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  • Surgoinsville cemetery damage may have been unintentional

    Surgoinsville cemetery damage may have been unintentional

    Caretakers of the New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Surgoinsville first noticed damage to more than 70 headstones in mid July.Surgoinsville Police Chief, James Hammonds, said after observing the damage, which appeared to be caused by a steel brush, he developed a suspect after an internet search produced pictures taken at the cemetery.Hammonds said the suspect in the case said he had been trying to research some of the grave markers some of which date back to the 1700's.Hammonds ...
    Caretakers of the New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Surgoinsville first noticed damage to more than 70 headstones in mid July.Surgoinsville Police Chief, James Hammonds, said after observing the damage, which appeared to be caused by a steel brush, he developed a suspect after an internet search produced pictures taken at the cemetery.Hammonds said the suspect in the case said he had been trying to research some of the grave markers some of which date back to the 1700's.Hammonds ...
  • Former employee caught red-handed burglarizing former boss' home

    Former employee caught red-handed burglarizing former boss' home

    Investigators say Wills admitted to them that he had indeed broken into the home at least three times prior, as well as into his former boss' truck once.
    Investigators say Wills admitted to them that he had indeed broken into the home at least three times prior, as well as into his former boss' truck once.
  • Friends mourn local MMA fighter murdered in Kingsport

    Friends mourn local MMA fighter murdered in Kingsport

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:45 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:45:10 GMT
    Woodbury recently won his first belt in an MMA fight.Woodbury recently won his first belt in an MMA fight.
    Kingsport Police are looking for Lucky Anthony Ross , 37, also known as "Ant".
    Kingsport Police are looking for Lucky Anthony Ross , 37, also known as "Ant".
  • Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home

    Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-07-30 00:09:34 GMT
    Sunday, a tornado swept through the Rock Springs area of Kingsport leaving significant damage. Perhaps, the most extreme damage was found at 1912 Rock Springs Road where a home was almost destroyed. 
    Sunday, a tornado swept through the Rock Springs area of Kingsport leaving significant damage. Perhaps, the most extreme damage was found at 1912 Rock Springs Road where a home was almost destroyed. 
  • Icing Smiles

    Icing Smiles

    We love the idea of giving back, of helping out someone special, and that is exactly what they do through an organization called Icing Smiles. Here with the sweet scoop is Hannah Meade from the Cake Gallery.
    We love the idea of giving back, of helping out someone special, and that is exactly what they do through an organization called Icing Smiles. Here with the sweet scoop is Hannah Meade from the Cake Gallery.
  • VIDEO: Woman snatches purse from car in Sullivan County

    VIDEO: Woman snatches purse from car in Sullivan County

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:50:37 GMT
    Snapshot from video submitted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's OffiiceSnapshot from video submitted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Offiice
    The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying a woman captured on surveillance video stealing a purse from a car at a convenience store in Blountville. 
    The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying a woman captured on surveillance video stealing a purse from a car at a convenience store in Blountville. 
  • Southwest Virginia man sentenced to 21 years in prison in shotgun killing of stepfather

    Southwest Virginia man sentenced to 21 years in prison in shotgun killing of stepfather

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:24:23 GMT
    A southwest Virginia man will serve the next 21 years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his stepfather. 
    A southwest Virginia man will serve the next 21 years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his stepfather. 
  • Elizabethton woman pleads guilty to multiple child sex crimes

    Elizabethton woman pleads guilty to multiple child sex crimes

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:16:41 GMT
    Crystal Dawn Poore, 32, agreed to plead guilty to child sex crime charges that stem from sexually explicit photos of children ages two, six and eight.
    Crystal Dawn Poore, 32, agreed to plead guilty to child sex crime charges that stem from sexually explicit photos of children ages two, six and eight.
  • Woman, 32, charged with aggravated statutory rape in Carter County

    Woman, 32, charged with aggravated statutory rape in Carter County

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:00 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:00:50 GMT
    Brooke Thornburg (Source: Elizabethton Police Department) Brooke Thornburg (Source: Elizabethton Police Department)
    A woman was indicted this month by a Carter County grand jury for alleged aggravated statutory rape.The Elizabethton Police Department says on May 18, it began an investigation allegations that 32-year-old Brooke Thornburg engaged in sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy.
    A woman was indicted this month by a Carter County grand jury for alleged aggravated statutory rape.The Elizabethton Police Department says on May 18, it began an investigation allegations that 32-year-old Brooke Thornburg engaged in sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy.
  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:21:09 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.
  • Deputies: drunk driver drives truck into Piney Flats home

    Deputies: drunk driver drives truck into Piney Flats home

    Sunday, July 27 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-07-27 09:39:44 GMT
    According to investigators a family of four is displaced and a 20-year-old is in jail after driving his car into their house.
    According to investigators a family of four is displaced and a 20-year-old is in jail after driving his car into their house.
  • Suspect named in early-morning shooting of 5 in Knoxville

    Suspect named in early-morning shooting of 5 in Knoxville

    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:27 AM EDT2014-07-27 06:27:35 GMT
    Picture courtesy: WATEPicture courtesy: WATE
    Charges have been filed against a male suspect in the case of the early morning shooting on Cumberland Avenue, according to WATE
    Charges have been filed against a male suspect in the case of the early morning shooting on Cumberland Avenue, according to WATE
  • At least 5 victims in early morning shooting in Knoxville

    At least 5 victims in early morning shooting in Knoxville

    Saturday, July 26 2014 5:27 AM EDT2014-07-26 09:27:56 GMT
    At least five people were hurt in an early morning shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip.At least five people were hurt in an early morning shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip.
    At least five people are in the hospital following a shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip early Saturday morning.
    At least five people are in the hospital following a shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip early Saturday morning.
  • Man gets 25 years in kidnapping, assault, police chase, DUI case from 2013

    Man gets 25 years in kidnapping, assault, police chase, DUI case from 2013

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:56:29 GMT
    A man on parole accused in the 2013 kidnapping of a woman was found guilty last month and sentenced to more than a quarter century in prison in a Carter County courtroom Thursday.
    A man on parole accused in the 2013 kidnapping of a woman was found guilty last month and sentenced to more than a quarter century in prison in a Carter County courtroom Thursday.
  • Three plead guilty in Abingdon federal court for cock fighting operation in Kentucky

    Three plead guilty in Abingdon federal court for cock fighting operation in Kentucky

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:33:05 GMT
    Three people involved in the “Big Blue” Cock Fighting Pit in McDowell, Kentucky pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Abingdon, Va. to animal fighting and drug charges.
    Three people involved in the “Big Blue” Cock Fighting Pit in McDowell, Kentucky pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Abingdon, Va. to animal fighting and drug charges.
  • Update: former Kingsport alderman pleads guilty to DUI charge

    Update: former Kingsport alderman pleads guilty to DUI charge

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:03:57 GMT

    A Kingsport alderman was reportedly arrested Saturday on DUI charges, just one year after being charged with the same crime.

    A Kingsport alderman was reportedly arrested Saturday on DUI charges, just one year after being charged with the same crime.

  • Hampton woman intends to plea guilty for federal sex charges involving young children

    Hampton woman intends to plea guilty for federal sex charges involving young children

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:11:13 GMT
    A Hampton woman earlier this month filed her intent to plead guilty to federal sex charges involving young children.
    A Hampton woman earlier this month filed her intent to plead guilty to federal sex charges involving young children.
  • Mistrial declared in 2012 vehicular homicide case; juror misconduct cited

    Mistrial declared in 2012 vehicular homicide case; juror misconduct cited

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:55:45 GMT
    A judge in Washington County, Tenn., declared a mistrial Thursday afternoon in a deadly car crash from Valentine’s Day 2012.
    A judge in Washington County, Tenn., declared a mistrial Thursday afternoon in a deadly car crash from Valentine’s Day 2012.
  • Bristol Police search for Appalachian Tire burglar

    Bristol Police search for Appalachian Tire burglar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:41:51 GMT
    Bristol Tennessee Police Department officers are currently investigating numerous burglaries that took place at a local tire storage lot.
    Bristol Tennessee Police Department officers are currently investigating numerous burglaries that took place at a local tire storage lot.
  • MOST WANTED: Washington and Greene counties

