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    292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

    A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic,... More>>

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    Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

    A column of armored personnel carriers flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators on Wednesday. Some of the troops aboard said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had switched... More>>

    Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

    The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ruled Wednesday that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume again on May 5. More>>

    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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    Bill would add consequences to adult Bullying at work Video included

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

    Victims of Virginia Tech massacre remembered on 7th anniversary

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

    Kingsport 911 service ranks in top 4 in TN

    The city of Kingsport is one of four cities in Tennessee with a 100% score for knowing every address for it's emergency 911 service.Meaning for those who live in Kingsport and make an emergency call to 911 from a land-line or cell phone, dispatchers know exactly where that call is coming from and help can be dispatched more quickly."In an emergency situation when you dial 911 and the call comes through our call center that the one of the systems they have is their mapping system, and that map... More>>

    Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    A recent graduate of the University of Calgary was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. More>>

    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

    A new television show is putting a local sheriff's office in the national spotlight.  More>>

    New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. More>>

    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

    GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to... More>>

    Cuonzo Martin leaves UT for Cal

    The search is on for a new Tennessee men's head basketball coach after Cuonzo Martin was hired by the University of California Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Gov. McAuliffe to visit Bristol Wednesday for bill signing

     The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m..  The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m..

    The Governor of Virginia will be in Bristol Wednesday to sign his first legislative act.The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.. More>>

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

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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>>

    Lawmakers pass TN Governor Bill Haslam's free tuition bill

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    Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk. More>>

    Kingsport court drops charge against 49ers Daniel Kilgore

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    The Kingsport General Sessions court dismissed a charge against San Francisco 49ers Daniel Kilgore. The public intoxication charge was filed in January against Kilgore back in January. More>>

    6 Foods to Fight Allergies

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    Sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes are just a few symptoms that tell you it must be allergy season. However, don't reach for those expensive drugs yet: try these remedy foods first. More>>

    Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A special committee of lawmakers on Tuesday recommended that the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed for one year. More>>

    Golf balls ending up on Elizabethton airport runway Video included

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    Tuesday was not ideal weather to be outside. It was rainy, cloudy and cold.  More>>

    Virginia Intermont College and Webber International cancel merger Video included

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    Virginia Intermont College and Webber International University will not go forward with a merger.  More>>

    8 Foods You Should Buy Now

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    According to a food and health survey, 52 percent of Americans say figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn’t eat to be healthier.  More>>

    Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising Video included

    In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist... More>>

    Residents express concerns about future apartment complex on Bluff City HWY Video included

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    A future multifamily apartment complex on Bluff City Highway is raising a lot of concerns for residents already living in the neighborhood. More>>

    Sullivan County Animal Shelter in need of donations

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    Some animals in our region are in need of your help. The Sullivan County-Bluff City-Kingsport Animal Shelter is in desperate need of funds, to help care for the numerous animals at the shelter right now. More>>

    AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into... More>>

    Strawberry farm plans to freeze water around berries to protect from cold Video included

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    News Channel 11 went to Scott’s Strawberry Farm to see what types of precautions they were taking to protect their crop. More>>

    Income taxes by the numbers: Last-minute filers hurry to beat deadline

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    The IRS says nearly 100 million tax returns have been filed so far and millions more are expected by April 15.
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    Child, 3, gets stuck inside claw crane machine

    A mother in Lincoln, Nebraska has quite a story to tell involving her 3-year-old boy. She couldn't find him inside their apartment and frantically called police.  More>>

    KPD searching for woman who used stolen debit card at three local businesses Video included

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    Kingsport Police Department officers are currently searching for a woman who reportedly used a stolen debit card at three businesses in Kingsport on March 7. More>>

    Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

    For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who... More>>

    PHOTOS: 6 Tenn. sites added to National Register

    Six Tennessee sites have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. More>>

    Ukrainian military convoy dispatched against pro-Russian militants Video included

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    Ukraine's ambassador says his government won't let what happened in Crimea happen in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian National Guard battalion was sent to the Donetsk region Tuesday. More>>

    Flight attendant's humor livens up plane safety speech

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    In a pre-flight safety monologue full of brutal honesty, sarcasm and a few things that could save their lives, one flight attendant actually got her passengers to listen. More>>

    Override of local bans on guns in parks fails

    A bill seeking to do away with city and county governments' power to ban firearms in parks, playgrounds and ball fields has failed for the year. More>>

