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Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

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A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S. More>>

Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

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The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much... More>>

Son sentenced to life without parole for parents' murder at Pizza Plus Parlor Video included

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Wednesday's sentencing in Tazewell County marked the conclusion of a five year investigation into a double murder.Harvey and Valerie Looney were found dead at the Pizza Plus restaurant in Claypool Hill, Virginia back in 2009.The man convicted of killing them, their son, Christopher Looney. More>>

Two Southwest Virginia residents indicted in Wash. Co, Va. Circuit Court

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The Commonwealth’s Attorney for Washington County announced Tuesday that a total of 100 defendants were charged in Circuit Court for the new term. More>>

Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

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Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term... More>>

Mayor vetoes Carter County budget Video included

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On Wednesday Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey vetoed the budget approved earlier this week.On Monday the Carter County Commission passed a budget with a tax increase and money for a new school."We were wanting to move forward and we're being held back,” Carter County Superintendent Dr. Kevin Ward said after he learned Humphrey vetoed the budget.With the amended budget passed the property tax increased by 12 cents to $2.45 per 100 dollars of assessed value.Of that $1.06 would go to schools wi... More>>

Nasty living conditions, black algae water lead to animal cruelty charges for woman who shows dogs competitively Video included

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A woman who owns several dogs and cats in Jonesborough faces multiple animal cruelty charges after an animal control officer says he found the animals living in deplorable conditions. Johnson City-Washington County Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas caught it all on tape. More>>

US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

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The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to... More>>

US Nitrogen continues talks with Old Knoxville Highway Utility District

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US Nitrogen is continuing informal talks with Old Knoxville Highway Utility District regarding access to water from the Nolichucky. This comes days after a public meeting where dozens of residents expressed environmental concerns regarding US Nitrogen returning treated water to the river without going through a utility company. A US Nitrogen representative said in order for the company to reach an agreement with Old Knox., the utility would have to make some major upgradesIn a statement to Ne... More>>

Rock House Road bridge reopens

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Nearly two years ago a massive flood tore through the Dry Creek community in Washington County, Tennessee. The flood damaged dozens of homes and destroyed the Rock House Road bridge that connected the community to other parts of the county. After years of planning and rebuilding, the highway department made the finishing touches to the new Rock House Road bridge Wednesday afternoon. The bridge is now officially open. Washington County Highway Superintendent John Deakins told News Channel 11 t... More>>

Former Wash. Co bus driver granted judicial diversion, will serve two years probation Video included

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Former Washington County bus driver Brenda Gray took the stand in in her sentencing hearing Wednesday. More>>

Fast-pitch softball tournament starts this weekend at Winged Deer Park

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A tournament is coming to our region and bringing 1,000s of fans and millions of dollars with it. More>>

KPD seek information in alleged assault of man

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Kingsport Police Department officers are seeking information in an assault allegation from June 20. More>>

40 bodies from jet solemnly returned to Dutch soil

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Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to 40 identical hearses, flags at half-staff flapping in the wind. More>>

Pit Bull devoted to injured Chihuahua pal

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The story of a stray lab-Pit Bull mix who took care of her Chihuahua sidekick who has an injured eye is melting the hearts of people all across the country. More>>

Plane crashes while landing in Taiwan, killing 47

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A plane attempting to land in stormy weather crashed on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, killing 47 people and wrecking houses and cars on the ground.

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GM issues 6 more safety recalls

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General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles. More>>

SCSO searching for man who used counterfeit cash at Apple Shed Video included

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Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office is currently searching for a man who reportedly passed counterfeit money at a store in Kingsport. More>>

Storm Team 11 Weather: Showers and T-Storms tonight and Thursday

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Showers and storms likely tonight
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Morristown woman hit, killed by truck

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A Morristown woman died early Wednesday morning after being hit by a truck. More>>

JCPD arrest whiskey burglar of downtown JC bar

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Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man after he allegedly broke a window to get into a local bar and stole a bottle of whiskey. More>>

Shirley Jones to perform at Barter Theatre benefit event

You can make reservations by calling 276-619-3315, and also find out about how you can meet Shirley Jones at an exclusive reception following her performance. More>>

Fitness company to expand manufacturing plant in southwest Virginia

Fitness equipment maker Core Health & Fitness is planning to invest $2 million to expand a Grayson County manufacturing plant, creating 250 jobs. More>>

Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs

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Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday. More>>

Two Morristown men arrested on numerous drug charges following traffic stop

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Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested two Hamblen County men on methamphetamine charges following a traffic stop on Tuesday. More>>

Woman pleads guilty to making false tainting claim

A Bluff City, TN woman has agreed to plead guilty to falsely claiming a relative's bottle of Tropicana juice had been poisoned. More>>

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Man charged in Econo Lodge stabbing in Kingsport Video included

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Kingsport Police Department officers charged a Freeport, Fla. man Tuesday after he reportedly stabbed another man at a local motel.
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Family gets closure 69 years after WWII soldier disappears Video included

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Private First Class Cecil Harris was 19 years old when he went to France to fight in World War II. A few months later, he was killed in Dambach, France. For almost 7 decades, his only surviving son wondered what happened to his father.  Edwin Harris met his father for the first and only time in the summer of 1944, when he was a newborn.

