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    Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

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    The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand Wednesday to talk about trips and checks for the former first family. More>>

    Emergency room of Charlotte hospital fully reopens after patient tested

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    According to officials, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department on Tuesday evening after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases.
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    Storm Team 11 Weather: Sunny and Mild Afternoon

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    NC inmates who stole deputy's truck at gunpoint arrested in Calhoun, GA Video included

    The inmates,  Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, Spruce Pine, assaulted a deputy in Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office. The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, Spruce Pine, assaulted a deputy in Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.
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    News Channel 11 has learned the escaped inmates who assaulted an Avery County deputy and stole his truck at gunpoint have been found.  More>>

    Friends mourn local MMA fighter murdered in Kingsport Video included

    Woodbury recently won his first belt in an MMA fight. Woodbury recently won his first belt in an MMA fight.
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    Kingsport Police are looking for Lucky Anthony Ross , 37, also known as "Ant". More>>

    Dragon Boat Festival Sept. 6 to benefit new services at Niswonger Children's Hospital

    Dragon Boat Festival (Source: Mountain States Health Alliance) Dragon Boat Festival (Source: Mountain States Health Alliance)

    The ninth annual Mountain States Foundation Dragon Boat Festival is coming up Saturday, Sept. 6, on Boone Lake at Winged Deer Park, and now’s the time to create or join a paddle team. More>>

    Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150

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    An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli tank shells slammed into a U.N. school sheltering displaced Palestinians,... More>>

    Ukraine: Clashes prevent visit to jet debris site

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    Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 went down, clashes on Wednesday between Ukrainian forces and separatist rebels again prevented international experts from reaching the crash site to recover remains still... More>>

    VIDEO: 5-year old leukemia survivor a.k.a "Batkid" stars in own documentary

    One little boy dreamed of being Batman and the city of San Francisco made his wish happen. Now, 5 year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott, better known as "Batkid" is heading to the big screen. More>>

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    Johnson City man arrested on burglary charges

    On 7/29/2014 officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested David A. Cole, of 2023 E Myrtle Avenue Johnson City, TN, a 34 year old male, on the charge of Auto Burglary. Officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a burglarized vehicle at 1908 E t Avenue. After a brief investigation the suspect was located with the stolen property in his possession. The defendant was charged with Auto Burglary and transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he is being held on $10... More>>

    Russia counts cost of new economic sanctions

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    Russia blasted the West's new economic sanctions on Wednesday, accusing the U.S. of being "prosecutorial" in its drive to impose penalties on the country's key energy and finance sectors. More>>

    Sevierville man added to TBI's wanted list

    The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had added a fugitive from Sevierville to its top 10 most wanted list. More>>

    Theater apologizes after kids see 'Sex Tape' clips

    A movie theater chain says it's reviewing complaints after its Augusta theater showed scenes from the R-rated film "Sex Tape" instead of the children's movie "Mr. Peabody & Sherman" in a summer movie program... More>>

    GOP-led House ready to OK lawsuit against Obama

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    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law. More>>

    Tuesday night wreck critically injures motorcycle driver; Greenwood Dr closed Video included

    Greenwood Drive was closed as the crash was being investigated. Greenwood Drive was closed as the crash was being investigated.

    A wreck involving two vehicles and a motorcycle critically injured one person Tuesday night.Two other people were taken to the hospital as well.The wreck happened just after 8 p.m. on Greenwood Drive two miles outside the Johnson City limits. More>>

    Small cars fare poorly in crash tests

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    The four-door Mini Cooper Countryman was the only one of 12 cars to earn a top rating of "good" in new frontal crash tests. More>>

    Steamy love letters from Warren G. Harding to mistress released by Library of Congress

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    After 50 years under lock and key, the steamy love letters of President Warren G. Harding and his mistress, Carrie Fulton Phillips, were released on Tuesday.  More>>

    China reports deadly attack in northwest

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    A mob armed with knives and axes rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed Islamic... More>>

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go... More>>

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    Senate passes highway bill, sends it back to House

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    The Senate voted Tuesday to keep federal highway money flowing to the states into December but only after rejecting the House's reliance on what lawmakers called a funding "gimmick" and moving to force a post-election... More>>

    Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia

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    The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in Georgia. More>>

    Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home Video included

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    Sunday, a tornado swept through the Rock Springs area of Kingsport leaving significant damage. Perhaps, the most extreme damage was found at 1912 Rock Springs Road where a home was almost destroyed.  More>>

    Poll: Immigration concerns rise with tide of kids

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    For nearly two months, images of immigrant children who have crossed the border without a parent, only to wind up in concrete holding cells once in the United States, have tugged at heartstrings. Yet most Americans now say... More>>

    Washington Co. TN Commissioners endorse Amendment One

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    Monday morning the majority of Washington County Tennessee Commissioners voted yes on endorsing Tennessee Amendment One.If passed, Amendment One would change the Tennessee Constitution and allow state leaders to further regulate abortions in the state such as implementing a waiting period for women seeking the medical procedure, among other restrictions.“It’s an amendment that addresses two things primarily one, are fundamental rights as citizens of Tennessee and how we define fundamental rig... More>>

    Handful of Gov. Haslam's cabinet members receive bigger raises in recent years Video included

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    The State of Tennessee didn't have the money to give its employees raises this year but a Community Watchdog investigation revealed in past years some of the governor's staffers quietly took home bigger raises than other state workers, with one collecting sizeable raises twice in the last four years. More>>

    PHOTOS: Car rams into Rack Room Shoes in Kingsport

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    News Channel 11 is following a single car accident in Kingsport. A car rammed into Rack Room Shoes on North Eastman Road around 4:00 p.m. today. More>>

    TN Chief Justice responds to attack ads Video included

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    You may have heard the ads on television asking voters to replace the three Tennessee Supreme Court justices up for retention.Typically the race for Supreme Court judge goes under the radar but this year some conservative groups are making sure that is not the case.Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Cornelia Clark, and Justice Sharon Lee are up for retention after eight years on the bench.Tuesday Wade toured the justice center in Jonesborough and the jail, campaigning to keep his spot as chief ... More>>

    US, Europe impose tough new sanctions on Russia

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    Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks.... More>>

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; 128 killed Video included

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    Israel unleashed its heaviest air and artillery assault of the Gaza war on Tuesday, destroying key symbols of Hamas control, shutting down the territory's only power plant and leaving at least 128 Palestinians dead on... More>>

    1 killed in fiery crash involving tractor-trailers on I-40E near mm 364 Video included

    All lanes of Interstate 40 East are back open after one person was killed in a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers and a truck Tuesday morning. More>>

    Clean-air rules assailed as too much, too little

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    Hundreds of people across the country lined up Tuesday to tell the Environmental Protection Agency that its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough. More>>

    Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

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    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health... More>>

    Dierks Bentley to rock Bristol Motor Speedway

    Country superstar Dierks Bentley will rock Bristol Motor Speedway during August race week.
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    WANTED: 'Ant' Ross; connected to murder on Dale Street in Kingsport Video included

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    A warrant has been obtained for Lucky “Ant” Anthony Ross. He’s charged with first degree murder.  More>>

    Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

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    President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday. More>>

    VIDEO: Woman snatches purse from car in Sullivan County Video included

    Snapshot from video submitted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Offiice Snapshot from video submitted by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Offiice
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    The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying a woman captured on surveillance video stealing a purse from a car at a convenience store in Blountville.  More>>

    Southwest Virginia man sentenced to 21 years in prison in shotgun killing of stepfather

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    A southwest Virginia man will serve the next 21 years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his stepfather.  More>>

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

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    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute. More>>

    Facebook forces separate chat app on mobile users

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    Facebook will stop the messenger function within its iPhone and Android apps, pushing a new app for mobile users that want to chat. More>>

    Welker also dancing to "Rocky Top"

    Manning dancing to "Rocky Top" at practice Video included

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    Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was dancing to "Rocky Top," during practice on Monday. More>>

    Kingsport Firefighters Assoc. endorsing Tony Shipley for state representative

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    The Kingsport Firefighters Association (KFA) is voicing their endorsement of Kingsport's second district state representative candidate, Tony Shipley. More>>

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    Father returns home to Unicoi County and suprises family at football practice

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    .A Unicoi County family is celebrating after a friendly game of tackle football quickly turned into a welcome home surprise.  Lawrence Hampton, a member of the Air Force, has been stationed in Qatar for the past few months. More>>

