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    Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

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    Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said... More>>

    Wheels in the Hills brings new type of festival to Jonesborough Video included

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    People in Jonesborough heard the roar of engines Saturday for the inaugural Wheels in the Hills event.The event took place downtown and included a motorcycle poker run and car cruise-in.There was locally-made barbecue, a local band for entertainment, and even a corn hole tournament."The event brings a whole new demographic into town that you don't normally see in Jonesborough. Normally you have the storytelling, and Jonesborough days, and crafts and things. Today we have bikes and cars and it... More>>

    Dog wash hosted to benefit area K9 officers Video included

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    Folks brought their canine companions to a benefit dog wash in Johnson City Saturday afternoon.The dog was was set up to raise money to buy extra equipment for K9 police dogs in the Tri-Cities area.Pet owners could also try out various natural pet products at the event, and there were also some dogs up for adoption, ready to find their forever homes.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

    Tweetsie Trail Trek celebrates the trail's grand opening

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    Many folks in Johnson City and Elizabethton kicked off the Labor Day holiday weekend with the opening of the Tweetsie Trail Saturday morning.The Tweetsie Trail Trek, three races for bikers, walkers, and runners, marked the opening of the brand new ten mile hiking and biking trail that connects the two cities.In all, about 2,000 people were registered to participate in Saturday's events that began in Elizabethton in the morning and continued into the afternoon in Johnson City.Copyright WJHL 20... More>>

    Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

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    A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday. More>>

    Judge finds Texas abortion rules unconstitutional

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    Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional in a ruling that spares more than a dozen... More>>

    Baconfest heads to Johnson City for second straight year Video included

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    It's a festival all about bacon! And for the second year in a row, the Tri-Cities Baconfest chose Johnson City to host the big day.Brandi Woodall, Festival Producer, said 16 different vendors set up for the event.Some of the highlights included bacon coffee, bacon biscuits, and even bacon flavored beer."The thing about bacon is it can be utilized in so many different ways, it's not just for breakfast. So when people come to Baconfest, they get to taste the creativity of these local restaurant... More>>

    Five people arrested on drug charges in Sullivan County

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    Five people were arrested after Sullivan County authorities said they were involved in drug activity, including selling a drug known as “gravel” close to a Kingsport school.According to the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office, deputies found baggies of a substance they believe to be “gravel” at Darrell Larkins' home. Larkins lives across the street from Sullivan Middle School. Investigators also found digital scales and more than $300 in cash at the home.Jessica Hobbs and Thomas Cole were also a... More>>

    EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

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    Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away. More>>

    Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

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    Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization... More>>

    Sam cut from Rams, but may still have NFL future

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    Not long after Michael Sam waved to an adoring crowd at Missouri's season opener, he looked down at his cell phone. More>>

    Trapped miners rescued in Nicaragua; 5 remain

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    Rescue workers and trapped miners alike frantically dug away at opposite sides of rock and mud that blocked a Nicaragua gold mine, finally succeeding in freeing at least 20 men. Efforts to reach five miners still missing... More>>

    Cumberplunge first event of its kind in Bristol Video included

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    It was a warm day out, but hundreds of people in Bristol, Virginia had a unique way of cooling off. On Saturday the city hosted its first ever Cumberplunge, an idea they got from halfway around the world. More>>

    People rally at Ohio Wal-Mart where cops shot man

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    Some 200 people held signs and chanted Saturday outside a Wal-Mart where a young man with an air rifle was fatally shot by police. More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Scattered Showers/Storms Possible Tonight

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    Scattered showers/storms possible tonight

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    Law enforcement increases patrols, sets up checkpoints for Labor Day Weekend Video included

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    Law enforcement officers are out in full force, making sure folks are driving safely this holiday weekend.Officers are beefing up patrols and setting up checkpoints to look for impaired drivers and other violations.“We have various types of checkpoints, driver's license checkpoints, sobriety checkpoints, seatbelt checkpoints. We come as a team, the highway patrol and the local city agencies and county agencies come together and our judges,” Lieutenant Christy Osborne told News Channel 11.Osbo... More>>

