Kingsport Watering Hole Will Be Knocked Down

(KINGSPORT) — A notorious haunt will not be saved.

A judged ruled in Kingsport the former Hog Wild Saloon building must be demolished, keeping the city’s recommendation intact.

Engage Tri-Cities, the faith-based organization the building was donated to, hoped to keep the building up.

Gunplay In Kingsport Leads To Arrest

(KINGSPORT) — A gunman faces charges…Jim O’Reilly reports…

Investigators say a Kingsport man has been arrested for firing a pistol toward a house several times. They add nine people, six of whom are children, were inside the home. Johnny Honeycutt was reportedly angry that the homeowner, his aunt, asked him to move out. He now faces nine counts of reckless endangerment and nine counts of aggravated assault.

Honeycutt Faces Assault Charges

(KINGSPORT) — A gunman faces charges.

Investigators say a Kingsport man has been arrested for firing a pistol toward a house several times. They add nine people, six of whom are children, were inside the home.

Johnny Honeycutt was reportedly angry that the homeowner, his aunt, asked him to move out. He now faces nine counts of reckless endangerment and nine counts of aggravated assault.

Erwin Dentist Loses License

(NASHVILLE) — An area health care provider is stripped of his credentials…Jim O’Reilly has more…

Erwin dentist, Michael Tittle’s license is revoked after the Tennessee Department of Health says he prescribed controlled substances not medically necessary and pre-signed blank prescription forms. Tittle also pays the state $13,000, plus court costs. All this, while on probation for a 2016 ruling for infection control violations.

Dentist In Trouble Again

(NASHVILLE) — An area health care provider is stripped of his credentials.

Erwin dentist, Michael Tittle’s license is revoked after the Tennessee Department of Health says he prescribed controlled substances not medically necessary and pre-signed blank prescription forms.

Tittle also pays the state $13,000, plus court costs. All this, while on probation for a 2016 ruling for infection control violations.

Officers Make Arrest Weeks After Offense

(CARTER COUNTY) – Investigators go to the video to nab a burglar…Jim O’Reilly…

Kristopher Bradley is accused of breaking into a Biltmore home, taking over thousand dollars in jewelry. The homeowner had cameras set up. The police after checking out the video figured out Bradley was their man. He has court date soon for the October burglary.

An Investigation Leads To Break In Arrest

(CARTER COUNTY) – Investigators go to the video to nab a burglar.

Kristopher Bradley is accused of breaking into a Biltmore home, taking over thousand dollars in jewelry. The homeowner had cameras set up.

The police after checking out the video figured out Bradley was their man. He has court date soon for the October burglary.

Johnson City Commission Passes Controversial Rezoning Proposal

A controversial rezoning proposal has been approved by the Johnson City Commission last night.

The ordinance rezones property along Mockingbird Lane, near the Mall at Johnson City, to allow for a development of an apartment complex. Also included in the re-zoning is a new road connecting the planned complex to part of the North Hills neighborhood.

Commissioner Jenny Brock was the lone ‘no’ vote, citing uncertainty about traffic flow in the area. As part of the ordinance, the developer must replace a planned gate with a pair of traffic circles as well as other “traffic calming measures.”

VSP Names Suspect Killed in Wythe Co. Officer-Involved Shooting

The Virginia State Police has identified the man that was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Wythe County.

Troopers say 22-year old Olajuwon R. Murphy fired on police as they attempted to question him about an armed robbery of an area motel.

Officers spotted Murphy sitting at the Greyhound station on Max Meadows Road late on Tuesday night.
Murphy died at the scene- the Wythe County trooper that was shot remains in a Roanoke hospital.

Carter County Man Charged in Home Burglary

A 39-year old man has been charged in connection with a home burglary in Carter County.

Kristopher Bradley was caught on surveillance video taking more than $1,000 in jewelry from a home in the Biltmore community near Elizabethton.

Bradley is now charged with aggravated burglary and evading arrest.

He’s being held on $32,000 bond pending his arraignment.