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    Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine

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    Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia. More>>

    Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

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    More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday. More>>

    Spring BMS race set for April 2015 Video included

    Since 2005, the Food City 500 has been held in March. More>>

    Former library foundation director accused of embezzling $20k recently worked for another charity Video included

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    Less than 48 hours after police charged the former executive director of the Bristol Public Library Foundation with embezzlement, we're learning she spent the last year doing charitable work at another organization.  More>>

    SpaceX spacecraft explodes during test mission; no injuries reported

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    A SpaceX space craft exploded in the air during testing on Friday at a Texas test site.

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    Local photographer upset over temporary social media block Video included

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    It is something many of us do every single day, post to social media. We found one local photographer who's Facebook post has her now temporarily blocked from using her page. More>>

    New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

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    Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens... More>>

    No. 22 Ryan Blaney wins the 33rd Annual Food City 300

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    No. 22 Ryan Blaney won the 33rd Annual Food City 300 Friday night, securing his second victory in 24 NASCAR Nationwide Series races. More>>

    Storm Team 11 Weather: Sct. Showers/Storms Tonight

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    Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

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    The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace - the fourth... More>>

    West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine

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    Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct... More>>

    TN death row inmates sue over electric chair

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Ten death row inmates in Tennessee are suing to prevent the state from using the electric chair as a backup execution device should it be unable to obtain drugs needed to give lethal injections.  More>>

    Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks

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    Gaza militants Friday gunned down 18 alleged spies for Israel in an apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others, a day after Israel killed three top Hamas military commanders in an airstrike likely guided... More>>

    Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

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    The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday. More>>

    Asheville topless rally moves to visible downtown location

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    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - A topless rally is moving to a new location in Asheville this year that some say will be more visible to tourists and visitors. More>>

    Johnson City Athletic Club reacts to funding cuts Video included

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    Johnson City Athletic Club leaders are brainstorming ways to keep their doors open. The athletic club is sponsored by the Johnson City Housing Authority and the city More>>

    New Obama birth control fixes for religious groups

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    Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures Friday to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while... More>>

    Ex-Va. Gov says he knows in heart he's innocent

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    Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell told jurors Friday he was both innocent and contrite as he ended his third straight day of testifying in his corruption trial. More>>

    Cloud 9 owner agrees to plead guilty to selling $1 million worth of synthetic drugs

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    A man who sold synthetic drugs from several businesses across the Tri-Cities has agreed to plead guilty in federal court. Federal court records filed today reveal Daniel Guy Bickley signed a plea agreement earlier this week. Bickley was the owner of several Cloud 9 Emporiums, including businesses in Bristol, Johnson City and Mountain City. Law enforcement previously shut down those businesses during raids a couple of years ago. A federal grand jury indicted Bickley on 72 counts... More>>

    Greene County Commissioner-elect, Earl Fletcher, Jr dies Video included

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    News Channel 11 has learned that commissioner-elect Earl Fletcher, Jr. has died. Friday morning, he was found dead in the hallway of the Nathanael Greene Museum where he served as executive director. More>>

    Pioneers come back to beat Pats

    High school football scores - week zero Video included

    David Crockett vs Sullivan East; Volunteer vs Happy Valley; South Greene vs Sullivan Central More>>

    NASCAR team owner Ed Whitaker dies Video included

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    Amid the excitement of race week in Bristol, a well-known local NASCAR team owner passed away Friday morning. More>>

    JCPD revises false alarm ordinance

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    Johnson City leaders took the first step in trying to clear up confusion about the city's false alarm ordinance. A Johnson City Police Department task force, along with the city's legal department, clarified some language in that ordinance, which commissioners approved on first reading Thursday night. A Community Watchdog report back in April revealed the city's police officers were not always following city code when issuing false alarm tickets to businesses and homeowners. More>>

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    Email from Bob McDonnell to Maureen details marriage woes