    Ferguson slowly starting to make comeback

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    The unmistakable signs of healing are beginning to dot Ferguson, even the small area of this St. Louis-area suburb that was the center of attention for three weeks. But those in the community know they've got a long... More>>

    Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains

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    As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter. More>>

    Saudi king warns of terrorist threat to Europe, US

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    The king of Saudi Arabia has warned that extremists could attack Europe and the U.S. if there is not a strong international response to terrorism after the Islamic State group seized a wide territory across Iraq and Syria. More>>

    Rebuilding Gaza will take 20 years, group says

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    An international organization involved in assessing post-conflict reconstruction says it will take 20 years under current levels of restrictions to rebuild the Gaza Strip's battered and neglected housing stock... More>>

    Your Week in Viral Videos: Little girl in awe of space shuttle

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    Millions of people were inspired by the space shuttle, and it continues to do that, even though it hasn't flown in more than three years.

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    Liberian Ebola survivor praises experimental drug

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    A Liberian health worker who recovered from Ebola after receiving an experimental drug urged the manufacturer to speed up its production and send it to Africa, while crowds celebrated in the streets Saturday after... More>>

    Atlantic City losing 2 casinos, 5K jobs in 3 days

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    A time few could imagine during the glory days of casino gambling has arrived in Atlantic City, where two casinos and more than 5,000 jobs will be lost this weekend. More>>

    Taliban attack intel office in eastern Afghanistan

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    A suicide bomber in a truck blew himself up at an intelligence headquarters in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, killing at least two people and setting off an intense firefight with security forces, officials said. More>>

    Medical Watch: Mended Hearts Support Group Video included

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    Mended Hearts is a national and community-based non-profit organization that offers information and support to individuals who have had heart surgery. More>>

    Car accident leaves Kingsport man in critical condition Video included

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    One person is in critical condition after a car accident in Kingsport. More>>

    Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

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    A federal judge has thrown out new abortion restrictions that would have banned the procedure at most Texas facilities where women can legally end a pregnancy. More>>

    THP to conduct 'no refusal' enforcement Labor Day weekend Video included

    Troopers will enforce a "no refusal" campaign across Tennessee roadways over the Labor Day weekend. The enforcement will include driver checkpoints. More>>

    Toppers blast Cyclones

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    SHHS vs ElizabethtonMo West vs GreenevilleCherokee vs Daniel BooneUnicoi Co. vs David CrockettSullivan South vs Tn HighEast Hamilton vs D-BVolunteer vs Sullivan NorthHappy Valley vs CloudlandOneida vs HamptonUnaka vs Sull. EastChuckey-Doak vs S. GreeneCosby vs W. GreeneCumberland gap vs N. Greene Richlands vs Gate CityAbingdon vs J. BattleNorthwood vs Twin SpringsThomas Walker vs P. Henry More>>

    Tony Stewart back at the track, looking to heal

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    Tony Stewart took his seat on the podium - unshaven, his eyes glassy - and unfolded a sheet of paper. His voice quivered as he read, pausing to maintain his composure as he described the death of a driver he hit as "one of... More>>

    'Coolest Cooler' holds Kickstarter record as crowdsourcing ends

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    The Coolest Cooler is set to break the Kickstarter crowd-sourcing record in its final hours of fundraising.  More>>

    Rescuers race to reach trapped miners in Nicaragua

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    Rescuers in Nicaragua raced Friday to reach at least 24 freelance gold miners trapped by a landslide, including 20 who have been located and have managed to communicate with emergency crews. More>>

    App "Streetchat" brings new wave of cyberbullying concerns Video included

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    Wanted: trio steal hundreds of dollars in items from Elizabethton Walmart

