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GCSD: 2 arrested, 1 suspect at-large for murder after body was discovered in wrecked vehicle

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Greene County Sheriff’s Department is asking for your help to find a suspect charged with second-degree murder after they discovered a wrecked vehicle with a body inside this week. According to a news release, Greene County 911 received a call about a wreck on Freedom Road on June 29. […] → Read More

‘George Floyd Act’ aimed at police reform placed on hold until December in Tennessee Senate

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – A Senate bill in Tennessee aimed at police reform is currently on hold until December as talks are expected to continue. House Democrats in Tennessee introduced the “George Floyd Act.” It’s made up of eight amendments to an existing House bill, changing the way police officers use and even threaten to use physical, […] → Read More

Tennessee offers new financial assistance for families qualified for free, reduced school meals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Human Services and Department of Education are partnering in the state to make sure children’s nutritional needs are met during the COVID-19 pandemic. Under the new “Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer” program, families who receive free or reduced meals at school may receive financial assistance to replace school […] → Read More

University School announces 2020-21 academic year start date

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — One Johnson City-based school is putting in steps to ensure a safe return for students. University School, located on the East Tennessee State University campus, announced the official start date for the academic year is now set for July 20. It was previously scheduled for July 8. According to an […] → Read More

New bakery to open in downtown Erwin

ERWIN, Tenn. (WJHL) — People in Unicoi County with a sweet tooth will soon have an option in the community to stop by and pick up some treats. Whisk Bakery announced online their grand opening is scheduled for June 20 at 11 a.m. The business is located on 111 South Main Avenue in downtown Erwin. → Read More

TDH: 26,071 cases of novel coronavirus in Tennessee, small increase in local cases

Nashville, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 26,071 cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday, an increase of 551 reported cases since Friday. PREVIOUSLY: TDH: 25,520 confirmed cases of COVID-19, small increase in local cases There have been 491,421 coronavirus tests performed statewide. Total (includes past and active) cases by county: […] → Read More

NCDHHS: 34,625 COVID-19 cases in North Carolina, new cases in Watauga, Ashe and Avery counties

ASHE COUNTY, N.C. (WJHL) – The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services has reported there have been a total of 34,625 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state on Saturday. 497,350 people have been tested in the state, according to NCDHHS. Ashe County/ 40 cases Yancey County/ 21 cases Watauga County/ 38 cases […] → Read More

Spokesperson: Abingdon Town Hall closed Monday due to ‘possible COVID-19 incident’

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) — Officials in the Town of Abingdon are wanting people to know Town Hall will be closed on Monday. The following is from an email provided by a town spokesperson: “Town Hall will be closed on Monday, June 8, 2020, due to a possible COVID-19 incident. We apologize for the inconvenience.“ There […] → Read More

VADOC: 2 staff members at Wallens Ridge State Prison have COVID-19

BIG STONE GAP, Va. (WJHL) — The Virginia Department of Corrections confirms that two staff members at a Southwest Virginia prison have COVID-19. According to the VADOC website, those staff members are at Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap. At this time, no inmates at Wallens Ridge have tested positive for the virus. […] → Read More

Churches react to Gov. Bill Lee’s reopening guidelines

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Many churches have improvised a new way of worship amid the coronavirus pandemic and service cancellations. Online and drive-in churches have become the new normal way to worship, but Friday, Gov. Bill Lee released guidelines for churches to begin congregating again. SEE ALSO: Reopening Tennessee: Places of worship should ‘supply […] → Read More

Jauan Jennings selected by 49ers in the seventh round

It took five rounds for another Vol to get taken off the board after defensive end Darrell Taylor got picked by the Seahawks, but Jauan Jennings will join his former teammate in the NFC West with the 49ers snagging Jennings. → Read More

TBI seeking public’s help to find missing West Tennessee teen

JOHNSVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued an endangered child alert for a missing teenager. According to TBI, 15-year-old Riley Moore was last seen on Saturday wearing a jacket and jeans in New Johnsonville. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND. → Read More

TBI: Search underway for missing Middle TN teen

JAMESTOWN, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is asking for your help to find a missing teen from Middle Tennessee. Investigators announced Friday night that 17-year-old Rheonna Strunk was last seen at 3:30 a.m. on Friday morning in Jamestown. According to TBI, Rheonna has a medical condition and is believed to be without […] → Read More

Virginia Department of Health recruiting volunteers to help in fight against COVID-19

VIRGINIA (WJHL) — A statewide effort is underway in Virginia to recruit medical and non-medical volunteers in the fight against COVID-19. Governor Ralph Northam announced today that the Virginia Department of Health’s Medical Reserve Corps is looking for up to 30,000 volunteers to provide support for the expected surge in hospitals and long-term care facilities throughout […] → Read More

Community members provide handmade masks to Johnson City firefighters

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — As the novel coronavirus outbreak continues, people across the Tri-Cities are continuing to do their part to help first-responders. The Johnson City Firefighters Association L-1791 announced on social media that Inspire Business and Lucky Scrunchie, (operated by Hailey Smith) made and donated 50 masks to firefighters as stock remains low […] → Read More

Honoring those on the frontlines: This is ‘National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week’

(WJHL) — This year’s celebration of workers in the emergency communications field is taking on a special meaning during the COVID-19 pandemic. April 12-18 is National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week, a time to recognize those that are often the first-responders to any emergency. The following statement is from APCO President Tracey Hilburn As we begin […] → Read More

Tri-Cities Airport receiving $10.3 million from CARES Act; Elizabethton, Johnson County airports to receive funds

TRI-CITIES (WJHL) — Nearly 70 airports across Tennessee will receive funding as a result of the Trump Administration’s multi-million dollar Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Airport Grant Program. That funding package also includes support for airports in Northeast Tennessee. The following is a statement from the U.S. Department of Transportation: “This funding will […] → Read More

Marsh Regional Blood Center seeking blood donors within Wise County during COVID-19 pandemic

NORTON, Va. (WJHL) — Medical personnel across the country are urging people to maintain social distancing, and offer support through blood donations during the novel coronavirus outbreak. Marsh Regional Blood Center is urging the City of Norton, and surrounding counties to take time out during the month of April by donating blood. Norton is part […] → Read More

AEP: More than 1,000 without power in Northeast Tennessee

TENNESSEE (WJHL) — Areas of the region are experiencing power outages as severe weather makes its way through the Tri-Cities. According to the Appalachian Power interactive outage map, more than 1,000 outages have been confirmed in Northeast Tennessee. Outages are also reported in Southwest Virginia. You can view that map HERE. Minor outages have also […] → Read More

Authorities working the scene of house fire in Greene County

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Several fire crews across the region are working the scene of a fire in Greene County. According to the Tusculum Volunteer Fire Department, that fire is happened Sunday night on Stockton Road. Tusculum VFD said via social media they are assisting Nolichuckey, Limestone, Embreeville departments in battling the flames. There […] → Read More