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Teenage boy electrocuted while climbing transmission tower

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) - Investigators say an Ohio teenager was electrocuted and fell about 30 feet (9.14 meters) to the ground after climbing a transmission tower supporting high-voltage power lines.     

Koala named Katherine from LA welcomed at Florida zoo

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - A Florida zoo is welcoming a female koala from the Los Angeles Zoo.      Palm Beach Zoo curator Nancy Nill said in a news report that Katherine the koala is part of the Species Survival Plan. She made her coast-to-coast journey on a commercial flight and will be quarantined for 30 days, which is mandatory for all incoming animals at the West Palm Beach zoo.      Nill says the quarantine will take place in an area that's adjace...

Daniel Craig delays specter of retirement as James Bond

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LONDON (AP) - Daniel Craig has delayed the specter of retirement as 007.      The British actor has confirmed, as widely expected, that he'll play James Bond in the franchise's next film, due out in 2019.     

With some schools back in session, remember to watch for kids walking to school

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Walking to and from school can be convenient for kids and parents. But it's important to be on the lookout in the morning and when school lets out  for children walking home. Princeton Middle School Principle, David Lee says it's easy to watch for kids walking. 

One Person Transported to Hospital After Running into Bus with Bike

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CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) - One person has been transported to the hospital after running their bike into a KRT bus. The incident occurred around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday on the 1100 block of Washington Street West. A person was riding their bike when the bike struck a KRT bus from the rear. That person was transported to the hospital with a head injury. Charleston Fire and EMS responded to the scene. We will provide more information to this story as soon as we receive it.

Man Wanted After Armed Robbery at Kanawha County Residence

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KANAWHA COUNTY, WV (WOWK) - A man is wanted after an armed robbery at a residence in Kanawha County. The armed robbery was reported on the 100 block of Marshall Avenue in Institute at around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday. According to dispatchers, the home was robbed by a suspect described as a black male wearing a white shirt. The suspect did brandish a weapon during the burglary. It is not known what was taken during the robbery. No injuries were reported. The male suspect reportedly fled ...

Governor Justice Names New Chief of Staff; He's Senator Mike Hall

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Republican State Senator Mike Hall will be the New Chief of Staff for Governor Justice. Hall replaces Democrat Nick Casey who was fired by the Governor Monday. Hall is well-respected and liked on both sides of the aisle. He's served in the House and Senate nearly 23 years; and currently chairs the Senate Finance Committee. His only loss was a race for state Treasurer five years ago. State Sen. Mitch Carmichael, (R) Senate President "He has a great relationship with the Legislatu...

Lawsuit claims rodent was baked into Chick-fil-A sandwich

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A lawsuit claims a woman got an extra topping on her Chick-fil-A sandwich: a dead rodent.

Rainelle student serves as Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture

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One lucky student from Rainelle was chosen as the Honorary Commissioner of Agriculture for the Day at the State Fair of West Virginia on Tuesday, August 15. And she's only nine years old! 

WV funding announced for 3 drug treatment sites

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The state said the funding supports recommendations from the Governor's Advisory Council on Substance Abuse.

Quilt tradition continues at State Fair

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From baked goods to quilts, there are a lot of West Virginia-made products to see at the State Fair of West Virginia! The display of needlework in the West Virginia building is always a favorite! 

Triple A gives driving tips during solar eclipse

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The 'Eclipse-Across-America' is a once-in-a-lifetime event that will be here before we know it. we're less than one week away and Triple A retail office manager, Kathy Combs has some tips to keep in mind while on the road. 

Marshall University students moving in, welcome week kicks off

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Classes start on Monday, Aug. 21.

Family’s pit bulls save young children from venomous copperhead snake

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Being a hero is often about timing – being in the right place at the right time. It is about knowing when to act, what to do and how to save the day without hesitation.

