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    FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

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    Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine - a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terror" campaign against those... More>>

    SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

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    As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching... More>>

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    Cloth diaper event promotes environmental awareness and community Video included

    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>>

    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

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    Unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia and is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane is unlikely to have come from the jet, an official said Wednesday. More>>

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    Fire warning remains high in Virginia Video included

    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>>

    Two family members facing felony shoplifting charges

    On Tuesday, April 22 officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 67 year-old Ronald D. Alfano,and 43 year-old Ian M. Alfano,bothfrom Flag Pond, TN. Both are charged wiht felony shoplifting from Wal-Mart on Browns Mill Road. Loss prevention employees say they stopped the pair after they attempted to take $612.49 of merchandise. Both were taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Detention Center and placed under a $5,000.00 bond. Their arraignment set for Wednes... More>>

    MH370: 'Object of interest' spotted

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    An "object of interest" was spotted on the coast of western Australia Wednesday. More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Sunny Wednesday

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    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

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    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. More>>

    38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust Video included

    A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville. More>>

    Kidnap victim rescued- North Carolina prosecutor intended target Video included

    An indictment says a North Carolina prosecutor was the target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers had the wrong address and abducted the prosecutor's father.The indictment was handed down Tuesday and charges nine people in the kidnapping of 63-year-old Frank Janssen. He is the father of Wake Forest assistant district attorney Colleen Janssen.The indictment says the kidnappers thought they were going to the prosecutor's home, but looked up the wrong address on the Internet.Auth... More>>

    Man charged with identity theft after friend blows cover

    On Tuesday, April 22nd, officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 32 year-old Sherman Love and charged him with Identity Theft, Driving on Revoked License, Improper Registration, and Financial Responsibility.Around3:00pm, officers initiated a traffic stop on a gold Chrysler minivan near E. Myrtle Ave. and N. Broadway St. During the traffic stop, Mr. Love identified himself as a different person. Officers were able to positively identify Sherman Love when one of his friends wal... More>>

    Virginia Intermont solicits donations to pay insurance, employees, other expenses Video included

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    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.

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    Mitt Romney donated $10K to Bob McDonnell defense fund

    Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year. Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year.

    Newly released tax records show former Gov. Bob McDonnell's legal defense fund raised nearly $150,000 during the first quarter of this year. Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, gave $10,000. Coal baron Richard Baxter Gilliam gave $50,000, the single biggest donation.
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    Vice Mayor of Johnson City to launch State Representative campaign

    Clayton Stout will launch his campaign for State Representative District 6, the seat currently held by fellow Republican Micah VanHuss. Clayton Stout will launch his campaign for State Representative District 6, the seat currently held by fellow Republican Micah VanHuss.

    Johnson City Vice Mayor Clayton Stout will make it official later this week. He's running for State Representative District 6, the seat currently held by fellow Republican Micah VanHuss.Stout and VanHuss are the only two candidates on the ballot for the August primary.
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    Examining Tennessee's open container legislation Video included

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    IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

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    The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday. More>>

    Memphis boy, 13, charged with shooting sister, 10

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a 13-year-old Memphis boy has been charged with shooting his 10-year-old sister in the head.Memphis police say the boy was charged Tuesday with felony reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.Authorities said police were called to a home Monday and were told that the girl had been hit in the head with an object. Officers then discovered that the girl had been shot, and she was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition.The boy is not ... More>>

    Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

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    Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft... More>>

    The most 'scandalous' politicians are family men

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    Politicians are no longer known just for their 'cookie cutter' image and great family values. They are also known for living out the biggest scandals on television. More>>

    Two WCSO deputies injured in weekend crash while off duty Video included

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    Two Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were injured in an early morning crash on Sunday.

