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    WJHL Surprise Squad back in action Video included

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    News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again on Thursday, and we couldn't be more excited! More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Partly cloudy with a slight chance of rain

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    George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

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    A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles. More>>

    Marion, Va. man charged for alleged forcible rape

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    Marion, Va. Police Department officers arrested a man Tuesday, following an investigation into a report of forcible rape. More>>

    Airlines scrap Israel flights over missile fear

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    By The Associated Press In a sign of increased caution about flying near combat zones, U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion... More>>

    Woman charged after kids found living in home with animal feces, no running water Video included

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    A Kingsport woman was arrested on multiple charges Monday after Kingsport Police Department officers said she allowed her children to live in a home with animal feces scattered throughout and no running water. More>>

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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    A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow... More>>

    Vote for your favorite local MiLB mascot

    Jay Cee of the Johnson City Cardinals - Courtesy of the JC Cardinals Twitter Page Jay Cee of the Johnson City Cardinals - Courtesy of the JC Cardinals Twitter Page
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    Minor League Baseball’s Mascot Mania is underway for the Appalachian League and some of your favorite Tri-Cities area mascots need your help! More>>

    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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    In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. More>>

    Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

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    President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. More>>

    Gaza rocket lands near Israel's main airport

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    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip landed near Israel's main airport Tuesday, wounding one Israeli and prompting all U.S. and some European and Canadian airlines to cancel flights to Tel Aviv - a reflection of high... More>>

    Kingsport man charged with aggravated burglary

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a Kingsport man Sunday on aggravated burglary charges. More>>

    Erwin man charged for 2013 auto burglary

    Joshua Lee Fender Joshua Lee Fender
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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested an Erwin man Tuesday, following an investigation into an auto burglary on July 4, 2013. More>>

    Kingsport police seek man, woman captured on surveillance during burglary

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    The Kingsport Police Department needs your help identifying two suspects who robbed a home on Gravely Road in Kingsport. More>>

    Palace guards play 'Game of Thrones' theme

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    The performance by the uniformed guard of Buckingham Palace gave a regal feel to the opening music of the HBO show about the fictional Westeros.

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    Kingsport man arrested after authorities find crack cocaine inside home

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    Kingsport Police Department officers arrested a 74-year-old man Monday, after they allegedly found crack cocaine and packaging materials during a search of his home. More>>

    Groups want multi-state trails in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia

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    Several groups on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders want to connect the trail systems in the area and create one large trail in an effort to draw more adventure tourism into the area. More>>

    Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

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    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. More>>

    Tennessee woman remains missing in Maine

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    It's been one year since a Tennessee woman disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine, and her whereabouts remain a mystery. More>>

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    Deeds leads new Virginia Mental Health Panel Video included

    a massive review of virginia's mental health system is in the works as lawmakers continue their efforts to make it a model system across the U-s... a new mental health reform panel met for the first time on Monday and elected state senator creigh deeds as its chairman. deeds has made improving the state's mental health system his top priority after his mentailly ill son killed himself last year. senator deeds says it's the panel's mission to recommend and help implement improvements to vir... More>>

    Poor probationers in debt too deep; penalties pile on Video included

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    Area probationers are finding themselves trapped under a pile of debt too deep to dig themselves out of. News Channel 11's Kylie McGivern examines their complaints and questions the oversight of private probation companies.  More>>

    Community reacts to Eddie Overholt's arrest at Greene County public meeting Video included

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    Friday morning moments after Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles cautioned against public outburst at a Greene County Industrial Development Board Meeting, Eddie Overholt asked board members to speak up. More>>

    Facebook introduces save for later feature

    Facebook rolled out a new feature Monday that lets users save posts to look at later.

