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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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People with disabilities lose part-time jobs with VA Video included

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For nearly 20 years, people with disabilities have worked inside the cafeteria at Mountain Home VA campus. Recently that long run came to an end for six part-time employees. Allan Cole is one of them. The 52 year-old man has Down's syndrome. Before he lost his job last month he had worked at the VA for 16 years. "I miss my friends," Cole said. "I wish I could go back. It's hard to say goodbye." More>>

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>>

Elder abuse legislation passes in Tennessee House Video included

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

6 Foods to Fight Allergies

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Sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes are just a few symptoms that tell you it must be allergy season. However, don't reach for those expensive drugs yet: try these remedy foods first. More>>

Panel makes Common Core compromise proposal

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A special committee of lawmakers on Tuesday recommended that the testing component of Tennessee's Common Core education standards be delayed for one year. More>>

Virginia Intermont College and Webber International cancel merger Video included

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Virginia Intermont College and Webber International University will not go forward with a merger.  More>>

8 Foods You Should Buy Now

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According to a food and health survey, 52 percent of Americans say figuring out their income taxes is easier than knowing what they should and shouldn’t eat to be healthier.  More>>

Governor Bill Haslam's voucher proposal fails this session

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has failed this session.The measure was withdrawn from the House Finance Committee on Tuesday because it didn't have the votes.It's the second year the Republican governor has not been able to get the legislation passed.He pulled a more limited version last year after attempts by members of his own party and other voucher proponents to expand it.This year, the governor did propose a slight expa... More>>

DNYD PL8S: Why personalized plates get denied in TN and VA Video included

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We've all seen the personalized license plates that are tough to figure out. In fact, license plates must meet a certain standard. In both Tennessee and Virginia, the department of motor vehicles receives request that will never make it to print.   More>>

Senate approves Haslam's free tuition plan

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is a step closer to the governor's desk. More>>

TWRA bear trapping effort in Johnson City on hold; bear inactive

For the past several days, TWRA officials have been attempting to trap a black bear that has reportedly been causing problems around the North. N. St. and Sherwood Forest area of Johnson City. More>>

Despite close friendships, county mayor says he's not linked to PAC Video included

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Washington County Commissioner Mark Ferguson's opponents have labeled him a ringleader. So who then is the ringleader of his opposition? Ferguson is stopping just short of naming names. "I would ask (Jonesborough Mayor Kelly) Wolfe what his interest is," Ferguson said. "I have no comment on (that possible interest)." More>>

WEB POLL: TN Senate votes for open gun carry without permit Video included

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The Tennessee Senate has passed a bill to allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without a state-issued permit.

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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>>

  • SCAM BUSTERS: Tennessee consumers targeted by utility scam

    SCAM BUSTERS: Tennessee consumers targeted by utility scam

    Scam artists call a home or business posing as a co-op or utility employee and threaten to shut off service unless the consumer provides immediate payment using a reloadable debit card, prepaid gift card or online payment service like PayPal. 
    Scam artists call a home or business posing as a co-op or utility employee and threaten to shut off service unless the consumer provides immediate payment using a reloadable debit card, prepaid gift card or online payment service like PayPal. 
  • 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...
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  • 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.

  • Woman featured on News Channel 11's Most Wanted list captured

    Woman featured on News Channel 11's Most Wanted list captured

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 12:51 PM EST2014-03-04 17:51:53 GMT
    Rebecca SpearsRebecca Spears
    A woman wanted for a failure to appear in court charge, was captured Monday.Rebecca Spears was listed as wanted by authorities for failing to appear in court on charges of driving on a suspended license and not having insurance.
    A woman wanted for a failure to appear in court charge, was captured Monday.Rebecca Spears was listed as wanted by authorities for failing to appear in court on charges of driving on a suspended license and not having insurance.
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  • 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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