A glance at the week's top local stories on JohnsonCityPress.com:
ERWIN — The Unicoi County woman charged nearly two years ago with attempting to hire a hit man to kill her ex-husband was sentenced to spend the next year in jail at a Friday hearing in Unicoi County Criminal Court.
A Johnson City hotel employee was arrested Thursday on accusations that he sexually assaulted female guests as they entered their hotel room.
A 10-year-old girl has died from injuries she got when storm debris hit the vehicle she was traveling in during a Thursday evening storm.
ERWIN — For the third time, the Unicoi County Memorial Hospital Board of Control has opted to move forward with allowing Mountain States Health Alliance to acquire the 60-year-old hospital, and MSHA officials and supporters hope this time is a charm.
An experimental plane crashed in the Limestone area of Washington County on Thursday afternoon, sending the pilot of the plane to the hospital.
Rain over the past 30 days has caused flooding at the intersection of Main and Broadway, and the city is getting ready to act on that. The City Commission is nearing acceptance of an $800,000 contract with Summers-Taylor to install a larger culvert at that intersection.
ELIZABETHTON — Carter county Sheriff Chris Mathes said his department’s investigation of the death of 4-year-old Coty Stines has resulted in a charge of reckless homicide being filed on a 13-year-old. The death occurred on July 2.
Three former CNAs accused of spraying Appalachian Christian Village nursing home patients with water just for kicks, and another who failed to report the incidents, pleaded guilty to their charges Tuesday in a Washington County courtroom and face sentencing in September.
The family of a young woman killed by a drunken driver more than two years ago was shocked when a judge sentenced the man who killed her to serve only 90 days of a nine year prison sentence at a hearing in Jonesborough Tuesday.
Johnson City police have released the name of a motorcycle rider killed Tuesday afternoon in a Knob Creek Road crash.
Three adults and a teenager have been charged in connection with 20 auto burglaries in the Boones Creek area dating back several months.
ERWIN — Wellmont Health System has fired the latest salvo in the nearly yearlong battle between the health care organization and rival Mountain States Health Alliance to acquire financially-struggling Unicoi County Memorial Hospital.