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  • SWVA Lawmakers Feuding With VADOT Over Proposed Expressway Funding   Sat Oct 21st, 9:16am CDT
    (ABINGDON) Some area lawmakers in Southwest Virginia are upset with the state department of transportation, who allegedly are refusing to give the needed approvals to create a four-lane highway connecting the region to other states. The Coalfields Expressway would link Buchanan, Dickenson, and Wise Counties to West Virginia and Kentucky. Congress approved funding for the […]> <>
  • Lawsuit Against Big Pharma Will Stay in Sullivan County, Judge Rules   Sat Oct 21st, 9:15am CDT
    (KINGSPORT) A lawsuit filed by a group of area Tennessee prosecutors against pharmaceutical companies will be staying in state court, despite the efforts of one company. The order was given Friday by the chief judge for the U.S. Eastern District of Tennessee, Thomas A. Varlan. One of the companies named in the suit- Endo Pharmaceuticals- […]> <>
  • Johnson City Woman Charged With Incest, Sex Crimes Gets 25 Years in Prison   Sat Oct 21st, 9:13am CDT
    (JOHNSON CITY) A Johnson City woman that was convicted earlier this year for sex crimes involving an underage juvenile has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Amber Nicole Ray had three additional years suspended during her Friday hearing in Criminal Court in Elizabethton. She had been charged with rape of a child and incest. […]> <>
  • Washington County (TN) Schools Honored As ‘Exemplary’   Sat Oct 21st, 9:12am CDT
    (JOHNSON CITY) The Washington County, Tennessee School District announced Friday they are now an exemplary school district as denoted by the state. Director of Schools Kimber Halliburton said the school district is the highest scoring county in the region in english language arts, science and math. Halliburton said she gives the credit to the principals […]> <>
  • Kingsport Facing Issues Moving Employees Out of City Hall   Sat Oct 21st, 9:11am CDT
    (KINGSPORT) There may be some unforeseen obstacles for the city of Kingsport’s plans to move some city employees out of buildings like City Hall and into the Regions bank building downtown. Sullivan County mayor Richard Venable told NewsChannel 11 that there are as many as 18 county employees that are working out of Kingsport’s City […]> <>
  • Rivals Gather In Prayer Leading Up to Crockett-Boone Game   Sat Oct 21st, 9:10am CDT
    (JONESBOROUGH) Rival supporters joined together in prayer last night prior to the game between Daniel Boone and David Crockett High Schools last night. The brief gathering came after a rough couple weeks at Crockett. Head football coach Gerald Sensabaugh was put on administrative leave indefinitely on Tuesday following an investigation into alleged misconduct. School Athletic Director […]> <>
  • Tennessee To Get $2M From Federal General Motors Settlement   Sat Oct 21st, 9:09am CDT
    (NASHVILLE) A $120 million settlement between General Motors and 49 states and Washington, D.C. will bring more than $1 million apiece to Tennessee and Virginia. State attorneys general said Tennessee will receive $2.1 million, while Virginia will receive $1.3 million. Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery’s office says the settlement concludes a multistate investigation into GM’s […]> <>
  • Second Shooting Reported In A Week on Virginia State Univ. Campus   Sat Oct 21st, 9:09am CDT
    (CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va.) Police are investigating the second shooting in less than a week on the campus of Virginia State University. The shooting happened just after 11 p.m. Thursday. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that when VSU and Chesterfield County police arrived, they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was taken to […]> <>
  • Reward Offered In Tuesday Attempted Murder in Decatur   Fri Oct 20th, 10:24pm CDT
    A reward has been offered for information leading to the identification of one of more than a half-dozen people involved in a shooting in Decatur on Monday. Police say Monday night, a man was driving near the intersection of Monroe St. and Center St. when he heard a loud noise, and thought he hit something. […]> <>
