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Pike County arrested after tossing bag of drugs and fleeing police

After a brief chase, a Pike County man who had driven away from a traffic stop was apprehended and charged with drug trafficking. Just north of the cut-through, a state trooper observed Scott Hurley, 41, of Pikeville, traveling at 70 mph on U.S. 23. Hurley pulled onto Bypass Road after police attempted to stop him, but he continued to drive.
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Pound man charged after victim shot in leg in Wise County, police say

POUND, Va. (WCYB) — A man has been charged following a shooting in Pound Monday, according to police. Police responded to the 17000 block of Tompkins Road following a 911 call Monday evening. Prior to police arriving, the male victim was taken to Dickenson County Hospital in a personal vehicle. The victim was treated for a gunshot wound to his leg and was later transferred to Johnson City Medical Center for further treatment and was released, authorities said.

Police find meth, heroin after suspect tosses bag during chase

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Pike County man who sped away from a traffic stop was arrested after a brief chase and charged with drug trafficking. A state trooper clocked Scott Hurley, 41, of Pikeville, going 70 mph on U.S. 23, just north of the cut-thru. When the officer attempted to pull him over, Hurley kept going and turned onto Bypass Road.

Man charged in Pound, Va. shooting

WISE, Va. (WJHL) — A man has been arrested after a shooting Monday evening in Wise County. The Wise County Sheriff’s Office has charged Morgan Lee Tompkins, 42 of Pound, with aggravated malicious wounding and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Deputies responded to a reported shooting on Tompkins Road in […]

Shooting in Pound, Virginia leaves one injured, another behind bars

A shooting on the Fourth of July in Pound, Virginia has left one man with injuries and another in jail. According to the Wise County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the shooting Monday at around 7:15 PM on Tompkins Road. A report says the victim was driven to a...

July 4th shooting leaves one injured in Southwest Virginia

POUND, Va. (WYMT) - A shooting at a home in Pound, Virginia left one man injured Monday evening. Wise County Dispatch received a 911 call just after 7:00 p.m. about a man shot in the Tompkins Road area. Deputies with the Wise County Sheriff’s Office quickly responded. According to...

Gov. Beshear Announces Over $2.3 Million in Investments in Pike County

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced over $2.3 million in investments to help construct a new senior center, provide clean drinking water and improve recreational spaces in Pike County. “All of these projects will make the lives of Pike County residents better,” said Gov. Beshear. “We are supporting communities all across...

Project HEART partnership to bring new nursing opportunities to region

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Gov. Andy Beshear paid a visit to Pikeville Wednesday to help battle the perception that there is a lack of jobs in Eastern Kentucky. The governor joined officials with Pikeville Medical Center and a host of others to announce a new initiative of healthcare employment around regional training, better known as Project HEART.

Moonshine, Music and Makers Festival dates announced

PIKEVILLE, KY (WOWK) — Pikeville City Tourism announced on Wednesday that the annual Moonshine, Music and Makers Festival will be held on September 8, 9, and 10. “Music and Makers Festival brings together the best in live performances, visual artists, food, and beverages from across our region to celebrate the timelessness and beauty of the mountains we call home”, said the festival in a press release.

Arrest made after man abducted, strangled

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Pike County man has been arrested on kidnapping and strangulation charges, allegedly dragging a man from his home. Police were called to a home on Ferguson Lane Saturday afternoon, after a woman reported that Clinton Williams Jr., 50, of Pikeville, entered the home where she was staying, grabbed her boyfriend, forced him into a car and then drove away.

Garage fire drains water tank, causing boil water notice in Castlewood

CASTLEWOOD, Va. (WJHL) – Some Castlewood residents are under a boil water notice after a commercial garage fire Tuesday night. According to Russell County Emergency Management Agency Director Jess Powers, crews responded to the fire around 9:20 p.m. in the 1900 block of Gravel Lick Road. While extinguishing the fire, crews used 50,000 gallons of […]

Shenandoah’s 10U All-Stars win state championship in Wise; 8U finishes 3rd

WISE — The Shenandoah Recreation League chalked up two state champions over the weekend as the 10U All-Star softball team captured the 2022 Babe Ruth Softball Tournament championship on July 2 at Veldon Dotson Park way down in Wise, Va. The next day, Shenandoah’s 12U All-Stars also captured a state title. (see Related Articles below)

Gov. Beshear announces $2.3 million in funding for Pike County projects

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Governor Andy Beshear visited Pike County Wednesday, announcing more than $2.3 million in funding for projects across the area. During a news conference at the Pike County Courthouse, Gov. Beshear presented checks for infrastructure and tourism projects for the City of Pikeville, Pike County, the Mountain Water District, and the Breaks Interstate Park.

Boil water notice issued for some Castlewood residents

CASTLEWOOD, Va. (WCYB) — A boil water notice was issued for some Castlewood residents on Wednesday. The notice is for Gravel Lick Road and Red Oak Ridge Road customers. Officials said they will inform customers when they no longer need to boil water. Crews have repaired the broken water main and are refilling our water storage tanks, flushing water mains, and collecting water samples for bacteriological analysis.