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Man who escaped from a Knoxville courtroom commits suicide

The Knox County Sheriff's Office says the man who escaped from a Knoxville courtroom in July shot and killed himself Monday afternoon. More>>

Update: Johnson City native Daniel Norris called up to Toronto Blue Jays MLB team Video included

Johnson City native Daniel Norris appears to be heading to the Major Leagues of professional baseball. Johnson City native Daniel Norris appears to be heading to the Major Leagues of professional baseball.
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Johnson City native Daniel Norris appears to be heading to the Major Leagues of professional baseball.Multiple news sources are reporting Norris will be among a contingent of players that will be called up to the big leagues Monday by the Toronto Blue Jays. More>>

Tweetsie Trail already spawning new businesses Video included

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The Tweetsie Trail has officially been connecting Johnson City and Elizabethton for only a few days but it's already starting to pay economic dividends.Thousands have been using the trail for hiking, biking and walking for months before the trail opened. More>>

Update: Russell County man found alive

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Police are asking for your help in finding a missing Russell County man. More>>

Sheriff: man used "Street Chat" app to threaten to kill a child in Unicoi County school Video included

A man is under arrest in Unicoi County accused of threatening to kill a child in school Tuesday.    Sheriff Mike Hensley said the "adult Hispanic male" used the new app "Street Chat." A man is under arrest in Unicoi County accused of threatening to kill a child in school Tuesday. Sheriff Mike Hensley said the "adult Hispanic male" used the new app "Street Chat."
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A man is under arrest in Unicoi County accused of threatening to kill a child in school Tuesday. Sheriff Mike Hensley said the man used the new app "Street Chat."Sheriff Mike Hensley said his department made the arrest with the help of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation after a day-long investigation. More>>

Lunceford takes over as Carter County Sheriff Video included

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There's a new sheriff in town, and he made it known quickly he was ready to take office. More>>

Union submits public records request regarding ETSU outsourcing discussions

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The push to prevent East Tennessee State University from outsourcing positions last year, particularly custodial jobs, is once again relevant. Tennessee's Higher Education Union, United Campus Workers, submitted an open records request last week for information on current private contractor complaints, and all communication between the university and potential bidders for the university's Physical Plant operations, including custodial services. News Channel 11's Kylie McGivern spoke with Unit... More>>

American Red Cross and News Channel 11 join forces for the 8th Annual Battle of the Badges competition

They answer the call when you have an emergency. Now, area first responders need your help. More>>

New sheriff has big plans for Greene County Video included

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Pat Hankins officially took over as sheriff today after a 16-year run by former Sheriff Steve Burns.
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Busy Labor Day on area lakes

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Hundreds of people took advantage of the holiday and the beautiful weather to hit area lakes. Hundreds of boats were on the lake today for Labor Day which is traditionally thought of as the unofficial close to summer. Many who did not have access to a boat spent the day at the Boone Lake Recreation Area near the dam with hundreds of people cooking out and enjoying the water on this near 90 degree day. To help keep things in line, there was a significant police presence both on the water and off. More>>

Tweetsie Trail draws big crowd on Labor Day

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The newly opened Tweetsie Trail drew large crowds on Labor Day as people enjoyed the beautiful weather and the holiday with hundreds of walkers, runners and bike riders. The parking lots along Alabama Street in Johnson City were overflowing and cars were parked for at least a half-mile along Maple St. More>>

MOST WANTED: man caught on camera in Sullivan Co. shopping with stolen checks Video included

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is searching for Matthew Thomas. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is searching for Matthew Thomas.
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Last October, a woman told investigators she noticed money missing from her checking account, and she suspected the culprit could be her relative.
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AP investigation: Tobacco commission grants had Terry Kilgore family connections Video included

Terry Kilgore said his family ties have not affected the commission's investments, and noted that projects have to be vetted by the commission's staff before he and other commissioners vote on them. Terry Kilgore said his family ties have not affected the commission's investments, and noted that projects have to be vetted by the commission's staff before he and other commissioners vote on them.
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A Virginia commission that invests money from a national tobacco settlement gave $21 million to an economic development group and a telephone cooperative run by family members of the commission's powerful chairman, according to a review of grants by The Associated Press. More>>

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Friday Morning Kickoff: Tennessee High Video included

Friday Morning Kickoff took us to Tennessee High on Friday 8/29 More>>

Worley, defense spark Vols past Utah State, 38-7 Video included

Justin Worley threw for 273 yards and three touchdowns to help Tennessee beat Utah State 38-7 on Sunday night. More>>

Man hospitalized after hitting his head on rock in Boone Lake

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A Johnson City man was arrested Saturday after police said he assaulted his father with a hammer.According to police, Robert Collins, 25, attacked the victim, choked him, hit him with a hammer, and then smashed a kitchen window.Collins was charged with one count of aggravated domestic assault and one count of vandalism.He's in the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

Johnson City man arrested for aggravated domestic assault

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A Johnson City man was arrested Saturday after police said he assaulted his father with a hammer.According to police, Robert Collins, 25, attacked the victim, choked him, hit him with a hammer, and then smashed a kitchen window.Collins was charged with one count of aggravated domestic assault and one count of vandalism.He's in the Washington County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

