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NEW EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS OPEN

TWO NEW EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS OPEN TODAY IN SULLIVAN COUNTY. THOSE WANTING TO EARLY VOTE IN KINGSPORT CAN DO SO BEGINNING TODAY AT THE CIVIC ADITORIUM ON FORT HENRY DRIVE. IN BRISTOL, VOTERS CAN EARLY VOTE AT THE NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY OFF BLUFF CITY HIGHWAY. BOTH LOCATIONS OPEN AT 9:00 THIS MORNING. EARLY VOTING FOR THE MAY 6TH PRIMARY ELECTION ENDS MAY 1ST.

   

MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED MRDER TO REPRESENT HIMSELF

A MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTED FIRST DEGREE MURDER HIMSELF AT HIS TRIAL WHICH IS SCHEDLED TO BEGIN NEXT WEEK. 49-YEAR OLD ERIC PARKER HAD REQESTED THAT ATTORNEY DONNA BOLTON, WHO’S REPRESENTED HIM SINCE MAY OF 2013, FILE A MOTION SHE BE RELEIVED FROM THE CASE. JUDGE ROBERT CUPP GRANTED THE REQUEST YSTERDAY, CALLING THE MOTION A DELAY TACTIC. CUPP TOLD PARKER HE WASN’T GOING TO DELAY THE CASE BECASE IT’S THE SECOND TIME PARKER GOT TO TRIAL TIME, HE ASKED FOR HIS ATTORNEY TO BE RELEIVED FROM THE CASE. PARKER TOLD THE JUDGE HE WOULD GO ON BY HIMSELF. PARKERS TRIAL IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN APRIL 29TH.

 

ELIZABETHTON POLICE ARREST MAN FOR BURGLARY AND VANDALISM

AN ELIZABETHTON MAN WAS ARRESTED FOLLOWING A REPORT OF A BREAK IN AT AN ELIZABETHTON PHARMACY SUNDAY. POLICE FOUND THE REAR GLASS DOOR WAS BROKEN, AND PACKAGES ON THE FLOOR HAD BEEN KNOCKED OFF A SHELF. 22-YEAR OLD MICHAEL SIMS WAS SEEN ON SURVEILLANCE VIDEO INSIDE THE PHARMACY, AND WAS FOUND AFTER A WITNESS CALLED 9-1-1, AND REPORTED SEEING A SUSPICIOUS PERSON BEHIND A LOCAL DOCTORS OFFICE. HE WAS ARRESTED AT THAT TIME FOR AN UNRELEATED INCIDENT AT THE DOCTORS OFFICE. SIMS WAS CHARGED WEDNESDAY WITH BURGLARY, AND VANDALISM OVER 500 DOLLARS. HE’S SCHEDULED TO APPEAR IN COURT JUNE 3RD.

 

AUTO BURGLARY & CREDIT CARD FRAUD

A JOHNSON CITY MAN WAS ARRESTED WEDNESDAY IN CONNECTION TO AN AUTO BURGLARY THAT OCCURRED AT WALGREENS ON NORTH BROADWAY STREET ABOUT 10:00 THE MORNING OF APRIL 9TH. THE VICTIM TOLD POLICE SOMEONE ENTERED HER VEHICLE AND TOOK HER WALLET CONTAINING HER CREDIT CARDS. ONE OF THE CARDS WAS USED A SHORT TIME LATER AT THE SUNOCO ON NORTH BROADWAY, AND WALMART ON BROWNS MILL ROAD. THE 23-YEAR OLD JAMES HALE WAS IDENTIFIED USING THE CARD DURING THE INVESTIGATION, AND WARRANTS WERE OBTAINED. HALE IS CHARGED WITH AUTO BURGLARY AND CREDIT CARD FRAUD.

 

INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES CAUSES ROAD CLOSURE

THE INSTALLATION OF WATER LINES IN THE ROCK SPRINGS AREA, WILL REQUIRE THE CLOSURE OF SUMPTER ROAD FROM 8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM THIS SATRUDAY. DURING THE CLOSURE, NO TRHOUGH TRAFFIC WILL BE ALLOWED FROM COX HOLLOW ROAD, TO HIDDEN PINES DRIVE. MOTORISTS ARE ADVISED TO SEEK ALTERNATIVE ROUTES, AND USE THE UTMOST CAUTION NEAR THE WORK ZONE.

 

9TH OFFENSE 

AN ERWIN MAN HAS BEEN ARRESTED—ON MULTIPLE CHARGES—INCLUDING HIS 9TH OFFENSE OF DRIVING ON A SUSPENDED LICENSE. JOHNSON CITY POLICE ARRESTED GEORGE THOMPSON AFTER A COUPLE OF RESIDENTIAL BURGLARIES—BUT NOT BEFORE HE FLED ON FOOT. 

 

  WELLMONT—NEXT GENERATION

A $2.5-MILLION DOLLAR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN IS UNDERWAY TO EXPAND THE NEO NATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT AT WELLMONT HOLSTON VALLEY HOSPITAL IN KINGSPORT.  PLANS CALL FOR RELOCATING THE UNIT—AND ADDING SERVICES.  IT’S HOPED THE MONEY CAN BE RAISED THIS YEAR—WITH A GOAL OF BREAKING GROUND IN EARLY 2015.

 

 

MSHA—EXPAND

MOUNTAIN STATES HEALTH ALLIANCE PLANS TO EXPAND ITS INPATIENT REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING SERVICES—INCLUDING DEMOLITION OF THE OLD NORTHSIDE HOSPITAL.  A 70-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT ASSISTED LIVING AND SKILLED NURSING FACILITY IS PLANNED FOR THE NORTHSIDE CAMPUS AND AT LEAST 10 ADDITIONAL BEDS WILL BE ADDED TO QUILLEN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL.  MOUNTAIN STATES AND HEALTH SOUTH WILL JOIN FOR THE ADDITION AT QUILLEN—AND SIGNATURE HEALTH CARE WILL BE A PARTNER FOR THE ASSISTED LIVING FACILITY—WHICH IS EXPECTED TO CREATE MORE THAN 100 JOBS.

 

 


 


 


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