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  • Search warrant yields meth labs, 20 felony charges in Glade Spring

    By News 5 Staff, news@wcyb.com
    Published On: Nov 22 2014 12:39:56 PM CST
    Updated On: Nov 22 2014 12:41:52 PM CST
    GLADE SPRING, Va. -

    A Nov. 20 federal search warrant in Glade Spring, Virginia yielded numerous one-pot shake and bake meth labs resulting in 20 felony charges lodged against three individuals, according to Washington County Sheriff Fred Newman.

    The search was executed at approximately 9:40 p.m. at 10026 Old Mill Road in Glade Spring.

    Karen Mae Carter, 38, of 10026 Old Mill Road has been charged with distribution of a Schedule I or II drug, conspiring to distribute a Schedule I or II drug, possession of firearm by convicted felon, possession of a Schedule I or II drug, manufacture of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine precursors, conspiring to manufacture over 227 grams of a methamphetamine mixture, manufacturing over 227 grams of a methamphetamine mixture and manufacture 28 grams or more and less than 227 grams of a methamphetamine mixture.

    David Ray Nipper, 37, of 10026 Old Mill Road has been charged with distribution of Schedule I or II drug, conspiring to distribute a Schedule I or II drug, possession of a Schedule I or II drug, manufacture of methamphetamine while in possession of a firearm, possession of methamphetamine precursors, conspiring to manufacture over 227 grams of a methamphetamine mixture, manufacturing over 227 grams of a methamphetamine mixture and manufacturing 28 grams or more and less than 227 grams of a methamphetamine mixture.

    Carl L. Wright, Jr., 61, of 2801 Pleasant Valley Road, Sugar Gove, Virginia has been charged with possession of Schedule I or II drug, conspiring to manufacture methamphetamine and distribution of a Schedule I or II drug.

    All three subjects were transported to the Abingdon Facility of the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail where they are currently being held without bond.

    The Washington County Virginia Sheriff’s Office, the DEA, the Abingdon Police Department, the Damascus Police Department and the Glade Spring Police Department were involved in the investigation.

  • Friday Night Huddle: Playoff Edition (quarterfinals)

    Published On: Dec 24 2013 07:54:27 AM CST
    Updated On: Nov 21 2014 11:16:13 PM CST

    This is Friday Night Huddle for Friday, November 21, 2014. Watch part 2 | Watch part 3

    Check here for scores from Friday night's games.

    If you're on our mobile app, click here to view the scores: http://files.wcyb.com/scores.html

  • Second victim's name released in deadly fire

    By News 5 Staff, news@wcyb.com
    Published On: Nov 21 2014 04:37:26 PM CST
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    WASHINGTON COUNTY, Va. -

    We've now learned the identity of the second victim in a deadly house fire in Washington County, Virginia.

    State police say 17-year-old Jennifer Hayden of Marion, Virginia was the second person who died in a house fire on Stover Lane Thursday morning.

    The other victim was 46-year-old James Price of Abingdon.

    The cause of the fire was ruled accidental.

  • Two men charged after suspicious people reported near home

    Published On: Nov 22 2014 07:20:47 PM CST

    Charles Bartz

    GRAY, Tenn. -

    Two men were arrested after suspicious people were reported seen around a home in Gray.

    Washington County, TN deputies say they found Jamie Stines and Charles Bartz hiding in the residence.

    Officers say drugs, drug paraphernalia and a stolen handgun with ammunition were also found.

    Bartz was arrested for stolen property, simple possession, unlawful drug paraphernalia and possessing a handgun as a convicted felon.

    Bartz was taken to the Washington County Detention Center.

    Stines was arrested on unrelated warrants from Carter County and was transported to the Carter County Detention Center.

  • Man indicted in Wise County shooting death

    By News 5 Staff, news@wcyb.com
    Published On: Nov 21 2014 04:46:23 PM CST
    Updated On: Nov 21 2014 05:00:00 PM CST
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    WISE COUNTY, Va. -

    A Wise County grand jury has indicted a man on first degree murder charges.

    Matthew Wesley Tate is accused of shooting and killing Kristina Marie Padilla during a heated argument at Lake Street Storage on Rigg Avenue in Wise on Oct. 30.

    Wise Police say Padilla was shot seven times.

    Her body was found inside the fenced area.

    Tate will be back in court on Nov. 24.

  • Read the latest StormTrack 5 Forecast

    Published On: Feb 27 2013 05:28:32 PM CST
    Updated On: Nov 22 2014 10:58:31 PM CST
    StormTrack 5 Team

    NOT AS COLD OVERNIGHT

    BREEZY WITH RAIN LIKELY SUNDAY

    HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FOR MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA FOR SUNDAY THROUGH MONDAY MORNING

    ANOTHER SURGE OF COLD AIR ARRIVES PRIOR TO THANKSGIVING DAY

    Overnight: Partly to mostly cloudy. Not as cold. Lows 32-39. Southeast wind around 10 mph or less most areas. Gusty winds possible in the mountains and foothills.

    Sunday: Mostly cloudy with showers likely, especially in the afternoon. Breezy. Highs 53-59. Southeast wind 5-20 mph. Gusty winds likely in the mountains and foothills.

    Sunday Night: Breezy with evening showers then mostly cloudy and quite mild. Lows 44-50. South winds 5-20 mph. Gusty winds possible in the mountains and foothills.

