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The Last 30 Stories Posted
  • Brights Zoo Opens New ‘South America’ Exhibit   Sat Oct 20th, 7:17am CDT
    After a fire last year destroyed a barn and killed a dozen birds, Brights Zoo has built a brand new exhibit that was built from the ground up. The zoo opened the new “South America” exhibit last night. The building houses more than four dozen animals from the continent including monkeys and sloths. Zoo officials […]> <>
  • Erwin Factory to Get Expansion, 15 New Positions   Sat Oct 20th, 7:16am CDT
    Georgia-based Foam Products Corporation announced Friday that they plan to expand their plant in Erwin. The $5M expansion will add 15 new jobs when it’s completed around this time next year. In a news release yesterday, the company cited the Tri-Cities “favorable tax climate and the quality of life as contributing factors behind the move.”> <>
  • $25M Lawsuit Filed in Hog Wild Murder   Sat Oct 20th, 7:16am CDT
    A wrongful death lawsuit for $25 million dollars has been filed by the family of the man killed at the former Hog Wild Saloon in Kingsport. The suit was filed this week on behalf of the the estate of Brett Rodgers of Kingsport. The lawsuit claims a lack of securiy at the bar was to […]> <>
  • Kentucky Woman Faces 27 Charges Following Chase in Wise County   Sat Oct 20th, 7:15am CDT
    A 30-year old Kentucky woman is facing 27 charges, including attempted capital murder on a law enforcement officer, after a chase Thursday through Wise County. Police say they attempted to stop 30-year old Erika Lucas when she took off in her Infiniti SUV, reaching speeds over 100 miles per hour. She was finally stopped in […]> <>
  • Third Person Charged in Friday Morning Shooting in Greeneville   Sat Oct 20th, 7:14am CDT
    Police have charged a third person in connection with a shooting on Pine Street in Greeneville. Police went to an apartment on Kiser Boulevard after getting a tip that the alleged shooter, 20-year old Lauren Satterfield, was upstairs. Police found her hiding in a locked room late last night. Their tip came from an arrest […]> <>
  • Bristol Man Charged After Leading Police on Sullivan Co. Chase   Sat Oct 20th, 7:14am CDT
    A police chase through Sullivan County ended in the arrest of a Bristol, TN man wanted on multiple felony warrants. Police went to stop 32-year old Jay Dennis on Highway 11W around 530 last night when he took off. Dennis hit a pair of cars near the John Dennis Bridge before jumping from his still-moving […]> <>
  • Virginia Environmental Regulators OK Atlantic Coast Pipeline   Sat Oct 20th, 7:12am CDT
    Virginia environmental regulators approved engineering plans for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline on Friday, a move that means the project has the state’s permission to begin construction. Developers will now ask the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for authorization to start construction in Virginia, pipeline spokesman Aaron Ruby said. Work is already underway in West Virginia, where […]> <>
  • UK Project Aims to Rid Perry County of Hepatitis C   Sat Oct 20th, 6:49am CDT
    A University of Kentucky project aimed at ridding Perry County of hepatitis C has received a $15 million federal grant, and $50 million in donated drug treatments that can cure the disease. The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that the grant will include more support for the county’s needle exchange program and access to medication-assisted treatment for […]> <>
  • Traffic Pattern Change Goes Into Effect on KY-15   Sat Oct 20th, 6:49am CDT
    Drivers along KY 15 should take note of a big traffic pattern change that went into effect yesterday. DOT crews say the changes will last well into next year as part of a long-term project. Northbound lanes on the Combs Road overpass are now shifted to the southbound lanes…there will only be a single lane […]> <>
  • Harlan County Mine Tour Lands $2.5M in Federal Grants   Sat Oct 20th, 6:48am CDT
    A former underground coal mine that’s now a tourist attraction in eastern Kentucky is receiving $2.5 million in grants for upgrades. The Portal 31 Exhibition Mine in Harlan County will receive the money from the Abandoned Mine Lands pilot program. Part of the $2.5 million will go to creating a new parking area with a […]> <>
