Mount Carmel Police Department Chief Ken Lunsford Jr. wasn't chief when the vote was taken last year to add “In God We Trust” to the fleet. Lunsford ordered the vinyl decals earlier this week, but they aren't scheduled for delivery until Aug. 7.
Vincent Brandon Ryan Weston was granted a furlough in Sessions Court to be released from the Hawkins County Jail on July 11 at 8 a.m. under the condition that he return to jail at 6 p.m., but he never came back.
Two of the three teen passengers, including a 16-year-old boy from Rogersville and a 16-year-old girl from Whitesburg, were airlifted via rescue helicopter to the Johnson City Medical Center.
A Hawkins County woman is facing multiple charges, including stalking, as a result of a series of incidents over the past month involving the alleged pursuit of her ex-boyfriend.
Authorities say a 17-year-old reported missing in Memphis may be in the area of Lynn Garden.
For the first time since is was opened in 1987 (and at that time, with the intention of holding no more than 619 people) the Sullivan County jail's population has topped 1,000 inmates.
Shortly before noon, police responded to Walmart on Fort Henry Drive. A 69-year-old woman reported that while asleep in the back seat of her Kia Soul, an unknown female opened the door and entered the driver's seat.
Jeremiah Houston explained that he and the 2-year-old had been out fishing late the previous night, and he'd been sleeping that afternoon when the boy apparently wandered outside.
The standoff began about 8:40 p.m. Sunday when police responded to a robbery report at the Marathon convenience store, 3211 S. Roan St.
For the Kingsport Police Department officers who work approximately 70 traffic collisions each week, the same handful of driver mistakes and misconceptions are often the contributing factors — combined with some unique features of our roadways.
In separate cases one man paid $14,000 to purchase a 1964 Mustang; and another man paid $29,000 to purchase a 1967 Mustang, and in both cases it was an online scam.
When HCSO Cpl. Mark Harrell arrived at the scene of the second attempted theft he reportedly observed a red Chevy pickup stuck in a ditch with a four-wheeler attached by a chain, and skidmarks where it had been dragged abut 25 feet.
“The officers came in quietly because there was no gun fire to run towards, and they had a big job to find out exactly what was going on.” — Gary Murrell
Seventeen students from the Wise County and Norton area are learning that there is more to being a prosecutor than trying court cases. The first Wise County Junior Commonwealth’s Attorney Summer Program wraps up Friday after a week of showing the group of rising sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders how a court system works.
At about 10 p.m., police were called to the Sunoco in Lynn Garden after a female made several threats: "there was going to be violence … someone is going to die tonight." She then asked another customer to dial 911 so she could try and disarm responding officers.