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From the Bell County Sheriffs office
On Tuesday at 2:33pm, Bell County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Bell County EMS responded to a report of a vehicle collision with injuries on Magnut Hollow Road off of Highway 92. Upon arrival, EMS located two females trapped inside of a 2004 Ford Pickup which had apparently overturned multiple times before coming rest on its right side. The two females, Patricia Goodin and Sherry Alcorn, both of Pineville were removed from the vehicle by the Bell County Volunteer Fire Department and Bell Co Rescue Squad – via Jaws of Life, and transported by EMS to the Pineville Community Hospital. Both sustained non life-threatening injuries.

Deputy Michael Bradley is in charge of this incident still under investigation, assisted by Sgt. Dan Tuttle.

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On Wednesday at approximately 1:00 p.m. Kentucky State Police, Post 10 Harlan was notified about a collision on U.S. 25E in the Ferndale community of Bell County. Troopers from post 10 responded to the collision and began an investigation.
Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2015 Ford F-550 operated by Marty Smith, 55, of Flat Lick was traveling southbound on U.S. 25E in the slow lane. According to witness statements, a pedestrian walked out into the road in front of the truck. Leslie Webb, 42, of Middlesboro was struck by the truck and then air lifted from the scene by Air Evac to the University of Tennessee Medical Center for his injuries. At this time, the condition of the Mr. Webb is not known.
Alcohol and drugs are not suspected. No charges are pending into the collision.
The collision is still under investigation by Tpr. Don Perry. Also assisted at the scene were troopers from Post 10, Bell County Sheriff’s Department, Middlesboro Fire Department, Pineville Fire Department, Bell County EMS and Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.
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From the Daily News
It was standing room only at Tuesday night’s regularly scheduled Middlesboro City Council meeting as bingo enthusiasts filled the room and hallway outside of the council chambers. Bingo players for and against the recently enacted smoking ordinance were at the meeting to plead their cases as to whether or not bingo halls should be allowed an exemption to the newly passed ordinance.
You can watch the entire meeting tonight on MCTV 22 and digital 22.103 at 6pm.
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The Middlesboro Board of Education met Tuesday evening to discuss standardized test score data, the ongoing construction project and the GearUp program in the district.

You can watch the meeting on MCTV 22 and Digital 22.103 next Tuesday at 6 pm.
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Updated: October 21, 2015 — 6:51 PM
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