Training like an Olympian

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WKPT) – East Tennessee State University is one of the premier Olympic training sites in the United States. Today 19 News Brianna Ek got to experience the site first hand, and train like an Olympian. “Right now I am gearing up for Rio 2015,” said Olympic sprinter and 2012…

‘Blood and Guts’ is theme of ETSU’s October Story and Poetry Slam

Image Credit: ETSU JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Contributed by ETSU) – Hospital visits, sweet skateboard tricks gone wrong, doing something daring just because it’s “in the blood” – all these and more could be the subjects of tales in the October event in East Tennessee State University’s fall 2015 “Re-Generation: A…

Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

On October 8, 2015, shortly after 3:00 pm, Bristol Virginia Narcotics Detective Aaron Hankins observed a black vehicle driving erratically near Bellehaven. A check of the registration indicated the color of the vehicle should be brown, not black. A traffic stop of the vehicle led to the discovery of multiple…

Mountain States, local agencies partnering on Project Employment Hope

Image Credit: MSHA JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Contributed by MSHA) – Mountain States Health Alliance is looking to improve opportunities for unemployed adults by partnering with a number of community agencies to launch Project Employment Hope. The new program, run by Mountain States’ human resources department in collaboration with several local…

Two Sullivan County fugatives arrested

ABINGDON, Va. (Contributed by WCSO) – Two fugitives have been arrested in Washington County, VA. According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman, information was received that an individual was at Johnston Manorial Hospital at approximately 6:30 pm on October 8, 2015. The individual had registered under a false name where…

Johnson City Community Theatre offers chance to really laugh

Image credit: jcct.info JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Contributed by JCCT) – The Johnson City Community Theater presents a hilarious comedy called ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS featuring a live band, and a plot that will keep you laughing out loud. Join in on the fun with this topsy-turvy world of love triangles…

GOP in tumult after McCarthy’s withdrawal from speaker race

Image Credit: gop.com WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s astonishing decision to abandon his campaign to become speaker has left Republicans staring at turmoil and uncertainty. GOP lawmakers are meeting Friday to discuss their next move. On Thursday, Republicans at a closed-door meeting where they seemed ready to…

Sanders’ debate mantra: Let Bernie be Bernie

Image credit: sanders.senate.gov WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget about image consultants and mock stages. Bernie Sanders and his campaign team have a relatively simple plan for his first major debate: “Let Bernie be Bernie.” The Vermont senator enters the first Democratic debate as an insurgent challenger to front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton…

Man arrested on 16 charges after suspicious vehicle report

Christopher Ryan Dillon KINGSPORT, Tenn. (Contributed by WCVSO) – A report of a suspicious vehicle has led Washington County deputies to charge one individual with 10 felonies and 6 misdemeanors. According to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman, deputies received the call at approximately 3:30 am on October 9, 2015, of…

Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit

Image Credit: AP Graphics WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon. He also will mute his message about new action against gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular.…