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Police arrest man with $4,700 in counterfeit money

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) - Police say they discovered several thousand dollars in counterfeit currency when they arrested a Jonesborough man. Johnson City police responded to the Taco Bell in Piney Flats on Tuesday in reference to a man passing a fake $100 bill.


Boones Creek Elementary dismissal delayed due to 'domestic with parent'

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - Students have been dismissed from Boones Creek Elementary School after they were held inside due to an incident involving a parent. A school official says dismissal was delayed because of a "domestic with a parent."


Ollie's Bargain Outlet to hold grand opening today in Johnson City

Ollie's Bargain Outlet will hold a grand opening today with three-time Nascar champion Tony Stewart. Tickets will be handed out to the first 250 people at 7:30 a.m. for a meet-and-greet with Stewart. Ticket holders can get a picture and have on piece of their memorabilia signed by Stewart starting a


Tennessee Highway Patrol Troopers Seize 68 Pounds of Cocaine

NASHVILLE – On Wednesday February 13, Trooper Baron Cooper, assigned to the Tennessee Highway Patrol’s (THP) West Bureau Interdiction Plus (IP) Unit, stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation on Interstate 40 in Henderson County, near mile marker 103. Trooper Cooper spoke with the driver, Camilo Gon


'Cyntoia Brown Bill' headed for more study by Tennessee lawmakers

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - Some Tennessee lawmakers feel they have a bill to protect young girls like the one Cyntoia Brown once was, but any movement through the legislature will have to wait until at least next year.


Two multi-defendant murder cases set for status hearings

Two multi-defendant murder cases were on the Washington County Criminal Court docket Tuesday for status hearings, but there was little to no action taken in either one. First up was four men charged in the July 24, 2017, shooting death of Stacy Magee, also known by her adopted name of Rebekah Thomps


Rain overnight with a Snow, sleet and freezing rain to the east and northeast of the Tri-Cities.

Johnson City, Tenn (WJHL) - Rain continues overnight across much of northeast Tennessee with a wintry mix of sleet, freezing rain and snow to our east and northeast. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for western and northwestern North Carolina into southwest Virginia through Wednesday. Snow,


Man sentenced to 38 years in prison for 2016 slaying in Marion County, Tennessee

A man charged in the 2016 slaying of a Marion County, Tennessee, man was sentenced Tuesday to 38 years in prison. Cody Waggoner, 22 when arrested in August 2017, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in Marion County Circuit Court, where he was set to begin a murder trial Tuesday in the killing of


No plans in place for ETSU's sex week events

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - While government leaders weighed its merits in Nashville on the University of Tennessee at Knoxville's controversial sex week, the students at ETSU voiced different opinions about a week devoted to sex education.


Tennessee 5th most sinful state, according to study

(WJHL) - A new study has determined the Volunteer State is the 5th most sinful state in America. The study conducted by WalletHub compared the states using seven dimensions: anger and hatred; jealousy; excesses and vices; greed; lust; vanity; and laziness. Those dimensions were measured using 43 met


Arrested: Sullivan County mugshots

Individuals booked into the Sullivan County from Feb 11 through Feb. 17. All suspects are innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.


Judge: "Inexcusable" police misstep delays first-degree murder trial set for Monday

Washington County Criminal Court Judge Lisa Rice didn’t mince words Wednesday in a last-minute motion hearing where the defense asked to delay a first-degree murder trial slated for next week because of newly discovered state’s evidence — five police car dash cam videos from the crime scene.


Carter Commissioners see what $1 million got them

ELIZABETHTON — One of the brightest accomplishments of the 2014-18 Carter County Commission has to be the $1 million renovation and expansion of the Carter County Health Department building at 403 E. G St.


Suspects arrested after AK-47 fired outside Tennessee bar: police

A suspect in Nashville, Tenn., fired off an AK-47 outside a bar early Wednesday before fleeing the scene, police said. Officers were patrolling the area around 2:15 p.m. when they observed a fight outside a nightclub. Security guards broke up the fight and three people walked away from the scene.


Many roadways in middle Tennessee still impassable after flooding yesterday

SMYRNA, Tenn. -- Many roadways throughout middle Tennessee are still impassable on Thursday after flooding on Wednesday. Reporter Sara Small is live on Kedron Church Road in Smyrna, which is closed.


Today in Johnson City History: February 20

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Today at 8:00 AM. Feb. 20, 1902: Considerable interest was being created in bowling in Johnson City The alleys had only been running a few months, but several young men were becoming quite expert. High scores for the week were 238 from Nelson Archer, 235 fr


John Sevier residents share relocation concerns with Johnson City Development Authority

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. --- Representatives from the Johnson City Development Authority listened to concerns from residents of the John Sevier building on Monday, as the organization moves forward with a plan to purchase and redevelop the property.


4 war history projects in Tennessee receiving grants

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State commissions have announced more than $115,000 in grants for four projects related to war history in Tennessee. The Tennessee Wars Commission and Tennessee Historical Commission says the grants are intended to protect and interpret "Tennessee's historic military sites ra


Heavy rains close road, bridge over Wilson Dam; Tennessee River spots near flood stage

The Tennessee Valley Authority has closed the road and bridge over Wilson Dam due to hazardous conditions created by heavy rain. TVA spokesman Scott Fiedler said the road and bridge that spans the Tennessee River between Florence and Muscle Shoals will remain closed until further notice. North Alaba


Roads blocked, closed across Middle Tennessee due to flooding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - As rain continues to fall across Middle Tennessee, flash flooding is becoming more and more of a concern. Here is a list of roads and waterways local responders say to avoid due to current or possible flooding: