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City of Bristol hosting Hiring Expo on Thursday

More than 50 employers, looking to fill 2,000 positions, will be on hand for the sixth annual Hiring Expo Thursday in Bristol, Tennessee. The expo will start at 10 a.m. and last until 5 p.m. at the Bristol Motor Speedway South Building, 3005 Highway 11E. There is not cost to attend and no preregistr


Armed & dangerous Appalachian Trail hiker may be on his way to Tennessee

A hiker on the Appalachian Trail who threatened hikers Sunday in North Carolina could be on his way to Tennessee, according to Unicoi County authorities. Sheriff Mike Hensley told WCYB that the man is considered armed and dangerous and was last seen carrying a machete and a knife.


Bristol, Tennessee Police Cruiser Suffers Significant damage in Officer Involved Accident

A Bristol Tennessee Police Department officer was involved in an accident that severely damaged a department cruiser. The accident occurred near midnight on Thursday. According to officials, the cruiser was traveling on 7th Street when it collided with a vehicle on Broad St.


Virginia DMV wants drivers to get 'REAL ID'

(WRIC)-- The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles wants drivers to switch over to the REAL ID. By October 2020, you must have a REAL ID in order to board a domestic flight or access federal facilities such as military bases. It will also meet federal requirements.


Federal strike force combating opioids expanding into Virginia

BRISTOL - The Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, a federal program that recently resulted in 60 arrests across multiple states, is expanding into Southwest Virginia.


Virginia taxpayers will get money back from the state in October

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) -- It's been a busy year for David Kembel Tax Services in Roanoke. Kembel just opened a second location in Salem and said it's been non-stop this tax season.


Body Found In Burned Virginia Apartment Building

CENTERVILLE, Va. (AP) — Authorities in Virginia say one person was found dead in a Centerville apartment building that was damaged in an overnight fire. Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Capt. Tracey Reed tells news outlets the fire started early Monday morning at the Bent Tree Apartment complex and wa


10 baby ducks rescued from storm drain by Bristol firefighter

BRISTOL, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Bristol saved the day by rescuing 10 baby ducks and moving them to safety on Tuesday. Officials say a call was received at the station regarding the mother duck frantically walking around the storm drain.


Crash damages I-26 overpass

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - Traffic continues to be delayed on Interstate 26 after a crash damaged a bridge Monday afternoon. It happened at mile marker 13 near the Bobby Hicks Highway exit.


Virginia State Police looking for missing elderly man

LOUDON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) -- Virginia State Police need your help locating a missing elderly man. Police say Albert Vandegriek, 87, of Sterling, Va. was last seen April 22 around 2 p.m. at Providence Village Drive in Sterling. He was driving a white 2004 Subaru station wagon with VA plates ZJ-2363.


15 tornadoes touched down in Virginia during outbreak on Good Friday

RICHMOND, Va. -- Four additional tornadoes were confirmed Monday by the National Weather Service (NWS), bring the total in Virginia to 15 on Good Friday, April 19. The 15 tornadoes rank as the 3rd most on any single day in Virginia recorded history and the second most for a non-tropical event.


Virginia State Police searching for suspect in interstate hit-and-run

RICHMOND, Va (AP) - Virginia State Police are asking for the public's help in finding a suspect in a hit-and-run incident on Interstate 95 in Henrico County. Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 5:30 p.m. Saturday north of Parham Road.


Virginia police officer saves choking infant at Chick-fil-A. 'He knew what he had to do and he did it.'

Ashlee Hubbard and her fiance knew her 7-month-old daughter, Ava, was in serious danger when her face started turning red and then blue while she was gasping for air. Frantic, Hubbard said her first reaction was to try and remove whatever was lodged in her baby's throat.


Virginia residents will need a ‘REAL ID’ to board an airplane starting October 2020

Virginia residents who want to board an airplane will soon need a star on their driver’s license, indicating that it is a REAL ID credential. Without the star, they will need another form of approved identification to board their flight or enter a secure federal facility.


Daylight Saving Time bill passes Tennessee House

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — The Daylight Saving Time bill has passed Tennessee's house. HB 0247 aims to establish Daylight Saving Time as the standard time in Tennessee. The legislation passed a House floor vote Monday. It still must pass the state Senate, be signed off by Governor Lee, then go to C


Military father drives from Georgia to Virginia to surprise daughter at dance

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - Talk about dedication after a military father stationed in Georgia drove to Virginia to surprise his daughter at her elementary school’s Daddy Daughter Dance.


Carter County family woke up to what they say is a massive sinkhole

CARTER CO., Tenn (WJHL) - After heavy rains Saturday, Misty Branch noticed her driveway was looking a little different. Then that night it all came tumbling in. Branch has lived in her home for two years now on Dry Creek Rd. having no previous problems with her home.



Another earthquake rattled East Tennessee Monday morning. A 2.3-magnitude quake shook Dayton, Tennessee, Monday morning. The seismic activity took place at 8:23 a.m. Eastern Time, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Bachelorette party dare leads to arrest in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - A 30-year-old woman told police she threw a barstool at a bartender in Nashville, Tennessee Monday morning as part of a dare by her bachelorette party, a police report states.


28 tornadoes confirmed in Virginia and North Carolina

(Franklin County, Va.) — The National Weather Service confirms that 18 tornadoes touched down in Virginia and North Carolina during the severe storms on Friday, including one that caused widespread damage to homes and property in Franklin County.