Vice President Pence To Visit The Greenbrier

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Vice President Mike Pence is expected to make a visit to the Mountain State at the end of the month. According to a spokesperson for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, Vice President Pence will be addressing the Annual Meeting and Business Summit for the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce on August 30th at the Greenbrier  The West Virginia Chamber Annual Meeting and Business Summit is the largest gathering of business, industry, financial, and political leaders from aro...

Senior Citizen Day at the State Fair of WV

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Tuesday (8/15) was senior citizen day at the State Fair of West Virginia.

Sweet Treats at the State Fair

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The State Fair of West Virginia has no shortage of fun for the entire family. 

Cakes galore at the State Fair

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There's plenty of food to eat at the fair, but there is some delicious treats you can't touch! The cakes on display are judged by a team of more than a dozen judges. 

Grandview to host solar eclipse program

Grandview will host a solar eclipse viewing event Grandview will host a solar eclipse viewing event
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The National Park Service is hosting a solar eclipse viewing at Grandview on Monday, August 21st. There will be activities for both kids and adults to enjoy while they wait for this once in a lifetime event.  Interpretive Park Ranger, Molly Williams, said park ranger are prepared to make this a fun and safe event. "Its very important you do not look at the sun during the eclipse. We will have the appropriate eyewear for folks if you'd like to join us. W...

Princeton's plan to curb stray cat population

Princeton passed an ordinance which will limit the number of cats per household to four. Princeton passed an ordinance which will limit the number of cats per household to four.
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The City of Princeton passed an ordinance on August 14th that plans to curb the city's feral cat population.  According to Princeton City Manager, Kenneth Clay, there are several elements to this new law. The ordinance limits the number of cats per household to four and allows for people to complain about bothersome cats. "A nuisance provision to respond to complaints for excessive squalling or visitation in flower beds," said Clay. The ordinance also requi...

4-H Club keeps State Fair traditions alive

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The heart and soul of the State Fair is the agriculture and one club is keeping that tradition alive. Inside the Cecil Underwood Building is the West Virginia 4-H Club. 

Home evacuated in Oak Hill after explosion

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Firefighters were called to the scene of an explosion in Oak Hill on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.  It happened at around 3 p.m. at a house on Valley Street.   Emergency responders said that a man was diluting chlorine with water and that was what led to what is being called a minor explosion.  There were three people in the house at the time.  The 44-year-old man had to be taken to Plateau Medical Center for treatment of minor burns and chlorine inhalation.  His n...

West Virginia Craft Beer Week Begins

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The third annual West Virginia Craft Beer Week runs August 12-19.

Mine accident reported near Kimball

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Dispatchers confirm an accident at a McDowell County mine Monday afternoon (8/14/17). One person was taken to the hospital. No word on injuries at this time. It happened around 2:10 p.m.  Kimball Volunteer Fire Department and Jan Care responded to the scene.

Using Theater Exercises to Improve Communication

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Can theater exercises help with communication?   Theater professor Patty Raun says they can. 

1st Meeting of West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board Wednesday

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The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources, Bureau for Public Health will hold the first meeting of the West Virginia Medical Cannabis Advisory Board tomorrow.

Pedestrian hit in Beckley Video included

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According to dispatchers a pedestrian was hit by a car in Beckley early Tuesday morning (8/15/17). It happened around 3:20 a.m. on Harper Road. One person was transported to the hospital, but theirs no detail on their injuries at this time. 

iScholars Learn Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the National Capital Region

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iScholars are selected from a highly competitive pool of Virginia Tech undergraduates from all seven colleges and represent a broad variety of disciplines.

4-H Distributing 50,000 Books Donated by Molina Foundation with Virginia Tech

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Arrangements for the grant delivery were made in close partnership with Extension program administrators at the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.

Beckley sex offender wanted for failing to register

Convicted sex offender Paul David Sartin is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.  Tips can be called in to CrimeStoppers of West Virginia Convicted sex offender Paul David Sartin is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. Tips can be called in to CrimeStoppers of West Virginia
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Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are asking for help from the public to find a convicted sex offender.  Paul David Sartin is wanted on two counts of failing to register as a sex offender.   