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    Man steals ambulance from Clarksville hospital, goes on joyride to Burger King Video included

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    Michael Brown, 26, is charged with joyriding after he took an ambulance from a Clarksville hospital. The emergency vehicle was found a short time later at a Burger King. More>>

    I-26 blasting on hold, T-DOT in talks with contractor Video included

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    The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the project will be finished on time, even though work has been put on hold, at least for now. The project will add dual turn lanes, a new exit ramp and widen the bridge at Interstate 26 and Bobby Hicks Highway. More>>

    Washington Co., VA sheriff’s office warns of jury duty scam Video included

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    The Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia wants to alert the public of a new phone scam in the area.

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    Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

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    Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday. More>>

    Vols new coach Tyndall uses fiance as example of recruiting skills Video included

    Many people didn't have Donnie Tyndall on their radar when Cuonzo Martin left Tennessee for Cal last Tuesday, but from the looks of this guy, that was a mistake. Don't think you're the first ones to underestimate Tyndall, though.
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    Emmylou Harris, Folk Soul Revival to play Bristol Rhythm and Roots

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    Emmylou Harris, Folk Soul Revival, Sol Driven Train, David Grisman Bluegrass Experience and many others will be strumming their way into Bristol Sept. 19-21 for the annual Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion. More>>

    Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

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    A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing... More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Brian Williams Channels Snoop Dogg With “Gin and Juice" Cover

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    Jimmy Fallon debuted Brian Williams in a cover of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice” Monday night. More>>

    Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

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    Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States. More>>

    3-year-old found in home with multiple "one-pot" meth labs in Scott County, Va. Video included

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    A 3-year-old was found Monday in a home with several active one-pot meth labs, according to a Scott County, Va., deputy. More>>

    Mom bites off dog's ear to save daughter during attack

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    In a backyard in Alvin, swings a very lucky girl. Her name is Mackenzi Plass, or Kenzi for short, and she survived a dog attack and has undergone several surgeries."She'll be two and a half in May," said her very proud mother Chelsi Camp. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."Mackenzi has scars on her face after the ordeal just weeks ago that put her mother's animal instincts to the test."You do whatever you can," said Camp. "I don't have physical strength at my side."... More>>

    April Mugshots

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    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    Donnie Tyndall introduced as new UT head basketball coach Video included

    The University of Tennessee announced Tuesday morning that Donnie Tyndall has been hired as the Volunteers' next head basketball coach. More>>

    GM, lawyers fight over bankruptcy protections

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    General Motors Co. and a battalion of trial lawyers are preparing for an epic court fight over whether GM is liable for the sins of its corporate past. More>>

    Michaels details store locations, dates in security breach

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    Michaels narrowed down specific dates for each of the stores involved in a security breach that lasted about eight months and affected 3 million users. More>>

    Greene Co. deputies arrest 11 people reportedly involved in drug activity, burglary Video included

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    The Greene County Sheriff’s Department arrested 11 people Saturday morning through Monday afternoon, who were reportedly involved in illegal drug activity and a residential burglary. More>>

    Tennessee man arrested attempting to sell panties

    A Tennessee man has been arrested after police say he tried to sell stolen panties at a Memphis bus station. More>>

    Bluff City man dead after crash involving cement truck in Gray

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    One person died in a crash on Highway 75 in Gray on Monday afternoon. More>>

    YOUTUBE: Down syndrome teen celebrates acceptance to college

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    A San Francisco high school student with Down syndrome recently learned he has been accepted to college, KGO-TV reports. More>>

    Captor releases Georgia boy after he repeatedly sings gospel song

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    A little boy abducted from his home in March was ultimately released by his captor after he sang the same gospel song over and over again.
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    E-cig industry awaits looming federal regulation

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    Smokers are increasingly turning to battery-powered electronic cigarettes to get their nicotine fix. They're about to find out what federal regulators have to say about the popular devices. More>>

    Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

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    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies. More>>

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    Kid tries to get ransom from his own mother Video included

