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Scott County Sheriff's Office hosts toy drive
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — The holiday spirit and the season of giving are all around us in the Tri-Cities. Texas Roadhouse in Kingsport partnered up with the Scott County (VA) Sheriff's Office for a toy drive. People could donate a toy or some money for the cause, and in...
Kingsport Resident Shawna Lee Found Safe After Search by KPD and Tennessee Bureau of Investigation
The Kingsport Police Department (KPD) reported a missing adult, Shawna Lee, on December 5th, 2023. The 33-year-old woman was last seen near Five Below on 2003 N. Eastman Rd. She often visits Minute Market on 1108 E. Center Street. Shawna is described as having black hair, brown eyes, standing 5 feet 8 inches tall, and weighing around 140 pounds. The KPD requested public assistance in locating her.
SCSO: Fentanyl, ‘unknown’ powder seized at Kingsport home
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Kingsport man faces several drug charges after an investigation by the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO). According to the sheriff’s office, investigators obtained a search warrant for the home of Glen Charles Ownby II, 40, of Clover Bottom Drive in Kingsport. On Dec. 6, Ownby was arrested for a violation […]
Weekly Safety Report: Two Missing Women Raise Concerns in Kingsport, Tennessee
Two incidents of missing women have occurred in Kingsport, Tennessee. Layla Santanello, a 21-year-old mother, has been missing since June 27. New surveillance footage has altered the timeline of her last-known whereabouts. Shawna Lee, 33, was reported missing on December 5. Concerns for her welfare were raised by her family. Both women were last seen in the vicinity of Five Below on North Eastman Road.
Savor the Spices of Mexico: Uncover Kingsport's Top 3 Mexican Eateries
In this article, we're going to explore three incredible Mexican restaurants in Kingsport. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these places? If you have, we'd love to hear about your experiences in the comments below!
Virginia High School Boys Basketball Schedule, Live Streams in Scott County Today - December 8
Want to learn how to stream high school basketball games in Scott County, Virginia today? We have what you need here. Follow high school basketball this season on the NFHS Network! Keep tabs on your family or alma mater and tune in!. Scott County, Virginia High School Boys Basketball Games...
Kingsport native attracts investment for AI start-up
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — The descriptors artificial intelligence start-up founder might conjure images of a hoodie-clad Stanford dropout, but they can also be applied to Kingsport-native Lauren Mullins. Her company, Personality Pool, recently received a $150,000 matching investment, the first payout from a $70 million state investment fund. Entrepreneurial from a young age, Mullins created […]
‘The Classic’ basketball tournament honors historically Black high schools
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – High school basketball season is well underway in Northeast Tennessee. But, for five schools in East Tennessee and one in Southwest Virginia, this weekend’s matchups will see them suit up in different uniforms. A tournament named ‘The Classic’ is being played at the Meadowview Conference Resort & Convention Center this weekend. […]
WATCH: Deputies rescue man attempting to jump from bridge in Wise County
Body camera footage captured the moment two deputies with the Wise County Sheriff's Office rescued a man who attempted to jump from a bridge in Appalachia.
Kingsport family surprised with send-off before Make-A-Wish trip
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Members of Make-A-Wish, Eastman Credit Union and family members joined together to celebrate 9-year-old Lucas Kinley and his family days before they head to Disneyland as part of Lucas’ Make-A-Wish. On Friday afternoon, the Kinley family was given the red carpet treatment before being brought into a room where members of […]
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Kittens Of blountville, TN Need You!
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around blountville..
Ask A Master Gardener: Turn your winter garden into a wildlife sanctuary
December has arrived, and the garden is settling in for a well-deserved rest. Garden chores this month are all about cleaning the yard, the flower and vegetable beds and getting ready for winter. If you haven’t mulched your garden beds yet, it’s not too late to do so.
Fire destroys Bloomingdale home
SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Thursday morning fire destroyed a home in the Bloomingdale community. According to Senior Captain Carley Verbal of the Bloomingdale Volunteer Fire Department, crews were called to the scene on Parson Drive around 7:30 a.m. The home was destroyed in the fire, Verbal said. As of Thursday afternoon, the cause […]
New Recreational Space: Kingsport's Riverbend Park Opens with Fishing Pier and Walking Trail
Kingsport city has launched the initial phase of Riverbend Park, a new city park. This phase features a floating fishing pier and a granite walking trail spanning half a mile. The park, set to cover 22 acres, was formerly a 100-acre farm owned by Kingsport locals.
Lego league qualifying competition held in Kingsport
KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — After months of hard work, competition time is finally here. This year's theme is going to be is STEAM in the arts, so what does that look like in the arts world and so STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics and so they have kind of a problem to solve and what's that going to look like, said Lora Barnett.
High school hoops highlights and scores: December 8, 2023
High school hoops took center stage in a packed night on Friday - featuring games from the inaugural Commemorative Classic in Kingsport, paying tribute to former area African American schools. Plus, action in the Roundball Classic. SCORES:. Boys. Knox West 77, Dobyns-Bennett 57. Austin East 80, Tennessee High 69. Hardin...
California Man Sentenced to 17 Years for Supplying Fentanyl Linked to Teen Overdoses in Virginia
ABINGDON, Va. – In a recent federal court ruling, Alexander Ortiz, 26, also known as "LoLife," of Fullerton, California, has been sentenced to 17 years in federal prison for his involvement in supplying fentanyl linked to a series of teenage overdoses in Wise County, Virginia. Ortiz pleaded guilty in January 2023 to charges of conspiring to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute 400 grams or more of fentanyl and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Southwest Va.’s energy transition excludes its most important stakeholders: Southwest Virginians
In October 2022, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced a surprise visit to Norton, Virginia’s Rural King shopping center. After gathering in the parking lot, officials whisked members of the press away to a former surface mine outside town. At the mine, Youngkin unveiled the announcement at the heart of his trip: his administration plans to allocate […] The post Southwest Va.’s energy transition excludes its most important stakeholders: Southwest Virginians appeared first on Virginia Mercury.
Sports briefs: Time to sign up for Winter Break Camp
KINGSPORT — Kingsport’s Parks and Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its annual Winter Break Camp. Kids will have the opportunity to enjoy games and activities, arts and crafts, movie time and so much more. The camp will take place Dec. 27-29 and Jan. 2-5 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the V.O. Dobbins, Sr. Complex (301 Louis Street). Children ages 6 to 12 can register and the cost per child is $45 for city residents and $50 for non-city residents. ...