Archives for March 2019

Two Brought In For Gunplay

(MORRISTOWN) – Morristown Police charges two men in connection to a Wednesday shooting…

Deputies were called to Hedrick Street after shots were fired from a black sedan. The car stopped at the intersection of Hedrick and Center streets…someone inside fired multiple shots into the air and fled the scene. No injuries were reported. William Luttrell and John Grant were arrested and questioned.

Shots Fired Call Leads To Arrests

(MORRISTOWN) – Morristown Police charges two men in connection to a Wednesday shooting.
Deputies were called to Hedrick Street after shots were fired from a black sedan. The car stopped at the intersection of Hedrick and Center streets…someone inside fired multiple shots into the air and fled the scene.
No injuries were reported. William Luttrell and John Grant were arrested and questioned.

Drunk Driving Crash In Baileyton

(BAILEYTON) – A solo crash ends in a DUI arrest in Baileyton…

Lisa Kesterson of Chandler, Arizona rolled her car on Horton Highway. When officers arrived, she was standing next to the vehicle, now on its side, next to the roadway. Kesterson failed a sobriety test. She has a court date soon.

Kesterson Faces Charges

(BAILEYTON) – A solo crash ends in a DUI arrest in Baileyton.
Lisa Kesterson of Chandler, Arizona rolled her car on Horton Highway. When officers arrived, she was standing next to the vehicle, now on its side, next to the roadway.
Kesterson failed a sobriety test. She has a court date soon.

Overstreet Faces Charges

(ERWIN) – Police charge a man with vehicular homicide and other crimes after a fatal crash earlier this month…

Officials say Anthony Overstreet was driving the car even though his license had been revoked for a DUI conviction in Greene County back in 2013. The crash happened on the afternoon of March 14 in Erwin. A passenger in the car died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Erwin Crash Leads To Charges

(ERWIN) – Police charge a man with vehicular homicide and other crimes after a fatal crash earlier this month.
Officials say Anthony Overstreet was driving the car even though his license had been revoked for a DUI conviction in Greene County back in 2013.
The crash happened on the afternoon of March 14 in Erwin. A passenger in the car died from injuries sustained in the crash.

Monument Attack Update

(JOHNSON CITY) – A suspect is arrested for damaging a monument earlier this month…

Johnson City Police says a juvenile was brought in for vandalizing. The incident happened in the Boones Creek area back on March 12. A tip led to the arrest. Investigators released video footage that showed a teenage boy kicking the monument and pushing it to the ground. The suspect will appear in Johnson City Juvenile Court at a later date.

Accused Vandal Brought In

(JOHNSON CITY) – A suspect is arrested for damaging a monument earlier this month.
Johnson City Police says a juvenile was brought in for vandalizing. The incident happened in the Boones Creek area back on March 12. A tip led to the arrest.
Investigators released video footage that showed a teenage boy kicking the monument and pushing it to the ground. The suspect will appear in Johnson City Juvenile Court at a later date.

Yost Backs ACA

Ohio’s attorney general will file a court brief, opposing a federal judge’s ruling that declared the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional, potentially leaving nearly 2 million state residents with pre-existing medical conditions without health insurance, should the decision be upheld. Attorney General Dave Yost told reporters U.S. District Judge, Reed O’Connor in December got it wrong when he struck down the health care law after Congress eliminated the individual mandate…which required people without health insurance to pay fines.

FEMA Assistance Not Coming to Northeast Tennessee in Wake of Feb. Flooding

Northeast Tennessee residents impacted by February’s flooding appear to be on their own.

The state emergency management agency announced yesterday it only plans on requesting assistance from FEMA for those living in five counties- Decatur, Hardin, Humphreys, Perry and Sevier.

Each of those counties had at least two dozen homes destroyed in the flooding. Hawkins County was the hardest-hit county locally with 150 homes affected, but only one home was declared destroyed.