    Ex-Grundy firefighter charged in two wildfires Video included

    Ex-firefighter charged in 2 wildfires Ex-firefighter charged in 2 wildfires

    A former Grundy firefighter faces charges of starting two wildfires that burned 440 acres in Buchanan County. More>>

    Man arrested on assault charges after hitting cousin with hammer

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    A man was charged with assault Sunday after he reportedly hit a man with a hammer during an argument. More>>

    Dozens of hate groups listed in Virginia and Tennessee Video included

    According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are 37 active hate groups in Tennessee and 26 in Virginia.
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    April Mugshots

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    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    Governor Bill Haslam's voucher proposal fails this session

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has failed this session.The measure was withdrawn from the House Finance Committee on Tuesday because it didn't have the votes.It's the second year the Republican governor has not been able to get the legislation passed.He pulled a more limited version last year after attempts by members of his own party and other voucher proponents to expand it.This year, the governor did propose a slight expa... More>>

    A total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014 caused the moon to appear to turn a "blood red" color.  More>>

    17 animals die in house fire on Carroll Creek Road Video included

    More than a dozen firefighters were trying to extinguish a house fire on Carroll Creek Road Monday afternoon. More>>

    DNYD PL8S: Why personalized plates get denied in TN and VA Video included

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    We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. In both Tennessee and Virginia, the department of motor vehicles receives request that will never make it to print.   More>>

    Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

    Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the... More>>

    WEB POLL: Strong beer sales bill headed to governor's desk

    A bill to allow stronger beer to be sold in Tennessee supermarkets and convenience stores is headed for Gov. Bill Haslam's desk. More>>

    T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

    A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall after a journey of more than 2,000 miles from Montana. More>>

    Greenville florist creates McNugget boutonniere Video included

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    A KFC commercial is going viral, and a local florist is getting in on the action by making edible corsages and boutonnieres.
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    Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

    An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. More>>

    Region that shaped Tsarnaev more volatile Video included

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    The region where Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev lived for six months in the year prior to the April 15, 2013, attack is a hotbed for terrorist activity plaguing southern Russia.  More>>

    Your Day in History: Fast food, fast cars and taxes

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    It's not just Tax Day, other notable events through history happened April 15. More>>

    Help the Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast TN win $5,000

    Starting now until May 18th, you can help Second Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Tennessee win $5,000. All you have to do is enter codes from specially marked "outnumber hunger" products by General Mills at: outnumberhunger.com.Each week, one food bank will receive $5,000 for receiving the most codes and one grand prize of $50,000 will be given to the food bank who receives the most meals from the public overall by May 18th.Every code entered with a northeast Tennessee zip code equals a donati... More>>

    Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies Video included

    Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. More>>

    Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

    Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday. More>>

    Open gun carry bill defeated in Tennessee House panel

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    A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits has been defeated in a House subcommittee. More>>

    Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

    Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in riot gear stood ready to evacuate 700 more families... More>>

    Senate approves Haslam's free tuition plan

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is a step closer to the governor's desk. More>>

    Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control Video included

    The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding. More>>

    Police: Dad arrested after throwing car seat with child inside Video included

    Joseph Skinner was arrested Sunday after police say he threw a child's car seat while the child was still strapped in it. More>>

    TWRA bear trapping effort in Johnson City on hold; bear inactive

    For the past several days, TWRA officials have been attempting to trap a black bear that has reportedly been causing problems around the North. N. St. and Sherwood Forest area of Johnson City. More>>

    Kingsport plans on offering city manager job to Jeff Fleming

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    The city of Kingsport could soon seal the deal in its search for a city manager. More>>

    Man allegedly tried to kill Kingsport police officers with knife, bricks; Taser deployed several times Video included

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    Kingsport police say a man is behind bars facing attempted murder charges after a he tried to injure officers several times during an arrest. Around 2:15 a.m. Sunday, a resident called police saying a man was snooping around their van on Glen Avenue. More>>

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    On Friday, we took things a step further and asked everyone in the WJHL building to submit their own selfie for WJHL.com’s new “Snap and Send Selfie” slideshow. More>>

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      Bill would add consequences to adult Bullying at work

      Bill would add consequences to adult Bullying at work

      Senator Jim Kyle (D)-Shelby County sponsored a bill that would hold people accountable for bullying at work.
      Senator Jim Kyle (D)-Shelby County sponsored a bill that would hold people accountable for bullying at work.
    • Victims of Virginia Tech massacre remembered on 7th anniversary

