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Teddy Nadelen, a 4th-grader at Ridgeview Elementary School is this week’s Storm Team Student of the Week!
06/02/2022
Teddy Nadelen is our Storm Team Student of the week!

Teddy Nadelen, a 4th-grader at Ridgeview Elementary School is this week’s Storm Team Student of the Week!

(WJHL)- Every week, News Channel 11 highlights a ‘Storm Team Student of the Week’ with Meteorologist Alex Williams. Today is was with Chief Meteorologist Mark Reynolds.Teddy Nadelen, a 4th-grader a…

Bristol, Virginia Public Schools has scheduled a groundbreaking for a new intermediate school.
06/02/2022
BVPS: Date set for groundbreaking of new school

Bristol, Virginia Public Schools has scheduled a groundbreaking for a new intermediate school.

BRISTOL, Va. (WJHL) – Bristol, Virginia Public Schools has scheduled a groundbreaking for a new intermediate school. Bristol, Virginia Schools posted to Facebook on Thursday that the groundbr…

After months of closed-door negotiations, the Virginia General Assembly passed a two-year budget with broad bipartisan s...
06/02/2022
Virginia lawmakers pass bipartisan budget deal

After months of closed-door negotiations, the Virginia General Assembly passed a two-year budget with broad bipartisan support.

After months of closed-door negotiations, the General Assembly passed a two-year budget with broad bipartisan support.

Although a Sullivan County grand jury found two police officers who shot into a car last year acted within the limits fo...
06/02/2022
Attorney calls for federal investigation into 2021 officer involved shooting in Kingsport

Although a Sullivan County grand jury found two police officers who shot into a car last year acted within the limits for use of force, the defense attorney representing the car’s driver thinks a federal investigation is warranted.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Although a Sullivan County grand jury found two police officers who shot into a car last year acted within the limits for use of force, the defense attorney representing t…

Anti-gun activists and a group of pastors gathered outside Governor Bill Lee's office to call for a special legislative ...
06/02/2022
Pastors, activists call on Gov. Lee to hold special session on gun control

Anti-gun activists and a group of pastors gathered outside Governor Bill Lee's office to call for a special legislative session to repeal the permitless carry bill and ban semi-automatic assault weapons.

The fight over stricter gun laws following the mass shootings in Uvalde, Texas and Buffalo, New York continued on Wednesday at the Tennessee State Capitol.

Funeral arraignments and donation information have been released by the family of an eight-year-old boy from Jonesboroug...
06/01/2022
Funeral arrangments announced for Jonesborough boy who died after lengthy cancer battle

Funeral arraignments and donation information have been released by the family of an eight-year-old boy from Jonesborough who passed away Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Funeral arraignments and donation information have been released from the eight-year-old boy from Jonesborough that passed away Monday after a lengthy battle with cancer.

The first weekend in June, organizers of the Appalachian Wake Surf Open are hitting the water for a great cause.
06/01/2022
Wakesurfing competition benefits first responders and veterans

The first weekend in June, organizers of the Appalachian Wake Surf Open are hitting the water for a great cause.

(WJHL) – Now that Boone Lake is filled to summer pool, people are going to be on the water skiing and wakeboarding. The return to the lake is a great opportunity for people to learn a differe…

Hard Rock hired around 40 people to join the workforce at its soon-to-open temporary casino in Bristol, Virginia Wednesd...
06/01/2022
Roughly 40 hired at Hard Rock hiring event in Johnson City

Hard Rock hired around 40 people to join the workforce at its soon-to-open temporary casino in Bristol, Virginia Wednesday.

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Hard Rock hired around 40 people to join the workforce at its soon-to-open temporary casino in Bristol, Virginia Wednesday. Hard Rock International held the hirin…

Update: The Carter County Sheriff's Office says Marlie Snyder was found safe.
06/01/2022
Missing Carter County teen found safe

Update: The Carter County Sheriff's Office says Marlie Snyder was found safe.