    A Knoxville, TN man shows us a great example of what not to do when you're short on dough... like faking being a hostage in order to get a ransom... from none other than his own mother! 25-year-old Zachery Logsdon's mother called police after her son sent her text messages claiming his "dealer" was going to kill him if he didn't get 200 dollars. She was suspicious -- she says he'd pulled a similar stunt in the past to try to get money for drugs. She called 9-1-1, and police arranged a drop-... More>>

    Earth Day's beginnings rooted in 1970s activism

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    The observance was first held in 1970, the idea of Sen. Gaylord Nelson, a Democrat from Wisconsin, who took the idea from the anti-war movement of the time. More>>

    I-40E lanes in N.C. reopen after chemical truck crash; one westbound lane remains closed

    Eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 reopened Monday afternoon between Asheville, N.C. and the Tennessee state line, but one of the westbound lanes remain closed due to an overturned chemical tanker at mile marker 6. More>>

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

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    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off. More>>

    ETSU Celebrates Earth Day

    East Tennessee State University invites the public to attend Earth Day activities on campus Tuesday, April 22, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in Borchuck Plaza, outside the Charles C. Sherrod Library. In case of rain, the activities will move into the Cave patio area of the Culp Center. In addition to activities and music, prizes will be awarded to winners of several campus contests. Also on Tuesday, ETSU will hold a "Campus Blackout" by turning out the lights in offices, classrooms and residence halls ... More>>

    Woman arrested for aggravated assault at JC bar Video included

    On Monday April 21st, officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 26 year-old, Brandy K. Nave and charged her with aggravated assault.Just after 1:00 a.m., officers responded to a bar disturbance at, Numan’s Bar, for an assault where a female struck a male with a pool stick. Upon arrival, officers found Nave detained by several Numan’s bouncers. A brief investigation ensued, in which Nave was identified as the assailant by the victim and witnesses.Nave was transported to the Was... More>>

    Emergency exercise planned for Tri-Cities Regional Airport on Tuesday

    The Tri-Cities Regional Airport will conduct an airport emergency exercise Tuesday. The federally-mandated exercise will take place from 9:30am until noon.The exercise is designed to promote emergency preparedness, test the airport's emergency operation plan, train personnel in emergency management duties and coordinate the efforts of local emergency service agencies responding to an aircraft accident.The airport will remain open and operational during the exercise.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Ri... More>>

    Chemical truck crashes on I-40; closes westbound in N.C. Video included

    Hazardous materials crews continue their cleanup after a tractor trailer hauling chemicals overturned.The semi shutdown the westbound lanes of I-40 in Haywood County, North Carolina around 3:30 Monday afternoon near mile marker 6. Officials say 600 gallons of a chlorine based chemical spilled from the wreckage and some of that chemical may have leaked into the Pigeon River. The wreck caused officials to divert all traffic to Interstate 26 in Asheville, then west to Johnson City. Some truckers... More>>

    Southern Miss' Tyndall to coach UT men's basketball team, CBS Sports reports Video included

    The next head men's basketball coach at the University of Tennessee will be Donnie Tyndall, CBSSports.com reported Monday night.  The website sited sources as saying the Southern Miss Coach reached an agreement in principal with Tennessee, and a formal announcement is expected Tuesday. More>>

    Country music singer Kevin Sharp dies at age 43

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    Kevin Sharp, a country music singer who recorded multiple chart-topping songs and survived a well-publicized battle with cancer, has died. He was 43. More>>

    Most Wanted: woman accused of dragging deputy alongside speeding car Video included

    Jessica Ball is accused of dragging a Washington County Tennessee Sheriff's Deputy alongside her speeding car. Jessica Ball is accused of dragging a Washington County Tennessee Sheriff's Deputy alongside her speeding car.

    A woman who allegedly dragged a sheriff's deputy alongside her speeding car is also wanted in at least four other jurisdictions, according to the Washington County Tennessee Sheriff's Office.Investigators said someone reported seeing a black Lexus driving erratically in the Sulphur Springs area on a Saturday afternoon in late March.Deputy
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    No deal: Bluff City BMA rejects high bidder's offer for town hall Video included

    Sherry Grubb was the top bidder at a public auction of the former Bluff City Town Hall building on March 26th. Sherry Grubb was the top bidder at a public auction of the former Bluff City Town Hall building on March 26th.

