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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>>

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>>

WJHL Surprise Squad back in action Video included

Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE! Where will we be? We won't tell! It's a SURPRISE!
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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>>

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>>

How far will you go to destroy personal data on your old phone? Video included

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How far will you go to destroy personal information on your cell phone? And does it go away after being destroyed? News Channel 11’s Sara Diamond is taking destruction to the extreme, as she explores Smartphone Security.  More>>

Too old to drive: What do statistics in the Tri-Cities show? Video included

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Some people say that the older you are, the more of a concern it is to get behind the wheel."Our vision is not as good, our reflexes are not as fast, our hearing sometimes goes," says Glenna Herron, 71 years old.  More>>

Daycare Dangers - nearly 90 violations found in the Tri-Cities area Video included

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Anyone who has a kid knows how difficult it is to send your son or daughter off into somebody else's care. Sadly,only 12 daycares out of 101 in the three-county area didn't have a single violation during their last inspections.So what kind of problems did inspectors find? How many daycares did great? How many didn't do so well? More>>

Problem properties: Who are the lazy landlords and trouble tenants? Video included

Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report. Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report.
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Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report.  More>>

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

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

Molly: Exploring the dangers of the club drug Video included

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"It's the best kept secret from parents. Kids know about it. Or think they do," Robert Goldsmith said. Molly - it's not the girl next door, but rather a club drug whose dangerous effects are being vastly underestimated.   More>>

Animal Cruelty Laws – Too Long of a Leash?

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For many, animals are not just an addition to a home, but a member of the family. But, what happens when their treatment is cast into the shadows? In some cases, the most vulnerable segments of our population suffer abuse. More>>

Cable company willing to drop fire victim's damaged equipment fee is she resolves back balance

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Comcast says generally, it is willing to drop a $550 damaged equipment charge for a fire victim who didn't have renters insurance if she resolves the back balance on her account that existed prior to the fire. As we told you last week, Emma Hilton was shocked when Comcast sent her a bill in November, charging her hundreds for the four cable boxes and one modem destroyed just weeks prior in an October fire. Comcast says Hilton still owes the company money toward an unpaid balance. According to... More>>

Getting paid in public housing; poorest forced to wait

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Public housing is supposed to be transitional housing, but we're continuing to learn that is not always the case. Although the majority of people who live in public housing are as poor as they come, others take home a pretty good paycheck. More>>

WJHL: Celebrating 60 Years

WJHL-TV went on the air on October 26th 1953. We are celebrating our anniversary by  remembering the people and programs that made WJHL what it is today. Click here to watch our special broadcast. More>>

WJHL Celebrates 60 Years of being In Your Corner Video included

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Sixty years ago this week, the Tri-Cities region was about to get its very first local television station. On October 26th 1953, WJHL-TV went on the air. We are counting down to the anniversary by digging into the archives and remembering the people and programs that made WJHL what it is today. More>>

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

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

    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...
    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...
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    What's Working:Lee Family Learning Center

    What's Working:Lee Family Learning Center

    {sounds of children laughing and playing"The sounds of summer and sights of smiling faces are common place thanks to the work of the Lee Family Learning Center. "In the school year we offer after school hour, during the summer we have a full 8 week summer program." Sherrie Whisnantis in her fourth year overseeing the program. "When I started we had about 6 people coming, now we are averaging 25 to 45 a day"The lee family center began as a after school reading program 20 years ago, and literac...
    {sounds of children laughing and playing"The sounds of summer and sights of smiling faces are common place thanks to the work of the Lee Family Learning Center. "In the school year we offer after school hour, during the summer we have a full 8 week summer program." Sherrie Whisnantis in her fourth year overseeing the program. "When I started we had about 6 people coming, now we are averaging 25 to 45 a day"The lee family center began as a after school reading program 20 years ago, and literac...
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    What's Working: Storyteller Willy Claflin

