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    Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

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    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. More>>

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    Final report on Food City chopper crash expected within a few weeks Video included

    The investigation of a fatal helicopter crash on South Holston Lake in August 2012 could be complete within a few weeks.  The investigation of a fatal helicopter crash on South Holston Lake in August 2012 could be complete within a few weeks.
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    The investigation of a fatal helicopter crash on South Holston Lake in August 2012 could be complete within a few weeks.  More>>

    Blountville man sentenced to 10 years in prison following solicitation of minor for sexual activity

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    A Blountville man was sentenced in federal court in Greeneville Thursday following an investigation where he reportedly attempted to entice a child into illegal sexual activity. More>>

    1 dead, 3 injured in McEwen plant explosion Video included

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    One person is dead and three others injured after an explosion at a McEwen ammunition plant Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    Flashing campaign sign on 11E concerns drivers

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    Campaign signs are designed to get the public's attention. One Greene County sign is so flashy, it may be putting drivers at risk.A sign for Road Superintendent David Weems' re-election campaign is posted on the side of a box truck, that has flashing lights at night.A viewer emailed News Channel 11 with video of the truck at night, and concerns about how much the lights resemble emergency lights."One side of it has red and white alternating flashing lights, which at night makes it look like a... More>>

    Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

    There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday. More>>

    Anonymous tip leads to TBI investigation of former Daniel Boone High School basketball coach Video included

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    According to TBI Public Information Officer Josh DeVine, the investigation "centers around allegations that (Arnold) had an inappropriate relationship with a 16 year-old student." More>>

    Winners and losers in Tennessee's legislative session

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    Here is a list of some of the winners and losers of the legislative session that concluded on Thursday.  More>>

    Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

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    President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. More>>

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

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    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too... More>>

    Nigeria: Fate of 115 abducted girls unknown

    The fate of 115 female students abducted by Islamic extremists was thrown into uncertainty Thursday when their school principal denied the Nigerian military's report that almost all the pupils had been freed. More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Partly cloudy and cool

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    Partly cloudy and cool tonight

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    Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Ukrainian unity was on display Thursday night as peaceful demonstrations were held in at least four eastern cities condemning Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs. More>>

    BVU announces planned water outage

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    Beginning 11 p.m. Monday, April 21, to approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, BVU will have a planned water service outage in parts of the Exit 7 area.
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    Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

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    By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said... More>>

    Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

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    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show. More>>

    Diplomats agree on way to ease tensions in Ukraine

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    GENEVA -- Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

    Schools tweak strategies for weather days

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    Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year. More>>

    YOUTUBE: Jonesborough teacher creates “Gangnam Style” parody promoting exercise Video included

    The video, created by Jonesborough 8th grade teacher Luke Holt, is a parody of “Gangnam Style”. The video, created by Jonesborough 8th grade teacher Luke Holt, is a parody of “Gangnam Style”.
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    The video, created by Jonesborough  8th grade teacher Luke Holt, is a parody of “Gangnam Style”. More>>

    JCPD searching for woman who attempted to pass forged check at Eastman Credit Union

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    Johnson City Police Department officers are investigating an incident that occurred at a local bank involving a forged check. More>>

    House fire reported on Savoy Drive in Blountville Video included

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    Sullivan County dispatchers confirmed Thursday afternoon that a house was on fire in Blountville. More>>

    2016 Presidential poll: Christie, Paul, Bush top Republicans, Clinton still leads

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    According to a Fox News poll,  if the top three potential Republican candidates for President were put up against Hilary Clinton, they would lose. More>>

    Lonnie Greer pleads guilty to felony weapons charges, faces 180 months in prison Video included

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    A Jonesborough man pleaded guilty Thursday to felony weapons charges. Authorities say he changed his plea to avoid a trial and a harsher sentence. More>>

    Actor Kevin Costner stops in for a cheeseburger in downtown Roanoke

    People at a popular Roanoke eatery got quite the surprise visit on Wednesday. Actor Kevin Costner stopped in for a quick bite.  More>>

    Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

    Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. More>>

    Texas town recovering, year after deadly blast Video included

    As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion. More>>

    How much does your child's superintendent make; Salaries in the Tri-Cities Video included

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    They're in charge of dozens of schools and thousands of kids, but how much do they make?We went through all of the superintendent contracts in our area and found the top paid superintendents in our area More>>

    New emails released in IRS scandal

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    An activist group has released new e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal. More>>

    ETSU to host Old Crow Medicine Show and Carolina Chocolate Drops Video included

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    The East Tennessee State University Student Government Association’s Spring Concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show and the Carolina Chocolate Drops will be held on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (Minidome).  More>>

