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Man killed in Washington County, Virginia crash, police say

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WCYB) — A Saltville man was killed in a crash which occurred in Washington County on June 24, according to Virginia State Police. Police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Route 740 just north of Route 750 at 9:24 p.m. Police said a 1990 Ford F350 driven by 41-year-old Jason W. Blevins was going south on Route 740 when it ran off the right side of the road, overcorrected, crossed the double yellow line, went off the left side of the road, hit an embankment and a tree, overturned and came to rest back in the road.
WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA
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Train hits stuck tractor-trailer in Southwest Virginia

CHILHOWIE, Va. (WJHL) — A tractor-trailer hauling a bulldozer was crossing over tracks near the intersection of Lee Highway and Seven Mile Ford Road Tuesday night when it was hit by a train. According to a report from the Chilhowie Fire and EMS & Department, responders arrived at the scene at 9:48 p.m. to find […]
CHILHOWIE, VA
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Tractor-trailer struck by train in Smyth County

CHILHOWIE, Va. — Crews responded to an overnight crash involving a train in Smyth County. In a post on social media, Chilhowie Fire & EMS crews say they responded to the intersection of Lee Highway and Seven Mile Ford Road Tuesday night. According to crew members, they found a...
SMYTH COUNTY, VA
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Man Arrested After Running From Police At Roadblock

A southwestern Virginia man is now behind bars on a long list of charges after allegedly leading police on a chase. A roadblock was being conducted at the intersection of US 460 and Marrowbone Creek at around 11:00 PM Friday night. Officers checked on 26-year-old James Douglas Allen Adkins, of Vansant, who was said to be in a side-by-side. Officers allegedly smelled alcohol as they approached Adkins’ vehicle, who then drove away.
VANSANT, VA
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Man Arrested Following Shooting

A man out of Southwestern Virginia was arrested on Saturday in Freeburn after officials say he shot a woman. 32-year-old James Lester, of Hurley, is now facing charges for first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. According to police, Lester is said to have gotten a ride from Cleatus Blankenship and...
FREEBURN, KY
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Rep. Morgan Griffith and Virginia CFX Authority Board discuss expressway funding

LEBANON, Va. (WCYB) — The Virginia Department of Transportation plans to utilize almost $2 million recently allocated by the federal government for the expressway project. Virginia Coalfields Expressway Authority members listened to the update during a meeting in Lebanon Thursday. Griffith addressed the board about the recent federal funds...
LEBANON, VA
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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.
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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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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Saltville man dies after crash in Washington County

A Saltville, Virginia man died following a single-vehicle cash in Washington County last week. According to a press release from the Virginia State Police, Jason W. Blevins, 41, of Saltville, Virginia was traveling south on Route 740 when his 1990 Ford F350 ran off the right side of the road. He overcorrected, crossed the double center line, ran off the left side of the road, struck an embankment and a tree, overturned and came to rest back in the roadway.
SALTVILLE, VA
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Supervisors reject VDOT's roundabout plan - again

Washington County’s Board of Supervisors are still saying no to a roundabout connecting U.S Highway 11 to U.S. Highway 58 in Abingdon, Virginia. Suggestions for a roundabout at the busy junction near I-81’s Exit 19 have been suggested for years from Virginia Department of Transportation officials, but the plan has been soundly rejected more than once by the board. And yet another rejection came Tuesday night when the board adopted a resolution supporting upcoming road projects – minus the roundabout.
ABINGDON, VA
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New study could reduce cost of Coalfields Expressway

LEBANON, Va. – A new study of the likely next phase of the proposed Coalfields Expressway could help lower the project’s cost. Marty Halloway, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Bristol district engineer of mega projects, outlined that agency’s plans Thursday during a meeting of the Virginia Coalfields Expressway Authority board. The study will revisit a 16.5-mile segment proposed from Grundy to the West Virginia state line. Funds for the study come from a $1.99 million federal appropriation.
LEBANON, VA

Additional $7 million in federal funding sought for Coalfields Expressway

LEBANON, Va. (WJHL) — Virginia officials are seeking an additional $7 million in federal funding for the Coalfields Expressway project. The Coalfields Expressway Authority is working with federal legislators on a funding request of $7 million for paving additional lanes at the U.S. 121/460 intersection and Hawk’s Nest sections. The request was submitted for consideration […]
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