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Student group hopes to bring event similar to UT's 'Sex Week' to ETSU Video included

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By Jordan MooreJOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) - Hoping to bring an event to campus, one that could stir debate just because of its name, 'Sex Week'. As of now, that name is not official but students at ETSU tell us the bottom line of this event would be to create an open communication about the topic.Tuesday afternoon, ETSU student Max Carwile lead a discussion on how to move forward with this concept. More than a dozen students and faculty listened in on her ideas to create a sexual health and awar... More>>

Despite sanctions call, UK approves arms to Russia

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Britain is still authorizing the export of arms and military equipment to Russia despite the government's call for tough sanctions over Moscow's arming of separatist rebels in Ukraine, a group of lawmakers said in... More>>

Man convicted of attempted murder escapes from Knoxville courtroom

Officials are searching for a man just convicted of attempted murder who left a downtown Knoxville courtroom Tuesday afternoon. More>>

State of Tennessee sets up daycare inspection report database

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Tennesseeans now have access to an on line database that allows them to look up daycare inspection reports for centers across the state. More>>

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Beretta moves to Tennessee because of Maryland gun laws Video included

A manufacturer is heading to the volunteer state because of a gun-control bill that places limits on its operations in Maryland...Beretta says it will move operations to Gallatin, Tennessee. That new facility is scheduled to be opened in the middle of next year. Beretta's General Manager says a gun-control bill that passed the Maryland senate would have prohibited the company from being able to manufacture, store or even import products it sells. Beretta says it has no plans to relocate i... More>>

2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down

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Two Ukrainian military fighter jets have been shot down in the east, according to the country's Defense Ministry. More>>

Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

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By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots... More>>

In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

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In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems... More>>

Police investigating Tuesday night stabbing at Econo Lodge motel in Kingsport Video included

Kingsport Police are investigating a stabbing at a city motel.  Police arrived at the Econo Lodge just after 7 p.m.. Kingsport Police are investigating a stabbing at a city motel. Police arrived at the Econo Lodge just after 7 p.m..
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Kingsport Police are investigating a stabbing at a city motel.Police arrived at the Econo Lodge just after 7 p.m. More>>

Senate, House on collision course on border money

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Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to... More>>

Tweetsie Trail horse ban causes criticism by some Video included

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A trail connecting Johnson City to Elizabethton will soon be open. More>>

AARP’s “Smart Driver” course offered

GREENEVILLE, TN – Want an easy discount on your auto insurance? Take a driver safety course. AARP’s new “Smart Driver Course” for those 55 and older will be offered Wednesday and Thursday, July 30-31, at Takoma Regional Hospital. “This is an informative course that helps participants learn current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques, and how to operate their vehicles more safely,” Tina Chudina, Takoma’s community relations liaison, said. “Everyone can benefit from brushing up on ... More>>

July blood drives

Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives at the following locations in the coming days. · Wednesday, July 23, 8-11 a.m., Tri-Cities Regional Airport, Blountville · Wednesday, July 23, 1-5 p.m., Tulsa Dental Products, Johnson City · Thursday, July 24, noon-7:30 p.m., Holston Valley Medical Center, emergency room annex, Kingsport · Thursday, July 24, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., University of Virginia-Wise, Student Center parking, Wise, Virginia · Friday, Jul... More>>

Semi hauling beehives crashes near Tenn.-Ky. line on I-24

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Interstate 24 near the Tennessee-Kentucky state line is closed Tuesday after a semi hauling beehives crashed. More>>

ILVTOFU: Too vulgar for specialty plate in Tenn., state says Video included

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The state of Tennessee denied a Murfreesboro woman’s request for a personalized license plate due to the perceived vulgarity of her message. More>>

State official: Rep. Hill's Overmountain PAC not under investigation Video included

Despite the failure of a political action committee, of which he serves as treasurer, to file proper campaign paperwork with the state on time, Tennessee's Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says neither Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) nor the PAC are Despite the failure of a political action committee, of which he serves as treasurer, to file proper campaign paperwork with the state on time, Tennessee's Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says neither Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) nor the PAC are
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Despite the failure of a political action committee, of which he serves as treasurer, to file proper campaign paperwork with the state on time, Tennessee's Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance says neither Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) nor the PAC are under investigation. Although the actions of a political action committee that Hill is associated with caught the state's attention earlier this month, it appears Hill can now put that behind him. More>>

Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

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A destructive wildfire in Washington state has grown slightly but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control. More>>

Complaint to Private Probation Services Council sheds light on potential conflict of interest Video included

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Fmr. head coach Tony Dungy clarifies Michael Sam draft comments

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Former NFL head coach Tony Dungy is clarifying comments he made on NFL Draft choices, and the comments were directed at St. Louis Rams rookie Michael Sam.

