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Appalachian Bear Rescue: Cub from Bristol is 'climbing the walls'

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 4:00pm
TOWNSEND, Tenn. — A black bear cub rescued from the Bristol area last weekend continues to improve and was "climbing the walls" on Friday, according to Appalachian Bear Rescue.

Arrest made in Cabela's burglary

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 3:36pm
BRISTOL, Va.—A man accused of breaking into Cabela's in Bristol, Virginia, and stealing a fishing rod has been arrested, according to the city Police Department.

Bristol man charged in child sexual abuse case

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:39pm
A Bristol, Virginia, man has been charged in a child sexual abuse case.

Trail of the Lonesome Pine outdoor drama announces 2017 auditions

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 2:17pm
BIG STONE GAP, Va. -- The Trail of the Lonesome Pine, the official outdoor drama of the Commonwealth of Virginia opens for a 54th consecutive season on Thursday, June 29, 2017.

Crews battling early morning apartment fire in Saltville

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 9:50am
SALTVILLE, Va. -- Three apartments are destroyed after an early morning fire at North Fork Manor.

'Tremendous' traffic impact expected after bridge collapse

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 7:51am
ATLANTA (AP) — Many commuters in some of Atlanta's densely populated northern suburbs will have to find alternate routes or ride public transit for the foreseeable future after a massive fire caused a bridge on Interstate 85 to collapse, completely…

Wet start to the weekend across the Mountain Empire

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 7:02am
BRISTOL, Va. -- A wet start to the weekend across Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee as rain moves through the region during the morning.

Emory & Henry College hires first provost

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:12pm
EMORY, Va. -- Emory & Henry College has hired its first provost.

Looking for a new car? Head to Sullivan County

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 11:11pm
Rejoice, car buyers in Sullivan County: The area is generally a cheaper place to buy a car than many other Tennessee counties.

Teachers learn to teach disc golf to Smyth County students

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:51pm
SALTVILLE, Va. — Remember the childhood pastime of tossing a Frisbee in the backyard? A handful of Smyth County teachers may have recalled those days on Thursday when they picked up a different kind of Frisbee to learn the game…

Local VFW members look to future after leadership shakeup

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:50pm
BRISTOL, Tenn. — The local Veterans of Foreign Wars post is in survival mode. The VFW Patton-Crosswhite Post 6975, on West State Street, is roughly $30,000 in debt. Part of that is from two years of back taxes owed to…

Bristol man charged in dog's death, father's assault

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:49pm
BRISTOL, Va. — A city man has been charged with beating the family dog to death with a golf club and punching his father in the nose when confronted about it, police said.

Bristol, Va. police investigating Cabela's break-in

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 9:12pm
BRISTOL, Va.—The Bristol Virginia Police Department is investigating an early morning break-in at the Cabelas's store.

Virginia State Police on scene of Interstate 81 accident in Bristol, Virginia

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 3:29pm
BRISTOL, Va. - An accident is slowing down traffic along Interstate 81 northbound in Bristol, Virginia.

Tempers flare in Tennessee House over gas tax proposal

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 2:25pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tempers are flaring in the Tennessee House over Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to boost transportation funding through the state's first fuel tax hike in decades.

Police: 2 kids approaching school bus hit, killed

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 12:33pm
DILLWYN, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say two children were killed when they were struck by a tractor-trailer near a school bus stop.

Sullivan school systems to receive over $135M in bond money Friday

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 10:14am
BLOUNTVILLE, Tenn. — Sullivan County's four school systems will receive their general obligation school bonds Friday morning.

The Morning Buzz for Thursday. March 30

Thu, 03/30/2017 - 8:44am
BRISTOL, Va. -- Here are some news stories you need to know to start your Thursday morning across the Mountain Empire and the nation as well.