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    Elizabethton Police are trying to find three people who stole $800 worth of merchandise from Walmart in Elizabethton.It happened about 4:30 p.m. on August 19th."You can see the three people entering the store on surveillance video," said Capt. Joy Markland, Elizabethton Police. "We're pretty sure they were working together." More>>

    Comedian Tracy Morgan still struggling after crash

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    An attorney for Tracy Morgan says the former "Saturday Night Live" actor is having a tough time recovering from a June accident on the New Jersey Turnpike that left a fellow comedian dead. More>>

    Federal judge halts key part of Texas abortion law

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    A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics statewide in a victory for opponents of tough new anti-abortion laws sweeping across the U.S. More>>

    Rock Springs Elementary principal addresses animal sightings on school grounds Video included

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    We first told you about a bear, and snake sightings earlier this week at Rock Springs Elementary in Sullivan County. On Friday we went to the school, where we were told the playground and outside areas are still temporarily closed.
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    Trial pushed back for Alexa Linboom murder case Video included

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    The murder trial of two suspects charged with the murder of a 5-year-old Hawkins County girl will now begin three years after her death. Randall and Mary Vaughn appeared in a Hawkins County courtroom Friday where newly elected District Attorney Dan Armstrong asked for more time to review the case. More>>

    KPD arrests man on aggravated robbery charges

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    Kingsport Police Department officers arrested a Kingsport man Thursday following a call about a robbery on Highpoint Avenue. More>>

    What's Working: Bristol YMCA's program helps teens become leaders Video included

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    Every Monday afternoon at 4:30, teenagers gather at the Bristol YMCA. It's called the Teen Leaders program." More>>

    THP probe into April off-duty deputy crash incomplete, deputies still on medical leave Video included

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    Two Washington County Sheriff's Office deputies remain on medical leave, four months after the Tennessee Highway Patrol began investigating a crash that injured the pair. "This incident remains under investigation," THP Sgt. Bill Miller said. "Once all the evidence has been processed then investigators will determine their course of action." The sheriff's office says Deputies Louis Cunningham and Tim Moore are still out on medical leave. Both men, who were off-duty at the time, were seriously... More>>

    New Nashville DA Funk fires 5 attorneys on first day Video included

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    Five attorneys and two staff members were fired on new Nashville District Attorney Glenn Funk's first day on the job Friday. More>>

    Bristol, Va. police search for man accused in officer assault Video included

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    Two Bristol, Virginia Police Department officers were injured Friday afternoon, while they attempted to arrest a man who was wanted for failing to register his new address as a sex offender, as well as for felony shoplifting. More>>

    Report: Turner executive Michael Wright leaving the company

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    Michael Wright, president and head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies, is leaving Turner. More>>

    It's National College Colors Day: Send us your pics!

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    It's National College Colors Day!National College Colors Day is celebrated on the first Friday of each college school year where students, parents, family, fans, alumni and others, wear their school's colors or college apparel. More>>

    Roanoke group works to bring state of the art medical care to Dominican Republic communities Video included

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    Solid Rock International is committed to seeing change for people who need medical care in San Juan. More>>

    Telford man accused of assaulting minor Video included

    The Washington County Sheriff's Office says deputies arrested Charles W. Whitson, 36, after a juvenile had signs of bruising around the neck and face. More>>

    Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

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    Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward... More>>

    Veteran surprised with new home during Titans game Video included

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    A veteran from Fort Campbell got the surprise of his life Thursday when he and his family received a brand new home at the Titans' final preseason game. More>>

    Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

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    Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. More>>

    East Tennessee soldiers prepare for deployment to Kuwait Video included

    More than 120 Tennessee soldiers from the 252nd Military Police Company gathered Friday morning in Cleveland, Tennessee to say goodbye to friends and family as they prepared for deployment overseas.  More>>

    New Shindigs restaurant coming to downtown Bristol, opens Sept. 2

    Inside Shindigs (Source: Facebook) Inside Shindigs (Source: Facebook)
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    The new restaurant side of the business is scheduled to open for lunch on Tuesday, September 2nd. Lunch will be served daily from Monday through Saturday. Nate Singleton, co-owner of the new restaurant said recently that his group is hoping to fill a niche in the downtown lunch scene.  More>>

