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    Aerial view of  area storm damage (Source: Ted Overbay via Twitter) Aerial view of area storm damage (Source: Ted Overbay via Twitter)

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

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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>>

    MONDAY @ 6P: Three's company - Tri-Cities man marries two women; wife pushes for change in bigamy laws

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    A Tri-Cities man heads to court Monday to face a charge of bigamy. He's accused of being married to two people at the same time; a crime in Tennessee.   More>>

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

    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>>

    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>>

    EF-3 tornado confirmed in Claiborne County

    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>>

    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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    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>>

    Partly cloudy and mild

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Breezy & Cooler Today

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    Partly cloudy and mild

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    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>>

    Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

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    A suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself over the weekend, police said Monday. More>>

    Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

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    The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying. More>>

    Israeli PM warns of prolonged campaign in Gaza war Video included

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    Israel's prime minister warned Monday that the country faced a prolonged campaign against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, as the military urged residents in parts of the embattled territory to evacuate ahead of what appeared... 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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    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

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    A bipartisan deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17 billion to fix the health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays, the bill's chief... More>>

    Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer

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    Medicare's finances are looking brighter, the government said Monday. The program's giant hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate. 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>>

    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>>

    Fast food workers vow civil disobedience

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    Comparing their campaign to the civil rights movement, fast food workers from across the country voted Saturday to escalate their efforts for $15-an-hour pay and union membership by using nonviolent civil disobedience. 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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    Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk

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    Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for months by pro-Russia rebels. More>>

    35th annual Folklife festival celebrates tradition

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    ?In Kingsport on Saturday Warriors' Path State Park celebrated the "good old days" of Northeast Tennessee.
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    Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

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    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America. More>>

    Virginia Senatorial candidates face off in debate

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    Candidates for U.S. Senate in Virginia, Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie, went head to head in their first in-person debate Saturday morning.Warner, the Democratic incumbent, and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie debated at an even hosted by the Virginia Bar Association.According to the Associated Press, Warner accused Gillespie of being a "partisan warrior" who would not contribute to compromise, while Gillespie jabbed that Warner has been a "blank check" for the Obama administration.The Associ... More>>

    Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

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    Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their capture topped $100,000. More>>

    Your Week in Viral Videos: 'Everything is great'

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

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    MH17 victims' family: Airline lacking compassion

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    The family of two brothers killed in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 called the carrier rigid and bureaucratic Saturday. More>>

    Sunni politician seized in Iraq released by gunmen

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    Gunmen in Iraq seized and later released a prominent Sunni politician, officials said Saturday, as confusion remained over who abducted the lawmaker. More>>

    US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

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    The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said... More>>

    Diplomats call for extension of Gaza cease-fire

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    Foreign Ministers from seven nations are calling for an extension of the 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip. More>>

    Medical Watch: Diabetes Supermarket Shopping Video included

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     Learn how to get organized before going to your grocery store and how to navigate the store once you get there. More>>

    Air tragedies bring grief without order

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    When air travel goes wrong, the modern world has given us a script to follow. More>>

    At least 5 victims in early morning shooting in Knoxville

    At least five people were hurt in an early morning shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip. At least five people were hurt in an early morning shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip.
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    At least five people are in the hospital following a shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip early Saturday morning. More>>

    Festival named for moonshiner Popcorn Sutton kicks off in Cocke County Video included

    Legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton. Legendary moonshiner Popcorn Sutton.

    For the first time in five years a festival honoring the life of infamous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton is in Cocke County. More>>

    Local educators protest governor's closed-door meeting Video included

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    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam hosted a closed-door meeting in the Tri-Cities Friday to discuss the state’s education agenda. Haslam said this is just one of about a dozen meetings across the state.Only those invited were allowed inside at the Washington County School District’s central office in Jonesborough. The governor talked with a select group of school directors, principals, and teachers.But the lack of invitation didn’t stop a group from gathering outside the meeting in protest. Teach... More>>

    Indian teen has 232 'teeth' removed from jaw

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    After complaining of pain in his jaw, an Indian teen and his family discovered that he had a severe dental condition - and surgeons pulled 232 "teeth" from his jaw.  More>>

    'Walking Dead' plays season 5 trailer at Comic-Con

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    Fans attending Friday's panel for "The Walking Dead" at Comic-Con got to see the first trailer for season five. More>>

