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Bill to protect teachers against poor standardized test scores is discussed in Nashville Video included

A bill introduced to protect teachers from being penalized due to poor test scores is being debated in the final days of the 108th General Assembly in Nashville. More>>

Wednesday night house fire destroys Erwin home

AnErwin family's home was destroyed following a house fire Wednesday night.Volunteer firefighters were called to a home on Harris Street in Erwin late Wednesday evening. When crews arrived on the scene the home was deemed a total loss.No injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>

Johnson City MD talks addiction in USA Today Video included

In Wednesday's "USA Today",  Dr. Stephen Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day while treating patients in Johnson City. In Wednesday's "USA Today", Dr. Stephen Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day while treating patients in Johnson City.

Johnson City physician Dr. Stephen Loyd carried a painful secret for many years.While treating patients, he was quietly managing a raging addiction to prescription medication. To deal with stress, Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day. More>>

King’s Tornado Alley Shoppe launches new online store

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 9, 2014 – King University’s Tornado Alley Shoppe has launched its brand new online store, www.tornadoalleyshoppe.com. The online store provides access to your favorite KU merchandise at the click of a mouse. “We are excited to make Tornado Alley accessible to our students and alumni no matter where they are,” said Susan Marshall, Tornado Alley Shoppe manager. “No one has to wait until their next trip to the Bristol campus to purchase their King merchandise. They can or... More>>

‘Cooking With Super Foods’ class planned

GREENEVILLE, TN – A “Cooking with Super Foods” class is planned April 21 at Takoma Regional Hospital, taught by popular Chef Deidra Harruff. The class will be offered twice – at 11:30 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. -- in the hospital’s Everett and Carolyn Coolidge Volunteer Conference Center, located behind the hospital. Harruff will teach how to cook with kale, quinoa and whole grains. She also will demonstrate how to make gomashio, a healthy alternative to salt. Other upcoming classes by Harruf... More>>

Blood donation opportunities

Johnson City – About 38 percent of the population is eligible to donate blood; however, only three percent actually do. The American Red Cross is encouraging individuals to join those who have stepped up to help save lives by donating blood or platelets. “While only about three percent of the population donates blood, many of us will need blood at some point in our lifetime,” said Gwen Hunter, Blood Donor Recruiter in East Tennessee. “The Red Cross relies on volunteer donors to meet the ne... More>>

Rescued: woman falls 30 feet, breaks bones near Carter County waterfall Video included

Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN. Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN.
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A woman reportedly fell about 30-feet near Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County Wednesday afternoon. More>>

Judge "freezes" methadone clinic federal lawsuit against Johnson City

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TN House OKs report to delay Common Core testing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The state House has voted to adopt the report of a special committee that recommends the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed a year. Lawmakers voted 85-8 in favor of the conference committee report on Wednesday. The Senate is expected to vote on the report Thursday. Last month, Republican and Democratic House members passed a bill that sought to delay further implementation of the new standards for two years. It also sought to ... More>>

Man says he found syringe at Elizabethton park

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Walking in the park you may never expect to find danger, but a man recently discovered a potential threat to his family in one Elizabethton park. More>>

Superintendent salaries in the Tri-Cities Video included

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They're in charge of dozens of schools and thousands of kids, but how much do they make?We went through all of the superintendent contracts in our area and found the top paid superintendents in our area
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JCPD arrests man following burglary investigation

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Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man Tuesday, following an investigation into a burglary of a home on Fairridge Road. More>>

People owe $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport, mayor's name on list Video included

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People owe a combined $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport and one of the names on the list is a prominent city leader, according to documents provided to us by the city. In all, the city says more than 2,000 tickets remain outstanding.  More>>

Elder abuse legislation passes in Tennessee House Video included

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Tougher penalties for people who abuse or neglect vulnerable adults are one step closer to becoming a reality. The State House unanimously passed legislation today that would increase the punishment for elder abusers. The State Senate passed the legislation last week. The bill, which would also create a state elder abuse task force, was sparked by a Community Watchdog investigation last summer that uncovered a large number of people who abused adults in our area. Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson C... More>>

Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN Video included

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Federal investigators are serving dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”. More>>

Delays, stops on Interstate 26 near Gray exit to be expected

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Motorists driving on Interstate 26 this afternoon should expect delays, as well as stops on the east and westbound lanes. More>>