    What's Working: Storyteller Willy Claflin

    At 70 years old, Wily Claflin shows no signs of slowing down_nats_the touring storyteller recently volunteered his time at the Jonesborough Public Library. "i realized they didn't' have many things to stimulate their mind"Clafliln should know, he spent 13 years as a teacher and realized a void in the curriculum(sot)social, physical, and emotional growth, now much for imagination" In 1984 he took his classroom antics and hit the road,"busiest time 40 percent of time on the road" His trip to Jo...
    At 70 years old, Wily Claflin shows no signs of slowing down_nats_the touring storyteller recently volunteered his time at the Jonesborough Public Library. "i realized they didn't' have many things to stimulate their mind"Clafliln should know, he spent 13 years as a teacher and realized a void in the curriculum(sot)social, physical, and emotional growth, now much for imagination" In 1984 he took his classroom antics and hit the road,"busiest time 40 percent of time on the road" His trip to Jo...
  • PoliticalPoliticsMore>>

  • Candidates flock to Facebook before election

    Candidates flock to Facebook before election

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 05:37:34 GMT
    Sheriff Chris MathesSheriff Chris Mathes
    This election year, candidates are flocking to Facebook to win support and gain the most votes.
    This election year, candidates are flocking to Facebook to win support and gain the most votes.
  • Early voting underway Friday for Tenn. primary

    Early voting underway Friday for Tenn. primary

    Friday, July 18 2014 9:18 AM EDT2014-07-18 13:18:03 GMT
    Early voting is getting underway for Tennessee's primary election that features tea party-style challenges to Lamar Alexander's bid for the Republican nomination to a third term in the U.S. Senate.
    Early voting is getting underway for Tennessee's primary election that features tea party-style challenges to Lamar Alexander's bid for the Republican nomination to a third term in the U.S. Senate.
  • Writes-ins, long ballots could cause back up at Carter County polls

    Writes-ins, long ballots could cause back up at Carter County polls

    Thursday, July 17 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-18 01:32:07 GMT
     Election day across Tennessee is August 7th, but early voting begins Friday, July 18.  For Carter County, counting all the votes may go past August 7th. That's because of all the write-in campaigns waging in the county-wide election.
     Election day across Tennessee is August 7th, but early voting begins Friday, July 18.  For Carter County, counting all the votes may go past August 7th. That's because of all the write-in campaigns waging in the county-wide election.
  • Problem properties: Who are the lazy landlords and trouble tenants?

    Problem properties: Who are the lazy landlords and trouble tenants?

    Friday, May 2 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-05-02 22:07:15 GMT
    Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report. Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report.
    Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report. 
    Our Community Watchdog review of all code violations in the region's three major cities dating back to 2013 reveals those answers in this special report. 
  • People owe $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport, mayor's name on list

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

    Thursday, May 1 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-05-01 22:54:27 GMT
    People owe a combined $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport and one of the names on the list is a prominent city leader, according to documents provided to us by the city. In all, the city says more than 2,000 tickets remain outstanding. 
    People owe a combined $154,000 in unpaid tickets in Kingsport and one of the names on the list is a prominent city leader, according to documents provided to us by the city. In all, the city says more than 2,000 tickets remain outstanding. 
  • How much does your child's superintendent make; Salaries in the Tri-Cities

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

    Friday, April 25 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-04-25 15:08:33 GMT
    They're in charge of dozens of schools and thousands of kids, but how much do they make?We went through all of the superintendent contracts in our area and found the top paid superintendents in our area
    They're in charge of dozens of schools and thousands of kids, but how much do they make?We went through all of the superintendent contracts in our area and found the top paid superintendents in our area
  • Consumer WatchConsumerMore>>

  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:42:52 GMT
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
    General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
  • SUVs, crossovers outsell sedans for the first time ever

    SUVs, crossovers outsell sedans for the first time ever

    Sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable sedan. Until now.
    Sales of SUVs and crossovers have never quite managed to outpace those of the reliable sedan. Until now.
  • Coffee: The cost of a cup

