Archives for May 2017

Plea Entered On Shooting Charges

(WISE) — A man from Norton enters a no contest plea on charges tied to an incident last December.

Court papers say Timothy Wade Lemay was sentenced to four and a half years for shooting a friend after the two had been drinking and using methamphetamine.

Police say an argument broke out as Lemay and the victim were shooting a gun in a field and Lemay shot the victim as he was wrestling with the weapon.

Mosheim Credit Union Robber Trial Rescheduled

(GREENEVILLE) — The retrial of a man accused of bank robbery has been scheduled.

According to court papers Timothy England will be back in court on Aug. 22 for another trial in connection with the December 2015 robbery of the Consumer Credit Union in Mosheim.

The jury in his trial earlier this month deadlocked on the robbery count but did find him guilty of three attempts to escape from jail in June and August of last year.

Shelter Gets A Clean Bill Of Health

(ABINGDON) — Inspectors with the commonwealth of Virginia recently gave the Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office C.C. Porter Animal Shelter a clean bill of health.

In a statement Sheriff Fred Newman says the shelter met all standards required by the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services with no significant findings.

Sheriff Newman thanked Animal Shelter Supervisor Deputy Teresa Price for doing an outstanding job of making sure the Shelter is clean and presentable to the hundreds of visitors that come there each year.

Arrest Made In Pizza Delivery Driver Robbery

(JOHNSON CITY) — An arrest is made in connection with the robbery of a pizza delivery driver late Monday night.

Police say Kevin Morris of Johnson City along with a 15 year old attacked the delivery person in the 2300 block of Eastside Ave. with one of the two hitting the driver in the back of the head with a large piece of wood.

Morris is being held on $50,000 bond and the 15 year old is at the Upper East Tennessee Regional Detention Center.

Traffic Backup In Bristol But Not Because Of A Crash

(BRISTOL, Tenn.) — Traffic was disrupted for some time Wednesday not due to a car accident, but because a house was being moved to its new location.

Volunteers with the Appalachian Service Project built the house and two others at the Bristol Motor Speedway during the spring race which are being given to single parent families.

The first house will be located on Pennsylvania Avenue and officials with ASP say they will move the other two homes this summer.

Airport Authority To Meet On Lease Terms

(GREENEVILLE) — Next week the Greeneville-Greene County Airport Authority will meet to firm up terms with Med Trans on a ground lease agreement.

The Greeneville Sun reports the lease action is being expedited so that Med Trans can get building materials ordered in a timely manner.

Med-Trans plans to build a helipad and hangar and the company will also fund construction of the facility.

Annual Johnson City Omnium Is Nearly Here

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This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th marks the 12th annual Johnson City Omnium, the premiere cycling event in Tennessee. Karen Johnson has the exciting details.

The three-race event in East Tennessee is being presented by the Tri Cities Road Club with cash prizes to $12,000. Various high-level cycling races include men’s and women’s courses categories with multiple turns and mile-high altitudes. Race Organizer Reneau [ruh-no] Dubberley says an unusual feature is where one race course finishes.

With just a few days until race time, registration is 76-percent above last year. I’m Karen Johnson
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This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th marks the 12th annual Johnson City Omnium, the premiere cycling event in Tennessee. The three-race event in East Tennessee is being presented by the Tri Cities Road Club with cash prizes to $12,000. Various high-level cycling races include men’s and women’s courses categories with multiple turns and mile-high altitudes. Race Organizer Reneau [ruh-no] Dubberley says the cyclers are serious about this sport.

The finals are Sunday, June 4 on the Franklin Woods Community Hospital Criterium course. The course is 1K Downtown. So, some Johnson City roads will be closed to traffic.
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This weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 3rd and 4th marks the 12th annual Johnson City Omnium, the premiere cycling event in Tennessee. The three-race event in East Tennessee is being presented by the Tri Cities Road Club with cash prizes to $12,000. Various high-level cycling races include men’s and women’s courses categories with multiple turns and mile-high altitudes. Race Organizer Reneau [ruh-no] Dubberley says alongwith the cyclists spectators will have fun, too.

With just a few days until race time, registration is 76-percent above last year.
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Karen Johnson

Elizabethton Lawyer Sues Former Employee

(ELIZABETHTON) — Elizabethton Attorney David Crockett has filed a lawsuit against a former employee in his office for embezzling more than 300-thousand dollars. Court papers indicate the lawsuit filed against Emilee Howard and her husband, Joshua Howard.

Emilee Howard was the finance manager in Crockett’s law office and also managed some of his personal finances. He says the former employee began writing herself checks beginning in 2011, while forging his signature.

Howard is also charged in criminal court with multiple charges of theft.

Warriors Path State Park To Host Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit

(KINGSPORT) — An exhibit entitled “Water/Ways” is coming to Warriors Path State Park near Kingsport. The traveling Smithsonian Institution exhibit is all about water and how we use it. It also deals with how humans can use water to protect natural resources for the future.

Paul McCoy, Program Manager for Humanities Tennessee, told the Kingsport Times-News that you can learn about how water affects the way we live, work and play. The exhibit opens June 24th.

Carter County Rescuers Kept Busy Over Holiday Weekend

(ELIZABETHTON) — Carter County emergency responders were budy over the long holiday weekend dealing with multiple calls.

On Saturday, a missing child report came out, so members responded to the home on Reeser Road to help out in looking for the 3 year-old boy. Tragically, the boy’s body was found a couple hours later in Buffalo Creek about 300 yards downstream from his home.

Then on Monday, Carter County Rescuers responded to the Laurel Falls Trail in the CHerokee National Forest to help a hiker in need of medical attention. That man was rescued fairly easily, according to Spokesman John Burleson.

Later that evening, they were called back to the same area to help locate two lost hikers on the trail.