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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

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

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-19 14:18:00

Whicker Glass Co. opens on West State Street

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Whicker Glass Co. opened Tuesday under new ownership, at a new location, with a new slogan. Whicker Glass co-owner Blair Jones said he jumped at the opportunity to purchase the company, which provides stained glass restoration, glass cutting, shower door installation and other servi

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-21 01:40:00

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

Winter weather advisory issued for part of Mountain Empire region

BRISTOL, Va. -- The National Weather Service office in Morristown, Tennessee has issued a winter weather advisory for parts of Southwest Virginia. A cold front will move across the southern Appalachians with colder air spilling into the region. That colder air will move with rain changing to snow sh

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-20 13:39:00

Man tackled on Stone Drive after running through traffic

KINGSPORT - Many East Stone Drive motorists encountered a bizarre scene during Monday's lunch hour - a man darting "unpredictably across multiple lanes" as officers blocked traffic to try and corral him. An incident report says Kingsport police were alerted to the erratic individual at about 12:40 p

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-20 18:10:00

Bristol Tennessee school board approves $40,000 settlement with former principal

BRISTOL, Tenn. - The Bristol Tennessee Board of Education has approved a $40,000 "final release and settlement agreement" with former Holston View Elementary Principal Jerry Poteat. Poteat still has to sign the agreement, which the school board unanimously approved Monday. Two years ago, a judge dis

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-03-21 01:53:00

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

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-03-19 16:26:00

Two dead from mobile home fire in Sullivan County

3-17 HOUSE FIRE.jpg Two people are dead following an early morning fire at a mobile home in Sullivan County. According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, the call came in just before 6:00 a.m. The Bloomingdale Fire Department responded to a mobile home on Kinzer Lane. They say when officers


Mount Carmel man sent to prison for killing acquaintance

A Mount Carmel man has started serving a 12 year prison sentence after pleading guilty to shooting and killing an acquaintance in Kingsport and trying to make it look like a suicide. 21-year-old Quinten Shelton reached a plea agreement in Sullivan County Criminal Court, pleading guilty to voluntary


Woman in custody following pursuit in Sullivan County

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. -- A woman is in custody following a pursuit Thursday night. Teresa Worthington, 32, was wanted out of Sullivan County and Kingsport for motor vehicle theft, theft over 2,500 and violation of probation. Officers spotted Worthington in a stolen Volkswagen Beetle outside of the B-Ma


Kingsport woman's rap sheet wraps up with gunfire, pursuit

KINGSPORT - Over the past month, Teresa Worthington has allegedly stolen three vehicles, nearly run over a police officer, and fired a gun at a citizen pursuing her along Interstate 81. Her latest antics on Thursday night finally netted her arrest - but not until a pursuit involving multiple law enf


A Thousand Horses headlines pre-race concert at Bristol

BRISTOL, Tenn. (March 15, 2018) - There's a stampede coming to Bristol Motor Speedway as country and Southern rock group A Thousand Horses headlines the pre-race concert for the Food City 500 on Sunday, April 15. A Thousand Horses, whose sound is unique mix of muscular country, drawling rock, high g


Police: Johnson City man caught selling marijuana in undercover sting

An undercover sting led Johnson City police to arrest a man on charges that he was selling marijuana, police said Friday. He previously had been charged with attempted murder after a 2011 shooting at a Johnson City apartment complex, but the charges were later dropped. Courtlund Henderson, 29, sold


TBI: Suspect in Jonesborough officer-involved shooting identified

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the suspect who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Jonesborough on Friday. The shooting occurred near the intersection of Highway 11E and Boones Creek Road. According to the TBI, Jonesborough police received


Pieces of the Past: Bristol Mall opens 43 years ago with 30 shops, businesses

The Bristol Mall, an approximately 500,000-square-foot building along Gate City Highway, stands empty now, but 43 years ago, it was the talk of the town. The mall, which opened with 30 businesses, including a Sears department store, formally welcomed guests on the morning of April 9, 1975. That Sear


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


New photo, music exhibit opens at BCM Museum

BRISTOL, Va. - Stoic, haunting, sometimes expressionless faces peer back from grainy black-and-white photographs on the walls of the Birthplace of Country Music Museum. Taken mostly on the front porches of ramshackle cabins in the Appalachian Mountains - at remote spots in Kentucky, Virginia and Nor


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Suspect arrested in Sullivan County shooting investigation

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- - According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, a suspect involved in a shooting Thursday night has been arrested by the Kingsport Police Department. Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Kristen Quon said they received a call at 9 p.m. of a stolen ca