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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.
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Shooting shakes up community in small Kentucky town

FREEBURN, Ky. (WEHT) — Something big happened in a small coal town community in Eastern Kentucky over the weekend. Police say a man from out-of-state shot a woman Saturday, hospitalizing her. According to the Kentucky State Police, the Pikeville Post received a 911 call saying there was a shooting in Freeburn, a community in which […]
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Retired WWII vet shows off woodworking in Princeton

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) – Ninety-seven-year-old Leonard Beckett was set up at the Princeton Health and Fitness Center selling coffee tables, lazy susans, and other handmade goods. Beckett said he picked up woodworking as a hobby 16 years ago when he retired as owner of Athens Garage at age 81, proving it is never too late […]

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...

Defendants plead not guilty to murder of 13-year-old

PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) - Isis Wallace and Nichole Brooks both pleaded not guilty during an arraignment on Monday, for the murder of 13-year-old Maryze Unique Tatum in Bluefield, W.Va. on March 24, 2022. The pair’s pretrial date is set for Aug. 19, and their trial is set to begin Sept....

Buchanan County man charged with assault in Pike County

FREEBURN, Ky. — A southwest Virginia man was arrested in Freeburn on Saturday, after police say he shot a woman. James Lester, 32, of Hurley, is now charged with first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment. Police say Cleatus Blankenship and Pamela Owens were giving Lester a ride in the...

Public responds to Appalachian Power’s proposed rate increase

PRINCETON, WV (WVNS) – The second of four public meetings across the state regarding a proposed state-wide rate increase for energy bills was held in Princeton Monday night. The proposed increase would raise energy costs by about $13 a month or $156 per year for the average West Virginian, more or less depending on how […]

Tucker, Morones Shut Down Whistlepigs As Flyboys Hold On

PRINCETON, W.Va. — Shane Tucker and Andrew Morones struck out eight batters over the last six innings, willing the Greeneville Flyboys to a 7-6 win over the Princeton Whistlepigs on Tuesday. The scoring started early for the Flyboys (12-12) after a Brock Daniels double brought home Myles Smith in the top of the first inning to make it a 1-0 game. The Whistlepigs (10-14) answered right back in the bottom...

Gallery: Shady Spring hosts Tiger Shootout

Shady Spring’s basketball team hosted its annual Tiger Shootout Tuesday at Shady Spring High School. The event featured nine local teams in Bluefield, Shady Spring, Greater Beckley, PikeView, Oak Hill, Independence, Greenbrier East, Westside and Wyoming East.

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.

Virginia man charged in shooting at Freeburn

A Virginia man is facing charges including first-degree assault and first-degree wanton endangerment after a shooting incident. According to the arrest citation written by Kentucky State Police Trooper Zachary Burgess, on June 25, KSP received a call reporting that a female had been shot in the back of the head in a pickup truck at Freeburn.