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9 fatally shot at historic black church in Charleston

9 fatally shot at historic black church in Charleston

June 18th, 2015 1:20 am by ALEX SANZ, Associated Press

A white man opened fire during a prayer meeting inside a historic black church in downtown Charleston on Wednesday night, killing nine people in an assault that authorities described as a hate crime. The shooter was still at large.

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Father, son charged in bloody Kingsport brawl

Father, son charged in bloody Kingsport brawl

June 17th, 2015 10:55 am by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man and his son have been arrested for an alleged alcohol-fueled fight with each other, leaving them both "covered in blood" after the younger combatant's neck was sliced open, while the senior's eyes were pushed "back in his head."

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KPD: Armed man attacks ER patient

KPD: Armed man attacks ER patient

June 16th, 2015 2:16 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police have arrested a man after he reportedly strangled a female patient - who has "serious medical issues" - inside the emergency room of Holston Valley Medical Center.

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Judge's ruling could affect 80 pending cases in Sullivan County

Judge's ruling could affect 80 pending cases in Sullivan County

June 16th, 2015 8:23 am by Nick Shepherd

A rule - which was not followed by law enforcement in Sullivan County for at least two decades - regarding after-hours arrests could potentially lead to the dismissal of 75 or 80 pending cases and could affect past cases.

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Sullivan OKs magistrates resolution

Sullivan OKs magistrates resolution

June 16th, 2015 8:10 am by J. H. Osborne

The Sullivan County Commission voted Monday to approve the appointment of four magistrates to make the county compliant with state law regarding criminal warrants issued during non-business hours.

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Stolen angels recovered from suspect's car

Stolen angels recovered from suspect's car

June 15th, 2015 7:30 pm by Rain Smith

An elderly Church Hill woman reported that a Toyota Camry had stopped outside her residence, with a female driver then exiting and grabbing two concrete, angel lawn ornaments.

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Man high on meth seen trying to dig holes in the road with his hands

Man high on meth seen trying to dig holes in the road with his hands

June 15th, 2015 7:04 pm by Jeff Bobo

Rogersville residents on Watterson Street told police they feared for their safety last week when a Kingsport man who was admittedly high on the potent "Ice" type of meth was observed attempting to dig a hole in the road with his hands.

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DUI suspect who gave police the finger faces felony evading charge

DUI suspect who gave police the finger faces felony evading charge

June 15th, 2015 6:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Mount Carmel man is facing a slew of charges including felony evading arrest and DUI after leading police on a speed limit pursuit to his driveway Sunday that allegedly included lane swerving and "obscene finger gestures."

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Hawkins BOLO leads to pills, ounce of pot and 'blunts'

Hawkins BOLO leads to pills, ounce of pot and 'blunts'

June 15th, 2015 4:01 pm by Jeff Bobo

Around 4:20 p.m. Saturday Hawkins County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Nathan Simpson received a be on the lookout for a green Chevy truck on Burem Road near Rogersville that had crossed the center line and nearly struck another vehicle.

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'Deficiency' in Sullivan criminal process comes to light after 20 years

'Deficiency' in Sullivan criminal process comes to light after 20 years

June 14th, 2015 5:27 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - For more than two decades, some arrests and prosecutions in Sullivan County progressed without following a legal procedural step, the county's criminal judges now say.

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