Two Greeneville residents face multiple charges following traffic stop

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Two Greeneville residents face several charges after they were stopped by Greeneville City Police Department officers during a traffic stop. More>>

Limestone man charged with attempted second-degree murder following standoff with WCSO Video included

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Washington County deputies arrested a Limestone man after he threatened to kill his girlfriend and himself at a home on Garland Road Tuesday night. More>>

Kingsport Aquatic Center hiring for summer season

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The Kingsport Aquatic Center will hire 50 employees to work the busy 2014 summer season, which begins May 12 with the opening of the outdoor water park. More>>

Ozark Mountains Brewing Supplies to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new location, expansion

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Ozark Mountains Brewing Supplies will celebrate their expansion and new location Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Kingsport. More>>

Victims of Virginia Tech massacre remembered on 7th anniversary

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The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. More>>

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Bill would add consequences to adult Bullying at work Video included

Senator Jim Kyle (D)-Shelby County sponsored a bill that would hold people accountable for bullying at work. More>>

Kingsport 911 service ranks in top 4 in TN

The city of Kingsport is one of four cities in Tennessee with a 100% score for knowing every address for it's emergency 911 service.Meaning for those who live in Kingsport and make an emergency call to 911 from a land-line or cell phone, dispatchers know exactly where that call is coming from and help can be dispatched more quickly."In an emergency situation when you dial 911 and the call comes through our call center that the one of the systems they have is their mapping system, and that map... More>>

Reality TV show "Southern Justice" follows Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Office Video included

A new television show is putting a local sheriff's office in the national spotlight.  More>>

Gov. McAuliffe to visit Bristol Wednesday for bill signing

 The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m..  The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m..

The Governor of Virginia will be in Bristol Wednesday to sign his first legislative act.The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.. More>>

The growing use and abuse of Suboxone in the Tri-Cities Video included

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Tonight, we're delving into a drug that's gaining popularity in the headlines: Suboxone. The prescription drug is used to wean people off opioid addiction - for example heroin, and narcotic painkillers. But it doesn't come without controversy. You may recall the uproar in Baileyton, when locals learned of a suspected Suboxone clinic. Within a month of it's opening, Emmaus Medical and Counseling shut its doors, due to violating a town zoning ordinance. Monday, we told you a man charged with ... More>>

Kingsport court drops charge against 49ers Daniel Kilgore

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The Kingsport General Sessions court dismissed a charge against San Francisco 49ers Daniel Kilgore. The public intoxication charge was filed in January against Kilgore back in January. More>>

Golf balls ending up on Elizabethton airport runway Video included

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Tuesday was not ideal weather to be outside. It was rainy, cloudy and cold.  More>>

Virginia Intermont College and Webber International cancel merger Video included

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Virginia Intermont College and Webber International University will not go forward with a merger.  More>>

JCPD offers tips bear safety tips

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With the weather getting warmer, bears are coming out of hibernation and searching for food.  More>>

Residents express concerns about future apartment complex on Bluff City HWY Video included

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A future multifamily apartment complex on Bluff City Highway is raising a lot of concerns for residents already living in the neighborhood. More>>

Sullivan County Animal Shelter in need of donations

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Some animals in our region are in need of your help. The Sullivan County-Bluff City-Kingsport Animal Shelter is in desperate need of funds, to help care for the numerous animals at the shelter right now. More>>

April 13- 19 is National Telecommunicators week

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Each year, the second full week of April is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunicators. More>>

Strawberry farm plans to freeze water around berries to protect from cold Video included

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News Channel 11 went to Scott’s Strawberry Farm to see what types of precautions they were taking to protect their crop. More>>

KPD searching for woman who used stolen debit card at three local businesses Video included

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Kingsport Police Department officers are currently searching for a woman who reportedly used a stolen debit card at three businesses in Kingsport on March 7. More>>

PHOTOS: 6 Tenn. sites added to National Register

Six Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. More>>

Ex-Grundy firefighter charged in two wildfires Video included

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A former Grundy firefighter faces charges of starting two wildfires that burned 440 acres in Buchanan County. More>>

Man arrested on assault charges after hitting cousin with hammer

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A man was charged with assault Sunday after he reportedly hit a man with a hammer during an argument. More>>

Dozens of hate groups listed in Virginia and Tennessee Video included

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are 37 active hate groups in Tennessee and 26 in Virginia.
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April Mugshots

