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Police: Man doesn't like food at Johnson City restaurant then holds knife to wife's throat
A complaint over a steak turned into a domestic assault at a Johnson City eatery on Wednesday afternoon, according to police. John Hettinga, 58, was a customer at Longhorn Steakhouse at 2280 North Roan Street and had become angry about his food being cooked incorrectly, the report said.
UPDATE: Attempted murder suspect arrested after two day manhunt
Blountville, TN - The search is over for an attempted murder suspect in Sullivan County. A department spokesman said William Kevin Carter was arrested Friday afternoon in Washington County, Virginia.
3 Suffer Injuries In Head-On Crash
Two women suffered suspected major injures in a head-on crash between a pickup truck and car about 5 p.m. Thursday in the 1600 block of Warrensburg Road. A Chevrolet pickup truck driven by 34-year-old David G. Livingston, of Glenwood Drive in Mosheim, was outbound when the truck veered into the oppo
TONIGHT; Victims of violent crime will be remembered in Jonesborough
The victims of violent crime will be remembered tonight in Jonesborough. Loved one of the victims will palce an ornament on the Victims' Remembrance Wreath at the courthouse. The ceremony begins at 6:00 p.m.
Illinois hunter shoots what could be largest buck on record for the U.S. with 51-point antler score
An Illinois hunter may have brought down the largest buck in American history. Keith Szableswki from Johnson City shot the male deer during a hunting party at the beginning of Illinois' shotgun season last month.
Mountain City, TN bomb threat linked to similar threats nationwide
MOUNTAIN CITY, TN (WJHL) - Police are investigating a threat that was made to Frontier Health's Johnson County Counseling Center in Mountain City via email. Federal agents are reportedly investigating similar threats across the country.
Why rural first responders fear Ballad Health trauma care consolidation
SCOTT COUNTY (WJHL) - After announcing their plan to consolidate level one trauma care and NICU services in Johnson City, Ballad Health began collaborating with EMS providers to address their concerns and develop protocols to create what Ballad leaders call a coordinated regional system.
Jonesborough man facing multiple charges after three county-chase
SURGOINSVILLE — A Jonesborough man was charged with multiple offenses by a Hawkins Co. Sheriff’s Deputy on Dec. 11 after a high-speed pursuit that began on Phipps Bend Road and continued through eastern Hawkins County, part of Sullivan County and ended in Jonesborough, in Washington County.
Christmas gift giving for area children, teens and seniors in need dashing to completion
The charitable giving season is in its final days with three of the community’s largest Christmas gift distributions for low-income children, teens, seniors and families set to play out Friday through Tuesday.
Elizabethton City Council holds workshop on pub bars
ELIZABETHTON — After a two-hour workshop on Wednesday afternoon, the Elizabethton City Council appears ready to vote on the second reading on a change to city ordinances that would allow pub bars that sell craft beers from microbreweries for on-site consumption.
Woman arrested for murder in Middle Tennessee after fentanyl overdose claims man's life
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A woman wanted for second degree murder was arrested in Middle Tennessee on Thursday for her alleged role in a fentanyl overdose. The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports 27-year-old Grace Ellen Milner was arrested in Crossville on second degree murder indictments from a grand jury
In the spotlight: Fun on tap
1. JRH Brewing and Opie’s Pizza Wagon are teaming up on Friday for a match made in heaven. Pair four different wood-fired pizzas with four of the brewery’s craft beers for $20 per person at the brewery, 458 W. Walnut St., Friday beginning at 6:30 p.m. Visit squareup.com/store/JRHBrewing for tickets.
Christmas Box Program brings smiles to senior citizens in Washington County, TN
Johnson City — Some senior citizens in Washington County, Tennessee don't have any plans for the upcoming holiday season. That's why the Johnson City Senior Center Foundation started the annual Christmas Box Program.
Tennessee Church Youth Leader Arrested for Having Sex With a Teenage Boy
A Tennessee youth leader was arrested last week after a 16-year-old boy told police that they had had sex at least 10 times. The youth leader is being charged with of aggravated statutory rape and soliciting sexual exploitation of a minor.
Today in Johnson City: December 11
Temperatures in Johnson City plunged into the teens. The low of 12 degrees was a record for time. The Johnson City Press reported the following day that “Johnson Citians and East Tennesseans shivered under the grip of bitter cold, motor traffic was almost eliminated and pedestrians walked with cauti
JC Police look to fill crime prevention position after job vacated
When the Johnson City Police Department obtained a three-year $800,000 grant to create a community-oriented crime prevention initiative, there was no way to know how successful it might be.
Kingsport man wanted for attempted first-degree murder
KINGSPORT — A Sullivan County man wanted for attempted first-degree murder was still on the loose as of Thursday morning. According to the Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Department, around 3 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman called 911 reporting that a man had threatened her with a pistol and that shots had been f
Wrecked vehicle shuts down I-26 East for more than an hour
Johnson City, TN - At least one person was injured in a crash that shut down Interstate 26 for more than an hour today. Emergency crews responded to the scene on the eastbound side of I-26 just after two o'clock.
Crash on Interstate 26 East stalls traffic in Gray; Injury reported
JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Police and emergency crews are responding to a crash on Interstate 26 in Gray. The crash was reported after 2:00 p.m. in the westbound lanes near the Eastern Star Road exit.
Midway Man Charged With Statutory Rape
The Greene County Sheriff’s Department charged a Midway man Wednesday with statutory rape of a 13-year-old. Joshua Shane Miracle, 23, of 945 Mohawk Creek Road, Midway, was charged with statutory rape and held on a $20,000 bond, according to a warrant filed by sheriff’s department.