      Victims of Virginia Tech massacre remembered on 7th anniversary

      The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg.
      The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg.
    • Kingsport 911 service ranks in top 4 in TN

      Kingsport 911 service ranks in top 4 in TN

      The city of Kingsport is one of four cities in Tennessee with a 100% score for knowing every address for it's emergency 911 service.Meaning for those who live in Kingsport and make an emergency call to 911 from a land-line or cell phone, dispatchers know exactly where that call is coming from and help can be dispatched more quickly."In an emergency situation when you dial 911 and the call comes through our call center that the one of the systems they have is their mapping system, and that map...
      The city of Kingsport is one of four cities in Tennessee with a 100% score for knowing every address for it's emergency 911 service.Meaning for those who live in Kingsport and make an emergency call to 911 from a land-line or cell phone, dispatchers know exactly where that call is coming from and help can be dispatched more quickly."In an emergency situation when you dial 911 and the call comes through our call center that the one of the systems they have is their mapping system, and that map...
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    • 292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

      292 missing, 3 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

      More than 100 people were still unaccounted Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 476, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and...
      A multi-story ferry carrying 459 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast Wednesday, leaving nearly 300 people missing despite a frantic,...
    • Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

      Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

      An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.
      A column of armored personnel carriers flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russia demonstrators on Wednesday. Some of the troops aboard said they were Ukrainian soldiers who had switched...
    • Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

      Pistorius trial: Judge sets 2-week adjournment

      The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has ruled that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume on May 5.
      The judge in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius ruled Wednesday that proceedings will adjourn for more than two weeks after Thursday and resume again on May 5.
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    • Reality TV show "Southern Justice" follows Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Office

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

      A new television show is putting a local sheriff's office in the national spotlight. 
      A new television show is putting a local sheriff's office in the national spotlight. 
    • Moscow Festival Ballet's "Swan Lake" coming to NPAC in Greeneville

      Moscow Festival Ballet's "Swan Lake" coming to NPAC in Greeneville

      The Moscow Festival Ballet performance of Swan Lake will be presented at NPAC on Monday, April 21st at 7:30pm.The Moscow Festival Ballet performance of Swan Lake will be presented at NPAC on Monday, April 21st at 7:30pm.
      The following was submitted for publication:The Moscow Festival Ballet performance of Swan Lake will be presented at NPAC on Monday, April 21st at 7:30pm.
      The following was submitted for publication:The Moscow Festival Ballet performance of Swan Lake will be presented at NPAC on Monday, April 21st at 7:30pm.
    • Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway

      Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:01:52 GMT
      Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and says he's hoping to turn it into a show that attracts both die-hard Broadway fans and those who usually avoid Times Square.  
      Stage and film producer Matthew Weaver, who helped create "Rock of Ages," has acquired the theatrical stage rights to the TV show and says he's hoping to turn it into a show that attracts both die-hard Broadway fans and those who usually avoid Times Square.  
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    • 6 Foods to Fight Allergies

      6 Foods to Fight Allergies

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:47:54 GMT
      Sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes are just a few symptoms that tell you it must be allergy season. However, don't reach for those expensive drugs yet: try these remedy foods first.
      Sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes are just a few symptoms that tell you it must be allergy season. However, don't reach for those expensive drugs yet: try these remedy foods first.
    • 8 Foods You Should Buy Now

      8 Foods You Should Buy Now

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:37:06 GMT
      DAccording to a food and health survey, 52 percent of Americans say figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn’t eat to be healthier. 
      According to a food and health survey, 52 percent of Americans say figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn’t eat to be healthier. 
    • SCAM BUSTERS: Tennessee consumers targeted by utility scam

      SCAM BUSTERS: Tennessee consumers targeted by utility scam

      Scam artists call a home or business posing as a co-op or utility employee and threaten to shut off service unless the consumer provides immediate payment using a reloadable debit card, prepaid gift card or online payment service like PayPal. 
      Scam artists call a home or business posing as a co-op or utility employee and threaten to shut off service unless the consumer provides immediate payment using a reloadable debit card, prepaid gift card or online payment service like PayPal. 
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    • April Mugshots

      April Mugshots

      Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:48:25 GMT
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      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    • 17 animals die in house fire on Carroll Creek Road

      17 animals die in house fire on Carroll Creek Road

      More than a dozen firefighters were trying to extinguish a house fire on Carroll Creek Road Monday afternoon.
      More than a dozen firefighters were trying to extinguish a house fire on Carroll Creek Road Monday afternoon.
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