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    Johnson City Commission holds planning meeting

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    Johnson City commissioners were hard at work Saturday morning trying to map out future goals.Commissioners have been holding strategic planning meetings for the past several Saturdays at city hall.Eleven different areas of importance and action steps to accomplish those goals are on the table.Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin said projects like Downtown Revitalization will impact the entire city."How you make this a more attractive community which plays into everything else. If you have an attractive ... More>>

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    Unicoi County Republican candidates host meet and greet

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    Folks in Unicoi County got a chance to talk one-on-one with Republican primary candidates Saturday.Instead of a Lincoln Day Dinner, this year the Unicoi County Republican Party opted for a meet and greet-type rally.All 45 candidates that will be on the Republican primary ballot in Unicoi County in May or August were at the event.Republican Party Chairman Jim Buchanan told News Channel 11 he thinks the event was a better way for voters to get to know the candidates."Give voters a chance to com... More>>

    Great American Clean Up holds drop off event in Johnson City

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    Folks in Johnson City had an opportunity to participate in the Great American Cleanup Saturday. A drop off service was held for residents at Indian Trail Middle School and Cherokee School. Folks could bring by any unwanted household trash or recycling. Recycling and Marketing Coordinator Eva Hunter told News Channel 11 the city usually collects several tons of waste during one of these drop off events."We see basketball goals, we see bicycles, we see windows, we see patio furniture, we see a ... More>>

    Johnson City Farmer's Market open for spring season

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    The Johnson City Farmer's Market opened for the spring season on Saturday.Folks lined up to shop the vendor stalls stacked with fresh veggies, eggs, honey, and other tasty treats.The Farmer's Market runs Wednesdays and Saturdaysfrom April through October,from 7 a.m.to 2 p.m., oruntil vendors run out of goods.Vendors toldNews Channel 11 today that they're excited about thefuture and growth of the Farmer's Market.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

    Oklahoma City Bombing marks 19th anniversary

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    Saturday marks the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.The Oklahoma City National Memorial held a remembrance ceremony Saturday. The Memorial and Museum built to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil is in the middle of a $7 million upgrade. The blast at the Alfred P. Murrah federal building on April 19, 1995 killed 168 people, including 19 children. Five hundred others were hurt.Former U.S. Army soldiers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were convicted of ca... More>>

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

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    Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the... More>>

    10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

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    Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship... More>>

    Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

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    A mother was shocked to discover the odor she'd smelled was a dead body underneath the deck of her Knoxville home. More>>

    Virginia Intermont baseball team plays last home games

    After struggling financially for the past few years, the outlook for Virginia Intermont College's future is decidedly bleak after last week’s announcement that a merger with Webber International University had fallen through.It's a reality that could mean the end of Virginia Intermont both in the classroom and on the field.Today the Cobra baseball team played their last home games for the foreseeable future.It's the s... More>>

    Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

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    Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. More>>

    Medical Watch: Predicting Bad Hearts

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    Every year, more than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack. And 600,000 die of heart disease. “Fully half of the people that are going to die in America are going to die of cardiovascular disease,” Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD, Cardiologist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, told Ivanhoe. Now, researchers at Baylor Research Institute at Dallas have uncovered a biomarker that may help them spot the disease so... More>>

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

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    No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it. More>>

    Your Week in Viral Videos: Dyed eggs and dead technology

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    (RNN) – Easter is Sunday, and you’ve probably dyed a few eggs or know someone who has.Make sure you remember where you hid them, because you don’t want to come across them in July and have an unfortunate smell to deal with.Eggs will get their annual day in the sun Monday at the White House Easter Egg Roll, which is being protested by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.PETA doesn’t have a problem with rolling eggs, but it does have a problem with those eggs coming from chickens, so, i... More>>

    Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

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    The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox... More>>

    ATF concludes McEwen explosion investigation, calls it an accident Video included

