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    Deadly McEwen plant explosion investigated as accident Video included

    Updated: April 17, 2014 07:15 PM

    An explosion at an ammunition plant west of Nashville that killed one person and injured three others is being investigated as an accident. More>>

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    Renovations to J. Fred Johnson Stadium underway Video included

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    Many people in the Tri-Cities have attended a football game at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport.Now the stadium at Dobyns-Bennett High School is getting a major over-haul.Built in 1939, J.Fred Johnson Stadium is getting 1500 new seats, upgraded concessions stands, and new restrooms.The stadium is also getting wider aisle-ways and will become more handicap accessible.The remodeling project began this past November, at a cost of 4.6 million dollars, and it's being done to make Friday night'... More>>

    Caught on camera: woman passing stolen checks, I.D., at Johnson City credit union

    Cameras caught the image of a woman who police said used stolen checks and ID at a Johnson City credit union. Cameras caught the image of a woman who police said used stolen checks and ID at a Johnson City credit union.

    Johnson City Police hope someone recognizes the woman caught on surveillance video using stolen checks and I.D. at a local credit union.The crime happened March 27th at the Eastman Credit Union in Johnson City. More>>

    Anonymous tip leads to TBI investigation of former Daniel Boone High School basketball coach Video included

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    According to TBI Public Information Officer Josh DeVine, the investigation "centers around allegations that (Arnold) had an inappropriate relationship with a 16 year-old student." More>>

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    Final report on Food City chopper crash expected within a few weeks Video included

    The investigation of a fatal helicopter crash on South Holston Lake in August 2012 could be complete within a few weeks.  The investigation of a fatal helicopter crash on South Holston Lake in August 2012 could be complete within a few weeks.
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    The investigation of a fatal helicopter crash on South Holston Lake in August 2012 could be complete within a few weeks.  More>>

    Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards

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    (AP) - Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. More>>

    Operation Salt Vegas: Federal agents serve meth warrants in southwest VA, northeast TN Video included

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    Federal investigators served dozens of warrants on individuals in southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Agents call the investigation “Operation Salt Vegas”. More>>

    Kingsport man starts new program for the homeless

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    Last year, Kingsport City Schools identified 320 homeless children within the school system. Since then, city officials and organizations have tried to figure out ways to help those children, and their families.....
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    Blountville man sentenced to 10 years in prison following solicitation of minor for sexual activity Video included

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    A Blountville man was sentenced in federal court in Greeneville Thursday following an investigation where he reportedly attempted to entice a child into illegal sexual activity. More>>

    Flashing campaign sign on 11E concerns drivers

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    Campaign signs are designed to get the public's attention. One Greene County sign is so flashy, it may be putting drivers at risk.A sign for Road Superintendent David Weems' re-election campaign is posted on the side of a box truck, that has flashing lights at night.A viewer emailed News Channel 11 with video of the truck at night, and concerns about how much the lights resemble emergency lights."One side of it has red and white alternating flashing lights, which at night makes it look like a... More>>

    Winners and losers in Tennessee's legislative session

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    Here is a list of some of the winners and losers of the legislative session that concluded on Thursday.  More>>

    BVU announces planned water outage

    Planned water outage Planned water outage

    Beginning 11 p.m. Monday, April 21, to approximately 6 a.m. Tuesday, April 22, BVU will have a planned water service outage in parts of the Exit 7 area.
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    Diplomats agree on way to ease tensions in Ukraine

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    GENEVA -- Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

    YOUTUBE: Jonesborough teacher creates “Gangnam Style” parody promoting exercise Video included

    The video, created by Jonesborough 8th grade teacher Luke Holt, is a parody of “Gangnam Style”. The video, created by Jonesborough 8th grade teacher Luke Holt, is a parody of “Gangnam Style”.
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    The video, created by Jonesborough  8th grade teacher Luke Holt, is a parody of “Gangnam Style”. More>>

    JCPD searching for woman who attempted to pass forged check at Eastman Credit Union Video included

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    Johnson City Police Department officers are investigating an incident that occurred at a local bank involving a forged check. More>>

    House fire reported on Savoy Drive in Blountville Video included

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    Sullivan County dispatchers confirmed Thursday afternoon that a house was on fire in Blountville. More>>

    Lonnie Greer pleads guilty to felony weapons charges, faces 180 months in prison Video included

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    A Jonesborough man pleaded guilty Thursday to felony weapons charges. Authorities say he changed his plea to avoid a trial and a harsher sentence. More>>

