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Children's theft of wallet nets woman's arrest

The blotter is derived from recent incident reports and central dispatch records of local police agencies. Kingsport Police Department April 11 Loss prevention at Belk alerted police to a pair of people trying to buy merchandise with fake credit cards. The suspects had made $3,500 in fraudulent purc


Crime Watch: April 6-13

All individuals mentioned are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. Individuals not pictured who were charged this week: Ronald Piper Vicente, 33, of Hickory, was charged with one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, one felony count of possession of a schedule


Carter County brush fire sends smoke into Johnson City

Firefighters began battling the fire near Gum Hollow Road off Gap Creek Road south of Elizabethton and west of Hampton late Saturday afternoon.A light haze of smoke continued to cover much of Johnson City northwest of the fire well into the evening.


Preece takes Xfinity race, $100,000 prize at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Preece won the Xfinity Series race on Saturday at Bristol Motor Speedway and took home the Dash 4 Cash $100,000 bonus prize.


Kingsport restaurant's beloved landmark breaks

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - After more than 45 years standing tall, one of Kingsport's most recognizable landmarks is in need of repair. "Big John", the 32-foot tall Indian in front of Pratt's restaurant, appears to have suffered a broken neck. The restaurant's general manager says a customer saw the da


3 Charged For Selling Alcohol To Minors

The Tennessee Alcohol Beverage Commission charged three people for the sale of alcohol to minors at three Greeneville businesses Saturday. Working with a 20-year-old confidential informant, the ABC conducted a compliance check, Special Agent Misti Crain said in reports. Karina Gonzalez Silva, 30, of


Man busted after drug sale in park

A Hamblen County man was jailed for felony crystal-meth possession Tuesday afternoon after an off-duty police officer witnessed what he believed to be a hand-to-hand transaction at Fred Miller Park, authorities say.Michel James Harris, 28, Kidwells Ridge Road, didn’t go quietly, according to Sgt. Br


Three charged with March burglary, police say

Shaquille Taylor, 23, 330 S. Broadway St.; Onessia Swann, 22, 1000 Stonegate Road, Kingsport; and Keyana Harrington, 26, 1319 Bell Ridge Road; were arrested after police said they investigated a residential burglary that occurred on March 4.


'Drug house' investigation results in separate convictions

BRISTOL, Va. - An investigation into a suspected "drug house" in Washington County, Virginia, resulted in one man's federal conviction for operating the residence and another man's conviction of voluntary manslaughter in a shooting death that occurred on the property. On Monday, John James Lapis, 40


Mother pleads guilty to charge in child’s death

Ayonjaleea Phillips, 27, formerly of Elizabethton, entered a guilty plea to a charge of aggravated child endangerment in Carter County Criminal Court on Thursday afternoon. Under state law, aggravated child endangerment is a “Class A” felony.


Kingsport family wants loved one out of Brookhaven Manor

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) - A Kingsport family says they want their loved one out of Brookhaven Manor Nursing Home. This, after the state just suspended new admissions and fined the facility for several violations. Public records show Brookhaven is accused of unsafely discharging a patient. This isn't


Kingsport Farmers Market open for business

And while you’re there, you can also check out an assortment of baked goods, arts and crafts, specialty coffees and market-branded T-shirts and hats.


Hawkins County Sheriff's Office

Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Allen said the department brings it's K-9 to check lockers and vehicles in the parking lot about twice per school year at both main high schools.Last Thursday morning, Deputy Eric Pease and his K-9 partner Bak were doing a sweep of the Cherokee parki


State suspends admissions at Kingsport nursing home, citing violations

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - The Tennessee Department of Health reports officials have suspended admissions of new residents to Brookhaven Manor in Kingsport. In addition, the state health commissioner, John Dreyzehner, says he has "imposed a state civil monetary penalties of $3,000 for each of fo


Bristol man sent to prison for drug house

(photo credit: MGN online) A Bristol, Virginia man who admitted in court running a drug trafficking house that was the site of two shootings and a killing, will spend three and a half years in prison. That was the sentence handed down in federal court in Abingdon Monday afternoon for 39-year-old Joh


Woman Picks Up DUI Charge In Fast Food Drive-Thru

A woman who appeared intoxicated when pulling into the drive-thru area of Hardee’s on the Asheville Highway was charged with driving under the influence-second offense.Sharon Lee Coppock, 45, was jailed after the 8 p.m. Sunday incident pending a scheduled first appearance Monday in General Sessions


Being stopped for inoperative taillights is the least of Rogersville man's legal woes

ROGERSVILLE - A traffic stop for inoperative tail lights early Monday, April 9, led to a Prices Grove Road man being charged with possessing a stolen truck, possessing marijuana, evading arrest and resisting arrest. Deputy Michael Godsey charged Donald Rufus Allen II, 32, of Rogersville, after stopp


Elizabethton Man Charged After Interstate 81 Hit-And-Run

An Elizabethton man faces numerous charges after an April 6 hit-and-run crash along Interstate 81.Thomas J. Riddle, 37, of 112 W. Doe Ave., Elizabethton, was charged with driving under the influence, violation of the implied consent law, leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, possess


Bristol, Virginia man sentenced on federal drug charge

ABINGDON, Va. -- A Bristol, Virginia man has been sentenced on a federal drug charge in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, according to United States Attorney Thomas Cullen.


New specialty dishes announced for Bristol Motor Speedway race menu

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Four menu items debuting at this weekend's Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway will either leave you licking your lips or reaching for a soothing antacid. The new specialty dishes, along with other new food options and upgrades to concession stands, were announced Monday during