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Accused killer, victim identified from Kingsport dental office shooting; name of 'hero' withheld

BLOUNTVILLE — Investigators have named the gunman accused of entering a Kingsport dentist office Wednesday and killing his estranged wife, adding that the "hero" patient who shot and detained the alleged killer had asked not to be identified.


Tennessee man, wanted for trying to kill officer, arrested in Thomasville after multiple-state manhunt

THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Officers arrested a man, wanted for attempted murder of a police officer, in Thomasville on Friday, according to police. Billy Alexander Stratton, 26, of Kingsport, Tennessee, was arrested and faces charges relating to the chase, a recovered stolen vehicle, a firearm and narcotic


CODE RED: Additional Middle Tennessee counties added to Winter Weather Advisory

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--A Winter Weather Advisory has been extended to include locations around Clarksville, Dover, and Erin Tennessee. A wintry mix will be possible for those areas as well as Robertson and Sumner counties as early as 8 p.m. Friday. Light ice accumulation is possible but could create slic


Neighbors shocked after Kingsport shooting

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn--We are learning more about the Sullivan County man who is accused of fatally shooting and killing his wife on Wednesday, February 13th. Harry Weaver is accused of shooting and killing his wife, Kelly Weaver, at Guy Dentistry in Colonial Heights.


Large field of candidates slated for Kingsport election

KINGSPORT — The upcoming municipal election is shaping up to have one of the largest fields of candidates in recent years. Within the past week, four more potential candidates have picked up petitions to run in the city election — two for mayor, one for alderman and another for the Board of Educatio


Nine 'black mold' spores found among four of 113 rooms tested at Sullivan North

KINGSPORT — Because of air quality tests that found nine “black mold” spores of toxic Stachybotrys chartarum among four classrooms, Sullivan North High School/Middle School, co-located in the same building, will be closed until Monday.


Report: Kingsport worker part of scheme to steal millions in trade secrets

A former worker at a Kingsport company and a Chinese national have been indicted by a federal grand jury for stealing trade secrets valued at more than $119 million. Xiaorong You, also known as Shannon You, 56, is facing seven counts of theft of trade secrets and one count of wire fraud, according t


Celebrate Black History Month with three events this weekend

KINGSPORT — Before Black History Month comes to a close, local organizations are giving community members a chance to celebrate the occasion. New Vision Youth and South Central Kingsport Community Development — in partnership with the KHRA, Girls Inc. and Kingsport Parks and Recreation — have planne


Waffle House Waitress Picks Up Shift For Extra Money, Man's Tip Leaves Her 'Sick'

A waitress at a Tennessee Waffle House was shocked when she saw what was written in the tip line on a customer's receipt. Lauren Ball from Kingsport, Tennessee, was finishing up her shift at around 4 a.m. when a customer walked into the Waffle House.


Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee wants to expand vocational education

GRAY, Tenn. — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced his first legislative initiative to expand access to vocational and technical training for students. The initiative is a two-pronged approach that utilizes regional partnerships to develop work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities. Commu


KPD: Traffic stop leads to arrest; 28 indictments for felony drug offenses handed down

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) - The search is still on for people indicted on felony drug offenses, according to Kingsport Police Department Vice and Narcotics Unit. According to information provided by the department, 28 Indictments for numerous felony drug offenses have recently been handed down by a Su


Two Sullivan County schools close for mold; former teacher claims students are at risk

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN- Two Sullivan County schools are closed Thursday February 14th and Friday February 15th, as crews work to clean black mold that was found inside the schools.


Obtaining a carry permit in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - After Wednesday, where a man shot his wife at a dentist office, Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy is calling one man a hero. Larry Seagroves, who was a patient in the office and a handgun carry permit owner, shot the suspect and held him until law enforcement arrived.


KPD: Avoid I-81 north in Kingsport due to crashes

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) - Police are asking drivers to avoid Interstate 81 north in Kingsport due to two crashes. Kingsport police say there are crashes at mile-marker 59 (the Fort Henry Drive exit) and mile-marker 63 (the Tri-Cities Airport).


Second fatal case of Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease reported in Middle Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - For the second time in less than a month, a Tennessee family is mourning a loved one who died from Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, something doctors say is a one-in-a-million diagnosis.


KPD: Shots fired investigation finds marble, but no bullets

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) - What began as a gunshot investigation is now being treated as a vandalism case. The Kingsport Police Department responded to a report of a gun being fired at Lee Fleet Maintenance at 719 West Sullivan Street just before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday.


Kingsport City Schools accepting Hall of Fame nominations

KINGSPORT — Kingsport City Schools is accepting nominations for the 2019 class of the Kingsport City Schools Hall of Fame, which will be inducted on July 30. Established in 2015, the fifth class will honor and recognize employees that have made significant contributions to KCS and its students. The


UPDATE: Investigators secure warrants for Kingsport shooter's arrest

The man who gunned down his wife inside of a Kingsport dentist office before he was wounded by a conceal-carry permit holder Wednesday morning is now charged, according to Sullivan County Sheriff Jeff Cassidy.


2 shot at dentist's office in Kingsport

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - Two people are in the hospital after a shooting at a dentist's office in Kingsport, Tennessee Wednesday morning. It happened at a dentist's office on Clinic Drive in the Colonial Heights community, WCYB reports. Kingsport is part of the tri-cities area that includes Bristol and Jo


Tennessee Sen. Briggs pushing for new law to lock pill bottles

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — A Knoxville lawmaker is pushing for a new law to prevent opioid theft and abuse. Drug addiction specialists, medical professionals, and parents who lost a child due to drugs, all part of a statewide coalition called “STOP – Secure Tennessee’s Opioid Prescriptions,” joined Senator