    Actor Kevin Costner stops in for a cheeseburger in downtown Roanoke

    People at a popular Roanoke eatery got quite the surprise visit on Wednesday. Actor Kevin Costner stopped in for a quick bite.  More>>

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

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    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 More>>

    ETSU to host Old Crow Medicine Show and Carolina Chocolate Drops Video included

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    The East Tennessee State University Student Government Association’s Spring Concert featuring Old Crow Medicine Show and the Carolina Chocolate Drops will be held on Sunday, April 27, at 7 p.m. in the ETSU/Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center (Minidome).  More>>

    Early morning crash leads police to gun in felon's car Video included

    EarlyThursdaymorning at 1:08am Johnson City police officers arrested 25 year-old James M. Perkinson.Perkinson was arrested after an investigation following a car crashon State of Franklin Rd. at Jack Vest Dr. Perkinson was transported to Johnson City Medical Center and was later released. During the investigation, officers discovered a glass pipe, marijuana, and later a handgun belonging to Mr. Perkinson. He was charged with Driving Under the Influence first offense, Simple Possession, Posses... More>>

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    Bill to protect teachers against poor standardized test scores is discussed in Nashville Video included

    A bill introduced to protect teachers from being penalized due to poor test scores is being debated in the final days of the 108th General Assembly in Nashville. More>>

    Wednesday night house fire destroys Erwin home

    AnErwin family's home was destroyed following a house fire Wednesday night.Volunteer firefighters were called to a home on Harris Street in Erwin late Wednesday evening. When crews arrived on the scene the home was deemed a total loss.No injuries were reported and the cause of the blaze remains under investigation.Copyright WJHL 2014. All Rights Reserved. More>>

    SC bill banning abortions beyond 19 weeks stalls

    Legislation seeking to ban and criminalize abortion beyond 19 weeks of pregnancy in South Carolina has stalled in the state Senate. More>>

    Johnson City MD talks addiction in USA Today Video included

    In Wednesday's "USA Today",  Dr. Stephen Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day while treating patients in Johnson City. In Wednesday's "USA Today", Dr. Stephen Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day while treating patients in Johnson City.

    Johnson City physician Dr. Stephen Loyd carried a painful secret for many years.While treating patients, he was quietly managing a raging addiction to prescription medication. To deal with stress, Loyd admits he was taking as many as 100 pills a day. More>>

    Rescued: woman falls 30 feet, breaks bones near Carter County waterfall Video included

    Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN. Rescue crews carry a woman to safety after she fell about 30 feet near the Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County, TN.
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    A woman reportedly fell about 30-feet near Laurel Fork Falls in Carter County Wednesday afternoon. More>>

    Judge "freezes" methadone clinic federal lawsuit against Johnson City

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    Firefighters battle massive Gatlinburg condo fire on Sky View Drive

    Firefighters were busy extinguishing a Gatlinburg condo fire on Ski View Drive Wednesday morning. Three people were rescued from the second floor and are being treated for smoke inhalation. More>>

    Man says he found syringe at Elizabethton park

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    Walking in the park you may never expect to find danger, but a man recently discovered a potential threat to his family in one Elizabethton park. More>>

    JCPD arrests man following burglary investigation

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    Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man Tuesday, following an investigation into a burglary of a home on Fairridge Road. 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>>

    Man pleads guilty in shooting at Va. college

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    A man accused of shooting and wounding two women at a community college inside a Christiansburg mall has pleaded guilty to four felony charges. More>>

    House rejects Senate version of anti-meth bill

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    The House has refused to go along with the Senate version of Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to set tighter annual limits on the amount of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth that can be bought.  More>>

    Delays, stops on Interstate 26 near Gray exit to be expected

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    Motorists driving on Interstate 26 this afternoon should expect delays, as well as stops on the east and westbound lanes. More>>

    Bill passes that would help felons get jobs

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    The state legislature has passed a bill that may make it easier for some felons who have turned their lives around to find a job. More>>

    Two Greeneville residents face multiple charges following traffic stop

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    Two Greeneville residents face several charges after they were stopped by Greeneville City Police Department officers during a traffic stop. More>>

    Limestone man charged with attempted second-degree murder following standoff with WCSO Video included

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    Washington County deputies arrested a Limestone man after he threatened to kill his girlfriend and himself at a home on Garland Road Tuesday night. More>>

