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Winter Garden woman dies in helicopter crash

A 73-year-old woman was among the six victims of a helicopter crash Wednesday, June 22, in West Virginia,. According to West Virginia's chief medical examiner, Carolyn O'Connor, of Winter Garden, died when the Bell UH-1B helicopter in which she was a passenger crashed. The other victims were John Nagle, 53,...
WINTER GARDEN, FL
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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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Oceana announces ownership of Kopperston PSD

OCEANA, WV (WVNS) — One town in our area has taken over a nearby Public Service District and is looking to expand in the future. The Town of Oceana now officially owns Kopperston PSD as of June 28, 2022.  Kopperston PSD was paying the Town of Oceana to maintain the water for the PSD in […]
OCEANA, WV
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Obituaries 7-1-22

Michael Allen Estep, of Ragland, died Wednesday, June 22, 2022. He was born in Logan, Aug. 29, 1986. Michael was a 2005 graduate of Burch High School. He was a member of the Williamson Area Church of Christ. He worked for Mayne Framing Company in Huntington and he loved his job.
PIKEVILLE, KY
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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
Williamson Daily News

Thrift store set to open this weekend

WILLIAMSON — Bottom Dollar Thrift Store will open its doors Friday, July 1, on Third Avenue. Owner Amber McCoy, 26, said she has spent her adult life working downtown in Williamson, and wanted to open another option in the area. “I decided to open a business in Williamson because...
WILLIAMSON, WV
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Wyoming County Board of Education to assemble Friday

WYOMING COUNTY, WV (LOOTPRESS) – It was announced last week that a Wyoming County Board of Education meeting will be held on Friday, July 1, 2022. The meeting will be held in the Board Meeting Room of the Wyoming County Board of Education Central Office at 155 Park Street in Pineville at 10:00am.
WYOMING COUNTY, WV
Williamson Daily News

Commission tables request from new hospital owners again

WILLIAMSON — The Mingo County Commission tabled a financial request from the new owners of Williamson Memorial Hospital for the second time June 21 while awaiting additional information. Tom Ward, counsel for the commission, said he still had not received financials and other information he requested from Williamson Health...
WILLIAMSON, WV
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Former Miner, Kennedy Award winner Dillon to play football at WV State

Jeremy Dillon is trading his basketball shoes and green and white Marshall jersey for football pads and gear at West Virginia State University. Dillon, a former Mingo Central High School standout and Kennedy Award winner, announced his move to West Virginia State on his Facebook page on Saturday night. He released a streamer on his page which said, “Committed,' showing him in a Yellow Jackets' football uniform, wearing number five. It listed him as a quarterback and a wide receiver.
MATEWAN, WV
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Suspect accused of shooting a woman in Pike County now charged

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ)- Kentucky State Police say a man is now charged with Assault and Wanton Endangerment in connection to a shooting Saturday, June 25, in the Freeburn community of Pike County. According to KSP, troopers responded to State Highway 194 East and discovered one female had been shot....
PIKE COUNTY, KY
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Lovern resigns as volleyball coach at MCHS

NEWTOWN — Mingo Central High School will be searching for a new volleyball coach after head coach Amanda Lovern resigned from the position earlier this month. Lovern had been the head coach at Miner Mountain since she was hired in the spring of 2019 and has turned the program around during her tenure.
NEWTOWN, WV
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KSP investigating shooting, assault case in Pike County

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - On Saturday, Kentucky State Police were called about a shooting in the Freeburn community of Pike County. Troopers responded to a location near Hwy 194 E where they said they found a woman had been shot. According to a release from KSP, the initial investigation...
PIKE COUNTY, KY

Q&A: Ghost hunter visits Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Kalani Ghost Hunter visited West Virginia yet again this weekend–first visiting The Old Hospital on College Hill in Williamson on Thursday and then Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston on Sunday. With nearly two million followers on TikTok, Kalani posts live videos of his ghost hunts on the video app as well as […]
WESTON, WV
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