Aircraft to drop raccoon rabies vaccines in region

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Wildlife officials will begin distributing rabies vaccine packets by aircraft this week in East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and North Carolina. The goal of the program is to control rabies in raccoons by dropping oral rabies vaccine bait packets out of low-flying helicopters and aircraft. The packets’ smell attracts animals like […]
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Clearing skies and chilly tonight, sunny and warmer Tuesday

The Storm Team 11 Forecast calls for clearing skies tonight with a low near 40 degrees.  Tuesday will be mostly sunny and cool with a high near 69 degrees.  Clear skies are forecast for Tuesday night with areas of patchy frost.  The low will be near 38 degrees.  Wednesday will be sunny and warmer with […]

Happy Valley kickoff return voted Best Play of the Week

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tri-Cities voted, and the Week 7 Best Play of the Week belongs to Happy Valley’s Jamie Esterline. Esterline returned a 73-yard kickoff for a touchdown, helping Happy Valley top Cumberland Gap 35-32 in Friday’s close matchup. Other plays in the running for the Best Play of the Week were […]

Judge denies Lillelid convicts’ fingerprinting petition

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Greeneville court struck down a petition by several of the convicted Lillelid murderers after they requested fingerprint analysis of the gun used to kill all but one member of a traveling family in 1997. The petition was filed on Aug. 30 in Greene County Circuit Criminal Court, and requested tests […]

JC Tiebreakers announces 3,000 sqft expansion

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Tiebreakers is set to expand their Johnson City facility less than a year after opening, a press release said Monday. “We have big plans to bring some of the live entertainment from Gatlinburg to Tiebreakers in Johnson City,” said Eric Hensley, Chief Executive Officer. “We’ve had an overwhelming response to […]

Crockett Alumni celebrate 40 years with new scholarship program

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The David Crockett Class of 1982 reunited over the weekend to reminisce and support a good cause. Class reunions are nothing new this time of year, but this class chose to celebrate homecoming by getting together and giving back to the students of their alma mater. Nearly 100 former students […]

JCPD say man tried to grab officers’ guns during arrest

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Johnson City man who allegedly told police he had been using methamphetamine all day faces three counts of assault against first responders after police say he attempted to grab officers’ firearms while they arrested him. A Johnson City Police Department (JCPD) news release states that officers responded to the […]

McClung helps secure Golden State victory in preseason debut

TOKYO, Japan (WJHL) – Gate City native Mac McClung scored nine points his first game with the Golden State Warriors in Tokyo on Sunday, as the Warriors rallied to defeat the Washington Wizards, 104-95. McClung added a pair of assists and two rebounds, as well, in 12 minutes of action.

Isaiah 117 launches campaign in Washington County, Virginia

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) — Supporters and community members gathered in the McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College for the campaign announcement for an Isaiah House in Washington County. The campaign announcement kicks off the awareness part of the campaign: telling others about Isaiah 117 and what it can do for […]

Winners announced from the 70th annual Music in the Castle

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennesse High School Mighty Viking Band held the 70th annual Music in the Castle event on Saturday, Oct. 1. Elizabethton won the Class AAAA Grand Champion Award and finished 1st place in color guard, percussion and music in their class. The Class A/AA Grand Champion Award went home with North […]

Henry reigns as Titans hold off Colts for 24-17 victory

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick Henry rushed for a season-high 114 yards and one touchdown and Tennessee’s defense held up late Sunday to preserve the Titans’ 24-17 victory. Tennessee (2-2) has won a franchise-record four straight in the series and improved to 11-2 against AFC South opponents since 2020. Indy (1-2-1) has one win in its […]

Traffic Alert: Parts of Knob Creek Road to close for construction

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Drivers in the Knob Creek Road area of Johnson City can expect delays starting Monday, October 3. According to a release, the Med-Tech Parkway entrance from Knob Creek Road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. from October 3 to 7 for roadwork. No vehicles, including emergency traffic, […]