ETSU football coaches Torbush and O'Cain have long friendship on and off the field Video included

Revisiting a game in 1999 that played a role in bringing friends Carl Torbush and Mike O'Cain back together on the sidelines.
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Excitement contagious at Tweetsie Trail opening weekend Video included

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The Tweetsie Trail had its grand opening on Saturday, and already people in the area are telling us its one of their favorite places to recreate in the Tri-Cities.
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TWRA: calm holiday weekend on Boone Lake

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On Sunday we met up with a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency boating officer who was patrolling on Boone Lake. More>>

Three crash-related deaths reported in Kingsport this week

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The death of a twelve year old boy who was hospitalized after a crash on Thursday marks the third crash-related death in Kingsport this week.The boy died at the University of Tennessee Medical Center Saturday morning.The crash happened Thursday afternoon on East Stone Drive. According to investigators, the driver of a Chevrolet Suburban rear-ended a Kia Sedona minivan. The minivan then side-swiped a Honda CRV and hit another SUV head on.The driver of the minivan, along with two children, ages... More>>

Medical Watch: Health Resources Center offers free services Video included

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The Health Resources Centers offers FREE services that can help folks reach their personal best to be as healthy as possible. More>>

Russell County house fire under investigation

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The cause of a Russell County house fire is under investigation. More>>

Kingsport man dies from injuries sustained in Friday night accident Video included

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A Kingsport man has died as a result of his injuries he sustained in a Friday night car accident.

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Wheels in the Hills brings new type of festival to Jonesborough Video included

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People in Jonesborough heard the roar of engines Saturday for the inaugural Wheels in the Hills event.The event took place downtown and included a motorcycle poker run and car cruise-in.There was locally-made barbecue, a local band for entertainment, and even a corn hole tournament."The event brings a whole new demographic into town that you don't normally see in Jonesborough. Normally you have the storytelling, and Jonesborough days, and crafts and things. Today we have bikes and cars and it... More>>

Dog wash hosted to benefit area K9 officers Video included

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Folks brought their canine companions to a benefit dog wash in Johnson City Saturday afternoon.The dog was was set up to raise money to buy extra equipment for K9 police dogs in the Tri-Cities area.Pet owners could also try out various natural pet products at the event, and there were also some dogs up for adoption, ready to find their forever homes.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

Tweetsie Trail Trek celebrates the trail's grand opening

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Many folks in Johnson City and Elizabethton kicked off the Labor Day holiday weekend with the opening of the Tweetsie Trail Saturday morning.The Tweetsie Trail Trek, three races for bikers, walkers, and runners, marked the opening of the brand new ten mile hiking and biking trail that connects the two cities.In all, about 2,000 people were registered to participate in Saturday's events that began in Elizabethton in the morning and continued into the afternoon in Johnson City.Copyright WJHL 20... More>>

Baconfest heads to Johnson City for second straight year Video included

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It's a festival all about bacon! And for the second year in a row, the Tri-Cities Baconfest chose Johnson City to host the big day.Brandi Woodall, Festival Producer, said 16 different vendors set up for the event.Some of the highlights included bacon coffee, bacon biscuits, and even bacon flavored beer."The thing about bacon is it can be utilized in so many different ways, it's not just for breakfast. So when people come to Baconfest, they get to taste the creativity of these local restaurant... More>>

Five people arrested on drug charges in Sullivan County

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Five people were arrested after Sullivan County authorities said they were involved in drug activity, including selling a drug known as “gravel” close to a Kingsport school.According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, deputies found baggies of a substance they believe to be “gravel” at Darrell Larkins' home. Larkins lives across the street from Sullivan Middle School. Investigators also found digital scales and more than $300 in cash at the home.Jessica Hobbs and Thomas Cole were also a... More>>

Cumberplunge first event of its kind in Bristol Video included

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It was a warm day out, but hundreds of people in Bristol, Virginia had a unique way of cooling off. On Saturday the city hosted its first ever Cumberplunge, an idea they got from halfway around the world. More>>

Law enforcement increases patrols, sets up checkpoints for Labor Day Weekend Video included

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Law enforcement officers are out in full force, making sure folks are driving safely this holiday weekend.Officers are beefing up patrols and setting up checkpoints to look for impaired drivers and other violations.“We have various types of checkpoints, driver's license checkpoints, sobriety checkpoints, seatbelt checkpoints. We come as a team, the highway patrol and the local city agencies and county agencies come together and our judges,” Lieutenant Christy Osborne told News Channel 11.Osbo... More>>

Medical Watch: Mended Hearts Support Group Video included

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Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that offers information and support to individuals who have had heart surgery. More>>

Toppers blast Cyclones

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SHHS vs ElizabethtonMo West vs GreenevilleCherokee vs Daniel BooneUnicoi Co. vs David CrockettSullivan South vs Tn HighEast Hamilton vs D-BVolunteer vs Sullivan NorthHappy Valley vs CloudlandOneida vs HamptonUnaka vs Sull. EastChuckey-Doak vs S. GreeneCosby vs W. GreeneCumberland gap vs N. Greene Richlands vs Gate CityAbingdon vs J. BattleNorthwood vs Twin SpringsThomas Walker vs P. Henry More>>

