Archives for May 2018

Duran Stays

(MEMPHIS) — An appeals board blocks deportation of a Spanish-language news reporter who was arrested in Tennessee during a demonstration…Jim O’Reilly has more…

Counsel for Manuel Duran told reporters he won the stay of deportation but still faces months in detention while an appeal is pending. Prosecutors planned to deport Duran to El Salvador this week, but the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, ordered a stay. Duran’s lawyers have said he came to the U.S. after receiving death threats related to reporting on corruption in El Salvador.

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May. 31, 2018 12:44 PM CST
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Crews Tackle Fire In Johnson City

(JOHNSON CITY) – A fire erupts at a Johnson City business…Jim O’Reilly…

Crews responded to the blaze at the Eddie Williams Road storefront as smoke billowed from the building, housing both the Graphic Disorder printing shop and the Royal Cup Coffee café. No injuries were reported by fire officials. State and local investigators are going over the scene now, looking for the cause.

Two JC Businesses Burned

(JOHNSON CITY) – A fire erupts at a Johnson City business.

Crews responded to the blaze at the Eddie Williams Road storefront as smoke billowed from the building, housing both the Graphic Disorder printing shop and the Royal Cup Coffee café.

No injuries were reported by fire officials. State and local investigators are going over the scene now, looking for the cause.

Duran Stays

(MEMPHIS) — An appeals board blocks deportation of a Spanish-language news reporter who was arrested in Tennessee during a demonstration…Jim O’Reilly has more…

Counsel for Manuel Duran told reporters he won the stay of deportation but still faces months in detention while an appeal is pending. Prosecutors planned to deport Duran to El Salvador this week, but the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, ordered a stay. Duran’s lawyers have said he came to the U.S. after receiving death threats related to reporting on corruption in El Salvador.

Hispanic Reporter Wins Immigration Stay

(MEMPHIS) — An appeals board blocks deportation of a Spanish-language news reporter who was arrested in Tennessee during a demonstration.

Counsel for Manuel Duran told reporters he won the stay of deportation but still faces months in detention while an appeal is pending. Prosecutors planned to deport Duran to El Salvador this week, but the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, Virginia, ordered a stay.

Duran’s lawyers have said he came to the U.S. after receiving death threats related to reporting on corruption in El Salvador.

Grisly Fight In JC Leads To Charges

(JOHNSON CITY) — A Johnson City man is accused of stabbing a juvenile…Jim O’Reilly reports…

Investigators were called to the Johnson City Medical Center…this after the incident at South Roan Street and Plymouth Road. Witnesses directed officers to a person in the area…covered in blood. Later, James Blackburn was brought in from the hospital. Investigators say Blackburn stabbed a juvenile multiple times during a fight. He faces assault charges. No word on the condition of the victim.

Juvenile Stabbed In JC Fight

(JOHNSON CITY) — A Johnson City man is accused of stabbing a juvenile.

Investigators were called to the Johnson City Medical Center…this after the incident at South Roan Street and Plymouth Road. Witnesses directed officers to a person in the area…covered in blood.

Later, James Blackburn was brought in from the hospital. Investigators say Blackburn stabbed a juvenile multiple times during a fight. He faces assault charges. No word on the condition of the victim.

Statues Back In The News

(RICHMOND) — The commission studying what to do with Richmond’s most prominent Confederate monuments has been given another month to complete its report…Jim O’Reilly…

Mayor, Levar Stoney’s panel was expected to submit its recommendations for Monument Avenue by today. Officials now say the deadline had been pushed back to July 2. The panel has been receiving public comment and holding work sessions to weigh the future of the monuments in the former capital of the Confederacy. Options under consideration include adding historical context to the monuments or removing them.

Statue Panel Gets More Time

(RICHMOND) — The commission studying what to do with Richmond’s most prominent Confederate monuments has been given another month to complete its report.

Mayor, Levar Stoney’s panel was expected to submit its recommendations for Monument Avenue by today. Officials now say the deadline had been pushed back to July 2.

The panel has been receiving public comment and holding work sessions to weigh the future of the monuments in the former capital of the Confederacy. Options under consideration include adding historical context to the monuments or removing them.

Washington Co. (TN) Schools Select Interim Director

There’s a new leader of the Washington County, TN school system.

Last night, the board selected longtime Assistant Director of Schools Dr. Bill Flanary to be the interim director. The move comes as Kimber Halliburton resigned a week ago to take a job out of state.

The board announced plans to launch a search for a new Director of Schools, leaving Flanary as solely the interim. It’s not known if he plans to put his name in to make his position permanent.