Kelly Grosfield, WJHL

Kelly Grosfield

WJHL

Johnson City, TN, United States

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Recent:
  • WJHL
Past:
  • WMBB News 13
  • WKRG
  • WFLA NEWS

Recent articles by Kelly:

BMS asks local, traveling fans to ‘Be An All-Star: Wear A Mask’ for upcoming race

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Despite rising cases across the region, NASCAR still plans for drivers to take the track at Bristol Motor Speedway in just two days for the all-star race. Preparations for the race have been underway since the news of the race coming to Bristol was announced, but with less than two days […] → Read More

Bristol child dies in accidental shooting

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — Police say a child has died after an accidental shooting. Bristol, Tennessee police responded to the Bristol Regional Medical Center on Saturday to a report of a gunshot wound involving a child. Police say the child, who was younger than two years old, was pronounced dead before officers arrived. Investigators believe […] → Read More

Local businesses prepare for holiday weekend with strengthened safety measures

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) – The 4th of July holiday weekend is underway, but this year it looks a lot different. With many cities deciding to either cancel or alter their firework shows, it begs the question of how the holiday is being celebrated this year across the region. With the COVID-19 pandemic still very present […] → Read More

TBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is responding to an officer-involved shooting in Johnson City. According to TBI, the shooting happened in the 900 block of McArthur Street. No other information was provided. News Channel 11 has a crew on the scene. This is a developing story. Look for updates on […] → Read More

Paddlers from across Tennessee work to become certified rescue instructors in Erwin

ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) – Paddlers from across the state of Tennessee met in Erwin on Friday, but not just for a day of fun. Six candidates were apart of the training, working to become certified rescue instructors. The day-long course taught these prospective instructors the fundamental skills they need to prevent paddling deaths as well […] → Read More

Man wanted for questioning after lawnmower stolen from Washington County, Va. church

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man in connection with a lawnmower theft. The Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office says a lawnmower was stolen from a church in the Mock Knob Road area of the county on the weekend of June 6-7. The sheriff’s office shared photos […] → Read More

SWVA law enforcement agencies weigh in on department policies and procedures

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – Following nationwide protests in the wake of George Floyd’s death, communities across the country are questioning what their area law enforcement departments can and can’t do. Questions surrounding the use of force and required training for each officer are the most common discussions circulating currently on social media. News Channel 11 […] → Read More

Kingsport and Greeneville move forward with July 4 firework displays under new COVID-19 guidelines

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Following guidelines released by Tennessee’s Economic Recovery Group on Thursday, larger venues and attractions now have further guidance regarding how to continue on during COVID-19. SEE ALSO: Tennessee issues new guidelines for concert venues, fairs and fireworks displays For many, the cancellation of Spring and even a number of Summer and […] → Read More

Protesters say officers injured them in Johnson City rally against police brutality

Content warning: This article includes descriptions of violence. JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Cracked teeth, bruises and a dislocated shoulder. Protesters who took to Johnson City streets last night said officers injured them during demonstrations that stretched into the early hours on Tuesday. Almost 12 hours after they were arrested, 11 protesters left the Washington […] → Read More

SWVA voters able to cast ballots through mail, in-person, curbside, and even drive-thru on election day

LEBANON, Va. (WJHL) – Voting in Virginia this year is being conducted differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On top of changing the date of elections altogether, individual precincts have taken it upon themselves to make adjustments to polling locations that would ensure the safety of all polling officials and voters. This election cycle, most […] → Read More

Six inmates at Northeast Correctional tested positive for COVID-19

MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Six inmates at the Northeast Correctional Complex have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a prison spokesperson. The Tennessee Department of Correction says 648 Northeast Correctional inmates tested negative. No prison staff members have tested positive so far. According to TDOC, all inmates at the facility have been tested for […] → Read More

Local United Way branches teaming up to raise money for ‘Giving Tuesday Now’

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – The United Way is on a mission to raise $1.9 million towards its regional relief fund. It’s all being made possible through the teaming up of seven local United Way branches spread across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Money from the regional relief fund will help the non-profits that have been […] → Read More

Washington Co. United Way raising funds to support area non-profits during COVID-19 crisis

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Following the closure of area businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of families have found themselves struggling to meet ends meet. Due to the hardships pushed onto community members during this pandemic, the United Way branches that make up the Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia region have teamed up […] → Read More

WJHL to broadcast ETSU virtual commencement May 9

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Here at News Channel 11 we will be broadcasting East Tennessee State University’s virtual commencement on-air. You can watch the virtual graduation for the class of 2020 on News Channel 11 Saturday May 9 at 12:30 p.m. EST. The university said in part, “Last month, ETSU President Brian Noland announced that […] → Read More

Bristol, Va. police searching for missing woman

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) — Police are asking for the public’s help with finding a missing woman. The Bristol, Virginia Police Department is searching for Tonya Lysette Burch, 31. Police say she was reported missing on April 27 by her family, who said they had not seen her since February 27. Anyone with information on Burch’s […] → Read More

Agape nursing home says residents who tested positive for COVID-19 were false positives

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Johnson City nursing home says two residents who tested positive for COVID-19 have now tested negative for the virus. According to the Agape Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, the two positive test results were false positives. “Upon further testing by the department of health and the state lab, the resident […] → Read More

Health official encourages vigilance after local nursing homes report COVID-19 cases

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Although COVID-19 cases seem to be on the decline for the Northeast Tennessee region, the threat of the virus is still very present. For the more vulnerable, such as the elderly population, there are growing worries after five area nursing homes recently announced they’ve seen positive cases in their facilities. […] → Read More

Gov. Lee: ‘Safer at Home’ order to expire April 30

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has announced that his “Safer at Home” order will expire on April 30. The governor said the vast majority of businesses in 89 counties will be allowed to reopen on May 1, but his administration will work with Sullivan, Shelby, Madison, Davidson, Hamilton, and Knox counties as […] → Read More

Parade for essential workers held in Greeneville

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – A parade was held in Greeneville on Friday to show support for essential workers who continue to work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The parade started at Walmart to honk and wave at workers there before heading to grocery stores, banks, and other places that have remained open throughout the health scare. […] → Read More

Bristol, Tenn. BOE approves hiring Dr. Annette Tudor as director of schools

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – School officials in Bristol, Tennessee have approved hiring Dr. Annette Tudor as the school system’s next director of schools. The Bristol Board of Education gave unanimous approval Monday evening. Tudor has served as interim director since Tom Sisk resigned amid questions over his doctorate degree. She was also interim director during […] → Read More