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Groundbreaking ceremony held for the $32 million Bristol, TN middle school

Bristol, TN — Today, some special guests got to handle the shovels for the groundbreaking of a new $32 million Bristol, Tennessee school. School students broke the ground for the school that will replace Vance Middle.


Former Sullivan North teacher who quit due to health sues system over mold

A teacher at Sullivan North High School who left his post for what he says was health concerns due to mold in the school has filed a lawsuit against the county school system for damages.


Drug court graduate offers message of hope to addicts

Bristol, VA — Bristol Virginia is among the cities and counties that offer jail alternative programs for drug offenders. Today, the city's drug court celebrated its first graduate of the year.


YWCA selling $25 prom dresses

Bristol, TN — Prom season is just around the corner, and if you're looking for a dress that won't break the bank, Bristol's YWCA has got you covered. The non-profit is gearing up for its annual prom dress sale.


The history behind Bristol's Green Book locations

BRISTOL, Tn (WJHL) - Bristol Tennessee, a city rich in history, is home to some of the only "Green Book" locations in the Tri-Cities during segregation. The "Green Book" provided African American travelers with information on how to find hotels, restaurants and other places where would welcome them


Virginia woman hid mother’s decomposing body under blankets, air fresheners: police

A Virginia woman hid her mother’s decomposing body inside their home for weeks, covering the corpse with dozens of blankets and surrounding it with air fresheners to mask the smell, authorities said.


Bristol leaders remove possible roadblocks to development at The Falls

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) - The City Council took action Tuesday night in an attempt to remove roadblocks that could stand in the way of development at The Falls. The council voted unanimously to modify its agreement with Interstate Development, the Bristol, Tennessee firm that has been the primary develo


Ken Burns and co-producers will visit Bristol next month in anticipation for country music doc

BRISTOL—Ken Burns and fellow producers of the new documentary film “Country Music” will visit the the genre’s birthplace for a preview event next month. Ken Burns, the prolific and award-winning documentary filmmaker and his co-producers Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey will visit Bristol March 24 for


Virginia school librarian charged after slapping 10-year-old girl

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) -- Jasmine Webster says the outrage is still fresh after finding out a librarian at a Virginia elementary school slapped her 10-year-old daughter a few weeks ago.


Virginia's SNAP program adjusts release of March benefits

RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) -- Virginia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) clients will receive benefits on Friday, March 1, 2019. For the month of March only, SNAP will be suspending its usual staggered issuance and release benefits to all recipients.


Teen driver flips stolen car during Virginia State Police pursuit

DUMFRIES, Va. — A Virginia teenager was arrested and charged with multiple crimes following a police pursuit that ended in a crash. De’Jon Kenney, 18, of Dumfries, was charged with grand larceny, hit-and-run, felony eluding police, misdemeanor eluding police, felony maiming , and possession of a fir


Daughter 'covered up mum's death by surrounding corpse with 66 air fresheners'

A daughter covered up her mum's death for six weeks by surrounding the rotting corpse at home with more than sixty air fresheners, police said today. Jo-Whitney Outland, 55, is said to have also covered Rosemary Outland's body with blankets in an effort to reduce the smell of rotting flesh.


Virginia Counselor Accused of Raping, Impregnating 2 Clients With Disabilities

A man whose job was to help adults with disabilities is accused of raping and impregnating two clients in Fairfax County, Virginia. In one case, the woman was unable to say who assaulted her. In the second case, the woman identified 60-year-old Bernard Betts-King as her attacker.


Tractor-trailer hauling Teslas crashes on highway in Virginia

ROCKBRIDGE, Va. (WFXR/WNCN) - A car hauler carrying Tesla vehicles was involved in a wreck on Interstate 81 northbound in Augusta County. According to the Raphine Volunteer Fire Company, one car came off of the top of the hauler during the Friday crash at mile marker 210.


Fake $100 bills circulating in Northern Virginia officials say

STAFFORD, Va. (FOX 5 DC) - Fake $100 bills are making their way around Northern Virginia, according to authorities. The Stafford County Sheriff's Office said they’ve noticed an uptick and fake $100 bills and $20 bills circulating in the area.


What Virginia tax changes mean for your state income tax return

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- On a cold but sunny day at Twin Hickory Park, Shelece Nance plays with two of her boys ahead of a potentially snowy Wednesday, despite the fact she has some work to finish. Nance started her family's 2018 tax return but hasn't filed it yet. Local CPA's said that may be a good


Virginia dentists suspended for alleged drug activity in exchange for dental work

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Two Virginia Beach dentists have been forced to close up shop after the VA Board of Dentistry suspended their license to legally do dental work. According to the summary of suspension, made public on the board of dentistry website, Dr. Gary Hartman is accused of having prescri


First this Virginia officer made sure the girls were safe, then he laid down to play dolls with them

SOUTH HILL, Va. - Gotham has Batman. Metropolis has Superman. Wakanda has Black Panther. And South Hill, Virginia has C.B. Fleming. "They need someone who they feel is a superhero," Iesha Roper-Boswell said while standing outside her Mecklenburg Manor apartment.

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Car rolls over on its side, five puppies found inside

BRISTOL, Va. — Bristol, Virginia police responded to a rollover crash on I-381 around 7:00 p.m. According to police, four people were in the car when the vehicle rolled over on its side. All four were taken to the hospital, two with injuries.


Winter storm will be a wet one only for southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina

Our region will continue to remain snowless, even after another winter storm exits country along the Carolina coast on Wednesday. The storm system has been responsible for extremely hazardous weather to our west and is expected to dump lots of snow in the northeast. But here, forecasters are calling