    Early morning crash leads police to gun in felon's car Video included

    EarlyThursdaymorning at 1:08am Johnson City police officers arrested 25 year-old James M. Perkinson.Perkinson was arrested after an investigation following a car crashon State of Franklin Rd. at Jack Vest Dr. Perkinson was transported to Johnson City Medical Center and was later released. During the investigation, officers discovered a glass pipe, marijuana, and later a handgun belonging to Mr. Perkinson. He was charged with Driving Under the Influence first offense, Simple Possession, Posses... More>>

    Samples collected from oil slick not from plane

    Investigators were analyzing data collected by a robotic submarine that completed its first successful scan of the seabed Thursday in the hunt for the missing Malaysian plane, but say tests have ruled out that a nearby oil... More>>

    Let the games begin: It's NBA playoff time

    Finally, the NBA playoffs are set. More>>

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    Bill to protect teachers against poor standardized test scores is discussed in Nashville Video included

    A bill introduced to protect teachers from being penalized due to poor test scores is being debated in the final days of the 108th General Assembly in Nashville. More>>

    Wednesday night house fire destroys Erwin home

    AnErwin family's home was destroyed following a house fire Wednesday night.Volunteer firefighters were called to a home on Harris Street in Erwin late Wednesday evening. When crews arrived on the scene the home was deemed a total loss.No injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>

    SC bill banning abortions beyond 19 weeks stalls

    Legislation seeking to ban and criminalize abortion beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy in South Carolina has stalled in the state Senate. More>>

    Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking Video included

    Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of... More>>

    Johnson City MD talks addiction in USA Today Video included

    In Wednesday's "USA Today",  Dr. Stephen Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day while treating patients in Johnson City. In Wednesday's "USA Today", Dr. Stephen Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day while treating patients in Johnson City.

    Johnson City physician Dr. Stephen Loyd carried a painful secret for many years.While treating patients, he was quietly managing a raging addiction to prescription medication. To deal with stress, Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day. More>>

    uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

    A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing... More>>

    Rescued: woman falls 30 feet, breaks bones near Carter County waterfall Video included

    Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN. Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN.
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    A woman reportedly fell about 30-feet near Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. More>>

    Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a... More>>

    Judge "freezes" methadone clinic federal lawsuit against Johnson City

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    Firefighters battle massive Gatlinburg condo fire on Sky View Drive

    Firefighters were busy extinguishing a Gatlinburg condo fire on Ski View Drive Wednesday morning. Three people were rescued from the second floor and are being treated for smoke inhalation. More>>

    Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. More>>

    Man says he found syringe at Elizabethton park

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    Walking in the park you may never expect to find danger, but a man recently discovered a potential threat to his family in one Elizabethton park. More>>

    Teen urinates in Portland water supply, city to drain reservoir of 38 million gallons

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    A Mount Tabor reservoir that holds Portland's drinking water has been taken offline after a teenager urinated in the reservoir.
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    JCPD arrests man following burglary investigation

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man Tuesday, following an investigation into a burglary of a home on Fairridge Road. More>>

    People owe $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport, mayor's name on list Video included

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    People owe a combined $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport and one of the names on the list is a prominent city leader, according to documents provided to us by the city. In all, the city says more than 2,000 tickets remain outstanding.  More>>

    US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. More>>

    Elder abuse legislation passes in Tennessee House Video included

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    Tougher penalties for people who abuse or neglect vulnerable adults are one step closer to becoming a reality. The State House unanimously passed legislation today that would increase the punishment for elder abusers. The State Senate passed the legislation last week. The bill, which would also create a state elder abuse task force, was sparked by a Community Watchdog investigation last summer that uncovered a large number of people who abused adults in our area. Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson C... More>>

    NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering... More>>

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

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    Federal investigators are serving dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”. More>>

    Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance. More>>

    Ford Mustang celebrates 50th anniversary Video included

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    The company originally hoped for annual sales of 100,000 cars in 1964, but on the first day alone people ordered 22,000. More>>

    Man pleads guilty in shooting at Va. college

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    A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. More>>

    House rejects Senate version of anti-meth bill

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    The House has refused to go along with the Senate version of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to set tighter annual limits on the amount of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth that can be bought.  More>>

    Delays, stops on Interstate 26 near Gray exit to be expected

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    Motorists driving on Interstate 26 this afternoon should expect delays, as well as stops on the east and westbound lanes. More>>

    Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

    Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own... More>>

    Bill passes that would help felons get jobs

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    The state legislature has passed a bill that may make it easier for some felons who have turned their lives around to find a job. More>>

    Two Greeneville residents face multiple charges following traffic stop

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    Two Greeneville residents face several charges after they were stopped by Greeneville City Police Department officers during a traffic stop. More>>

    Parent 'stunned' after teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to students Video included

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    A Cleveland County middle school teacher turned herself in to police on Tuesday after she reportedly sent sexual videos of herself to a student. More>>

