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BVU gave out $35,000 in gift cards to employees, failed to meet federal tax code Video included

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Bristol Virginia Utilities is yet again in damage control after investigators raised concerns about roughly $35,000 worth of gift cards the public utility bought and gave out to employees in 2012 and 2013 that were not taxed properly. More>>

Area businesses stepping up to try and help people with disabilities who lost VA jobs Video included

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Since our story aired Friday, the Dawn of Hope says two area businesses have reached out to the non-profit in hopes of getting these people back to work. More>>

I-26 blasting on hold, T-DOT in talks with contractor Video included

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The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the project will be finished on time, even though work has been put on hold, at least for now. The project will add dual turn lanes, a new exit ramp and widen the bridge at Interstate 26 and Bobby Hicks Highway. More>>

Johnson City police not following section of city code when issuing false alarm tickets Video included

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Johnson City police issued 150 false burglar alarm tickets since January 2013 (the equivalent of $3,750 in fines) but officers likely would not have written that many citations had they technically followed city code.  More>>

Kraft recalls 96,000 pounds of Oscar Mayer wieners Video included

NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.

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After the NICU: Educational tools for those caring for babies born drug-dependent Video included

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After the NICUPrevious Stories:Sullivan County has the highest rate of drug dependent newborns in the stateMoms of drug-exposed newborns one step closer to facing jail timeCopyright 2014 WJHL. All rights reserved. More>>

Autism Alert: Early Diagnosis — Early Treatment

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(Ivanhoe Newswire) – Although autism is a complicated and varied condition, there are some tests that can help diagnose children.For example, scientists can look to see which side of an adult’s face babies focus on.
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In Your Corner: Ways to defend yourself Video included

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According to the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) every two minutes, an American is sexually assaulted. Click on the link to find out how you can defend yourself.  More>>

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

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

Memorial Park Community Center offering Couch-to-5K training program

Want to go from a couch potato to a runner? Well, wait no more! Memorial Park Community Center on  Bert Street, will offer the Couch-to-5K Training Program at 10 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays starting April 7.
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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>>

Get a Pay Raise: Do’s and Don’ts

Want more money in your paycheck? A survey from the American Psychological Association last year found one in three Americans reported feeling stressed out, underpaid, and overworked. And getting a raise can sometimes feel out of your control.But experts say neither being too aggressive nor too quiet will get what you want, but here’s what will.Start by researching your worth. Use salary comparison websites to find out what your job is worth.Be confident. Use the research you’ve done with you... 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>>

  • 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!
  • Washington Co., VA sheriff’s office warns of jury duty scam

    Washington Co., VA sheriff’s office warns of jury duty scam

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:11:54 GMT

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia wants to alert the public of a new phone scam in the area.

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Department in Virginia wants to alert the public of a new phone scam in the area.

  • 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.
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  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
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    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.
  • March Mugshots

    March Mugshots

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:49:38 GMT
    Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges.  (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)Michelle Marie Bussiere was arrested last week and charged with identity theft, forgery, theft under $500, among other charges. (Source: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office)
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
    This photo gallery features mugshots of individuals arrested in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia. 
  • Most Wanted: Woman accused of causing crash captured

    Most Wanted: Woman accused of causing crash captured

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-03-04 17:51:53 GMT

    The Elizabethton Police Department says after the airing of our story, officers received information about the whereabouts of a woman who caused a crash a year ago in Elizabethton that left three people seriously hurt.

    The Elizabethton Police Department says after the airing of our story, officers received information about the whereabouts of a woman who caused a crash a year ago in Elizabethton that left three people seriously hurt.

  • 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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