Archives for March 2017

Man Kills Dog Then Hits His Father

BRISTOL, Va. — A man is held without bail accused of not only killing a dog but also hitting his father who confronted his son about the death.

Court papers say Jonathan Cole Shaffer killed the dog last Saturday with a golf club and his father which whom he lives with wanted to know why resulting in Shaffer punching his father in the nose.

Shaffer is charged with felony aggravated malicious wounding and misdemeanor cruelty to animals and is due back in court April 26.

More Charges For Craigslist Baby Sellers

GREENEVILLE — The couple accused of trying to sell a baby on Craigslist were back in court Friday to face additional charges

Deanna Greer and John Cain were already arraigned on aggravated child abuse and neglect charges but today they were charged with violations of Tennesee’s child abuse statute known as Haley’s Law along with illegal payments in connection with placement of (a) child.

Last week TBI undercover agents responded to their Craigslist acting like they were interested in buying the baby.

A local homeschool senior will be attending Milligan College next year on a full ride academic scholarship

(JOHNSON CITY) — A local homeschool senior will be attending Milligan College next year on a full ride academic scholarship. Livewire’s Darrell Moody is talking to the teen…

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AMANDA LORCH HAS BEEN AWARDED MILLIGAN’S JEANES HONORS SCHOLARSHIP. SHE LOOKING FORWARD TO HER FRESHMAN YEAR…
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IN THE FALL, LORCH PLANS TO PURSUE A DOUBLE MAJOR IN COMMUNICATIONS AND HISTORY.

Milligan College is giving a local home school student a full ride academic scholarship

(JOHNSON CITY) — Milligan College is giving a local home school student a full ride academic scholarship. Livewire’s Darrell Moody is talking to the teen…

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AMANDA LORCH…AWARDED THE JEANES HONORS SCHOLORSHIP THIS WEEK. SHE’S ALSO GOING TO BE ENROLLED IN THE MILLIGAN HONORS PROGRAM…
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THE OTHER RECIPIENT…18-YEAR-OLD BOONE ALLISON IS A SENIOR IN HARLAN, KENTUCKY.

Local Theft

KINGSPORT — City police are seeking tips on a felony theft from last weekend, when a boom wrecker truck was stolen from an East Stone Drive parking lot.

The 1988 Ford 2FD was for sale and on display outside Bays Food Mart on East Stone Drive.

It was stolen last Friday night or early Saturday morning, and reportedly valued at $15,000.

Multi Vehicle Crash

JOHNSON CITY-Washington County dispatchers confirmed a report of a crash on West State of Franklin Road Thursday.

There was a vehicle on its top and injuries were reported. The accident involved two vehicles.

Johnson City Fire Department crews were on-scene for several hours cleaning up the scene.

Bristol Thief Wanted

Bristol, Virginia police are looking for a man suspected of breaking in to Cabela’s and stealing merchandise…Jim O’Reilly…

Sometime after midnight Thursday, the front glass door was broken at the store. The man went inside the store and took the goods. Bristol Virginia Police could use your help in finding the man.

Bristol Thief Wanted

BRISTOL-Bristol, Virginia police are looking for a man suspected of breaking in to Cabela’s and stealing merchandise. Sometime after midnight Thursday, the front glass door was broken at the store. The man went inside the store and took the goods. Bristol Virginia Police could use your help in finding the man.

State Wants Fiscal Improvement

The Tennessee State Comptroller is warning Hawkins County Commissioners to amend and balance its budget or the state will step in…Jim O’Reilly…

The Board of Commissioners has exceeded revenues by more than $2 million for the past two fiscal years. There have been talks in the past about a possible wheel tax to help put money back into the general fund, but that has not passed. A letter from the comptroller’s office says the commission has until July 1 to either balance the budget or have a resolution stating how they plan to balance it.

State Wants Fiscal Improvement

HAWKINS COUNTY-The Tennessee State Comptroller is warning Hawkins County Commissioners to amend and balance its budget or the state will step in.

The Board of Commissioners has exceeded revenues by more than $2 million for the past two fiscal years. There have been talks in the past about a possible wheel tax to help put money back into the general fund, but that has not passed.

A letter from the comptroller’s office says the commission has until July 1 to either balance the budget or have a resolution stating how they plan to balance it.