    Kingsport Aquatic Center hiring for summer season

    Aquatic Center hiring for summer season Aquatic Center hiring for summer season

    The Kingsport Aquatic Center will hire 50 employees to work the busy 2014 summer season, which begins May 12 with the opening of the outdoor water park. More>>

    Ozark Mountains Brewing Supplies to hold ribbon cutting ceremony for new location, expansion

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    Ozark Mountains Brewing Supplies will celebrate their expansion and new location Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony in Kingsport. More>>

    Victims of Virginia Tech massacre remembered on 7th anniversary

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    The victims of the April 16, 2007, massacre at Virginia Tech will be remembered at ceremonies in Richmond and Blacksburg. More>>

    Police: Ky. man charged for burning cat in stove

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    Police say a Harlan County man who allegedly threw a cat into a wood-burning stove during an argument has been charged with a felony. More>>

    South Dakota girls missing since 1971 found in submerged car

    Updated: April 16, 2014 04:11 AM

    A South Dakota cold case involving two teenage girls who went missing in 1971 has been solved after authorities uncovered their car in a creek last September.
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    Senate wants schools to recite Tenn. flag salute

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    The recitation of a little-known "Salute to the Flag of Tennessee" in the state Senate is often met with confusion with visitors to the upper chamber of the General Assembly. More>>

    Haslams host 4th annual Easter Egg Roll

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    Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam are hosting their 4th annual Easter Egg Roll at the Tennessee Residence on Wednesday. More>>

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    Bill would add consequences to adult Bullying at work Video included

    Senator Jim Kyle (D)-Shelby County sponsored a bill that would hold people accountable for bullying at work. More>>

    Kingsport 911 service ranks in top 4 in TN

    The city of Kingsport is one of four cities in Tennessee with a 100% score for knowing every address for it's emergency 911 service.Meaning for those who live in Kingsport and make an emergency call to 911 from a land-line or cell phone, dispatchers know exactly where that call is coming from and help can be dispatched more quickly."In an emergency situation when you dial 911 and the call comes through our call center that the one of the systems they have is their mapping system, and that map... More>>

    Reality TV show "Southern Justice" follows Sullivan Co. Sheriff's Office Video included

    A new television show is putting a local sheriff's office in the national spotlight.  More>>

    Pulaski father indicted for capital murder of infant son Video included

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    Howard Samuel Cole has been charged with the capital murder and illegal disposal of a body.Hisson Corey Cole was found dead in the woods in Pulaski. More>>

    Cuonzo Martin leaves UT for Cal

    The search is on for a new Tennessee men's head basketball coach after Cuonzo Martin was hired by the University of California Tuesday afternoon. More>>

    Gov. McAuliffe to visit Bristol Wednesday for bill signing

     The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m..  The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m..

    The Governor of Virginia will be in Bristol Wednesday to sign his first legislative act.The City of Bristol announced Governor Terry McAuliffe will visit The Falls retail development Wednesday at 9:45 a.m.. More>>

    The growing use and abuse of Suboxone in the Tri-Cities Video included

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    Tonight, we're delving into a drug that's gaining popularity in the headlines: Suboxone. The prescription drug is used to wean people off opioid addiction - for example heroin, and narcotic painkillers. But it doesn't come without controversy. You may recall the uproar in Baileyton, when locals learned of a suspected Suboxone clinic. Within a month of it's opening, Emmaus Medical and Counseling shut its doors, due to violating a town zoning ordinance. Monday, we told you a man charged with ... More>>

    April Mugshots

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    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office. More>>

    SNAP and SEND SELFIE Video included

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    On Friday, we took things a step further and asked everyone in the WJHL building to submit their own selfie for WJHL.com’s new “Snap and Send Selfie” slideshow. More>>

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    • Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor visits Northeast State

      Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor visits Northeast State

      Thursday, April 17 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:27:08 GMT
      Governor Haslam's signature legislative proposal known as "Tennessee Promise" passed both chambers this week.The bill allows graduating high school seniors to have free tuition at Tennessee's two-year colleges.The legislation is a cornerstone of the Governor's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by the year 2025.Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan made a stop at Northeast State Community College today, to discu...
      Governor Haslam's signature legislative proposal known as "Tennessee Promise" passed both chambers this week.The bill allows graduating high school seniors to have free tuition at Tennessee's two-year colleges.The legislation is a cornerstone of the Governor's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by the year 2025.Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan made a stop at Northeast State Community College today, to discu...
    • Renovations to J. Fred Johnson Stadium underway

