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COVID-19—NORTHEAST TENNESSEE

THERE ARE 849 ACTIVE COVID-19 CASES, BUT NO NEW DEATHS IN NORTHEAST TENNESSEE.  THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REPORTS WASHINGTON COUNTY HAS THE MOST ACTIVE CASES WITH 248 WHILE SULLIVAN COUNTY HAS 199 AND JOHNSON COUNTY REPORTS 112 ACTIVE CASES. ALL OTHER COUNTIES REPORT LESS THAN 100 ACTIVE CASES.  STATEWIDE IN TENNESSEE, THERE ARE 192-THOUSAND 995 CONFIRMED AND PROBABLE CASES OF COVID-19 AND 2-THOUSAND 377 DEATHS.  NUMBERS WILL BE UPDATED AT 3:00 FROM THE TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.

MAN CRASHES INTO BEAUTY SALON

A MAN IS HOSPITALIZED AFTER HE CRASHED INTO A BEAUTY SALON IN BRISTOL TENNESSEE. POLICE SAY THE MAN WAS TRAVELING NORTHBOUND ON THE BLUFF CITY HIGHWAY WHEN HE RAN HIS VEHICLE INTO MANE ATTRACTIONS.  THE MAN SUSTAINED MINOR INJURIES.  HE’S BEEN CHARGED WITH DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.   HE’LL BE TAKEN TO JAIL AFTER HE’S RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL.  POLICE HAVEN’T RELEASED THE MAN’S NAME.

HOTEL PARTIALLY COLLAPSES

NO INJURIES AFTER A HOTEL UNDER CONSTRUCTION IN DOWNTOWN BRISTOL PARTIALLY COLLAPSED.  IT HAPPENED AT THE HOLIDAY INN AS FOUR FLOORS COLLAPSED FRIDAY NIGHT.  THE SECOND THROUGH FIFTH FLOORS GAVE WAY AT THE HOTEL AT THE CORNER OF STATE STREET AND VOLUNTEER PARKWAY.  IT’S NOT KNOWN WHAT CAUSED THE FLOORS TO COLLAPSE.

MAN ALLEGEDLY STRANGLES GIRLFRIEND

IT’S COURT DAY FOR A JOHNSON CITY MAN WHO’S ACCUSED OF STRANGLING HIS GIRLFRIEND.  POLICE CHARGED MITCHELL RUNNINGS AFTER THE VICTIM SAID HE STRANGLED HER AND KEPT HER FROM LEAVING DURING AN ALTERCATION EARLIER THIS MONTH.  POLICE NOTE SHE HAD MINOR INJURIES TO HER NECK, WHICH MATCH HER ALLEGATIONS.  RUNNINGS IS CHARGED WITH ONE COUNT EACH OF AGGRAVATED ASSAULT DOMESTIC AND FALSE IMPRISONMENT.