Amy Cockerham, WJHL

Amy Cockerham


Johnson City, TN, United States

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Past articles by Amy:

Windows blacked out at home of deputy accused of ‘catfishing’ murders

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – A man hired as a local deputy who is accused of killing three people in California after “catfishing” a teenage girl had recently purchased a home in Southwest Virginia – and appears to have blacked out its windows. Smyth County property records show that Austin Lee Edwards, a former Virginia […] → Read More

“AdaptoPlay” delivers toy cars to pediatric therapy clinic

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – On Tuesday afternoon, toy cars were delivered to Ballad Health’s Greeneville pediatric therapy clinic. The cars were modified by “AdaptoPlay” a non-profit organization that gives kids with varying ability levels a different way to use toys. The group is able to customize how the cars are controlled depending on what each […] → Read More

Four graduate Sullivan County Recovery Court

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – Four participants graduated Sullivan County Felony Recovery Court Tuesday night, as proud friends and family watched. “It’s been a long journey, you know I started when I was 20 weeks pregnant,” one of the graduates, Monica, said. “I was addicted to suboxone, and I didn’t want to have a drug-addicted baby, […] → Read More

Washington County Commission tables election headquarters vote

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A delay in plans to move Washington County’s election headquarters to a new location. Commissioners were set to vote on a resolution to move the County’ Election office from Jonesborough to the current Princeton Arts Center in Johnson City. However, some commissioners voiced concerns about the cost to remodel the […] → Read More

‘See you in court’ — Washington County soundly rejects settlement in suit over Bitcoin mine

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WJHL) — Washington County’s lawsuit against BrightRidge and Bitcoin miner Red Dog Technologies is headed back to court after county commissioners rejected a settlement proposal Monday night. People erupted in cheers inside a packed courtroom at the county’s justice center after commissioners voted 13-2 against allowing Red Dog to build a new mine […] → Read More

Local shoppers say Black Friday a success

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) – Though Black Friday has wrapped up, holiday shopping is now in full swing. Some shoppers hit The Pinnacle in Bristol, Tennessee to snag deals in one of the biggest sales of the year. “We wanted to stop off and see what kind of bargains we could find at some of the […] → Read More

Salvation Army asks for the public’s help going into holiday season

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — With the holiday season approaching, the Salvation Army is asking for your help. The Salvation Army has several events and programs that are underway or soon to begin. The organization will host a Thanksgiving meal later this week. Next week, the annual kettle-a-thon fundraiser will take place. Meanwhile, the Red […] → Read More

Carter County approves $5 a hour pay raise for law enforcement

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Carter County law enforcement will see more change in their pockets this holiday season and going forward. On Monday night, commissioners voted to approve a five dollar an hour raise for all sheriff’s department employees, people working in corrections and school resource officers. The first motion to give the raise […] → Read More

Bristol philanthropist Don Nicewonder dies at 84

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Local businessman and philanthropist Don Nicewonder has died. His family said he passed away Saturday at the age of 84, due to a health-related issue, just hours before his 85th birthday. Nicewonder made money in the coal industry, eventually moving to Bristol, Virginia where he created “The Virginian” Golf Club and […] → Read More

Carter County budget committee advances law enforcement pay raise

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Significant pay raises for Carter County sheriff’s deputies and corrections officers could become a reality by the end of the year. The county budget committee voted Thursday night to recommend a $5 per hour raise for both “front” of house and “back” of house sheriff’s department and corrections employees. School […] → Read More

Community meeting held in Gray over development requests

GRAY, Tenn. (WJHL) — A meeting was held Monday evening to educate community members about development requests in the Gray area, including the Keebler Annexation project. “The goal of this meeting is to truly get the county, the city, the department of transportation all working together whenever we have growth like this,” Rep. Tim Hicks […] → Read More

Kingsport Chamber celebrates 75 years with Broadway performance

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Kingsport Chamber is celebrating a big milestone, 75 years of supporting local businesses and citizens. “We add to the economy, we build our quality of life and support the business community serving as the voice of business,” Bob Feagins with the Kingsport Chamber said. “75 years is quite the milestone […] → Read More

Bristol, Virginia holds landfill open house

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Bristol, Virginia leaders held an open house at City Hall on Tuesday evening in an effort to communicate with the public about the city’s now-closed landfill and the next steps for odor mitigation. Complaints of bad smells across the city led to a state investigation and the closure of the city’s […] → Read More

Tri-Cities trick-or-treaters enjoy night of fun

TRI-CITIES, Tenn./Va. (WJHL) – On the spookiest night of the year, Tri-Cities trick-or-treaters took to local neighborhoods to fill up on candy and scares. One of the popular destinations this year was the annual Walnut Grove Halloween House in Jonesborough, ran by the McKinney family. Almost 60 skeletons, 70 inflatables and 70 floating pumpkins make […] → Read More

Almost six months after disappearance, Kingsport family still searching for son

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – It’s been almost six months since a Tri-Cities man who was scheduled to take a bus from Knoxville to Johnson City disappeared. Jeremy Stout had a ticket for a Greyhound bus on May 7 that Knoxville police said was used, but they can’t confirm whether or not he actually got on […] → Read More

Bristol, Va. City Council passes step toward prohibiting future abortion centers

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Bristol, Virginia City Council members unanimously voted to block new abortion providers from practicing in the city and impose new restrictions on the existing one. The proposed resolution still has to pass through several steps before it can become law. It will be sent to the planning commission, as well as […] → Read More

Bristol, Va. City Council to hear proposal that prohibits future abortion centers

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – The Bristol, Virginia City Council will hear a proposed resolution Tuesday evening that could ban future abortion centers from coming to the area, as well as impose restrictions on the existing one. The Family Foundation of Virginia is planning to rally at Bristol, Virginia’s City Hall ahead of Tuesday’s meeting. The […] → Read More

Congressman Steve Scalise campaigns for Diana Harshbarger

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — One of the most powerful Republican lawmakers in the U.S. House is working to get a Tri-Cities congresswoman re-elected. Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana campaigned for Rep. Diana Harshbarger at a private fundraising event Thursday night. News Channel 11 spoke with both of them about their push to have Republicans […] → Read More

Wise County Goodwill employees credited with saving a life

WISE COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) — Wise County Goodwill store employees are being credited with saving a woman’s life on Tuesday. Security camera video shows the moment a woman collapsed and team members jumped into action. “We all worked as a team,” Goodwill Team Lead Cathy Lane said. “We did what we had been trained to […] → Read More

Kingsport establishing academic dental clinic that could eventually become dental school

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Kingsport could eventually be home to a dental school through a collaboration between the city, the University of Tennessee, East Tennessee State University and Ballad Health. Kingsport’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BMA) took the first step toward that Tuesday, committing to a five-year lease of a medical office building and […] → Read More