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Allen Johnson wins NHRA race in Phoenix

WCYB: Local News - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 12:40am
Greeneville, Tenn. native Allen Johnson won his 21st career Pro Stock division race, seven years after his father Roy suffered a heart attack at the same Phoenix race track. The father-son duo celebrated together Sunday.
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Jason Collins signs with Brooklyn Nets

WCYB: Sports - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 11:04pm
Jason Collins became the first openly gay man to play in the NBA on Sunday night, wearing a Brooklyn Nets uniform in a game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Collins, who lives in Los Angeles, signed a 10-day contract with the Nets on Sunday. He entered...
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Police: texting-while-driving led to crash

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 9:34pm
Tennessee Highway Patrol says a driver looked at his phone and caused a crash.
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Bluegrass legend's birthday celebration

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 9:20pm
A bluegrass legend is celebrated a big birthday on Saturday.
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Open container law back up in Tennessee legislature

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 8:24pm
If you're riding in a car in Tennessee, legally, you're allowed to have an open container of alcohol. A state lawmaker is trying to change that.
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Recreational trail brings business to southwest Virginia

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 6:42pm
It's creating a lot of buzz in St. Paul, Virginia. The Spearhead Trails System, designed for all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), opened up less than a year ago.  It's bringing business in  town.
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Interstate crash kills two, injures one

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 6:07pm
Two people are dead and another remains hospitalized after a violent crash Saturday night.
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Boil notice lifted for Chilhowie area

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 5:53pm
Officials in Chilhowie, Virginia lift a boil water notice for the area that has been in place since Thursday.
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Man accused of assaulting his girlfriend

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 5:35pm
A domestic assault investigation leaves a Johnson City man facing charges.
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Reports: Nets to sign Collins

WCYB: Sports - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 5:24pm
The Brooklyn Nets are expected to sign center Jason Collins to a 10-day contract on Sunday, according to ESPN.com. That will make Collins the first openly gay active player in North America's four major sports.
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Trees illegally cut at Percy Priest Lake

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 5:14pm
State wildlife officials are looking for individuals who illegally cut down trees at Percy Priest Lake.
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3 charged with murder in death of Hampton man

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 5:02pm
Three people face murder and related charges stemming from the fatal shooting of a Hampton man.
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SC man sentenced in cold case Va. rape

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 4:46pm
A South Carolina man convicted of a 2001 rape in Virginia has been sentenced to 33 years in prison.
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Olympic closing ceremony takes trip through Russian culture

WCYB: Sports - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 4:16pm
The closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics on Sunday night took viewers through what organizers called an artistic look at Russian culture before International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach closed what he called the "Athletes' Games....
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Canada, Sweden play for men's hockey gold

WCYB: Sports - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:59pm
The final medals of the Sochi Olympics were decided Sunday morning when Canada and Sweden played for gold in men's hockey.
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US four-man bobsled team works to defend 2010 gold

WCYB: Sports - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 8:37am
Steven Holcomb and his "Night Train" sled worked to defend their 2010 Olympic championship in the four-man bobsled race Sunday in Sochi. They came up short and finished third, winning the bronze medal .39 seconds behind a team from the Russian Federation.
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Sports memorabilia nets millions at auction

WCYB: Sports - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 4:59am
Several items that once belonged to sporting legends such as Babe Ruth, Muhammad Ali and "Shoeless" Joe Jackson went up for auction Saturday evening in New York, fetching millions of dollars. The auction, organized by the heritage Auction House, took ...
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ETSU wins emotional game at North Florida

WCYB: Sports - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 12:31am
At halftime of Saturday's game at North Florida, ETSU's Hunter Harris learned his father had passed away, school officials confirmed to News 5 WCYB. The senior from Nashville played on, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the second half to lift the Bucs to an 88-85 win.
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ETSU wins emotional game at North Florida

WCYB: Local News - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 12:31am
At halftime of Saturday's game at North Florida, ETSU's Hunter Harris learned his father had passed away, school officials confirmed to News 5 WCYB. The senior from Nashville played on, scoring 12 of his 18 points in the second half to lift the Bucs to an 88-85 win.
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Sam wants focus on football, not sexuality

WCYB: Sports - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 9:04pm
There's Michael Sam, the football player. And Michael Sam, the man who could soon become the National Football League's first openly gay player.
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