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4 men charged with murder in 2017 Johnson City shooting death of pregnant woman

Isiah Devon Milligan, 24, of Johnson City; Avios Griffin, 24, of Johnson City; Monte Brewer, Jr., 27, of Cleveland, Tennessee; and Eugene Glover, 31, of Chattanooga, were charged with first degree murder and first degree murder in commission of a felony, according to a Johnson City Police Department

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-05-22 15:18:53

BREAKING: Person hit by train in downtown Johnson City

Johnson City, TN (WJHL) - According to dispatchers, one person has been hit by a train close to 111 North Commerce Street.

WJHL.COM - 2018-05-23 02:23:41

Police identify woman killed in crash on U.S. 321

The crash took place around 3:04 p.m. Both lanes of the highway were blocked for over two hours as responders worked to clear the crash site, which was in the middle of the curve. Fluids from the cars coated the road, which was made even more slick from rain.

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-05-22 13:48:11

Deputy placed on administrative leave

According to a release from the sheriff’s department, Deputy Nicolas Andes was involved in an incident that on West Fifth Street while off duty. Witnesses reportedly told the sheriff’s department that Andes displayed a weapon and a badge, and accused him of shoving a juvenile who Andes believed thre

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-05-22 20:46:12

Johnson City restaurants battle for the title of best burger in town

“I have family in Knoxville, and whenever they come to visit, that’s the first thing out of their mouths— ‘where’s a good burger?’” said Hyde. “And that can be a hard thing to find. This competition helps our audience know what our local restaurants have to offer.”

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-05-22 16:12:52

Cereal lounge opening in downtown Johnson City this summer

JOHNSON CITY, TN - Cereal lovers, rejoice! A cereal lounge is expected to open in downtown Johnson City this summer. The owner of 'Surreal', Zachary Bush, said there will be something for everyone.

WJHL.COM - 2018-05-21 21:50:30

Fatal head-on crash reported on Highway 321, near Watauga Lake

THP said Marsha Shepherd, 40, Butler, TN crossed the center line of Highway 321 southbound near the intersection of Little Stoney Creek Road hitting a car driven by Thomas Fortune, 75, Mountain City, TN who was traveling in the northbound lane.

WJHL.COM - 2018-05-22 01:02:23

Police looking for robbery suspect; may be armed

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Johnson City Police are searching for a suspect of an alleged armed robbery outside of a local business.Washington County officials confirmed that an individual was robbed outside of Bradley's Machine and Welding around 7 pm last night.Officers spotted the suspect after the

WJHL.COM - 2018-05-22 06:08:45

Woman killed in fatal Carter Co. wreck

That car was driven by Thomas Fortune, 75, of Mountain City. He was injured in the crash.

WCYB.COM - 2018-05-21 20:02:31

Pair Charged With Meth Possession After Traffic Stop

A man and woman were charged Sunday morning with drug possession counts and other offenses following a traffic stop by Greeneville police in the 500 block of Tusculum Boulevard.Driver James C. Babb, 28, of 860 Iron Bridge Road, Mosheim, was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug, possession o

GREENEVILLE SUN - 2018-05-21 14:30:00

Meth Found On Woman 'Passed Out' In Truck

Joyce Louise Malone, 40, was charged about 3:10 a.m. Monday by Greeneville police with possession of a Schedule II drug and possession of drug paraphernalia after an officer on patrol saw a woman passed out in a pickup truck in the parking lot of Days Inn, 935 E. Andrew Johnson Highway.

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-05-21 14:30:00

Would Johnson City voters raise their sales tax to fund school security needs?

The discussion came during a budgetary meeting with the Johnson City Board of Education, where school officials presented their latest proposal that included $240,000 in reoccurring safety requests.

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-05-21 22:30:40

Police: Kingsport motorist flees after purposely hitting man

When the driver rolled down the window, the female realized it was her ex-boyfriend, Roy A. McClain, 43. McClain reportedly began yelling at the men and threatening to, "kill them both and their families."

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-05-21 15:00:00

1 killed in Hampton crash near Watauga Lake

HAMPTON — One person was killed Monday afternoon in a crash on U.S. Highway 321, a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman confirmed.The fatality occurred near the Watauga Point Recreation Area at Watauga Lake. The THP had blocked the highway to traffic. Sgt. Nathan Hall said he had no further details ab

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-05-21 16:32:52

Washington County violated fire code when schools made intruder safety upgrades

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - With yet another deadly school shooting last week in Texas, teachers and administrators continue to look for the best ways to protect children, but Tennessee State Fire Marshal records show it's easy to overcompensate and put kids at risk in other ways.

WJHL.COM - 2018-05-21 21:46:08

Kingsport man pleads not guilty to strangling wife to death

Police say he strangled his wife, Lakeesha, and then called 911 to report it at their home in the Rock Springs community.

WCYB.COM - 2018-05-21 12:58:37

Johnson City could have been home to the oldest bluegrass label, rare records still sought

Rich-R-Tone Records, an independent record label, was founded in Johnson City in 1946 – the same year “The Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe recorded the very first bluegrass 78 RPM record with his band The Blue Grass Boys for Columbia Records.


Johnson City police investigate shooting death on W. Main

The death occurred at 601 W. Main St., and police reportedly had been on the scene since about 4 a.m.An investigator said the wound appeared to be self-inflicted, but the investigation was ongoing.Editor’s note: It is the policy of the Johnson City Press not to publish the names of victims of suicid


Fight breaks out in race at Bristol Motor Speedway, while local favorite Reeves raced to victory

Fight breaks out in race at Bristol Motor Speedway, while local favorite Reeves raced to victoryNewReeves drives for Abingdon, Va.-based Wade Lopez.Read More »11 mins ago


Do you support a needle exchange program in Johnson City?

Part of the state's Syringe Trade and Education Program, college officials believe providing a safe way for intravenous drug users to dispose of used needles will help slow the spread of HIV and hepatitis C, two infections that are on the rise as the opioid epidemic gripping the region intensifies.