    MOST WANTED: Washington and Greene counties

    Friday, July 11 2014 3:51 PM EDT2014-07-11 19:51:57 GMT
    Daniel OrtizDaniel Ortiz
    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for 10 individuals wanted on various charges.
    The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for 10 individuals wanted on various charges.
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    In, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", a few human survivors are at the brink of war, with a nation of evolved apes. Will the apes emerge as Earth's dominant species destroying mankind forever, or will the evolutionary movie scale give this film, an opposable two thumbs up? JJ saw it last night and is here with his review.
    In, "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes", a few human survivors are at the brink of war, with a nation of evolved apes. Will the apes emerge as Earth's dominant species destroying mankind forever, or will the evolutionary movie scale give this film, an opposable two thumbs up? JJ saw it last night and is here with his review.
  • May Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    May Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-08 21:42:48 GMT

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

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

  • 34yr-old charged with burglary and weapon violation

    34yr-old charged with burglary and weapon violation

    On June 1st, 2014, officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 34-year old Steven Smith, of Johnson City.Officers responded to a residential burglary that just occurred on W Hillcrest Dr. The complainant, a co-worker of the victim, noticed that a piece of equipment used in a remodeling project was being taken away from the project site by Smith. Through the course of the investigation, Smith was also found to be in possession of a firearm. Smith was arrested and charged with bur...
    On June 1st, 2014, officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 34-year old Steven Smith, of Johnson City.Officers responded to a residential burglary that just occurred on W Hillcrest Dr. The complainant, a co-worker of the victim, noticed that a piece of equipment used in a remodeling project was being taken away from the project site by Smith. Through the course of the investigation, Smith was also found to be in possession of a firearm. Smith was arrested and charged with bur...
  • Bloomin' BBQ And Bluegrass

    Bloomin' BBQ And Bluegrass

    It's a celebration of Bloomin' BBQ And Bluegrass, and it's coming up this weekend in Sevierville. Here with all of the details is Amanda Maples Marr, Marketing Director, Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.
    It's a celebration of Bloomin' BBQ And Bluegrass, and it's coming up this weekend in Sevierville. Here with all of the details is Amanda Maples Marr, Marketing Director, Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.
  • Prospectors

    Prospectors

    A man and a woman, along with their five sons, spend half the year living on a mountain and working their mining claim. Sounds like a line from a book from the mid-1800's, but it's actually happening today. Their livelihood is being featured on a TV reality show called Prospectors. Brian and Yolanda Busse join me now to tell us more about their unique way of life.
    A man and a woman, along with their five sons, spend half the year living on a mountain and working their mining claim. Sounds like a line from a book from the mid-1800's, but it's actually happening today. Their livelihood is being featured on a TV reality show called Prospectors. Brian and Yolanda Busse join me now to tell us more about their unique way of life.
  • 3-year-old in state custody, no charges filed after "one-pot" meth labs found

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

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:58:49 GMT
    Neighbors are still in shock after investigators found several "one-pot" meth labs at a home in Scott County.
    Neighbors are still in shock after investigators found several "one-pot" meth labs at a home in Scott County.
  • BasKIAball Winner!

    BasKIAball Winner!

    Amy and Morgan talk about the car giveaway at Kia of Johnson City.
    Amy and Morgan talk about the car giveaway at Kia of Johnson City.
  • Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

    Israel calls up another 16,000 reserves

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:09 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:09:39 GMT
    Israel's military says it is calling up another 16,000 reserves.
    Israel said Thursday it has called up another 16,000 reservists, allowing it to potentially widen its Gaza offensive against the territory's Hamas rulers in a three-week-old war that has killed more than 1,300...
  • Storm Team 11 Weather: A Few Late Day Showers

    Storm Team 11 Weather: A Few Late Day Showers

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:05 AM EDT2014-07-31 09:05:09 GMT

    Developing Showers Tonight

    Slight Chance for Showers Today

  • Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques

    Powell might not have been told early on about CIA techniques

    Thursday, July 31 2014 3:52 AM EDT2014-07-31 07:52:55 GMT
    A document circulating among White House staff says a Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and...
    A Senate report on the CIA's interrogation and detention practices after the 9/11 attacks concludes that the agency initially kept the secretary of state and some U.S. ambassadors in the dark about harsh techniques and...
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