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UPDATE: Kingsport man sentenced to three years for counterfeiting

Jason Massengill, 39, was one of four men indicted on federal counterfeiting charges last year. He was sentenced to more than three years in prison on Thursday, according to court information. (WCYB Archive) A Northeast Tennessee man accused of spending counterfeit in multiple locations across the M

WCYB.COM - 2018-03-22 16:51:34

Emergency personnel respond to scene of school bus crash in Rogersville

Hawkins county emergency personnel are at the scene of a school bus accident in Rogersville on Highway 11W at the Park Boulevard intersection. According to police, there are injuries, including some children. A rescue helicopter has been called in to transport at least one victim. The bus was stoppe

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-22 17:22:00

UPDATE: Former Kingsport Kennel Club treasurer sentenced to 16 months in prison

A Northeast Tennessee woman who admitted to embezzling thousands of dollars from two non-profit organizations received a 16-month prison sentence in federal court in Greeneville on Wednesday. Gayle Sicard Shapiro Green was originally indicted on 15 felony counts a year ago after she admitted to offi

WCYB.COM - 2018-03-21 16:58:40

Car crashes into Hawkins Co. school bus on Highway 11W

HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - Rogersville police confirm a car struck a school bus from behind around 9:15 a.m. The crash happened at the intersection of Highway 11W and Park Boulevard. At the time of the crash, 21 students were on the bus -- according to a crash report. Rogersville police chief Do

WJHL.COM - 2018-03-22 16:19:18

Kingsport police need tips in auto burglary, stolen gun case

(Source: Kingsport Police Department) KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Kingsport police say they need your tips to help solve an auto burglary case. Police said during the burglary, a firearm was stolen. It happened on February 8 in the parking lot of Walmart located at 2500 West Stone Drive. The vehicle

WJHL.COM - 2018-03-21 19:53:43

Guitar assault in Waffle House leads to arrest

The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of local police agencies. Kingsport Police Department March 16 A Greeneville man wanted for stalking was located and jailed. According to the victim (and her neighbors) the suspect repeatedly made unwanted visits to her

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-21 20:44:00

Water park passes available now at Kingsport Aquatic Center

KINGSPORT - Summer is just around the corner, and that means it's time to get your water park pass at the Kingsport Aquatic Center. Passes grant admission to the indoor facility beginning May 1 and to the outdoor water park May 14, when it opens. Features Swimmers can enjoy two waterslides, the East

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-22 23:30:00


A Wings Air Rescue helicopter lifts off from the scene of a Thursday morning traffic accident involving a Hawkins County school bus on Highway 11W near Park Boulevard in Rogersville. The helicopter was reportedly carrying the driver of a compact sport utility vehicle that also was involved in the cr

ROGERSVILLE REVIEW - 2018-03-22 15:30:00

Man on meth binge allegedly threatened to 'cut people' at McDonald's, Walmart

ROGERSVILLE - A Hawkins County man was arrested Friday morning after he allegedly threatened to "cut people" at the Rogersville Walmart and McDonald's parking lot, and admitted he'd been up four days on meth. Joey Scott Eidson, 31, 109 Old Rt. 66, Rogersville, was arraigned Monday in Hawkins County


Suspect arrested after attempting to rob Johnson City credit union

Joshua Sutherland (Source: Washington County, TN Detention Center) JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Johnson City police say a man is behind bars after he tried to rob a local credit union. The attempted robbery happened just before the lunch hour on Wednesday at 1102 West Market Street at Mountain States

WJHL.COM - 2018-03-21 21:12:50

Kingsport car thief crashes after 100 mph jaunt

The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of local police agencies. Sullivan County Sheriff's Office March 14 When a deputy attempted to stop a car that was clocked at 81 mph on Weaver Pike, the driver refused to stop and passed vehicles on the double yellow li


Game over: Tilt closes in the Fort Henry Mall

KINGSPORT - The Fort Henry Mall no longer has an arcade. Earlier this month, the Tilt arcade closed its doors. On Monday evening, employees worked to remove the last of the video games, redemption games, fixtures and equipment from the first-floor space. The employees loaded all of the equipment on

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-21 15:54:00

Highway 11E partially closed near Johnson City

jc crash.JPG Johnson City Police officers are responding to an overturned tractor--trailer on Highway 11-E (West Market Street) near Poplar Hills Drive. The crash has shut down the westbound lanes on West Market. The Johnson City Street Department has been called to the scene. They are rerouting tra


Two airlifted after single-vehicle crash on SR70

ROGERSVILLE - Two men were flown by medical helicopters to Holston Valley Medical Center in Kingsport from the scene of a serious Monday afternoon traffic crash on Tenn. Hwy. 70 North near Perry Smith Lane. A preliminary accident report made available by Highway Patrol Lt. Richard Garrison indicated


Two flown from roll-over wreck near Rogersville

ROGERSVILLE - The two occupants of a pickup that was involved in a single vehicle roll-over accident on Rt. 70N Monday afternoon north of Rogersville were flown via Wings Air Rescue to the Holston Valley Medical Center. Rescuers at the scene told the Times-News that the Tennessee Highway Patrol is i


First business now open at Tri-Cities Crossing may be a catalyst for more growth

MEADE.jpg After years with no businesses, one has just opened its doors at Tri-Cities Crossing in Kingsport. Meade Tractor's new corporate office and construction branch is in the area where I-26 and I-81 cross. There are a lot of hopes for this 400-acre piece property in Kingsport. The opening of M


Time for Kingsport to shut down Hog Wild Saloon?

Two months ago, Knoxville closed a private club as a public nuisance due to gang activity, shootings and violent behavior. A business can be declared a public nuisance and enjoined from operating if it negatively affects the health, safety, welfare or comfort of the public. Kingsport has experience


Man tackled on Stone Drive after running through traffic

KINGSPORT - Many East Stone Drive motorists encountered a bizarre scene during Monday's lunch hour - a man darting "unpredictably across multiple lanes" as officers blocked traffic to try and corral him. An incident report says Kingsport police were alerted to the erratic individual at about 12:40 p


Longtime habitual motor offender nabbed after car and foot chase

CHURCH HILL - A Hawkins County man who has been a convicted habitual motor offender since 1998 is facing multiple charges including felony evading arrest after allegedly fleeing a traffic stop Friday evening near Church Hill. Shortly before 9 p.m. Friday, Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Deputy Bobby


UPDATE: SCSO names 2 killed in Kingsport fire

BLOUNTVILLE - The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office has identified the two people killed in a fire in the Bloomingdale area near Kingsport. Mary Vance, 67, and Charles Lester, 67, were both living in the home at the time of the fire, according to a SCSO news release. The Sullivan County Sheriff's Off