App "Streetchat" brings new wave of cyberbullying concerns Video included

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Wanted: trio steal hundreds of dollars in items from Elizabethton Walmart

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Elizabethton Police are trying to find three people who stole $800 worth of merchandise from Walmart in Elizabethton.It happened about 4:30 p.m. on August 19th."You can see the three people entering the store on surveillance video," said Capt. Joy Markland, Elizabethton Police. "We're pretty sure they were working together." More>>

Rock Springs Elementary principal addresses animal sightings on school grounds Video included

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We first told you about a bear, and snake sightings earlier this week at Rock Springs Elementary in Sullivan County. On Friday we went to the school, where we were told the playground and outside areas are still temporarily closed.
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Trial pushed back for Alexa Linboom murder case Video included

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The murder trial of two suspects charged with the murder of a 5-year-old Hawkins County girl will now begin three years after her death. Randall and Mary Vaughn appeared in a Hawkins County courtroom Friday where newly elected District Attorney Dan Armstrong asked for more time to review the case. More>>

KPD arrests man on aggravated robbery charges

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Kingsport Police Department officers arrested a Kingsport man Thursday following a call about a robbery on Highpoint Avenue. More>>

What's Working: Bristol YMCA's program helps teens become leaders Video included

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Every Monday afternoon at 4:30, teenagers gather at the Bristol YMCA. It's called the Teen Leaders program." More>>

THP probe into April off-duty deputy crash incomplete, deputies still on medical leave Video included

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Two Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies remain on medical leave, four months after the Tennessee Highway Patrol began investigating a crash that injured the pair. "This incident remains under investigation," THP Sgt. Bill Miller said. "Once all the evidence has been processed then investigators will determine their course of action." The sheriff's office says Deputies Louis Cunningham and Tim Moore are still out on medical leave. Both men, who were off-duty at the time, were seriously... More>>

Bristol, Va. police search for man accused in officer assault Video included

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Two Bristol, Virginia Police Department officers were injured Friday afternoon, while they attempted to arrest a man who was wanted for failing to register his new address as a sex offender, as well as for felony shoplifting. More>>

It's National College Colors Day: Send us your pics!

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It's National College Colors Day!National College Colors Day is celebrated on the first Friday of each college school year where students, parents, family, fans, alumni and others, wear their school's colors or college apparel. More>>

Telford man accused of assaulting minor Video included

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Charles W. Whitson, 36, after a juvenile had signs of bruising around the neck and face. More>>

New Shindigs restaurant coming to downtown Bristol, opens Sept. 2

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The new restaurant side of the business is scheduled to open for lunch on Tuesday, September 2nd. Lunch will be served daily from Monday through Saturday. Nate Singleton, co-owner of the new restaurant said recently that his group is hoping to fill a niche in the downtown lunch scene.  More>>

Former Hawkins sheriff employee charged with statutory rape Video included

A former Hawkins County Sheriff's Office employee was charged Thursday with three counts of statutory rape. More>>

Friday Morning Kickoff at Tennessee High School

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The News Channel 11 Friday Morning Kickoff crew were in Bristol this morning at Tennessee High School to help celebrate tonight's game. More>>

Get into the school spirit with #WJHL's Friday Morning Kickoff!

Use #WJHLKick to become a part of our pep rally! Use #WJHLKick to become a part of our pep rally!
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Are you ready for high school football? News Channel 11's Kasey Marler, Anna Zook and Meteorologist Jeremy Eisenzophf will be kicking things off Friday morning at 5:00 a.m. with a LIVE preview of the Daniel Boone and Elizabethton High School game Friday night.Do you want to rally for your school to be featured in our morning show pep rally. We need your help. Show us your school spirit by using the hashtag #WJHLKickoff to tell us where we should hold our ultimate pep rally each week.Each week... More>>

Father, step-mother of Alexa Linboom to appear for hearing in Hawkins County Video included

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The parents of a young girl whose death shocked the region are due in court today. More>>

Sullivan Co. deputies arrest Kingsport couple following report of stabbing Video included

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Sullivan County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Kingsport couple following a report of a stabbing Thursday. More>>

Former Sullivan South assistant band director indicted on 13 counts of statutory rape Video included

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A Johnson City man was indicted Wednesday on 13 counts of statutory rape by the Sullivan County Grand Jury following an investigation into an alleged relationship with a teenage girl. More>>

Donors give $8K to purchase headstone for murdered 2-year-old girl Video included

Almost two years after her death, Wise County Deputies realized Emma Baldwin had not received a proper burial. Almost two years after her death, Wise County Deputies realized Emma Baldwin had not received a proper burial.
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The Wise County Sheriff Office is raising money to purchase a tombstone for Emma Baldwin.The 2-year-old girl was murdered in October 2012. More>>

Dobyns-Bennett Marching Band takes on Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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Almost 400 local students are the latest to participate ina fundraising campaign gone viral. People from across the country and around the world have been dousing themselves in ice-cold water to help find a cure for ALS.Since July 29th, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $94 million for the fight against ALS. The challenge continues to spread as people step up to raise money and awareness for the devastating disease.Thursday, one of the largest bands in the state of Tennessee took ... More>>