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Dueling rulings: Courts split on health law clash

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President Barack Obama's health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday. More>>

Airlines ban flights to Israel after rocket strike

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A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel's main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot... More>>

Massive sinkhole forms in FL neighborhood

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 A massive sinkhole opened up Saturday night in Spring Hill, FL - north of Tampa.No one was injured but several homes were evacuated. More>>

Quillen College of Medicine Class of 2018 orientation continues

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When you think of a hospital, team work probably isn't the first word that comes to mind, but that is what it takes to get the job done. Today 72 first year medical students began their orientation with some team building exercises. Quillen College of Medicine Class of 2018 participated in what is called "Quillen Academic Boot Camp" More>>

Plane crash bodies removed from war zone

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A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the... More>>

More than a quarter of kids in our region living in poverty according to recent report Video included

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Though Tennessee is improving overall, Northeast Tennessee has some of the highest numbers of children living in poverty in the state.According to the recently released numbers from the Kids Count Data Book by the Annie E. Casey Foundation, the volunteer state is one of five states that made the biggest improvement in the well-being of children.Tennessee moved up three rankings to 36th overall, the report is based on education, health care and poverty.Tennessee also moved from 42nd to 37th in... More>>

Rep. Matthew Hill quietly buys website in opponent's name and posts attack ad there Video included

Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) admits his campaign quietly bought a website in the name of his opponent for $8 from GoDaddy.com and then posted an anti Phil Carriger ad on the site."We bought the domain name because they didn't," Rep. Hill said. "I think it was like $8 or something." PhilCarriger.com takes you to a website called "The Real Phil Carriger." More>>

Vote for your favorite local MiLB mascot Video included

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Minor League Baseball’s Mascot Mania is underway for the Appalachian League and some of your favorite Tri-Cities area mascots need your help! More>>

11 parents of Nigeria's abducted girls die

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In the three months since Islamic extremists kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, 11 of their parents have died, town residents say. More>>

Chrysler recalls 792,000 Jeep SUVs for ignition switches

DETROIT (AP) - Chrysler is recalling up to 792,300 older Jeep SUVs worldwide because the ignition switches could cause engine stalling.Tuesday's recall covers 2005-2007 Grand Cherokees and 2006-2007 Commanders.Chrysler says it's not sure exactly how many will be recalled. The company says an outside force such as a driver's knee can knock switches out of the "run" position, shutting off the engine. This disables power-assisted steering and braking and the front air bags might not inflate.Engi... More>>

WJHL Surprise Squad back in action Video included

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News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, will be hitting the streets once again on Thursday, and we couldn't be more excited! More>>

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

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A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles. More>>

Marion, Va. man charged for alleged forcible rape Video included

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Marion, Va. Police Department officers arrested a man Tuesday, following an investigation into a report of forcible rape. More>>

Children's Advocacy Center golf tournament August 4th

For more information about the golf tournament, please call (423) 279-1222.
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Virginia Governor McAuliffe orders spending on small businesses

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is ordering state agencies to contract more often with small businesses and businesses owned by women minorities. More>>

Kingsport man charged with aggravated burglary

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Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a Kingsport man Sunday on aggravated burglary charges. More>>

Erwin man charged for 2013 auto burglary

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Johnson City Police Department officers arrested an Erwin man Tuesday, following an investigation into an auto burglary on July 4, 2013. More>>

Kingsport police seek man, woman captured on surveillance during burglary

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The Kingsport Police Department needs your help identifying two suspects who robbed a home on Gravely Road in Kingsport. More>>

Palace guards play 'Game of Thrones' theme

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The performance by the uniformed guard of Buckingham Palace gave a regal feel to the opening music of the HBO show about the fictional Westeros.

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Kingsport man arrested after authorities find crack cocaine inside home

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Kingsport Police Department officers arrested a 74-year-old man Monday, after they allegedly found crack cocaine and packaging materials during a search of his home. More>>

Groups want multi-state trails in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia

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Several groups on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders want to connect the trail systems in the area and create one large trail in an effort to draw more adventure tourism into the area. More>>

Woman charged after kids found living in home with animal feces, no running water Video included

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A Kingsport woman was arrested on multiple charges Monday after Kingsport Police Department officers said she allowed her children to live in a home with animal feces scattered throughout and no running water. More>>

VIDEO: 'Never Stop Dancing', elderly man tosses canes, busts a move

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A charming video that's making the rounds on social media proves we can all dance and enjoy music, regardless of our age. More>>

Russians fed conspiracy theories on Ukraine crash

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An assassination attempt against Russian President Vladimir Putin. A desperate ploy to draw the West into the battle for Ukraine's east. A botched mission to commit mass murder against Russian citizens. More>>

Tennessee woman remains missing in Maine

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It's been one year since a Tennessee woman disappeared while hiking the Appalachian Trail in Maine, and her whereabouts remain a mystery. More>>

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Deeds leads new Virginia Mental Health Panel Video included

a massive review of virginia's mental health system is in the works as lawmakers continue their efforts to make it a model system across the U-s... a new mental health reform panel met for the first time on Monday and elected state senator creigh deeds as its chairman. deeds has made improving the state's mental health system his top priority after his mentailly ill son killed himself last year. senator deeds says it's the panel's mission to recommend and help implement improvements to vir... More>>

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination. More>>

Poor probationers in debt too deep; penalties pile on Video included

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Area probationers are finding themselves trapped under a pile of debt too deep to dig themselves out of. News Channel 11's Kylie McGivern examines their complaints and questions the oversight of private probation companies.  More>>

Community reacts to Eddie Overholt's arrest at Greene County public meeting Video included

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Friday morning moments after Greene County Mayor Alan Broyles cautioned against public outburst at a Greene County Industrial Development Board Meeting, Eddie Overholt asked board members to speak up. More>>

Facebook introduces save for later feature

Facebook rolled out a new feature Monday that lets users save posts to look at later.

