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 2021-04-14 12:22 

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Local corrections officer rescues mother and 2 small children from burning vehicle...

A Northeast Correctional Complex officer saved the lives of a mother and her two small children from a burning vehicle following a crash Friday. According to the Tennessee Department of Correction Facebook page, Leon Odom saw a vehicle swerve across a hig...

 2021-04-14 03:21 

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CDC investigating potential link between Virginia woman's death and J&J vaccine...

RICHMOND, Va. (WCYB)— Federal health leaders are looking into whether a Virginia woman's death is linked to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, a release stated. She reportedly died in March after receiving the single-dose shot and a possible severe ...

 2021-04-14 03:18 

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UT's Rick Barnes keynote speaker at Sequoyah Council's citizens dinner...

It was a night of celebration for local Boy Scout Troops. The Sequoyah Council, serving Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, held it's annual distinguished citizens dinner. WCYB is a proud of sponsor the event, and our own Julie Newman was Tues...

 2021-04-14 02:51 

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Abingdon Rotary Club moves music, comedy show to Moonlight Drive-In...

Abingdon's Rotary Club will use a new venue for its yearly musical and comedy show to raise money for youth in the community. The 72-year tradition of the Rotary Frolics is scheduled for May 4 at the Moonlight Drive-In Theatre. It will include special...

 2021-04-14 02:50 

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Marsh Regional issuing urgent call for blood donors...

Marsh Regional Blood Center is issuing an urgent call for blood donors. The center, which supplies Ballad Health hospitals, say there's an urgent need for Type O blood. The blood bank has a donation site set up at the future home of the Hard Rock Casi...

 2021-04-14 02:40 

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Top Virginia education, government and health leaders tour Chilhowie vaccine site...

CHILHOWIE, Va. (WCYB)— Local and state-level leadership took a peek inside the vaccine site at Chilhowie Christian Church Tuesday. "What struck you most about the Southwest Virginia clinics you stopped by today? ," News 5 asked Virginia Secr...

 2021-04-14 01:48 

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Langston Centre debuts new social reform exhibit...

A new poster exhibit about social reform has opened at the Langston Centre. it's a traveling exhibit from the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the Smithsonian Institution. The exhibit focuses on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. &#...

 2021-04-13 22:28 

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Bristol business owner returns from vacation to find bulldozers on their property...

BRISTOL, Va. (WCYB) —Sheryl Squibb returned from a six day vacation to find out Bristol Virginia Utilities took down trees with bush hogs on her property on McChesney drive. Squibb is the owner of Cut'n Loose Salon. She initially thought it was ...

 2021-04-13 21:41 

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DAV Commander's Action Network helps protect earned benefits for veterans and families...

The Disabled American Veterans is trying to get the word out about a unique program that helps protect the earned benefits of ill and injured veterans and their families. The "Commander's Action Network" helps inform lawmakers about the import...

 2021-04-13 21:38 

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Tennessee's Silver Alert Bill on the way to becoming law...

Brenda Bowlin suffers from Alzheimer's disease. In March, Brenda left her home unsupervised and walked down the block. "She opened the door looked both ways and took off," says Brenda's daughter Kim. "She ran up on a neighbor's bro...

 2021-04-13 21:19 

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TDH: Two new COVID-19 deaths, 132 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee...

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, two new COVID-19 deaths and 132 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Northeast Tennessee Tuesday. There are 1,500 active COVID-19 cases in Northeast Tennessee, according to the TDH. This is an increase of on...

 2021-04-13 20:02 

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Georgia man pleads guilty to kidnapping 10-year-old girl from home in Johnson City...

A Ringgold, Georgia, man pleaded guilty Tuesday to kidnapping a 10-year-old girl from her home in Johnson City. Court records show James Cranfield pleaded guilty to kidnapping and sexual exploitation of a minor, plus possession of methamphetamine. He will...

 2021-04-13 17:23 

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Tennessee governor proposes two-week tax holiday for groceries, restaurants, prepared food...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. --Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has introduced a budget amendment for the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year that will include a two-week sales tax holiday for Tennesseans on all groceries, restaurant purchases, and prepared food. The amendment will use...

 2021-04-13 15:34 

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ETSU vaccination event canceled after use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine paused...

ETSU announced that it is cancelling the vaccination event planned for Tuesday and people with appointments scheduled are being notified via text messages. Those people are encouraged to seek a vaccine from another provider. This comes after the FDA and C...

 2021-04-13 15:27 

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Sullivan County cancels mass vaccine clinic after Johnson & Johnson pause...

The Sullivan County Regional Health Department will cancel its 10,000-dose mass vaccination clinic this week following a pause on use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in the U. S. The Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration recomm...

 2021-04-13 14:16 

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VDH: 1 new COVID-19 death, 73 new COVID-19 cases reported in Southwest Virginia...

According to the Virginia Department of Health, one new COVID-19 death and 73 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Southwest Virginia Tuesday. Below is the breakdown as well as the changes compared to Monday by locality in Southwest Virginia. Lee - 2,388 c...