    Former Hawkins sheriff employee charged with statutory rape Video included

    A former Hawkins County Sheriff's Office employee was charged Thursday with three counts of statutory rape. More>>

    Friday Morning Kickoff at Tennessee High School

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    The News Channel 11 Friday Morning Kickoff crew were in Bristol this morning at Tennessee High School to help celebrate tonight's game. More>>

    Judge to hear advocacy groups' lawsuit urging medicare expansion in TN

    A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments in a lawsuit accusing the state of failing to provide certain services required by the federal health care law. More>>

    Father, step-mother of Alexa Linboom to appear for hearing in Hawkins County Video included

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    The parents of a young girl whose death shocked the region are due in court today. More>>

    UN says Syria refugees top 3 million mark

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    The civil war in Syria has forced 3 million people out of the country, including more than a million people who fled in the past year, creating a crisis that the U.N. refugee agency said requires the biggest operation in... More>>

    Sullivan Co. deputies arrest Kingsport couple following report of stabbing Video included

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    Sullivan County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested a Kingsport couple following a report of a stabbing Thursday. More>>

    Pakistani premier denies asking army to mediate

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    Pakistan's prime minister on Friday denied asking the country's military chief to mediate with opposition leaders and protesters who have camped for two weeks outside parliament in the capital, Islamabad, demanding... More>>

    Former Sullivan South assistant band director indicted on 13 counts of statutory rape Video included

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    A Johnson City man was indicted Wednesday on 13 counts of statutory rape by the Sullivan County Grand Jury following an investigation into an alleged relationship with a teenage girl. More>>

    Donors give $8K to purchase headstone for murdered 2-year-old girl Video included

    Almost two years after her death, Wise County Deputies realized Emma Baldwin had not received a proper burial. Almost two years after her death, Wise County Deputies realized Emma Baldwin had not received a proper burial.
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    The Wise County Sheriff Office is raising money to purchase a tombstone for Emma Baldwin.The 2-year-old girl was murdered in October 2012. More>>

    Wounded Ft. Campbell vet surprised with mortgage-free home Video included

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    A wounded soldier learned at Thursday night's Titans game that a mortgage-free home will be built for him and his family in Hendersonville. More>>

    Comedian Joan Rivers hospitalized in New York City

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    Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. More>>

    Proposed Pigeon Forge restaurant with distillery creates dispute

    A business owner is trying to open up a restaurant in Pigeon Gorge that would include a distillery. So far the Pigeon Forge Planning Commission isn't moving forward with the idea. More>>

    Malaysia Airlines to cut 6,000 staff in overhaul

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    Malaysia Airlines will cut 6,000 workers as part of a $1.9 billion overhaul announced Friday to revive its damaged brand after being hit by double passenger jet disasters. More>>

    Dobyns-Bennett Marching Band takes on Ice Bucket Challenge Video included

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    Almost 400 local students are the latest to participate ina fundraising campaign gone viral. People from across the country and around the world have been dousing themselves in ice-cold water to help find a cure for ALS.Since July 29th, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised more than $94 million for the fight against ALS. The challenge continues to spread as people step up to raise money and awareness for the devastating disease.Thursday, one of the largest bands in the state of Tennessee took ... More>>

    Community funded Tweetsie Trail opens Thursday Video included

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    The official opening of the long awaited Tweetsie Trail is finally here. Thursday is the ribbon cutting, followed by a celebration this weekend at the Tweetsie Trail Trek on Saturday. More>>

    John Lennon's killer denied parole again

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    He will have another chance for parole in 2016.