    Sherry Grubb was the top bidder at a public auction of the former Bluff City Town Hall building on March 26th. She bid $9,700 in hopes of turning the dilapidated downtown building into headquarters for her photography business.
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    Festival instead of fireworks for Marion July 4th, town council votes

     The Marion, VA Town Council cancelled the fireworks display "due to a lack of available certified pyrotechnic shooters on the holiday, regulations, and costs." The Marion, VA Town Council cancelled the fireworks display "due to a lack of available certified pyrotechnic shooters on the holiday, regulations, and costs."

    The Marion Town Council voted 6-1 in support of a festival instead of fireworks, according to Marion town spokesman Ken Health.The Council canceled the fireworks display "due to a lack of available certified pyrotechnic shooters on the holiday, regulations, and costs."
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    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

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    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves. More>>

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    AP: Approval for powdered alcohol developed in AZ 'issued in error' Video included

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    A new product makes booze more discreet, and its developers say it's more effective than its liquid counterparts, but federal regulators say it's not ready for store shelves just yet. More>>

    Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

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    Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him. More>>

    No rape kits awaiting testing, according to local departments

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    We may soon know how many rape kits are sitting untested across Tennessee and right here at home in the Tri-Cities. Legislation is waiting for Governor Bill Haslam's signature. The measure would require all law enforcement agencies that store and maintain sexual assault kits to do an inventory to determine how many of those kits are are untested by the Tennessee bureau of investigation. The bill was created after more than 10,000 kits were found to be untested at the Memphis Police Department... More>>

    TDOT to postpone blasting on I-26 near Gray due to traffic concerns Video included

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    The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it is postponing this week's blasting in Gray due to some traffic concerns.  More>>

    WJHL viewer captures car fire, explosion Video included

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    A News Channel 11 viewer in Johnson City captured video of a car fire that happened this afternoon at the Plasma Biological Services parking lot off East State of Franklin.  More>>

    Johnson City police not following section of city code when issuing false alarm tickets Video included

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    Johnson City police issued 150 false burglar alarm tickets since January 2013 (the equivalent of $3,750 in fines) but officers likely would not have written that many citations had they technically followed city code.  More>>

    US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

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    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for... More>>

    Bluff City man charged with child abuse, neglect following alleged bear hallucination incident

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    Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Bluff City man Friday, after he reportedly was seen running through a yard partially clothed on Sand Bar Road and screaming about bears chasing him. More>>

    6 wildfires in western Va. threaten 60 structures Video included

    The Virginia Department of Forestry says six significant wildfires are threatening at least 60 structures in western Virginia. More>>

    AP Exclusive: Kentucky inmate starves to death

    One doctor has been fired and another is being dismissed from the Kentucky State Penitentiary after an inmate went on a hunger strike and committed suicide by starving himself to death. More>>

    Johnson City woman arrested following an alleged hit-and-run on Wilson Avenue

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    A Johnson City was arrested by police Saturday night, following an investigation into a hit-and-run crash on Wilson Avenue. More>>

    Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

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    Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings. More>>

    2.8 magnitude earthquake felt south of Knoxville

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    The 2.8 magnitude earthquake happened south of Knoxville in Vonore, TN around 1:00 a.m., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. More>>

    Lee Co., Va. deputies arrest Kentucky pair for grand larceny, shoplifting of Southwest Virginia stores Video included

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    Lee County, Va. Sheriff’s Office arrested two men from Kentucky last Wednesday, following reports of shoplifting from various stores in Southwest Virginia. More>>

    Parents: 234 girls kidnapped from Nigeria school

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    Some 234 girls are missing from the northeast Nigerian school attacked last week by Islamic extremists, significantly more than the 85 reported by education officials, parents told the state governor Monday. More>>

    Obama hosting annual Easter Egg Roll

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    Thousands of children are gathering at the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll.President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will kick off the festivities.  More>>

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

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    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing... More>>

    McEwen explosion ruled an accident Video included

    An explosion at an ammunition plant west of Nashville that killed one person and injured three others has been ruled an accident.
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    Tweetsie Trail project gets its own song Video included

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    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (AP) -- A bicycle and pedestrian trail linking Johnson City and Elizabethton now has its own song.