UPDATE: The Carter County Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday evening that Marlie Snyder was found safe. Previous: ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL) — Investigators are asking for the public’…

The United States Department of Agriculture announced major investments to strengthen the nation's food supply systems, ...
06/01/2022
USDA announces investments to bolster food supply systems

The United States Department of Agriculture announced major investments to strengthen the nation's food supply systems, saying the pandemic highlighted weaknesses that impacts the neediest the most.

The United States Department of Agriculture announced major investments to strengthen the nation’s food supply systems, saying the pandemic highlighted weaknesses that impacts the neediest th…

A federal judge says John Hinckley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is “no longer a danger to himself or o...
06/01/2022
Hinckley to get full freedom 41 years after shooting Reagan

A federal judge says John Hinckley Jr., who shot President Ronald Reagan in 1981, is “no longer a danger to himself or others” and will be freed from court oversight this month as planned.

A judge had freed Hinckley in September from all remaining restrictions but said his order wouldn’t take effect until June 15.

The Storm Team 11 Forecast calls for partly cloudy skies Wednesday night with a slight chance for a shower through the e...
06/01/2022
Partly cloudy with a few showers early, showers and thunderstorms Thursday

The Storm Team 11 Forecast calls for partly cloudy skies Wednesday night with a slight chance for a shower through the early evening. The low is 64 degrees.

The Storm Team 11 Forecast calls for partly cloudy skies Wednesday night with a slight chance for a shower through the early evening. The low is 64 degrees. Mostly cloudy skies are forecast for T…

With Daniel Boone High School graduate Colby Backus and a former Science Hill Hilltopper playing key roles in the lineup...
06/01/2022
Local players helping power Walters State at JUCO World Series

With Daniel Boone High School graduate Colby Backus and a former Science Hill Hilltopper playing key roles in the lineup, the Walters State Community College Senators are just two or three wins from a Junior College World Series championship.

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (WJHL) — With Daniel Boone High School graduate Colby Backus and a former Science Hill Hilltopper playing key roles in the lineup, the Walters State Community College Senators…

TriPride organizers have released new details about this year's parade and festival in downtown Bristol.
06/01/2022
TriPride announces new details about upcoming Bristol parade, festival

TriPride organizers have released new details about this year's parade and festival in downtown Bristol.

BRISTOL, Tenn./Va. (WJHL) — TriPride organizers have released new details about this year’s parade and festival in downtown Bristol. The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning …

Tennessee, the top state for anti-trans youth legislation, in 2017 signed a bill into law preventing trans children from...
06/01/2022
Tennessee is the #1 state with the most legislation that restricts trans youth

Tennessee, the top state for anti-trans youth legislation, in 2017 signed a bill into law preventing trans children from receiving gender-affirming care. It was the fifth anti-trans law to pass in the state.

Stacker investigated how laws protect or restrict trans youth in Tennessee using data from the Transgender Law Center.

A jury on Wednesday ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, vindicating his stan...
06/01/2022
Johnny Depp wins libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard

A jury on Wednesday ruled in favor of Johnny Depp in his libel lawsuit against ex-wife Amber Heard, vindicating his stance that Heard fabricated claims that she was abused by Depp before and during their brief marriage.

The jury says it has reached a verdict in Johnny Depp’s $50 million libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, who testified that Depp physically and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasion…

A grand jury on Wednesday charged the white 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a Buffalo superma...
06/01/2022
Jury indicts Buffalo shooting suspect on terrorism charge

A grand jury on Wednesday charged the white 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 counts of first-degree murder.

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury on Wednesday charged the white 18-year-old accused of fatally shooting 10 Black people at a Buffalo supermarket with domestic terrorism motivated by hate and 10 co…

It's not unique to law enforcement, but agencies tell News Channel 11 that employee turnover and lower hiring rates are ...
06/01/2022
Local, state law enforcement agencies struggle to fill vacancies

It's not unique to law enforcement, but agencies tell News Channel 11 that employee turnover and lower hiring rates are causing a strain on the system.

KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – It’s not unique to law enforcement, but agencies tell News Channel 11 that employee turnover and lower hiring rates are causing a strain on the system. In gene…

The jury says it has reached a verdict in Johnny Depp’s $50 million libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, who t...
06/01/2022
Jury reaches verdict in Johnny Depp, Amber Heard libel trial

The jury says it has reached a verdict in Johnny Depp’s $50 million libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, who testified that Depp physically and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasions.

The jury says it has reached a verdict in Johnny Depp’s $50 million libel lawsuit against his ex-wife Amber Heard, who testified that Depp physically and sexually assaulted her on multiple occasion…

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin visited Smyth County Wednesday to share the news that 75 new jobs will be created with ...
06/01/2022
Gov. Youngkin announces company expansion, 75 new jobs in Smyth Co.

Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin visited Smyth County Wednesday to share the news that 75 new jobs will be created with the expansion of a company.

SMYTH COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin visited Smyth County Wednesday to share the news that 75 new jobs will be created with the expansion of a company. A release from t…

A woman was killed and two children were injured in a parasailing accident in Florida on Memorial Day.
06/01/2022
Woman killed, 2 kids hurt in Florida parasailing accident

A woman was killed and two children were injured in a parasailing accident in Florida on Memorial Day.

The woman and the two young males were parasailing in the city of Marathon, about 50 miles north of Key West, when “winds picked up” and the parasail struck Seven Mile Bridge in the Flo…

Several outages in Washington County, Tennessee have left thousands of BrightRidge customers without power, according to...
06/01/2022
Thousands without power amid BrightRidge outages

Several outages in Washington County, Tennessee have left thousands of BrightRidge customers without power, according to the provider's outage map.

WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Several outages in Washington County, Tennessee have left thousands of BrightRidge customers without power, according to the provider’s outage map. Bri…

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given employees of his electric vehicle company a choice: return to in-person work for 40 hours ...
06/01/2022
Musk to Tesla workers: Return to the office or resign

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has given employees of his electric vehicle company a choice: return to in-person work for 40 hours per week or resign, according to emails obtained by electric vehicle/tech news site Electrek.

In one of the emails, Musk reportedly explains he knows many companies aren’t requiring employees to return full-time or at all, but adds, “… but when was the last time they shipp…

A man in Laredo, Texas, was arrested after saying he had plans to go "human hunting" while buying a firearm accessory fr...
06/01/2022
Texas man wanting to go ‘human hunting’ arrested for terroristic threat

A man in Laredo, Texas, was arrested after saying he had plans to go "human hunting" while buying a firearm accessory from an online seller, police said.

A man in Laredo, Texas, was arrested after saying he had plans to go “human hunting” while buying a firearm accessory from an online seller, police said.

Instagram users will begin seeing AMBER alerts for missing children in their area, the company announced Wednesday.
06/01/2022
Instagram launches AMBER alerts

Instagram users will begin seeing AMBER alerts for missing children in their area, the company announced Wednesday.

Users will be able to share the alert with friends to further spread word of the missing child.

Several people were injured and another killed as a result of a crash in Giles County, Virginia.
06/01/2022
VSP: 1 dead, 3 injured after Southwest Va. crash

Several people were injured and another killed as a result of a crash in Giles County, Virginia.

GILES COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – Several people were injured and another killed as a result of a crash in Giles County, Virginia. According to the Virginia State Police (VSP), the crash occurred on…

The Defense Department is reporting high levels of toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinkin...
06/01/2022
Pentagon reports high levels of ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water near bases

The Defense Department is reporting high levels of toxic perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in drinking water near several of its bases, according to new data released by the department.

PFAS is the name for a group of thousands of chemicals, some of which have been linked to health issues such as kidney and testicular cancer and liver damage.