NEW DETAILS: Arrest made in Route 19 police chase

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An accident in Hilltop on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 leads to a police chase which ended in another accident.  It began at around 6:30 p.m. when Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a four car accident at the intersection of Route 16 and Route 19.  

UPDATE: Names released in Fatal Accident on Route 219 Video included

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Emergency responders are on the scene of an accident which has closed down a major road connecting Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties.  

Police catch pet iguana on the run that nips cyclist

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RYE, N.H. (AP) - Police in New Hampshire had their hands full after a pet iguana got loose and bit a cyclist.     

Sweet treat at the State Fair is unique and affordable

Photo Courtesy: State Fair of West Virginia Facebook page Photo Courtesy: State Fair of West Virginia Facebook page
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A favorite food item at the State Fair of West Virginia is Ben Ellen Donuts. People wait all year to eat this delicious treat. 

Safety tips for kids on the bus

Tips for kids that will make the trip to and from school a little safer while on the bus.

Help for back to school shopping Video included

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Many parents are already out doing back to school shopping, and as many of you know school supplies are not cheap. In 2014 American parents spent on average $100 per student on school supplies. School supplies can be anything from number 2 pencils to clothing for kids. 

Congress Prepares to Send Millions in Highway Dollars to West Virginia

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If you think there's a lot of road work going on in West Virginia now, just you wait and see. In the Nation's Capitol Congress is poised to approve 44 billion dollars, in federal highways funds. 

Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

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Police say a man who became trapped inside an ATM slipped notes to customers via the receipt slot pleading for them to help him escape.

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  • Beckley sex offender wanted for failing to register

    Beckley sex offender wanted for failing to register

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-08-15 17:37:12 GMT
    Convicted sex offender Paul David Sartin is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender.  Tips can be called in to CrimeStoppers of West VirginiaConvicted sex offender Paul David Sartin is wanted for failing to register as a sex offender. Tips can be called in to CrimeStoppers of West Virginia

    Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are asking for help from the public to find a convicted sex offender.  Paul David Sartin is wanted on two counts of failing to register as a sex offender.   

    Troopers with the West Virginia State Police are asking for help from the public to find a convicted sex offender.  Paul David Sartin is wanted on two counts of failing to register as a sex offender.   

  • GUILTY: Man enters plea in death of 5-month-old child

    GUILTY: Man enters plea in death of 5-month-old child

    Thursday, August 10 2017 4:50 PM EDT2017-08-10 20:50:52 GMT
    Suspect: Andrew BennettSuspect: Andrew Bennett

    A plea hearing was held in Raleigh County on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 in front of Judge Robert Burnside.  Andrew Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of Gross Child Neglect Creating a Significant Risk of Serious Bodily Injury or Death. 

    A plea hearing was held in Raleigh County on Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 in front of Judge Robert Burnside.  Andrew Bennett pleaded guilty to one count of Gross Child Neglect Creating a Significant Risk of Serious Bodily Injury or Death. 

  • WVU Tech Students Move In This Weekend

    WVU Tech Students Move In This Weekend

    Thursday, August 10 2017 2:27 PM EDT2017-08-10 18:27:56 GMT

    WVU Tech's campus in Beckley will be bustling soon. Students begin moving in this weekend. The school will have all of its operations located on the Beckley campus this fall. WVU Tech has a whole weekend of festivities and orientation next week. The first day of classes is August 16th. J

    WVU Tech's campus in Beckley will be bustling soon. Students begin moving in this weekend. The school will have all of its operations located on the Beckley campus this fall. WVU Tech has a whole weekend of festivities and orientation next week. 

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  • Wanted woman leads deputies on chase in Princeton

    Wanted woman leads deputies on chase in Princeton

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:55 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:55:01 GMT

    Shots ring out as a woman roars away from a traffic stop in Princeton on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.  It began at around 11 a.m. when Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies pulled over a green van on Mercer St.  