  • Rauner Wants $200M In Cuts To State Budget   Fri Oct 20th, 10:24pm CDT
    Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration has outlined more than $200 million in cuts it wants to make to Illinois’ new budget, including to human services, agriculture programs and transportation. The cuts were presented in materials Rauner’s budget office gave to the four legislative caucuses. Democratic Rep. Greg Harris of Chicago says the cuts include $89 million […]> <>
  • Man Wanted In Bluff City Vehicular Homicide   Fri Oct 20th, 5:40pm CDT
    (BLUFF CITY) — A driver wanted in the death of his passenger last weekend remains at large. Police say Matthew Robinson crashed his car on State Route 81 and he was found outside of the vehicle while his passenger identified as Emily Lipson of Bristol, Tenn. died at the scene. Robinson was taken to a […]> <>
  • Washington County, Tenn. Recovery Drug Court Graduates Two   Fri Oct 20th, 5:40pm CDT
    (JOHNSON CITY) — The Washington County, Tenn. recovery drug court graduated two participants on Friday. Janessa Mitchell is one of the graduates and tells WCYB she’s been clean for over 530 days as of her graduation and she now has custody of her three children. Graduates get checkups after three months and six months then […]> <>
  • Warrant Issued For Child Rape Suspect   Fri Oct 20th, 5:40pm CDT
    (KINGSPORT) — A warrant is issued for a man wanted for raping an 11 year old girl. Police say 33-year-old Hugo Mayorga was last seen in Kingsport and has not been spotted since the incident occurred and is believed to be on the run. Authorities say that due to the victim’s juvenile status and an […]> <>
  • Hawkins County Commission WIll Try Again To Appoint New Leaders   Fri Oct 20th, 5:39pm CDT
    (ROGERSVILLE) — The Hawkins County Commission will try again to name two leaders at their meeting on Monday. The Rogersville Review reports Commissioner Mark Linkous will be put forth for the chairman role and Commissioner Stae Vaughan as chairman pro-tempore. The two were nominated at the September meeting but nether gathered enough votes to be […]> <>
  • Making Strides 5K Walk   Fri Oct 20th, 3:28pm CDT
    Coming up this Sunday…it’s the 5k Walk for the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. Come down to Great Lawn at Founders Park 74 Wilson Avenue in Johnson City. The fun starts at noon!> <>
  • Marshall Tucker Band   Fri Oct 20th, 3:24pm CDT
    The pride of Spartanburg South Carolina…The Marshall Tucker Band comes to Thomas Wolfe Auditorium in Ashville this Sunday at 7:30pm with special guest Scooter Brown Band. Tickets are available through the USCC Box Office, online at, and by phone at 800-745-3000.> <>
  • Man Dies After ATV Collision With Bear   Fri Oct 20th, 2:51pm CDT
    Sheriff’s deputies say an all-terrain vehicle driver is dead after hitting a bear in Lincoln County. Authorities say the 51-year-old man was operating an ATV on a county road near Tomahawk Thursday about 7:30 p.m. The ATV rolled and the man was thrown from the vehicle after he hit the bear. The man was taken […]> <>
  • Annual School Meeting In White Lake   Fri Oct 20th, 2:49pm CDT
    There’s an annual meeting happening in the White Lake School district on Tuesday. Officials will be asking resients to approve a new spending plan that decreases the property tax levy by 7 percent. They say most school expenses add up to just under $2.6 million, a decrease of $116 thousand dollars.> <>
  • Accident In Greeneville Sends 7 To Hospitals   Fri Oct 20th, 2:08pm CDT
    (GREENEVILLE) — A two-car crash Thursday morning on Erwin Highway results in seven people being hospitalized. Police say a driver of a SUV was heading eastbound on Erwin Highway when a car driven by 81-year-old Dan Hughes of Johnson City pulled into the path of the SUV as Hughes was turning into a driveway. The […]> <>
  • Hawkins County Commission Considers Suing Opioid Makers   Fri Oct 20th, 2:08pm CDT