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    An email released Friday from former governor Bob McDonnell to his wife Maureen shows the state of their marriage during their time in the Executive Mansion. More>>

    Residents in drought-stricken state take Dirt Bucket Challenge

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    When your state is experiencing a severe drought, taking the Ice Bucket Challenge may not be allowed. More>>

    VIRAL VIDEO: Local kitty massaging dog a Friskies finalist, your votes needed

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    Lauren Jaynes Turbyfill, an Agricultural Education teacher at Cloudland High School in Roan Mountain, TN says a video she captured of her cat is one of 12 finalists in a Friskies Cat Food contest. More>>

    Democrats reframe debate on health care

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    President Barack Obama's unpopular health care law is losing some of its political punch as vulnerable Democrats see it as less of an election-year minus and Republicans increasingly talk about fixing it instead of... More>>

    U.S. Sen. Corker: "We have never faced a terror group like this" Video included

    "We have never faced a terrorist organization like the one that exists in Syria and Iraq," Sen. Corker said. "We have never faced a terrorist organization like the one that exists in Syria and Iraq," Sen. Corker said.
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    United States Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) thinks America needs to wake up to the new terror threat brewing in the Middle East."We have never faced a terrorist organization like the one that exists in Syria and Iraq," Sen. Corker said. " They share a border and go back back and forth - the most dastardly, demonic terror group." More>>

    Woman who claimed retaliation by Johnson City Commission back on city board

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    A Johnson City attorney who was voted off a volunteer board after suing the city will get another chance to serve.Almost two weeks ago, the Commission voted not to reappoint Lee to the Johnson City Housing and Community Development Board.Lee has been a vocal critic of a plan by the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce to sell the so-called “General Mills” property to a developer who plans to demolish the mill and build apartments. She sued the city over its handling of the rezoning request.The Ci... More>>

    Friday Morning Kickoff at Daniel Boone

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    Are you ready for high school football?News Channel 11's Kasey Marler, Anna Zook and Meteorologist Jeremy Eisenzophf kicked things off this morning at 5:00 a.m. with a LIVE preview of the Daniel Boone and Elizabethton High School game tonight. More>>

    UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

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    The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. More>>

    Robin Williams reportedly cremated, ashes scattered off CA coast

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    According to his official death certificate, actor and comedian Robin Williams was cremated one day after his death.


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    Malaysia receives bodies from Flight 17 crash

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    The bodies and ashes of 20 Malaysians killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine in July arrived home on Friday, the first day of national mourning in the country's history. More>>

    Keselowski wins truck race

    UNOH 200 truck race at BMS Video included

    After a huge down pour Wednesday night the UNOH 200 was washed out. They were back at the track Thursday and so was news channel 11 sports Jake Young who recaps the Camping World truck series race. More>>

    Gov. Nixon taking National Guard out of Ferguson

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    Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday ordered the Missouri National Guard to begin withdrawing from Ferguson, where nightly scenes of unrest have erupted since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old nearly... More>>

    Future of Johnson City Athletic Club in jeopardy

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    A local club that provides athletic opportunities for young men and women who live in public housing is in jeopardy.The city government and the Johnson City Housing Authority have worked together to fund the Johnson City Athletic Club for years.The club is best known for its boxing program which has produced champion boxers.City leaders terminated the agreement with the Housing Authority at Thursday's commission meeting, but said it doesn't have to be the end of the Athletic Club.“I understan... More>>

    Police: Couple used dog to lure 2 Amish girls

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    A northern New York couple used a dog to lure two Amish sisters from their family farm stand with a plan to turn them into slaves, an investigator said Thursday. More>>

    McDonnell testifies he's no longer living with his wife Video included

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    Former governor Bob McDonnell testified Thursday he and his wife Maureen are no longer living together and said they began living separate lives 20 years ago. More>>

    Michael Brown's shooting death fuels online petitions

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    Petitions for law changes and crowdsourcing support grows for Michael Brown's family after his shooting death; the support is also rolling in for Darren Wilson.  More>>

    GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

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    The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. More>>

    Ex-library foundation director charged with stealing more than 20K from the library Video included

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    Ex-library foundation director charged with stealing more than 20K from the libraryShe was supposed to spend library foundation money on adult and teen programs, but police believe Anita Foster-Machado spent thousands on herself.Foster-Machado is the former executive director of the Bristol Public Library Foundation, an organization that helps support library programs.Bristol, Va. police arrested her on embezzlement charges Wednesday night.Meanwhile at the Bristol Public Library, tucked away ... More>>

    Supermarket wine petitions at 60 near deadline

    About 60 communities have collected enough signatures to place a referendum for supermarket wine sales on the November ballot. More>>

    Birthplace of Country Music Museum offers modern touch to history, karaoke booth Video included

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    It took quite a bit of hustle and bustle to turn the Birthplace of Country Music Museum into a reality. The facility opened August 1st. New Channel 11 got a personal tour Monday, when the museum is normally closed. More>>

    Greene Co. judge dismisses charges against man who spoke out at public meeting Video included

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    According to attorneys close to the case, the charges against Eddie Overholt have been dropped. Overholt was arrested at the Greene County Industrial Development Board meeting last month and charged with disrupting a public meeting and resisting arrest. More>>

    Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

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    U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said... More>>

    Israel kills 3 Hamas military commanders in Gaza

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    Israel stepped up its campaign against Gaza's ruling Hamas on Thursday, killing three of the group's senior military commanders in an airstrike that pulverized a four-story home, the second such attack targeting... More>>

    Local Attorney Bob Jessee died of complications from pneumonia

    Bob Jessee (far right) pictured with his wife, Judge Green (center), and friend Kimball Sterling (left). Bob Jessee (far right) pictured with his wife, Judge Green (center), and friend Kimball Sterling (left).
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    Well-known local attorney Bob Jessee has died from complications of a blood clot.Jessee's close friend Kimball Sterling told News Channel 11 that Jessee was known and loved across the Tri-Cities.Jessee and his brother Tom were partners at their firm Jessee Jessee in Johnson City.Kimball said Jessee treated his friends like family, and often did pro bono work for those in need.The attorney was more than just a legal advocate, he was a Mark Twain scholar and lover of antiques.Kimball said Jess... More>>

    Ridgeview Elementary receives high honor, Administrators take #IceBucketChallenge

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    From Ridgeview Elementary News Release: GRAY, TN–August 21, 2014-Faculty, staff and students at Ridgeview Elementary School gathered on the front lawn of the school to celebrate Ridgeview being named a Reward School for Achievement as a result of the TCAP assessment for 2013-14! This is a tremendous accomplishment, placing Ridgeview School in the Top Five Percent of all K-8 schools in the state of Tennessee. The recognition is made even more remarkable by the fact that the school is still a ... More>>

    Bristol Bass Pro Shop open for business Video included

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    A highly anticipated Grand Opening took place Wednesday, two years in the making. The Bass Pro Shop in Bristol, Tennessee is open for business.This store is the anchor for the new Pinnacle development and is more than just a retail space.
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    Bodies of 3 climbers retrieved from Mount Rainier

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    The location of the three bodies was revealed by the melting snow, but getting to them was another matter. They were high on a glacier at one of the most treacherous spots on Mount Rainier, an area pummeled by falling ice... More>>

    Bank of America agrees to nearly $17B settlement

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    The government has reached a $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis, the Justice Department announced Thursday. More>>

    Bristol, Va., library staff discovery lead to charges against foundation director

    Anita Foster-Machado, Bristol, Tenn., was charged with six felony counts of embezzlement stemming from an investigation by police into purchases made with the Bristol Public Library Foundation credit card between August 2010 and June 2013. Anita Foster-Machado, Bristol, Tenn., was charged with six felony counts of embezzlement stemming from an investigation by police into purchases made with the Bristol Public Library Foundation credit card between August 2010 and June 2013.
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    Staff at the Bristol, Va., library discovered questionable purchases on the library foundation's credit card that lead to the arrest of the former foundation director on felony charges Wednesday. More>>

    Erwin to tackle liquor sales on November ballot

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    On Thursday we checked in with Unicoi County Election Commission office and found while they have not received signatures for wine in grocery stores petitions, the town of Erwin has been working on something else.
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    Ebola patients released from Emory Hospital Video included

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    Emory University Hospital will make an announcement later Thursday about the status of Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, who were being treated at the hospital for the deadly disease.

