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JC police seize 90g of meth from Walmart shoplifting suspect

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Bristol, Virginia woman faces multiple charges after officers with the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) responded to a shoplifting call at Walmart on Tuesday. According to a news release, when police arrived at Walmart on Browns Mill Road, they found two women, identified as Victoria Chafin, of Johnson City, […]
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Abingdon hires new town manager following nationwide search

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – Starting in June, the Town of Abingdon will have a new town manager. In January 2022, former town manager Jimmy Morani resigned, prompting a nationwide search. Following that search, the town council selected Mike Cochran. Cochran currently serves as city manager in Hanahan, South Carolina, but as he told News Channel […]
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Interstate 81 North in Abingdon to see 24-hour lane closures in June

The Virginia Department of Transportation says 24-hour lane closures will happen the first two weeks of June on Interstate 81 North in Abingdon. Officials say these closures are part of an effort to improve the exit 17 area of Interstate 81 Northbound. The first lane closure happens from 8 PM...

VDOT warns motorists of I-81 lane closures in June

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) efforts to improve I-81 N near exit 17 will result in 24-hour lane closures throughout June. According to a news release, the first lane closure will start at 8 p.m. on Sunday, June 5 and will run until 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 9 to […]

‘Killer clown’ case involving former Kingsport restaurant owner delayed again

An Abingdon, Virginia woman who is the prime suspect in the infamous ‘Killer Clown’ murder case in Florida has had her jury trial postponed for the sixth time. Media reports out of Palm Beach County said a judge has moved the proceedings for Shelia Keen-Warren–a former Kingsport restaurant owner accused of dressing as a clown and shooting Marlene Warren at her home in 1990.
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Mountain City Woman Arrested For Meth

On Friday May 13th the Mountain City Police Department arrested a woman on methamphetamine charges. The release states that TRACI BROWN, had an active warrant out of, WASHINGTON COUNTY, for a violation of probation and it was discovered her license was also suspended. She was then placed into custody. Investigative efforts suspected that she was in possession of illegal narcotics and she declined to a consent search of her vehicle.

Johnson City shoplifting arrest leads to multiple charges against two women

A shoplifting incident at the Walmart located at 3111 Browns Mill Road in Johnson City landed two women in jail on various charges. On Tuesday, the Johnson City Police Department arrested Victoria Chafin of Johnson City and Carrie Capelouto of Bristol, Virginia. Chafin was arrested for burglary while Capelouto was...

Crews battle house fire in Bristol, Virginia

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — Crews battled a house fire in Bristol, Virginia, late Tuesday night. The fire was at a house on Rocky Hill Road. The call came at around 10:20 p.m. A woman and her dog were inside the home, and both made it out, officials said. The...

Pinkston puts ink to paper to become member of King University cheer squad

Monday was a special day at Happy Valley High School as Anslie Pinkston signed her National Letter of Intent to cheer for the the King University Tornado cheer team. Pinkston has been a Happy Valley cheerleader cheering on both football and basketball teams. She was joined at the signing by her mother, Courtnie Dalton, along with friends, family, and fellow cheerleaders and coaches from Happy Valley.
Kingsport Times-News

Battle, Abingdon advance to Mountain 7 title game

ABINGDON — John Battle’s Evan Hankins set the tone early Tuesday in the Trojans’ 8-4 win over Wise Central in the Mountain 7 District tournament semifinals at Abingdon. Hankins delivered a three-run home run in the top of the first inning to help stake the Trojans to a 4-0 lead.
Johnson City Press

Music on the Square hosts Fritz & Co.

Music on the Square, one of Jonesborough’s outdoor music concerts, is set to host Fritz & Co. downtown on Friday. Music on the Square takes place in front of the Washington County Courthouse on Main Street in downtown Jonesborough each Friday evening through September from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bristol, Va. assisted living center hands out Silver Alert kits

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — Oakmont at Gordon Park in Bristol, Virginia gave out special kits to help families prepare in case a loved one becomes lost. The Silver Alert kits were sponsored by Alzheimer’s Tennessee, which covers the Tri-Cities region, including Southwest Virginia. In Tennessee, a Silver Alert is issued to help find missing people […]

Remote Area Medical asking for volunteers for free pop-up clinic in Hazard

HAZARD, Ky. (WYMT) - Remote Area Medical, or RAM, will be hosting a free pop-up clinic in Hazard on June 11th and 12th. RAM is asking for General Support Volunteers to help with the set-up and tear-down of the Clinic, and to help assist patients with registration and mobility. RAM...