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Police release names of people involved in three-car fatal crash

BELCHER, Ky. — Police have now identified those involved in a three-vehicle fatal crash in Pike County on Wednesday. The crash happened just after 7 a.m. on Ferrells Creek Road, at Belcher. According to Kentucky State Police, Jeremy Gunter was driving his Ford F-150 when he crossed the center line and struck a Ford 500 driven by Donald Thacker. He then hit a Toyota RAV4 driven by Ella Taylor. Taylor died at the scene. Gunter and Thacker were taken to the hospital for treatment of their injuries. The crash remains under investigation by Kentucky State Police.

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Pike man charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, after cyclist killed in hit-and-run

PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A Pike County man has been charged with vehicular homicide, after he allegedly ran over a cyclist and fled the scene. State troopers were called just before 10 p.m. Wednesday to a report that a car had hit someone on a bicycle on U.S. 460 and then left. The victim, who has been identified as Eric Deshaun Justice, 31, of Shelbiana, died of his injuries at the scene. A witness was able to get the vehicle’s license plate number, and police traced it to a 2013 Ford Edge owned by Clinton Wayne Justice, 68, of Chloe Road. […]

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Burned-out headlight sends two to jail for drug trafficking

Christen Brown and Dericka KnottPIKEVILLE, Ky. — Two Pike County residents were arrested after a burned-out headlight led police to discover a large amount of drugs. Shortly after midnight Wednesday morning, a state trooper spotted Christen Brown, 30, of Virgie, driving a GMC Sierra that was missing a headlight. When the officer went to speak to Brown, he suspected him to be under the influence of something. After a field sobriety test, Brown was placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI. A search of the car then turned up what police said was a large amount of meth, heroin and suboxone. Both Brown and […]

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Police chase from Kentucky to Virginia ends with one killed, four injured

POUND, Va. — A police chase that began in Hazard and went into Virginia came to a tragic end on Wednesday. Police across the region were on the lookout for a silver Audi with North Carolina plates that was wanted in connection with a theft case. Wise County deputies spotted the car on U.S. 23 at Pound and got behind it, causing the driver to speed away. Police say the driver fled recklessly at a high rate of speed and was able to avoid several police attempts to stop the vehicle. After the car moved into oncoming traffic, narrowly missing […]

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Store manager accused of embezzlement

STANVILLE, Ky. — The manager of a Floyd County gas station was arrested yesterday, after being accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the store. Nancy Powell, of Banner, was arrested just after 6:30 p.m. Monday. Court documents allege she failed to deposit more than $117,000 in cash that was collected from her shifts at the Cardinal Country Store in Stanville between May 19 and June 5. When police questioned her about the missing money, she reportedly told them that she has a gambling problem and spent all of the money to settle her debts. Powell now faces between five […]

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