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    Obama tamps down prospect of strikes in Syria

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    President Barack Obama tamped down the prospect of imminent U.S. military action in Syria on Thursday, saying "we don't have a strategy yet" for degrading the violent militant group seeking to establish a caliphate in... More>>

    UN: Ebola disease caseload could reach 20,000

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    The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is accelerating and could grow six times larger to infect as many as 20,000 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday. The U.N. health agency unveiled a new road map for... More>>

    Attempt to call missing jet may alter search area

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    Shortly after the missing Malaysian airliner disappeared from radar, airline officials on the ground tried repeatedly to call the crew of the Boeing 777 using a satellite phone that might have left clues to the jet's... More>>

    Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

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    An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after... More>>

    Lawsuit against Sullivan Co. moves forward Video included

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    After months of back and forth, Sullivan County leaders could not come to an agreement Thursday morning to settle a lawsuit involving 7 former highway department employees.For an hour and a half, commissioners discussed the a settlement that would give each employee $3,000. Commissioners also discussed the possibility of rehiring 3 of the 7 workers.Sullivan County Attorney Dan Street urged the commission to make a decision."Let’s not pass it on to the next commission solely for the purpose of... More>>

    Just Jump trampoline park coming to Johnson City

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    Johnson City is going to be home to the first trampoline park in the Tri-Cities and southwest Virginia later this year. Local families will no longer have to drive over 90 miles to find the closest facility of its kind. 



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    Jihadists kill dozens of captured Syrian soldiers

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    The Islamic State group killed more than 160 Syrian government troops seized in recent fighting, posting pictures Thursday of terrified young conscripts stripped down to their underwear before meeting their deaths in the... More>>

    After Rice, NFL increases domestic violence bans

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    Acknowledging he "didn't get it right" with a two-game suspension for Ravens running back Ray Rice, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced tougher penalties for players accused of domestic violence, including six... More>>

    Obama puts Ukraine violence squarely on Russia

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    President Barack Obama suggested Thursday that the U.S. might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in... More>>

    Tony Stewart to return to competition Sunday Video included

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    Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus after his car struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. More>>

    Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

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    Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company. More>>

    TONIGHT: UT preseason show, Titans game airs on Me-TV 11.2

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    University of Tennessee and Titans fans have something to cheer about. We have some special programming on ME TV (11.2).  More>>

    ETSU football announces second annual Women’s Football 101 Clinic

    The clinic costs $20 per person in advance, and $25 at the door, while ETSU faculty/staff may attend for just $10 and students are free with a valid ID. More>>

    VIDEO: Dolly Parton accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge from Kenny Rogers

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    Dolly Parton has recently been challenged by several famous folks, including her duet partner Kenny Rodgers.  More>>

    Joan Rivers in critical condition after surgery

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    The 81-year-old comedian was in critical condition after her heart stopped while undergoing throat surgery Thursday morning. More>>

    2 fired after teen suicides at state facility Video included

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    Two officers have been fired and a manager has resigned after an independent review of two suicides at a youth detention center in East Tennessee. More>>

    Pit bull hailed a hero after saving boy from bees

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    An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero after it saved their 8-year-old son from a swarm of bees. More>>

    Northeast TN health officials investigating increase in salmonella cases Video included

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    The Northeast Tennessee Regional Health Office is investigating a sharp increase in salmonella cases. According to health officials, 19 cases of salmonella have been reported in the area since August 7th. More>>

    Dobyns-Bennett's Makale Foreman named Player of the Week

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    There weren't many games in week zero of the high school football season, but there were a number of big time efforts. Two different Tri-Cities running backs topped 200 yards, but it was a wide-receiver who stood above the rest. More>>

    Sullivan South preps for showdown against Tennessee High

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    With week zero in the rear view mirror, teams in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia are preparing for week number one of the high school football season.  More>>

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    "Cops" employee dies from gunshot wound while filming Video included

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    When the call came from an officer who needed help facing an armed robber at a fast-food restaurant, two members of a reality television show riding along with Omaha police hustled to record the confrontation. More>>

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    • Wheels in the Hills brings new type of festival to Jonesborough