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Woman faces charges after crashing car with four passengers inside

A woman is facing charges of reckless driving after crashing her car Monday night in Weber, Virginia. More>>

Search warrant for millionaire's home reveals disturbing details into investigation Video included

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Twenty toothbrushes, eight flash drives, four guns, nipple clamps, sex toys, lingerie: those are just a few of the items seized from the property of a Memphis businessman charged with rape.
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Body of missing S. Korean shipping tycoon found

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South Korean police said Tuesday that a badly decomposed body found surrounded by liquor bottles in a field last month was that of a fugitive billionaire businessman blamed for April's ferry disaster that killed more... More>>

Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

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The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to... More>>

Carter County Commissioners raise property tax rate

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Property owners in Carter County will soon be paying more in property taxes.The County Commission voted to increase the county's property tax rate today, part of the reason, to help fund the design phase of a proposed new school.The property tax rate in Carter County had been $2.33 per one hundred dollars of assessed value.The County Commission increased that rate by 12-cents to $2.45 per one hundred.However, not everyone on the County Commission is happy about raising taxes, to help fund des... More>>

Election officials confident Kingsport can vote on wine in grocery stores

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Sullivan County Election Officials tell News Channel 11 it's likely Kingsport residents will soon be able to decide whether they want to buy wine with their groceries. More>>

Arch Coal idles mine complex in Virginia and Kentucky Video included

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Arch Coal says it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex in Wise County, Virginia, and Letcher County, Kentucky. More>>

Thomas Berger, 'Little Big Man' author, dead at 89

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Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died at age 89. More>>

Car crash under investigation in Weber City, VA

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Virginia State Police are investigation a crash in Weber City.It happened on River Road around 9 p.m..An officer on scene said it appeared that a car hit a rock and lost control.Five people were in the car, and at least one person was taken to the hospital for treatment of injuries.This is a developing story. More>>

Citing 'racist views,' tribe cancels Nugent show

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A Native American tribe has canceled an Aug. 4 concert by Ted Nugent at its casino. More>>

Gaza death toll rises as truce effort intensifies

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A high-level attempt by the U.N. chief and the U.S. secretary of state to end deadly Israel-Hamas fighting was off to a rough start Monday: Gaza's Hamas rulers signaled they won't agree to an unconditional... More>>

Army veteran awarded Medal of Honor for valor during Afghanistan battle

Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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President Barack Obama is bestowing the Medal of Honor on a former Army staff sergeant who fought off enemy fighters during one of the bloodiest battles of the Afghanistan war. Ryan M. Pitts is the ninth living recipient of the nation's highest decoration for battlefield valor for actions in Iraq and Afghanistan.  More>>

Murder trial canceled, plea deadline set in Gergish, Hunter case

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A plea deadline has been set for three men accused in a 2013 murder case.Monday was supposed to be the start of a four-day long murder trial for Joshua Gergish, Chavez Hunter and Marcus Gergish.They are accused in the shooting death of Timothy Peregoy Senior, who was found outside a Nathaniel Drive apartment complex in April 2013. The trial was cancelled late last week and now a plea deadline in the case has been set for September eighth.Copyright 2104 WJHL. All Rights Reserved. More>>

Police: Florida dad beats accused child abuser

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A Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his 11-year-old son early Friday morning, police said.The father called 911 around 1 a.m. after he walked in on the alleged abuse, police said.  More>>

Testimonies heard in Ballard murder case Video included

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Monday witnesses gave their testimonies in the case of Moses "Lucky" Ballard Junior who is charged with second-degree murder of Michael "Tito" Rowe.Ballard is also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in this case.Investigators said a fight on July fourth between Rowe and Ballard erupted in gunfire on Myrtle Avenue in Johnson City.Ballard appeared in court Monday for a preliminary hearing.Two women who were there the night of the shooting testified."We got in to a little ... More>>

Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

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President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the... More>>

Summer Food Program distribution and Back to School Picnic plans Video included

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Good Samaritan Ministries held its final of three food box distributions for its Summer Food Program today,handing out boxes of canned food, frozen food, breakfast items as well as toiletries and detergent to around 200 families that had pre-registered for the program. More>>

JCPD arrest man on attempted murder, kidnapping charges Video included

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Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly assaulted a woman and threatened to kill her. More>>

Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

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A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room... More>>

Bristol, Va. police investigating burglary of VapeAloud

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Bristol Virginia Police Department officers are currently investigating a burglary of a business on Lee Highway. More>>

Piney Flats man sentenced to 14 months after postage stamp scheme Video included

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A Piney Flats man was sentenced to 14 months in prison Monday following his arrest for a counterfeit postage scheme. More>>

ETSU football "Kids Camp" set for July 26th

 The ETSU football program will host the Carl Torbush/ETSU Football Kids Camp presented by Chick-Fil-A at Johnson City Crossings for children entering 4th grade to those entering 8th grade on Saturday, July 26th inside the ETSU/MSHA Athletic Center.
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Inmate dead after fight at Northeast Correctional Complex; name released Video included

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 The name of a Northeast Correctional Complex inmate who died this weekend after a fight between several inmates at the prison has been released. More>>

Hot Pursuit 5K & 2Mile Walk to benefit Sullivan County Sheriff's K-9 unit

Money raised from the event will go to Sullivan County's K9 Unit to purchase additional training equipment as well as materials needed to make improvements to their K9 agility course. More>>