    ETSU to open a charitable pharmacy in August

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    Next month, East Tennessee State University will begin its management of the newly relocated and renamed ETSU Charitable Pharmacy, formerly known as the Northeast Tennessee Dispensary of Hope.  More>>

    Despite good news, benefit programs face problems

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    Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward... More>>

    Free self-defense class offered to Sullivan Co. School employees

    Teachers and employees with the Sullivan County School System are invited to come out to a free self-defense clinic Tuesday night. More>>

    Newport police officers arraigned on drug and money laundering scheme

    Three of the suspects in a drug and money laundering scheme involving Newport police officers were arraigned in a Cocke County courtroom Monday. More>>

    Confirmed: two EF-1 tornadoes hit Tri-Cities Sunday night Video included

    Aerial shot of storm damage over Sullivan and Washington counties Aerial shot of storm damage over Sullivan and Washington counties
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    According to the National Weather Service’s preliminary assessment, two tornadoes are confirmed to have touched down in Sullivan and Washington counties Sunday evening. More>>

    Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says Video included

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    Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave... More>>

    US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty

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    In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with... More>>

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

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    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. More>>

    Most Wanted: accused paving scammers targeting elderly in Tri-Cities Region Video included

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    Two accused paving scammers are on the run after they got caught in Carter County ripping off elderly residents in the Milligan community.The Carter County Sheriff's Office wants to charge Frank Edward Small and Richard Donovan Adams with theft over $10,000.Investigators said they could be connected to similar crimes in other areas. More>>

    Damage assessments begin in Sullivan, Washington counties in wake of destructive storm Video included

    Storm damage on home in Rock Springs Road (Source: Mark Hagy) Storm damage on home in Rock Springs Road (Source: Mark Hagy)
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    Preliminary damage assessments could be ready by Tuesday morning. More>>

    Elizabethton woman pleads guilty to multiple child sex crimes

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    Crystal Dawn Poore, 32, agreed to plead guilty to child sex crime charges that stem from sexually explicit photos of children ages two, six and eight. More>>

    Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

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    A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine... More>>

    Man's obituary: 'Please don't email me, I'm dead'

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    When a Pennsylvania man died, he left behind a now-viral reminder of his life and his quirky sense of humor. 

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    EF-3 tornado confirmed in Claiborne County Video included

    The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF-3 tornado touched down near Speedwell in Claiborne County last night with winds of 140 miles per hour. More>>

    Tri-Cities man marries two women; wife pushes for change in bigamy laws Video included

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    A Tri-Cities man is accused of being married to two people at the same time; a crime in Tennessee. "It made me feel like I had been taken for a ride for 20 years," his wife said. More>>

    Wash. Co. TN bans the use of e-cigarettes in county owned buildings Video included

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    Washington County Tennessee Commissioners approved a resolution Monday morning, banning the use of e-cigarettes or "vaping" inside county owned buildings. This is one of the first regulations put in place regarding vaping in the Tri-Cities.Violators could face a fine of up to $50. More>>

    Woman, 32, charged with aggravated statutory rape in Carter County

    Brooke Thornburg (Source: Elizabethton Police Department) Brooke Thornburg (Source: Elizabethton Police Department)
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    A woman was indicted this month by a Carter County grand jury for alleged aggravated statutory rape.The Elizabethton Police Department says on May 18, it began an investigation allegations that 32-year-old Brooke Thornburg engaged in sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy. More>>

    Kingsport residents survey hail damage after Sunday's storm Video included

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    Parts of Kingsport were slammed with hail. We looked through dozens of viewer photos, showing some hail pieces the size of golf balls.
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    Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children

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    Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians - including nine children playing on a swing - in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians... More>>

    Clarification: Fast Food Workers-Convention story

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    In a story July 26, The Associated Press reported that Latoya Caldwell, a mother of four from Kansas City, Missouri, who earns $7.50 an hour at a Wendy's restaurant, said she works six days a week to get 40 hours and... More>>

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    • Dragon Boat Festival Sept. 6 to benefit new services at Niswonger Children's Hospital

      Dragon Boat Festival Sept. 6 to benefit new services at Niswonger Children's Hospital

