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Kristen Gallant


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Recent articles by Kristen:

TBI identifies suspect shot in officer-involved shooting in South Knoxville

KOXVILLE (WATE) – A suspect was injured following an officer-involved shooting Saturday afternoon in Knoxville. The TBI identifying the suspect as 36-year-old Zacharaih Allen. KPD responded to a domestic-related burglary in progress in the 4300-block of Immanuel street in South Knoxville. When they arrived, Allen was found on the scene with a knife. Officers used […] → Read More

TWRA on high alert this holiday weekend

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency has been participating in operation dry water all Independence Day Weekend. Every year this campaign brings awareness to the dangers of boating under the influence and safe boating practices. The long weekend means more people are out on the water, and the TWRA wants to make […] → Read More

Juneteenth Community Rally held in Kingsport Friday to celebrate black history, encourage community growth

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)- Friday, June 19 marks a special day in history for the African American community. Juneteenth is the unofficial American holiday celebrating the proclamation that all enslaved people in the state of Texas and the United States were free as of June 19, 1965. Members of the Kingsport community are commemorating the unofficial […] → Read More

Mental health experts weigh in on how to talk to children about racial equality

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- What do you tell your child when they ask questions about racial equality, marches, and protests? It can be a tough topic to talk about. Marches and protests are going on around the world supporting the Black Lives Matter movement and people are asking for social justice after the death of […] → Read More

New Generation Freedom Fighters plan meeting with city leaders Friday

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- For the past couple of weeks, the New Generation Freedom Fighters have been bringing the social justice movement to Johnson City. Now, the organization is meeting with the Johnson City mayor and police chief. Members of New Generation Freedom Fighters and Johnson City leaders will be waking up on Friday morning […] → Read More

Sullivan County EMS breaks ground on new facility

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)- County and city officials broke ground on a new Sullivan County EMS station Friday morning. In coordination with the City of Kingsport BMA, the Sullivan County Commission and the Bristol City Council, Sullivan County Emergency Management Services can now construct a new facility on Gibson Mill Road near Stone Drive in Kingsport. […] → Read More

‘We’re just here to come together’: Protesters gather for first Kingsport protest after death of George Floyd

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)- Around a hundred people gathered at Centennial Park Sunday for the city’s first official protest in Kingsport after the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. A large crowd repeated his name during the event as they shared stories of racial inequality. “We’re all frustrated, we’re all disgusted about what’s been going on […] → Read More

Sullivan Central High School honors seniors with free breakfast

SULLIVAN CO., Tenn. (WJHL)- Friday morning Sullivan Central High School honored graduates with a free breakfast. Sullivan Central seniors are scheduled to graduate later this summer on July 31. RELATED: Virginia High School to hold graduation at Bristol Motor Speedway May 22 School officials wanted to do something special for their seniors before graduation. They […] → Read More

Reopening the Region: Large, no-contact businesses able to open Friday

TENNESSEE (WJHL)- Large, no-contact attractions can reopen on Friday following the release of new guidelines. A new Executive Order by Governor Bill Lee will allow groups of 50 people to gather at a time in Tennessee. Lee says he will be signing that order to create, “more consistency to allow us to open our economy […] → Read More

May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and it hits close to home for

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- As we continue to see springtime weather, you may see more motorcyclists on the roads, but remember safety when it comes to the roadways. May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and for our WJHL News Team, it hits close to home. Candy Crigger is our very own WJHL general sales manager […] → Read More

Local businesses taking guidelines seriously as non-contact recreation sports centers open

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Non-recreational businesses are allowed to open Friday in Tennessee. Places like bowling alleys, mini-golf courses and arcades are getting ready to open – but with caution. RELATED: Reopening Tennessee: Bowling alleys, putt putt among businesses allowed to reopen May 8 All of these businesses are classified as non-contact recreational sports. Governor […] → Read More

Churches begin to reopen in-person services in Tennessee

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL)- Sunday is the first day in Tennessee that churches are able to reopen to the public. Although Gov. Bill Lee never barred churches in the state from hosting religious services, most groups opted to follow the 10-person gathering limit and hosted online services instead. “We released guidelines for churches and other […] → Read More

Johnson City allows ‘safer at home’ order to expire

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Johnson City’s “safer at home” order has expired. City Manager Pete Peterson announced Friday that the city did not extend the order, which expired at 11:59 p.m. Thursday. “The health and safety of our community members remains our priority as we begin to reopen our businesses and resume activities,” Peterson […] → Read More

LIST: Gyms reopening around the Tri-Cities

TRI-CITIES (WJHL)- Gyms and fitness centers in Tennessee are able to open their doors May, 1 as part of “Phase One” of reopening Tennessee’s Economy. Gyms and fitness centers are encouraged to follow strict guidelines. MORE: Reopening Tennessee: Gyms allowed to reopen May 1; swimming pools, basketball courts to remain closed Some gyms owners are […] → Read More

LIST: Which Northeast Tennessee restaurants are reopening for dine-in service?

(WJHL)- Below you will find a list of restaurants that have or will soon reopen for dine-in services. Note: We will continue to update this list. Check back for updates on BRISTOL Aubrey’s Bristol- Monday, May 11 JOHNSON CITY Amigos- April 27 Beef ‘O’ Brady’s- April 27 El Charolais- April 27 Holy Taco and […] → Read More

Search continues for missing ETSU eagle

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The search continues for one of the bald eagle’s featured by ETSU’s popular “eagle cams.” The eagle, named Noshi, was last seen on Friday and some are worried that he may be injured and unable to fly. Volunteers have been searching around Winged Deer Park in Johnson City for the […] → Read More

JCPD: Woman arrested for setting car on fire in Johnson City Public Library parking lot

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Johnson City Police said Dora Dawn Warren, 37, was arrested late Saturday night for setting a car on fire in the Johnson City Public Library parking lot. According to police, Warren was located a short distance away from the scene. Firefighters extinguished the vehicle before it became engulfed in flames. […] → Read More

Jonesborough woman charged after police find more than 70 grams of methamphetamine

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) — The Johnson City Police Department arrested Kacei Pierce, 26, Sunday afternoon after responding to a report of two subjects passed out inside a vehicle in the Walgreen’s parking lot on Bobby Hicks Highway. Police said they found 74 grams of a white crystal substance that tested positive as methamphetamine. According […] → Read More

Local couple holds the dream drive-in wedding

BOONES CREEK, Tenn. (WJHL) — The coronavirus pandemic has put a damper on many graduation ceremonies, social gatherings, and weddings, but one Tri-Cities couple adapted to the times by hosting a drive-in wedding. Jordan and Jurnee Stout had their wedding planned for months, but when the pandemic hit Tennessee, they had to make other arrangements […] → Read More

Governor McMaster: Some retailers, SC beaches to reopen; social distancing still required

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster announced during a news conference Monday that he would be reopening some retail establishments, as well as will open up beach access this week. → Read More