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    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>>

    Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home

    On July 27, 2014 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 completely destroyed. More>>

    Investigation underway after late night shooting on Dale Street in Kingsport Video included

    Police are investigating a shooting in the 800 block of Dale Street in Kingsport. Police are investigating a shooting in the 800 block of Dale Street in Kingsport.
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    Police are investigating a shooting in the 800 block of Dale Street in Kingsport.  It happened around 10:30 p.m. Monday.Police are releasing very little information."Detectives are currently in the preliminary stages of the investigation," said Tom Patton, Kingsport Police Public Information Officer. 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>>

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

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    The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,... More>>

    Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed Video included

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    Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power... 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>>

    US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

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    The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday... More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Brief Shower Today

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    Fall Weather Continues

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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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    Manning dancing to "Rocky Top" at practice Video included

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

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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>>

    FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

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    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners. More>>

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

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    A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department... More>>

    Medicare's own health looking better, report says

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    Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement. More>>

    Local businesses left with a high price tag of damages after storm

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    Monday cleanup began for families and some local businesses that were destroyed or damaged in Sunday night's storm.Many of you sent in pictures and videos of storm damage near you. The hardest hit seemed to be homes and residential areas, but we did receive one report of damage to a business in Gray at the Station Square.Businesses there include Anytime Fitness, and there was also damage next door at the Miner's Exchange Bank.The property owner David Psimer told us the entire roof has to be r... More>>

    VIDEO: Aerial shots of storm damage in Sullivan, Washington County Video included

    Aerial view of  area storm damage (Source: Ted Overbay via Twitter) Aerial view of area storm damage (Source: Ted Overbay via Twitter)
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    News Channel 11 was in the skies Monday with Wings Air Rescue accessing the damage in Sullivan and Washington counties after Sunday evening's tornado outbreak. Many of you contributed to our news coverage by being our reporters in the field. More>>

    Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

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    The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. More>>

    Eco-friendly green funerals growing in popularity

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    If you’re interested in America’s hottest new burial trend, you should start planning now. Even if you’re not, you should plan ahead, said a spokesman for the National Funeral Directors Association. Green burials, which the burial site is as natural as possible and limit pollution, now constitute about 2 percent of funerals in the U.S.

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    Boone's Creek neighborhood cleaning up after strong storms Video included

    Storm damage in the Wiltshire Subdivision in Gray, TN Storm damage in the Wiltshire Subdivision in Gray, TN
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    Folks who live on Wiltshire Drive in the Boone’s Creek community surveyed the damage left behind after Sunday’s storms. Almost every house on the street sustained some kind of damage.  More>>

    Fierce storms rock TN, destroy homes; cleanup underway

    Lightning (Source: George "Mo" Moore, Kingsport, TN) Lightning (Source: George "Mo" Moore, Kingsport, TN)

    Communities across East Tennessee have begun cleaning up after powerful storms raked across the state destroying at least 10 homes. More>>

    Ozark kidnapping, sexual assault suspect's vehicle found Video included

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    The search is on for the Ozark man police say kidnapped a woman and child from their home at knife point and sexually assaulted them. More>>

    Murfreesboro police searching for missing Manchester woman after car, phone found Video included

    Brooke Roberts, 30, was last seen Monday at the Harper’s Point Apartments in Murfreesboro where she works. Her SUV was found at the nearby Cason Trailhead greenway. More>>

    Update: Storm knocks out power to JCPB, Appalachian Power customers

    JCPB crews were working to restore power to nearly 1,000 customers.
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    Tri-Cities teen ready for Miss Teen USA competition Video included

    A local is on her way to Miss Teen U.S.A. 16 year-old Morgan Moseley will head to the Bahamas this week to represent the state of Tennessee in the Miss Teen U.S.A. Pageant. Moseley participated in the Miss Tennessee Teen U.S.A. representing eastern Tennessee. in the end she was chosen to represent our state in this nationwide pageant... Moseley tells us this will be her biggest pageant yet with 51 other girls vying for the crown-- and she's putting in plenty of practice..."I have been having ... More>>

    Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

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    When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps. More>>

    Man dies after lightning strike affects 14 Video included

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    A 20-year-old man died Sunday after lightning struck or rattled 13 people at a popular Los Angeles beach and a golfer on Catalina Island during summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said. More>>