    Coffee: The cost of a cup

    Coffee: Plenty of us swear by our daily caffeine fix. Coffee has to be one of the cheapest addictive substances in the world, and as an added bonus it doesn't give you cancer. 
    Coffee: Plenty of us swear by our daily caffeine fix. Coffee has to be one of the cheapest addictive substances in the world, and as an added bonus it doesn't give you cancer. 
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  • What's Going Around

    What's Going Around

  • Affordable Care Act

    Affordable Care Act

    Although more than 8 million people signed up for healthcare through exchanges set up through the Affordable Care Act, the debate continues in Washington over funding.
    Although more than 8 million people signed up for healthcare through exchanges set up through the Affordable Care Act, the debate continues in Washington over funding.
  • Tails and Paws

    Tails and Paws

    Click here to see videos and photos of the pets featured in Tails and Paws.
    Click here to see videos and photos of the pets featured in Tails and Paws. 
  • Scam BustersMore>>

  • BBB: Beware of Derby ticket scams

    BBB: Beware of Derby ticket scams

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-04-23 15:40:53 GMT
    LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - The "Run for the Roses" is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets! BBB is warning those of you who want to attend the Kentucky
    The "Run for the Roses" is right around the corner! And, the race is on to get those last-minute Kentucky Derby tickets!
  • Thousands duped by 'Grandma Scam'

    Thousands duped by 'Grandma Scam'

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:00:16 GMT
    "One morning I answered the phone and this a young fellow said, 'Hi Grandma," recalled fraud victim Wanda Wood. She said the voice sounded just like her grandson, Matt. He told her he was in Canada and
    Thousands of victims in scams involving MoneyGram.
  • SCAM BUSTERS: PCH phone call scam hitting NE TN

    SCAM BUSTERS: PCH phone call scam hitting NE TN

    News Channel 11 is in your corner to give you the tips and warning signs to make sure you do not fall victim to a scam.In Thursday’s first report for “Scam Busters” one couple near Sulfur Springs, Tennessee received a phone call from a man claiming he was from Publishers Clearing House (PCH). The man who identified himself as John Lee and from Jamaica, New York (even though the couple says he had a thick Jamaican accent) said he was an official with PCH and congratulated the couple on winning...
    News Channel 11 is in your corner to give you the tips and warning signs to make sure you do not fall victim to a scam.In Thursday’s first report for “Scam Busters” one couple near Sulfur Springs, Tennessee received a phone call from a man claiming he was from Publishers Clearing House (PCH). The man who identified himself as John Lee and from Jamaica, New York (even though the couple says he had a thick Jamaican accent) said he was an official with PCH and congratulated the couple on winning...
  • Monday's Most WantedMonday's Most WantedMore>>

  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Friday, July 18 2014 4:06 PM EDT2014-07-18 20:06:33 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
  • June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    June Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Thursday, July 10 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-07-10 21:30:26 GMT
    Gregory A. DarnellGregory A. Darnell
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.

  • MOST WANTED: Credit and debit card "skimmers" stealing ID's in the Tri-Cities

    MOST WANTED: Credit and debit card "skimmers" stealing ID's in the Tri-Cities

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:50:32 GMT
     According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Scammers use cameras, keypad overlays, and skimming devices - like a realistic-looking card reader placed over the factory-installed card reader on an ATM or gas pump - to capture the information from your card's magnetic strip without your knowledge and get your PIN."
     According to the Federal Trade Commission, "Scammers use cameras, keypad overlays, and skimming devices - like a realistic-looking card reader placed over the factory-installed card reader on an ATM or gas pump - to capture the information from your card's magnetic strip without your knowledge and get your PIN."
  • Celebrating 60 Years - WJHL In Your CornerMore>>

  • WJHL: Celebrating 60 Years

    WJHL: Celebrating 60 Years

    WJHL-TV went on the air on October 26th 1953. We are celebrating our anniversary by  remembering the people and programs that made WJHL what it is today. Click here to watch our special broadcast.
    WJHL-TV went on the air on October 26th 1953. We are celebrating our anniversary by  remembering the people and programs that made WJHL what it is today. Click here to watch our special broadcast.
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