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    WJHL Surprise Squad is in Kingsport! Video included

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    News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again today, and we couldn't be more excited! More>>

    House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

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    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait... More>>

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

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    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>>

    Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

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    Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

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    Iraq elects new president as attacks kill dozens

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    Iraqi lawmakers elected a veteran Kurdish politician on Thursday to replace long-serving Jalal Talabani as the country's new president in the latest step toward forming a new government. But a series of attacks killed... More>>

    Jet with 116 aboard 'probably crashed' in Mali

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    An Air Algerie jetliner carrying 116 people vanished Thursday in a rainstorm over restive northern Mali, and French officials say it has probably crashed - the third major international aviation disaster in a week. More>>

    Planes with Ukraine bodies arrive in Netherlands

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    Two more military aircraft carrying remains of victims from the Malaysian plane disaster arrived in the Netherlands on Thursday, while Australian and Dutch diplomats joined to promote a plan for a U.N. team to secure the... More>>

    Elizabethton police sergeant resigns after internal investigation

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    A 16-year veteran police officer with the Elizabethton Police Department chose to resign this month following an internal investigation. According to Chief Greg Workman, the internal investigation found Sgt. Jesus Pena, who worked for the department's narcotics vice unit, failed to file proper paperwork in a timely manner when dealing with undercover informants. The chief called that inexcusable. Chief Workman says filing that paperwork on time helps protect an informant's identity. More>>

    Emails reveal Gov. Haslam to hold private meeting with select educators tomorrow in Jonesborough

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    Governor Bill Haslam (R) will be in town Friday but at one of his stops the public won't be invited. In fact, only a select few will be part of a roundtable discussion about education. Emails obtained through a public records request reveal Gov. Haslam will hold a private roundtable Friday afternoon at the Washington County Department of Education in Jonesborough. Director of Schools Ron Dykes says his district was asked to host the meeting. More>>

    UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed

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    Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who were seeking shelter from fierce clashes on the streets outside, Palestinian... More>>

    Hampton woman intends to plea guilty for federal sex charges involving young children

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    A Hampton woman earlier this month filed her intent to plead guilty to federal sex charges involving young children. More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Showers and Thunderstorms through the early evening

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    Scattered showers and storms tonight

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    Bristol, Virginia police searching for two suspects in armed robbery

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    Bristol, Virginia Police say two masked men robbed the Country Boy Food Mart on Lee Highway just after 10:20 Wednesday night. More>>

    Mistrial declared in 2012 vehicular homicide case; juror misconduct cited

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    A judge in Washington County, Tenn., declared a mistrial Thursday afternoon in a deadly car crash from Valentine’s Day 2012. More>>

    Bristol Police search for Appalachian Tire burglar

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    Bristol Tennessee Police Department officers are currently investigating numerous burglaries that took place at a local tire storage lot. More>>

    YOUTUBE: Fifty Shades trailer hits the web, watch now

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    The wait is over. The trailer for the racy film “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the web today. More>>

    $1 million lawsuit filed against private probation company Video included

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    GM profit 2Q falls 85 pct. on recall costs

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    Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes. More>>

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

    '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)
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    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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    Randy Taylor receives two life sentences in death of Virginia teen Alexis Murphy Video included

    Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy. Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.
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    Randy Taylor, the man convicted of abducting and killing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy, was given two life sentences in her death on Wednesday.  More>>

    Tractor trailer wreck on Rock Springs Road exit ramp; traffic being detoured to Wilcox Drive exit Video included

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    A detour is being arranged at the nearby Wilcox Drive exit to northbound Highway 93/John B. Dennis Highway to eastbound Moreland Drive and then back to Rock Springs. More>>

    Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

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    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.  More>>

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

    Candidates flock to Facebook before election Video included

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    This election year, candidates are flocking to Facebook to win support and gain the most votes. More>>

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

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    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to... More>>

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

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    The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets. More>>

    Taiwan airline suspects bad weather caused crash

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    An airline said Thursday it suspected typhoon weather caused one of its planes to crash land on a small Taiwanese island, killing 48 people. More>>

    Senate agrees on $11B highway funding measure

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    The Senate agreed Wednesday on an $11 billion measure to temporarily fix a multibillion-dollar shortfall in federal highway and transit programs, setting up a vote next week on several alternatives.

