Monday, July 07, 2014

Kingsport Alderman Charged With 2nd DUI
Tri-Cities residents continue to express outrage that one of their elected officials now has a second DUI arrest. Kingsport Alderman Jantry Shupe was stopped by a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer for driving erratically. He was charged with DUI and violation of implied consent as he refused a blood alcohol test after failing a field sobriety test. Shupe was arrested for the same thing last summer, but was found not guilty of the crime because officers poured out his “special blend” beverage, therefore not preserving the evidence. Officers also failed to read Shupe his Miranda rights early enough in the arrest. Citizens have wondered about Shupe’s seat on the Board of Mayor and Alderman, but there are no rules in the city charter on recalling an alderman or mayor.

Friday, July 03, 2015

  • Report: Joshua Copeland's Mother Witness to Edsel Copeland Stabbing Last Month
  • Johnson City Approves Investments in new Food City and Franklin Square Development
  • Boone, NC Motel Owner Charged in Deaths of Three Guests Due in Court
  • Bristol Motor Speedway Joins Fellow NASCAR Tracks in Asking for Ban on Confederate Flag
  • Abingdon Man Returned from Arkansas to Face Charges of Murdering Father
  • Local Democrat: Jim Webb Will Bring Presidential Campaign to Southwest Virginia
  • SW Virginia Coalbed Methane Royalty Owner Provisions Take Effect This Month
  • Report: New Hospital Coming to Erwin in 2018
  • Extensive Prep Underway for Pepsi Independence Day Fireworks Celebration at Johnson City's Freedom Hall
  • Documents Show Bristol, TN Ready to Use Eminent Domain to Take Property for Flood Mitigation
  • AAA Projects More Holiday Travelers Taking to The Road July 4th Weekend
  • Four Juveniles Arrested for Breaking Into Johnson City Business
  • Bristol, VA Man Arrested After Animal Cruelty Investigation
  • New BVU Chair: "We want to get to the bottom" of Scandal
  • Community Service Deadline Approaches for Free Tennessee College Program
  • Abingdon Arson Suspect Due in Court Next Month in Martinsville
  • Three Injured in Wednesday Crash on Hwy 11E in Telford
  • Tennessee Man Involved in Abduction, Rape Case in Oregon Gets $1 Million Bond
  • Former Eastman Executive Named Chairman of Local Hospital
  • Kingsport Man - "In it for the Money"- Sent to Prison for 10 Years for Drug Dealing
  • False Alarm at Tri-Cities Regional Airport After Security Alert
  • Thief Demands Drugs In Walgreen's Robbery
  • Bristol Chamber Of Commerce Names New CEO
  • Bill to Consider TN Wilderness Act to Expand Cherokee National Forest Up for Fourth Try



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