Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Dead Twins Scam Revealed
A reported false pregnancy with twins has landed a 28-year-old Rogersville man in jail. Irvin Henry Murrell, III was charged along with his wife, 27 year old Courtney LaDawn Murrell. They are accused of claiming the twin pregnancy and then the death of the babies to scam donations for funeral expenses from co-workers and an acquaintance. Money was collected from fellow employees at Barrette Manufacturing and he allegedly took bereavement time from work. The couple actually showed ultrasounds and pictures of dead babies in working their scam. Trey Murrell remains in Hawkins County Jail in Rogersville. His wife is free on a $15,000 bond.(CS)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Huge Crowd Turns Out for Opening of The Pinnacle in Bristol
  • Elizabethton Schools Placed on "Soft" Lockdown
  • Flash Floods in Johnson City, other areas
  • Re-election of Unicoi County Mayor to Stand
  • Applications Open for Tennessee Free College Tuition Program
  • Class Action Denied in Gas Royalties Lawsuit
  • Bristol's "Pinnacle Development" Opening on I-81
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Shoplifting, Uses Name "Pineapple Divine"
  • Organizers Prepare for Annual Asheville Topless Rally
  • Chafin Wins Puckett's Old Seat in Special Election
  • Woman Hits Two Others With Car After Johnson City Fight
  • Virginia Prepares for Same Sex Weddings
  • Smoke Shop Owner's Sentencing Hearing Delayed
  • No Kill Shelter Holds Ground Breaking Ceremony Today
  • Second Harvest Food Bank Still Looking for Volunteers
  • Business Gets $25,000 Incentive to Expand in Downtown Bristol
  • Johnson City Police Arrest A Man After He Fled a Traffic Stop
  • Kingsport Man is Arrested After Cursing a Police Officer and Chasing Her Down
  • New Peoples Bank is Consolidating Four of Its Branches in VA and WV
  • Mother Pleads Guilty in Killing of 2 Year Old in Wise County



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