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Past articles by Allie:

STEAM bus bringing hands on lessons to Johnson City elementary schools

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- For the first time a new, high-tech, STEAM bus is pulling in to schools across Johnson City this week. → Read More

"Knot For Sale Hats" knitting together kindness across the Tri-Cities community

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- A local organization is hoping to weave kindness in to the community, one knot at a time. → Read More

Two local school districts have seat belts on majority of school buses

TRI-CITIES, TN/ VA (WJHL)- After reviewing two fatal school bus crashes, the National Transportation Safety Board is recommending all new school buses be equipped with seat belts. → Read More

Community raises $1.7M to build 'Miracle League' complex for people with disabilities

The Tri-Cities community raised $1.7 million to build a baseball complex for kids and adults with special needs. The "Miracle League" complex will be the only one in Northeast Tennessee. → Read More

ETSU class amps up STEM skills by teaching students how to build electric guitars

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- Students sign up for the guitar class in hopes of building an electric guitar, but the real goal is that they leave with a tool belt of skills that will equip them for the workforce. → Read More

Local nonprofit providing free dental care for people in Tri-Cities region

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL)- A local nonprofit started when one man found out over 18,000 people in Sullivan County could not afford dental care. → Read More

Meet the Mountains festival kicks off this weekend, Tannery Knobs Bike Park opening temporarily

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WHJL)- A new festival kicks off this weekend in downtown Johnson City. "Meet the Mountains" aims to showcase outdoor activities throughout the whole region. → Read More

Appalachian Fair starts Monday

GRAY, TN (WJHL)- The Appalachian fair kicks off its 92nd year Monday. This year the fair is offering a packed midway, a lineup of live performers, livestock shows, pageants, and lots of fair food. The Appalachian Fair starts Monday, August 20th and runs through Saturday, August 25th in Gray. → Read More

Family-friendly events happening Thursday at Bristol Motor Speedway

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL)- Thursday is a packed day of family fun at Bristol Motor Speedway. → Read More

Kingsport inmate, charged with murder, escapes jail by pretending to be cellmate

Inmate impersonates his cellmate to escape from jail. → Read More

Isaiah 117 House helping kids in foster care, looking to expand to Washington County

ELIZABETHTON, TN (WJHL)- A local nonprofit aimed at helping kids entering foster care is now looking to expand. → Read More

School Resource Officers now in every Johnson City school

This school year for the first time, every Johnson City School will have at least one school resource officer. → Read More

"Donut Boy" using allowance to deliver donuts to officers across the U.S.

People call him 'The Donut Boy,' but he's doing a lot more than just delivering sweet treats to police officers. → Read More

Federal, local authorities raid Greene County business

GREENE COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- Tuesday morning federal agents raided "11-E Auto Sales" on US-Highway 11-E. → Read More

State giving Tri-Cities schools more than $1 million to improve school safety

TRI-CITIES, TN (WJHL)- This year schools in Northeast Tennessee will get more than $1 million from the state of Tennessee to improve school safety. → Read More

Saturday help "stuff the STEAM bus", a high-tech science lab rolling out in the fall

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- A one-of-a-kind, mobile science lab will roll up to Johnson City Elementary schools starting this fall. → Read More

AMBER Alert issued for missing Sullivan County teen

Sullivan County, TN (WJHL)- An AMBER Alert has been issued for 17 year-old Grace Galliher, according to Virginia State Police. Local, state, and federal officers are currently searching for the teen. Investigators believe she left her Bristol home Tuesday with 52-year-old Richard Tester. → Read More

Greene Valley currently home to clinic state says is a crucial service for people with disabiltiies

GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL)- Charlene McCarter is always on the go. "Volunteer at the hospital...I'm a busy little girl," McCarter said with a laugh. That is especially true now that she's traded in her manual wheelchair for a power chair. She said her new power chair has given her just that: power to do the things she wants to do. → Read More

Science Hill High School pedestrian bridge now demolished, road back open

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL)- As of Tuesday morning the pedestrian bridge at Science Hill High School is no more. Johnson City crews worked from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. demolishing the bridge. → Read More

Dozens of animals saved thanks to new animal sanctuary in Jonesborough

JONESBOROUGH, TN (WJHL)- It's a place where every animal has a heartbreaking story but where they all get to live happily ever after. Tilted Tavern Animal Sanctuary opened this year in Jonesborough. → Read More