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The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. More>>

17 animals die in house fire on Carroll Creek Road Video included

More than a dozen firefighters were trying to extinguish a house fire on Carroll Creek Road Monday afternoon. More>>

DNYD PL8S: Why personalized plates get denied in TN and VA Video included

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We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. In both Tennessee and Virginia, the department of motor vehicles receives request that will never make it to print.   More>>

Help the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TN win $5,000

Starting now until May 18th, you can help Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee win $5,000. All you have to do is enter codes from specially marked "outnumber hunger" products by General Mills at: outnumberhunger.com.Each week, one food bank will receive $5,000 for receiving the most codes and one grand prize of $50,000 will be given to the food bank who receives the most meals from the public overall by May 18th.Every code entered with a northeast Tennessee zip code equals a donati... More>>

Early voting in Sullivan County Video included

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Primary election day is may 6th in Sullivan County, but voters will have ample opportunity to vote early.Early voting begins on April 16th at the election office in Blountville.Then on April 24th, early voting will open up at the National Guard Armory in Bristol, and at the Civic Auditorium in Kingsport.Usually there are between ten and eleven thousand voters in a county primary, but election officials want to encourage everyone that lives in Sullivan County, to exercise their right to vote.A... More>>

ETSU to host eighth annual Intermountain Brain Injury Conference

JOHNSON CITY – The eighth annual Intermountain Brain Injury Conference, “Current Topics in Brain Injury: Evaluations and Interventions,” will be held Friday, March 21, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at Millennium Centre, opposite the campus of East Tennessee State University. The day begins with registration at 8 a.m. and offers three informative sessions throughout the day. The first speaker will be Judith Rice, an assistant professor in ETSU Nursing Graduate Programs, offering “Brain Behavior: The Ro... More>>

Spaces available for ETSU family mediation training

JOHNSON CITY — A few spaces remain for Rule 31 family mediation training approved by the Tennessee Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Commission (ADRC) to be offered by East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development. The sessions will meet from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at the new ETSU at Kingsport-Downtown Center, 300 Clinchfield Street, Kingsport, on two Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, March 6-8 and 20-22. Jean Munroe will conduct the 46-hour course that will f... More>>

TWRA bear trapping effort in Johnson City on hold; bear inactive

For the past several days, TWRA officials have been attempting to trap a black bear that has reportedly been causing problems around the North. N. St. and Sherwood Forest area of Johnson City. More>>

Kingsport plans on offering city manager job to Jeff Fleming

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The city of Kingsport could soon seal the deal in its search for a city manager. More>>

Man allegedly tried to kill Kingsport police officers with knife, bricks; Taser deployed several times Video included

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Kingsport police say a man is behind bars facing attempted murder charges after a he tried to injure officers several times during an arrest. Around 2:15 a.m. Sunday, a resident called police saying a man was snooping around their van on Glen Avenue. More>>

Despite close friendships, county mayor says he's not linked to PAC Video included

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Washington County Commissioner Mark Ferguson's opponents have labeled him a ringleader. So who then is the ringleader of his opposition? Ferguson is stopping just short of naming names. "I would ask (Jonesborough Mayor Kelly) Wolfe what his interest is," Ferguson said. "I have no comment on (that possible interest)." More>>

Governor McAuliffe signs bill that could bring new hospital to Lee Co.

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In the wake of the closing of Lee Regional Medical Center a few months ago, legislation signed by Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe could provide another option for Lee County.  More>>

SCAM BUSTERS: Tennessee consumers targeted by utility scam

Scam artists call a home or business posing as a co-op or utility employee and threaten to shut off service unless the consumer provides immediate payment using a reloadable debit card, prepaid gift card or online payment service like PayPal.  More>>

Johnson County sheriff race back at 5

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The ballot for Johnson County sheriff will now have five names on it. Current Mountain City police officer Ken Lane is back in the running for Johnson County sheriff.  More>>

Community members snap photos, selfies during General Mills Walking Tour

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Members of the Johnson City community continue to fight for a city landmark that could be demolished in as little as weeks for a luxury apartment complex. More>>

Unicoi Co. Sheriff's Office arrest two men on drug charges following traffic stop Video included

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Two men were arrested Saturday on drug charges, after Unicoi County Sheriff’s Office found marijuana in their vehicle during a traffic stop. More>>

Johnson City man arrested for burglary, theft of local home

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A Johnson City man was arrested Monday after police received a call about someone inside a local home. More>>

SNAP and SEND SELFIE Video included

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On Friday, we took things a step further and asked everyone in the WJHL building to submit their own selfie for WJHL.com’s new “Snap and Send Selfie” slideshow. More>>

Early voting for May 6 primary begins Wednesday

Early voting for May 6 primary elections begins this Wednesday and continues through May 1.

