Son Receives Life Sentence for Parents' Murder at Pizza Plus

Tazewell, Va. (WKPT) - Five years later, Tazewell County finally got some closure in the murders of Harvey and Valerie Looney. "The conviction ...

Carter County Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Federal Sex Charges

Carter County Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Federal Sex Charges

CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKPT) - A Carter County woman will enter a guilty plea next week to federal sex charges. Kingsport Times News ...

Tractor Trailer Overturns on Interstate 26

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WKPT) - One west bound lane of Interstate 26 was closed for a majority of this morning after a tractor ...

Son Receives Life Sentence for Parents' Murder at Pizza Plus

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Carter County Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Federal Sex Charges

Carter County Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Federal Sex Charges

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Tractor Trailer Overturns on Interstate 26

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Local News

  • Carter County Woman Enters Guilty Plea to Federal Sex Charges July 24, 2014 barscuffsCARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKPT) – A Carter County woman will enter a guilty plea next week to federal sex charges. Kingsport Times News reports Crystal Renee Dawn Poore was indicted in July 2013 for taking sexually explicit photographs of her three young daughters. The U.S. district court in Greeneville charged her with 3 counts of persuading a minor to engage in sexually ... Read more
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Regional News

  • Son Receives Life Sentence for Parents’ Murder at Pizza Plus July 24, 2014 looney-featured-imageTazewell, Va. (WKPT) – Five years later, Tazewell County finally got some closure in the murders of Harvey and Valerie Looney. “The conviction of the defendant brings hopefully some closure. I know not to the family but some closure to the community of a nightmare,” says Commonwealth Attorney Dennis Lee. The couple was found dead at their Pizza Plus business in Tazewell ... Read more
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U.S. News

  • Apollo 11 Astronauts at the White House: Then and Now July 22, 2014 Astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin and Michael Collins, seen in in a Mobile Quarantine Facility, are welcomed aboard the USS Hornet by President Richard Nixon.Legendary moonwalker Buzz Aldrin may have been “out of town” when the world celebrated Apollo 11′s lunar landing, but he marked the anniversary today with a presidential handshake and a meeting in the Oval Office — the same spot from whence President Nixon made that famous interplanetary telephone call to the moon 45 years ago. Nixon called the date July 20, ... Read more
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World News

  • Intelligence Officials Present Evidence for How Malaysian Plane Was Shot Down July 23, 2014 (U.S. intelligence community) Senior U.S. intelligence officials presented evidence today that they say makes a “solid case” as to why the U.S. believes a Russian made SA-11 missile fired from separatist-held eastern Ukraine shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 last week. While the leading theory is that Russian separatists brought down the plane, the U.S. intelligence community still cannot determine who pulled the trigger ... Read more
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Sports

  • Jarnigan selected as Neyland Stadium PA announcer July 17, 2014 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee has hired Jeff Jarnigan as Neyland Stadium’s public address announcer following the April death of Bobby Denton, who filled that role for the last 48 years. In a school release announcing the move Thursday, Jarnigan called it “an honor beyond my wildest dreams” and said “it is impossible to replace Bobby Denton. His voice and delivery has been as much a part of Big Orange Saturdays as the Vol Walk, running through the ‘T’ and ‘Rocky Top.’” Denton, who was 73, died on April 9. Jarnigan has been the Tennessee men’s basketball public address announcer for the last ... Read more
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Entertainment News

  • Lana Del Rey Talks Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll July 24, 2014 Lana Del Rey Lana Del Rey admits to having slept with a lot of guys in the music business but says it didn’t do much for her career. The “Summertime Sadness” singer was addressing the title of her new song, “F***** My Way Up to the Top,” off her recently released album, “Ultraviolence.” “It’s commentary, like, ‘I know what you think of me,’ and I’m alluding to that,” the 27-year-old singer told Complex magazine for its August/September issue. “You know, I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.” Del Rey, ... Read more
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