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Endangered child alert issued for Chilhowie teen

Buy NowCHILHOWIE, Va. -- Police are searching for a missing teen believed to be in danger.The Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse have issued an endangered missing child alert on behalf of the Chilhowie Police Department, according to a press release. The alert was issu

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-16 12:48:00

Coeburn woman pleads guilty to murder

According to a press release, Samantha Rae Dennis, 36, Coeburn, pleaded guilty to felony second-degree murder while in the commission of felony eluding police and two counts of assault and battery with a motor vehicle.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-16 16:51:00

VIRGINIA News: Abingdon, Husband and Wife Plead Guilty to Federal Charges | STL.News

Abingdon,VIRGINIA– A St. Paul, Virginia man who illegally possessed more than a dozen firearms, and his wife who lied to federal agents to try to keep him out of trouble, have both pleaded guilty to federal charges, United States Attorney Thomas T. Cullen and Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring a


Pair sentenced for credit card skimming operations in Virginia, North Carolina

Yunior Manuel Torres-Blanco, 25, of Hialeah, Florida, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.

WSLS - 2018-08-15 19:33:45

Missing 15-year-old Virginia girl believed to be in danger

Paige Meckenzie Allen was last seen at 124 Eller Avenue in Chilhowie, Virginia, Wednesday.

WTVR-TV - 2018-08-16 04:09:02

Crash blocks traffic on I-81

ABINGDON, Va.—A crash near the 15 mile marker on Interstate 81 has blocked traffic this afternoon.The Virginia State Police are investigating the crash. A medical helicopter had been called to the scene in the northbound lanes.


Sullivan County escaped inmates captured

Sullivan County - (WJHL) - Inmate Corey Moore, who was being held for premeditated first degree murder charges, escaped by taking his cellmates information. Charles Ellis who was held on a child support warrant was set to be released yesterdy.

WJHL.COM - 2018-08-15 10:07:13

Two men wounded in apparent shootout at a Johnson County, TN home

Johnson County, TN - An apparent shootout at a Tri-Cities home is under investigation.It happened in Johnson County around 7pm Tuesday.Sheriff Mike Reece said two adult males were injured by gunfire at a home on Mill Camp Road in the Dry Hill community near Butler.Reece said one man was critically i

WJHL.COM - 2018-08-16 01:28:47

Chilhowie police ask public's assistance in locating missing teen

Buy NowPaige Meckenzie AllenChilhowie Police are asking the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen who they believe to be in extreme danger.Fifteen-year-old Paige Meckenzie Allen was last seen at 124 Eller Avenue in Chilhowie.Allen is described as 5 foot 3 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-08-16 13:48:00

Alleged killer recaptured after escape from Blountville jail

According to Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Public Information Officer Kristen Quon, Corey Moore, 28, was inadvertenly released late Tuesday night. He had reportedly acquired personal information for a cell mate, identified as Charles Ellis, 41, also of Kingsport. Ellis was to be released on a chi

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-08-15 07:52:10

Bristol kicks off race week with a Red, White & Bristol party

Race fans mingled with drivers, drank local craft brews, listened to regional music and played downtown Wednesday for the first Red, White & Bristol block party.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-16 03:33:00

BREAKING: Missing Endangered Child Alert

Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse have issued an Endangered Missing Child Alert on behalf of the Chilhowie Police Department.Chilhowie Police are looking for 15-year-old Paige Mecekzie Allen.She's described as 5'3", weighs 135 pounds with blue eyes and red hair.The ch

WCYB.COM - 2018-08-15 23:06:33

YOUR VIEW: KKK Parade Article Missing Important Details

I found it interesting to read the recent article in the Herald Courier on the 1985 KKK parade in Bristol. In 1985, I was visiting family in Bristol while on vacation during the lead up to this event. I remember it well. The article, while correct, is missing some very important details and, as writ

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-15 11:15:00

Pair of Florida Residents Sentenced for Southwest Virginia Gas Pump Skimmer Scam

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A pair of Florida residents, who for nearly eight months used electronic devices to illegally skim credit card numbers from gas station customers throughout Southwest Virginia and North Carolina, were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court on a pair of federal charges, United S

MARTINSVILLEDAILY.COM - 2018-08-15 18:06:36

Missing Dickinson County teen found and reunited with family

Missing Dickinson County teen Anngelika Kiser, 19, who went missing last week, was found and has been reunited with her family, according to a post on the Dickinson County Sheriff's Facebook page.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-15 12:05:00

Horns fly past Eagles - The Tomahawk - Mountain City, Tennessee

Johnson County didn’t disappoint a good size crowd inside Ray Shoun Gymnasium on Monday for their volleyball home opener. The Longhorn netters knocked off Tri-Cities Christian in consecutive sets 25-15, 25-9 and 25-16.Johnson County’s head coach Donna Poteet liked what she saw from her team other th

THE TOMAHAWK - 2018-08-15 12:30:46

Steel firm moves to Main Street after winning county business challenge

ABINGDON, Va. — Before Steven Harris became a winner of the Washington County Business Challenge last year, he probably would have described himself as just a country boy from Southwest Virginia with no college education, having worked as a second-shift welder.

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-08-15 04:00:00

Bristol, Virginia officials to be out scouting neighborhoods for 'code compliance'

"Code Awareness Week," Aug. 20-24, will include personnel from the city's Department of Community Development, Public Works and City Manager's office visiting city blocks for properties that may be in violation of the city's ordinances, according to a report issued Tuesday by the city.


Sullivan County man found dead in home had $4.8 million law suit filled against County

"Several families from the church would go on vacation together and Herman and Francis was with us and he was just like one of the family, we really had a good time going on vacation together," Rumley said.


Bristol, TN apartment unlivable after fire

The Bristol, TN Fire Department responded to an apartment fire Monday night on Volunteer Parkway.Battalion Chief Dwayne Honaker said there was fire burning in a wood burning fireplace in a detached apartment from a home.He said the occupants of the main house noticed flames from the chimney area.Hon