 

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Man dies after truck overturns in a river in Dickenson County, VA

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Virginia State Police are investigating a fatal accident in Dickenson County. The crash happened Friday afternoon around 2:50 p.m. on Route 754 – two miles west of Route 631. More>>

Fire breaks out in cabin housing more than 20 people

A five year-old boy is still missing after a three story cabin in Sevier County burst into flames and took the life of one man.The fire broke out around 4:30am Saturday morning at the Cabins At The Crossing, just off Rainbow Road in Sevierville.More than 20 people from Indiana were staying in the cabin. They range in age from four years old to some in their 60's. Many of the guests were treated for minor cuts and broken bones.Investigators have not yet released what caused the fire.Copyright ... More>>

Kingsport, Bristol on list of least healthy cities in America

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The Tri-Cities are taking a hit in a fit-list,ranking 3rd in a recent study of the worst cities for physical health. Kingsport and Bristol, Tenn. and Virginia, ranked 3rd on the list of the "Top 10 Least Healthy Cities in America", according to USA Today. Gallup-Healthways surveyed hundreds of thousands of Americans in 189 metropolitan areas in the U.S. According to the survey, Kingsport's obesity rate is just over 30%, about 40% of people who live in Kingsport have high blood pressure and th... More>>

Johnson City police arrest man for auto burglary

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Johnson City police say a 40-year-old man is spending his morning behind bars after he was arrested for auto burglary. Officers responded to the 800 block of Lamont Street around 1:10 Monday morning, after a woman reported a suspicious person in the area. The woman told police a man knocked on her door and tried to sell her items.She also told police one of the items she saw was hot rollers. According to police, the woman refused to open the door, but minutes later heard a car door slam. When... More>>

Fire crews battle Sunday night house fire in Elizabethton

Fire crews worked late into Sunday night to put out a house fire in Elizabethton. Officials say they responded to the home located on Sylvan Hill road around 7:15pm Sunday night.The fire was located in the basement of the home and officials say no one was injured.The cause of the fire is still under investigation.Copyright 2014 WJHL. All Rights Reserved. More>>

Four arrested in connection with "gravel" investigation Video included

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Four Sullivan County people were arrested in connection with an ongoing investigation into the sale of a drug known as "gravel."Detectives from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office received a tip that three of the four suspects were at a motel in Kingsport.Sashia Griffin and Donnie Cox were found in the motel room with 20 grams of "gravel" as well as Suboxone and Clonazepam pills and other paraphernalia.The third, Daniel Barrett, was later found at a home on Pearl Street, along with George La... More>>

Masked gunman robs pharmacy in Hawkins County Video included

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The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding the person responsible for robbing a pharmacy at gunpoint.According to Hawkins County Sheriff's deputies, a masked gunman, armed with a handgun, went into the Bulls Gap Pharmacy, demanding drugs and money.The suspect made off with an unknownamount of both drugs and cash, before driving off in ared Mazda pickup truck. The truck hada Tennesseepersonalized "University of Kentucky" license plate which contained the let... More>>

Franklin Woods Community Hospital hosts Easter egg hunt

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The Franklin Woods Community Hospital held its third annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Wellness Center Sunday. Organizers hid more than 2,000 eggs.The eggs were empty, but each child turned in the hollow shells for a gift bag. CEO Tony Benton said events like these allow the hospital to interact with the community."We wanted to be able to share the campus with everybody. It's a gorgeous community hospital and have people come out and enjoy the community resources that we have out here," said Be... More>>

Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church hosts open house for new sanctuary

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Members of Evergreen Free Will Baptist Church held an open house Sunday four months after a fire destroyed the churches sanctuary.Back in December, members of the church noticed smoking from the sanctuary. Officials said their heating unit in the attic caused the fire which eventually spread to other parts of the church.In total, the damage added up to $400,000. Sunday, evergreen held their first service in the sanctuary since the fire. Pastor Noah Taylor said it feels great to be back in the... More>>

