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Sullivan County escaped inmates captured

Sullivan County - (WJHL) - Inmate Corey Moore, who was being held for premeditated first degree murder charges, escaped by taking his cellmates information. Charles Ellis who was held on a child support warrant was set to be released yesterdy.

WJHL.COM - 2018-08-15 10:07:13

Bristol, Virginia officials to be out scouting neighborhoods for 'code compliance'

"Code Awareness Week," Aug. 20-24, will include personnel from the city's Department of Community Development, Public Works and City Manager's office visiting city blocks for properties that may be in violation of the city's ordinances, according to a report issued Tuesday by the city.

WCYB.COM - 2018-08-14 15:30:13

Husband and wife plead guilty to federal charges

ABINGDON, Va. – A St. Paul, Virginia man who illegally possessed more than a dozen firearms, and his wife who lied to federal agents to try to keep him out of trouble, have both pleaded guilty to federal charges, according to a news release.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-14 18:24:00

Pair of Florida Residents Sentenced for Southwest Virginia Gas Pump Skimmer Scam

ABINGDON, VIRGINIA – A pair of Florida residents, who for nearly eight months used electronic devices to illegally skim credit card numbers from gas station customers throughout Southwest Virginia and North Carolina, were sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court on a pair of federal charges, United S

MARTINSVILLEDAILY.COM - 2018-08-15 18:06:36

Bristol Virginia City Council's conduct scrutinized during meeting

BRISTOL, Va. — On the same night that city council members approved a new set of rules and procedures for orderly meetings, Bristol, Virginia’s mayor banged the gavel at one of the councilmen who he said raised his voice.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-15 03:16:00

Bristol, TN apartment unlivable after fire

The Bristol, TN Fire Department responded to an apartment fire Monday night on Volunteer Parkway.Battalion Chief Dwayne Honaker said there was fire burning in a wood burning fireplace in a detached apartment from a home.He said the occupants of the main house noticed flames from the chimney area.Hon

WCYB.COM - 2018-08-13 21:07:35

Undercover operation, new sheriff and Bristol Compressors top weekend stories

For seven years, an old candy factory in Bristol was the hub of wide-ranging operations for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, largely thanks to the undercover work of two “regular” tobacco salesmen: Jason Carpenter and Chris Small.


Horns fly past Eagles - The Tomahawk - Mountain City, Tennessee

Johnson County didn’t disappoint a good size crowd inside Ray Shoun Gymnasium on Monday for their volleyball home opener. The Longhorn netters knocked off Tri-Cities Christian in consecutive sets 25-15, 25-9 and 25-16.Johnson County’s head coach Donna Poteet liked what she saw from her team other th

THE TOMAHAWK - 2018-08-15 12:30:46

Starbucks opening in Bristol, Va.

"Choosing a site for a Starbucks location involves many factors and we often work with licensees to bring the Starbucks Experience to new locations like groceries, universities, hospitals and more," said a Starbucks spokesperson.


2 tobacco sellers embroiled in Bristol ATF operation

For seven years, an old candy factory in Bristol was the hub of wide-ranging operations for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, largely thanks to the undercover work of two “regular” tobacco salesmen: Jason Carpenter and Chris Small.••••••••••The New York Times broke the story


Campers arrive early for Bristol race week

"We've had folks staged here for the last two weeks waiting for us to open," said owner Philip Earhart. "Most of our campgrounds are first come, first served."


Hog Wild Saloon to be torn down

Kingsport building officials along with police and fire went through the building and found many safety violations and other things that were not up to code including roof leaks, faulty wiring, emergency lights that did not work, sprinklers that were inoperable and unsanitary cooking areas.


Butler: The town that made way for a lake

The idea behind building the dam and reservoir was to prevent another tragedy like the Elizabethton Flood of 1940, which left six people dead after the Watauga River washed away much of the Elizabethton-to-Mountain City Railway and caused extensive damage to the town. In essence, official accounts s


Pre-race festivities highlight Bristol race weekend

BRISTOL, Tenn. (Aug. 11, 2018) - As the rockets red glare on a warm August night in East Tennessee and NASCAR's most popular drivers prepare to get in their chariots for 500 laps around The Last Great Colosseum, there's nothing more special than pre-race at the Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race.


Brief lockdown at Sullivan North on Monday

KINGSPORT, Tenn. -- Guns found inside a student's vehicle caused Sullivan North High School to go on a brief lockdown Monday afternoon.According to a press release from the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, a school resource officer at the high school was asked to check a student's vehicle in the pa


UPDATE: Bristol police release description of vehicle involved in Johnson Court shooting

Two of the three vehicles hit by gunfire sit parked at the Johnson Court housing complex in Bristol, Virginia last week. Police have released the description of an SUV they think carried the gunman. (WCYB Archive)Bristol Virginia investigators have released the description of a vehicle they say was


TBI on scene of death investigation at Bluff City. TN home

BLUFF CITY, TN (WJHL) -- The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a man at a Bluff City home, according to a TBI spokeswoman.


I-26 closed in Gray due to multi-vehicle crash involving tractor-trailer

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) - A crash on Interstate 26 involving multiple vehicles has sent at least two people to the hospital and closed a section of the interstate, according to Washington County dispatch.


Bristol Compressors employees search for work at job fair

On Friday, 23 years after he was hired, McCulley sat on a concrete bench outside the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon filling out job applications.


Fire engulfs Bristol, Tennessee house, house considered total loss

A fire engulfed a Bristol, Tennessee, house Thursday night and officials are calling the house a total loss.