Kingsport, TN

Husband, wife sentenced on wire fraud charges

WISE COUNTY, Va. (WYMT) - A husband and wife realtor team from Wise were sentenced on federal wire fraud charges Wednesday. According to a release from Virginia State Police (VSP), Jessee Allen DeLoach, 40, pled guilty to one count of wire fraud in February. His wife, Natasha Ashley Miller DeLoach, 38, also pled guilty in February. Both were sentenced to 15 months in federal prison.
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Police: Bristol boy at center of search found safe

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — The Bristol, Virginia Police Department (BVPD) on Wednesday confirmed that a 15-year-old boy who had been reported missing was found and is safe. The agency on Monday asked for the public’s help in finding a juvenile, identified as Skyler Anthony Cook, who may have had a handgun, according to police. He […]
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Guilty plea leads to 10-year sentence for Elizabethton man

An Elizabethton man was sentenced to 10 years in jail after pleading guilty to illegally possessing a handgun. According to a release, Keion Thomas Perkins, 26, entered the guilty plea on Monday. He will have to serve at least three years (30 percent) of his sentence before becoming eligible for parole.

Jonesborough man charged after allegedly threatening victims with knife

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Jonesborough man was arrested after police reported he threatened people in two different homes with a knife. According a release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO), Braden Autrey, 24, showed up at two separate homes on Bailey Bridge Road Monday. Autrey allegedly “threatened the occupants with a fixed […]

Surgoinsville Riverfront Festival and Doc Lyons Festival merging Sept. 2-3

The Surgoinsville Riverfront Festival and Doc Lyons Festival are merging this year to form a two day event the Friday and Saturday before Labor Day. The activities will be much the same as the Friday Block Party and Saturday Riverfront Festival of past years. The festivals each of those days will simply have a different name. The Riverfront Festival will be held Friday, Sept. 2 at Riverfront Park 4-10 p.m.,...

Southern Craft continues normal hours after cause of fire discovered

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – After the cause of a fire in the walls of Southern Craft BBQ’s Watauga Lake location was discovered, restaurant operators said the business will resume normal operation. The fire, which began early Monday afternoon, burned inside of an exterior wall before being extinguished by fire crews. Restaurant operator Rafael Zabala […]

Harshbarger joins fellow Republicans in criticizing FBI’s Mar-a-Lago raid

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Rep. Diana Harshbarger was among the many Republicans who swiftly took to social media Monday to lash out at the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. On Twitter, the congresswoman accused the FBI of “inconsistent and partisan application of the law” and called the raid “an attack on […]

Vina “Mae” Blair

Vina “Mae” Blair, 92, of Elizabethton, passed away at Life Care Center of Elizabethton on Sunday, August 7, 2022. Mae was born in Carter County to the late Maggie Ellen Cole and Robert “Witt” Hardin. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bobby Blair; a daughter, Kathy Baker; siblings, Frank Hardin, Andy Hardin, William “Bill” Hardin, Sam Hardin, Robert “Bob” Hardin, Ida Laws, Sarah Blanton, Nellie Ward, Anna Belle Montgomery and Bertha Bledsoe; a grandson, Terry Blair Hickman; and a granddaughter, Sarah Blair.

Erwin native trains U.S. Navy future warfighters

GREAT LAKES, Ill. — Sailors are some of the most highly-trained people on the planet, according to Navy officials, and this training requires highly-dedicated instructors. At Naval Education and Training Command (NETC), this obligation falls upon hard-charging Navy professionals who train and mentor the Navy’s future warfighters. Chief...
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First phase of Riverbend Park construction underway

KINGSPORT — The first steps toward creating the newest park in the Model City are underway. Crews are in the process of clearing debris for the new Riverbend Park, which will be located behind the Walmart Supercenter on Fort Henry Drive.

Hawkins Co. Humane Society to limit visitors due to COVID-19

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — A positive novel coronavirus case involving a Hawkins County Humane Society volunteer resulted in the facility’s taking extra precautions against the virus. Humane Society leaders said that the shelter will allow two visitors in the facility at a time, and they are asked to wear a mask. Staff members continue to […]

Bristol, Virginia police: Missing 15-year-old boy may be in possession of a handgun

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — A missing 15-year-old boy may be in possession of a handgun, according to the Bristol, Virginia Police Department. Skyler Anthony Cook was last seen at his Bristol home on August 7 at around 4 p.m. He is described as 5-foot-5 and weighs 160 pounds, police said. He has brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing dark gray sweatpants, a dark gray shirt, white athletic shoes, and a red baseball hat.

Man brandishing a knife charged with two counts of aggravated assault

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested Braden Autrey, 24, Jonesborough, and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault after he brandished a knife in two separate incidences on Monday, Aug. 8. According to Sheriff Keith Sexton, Autrey arrived at two separate residences on Bailey Bridge Road where he...

The Good Stuff: Meet baking queen Linda Skeens

WISE, Va. (WCYB) — It's been someone many on the internet have searching weeks for. Her name is Linda Skeens, and she became a viral sensation after winning multiple ribbons at the Virginia-Kentucky District Fair in Wise, Virginia. In this weeks "The Good Stuff," Andrew McClung introduces us to...
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Fraternal Order of Police shifts location of annual car show

KINGSPORT — Fraternal Order of Police Burgess-Mills Lodge No. 11 will hold its annual car show on Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Fort Henry Mall. That’s a change to the event’s location after a two-decade run in downtown Kingsport, during which it was dubbed the Broad Street Cruise-in and Car Show.

Bristol Casino: Future Home of Hard Rock marks first month in business

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — It's officially been one month since the Bristol Casino: Future Home of Hard Rock opened its doors. "I am in Heaven, it's just been amazing, just the results we are seeing, the team members have been having a great time and the community feedback has been great. I couldn't have asked for more."

“A vision for Hawkins County:” Kingsport YMCA opens Rogersville Brighter Horizons Youth Center

It’s fun to be at the Y-M-C-A! Last Thursday, the Kingsport Family YMCA celebrated the grand opening of the new Rogersville Brighter Horizons Youth Center, which is located inside the former Boys and Girls Club. The newly renovated community outreach youth center will provide after-school programs to area youth as well as parent workshops and family engagement events. It will also serve as the administrative offices for all Greater Kingsport...