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Four arrested in Kingsport drug investigation

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) - Four people are facing charges after police searched a Kingsport home Thursday morning. The Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at 814 Myrtle Street around 11:30 a.m. Earlier Thursday, the department confirmed that flash bangs were


Kingsport PD officers use flashbangs in search warrant execution Thursday

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)- News Channel 11 reached out to Kingsport police after several viewers were concerned about hearing loud noises in the area of Myrtle Street. Kingsport Police public information officer Tom Patton sent us the following message about the loud noises:


Shull, McIntire lead fundraising field in upcoming Kingsport election

KINGSPORT — Candidates running in the upcoming city election have raised more than $48,000 in contributions, with mayoral candidates Pat Shull and Mike McIntire leading the pack in the amount of funds on hand for their campaigns.


Kingsport City Manager Jeff Fleming reflects on long-time career with the city

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - - After 35 years with the City of Kingsport, City Manager Jeff Fleming plans to retire in June. Fleming said he's excited for this new chapter in life, with plans to spend more time with his family and visit the projects he spent years investing in like the Greenbelt and Bays


Bristol, Tennessee Police Department cruiser involved in car crash

BRISTOL, Tenn (WJHL) - - The Bristol, Tennessee Police Department has released that one of its cruisers was involved in a car crash early Friday morning. The crash happened around midnight on the corner of 7th Street and Broad Street in Bristol, Tennessee.


Sullivan County leaders ask school board to halt West Ridge construction

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) - Sullivan County leaders are calling on the county school board to consider halting construction of the new West Ridge High School. The county commission voted 16-6 Thursday night on a resolution asking the Department of Education to "consider putting the construction of W


Kingsport community-wide Easter egg hunt canceled due to weather

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) - A community-wide Easter egg planned for this weekend has been canceled due to the weather forecast. Preaching Christ Church and Food City will not hold the 6th Annual Hop To It egg hunt that was supposed to take place Saturday at Andrew Johnson Elementary School.


BREAKING: TBI on scene of reported officer-involved shooting in Kingsport

Kingsport, Tenn (WJHL) - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is on scene of a reported officer-involved shooting in Kingsport. It happened on the 100 block of Mullins St., according to TBI Spokeswoman Leslie Earhart's Twitter page.


Tennessee 15-year-old commits suicide; family now spreading awareness on depression

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WCYB) — A freshman at Sullivan South High School took his life on Sunday. Trevor Sexton was only 15-years-old. His family said he was struggling with depression, and is now spreading awareness on mental health to prevent this from happening to others.


TBI: Knife-wielding man shot by Kingsport police

KINGSPORT — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation reported that a man shot by Kingsport police Wednesday was armed with a knife. He had yet to be publicly identified, as authorities were attempting to notify his next of kin.


Tn Health Dept: First case of measles detected in Tennessee as part of nationwide outbreak

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) says it has detected the state's first measles case aspart of a recent nationwide outbreak. The TDH says the State Public Health Laboratory confirmed a positive test for the illness in a resident of east Tennessee.


Rescuers recover UK diver who disappeared while exploring Tennessee underwater cave

A highly-experienced British diver who went missing as he explored an underwater cave east of Nashville has been rescued. The diver was identified Wednesday night as Josh Bratchley, a British member of the elite international team that helped rescue 12 boys and their soccer coach from a flooded cave


Oldest Tennessee church still holding services

Sinking Creek Baptist has provided many people a church home for almost 250 years. The oldest church in Tennessee, it is located at 2313 Elizabethton Highway in Johnson City — on the same ground where it began in 1772. It is named for a tributary of the Watauga River, and was originally called Watau


Arkansas man accused of abducting woman from Johnson City business

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - Police say an Arkansas man is behind bars after he abducted a woman from a Johnson City business. Johnson City police investigated a report that a woman was abducted from a business on the east side of town.


Hawkins County man arrested after found sleeping in stranger's home

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- A Hawkins County man was arrested Tuesday after a caller told police an unknown man was sleeping inside their home which was being renovated. Deputies responded to the home on Stanley Valley Road where they found 31-year-old Michael McPeek inside.


Kingsport native devotes his time to digging up history

Some people have a knack for finding things, but S.D. Dean has a gift! He has been finding amazing archaeological artifacts and paleontological fossils here for over 50 years. “I don’t remember when I wasn’t picking up rocks!” he recalls. “As a young kid my brother and I explored around Industrial D


Axe-throwing comes to downtown Kingsport

KINGSPORT – The first ever axe throwing house in this region is coming to downtown Kingsport. King’s Sport Axe House, located at 101 Cherokee Street, Suite 20, in downtown Kingsport, will be opening its doors for an open house today and hold a grand opening and “ribbon chopping” ceremony on Friday.


Rogersville motel shooting suspect indicted on attempted murder, robbery charges

ROGERSVILLE — A Greene County man who was on the run for 16 days last year following a shooting in a Rogersville motel parking lot was indicted Monday on charges of attempted murder and robbery.


Multi-agency warrant sweep underway in middle Tennessee

DECATURVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Decaturville Elementary School is on a precautionary lockdown while a multi-agency investigation is underway. The school confirmed to FOX 17 News that the school is on a precautionary lockdown while an investigation is taking place at a home near the school.


Measles reported in East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A press release from the Department of Health warns all Tennessee residents to be aware of measles symptoms after someone in East Tennessee was diagnosed with the illness.