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THP investigating multiple vehicle crash on Interstate-81 near Fall Branch

We're told traffic in both directions of travel, north and south, are blocked and THP says it is diverting traffic in that area at exit 50 in Fall Branch.

WJHL.COM - 2018-05-23 18:05:34

Washington County deputies cleared in fatal officer-involved shooting

Three deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office will not face charges after a shooting earlier this month that resulted in the death of a Castlewood, Virginia, man.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-05-24 03:25:00

Burned beans ignite arrest at Kingsport apartments

During an "argument about some plumbing work," a man hired for the job pointed a gun at a Rogersville homeowner and allegedly threatening to shoot him. The suspect was located in a subsequent traffic stop with a firearm in his possession. The weapon was loaded with two rounds, one engraved with "F"

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-05-22 19:15:00

Police identify woman killed in crash on U.S. 321

The crash took place around 3:04 p.m. Both lanes of the highway were blocked for over two hours as responders worked to clear the crash site, which was in the middle of the curve. Fluids from the cars coated the road, which was made even more slick from rain.

JOHNSON CITY PRESS - 2018-05-22 13:48:11

'Red Alert' at the Sullivan County Animal Shelter means it is full

The “Red Alert” came a day after several volunteers from the shelter spoke to the Sullivan County Commission, airing grievances over their own treatment, alleged animal abuse, and outrage over what they said was about a dozen of them having been blocked from a Facebook page connected to the shelter.

KINGSPORT TIMES-NEWS - 2018-05-23 08:08:54

Police looking for robbery suspect; may be armed

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Johnson City Police are searching for a suspect of an alleged armed robbery outside of a local business.Washington County officials confirmed that an individual was robbed outside of Bradley's Machine and Welding around 7 pm last night.Officers spotted the suspect after the

WJHL.COM - 2018-05-22 06:08:45

Food that’s in when school is out - The Tomahawk - Mountain City, Tennessee

To ensure students receive nutritionally balanced meals while out of school, Johnson County Student Nutrition Services program is once again offering several opportunities as it rolls out its summer food service program. As noted by the Tennessee Department of Human Services just as learning does no

THE TOMAHAWK - 2018-05-23 12:42:56

Contractor breaks gas line in Volunteer Parkway work zone

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A contractor struck a gas line Wednesday, resulting in the temporary closure of a portion of the Volunteer Parkway in Bristol.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-05-24 03:24:00

Butler, woman killed in wreck near Watauga Lake - The Tomahawk - Mountain City, Tennessee

A two-vehicle accident that shut down the state highway in Carter County claimed the life of a Butler woman last week near Watauga Lake.According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol THP, the fatal crash involved Marsha Shepherd, 40, Butler, TN who crossed the centerline of Highway 321 traveling southbou

THE TOMAHAWK - 2018-05-23 12:15:14

Charges involve violence, theft, drugs, more

• Jerry Allen Rollins Jr., 46, B72 Monte Vista Apts, Big Stone Gap: One count of hit and run, punishable by up to 10 years in prison; one count of assault and battery of a law enforcement officer, punishable by up to five years with six months mandatory; one count of driving after being declared a h


Woman killed in fatal Carter Co. wreck

That car was driven by Thomas Fortune, 75, of Mountain City. He was injured in the crash.


Fatal head-on crash reported on Highway 321, near Watauga Lake

THP said Marsha Shepherd, 40, Butler, TN crossed the center line of Highway 321 southbound near the intersection of Little Stoney Creek Road hitting a car driven by Thomas Fortune, 75, Mountain City, TN who was traveling in the northbound lane.


Pair Charged With Meth Possession After Traffic Stop

A man and woman were charged Sunday morning with drug possession counts and other offenses following a traffic stop by Greeneville police in the 500 block of Tusculum Boulevard.Driver James C. Babb, 28, of 860 Iron Bridge Road, Mosheim, was charged with possession of a Schedule II drug, possession o


Man who killed Salvation Army worker gets life in prison

Jones didn't directly address that when he spoke at his sentencing Monday. His statement referenced police killings of unarmed black people, unfair treatment of blacks in the justice system, and the value of black lives. He said: "Buried in dirt or buried behind bars — what's the difference? We stil


A significant weather statement has been issued for some Southwest Virginia counties

BRISTOL, Tenn. – A significant weather advisory has been issued for the Virginia counties of Washington, Scott and Russell until 3:15 p.m., according to a statement from the National Weather Service in Morristown, Tennessee.


Chilhowie to demolish old mill building

The work was estimated to cost about $150,000 but the lowest of four bids came in at $238,250 from D.H. Griffin Companies of Bristol. To lower the cost for this project, the Department of Housing and Community Development has agreed to allow concrete slabs and adjacent asphalt at the building to be


Funding for new high school road still stalled

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — After more than three hours of debate Monday, the Sullivan County Commission was no closer to figuring out who will be responsible for building and funding an access road to the future West Ridge High School.


IDA takes no action on application policy

BVU didn’t issue any of the funds during the current fiscal year because it didn’t have a city-approved application policy. If not used, the money goes back into the electric system account, but the city loses access to it.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-05-22 04:58:00

BLACK DIAMOND SOFTBALL: Grundy wins tourney championship

Council defeated Twin Valley, 18-10, in the third-place game to grab the BDD’s third playoff berth.


Tractor-trailer runs off Interstate 81 near Atkins

A tractor-trailer hauling frozen chicken ran off the southbound side of Interstate 81 Saturday afternoon near exit 50 in Atkins.The truck clipped a tree and went down an embankment, coming to rest on its side lodged up against a wire fence stopping just short of striking the home of Clarence Hutton