday in Letcher County, after a police chase ended when the driver crashed into a telephone pole. According to Whitesburg Police, Charles Michael Osborne, 27, of Eolia, was driving on Jenkins Road, when he pulled out in front of an officer, who knew he was wanted for absconding from parole. The officer attempted to pull him over, but Osborne sped away instead, leading to a chase along Hospital Road, Route 15 and Route 119.
WHITESBURG, KY
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Harlan Independent Middle School welcomes new principal

Harlan Independent Middle School will have a new principal in place for the upcoming school year, with current Harlan Independent High School teacher Mike Bolton selected to fill the position. Harlan Independent Schools Superintendent C.D. Morton gave some background on the new assistant principal. “Mike Bolton is a 20-year veteran...
HARLAN, KY
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Sen. Mitch McConnell visits Hazard, speaks on various topics

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - On Wednesday, Hazard Community and Technical College was host to U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. He spoke after a luncheon and talked about his career in Washington and decisions he has taken part in during his time in politics. Senator McConnell also talked about recent...
HAZARD, KY
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