Medical Watch: Journey Through Infertility Video included

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What: Journey Through InfertilityWhen: Tuesday, April 29th, 6-7:30 P.M.Where: Health Resource Center- Johnson CityCost: FREE!To register: 1.800.888.5551Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Man arrested, accused of holding woman against her will

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A Johnson City man was arrested after police said he held a woman against her will and assaulted her.Johnson City Police officers arrested Jesse Sparks, 32, after responding to a domestic assault call.When officers arrived at the home, they could hear the victim screaming from the bedroom window.According to police, Sparks took off when he saw the officers.The victim told investigators Sparks broke her phone, choked her several times, and bit her. She also said he held her against her will in... More>>

Niswonger, ETSU hosts event for Child Abuse Awareness Month

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According to a report released by the U.S. Welfare Office 3.4 million children in the U.S. are victims of abuse. April is child abuse awareness month. In the Tri-Cities several organizations got together Saturday in recognition of the month and to promote the importance of health, safety and family.The Prince and Princess Celebration Event was sponsored by……."It is a healthy active living family event for families with children up to about age 12," said event organizer Dr. Karen Schetzina.Sch... More>>

Aspen Dental hosts free dental care event

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Aspen Dental offered free dental services to those in need at its Bristol, TN and in Johnson City locations on Saturday. Services included urgent procedures like fillings, extractions, x-rays, and basic denture repairs. The event is a part of Aspen Dental's participation in the Healthy Mouth Movement. According to the U.S. Department of Health, 94% of Tenneessee counties do not have enough dentists and over one third of Tennesseans did not visit a dentist in the past year.Dr. Christopher Carl... More>>

Medical Watch: Thyroid Troubles Video included

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What: Thyroid TroublesWhen: Tuesday, April 15th, 6-7 P.M.Where: Health Resource Center- Johnson CityCost: FREE!To register: 1.800.888.5551Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

One person injured in Bristol, TN house fire Video included

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One person was taken to the hospital after a fire in Bristol, Tennessee. Firefighters responded to a home in the 1000 block of Maryland Avenue, engulfed in flames, around 11:30 Friday night. Bristol, Tennessee firefighters tell News Channel 11 one person was at home and they had to be taken to the hospital. Their injuries are unknown at this time. It took firefighters 4 hours to put out the flames, but they said the home is destroyed. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Copyright ... More>>

Unicoi Co. inmate dies less than 24 hours after being booked

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An investigation continues into the sudden death of an inmate at the Unicoi County Jail. Sheriff Mike Hensley said Nathan Silvers, 38, was booked into the jail Thursday night on DUI and drug charges. During that time, Hensley said jail staff routinely checked on Silvers, but around 2:00 A.M. he was found unresponsive in his cell. Sheriff Hensley said CPR was administered and Silvers was taken to the hospital where he later died, less than 24 hours since he had been booked. This was not Silver... More>>

April Story Slam to feature tales of ‘Crossing Borders’

JOHNSON CITY – “Crossing Borders” is the theme of the April event in East Tennessee State University’s “Re-Generation: A Johnson City Story Slam” series. The Story Slam will be held Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Nelson Fine Art Center, 324 E. Main St. Admission is free, although donations are welcome. Storytellers in the audience may share tales of “literally crossing geographic boundary lines or memoirs of moments when personal boundaries were crossed for good or ill,” according to Dr. ... More>>

Tennessee industrial hemp bill now awaits Governor's signature

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Mayor gives $5,000 to PAC responsible for county commissioner attack ad

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Jonesborough Mayor Kelly Wolfe has donated more money than anyone else to a political action committee that blasted current Washington County Commissioner Mark Ferguson.  More>>

Four teens charged following manhunt in S.C. given June trial dates Video included

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Four juveniles, one of whom was charged with murder, who were the subject of a manhunt in South Carolina last week were given June trial dates Friday in Juvenile Court in Greeneville. More>>

Five years after annexation, Kingsport neighborhoods to get water and sewage by July Video included

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The city annexed the Rock Springs area in 2009, which is just past the I-81 and I-26 interchange, and all neighborhoods in that area are promised to have water and sewage by July. More>>