    (ROGERSVILLE) — The Hawkins County commission will consider joining other municipalities and agencies filing lawsuits against opioid manufacturers. According to the Rogersville Review the commission will take the matter up at its meeting on Monday. The measure put forth by Commissioner Bob Palmer is what’s called an “out of order resolution” and needs to have […]> <>
  • Terminated Elizabethton SRO Wants Review Of Decision   Fri Oct 20th, 2:07pm CDT
    (ELIZABETHON) — A school resource officer fired by the city is asking for a review of the action by the city’s personnel review committee. The Elizabethton Star reports city officials fired Scott Whitmire as Elizabethton High School’s SRO following an investigation conducted by the school district that began last month. According to the Star’s reporting […]> <>
  • David Crockett Employee Suspended For Misuse Of Funds   Fri Oct 20th, 2:06pm CDT
    (JONESBOROUGH) — A David Crockett High School employee was suspended as an investigation into misuse of funds was completed. According to a letter dated Sept. 1 from the Washington County, Tenn. Board of Education Jamie Anderson was suspended without pay as the district determined what happened to an undisclosed amount of missing money. WJHL is […]> <>
  • Man Assaults Mother With Onion And Ginger Ale   Fri Oct 20th, 2:06pm CDT
    (KINGSPORT) — A 27-year-old man chose an unusual method to assault his mother when he tried stuffing an onion in her mouth and doused her with ginger ale. Police say the incident happened Wednesday and the man told officers he stuffed the onion in her mouth to shut her up and poured the beverage on […]> <>
  • Roe Gets A Democratic Challenger   Fri Oct 20th, 2:06pm CDT
    (GREENEVILLE) — The congressional midterm elections are nearly a year away and Representative Phil Roe now has his first challenger. The Greeneville Sun reports Johnson City doctor Marty Olson will declare his candidacy for Congress at an event Saturday in Elizabethton sponsored by the Carter County Democrats. Republican Roe, who’s also a doctor is in […]> <>
  • Grand Ole Opry Expansion!   Fri Oct 20th, 1:46pm CDT
    Make your plans next year to go to The iconic Grand Ole Opry House in Tennessee’s capital city which will undergo a $12 million expansion to add parking, larger retail space and an enhanced area for backstage tours. The updates are aimed at improving the fan experience outside of shows as the performance hall is […]> <>
  • Probe Continues Into Fatal New London Crash   Fri Oct 20th, 1:46pm CDT
    New London Police continue their investigation into a crash that left a person dead. The accident happened on the Hwy 45 Bypass near Hwy 54. Investigators are thinking that more drivers may have seen what happened and they’re looking to the public for help. Anyone with information should call 920-982-8505.> <>
  • Haunted Hill in Abingdon!   Fri Oct 20th, 1:45pm CDT
    Coming to Abingdon, Saturday October 28th, it is Haunted Hill at 415 Academy Drive. from 5 to 8 join the William King Museum of Art for our inaugural Haunted Hill Halloween extravaganza, family-fun activities will include a hay ride, a costume contest, pumpkin carving and painting, a pumpkin roll, ghost stories, a horror movie screening, […]> <>
  • Josh Oldaker   Fri Oct 20th, 1:37pm CDT
    The Chilhowie Apple Festival presents rising Country Gospel artist Josh Oldaker for a Veterans Day concert on Saturday, November 11th at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion.The West Virginia native is on his first national tour. Proceeds of this concert will benefit the Chilhowie Apple Festival. Discounted tickets are available for veterans of […]> <>
  • 80s Dress Up and Dance Party   Fri Oct 20th, 1:36pm CDT
    Saturday is the 80s Dress Up and Dance Party at the Holston River Brewing Company in Bristol. Tease out your big hair and slip on those acid washed jeans for an evening of food, beer and entertainment. Wyldeheart and Asylum Suite will perform from 8:30 – 11:30 p.m. on the main stage. More information is […]> <>
  • Poltergeist   Fri Oct 20th, 1:35pm CDT
    Come enjoy a horror classic tonight at the Park Avenue Theater in Norton as they present “Poltergeist” starting at 7 p.m. The 1982 horror classic by the late Tobe Hooper made the phrase “They’re Here” famous. Find out more at> <>