Local News 2020

 

Local News 2020

BOONE STUDENT DIES FROM INJURIES

A 16-YEAR-OLD STUDENT AT DANIEL BOONE HIGH SCHOOL HAS DIED AFTER HE FELL FROM A MOVING VEHICLE SEPTEMBER 12TH.u00a0 JONATHAN COGLIANESE DIED AT THE JOHNSON CITY MEDICAL CENTER ON MONDAY.u00a0 HE WAS A JUNIOR AT BOONE AND SCHOOL OFFICIALS SAY THERE ARE EXTRA COUNSELORS ON HAND FOR SUPPORT AND WILL BE THERE THE REST OF THE WEEK. THE KINGSPORT POLICE DEPARTMENT FIRST REPORTED THE ACCIDENT SEPTEMBER 13u2014AS THREE 16-YEAR-OLDS WERE DRIVING ON PATRIOT WAY AND ONE WAS EITHER SITTING ON THE PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW SILL OR CLINGING TO THE OUTSIDE OF THE VEHICLE. THERE WASNu2019T A COLLISION, BUT ONE OF THE BOYS FELL AND HIT HIS HEAD.u00a0 u00a0

SULLIVAN DETECTIVE DIES FROM COVID-19

A SULLIVAN COUNTY SHERIFFu2019S DETECTIVE HAS DIED FROM COVID-19.u00a0 SERGEANT JOSH STEWART DIED MONDAY NIGHT.u00a0 HEu2019D BEEN WITH THE DEPARTMENT SINCE 2008 AND COLLEGAUES DESCRIBED HIM AS A FRIEND RATHER THAN A CO-WORKER. STEWART LEAVES BEHIND A WIFE AND TWO CHILDREN.

COVID-19-BALLAD HEALTH

BALLAD HEALTH REPORTS THERE ARE 340 COVID-19 PATIENTS HOSPITALIZED IN THE REGION.u00a0 THIS IS UP 9 FROM MONDAY.u00a0 ALSO TODAY, 97 ARE IN INTENSIVE CARE AND 69 ARE ON VENTILATORSu2014BOTH UP FROM YESTERDAY.u00a0 THERE ARE 4 PEDIATRIC PATIENTSu2014AND THATu2019S DOWN 2 FROM MONDAY.u00a0 OVER THE LAST 7 DAYS, THEREu2019VE BEEN 66 COVID-19 DEATHS AND A 21-PERCENT POSITIVE TEST RATE FOR THE VIRUS IN BALLADu2019S SERVICE AREA.

COVID-19u2014ACTIVE CASES

THERE ARE 4-THOUSAND 272 ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES IN THE 8 COUNTY NORTHEAST TENNESSEE REGION.u00a0 NUMBERS CONTINUE TO DROPu2014AND THEREu2019S ONLY ONE COUNTY IN THE REGION WITH MORE THAN 1-THOUSAND ACTIVE CASESu2014AND THATu2019S SULLIVAN COUNTYu2014WITH 1-THOUSAND 221.u00a0 WASHINGTON COUNTY HAS 835 AND GREENE COUNTY HAS 698.

GREENEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL INCIDENT

A STUDENT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY FOR QUESTIONING AFTER REPORTS OF A WEAPON AT GREENEVILLE HIGH SCHOOL.u00a0 ADMINISTRATORS RECEIVED WORD THAT A STUDENT PLANNED TO BRING THE WEAPON TO SCHOOL.u00a0 A K-9 SEARCHED THE SCHOOL AND NO WEAPON WAS FOUND.u00a0 THE SCHOOL WAS PLACED ON A LOCKDOWN, WHICH WAS LATER LIFTED.

MAN ACCUSED OF SETTING FIRE TO STOLEN VEHICLE

A KINGSPORT MAN FACES SEVERAL CHARGES AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY TRIED TO SET FIRE TO A STOLEN VEHICLE.u00a0 LAST WEEK, A MAN DROVE THROUGH A GATE AT NORTHEAST STATE ON MAIN STREET AND SET THE VEHICLE ON FIRE BEFORE FLEEING.u00a0 THE VEHICLE HAD BEEN REPORTED STOLEN EARLIER FROM A FAMILY DOLLAR STORE.u00a0 33-YEAR-OLD NATHAN BLEDSOE WAS ARRESTED NEARBY AT SULLIVAN AND MARKET.u00a0 WHEN POLICE ASKED BLEDSOE WHY HE STOLE THE VEHICLE AND SET IT ON FIRE, HE SAID u201cIu2019M TRAINING TO BE LIKE YOU.u201d

GAS PRICES

FALL IS HERE, BUT INSTEAD OF A SEASONAL DIP, GAS PRICES ARE STILL UPu2014REFLECTING SUMMERTIME LEVELS WHEN DEMAND WAS HIGHER.u00a0 ANOTHER FACTOR IS THAT ABOUT 16-PERCENT OF CRUDE OIL PRODUCTION IN THE GULF OF MEXICO IS STILL OFFLINE BECAUSE OF HURRICANES. ALSO, THEREu2019S SOME UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT HIGHER COVID-19 CASES COULD DO TO THE ECONOMY.u00a0 IN THE TRI-CITIES, THE AVERAGE PRICE IS $2.87 A GALLONu2014UP ABOUT 2 CENTS FROM LAST WEEK AND 5 CENTS HIGHER THAN A MONTH AGO.u00a0 PRICES ARE ABOUT 98 CENTS A GALLON HIGHER THAN ONE YEAR AGO.

VAu2014KIDS VACCINE

CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12 ARENu2019T YET ELIGIBLE FOR THE COVID-19 VACCINE, BUT THAT COULD SOON CHANGE.u00a0 PFIZER HAS SUBMITTED DATA TO THE F-D-A TO CLEAR ITS VACCINE FOR CHILDREN AGES 5-11.u00a0 VIRGINIA GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM, WHOu2019S ALSO A PEDIATRICIAN, SAYS ITu2019S A COMPLEX ISSUE.u00a0 ITu2019S POSSIBLE THE VACCINE FOR KIDS COULD BE AVAILABLE BY THE END OF OCTOBER OR THE BEGINNING OF NOVEMBER.

BITCOIN OPERATIONu2014ZONING

MANY WASHINGTON COUNTY COMMISSIONERS ARENu2019T HAPPY WITH A BITCOIN MINING OPERATION IN THE LIMESTONE AREA.u00a0 THE NOISE IS AN ISSUEu2014AND ITu2019S ALSO NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH A ZONING CHANGE THAT COMMISSIONERS HAD EARLIER APPROVED.u00a0 COUNTY COMMISSIONER BRYAN DAVENPORT SAID THAT’S NOT WHAT HE VOTED FOR.u00a0u00a0NEIGHBORS HAVE COMPLAINED FOR SEVERAL MONTHS ABOUT NOISE COMING FROM THE OPERATION.u00a0 RED DOG TECHNOLOGIES OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE WORKING TO REMEDY THE PROBLEM.

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