  • No Injuries Reported in Perry Co. School Bus Crash   Sat Oct 20th, 6:47am CDT
    No one was injured after a crash involving a school bus yesterday along Highway 15 in Perry County. Around 330 yesterday, the accident involving a bus from Knott County Schools shut down lanes in the Bonnyman area. Officials did not say how many kids were on the bus at the time of the crash, but […]> <>
  • Man Cuffed For Creating Disturbance   Fri Oct 19th, 3:37pm CDT
    A 41-year-old man is under arrest after police say he showed up at a residence uninvited. The reporting parties say the suspect began a disturbance at a Lincoln Street residence where he wasn’t wanted. He was given a ride to the Antigo Public Library but then threw a drink at the individual’s vehicle as they […]> <>
  • Halloween Concert In Arcata   Fri Oct 19th, 3:22pm CDT
    The City of Arcata says the All Seasons Orchestra will celebrate the autumn season with a Halloween-themed party and concert. Festivities will include an evening of scary music. The orchestra will perform in costume and encourages concert attendees to wear a Halloween costume to the event. In addition to the concert, a Halloween costume parade […]> <>
  • Arcata Police Arrest Pair Wanted On Warrants   Fri Oct 19th, 3:20pm CDT
    Early Friday morning, police spotted two people they recognized as having active warrants out for their arrests. They stopped 27 year old Tyrel Brannon and 29 year old Krystina Dias, both of Eureka, walking into the CVS at 600 F St in Arcata. During the investigation, the subjects were found to be in possession of […]> <>
  • Woman Cuffed In Eureka For Vandalism   Fri Oct 19th, 3:18pm CDT
    $55,000 bail for a woman arrested in Eureka Thursday for vandalism at a business on the 400 block of 2nd Street. The person who called said a woman had just thrown an item through the window of the business. A short time later, a second report of vandalism came from a business on the 700 […]> <>
  • Man Found Safe   Fri Oct 19th, 2:17pm CDT
    (TRI CITIES) – A local man is found safe after he was reported missing…Jim O’Reilly has more… 29 year-old Warren Hodges reportedly walked away from the Buckingham Road group home at about 2 in the afternoon Thursday. Sheriff Wesley Holt says Hodges was found safe in Carter County. No other details were provided.> <>
  • Missing Person OK At This Hour   Fri Oct 19th, 2:16pm CDT
    (TRI CITIES) – A local man is found safe after he was reported missing. 29 year-old Warren Hodges reportedly walked away from the Buckingham Road group home at about 2 in the afternoon Thursday. Sheriff Wesley Holt says Hodges was found safe in Carter County. No other details were provided.> <>
  • Settlement Reached In Ferris Wheel Case   Fri Oct 19th, 2:16pm CDT
    (GREENE COUNTY) – A settlement has been reached between the families of three girls and a former carnival ride operator…Jim O’Reilly reports… Georgia-based Family Attractions Amusements Company agreed to an unspecified amount to end the case. Back in 2016, three girls were injured, one suffering a brain injury, when their Ferris Wheel gondola tipped […]> <>
  • GC Fair Case Ends   Fri Oct 19th, 2:15pm CDT
    (GREENE COUNTY) – A settlement has been reached between the families of three girls and a former carnival ride operator. Georgia-based Family Attractions Amusements Company agreed to an unspecified amount to end the case. Back in 2016, three girls were injured, one suffering a brain injury, when their Ferris Wheel gondola tipped over at the […]> <>
  • THE SCARECROW SKEDDADDLE!   Fri Oct 19th, 1:19pm CDT
    On Sunday dont miss the Scarecrow Skeddaddle and Shindig from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm $10 Downtown Johnson City. Join Niswonger Children’s Hospital for our annual Scarecrow Skedaddle and Shindig! This year they have moved the event to Founders Park in Johnson City. Dress up in your favorite Halloween costume to participate in the race, […]> <>
  • WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP!   Fri Oct 19th, 1:18pm CDT