    Police still investigating after burglar killed

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    Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an... More>>

    Gaza sides agree to lull but truce efforts stall

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    Israel-Hamas fighting looked headed for escalation after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry failed Friday to broker a weeklong truce as a first step toward a broader deal and Israel's defense minister warned Israel... More>>

    Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

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    Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. More>>

    US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

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    Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis. More>>

    Community groups, teachers bare cost of school supplies Video included

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    New numbers from the National Retail Federation predict people will spend about 26.5 billions dollars on back to school items. The research revealed the average family with kids in Kindergarten to 12th grade will spend close to $670 dollars on supplies, clothing and electronics. More>>

    Dozens of open meeting complaints filed against Greene Co. Video included

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    Complaints continue to flow into the Tennessee Open Records Counsel one week after a heated Greene County Industrial Development Board meeting; a meeting where one community member ended up in jail.Members of the board approved the move to apply for permits for a controversial pipeline.A pipeline that would stretch from US Nitrogen to the Nolichucky River.Members of the community said they could not hear the business being conducted by the board and they were denied permission to speak during... More>>

    'Up the Down Staircase' writer Kaufman dies at 103

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    Bel Kaufman, the witty and spirited fiction writer, educator and storyteller whose million-selling "Up the Down Staircase" captured the insanity and the humor, the pathos and the poetry of the American high school, died... More>>

    What's Working: Brick 4 Kidz trains future science, math engineers Video included

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    Ryan Bunning is proud of his creation. "When it's sitting there, the propellers don't' hit the ground," said Bunning. It's all thanks to a new program in the Tri-cities called "Bricks 4 Kidz". " More>>

    Community members and TDOC respond to safety concerns after inmate death Video included

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    Two significant incidents of violence inside an area prison in less than a month are prompting concerns for some about the facility's safety, and for others, just the opposite.A homicide investigation continues at Northeast Correctional facility in Mountain City, after the death of 24-year-old Timothy Tillery Jr.The Tennessee Department of Correction said Tillery died Saturday following a fight among inmates.His death happened just days after a two week lock down at the facility was lifted.Pr... More>>

    Man gets 25 years in kidnapping, assault, police chase, DUI case from 2013

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    A man on parole accused in the 2013 kidnapping of a woman was found guilty last month and sentenced to more than a quarter century in prison in a Carter County courtroom Thursday. More>>

    Former ETSU Buc Keith 'Mister' Jennings named new Lees-McRae assistant basketball coach

    Keith 'Mister' Jennings Keith 'Mister' Jennings
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    A former East Tennessee State University men’s basketball player has taken a coaching position at Lees-McRae College. More>>

    Teams converge on remote site to probe plane crash

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    Aviation experts, criminal investigators and soldiers began converging Friday on an isolated patch of restive Mali to search for clues that might explain why an Air Algerie jetliner fell from the sky in a storm and... More>>

    WJHL Surprise Squad gives away prizes in Kingsport Video included

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    News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, hit the streets once again to give back to the community.  More>>

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    • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

      FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

      Monday, July 28 2014 3:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:48:05 GMT
      The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing...
      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.
    • Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

      Police: Man killed family, himself in Maine

      Monday, July 28 2014 3:31 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:31:00 GMT
      Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
      A suicidal man having financial problems killed his wife, three children and then himself over the weekend, police said Monday.
    • Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

      Dollar Tree steps up fight, buys Family Dollar

      Monday, July 28 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:28:08 GMT
      Dollar Tree is buying rival discount store Family Dollar in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5 billion.
      The fight for penny pinchers is intensifying.
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    • WJHL Surprise Squad gives away prizes in Kingsport

      WJHL Surprise Squad gives away prizes in Kingsport

      Friday, July 25 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:00:27 GMT
      News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, hit the streets once again to give back to the community. 
      News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, hit the streets once again to give back to the community. 
    • 'Kim Jong-un Dance' video upsets Kim Jong-un

      North Korea officials ask for satirical YouTube video to be removed

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

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

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

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

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

      Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:32 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:32:38 GMT
      A charming video that's making the rounds on social media proves we can all dance and enjoy music, regardless of our age.
      A charming video that's making the rounds on social media proves we can all dance and enjoy music, regardless of our age.
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