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Coeburn woman pleads guilty to woman’s death

A Coeburn, Virginia, woman, who crashed while trying to elude police at a checkpoint on Christmas weekend 2016, pleaded guilty to felony murder Thursday in the death of a Missouri woman.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-17 03:52:00

Police: Bristol, Va. doctor facing additional sex-related charge

The warrants on file in court say the woman says she was sexually attacked by Finch on two separate occasions, reported it to police, and then they set up to get video evidence.

WCYB.COM - 2018-08-16 19:27:02

Endangered child alert issued for Chilhowie teen

Buy NowCHILHOWIE, Va. -- Police are searching for a missing teen believed to be in danger.The Virginia State Police and Virginia Missing Children Clearinghouse have issued an endangered missing child alert on behalf of the Chilhowie Police Department, according to a press release. The alert was issu

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-16 12:48:00

Sullivan jail, extension facing decertification

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — During two recent inspections, the Sullivan County jail and the extension failed to meet "applicable minimum standards" set by the Tennessee Corrections Institute and as a result a plan of action detailing how the issues will be addressed will be submitted next month by the Sher

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-17 18:27:00

Millions granted for industry site near U.S. 23/58A intersection

NORTON — Literally years in the planning stages, Project Intersection came closer to reality than ever Thursday as officials convened on an old strip mine where they intend to develop manufacturing jobs to serve the region.The 200-acre site, which is framed by U.S. 23, U.S. 58A and Hawthorne Drive,

COALFIELD.COM - 2018-08-17 04:03:00

Pair sentenced for credit card skimming operations in Virginia, North Carolina

Yunior Manuel Torres-Blanco, 25, of Hialeah, Florida, was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.


Bristol Motor Speedway adjusts race start times for Friday, Saturday

"We decided to move the starting time for those races after discussing the forecast scenarios with our team of meteorologists, NASCAR and our television partner," said Jerry Caldwell, executive vice president and general manager, Bristol Motor Speedway. "Our weather team has indicated that the forec

WVLT.TV - 2018-08-17 13:40:00

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.


Missing 15-year-old Virginia girl believed to be in danger

Paige Meckenzie Allen was last seen at 124 Eller Avenue in Chilhowie, Virginia, Wednesday.

WTVR-TV - 2018-08-16 04:09:02

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.


Crash blocks traffic on I-81

ABINGDON, Va.—A crash near the 15 mile marker on Interstate 81 has blocked traffic this afternoon.The Virginia State Police are investigating the crash. A medical helicopter had been called to the scene in the northbound lanes.


Norton man arrested on child pornography charge

NORTON, Va. —A Norton man is behind bars on a child pornography charge after he was arrested Tuesday.Court records showed Derek Noaks was arrested for possession of child pornography, which is a Class 6 felony.Noaks remains in custody in the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Duffield. He is due in


Bristol kicks off race week with a Red, White & Bristol party

Race fans mingled with drivers, drank local craft brews, listened to regional music and played downtown Wednesday for the first Red, White & Bristol block party.

HERALDCOURIER.COM - 2018-08-16 03:33:00

The author of Dopesick on how we’re still failing opioid users

When 27-year-old Debbie Honaker went to her doctor in Lebanon, Virginia, after a routine gallbladder surgery in the early 2000s, she was prescribed “Oxy tens” — 10 milligrams of OxyContin. At her next visit, it turned into 40s. Then she graduated to Percocet. Soon, she began stealing pills, then buy


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


YOUR VIEW: KKK Parade Article Missing Important Details

I found it interesting to read the recent article in the Herald Courier on the 1985 KKK parade in Bristol. In 1985, I was visiting family in Bristol while on vacation during the lead up to this event. I remember it well. The article, while correct, is missing some very important details and, as writ


Officials search for missing teen

Anngelika Kiser was last seen near Dante, Virginia, along Hazel Mountain Road in Dickenson County on Friday evening, said Investigator Mike Stidham, with the Dickenson County Sheriff’s Office.


5 Star Student: Taking initiative on and off the field

He says his senior year will be bittersweet, because while he'll get to head to college, he'll be leaving behind his high school football team-- and he says his teammates are his family.


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


YouTube TV announces its 100th service location

Over on Twitter, the YouTube TV team announced that its 100th service location includes Kingsport and Johnson City, TN as well as Bristol, TN/VA. With availability broadening to these locations, folks who are in these cities that have been wanting to try YouTube TV can now do so.