      Wheels in the Hills brings new type of festival to Jonesborough

      Saturday, August 30 2014 9:49 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:49:07 GMT
      People in Jonesborough heard the roar of engines Saturday for the inaugural Wheels in the Hills event.The event took place downtown and included a motorcycle poker run and car cruise-in.There was locally-made barbecue, a local band for entertainment, and even a corn hole tournament."The event brings a whole new demographic into town that you don't normally see in Jonesborough. Normally you have the storytelling, and Jonesborough days, and crafts and things. Today we have bikes and cars and it...
      People in Jonesborough heard the roar of engines Saturday for the inaugural Wheels in the Hills event.The event took place downtown and included a motorcycle poker run and car cruise-in.There was locally-made barbecue, a local band for entertainment, and even a corn hole tournament."The event brings a whole new demographic into town that you don't normally see in Jonesborough. Normally you have the storytelling, and Jonesborough days, and crafts and things. Today we have bikes and cars and it...
    • Dog wash hosted to benefit area K9 officers

      Dog wash hosted to benefit area K9 officers

      Saturday, August 30 2014 9:43 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:43:31 GMT
      Folks brought their canine companions to a benefit dog wash in Johnson City Saturday afternoon.The dog was was set up to raise money to buy extra equipment for K9 police dogs in the Tri-Cities area.Pet owners could also try out various natural pet products at the event, and there were also some dogs up for adoption, ready to find their forever homes.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved.
      Folks brought their canine companions to a benefit dog wash in Johnson City Saturday afternoon.The dog was was set up to raise money to buy extra equipment for K9 police dogs in the Tri-Cities area.Pet owners could also try out various natural pet products at the event, and there were also some dogs up for adoption, ready to find their forever homes.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved.
    • Tweetsie Trail Trek celebrates the trail's grand opening

      Tweetsie Trail Trek celebrates the trail's grand opening

      Saturday, August 30 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:39:29 GMT
      Many folks in Johnson City and Elizabethton kicked off the Labor Day holiday weekend with the opening of the Tweetsie Trail Saturday morning.The Tweetsie Trail Trek, three races for bikers, walkers, and runners, marked the opening of the brand new ten mile hiking and biking trail that connects the two cities.In all, about 2,000 people were registered to participate in Saturday's events that began in Elizabethton in the morning and continued into the afternoon in Johnson City.Copyright WJHL 20...
      Many folks in Johnson City and Elizabethton kicked off the Labor Day holiday weekend with the opening of the Tweetsie Trail Saturday morning.The Tweetsie Trail Trek, three races for bikers, walkers, and runners, marked the opening of the brand new ten mile hiking and biking trail that connects the two cities.In all, about 2,000 people were registered to participate in Saturday's events that began in Elizabethton in the morning and continued into the afternoon in Johnson City.Copyright WJHL 20...
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    • Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

      Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

      Saturday, August 30 2014 11:23 PM EDT2014-08-31 03:23:23 GMT
      An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months.
      Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said...
    • Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

      Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

      Saturday, August 30 2014 9:34 PM EDT2014-08-31 01:34:11 GMT
      The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.
      A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday.
    • EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

      EU threatens Russia with more sanctions

      Saturday, August 30 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-08-31 00:30:49 GMT
      Ukrainian forces say one of their fighter jets has been shot down by a Russian missile in combat against Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.
      Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away.
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    • “Energy!” is the theme for the JCSO’s 45th season

      “Energy!” is the theme for the JCSO’s 45th season

      Friday, August 29 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-08-30 02:31:26 GMT
      The following was submitted for publication.The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Robert J. Seebacher, will open its 2014-15 season with their annual free outdoor concert on September 7, 2014, at Winged Deer Park. “The 2014-15 season of the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra features energetic and powerful pieces.
      The following was submitted for publication.The Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Music Director and Conductor Robert J. Seebacher, will open its 2014-15 season with their annual free outdoor concert on September 7, 2014, at Winged Deer Park. “The 2014-15 season of the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra features energetic and powerful pieces.
    • It's National College Colors Day: Send us your pics!