Supply disruptions are also creating shortages of buckets and bags for popcorn, not to mention cups for drinks, trays fo...
06/01/2022
Add shortage of movie popcorn to nation’s woes

Supply disruptions are also creating shortages of buckets and bags for popcorn, not to mention cups for drinks, trays for nachos and other necessities.

There’s a new problem looming for America’s moviegoers: a shortage of movie popcorn and other pricy snacks.

Storm Team 11 forecasts Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and a 20% chance of isolated storms through ...
06/01/2022
Mild start to the morning – Isolated showers & storms this afternoon

Storm Team 11 forecasts Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 89 and a 20% chance of isolated storms through the afternoon.

Good Wednesday morning. Here is your Storm Team 11 forecast. Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. 20% chance of isolated storms through the afternoon. Calm wind becoming west around 5 mph…

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Right now- *UPDATE* Reports are indicting that 19 children have been killed & 2 adults in that Texas ELEMENTARY school shooting. I am sobbing. These were babies…. Many who were in school for the first time this year…. To think that their parents sent them off to school this morning not knowing that would be their last wake up spent together, their last breakfast together, their last goodbye and their last time holding them… To say I’m heartbroken would be an understatement. My heart is shattered. There is evil in this world folks. Hold your loved ones extra close tonight and remember how much of a blessing that is. Tune into WJHL & ABC Tri-Cities right now for the news you need to know. Then join us tomorrow morning starting at 4:30am as we continue to follow the latest into the morning.
Lots of fun happening in the region today… but Meteorologist Alex Williams says you’ll need your rain gear. We’ve got your forecast and headlines until 8 on WJHL and ABC Tri-Cities!
Hoping the Los Angeles Chargers do well in the NFL Draft! Coverage begins tonight at 7:30 on ABC Tri-Cities!
Happy Saturday! Check out this forecast! Meteorologist Alex Williams says it’s going to be a gorgeous weekend! We have all you need to know get to get this amazing weekend started! We’re on WJHL and ABC Tri-Cities until 8!
Happy Easter and Race Day! Mark Reynolds is with us this morning. We have all you need to know to start your busy day! Join us on ABC Tri-Cities and WJHL until 8!
Uh-oh…. You’re in for it this Friday! 🤪 Join Meteorologist Alex Williams and I alllll morning long… We brought you your local news and weather from 4:30am - 7am and we’ll be back from 9am-10am and then from Noon-1pm! 🎥 All on WJHL & ABC Tri-Cities 📺
Miss us at 6? Don’t worry because we’re back on WJHL at 11 and ABC Tri-Cities at 11:45. We’re staying up late for ya so be sure to tune in!
Your favorite early birds are night owls this evening for your news and headlines! I hope you enjoyed Mark Reynolds and Kelly Grosfield WJHL this morning! Meteorologist Alex Williams and I have all you need to know before you start your workweek. We’re on ABC Tri-Cities at 6 and 11 and WJHL after basketball and 11:30 after the Grammy Awards.
All smiles because it’s the first day of spring! Meteorologist Alex Williams has your forecast and I have your headlines to round out the weekend and start the workweek. We are on WJHL and ABC Tri-Cities until 8!
I got into a battle with my red lipstick before the 9AM on ABC Tri-Cities…. I think I lost. (Yes, it’s all lipstick. I can’t get it off! 😂😅💄)
FINGER FOOD FIGHT!! 💥 And the battle is ON with Jeremy Eisenzopf WJHL as our referee! Today I made Pepperoni Pizza Rolls and tomorrow Kasey Marler will be in the kitchen… But who will take home our Super Bowl Snack challenge title!? That’s to be decided TOMORROW! 🍕 Join us during our 6:30 half hour tomorrow for more fun and FOOD before the #SuperBowl Weekend! 🏈🤘🏼Live on WJHL & ABC Tri-Cities.
Trying to influence the sun to shine on the Tri-Cities this week! 💛☀️Join Kasey Marler & me on WJHL & ABC Tri-Cities this morning to start off your week a little brighter. 🤩