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    Albino crocodile named 'Michael Jackson' kills Australian fisherman

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    A rare albino crocodile attacked and killed a fisherman in Australia on Monday.  More>>

    Despite Comptroller's findings, TBI criminal investigation into public utilities still ongoing Video included

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    Just this week, state auditors found several of the same problems our Community Watchdog investigation uncovered at two Greene County utility districts last year, but although the State Comptroller's investigation has now concluded, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation continues to look into Chuckey and Cross Anchor Utility Districts for alleged theft and official misconduct... More>>

    Bright Zoo in mourning after baby giraffe dies

     Despite the giraffe's death, he'll still be named through a contest that will end at midnight Wednesday. Despite the giraffe's death, he'll still be named through a contest that will end at midnight Wednesday.
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    Brights Zoo posted on its Facebook page that its new baby giraffe died Wednesday night.  Zoo officials said the baby born two weeks ago didn't venture out Wednesday. More>>

    Man arrested for DUI at local elementary school

    A Washington County, Virginia man was arrested Wednesday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol after he was seen driving erratically in the parking lot of Van Pelt Elementary School. More>>

    US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

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    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them,... More>>

    Investigation reveals Lt. Gov. Ramsey's chief of staff highest paid in nation Video included

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     Lance Frizzell is highly respected in Tennessee. A Community Watchdog investigation revealed Frizzell can now add another accolade to his resume:  highest paid in the nation.
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    Murdered 2-year-old's grave has no tombstone; Wise Co. deputies raising money

    Almost two years after her death, Wise County Deputies realized Emma Baldwin had not received a proper burial. Almost two years after her death, Wise County Deputies realized Emma Baldwin had not received a proper burial.
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    The Wise County Sheriff Office is raising money to purchase a tombstone for Emma Baldwin.The 2-year-old girl was murdered in October 2012.Her mother, Brandie Baldwin, and Baldwin's boyfriend, Juwan Moore, are both in prison for the crime.Almost two years after the death, Wise County Deputies realized Emma had not received a proper burial. More>>

    BREAKING: Bristol Library Foundation exec. director charged with embezzlement

    Anita Foster-Machado was arrested on six felony counts of embezzlement which occurred over an almost three year span while she was the foundation's Executive Director. Anita Foster-Machado was arrested on six felony counts of embezzlement which occurred over an almost three year span while she was the foundation's Executive Director.
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    The Executive Director of the Bristol Library Foundation is accused of stealing money from the Foundation she led.Anita Foster-Machado was arrested on six felony counts of embezzlement which occurred over an almost three year span while she was the foundation's Executive Director. More>>

    Historic "Clinchfield 100" rail car open for tours this weekend

    On Saturday, you'll be able to walk inside the newly restored "Clinchfield 100." On Saturday, you'll be able to walk inside the newly restored "Clinchfield 100."
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    The public will get a rare look inside a piece of railroad history this weekend.On Saturday, the newly restored "Clinchfield 100" will be open for tours.  Back in May, News Channel 11 reported on the restoration of the famous car, the "Clinchfield Railroad Business Car 100," which served as the Clinchfield Railroad President's car. More>>