Clashes between rival militias in Libya kill 47

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Clashes between rival Libyan militias fighting for control of the capital's international airport killed 47 people over the last week, Libya's Health Ministry said, as violence in an eastern city killed five. More>>

TSA doubling security fees on airfare starting Monday

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Monday, fees increased more than 100 percent on both domestic and internationally flights. This is because of the September 11 Security Fee that will fund the TSA. More>>

Church Hill man charged after cutting electrical wires inside home being renovated

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A Church Hill man was arrested Friday on burglary and vandalism charges after he was seen leaving a home being renovated on Ramey Town Road. More>>

Out of the Box Bash benefit for Christmas Box program

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Local bakers are encouraged to enter their best desserts for this special event. Attendees will bid on their favorite dessert, and awards will be given to the baker raising the most funds. More>>

Progress being made on The Tweetsie Trail; run/walk set for Aug. 30

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Construction on a local trail aimed at public walking, hiking, running, biking and other types of recreation has made strides toward completion. More>>

2 charged in meth-related explosion, fire in Madison

Authorities charged two people after a meth-related explosion caused a two-alarm fire at a Madison apartment complex Saturday afternoon. More>>

Firefighters find $48,000 worth of marijuana while fighting fire in Hawkins Co. Video included

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The Hawkins County Sheriff's Office arrested three people after firefighters said they found an elaborate marijuana growing operation while they were trying to put out a fire.  More>>

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What's Working: Tennessee High School adds summer reading assignment for all students Video included

Tennessee High School is quiet in the summer, but the students continue to learn."we want to elevate expectations" Tennessee High English teacher Tim Davis is excited about the schools new summer reading program. For the first time everyone of the nearly 1200 Tennessee High School students are now required to read a novel during the summer and complete a summer reading assignment. "we ask them to do more and they do more." Each grade level is assigned a specific novel"Kelly Vance picked the... More>>

UN Security Council debates Malaysia jet resolution Video included

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Ambassadors met in the early morning hours Monday as fighting continues between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces in the area.

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Smokies visitors spent more than $734M in 2013

The National Park Service says the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received more than 9,000,000 visitors in 2013 who spent more than $734 million in communities near the park. More>>

Memphis Fire: kids playing with lighter start fire

Memphis firefighters say an apartment fire started when three small children were playing with a cigarette lighter in the bedroom. More>>

$530 million spent at Tenn. national parks in 2013

A report shows more than 8 million people visited Tennessee's national parks last year, spending $530 million in the process. More>>

3 teens held in Albuquerque homeless killings

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Three teenagers ganged up on two homeless men and fatally beat them before leaving their bodies nearly unrecognizable, Albuquerque police said Sunday. More>>

2 Americans killed in fighting in Gaza Strip

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By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Two Americans who were soldiers for the Israel Defense Forces were killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip. More>>

UN: Iran gets rid of sensitive nuclear material

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Iran has turned all of its enriched uranium closest to the level needed to make nuclear arms into more harmless forms, the United Nations' nuclear agency said Sunday. More>>

Christmas in July craft fair in Jonesborough

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It was Christmas in July Sunday at the Jonesborough Visitors Center.Members of the Jonesborough senior center had booths set up to display and sell homemade jewelry, decorations, quilts, and other crafts.The senior center members said they want to pass on the art of crafting. "It brings back a lot of happy memories for people to see some of the pieces that grandma had, or that their mom had. And it makes me feel good, gives me a burst of happiness to give them a burst of happiness," one craft... More>>

Bourdais and Conway win in IndyCar doubleheader

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IndyCar ran two races in Toronto on Sunday, where rain wreaked havoc on both the schedule and driver strategy. More>>

RAM clinic provides an estimated two million dollars in free health care this weekend Video included

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After three days of rain and more than 2,500 patients passing through, the Remote Area Medical (RAM) volunteers packed up their free health care clinic in Wise Sunday. Coordinators estimate more than 2 million dollars in free care was provided this weekend.RAM and the Southwest Virginia based Heath Wagon organization provide free medical, dental, and vision treatment each year at an annual clinic for those who are uninsured and under insured."Far too many this is the only access they have to ... More>>

Rory McIlroy wins British Open for 3rd major

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Walking off the 18th green as the British Open champion, Rory McIlroy kept gazing at all the greats on golf's oldest trophy. More>>

45th anniversary of moon landing

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Sunday marks 45 years since Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first people to set foot on the moon.On July 20, 1969, Armstrong uttered the now infamous words, "One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."This is the first major Apollo 11 anniversary in which the events fall on the same day of the week as they did in 1969. On Monday, NASA will honor Armstrong, who died in 2012, with a ceremony renaming the historic operations and checkout building at Kennedy Space Center.Copyri... More>>

People protest immigration in Johnson City Video included

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A group of protesters in Johnson City were part of about 300 protests nationwide Saturday.A group of people protested at the Princeton Road Overpass at Interstate 26 in Johnson City to speak out about immigration.Protester's told News Channel 11 they feel strongly that the U.S. needs to secure its border with Mexico."It's foolish for people to think that it's only children coming across the border, that's my main concern. We have gang members coming, we have human traffickers coming, we have ... More>>

Women go online to protest 'everyday sexism'

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When Laura Bates was followed home one night by a man from her bus, she didn't think much of it. Incidents like that just seemed to be part of living in London. More>>

