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Johnson City man arrested after firing gun in apartment, police say

When police arrived at 1206 Buffalo St., they heard another gunshot from inside the apartment building and set up a perimeter around the area before making contact with the alleged shooter. After talking to neighbors, police said they discovered the shots came from apartment 9. Police said they dis

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-03-19 17:03:00

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

Funeral planned for Johnson City explosion victim

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Funeral arrangements have been planned for the worker who was killed in an explosion last week at Lightning Resources in Johnson City. The owner of the business told News Channel 11 the funeral for 46-year-old Paul Cash is expected to take place on Tuesday at Dillow-Taylo

WJHL.COM - 2018-03-19 17:34:16

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

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


State agency leading Lighting Resources explosion, employee killed identified

The Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Act division of the state's labor and workforce development office is leading the investigation into an industrial explosion last week that killed one employee and injured another, a department spokesman confirmed Monday. "There is currently an open and a

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-03-19 19:18:00

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

Runners help "chase" homelessness out of Johnson City

Runners of all ages came out Saturday morning to help "chase" homelessness out of Johnson City during the annual Chasing Snakes 10K and 4K run to benefit Family Promise. Chasing Snakes race director Jon Clark said 220 participated in the races, decked out in green socks, tutus, ribbons, and even ful

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

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

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


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


TDOT to work with Jonesborough on creek restoration project

During the process of moving Jonesborough's town garage to make room for the park that will take the current garage's plot behind the Jonesborough Senior Center, the Tennessee Department of Transportation proposed a creek restoration project to complement the new garage. The Board of Mayor and Alder

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-03-19 00:01:00

Johnson City businesses and police plan for St. Patrick's day

People in downtown Johnson City are already out for St. Patrick's day. The day's festivities include a pub crawl: an event where people can hop between 10 bars and restaurants. Local businesses expect more customers over the weekend. "We're anticipating a big crowd this evening," Barley Water co-own

WCYB.COM - 2018-03-17 18:38:34

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


Johnson City police: Two arrested on stolen property charges, one on additional drug charges

After Johnson City police spotted a reported stolen vehicle Thursday, officers arrested a Johnson City man and woman on drug and stolen property charges, according to a news release. Police said Lucus Peterson, 21, 1156 Huffine Road, was charged with possession of stolen property over $1,000 and pos


Jonesborough couple charged in teen sex hook-up case

A Washington County, Tennessee husband and wife are charged in connection to a plot involving teenage sex. Brian Lee Plasschaert of Jonesborough was arrested on charges of solicitation of a minor, solicitation to observe sexual conduct, promoting the gathering of minors, and attempted sexual exploit


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Exclusive Viewer Video: Motorist captures man in Jonesborough surrounded by police

WCYB Photo UPDATE, 3:30 p.m. The Jonesborough Police Department says a suspect killed after he was shot by a public safety officer after he lunged at officers with a knife during a Friday afternoon incident. The report said officers were called to Country Inn and Suites just after 12:30 p.m. after t


Suspect arrested in Sullivan County shooting investigation

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- - According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, a suspect involved in a shooting Thursday night has been arrested by the Kingsport Police Department. Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kristen Quon said they received a call at 9 p.m. of a stolen ca


One dead after officer-involved shooting in Jonesborough; TBI investigates

JONESBOROUGH, TN (WJHL) - District attorney general Tony Clark tells News Channel 11 one person is dead in an officer-involved shooting in Jonesborough. He tells us the officers are not injured. We're told Jonesborough police are involved in the shooting. Law enforcement officers from multiple age