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    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

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    General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. More>>

    Fitness company to expand manufacturing plant in southwest Virginia

    Fitness equipment maker Core Health & Fitness is planning to invest $2 million to expand a Grayson County manufacturing plant, creating 250 jobs. More>>

    Two Morristown men arrested on numerous drug charges following traffic stop

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    Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Hamblen County men on methamphetamine charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday. More>>

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    Man charged in Econo Lodge stabbing in Kingsport

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    Kingsport Police Department officers charged a Freeport, Fla. man Tuesday after he reportedly stabbed another man at a local motel.
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    Family gets closure 69 years after WWII soldier disappears Video included

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    Private First Class Cecil Harris was 19 years old when he went to France to fight in World War II. A few months later, he was killed in Dambach, France. For almost 7 decades, his only surviving son wondered what happened to his father.  Edwin Harris met his father for the first and only time in the summer of 1944, when he was a newborn.

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    Hearing, press conference scheduled Wed. in Tazewell Co. Pizza Plus Parlor murders

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    There are new developments in a 2009 double murder in Tazewell County. A hearing in the case has been scheduled this Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at the Tazewell County Circuit Court. More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Showers and T-Storms tonight and Thursday

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    Showers and storms likely tonight
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    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

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    Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis. More>>

    Former Wash. Co bus driver granted judicial diversion, will serve two years probation

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    Former Washington County bus driver Brenda Gray took the stand in in her sentencing hearing Wednesday. More>>

    Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

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    Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. More>>

    JCPD arrest whiskey burglar of downtown JC bar

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man after he allegedly broke a window to get into a local bar and stole a bottle of whiskey. More>>

    Shirley Jones to perform at Barter Theatre benefit event

    You can make reservations by calling 276-619-3315, and also find out about how you can meet Shirley Jones at an exclusive reception following her performance. More>>

    Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

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    A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground. More>>

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

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    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. More>>

    Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary

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    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Wednesday endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of Veterans Affairs. More>>

    Woman pleads guilty to making false tainting claim

    A Bluff City, TN woman has agreed to plead guilty to falsely claiming a relative's bottle of Tropicana juice had been poisoned. More>>

    Student group hopes to bring event similar to UT's 'Sex Week' to ETSU Video included

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    By Jordan MooreJOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Hoping to bring an event to campus, one that could stir debate just because of its name, 'Sex Week'. As of now, that name is not official but students at ETSU tell us the bottom line of this event would be to create an open communication about the topic.Tuesday afternoon, ETSU student Max Carwile lead a discussion on how to move forward with this concept. More than a dozen students and faculty listened in on her ideas to create a sexual health and awar... More>>

    Iraq to vote on president after deadly bombing

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    Iraq's parliament agreed to postpone a vote for a new president by a day on Wednesday as the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing in Baghdad the night before that killed 31 people,... More>>

    Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

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    Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in... More>>

    Man convicted of attempted murder escapes from Knoxville courtroom

    Officials are searching for a man just convicted of attempted murder who left a downtown Knoxville courtroom Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    State of Tennessee sets up daycare inspection report database

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    Tennesseeans now have access to an on line database that allows them to look up daycare inspection reports for centers across the state. More>>

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    Beretta moves to Tennessee because of Maryland gun laws Video included

    A manufacturer is heading to the volunteer state because of a gun-control bill that places limits on its operations in Maryland...Beretta says it will move operations to Gallatin, Tennessee. That new facility is scheduled to be opened in the middle of next year. Beretta's General Manager says a gun-control bill that passed the Maryland senate would have prohibited the company from being able to manufacture, store or even import products it sells. Beretta says it has no plans to relocate i... More>>

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

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    Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. More>>

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

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    By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots... More>>

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

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    In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems... More>>

    Police investigating Tuesday night stabbing at Econo Lodge motel in Kingsport Video included

    Kingsport Police are investigating a stabbing at a city motel.  Police arrived at the Econo Lodge just after 7 p.m.. Kingsport Police are investigating a stabbing at a city motel. Police arrived at the Econo Lodge just after 7 p.m..
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    Kingsport Police are investigating a stabbing at a city motel.Police arrived at the Econo Lodge just after 7 p.m. More>>

    Senate, House on collision course on border money

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    Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

    Tweetsie Trail horse ban causes criticism by some Video included

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    A trail connecting Johnson City to Elizabethton will soon be open. More>>