    Woman who claimed retaliation by Johnson City Commission back on agenda

     On Thursday, August 7th, the Johnson City Commission voted not to re-appoint Amber Lee to the Johnson City Housing and Community Development Board. On Thursday, August 7th, the Johnson City Commission voted not to re-appoint Amber Lee to the Johnson City Housing and Community Development Board.
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    A Johnson City woman recently kicked off a community board after suing the city may get another shot at serving.On Thursday, August 7th, the Johnson City Commission voted not to re-appoint Amber Lee to the Johnson City Housing and Community Development Board. More>>

    New ETSU basketball ticket pricing leaves some loyal fans frustrated, others hopeful Video included

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    UPS says 51 retail stores breached by malware

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    Some customers of The UPS Store may have had their credit and debit card information exposed by a computer virus found on systems at 51 stores in 24 states.

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    Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants Video included

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    The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria.... More>>

    Officer who pointed gun at protesters suspended

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    A police officer who was part of the effort to keep peace during protests in Ferguson has been suspended for pointing a semi-automatic assault rifle at demonstrators, then cursing and threatening to kill one of them,... More>>

    Ready, set, play! Boundless Playground coming to Johnson City

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    A grant from the State of Tennessee will allow for the construction of a Boundless Playground in Johnson City.The Rotary Club of Johnson City received a $250,000 grant from the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation.That grant will allow the $750,000 project to happen, according to Mike Medford, Rotary Club of Johnson City, TN. More>>

    Local family lives with ALS, local professor researches new technology Video included

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    As East Side Elementary's Principal Dr. Josh Wandell rolls down the same hallway he walked down last year, he makes his way to a celebration down the hall. Wednesday Wandell turned 36.Though the Wandells have tried to go about life normally this past year, it's been a year unlike any other after Wandell was diagnosed with ALS last summer."There's no hope medically." Dr. Wandell's wife Tabitha Wandell said. “Josh is a fighter and the doctor said, you will not beat this."The disease has no cure... More>>

    Get into the school spirit with #WJHL's Friday Morning Kickoff!

    Use #WJHLKick to become a part of our pep rally! Use #WJHLKick to become a part of our pep rally!
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    Are you ready for high school football? News Channel 11's Kasey Marler, Anna Zook and Meteorologist Jeremy Eisenzophf will be kicking things off Friday morning at 5:00 a.m. with a LIVE preview of the Daniel Boone and Elizabethton High School game Friday night.Do you want to rally for your school to be featured in our morning show pep rally. We need your help. Show us your school spirit by using the hashtag #WJHLKickoff to tell us where we should hold our ultimate pep rally each week.Each week... More>>

    Nationwide Driver Joey Gase visits Niswonger Children's Hospital Video included

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    Not everyone can make it out to the track this weekend. But one Nationwide race car driver brought some of the race excitement to Niswonger Children's Hospital Wednesday morning.  More>>

    Bridge Home Animal Rescue breaks ground on new shelter

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    After years of planning, Bridge Home Animal Rescue broke ground on their brand new shelter in Blountville Wednesday morning. Bridge home is a "no kill" animal shelter and takes in hundreds of animals from around the Tri-Cities each year. Bridge Home President Regina Isenberg told News Channel 11, because of their no kill policy, they've outgrown their current location. Wednesday's ground breaking means the shelter is only a few months away from moving into the new facility. "We really hope by... More>>

    Guilty plea expected by friend of marathon suspect

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    A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev plans to plead guilty to impeding the investigation into the deadly attack, his lawyer said Wednesday. More>>

    Gov. Haslam visits South Greene H.S. to promote Tennessee Promise Video included

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    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam visited South Greene High School today to talk with students about the new Tennessee Promise program in which the state would pay tuition for 2 years of community college or technical school beginning with the Class of 2015.  More>>

    Tony Stewart pulls out of Bristol race Video included

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    NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be sitting out of the race this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway. More>>

    Supreme Court puts hold on same-sex marriages in Virginia

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    The court on Wednesday granted a request from a county clerk in northern Virginia to block same-sex marriages across the state while the issue is being appealed to the Supreme Court. The court provided no explanation for its order.