Germany honors officers who tried to kill Hitler

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Germany on Sunday honored a group of Nazi-era officers who tried to kill Adolf Hitler 70 years ago. The plot - portrayed in films such as the 2008 Hollywood movie "Valkyrie" - helped establish a principle under which... More>>

Your Weekly Constitutional: The Chief Justice Video included

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The Chief Justice. Gary Wade, the Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court, tells us all about his fascinating job as the highest elected judicial officer in the state, and how he got there. It all started in his hometown of Sevierville, where he went to high school with another famous Tennessean you may know, Dolly Parton.Catch 'Your Weekly Constitutional' with Stewart Harris on WETS-FM, 89.5, Sundays at 3pm and Tuesdays at 8pm.Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Go Green With Your Clean Video included

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Many parents today are concerned about the amount of chemicals that come into their house and come in contact with their children. Although the store bought cleaners are effective at getting rid of dirt, dust and mildew they can sometimes cause problems. Eczema, airway irritation, eye irritation, and allergic reactions are all possibilities from contact with chemicals from household cleaners.For a healthier way to clean look for products with labels that say:GreenNontoxicBiodegradablePetroleu... More>>

Charges pending after fatal crash in Kingsport Video included

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Charges are pending after a fatal accident in Kingsport. More>>

Carroll Lake closes for fishing until 2017

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Tennessee wildlife officials have drained Carroll Lake in western Tennessee to conduct repairs on the spillway gates to the dam holding back water after a rupture.The regional fisheries coordinator for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Dave Rizzuto, says the late will stay closed until 2017. Rizzuto says the repairs will be a long process and an estimated timetable is proving difficult because of the uncertainties in the repair process.Water began draining from Carroll Lake in early Ju... More>>

James Garner of 'The Rockford Files' dies

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James Garner, actor known best for his role in The Rockford Files, has died, multiple media outlets reported Sunday morning. More>>

Police: movie, tv legend James Garner dies

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Actor James Garner, wisecracking star of TV's "Maverick" who went on to a long career on both small and big screen, has died. He was 86.He was found dead of natural causes at his Brentwood home Saturday evening, Los Angeles police officer Alonzo Iniquez said early Sunday.Officers responded to a call around 8 p.m. PDT and confirmed Garner's identity from family members, Iniquez told The Associated Press.There was no immediate word on a specific cause of death. Garner had suffered a stroke in M... More>>

Memphis firefighters: kids playing with lighter start fire

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Memphis firefighters say an apartment fire started when three small children were playing with a cigarette lighter in the bedroom.Firefighters credited two apartment staff members for pulling the children, ages 2, 5 and 6, from the burning two-story building on Friday afternoon.The Memphis Fire Department said in a release that the residence did not have a working smoke detector, and three units were damaged by smoke, fire or water.About 40 firefighters and emergency personnel responded to th... More>>

RJ Reynolds vows to fight $23.6B in damages

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The nation's No. 2 cigarette maker is vowing to fight a jury verdict of $23.6 billion in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the widow of a longtime smoker who died of lung cancer. More>>

High winds push growing Washington wildfire

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Pushed by howling, erratic winds, a massive wildfire in north-central Washington was growing rapidly and burning in new directions Saturday. More>>

Officer in fatal NY arrest stripped of gun, badge

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A New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday. More>>

Family pays for vacation condo, later learns it doesn't exist Video included

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A summer vacation turned into a nightmare for a Murfreesboro family when they found out the condominium they paid for did not exist.
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Cubs sue over fake mascot that got into bar fight

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The Chicago Cubs have filed a lawsuit against several people whom the team accuses of being behind a fake mascot that has been engaging in bad behavior near Wrigley Field, including getting into a bar fight that was... More>>

Monitors try to secure Ukraine plane crash site

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International monitors moved gingerly Saturday through fields reeking of the decomposing corpses that fell from a Malaysian airliner shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine, trying to secure the sprawling site in hopes... More>>

Airlines symbolize nations' hopes or reflect shame

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The jetliner is much more than a machine used to get from one spot to another. It often carries deep symbolism, especially when flying for a national airline. More>>

Fallen tree causes power outage for hundreds of JCPB customers

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The Johnson City Power Board is working to restore power for hundreds of customers after a tree fell across the lines. The outage is along Oakland near the Rotary Park area and Girl Scout Center.According to JCPB, the tree caused significant damage to seven spans of wire. As of 4 p.m. Saturday, JCPB said it will be several hours before all power is restored.To report any outages call 423.282.5272Copyright WJHL 2014. All rights reserved. More>>

Rory McIlroy builds 6-shot lead at British Open

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Rory McIlroy looked as though he had just thrown a knockout punch at the British Open, and it was only Saturday. More>>

Sunday marks 2 years since theater massacre

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Sunday is the anniversary of a theater shooting, where a man wearing police-style armor killed 12 people and injured 70 during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" in the Denver suburb of Aurora.  More>>

Annual bowling tournament for people with disabilities Video included

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Saturday dozens of kids and adults with disabilities made their way to Warpath Bowling Lanes in Kingsport to bowl for free.Every year for the last 30 years on the last week of Fun Fest Warparth Bowling Lanes hosts a free tournament for kids and adults with physical and mental disabilities. The co-owner of the bowling alley Beverley Lane said the purpose is for the kids to have a day of fun out with their families.“These kids, they can beat me. Most of them it doesn't matter whether they've go... More>>