    Shots ring out as a woman roars away from a traffic stop in Princeton on Monday, Aug. 7, 2017.  It began at around 11 a.m. when Mercer County Sheriff's Deputies pulled over a green van on Mercer St.  

  • Patriot Tour stops in Princeton, WV

    Patriot Tour stops in Princeton, WV

    Friday, August 11 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-08-11 19:12:58 GMT

    A group of veterans is paying tribute to all those who have served in the armed forces.  The organization Nation of Patriots is holding their annual Patriot Tour.  It takes an American Flag through everyone of the 48 contiguous states.   

    A group of veterans is paying tribute to all those who have served in the armed forces.  The organization Nation of Patriots is holding their annual Patriot Tour.  It takes an American Flag through everyone of the 48 contiguous states.   

  • Fire in Bluefield sends two people to the hospital

    Fire in Bluefield sends two people to the hospital

    Friday, August 11 2017 2:57 PM EDT2017-08-11 18:57:04 GMT
    2112 Princeton Ave. caught fire on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.2112 Princeton Ave. caught fire on Friday, Aug. 11, 2017. Two people were taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

    Crews from the Bluefield Fire Department were called to the scene of a house fire during the morning hours of Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  It happened at 2112 Princeton Ave.  It was put out by 10 a.m.   

    Crews from the Bluefield Fire Department were called to the scene of a house fire during the morning hours of Friday, Aug. 11, 2017.  It happened at 2112 Princeton Ave.  It was put out by 10 a.m.   

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  • Sweet Treats at the State Fair

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 7:22 PM EDT2017-08-15 23:22:51 GMT

    The State Fair of West Virginia has no shortage of fun for the entire family. 

    The State Fair of West Virginia has no shortage of fun for the entire family. 

  • Cakes galore at the State Fair

    Cakes galore at the State Fair

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 7:10 PM EDT2017-08-15 23:10:07 GMT

    There's plenty of food to eat at the fair, but there is some delicious treats you can't touch! The cakes on display are judged by a team of more than a dozen judges. 

    There's plenty of food to eat at the fair, but there is some delicious treats you can't touch! The cakes on display are judged by a team of more than a dozen judges. 

  • 4-H Club keeps State Fair traditions alive

    4-H Club keeps State Fair traditions alive

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:06:17 GMT

    The heart and soul of the State Fair is the agriculture and one club is keeping that tradition alive. Inside the Cecil Underwood Building is the West Virginia 4-H Club. 

    The heart and soul of the State Fair is the agriculture and one club is keeping that tradition alive. Inside the Cecil Underwood Building is the West Virginia 4-H Club. 

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  • Home evacuated in Oak Hill after explosion

    Home evacuated in Oak Hill after explosion

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:17:39 GMT

    Firefighters were called to the scene of an explosion in Oak Hill on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.  It happened at around 3 p.m. at a house on Valley Street.   Emergency responders said that a man was diluting chlorine with water and that was what led to what is being called a minor explosion.  There were three people in the house at the time.  The 44-year-old man had to be taken to Plateau Medical Center for treatment of minor burns and chlorine inhalation.  His n...

    Firefighters were called to the scene of an explosion in Oak Hill on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.  It happened at around 3 p.m. at a house on Valley Street.   Emergency responders said that a man was diluting chlorine with water and that was what led to what is being called a minor explosion.  There were three people in the house at the time.  The 44-year-old man had to be taken to Plateau Medical Center for treatment of minor burns and chlorine inhalation.  His n...

  • NEW DETAILS: Arrest made in Route 19 police chase

    NEW DETAILS: Arrest made in Route 19 police chase

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-08-15 15:39:59 GMT

    An accident in Hilltop on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 leads to a police chase which ended in another accident.  It began at around 6:30 p.m. when Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a four car accident at the intersection of Route 16 and Route 19.  

