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Jonesborough’s “Wild Women” help out

Many folks across the region watched the recent government shutdown crawl on and on, wondering when the rift would heal enough to at least restart the services left in the dark.


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.


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


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.


Heartbeat abortion ban passes subcommittee, won't exempt rape victims

Responding to a question posed by a Democratic state lawmaker, state Rep. Micah Van Huss, R-Jonesborough, told the House Public Health Subcommittee Wednesday that he believes “killing a baby, no matter its age, is evil.”


Langston building to serve the community once again

“Enter to learn, depart to serve” rang out time-and-time again during the evening banquet in celebration of Langston High School at the storytelling Gala & Benefit held in Jonesborough’s International Storytelling Center Saturday night, Feb.16. This was the slogan of the high school in Johnson City


'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.


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


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."


Rep. Van Huss’ Addition of God to the State Constitution Progresses

Jonesborough Republican's resolution states 'liberties do not come from government, but from Almighty God'. God willing, as the saying goes, HJR 17 — the resolution proposed by Rep. James “Micah” Van Huss (R, Jonesborough) that would designate the Almighty as the source of all edicts (as well as all


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.


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.


Counterfeit cash ring hitting stores across Middle Tennessee, say investigators

Surveillance video shows two people walking into the Dollar General on Old Nashville Highway on February 13th then purchasing $1,450 in prepaid Visa cards with counterfeit money.


Viewer photos of heavy rainfall’s effects across the Tennessee Valley

Rain fell across North Alabama and southern Tennessee for another day, flooding waterways and roads across the area. In addition to the 2-3 inches of rain the fell across the area Tuesday, and a chance of rain remains in the forecast each day through Sunday.


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:


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


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,


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.