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    An explosion at an ammunition plant west of Nashville that killed one person and injured three others has been ruled an accident.
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    Storm Team 11 Weather: Mainly Cloudy, Evening Shower

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    Showers South of Tri-Cities

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    At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

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    Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the... More>>

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

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    The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. More>>

    Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

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    The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are... More>>

    Your Week in Pop Culture: 5 questions the 'Scandal' finale didn't answer

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    Five questions left after the season 3 finale of Scandal, kids interacting with a Sony Walkman will make you feel old and more this week in pop culture. More>>

    Wisconsin court to decide on testing drunk drivers

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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide whether police can legally draw the blood of a suspected drunk driver without a warrant or the consent of the driver. For years, Wisconsin was one of only a handful of states to grant police such blanket authority. But last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a Missouri case that police don't always have the power to draw blood without a warrant or consent. In the wake of the high court decision, Wisconsin police have shied a... More>>

    Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

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    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. More>>

    Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

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    A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is expected to finish searching a patch of the Indian Ocean seabed within a week after so far coming up empty, and the search area may be expanded after... More>>

    County health rankings shed light on region's health problems

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    After finding out that part of the Tri-Cities ranked as one of the least healthy areas in the country, we wanted to take a closer look at why that is, and how the region can change. We first told you last week about a study that ranks the Kingsport/Bristol area as the third least healthy metro in the United States. The Gallup-Healthways poll cited factors like obesity, blood pressure, and the poverty rate. To get a better understanding of why the Model City and the Twin Cities have such a po... More>>

    NC college gets grant to expand beverage program

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has received a grant from Duke Energy to expand its craft beverage program.The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/1kJem2r) the school's Craft Beverage Institute is getting a $195,000 grant that will buy a 7-10-barrel brew house, a canning machine, a distillation system and a micro winery.Program director Scott Adams says the equipment should be on the Enka campus by fall.Adams said two dozen students are now i... More>>

    Bill would punish drug-using pregnant women

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.

    Health organizations and women's rights advocates have called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would allow women to be charged with assault if they abuse narcotics while pregnant and then give birth to a

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    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

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    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's... More>>

    Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

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    Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the... More>>

    Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane

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    A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search... More>>

    Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested

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    The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the... More>>

    SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

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    A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. More>>

    E-cigarettes banned in L.A. public places starting Saturday

    Smoking electronic cigarettes in many Los Angeles public places will be illegal starting Saturday.That includes bars, restaurants, and clubs.
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    After the NICU: Educational tools for those caring for babies born drug-dependent Video included

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    After the NICUPrevious Stories:Sullivan County has the highest rate of drug dependent newborns in the stateMoms of drug-exposed newborns one step closer to facing jail timeCopyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

    Autism Alert: Early Diagnosis — Early Treatment

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    (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Although autism is a complicated and varied condition, there are some tests that can help diagnose children.For example, scientists can look to see which side of an adult’s face babies focus on.
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    JCPD arrest woman who attempted to pass forged check at Eastman Credit Union Video included

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    Johnson City Police Department officers have arrested a woman who reportedly tried to pass a forged check at a local bank.

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    Greene Co. residents raise questions, concerns about US Nitrogen plant Video included

    Greene County residents gathers to voice concerns about US Nitrogen and its impact on the environment. Greene County residents gathers to voice concerns about US Nitrogen and its impact on the environment.
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    People are raising questions and concerns involving a new plant nearing completion in Greene County. The new facility is located in the 400 block of Pottertown Road in Greene County and will include the Nolichuckey River as a vital part of plant operations. More>>

    191st Peters Hollow Egg Fight scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday

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    A Carter County Easter tradition celebrates its 191st year this weekend. More>>

    Longtime "Witness Walk" still strong in Erwin Video included

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    Hundreds of people in Erwin turned out this morning for the “Witness Walk.” More>>