    Your Week in Music: So much new music, so little time

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    You'll find this week's biggest releases, an overview of the most shocking surprise performances at Coachella and a little acoustic bliss in this Your Week in Music. More>>

    Limestone man charged with attempted second-degree murder following standoff with WCSO Video included

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    Washington County deputies arrested a Limestone man after he threatened to kill his girlfriend and himself at a home on Garland Road Tuesday night. More>>

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. More>>

    Kingsport Aquatic Center hiring for summer season

    Aquatic Center hiring for summer season Aquatic Center hiring for summer season

    The Kingsport Aquatic Center will hire 50 employees to work the busy 2014 summer season, which begins May 12 with the opening of the outdoor water park. More>>

    Ozark Mountains Brewing Supplies to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new location, expansion

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    Ozark Mountains Brewing Supplies will celebrate their expansion and new location Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Kingsport. More>>

    Victims of Virginia Tech massacre remembered on 7th anniversary

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    The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. More>>

    Police: Ky. man charged for burning cat in stove

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    Police say a Harlan County man who allegedly threw a cat into a wood-burning stove during an argument has been charged with a felony. More>>

    South Dakota girls missing since 1971 found in submerged car

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    A South Dakota cold case involving two teenage girls who went missing in 1971 has been solved after authorities uncovered their car in a creek last September.
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    Senate wants schools to recite Tenn. flag salute

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    The recitation of a little-known "Salute to the Flag of Tennessee" in the state Senate is often met with confusion with visitors to the upper chamber of the General Assembly. More>>

    Haslams host 4th annual Easter Egg Roll

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    Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are hosting their 4th annual Easter Egg Roll at the Tennessee Residence on Wednesday. More>>

    Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

    The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. More>>

    Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane Video included

    As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. More>>

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    Bill would add consequences to adult Bullying at work Video included

    Senator Jim Kyle (D)-Shelby County sponsored a bill that would hold people accountable for bullying at work. More>>

    Kingsport 911 service ranks in top 4 in TN

    The city of Kingsport is one of four cities in Tennessee with a 100% score for knowing every address for it's emergency 911 service.Meaning for those who live in Kingsport and make an emergency call to 911 from a land-line or cell phone, dispatchers know exactly where that call is coming from and help can be dispatched more quickly."In an emergency situation when you dial 911 and the call comes through our call center that the one of the systems they have is their mapping system, and that map... More>>

    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks Video included

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    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's... More>>

    Reality TV show "Southern Justice" follows Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Office Video included

    A new television show is putting a local sheriff's office in the national spotlight.  More>>

    New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

    A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. More>>

    Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son Video included

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    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski. More>>

    Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to... More>>

    Cuonzo Martin leaves UT for Cal

    The search is on for a new Tennessee men's head basketball coach after Cuonzo Martin was hired by the University of California Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Gov. McAuliffe to visit Bristol Wednesday for bill signing

     The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m..  The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m..

    The Governor of Virginia will be in Bristol Wednesday to sign his first legislative act.The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.. More>>

    The growing use and abuse of Suboxone in the Tri-Cities Video included

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    Tonight, we're delving into a drug that's gaining popularity in the headlines: Suboxone. The prescription drug is used to wean people off opioid addiction - for example heroin, and narcotic painkillers. But it doesn't come without controversy. You may recall the uproar in Baileyton, when locals learned of a suspected Suboxone clinic. Within a month of it's opening, Emmaus Medical and Counseling shut its doors, due to violating a town zoning ordinance. Monday, we told you a man charged with ... 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>>

    SNAP and SEND SELFIE Video included

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    On Friday, we took things a step further and asked everyone in the WJHL building to submit their own selfie for WJHL.com’s new “Snap and Send Selfie” slideshow. More>>

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    • Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

      Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87

      Thursday, April 17 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:10:45 GMT
      Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Nobel laureate whose novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality, died at home in Mexico City...
      Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast.
    • Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

      Confused, chaotic scene described on sinking ferry

      Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers, many thought to be high school students, still missing more than a day after their ferry flipped onto...
      There was chaos and confusion on the bridge of a sinking ferry, with the captain first trying to stabilize the listing vessel before ordering its evacuation, a crewman said Thursday.
    • Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

      Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians

      Thursday, April 17 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:10:25 GMT
      President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.
      President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern.
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    • New emails released in IRS scandal

      New emails released in IRS scandal

      Thursday, April 17 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:43:33 GMT
      An activist group has released new e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal.
      An activist group has released new e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal.
    • Free app helps college students avoid debt

      Free app helps college students avoid debt

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      She may be only 16, but Alexis Lane already has her sights set on college and her dream job. "I aspire to be an OBGYN and that's mainly because I just love people," she said. Lane is also planning how
      37 million Americans owe about $1 trillion in student loan debt. CBS46 shows you a free app that helps students choose path of study and plan how to pay for it.
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