Archives for June 2018

Fire In Wise County

(WISE) – Crews take on a blaze in Wise County…Jim O’Reilly…

An investigation is underway after a commercial business fire. Fire teams were dispatched to the former Glamorgan Natural Gas Co., now owned by Robinette Sales and Propane. The building is considered a total loss. Officials tell reporters they suspect the fire was started by work being performed at the business earlier in the day. No injuries were reported.

Fatal Head On Along 11W

(ROGERSVILLE) – Three people are killed, several others injured in a crash in Rogersville, near Hwy 11 West and West Main Street.

Witnesses tell officers David Kelly of Kingsport was heading south on 11W when he crossed over into oncoming traffic. Kelly hits a northbound vehicle.

All three in the second car died at the scene. Kelly and two passengers were hurt. Charges are pending.

One Car Accident Claims Life In Greene County

(GREENE COUNTY) – One man is dead after a solo crash in Greene County.

James Bacon of Greeneville was killed when his car hit a tree on Asheville Highway, near Golf Villa Drive. Officers think he was speeding.

The roadway was closed for a time. The investigation into the crash continues.

Dive Team Called In For Car

(KINGSPORT) – A car is found floating in the Holston River.

Officials say a fisherman spotted the vehicle near the boat ramp on Netherland Inn Road in Kingsport. A dive team was called to the scene and are checking the waters for any victims.

The police say they suspect the car was empty when it went into the river…the dive team is a precaution.

Rogers Accused Of Animal Cruelty

(ERWIN) – An Erwin man faces animal cruelty charges.

Officials tell reporters Johnny Rogers, 29, buried a six week old kitten alive. The animal was taken to the shelter…they couldn’t save it. Rogers has a court date in September.

Man Tries To Take Kid

(ELIZABETHTON) – Elizabethton Police are investigating an incident on the Tweetsie Trail, where a man is accused of trying to abduct a child in a stroller.

Witnesses say Michael McCool tried to push the stroller away from the parent. After a struggle with officers, McCool was brought in. He was drunk at the time. An investigation is underway.

Williams Brought In After Incident

(CHURCH HILL) — An off duty fireworks tent security officer with a handgun is brought in for being drunk and illegal weapons possession.

Daniel Williams apparently was yelling at everyone at a fireworks stand in the Church Hill Shopping Center. He has a court date, soon.

David Crockett HS Looking for New Baseball Coach

David Crockett High School is looking for a new baseball coach after Nick Lingerfelt stepped down on Friday.

Lingerfelt, who was just hired last year, went 9-22 in his first and only season with the team. He also served as interim football coach after Gerald Sensabaugh was suspended.

Lingerfelt told NewsChannel 11 he was ‘moving on,’ but did not give any other details.

Johnson City Attorneys Calling on Board of Education Member to Step Down

Johnson City attorneys are calling on Board of Education member Stacie Torbett to step down or be removed altogether after she moved outside the city limits.

Lawyers for the city say Johnson City’s charter states that “Board of Education members must be citizens of the city and reside within the corporate limits of the city of Johnson City.”

Last month, Torbett moved from a home near The Ridges to between Boones Creek and Gray, just outside city limits.

Torbett’s term is not up until December of 2020.

Overnight Crashes Leave People Injured, Dead in Greene County, Rogersville

A single car crash in the overnight hours in Greene County has left one person dead. Crews responded to a crash on Highway 70 near Golf Villa Drive around 230 this morning. There was no word on any additional injuries- the identity of the person involved in the crash was not released.

A few hours earlier, a pair of medical helicopters were called out in response to a crash along Highway 11W in Rogersville. That accident took place around 10 last at the Highway 11W and West Main Street. The crash was said to involve several vehicles and ‘multiple injuries.’ Police did not release any further details.