House Destroyed In Johnson City

(JOHNSON CITY) – An area home…in flames…

Multiple crews responded to an early morning house fire in Johnson City, on Camelot Circle. Fire and heavy smoke was coming from the building as they arrived. No one was in the home. It was completely destroyed.

Fire Levels JC Home

(JOHNSON CITY) – An area home…in flames.
Multiple crews responded to an early morning house fire in Johnson City, on Camelot Circle. Fire and heavy smoke was coming from the building as they arrived.
No one was in the home. It was completely destroyed.

Injury Accident In Greeneville

(GREENEVILLE) – Serious injuries following a Greeneville car accident…

A Bulls Gap woman was airlifted to Johnson City Medical after a head-on crash on Industrial Road. Cynthia Kisner suffered head trauma. Two others were also injured. Kisner was a passenger in the vehicle. The crash is under investigation.

Several Hurt In Crash

(GREENEVILLE) – Serious injuries following a Greeneville car accident.
A Bulls Gap woman was airlifted to Johnson City Medical after a head-on crash on Industrial Road. Cynthia Kisner suffered head trauma.
Two others were also injured. Kisner was a passenger in the vehicle. The crash is under investigation.

Three Hurt In 81 Wreck

(TRI CITIES) – An injury crash on an area roadway…

Three people are flown to an area hospital after two vehicles collide on Interstate 81, close to the Baileyton exit. Witnesses told officers one SUV smashed into the back of another…one came to rest in the median…the other ending up on the shoulder. The three victims were in the lead vehicle. The driver of the second is okay. No charges are filed.

No Charges After Accident

(TRI CITIES) – An injury crash on an area roadway.
Three people are flown to an area hospital after two vehicles collide on Interstate 81, close to the Baileyton exit. Witnesses told officers one SUV smashed into the back of another…one came to rest in the median…the other ending up on the shoulder.
The three victims were in the lead vehicle. The driver of the second is okay. No charges are filed.

Cash Concerns For CC Schools

(CARTER COUNTY) – Funding worries for some area schools…

Officials say Carter County schools could lose over $600,000 in state funding next year. 75 percent of the district’s money comes from the Tennessee Basic Education Program. Those state funds are based on enrollment. This year, the county lost about 90 students. Officials in Unicoi County say the district there is going through similar problems.

Lesser Students…Lesser Money…

(CARTER COUNTY) – Funding worries for some area schools.
Officials say Carter County schools could lose over $600,000 in state funding next year. 75 percent of the district’s money comes from the Tennessee Basic Education Program. Those state funds are based on enrollment. This year, the county lost about 90 students.
Officials in Unicoi County say the district there is going through similar problems.

Saltville Rescue Squad Gets $20K Cash Infusion

The Saltville town council has voted to back the Saltville Rescue Squad with $20,000.

That will allow the group to stay operational for at least a month. Smyth County EMA Director Charles Harrington told News 5 the squad has been having trouble meeting payroll.

Smyth Co officials are accepting bids from private ambulance companies to replace the service and potentially consolidate all county rescue services. The town expects to get the money back through insurance reimbursements.

Lawmakers In The Tri-Cities Supporting A Pro-Life Bill

Lawmakers were in the Tri-Cities over the weekend in support of a pro-life bill. Karen Johnson reports.

Rep. Matthew Hill of Jonesborough started off the rally saying “That is the seminal piece of pro-life legislation that we as the pro-life community have been waiting on for these many decades.” The crowd gave a standing ovation for the bill that would ban abortions if a heartbeat is detected. Rep. Micah Van Huss hosted the rally to promote the legislation he sponsored after it passed the House. In addition Governor Lee shared his story of losing his own stillborn children. I’m Karen Johnson.