Community funded Tweetsie Trail opens Thursday Video included

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The official opening of the long awaited Tweetsie Trail is finally here. Thursday is the ribbon cutting, followed by a celebration this weekend at the Tweetsie Trail Trek on Saturday. More>>

Lawsuit against Sullivan Co. moves forward Video included

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After months of back and forth, Sullivan County leaders could not come to an agreement Thursday morning to settle a lawsuit involving 7 former highway department employees.For an hour and a half, commissioners discussed the a settlement that would give each employee $3,000. Commissioners also discussed the possibility of rehiring 3 of the 7 workers.Sullivan County Attorney Dan Street urged the commission to make a decision."Let’s not pass it on to the next commission solely for the purpose of... More>>

Just Jump trampoline park coming to Johnson City

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Johnson City is going to be home to the first trampoline park in the Tri-Cities and southwest Virginia later this year. Local families will no longer have to drive over 90 miles to find the closest facility of its kind. 



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Dog wash will help buy equipment for K-9 police dogs in Tri-Cities Video included

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 Natural Pet Supply in Johnson City is holding a dog washing event Saturday, August 30th, benefit the Washington County/Johnson City Animal Shelter and to help buy extra equipment for K-9 police dogs in the Tri-cities.
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TONIGHT: UT preseason show, Titans game airs on Me-TV 11.2

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University of Tennessee and Titans fans have something to cheer about. We have some special programming on ME TV (11.2).  More>>

ETSU football announces second annual Women’s Football 101 Clinic

The clinic costs $20 per person in advance, and $25 at the door, while ETSU faculty/staff may attend for just $10 and students are free with a valid ID. More>>

C.E.R.T. class announced for Washington County citizen

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Sheriff Ed Graybeal and the Washington County Sheriff's Office in conjunction with the Washington County Emergency Management Agency will be hosting a CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) class for the citizens of Washington County. More>>

Northeast TN health officials investigating increase in salmonella cases Video included

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The Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office is investigating a sharp increase in salmonella cases. According to health officials, 19 cases of salmonella have been reported in the area since August 7th. More>>

Dobyns-Bennett's Makale Foreman named Player of the Week

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There weren't many games in week zero of the high school football season, but there were a number of big time efforts. Two different Tri-Cities running backs topped 200 yards, but it was a wide-receiver who stood above the rest. More>>

Sullivan South preps for showdown against Tennessee High

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With week zero in the rear view mirror, teams in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are preparing for week number one of the high school football season.  More>>

Federal court filings show holes used for sex acts inside Bristol adult novelty store Video included

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Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs. Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high holes in private rooms inside Exotic Illusions.
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Snakes and bear lead Rock Springs Elementary to close playground, outside areas Video included

Rock Springs Elementary School sent out a letter to parents saying a black rate snake was found in the school and three black rate snakes were found outside the building last week. Rock Springs Elementary School sent out a letter to parents saying a black rate snake was found in the school and three black rate snakes were found outside the building last week.
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A Sullivan County school closed its playground and outside areas today after multiple reports of wildlife on school grounds.  Rock Springs Elementary School sent out a letter to parents saying a black rate snake was found in the school and three black rate snakes were found outside the building last week. More>>

September blood drives

Wellmont Health System's Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming days: · Tuesday, Sept. 2, 7-10 a.m., Universal Fibers, Bristol, Virginia · Wednesday, Sept. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., University of Virginia-Wise, Cantrell Hall, Wise, Virginia · Thursday, Sept. 4, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Life Care Center of Gray, Gray · Thursday, Sept. 4, noon-4 p.m., Indian Path Medical Center, Kingsport · Thursday, Sept. 4, 1-6 p.m., Food City, Wise, Virginia · T... More>>

Health official: No bacterial meningitis at ETSU Video included

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It now appears concerns about cases of bacterial meningitis among students at East Tennessee State University were unfounded. More>>

Students complain of shoddy work and safety hazards in brand new luxury apartments Video included

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Ripped floors, loose nails, no air conditioning..some students say that's what they saw when they walked through the doors of their luxury apartments for the first time.Parents and students sent us pictures of what they say is shoddy work in the new Monarch 815 apartments across from ETSU.Wednesday I met up with ETSU student Laura James who lives in the apartment so she could show me what is wrong.As we were heading up to her room the construction manager and regional manager stopped us.Once ... More>>

Bid for Damascus K9 open

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Former Damascus Police Officer Justin Miller continues his fight for the K9 he helped trained.Miller resigned from the police department in early July, taking the department's K9 named Emmy, with him.But city leaders said the dog belongs to Damascus because Emmy was purchased with a federal grant that specifies 3 ways for the city to retire a K9.The city has chosen the sealed bid option.In 3 weeks, Miller raised $9,000 to bid on Emmy."In all honestly I couldn't believe I got that much support... More>>

Roads reopened following multiple vehicle crash near Kingsport Pavilion

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The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. near the Target shopping complex. Injuries have been reported. More>>