    Kingsport home destroyed in tornado Video included

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    Video sent into us by a viewer shows a tornado moving swiftly through the Rock Springs Road area in Kingsport. In the blink of an eye, that tornado left one home in pieces.
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    Gaza war rages despite Hamas, Israel truce pledges

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    Israel and Hamas launched new attacks Sunday in the raging Gaza war, despite going back and forth over proposals for a temporary halt to nearly three weeks of fighting ahead of a major Muslim holiday. More>>

    The Big Hurt and Joe Torre headline HOF class

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    Frank Thomas choked back tears, Joe Torre apologized for leaving people out of his speech and Tony La Russa said he felt uneasy. More>>

    It's 'Jeff Gordon Day' at Indy for record 5th time

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    With a tinge of gray hair at his temples, his hat on backward and his two young children by his side, Jeff Gordon celebrated as if he was 23 years old again. More>>

    Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

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    Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. More>>

    Emergency management agencies preparing for severe weather

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    Local emergency management agencies are getting ready for the severe weather forecast for our area.Nes Levotch, Director of Washington County, Johnson City Emergency Management Agency, said the agency has been making preparations all day. He said he's advised first responders and the TWRA to get their boats off local lakes.Levotch said Washington County, Johnson City EMA has been in contact with the National Weather Service to monitor the storms moving our way."We have not activated our emerg... More>>

    Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasy

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    Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend's Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue - allegations of sexual harassment at the annual pop-culture festival. More>>

    Costa Concordia wreck reaches final destination

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    The shipwrecked Costa Concordia cruise liner completed its final journey, reaching Genoa on Sunday where it will be scrapped. More>>

    Your Weekly Constitutional: The Lt. Governor v. the Supreme Court Video included

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    News Channel 11's Lauren Haviland sits down with Appalachian School of Law Professor Stewart Harris. More>>

    Health Resources Center to hold "Back to School Fair" Video included

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    The “BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR” is for all school age children. More>>

    Cop reunites stolen bike with owner via Reddit

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    A Portland cop is getting free coffee from a user of the online community Reddit after reuniting him with his bike, KOIN reports. More>>

    Deputies: drunk driver drives truck into Piney Flats home Video included

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    According to investigators a family of four is displaced and a 20-year-old is in jail after driving his car into their house. More>>

    Suspect named in early-morning shooting of 5 in Knoxville

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    Charges have been filed against a male suspect in the case of the early morning shooting on Cumberland Avenue, according to WATE More>>

    Cops: 'Spider-Man' slugged officer in Times Square

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    A man dressed as Spider-Man was arrested on charges he slugged a police officer who told him to stop harassing tourists in Times Square. More>>

    American doctor in Africa tests positive for Ebola

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    An American doctor working with Ebola patients in Liberia has tested positive for the deadly virus, an aid organization said Saturday. More>>

    Israel says it's extending Gaza truce for 24 hours

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    Hamas resumed rocket fire Saturday on Israel after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a humanitarian cease-fire, the latest setback in international efforts to negotiate an end to the Gaza war. More>>

    Bridge dedication ceremony honors fallen Vietnam War soldier Video included

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    As of Saturday morning the bridge that runs over Reedy Creek in Kingsport has a new title, Specialist Four David Lee Hann Memorial Bridge.A salute to the U.S. Army Soldier who went to Dobyns-Bennett High School, and volunteered his service in the U.S. Army. His life was cut short, making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom during the Vietnam War. The ceremony on Saturday included a Missing Man Table Ceremony. It also recognized Hann's family members, including his brother Paul, and sister ... More>>

    Fire destroys three structures south of Kingsport Video included

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    Three buildings are being called a total loss after a fire started in an outbuilding south of Kingsport.
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    • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:36:56 GMT
      The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
      The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...
    • Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

      Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-29 14:18:50 GMT
      Israeli aircraft, tanks and navy gunboats pounded symbols of Hamas control in Gaza City in the heaviest night of bombardment in three weeks of Israel-Hamas fighting.
      Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power...
    • US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

      US, EU preparing new sanctions against Russia

      Tuesday, July 29 2014 8:28 AM EDT2014-07-29 12:28:58 GMT
      European Union ambassadors are meeting to discuss a dramatic toughening of the trade bloc's sanctions against Russia.
      The United States and the European Union, finally in synch on how to deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin, are preparing a powerful one-two punch against Russia's economy, with EU ambassadors meeting on Tuesday...
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    • WJHL Surprise Squad gives away prizes in Kingsport

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