    Coming up Friday October 26th, it’s the 2 Day Watercolor Pencil Workshop with Robin Poteet. It’s happening at 314 Depot Sq SW Abingdon, VA . Learn All About Watercolor by using Watercolor Pencils with Robin Poteet. Watercolor pencils are versatile, affordable, and very easy to use. They’re perfect to use when traveling, and when you […]> <>
  • Victims of Hurricane Michael get food for the soul at PC church   Fri Oct 19th, 12:34pm CDT
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. – St. Andrew Baptist Church in Panama City is providing hot meals and basic supplies for those affected by Hurricane Michael. Residents are welcome to head over to the church on W 15th Street to pick up household items, snacks, canned goods, and even some hot meals, being served daily. The church […]> <>
  • Homeless hurricane victims asked to leave PC resort   Fri Oct 19th, 12:31pm CDT
    PANAMA CITY, Fla. – People left homeless because of Hurricane Michael who were staying at a Panama City resort will have to find somewhere else to stay. Residents at Shores of Panama say they woke up Thursday to notices saying they need to get out. The notice said the building has been deemed unsafe and […]> <>
  • Hurricane Michael death toll more than two dozen   Fri Oct 19th, 12:28pm CDT
    Authorities in Florida say Hurricane Michael has brought the overall death toll to more than two dozen. Those numbers come from confirmed storm related fatalities, and include more than a dozen deaths from the hardest-hit Bay County, according to the district medical examiner’s office. Michael, which slammed into Florida’s Panhandle with 155 mph winds on […]> <>
  • Beckley Man Dies In Motorcycle Crash   Fri Oct 19th, 12:26pm CDT
    A morocyle crash on I-77 has claimed the life of a Beckley man. Authorities say it happened Thursday night at about 7:30 near mile marker 51. The victim is identified as Randall Lagowski. No other vehicles were involved. Services for Lagowksi are being held Saturday at 1pm at Blue Ridge Funeral Home.> <>
  • Discounts For Veterans And Military Personnel At WV Parks   Fri Oct 19th, 12:20pm CDT
    West Virginia State Parks are offering a discount to veterans and military personnel for a couple of weeks next month. The parks will give a 50 percent discount to veterans and military personnel at some lodges and cabins between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15. Greenbrier is among the parks offering the discount.> <>
  • College Lake To Be Refilled Temporarily   Fri Oct 19th, 12:18pm CDT
    Effective October 19, 2018, the City of Lynchburg is temporarily refilling College Lake to full pond until a new bridge is built for Lakeside Drive and the current dam is removed. Refilling the lake will reduce the debris clogs at the dam’s emergency outfall and slow the sediment that is currently being washed into the […]> <>
  • PA Prisons Will Begin Screening Books for Drugs   Fri Oct 19th, 11:42am CDT
    The Pennsylvania Corrections Department announced today it will screen books donated to state prison inmates for drugs as part of its response to a sharp rise in the number of employees seeking medical care for suspected exposure to synthetic marijuana. The agency said outside donation groups will no longer ship books directly to inmates. Instead, […]> <>
  • Love trumps Hate rally in Missoula   Fri Oct 19th, 10:57am CDT
    MISSOULA – Hundreds rallied at Missoula’s Playfair Park Thursday to protest what organizers call “hateful rhetoric” from Donald Trump. The activist group Missoula Rises held a “Love Trumps Hate” rally, just before Trump arrived in Missoula for his rally supporting Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. Demonstrators carried signs criticizing what they call divisive language […]> <>
  • Great Falls man caught red handed in home burglary   Fri Oct 19th, 10:57am CDT
    GREAT FALLS – A Great Falls man is facing charges in connection to a home burglary. Brandon Richard Troxell is accused of breaking into a residence on 42nd Street North Thursday and was arrested after officers spotted him inside the home sitting in a chair holding a pistol, according to court documents. Police say multiple […]> <>