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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

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 22:30:00

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

ROGERSVILLE REVIEW - 2018-03-20 14:15:00

Abingdon is conducting tornado drill Tuesday

ABINGDON, Va.-The Town of Abingdon is participating in the statewide tornado drill Tuesday. The drill is at 9:45a.m. on Tuesday. Participants can sign up for the drill at www.vaemergency.gov/tornadodrill/. AlertAbingdon, the town's notification system will be activated to simulate an actual tornado


Former Mountain City police officer sentenced to 37 years for drug trafficking

GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) - A former Mountain City Police Department lieutenant will spend time behind bars. United States states attorney J. Douglas Overbey said on Monday - a judge sentenced Ronald Shupe of Butler to 37 months in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone

WJHL.COM - 2018-03-20 14:58:30

Fatal shooting investigation underway in Washington County, Va.

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - The Washington County Virginia Sheriff's Office says it's investigating a fatal shooting. Sheriff Fred Newman tells News Channel 11 that just after 6 p.m. Monday evening deputies were called to a private property on Hearst Road near South Holston Lake. The sheriff says they fou

WJHL.COM - 2018-03-20 02:37:39

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

WCYB.COM - 2018-03-21 08:01:28

Abingdon kicks off community garden season

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SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA TODAY - 2018-03-21 03:45:00

UPDATE: Bristol, Virginia man arrested for calling in a bomb threat to Bristol, Virginia courthouse

Buy Now Phillip Shannon Bowman The Virginia State Poilice drive by the Bristol Virginia Justice Center on Monday after a bomb threat was phoned in. The building was emptied and searched by K-9 and other officers. Everyone was allowed back in through security just after 11 am. Earl Neikirk/BHC People


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


Bomb threat reported at Bristol, Virginia courthouse

BRISTOL, Va. -- A bomb threat has been reported at the Bristol, Virginia courthouse, according to the Bristol Virginia Police Department. An area around the courthouse, located on Cumberland Street, is currently blocked off as a precaution and police are on scene, according to Sgt. Steve Crawford wi


Crash closes part of Cherokee Road in Johnson City

This crash closed a part of Cherokee Road on Monday morning. JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Johnson City police closed a part of Cherokee Road on Monday morning due to a reported wreck with injuries. The crash happened just after 7:30 a.m. Monday in the 1000 block of Cherokee, which is near University Pa


Suspect charged with attempted murder after weekend shooting in Marion

U.S. Marshals assisted local police in apprehending a suspect wanted after a weekend shooting in the town of Marion. William Stephen Bowden is charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, use of a firearm in commission of a felony, reckless handling of a firearm and shooting into an occu


Taco Bell in Virginia evacuated after employee complains of headaches, coughing

ABINGDON, Va. (WVLT) -- A Taco Bell restaurant in Virginia was evacuated on Saturday morning after an employee complained of headaches and coughing. Abingdon Fire Chief John McCormick told CBS affiliate WJHL that the incident occurred at around 9 a.m. on Saturday morning at a Taco Bell off of Inter


Bristol police questioning man in connection to bomb threat

Bristol, Virginia police are investigating a bomb threat at the city court house. (L. Owens, WCYB) Police are investigating after a bomb threat at the Bristol, Virginia courthouse forced an evacuation. Police say they are questioning a man at this time. What should have been a routine day on the cou


Marion Senior High School evacuated due to written bomb threat

MARION, Va. -- A written bomb threat has forced the evacuation of Marion Senior High School, according to the Smyth County Sheriff's Office. Students are reported safe. 9th and 12 grade students have been moved to Marion Elementary School, while students in 10th and 11th grades have been relocated t


Woman arrested in fatal Kingsport crash

KINGSPORT - A fatal early morning wreck in downtown Kingsport has netted a woman's arrest on charges of vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene. According to records at the Kingsport Police Department, Stephanie A. Houle, 40, was booked into jail Thursday at about 2:15 a.m. A KPD incident case list


Man killed, another injured in Washington County, Va. crash

WCYB Photo One man is dead and another is injured following a two-vehicle crash in Lebanon Wednesday. According to Virginia State Police, an Infinity was going north on Route 19 when a Cadillac CTS pulled out from Route 690 and across the northbound lane of Route 19 around 2 p.m. Wednesday. The Infi


Washington County, VA deputies investigate shooting after victim dropped off at hospital

WASHINGTON COUNTY, VA (WJHL) - Deputies in Abingdon, VA are investigating a shooting after the victim was dropped off at the hospital with a gunshot wound in the leg. Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman says the call came in this morning at 8:48 a.m. Detectives and deputies were called to Johnst


Kingsport police seek person-of-interest in car theft case

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - Police in Kingsport need your help identifying a person-of-interest in a car theft case. A woman reported her car had been moved at her Allendale Falls apartment complex located at 1000 University Boulevard. The woman told police she left her vehicle unlocked and left a sp


Two Unicoi Co. deputies injured, one man arrested after high-speed chase

Pictured: Joey D. Clipse (Courtesy: Unicoi County jail) UNICOI COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- A Roan Mountain man is behind bars after leading deputies in a high-speed chase on I-26 Tuesday night. According to a preliminary report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol, 38-year-old Joey D. Clipse of Roan Mountain w