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Bomb threat reported at Bristol, Virginia courthouse

BRISTOL, Va. -- A bomb threat has been reported at the Bristol, Virginia courthouse, according to the Bristol Virginia Police Department. An area around the courthouse, located on Cumberland Street, is currently blocked off as a precaution and police are on scene, according to Sgt. Steve Crawford wi

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-19 14:18:00

Time for Kingsport to shut down Hog Wild Saloon?

Two months ago, Knoxville closed a private club as a public nuisance due to gang activity, shootings and violent behavior. A business can be declared a public nuisance and enjoined from operating if it negatively affects the health, safety, welfare or comfort of the public. Kingsport has experience

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 16:26:00

UPDATE: SCSO names 2 killed in Kingsport fire

BLOUNTVILLE - The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people killed in a fire in the Bloomingdale area near Kingsport. Mary Vance, 67, and Charles Lester, 67, were both living in the home at the time of the fire, according to a SCSO news release. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Off

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-03-18 18:39:00

Taco Bell in Virginia evacuated after employee complains of headaches, coughing

ABINGDON, Va. (WVLT) -- A Taco Bell restaurant in Virginia was evacuated on Saturday morning after an employee complained of headaches and coughing. Abingdon Fire Chief John McCormick told CBS affiliate WJHL that the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. on Saturday morning at a Taco Bell off of Inter

WVLT.TV - 2018-03-18 17:33:00

Gate City woman to be featured on Fox Business show 'Strange Inheritance'

GATE CITY - When Gate City resident Barbara Dickey's father-in-law passed away, she didn't receive what most people would consider a normal inheritance. Instead of money or real estate, she received his ornately carved and hand-painted miniature model circus, which features more than 62,000 pieces t

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-18 19:00:00

Bloomingdale fatal fire vicims identified

UPDATE: The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people killed in Saturday's structure fire. Mary Vance, 67, and Charles Lester, 67, were both living in the home at the time of the fire. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division is still working on dete

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-18 20:48:00

Bristol police questioning man in connection to bomb threat

Bristol, Virginia police are investigating a bomb threat at the city court house. (L. Owens, WCYB) Police are investigating after a bomb threat at the Bristol, Virginia courthouse forced an evacuation. Police say they are questioning a man at this time. What should have been a routine day on the cou

WCYB.COM - 2018-03-19 11:44:26

Two dead from mobile home fire in Sullivan County

3-17 HOUSE FIRE.jpg Two people are dead following an early morning fire at a mobile home in Sullivan County. According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the call came in just before 6:00 a.m. The Bloomingdale Fire Department responded to a mobile home on Kinzer Lane. They say when officers


TBI: Suspect in Jonesborough officer-involved shooting identified

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Jonesborough on Friday. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Highway 11E and Boones Creek Road. According to the TBI, Jonesborough police received


Crash closes part of Cherokee Road in Johnson City

This crash closed a part of Cherokee Road on Monday morning. JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Johnson City police closed a part of Cherokee Road on Monday morning due to a reported wreck with injuries. The crash happened just after 7:30 a.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Cherokee, which is near University Pa

WJHL.COM - 2018-03-19 12:53:54

Woman in custody following pursuit in Sullivan County

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. -- A woman is in custody following a pursuit Thursday night. Teresa Worthington, 32, was wanted out of Sullivan County and Kingsport for motor vehicle theft, theft over 2,500 and violation of probation. Officers spotted Worthington in a stolen Volkswagen Beetle outside of the B-Ma


Two die in Bloomingdale fire

BLOOMINGDALE - The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that killed two people Saturday morning. On 3/17 at 5:43 a.m., dispatch received a call from a man stating the mobile home at 1110 Kinzer Lane was on fire. When the Bloomingdale Fire Department arrived on scene, the mobile h

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-17 19:36:00

A Thousand Horses headlines pre-race concert at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 15, 2018) - There's a stampede coming to Bristol Motor Speedway as country and Southern rock group A Thousand Horses headlines the pre-race concert for the Food City 500 on Sunday, April 15. A Thousand Horses, whose sound is unique mix of muscular country, drawling rock, high g


Kingsport woman's rap sheet wraps up with gunfire, pursuit

KINGSPORT - Over the past month, Teresa Worthington has allegedly stolen three vehicles, nearly run over a police officer, and fired a gun at a citizen pursuing her along Interstate 81. Her latest antics on Thursday night finally netted her arrest - but not until a pursuit involving multiple law enf


Fans can get Bristol qualifying tickets with Food City purchases

BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 17, 2018) - For the price of a few cans of Bush's Beans, race fans can experience a full day of on-track action at Bristol Motor Speedway. Between now and April 13, fans can get a Bush's Beans Pole Day ticket for every two cans of Bush's Beans products purchased at any Food Cit

ESPN - 2018-03-17 20:57:46

WATCH: Tennessee Officer Fired After Stopping Senator's Daughter

Dec 21, 2017 Bristol, TN - A Tennessee police officer was terminated from the force in November, after he told a state senator's daughter how he truly felt about the chief's orders to ticket for window tinting. Bristol Police Department (BPD) Officer Phil Kiersnowski's conversation with Sam Lundberg


Police: Johnson City man caught selling marijuana in undercover sting

An undercover sting led Johnson City police to arrest a man on charges that he was selling marijuana, police said Friday. He previously had been charged with attempted murder after a 2011 shooting at a Johnson City apartment complex, but the charges were later dropped. Courtlund Henderson, 29, sold


Woman arrested in fatal Kingsport crash

KINGSPORT - A fatal early morning wreck in downtown Kingsport has netted a woman's arrest on charges of vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene. According to records at the Kingsport Police Department, Stephanie A. Houle, 40, was booked into jail Thursday at about 2:15 a.m. A KPD incident case list


Man killed, another injured in Washington County, Va. crash

WCYB Photo One man is dead and another is injured following a two-vehicle crash in Lebanon Wednesday. According to Virginia State Police, an Infinity was going north on Route 19 when a Cadillac CTS pulled out from Route 690 and across the northbound lane of Route 19 around 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Infi


Washington County, VA deputies investigate shooting after victim dropped off at hospital

WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) - Deputies in Abingdon, VA are investigating a shooting after the victim was dropped off at the hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg. Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman says the call came in this morning at 8:48 a.m. Detectives and deputies were called to Johnst