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A Bristol family's vacation turned into a nightmare: Local woman stranded on an island

"There were so many ways the system has let down CeCe. And it may very well cost her, her life, " said Carter.

WCYB.COM - 2018-10-15 18:13:02

Bristol, VA councilman Doug Fleenor resigns ahead of vote to remove him

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - Doug Fleenor told News Channel 11 this afternoon he has made the decision to resign from his council seat in Bristol, VA.Fleenor said in a release:

WJHL.COM - 2018-10-15 19:13:31

UPDATED: Sullivan County VFD chief arrested on DUI

BRISTOL, Tenn. — Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Chief Bruce Wilson was charged with driving under the influence after being found unconscious in his vehicle, according to a police report.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-16 03:59:00

Police searching for attempted murder suspect following stabbing at Kingsport apartment

Darius D. Woodbury, 24, is charged with attempted second degree murder and violation of probation after officers found a 19-year-old victim with a life-threatening stab wound at Dogwood Terrace Apartments on 1921 Bowater Drive just after 1:30 a.m., a police report said. The report said the victim's

WCYB.COM - 2018-10-15 14:27:18

Police: Texting driver caused wreck on I-81

Joshua Sizemore, 31, Bristol, Virginia, was charged with driving on a revoked license and failure to exercise due care.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-15 18:09:00

Your View: If casino comes, Bristol may have to change its sign

A good time ago, when the late Bud Philips ran a column in this paper, he once described an 1800s hotel on Front Street. If I recall, and I may stand corrected, he mentioned this was also a “brothel” — and of a well-known prostitution madame — plus gambling and all sorts of lawlessness.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-16 06:00:00

Four Charged Following Traffic Stop

Four people received various charges including drug possession and tampering with evidence following a traffic stop Saturday on East Andrew Johnson Highway.After initiating the traffic stop on a vehicle with an expired registration, Officer Larry Gilbert called a K-9 officer, which alerted to the od

CITIZEN TRIBUNE - 2018-10-15 14:30:00

Intoxicated man threatens workers at local haunted forest

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- An intoxicated man threatened to stab the next person who scared him at a haunted forest and grabbed a juvenile working in the forest by the neck, according to a police report.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-15 15:46:00

Kingsport police: Man wanted for attempted murder after stabbing

Police in Kingsport are searching the area for a man they say stabbed a 19-year-old man at an apartment complex. The incident happened at Dogwood Terrace Apartments located on Bowater Drive around 1:30 a.m.Police said they found the victim suffering from a life-threatening stab wound. The victim is

WJHL.COM - 2018-10-15 18:31:43

Police: Sullivan County VFD Fire Chief found passed out in his car, arrested for DUI

BRISTOL, Tenn. – Sullivan County Volunteer Fire Chief Bruce Wilson was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after being found in his vehicle unconscious, according to a police report.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-15 14:59:00

Bristol man loses leg in mower after attacking son with chainsaw

Now, he’s behind bars for allegedly trying to attack the mower’s rider — his son — with a chain saw, and forcing the son’s grisly act of self-defense.


Police: Bristol man tried to kill son with chainsaw, son ran over him with lawnmower

Douglas Ferguson, 76, who was recently released from medical care due to those injuries was charged this week with attempted second degree murder related to the June 28 encounter, according to the statement from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.


Bristol’s new room with a view

Connected to The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, The Bristol Hotel is in the heart of the city’s Executive Plaza on the corner of The Birthplace of Country Music Way and Cumberland Street. It is two blocks from Paramount Center for the Arts, and four blocks from Downtown Center. Restored from Br


Johnson City woman charged with meth possession and shoplifting

Kella Proffitt, 35 was walking in front of the Walmart on Brownsmill Road and yelling at employees when officers arrived around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. According to the release, Proffitt ran into the store to escape when she saw the police car roll up to the scene. However, officers were able to find

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-10-14 18:26:00

BREAKING: Doug Fleenor expected to resign from Bristol, VA city council

BRISTOL, Va. —Bristol, Virginia councilman Doug Fleenor is expected to resign after a judge denied his protest Thursday of a move by fellow council members to kick him off.The judge also required the city to go public with why fellow council members want him out. We'll have more details on News 5 at


Bristol Virginia City Council split has been building for months

City Council members pose for a photo at the start of the new term in July. From left, Councilman Bill Hartley, Vice Mayor Kevin Wingard, Mayor Kevin Mumpower and Councilman Neal Osborne. Councilman Doug Fleenor left the meeting before the photo was taken.Photo via City of Bristol Virginia


Our View: Bristol: Birthplace of bluegrass, too

Bristol has long branded itself as the Birthplace of Country Music, but the city could be selling itself short. It’s time to recognize the Twin City’s seminal role in the formation of bluegrass, too.


‘A Letter From Hell’: Half-hour walk-through production opens Oct. 17

“To whom it may concern,” said Shane Webb, 14, in character as a fellow named Shane, “I was 17 years old when I died. I was young, thought I knew it all. I closed my eyes. When I opened them, I was in hell.”


Police confirm pedestrian hit by car in Bristol

A female pedestrian is recovering after police say she was struck by a car on Taylor Street in Bristol, Tennessee, around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday.


Cincinnati pilot killed in Virginia air show crash

The crash occurred in a field in the 12,500 block of Beverly Ford Road in Brandy Station, Va., at about 8:10 p.m, according to Virginia State Police.