County leaders say forensic center hike in funding is too much

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A new funding structure for ETSU's forensic center has county leaders considering Knoxville for autopsies. The Jenkins Forensic Center is asking the counties to contribute about $1 million altogether. That's two times the amount counties pay now. But with mounting state regulations and a need for more staff, ETSU officials said the increase in funding is necessary. Unicoi County Mayor Greg Lynch told News Channel 11 he understands why the forensic center is asking for the money. But Lynch sai... More>>

Unicoi Jail inmate death being investigated Video included

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A man booked into the Unicoi County Jail Thursday night died early Friday morning, according to the county sheriff. More>>

Two more arrests made in ETSU robbery investigation Video included

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Two more arrests have been made in an armed robbery incident at East Tennessee State University that occurred on Tuesday. More>>

Children and teens invited to ETSU Renaissance summer camps

JOHNSON CITY — East Tennessee State University’s Office of Professional Development invites children age 6 and up to participate in Renaissance Child camps this summer. The camps offer a variety of educational, hands-on, interactive opportunities for participants from first grade through high school. The programs are based on the “STREAM” Educational Curriculum (Science, Technology, Reading/Recreation, Engineering, Arts and Math) and follow the Tennessee Core State Standards. New offerings ... More>>

Fox News commentator speaks at event in Tri-Cities Video included

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Columnist, Pulitzer prize winner, and Fox News political commentator Charles Krauthammer was in Johnson City Friday, speaking to a full house at the Millennium Center. Before speaking at the event, which was sponsored by ETSU and Eastman Chemical Co., Krauthammer had a small, round-table discussion with local media.He told us Friday's talk would center around encouraging students to not see politics negatively, and to understand the bigger picture."We are engaged in a great national debate ov... More>>

"We believe in King," Alumni return to King University for homecoming, happy about leadership change Video included

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King University is in the middle of a big transition since the resignation of its president Gregory Jordan in February. This weekend, some alumni are returning to Kin for the first time since the change for the 88th Dogwood Celebration. Dogwood weekend at King University is a homecoming to welcome alumni back to campus. “It’s the opportunity to stay connected, to reconnect. Some of our alumni are able to be here and to be on campus because they’re more local and have the opportunity, but ot... More>>

Daniel Boone H.S. evacuation over

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Students at Daniel Boone High School were evacuated Friday morning around 9 a.m., after a message written on a bathroom wall indicated a possible threat to the school. More>>

Woman charged after attempted contraband drop off at Sullivan County Jail Extension Video included

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A Kingsport woman was arrested Thursday after she reportedly attempted to drop off contraband at the Sullivan County Jail Extension. More>>

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Unforgettable Prom picture Video included

A group of Nebraska high school students wanted an unforgettable night. They are guaranteed to have an unforgettable Pre-Prom Photo Op!!! More>>

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ETSU armed robbery takes bizarre twist Video included

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House honors Elizabethton representative for years of service Video included

State Representative Kent Williams was honored with a resolution during Thursday's House Floor session. Williams will retire at the end of this session. More>>

Washington Co. TN Mayor says staying with ETSU forensics center could be costly Video included

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Washington County, TN Mayor Dan Eldridge says if his county continues to use East Tennessee State University's forensic services, it could cost nearly 3 times the amount of what is already being paid. More>>

TWRA moves to trap bear in Johnson City neighborhood Video included

A vandal is on the loose and damaging property in a small Johnson City community.Now, state agencies are coordinating to bring him to justice. But it's not a hardened criminal they're after, but a 400 pound black bear. People living off of North street in Johnson City say the bear is a four-pawed nuisance. It's torn apart trash cans, bird feeders and flattened fences.But the bear's most recent antic got the attention of the TWRA, after the bear smashed a homeowner's car window. "We've had a l... More>>

Going Around: Stomach virus, sprains/strains

It's time to add a few more illnesses and injuries to the list of What's Going Around.Here's what Dr. Adam Lewis with Colonial Heights First Assist is seeing these days:"(I've seen) Several cases of viral gastroenteritis, a few cases of strep, and viral upper respiratory infections," he says. "This is also a good time to replenish sunscreen and tick repellent supplies. The ticks are already out!"Sallie Lively, a family nurse practitioner with Wellmont Medical Associates in Kingsport, is seein... More>>

ETSU student charged with false reporting, drug offense following campus robbery Video included

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An East Tennessee State University student has been charged with filing a false report about an armed robbery on campus earlier this week. More>>

Methamphetamine Lab numbers down dramatically for 1st quarter.