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    Woman faces charges after crashing car with four passengers inside

    A woman is facing charges of reckless driving after crashing her car Monday night in Weber, Virginia. More>>

    Search warrant for millionaire's home reveals disturbing details into investigation Video included

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    Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape.
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    Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

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    South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more... More>>

    Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

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    The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to... More>>

    Carter County Commissioners raise property tax rate

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    Property owners in Carter County will soon be paying more in property taxes.The County Commission voted to increase the county's property tax rate today, part of the reason, to help fund the design phase of a proposed new school.The property tax rate in Carter County had been $2.33 per one hundred dollars of assessed value.The County Commission increased that rate by 12-cents to $2.45 per one hundred.However, not everyone on the County Commission is happy about raising taxes, to help fund des... More>>

    Election officials confident Kingsport can vote on wine in grocery stores

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    Sullivan County Election Officials tell News Channel 11 it's likely Kingsport residents will soon be able to decide whether they want to buy wine with their groceries. More>>

    Arch Coal idles mine complex in Virginia and Kentucky Video included

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    Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky. More>>

    Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

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    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. More>>

    Car crash under investigation in Weber City, VA

    Virginia State Police are investigation a crash in Weber City.  It happened on River Road around 9 p.m.. Virginia State Police are investigation a crash in Weber City. It happened on River Road around 9 p.m..
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    Virginia State Police are investigation a crash in Weber City.It happened on River Road around 9 p.m..An officer on scene said it appeared that a car hit a rock and lost control.Five people were in the car, and at least one person was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.This is a developing story. More>>

    Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

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    A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. More>>

    Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

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    A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional... More>>

    Army veteran awarded Medal of Honor for valor during Afghanistan battle

    Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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    President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.  More>>

    Murder trial canceled, plea deadline set in Gergish, Hunter case

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    A plea deadline has been set for three men accused in a 2013 murder case.Monday was supposed to be the start of a four-day long murder trial for Joshua Gergish, Chavez Hunter and Marcus Gergish.They are accused in the shooting death of Timothy Peregoy Senior, who was found outside a Nathaniel Drive apartment complex in April 2013. The trial was cancelled late last week and now a plea deadline in the case has been set for September eighth.Copyright 2104 WJHL. All Rights Reserved. More>>

    Testimonies heard in Ballard murder case Video included

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    Monday witnesses gave their testimonies in the case of Moses "Lucky" Ballard Junior who is charged with second-degree murder of Michael "Tito" Rowe.Ballard is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in this case.Investigators said a fight on July fourth between Rowe and Ballard erupted in gunfire on Myrtle Avenue in Johnson City.Ballard appeared in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.Two women who were there the night of the shooting testified."We got in to a little ... More>>

    Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

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    President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the... More>>

    JCPD arrest man on attempted murder, kidnapping charges Video included

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and threatened to kill her. More>>

    Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

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    A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room... More>>

    Bristol, Va. police investigating burglary of VapeAloud

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    Bristol Virginia Police Department officers are currently investigating a burglary of a business on Lee Highway. More>>

    Piney Flats man sentenced to 14 months after postage stamp scheme Video included

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    A Piney Flats man was sentenced to 14 months in prison Monday following his arrest for a counterfeit postage scheme. More>>

    Inmate dead after fight at Northeast Correctional Complex; name released Video included

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     The name of a Northeast Correctional Complex inmate who died this weekend after a fight between several inmates at the prison has been released. More>>

    Hot Pursuit 5K & 2Mile Walk to benefit Sullivan County Sheriff's K-9 unit

    Money raised from the event will go to Sullivan County's K9 Unit to purchase additional training equipment as well as materials needed to make improvements to their K9 agility course. More>>

    Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

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    Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five. More>>

    TSA doubling security fees on airfare starting Monday

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    Monday, fees increased more than 100 percent on both domestic and internationally flights. This is because of the September 11 Security Fee that will fund the TSA. More>>

    Church Hill man charged after cutting electrical wires inside home being renovated

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    A Church Hill man was arrested Friday on burglary and vandalism charges after he was seen leaving a home being renovated on Ramey Town Road. More>>

    Progress being made on The Tweetsie Trail; run/walk set for Aug. 30

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    Construction on a local trail aimed at public walking, hiking, running, biking and other types of recreation has made strides toward completion. More>>

    2 charged in meth-related explosion, fire in Madison

    Authorities charged two people after a meth-related explosion caused a two-alarm fire at a Madison apartment complex Saturday afternoon. More>>

    Firefighters find $48,000 worth of marijuana while fighting fire in Hawkins Co. Video included

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    The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office arrested three people after firefighters said they found an elaborate marijuana growing operation while they were trying to put out a fire.  More>>

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    What's Working: Tennessee High School adds summer reading assignment for all students Video included

    Tennessee High School is quiet in the summer, but the students continue to learn."we want to elevate expectations" Tennessee High English teacher Tim Davis is excited about the schools new summer reading program. For the first time everyone of the nearly 1200 Tennessee High School students are now required to read a novel during the summer and complete a summer reading assignment. "we ask them to do more and they do more." Each grade level is assigned a specific novel"Kelly Vance picked the... More>>

    UN Security Council debates Malaysia jet resolution Video included

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    Ambassadors met in the early morning hours Monday as fighting continues between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in the area.