 2021-04-13 14:09 

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Soon-to-be-wed attend first bridal show of the year in Tri-Cities...

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (WCYB)— The first bridal show of the year happened this weekend in Jonesborough. The Simple Elegance Bridal Show took place Sunday afternoon at The Heritage. Brides are able to shop around and check out several vendors to help fi...

 2021-04-13 12:44 

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Crews at scene of Carter County fire...

Emergency crews are on the scene of a fire in Carter County. The fire at a home on Rasnick Hollow Road started just after 7 a. m. Tuesday. We have a crew at the scene and will have updates as they become available....

 2021-04-13 07:39 

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A New Vision on Life...

Imagine how hard life would be if you couldn't drive. How would you get to school, or work? Well that was the problem that was facing East Tennessee State University graduate student Leigh Nutter, until a group of friends gave him a new look on life. ...

 2021-04-13 06:06 

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TDH: One new COVID-19 death, 115 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee...

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, four new COVID-19 deaths and 327 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Northeast Tennessee Monday. There are 1,499 active COVID-19 cases in Northeast Tennessee, according to the TDH. This is an increase of 55...

 2021-04-12 23:47 

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Sullivan County prepares for region's largest COVID-19 vaccine clinic yet...

Sullivan County health leaders are planning for what's expected to be the largest mass vaccination event in our region. It's not just the largest clinic, but it will also be the latest in the evening so far. "Now is really a good time for peop...

 2021-04-12 22:05 

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Nearly a dozen catalytic converters stolen from local construction company; Reward listed...

More than $70,000 worth of catalytic converters have been stolen from a Russell County, Virginia company. The vandalism left more than 55 employees temporarily out of a job. According to CEO Bobby Taylor of "Taylor Construction" it happened someti...

 2021-04-12 21:36 

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ETSU launches the Center for Cardiovascular Risks Research...

ETSU's College of Public Health has launched a new research center that aims to reduce cardiovascular disease and associated risk factors in Central Appalachia. The center will also address the health disparities and health care inequities experienced...

 2021-04-12 20:43 

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 2021-04-12 19:18 

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1,000 Johnson & Johnson vaccines available at Marion Senior High School Saturday...

The Mount Rogers Health District will hold a 1,000-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccination clinic Saturday, April 17 at Marion Senior High School. You must have an appointment to get vaccinated, according to officials. This is an appointment-only event, and al...

 2021-04-12 18:30 

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FEMA opens application process for COVID-19-related funeral costs...

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on Monday launched its funeral assistance program to help with funeral costs for families who lost loved ones to COVID-19. If families are approved, they can be reimbursed up to $9,000 per burial. FEMA will p...

 2021-04-12 15:45 

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Gov. Lee: In-person learning 'only way' Tennessee students will get back on track...

In a statement issued Monday morning, Governor Bill Lee said in-person learning is "the only way" Tennessee's students will get back on track and virtual learning should be reserved for emergency use. "In-person learning is safe and it'...

 2021-04-12 15:20 

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Kingsport Aquatic Center Outdoor Water Park set to open May 10...

The outdoor water park at the Kingsport Aquatic Center will open May 10, officials announced Monday. The water park will have a reduced capacity of 750 guests to allow for social distancing. Season passes are on sale now. This year, season pass holders an...

 2021-04-12 14:37 

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Police investigating Sunday night shooting in Kingsport...

The Kingsport Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred Sunday night, which sent one person to the hospital. Officers responded to the 300 block of Virgil Avenue in Kingsport around 9:30 p. m. Those involved in the shooting had left the ...

 2021-04-12 14:21 

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Man's body discovered in Johnson County, investigation underway...

Authorities are investigating after a man's body was discovered in Johnson County Sunday, according to police. Multiple agencies responded to a 911 call about a discovery of possible human remains in the area of Forge Creek Road near Marvin Brown Hill...

 2021-04-12 13:42 

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Johnson City Police Department searching for robbery suspect...

Authorities are asking for your help with finding a suspect following a robbery in Johnson City which occurred Saturday, according to police. Police were called to the CVS Pharmacy at 840 W Market Street around 4:45 p. m. A white male entered the pharmacy...

 2021-04-12 05:56 

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TDH: No new COVID-19 deaths, 145 new COVID-19 cases reported in Northeast Tennessee...

According to the Tennessee Department of Health, no new COVID-19 deaths and 145 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Northeast Tennessee Friday. There are 1,444 active COVID-19 cases in Northeast Tennessee, according to the TDH. This is an increase of 38 c...

 2021-04-12 05:02 

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Kingsport Police investigating shooting...

The Kingsport Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred on April 11, in the Lynn Garden community, according to Tom Patton of the KPD. No further information will be released at this time....

 2021-04-11 22:59 

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New signage unveiled at Cleveland Disc Golf Course...

CLEVELAND, Va. (WCYB)— Leaders in Russell County, Virginia are encouraging locals and visitors to enjoy the great outdoors. The county's health coalition and County Supervisor Carl Rhea unveiled a new entrance sign at the Cleveland Community Dis...