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According to Sheriff Ed Graybeal, Washington County Investigators have only cleaned 2 labs for the 1st quarter of 2014, down drastically from last year when WCSO numbers for the 1st quarter of 2013 were 14. The total number of labs and dumpsites in the entire Washington County area including Johnson City and Jonesborough for the 1st quarter of 2014 is 11, to date, including labs cleaned by the 1st DTF and JCPD. Last year during the same quarter total Washington County numbers were at 21. In... More>>

Brew Plum hosts Second Annual Johnson City Coffee Festival

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Brew Plum is hosting Johnson City's Second Annual Coffee Festival. The fetsival begins Friday April 11th from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Coffee from around the world, live music, and chocolate are just a few things festival goers can expect. This years coffees are from Indonesia, Africa, Central America, and South America. "It'll be one bean from each of those four regions. But we'll brew each bean four different ways. We'll drip brew, we'll do what's called pour over method, we'll have french p... More>>

Tennessee Officials plant trees in honor of National Crime Victims Week

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Criminal justice agencies across Tennessee are planting trees in honor of National Crime Victims Week.In Bristol, The Tennessee Board of Parole and other agencies planted a tree in honor of Heather Moore, a victim of domestic violence, on Thursday. News Channel 11's Nate Morabito emceed the event where domestic violence survivor Heather Moore received the Voice of Victims Award for the region. In 2008, Moore's estranged husband abducted her and abused her for 7 days. Now Moore devotes most of... More>>

Marion putting Fourth of July fireworks on hold Video included

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The town of Marion, Virginia is facing a difficult decision about how the community will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday. For years the town has put on a fireworks show on Impendence Day, but this year that option may be off the table. Marion Town Manager Bill Rush said the cost associated with having a fireworks show on the fourth has gotten out of hand, and the logistics are tricky. Rush told News Channel 11 that state fireworks regulations make it more difficult for the town to contin... More>>

First Lady of Virginia tours local hospital, discusses healthcare coverage gap

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First Lady of Virginia, Dorothy McAuliffe, was at Johnston Memorial Hospital in Abingdon Thursday to discuss closing the healthcare coverage gap and children's health issues.McAuliffe toured the hospital and hosted a roundtable discussion with doctors and other healthcare leaders.The Virginia State Senate recently approved a state budget accepting some federal funds, which would provide insurance for about 400,000 low-income Virginians. But they're still deadlocked on Medicaid Expansion, an i... More>>

Fire hydrant that deputies previously blocked moved back Video included

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Almost a year after we raised questions about Greene County Sheriff's Office deputies parking illegally next to a fire hydrant, we've learned the town has moved the fire hydrant back, not because of the concerns but for another reason. The town says a water line break involving the fire hydrant on Depot Street next to the Greene County Sheriff's Office and jail prompted crews to move the hydrant back. More>>

Green Spring Vol. Fire: Bingo night cancelled Friday

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Green Spring Volunteer Fire Department's weekly bingo night has been cancelled for Friday night. More>>

WETS-FM spring fund drive under way

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When WETS-FM (89.5 MHz) went on the air 40 years ago, the radio station operated from a slightly renovated old house, had a staff of five, and broadcast for only 12 hours each day. The closest thing to locally-generated content was local hosts playing classical music from vinyl LPs. Today, that same radio station provides three separate radio services, each operating 24 hours a day and available to listeners around the world. Broadcasting from its own custom-built facility, WETS-FM/HD distr... More>>

Mountain City, Boone, N.C. women involved in methamphetamine conspiracy sentenced Video included

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Two people were sentenced in federal district court in Greeneville Wednesday on methamphetamine charges, including one person from Mountain City. More>>

Public invited to 'Table of Content' dinner round table at ETSU

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ETSU faculty and staff members will share their research interests with fellow diners. Topics will include chocolate as medicine, self-publishing, Buccaneer football and women’s basketball, professional acting careers, and others. More>>

CASS receives NEA grant to support ‘The DeVault Tavern’ exhibition

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East Tennessee State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Services (CASS) is one of 895 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works Grant, NEA Acting Chair Joan Shigekawa has announced. CASS has been awarded a $25,000 grant to support an interdisciplinary exhibition by artist Paul Kennedy entitled “The DeVault Tavern,” which will be held in the Reece Museum, a unit of CASS. The DeVault Tavern, a U.S. National Register of Histor... More>>