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    Smokies visitors spent more than $734M in 2013

    The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park. More>>

    Memphis Fire: kids playing with lighter start fire

    Memphis firefighters say an apartment fire started when three small children were playing with a cigarette lighter in the bedroom. More>>

    $530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

    A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process. More>>

    3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

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    Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday. More>>

    2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

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    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. More>>

    UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

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    Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency said Sunday. More>>

    Christmas in July craft fair in Jonesborough

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    It was Christmas in July Sunday at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.Members of the Jonesborough senior center had booths set up to display and sell homemade jewelry, decorations, quilts, and other crafts.The senior center members said they want to pass on the art of crafting. "It brings back a lot of happy memories for people to see some of the pieces that grandma had, or that their mom had. And it makes me feel good, gives me a burst of happiness to give them a burst of happiness," one craft... More>>

    Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

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    IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy. More>>

    RAM clinic provides an estimated two million dollars in free health care this weekend Video included

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    After three days of rain and more than 2,500 patients passing through, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) volunteers packed up their free health care clinic in Wise Sunday. Coordinators estimate more than 2 million dollars in free care was provided this weekend.RAM and the Southwest Virginia based Heath Wagon organization provide free medical, dental, and vision treatment each year at an annual clinic for those who are uninsured and under insured."Far too many this is the only access they have to ... More>>

    Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

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    Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy. More>>

    PHOTOS: Rockin’ the 80s, send your pics!

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    News Channel 11 now has more than 80,000 Facebook fans! We are celebrating the milestone by reminiscing about the 80s.  More>>

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    • Vote for your favorite local MiLB mascot

      Vote for your favorite local MiLB mascot

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:12:40 GMT
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      Minor League Baseball’s Mascot Mania is underway for the Appalachian League and some of your favorite Tri-Cities area mascots need your help!
      Minor League Baseball’s Mascot Mania is underway for the Appalachian League and some of your favorite Tri-Cities area mascots need your help!
    • Chrysler recalls 792,000 Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

      Chrysler recalls 792,000 Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

      DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders.Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate.Engi...
      DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders.Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate.Engi...
    • WJHL Surprise Squad back in action

      WJHL Surprise Squad back in action

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:30:25 GMT
      Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE!Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE!
      News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again on Thursday, and we couldn't be more excited!
      News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again on Thursday, and we couldn't be more excited!
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    • Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

      Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:14:22 GMT
      A train bearing the bodies of the people who died in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Wednesday on their way to the Netherlands.
      A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner reached Ukrainian government-held territory at long last Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow...
    • 11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

      11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:52 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:52:22 GMT
      About a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will never see their daughters again.
      In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say.
    • Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

      Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:06:06 GMT
      A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who have bought policies.
      President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
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    • WJHL Surprise Squad back in action

      WJHL Surprise Squad back in action

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:30:25 GMT
      Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE!Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE!
      News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again on Thursday, and we couldn't be more excited!
      News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again on Thursday, and we couldn't be more excited!
    • Palace guards play 'Game of Thrones' theme

      Palace guards play 'Game of Thrones' theme

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:04:58 GMT

      The performance by the uniformed guard of Buckingham Palace gave a regal feel to the opening music of the HBO show about the fictional Westeros.

      The performance by the uniformed guard of Buckingham Palace gave a regal feel to the opening music of the HBO show about the fictional Westeros.

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      Carol Carter, RD from Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Centers joined us on News Channel 11 at Noon to prepare a diabetic friendly dish to satisfy your sweet tooth.
      Carol Carter, RD from Wellmont Diabetes Treatment Centers joined us on News Channel 11 at Noon to prepare a diabetic friendly dish to satisfy your sweet tooth.
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