 2021-04-11 22:24 

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'Do what you enjoy': SWVA native drops out of law school, pursues cooking full time...

LEE COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB)— Micah Nida was one year away from completing law school. In 2019, he dropped out and decided to pave a different path. The Wise County native and now Lee County resident returned to his roots. "Not living the mundane li...

 2021-04-11 21:38 

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Carter County Sheriff's Office: Man found inside his home shot to death...

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB)— Investigators are trying to find out what led up to a shooting inside the home of 63-year-old Kevin Hathaway. A news release says he was found shot to death. There's now a murder investigation underway. It took place...

 2021-04-11 13:44 

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VDH: 22 new COVID-19 cases reported, no new COVID-19 deaths reported in Southwest Virginia...

According to the Virginia Department of Health, 22 new COVID-19 cases and no new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Southwest Virginia Sunday. Below is the breakdown as well as the changes compared to Saturday by locality in Southwest Virginia....

 2021-04-11 12:43 

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THP: Two children and driver injured in single-vehicle crash...

Three people, including two children, were injured in a single-vehicle crash around 10:24 p. m. Friday night. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a vehicle was traveling eastbound on State Route 67 when it crossed the westbound lane and left the ro...

 2021-04-11 12:38 

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THP: Two children and driver injured in single-vehicle crash...

Three people, including two children, were injured in a single-vehicle crash around 10:24 p. m. Friday night. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a vehicle was traveling eastbound on State Route 67 when it crossed the westbound lane and left the ro...

 2021-04-11 10:00 

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Northeast Region Health Dept. announces free COVID-19 vaccine sites the week of April 12...

The Tennessee Department of Health Northeast Region county health departments are now vaccinating individuals aged 16 and up who wish to receive COVID-19 vaccinations on a first come, first serve basis, while supplies last....

 2021-04-10 23:31 

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More funds headed to new West Ridge High School, thanks to memorabilia sale...

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB)— A fundraiser to support the new West Ridge High School took place Saturday. Memorabilia from Sullivan South, North and Central was up for grabs. News 5 was at Sullivan Central Saturday, as alumni, students and those fr...

 2021-04-10 22:56 

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Locally grown: Greenhouse plants at Hampton High School for sale...

HAMPTON, Tenn. (WCYB) — The agriculture class at Hampton High School kicked off the first sale from its greenhouse this year. You can purchase a variety of flowers and vegetable plants on campus. They're locally grown by the students in the Futu...

 2021-04-10 22:44 

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Community rallies around, raises money for Hampton High School seniors...

HAMPTON, Tenn. (WCYB)— The community in Hampton is showing an outpouring of support for its high school seniors. Money raised Friday and Saturday during a "yard sale" will help lower prom ticket prices and alleviate some costs for graduation...

 2021-04-10 22:33 

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Sullivan Co. residents to voice their thoughts on possible jail relocation Thursday...

BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. (WCYB)— An idea under consideration by the Sullivan County commission is causing concern among some citizens in Blountville. Discussions surround a possible relocation of the county jail to the nearby elementary and middle school ...

 2021-04-10 22:07 

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Building beds: Nonprofit chapter in Sullivan Co., ETSU students team up for good cause...

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WCYB)— Sullivan County president of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Adam Harber, says the organization's mission statement is "no kid sleeps on the floor in our town. " "I think it's a need no one really knowsexi...

 2021-04-10 14:44 

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Charleston daycare worker violently shook & hit infants, sheriff's affidavits show...

A woman is facing multiple charges related to child abuse after Charleston County Sheriff's Office investigators say she violently shook and hit three infants at a daycare center where she worked. Tina Rose Nye, 55, was arrested Friday, April 9, after...

 2021-04-10 13:24 

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Bristol Public Library offering Tennessee boat certificate exam...

The Bristol Public Library is offering Tennesseans seeking to obtain a Boating Safety Education Certificate to take the required exam. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA), Those born after Jan. 1, 1989 are required to carry the cert...

 2021-04-10 13:12 

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VDH: 1 new COVID-19 death, 49 new COVID-19 cases reported in Southwest Virginia...

According to the Virginia Department of Health, 1 new COVID-19 death and 49 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Southwest Virginia Saturday. Below is the breakdown as well as the changes compared to Friday by locality in Southwest Virginia....

 2021-04-10 12:56 

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Protesters rally outside Johnson City Honda in support of Shay...

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WCYB)— Demonstrators rallied in support of former ETSU head coach Jason Shay on Friday afternoon. A couple dozen protesters and counter-protesters were outside Johnson City Honda on Roan Street. Protesters were voicing their vie...

 2021-04-10 12:28 

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Marion Police Department searching for missing adult...

The Marion Police Department is seeking information into the whereabouts of Kayla Vance. Vance is 29-years-old from Atkins, Virginia. Vance was last seen on Wednesday, April 7 at around 7:00 AM, in the area of Marion Manor Apartments. If you have seen Van...

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