Over the past five years, the number of handgun permits issued in the state of Tennessee has tripled. The number of women applying for handgun permits has increased substantially, more than quadrupling between 2008 and 2013. More>>
A bill aimed at increasing the penalties for animal fighting spectators in Tennessee failed once again this legislative session. But the suspected reason why, may surprise some folks.
The Kingsport Police Department says a woman who was booked into the city jail Monday afternoon concealed a weapon in her vagina. More>>
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics detectives reportedly located several methamphetamine dumpsites along Big Creek Road in the Cherokee National Forest on Wednesday. More>>
Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. More>>
Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, says four individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges pertaining to illegal drug activity.
The arrest that gives a whole new meaning to concealing weapon -- is the focus of our crime watch. Officers arrested 19-year-old Dallas Archer on a charge of driving on a suspended license. A police report says a search at the king sport jail turned up a loaded north american arms 22-caliber mini revolver inside the woman. investigators say the weapon had been stolen last year. Archer is now charged with possession of stolen property and illegal possession of a firearm More>>
Starting Thursday, officers will begin enhanced enforcement of laws pertaining to crosswalks.After receiving complaints that motorists are not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks located in the West Industrial Park, the Morristown Police Department is asking all drivers to be aware of the need to comply with pedestrian crosswalk regulations.The municipal fine for drivers disregarding a crosswalk is $89.75.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>
Two new early voting poll locations are opening up Thursday.The Kingsport Civic Auditorium on Fort Henry Drive will open its doors to voters starting at 9:00am Thursday morning. Also, the National Guard Armory off Bluff City Highway in Bristol, Tennessee will open this morning at 9:00am as well.Residents can vote at either of these locations until May 1st.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>
JOHNSON CITY — The East Tennessee State University student Advertising Club will hold the annual TOMS One Day Without Shoes event on Tuesday, April 29, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the outdoor Amphitheater. One Day Without Shoes is a national event sponsored by the TOMS Shoes organization to help raise awareness for the plight of children around the world who are forced to live their lives without shoes on their feet, which can lead to life-threatening diseases and injuries. While the event is m... More>>
A week remains for early voting in the May primary and candidates are spending a lot of cash in hopes of winning your vote. From road signs to media ads, it's easy to see some people are willing to dig deep to win elections, even when it's only in a county primary. Early voting kicked off last week and continues through May 1st. The primary is May 6th. And that's just the start. The general election is in August.We crunched the numbers in two counties and found out who's collecting and spendi... More>>
Joan Rivers joked about the captivity of Amanda Berry, the young Ohio woman with Tri-Cities family ties who was held against her will for a decade.
The Tennessee State Building Commission has approved a request for more money to restore the historic Sabine Hill property in Elizabethton. More>>
Neighbors are still in shock after investigators found several "one-pot" meth labs at a home in Scott County. More>>
A Johnson City man was charged Wednesday following an investigation into an auto burglary at a business on April 9. More>>
Organizers of the Blue Plum Festival announced the event’s musical lineup, as well as a celebration to honor its 15th anniversary. More>>
Bristol Virginia Utilities is yet again in damage control after investigators raised concerns about roughly $35,000 worth of gift cards the public utility bought and gave out to employees in 2012 and 2013 that were not taxed properly. More>>
Wellmont Health System launched a new campaign to expand a local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. More>>
Elizabethton Police Department officers arrest a man of burglary and vandalism charges following a report of a break-in at a local pharmacy on Sunday. More>>
More than three years after first announcing its desires to open a satellite campus in Downtown Johnson City, officials with Northeast State Community College say it likely won't be able to open its doors until at least another eight months. More>>
Virginia Intermont College has set up a “Be the Miracle” page soliciting donations to make its April payroll and employee insurance payments, as well as raise funds to pay other expenses for the college.? More>>
Since our story aired Friday, the Dawn of Hope says two area businesses have reached out to the non-profit in hopes of getting these people back to work. More>>
Mountain State Health Alliance announced two partnerships Wednesday morning, which included an agreement with HealthSouth Corporation that would expand services at Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital. More>>
Johnson City Police Department officers arrested an Erwin man Tuesday, following reports of two residential burglaries in the city. More>>
An Afton man faces drug charges after Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a large quantity of Xanax pills, as well as a syringe and marijuana, in his possession during a traffic stop Tuesday evening. More>>
