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Kingsport fraud suspect racks up nearly $4K in purchases

KINGSPORT - A safe stolen from a city home has spurred a search for a man believed to have used the victim's credit card and checks, netting thousands of dollars in fraudulent purchases at a pair of stores. According to the Kingsport Police Department, a resident of Cliffside Road reported a burglar

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-20 16:33:00

Armed man sets fire to Kingsport apartment, refuses to exit

KINGSPORT - A knife-wielding city man has been arrested for allegedly threatening to stab residents of Ballis Tourist Home, setting fire to an apartment, then refusing to come out of the burning room. Ronald Lynn Hudson, 50, of 100 Pennsylvania Ave., was eventually coaxed out by emergency personnel

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 20:12:00

Kingsport police: Man arrested after setting tourist home on fire

Photo credit: Kingsport Police Department A Kingsport man is behind bars on multiple charges after police say he set the Ballis Tourist Home on West Sullivan Street on fire. Ronald Lynn Hudson, 50, is facing charges of aggravated burglary, aggravated assault, attempted aggravated arson and felony va

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-21 18:49:01

Repairs taking place at Kingsport's Centennial Park

The concrete encircling the in-ground water jets is supposed to slope inward and keep all of the water contained within the middle of the park. That's not happening on one section of the circle, said David Mason with the city of Kingsport. "Once we turned the water on, we realized we were a little b

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-20 15:25:00

Kingsport police seek tips in 'cloned' debit card case

KINGSPORT - City police are investigating fraudulent purchases at a liquor store and Intimate Treasures, saying the transactions were made with a Johnson City woman's debit card information. On Aug. 28 the victim contacted the Kingsport Police Department. She reported that her account had been charg

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 17:43:00

This weekend in downtown Kingsport

HIGH VOLTAGE: STATE OF AFFAIRS State of Affairs is back with a wide variety of talents for your enjoyment. This variety show features an array of different talented individuals anywhere from bellydancing, to spoken word, classical music shared through piano to fire twirling. And the best part? It's

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 15:30:00

Gunfire at Hog Wild triggers Kingsport arrest

Dispatch was advised of a man at a Blountville gas station, "acting strange, jumping on other customers' cars." When a deputy arrived the suspect was found passed out in his vehicle with the engine running and windshield wipers activated. It took several attempts to awaken the man, who was then arre

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-19 21:13:00

Healthy Kingsport offers tips for combating high obesity rate in Tennessee

This is not only the highest rate of any state in the country; it's also well above the national average, which is 31.2 percent. Kandy Childress, executive director of Healthy Kingsport, said obesity is not only a problem across the state as a whole; it's also one of the biggest health concerns faci

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-20 01:00:00

Kingsport BMA gets update on Aerospace Park project, which could bring 2,000 jobs to region

KINGSPORT - Aerospace Park has been called one the most significant, regional economic development initiatives in our lifetime. Airport officials claim the project could bring as many as 2,000 jobs to the park, with salaries significantly higher than the typical manufacturing job in our area. Aerosp

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-19 15:43:00

Gold Star monument to be dedicated in Kingsport

KINGSPORT -- The Kingsport Chamber of Commerce announced Monday the dedication for the Gold Star Families Memorial Monument will take place Monday, September 25, at 2:30 p.m. The event is being co-hosted by BAE Systems, the Tri-Cities Military Affairs Council, the Hershel Woody Williams Congressiona

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-19 05:15:00

Video: KFD, KPD hold car seat checkpoint for Child Passenger Safety Week

KINGSPORT - To mark Child Passenger Safety Week, the Kingsport fire and police departments came together on Wednesday to hold a child passenger seat checkpoint for the community. At the checkpoint, representatives from both departments were on hand to check seats and instruct parents and caregivers

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 02:00:00

New report puts Tri-Cities in top 100 exercise communities

BRISTOL, Va. - Have you exercised this week? A new report claims a majority of those in the Tri-Cities region are exercising regularly. The Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City area was recognized as one of the top 100 exercise communities in the country. The report, conducted by Gallup and Sharecare

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2017-09-21 03:24:00

Community Services Program set to re-open next week following drug arrests

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - A community services program previously under review by Sullivan County's mayor will reopen next week. It comes after Mayor Richard Venable temporarily shut down community service work at the Sullivan County Transfer Station in Kingsport following three arrests for illeg

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-21 23:01:52

KPD: More than $42K worth of supplies, equipment stolen from Advance Home Care

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Kingsport Police Department officers are investigating after more than $42,000 worth of supplies and equipment were stolen from a local business. The crime happened on Monday at Advanced Home Care on Jack White Drive. According to a police report, a man can be seen on surveill

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-21 21:49:26

BOO! Halloween events in the Tri-Cities

TRI-CITIES, TN/VA (WJHL) - News Channel 11 is compiling a list of Halloween-themed events in our region. Events are still streaming in, so if you do not see a particular event on this list please be patient or feel free to send us details of the event to news@wjhl.com and we will add the event to ou

WJHL.COM - 2017-09-21 15:22:29

New Vision Youth to hold annual prom this Saturday

Preschoolers through 11-year-olds can dance from 4-6:30 p.m., and children ages 12 through 17 will follow from 7-10 p.m. "It's for kids to come out, have fun and meet other kids from all over Kingsport and the surrounding area," said Johnnie Mae Swagerty, director of New Vision Youth. "We just want

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 21:11:00

Local education officials share what really works in their schools

KINGSPORT - In a room full of Northeast Tennessee school board members, ask what programs are performing well for them in grades K-12 and you'll get an earful and lots of variety. From Mountain City to Morristown (Johnson County to Hamblen County), officials of the Tennessee School Boards Associatio

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 15:55:00

More help on the way for victims of sexual assault in Sullivan County

More help is on the way for victims of domestic violence in Sullivan County. The Family Justice Center isn't open yet, but thanks to a state grant, it's just filled one of its most important positions: a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) coordinator. Karen Watkins has spent almost 20 years working

WCYB.COM - 2017-09-21 02:23:28

Hawkins guitarist Wes Wolfe to play at the Grand Ole Opry

On Oct. 19, the Mount Carmel native will be performing at the Opry with his band The Bluegrass Outlaws during the Dr. Ralph Stanley Forever Tribute. It may be the greatest achievement to date for 22-year-old Wolfe, but it's not his first big accomplishment. While a teenager, Wolfe's band Public Stil

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-21 18:12:00

Contractor working at Hawkins school arrested on fugitive warrant

CHURCH HILL - A construction contractor working at Carters Valley Elementary School was arrested on campus Wednesday after an investigation into alleged drug activity revealed he was wanted in Georgia on a probation violation from a felony gun conviction. Joshua David Howard, 34, of Warmsprings, Ga.

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2017-09-22 00:30:00