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    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

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    An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold. More>>

    "Time for change" for ETSU athletics

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    ETSU Athletics' new logo isn't the only change in the works. Athletic Director Dick Sander said "It's a time for change at ETSU," and that includes a new home for Buccaneer Basketball.Buccaneer Basketball is moving to Freedom Hall. "Mr. [Pete] Peterson and I this afternoon reached final agreement on the primary components of the contract," said Dr. Brian Noland, ETSU President. "The 'Minidome' right now is going through significant renovation with the placement of a new roof on the building, ... More>>

    Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

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    The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much... More>>

    Son sentenced to life without parole for parents' murder at Pizza Plus Parlor Video included

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    Wednesday's sentencing in Tazewell County marked the conclusion of a five year investigation into a double murder.Harvey and Valerie Looney were found dead at the Pizza Plus restaurant in Claypool Hill, Virginia back in 2009.The man convicted of killing them, their son, Christopher Looney. More>>

    Two Southwest Virginia residents indicted in Wash. Co, Va. Circuit Court

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    The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Washington County announced Tuesday that a total of 100 defendants were charged in Circuit Court for the new term. More>>

    Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

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    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term... More>>

    Mayor vetoes Carter County budget Video included

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    On Wednesday Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey vetoed the budget approved earlier this week.On Monday the Carter County Commission passed a budget with a tax increase and money for a new school."We were wanting to move forward and we're being held back,” Carter County Superintendent Dr. Kevin Ward said after he learned Humphrey vetoed the budget.With the amended budget passed the property tax increased by 12 cents to $2.45 per 100 dollars of assessed value.Of that $1.06 would go to schools wi... More>>

    Nasty living conditions, black algae water lead to animal cruelty charges for woman who shows dogs competitively Video included

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    A woman who owns several dogs and cats in Jonesborough faces multiple animal cruelty charges after an animal control officer says he found the animals living in deplorable conditions. Johnson City-Washington County Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas caught it all on tape. More>>

    US Nitrogen continues talks with Old Knoxville Highway Utility District

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    US Nitrogen is continuing informal talks with Old Knoxville Highway Utility District regarding access to water from the Nolichucky. This comes days after a public meeting where dozens of residents expressed environmental concerns regarding US Nitrogen returning treated water to the river without going through a utility company. A US Nitrogen representative said in order for the company to reach an agreement with Old Knox., the utility would have to make some major upgradesIn a statement to Ne... More>>

    Rock House Road bridge reopens

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    Nearly two years ago a massive flood tore through the Dry Creek community in Washington County, Tennessee. The flood damaged dozens of homes and destroyed the Rock House Road bridge that connected the community to other parts of the county. After years of planning and rebuilding, the highway department made the finishing touches to the new Rock House Road bridge Wednesday afternoon. The bridge is now officially open. Washington County Highway Superintendent John Deakins told News Channel 11 t... More>>

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

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

    Fast-pitch softball tournament starts this weekend at Winged Deer Park

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    A tournament is coming to our region and bringing 1,000s of fans and millions of dollars with it. More>>

    40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

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

    Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

    Joni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua.  Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo Joni the Pit Bull loves Chachi the Chihuahua. Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department Facebook photo
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    The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her Chihuahua sidekick who has an injured eye is melting the hearts of people all across the country. More>>

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

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

    SCSO searching for man who used counterfeit cash at Apple Shed Video included

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    Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a man who reportedly passed counterfeit money at a store in Kingsport. More>>

    Morristown woman hit, killed by truck

    One dead in two car crash in Bell County One dead in two car crash in Bell County

    A Morristown woman died early Wednesday morning after being hit by a truck. More>>

    JCPD arrest whiskey burglar of downtown JC bar

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

    Shirley Jones to perform at Barter Theatre benefit event

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

    Fitness company to expand manufacturing plant in southwest Virginia

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

    Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

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

    Two Morristown men arrested on numerous drug charges following traffic stop

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

    Woman pleads guilty to making false tainting claim

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

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    Man charged in Econo Lodge stabbing in Kingsport Video included

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

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

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

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

    Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

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

    Man convicted of attempted murder escapes from Knoxville courtroom

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

    State of Tennessee sets up daycare inspection report database

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

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    Beretta moves to Tennessee because of Maryland gun laws Video included

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

    2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

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

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

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

    In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

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

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

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

    Senate, House on collision course on border money

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

    Tweetsie Trail horse ban causes criticism by some Video included

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

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

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

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

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

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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

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

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    Fmr. head coach Tony Dungy clarifies Michael Sam draft comments

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

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    Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

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    President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. More>>

    Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

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

    Quillen College of Medicine Class of 2018 orientation continues

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

    Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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

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

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

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

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

    Vote for your favorite local MiLB mascot Video included

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    Minor League Baseball’s Mascot Mania is underway for the Appalachian League and some of your favorite Tri-Cities area mascots need your help! More>>

