TROOPER SHOOTING

 

 

 

A KINGSPORT MAN IS THE SUSPECT IN AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN GREENE COUNTY.  IT HAPPENED ON INTERSTATE 81 AT MILE MARKER 21—NEAR A WEIGH STATION.  A TENNESSEE HIGHWAY PATROL TROOPER WAS CHECKING A TRUCK.  THE DRIVER SAID HE WAS NEARLY OUT OF GAS—AND A CHECK FOUND THAT THE TRUCK WAS REPORTED STOLEN IN SULLIVAN COUNTY.  25-YEAR OLD KENNETH POWELL ALLEGEDLY DROVE INTO THE MEDIAN AND AS THE TROOPER TRIED TO APPROACH, POWELL BEGAN FIRING.  THE TROOPER RETURNED FIRE AND STRUCK POWELL, WHO WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL.  THE TROOPER WASN’T HURT.  THE TENNESSEE BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION IS HANDLING THE CASE.

 

 


    

 

 

BRISTOL VA SHOOTING

 

TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION TO A THURSDAY NIGHT SHOOTING IN BRISTOL VIRGINIA.  IT BEGAN NEAR MARY STREET AND MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR BOULEVARD WHEN TWO MEN IN ONE CAR BEGAN SHOOTING AT ANOTHER CAR.  POLICE STOPPED BOTH VEHICLES NEAR PIEDMONT AVENUE AND GRAHAM WAY.  34-YEAR OLD JONATHAN SHAW AND 26-YEAR OLD CHESTER BOUGHERS FACE MULTIPLE CHARGES.  BOTH ARE IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND.

 

 

WOMAN DIES AFTER BEATING

 

A WOMAN WHO WAS SEVERELY BEATEN IN GREENE COUNTY HAS DIED.  SHERIFF PAT HANKINS SAYS BEATRIZ FLORES WAS TAKEN OFF LIFE SUPPORT WEDNESDAY.  HER HUSBAND, HUMBERTO GOMEZ, WAS ARRESTED IN NORTH CAROLINA ON ASSAULT CHARGES AND AN EXTRADITION HEARING IS SET FOR MAY 29TH.  BECAUSE FLORES DIED, CHARGES AGAINST GOMEZ WILL LIKELY BE UPGRADED.


 


JONESBOROUGH SCHOOL

 

IT’S ANYONE’S GUESS WHAT’S NEXT FOR A NEW JONESBOROUGH SCHOOL AFTER THE WASHINGTON COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION REJECTED THE ONLY PLAN THAT FELL WITHIN BUDGET.  THAT OPTION WOULD HAVE ADDED ONTO THE CURRENT MIDDLE SCHOOL BUILDING.  EXPECT MORE DISCUSSION—WITH A FOCUS ON HOW TO IMPROVE BOTH JONESBOROUGH SCHOOLS WITHIN BUDGET.

 

 

SEARCH FOR WANTED WOMAN

 

THE CARTER COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE IS LOOKING FOR A WOMAN WANTED ON DRUG CHARGES..AND WHO MAY BE CONNECTED TO RECENT BURGLARIES IN THE HAMPTON AREA.  29-YEAR OLD GLORIA REED OF HAMPTON IS WANTED ON SEVERAL COUNTS.  HER BOYFRIEND, 30-YEAR OLD CHARLES LAMBERT, WAS ARRESTED AND OFFICERS FOUND HIM WITH A SAWED OFF SHOTGUN—AND WHAT MAY BE STOLEN PROPERTY.

 

 

WOMEN INDICTED FOR THEFT AND FORGERY

 

TWO JOHNSON COUNTY WOMEN HAVE BEEN INDICTED BY A WASHINGTON COUNTY GRAND JURY—FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING MONEY FROM A FORMER EMPLOYER.  LISA MONTOYA AND TORI BERRY—BOTH OF BUTLER—ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE WRITTEN THEMSELVES CHECKS FROM A BANK ACCOUNT-AND FORGING THE VICTIM’S NAME.  INVESTIGATORS SAY MONTOYA WROTE 125 CHECKS TOTALING $116-THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHILE BERRY WROTE 12 CHECKS FOR $10-THOUSAND 800-DOLLARS.  BOTH WOMEN WILL BE ARRAIGNED JULY 31ST.

 

 

 

ROE—VETERANS LEGISLATION

 

THE V-A MISSION ACT—WHICH SEEKS TO IMPROVE VETERANS HEALTH CARE—PASSED THE HOUSE THIS WEEK—AND NOW AWAITS A SENATE VOTE.  THE LEGISLATION DOES SEVERAL THINGS, INCLUDING AN OVERHAUL OF THE SYSTEM ALLOWING VETERANS TO SEEK CARE OUTSIDE THE V-A SYSTEM.  THE HOUSE SPONSOR—FIRST DISTRICT CONGRESSMAN DR. PHIL ROE--TOLD REPORTERS TODAY, "IT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST PIECES OF VETERANS LEGISLATION THAT'S BEEN PASSED IN DECADES--VERY HAPPY WITH THAT."  IT’S HOPED THE SENATE WILL APPROVE IT BY MEMORIAL DAY. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP HAS PROMISED TO QUICKLY SIGN IT.


 

 

 

BRANCH HOUSE—OPENING

 

 

 

GRAND OPENING TODAY FOR BRANCH HOUSE FAMILY CENTER IN BLOUNTVILLE.  IT’S A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.  SULLIVAN COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY GENERAL BARRY STAUBUS SAYS THAT’S ABOUT 40-PERCENT OF HIS CASELOAD, "WE BELIEVE THE FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER WILL LOWER THE BARRIERS TO ACCESS THE SYSTEM."  TENNESSEE GOVERNOR BILL HASLAM WAS ALSO ON HAND AND SAID, "THANKS TO WHAT WILL HAPPEN HERE, ABOUT 15,000 VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT WILL BE HELPED ACROSS TENNESSEE IN FAMILY JUSTICE CENTERS." VICTIMS CAN ACCESS NUMEROUS SERVICES AT BRANCH HOUSE, INCLUDING LEGAL HELP.


 

 

WOMEN INDICTED FOR THEFT AND FORGERY

 

TWO JOHNSON COUNTY WOMEN HAVE BEEN INDICTED BY A WASHINGTON COUNTY GRAND JURY—FOR ALLEGEDLY STEALING MONEY FROM A FORMER EMPLOYER.  LISA MONTOYA AND TORI BERRY—BOTH OF BUTLER—ARE ALLEGED TO HAVE WRITTEN THEMSELVES CHECKS FROM A BANK ACCOUNT-AND FORGED THE VICTIM’S NAME.  INVESTIGATORS SAY MONTOYA WROTE 125 CHECKS TOTALING $116-THOUSAND DOLLARS, WHILE BERRY WROTE 12 CHECKS FOR $10-THOUSAND 800-DOLLARS.  BOTH WOMEN WILL BE ARRAIGNED JULY 31ST.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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