Duffield, VA

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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RPD: Man who reported truck stolen actually abandoned it after hit and run

Rogersville police charged a man with filing a false report last week after Officer Justin Smith discovered that a pickup he reported stolen had actually been abandoned after he was involved in a hit-and-run. Smith stated in his report that on June 13 he took a stolen vehicle report from Jerimar William Carmony, 27, 518 Tuggle Hill Road, Rogersville. Carmony stated that on June 13 around 8:46 p.m. he returned...

Tri-Cities residents react to overturn of Roe v. Wade

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WCYB) — Tri-Cities residents are reacting to Friday's landmark decision by the Supreme Court. Tennessee is likely to see a nearly total ban on abortion in about 30 days -- but what is next for the state is laid out in a 2019 law -- The Human Protection Act.
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Wise County budget heads to final vote July 1

WISE — The Wise County 2022-23 draft budget drew few comments on Friday after a scheduled Board of Supervisors public hearing. Representatives of the Wise County school system and Frontier Health thanked the board for their funding in the budget, while county resident Walter Crouse said he was skeptical of the budget’s revenue projections due to national economic conditions.
Kingsport Times-News

VanDyke goes full steam ahead to win Kingsport feature

KINGSPORT — It was full steam ahead for the VanDyke Express in NASCAR Weekly Series action Friday night at Kingsport Speedway. Kres VanDyke took the lead from Brad Housewright on lap 14 of the 60-lap Late Model Stock feature and rolled to his sixth straight victory. The Abingdon driver built a half-lap lead in the red No. 15 Chevrolet before cruising toward the end.

TWRA IDs Kingsport man who died in boating accident

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) on Thursday identified a Kingsport man who died in a boating incident on the Holston River Wednesday. A release stated that Dennis Wayne Jenkins, 51, was found dead face-down in the Holston River following the boating accident. He was reportedly not wearing a lifejacket. Investigators […]
Kingsport Times-News

This week at Kingsport Public Library (June 26-July 2)

Here’s a look at what’s happening this week at the Kingsport Public Library (400 Broad St). • Summer Reading continues for readers of all ages through July 29. Sign up at • The Let’s Get Moving morning walking group will meet Tuesday, June 28, at 7:30 a.m....
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New Scott Adams Memorial Skate Park opens

KINGSPORT — Hundreds gathered at the newly opened Scott Adams Memorial Skate Park on Friday as the city unveiled the massive new open-air facility for skateboarders and BMX riders. “This is just another example of a magnificent structure in the middle of greenspace, and you can’t get any better...

Identity of Holston River boating incident victim released

SURGOINSVILLE – The identity of a man who died in yesterday’s boating incident on the Holston River is being released. Dennis Wayne Jenkins, (51), of Ridgefields Rd. in Kingsport, was found dead in the Holston River following a boating incident that occurred near Christian’s Bend boat ramp.

Hawkins County’s Lauren Ross competes for Miss Tennessee title

This week, Rogersville’s Lauren Ross, daughter of Hawkins County Sessions Court Judge Todd Ross, competed against girls from all across the state for a chance to be named Miss Tennessee. “Competing in the Miss Tennessee competition is new and exciting,” Ross told the Review. “I love being able to meet so many new people and get out of my comfort zone.” Ross found success in the 2021 Miss Kingsport competition,...

Authorities Discovery Body Of Kingsport Man Near Boat Ramp, And Single Passenger Vessel

The Hawkins County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the discovery of a Kingsport man’s body found next to a single passenger boat near Christians Bend Boat Ramp Wednesday evening. Officials say the man was face down in the water, upstream from an unoccupied aluminum boat. The boat, the so far unidentified man was found near did not appear to have been in a collision. The official says the victim was not wearing a life jacket and the body is being sent for an autopsy.

One arrested, one escapes dual mini-bike 30 mph pursuit on Carters Valley Road.

One suspect was arrested and the second escaped last week after two men riding mini-bikes on Carters Valley Road in Mount Carmel fled a traffic stop. On June 17 around 22:40 p.m. MCPD Officer Austin West was sitting in the area of Carter’s Valley and Big Elm Road observing traffic when two males driving off-road dirt mini-bikes passed by on CVR. “I activated my vehicle’s emergency lights and commanded the...
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Wise county officials say Appalachia will continue to get fire, emergency services

WISE — Appalachia residents will continue to see fire and emergency medical service coverage despite a disagreement over Wise County funding for the department. Wise County Administrator Mike Hatfield on Thursday released a statement saying that the Appalachia Fire and Rescue organization has told county and Appalachia town officials that it will cease emergency medical service coverage in the town and adjacent county response zone after July 2.

Parents react to abuse allegations against Kingsport special ed teacher

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Imagine scrolling through your social media feed or flipping through the television channels only to land upon a news story regarding “possible child abuse” allegations with the photo of a teacher who looks eerily familiar to you. And then it dawns on you that the person in the photo was your […]