    An accident in Hilltop on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 leads to a police chase which ended in another accident.  It began at around 6:30 p.m. when Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a four car accident at the intersection of Route 16 and Route 19.  

  • Repeat offender for animal cruelty arrested again

    Repeat offender for animal cruelty arrested again

    Monday, August 14 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-08-14 19:46:14 GMT

    A man who was arrested in March for animal cruelty faces additional charges.  Thomas Seth Sedlock, 35, of Fayetteville, WV was arrested on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

    A man who was arrested in March for animal cruelty faces additional charges.  Thomas Seth Sedlock, 35, of Fayetteville, WV was arrested on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

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  • Wear Blue for Bullying Awareness Day

    Wear Blue for Bullying Awareness Day

    Monday, October 3 2016 4:14 PM EDT2016-10-03 20:14:20 GMT
    Oct. 3 is Bullying Awareness Day and people are asked to wear blue to bring attention to the problems which affects communities across the country and around the world.
    Oct. 3 is Bullying Awareness Day and people are asked to wear blue to bring attention to the problems which affects communities across the country and around the world.
  • SLIDESHOW: 2016 State Fair of West Virginia: Traditions You Treasure

    SLIDESHOW: 2016 State Fair of West Virginia: Traditions You Treasure

    Monday, August 15 2016 6:26 PM EDT2016-08-15 22:26:16 GMT
    Check out the pictures of the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia.  These were submitted to us by our viewers.
    Check out the pictures of the 2016 State Fair of West Virginia.  These were submitted to us by our viewers.
  • SLIDESHOW: Thunderstorm in Southern WV on July 8

    SLIDESHOW: Thunderstorm in Southern WV on July 8

    Friday, July 8 2016 5:27 PM EDT2016-07-08 21:27:14 GMT
    Here are pictures sent to us by our viewers of the rain and thunderstorms which left trees downs and thousands without power across southern West Virginia.
    Here are pictures sent to us by our viewers of the rain and thunderstorms which left trees downs and thousands without power across southern West Virginia.

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  • UPDATE: Names released in Fatal Accident on Route 219

    UPDATE: Names released in Fatal Accident on Route 219

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 8:17 AM EDT2017-08-15 12:17:50 GMT

    Emergency responders are on the scene of an accident which has closed down a major road connecting Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties.  

    Emergency responders are on the scene of an accident which has closed down a major road connecting Pocahontas and Greenbrier Counties.  

  • Home evacuated in Oak Hill after explosion

    Home evacuated in Oak Hill after explosion

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 5:17 PM EDT2017-08-15 21:17:39 GMT

    Firefighters were called to the scene of an explosion in Oak Hill on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.  It happened at around 3 p.m. at a house on Valley Street.   Emergency responders said that a man was diluting chlorine with water and that was what led to what is being called a minor explosion.  There were three people in the house at the time.  The 44-year-old man had to be taken to Plateau Medical Center for treatment of minor burns and chlorine inhalation.  His n...

    Firefighters were called to the scene of an explosion in Oak Hill on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017.  It happened at around 3 p.m. at a house on Valley Street.   Emergency responders said that a man was diluting chlorine with water and that was what led to what is being called a minor explosion.  There were three people in the house at the time.  The 44-year-old man had to be taken to Plateau Medical Center for treatment of minor burns and chlorine inhalation.  His n...

  • NEW DETAILS: Arrest made in Route 19 police chase

    NEW DETAILS: Arrest made in Route 19 police chase

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 11:39 AM EDT2017-08-15 15:39:59 GMT

    An accident in Hilltop on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 leads to a police chase which ended in another accident.  It began at around 6:30 p.m. when Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a four car accident at the intersection of Route 16 and Route 19.  

    An accident in Hilltop on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017 leads to a police chase which ended in another accident.  It began at around 6:30 p.m. when Fayette County Sheriff's Deputies were called to a four car accident at the intersection of Route 16 and Route 19.  

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