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    JC man faces theft charges for alleged heating and air equipment theft from apartment complex

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man Wednesday, following an investigation that started back in June related to the theft of equipment from an apartment complex. More>>

    US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

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    American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials... More>>

    Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

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    Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza... More>>

    Constellation Brands voluntarily recalls select Corona beer due to glass particles

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    Constellation Brands Beer Division announced a voluntary recall of select packages in the U.S. containing 12-ounce clear glass bottles of its Corona Extra beer that may contain small particles of glass.
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    Obama: People like ISIS will 'ultimately fail' Video included

    James Wright Foley is shown shortly before his execution at the hands of ISIS extremists. (Source: ISIS/CNN) James Wright Foley is shown shortly before his execution at the hands of ISIS extremists. (Source: ISIS/CNN)
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    Foley had been missing since November 2012 when he was abducted in a Sunni rebel battle zone. His family had not heard from him since.

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    Former NFL linebacker Tim Shaw says he has ALS

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    In a video posted Tuesday on the Tennessee Titans' web site, the 30-year-old Shaw reveals he was recently diagnosed and says "I'm here today to stand up and fight with all of you against this disease" before pouring a bucket of ice water on his head as part of the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money and awareness to battle ALS. More>>

    Gov. Haslam promotes free tuition plan Video included

    Gov. Bill Haslam promotes Tennessee Promise before a crowd in Greene County on August 20, 2014. Gov. Bill Haslam promotes Tennessee Promise before a crowd in Greene County on August 20, 2014.

    Gov. Bill Haslam has been visiting several schools throughout the state to promote his free tuition plan. More>>

    Bush accepts ALS ice bucket, challenges Clinton Video included

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    President George W. Bush accepts ALS ice bucket challenge.

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    JCPD arrest man wanted in Kentucky on theft charges

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man who was a fugitive from justice Tuesday, following a call about a possible domestic situation. More>>

    Elizabethton woman faces aggravated assault charges after hitting two people with her vehicle

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested an Elizabethton woman Sunday on assault and drug charges after she hit two people with her vehicle following an argument. More>>

    Man going by "Pineapple Divine" name arrested for shoplifting, false reporting

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man, who kept insisting that his name was “Pineapple Divine,” Sunday for shoplifting and false reporting. More>>

    Surgoinsville man arrested on DUI, retaliation charges after following Hawkins Co. lieutenant in Kingsport

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    A Surgoinsville man was arrested Monday after he allegedly yelled and drove erratically while following a Hawkins County Sheriff's Office lieutenant. More>>

    Tweetsie Trail Trek Tongue Twister Challenge Video included

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    How many times can you say Tweetsie Trail Trek within 15 seconds?  We want to know. All it takes is three easy steps.  More>>

    36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima landslide

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    Rain-sodden slopes collapsed in torrents of mud, rock and debris Wednesday on the outskirts of Hiroshima city, killing at least 36 people and leaving seven missing, Japanese police said. More>>

    Internet names local Missouri mall commercial worst ad ever made

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    Could this be the worst commercial ever? The Internet believes so. More>>

    MO Gov. Nixon: 'Vigorous prosecution' needed after death of Michael Brown Video included

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    With Michael Brown's funeral scheduled for Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has made his boldest statement since Brown's death, saying in a statement that "a vigorous prosecution must be pursued." 

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    Student reportedly suspended after saying 'Bless you' Video included

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    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying "bless you" after a classmate sneezed.
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    Patient in CA hospital being tested for Ebola

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    An unknown person has been admitted to a California hospital and tested for a possible Ebola infection.