    11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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    In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. More>>

    George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

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    A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles. More>>

    Marion, Va. man charged for alleged forcible rape Video included

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

    Kingsport man charged with aggravated burglary

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a Kingsport man Sunday on aggravated burglary charges. More>>

    Erwin man charged for 2013 auto burglary

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested an Erwin man Tuesday, following an investigation into an auto burglary on July 4, 2013. More>>

    Kingsport police seek man, woman captured on surveillance during burglary

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    The Kingsport Police Department needs your help identifying two suspects who robbed a home on Gravely Road in Kingsport. More>>

    Palace guards play 'Game of Thrones' theme

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    The performance by the uniformed guard of Buckingham Palace gave a regal feel to the opening music of the HBO show about the fictional Westeros.

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    Kingsport man arrested after authorities find crack cocaine inside home

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    Kingsport Police Department officers arrested a 74-year-old man Monday, after they allegedly found crack cocaine and packaging materials during a search of his home. More>>

    Groups want multi-state trails in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia

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    Several groups on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders want to connect the trail systems in the area and create one large trail in an effort to draw more adventure tourism into the area. More>>

    Woman charged after kids found living in home with animal feces, no running water Video included

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    A Kingsport woman was arrested on multiple charges Monday after Kingsport Police Department officers said she allowed her children to live in a home with animal feces scattered throughout and no running water. More>>

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

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

    Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

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    An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. More>>

    Tennessee woman remains missing in Maine

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    It's been one year since a Tennessee woman disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine, and her whereabouts remain a mystery. More>>

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    Deeds leads new Virginia Mental Health Panel Video included

    a massive review of virginia's mental health system is in the works as lawmakers continue their efforts to make it a model system across the U-s... a new mental health reform panel met for the first time on Monday and elected state senator creigh deeds as its chairman. deeds has made improving the state's mental health system his top priority after his mentailly ill son killed himself last year. senator deeds says it's the panel's mission to recommend and help implement improvements to vir... More>>

    Poor probationers in debt too deep; penalties pile on Video included

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    Area probationers are finding themselves trapped under a pile of debt too deep to dig themselves out of. News Channel 11's Kylie McGivern examines their complaints and questions the oversight of private probation companies.  More>>

    Community reacts to Eddie Overholt's arrest at Greene County public meeting Video included

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    Friday morning moments after Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles cautioned against public outburst at a Greene County Industrial Development Board Meeting, Eddie Overholt asked board members to speak up. More>>

    Facebook introduces save for later feature

    Facebook rolled out a new feature Monday that lets users save posts to look at later.

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    Woman faces charges after crashing car with four passengers inside

    A woman is facing charges of reckless driving after crashing her car Monday night in Weber, Virginia. More>>

    Search warrant for millionaire's home reveals disturbing details into investigation Video included

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    Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape.
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    Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

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    South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more... More>>

    Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

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    The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to... More>>

    Carter County Commissioners raise property tax rate

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    Property owners in Carter County will soon be paying more in property taxes.The County Commission voted to increase the county's property tax rate today, part of the reason, to help fund the design phase of a proposed new school.The property tax rate in Carter County had been $2.33 per one hundred dollars of assessed value.The County Commission increased that rate by 12-cents to $2.45 per one hundred.However, not everyone on the County Commission is happy about raising taxes, to help fund des... More>>

    Election officials confident Kingsport can vote on wine in grocery stores

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    Sullivan County Election Officials tell News Channel 11 it's likely Kingsport residents will soon be able to decide whether they want to buy wine with their groceries. More>>

    Arch Coal idles mine complex in Virginia and Kentucky Video included

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    Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky. More>>

    Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

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    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Dad home from work, dances with daughter

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

    Car crash under investigation in Weber City, VA

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    Virginia State Police are investigation a crash in Weber City.It happened on River Road around 9 p.m..An officer on scene said it appeared that a car hit a rock and lost control.Five people were in the car, and at least one person was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.This is a developing story. More>>

    Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

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    A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. More>>

    Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

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    A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional... More>>

    Army veteran awarded Medal of Honor for valor during Afghanistan battle

    Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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    President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.  More>>

    Murder trial canceled, plea deadline set in Gergish, Hunter case

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    A plea deadline has been set for three men accused in a 2013 murder case.Monday was supposed to be the start of a four-day long murder trial for Joshua Gergish, Chavez Hunter and Marcus Gergish.They are accused in the shooting death of Timothy Peregoy Senior, who was found outside a Nathaniel Drive apartment complex in April 2013. The trial was cancelled late last week and now a plea deadline in the case has been set for September eighth.Copyright 2104 WJHL. All Rights Reserved. More>>

