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VSP investigating inmate death at regional jail

DUFFIELD, Va. (WYMT) - State authorities are investigating an inmate’s death at the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield. The Virginia State Police said its Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Wytheville Field Office launched an investigation into the May 20 death of inmate Sherri D. Cook, 43 of Whitesburg, Kentucky.
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Wheelie popping teen accused of fleeing traffic stop faces felony evading arrest charge

When a Mount Carmel officer attempted to stop a Kingsport teen Monday who was popping wheelies on a motorcycle in front of the Hardee’s on Main Street, the teen allegedly popped a wheelie in front of the officer and fled. The ensuing high speed pursuit led police along several Mount Carmel residential streets, into Church Hill, and then back into Mount Carmel where the driver was arrested after parking the bike in a residential garage. ...
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Johnson City woman set fire in John Sevier Center, police say

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) charged a woman with arson following an April incident at the John Sevier Center. A news release stated that police responded to 141 E. Market St. on April 24 in reference to a fire in the apartment building. Officers with the JCPD determined that […]

What is there to do this weekend in the Tri-Cities? Find out here

(WJHL) — June 25-26 marks another summertime weekend in the Tri-Cities, and Storm Team 11 predicts a sunny and hot start to both Saturday and Sunday with afternoon showers and storms possible. Saturday, June 25 Carter Railroad Museum Heritage Day Where: George L. Carter Railroad Museum on EastTennessee State University’s campus Info: Open 10 a.m. […]

Woman arrested on arson charge in Johnson City

Police in Johnson City, Tennessee arrested a woman on a charge of arson in connection with an apartment fire. Aimee Phillips, 33, of Johnson City is being held in the Washington County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond. Police say the fire occurred on April 26 at an apartment in...

Police arrest knife-wielding JC man for domestic assault

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Police arrested a Johnson City man Thursday afternoon on aggravated assault charges following a physical altercation between two Spring Street residents. When officers arrived at the scene at 3:44 p.m., an investigation revealed the man, identified as Matthew Bowling, had threatened another resident with a knife after a fight. The […]

Jonesborough man arrested on various charges

On Thursday, June 23, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested James Saylor, 43, of Jonesborough, and charged him with methamphetamine possession, introduction of contraband into a penal facility, resisting arrest and identity theft. At approximately 3:34 a.m., officers responded to the area of Upper Class Suites on College...
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Johnson City Masonic Lodge hosting 5th annual steak cook off Saturday

The Johnson City Masonic Lodge is hosting their fifth annual steak cook off on Saturday. Mark Whittamore, the event's promoter, said this year’s competition will bring over in 40 cooks from across the country to see who can cook the best ribeye steak. The competition is held in conjunction...

Duckpin bowling alley coming soon to downtown Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn--A duckpin bowling alley is coming soon to downtown. Co-owner Chip Zimmerman said he and his partner have plans to open "Pins & Friends" in September at 700 State Street, across from the Cameo Theatre. Zimmerman said in duckpin bowling, the pins and bowling balls are smaller and lighter,...

These cuties are up for adoption this week in our Tails and Paws

Tails and Paws highlights animals up for adoption at the Washington County/Johnson City animal shelter. If you see an animal you are interested in adopting, you can visit the shelter in Johnson City, or you can call the shelter at (423) 926 8769 for more information. You can also pay...

Watch now: Betty Iverson remembered

KINGSPORT — Betty Iverson will be remembered in Kingsport as a founder and former director of Girls Inc. and longtime service to the First Baptist Church of Kingsport, among a multitude of her activities in Kingsport. Iverson died Sunday at Preston Place after declining health. She was 87 and...
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Next generation of Johnson County bull riders are stepping up

L-R Bullriders Loki Osborne, 15, of Butler, TN, and Joe Joe Church, 14, of Mountain City, before their rides at the Bulls and Barrels Rodeo on Saturday night. Wes and John Stalans brought the Spur N S Rodeo monster bulls back to Johnson County for two nail-biting nights of Bulls and Barrels on Friday and Saturday. Featuring the fan-favorite events of bull riding and barrel racing, along with some spectacular trick riding and raucous comedy, it was the action-packed night that Mountain City resident Pauleen Kidd attended with her two sons and her granddaughter, was hoping for. “It’s a good time Saturday night,” she said.

Cayman Ratliff leads after First Round of East TN Amateur

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – Some of the top amateur golfers in East Tennessee made their way to the Elizabethton Golf Course for Friday’s First Round of the William B. Greene Jr. East Tennessee Amateur Golf Tournament. A total of 17 golfers in the Championship Division finished their opening round under par, but everyone is chasing […]

Fun Fest Store officially open, organizers gear up for 41st anniversary

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Fun Fest Store officially opened Friday to kick off preparations for the nine-day event in July. Organizers told News Channel 11 that the store opening means Fun Fest has basically already started. They hope to draw out the festival beyond just the nine days by creating more hype than in […]