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Past articles by Brittany:

Zadie Zastudil is our Storm Team Student of the Week!

(WJHL)- News Channel 11 is launching a ‘Storm Team Student of the Week’ segment with Meteorologist Brittney Bowman! This week Zadie Zastudil, a student at Happy Valley Elementary School, was our Storm Team Student of the Week! Enter your student’s information HERE for a chance to help Brittney Bowman with the forecast LIVE on News Channel 11 Wednesday’s […] → Read More

Prosecutors to seek life imprisonment without parole for Megan Boswell

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Sullivan County District Attorney General’s office stated today in court that they would be seeking a sentence of life imprisonment without parole should Megan Boswell be found guilty in the death of her daughter, Evelyn. Megan Boswell, has been charged with two counts of felony murder, aggravated child abuse, […] → Read More

TDH: 735 new cases and 10 new deaths reported in Northeast Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Department of Health reported 735 new COVID-19 cases in Northeast Tennessee on Monday. 10 new deaths were reported in the seven county area. Of the 735 new cases, 199 were reported in Washington County, 156 in Sullivan County, 132 in Greene County, 11 in Carter County, 72 in Hawkins […] → Read More

TBI: Endangered child alert issued for Greene Co. 3-year-old

GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The TBI has issued an endangered child alert for a 3-year- old from Greene County. According to the TBI, they are looking for Zella Linklater. According to authorities, she was last seen in the Bumblebee Lane area of Chuckey. Zella Linklater is described as 3’6” and weighs about 50 pounds. […] → Read More

Carter County Rescue Squad rescues lost family near Laurel Fork Falls Tuesday night

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Carter County Rescue Squad members responded to a lost family of four near the Appalachian Trail Tuesday night. According to John Burleson, the family of four had hiked to Laurel Fork Falls. As it got dark, they accidentally got off the A.T. and lost their way. Rescue crews responded around […] → Read More

VSP: 71-year-old man dies in Scott County single-vehicle crash Wednesday

SCOTT COUNTY, Va. (WJHL)- Officials with Virginia State Police said one man is dead after a crash in Scott County, Virginia Wednesday afternoon. According to VSP, “a 1973 Chevrolet Corvette was traveling north on Route 23 when it ran off the right side of the highway and struck the guardrail as it came into a […] → Read More

Trail Notes: 5 easy hikes for leaf peeping

If you haven’t already seen a bunch of fall color photos on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or TikTok, you probably will be soon. The leaves are starting to pop and the leaf peepers are headed into our area. If you’re looking for some easy hikes to catch some gorgeous photos of your own, we’ve got […] → Read More

Trail Notes: A trip to the Emerald Outback

The Place: Beech Mountain, N.C.The Hike: Exploring the Emerald Outback Beech Mountain. Most people thinking skiing nine times out of 10. I know I do. However, there’s a hidden gem of hiking and mountain biking trails over the rainbow. Or, well, at the top of the ski lift. The Emerald Outback is a trail complex […] → Read More

Court documents: Accused Appalachian Trail killer to use ‘defense of insanity

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – James Jordan, the man accused of fatally stabbing an Appalachian Trail thru-hiker to death and injuring another, plans to use a ‘defense of insanity’ as the reason he committed the crimes. Jordan is accused of killing Ronald Sanchez, Jr., 43, of Oklahoma, and injuring a female hiker on the trail in […] → Read More

Trail Notes: A climb in the Craggy Gardens

The Place: Blue Ridge Parkway, N.C.The Hike: Craggy Gardens Trail to the Gazebo Overlook Humidity will kick your butt every time. It’s something I learned in Louisiana, still applied when I lived in the Rio Grande Valley and remains true on top of a mountain. Adding in an early morning to catch the sunrise from […] → Read More

Trail Notes: Return to Yellow Mountain Gap

The Place: Avery County, N.C.The Hike: To Yellow Mountain Gap For some people, the roughly 3-mile roundtrip up a U.S. Forest Service road doesn’t qualify as a hike. However, the incline all the way up to the overlook can make this a calf-burner. (At least it’s not uphill both ways?) My first visit to Yellow […] → Read More

Former Virginia state senator considering run for governor

MARION, Va. (WJHL) – A former Virginia state senator from Southwest Virginia is considering a run for governor in 2021. Bill Carrico, a Marion native, announced in 2019 he would not run for reelection in the Virginia State Senate, endorsing then-Delegate Todd Pillion. Pillion would go on to win the election. Thursday, Carrico told News […] → Read More

Federal judge rules accused A.T. murderer competent; case moves forward

ABINGDON, Va. (WJHL) – The case is now moving forward against the man accused of fatally stabbing a man and injuring a female hiker on the Appalachian Trail in Southwest Virginia. James Jordan appeared in federal court in Abingdon Thursday morning. Jordan is accused of killing Ronald Sanchez, Jr., 43, of Oklahoma, and injuring a […] → Read More

Visitor center, campground to reopen at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

(WJHL) – The National Park Service announced that the Visitor Center and campground at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park will reopen this week. According to a release, the Visitor Center will reopen June 9. The Wilderness Road Campground will open on june 11. The reopenings are the latest after COVID-19 closed the park. The Visitor […] → Read More

Pinnacle Road, restrooms to reopen at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

MIDDLESBORO, Tenn. (WJHL) – Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is reopening Pinnacle Road, restrooms and most picnic shelters after closures due to COVID-19. According to a National Park Service release, those areas will open Friday, May 29. The Pinnacle Road leads to the Pinnacle Overlook viewing platform, enabling visitors to see the Cumberland Gap and […] → Read More

Sullivan Co. grand jury indicts Megan Boswell on 11 counts of false reports

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Wednesday afternoon, officials with the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that a grand jury has indicted Megan Boswell on 11 counts of false report charges. Megan Boswell is the mother of Evelyn Boswell, a young child whose remains were discovered on a family member’s property back in March. Investigators said […] → Read More

Girl Scouts to hold drive-thru cookie booth in Johnson City

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Girl Scouts of the Southern Appalachians will be selling Girl Scout Cookies via a drive-thru booth in Johnson City next month. The booth, which will be manned by adult volunteers only, will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at the Johnson City Girl […] → Read More

Va. State Parks announce gradual reopening of park amenities

VIRGINIA (WJHL) – The Virginia State Parks have announced gradual reopening plans of park amenities after many were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a release, anyone visiting state parks through the summer should “anticipate changes to normal park operations.” “Guests should check for the latest information about individual parks before they […] → Read More

Eastman Credit Union to reopen branch lobbies for teller transactions on Monday

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Eastman Credit Union plans to partially reopen branch location lobbies after closing them due to the coronavirus pandemic. The credit union says it will reopen branch lobbies for teller transactions only beginning Monday, May 11. Beginning Monday, May 18, services will be expanded to include all regular branch transactions. In order […] → Read More

Blue Ridge Parkway to increase access to sections of park in North Carolina

(WJHL) – The Blue Ridge Parkway announced Friday that they are increasing access to sections of the road previously closed to drivers in North Carolina. According to the post on the BRP Facebook page, gates will reopen access to the 14 southernmost miles of the parkway (milepost 454 through 469) on Saturday, May 9. This […] → Read More