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Three prison employees indicted in Kentucky

LONDON, KY (WOWK) — Three Bureau of Prisons employees at Big Sandy Penitentiary were indicted on Thursday for federal civil rights violations.          The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Kentucky alleges that in April 2021, Samuel Patrick and Clinton Pauley assaulted an inmate in the lieutenant’s office at Big Sandy. Kevin Pearce and a […]
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Woman killed in Russell County motorcycle crash

RUSSELL COUNTY, Va. (WCYB) — A woman was killed in a single-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 19 in Russell County. It happened Wednesday afternoon just north of Route 782. According to the Virginia State Police, the driver of a 2022 CF Moto motorcycle was traveling north when they ran off the left side of the road and struck a guardrail. Brittany Cooper, 29, of Cedar Bluff, Virginia died at the scene. Police say she was wearing a helmet.

Motorcycle hits guardrail, killing Cedar Bluff woman

RUSSELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A single-vehicle crash on Route 19 Wednesday left one woman dead, according to a news release from Virginia State Police (VSP). Officials revealed that a 2022 CF Moto motorcycle had been traveling north on Route 19 near Route 782 when it ran off the left side of the road and […]

Motorcycle crash leaves 29-year-old woman dead

A 29-year-old woman is dead following a motorcycle crash in Russell County on Wednesday, 5/25, afternoon. A report from Virginia State Police says a CF Moto motorcycle was traveling on State Route 19 at around 1 PM, when the driver ran off the left side of the road, striking a guardrail.

Planned intermittent power outages expected in Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Bluefield announced Thursday morning that intermittent power outages should be expected in the Bluefield area during the afternoon hours. Specifically, the Bluefield City Hall, 200 Rogers Street area is expected to experience intermittent power outages from 1:00pm to 4:00pm on Thursday, May...
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Gate City outlasts Richlands, rain for 2D soccer win

GATE CITY — A lone goal made the difference Friday. Luke Stokes took an assist from Alex Eastman and found an open net in front of him, following through to score the only goal of the game and give Gate City a 1-0 victory over Richlands in the Region 2D boys soccer quarterfinals at the Scott County Sports Complex.

Wyoming County park sees new improvements

OCEANA, WV (WVNS)– One local town in Wyoming County is making improvements to the town park. The Town of Oceana received $530,000 from the American Rescue Plan given to the town in two different installments.  The first installment of $265,000 went to improve Gilliand Park.  The town paved the basketball and tennis courts, as well […]

Bluefield Memorial Day celebration announced

BLUEFIELD, WV (LOOTPRESS) – The City of Bluefield announced Thursday that a free Memorial Day celebration event will be held in the city next week. The event, set to take place on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2022, will be held at Chicory Square in Bluefield. This event will...
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Central boys make Khan's goal stand up

NORTON — Ashar Khan’s goal in the 10th minute of Friday’s Region 2D boys soccer quarterfinal game went the distance on the field and, eventually, in the game. The Wise Central senior’s goal stood for the final 30 minutes of the first half and the entire second half of a 1-0 regional quarterfinal win over Marion at Warrior Stadium.

John Battle uses big second inning to beat Tazewell in region quarterfinals

The John Battle baseball team fell behind Tazewell 3-0 after 1 1/2 innings in a must win game on Friday night. The bottom of the second inning proved to be the difference for the Trojans. John Battle sent ten batters to the plate and scored seven runs in the bottom of the second to take a lead they would never relinquish in the region quarterfinals.

Prep Roundup: Battle softball team falls in head coach's last game; Three Hogo titles for Lebanon; Preston Joyner (Wise Central), Erica Lamie (Richlands), Daniel Hutton (Chilhowie), Karlee Frye (Northwood), Isaac Berry (Virginia High) among stars

John Battle High School suffered a 9-3 loss to the Tazewell Bulldogs in the first round of the Region 2D softball tournament on Thursday in what turned out to be the final game at the helm of the Trojans for head coach Hannah Light Cress. Cress resigned after four seasons...

Prep Baseball: Dickenson and Williams sign with Bluefield State

Danny Dickenson and Logan Williams graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School last week as longtime baseball teammates. Thursday afternoon, both players signed a National Letter of Intent to remain teammates for another four years at Bluefield State College. “It feels great. There for a little bit, it was hard to...

Trojans crush Tazewell in Region 2D baseball

BRISTOL, Va. – Every baseball coach loves a player like Ryan Mix. The junior designated hitter for the John Battle Trojans is a grinder in practice and leader during games. That blue-collar approach came in handy Friday as the Trojans took a 13-3 win over the Tazewell Bulldogs in the quarterfinals of the Region 2D tournament.

City of Bluefield seeking police officer candidates

The City of Bluefield announced on Wednesday that applications are currently being accepted for Certified and Probationary Police Officers. Ideal candidates for these positions will be passionate about serving their community, as well as helping others. Starting pay for Probationary Police Officers is $18.51 an hour, with a competitive benefits...