Knoxville-based Covenant Health has "strong interest" in Wellmont partnership Video included

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Although Wellmont Health System is remaining tight-lipped about who it might partner with in the coming months, Knoxville-based Covenant Health confirms it is among the health systems interested in a possible partnership. "Covenant Health is a non-profit East Tennessee healthcare system with long-standing relationships with physicians and hospitals in the Tri-Cities region," Vice President of Marketing and Physician Services Debby Saraceni said in an email statement... More>>

Bristol, Va. City Council approves property tax increase Video included

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A property tax increase approved by the Bristol, Va., City Council on Thursday will stock city coffers to help pay bills, the vice mayor said Friday morning. More>>

Homeless Veterans Stand Down scheduled for September 5 Video included

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The second annual Homeless Veterans Stand Down is scheduled for September 5 from 8 am-3 pm and Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church in Downtown Johnson City. It is targeted toward homeless veterans and also veterans at risk of being homeless, low income veterans as well as veterans who have not connected with the V-A. More>>

Two Johnson City schools named Reward Schools Video included

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The Tennessee Department of Education has released a list of Reward Schools as part of the state's Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver and two of those schools are in Johnson City – Science Hill High School and Towne Acres Elementary School. This category is reserved for schools in the top 5% statewide with the highest performance or the largest academic growth by students during the 2013-2014 school year. More>>

JCFD's lengthy search for new assistant fire chief to start over Video included

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The lengthy search for Johnson City's next assistant fire chief is taking another unexpected turn. The job has remained vacant since April 2013 and now we're learning the two finalists for the job don't want it.  More>>

ETSU student charged after shot fired in home Video included

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An East Tennessee State University student was arrested by campus public safety officers Monday after he reportedly fired a gunshot in a residence on Aug. 18. More>>

JCPD arrest man for November auto burglary

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Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man following a November report about an auto burglary. More>>

Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes is Sun. Sept. 14

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News Channel 11 is partnering with your East Tennessee office of the American Diabetes Association to help stop diabetes in our community.The Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes will be at the Kingsport Farmer's Market on Sunday, September 14. More>>

13 local organizations named winners of First Tennessee Foundations's 150 Days of Giving contest Video included

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Local organizations right in our backyard were named winners of First Tennessee Foundation's 150 Days of Giving contest. More>>

Bass Pro's bowling alley built by Tri-Cities crew Video included

"My goal is, is to build a bowling center that will last 40 years - just as they did when I started in 1982,” said Wes Snyder a foreman for Brunswick Installation. "My goal is, is to build a bowling center that will last 40 years - just as they did when I started in 1982,” said Wes Snyder a foreman for Brunswick Installation.
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If you're a hunter or fisherman Bass pro sells all the gear you need, but where does bowling fit in?  The new store features a bowling alley and we found out the lanes are already rich with history. More>>

Kingsport woman arrested after police find Subutex, marijuana, drug paraphernalia in home

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Kingsport Police Department detectives and officers arrested a woman Tuesday on drug charges after they found prescription drugs, marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her home. More>>

Church Hill police arrest man on stolen property, marijuana charges

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A man was charged Tuesday after police officers found that the vehicle he was driving was stolen property from another state. More>>

Johnson City man arrested on numerous identity theft, drug fraud charges Video included

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Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man on identity theft and drug fraud charges following an investigation into a report that he was using his ex-wife's and another woman's name to get prescription drugs. More>>

Johnson City Honda participates in ice bucket challenge, donates $11,000 to area charities Video included

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The ALS ice bucket challenge is going on just about everywhere you look these days. One local car dealer took the challenge this morning in Johnson City More>>

Massage and stroke recovery

GREENEVILLE, TN – A local therapist will demonstrate massage techniques at the next stroke support group meeting at Takoma Regional Hospital from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 2. Robin Dean of Touch of Grace Therapeutic Massage will also discuss the benefits of massage therapy. “We are planning a really fun, relaxing night,” Jamila Darwish, a speech therapist at Takoma and the group's host, said. The meeting is free and open to the public. The support group meetings are now being held in the Ce... More>>

August blood drives

Blood Assurance Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations: · Wednesday, August 27, 8:30a-11:30a, MSHA MTI-ITC, 502 Med Tech Parkway, Johnson City, TN · Wednesday, August 27, 1:15p-3:45p, MSHA Accounting, 1106 W. Market St., Johnson City, TN · Thursday, August 28, 11:00a-4:00p, Russell County Medical Center, Lebanon, VA · Friday, August 29, 12:00n-5:00p, Walmart Supercenter, Brown's Mill Rd., Johnson City, TN · Friday, August 29, 12:00n-5:00p, Washington... More>>

Settlement offer for fired Sullivan Co. road workers to be considered Thursday

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Sullivan County Attorney Dan Street said County Commissioners will meet Thursday morning to consider a settlement.   The current proposal offer $3,000 to each of the seven employees, and the settlement calls for three terminated employees to get their jobs back as soon as September 2nd.