    People with disabilities lose part-time jobs with VA Video included

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    For nearly 20 years, people with disabilities have worked inside the cafeteria at Mountain Home VA campus. Recently that long run came to an end for six part-time employees. Allan Cole is one of them. The 52 year-old man has Down's syndrome. Before he lost his job last month he had worked at the VA for 16 years. "I miss my friends," Cole said. "I wish I could go back. It's hard to say goodbye." More>>

    Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

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    Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. More>>

    Low power, altitude cited as possible causes of Holston Mtn. plane crash Video included

    Low altitude and insufficient power were cited by a pilot as possible reasons for the crash of his airplane shortly after takeoff from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport in March, according to a preliminary report from the NTSB. More>>

    Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital

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    A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

    Virginia boasts 240-plus farmers' markets

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    Virginia is seeing an explosion of farmers' markets. More>>

    Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

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    Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. More>>

    Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

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    Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr." More>>

    Stateline Drive-In Theater offers free movie admission for opening weekend

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    If you’re looking for some outdoor entertainment for your family this weekend, the Stateline Drive-In Theater on Highway 19E in Elizabethton will be showing a free movie tonight through Sunday. More>>

    Boy electrocuted while swimming in backyard pool; pool light to blame

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    A 7-year-old Florida boy was electrocuted and died after swimming in the family's pool. Calder Sloan was swimming with another boy Sunday. The other boy felt a tingle soon after they got in the water More>>

    Mazda recalls 109,000 older SUVs for rust problem

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    Mazda is recalling 109,000 Tribute SUVs in cold-weather states to fix rusting frame parts. More>>

    In Your Corner: Ways to defend yourself Video included

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    According to the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) every two minutes, an American is sexually assaulted. Click on the link to find out how you can defend yourself.  More>>

    Renovations to J. Fred Johnson Stadium underway Video included

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    Many people in the Tri-Cities have attended a football game at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport. The stadium at Dobyns-Bennett High School is getting a major overhaul. More>>

    Are you looking for something to do for Easter? Click on the link to find some events planned in our area. Also, click here if you want to submit an event.  More>>

    Good Friday "Walk with the Cross"

    If you're looking to celebrate Good Friday, the Bloomingdale Community Annual "Walk With the Cross" will be observed.Beginning at 11 am, the public is invited to meet at Holly Springs United Methodist Church at Highway 11 West and Bloomingdale Road in Central Heights. More>>

    10 Things to Know for Today

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    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

    Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

    Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead. More>>

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

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    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and... More>>

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion Video included

    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight." More>>

    Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

    A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data... More>>

    Anonymous tip leads to TBI investigation of former Daniel Boone High School basketball coach Video included

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    According to TBI Public Information Officer Josh DeVine, the investigation "centers around allegations that (Arnold) had an inappropriate relationship with a 16 year-old student." More>>

    Caught on camera: woman passing stolen checks, I.D., at Johnson City credit union

    Cameras caught the image of a woman who police said used stolen checks and ID at a Johnson City credit union. Cameras caught the image of a woman who police said used stolen checks and ID at a Johnson City credit union.

    Johnson City Police hope someone recognizes the woman caught on surveillance video using stolen checks and I.D. at a local credit union.The crime happened March 27th at the Eastman Credit Union in Johnson City. More>>

    Teen urinates in Portland water supply, city drains reservoir of 38 million gallons

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    A Mount Tabor reservoir that holds Portland's drinking water has been taken offline after a teenager urinated in the reservoir.
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    Final report on Food City chopper crash expected within a few weeks Video included

    The investigation of a fatal helicopter crash on South Holston Lake in August 2012 could be complete within a few weeks.  The investigation of a fatal helicopter crash on South Holston Lake in August 2012 could be complete within a few weeks.
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    The investigation of a fatal helicopter crash on South Holston Lake in August 2012 could be complete within a few weeks.  More>>

    Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

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    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the... More>>

    Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian... More>>

    Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards

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    (AP) - Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. More>>

    Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN Video included

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    Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”. More>>

    Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist... More>>

    Kingsport man starts new program for the homeless

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    Last year, Kingsport City Schools identified 320 homeless children within the school system. Since then, city officials and organizations have tried to figure out ways to help those children, and their families.....
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    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

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    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. More>>

    Blountville man sentenced to 10 years in prison following solicitation of minor for sexual activity Video included

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    A Blountville man was sentenced in federal court in Greeneville Thursday following an investigation where he reportedly attempted to entice a child into illegal sexual activity. More>>

    Flashing campaign sign on 11E concerns drivers

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    Campaign signs are designed to get the public's attention. One Greene County sign is so flashy, it may be putting drivers at risk.A sign for Road Superintendent David Weems' re-election campaign is posted on the side of a box truck, that has flashing lights at night.A viewer emailed News Channel 11 with video of the truck at night, and concerns about how much the lights resemble emergency lights."One side of it has red and white alternating flashing lights, which at night makes it look like a... More>>

    Winners and losers in Tennessee's legislative session

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    Here is a list of some of the winners and losers of the legislative session that concluded on Thursday.  More>>

    Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

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    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. More>>

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

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    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too... More>>

    BVU announces planned water outage

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    Beginning 11 p.m. Monday, April 21, to approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, BVU will have a planned water service outage in parts of the Exit 7 area.
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    Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

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    By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said... More>>

    Diplomats agree on way to ease tensions in Ukraine

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    GENEVA -- Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

    Schools tweak strategies for weather days

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    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year. More>>

    YOUTUBE: Jonesborough teacher creates “Gangnam Style” parody promoting exercise Video included

    The video, created by Jonesborough 8th grade teacher Luke Holt, is a parody of “Gangnam Style”. The video, created by Jonesborough 8th grade teacher Luke Holt, is a parody of “Gangnam Style”.
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    The video, created by Jonesborough  8th grade teacher Luke Holt, is a parody of “Gangnam Style”. More>>

    House fire reported on Savoy Drive in Blountville Video included

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    Sullivan County dispatchers confirmed Thursday afternoon that a house was on fire in Blountville. More>>

    2016 Presidential poll: Christie, Paul, Bush top Republicans, Clinton still leads

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    According to a Fox News poll,  if the top three potential Republican candidates for President were put up against Hilary Clinton, they would lose. More>>

    Lonnie Greer pleads guilty to felony weapons charges, faces 180 months in prison Video included

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    A Jonesborough man pleaded guilty Thursday to felony weapons charges. Authorities say he changed his plea to avoid a trial and a harsher sentence. More>>

    Actor Kevin Costner stops in for a cheeseburger in downtown Roanoke

    People at a popular Roanoke eatery got quite the surprise visit on Wednesday. Actor Kevin Costner stopped in for a quick bite.  More>>

    Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. More>>

    How much does your child's superintendent make; Salaries in the Tri-Cities Video included

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    They're in charge of dozens of schools and thousands of kids, but how much do they make?We went through all of the superintendent contracts in our area and found the top paid superintendents in our area More>>

    New emails released in IRS scandal

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    An activist group has released new e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal. More>>

    ETSU to host Old Crow Medicine Show and Carolina Chocolate Drops Video included

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    The East Tennessee State University Student Government Association’s Spring Concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show and the Carolina Chocolate Drops will be held on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (Minidome).  More>>

    Early morning crash leads police to gun in felon's car Video included

    EarlyThursdaymorning at 1:08am Johnson City police officers arrested 25 year-old James M. Perkinson.Perkinson was arrested after an investigation following a car crashon State of Franklin Rd. at Jack Vest Dr. Perkinson was transported to Johnson City Medical Center and was later released. During the investigation, officers discovered a glass pipe, marijuana, and later a handgun belonging to Mr. Perkinson. He was charged with Driving Under the Influence first offense, Simple Possession, Posses... More>>

    Let the games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set. More>>

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    Bill to protect teachers against poor standardized test scores is discussed in Nashville Video included