    The Tweetsie Trail is being built on the abandoned ET&WNC rail line, formerly travelled by steam locomotives. The trains got the nickname "tweetsie" from local residents because of their shrill whistles.

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    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

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    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their... More>>

    Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners Video included

    NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

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    Water outage scheduled for Monday April 21st Video included

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    A water service outage is scheduled for Monday April 21st for parts of Bristol, Virginia.Beginning at 11pm Monday, water will be shut off for the area around Exit 7 of I-81.Bristol Virginia Utilities will be shutting the water off for VDOT construction along Old Airport Road. The outage will affect customers on Old Airport Road from I-81 to the Hassen Heights Entrance.It will also include Old Stage Road and Hickory Drive. Surrounding areas may also experience low water pressure during the ou... More>>

    Virginia construction projects for week of April 21st

    VDOT BRISTOL'S WEEKLY TRAFFIC ALERT for April 21 - 27, 2014.BRISTOL, Va. - In an effort to keep motorists informed, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) provides weekly information about highway construction and maintenance projects in southwestern Virginia. When traveling through highway work zones, use caution and be alert to changes in traffic patterns and slow-moving or stopped traffic.To help motorists take the guesswork out of travel plans, call VDOT's 511 orclick here.INTER... More>>

    Tennessee construction project for Monday April 21st

    City of Bristol, Tennessee will close both southbound lanes of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Anderson Street to just south of the YMCA building on Monday, April 21, from 9:00 PM to 2:00 AM on April 22.Southbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard motorists will be detoured via Anderson Street, 6th Street and Melrose Street back to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard south of the work zone.Northbound Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard motorists are not affected by this work.This road closure... More>>

    Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

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    Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the... More>>

    GOP campaign committee has $31M to hold House

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    The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday. More>>

    Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

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    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many... More>>

    Peters Hollow Egg Fight continues legendary Easter tradition Video included

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    The Tri-Cities region has its share of holiday traditions, but one Easter event has gained legendary status in Carter County: the Peters Hollow Egg Fight. This year marks the 191st edition of the fight to see who has the strongest eggs. You would think after 190 years, the question of who had the hardest eggs would have been answered by now, but it hasn’t. Norman Peters has been egg fighting for 70 years, he says even his mother couldn’t remember hearing about an Easter without an egg fight.... More>>

    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

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    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. More>>

    Medical Watch: Stopping Tinnitus in its Tracks Video included

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    Music is Terry Price’s livelihood and passion. As a church choir director, he has performed all over the world. “I just feel like have the greatest job in the world. I do what I love,” he told Ivanhoe. But one day the music he loved so much became painful. “All of a sudden the higher pitches, instead of sounding like single notes, sounded like clusters of screeches, and it was unimaginably bad. It was terrible,” Price said. Price had tinnitus: a constant high-pitched ringing in the ears. He ... More>>

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

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    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state... More>>

    4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

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    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists. More>>

    Easter morning delivery for space station

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    Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. More>>

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

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    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the... More>>

    Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

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    It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? More>>

    Great American Clean Up holds drop off event in Johnson City

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    Folks in Johnson City had an opportunity to participate in the Great American Cleanup Saturday. A drop off service was held for residents at Indian Trail Middle School and Cherokee School. Folks could bring by any unwanted household trash or recycling. Recycling and Marketing Coordinator Eva Hunter told News Channel 11 the city usually collects several tons of waste during one of these drop off events."We see basketball goals, we see bicycles, we see windows, we see patio furniture, we see a ... More>>