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Tennessee raises the bar on recruiting photoshops Video included

It's not unusual for schools to Photoshop recruits onto fake magazine covers, but the Tennessee Vols took the next step. More>>

Update: Restoration work on historic Sabine Hill set to start next week

Sabine Hill was built in 1815 by General Nathaniel Taylor and his family.   Today, the rundown white frame house sits at the end of West G.Street near a busy state highway. Sabine Hill was built in 1815 by General Nathaniel Taylor and his family. Today, the rundown white frame house sits at the end of West G.Street near a busy state highway.
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Construction is set to start on Sabine Hill on or about September 3rd - a week from tomorrow. More>>

It's National Dog Day! Send us photos of your pooch

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In case you have not heard, Tuesday is National Dog Day. To celebrate the day, we thought to share this really entertaining video of a dog named Nathan, "Dancing with himself."  More>>

J. Fred Johnson Stadium ready for 1st home game

A new season and an upgraded stadium; the Dobyns-Bennett football team is looking to kickoff it's first home game in the newly renovated J. Fred Johnson Stadium. Construction on the stadium began as soon as the season ended last November. "We have handicap rails, going up through the old stadium, new 14-15 hundred seats up top, new concession stands, new bathrooms," said Dobyns-Bennett Athletic Director Carry Daniels.Daniels said although the 70-year-old stadium has served them well, they out... More>>

Greene County voters to fill seat left vacant after commission-elect's death

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In November, voters in Greene County will decide who will replace a county commissioner-elect who passed away last week. Earl Fletcher, Jr was elected to that job-- but last Friday morning he was found dead inside the Nathanael Greene Museum where he served as director for several years. More>>

A string of car burglaries linked by a manufacturer flaw Video included

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It's something Johnson City Police said they've never seen before.Police said starting in late July there's been a string of car burglaries with GM SUVs.In the last month this has happened to seven in Johnson City, four in Bristol, and none so far in Kingsport.One local GM dealer, Tim Copenhaver, told me with the more recent models from 2007 up to 2014 it's easy to cut the power off from the outside. He said he suspects thieves are going up under the front right wheel and cutting the electric... More>>

KPD search for car burglary suspect

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Kingsport Police Department officers are searching for a white man who reportedly burglarized a vehicle at local mall Thursday. More>>

Investigation into TCAT director technically still open but DA doesn't expect criminal charges Video included

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An investigation that has remained one of the most controversial topics in Carter County over the last year is technically still open, but First Judicial District Attorney General Tony Clark says he doesn't think there evidence of a crime. Sheriff Chris Mathes opened an investigation into Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Elizabethton Director Dean Blevins last summer. Since then, Mathes has continued to say he believes Blevins personally benefited... More>>

Carter Co. teacher, coach charged for theft granted diversion, given six months probation Video included

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Court documents show that a Carter County school teacher and coach under investigation for theft charges was granted a pre-trial diversion. More>>

Car found in Boone Lake; no injuries reported Video included

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News Channel 11 has confirmed that a car has been found partially submerged in Boone Lake. More>>

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

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Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. More>>

ETSU student places third in national weightlifting competition

Megan Poole is studying exercise science at ETSU and hopes to enter a physical therapy program and become a pediatric physical therapist. Her dream is to compete in the 2016 Olympic trials and the 2020 Olympic Games. More>>

Practice run for Eastman Road Race set for Aug. 30

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The 2014 Eastman Road Race is coming up on Saturday, September 6. To help participants prepare for this year's race, all runners are invited to participate in a free practice run on the Eastman Road Race 10K course this Saturday, August 30. More>>

Elizabethton principal battling ALS, Josh Wandell, to speak at Milligan College

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Josh Wandell, principal at East Side Elementary School in Elizabethton, will speak at Milligan's first convocation of the 2014-15 school year on Tuesday, Sept. 2, at 11 a.m. in the Mary B. Martin Auditorium in Seeger Chapel. Wandell, 36, was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, in 2013.  More>>

D-B comes back to beat Farragut

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Elizabethton 49 Daniel Boone 0Sullivan North 7 Seymour 34Dobyns-Bennett 31 Knox-Farragut 27Unaka 12 Oliver Springs 27 Sullivan South 49 Cherokee 13Cloudland 6 Avery Co. 0North Greene 20 Chuckey-Doak 28Pigeon Forge 71 Cosby 0Hampton 48 Unicoi Co. 12Union Co. 24 Grainger 8 More>>

Pioneers come back to beat Pats

High school football scores - week zero Video included

David Crockett vs Sullivan East; Volunteer vs Happy Valley; South Greene vs Sullivan Central More>>

Elizabethton and Johnson City officials take the "ice bucket challenge" Video included

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Ice-cold water is lighting a fire in the hearts of many Americans and now two local cities have joined the effort to raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. More>>

WJHL joins the ALS #IceBucketChallenge Video included

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is soaking the nation. News Channel 11 is joining in on the movement. Thursday, News Channel 11 is challenging Team Wandell of Carter County, TN to take the #IceBucketChallenge.  More>>

Mountain States Health Alliance and Cigna agree to new three year contract

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Thousands of people across our region that have Cigna health insurance can once again get in-network rates with Mountain States Health Alliance hospitals and doctors. More>>

