Ukrainian forces launched an operation Thursday to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the country's tumultuous east, prompting new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin. More>>
Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of... More>>
Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where... More>>
With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already... More>>
Over the past five years, the number of handgun permits issued in the state of Tennessee has tripled. The number of women applying for handgun permits has increased substantially, more than quadrupling between 2008 and 2013. More>>
A bill aimed at increasing the penalties for animal fighting spectators in Tennessee failed once again this legislative session. But the suspected reason why, may surprise some folks.
The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance... More>>
An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said. More>>
Her death made headlines around the world, the five year old whose parents allegedly forced her to drink a deadly amount of grape soda. More>>
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam says he will rely on prayer and advice from experts when he is faced with last-minute appeals from death row inmates facing execution. More>>
Getting food from local sources ensures fresher goods for customers and provides a boost to area farmers and the economy. More>>
The Kingsport Police Department says a woman who was booked into the city jail Monday afternoon concealed a weapon in her vagina. More>>
The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels. More>>
The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics detectives reportedly located several methamphetamine dumpsites along Big Creek Road in the Cherokee National Forest on Wednesday. More>>
Memphis police say a child called 911 after waking up to find her parents had been shot. More>>
WMC Action News 5 is bringing you an investigation that takes you where no cameras have ever gone before: Memphis' sewer system. More>>
Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties... More>>
Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. More>>
Greene County Sheriff Steve Burns, says four individuals were arrested Wednesday on charges pertaining to illegal drug activity.
A Boynton Beach, Florida woman is accused of animal abuse. Officers were called out to Andrea Curiel's home two weeks ago where they discovered her dog with duct tape wrapped around its mouth. It also was in a very small cage that was not cleaned according to authorities. Apparently she told police she taped the dog's mouth shut because she was afraid managers at the apartment complex would hear it barking. Police said Curiel told them she meant to clean the dog's cage but was running late. ... More>>
A rising trend in education is making university-level classes affordable for anyone with an internet connection.
The arrest that gives a whole new meaning to concealing weapon -- is the focus of our crime watch. Officers arrested 19-year-old Dallas Archer on a charge of driving on a suspended license. A police report says a search at the king sport jail turned up a loaded north american arms 22-caliber mini revolver inside the woman. investigators say the weapon had been stolen last year. Archer is now charged with possession of stolen property and illegal possession of a firearm More>>
Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia. More>>
Starting Thursday, officers will begin enhanced enforcement of laws pertaining to crosswalks.After receiving complaints that motorists are not yielding to pedestrians in crosswalks located in the West Industrial Park, the Morristown Police Department is asking all drivers to be aware of the need to comply with pedestrian crosswalk regulations.The municipal fine for drivers disregarding a crosswalk is $89.75.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>
Two new early voting poll locations are opening up Thursday.The Kingsport Civic Auditorium on Fort Henry Drive will open its doors to voters starting at 9:00am Thursday morning. Also, the National Guard Armory off Bluff City Highway in Bristol, Tennessee will open this morning at 9:00am as well.Residents can vote at either of these locations until May 1st.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>
Calhoun's has long been a popular place when it comes to feeding UT Athletics and their fans.So it's likely no surprise that they would welcome the new coach, and those who share his namesake, to their restaurant this week with a special deal. More>>
The object, found Wednesday, was described as a torn and misshapen piece of sheet metal with rivets, coated with fiberglass. More>>
A week remains for early voting in the May primary and candidates are spending a lot of cash in hopes of winning your vote. From road signs to media ads, it's easy to see some people are willing to dig deep to win elections, even when it's only in a county primary. Early voting kicked off last week and continues through May 1st. The primary is May 6th. And that's just the start. The general election is in August.We crunched the numbers in two counties and found out who's collecting and spendi... More>>
Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the... More>>
Joan Rivers joked about the captivity of Amanda Berry, the young Ohio woman with Tri-Cities family ties who was held against her will for a decade.
Mike McCarthy promises there won't be any bad memories plaguing his Green Bay Packers when they open the NFL season on Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle. More>>
The Tennessee State Building Commission has approved a request for more money to restore the historic Sabine Hill property in Elizabethton. More>>
Australian officials said Thursday that after examining detailed photographs of unidentified material that washed ashore in the southwestern part of the country they are satisfied it is not a clue in the search for the... More>>
A 9-year-old Atlanta boy who police say was abducted for a short time from his driveway is being praised by community leaders for his calm as he sang the gospel song "Every Praise" until the man released him. More>>
Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008. More>>
A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville. More>>
Neighbors are still in shock after investigators found several "one-pot" meth labs at a home in Scott County. More>>
A Johnson City man was charged Wednesday following an investigation into an auto burglary at a business on April 9. More>>
Organizers of the Blue Plum Festival announced the event’s musical lineup, as well as a celebration to honor its 15th anniversary. More>>
Bristol Virginia Utilities is yet again in damage control after investigators raised concerns about roughly $35,000 worth of gift cards the public utility bought and gave out to employees in 2012 and 2013 that were not taxed properly. More>>
An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning. More>>
Wellmont Health System launched a new campaign to expand a local Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. More>>
Elizabethton Police Department officers arrest a man of burglary and vandalism charges following a report of a break-in at a local pharmacy on Sunday. More>>
More than three years after first announcing its desires to open a satellite campus in Downtown Johnson City, officials with Northeast State Community College say it likely won't be able to open its doors until at least another eight months. More>>
A New York teenager becomes the victim of 'swatting' after the loser of a video game calls authorities.
A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. More>>
Virginia Intermont College has set up a “Be the Miracle” page soliciting donations to make its April payroll and employee insurance payments, as well as raise funds to pay other expenses for the college.? More>>
Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world. More>>
Beyonce's new surprise guest appearance, the Austin City Limits lineup and a '90s flashback in Your Week in Music.
Since our story aired Friday, the Dawn of Hope says two area businesses have reached out to the non-profit in hopes of getting these people back to work. More>>
Mountain State Health Alliance announced two partnerships Wednesday morning, which included an agreement with HealthSouth Corporation that would expand services at Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital. More>>
Johnson City Police Department officers arrested an Erwin man Tuesday, following reports of two residential burglaries in the city. More>>
Federal prosecutors say two Memphis women have pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns using personal information from dead people. More>>
Two children were taken from a South Knoxville apartment Tuesday night after a meth making operation was discovered inside. More>>
An Afton man faces drug charges after Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies found a large quantity of Xanax pills, as well as a syringe and marijuana, in his possession during a traffic stop Tuesday evening. More>>
On this earth day...Here's something to consider: Estimations by the real diaper association show 27 point 4 billion disposable diapers are used every year in the united states.More than 92 percent of those end up in landfills.How long does it take those diapers to decompose: well, no one knows for sure...but it's estimated to take 2 hundred 50 to 500 years...A special event will soon take place to encourage people to "make the change" to cloth diapers. More>>
A Florida woman says an airline worker at a North Carolina airport refused to allow her to fly home with an oxygen tank because she didn't have the proper paperwork. More>>
The Virginia Department of Forestry is issuing a fire watch for the entire state today. Officials advise today's weather of low humidity, high winds, and low fuel moistures increase the risk of wildfires across Virginia. Increased fire danger may upgrade the watch to a red flag warning... that's issued when conditions are at it's highest for wildland fires to start easily and spread fast. Virginia's 4 p-m burn law is in effect until April 30th. More>>
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia wants to alert the public of a new phone scam in the area.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia wants to alert the public of a new phone scam in the area.