News Center 22 11/2/17

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10 News reports
A missing Claiborne County realtor and another woman from Ohio were both found safe Wednesday morning after disappearing Halloween afternoon.

Claiborne County authorities said realtor Sherry McCreary Neal and Leslie Turner from Ohio disappeared after the two got lost while looking at a property along Chumley Mountain Road in the Cumberland Mountains Halloween afternoon.

The two traveled up the mountain in a side-by-side ATV around noon Tuesday, but did not report back to family because their cell phones had no reception and ran out of power. Deputies said the ATV got stuck in a tree and the two had to ditch it, and as they were walking back they eventually they got turned around in the wrong direction because of the confusing nature of the roads and terrain in that area.

 

Authorities said the two eventually were seen by loggers in the area and were reported found around 10 a.m. Wednesday. The loggers thought they were hunters at first, but once they realized they were the missing women, they gave them some food and water before driving them down the mountain along Highway 63 to Speedwell Freewill Baptist Church where they contacted their families.

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On Wednesday, November 1, the Bell County Coroner’s Office was contacted by the Middlesboro Police Department in reference to a motor vehicle accident that had occurred near the intersection of 34th Street and Winchester Avenue, within the city limits.
Upon arrival, Deputy Coroner Jason Steele, was updated by officials from the Middlesboro Police Department and Kentucky State Police, and confirmed two fatalities as a result of the accident. Miss Chloe Lamb, 19 years of age, of Harrogate, TN was a passenger in a vehicle being operated by Mr. Calvin John Albarico, 21 years of age, of Middlesboro, KY, both of whom were pronounced dead at the scene. The conditions of two other passengers in Mr. Albarico’s vehicle and the operator of another vehicle that was involved in the accident are unknown to the Coroner’s Office, at this time. The exact cause of the accident is under investigation by Officer Josh Pratt of the Middlesboro Police Department, which is leading the accident investigation.

The Middlesboro Police Department, the Middlesboro Fire Department, the Kentucky State Police and the Bell County Coroner’s Office all coordinated efforts at the scene.
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Wednesday morning an accident involving two vehicles on the New Wilson lane in Middlesboro involved a Middlesboro School bus.
Newscenter 22 spoke to new Superintendent Waylon Allen of the events that surrounded the accident.
According to Mr. Allen two vehicles collided pushing one of the vehicles into the school bus. The Middlesboro Police Dept. and EMS responded to the scene. They were 18 students on the bus at the time and each individual child was checked by EMS and no injuries were reported. Superintendent Waylon Allen was on scene as well making sure all the students were okay and contacted the parents.
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WYMT News reports
New jobs are coming to Bell County. Southeast Kentucky Rehabilitation Industries or SEKRI along with officials announced the opening of a plant in Pineville on Wednesday morning that they hope will employ up to 100 people.
90 percent of what SEKRI makes is for the United States military. While that is something they take pride in they also pride themselves in the people they employ.

75 percent of the people SEKRI employs have a disability. They believe there is an untapped and underused workforce in Kentucky and America that they can put to work.

While it brings much-needed jobs to the region, Bell County officials think this could be a possible pathway to relieving another burden on Eastern Kentucky.

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Updated: November 1, 2017 — 10:09 PM
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