7 year-old struck by car, recovering from injuries Video included

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A day after being struck by a car near his school bus stop, 7 year-old Thomas Human is recovering from his injuries at Niswonger Children's Hospital.A Picture of Thomas taken just after he arrived at the hospital, shows him on a ventilator. More>>

Lawsuit filed in fatal Aug. 5 Hawkins County crash Video included

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A woman was killed and two others were injured in a crash on Highway 11W in Hawkins County Tuesday afternoon. More>>

MOST WANTED: Woman accused of forging receipts to rip off local charity Video included

 Police say Teresa Stotsy is wanted on three counts of criminal simulation. Police say Teresa Stotsy is wanted on three counts of criminal simulation.
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Elizabethton police want to find a woman who they say tried to take advantage of a local charity that helps those in need.Police say Teresa Stotsy is wanted on three counts of criminal simulation. 
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Toppers, Indians football set to join 'Super 6' in 2015 Video included

The bus rides are about to get longer, and the schedules are about to change for the Dobyns-Bennett and Science Hill football teams after the TSSAA approved the 'Super 6' classification Monday. More>>

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What's Working: UH goes high tech for middle school students Video included

Erica Preswood's Language Arts class sounds a little different. It looks unusual also. Traditional books are being replaced with iPads. More>>

First day of school for area students

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Today marked the first day back to school for some students across the Tri-Cities region. More>>

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What's Working: Super Cats are on a roll at Warpath Lanes in Kingsport Video included

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 The smiles and the enthusiasm is unmistakable. The Super Cats meet every Wednesday at Warpath Lanes in Kingsport. More>>

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Father returns home to Unicoi County and suprises family at football practice

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.A Unicoi County family is celebrating after a friendly game of tackle football quickly turned into a welcome home surprise.  Lawrence Hampton, a member of the Air Force, has been stationed in Qatar for the past few months. More>>

Tri-Cities man marries two women; wife pushes for change in bigamy laws Video included

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A Tri-Cities man is accused of being married to two people at the same time; a crime in Tennessee. "It made me feel like I had been taken for a ride for 20 years," his wife said. More>>

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What's Working: Tennessee High School adds summer reading assignment for all students Video included

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Tennessee High School is quiet in the summer, but the students continue to learn."we want to elevate expectations" Tennessee High English teacher Tim Davis is excited about the schools new summer reading program.  More>>

VIDEO: Dobyns-Bennett High School Band performs during surprise squad giveaway

WJHL had quite a few friends Thursday who helped us celebrate Surprise Squad, including the Dobyns-Bennett High School Band.  More>>

Tennessee Tax-free holiday set for August 1-3

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During this weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost less than $100 per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. More>>

Fun Fest 2014 activity, entertainment guide Video included

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Tri-Cities residents will have plenty to do for the next few days, as Kingsport kicks off its 34th annual Fun Fest. More>>

MOST WANTED: Credit and debit card "skimmers" stealing ID's in the Tri-Cities Video included

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 According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Scammers use cameras, keypad overlays, and skimming devices - like a realistic-looking card reader placed over the factory-installed card reader on an ATM or gas pump - to capture the information from your card's magnetic strip without your knowledge and get your PIN." More>>

May Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

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The following are mugshots of individuals arrested in May by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.

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The face behind Bella's Law: Opiate Addiction Treatment Act of 2015 Video included

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Too old to drive: What do statistics in the Tri-Cities show? Video included

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Some people say that the older you are, the more of a concern it is to get behind the wheel."Our vision is not as good, our reflexes are not as fast, our hearing sometimes goes," says Glenna Herron, 71 years old.  More>>

44th annual Jonesborough Days under way Video included

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The sound of the kids' train rolling along Main Street, can only mean one thing - Jonesborough Days are here. It has become an annual Fourth of July tradition for many in our region. More>>

DCH Foundation Freedom 5K Run/3K Walk set for July 4 in Clintwood

There’s something for the whole family at the inaugural DCH Foundation Freedom 5K Run/3K Walk and Kids, Fun Run, to be held July 4 starting at 8 a.m.  More>>

Dump truck, flatbed truck crash injures two; 11E westbound reopened Video included

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Washington County emergency communications dispatchers confirmed a crash has occurred between a dump truck and a large flatbed truck at the intersection of Sand Valley Road and Highway 11E in Jonesborough. More>>

Kimberly Perry, of The Band Perry, marries MLB star JP Arencibia Video included

 Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry tied the knot in her hometown. Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry tied the knot in her hometown.
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Greeneville is abuzz with excitement and News Channel 11 has a clue as to why. Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry has tied the knot.  More>>

Share your Blue Plum photos with us! Just post them on our Facebook wall, send them to pix@wjhl.com or post them on Intagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PlumGoodTime.  More>>

Washington County election results are official; Ford still undecided about recount Video included

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The Washington County Election Commission certified the results for the May Republican primary Thursday. The candidate for Sheriff, Craig Ford, is still undecided on whether he’ll request a recount. More>>

Private school move presents zoning issues in Bristol, Va.

