Archives for January 2017

It’s been anything but business as usual for Donald Trump during his first two weeks in the White House

(JOHNSON CITY) — It’s been anything but business as usual for Donald Trump during his first two weeks in the White House. Livewire’s Darrell Moody is talking to an ETSU professor about what to expect next.

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DRAVID BRILEY IS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT ETSU…
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PRESIDENT TRUMP IS EXPECTED TO ANNOUNCE HIS NOMINEE FOR THE SUPREME COURT VACANCY TONIGHT AT 8.

Donald Trump’s first two weeks in the White House have been anything but boring

(JOHNSON CITY) — Donald Trump’s first two weeks in the White House have been anything but boring. Livewire’s Darrell Moody is talking to an ETSU professor about what to expect next.

TRANSCRIPT:

DRAVID BRILEY IS ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AT ETSU…
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PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL NAME HIS CHOICE FOR SUPREME COURT JUSTICE TONIGHT AT 8 O’CLOCK.

Local Truck Driver Blamed For Accident on I-81

Livewire’s Jim O’Reilly has more on this morning’s (TUE) crash on 81, near Abingdon…

Local Truck Driver Blamed For Accident on I-81

ABINGDON-There’s more on Tuesday morning’s crash on Interstate 81, near Abingdon.

Investigators say, Tennessee resident, Roger Arthur is charged for failing to maintain control of his vehicle.

A Texas man, heading south on 81 in a flatbed semi, was rear-ended by Arthur, in his tractor trailer, at the 19 mile marker.

Both drivers were taken to the hospital for treatment. The crash ruptured the fuel tank on one truck, which closed portions of the roadway for a time.

Muslims In Tennessee Oppose Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Restrictions

The backlash continues over President Trump’s executive order restricting immigration, including here in Tennessee. Julius White reports.

5 Arrested in Kingsport Car Theft Spree

KINGSPORT–Police say five people are in custody for a string of car thefts.

Sixteen vehicles have been reported stolen in recent weeks. On Monday, police said four cars have been recovered.

Two of the thefts were reported as carjackings, including one on Jan. 25. Sullivan County deputies arrested Michael Goins in Piney Flats the next day after a brief manhunt. Goins faces numerous charges.

None of the other four suspects’ identities has been released.

Military Members Get Helping Hand with Driver’s Licenses

ROGERSVILLE–A program to help military personnel with driver’s license-related issues is returning next week.

The ‘Highways for Heroes’ bus will be in town next Wednesday, Feb. 8 at Rogersville Baptist Church, only two weeks after its last visit. Officials call the bus a ‘mobile driver’s license office.’

Active, reserve, and veteran military members can get help with anything from license renewal to commercial driver’s license testing. A ‘Veteran Code’ can also be applied to existing licenses with the proper paperwork.

Gov. Bill Haslem started the Highways for Heroes program in July 2015.

Kingsport Offers Mobile App to Report Issues

KINGSPORT–Citizens now have an easier way to report public works issues to the city.

Kingsport has added its non-emergency services to the mobile app YourGOV. Smartphone and tablet users can download the YourGOV app to their devices and report issues such as potholes, graffiti, and trash.

City officials hope the public will be another set of eyes and ears for these types of issues. The website-based version of the YourGOV app can also be accessed by visiting kingsporttn.gov.

New Affordable Housing Units Scheduled for Oct. Delivery

BRISTOL, Va.–Applications will soon be taken for two new housing projects.

Officials with the Bristol Redevelopment and Housing Authority that new apartments near the former Virginia Intermont College are scheduled for completion in October. Six buildings are going up at the former Bonham Circle apartments. More are being built on Oakview Ave.

The authority says Bristol’s 372 public housing units are nearly full with 250 other families using federal vouchers to rent private housing. The new construction will add 87 new units to the low-income and public housing supply.

Erwin Site Considered for Propane Terminal

ERWIN–Development leaders are considering plans for a new propane distribution terminal.

Officials said Monday that CSX Transportation is looking to sell 6 acres in the Erwin rail yard for the project. The investment group LPG Ventures presented plans last week for the terminal. More details revealed Monday show the site serviced by rail and providing propane to customers within a 6-8 hour driving radius.

CSX is in talks with LPG about selling the land. CSX also plans to sell its rail car shop on Hwy. 107.