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 2020-10-26 01:49 

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GPD: Woman killed in structure fire...

GREENEVILLE, Tenn-- A woman was killed after a structure fire early Sunday morning. Accroding to the Greeneville police department, officers responded to a fire at Crestview Terrace Apartments on Sunday morning. Lynn Graham, 67, was killed in the fire. Po...

 2020-10-25 23:17 

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Belfast Elementary transitioning to remote learning after positive COVID-19 case...

Russell County School's Superintendent Greg Brown announced Belfast Elementary will be transitioning to remote learning after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19. Superintendent Brown says students will return to current learning models on Mon...

 2020-10-25 22:29 

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SCSO investigating suspicious death in Sullivan County Sunday evening...

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office confirms they are investigating a suspicious death. Officials confirm officers with the criminal investigations division are on the scene on Boyd Road in Sullivan County. We have a crew on the way to the scene. Sta...

 2020-10-25 19:13 

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TDH: 346 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee...

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 346 new COVID-19 cases and 3 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Northeast Tennessee Sunday. There are 2,386 active COVID-19 cases in Northeast Tennessee, according to the TDH. This is an increase of 224 c...

 2020-10-25 15:57 

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"Unarmed Divide" Red Carpet Premiere happening in Bristol...

Sunday, October 25 will be the red carpet premiere of the new short film "Unarmed Divide". The film is directed by Bluff City native, Jeremy Ray Taylor. Taylor is best known for his leading roles in IT, Goosebumps 2, and Nickelodeon's Are You ...

 2020-10-25 13:17 

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VDH: 98 new COVID-19 cases reported in Southwest Virginia...

98 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Southwest Virginia Sunday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Southwest Virginia. Below is the breakdown as well as the changes when compared to Saturday by locali...

 2020-10-25 11:53 

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3rd Annual Over the Edge Event at Bristol Motor Speedway...

Twenty-six brave rappelers overpowered the tower at Bristol Motor Speedway for the third annual "Over the Edge" event. More than 60-thousand dollars was raised for the YWCA of Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia as well as "Speedway Chi...

 2020-10-25 11:31 

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Benefit motorcycle ride planned to thank local law enforcement...

On Sunday, October 25 there will be a benefit ride to thank the agencies who found 2-year-old June Simpson. June was the center of an Amber Alert on October 19. The ride will begin at the "Smokie Mountain Harley Davidson" off Exit 407 at 11 a. m. ...

 2020-10-25 11:17 

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Tennessee Trump Train Caravan...

On Sunday, October 25 a "Tennessee Trump Train Caravan" will begin in Mountain City and end in Gatlinburg. All vehicles are welcome to attend. The caravan will meet at 9 a. m. at the Food Lion Parking lot2291 South Shady St. Mountain City, TN. The...

 2020-10-24 21:25 

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One week after tragedy, community support grows for family...

Business these days has taken on a greater meaning at Terrific Tan in Abingdon. "Somebody had put up a post about the incident and how one of her favorite things was tanning," says Naomi Cook, the owner of Terrific Tan. "That got me thinking a...

 2020-10-24 19:12 

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TDH: 273 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee...

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 273 new COVID-19 cases and 2 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Northeast Tennessee Saturday. There are 2,162 active COVID-19 cases in Northeast Tennessee, according to the TDH. This is an increase of 113...

 2020-10-24 18:47 

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Back the Blue, Trump Parade held in Johnson City...

Dozens met in Johnson City to support President Trump and law enforcement. The event was both a rally and a parade. Local politicians spoke in the Freedom Hall parking lot, including Congressman Phil Roe and Diana Harshbarger, who's running to fill Ro...

 2020-10-24 13:09 

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VDH: 111 new COVID-19 cases and two deaths reported in Southwest Virginia...

111 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Southwest Virginia Saturday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. Two new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Southwest Virginia. Below is the breakdown as well as the changes when compared to Friday by loca...

