Archives for October 2017

A Surprise At An Area Council Meeting

(LEBANON) – A big change takes place in Lebanon.

Lebanon Town Manager, Michael Duty was let go by Town Council members by a vote of 4-2…ending 25 years of service.

The firing of Duty could be related to a complaint that has been turned over to the Virginia State Police for investigation.

Big War Chest Dollars

(RICHMOND) — Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates release some impressive fund raising numbers…Jim O’Reilly…

Campaign finance reports show Republican, Ed Gillespie and Democrat, Ralph Northam combined to raise more than $20 million between Oct. 1 and Oct. 26 in their contest to become Virginia’s governor. Northam raised $11 million dollars…Gillespie, 9.7.

VA Campaign Raises Huge Money

(RICHMOND) — Virginia’s gubernatorial candidates release some impressive fund raising numbers.

Campaign finance reports show Republican, Ed Gillespie and Democrat, Ralph Northam combined to raise more than $20 million between Oct. 1 and Oct. 26 in their contest to become Virginia’s governor.

Northam raised $11 million dollars…Gillespie, 9.7.

AAA Providing Tow To Go Service Throughout Tennessee Halloween Night

(ERWIN) — According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 40-percent of all fatal crashes on Halloween involve a drunk driver. Livewire’s Darrell Moody has details on a statewide effort to make the roads safer tonight…

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IF YOUR HALLOWEEN PLANS INCLUDE ALCOHOL…TRIPLE A’S MATT NASWORTHY SAYS DON’T DRIVE HOME — CALL TOW TO GO…
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IN TENNESSEE…CALL 855 2-TOW 2-GO.

VA Weed Bill In Process

(RICHMOND) – A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana…Jim O’Reilly…

Senate majority leader, Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug but the Republican says possessing it would be a civil offense subject to a ticket or a fine. Norment’s comments followed the release of a State Crime Commission study that showed legalizing marijuana would prevent more than 10,000 arrests every year in Virginia.

A Surprising GOP Stance

(RICHMOND) – A Virginia lawmaker says he’s working on a bill to decriminalize marijuana.

Senate majority leader, Tommy Norment does not support full legalization of the drug but the Republican says possessing it would be a civil offense subject to a ticket or a fine.

Norment’s comments followed the release of a State Crime Commission study that showed decriminalizing marijuana would prevent more than 10,000 arrests every year in Virginia.

Down Payment Money Program In Erwin

(ERWIN) — Help arrives for hopeful homeowners…Jim O’Reilly…

Tennessee Housing and Development officials, along with congressman, Phil Roe were in Erwin to announce $15,000 in down payment assistance, newly available to homebuyers across the Erwin area. Roe says the Down Payment Assistance program will benefit people who live paycheck to paycheck, without the ability to save the money needed to secure a mortgage.

Housing Help On The Way

(ERWIN) — Help arrives for hopeful homeowners.

Tennessee Housing and Development officials, along with congressman, Phil Roe were in Erwin to announce $15,000 in down payment assistance, newly available to homebuyers across the Erwin area.

Roe says the Down Payment Assistance program will benefit people who live paycheck to paycheck, without the ability to save the money needed to secure a mortgage.

Police Suspect Same Man Behind Three Local Pharmacy Robberies

(JOHNSON CITY) Johnson City police say the same man is believed to be behind a string of pharmacy robberies that have taken place over the past three months.

The first break-in happened in late July at Boones Creek Pharmacy. Since then, the Gray Pharmacy was burglarized, and the same person tried-but failed- to get into Blankenship Pharmacy.

Police say the MO is the same in all of the cases- breaking the glass doors, then walking inside. Surveillance video also shows what appears to be the same man wearing similar clothing.

Existing Home Sales, Sales Prices Up Across the Region

(KINGSPORT) Existing home sales in the Tri-Cities jumped nearly 25 percent from a year ago.

According to data from the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors, there were 1,010 active pending sales in September, 193 more than at the same point last year.

The average sales price also increased by 5.6 percent from September of 2016.