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Wiretapping rare in rural Virginia

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:53pm
The 2015 wiretapping of Marco Bobo in Sullivan County wasn’t just rare for district attorney Barry Staubus. The annually released federal Wiretap Report shows no other wiretaps by state authorities between 2012 and 2016.

How wiretapping can go wrong

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:53pm
• Judges denied only two wiretap applications in 2016.

Terrorism in Tennessee prompted wiretapping

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:52pm
CHATTANOOGA, Tennessee — The case of Robert Doggart, a white man from Signal Mountain,Tennessee, was one of just five terrorism-related wiretaps in the U.S. in 2016, according to the federal Wiretap Report. Before then, 2010 marked the last time a…

How wiretapping helped take down local crack cocaine ring

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 10:52pm
KINGSPORT, Tenn. — When Marco Bobo shot his son in the head with a pellet gun in January of 2016, he didn’t just send the 4-year-old to the hospital, where the child was put on a breathing tube. He also…

Statewide Amber Alert issued for 5-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee boy

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 2:30pm
According to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation a search for a five-year-old Knoxville, Tennessee child is now a state state-wide Amber Alert.

Emmanuel Episcopal Church feeds hundreds each Christmas

Tue, 12/26/2017 - 12:35am
BRISTOL, Va. — Marlene Tate didn’t know she used to work for the man who started the Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s annual Christmas dinner until she and her husband Larry attended yesterday.

Costco, The Cheesecake Factory top reader’s choices in poll, but will they come to Bristol?

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 11:00pm
BRISTOL, Va. — According to a recent poll conducted by the Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol residents long for new retail options in the Twin City, but the factors that go into locating a new chain might put some of their…

Endangered child alert issued for Knoxville five-year-old

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 9:15pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An endangered child alert was issued late Monday for Davontae Maurice Clark, 5. Clark was last seen at his aunt's residence in Knoxville, Tennessee. He was wearing a Batman tee shirt.

Camden man faces two counts of first-degree murder

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 7:00pm
CAMBDEN, Tenn. -- Jerry Wayne Dabbs, 63, has been arrested and charged with two counts of first-degree murder, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced today.

Christmas Eve robber arrested in Smyth County

Mon, 12/25/2017 - 2:00pm
SMYTH COUNTY, Va. -- Police arrested William Allen Jarboe of Saltville yesterday after an armed robbery of Fred's Trading Center in Smyth County.

Meadowview greenhouse nurses poinsettias all throughout winter

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 5:48pm
MEADOWVIEW, Va. — Becky Kelly grew enough poinsettias this year to fill three greenhouses.

Bristol native has been collecting miniature holiday village pieces for more than 25 years

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 5:47pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — Tucked in a tidy Bristol home is a Christmas wonderland — a well-kept secret that has been building for over 25 years.

Telling the story of Christmas

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 5:45pm
When you first awoke this Christmas morn, what went through your head? Maybe Santa Claus? Or snow? Or was it mistletoe? Or was it something more enduring, more lasting?

Reader's Ride: 1966 Ford Mustang

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 5:42pm
This 1966 Ford Mustang has a 289 V8 engine and a 4-barell, 4-speed transmission. It has never been restored and is still owned by the original owner. It has been featured on NBC nightly news.

My First Job: Linda Hudson Hoagland

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 5:38pm

Bristol expected to dodge Christmas storm

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 3:00pm
BRISTOL, Va. -- Winter Storm Ethan is expected to give states in the northeast a white Christmas, but only a wintry mix is on the forecast locally.

NORAD tracks Santa's trip around the globe

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 2:28pm

President Trump to speak in Nashville in January

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 1:30pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- President Donald Trump will be speaking at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 99th Annual Convention in Nashville early next month. The convention will take place from Jan. 5-10 at the Gaylord Opryland. Country singer Reba McEntire is…

Franklin Police searching for driver who injured officer

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 10:15am
FRANKLIN, Tenn. -- The Franklin Police Department is offering a cash reward for help in finding the hit-and-run suspect who injured a Franklin Police Officer yesterday.

TBI investigating officer-involved shooting

Sun, 12/24/2017 - 9:40am
GRUNDY COUNTY, Tenn. -- A male driver pulled over the Grundy County Sheriff's Department reportedly pointed a firearm at the deputy Saturday night, according to a release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. The deputy then fired several times into…