Roark Faces Fraud Charges

(JOHNSON CITY) — A Johnson City woman is brought in after an investigation reveals check fraud that started in January…

Officials say Debra Roark is charged with theft over $2,500 and criminal simulation over $2,500. Roark was arrested after investigators discovered she had deposited a counterfeit check for $6,000. Roark had withdrawn it at a later time. She was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, on bond.

Check Fraud Case In Johnson City

(JOHNSON CITY) — A Johnson City woman is brought in after an investigation reveals check fraud that started in January.
Officials say Debra Roark is charged with theft over $2,500 and criminal simulation over $2,500. Roark was arrested after investigators discovered she had deposited a counterfeit check for $6,000.
Roark had withdrawn it at a later time. She was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, on bond.

Train Safety

Norfolk Southern representatives made their way to Johnson City recently for a safety outreach program. KJ reports.

The goal is helping prevent injuries and deaths from people trespassing on railroad tracks and property.Norfolk Southern Police and Johnson City Police teamed up for this safety event, talking to people and businesses along the tracks.Skip Ad Norfolk Southern officials issued the following rules and safety tips when you are near the tracks: Railroad tracks are private property. Walking or playing on them is illegal and trespassers are subject to arrest and fines. And, trains cannot stop quickly. A freight train moving at 55 miles per hour can take a mile or more to stop. I’m Karen Johnson.

New Business On State St. Revealed

(BRISTOL, TN) — We now know what the new business on State Street in Bristol, TN will be…

We reported city officials wouldn’t let the secret of who the new tenants will be at the former Zachary’s Steakhouse. The owners of a Kingsport-based barbecue catering company are planning to open there. The business license?…signed and sealed. So, it’s new Q on State Street in Bristol.

New Tenant At Old Steakhouse

(BRISTOL, TN) — We now know what the new business on State Street in Bristol, TN will be.
We reported city officials wouldn’t let the secret of who the new tenants will be at the former Zachary’s Steakhouse.
The owners of a Kingsport-based barbecue catering company are planning to open there. The business license?…signed and sealed. So, it’s new Q on State Street in Bristol.

Johnson Tries To Appeal

(SULLIVAN COUNTY) – A Bristol man, convicted of killing a police officer in 2004, is seeking a new trial…

Nikolaus Johnson was convicted of premeditated first-degree murder in the death of Bristol Tennessee officer, Mark Vance and was sentenced to death. Vance was killed in 2004, while responding to a domestic call. Johnson received a stay of execution in 2014. After previously failing to receive post-conviction relief from Sullivan County, the state’s appeals court in Knoxville partially remanded the case. It is being heard this week in the Blountville courtroom of Judge William Rogers.

Judge Mulls Appeal Efforts

(SULLIVAN COUNTY) – A Bristol man, convicted of killing a police officer in 2004, is seeking a new trial.
Nikolaus Johnson was convicted of premeditated first-degree murder in the death of Bristol Tennessee officer, Mark Vance and was sentenced to death. Vance was killed in 2004, while responding to a domestic call.
Johnson received a stay of execution in 2014. After previously failing to receive post-conviction relief from Sullivan County, the state’s appeals court in Knoxville partially remanded the case. It is being heard this week in the Blountville courtroom of Judge William Rogers.

Roark Faces Fraud Charges

(JOHNSON CITY) — A Johnson City woman is brought in after an investigation reveals check fraud that started in January…

Officials say Debra Roark is charged with theft over $2,500 and criminal simulation over $2,500. Roark was arrested after investigators discovered she had deposited a counterfeit check for $6,000. Roark had withdrawn it at a later time. She was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, on bond.

Check Fraud Case In Johnson City

(JOHNSON CITY) — A Johnson City woman is brought in after an investigation reveals check fraud that started in January.
Officials say Debra Roark is charged with theft over $2,500 and criminal simulation over $2,500. Roark was arrested after investigators discovered she had deposited a counterfeit check for $6,000.
Roark had withdrawn it at a later time. She was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, on bond.

Crews Tackle Blaze In Fall Branch

(FALL BRANCH) – A blaze in Washington County…

Firefighters say there were no occupants found at the Double Springs Rd. location in Fall Branch. Crews quickly put out the fire. An investigation into the blaze is underway. No word on a cause, yet.