 2020-10-24 11:25 

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JC Honda hosts midnight sale and community get together...

Johnson City Honda will host a midnight event on Saturday, October 24th. This will be the 0th year for this Midnight Sale and community get together. Children are encouraged to dress in their costumes and get a free pumpkin and packaged treats. There will...

 2020-10-24 00:12 

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Friends and family remember lost mother and daughter in Bristol, TN...

Visitation and funeral services were held Friday for the mother and daughter killed in last week's shooting in Bristol, Tennessee. People paid their respects and offer condolences to the family for visitation before the funeral service began. The serv...

 2020-10-23 23:51 

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Washington County, VA Sheriff's Office: Suspect in 2018 rape case apprehended in Oklahoma...

Washington County, Virginia SheriffBlake Andis reports a suspect wanted on charges stemming from a July 2018 rape investigation was apprehended in Oklahoma on Thursday. The Washington County, Virginia Sheriff's Office charged Alan Santos with one coun...

 2020-10-23 23:02 

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New documents reveal who is funding Congressional candidates...

More than $4 million has been spent by candidates in the race to represent Tennessee's first Congressional district. New financial documents show who is funding the candidates and where that money is going. Those campaign disclosures obtained by News ...

 2020-10-23 22:21 

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Speedway Children's Charities taking a big financial hit this year...

BRISTOL, Tenn--The Bristol chapter of Speedway Children's Charities is taking a big hit this year because of the pandemic. "This has been the toughest year we've ever had, but we're still going to make the best of it," said executive d...

 2020-10-23 20:57 

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Hawkins County Humane Society hosting horse seminar in Surgoinsville on Saturday...

The Hawkins County Humane Society is hosting a Humane Society Horse Seminar in Surgoinsville from 11 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Saturday. The seminar will take place at the Sayrah Barn on Highway 11-W. The event will feature Cara Culotta, a trainer from Knoxvill...

 2020-10-23 20:21 

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Ballad Health identifies cluster of positive COVID cases at Johnson City Medical Center...

Ballad Health reports officials have identified a cluster of COVID-19 cases at Johnson City Medical Center. Officials say 22 team members and six patients have tested positive as of Friday. Positive team members are in isolation at their homes, and the af...

 2020-10-23 19:41 

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Ballad VP and chief medical officer of Northwest Market on leave following DUI charge...

The Ballad Health Northwest Market vice president and chief medical officer is on leave after he was charged with driving under the influence on October 18. According to an affidavit, an officer responded to a crash on N. Eastman Road in Kingsport. The of...

 2020-10-23 19:12 

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TDH: Largest one-day increase of COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee...

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 347 new COVID-19 cases and 4 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Northeast Tennessee Friday. This is the largest one-day increase of COVID-19 cases recorded in Northeast Tennessee. There are 2,049 active C...

 2020-10-23 18:42 

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Emory & Henry College reports large COVID-19 case uptick...

Emory & Henry reported its largest one-day COVID-19 case uptick on Thursday. The 32 cases among students and faculty were more than double the total cases that the college had reported among students and faculty before October 22. There are 47 active case...

 2020-10-23 17:59 

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Nearly 750 Washington County, Tennessee students and faculty in quarantine...

Nearly 750 Washington County, Tennessee, students and faculty are in quarantine due to possible COVID-19 exposure, as of 1 p. m. Friday, according to Director of Schools Bill Flanary. There is a total of about 9,400 students and faculty in the school syst...

 2020-10-23 15:51 

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Gate City Middle School and Gate City High School to move to virtual learning...

Gate City Middle School and Gate City High School will move to virtual learning starting Monday because of an uptick in COVID-19 cases, according to Scott County Assistant Superintendent Jason Smith. Students will return to the classroom November 5. Eight...

 2020-10-23 15:30 

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Rally to 'Back the Blue' & support President Trump scheduled for Saturday in Johnson City...