Family of teen killed on jet ski overwhelmed with community support Video included

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Saturday friends of Bailey Stout, the 14-year-old girl killed in a jet ski accident last week, came together to raise money for the family.On July 11th Stout was killed when the jet ski she was riding with her mother was hit from behind by a jet ski driven by her father."You beat yourself to death for your child to be dead in your arms and you are hollering for help,” Nikki Hulse, Bailey’s mom said. “There’s not enough words to express if it wasn’t for the community and the people we would ha... More>>

Under threat, Iraq's Christians flee city of Mosul

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The message played over loudspeakers gave the Christians of Iraq's second-largest city until midday Saturday to make a choice: convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death. More>>

Correction: Switzerland-Obit-Winter story

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In a story July 17 about the death of Texas blues legend Johnny Winter, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Winter's last performance was on July 12 at the Lovely Days Festival in Wiesen, Austria. His last... More>>

Your Week in Viral Videos: A woman not to be messed with

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American Ninja Warrior hasn’t gotten as much publicity in the preceding five years as it has in the last five days, thanks to former gymnast Kacy Catanzaro, the first woman to qualify for the finals. More>>

Mideast divisions cloud Gaza cease-fire efforts

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Even as the death toll mounts in the Gaza Strip, attempts to broker a cease-fire between Hamas and Israel have so far run aground - in part because they have become mired in the deep divisions between Mideast countries. More>>

NASA 'live' tweeting Apollo 11 moon landing Video included

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Since Wednesday, NASA has been live tweeting the Apollo 11 launch, moon landing and recovery. Sunday marks the anniversary of astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin becoming the first men to set first foot on the moon. More>>

Fit Tips: Mobility Video included

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On today's fit tips, we're working mobility. Rob and Sara demonstrate the importance of stretching out your hips and you only need a wall to do it.Copyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Medical Watch: Healthy Summer Eating Video included

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Summer is an easy time to eat healthy or fall off the wagon. Lets talk about a few tips that will set you up for success instead of tripping you up.1) Beware of large picnic plates and eating straight from containers2) Utilize the fresh produce of summer from your yard or local farmers market and make vegetarian meals at least twice a week3) use fresh fruit AND veggies to make smoothies for the whole family4) Drink half your weight in water (oz) every day (unless on fluid restriction by your ... More>>

Officials: US drone strike kills 11 in NW Pakistan

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A U.S. drone fired several missiles at a sprawling compound in Pakistan's northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Saturday, killing eleven militants, two Pakistani intelligence officials said. More>>

Charges pending against Rogersville man who fell off cliff during Walmart theft getaway

Kingsport Police say Darrell Helton will face criminal charges after stealing from Walmart. Kingsport Police say Darrell Helton will face criminal charges after stealing from Walmart.
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Kingsport Police say a man who stole from a local Walmart and fell off a cliff during his getaway will soon face criminal charges.  More>>

Some people in Carter County questioning new middles school

The Carter County Commission will adopt a budget on Monday.That budget includes funding for a proposed school in the Stoney Creek area.The proposed school is proposed to cost 16 million dollars and would hold a little over 600 students from 5th through 8th grade from Keeneburg, Hunter and Unaka elementary schools.The proposed budget includes giving 850,000 dollars to the school system for the new middle school.The county already spent 200,000 dollars to close on property along Highway 91 inte... More>>

Iran nuke talks to be extended for 4 months

Diplomats say Iran and six powers have extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24 after realizing that differences were too big to reach a deal by the Sunday, the informal deadline. (Source: CNN) Diplomats say Iran and six powers have extended nuclear talks until Nov. 24 after realizing that differences were too big to reach a deal by the Sunday, the informal deadline. (Source: CNN)
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Iran and six world powers failed Saturday to meet their target date for cutting a nuclear deal but agreed to extend the talks until Nov. 24 in a bid to overcome stubborn differences over the size and capacity of activities... More>>

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Four detained in Craigslist robbery, shooting

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Detectives are questioning four people about the shooting of a couple who were robbed while trying to buy their teenage son's first vehicle. More>>

UPDATE: Two escorted out of U.S. Nitrogen pipeline meeting

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Two people were escorted out of a public meeting Friday morning at the light and power building.The Greene County Industrial Development Board met Friday to vote on whether or not to reapply for TDOT permits.The permits would give U.S. Nitrogen access to state right of ways needed to build a miles long pipeline from the Nolichucky River to the company’s plant.Activists and those living along the river crowded the light and power board room hoping to express these concerns.Greene County Mayor ... More>>

Two ousted from U.S. Nitrogen pipeline meeting Video included

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A public meeting in Greene County ended in a shouting match and two people being escorted from the light and power building Friday morning. More>>

IRS says hard drive that lost emails destroyed

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The IRS said Friday that Lois Lerner's computer hard drive was destroyed three years ago, ending any chance of retrieving her lost emails. More>>

PHOTOS: Rockin’ the 80s, send your pics!