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    • Some people in Carter County questioning new middles school

      Some people in Carter County questioning new middles school

      The Carter County Commission will adopt a budget on Monday.That budget includes funding for a proposed school in the Stoney Creek area.The proposed school is proposed to cost 16 million dollars and would hold a little over 600 students from 5th through 8th grade from Keeneburg, Hunter and Unaka elementary schools.The proposed budget includes giving 850,000 dollars to the school system for the new middle school.The county already spent 200,000 dollars to close on property along Highway 91 inte...
      The Carter County Commission will adopt a budget on Monday.That budget includes funding for a proposed school in the Stoney Creek area.The proposed school is proposed to cost 16 million dollars and would hold a little over 600 students from 5th through 8th grade from Keeneburg, Hunter and Unaka elementary schools.The proposed budget includes giving 850,000 dollars to the school system for the new middle school.The county already spent 200,000 dollars to close on property along Highway 91 inte...
    • WJHL Surprise Squad is in Kingsport!

      WJHL Surprise Squad is in Kingsport!

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:19:32 GMT
      News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again today, and we couldn't be more excited!
      News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again today, and we couldn't be more excited!
    • Elizabethton police sergeant resigns after internal investigation

      Elizabethton police sergeant resigns after internal investigation

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:16:21 GMT
      A 16-year veteran police officer with the Elizabethton Police Department chose to resign this month following an internal investigation. According to Chief Greg Workman, the internal investigation found Sgt. Jesus Pena, who worked for the department's narcotics vice unit, failed to file proper paperwork in a timely manner when dealing with undercover informants. The chief called that inexcusable. Chief Workman says filing that paperwork on time helps protect an informant's identity.
      A 16-year veteran police officer with the Elizabethton Police Department chose to resign this month following an internal investigation. According to Chief Greg Workman, the internal investigation found Sgt. Jesus Pena, who worked for the department's narcotics vice unit, failed to file proper paperwork in a timely manner when dealing with undercover informants. The chief called that inexcusable. Chief Workman says filing that paperwork on time helps protect an informant's identity.
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    • Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story

      Correction: Housing-Clinging to Low Rates story

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:12:15 GMT
      Would-be home sellers across the country are grappling with a once-in-a-lifetime problem: They have mortgage rates so absurdly low it would hurt them financially to sell.
      In a story July 11 about people who are hesitant to sell their homes and give up their ultra-low mortgage rates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a rental index compiled by real estate data provider Zillow...
    • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

      House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

      Thursday, July 24 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:03:55 GMT
      With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.
      With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...
    • Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

      Astronaut tweets 'saddest photo' of Israel-Gaza firefight

      Thursday, July 24 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:46:13 GMT

      Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

      Astronaut Alexander Gerst took a photo of the fighting in the Middle East from the International Space Station, calling it his "saddest photo" yet.

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    • Son sentenced to life without parole for parents' murder at Pizza Plus Parlor

      Son sentenced to life without parole for parents' murder at Pizza Plus Parlor

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:50:11 GMT
      Wednesday's sentencing in Tazewell County marked the conclusion of a five year investigation into a double murder.Harvey and Valerie Looney were found dead at the Pizza Plus restaurant in Claypool Hill, Virginia back in 2009.The man convicted of killing them, their son, Christopher Looney.
      Wednesday's sentencing in Tazewell County marked the conclusion of a five year investigation into a double murder.Harvey and Valerie Looney were found dead at the Pizza Plus restaurant in Claypool Hill, Virginia back in 2009.The man convicted of killing them, their son, Christopher Looney.
    • Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

      Woman impales herself on cemetery fence; says she was running from attacker

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:53:18 GMT
      A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
      A woman claims she was running from an attacker and tried to jump a five foot fence when she became impaled. Firefighters had to use power saws and a grinding saw to cut her free, all while she was conscious. After 30 minutes she was transported to an area hospital for surgery to remove the spike sticking out of her thigh. It happened at Vine Cemetery in Hazleton. She said the nearest gate was locked. Witnesses backed...
    • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

      July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

      Friday, July 18 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:06:33 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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    • Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

      Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

      Thursday, July 24 2014 9:26 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:26:59 GMT
      Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach. 
      Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach. 
    • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

      GM issues 6 more safety recalls

      Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:42:52 GMT
      General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
      General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
    • SUVs, crossovers outsell sedans for the first time ever

      SUVs, crossovers outsell sedans for the first time ever

      Sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable sedan. Until now.
      Sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable sedan. Until now.
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