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    Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

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    By CAROLYN THOMPSON Associated Press The decision whether to charge three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York will be up to a... More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Cloudy with a possible shower

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    Cloudy with a slight chance of a shower

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    New jobs heading to region because of USDA loan

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    New jobs are on the way to the Tri-Cities region thanks to the expansion of Goessling, USA Incorporated. More>>

    Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

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    American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an... More>>

    Former Johnson City used car salesman headed to prison Video included

    A judge sentenced George Gwinn to 14 years in prison Monday for violating his probation. Gwinn has been in and out of trouble multiple times over the years. A judge sentenced George Gwinn to 14 years in prison Monday for violating his probation. Gwinn has been in and out of trouble multiple times over the years.

    The former owner of a small used car lot in Johnson City, who multiple customers have accused of failing to provide them with their vehicle titles over the years, is now headed to prison.  More>>

    Appeals court upholds sentence for Letalvis Cobbins in Christian-Newsom slayings

    A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of one of the men who kidnapped, tortured and murdered a Knoxville couple in 2007. More>>

    CoverGirl's NFL sponsorship ad used as anti-domestic violence message

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    Cosmetic giant CoverGirl and its sponsorship with the NFL is being tested with an internet meme that balks at the league's response to domestic violence involving some of its players.

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    Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

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    Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. More>>

    West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

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    Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace... More>>

    Buchanan couple killed in apparent murder-suicide

    Buchanan County's sheriff says the fatal shootings of an Oakwood couple are believed to be a murder-suicide. More>>

    NC police: No evidence ASU student was killed

    North Carolina police say there is no evidence that an Appalachian State University student was killed, adding that the subject of a week-long search was intent on harming herself. More>>

    Closed Virginia Intermont College plans yard sale this weekend Video included

    The now-closed Virginia Intermont College is planning a yard sale to get rid of a wide range of smaller items. More>>

    Report: 30 percent of Va. schools come up short

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    Virginia education officials say more than 30 percent of the state's public schools failed to meet full accreditation standards last year. More>>

    Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one Video included

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    Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

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    Elizabethton resident sentenced to 188 months in prison for crack cocaine conspiracy Video included

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    An Elizabethton resident was sentenced in Greeneville federal court Monday, after pleading guilty to a conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine in April 2014. More>>

    Social Security resumes mailing benefit statements

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    The Social Security Administration has resumed mailing statements to workers letting them know the estimated benefits they will get when they retire, the agency announced Tuesday. More>>

    UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

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    As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has... More>>

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

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    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said. More>>

    Greene County Commission votes down tax hike; now has to balance $1.7 million shortfall

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    A newly sworn in Greene County Commission said no to a property tax increase Monday night as a means of balancing the budget, but now massive budget cuts will have to be made soon with a state deadline of Oct. 1 quickly approaching. More>>

    Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

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    A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S.... More>>

    Tax hike on the table at Monday night's Greene County Commission meeting Video included

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    A fifteen cent property tax hike was on the table at Monday's Greene County Commission meeting. If a budget isn't passed it could mean some major consequences for schools.

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    On World Ozone Day, good news: ozone layer recovering

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    The ozone layer, which protects life on Earth from the sun's harmful ultraviolet radiation, was being eroded by chlorofluorocarbons.

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    Search for missing UVA student reaches third day Video included

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    An 18-year-old University of Virginia student has been missing since Saturday and police are concerned about her safety. More>>

    Ocean Springs mom warning parents about app Video included

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    An Ocean Springs mom is sending a warning to South Mississippi parents. Katrina Johnson wants every parent to be aware of an app that she says is being used by many students to spread hate. Johnson discovered the posts last week, and she says what she read would make parents cringe. More>>

    4-year-old Bray receives prosthetic leg Video included

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    Four-year-old Brayden Altman is an inspiration for all who live in the Tri-Cities. Monday, the big boy took some big steps -- first steps in new his prosthetic leg.  More>>

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

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    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local... More>>

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    Newschannel 11 This Morning's Friday Morning Kickoff invades Greeneville High School More>>

    SCS: Bus driver, 10 students sent to hospital after bus crash Video included

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    A bus leaving Bolton High School with 32 children on board crossed the center line and hit a truck towing a Bobcat utility work vehicle. More>>

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    What's Working: Heroes Program in Johnson City Schools Video included

