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11 people suspected of stealing more than 100 vehicles in Colorado to fuel their meth, heroin and fentanyl habits

DENVER (KKTV/Gray News) - Nearly a dozen people are suspected of operating an organized crime ring in Colorado to help fuel their meth, heroin and fentanyl habits. The Denver District Attorney’s Office announced the indictment of 11 suspects on Thursday. The group is suspected of stealing at least 130 vehicles in the Denver Metro Area. The estimated value of vehicles and property taken is about $3 million.

“The Real McCoy Trail” coming to Pike County

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Pike County is getting a new hiking trail system this summer. The Real McCoy Trail is underway. A five-mile loop, starting and ending at Bob Amos Park. ”It will have all different classifications of trails within the one trail so there will be highly strenuous areas, strenuous areas, moderate areas as well as a lot of areas that are very easy to hike,” PJ Collins, Director of Outdoor Recreation at Appalachian Wireless Arena said.

Pikeville Medical Center achieves milestone

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WSAZ) - Pikeville Medical Center has achieved a milestone. The hospital says a team of cardiac specialists at PMC’s Heart and Vascular Institute has successfully performed 100 Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) procedures. It’s a minimally invasive alternative to open heart surgery for treating a type of valve disease.
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W.Va. Seniors Return to Elementary Schools Before Graduation

WAYNE, W.Va. (AP) — High school seniors who are about to graduate experienced a blast from the past as they walked the halls of the elementary schools they once attended. Wayne High School seniors visited East Lynn, Lavalette and Wayne elementary schools on May 16 and were welcomed by students there with cheers, signs and high-fives for making it through high school and getting ready to graduate in the coming weeks.

Trial Date Now Set For Paintsville Doctor

A trial date has now been set for a Paintsville Doctor who has pleaded not guilty to federal drug and fraud charges. Dr. Loey Kousa was indicted last month on charges of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, health care fraud, and making false statements on medical records. He had been operating out of the East Kentucky Clinic. Dr. Kousa also stands accused of prescribing opioids to patients who had no medical need for them in addition to requiring unnecessary tests that were billed to Medicare, Medicaid, or insurance.

Prestonsburg prepping for Paddlefest

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - The Levisa Fork Paddlefest is hitting Prestonsburg’s water next weekend, splashing off a summer schedule full of drifting days. The first weekend back brings paddlers, kayakers, and floaters from all over for a day on the water and a lunch on the bank. Organizers say the more than 8 mile float has a variety of folks hitting the water.

Canada To Ban Huawei and ZTE on Cellular Networks

The Canadian government has taken its time over many years. Now the network operators are to expand the equipment of Huawei and ZTE by 2027. Canada's Innovation Minister François-Philippe Champagne has said Huawei and ZTE equipment is too risky to be allowed on Canada's 5G networks. As the online magazine The Logic reports, the equipment must also be removed from LTE networks by 2027. Security Minister Marco Mendicino said on Twitter: "Today we announced our intention to ban Huawei and ZTE from access to Canada's telecommunications system." This was preceded by an intensive examination within the framework of the 5 Eyes secret service alliance.

Colegrove gets second North-South invite

NAUGATUCK – Ethan Colegrove will be a busy man come June. Colegrove, a Tug Valley High School senior, had already been picked to play in the upcoming North-South Classic football game set for June 11 at South Charleston. Now comes a second invite as he's been tabbed to take...

‘A hero remembered never dies’: First responders gather in Pike County for ‘Police Week’

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - In honor of National Law Enforcement Memorial Week, or “Police Week”, the Pikeville Police Department, KSP Post 9, the Pike County Sheriff’s Office, as well as many other first responders and their families gathered at Bob Amos Park on May 19 for food and fellowship, and to remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Trial Date Set for a Paintsville Doctor Accused of Drug and Fraud Charges

A trial date has been set for a Paintsville Doctor, who was indicted last month on charges of unlawfully distributing controlled substances, health care fraud, as well as making false statements on medical records. Dr. Loey Kousa, of the East Kentucky Clinic, has been accused of prescribing opioids to patients who had no medical need for the drugs, then requiring the patients to undergo unnecessary medical tests that were billed to Medicare, Medicaid or insurance. Dr. Kousa has pleaded not guilty to all of the charges and his trial date has been set for July. A judge has denied a request from prosecutor’s that Dr. Kousa’s travel be restricted and be prohibited from talking to patients, employees or witnesses. However, the judge did ban him from prescribing controlled substances or talking about the case with potential witnesses.

Reenactment commemorates tragic events of Battle of Matewan

The Matewan Drama Group once again presented its annual reenactment of the Battle of Matewan which commemorates the deadly May 19, 1920, shootout between union miners and enforcement officers hired by mine owners and operators. “What we are doing here today is not a celebration,” said Matewan Drama Group Director...