    A bill introduced to protect teachers from being penalized due to poor test scores is being debated in the final days of the 108th General Assembly in Nashville. More>>

    Wednesday night house fire destroys Erwin home

    AnErwin family's home was destroyed following a house fire Wednesday night.Volunteer firefighters were called to a home on Harris Street in Erwin late Wednesday evening. When crews arrived on the scene the home was deemed a total loss.No injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>

    SC bill banning abortions beyond 19 weeks stalls

    Legislation seeking to ban and criminalize abortion beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy in South Carolina has stalled in the state Senate. More>>

    Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking Video included

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of... More>>

    Johnson City MD talks addiction in USA Today Video included

    In Wednesday's "USA Today",  Dr. Stephen Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day while treating patients in Johnson City. In Wednesday's "USA Today", Dr. Stephen Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day while treating patients in Johnson City.

    Johnson City physician Dr. Stephen Loyd carried a painful secret for many years.While treating patients, he was quietly managing a raging addiction to prescription medication. To deal with stress, Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day. More>>

    uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

    A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing... More>>

    Rescued: woman falls 30 feet, breaks bones near Carter County waterfall Video included

    Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN. Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN.
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    A woman reportedly fell about 30-feet near Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. More>>

    Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a... More>>

    Judge "freezes" methadone clinic federal lawsuit against Johnson City

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    Firefighters battle massive Gatlinburg condo fire on Sky View Drive

    Firefighters were busy extinguishing a Gatlinburg condo fire on Ski View Drive Wednesday morning. Three people were rescued from the second floor and are being treated for smoke inhalation. More>>

    Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. More>>

    Man says he found syringe at Elizabethton park

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    Walking in the park you may never expect to find danger, but a man recently discovered a potential threat to his family in one Elizabethton park. More>>

    JCPD arrests man following burglary investigation

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man Tuesday, following an investigation into a burglary of a home on Fairridge Road. More>>

    People owe $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport, mayor's name on list Video included

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    People owe a combined $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport and one of the names on the list is a prominent city leader, according to documents provided to us by the city. In all, the city says more than 2,000 tickets remain outstanding.  More>>

    US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. More>>

    Elder abuse legislation passes in Tennessee House Video included

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    Tougher penalties for people who abuse or neglect vulnerable adults are one step closer to becoming a reality. The State House unanimously passed legislation today that would increase the punishment for elder abusers. The State Senate passed the legislation last week. The bill, which would also create a state elder abuse task force, was sparked by a Community Watchdog investigation last summer that uncovered a large number of people who abused adults in our area. Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson C... More>>

    NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering... More>>

    Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance. More>>

    Ford Mustang celebrates 50th anniversary Video included

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    The company originally hoped for annual sales of 100,000 cars in 1964, but on the first day alone people ordered 22,000. More>>

    Man pleads guilty in shooting at Va. college

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    A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. More>>

    House rejects Senate version of anti-meth bill

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    The House has refused to go along with the Senate version of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to set tighter annual limits on the amount of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth that can be bought.  More>>

    Delays, stops on Interstate 26 near Gray exit to be expected

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    Motorists driving on Interstate 26 this afternoon should expect delays, as well as stops on the east and westbound lanes. More>>

    Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

    Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own... More>>

    Bill passes that would help felons get jobs

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    The state legislature has passed a bill that may make it easier for some felons who have turned their lives around to find a job. More>>

    Two Greeneville residents face multiple charges following traffic stop

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    Two Greeneville residents face several charges after they were stopped by Greeneville City Police Department officers during a traffic stop. More>>

    Parent 'stunned' after teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to students Video included

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    A Cleveland County middle school teacher turned herself in to police on Tuesday after she reportedly sent sexual videos of herself to a student. More>>

    Your Week in Music: So much new music, so little time

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    Limestone man charged with attempted second-degree murder following standoff with WCSO Video included

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    Washington County deputies arrested a Limestone man after he threatened to kill his girlfriend and himself at a home on Garland Road Tuesday night. More>>

