SKIP-EZ clerk charged with theft
Bogus 911 call lands man in jail
Cumberland River reopens to traffic
Teenage girls killed in accident
MOUNT CARMEL - A former employee of SKIP-EZ market in Mount Carmel has been charged with theft after surveillance video cameras allegedly filmed her taking cash from a store bank bag. Lana Henry, 116 Highland Drive, Church Hill, was charged with misdemeanor theft Wednesday by the Mount Carmel Police Department after allegedly admitting to police that she took $180 from a bank bag that was behind the store counter on March 22. She was fired from the store shortly after the money was discovered missing. When Mount Carmel and Church Hill police went to her apartment Tuesday evening to serve the arrest warrant, they allegedly observed cocaine and drug paraphernalia in plain view on a living room table. Church Hill police are placing the drug charges. Henry was also wanted in Kingsport on seven counts of forgery and one count of theft under $500. She will be arraigned on the Mount Carmel theft charge on April 9.
CHURCH HILL - The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office charged Joshua Adrian Harper, 26, 370 Silver Lake Road, Apt. 901, Church Hill, with a felony last week for allegedly calling in a phony shooting call to Hawkins County 911. Deputies were dispatched to Harper's residence shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday after he allegedly called Hawkins County Central Dispatch and stated that he had been shot and there were people still shooting at him. When HCSO Cpl. Chad Gillenwater arrived on the scene, he was allegedly met by the "extremely intoxicated" Harper on the front lawn. "I then asked Mr. Harper about the alleged shooting, and he stated that he had just made that up to get us there quicker because he wanted to talk to us," Gillenwater stated in his report. Harper was charged with felony filing a false report and public intoxication. He is scheduled for arraignment on April 9.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - The U.S. Coast Guard opened part of the Cumberland River Saturday after a railroad bridge pylon was damaged earlier this week. The railroad will remain shut as officials are still looking for a barge that may have taken a large chunk out of the old stone pylon Thursday evening. "They are going to open part of the river back up for commercial traffic," said Jerry Buchanan, deputy director of Montgomery County Emergency Management. The Coast Guard continued to search the waterways Saturday to find the suspected barge. Buchanan said the Coast Guard has a list of suspected barges involved in the crash, but no names have been released.
VIRGINIA BEACH - Two teenage girls were killed over the weekend when a car plowed into the back of the car in which they were riding. Allison Kunhardt, 17, and Tessa Tranchant, 16, both of Virginia Beach, died from injuries suffered in Friday night's crash, police said. Speed and alcohol were both factors in the wreck, police said. Alfredo Ramos, 22, was charged with manslaughter, police said.