A rally and parade to "Back the Blue" and to support President Donald Trump is scheduled for Saturday in Johnson City. Those in support of law enforcement will meet at the Freedom Hall Civic Center at 10:30 a. m. This weekend's rally follows o...

 2020-10-23 13:40 

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Catholic Charities of East Tennessee helps distribute food boxes to those in need...

Catholic Charities of East Tennessee (CCETN) has joined the USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program, where the USDA partners with national, regional and local farmers whose buyers have been severely impacted by the closure of restaurants, hotels and oth...

 2020-10-23 13:06 

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VDH: 89 new COVID-19 cases reported in Southwest Virginia...

Eighty-nine new COVID-19 cases were reported in Southwest Virginia Friday, according to the Virginia Department of Health. No new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Southwest Virginia. Below is the breakdown as well as the changes when compared to Thursday ...

 2020-10-23 12:51 

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Nationwide event aims to reduce drug addiction and overdose deaths...

Just like many other events amid the COVID-19 Pandemic, The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day was delayed in 2020 until the end of October. On October 24th people in our region can safely dispose of old, expired or unused medication at numerous loc...

 2020-10-23 12:36 

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Local political science professor shares final presidential debate analysis and insight...

(WCYB)— Less than two weeks from a highly anticipated November 3 election, President Donald Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden debated at Belmont University in Nashville. Reflecting on the second and last 2020 presidential debate, we spoke wi...

 2020-10-23 10:42 

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Local Salvation Army chapters accepting applications for bellringers...

Salvation Army bells will soon be ringing all across the Tri-Cities as the non-profit kicks off it's Red Kettle Drive, but they need your help. They are looking for bellringers to man those outside of local businesses. "Our Christmas Red Kettles a...

 2020-10-23 10:34 

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New Petworks Animal Shelter opening on Friday in Kingsport, vaccination clinic on Saturday...

A state-of-the-art animal shelter is officially opening on Friday in the Tri-Cities. The new $4 million Petworks facility is located in Kingsport. It includes an adoption center. , a spay and neuter surgery room and a dog park that's open to the publi...

 2020-10-23 10:24 

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Bass Pro Shops-Cabela's hiring holiday seasonal employees...

Bass Pro Shops-Cabela's at the Pinnacle in Bristol, Tennessee is still looking to hire several seasonal employees for the holiday season. The store offers flexible hours and a generous employee discount. Candidates must be at least 18 to apply. You ca...

 2020-10-23 10:19 

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Second "Stray Cat Strut" taking place in Johnson City on Saturday...

A local animal rescue is hosting an event this weekend to help with the local stray cat population. The Neonatal Kitten Rescue's second "Stray Cat Night Glow Strut" is happening on Saturday at 7:30 p. m. in Johnson City. An event held last mon...

 2020-10-23 01:05 

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Non-profit volunteers with ties to our region nominated for national awards...

(WCYB)— Two people with local ties are making a big difference. They are involved with the non-profit Waiting to Hear. It is an organization which gives the gift of sound for deaf children in our region. Sherry Ball of Fall Branch is co-founder and ...

 2020-10-22 23:07 

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Large crowds go maskless at Kingsport event, county mayor won't enforce mandate...

Images captured by News 5 show a large crowd packed together with few masks at the Kingsport Speedway this weekend. The event was held as cases skyrocket in Sullivan County and a mask mandate remains in effect. "It is a high-risk event and has the pot...

 2020-10-22 22:33 

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Health Wagon awarded $793,500 grant for Substance Use Treatment Services...

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awarded $793,500 to the Health Wagon for the Southwest Virginia Medication-Assisted Treatment Services. So far, the clinic has helped 22 members recover from drug addictions through the program. CEO and President ...

 2020-10-22 21:57 

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Neighborhood butcher shop and deli now open in Abingdon...