      It's National College Colors Day: Send us your pics!

      Friday, August 29 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-29 20:40:35 GMT
      It's National College Colors Day!National College Colors Day is celebrated on the first Friday of each college school year where students, parents, family, fans, alumni and others, wear their school's colors or college apparel.
      It's National College Colors Day!National College Colors Day is celebrated on the first Friday of each college school year where students, parents, family, fans, alumni and others, wear their school's colors or college apparel.
    • Miley Cyrus' MTV VMAs date turns himself in

      Miley Cyrus' MTV VMAs date turns himself in

      Friday, August 29 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-08-29 17:08:37 GMT
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      The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards has a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon.
      Jesse Helt, the Oregon man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards, had a warrant out for his arrest in Oregon. He posted bail after turning himself in to the Polk County Jail.
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    • Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

      Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event

      Thursday, August 28 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 20:30:38 GMT
      Apple will show off its newest products Sept. 9. The iPhone and iPad maker set the date in invitations mailed Thursday to reporters and others who typically come to see the unveiling of Apple's latest twists on...
      Apple's latest product launch will be in a setting that holds a special place in its history, signaling how big this event is for the company.
    • NHTSA rule provides consumers with recall info on cars, motorcycles

      NHTSA rule provides consumers with recall info on cars, motorcycles

      Thursday, August 28 2014 1:30 PM EDT2014-08-28 17:30:57 GMT
      A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule requires automakers and motorcycle manufacturers to provide vehicle specific recall information for consumers on the NHTSA's SaferCar website. 
      A new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule requires automakers and motorcycle manufacturers to provide vehicle specific recall information for consumers on the NHTSA's SaferCar website. 
    • Taco Bell offers free food for life

      Taco Bell offers free food for life

      Thursday, August 28 2014 8:50 AM EDT2014-08-28 12:50:18 GMT

      Taco Bell is offering an unusual contest prize: a "lifetime" of free food at its restaurants.

      Taco Bell is offering an unusual contest prize: a "lifetime" of free food at its restaurants.

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    • Friday Morning Kickoff at Tennessee High School

      Friday Morning Kickoff at Tennessee High School

      Friday, August 29 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:56:23 GMT
      The News Channel 11 Friday Morning Kickoff crew were in Bristol this morning at Tennessee High School to help celebrate tonight's game.
      The News Channel 11 Friday Morning Kickoff crew were in Bristol this morning at Tennessee High School to help celebrate tonight's game.
    • Get into the school spirit with #WJHL's Friday Morning Kickoff!

      Get into the school spirit with #WJHL's Friday Morning Kickoff!

      Friday, August 29 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:44:50 GMT
      Use #WJHLKick to become a part of our pep rally!Use #WJHLKick to become a part of our pep rally!
      Are you ready for high school football? News Channel 11's Kasey Marler, Anna Zook and Meteorologist Jeremy Eisenzophf will be kicking things off Friday morning at 5:00 a.m. with a LIVE preview of the Daniel Boone and Elizabethton High School game Friday night.Do you want to rally for your school to be featured in our morning show pep rally. We need your help. Show us your school spirit by using the hashtag #WJHLKickoff to tell us where we should hold our ultimate pep rally each week.Each week...
      Are you ready for high school football? News Channel 11's Kasey Marler, Anna Zook and Meteorologist Jeremy Eisenzophf will be kicking things off Friday morning at 5:00 a.m. with a LIVE preview of the Daniel Boone and Elizabethton High School game Friday night.Do you want to rally for your school to be featured in our morning show pep rally. We need your help. Show us your school spirit by using the hashtag #WJHLKickoff to tell us where we should hold our ultimate pep rally each week.Each week...
    • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

      July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

      Tuesday, August 26 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-08-26 17:51:57 GMT
      The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
      The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
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