    It is the state and national standard for effective programs"We were one of five systems to win SAMSA award for excellence" A four pronged approach makes the "Heroe's Program:" unique-Johnson City Schools, local police, Frontier Health, and Juvenile Court combined to form a blanket of security and resources for local students"if you look at the national trends after Sandy Hook there was the Biden Report, which Vice-President put out with what schools should do. We have all of those" The most... More>>

    UPDATE: I-26 East now open after truck fire near TN/NC line

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    One lane of Interstate 26 East near the Tennessee / North Carolina line in Unicoi County is closed after a tractor trailer caught fire Monday night.Around 11:25, THP got a call about truck on fire at mile marker 53 between the last exit on the Tennessee side and the state line.A state trooper arrived and radioed dispatchers that the truck was fully engulfed. More>>

    Unicoi County commission under the gun to pass budget Video included

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    The Unicoi County Commission is under the gun to pass a budget by month's end. Tuesday night, commissioners will gather again to go through the numbers and try to cover expenses without raising taxes, something a majority of commissioners seem intent on. More>>

    ETSU football team had last taken the field back on Nov. 22, 2003

    ETSU football takes practice field for first time Video included

    On a newly lined field and in front of a gathered crowd that included students, fans, media and others, the ETSU football team and head coach Carl Torbush's coaching staff participated in the first official practice for the new program Monday afternoon on the fields located next to the ETSU Center for Physical Activity. With players in helmets and no shoulder pads, the team went through both individual conditioning, as well as offensive and defensive team drills. Torbush said the day was a re... More>>

    History made: first Republican attorney general appointed in Tennessee Video included

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    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's top legal adviser will be the state's next attorney general. The state supreme court appointed Herbert Slatery Monday. Attorney General Bob Cooper wasn't able to convince the justices to keep in the post. More>>

    New questions over abortion coverage in health law

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    A nonpartisan congressional agency is raising new questions about compliance with a key compromise on abortion that allowed the federal health care law to pass in 2010. More>>

    Police: Body of missing App State student found with letter

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    The body was found in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road near Appalachian State University. More>>

    First U.S. airstrike in expanded Iraq fight

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    U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy... More>>

    Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

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    As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier... More>>

    Brad Paisley & Florida Georgia Line to perform in Blue Ridge Music Festival 2015 Video included

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    The Blue Ridge Music Festival announced country music star Brad Paisley and Florida Georgia Line will be performing in May of 2015 in Salem. More>>

    Man arrested for passing counterfeit check at business

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a 24-year-old man Monday following an investigation into a report a counterfeit check passed at a business. More>>

    Vikings bring back Peterson despite abuse charge

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    The Minnesota Vikings have seen the details. They have seen photos of the injuries that Adrian Peterson's 4-year-old son suffered at the hands of the star running back. They have a history of punishing players who have... More>>

    JCPD arrest pair for theft of items from local residence

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested two people Thursday following an investigation into a theft at a north Johnson City home. More>>

    Enterovirus D68 continues to spread, local hospitals remain vigilant Video included

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    A severe respiratory virus called Enterovirus D68 is continuing to spread across the country.
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    Man charged with abuse of corpse, murder after human remains found Video included

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    After a gruesome discovery of human remains in a Mid-South backyard, investigators are working to determine the identity of the victim. More>>

    Holly Bobo suspect Zachary Adams moved to Williamson County jail Video included

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    Zachary Adams, 30, was transferred from Chester County Saturday and booked into the Williamson County jail just before 3 p.m. More>>

    Boil water notice lifted for customers in Washington County, Virginia

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    As of 12:30 pm Monday, the boil water notice in parts of Washington County, VA has been lifted.  More>>

    Sullivan County Commission approves lawsuit settlement Video included

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    A settlement offer was approved Monday by Sullivan County Commissioners in a lawsuit filed months ago, prompted by the firing of seven county highway workers.The decision comes after the first commission meeting with 9 newly elected commissioners.Back in January, seven highway department workers were let go by Interim Highway Commissioner Bobbie Manning.The workers claimed termination was in retaliation for participating in a Tennessee Bureau of Investigation probe into the department.The wor... More>>

    Food cooker left by trash can briefly shuts down part of world's busiest airport

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    The international terminal at Atlanta Airport is now back open after a suspicious package briefly shut down part of the terminal Monday afternoon.
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    Funeral home offers drive-thru visitation

