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Appalachian Tank hiring 50 to staff new manufacturing plant

— After announcing plans in November 2021 to establish operations in Pikeville, Appalachian Tank—a company that specializes in the production of aluminum tank trucks—has hired its first group of full-time manufacturing personnel, all of whom were trained through a partnership with Big Sandy Community and Technical College (BSCTC).
PIKEVILLE, KY
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High-Speed Chase follows Theft Complaint in Pike Co

A Pike Co man is facing several charges following a Wednesday morning theft complaint that resulted in a high-speed Police Chase. According to the Pikeville Police Dept. the insident happened just before 6 AM Wednesday, June 29 when Officers received a report about a man trying to steal tools out of the back of a pickup truck. When Officers arrived at the scene they found and confronted the suspect, identified as 40 year-old Travis Reynolds of Pikeville, who would take off in his car, leading Officers on a high-speed pursuit through Coal Run and onto Cowpen Road.
PIKEVILLE, KY
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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 […]
FREEBURN, KY
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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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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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‘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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Two Arrested In Connection To Jewelry Theft

Two people were arrested in connection to a jewelry theft that occurred in Pikeville last week. 50-year-old Aaron Hall, of Pikeville, and 44-year-old Shawna Maynard, of Banner, have each been charged with receiving stolen property. According to officials, the couple is said to have pawned the jewelry that was taken from Kay Jewelers last week.
PIKEVILLE, KY
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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Celebrate Independence Day locally

With the Independence Day weekend approaching, several events are being held throughout Appalachian Newspapers' coverage region to celebrate. The City of Pikeville will hold an “Independence Day at Pikeville” festival which will be held July 1 through July 4, and which will include a street festival live music, family fun at the park and a fireworks show.
PIKEVILLE, KY
mountain-topmedia.com

Pike man now charged with stealing jewelry

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — One of the two people who were arrested for allegedly trying to pawn jewelry stolen from Kay Jewelers in Pikeville last week has now been charged with stealing it. Aaron Hall, 50, of Pikeville, and Shawnna Maynard, 44, of Banner, were arrested in Floyd County Sunday...
PIKEVILLE, KY
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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

Alleged work release escapee back in jail

A Pike man who allegedly escaped from work release recently is back behind bars. According to Pike County Detention Center records, Eric D. Bentley, 37, of Dorton-Jenkins Highway, Jenkins, was booked into the jail at 6:35 p.m. on June 29 by Pikeville Police Officer Austin Kranzman on numerous charges, including second-degree escape.
PIKE COUNTY, KY

Opponents express anger, resolve over Roe overturn

PIKEVILLE — On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the 50-year-old Roe vs. Wade decision on abortion access. Just days later, a crowd of more than 250 packed into the Pike County Fiscal Courtroom to express anger over the decision and express resolve that they will be seeking change.
PIKEVILLE, KY
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