    In Colorado, a pot holiday goes mainstream

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    DENVER (AP) - The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.April 20 has traditionally been a day for marijuana activists to defiantly light up to protest their drug of choice being outlawed. But Colorado has legalized pot. This weekend is filled with marijuana-themed activities that will culminate at a festival at a park in downtown Denver. Tens of thousands of people are expected to smoke marijuana at 4:20 p.m. MDT Sunday.There is heavy security at the event after a shooting marre... More>>

    13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

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    Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three Sherpa guides missing in the deadliest avalanche on the world's highest peak that killed... More>>

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

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    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. More>>

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

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    The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. More>>

    Your Week in Viral Videos: Dyed eggs and dead technology

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    Easter is Sunday, and you’ve probably dyed a few eggs or know someone who has. More>>

    Sub search for missing jet to be finished in week

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    A robotic submarine looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane continued to dive Sunday after completing about half of its search on the bottom of the Indian Ocean with no luck, prompting an official to express the... More>>

    US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

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    The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup... More>>

    Johnson City Commission holds planning meeting

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    Johnson City commissioners were hard at work Saturday morning trying to map out future goals.Commissioners have been holding strategic planning meetings for the past several Saturdays at city hall.Eleven different areas of importance and action steps to accomplish those goals are on the table.Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin said projects like Downtown Revitalization will impact the entire city."How you make this a more attractive community which plays into everything else. If you have an attractive ... More>>

    Unicoi County Republican candidates host meet and greet

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    Folks in Unicoi County got a chance to talk one-on-one with Republican primary candidates Saturday.Instead of a Lincoln Day Dinner, this year the Unicoi County Republican Party opted for a meet and greet-type rally.All 45 candidates that will be on the Republican primary ballot in Unicoi County in May or August were at the event.Republican Party Chairman Jim Buchanan told News Channel 11 he thinks the event was a better way for voters to get to know the candidates."Give voters a chance to com... More>>

    Johnson City Farmer's Market open for spring season

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    The Johnson City Farmer's Market opened for the spring season on Saturday.Folks lined up to shop the vendor stalls stacked with fresh veggies, eggs, honey, and other tasty treats.The Farmer's Market runs Wednesdays and Saturdaysfrom April through October,from 7 a.m.to 2 p.m., oruntil vendors run out of goods.Vendors toldNews Channel 11 today that they're excited about thefuture and growth of the Farmer's Market.Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

    Oklahoma City Bombing marks 19th anniversary

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    Saturday marks the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.The Oklahoma City National Memorial held a remembrance ceremony Saturday. The Memorial and Museum built to remember the worst act of domestic terrorism on American soil is in the middle of a $7 million upgrade. The blast at the Alfred P. Murrah federal building on April 19, 1995 killed 168 people, including 19 children. Five hundred others were hurt.Former U.S. Army soldiers Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols were convicted of ca... More>>

    Knoxville woman finds body under deck during Easter egg hunt

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    A mother was shocked to discover the odor she'd smelled was a dead body underneath the deck of her Knoxville home. More>>

    Virginia Intermont baseball team plays last home games Video included

    After struggling financially for the past few years, the outlook for Virginia Intermont College's future is decidedly bleak after last week’s announcement that a merger with Webber International University had fallen through.It's a reality that could mean the end of Virginia Intermont both in the classroom and on the field.Today the Cobra baseball team played their last home games for the foreseeable future.It's the s... More>>

    Mrs. Obama to appear on May episode of 'Nashville'

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    Michelle Obama is going a little bit country. More>>

    Medical Watch: Predicting Bad Hearts

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    Every year, more than 700,000 Americans have a heart attack. And 600,000 die of heart disease. “Fully half of the people that are going to die in America are going to die of cardiovascular disease,” Jeffrey M. Schussler, MD, Cardiologist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, told Ivanhoe. Now, researchers at Baylor Research Institute at Dallas have uncovered a biomarker that may help them spot the disease so... More>>