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    • Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine

      Russian aid trucks begin to leave Ukraine

      Saturday, August 23 2014 3:17 AM EDT2014-08-23 07:17:40 GMT
      Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.
      Some of the trucks in a Russian aid convoy that entered Ukraine in a move denounced by Kiev as an invasion are returning to Russia.
    • Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

      Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software

      Saturday, August 23 2014 2:08 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:08:06 GMT
      The Homeland Security Department is warning that more than 1,000 retailers could have a new malicious software program lurking in their cash registers that allows computer hackers to steal financial data about...
      More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.
    • SpaceX spacecraft explodes during test mission; no injuries reported

      SpaceX spacecraft explodes during test mission; no injuries reported

      Friday, August 22 2014 11:48 PM EDT2014-08-23 03:48:35 GMT

      A SpaceX space craft exploded in the air during testing on Friday at a Texas test site.

      A SpaceX space craft exploded in the air during testing on Friday at a Texas test site.

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    • Residents in drought-stricken state take Dirt Bucket Challenge

      Residents in drought-stricken state take Dirt Bucket Challenge

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:59:41 GMT
      When your state is experiencing a severe drought, taking the Ice Bucket Challenge may not be allowed.
      When your state is experiencing a severe drought, taking the Ice Bucket Challenge may not be allowed.
    • VIRAL VIDEO: Local kitty massaging dog a Friskies finalist, your votes needed

      VIRAL VIDEO: Local kitty massaging dog a Friskies finalist, your votes needed

      Friday, August 22 2014 12:46 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:46:37 GMT
      Lauren Jaynes Turbyfill, an Agricultural Education teacher at Cloudland High School in Roan Mountain, TN says a video she captured of her cat is one of 12 finalists in a Friskies Cat Food contest.
      Lauren Jaynes Turbyfill, an Agricultural Education teacher at Cloudland High School in Roan Mountain, TN says a video she captured of her cat is one of 12 finalists in a Friskies Cat Food contest.
    • Robin Williams reportedly cremated, ashes scattered off CA coast

      Robin Williams reportedly cremated, ashes scattered off CA coast

      Friday, August 22 2014 1:49 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:49:41 GMT

      According to his official death certificate, actor and comedian Robin Williams was cremated one day after his death.


      According to his official death certificate, actor and comedian Robin Williams was cremated one day after his death.


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    • Man caught with 299 sea turtle eggs

      Man caught with 299 sea turtle eggs

      Wednesday, August 20 2014 8:11 AM EDT2014-08-20 12:11:19 GMT
      Photo of stolen sea turtle eggs from FWCPhoto of stolen sea turtle eggs from FWC
      The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says a St. Lucie County man was caught with nearly 300 stolen sea turtle eggs.The FWC says they received a tip the man was on Diamond Sands beach taking the eggs. Officers responded to discover a disturbed sea turtle nest and 55-year-old James Odel McGriff of Riviera Beach to have a total of 299 eggs in his backpack. McGriff was booked into the St. Lucie County jail.? The FWC says McGriff was also arrested in 2002 for selling 12 eggs to an...
      The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says a St. Lucie County man was caught with nearly 300 stolen sea turtle eggs.The FWC says they received a tip the man was on Diamond Sands beach taking the eggs. Officers responded to discover a disturbed sea turtle nest and 55-year-old James Odel McGriff of Riviera Beach to have a total of 299 eggs in his backpack. McGriff was booked into the St. Lucie County jail.? The FWC says McGriff was also arrested in 2002 for selling 12 eggs to an...
    • WJHL joins the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

      WJHL joins the ALS #IceBucketChallenge

      Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:14:24 GMT
      The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is soaking the nation. News Channel 11 is joining in on the movement. Thursday, News Channel 11 is challenging Team Wandell of Carter County, TN to take the #IceBucketChallenge. 
      The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is soaking the nation. News Channel 11 is joining in on the movement. Thursday, News Channel 11 is challenging Team Wandell of Carter County, TN to take the #IceBucketChallenge. 
    • Hunters catch 1,000-pound gator in Alabama

      Hunters catch 1,000-pound gator in Alabama

      Monday, August 18 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:55:56 GMT
      Hunters in Alabama caught an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.
      Hunters in Alabama caught an alligator weighing more than 1,000 pounds.
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