    ILVTOFU: Too vulgar for specialty plate in Tenn., state says Video included

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    The state of Tennessee denied a Murfreesboro woman’s request for a personalized license plate due to the perceived vulgarity of her message. More>>

    State official: Rep. Hill's Overmountain PAC not under investigation Video included

    Despite the failure of a political action committee, of which he serves as treasurer, to file proper campaign paperwork with the state on time, Tennessee's Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says neither Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) nor the PAC are Despite the failure of a political action committee, of which he serves as treasurer, to file proper campaign paperwork with the state on time, Tennessee's Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says neither Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) nor the PAC are
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    Despite the failure of a political action committee, of which he serves as treasurer, to file proper campaign paperwork with the state on time, Tennessee's Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says neither Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) nor the PAC are under investigation. Although the actions of a political action committee that Hill is associated with caught the state's attention earlier this month, it appears Hill can now put that behind him. More>>

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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    A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control. More>>

    Complaint to Private Probation Services Council sheds light on potential conflict of interest Video included

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    Fmr. head coach Tony Dungy clarifies Michael Sam draft comments

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    Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy is clarifying comments he made on NFL Draft choices, and the comments were directed at St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam.

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    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>>

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

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    A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot... More>>

    Quillen College of Medicine Class of 2018 orientation continues

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    When you think of a hospital, team work probably isn't the first word that comes to mind, but that is what it takes to get the job done. Today 72 first year medical students began their orientation with some team building exercises. Quillen College of Medicine Class of 2018 participated in what is called "Quillen Academic Boot Camp" More>>

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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

    More than a quarter of kids in our region living in poverty according to recent report Video included

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    Though Tennessee is improving overall, Northeast Tennessee has some of the highest numbers of children living in poverty in the state.According to the recently released numbers from the Kids Count Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the volunteer state is one of five states that made the biggest improvement in the well-being of children.Tennessee moved up three rankings to 36th overall, the report is based on education, health care and poverty.Tennessee also moved from 42nd to 37th in... More>>

    Rep. Matthew Hill quietly buys website in opponent's name and posts attack ad there Video included

    Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) admits his campaign quietly bought a website in the name of his opponent for $8 from GoDaddy.com and then posted an anti Phil Carriger ad on the site."We bought the domain name because they didn't," Rep. Hill said. "I think it was like $8 or something." PhilCarriger.com takes you to a website called "The Real Phil Carriger." More>>

    Vote for your favorite local MiLB mascot Video included

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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>>

    WJHL Surprise Squad back in action Video included

    Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE! Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE!
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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>>

    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 Video included

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

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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>>

    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>>

    VIDEO: 'Never Stop Dancing', elderly man tosses canes, busts a move

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    A charming video that's making the rounds on social media proves we can all dance and enjoy music, regardless of our age. 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>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Dad home from work, dances with daughter

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    We all know how great it is to come home to your loved ones after a long day at work. An adorable home video of a dad dancing with his young daughter to "Timber" by Pitbull after he arrived home from work is getting lots of attention on social media. 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>>

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    • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

      GM issues 6 more safety recalls

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:54:11 GMT
      General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
      General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
    • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

      US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:43:23 GMT
      Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
      Israeli troops battled Hamas militants on Wednesday near a southern Gaza Strip town as the top U.S. diplomat reported progress in efforts to end fighting that has so far killed more than 680 Palestinians and 34 Israelis.
    • Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

      Malaysia jet victims' bodies arrive in Netherlands

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:15:20 GMT
      Ukraine is preparing a departure ceremony for the bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines disaster, which are being flown to the Netherlands.
      Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind.
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    • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

      GM issues 6 more safety recalls

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:54:11 GMT
      General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
      General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
    • SUVs, crossovers outsell sedans for the first time ever

      SUVs, crossovers outsell sedans for the first time ever

      Sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable sedan. Until now.
      Sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable sedan. Until now.
    • Coffee: The cost of a cup

      Coffee: The cost of a cup

      Coffee: Plenty of us swear by our daily caffeine fix. Coffee has to be one of the cheapest addictive substances in the world, and as an added bonus it doesn't give you cancer. 
      Coffee: Plenty of us swear by our daily caffeine fix. Coffee has to be one of the cheapest addictive substances in the world, and as an added bonus it doesn't give you cancer. 
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