      Dragon Boat Festival (Source: Mountain States Health Alliance) Dragon Boat Festival (Source: Mountain States Health Alliance)
      The ninth annual Mountain States Foundation Dragon Boat Festival is coming up Saturday, Sept. 6, on Boone Lake at Winged Deer Park, and now’s the time to create or join a paddle team.
      The ninth annual Mountain States Foundation Dragon Boat Festival is coming up Saturday, Sept. 6, on Boone Lake at Winged Deer Park, and now’s the time to create or join a paddle team.
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      Johnson City man arrested on burglary charges

      Johnson City man arrested on burglary charges

      On 7/29/2014 officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested David A. Cole, of 2023 E Myrtle Avenue Johnson City, TN, a 34 year old male, on the charge of Auto Burglary. Officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a burglarized vehicle at 1908 E t Avenue. After a brief investigation the suspect was located with the stolen property in his possession. The defendant was charged with Auto Burglary and transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he is being held on $10...
      On 7/29/2014 officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested David A. Cole, of 2023 E Myrtle Avenue Johnson City, TN, a 34 year old male, on the charge of Auto Burglary. Officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a burglarized vehicle at 1908 E t Avenue. After a brief investigation the suspect was located with the stolen property in his possession. The defendant was charged with Auto Burglary and transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he is being held on $10...
    • NC inmates who stole deputy's truck at gunpoint arrested in Calhoun, GA

      NC inmates who stole deputy's truck at gunpoint arrested in Calhoun, GA

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-07-30 15:09:50 GMT
      The inmates,  Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, Spruce Pine, assaulted a deputy in Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, Spruce Pine, assaulted a deputy in Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.
      News Channel 11 has learned the escaped inmates who assaulted an Avery County deputy and stole his truck at gunpoint have been found. 
      News Channel 11 has learned the escaped inmates who assaulted an Avery County deputy and stole his truck at gunpoint have been found. 
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    • Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

      Trial turns to trips for former Va. first family

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-07-30 17:03:51 GMT
      When former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were indicted on corruption charges in January, the couple stood together at a hastily called news conference to denounce the charges.
      The former assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife took the stand Wednesday to talk about trips and checks for the former first family.
    • Emergency room of Charlotte hospital fully reopens after patient tested

      Emergency room of Charlotte hospital fully reopens after patient tested

      Wednesday, July 30 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-07-30 16:17:49 GMT
      According to officials, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department on Tuesday evening after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases.
      According to officials, a patient arrived at Carolinas Medical Center Emergency Department on Tuesday evening after visiting a country known for high risk of infectious diseases.
    • Sevierville man added to TBI's wanted list

      Sevierville man added to TBI's wanted list

      The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had added a fugitive from Sevierville to its top 10 most wanted list.
      The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation had added a fugitive from Sevierville to its top 10 most wanted list.
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    • Welker also dancing to "Rocky Top"

      Manning dancing to "Rocky Top" at practice

      Manning dancing to "Rocky Top" at practice

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:44:11 GMT
      Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was dancing to "Rocky Top," during practice on Monday.
      Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was dancing to "Rocky Top," during practice on Monday.
    • Your Week in Viral Videos: 'Everything is great'

      Your Week in Viral Videos: 'Everything is great'

      Saturday, July 26 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-26 20:03:43 GMT

      No vacation ever really goes the way you think it will and despite how much you want to escape work, sometimes your boss shows up on the beach while you’re dancing with your friends and fires you because you weren’t supposed to be taking a vacation in the first place.

      No vacation ever really goes the way you think it will and despite how much you want to escape work, sometimes your boss shows up on the beach while you’re dancing with your friends and fires you because you weren’t supposed to be taking a vacation in the first place.

    • 'Kim Jong-un Dance' video upsets Kim Jong-un

      North Korea officials ask for satirical YouTube video to be removed

      Thursday, July 24 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:14:19 GMT
      'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube)'Kim Jong-un' shows some fancy footwork in a viral YouTube video. North Korean officials were not amused. (Source: YouTube)

      North Korea's supreme leader and The Onion's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive is quite upset about a video making the rounds. A YouTube viral hit out of China features Kim Jong-un's head pasted to several clips of people dancing and breaking out karate moves.

      North Korea's supreme leader and The Onion's 2012 Sexiest Man Alive is quite upset about a video making the rounds. A YouTube viral hit out of China features Kim Jong-un's head pasted to several clips of people dancing and breaking out karate moves.

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