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News Channel 11 now has more than 80,000 Facebook fans! We are celebrating the milestone by reminiscing about the 80s.  More>>

Governor McAuliffe stresses importance of closing coverage gap at RAM event

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Hundreds of volunteers made their way to Wise County to disperse free health care to those in need this weekend.Remote Area Medical Volunteer Corps along with Southwest Virginia based Healthwagon have teamed up to provide free medical, dental, and vision treatment to those who are uninsured and under insured.Governor Terry McAuliffe toured the event Friday, and said it draws attention to the healthcare gap and need for Medicaid expansion.Thousands of people will be treated this weekend, hundr... More>>

Carter Co. 911 moves into a new home Video included

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A new era for Carter Co.'s 9-11 started this week, on Wednesday the system opened up their new building and at 10 am the new system went live in a new building at 529 S. Sycamore St.  More>>

Owner indicted after dog found nearly frozen to death

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Maggie was found starved and nearly frozen to death in January. His former owner is now charged with animal cruelty. More>>

Early voting brings out large crowds in Carter Co. Video included

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Early voting began today across Tennessee and that brought out large crowds in Elizabethton where the ballot in Carter Co. has 13 pages including four write-in campaigns.  More>>

Former bus driver pleads guilty in 2012 Washington County bus crash Video included

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The woman accused of injuring 26 Washington County students in a 2012 bus crash pleaded guilty to eight counts of aggravated assault by reckless action, one count of reckless endangerment, and one count of speeding Friday morning in Washington County Criminal Court. More>>

July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

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The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee. More>>

Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

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Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week. More>>

Marvel announces new Captain America, Thor

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Marvel Comics announced the changes for two of its most iconic characters, Captain America and Thor, this week on separate TV shows.

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In Iraq, Syria, militants try to govern as a state

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Across the broad swath of territory they control bridging Syria and Iraq, extremist militants from the group known as the Islamic State have proven to be highly organized administrators. Flush with cash, they fix roads,... More>>

Police: Fla father beats accused child abuser

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Police say a Daytona Beach father beat an 18-year-old man unconscious after finding him sexually abusing his son.
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Man gets probation for trespassing at Taylor Swift's home

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A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island. More>>

Tim McGraw slaps fan at Atlanta concert

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Country music singer Tim McGraw swatted a female fan who grabbed onto his thigh as he walked along the stage during a concert in Atlanta on Sunday.
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Emotions high as Jefferson County church bus crash survivors reunite with those who saved their lives Video included

Emotions were overwhelming as the North Carolina church bus crash survivors were reunited with the men and women who helped saved their lives. More>>

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    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:23:17 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    Sanders pleads for VA reform bill as talks stall

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:05 GMT
    The Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has endorsed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald to be the new secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
    The chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee said Wednesday there is still time for Congress to approve a landmark bill to improve health care services for veterans, despite deep disagreement over how much...
  • Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Iraq: al-Maliki rejects Iran's urging to step down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:37:05 GMT
    Iraqi officials say the death toll from a late night suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint in Baghdad has climbed to 31 people, most of them civilians.
    Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki rejected an attempt by Iran to persuade him to step down, senior Iraqi politicians said Wednesday, underlining his determination to defy even his top ally to push for a third term...
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  • Son sentenced to life without parole for parents' murder at Pizza Plus Parlor

    Son sentenced to life without parole for parents' murder at Pizza Plus Parlor

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:50:11 GMT
    Wednesday's sentencing in Tazewell County marked the conclusion of a five year investigation into a double murder.Harvey and Valerie Looney were found dead at the Pizza Plus restaurant in Claypool Hill, Virginia back in 2009.The man convicted of killing them, their son, Christopher Looney.
    Wednesday's sentencing in Tazewell County marked the conclusion of a five year investigation into a double murder.Harvey and Valerie Looney were found dead at the Pizza Plus restaurant in Claypool Hill, Virginia back in 2009.The man convicted of killing them, their son, Christopher Looney.
  • Mayor vetoes Carter County budget

    Mayor vetoes Carter County budget

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:35:35 GMT
    On Wednesday Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey vetoed the budget approved earlier this week.On Monday the Carter County Commission passed a budget with a tax increase and money for a new school."We were wanting to move forward and we're being held back,” Carter County Superintendent Dr. Kevin Ward said after he learned Humphrey vetoed the budget.With the amended budget passed the property tax increased by 12 cents to $2.45 per 100 dollars of assessed value.Of that $1.06 would go to schools wi...
    On Wednesday Carter County Mayor Leon Humphrey vetoed the budget approved earlier this week.On Monday the Carter County Commission passed a budget with a tax increase and money for a new school."We were wanting to move forward and we're being held back,” Carter County Superintendent Dr. Kevin Ward said after he learned Humphrey vetoed the budget.With the amended budget passed the property tax increased by 12 cents to $2.45 per 100 dollars of assessed value.Of that $1.06 would go to schools wi...
  • Nasty living conditions, black algae water lead to animal cruelty charges for woman who shows dogs competitively

    Nasty living conditions, black algae water lead to animal cruelty charges for woman who shows dogs competitively

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:32:41 GMT
    A woman who owns several dogs and cats in Jonesborough faces multiple animal cruelty charges after an animal control officer says he found the animals living in deplorable conditions. Johnson City-Washington County Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas caught it all on tape.
    A woman who owns several dogs and cats in Jonesborough faces multiple animal cruelty charges after an animal control officer says he found the animals living in deplorable conditions. Johnson City-Washington County Animal Control Officer Wayne Thomas caught it all on tape.
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