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

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    Kingsport Aquatic Center hiring for summer season

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    Ozark Mountains Brewing Supplies to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new location, expansion

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    Ozark Mountains Brewing Supplies will celebrate their expansion and new location Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Kingsport. More>>

    Victims of Virginia Tech massacre remembered on 7th anniversary

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    The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. More>>

    Police: Ky. man charged for burning cat in stove

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    Police say a Harlan County man who allegedly threw a cat into a wood-burning stove during an argument has been charged with a felony. More>>

    South Dakota girls missing since 1971 found in submerged car

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    A South Dakota cold case involving two teenage girls who went missing in 1971 has been solved after authorities uncovered their car in a creek last September.
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    Senate wants schools to recite Tenn. flag salute

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    The recitation of a little-known "Salute to the Flag of Tennessee" in the state Senate is often met with confusion with visitors to the upper chamber of the General Assembly. More>>

    Haslams host 4th annual Easter Egg Roll

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    Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are hosting their 4th annual Easter Egg Roll at the Tennessee Residence on Wednesday. More>>

    Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

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    Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane Video included

    As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. More>>

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    Senator Jim Kyle (D)-Shelby County sponsored a bill that would hold people accountable for bullying at work. More>>

    Kingsport 911 service ranks in top 4 in TN

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    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks Video included

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    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's... More>>

    Reality TV show "Southern Justice" follows Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Office Video included

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    New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

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    Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son Video included

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    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski. More>>

    Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

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    Cuonzo Martin leaves UT for Cal

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    Gov. McAuliffe to visit Bristol Wednesday for bill signing

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    The growing use and abuse of Suboxone in the Tri-Cities Video included

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    Tonight, we're delving into a drug that's gaining popularity in the headlines: Suboxone. The prescription drug is used to wean people off opioid addiction - for example heroin, and narcotic painkillers. But it doesn't come without controversy. You may recall the uproar in Baileyton, when locals learned of a suspected Suboxone clinic. Within a month of it's opening, Emmaus Medical and Counseling shut its doors, due to violating a town zoning ordinance. Monday, we told you a man charged with ... More>>

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    • Johnson City Commission holds planning meeting

      Johnson City Commission holds planning meeting

      Saturday, April 19 2014 9:28 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:28:55 GMT
      Johnson City commissioners were hard at work Saturday morning trying to map out future goals.Commissioners have been holding strategic planning meetings for the past several Saturdays at city hall.Eleven different areas of importance and action steps to accomplish those goals are on the table.Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin said projects like Downtown Revitalization will impact the entire city."How you make this a more attractive community which plays into everything else. If you have an attractive ...
      Johnson City commissioners were hard at work Saturday morning trying to map out future goals.Commissioners have been holding strategic planning meetings for the past several Saturdays at city hall.Eleven different areas of importance and action steps to accomplish those goals are on the table.Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin said projects like Downtown Revitalization will impact the entire city."How you make this a more attractive community which plays into everything else. If you have an attractive ...
    • Unicoi County Republican candidates host meet and greet

      Unicoi County Republican candidates host meet and greet

      Saturday, April 19 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:21:02 GMT
      Folks in Unicoi County got a chance to talk one-on-one with Republican primary candidates Saturday.Instead of a Lincoln Day Dinner, this year the Unicoi County Republican Party opted for a meet and greet-type rally.All 45 candidates that will be on the Republican primary ballot in Unicoi County in May or August were at the event.Republican Party Chairman Jim Buchanan told News Channel 11 he thinks the event was a better way for voters to get to know the candidates."Give voters a chance to com...
      Folks in Unicoi County got a chance to talk one-on-one with Republican primary candidates Saturday.Instead of a Lincoln Day Dinner, this year the Unicoi County Republican Party opted for a meet and greet-type rally.All 45 candidates that will be on the Republican primary ballot in Unicoi County in May or August were at the event.Republican Party Chairman Jim Buchanan told News Channel 11 he thinks the event was a better way for voters to get to know the candidates."Give voters a chance to com...
    • Great American Clean Up holds drop off event in Johnson City