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

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    No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it. More>>

    Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem

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    The dark hall inside Christianity's holiest shrine was illuminated with the flames from thousands of candles on Saturday as worshippers participated in the holy fire ceremony, a momentous spiritual event in Orthodox... More>>

    At barricades, Ukraine insurgents await Easter

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    Pro-Russian forces in eastern Ukraine on Saturday prepared to celebrate Orthodox Easter at barricades outside government offices seized in nearly a dozen cities, despite an international agreement to disarm and free the... More>>

    Confusion, anger as sunken ferry's relatives wait

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    The informal briefing by a South Korean coast guard rescuer started calmly enough. He stood on a stage in front of relatives of those missing from a sunken ferry, explaining how divers trying to find their loved ones are... More>>

    Your Week in Pop Culture: 5 questions the 'Scandal' finale didn't answer

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    Five questions left after the season 3 finale of Scandal, kids interacting with a Sony Walkman will make you feel old and more this week in pop culture. More>>

    Wisconsin court to decide on testing drunk drivers

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    MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to decide whether police can legally draw the blood of a suspected drunk driver without a warrant or the consent of the driver. For years, Wisconsin was one of only a handful of states to grant police such blanket authority. But last year, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a Missouri case that police don't always have the power to draw blood without a warrant or consent. In the wake of the high court decision, Wisconsin police have shied a... More>>

    Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal

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    President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. More>>

    County health rankings shed light on region's health problems

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    After finding out that part of the Tri-Cities ranked as one of the least healthy areas in the country, we wanted to take a closer look at why that is, and how the region can change. We first told you last week about a study that ranks the Kingsport/Bristol area as the third least healthy metro in the United States. The Gallup-Healthways poll cited factors like obesity, blood pressure, and the poverty rate. To get a better understanding of why the Model City and the Twin Cities have such a po... More>>

    NC college gets grant to expand beverage program

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College has received a grant from Duke Energy to expand its craft beverage program.The Asheville Citizen-Times reports (http://avlne.ws/1kJem2r) the school's Craft Beverage Institute is getting a $195,000 grant that will buy a 7-10-barrel brew house, a canning machine, a distillation system and a micro winery.Program director Scott Adams says the equipment should be on the Enka campus by fall.Adams said two dozen students are now i... More>>

    Bill would punish drug-using pregnant women

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Opponents of a Tennessee bill that would punish pregnant women who abuse narcotics say it will have the unintended consequence of hurting the very people it's supposed to protect: the babies.

    Health organizations and women's rights advocates have called on Gov. Bill Haslam to veto a bill that would allow women to be charged with assault if they abuse narcotics while pregnant and then give birth to a

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    After the NICU: Educational tools for those caring for babies born drug-dependent Video included

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    After the NICUPrevious Stories:Sullivan County has the highest rate of drug dependent newborns in the stateMoms of drug-exposed newborns one step closer to facing jail timeCopyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

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      Cloth diaper event promotes environmental awareness and community

      Cloth diaper event promotes environmental awareness and community

      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.
      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.
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      Fire warning remains high in Virginia

      Fire warning remains high in Virginia

      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.
      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.
    • Two family members facing felony shoplifting charges

      Two family members facing felony shoplifting charges

      On Tuesday, April 22 officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 67 year-old Ronald D. Alfano,and 43 year-old Ian M. Alfano,bothfrom Flag Pond, TN. Both are charged wiht felony shoplifting from Wal-Mart on Browns Mill Road. Loss prevention employees say they stopped the pair after they attempted to take $612.49 of merchandise. Both were taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Detention Center and placed under a $5,000.00 bond. Their arraignment set for Wednes...
      On Tuesday, April 22 officers with the Johnson City Police Department arrested 67 year-old Ronald D. Alfano,and 43 year-old Ian M. Alfano,bothfrom Flag Pond, TN. Both are charged wiht felony shoplifting from Wal-Mart on Browns Mill Road. Loss prevention employees say they stopped the pair after they attempted to take $612.49 of merchandise. Both were taken into custody and transported to the Washington County Detention Center and placed under a $5,000.00 bond. Their arraignment set for Wednes...
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    • 38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

