CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A man previously convicted of criminally negligent homicide is facing new charges after an officer at the Carter County Jail reportedly found drugs hidden in a book intended for him. According to a jail incident report by a Carter County officer, a woman arrived at the detention center with a […]
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A man has been arrested following the alleged theft of two trailers in Johnson City. According to the Johnson City Police Department (JCPD), George Hendricks was arrested after an investigation revealed his involvement in the theft of a trailer from Lamons Court on Dec. 21 and another trailer theft from […]
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. — On Thursday the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office recognized its Explorer Post 172 for its recent showing at Winterfest 2023. The group competed against 37 other Explorer Posts from across the nation in Explorer Post competitions that included, uniform inspection, warrant service, unknown trouble, and active shooter. The group did well in all four categories, but in warrant service they placed first. It's the first time the Explorer Post has placed first in a Winterfest Competition. The Sheriff's Office says the group trained extra in preparation for the competition.
A double homicide suspect made an appearance in Sullivan County Sessions Court where he waived his right to a preliminary hearing. Donald Britt’s case will now be presented before a grand jury in April. He is accused of killing his former girlfriend Katie Arnold. Investigators said Britt was fearful Arnold would inform police about a recent robbery he was involved in.
BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — The Birthplace of Country Music Museum is asking for your votes. The museum has been nominated for "USA Today's 10 Best" Music Museums. Travel experts selected the top 20 nominees in contests covering food, lodging, destinations, travel gear and more. BCM says votes are needed...
SULLLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. — A Sullivan County Sheriff's Deputy was recognized for saving two lives during a house fire that happened back on Christmas Eve in 2022. The Sheriff's Office says the fire happened at a house along D Droke Road in Piney Flats December 24, 2022. Deputy Austin Saddler was the first person to arrive on scene. Once he was at the home he heard a woman inside, and Saddler went inside the home. Inside the home he realized there was a man in there as well. Through smoke and flames, Saddler safely got both victims out. Deputy Saddler also was also able to help get two animals out of the house safely.
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Johnson City’s police chief, public works director and parks and recreation director are among 23 city employees who have opted into a recently offered retirement incentive. Police Chief Karl Turner, Public Works Director Phil Pindzola and Parks and Recreation Director James Ellis will officially retire on Feb. 28 along with […]
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Donald Britt, the man facing numerous murder charges out of Sullivan County, appeared in court on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9:30 a.m. During the appearance, Britt waived his preliminary hearing. He is currently facing charges in the Jan. murders of Katie Arnold and Barry Countiss. The session ended after Britt […]
Purchasing a home is one of the most important investments there is. More than a place to live, homeownership is an asset with the potential to tremendously rise in value. Given the current state of the real estate market, housing affordability plays a determining role for buyers. As of January 26, 2022, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate sits at 6.13%. As a result of higher mortgage rates across the board, home prices have risen significantly. The typical home value in the United States increased over the last year by +8.4% to $356,819.
BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) — Police on both sides of Bristol are investigating after items were taken out of vehicles at several apartment complexes Wednesday night. Police say the thefts occurred from over 20 cars that were left unlocked at complexes like Ridgecrest and Monarch Place in Bristol, Virginia. Maj....
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Johnson City Mayor Todd Fowler spoke to members of a local Kiwanis Club chapter on Wednesday to outline several ongoing initiatives and lay out his vision for the city’s future. Fowler, the meeting’s guest of honor, presented the city’s progress and took questions from members of the audience. Fowler said […]
ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) — Two Georgia men are facing charges after local police say they targetted homeless people as part of a counterfeit check cashing conspiracy. The Unicoi County Sheriff’s Office announced the arrests of Charles Vaughn Collins Jr., 36, and Anthony Stegall, 57, both of Atlanta. According to the sheriff’s office, a joint investigation […]
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Many healthy communities also boast a strong arts community. There is big push in the Tri-Cities region to grow the arts, reaching those who haven’t had much exposure to it. A Johnson City gallery owner wants everyone to feel at home in her space, regardless of their background or art […]
Feb. 1, 1898: One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, The Knoxville Tribune reported, “W. D. Kenner, agent of several of the largest insurance companies in the country, left for a business trip to Johnson City Friday morning.”. According to www.loc.gov, The Knoxville Tribune was a newspaper published in...
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Kingsport’s metro area has joined Johnson City’s in the top 10 of a closely watched, Wall Street Journal/realtor.com national quarterly housing markets index that Johnson City topped in the fall. Kingsport’s metropolitan statistical area (MSA) ranked seventh among more than 300 metro housing markets in the quarterly “emerging housing markets” index […]
The ETSU community will soon have a new Bucky, and the lucky candidate will be chosen through the first-ever mascot competition. “Becoming Bucky” Project Manager Cody Ryans said that about five months ago, he and his team decided to put a new spin on the way ETSU selects its mascot. Eventually, they landed on a “reality-show” approach, which Ryans compares to the “Masked Singer” or “Survivor.”
JOHNSON CITY – Jason Derulo, who has more than 20 billion streams, and Rainbow Kitten Surprise, whose music has generated more than one billion streams, will co-headline this year’s Student Government Association spring concert at East Tennessee State University. The event is set for 7 p.m. on Saturday,...
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB) — There is no escaping higher egg prices, driven in large part by an unprecedented outbreak of avian flu. It's causing a surge in demand for local eggs as farmers try to protect their flocks. An outbreak of avian flu in West Tennessee last week...
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The Arkansas men’s tennis team return back home to Billingsley Tennis Center for the weekend for a pair of matches. The Razorbacks (6-1) face the ETSU Buccaneers (0-5) on Friday, February 3 at 5:30 p.m. CT and the Illinois State Redbirds (3-3) for a doubleheader on Sunday, February 5 at 11 a.m. CT and 3 p.m. CT.