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Washington County, TN inmate death investigated as homicide

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - The death of an inmate at the Washington County, TN, Detention Center is being investigated as a homicide, according to the First District attorney general. → Read More

Kingsport emergency shelter set to open as crews work to restore power

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - An emergency cold-weather shelter is set to open in Kingsport this afternoon. → Read More

VIDEO: Snow weighs down, snaps tree at Kingsport home

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) - If a tree falls in your backyard, and you catch it on video, you can prove it makes a sound. → Read More

Bristol, TN police identify body of man found in city park

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL) - Bristol, TN, police identified the body of a man found in Rotary Park on Monday morning, though no apparent cause of death was determined. → Read More

Sullivan County Commission passes resolutions objecting to Ballad trauma center changes, plans

BLOUNTVILLE, TN (WJHL) - Sullivan County commissioners passed resolutions Thursday night opposing Ballad Health’s downgrading of trauma centers at two hospitals within the county, the changes to children’s care in Kingsport and the general move to one regional level 1 trauma center. → Read More

TDOT crew finds decomposing body in Johnson County

JOHNSON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - A Tennessee Department of Transportation survey crew discovered a decomposing body while working in Johnson County on Monday, a spokesman confirmed. → Read More

Bristol, TN police searching for pizza place robber

BRISTOL, TN (WJHL) - Bristol, TN, police are asking the public's help finding a man who robbed a pizza restaurant this week. → Read More

Man accused in Greeneville stabbing turns self in

GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) - A Greeneville man accused of stabbing another man who hit his dog turned himself in to police about three weeks after the incident. → Read More

Sheriff's office identifies man killed in Sullivan County logging accident

A Greeneville man died in a logging accident in Sullivan County on Monday morning. . → Read More

Police search for driver who crashed into gas station near Elizabethton airport

Police are searching for the driver of a vehicle that reportedly crashed into the Roadrunner Market across from the Elizabethton Airport on Highway 91 on Wednesday morning. → Read More

Man focus of search prompting ETSU lockdown arraigned in Washington Co. court

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - A man charged in connection to an incident that put East Tennessee State University on lockdown Monday appeared in court Tuesday. → Read More

Police identify fugitive who struck Kingsport police officer with stolen SUV

Kingsport police revealed on Monday afternoon the suspect in the hit and run crash struck a police officer. The officer was struck by a possibly stolen Ranger Rover on Truxton Drive in Kingsport. → Read More

TBI: Bluff City man's death now considered homicide investigation

BLUFF CITY, TN (WJHL) - Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents suspect foul play in the death of a Bluff City man who filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit against Sullivan County. → Read More

Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable faces former NFL player Gerald Sensabaugh in mayoral contest

SULLIVAN COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- Sullivan County Mayor Richard Venable, a Republican, faces former NFL player Gerald Sensabaugh, an independent, in the contest for top county leadership spot. → Read More

Grandy, Reeves vying to become next Washington County, TN mayor

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL)- Voters in Washington County, TN headed to the polls this election have two candidates to choose from on the ballot for mayor. → Read More

DA: Election violation complaint against mayor candidate Grandy unfounded

JONESBOROUGH, TN (WJHL) - Interim First Judicial District Attorney General Ken Baldwin said Tuesday afternoon that a complaint about Washington County, TN mayoral candidate Joe Grandy violating election law by being within the 100-foot boundary of a polling place was unfounded. → Read More

Bristol Compressors spokesman confirms plant closure

BRISTOL, VA (WJHL) - A spokesman for Bristol Compressors, located in Bristol, VA, confirmed the plant will shut down in the next few weeks, putting more than 400 workers out of a job. → Read More

TBI: Mountain City man charged with growing marijuana in town limits

MOUNTAIN CITY, TN (WJHL) - A Mountain City man was charged by agents of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation with growing marijuana in the town. → Read More

Washington County, TN deputies searching for man charged in June stabbing

WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) Washington County, TN deputies are searching for a man in connection with a stabbing that took place in June. → Read More

Smoking train stalled on tracks in Greeneville; nearby homes evacuated

GREENEVILLE, TN (WJHL) - A stalled train in the middle of Greeneville has prompted nearby home evacuations and the closure of two streets. → Read More