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A private school in Bristol is looking to expand and relocate in the city but with the school's desired new location comes a few road blocks. More>>

Do you have a photo of you and your mom? Please share them with us. We'd like to include them in our online photo gallery. Just send your photos to pix@wjhl.com, post them on our Facebook wall, or tweet them to @wjhl11. More>>

ETSU Alum Dr. Joe Moore hired to revive Buccaneer marching band program Video included

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The sounds of a marching band will soon be heard on the campus of ETSU once again. More>>

Problem properties: Who are the lazy landlords and trouble tenants? Video included

Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report. Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report.
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Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report.  More>>

3-year-old in state custody, no charges filed after "one-pot" meth labs found

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Neighbors are still in shock after investigators found several "one-pot" meth labs at a home in Scott County. More>>

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  • THP probe into April off-duty deputy crash incomplete, deputies still on medical leave

    THP probe into April off-duty deputy crash incomplete, deputies still on medical leave

    Friday, August 29 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-08-29 21:07:49 GMT
    Two Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies remain on medical leave, four months after the Tennessee Highway Patrol began investigating a crash that injured the pair. "This incident remains under investigation," THP Sgt. Bill Miller said. "Once all the evidence has been processed then investigators will determine their course of action." The sheriff's office says Deputies Louis Cunningham and Tim Moore are still out on medical leave. Both men, who were off-duty at the time, were seriously...
    Two Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies remain on medical leave, four months after the Tennessee Highway Patrol began investigating a crash that injured the pair. "This incident remains under investigation," THP Sgt. Bill Miller said. "Once all the evidence has been processed then investigators will determine their course of action." The sheriff's office says Deputies Louis Cunningham and Tim Moore are still out on medical leave. Both men, who were off-duty at the time, were seriously...
  • Federal court filings show holes used for sex acts inside Bristol adult novelty store

    Federal court filings show holes used for sex acts inside Bristol adult novelty store

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:58:06 GMT
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs. Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high holes in private rooms inside Exotic Illusions.
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs. Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high holes in private rooms inside Exotic Illusions.
  • Students complain of shoddy work and safety hazards in brand new luxury apartments

    Students complain of shoddy work and safety hazards in brand new luxury apartments

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-08-27 22:58:44 GMT
    Ripped floors, loose nails, no air conditioning..some students say that's what they saw when they walked through the doors of their luxury apartments for the first time.Parents and students sent us pictures of what they say is shoddy work in the new Monarch 815 apartments across from ETSU.Wednesday I met up with ETSU student Laura James who lives in the apartment so she could show me what is wrong.As we were heading up to her room the construction manager and regional manager stopped us.Once ...
    Ripped floors, loose nails, no air conditioning..some students say that's what they saw when they walked through the doors of their luxury apartments for the first time.Parents and students sent us pictures of what they say is shoddy work in the new Monarch 815 apartments across from ETSU.Wednesday I met up with ETSU student Laura James who lives in the apartment so she could show me what is wrong.As we were heading up to her room the construction manager and regional manager stopped us.Once ...
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  • MOST WANTED: man caught on camera in Sullivan Co. shopping with stolen checks

    MOST WANTED: man caught on camera in Sullivan Co. shopping with stolen checks

    Monday, September 1 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 21:31:02 GMT
    The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is searching for Matthew Thomas.The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is searching for Matthew Thomas.
    Last October, a woman told investigators she noticed money missing from her checking account, and she suspected the culprit could be her relative.
    Last October, a woman told investigators she noticed money missing from her checking account, and she suspected the culprit could be her relative.
  • Wanted: trio steal hundreds of dollars in items from Elizabethton Walmart

    Wanted: trio steal hundreds of dollars in items from Elizabethton Walmart

    Friday, August 29 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-08-30 01:03:03 GMT
    Elizabethton Police are trying to find three people who stole $800 worth of merchandise from Walmart in Elizabethton.It happened about 4:30 p.m. on August 19th."You can see the three people entering the store on surveillance video," said Capt. Joy Markland, Elizabethton Police. "We're pretty sure they were working together."
    Elizabethton Police are trying to find three people who stole $800 worth of merchandise from Walmart in Elizabethton.It happened about 4:30 p.m. on August 19th."You can see the three people entering the store on surveillance video," said Capt. Joy Markland, Elizabethton Police. "We're pretty sure they were working together."
  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:51:57 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
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  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:51:57 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
  • Federal court filings show holes used for sex acts inside Bristol adult novelty store

    Federal court filings show holes used for sex acts inside Bristol adult novelty store

    Thursday, August 28 2014 1:58 AM EDT2014-08-28 05:58:06 GMT
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs. Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high holes in private rooms inside Exotic Illusions.
    Federal court documents reveal in the past, the owner of an adult novelty store on State Street in Bristol, Va. was selling more than just lingerie, pornography and synthetic drugs. Instead, pictures filed at the federal courthouse in Greeneville earlier this month show waist-high holes in private rooms inside Exotic Illusions.
  • Update: Russell County man found alive

    Update: Russell County man found alive

    Monday, September 1 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-09-02 02:42:07 GMT
    Michael StacyMichael Stacy
    Police are asking for your help in finding a missing Russell County man.
    Police are asking for your help in finding a missing Russell County man.
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