Michael Epps, WJHL

Michael Epps

WJHL

East Lansing, MI, United States

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High School Standout Jordan Keith picked a good region to love running

DAMASCUS, Va. (WJHL)- In our new digital series ‘High School Standouts,’ Digital Sports Reporter Michael Epps features local athletes with incredible talent, hoping to take that talent to the next level. These are athletes that stand out both on and off the field. This week’s High School Standout is Jordan Keith, a graduating senior cross […] → Read More

Chance Taylor wins 2020 East Tennessee Amateur

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – Chance Taylor entered the final round of the William B. Greene Jr. East Tennessee Amateur two strokes behind the leader, Clint Lowe. A clutch trio of birdies on the final three holes helped him come back and secure the title. Taylor was two strokes behind Lowe and Ryan Terry after a […] → Read More

Reopening The Region: Local Va. businesses react to Gov. Northam’s Phase 3 announcement

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Gingerbread Cooking and Catering and Iron Mayhem Gym are on the same page here. “Yeah it’s great I just pulled it up and read it that’s awesome we can open at 75%,” Iron Mayhem owner Claude Mumpower said. “Immediately I’m gonna make a post and boost it on Facebook and let […] → Read More

Precautions being taken as BMS, hotels get ready for NASCAR All-Star Race

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – “We’ve been handed a gift,” Bristol Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager Jerry Caldwell said. A gift, of a NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol Motor Speedway next month. “To make sure we’re doing it in a safe responsible way for our guests for the participants and for the […] → Read More

High School Standout Emily Schram continues family tradition in the military

CHILHOWIE, Va. (WJHL)- In our new digital series ‘High School Standouts,’ Digital Sports Reporter Michael Epps features local athletes with incredible talent, hoping to take that talent to the next level. These are athletes that stand out both on and off the field. This week’s High School Standout is Emily Schram, a graduating senior track […] → Read More

Minneapolis police station torched, other buildings burn amid George Floyd protest

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled […] → Read More

Abingdon DMV one of the few in Virginia to reopen by appointment-only Monday

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles in Abingdon will be one of 11 customer service centers across Virginia to reopen Monday by appointment only. The center will be open Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers are limited to one appointment per person. Virginia DMV locations will focus […] → Read More

Greeneville couple arrested on child neglect and related charges after fatal fire

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — A Greeneville couple has been arrested after a fatal fire that resulted in the death of one of their children. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Robert Ryan Inbody was arrested and charged with two counts of aggravated child neglect and Devin Lee Cullum was arrested and charged with accessory after […] → Read More

Ocean Quest Mini Golf among local small recreation businesses opening Friday

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – A new group of businesses heard good news Tuesday from Governor Bill Lee. “For small group recreation outfits like bowling alleys and putt putt golf businesses, small group recreation businesses will be allowed to reopen on Friday May the 8th,” Lee said in Tuesday’s COVID-19 briefing. A reopening date is set […] → Read More

High School Standout Caleb Marmo looking forward to epic next chapter

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- In our new digital series ‘High School Standouts,’ Digital Sports Reporter Michael Epps features local athletes with incredible talent, hoping to take that talent to the next level. These are athletes that stand out both on and off the field. This week’s High School Standout is Caleb Marmo, a senior baseball […] → Read More

High School Standout Kaleb Meredith showcases stellar pitching in big moments

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- In our new digital series ‘High School Standouts,’ Digital Sports Reporter Michael Epps features local athletes with incredible talent, hoping to take that talent to the next level. These are athletes that stand out both on and off the field. This week’s High School Standout is Kaleb Meredith, a junior baseball […] → Read More

Elizabethton Police: Man arrested after hit and run, telling officers he was carjacked

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) – A man was arrested Thursday after police say he and a passenger fled from an accident in Elizabethton and told officers he had been carjacked. According to a report from the Elizabethton Police Department, officers were called to the intersection of South Lynn Avenue and East Elk Avenue around 12:30 a.m. […] → Read More

High School Standout Blake Fauver excels in track & field, honors late coach

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL)- In our new digital series ‘High School Standouts,’ Digital Sports Reporter Michael Epps features local athletes with incredible talent, hoping to take that talent to the next level. These are athletes that stand out both on and off the field. This week’s High School Standout is Blake Fauver, a senior basketball and […] → Read More

TSSAA cancels spring sports, basketball championships

HERMITAGE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association has canceled all spring sports and all other remaining events in the 2019-2020 school year. That includes the previously-postponed BlueCross Basketball Championships. “To our senior participants – we thank you for everything you have done for your schools and communities and wish you the very […] → Read More

High School Standouts Landen and Weston Street shined under new Hampton lights

HAMPTON, Tenn. (WJHL)- In our new digital series ‘High School Standouts,’ Digital Sports Reporter Michael Epps features local athletes with incredible talent, hoping to take that talent to the next level. These are athletes that stand out both on and off the field. This week’s High School Standouts are Landen and Weston Street, twin brothers […] → Read More

High School Standout Nicole Troutman stays positive through adversity

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)- In our new digital series ‘High School Standouts,’ Digital Sports Reporter Michael Epps features local athletes with incredible talent, hoping to take that talent to the next level. These are athletes that stand out both on and off the field. This week’s High School Standout is Nicole Troutman, senior on the girls […] → Read More

‘Smile for me:’ Erwin reverend talks to wife through window twice a day at assisted living facility

ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) – It is a love that knows no boundaries. Reverend Tallmadge Brown is a beloved visitor at Governor’s Bend Retirement and Assisted Living. Revered Brown makes the trip twice a day to visit his beloved wife Velma, but since the coronavirus outbreak, his visits look a lot different. Brown has had to […] → Read More

Virginia cancels school year, leaving spring sports with no hope of season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – “It’s been a pretty tough day,” Virginia High track and field, and cross country head coach Josh Shuler said. “It could be better, today’s been rough,” Virginia High senior track and cross country runner Gabby Dennis said. Monday, high school athletes and coaches are left trying to absorb the news. […] → Read More

GSMNP modifies select services to amid coronavirus concerns & CDC guidelines

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WATE) – Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have announced that the campgrounds, picnic areas, and restrooms will be closed Monday, March 23 through Thursday, April 30 in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19. They say that as conditions change, the park will continue to implement changes in order to ensure […] → Read More

It’s official: Tom Brady signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Tom Brady is officially a Buccaneer. The New England Patriots legend took to social media on Friday to announce he would be joining the team. “I’m starting a new football journey and thankful for the @buccaneers for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do. I look forward […] → Read More