On this earth day...Here's something to consider: Estimations by the real diaper association show 27 point 4 billion disposable diapers are used every year in the united states.More than 92 percent of those end up in landfills.How long does it take those diapers to decompose: well, no one knows for sure...but it's estimated to take 2 hundred 50 to 500 years...A special event will soon take place to encourage people to "make the change" to cloth diapers. More>>
The Virginia Department of Forestry is issuing a fire watch for the entire state today. Officials advise today's weather of low humidity, high winds, and low fuel moistures increase the risk of wildfires across Virginia. Increased fire danger may upgrade the watch to a red flag warning... that's issued when conditions are at it's highest for wildland fires to start easily and spread fast. Virginia's 4 p-m burn law is in effect until April 30th. More>>
On Tuesday, April 22 officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 67 year-old Ronald D. Alfano,and 43 year-old Ian M. Alfano,bothfrom Flag Pond, TN. Both are charged wiht felony shoplifting from Wal-Mart on Browns Mill Road. Loss prevention employees say they stopped the pair after they attempted to take $612.49 of merchandise. Both were taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Detention Center and placed under a $5,000.00 bond. Their arraignment set for Wednes... More>>
On Tuesday, April 22nd, officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 32 year-old Sherman Love and charged him with Identity Theft, Driving on Revoked License, Improper Registration, and Financial Responsibility.Around3:00pm, officers initiated a traffic stop on a gold Chrysler minivan near E. Myrtle Ave. and N. Broadway St. During the traffic stop, Mr. Love identified himself as a different person. Officers were able to positively identify Sherman Love when one of his friends wal... More>>
Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, gave $10,000. Coal baron Richard Baxter Gilliam gave $50,000, the single biggest donation.
Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming days: · Monday, April 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Rye Cove High School, Duffield, Va. · Monday, April 28, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Eastside High School, Coeburn, Va. · Tuesday, April 29, 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Virginia High School, Bristol, Va. · Tuesday, April 29, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Gate City High School, Gate City, Va. · Wednesday, April 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., University of Virginia-Wis... More>>
The Johnson City Water and Sewer department manager says a portion of Knob Creek Road, between Pactolas Road and Skyline Drive, will be closed from 7 p.m. Monday, April 28 until approximately 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 29 for pavement milling and overlay of a waterline trench. Jim Sipe says pavement will be milled Monday night in preparation for asphalt placement during the day Tuesday, when lane closures will be present. Flaggers will be directing drivers around the work area, and all lanes ... More>>
Johnson City Vice Mayor Clayton Stout will make it official later this week. He's running for State Representative District 6, the seat currently held by fellow Republican Micah VanHuss.Stout and VanHuss are the only two candidates on the ballot for the August primary.
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Two Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured in an early morning crash on Sunday.
Two Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured in an early morning crash on Sunday.More>>
The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the project will be finished on time, even though work has been put on hold, at least for now. The project will add dual turn lanes, a new exit ramp and widen the bridge at Interstate 26 and Bobby Hicks Highway. More>>
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia wants to alert the public of a new phone scam in the area.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia wants to alert the public of a new phone scam in the area.More>>
Emmylou Harris, Folk Soul Revival, Sol Driven Train, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and many others will be strumming their way into Bristol Sept. 19-21 for the annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. More>>
A 3-year-old was found Monday in a home with several active one-pot meth labs, according to a Scott County, Va., deputy. More>>
The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. More>>
The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary. More>>
One person died in a crash on Highway 75 in Gray on Monday afternoon. More>>
A Knoxville, TN man shows us a great example of what not to do when you're short on dough... like faking being a hostage in order to get a ransom... from none other than his own mother! 25-year-old Zachery Logsdon's mother called police after her son sent her text messages claiming his "dealer" was going to kill him if he didn't get 200 dollars. She was suspicious -- she says he'd pulled a similar stunt in the past to try to get money for drugs. She called 9-1-1, and police arranged a drop-... More>>
East Tennessee State University invites the public to attend Earth Day activities on campus Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Borchuck Plaza, outside the Charles C. Sherrod Library. In case of rain, the activities will move into the Cave patio area of the Culp Center. In addition to activities and music, prizes will be awarded to winners of several campus contests. Also on Tuesday, ETSU will hold a "Campus Blackout" by turning out the lights in offices, classrooms and residence halls ... More>>