ABINGDON, Va--A new butcher shop is now open on Main Street in downtown Abingdon. Snow's Fine Meats & Provisions specializes in locally sourced proteins, handmade deli items, and other goods. Many of the meats are raised by local farmers and are hormo...

 2020-10-22 21:55 

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Police, lawmakers, share reactions about Virginia police reform bill...

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law several bills passed during the most recent Virginia General Assembly special session on police reform related matters. The bill passed by the Virginia General Assembly stops law enforcement officers from st...

 2020-10-22 21:44 

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Va. NAACP supports investigation into the reports by Black cadets of hostility...

The Virginia State Conference (VSC) of the NAACP announced their support for the independent investigation into reports of an "atmosphere of hostility and cultural insensitivity" by black cadets. Gov. Ralph Northam called for the investigation....

 2020-10-22 21:16 

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Elizabethton football has a secret weapon this season: their team manager...

The Elizabethton football team is undefeated and looking to repeat as state champions this season. Not much has changed from last years team, but there is someone new on the sidelines making a difference. That's Daniel McAuley, known as Danny. He'...

 2020-10-22 21:07 

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KPD seeking public assistance in locating missing mother and her three young children...

The Kingsport Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating 31-year-old Whitney Elliot, and her three children, aged 3, 2 and 1. KPD reports Ms. Elliot failed to appear in court yesterday, and her and her three children's whereabou...

 2020-10-22 20:34 

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TDH: 241 new COVID-19 cases, 2 new COVID-19 death reported in Northeast Tennessee...

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, 241 new COVID-19 cases and two new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Northeast Tennessee Thursday. There are 1,883 active COVID-19 cases in Northeast Tennessee, according to the TDH. This is an increase of 5...

 2020-10-22 19:27 

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Director of Schools: 128 Daniel Boone High School students in quarantine...

Nearly 130 Daniel Boone High School students are in quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns as of Thursday afternoon, according to Washington County Director of Schools Dr. Bill Flanary. The school system has put this amount of students in quarantine due to C...

 2020-10-22 15:43 

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Buchanan County Public Schools to reopen Monday for in-person learning...

Buchanan County Public Schools will reopen Monday, October 26 for in person learning, according to Superintendent Melanie Hibbitts. Hibbitts said on Facebook that "the health and safety of all students and employees is a top priority of our division. ...

 2020-10-22 15:36 

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Leaders gather to launch Aerospace Park as 'ready for future vertical development'...

A planned aerospace park at the Tri-Cities Airport is in its final stage stage of development. Community leaders gathered for a site launch ceremony Thursday morning in Blountville. Site construction is largely complete with only finishing grading, final ...

 2020-10-22 15:29 

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Health advisory issued by the VDH for Clinch River in Russell County lifted...

The Virginia Department of Health's advisory for the Clinch River in Russell County has been lifted. On May 19, the VDH warned against recreational water use by people and pets and consuming fish from the river due to damage to the wastewater treatmen...

 2020-10-22 14:54 

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Cleanup event to take place at Citizen's Cemetery Oct. 31...

The Citizens Cemetery Organization is seeking volunteers to help clean up the historic Citizens Cemetery on Oct. 31. The cleanup is scheduled to take place at 10 a. m. , which is located on Piedmont Avenue in Bristol, Va. A similar event was organized las...

 2020-10-22 13:50 

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Free dental extractions offered in Abingdon for next 3 days...

Free dental extractions are being offered for the next three days in Abingdon. The care is being offered at the Appalachian Highlands Community Dental Center through a partnership with Missions of Mercy. No appointments are necessary, but care is first co...

 2020-10-22 13:39 

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Greeneville City Schools to remain on hybrid schedule through at least October 30...

Greeneville City Schools will remain on a hybrid schedule through at least Friday, October 30, "due to the sharp increase of COVID-19 cases within the community. "The school system made the decision after evaluating COVID-19 data and consulting wi...

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