    Monday: A mix of clouds and sunshine with scattered showers. Breezy and mild. Highs 59-65. West wind 10-20 mph.

    Weather Summary:

    StormTrack 5 meteorologists are tracking a strong storm system developing over the central United States. This is a dynamic system with severe thunderstorms possible for the Gulf Coast states through the Carolinas Sunday.

    While the chance of thunderstorms in the Tri-Cities area is low, there are other impacts we need to be alert to. As a low pressure area lifts northward toward the Great Lakes, it will slowly push a warm front our way.  Moisture and lift associated with this will be enough to provide some rain Sunday with rain chances highest around midday through the evening.

    Strong southeast winds near the mountains and foothills will likely develop overnight or early Sunday and last through much of Sunday night. The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for Sunday through Monday morning for the mountains and foothills of east Tennessee and southwest Virginia. This could result in some downed trees, damage to power lines, and hazardous driving conditions. This is again one of those events that is highly localized.

    The normally wind-prone locations including Camp Creek and Roan Mountain, TN could see wind gusts over 60 mph. Breezy conditions are possible in the Tri-Cities Sunday and likely Monday, but the really high wind gusts will be localized to the mountains and adjacent foothills.

    Rain is likely Sunday, especially around lunchtime and into the evening. Rainfall could be heavy in spots. It appears most of the area will receive around 0.25" to 0.50" of rain with locally heavier amounts possible.

    Rain chances decrease late Sunday evening. Temperatures will be very mild Sunday night as a southerly flow continues ahead of a cold front. The front will slide through Monday bringing some scattered showers with it (right now rain chances look highest from mid-morning through mid-afternoon Monday).

    Monday looks breezy and almost warm after such a long stretch of cold weather. Much cooler air arrives Tuesday and Wednesday looks even cooler.

    We will be tracking an area of low pressure system riding up the east coast mid-week. It appears that some rain and/or snow showers will be possible Wednesday, especially east of the Tri-Cities area. Snow showers are possible through Wednesday night and into part of Thanksgiving.  At the current time, forecast confidence is low on any details, so be sure to check back for updates on-air, on the web/social media, or on our StormTrack 5 mobile app.

    Some (probably light) snowfall could impact holiday travel plans near and east of the Tri-Cities area on Wednesday and Thursday morning. Right now temperatures are forecast to climb above freezing during the day and fall below freezing at night.

    Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s Sunday, lower to middle 60s Monday, and in the 40s Tuesday through Friday. Lows will be in the mid 30s tonight. Mild lows in the mid to upper 40s Sunday night with lower to mid 30s Monday and Tuesday nights and 20s Wednesday and Thursday nights.

    You can get the latest forecast, radar, and severe weather alerts on News 5, WCYB.com, and on the StormTrack 5 weather app.

    Our normal high is 56°, low 33°.

    Meteorologist David Boyd

  • THP says Mosheim woman dies in Friday afternoon crash

    By News 5 Staff, news@wcyb.com
    Published On: Nov 22 2014 10:50:50 AM CST
    Tennessee Highway Patrol

    MOSHEIM, Tenn -

    A 90-year-old woman from Mosheim, Tenn. died in a car crash Friday afternoon.

    The Tennessee Highway Patrol told News 5 that Ona M. Clemmer crossed Highway 11E  from Spring Street directly into the path of an oncoming car.

    The Highway Patrol crash report indicates that Clemmer was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

    THP troopers said no charges were filed in this case.

  • Kingsport man arrested on suspicion of rape

    By News 5 Staff, news@wcyb.com
    Published On: Nov 22 2014 10:19:45 AM CST
    Updated On: Nov 22 2014 10:55:39 AM CST
    SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn -

    Sullivan County police say the victim of a possible rape was able to get away and call for help Friday night. 

    The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to a report of a rape at a home in Kingsport.  When officers arrived, they learned the suspect, Terry Tabor, had left the home.

    Deputies and  K-9 Officer Evo looked for Tabor, eventually finding him after a search through a neighborhood and wooded area.

    Deputies arrested Tabor and charged him with rape and resisting arrest.

    Detectives said that the victim reported that she was visiting Tabor when he attacked and raped her.

    The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says more charges for Tabor are coming.

  • 100-year-old woman marks 50 years on the job

    A 100-year-old woman in Colorado has been on the job for more than 50 years. And she has no plans to slow down.

  • Friday Night Huddle: Nov. 21 (2)

    This is Friday Night Huddle for Friday, November 21, 2014. Watch part 1 | Watch part 3

  • Wis. town pummeled by 73 inches of snow

    Like much of New York, people in one Wisconsin town are also buried in snow -- 73 inches of it.

  • 100-year-old belly dancer still has the moves

    A Florida woman celebrated her 100th birthday by slipping into the belly dancing outfit she wore in the 1970s.

  • Friday Night Huddle: Nov. 21 (3)

    This is Friday Night Huddle for Friday, November 21, 2014. Watch part 1 | Watch part 2

  • Watch 'Prep Picks' on News 5 WCYB

    Join News 5 WCYB's Jordan Conigliaro and Casey Goetz along with Bristol Herald Courier Sports Editor Jim Sacco as they break down this week's high school football games.

  • On camera: 'Thundersnow' in Buffalo

    An incredible bolt of "thundersnow" lightning is caught on camera in Buffalo, New York.

  • Saturday Night's StormTrack 5 Forecast Video: 11-22-14

    Meteorologist David Boyd with your StormTrack 5 Forecast.