      38 dogs rescued in north Nashville dog fighting bust

      A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville.
      A drug bust last week led to Tuesday’s seizure of 38 dogs from an alleged dog fighting ring in north Nashville.
    • Kidnap victim rescued- North Carolina prosecutor intended target

      Kidnap victim rescued- North Carolina prosecutor intended target

      An indictment says a North Carolina prosecutor was the target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers had the wrong address and abducted the prosecutor's father.The indictment was handed down Tuesday and charges nine people in the kidnapping of 63-year-old Frank Janssen. He is the father of Wake Forest assistant district attorney Colleen Janssen.The indictment says the kidnappers thought they were going to the prosecutor's home, but looked up the wrong address on the Internet.Auth...
      An indictment says a North Carolina prosecutor was the target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers had the wrong address and abducted the prosecutor's father.The indictment was handed down Tuesday and charges nine people in the kidnapping of 63-year-old Frank Janssen. He is the father of Wake Forest assistant district attorney Colleen Janssen.The indictment says the kidnappers thought they were going to the prosecutor's home, but looked up the wrong address on the Internet.Auth...
    • Memphis boy, 13, charged with shooting sister, 10

      Memphis boy, 13, charged with shooting sister, 10

      MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a 13-year-old Memphis boy has been charged with shooting his 10-year-old sister in the head.Memphis police say the boy was charged Tuesday with felony reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.Authorities said police were called to a home Monday and were told that the girl had been hit in the head with an object. Officers then discovered that the girl had been shot, and she was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition.The boy is not ...
      MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police say a 13-year-old Memphis boy has been charged with shooting his 10-year-old sister in the head.Memphis police say the boy was charged Tuesday with felony reckless endangerment and unlawful possession of a weapon.Authorities said police were called to a home Monday and were told that the girl had been hit in the head with an object. Officers then discovered that the girl had been shot, and she was taken to a hospital in extremely critical condition.The boy is not ...
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    • VIRAL VIDEO: Brian Williams Channels Snoop Dogg With “Gin and Juice" Cover

      VIRAL VIDEO: Brian Williams Channels Snoop Dogg With “Gin and Juice" Cover

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:32:17 GMT
      Screenshot from video clip (Source: YouTube)Screenshot from video clip (Source: YouTube)
      Jimmy Fallon debuted Brian Williams in a cover of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice” Monday night.
      Jimmy Fallon debuted Brian Williams in a cover of Snoop Dogg’s “Gin and Juice” Monday night.
    • YOUTUBE: Down syndrome teen celebrates acceptance to college

      YOUTUBE: Down syndrome teen celebrates acceptance to college

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:38:11 GMT
      A San Francisco high school student with Down syndrome recently learned he has been accepted to college, KGO-TV reports.
      A San Francisco high school student with Down syndrome recently learned he has been accepted to college, KGO-TV reports.
    • Lindsay Lohan says she's suffered a miscarriage

      Lindsay Lohan says she's suffered a miscarriage

      Monday, April 21 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-04-21 13:18:06 GMT
      Actress Lindsay Lohan announced on her reality television show that she recently suffered a miscarriage.
      Actress Lindsay Lohan announced on her reality television show that she recently suffered a miscarriage.
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    • March Mugshots

      March Mugshots

      Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
      Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
      This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
      This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
    • April Mugshots

      April Mugshots

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
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      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
      The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    • Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN

      Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN

      Thursday, April 17 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:39:44 GMT
      Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”.
      Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”.
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    • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

      Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

      Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:54 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:54:57 GMT
      The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
      The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
    • Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

      Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:15 GMT
      A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to...
      A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or...
    • Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

      Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

      Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:12 GMT
      A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
      A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
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