Johnson City man charged with assault after reportedly breaking man's neck and nose Video included

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A Johnson City man was arrested by police Wednesday morning, after he allegedly assaulted another man. More>>

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce warns of a small business scam Video included

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Two sentances in Meth making case

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. – Two individuals involved in a methamphetamine conspiracy were sentenced on Apr. 9, 2014, by the Honorable J. Ronnie Greer, U.S. District Judge. Amber R. Coffey, 31, of Boone, N.C., was sentenced to serve 148 months in federal prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release. Crystal E. Potter, 30, of Mountain City, Tenn., was sentenced to serve 46 months in federal prison, to be followed by four years of supervised release. There is no parole in the federal sys... More>>

March Mugshots

Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office) Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
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This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia.  More>>

Your Weekly Constitutional: Watauga High School Book Ban. Video included

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News Channel 11's Josh Smith sits down with Professor of Law Stewart Harris. Today's topic: Mary Kent Whittaker assigned the critically-acclaimed book, The House of the Spirits, to her honors English class. Then she taught a lesson in academic freedom and free speech.Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Your Weekly Constitutional: Patrick Henry v. James Madison.

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News Channel 11's Sara Diamond sits down with Stewart Harris,Professor of Law at Appalachian School of Law. Stewart discuses Colonial Williamsburg, Part III: Ratification Smackdown! Patrick Henry v. James Madison. Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

All four teen suspects found after manhunt in SC; one of the teens connected to murder in Greene Co. Video included

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News Channel 11 has learned that all four of the teenage suspects in a manhunt in Newberry County, SC have been found. One is the suspects is wanted in connection to the murder of his father in Greene County, TN.   More>>

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  • People owe $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport, mayor's name on list

    People owe $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport, mayor's name on list

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-04-16 21:06:25 GMT
    People owe a combined $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport and one of the names on the list is a prominent city leader, according to documents provided to us by the city. In all, the city says more than 2,000 tickets remain outstanding. 
    People owe a combined $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport and one of the names on the list is a prominent city leader, according to documents provided to us by the city. In all, the city says more than 2,000 tickets remain outstanding. 
  • Elder abuse legislation passes in Tennessee House

    Elder abuse legislation passes in Tennessee House

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:56:05 GMT
    Tougher penalties for people who abuse or neglect vulnerable adults are one step closer to becoming a reality. The State House unanimously passed legislation today that would increase the punishment for elder abusers. The State Senate passed the legislation last week. The bill, which would also create a state elder abuse task force, was sparked by a Community Watchdog investigation last summer that uncovered a large number of people who abused adults in our area. Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson C...
    Tougher penalties for people who abuse or neglect vulnerable adults are one step closer to becoming a reality. The State House unanimously passed legislation today that would increase the punishment for elder abusers. The State Senate passed the legislation last week. The bill, which would also create a state elder abuse task force, was sparked by a Community Watchdog investigation last summer that uncovered a large number of people who abused adults in our area. Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson C...
  • 6 Foods to Fight Allergies

    6 Foods to Fight Allergies

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:47:54 GMT
    Sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes are just a few symptoms that tell you it must be allergy season. However, don't reach for those expensive drugs yet: try these remedy foods first.
    Sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes are just a few symptoms that tell you it must be allergy season. However, don't reach for those expensive drugs yet: try these remedy foods first.
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  • March Mugshots

    March Mugshots

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
    Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
  • Most Wanted: Woman accused of causing crash captured

    Most Wanted: Woman accused of causing crash captured

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-03-04 17:51:53 GMT

    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.

  • Woman featured on News Channel 11's Most Wanted list captured

    Woman featured on News Channel 11's Most Wanted list captured

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-03-04 17:51:53 GMT
    Rebecca SpearsRebecca Spears
    A woman wanted for a failure to appear in court charge, was captured Monday.Rebecca Spears was listed as wanted by authorities for failing to appear in court on charges of driving on a suspended license and not having insurance.
    A woman wanted for a failure to appear in court charge, was captured Monday.Rebecca Spears was listed as wanted by authorities for failing to appear in court on charges of driving on a suspended license and not having insurance.
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