      Great American Clean Up holds drop off event in Johnson City

      Saturday, April 19 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:15:59 GMT
      Folks in Johnson City had an opportunity to participate in the Great American Cleanup Saturday. A drop off service was held for residents at Indian Trail Middle School and Cherokee School. Folks could bring by any unwanted household trash or recycling. Recycling and Marketing Coordinator Eva Hunter told News Channel 11 the city usually collects several tons of waste during one of these drop off events."We see basketball goals, we see bicycles, we see windows, we see patio furniture, we see a ...
      Folks in Johnson City had an opportunity to participate in the Great American Cleanup Saturday. A drop off service was held for residents at Indian Trail Middle School and Cherokee School. Folks could bring by any unwanted household trash or recycling. Recycling and Marketing Coordinator Eva Hunter told News Channel 11 the city usually collects several tons of waste during one of these drop off events."We see basketball goals, we see bicycles, we see windows, we see patio furniture, we see a ...
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    • Oklahoma City Bombing marks 19th anniversary

      Oklahoma City Bombing marks 19th anniversary

      Saturday, April 19 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:05:23 GMT
      Saturday marks the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.The Oklahoma City National Memorial held a remembrance ceremony Saturday. The Memorial and Museum built to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil is in the middle of a $7 million upgrade. The blast at the Alfred P. Murrah federal building on April 19, 1995 killed 168 people, including 19 children. Five hundred others were hurt.Former U.S. Army soldiers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were convicted of ca...
      Saturday marks the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.The Oklahoma City National Memorial held a remembrance ceremony Saturday. The Memorial and Museum built to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil is in the middle of a $7 million upgrade. The blast at the Alfred P. Murrah federal building on April 19, 1995 killed 168 people, including 19 children. Five hundred others were hurt.Former U.S. Army soldiers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were convicted of ca...
    • 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

      13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

      Saturday, April 19 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 01:02:31 GMT
      Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on...
      Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the...
    • 10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

      10 more bodies found inside sunken ferry by divers

      Saturday, April 19 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:42:24 GMT
      The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need. Two crew members also were taken into...
      Divers recovered 13 bodies from inside a ferry that sank off South Korea, pushing the confirmed death toll to 46, officials said Sunday. The discovery came after rescuers finally gained access to the inside of the ship...
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    • Miley Cyrus ill, postpones US tour, resumes in August

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      NEW YORK (AP) - Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August. Cyrus' representative tells The Associated Press on Friday that the singer will resume the U.S. tour Aug. 1 in Uniondale, N.Y. The new dates will include seven rescheduled shows and two additional stops. The European leg of the tour is still scheduled to kick off May 2 in Amsterdam. Cyrus' rep says the singer suffered from a sinus ...
      NEW YORK (AP) - Miley Cyrus is postponing her U.S. tour while she recovers from an allergic reaction to antibiotics, but will resume her performances in August. Cyrus' representative tells The Associated Press on Friday that the singer will resume the U.S. tour Aug. 1 in Uniondale, N.Y. The new dates will include seven rescheduled shows and two additional stops. The European leg of the tour is still scheduled to kick off May 2 in Amsterdam. Cyrus' rep says the singer suffered from a sinus ...
    • Easter Egg hunt returns to Bristol's Cumberland Square Park

      Easter Egg hunt returns to Bristol's Cumberland Square Park

       It’s been an Easter tradition for over three decades, and the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the City of Bristol Virginia Parks Recreation Department once again promises to deliver fun by the basketful to local children through a variety of festive events and activities.
       It’s been an Easter tradition for over three decades, and the 2014 Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the City of Bristol Virginia Parks Recreation Department once again promises to deliver fun by the basketful to local children through a variety of festive events and activities.
    • PHOTOS: Good Friday

      PHOTOS: Good Friday

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