On Monday April 21st, officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 26 year-old, Brandy K. Nave and charged her with aggravated assault.Just after 1:00 a.m., officers responded to a bar disturbance at, Numan’s Bar, for an assault where a female struck a male with a pool stick. Upon arrival, officers found Nave detained by several Numan’s bouncers. A brief investigation ensued, in which Nave was identified as the assailant by the victim and witnesses.Nave was transported to the Was... More>>
The Tri-Cities Regional Airport will conduct an airport emergency exercise Tuesday. The federally-mandated exercise will take place from 9:30am until noon.The exercise is designed to promote emergency preparedness, test the airport's emergency operation plan, train personnel in emergency management duties and coordinate the efforts of local emergency service agencies responding to an aircraft accident.The airport will remain open and operational during the exercise.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Ri... More>>
Hazardous materials crews continue their cleanup after a tractor trailer hauling chemicals overturned.The semi shutdown the westbound lanes of I-40 in Haywood County, North Carolina around 3:30 Monday afternoon near mile marker 6. Officials say 600 gallons of a chlorine based chemical spilled from the wreckage and some of that chemical may have leaked into the Pigeon River. The wreck caused officials to divert all traffic to Interstate 26 in Asheville, then west to Johnson City. Some truckers... More>>
The next head men's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee will be Donnie Tyndall, CBSSports.com reported Monday night. The website sited sources as saying the Southern Miss Coach reached an agreement in principal with Tennessee, and a formal announcement is expected Tuesday. More>>
BRISTOL, Tenn., April 15, 2014– The choirs of King University will perform two concerts on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26. On Friday, April 25, the Symphonic Choir and Collegium Musicum will perform a variety of choral music from classical to African-American spirituals. One selection will be dedicated to Debra Alonzo, former accompanist for King’s Music Department, who passed away in January 2014. The two choral groups will be under the direction of W. Patrick Flannagan, professor... More>>
BRISTOL, Tenn., April 3, 2014 – The Buechner Institute at King University will be hosting the third annual BuechnerFest at Queens University and Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., May 29-31, 2014. BuechnerFest will feature an enjoyable three days of engagement with the work of the award-winning writer and Presbyterian minister Frederick Buechner. “This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Buechner and his work in a stimulating setting with a group of like-minded folks,”... More>>
A woman who allegedly dragged a sheriff's deputy alongside her speeding car is also wanted in at least four other jurisdictions, according to the Washington County Tennessee Sheriff's Office.Investigators said someone reported seeing a black Lexus driving erratically in the Sulphur Springs area on a Saturday afternoon in late March.Deputy
Sherry Grubb was the top bidder at a public auction of the former Bluff City Town Hall building on March 26th. She bid $9,700 in hopes of turning the dilapidated downtown building into headquarters for her photography business.
The Marion Town Council voted 6-1 in support of a festival instead of fireworks, according to Marion town spokesman Ken Health.The Council canceled the fireworks display "due to a lack of available certified pyrotechnic shooters on the holiday, regulations, and costs."
We may soon know how many rape kits are sitting untested across Tennessee and right here at home in the Tri-Cities. Legislation is waiting for Governor Bill Haslam's signature. The measure would require all law enforcement agencies that store and maintain sexual assault kits to do an inventory to determine how many of those kits are are untested by the Tennessee bureau of investigation. The bill was created after more than 10,000 kits were found to be untested at the Memphis Police Department... More>>
The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it is postponing this week's blasting in Gray due to some traffic concerns. More>>
A News Channel 11 viewer in Johnson City captured video of a car fire that happened this afternoon at the Plasma Biological Services parking lot off East State of Franklin. More>>
The Bristol Tennessee Police Department will be hosting its 6th “Prescription Drug Take-Back” event on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. More>>
Johnson City police issued 150 false burglar alarm tickets since January 2013 (the equivalent of $3,750 in fines) but officers likely would not have written that many citations had they technically followed city code. More>>
Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Bluff City man Friday, after he reportedly was seen running through a yard partially clothed on Sand Bar Road and screaming about bears chasing him. More>>
The Virginia Department of Forestry says six significant wildfires are threatening at least 60 structures in western Virginia. More>>
A Johnson City was arrested by police Saturday night, following an investigation into a hit-and-run crash on Wilson Avenue. More>>
See how some of our News Channel 11 viewers celebrated this Easter Sunday. More>>
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A bicycle and pedestrian trail linking Johnson City and Elizabethton now has its own song.
The Tweetsie Trail is being built on the abandoned ET&WNC rail line, formerly travelled by steam locomotives. The trains got the nickname "tweetsie" from local residents because of their shrill whistles.
