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Reward for information on Middlesboro arson fires

Updated: 08/01/2012 - Investigators say it appears nine recent fires in Middlesboro were set on purpose. All of the fires happened at vacant homes. Now a reward is being offered for information that leads to the suspects.

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Escapee captured

Posted: 07/26/2012 - State police say a man who escaped from the Bell County Forestry Camp was captured Thursday afternoon in the Rio Vista community of Harlan.

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Man faces assault charges

Posted: 07/24/2012 - A stabbing in Bell County sends one man to the hospital and another to jail.

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KY 188 in Bell County closed due to slide

Posted: 07/20/2012 - MANCHESTER, Ky. — (July 20, 2012) — KY 188 in Bell County will be closed at mile point 0.8 until further notice due to a slide.

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City of Pineville could annex Pine Mountain lodge

Updated: 07/19/2012 - The Pineville City Council is looking at possibly annexing the Pine Mountain Resort State Park lodge and restaurant into the city. Officials say this will provide more tax dollars to the city.

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Back to school giveaway for struggling families

Posted: 07/17/2012 - The Lighthouse Mission in Bell County is organizing the event this Friday night. It will have everything to get children ready for school and help parents who can no longer afford clothes and supplies.

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Reward offered in Bell County dog abuse case

Posted: 07/13/2012 - A dog is found in Bell County with its tail cut off and other severe injuries. Now a reward is being offered to find the person responsible.

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Coalfield residents plan to lock hands for mining

coal mining

Posted: 07/11/2012 - Bell County Judge-Executive Albey Brock said he hopes the event will call attention to the difficulties facing Kentuckians who depend on coal mining for their livelihoods.

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Man caught with marijuana claims it is for medical purposes

Posted: 07/09/2012 - Police say a man from San Antonio, Texas was caught with two and a half pounds of marijuana in his car in Bell County! 36 year old Douglas Eugene Hensley was arrested early Saturday. Monday, he talked to WYMT's Angela Sparkman in jail and claimed he had a prescription for it!

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Inmate escapee caught; says it was supposed to be a joke

Updated: 07/09/2012 - He says it all started as a joke, but ended with him on the run. Sammy Chilton could have been up for parole in February, but now he faces more time behind bars. He talked to WYMT's Angela Sparkman.

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Texas man is arrested in Kentucky

Posted: 07/09/2012 - A man from San Antonio, Texas is caught with two and a half pounds of marijuana in Bell County.

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Federal court hearing on whether Bell County fire stations can close

Updated: 07/07/2012 - Four Bell County fire stations are closed and another could close soon, but the Fiscal Court is asking a federal judge to issue a temporary restraining order to re-open them. Friday, the battle ended up in court. A hearing lasted nearly five hours in London Federal Court.

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Storm damage in Middlesboro

Storm Damage

Updated: 07/05/2012 - The storms caused minor damage in Bell County and right across the state line in Claiborne County, Tennessee.

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