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    Owners of a local funeral home decided to make saying your final goodbyes a little more convenient. More>>

    ETSU athletics alters schedule for Game Time 101

    Originally scheduled for 1:01 p.m. on Sept. 27 during the Game Time 101 event, the ETSU football team's first official scrimmage will now be played at approximately 4:15 p.m., or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Tennessee game. More>>

    Special Olympics bowlers hit the lanes in Kingsport Video included

    55 Special Olympic bowlers from Sullivan County and Hawkins County rolled for strikes and spares at Warpath Lanes in Kingsport Monday. More>>

    'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

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    Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. More>>

    Waterline maintenance scheduled for Tuesday in Jonesborough

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    Jonesborough Water Department will be doing waterline maintenance on Tuesday. More>>

    Gray, TN museum takes preacher's dead snakes

    Andrew Hamblin (Source: WATE) Andrew Hamblin (Source: WATE)
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    The remains of dozens of poisonous snakes confiscated from a Tennessee preacher have been sent to a museum for research. The 53 frozen carcasses were given to East Tennessee State University's Natural History Museum at Gray. More>>

    GM expert says 19 deaths eligible for compensation

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    The death toll tied to faulty ignition switches in General Motors small cars has risen to 19, according to a compensation expert hired by the company. The number is likely to go higher. More>>

    Governor, lawmakers announce Va. budget cuts

    Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe and state lawmakers are announcing cuts to state agencies, universities, and local governments to help fill a projected budget gap and preserve Virginia's AAA bond rating. More>>

    Wellmont names Bart Hove as interim president, CEO Video included

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    A week after its leader stepped down suddenly, Wellmont Health System named an interim president and CEO. More>>

    JC Professional Firefighters Association announces "Ridin' for Luke" benefit

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    When it comes to exemplifying what the word “brotherhood” means, it could be said that firefighters do it best. More>>

    Prince Harry turns 30

    England's Prince Harry turned 30 years old Monday. (Source: CNN) England's Prince Harry turned 30 years old Monday. (Source: CNN)
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    England's Prince Harry spent the days leading up to his birthday at the Invictus Games, a sporting event for wounded service members. He has been a supporter of the event.

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    Report: Mark Sanford's fiancee was 'caught off guard' about Facebook post

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    Congressman Mark Sanford's fiancee was caught off guard about the public end of her engagement to the former governor, according to a report from the New York Times. More>>

    Tennessee voters to decide ban on income tax

    Tennesseans are just weeks away from voting on a constitutional amendment to bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax. That vote approaches as a new study from ratings agency Standard & Poor's suggests... More>>

    US wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

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    Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. More>>

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    • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

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      President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...
      American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an...
    • Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

      Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

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      A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.
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    • SCS: Bus driver, 10 students sent to hospital after bus crash

      SCS: Bus driver, 10 students sent to hospital after bus crash

      (WMC) - The Shelby County Sheriff's Office has reports of two school bus crashes on Austin Peay Highway. One is at the corner of Austin Peay and Pleasant Ridge involves a bus and a car. The other is at
      A bus leaving Bolton High School with 32 children on board crossed the center line and hit a truck towing a Bobcat utility work vehicle.
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      A 25-pound coyote thought a Scottsdale man's fireplace would make a good bed.
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    • Gray, TN museum takes preacher's dead snakes

      Gray, TN museum takes preacher's dead snakes

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      Andrew Hamblin (Source: WATE) Andrew Hamblin (Source: WATE)
      The remains of dozens of poisonous snakes confiscated from a Tennessee preacher have been sent to a museum for research. The 53 frozen carcasses were given to East Tennessee State University's Natural History Museum at Gray.
      The remains of dozens of poisonous snakes confiscated from a Tennessee preacher have been sent to a museum for research. The 53 frozen carcasses were given to East Tennessee State University's Natural History Museum at Gray.
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    • Boa constrictor captured after escaping Idaho cage

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      A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose.
      A 9-foot Columbian boa constrictor named Trinity that escaped its southwest Idaho cage has been found after two days on the loose.
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      Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, seemingly offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're...
      Taking a cue from an American TV program, the Chinese city of Chongqing has created a smartphone sidewalk lane, offering a path for those too engrossed in messaging and tweeting to watch where they're going.
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      A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras.
      A 27-year-old Connecticut man has been charged with stealing $100 in birthday money from an autistic man in a crime that was captured by video cameras.
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