A water service outage is scheduled for Monday April 21st for parts of Bristol, Virginia.Beginning at 11pm Monday, water will be shut off for the area around Exit 7 of I-81.Bristol Virginia Utilities will be shutting the water off for VDOT construction along Old Airport Road. The outage will affect customers on Old Airport Road from I-81 to the Hassen Heights Entrance.It will also include Old Stage Road and Hickory Drive. Surrounding areas may also experience low water pressure during the ou... More>>
VDOT BRISTOL'S WEEKLY TRAFFIC ALERT for April 21 - 27, 2014.BRISTOL, Va. - In an effort to keep motorists informed, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) provides weekly information about highway construction and maintenance projects in southwestern Virginia. When traveling through highway work zones, use caution and be alert to changes in traffic patterns and slow-moving or stopped traffic.To help motorists take the guesswork out of travel plans, call VDOT's 511 orclick here.INTER... More>>
City of Bristol, Tennessee will close both southbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Anderson Street to just south of the YMCA building on Monday, April 21, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM on April 22.Southbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard motorists will be detoured via Anderson Street, 6th Street and Melrose Street back to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard south of the work zone.Northbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard motorists are not affected by this work.This road closure... More>>
The Tri-Cities region has its share of holiday traditions, but one Easter event has gained legendary status in Carter County: the Peters Hollow Egg Fight. This year marks the 191st edition of the fight to see who has the strongest eggs. You would think after 190 years, the question of who had the hardest eggs would have been answered by now, but it hasn’t. Norman Peters has been egg fighting for 70 years, he says even his mother couldn’t remember hearing about an Easter without an egg fight.... More>>
Folks in Johnson City had an opportunity to participate in the Great American Cleanup Saturday. A drop off service was held for residents at Indian Trail Middle School and Cherokee School. Folks could bring by any unwanted household trash or recycling. Recycling and Marketing Coordinator Eva Hunter told News Channel 11 the city usually collects several tons of waste during one of these drop off events."We see basketball goals, we see bicycles, we see windows, we see patio furniture, we see a ... More>>
Johnson City commissioners were hard at work Saturday morning trying to map out future goals.Commissioners have been holding strategic planning meetings for the past several Saturdays at city hall.Eleven different areas of importance and action steps to accomplish those goals are on the table.Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin said projects like Downtown Revitalization will impact the entire city."How you make this a more attractive community which plays into everything else. If you have an attractive ... More>>
Folks in Unicoi County got a chance to talk one-on-one with Republican primary candidates Saturday.Instead of a Lincoln Day Dinner, this year the Unicoi County Republican Party opted for a meet and greet-type rally.All 45 candidates that will be on the Republican primary ballot in Unicoi County in May or August were at the event.Republican Party Chairman Jim Buchanan told News Channel 11 he thinks the event was a better way for voters to get to know the candidates."Give voters a chance to com... More>>
The Johnson City Farmer's Market opened for the spring season on Saturday.Folks lined up to shop the vendor stalls stacked with fresh veggies, eggs, honey, and other tasty treats.The Farmer's Market runs Wednesdays and Saturdaysfrom April through October,from 7 a.m.to 2 p.m., oruntil vendors run out of goods.Vendors toldNews Channel 11 today that they're excited about thefuture and growth of the Farmer's Market.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>
After struggling financially for the past few years, the outlook for Virginia Intermont College's future is decidedly bleak after last week’s announcement that a merger with Webber International University had fallen through.It's a reality that could mean the end of Virginia Intermont both in the classroom and on the field.Today the Cobra baseball team played their last home games for the foreseeable future.It's the s... More>>
After finding out that part of the Tri-Cities ranked as one of the least healthy areas in the country, we wanted to take a closer look at why that is, and how the region can change. We first told you last week about a study that ranks the Kingsport/Bristol area as the third least healthy metro in the United States. The Gallup-Healthways poll cited factors like obesity, blood pressure, and the poverty rate. To get a better understanding of why the Model City and the Twin Cities have such a po... More>>
Smoking electronic cigarettes in many Los Angeles public places will be illegal starting Saturday.That includes bars, restaurants, and clubs.
The Elizabethton Police Department says after the airing of our story, officers received information about the whereabouts of a woman who caused a crash a year ago in Elizabethton that left three people seriously hurt.
The Elizabethton Police Department says after the airing of our story, officers received information about the whereabouts of a woman who caused a crash a year ago in Elizabethton that left three people seriously hurt.