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11 COLD OPEN
A FIGHT BETWEEN NEIGHBORS TURNS VIOLENT...WHAT HAPPENED....WHERE THE MEN ARE NOW...AND WHY FAMILY MEMBERS SAY POLICE DON'T HAVE THE WHOLE STORY
THIS IS EYEWITNESS NEWS.
I BOONE SHOOTING
DEPUTIES SAY 33-YEAR-OLD DALE EDWARD LOWTHER JUNIOR SHOT GARY HUBBARD THREE TIMES WHILE HE WAS DRIVING ON PRENTER ROAD THURSDAY NIGHT. THEY SAY THE NEIGHBORS HAVE A HISTORY OF FEUDING, ALTHOUGH THEY'RE UNSURE OF AN EXACT MOTIVE. LOWTHER HAD INITIALLY CLAIMED HUBBARD RAN HIM OVER WITH HIS JEEP, PROMPTING HIM TO FIRE 10 SHOTS, BUT DEPUTIES BELIEVE LOWTHER MADE THAT STORY UP EITHER IN AN ATTEMPT TO JUSTIFY THE SHOOTING,OR THROW OFF THEIR INVESTIGATION.
LOWTHER'S FAMILY SAYS THEY WITNESSED HIM GET HIT BY HUBBARD'S JEEP. HUBBARD IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION, LOWTHER IS IN JAIL FACING THREE TO FIFTEEN YEARS IN PRISON.
BOONE DRUG RAID
WE HAVE EXCLUSIVE VIDEO OF STATE TROOPERS PUTTING THE SUSPECTS IN POLICE CARS ... AND CLEANING UP AN ACTIVE METH LAB.
WEST VIRGINIA STATE POLICE AND THE 119 DRUG TASK FORCE HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY CRACKING DOWN ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS ... RESULTING IN MULTIPLE DRUG RELATED ARRESTS ACROSS THE STATE.
TROOPERS ALSO DISCOVERED AN ACTIVE METH LAB AT A BIAS BRANCH ROAD HOME.
TROOPERS SAY THEY FOUND METH MAKING PRODUCTS THROUGHOUT THE HOUSE ... AND EVIDENCE WAS FOUND BURNED IN PILES.
STATE POLICE SAY PRESCRIPTION DRUGS ARE A HUGE PROBLEM, ESPECIALLY IN BOONE COUNTY.
"It's a large issue. I mean it's thriving all your other crimes that's being committed into the county as far as robberies, burglaries, stuff like that. It's all driven for money and stuff to buy prescription medications with."
TROOPERS ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING ONE OTHER SUSPECT.
REMEMBER IF YOU SEE SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, ALERT POLICE.
I JIVIDEN FUNERAL
ELEANOR FIRE CHIEF SHANE JIVIDEN WAS LAID TO REST.
JIVIDEN DIED SUNDAY FROM INJURIES HE RECIEVED IN A 4-WHEELING ACCIDENT AFTER FINIISHING A CHARITY RIDE IN WEBSTER SPRINGS.
HE WAS ONLY 36 YEARS OLD, AND THE PEOPLE HERE SAY HE MADE A MAJOR IMPACT ON THIS COMMUNITY.
"hes touched so many and to see the amount of people watching this procession is how many people he's touched."
JIVIDEN WAS LAID TO REST IN BUFFALO MEMORIAL PARK.
HE WAS AN ORGAN DONOR, AND LOVED ONES WERE HAPPY TO LEARN-- EVEN IN DEATH-- HE'S STILL HELPING SAVE LIVES.
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