Officers injured while trying to make an arrest

BRISTOL, Tenn. (WKPT) - Police continue to search for the man they say assaulted two Bristol, Virginia Police Officers Friday afternoon. Police say ...

Former Sheriff's Office employee arrested

ROGERSVILLE, Tenn. (WKPT) - A former Hawkins County Sheriff's Office employee is facing statutory rape. According to the Sheriff's Office, Paul Thomas Morrison ...

Former assistant band director charged with statutory rape

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WKPT) - A former Sullivan South High School assistant band director faces statutory rape charges. Earlier this week, the Sullivan County ...

Officers injured while trying to make an arrest

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Former Sheriff's Office employee arrested

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Former assistant band director charged with statutory rape

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Local News

  • Officers injured while trying to make an arrest August 29, 2014 police-lights BRISTOL, Tenn. (WKPT) – Police continue to search for the man they say assaulted two Bristol, Virginia Police Officers Friday afternoon. Police say the two officers went to the state probation office on Mary Street to arrest Stevenson Gilberto Harrison for felony shoplifting and failure to update his address as a sex offender. Police say Harrison resisted arrest and hit both ... Read more
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Regional News

  • Health Department Offers Vaccines at Hillsville Flea Market August 28, 2014 mt.-rodgersHILLSVILLE, Va. (WKPT) – The Virginia Department of Health’s Mount Rogers Health District will provide vaccines for Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), pneumonia (aged 65 and older and on a first-come, first-served basis) and flu at the Hillsville Flea Market on Labor Day weekend, August 29 through September 1. Vaccines will be available from the district’s mobile health clinic at ... Read more
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U.S. News

  • Prospect of Another DC Shutdown Looms Over Immigration Showdown August 29, 2014 President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room in the White House in Washington, Aug. 18, 2014. The prospect of another economically and politically crippling government shutdown looms over President Obama’s talk of taking executive action on immigration next month and Republican threats to thwart him by blocking certain funding measures. Republicans insist they are not interested in another shutdown and that the possibility is being raised by fear mongering Democrats, but the GOP does raise the  possibility ... Read more
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World News

  • Gaza Cease-Fire Holds as Sides Weigh Gains August 27, 2014 AP139954200554An open-ended cease-fire between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip was holding Wednesday, as many people on both sides of the conflict wondered what was gained during 50 days of fighting. The Gaza war — the third round of fighting since the Islamic militant group Hamas seized power in 2007 — left more than 2,200 people dead, caused widespread ... Read more
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Sports

  • Stewart Returning to Competition After Fatal Crash August 28, 2014 TONY STEWARTCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York. Stewart pulled out of the NASCAR race at Watkins Glen the next morning, then skipped the races at Michigan and Bristol Motor Speedway. Stewart, who was described by police as “visibly shaken” the night of Ward’s death, has been in seclusion ever ... Read more
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Entertainment News

  • See Reese Witherspoon’s Inspiring Message to Boy With Cancer August 29, 2014 Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon transformed into “Pink Lady” Elle Woods from her hit movie “Legally Blonde” to send a hopeful message to a four-year-old boy battling cancer. The Oscar-winning actress sent the message to four-year-old Will after learning that he was a big fan of “Legally Blonde.” “This is for one of the strongest little four-year-olds I can imagine. Will – I hear that you’re fighting so hard and strong against cancer and that in the hospital you’ve been watching a lot of Legally Blonde and loving it. I hope it makes you laugh!” Witherspoon captioned an Instagram photo of herself holding a sign ... Read more
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