      Renovations to J. Fred Johnson Stadium underway

      Thursday, April 17 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:22:08 GMT
      Many people in the Tri-Cities have attended a football game at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport.Now the stadium at Dobyns-Bennett High School is getting a major over-haul.Built in 1939, J.Fred Johnson Stadium is getting 1500 new seats, upgraded concessions stands, and new restrooms.The stadium is also getting wider aisle-ways and will become more handicap accessible.The remodeling project began this past November, at a cost of 4.6 million dollars, and it's being done to make Friday night'...
      Many people in the Tri-Cities have attended a football game at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport.Now the stadium at Dobyns-Bennett High School is getting a major over-haul.Built in 1939, J.Fred Johnson Stadium is getting 1500 new seats, upgraded concessions stands, and new restrooms.The stadium is also getting wider aisle-ways and will become more handicap accessible.The remodeling project began this past November, at a cost of 4.6 million dollars, and it's being done to make Friday night'...
    • Caught on camera: woman passing stolen checks, I.D., at Johnson City credit union

      Caught on camera: woman passing stolen checks, I.D., at Johnson City credit union

      Cameras caught the image of a woman who police said used stolen checks and ID at a Johnson City credit union.Cameras caught the image of a woman who police said used stolen checks and ID at a Johnson City credit union.
      Johnson City Police hope someone recognizes the woman caught on surveillance video using stolen checks and I.D. at a local credit union.The crime happened March 27th at the Eastman Credit Union in Johnson City.
      Johnson City Police hope someone recognizes the woman caught on surveillance video using stolen checks and I.D. at a local credit union.The crime happened March 27th at the Eastman Credit Union in Johnson City.
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    • Deadly McEwen plant explosion investigated as accident

      Deadly McEwen plant explosion investigated as accident

      April 17, 2014 07:15 PM 2014-04-18 02:52:59 GMT
      An explosion at an ammunition plant west of Nashville that killed one person and injured three others is being investigated as an accident.
      An explosion at an ammunition plant west of Nashville that killed one person and injured three others is being investigated as an accident.
    • Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor visits Northeast State

      Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor visits Northeast State

      Thursday, April 17 2014 10:27 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:27:08 GMT
      Governor Haslam's signature legislative proposal known as "Tennessee Promise" passed both chambers this week.The bill allows graduating high school seniors to have free tuition at Tennessee's two-year colleges.The legislation is a cornerstone of the Governor's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by the year 2025.Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan made a stop at Northeast State Community College today, to discu...
      Governor Haslam's signature legislative proposal known as "Tennessee Promise" passed both chambers this week.The bill allows graduating high school seniors to have free tuition at Tennessee's two-year colleges.The legislation is a cornerstone of the Governor's "Drive to 55" campaign to improve the state's graduation rates from the current 32 percent to 55 percent by the year 2025.Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor John Morgan made a stop at Northeast State Community College today, to discu...
    • Renovations to J. Fred Johnson Stadium underway

      Renovations to J. Fred Johnson Stadium underway

      Thursday, April 17 2014 10:22 PM EDT2014-04-18 02:22:08 GMT
      Many people in the Tri-Cities have attended a football game at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport.Now the stadium at Dobyns-Bennett High School is getting a major over-haul.Built in 1939, J.Fred Johnson Stadium is getting 1500 new seats, upgraded concessions stands, and new restrooms.The stadium is also getting wider aisle-ways and will become more handicap accessible.The remodeling project began this past November, at a cost of 4.6 million dollars, and it's being done to make Friday night'...
      Many people in the Tri-Cities have attended a football game at J. Fred Johnson Stadium in Kingsport.Now the stadium at Dobyns-Bennett High School is getting a major over-haul.Built in 1939, J.Fred Johnson Stadium is getting 1500 new seats, upgraded concessions stands, and new restrooms.The stadium is also getting wider aisle-ways and will become more handicap accessible.The remodeling project began this past November, at a cost of 4.6 million dollars, and it's being done to make Friday night'...
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    • Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards

      Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards

      Thursday, April 17 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:59:00 GMT
      (AP) - Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.
      (AP) - Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud.
    • New emails released in IRS scandal

      New emails released in IRS scandal

      Thursday, April 17 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-17 14:43:33 GMT
      An activist group has released new e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal.
      An activist group has released new e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal.
    • Free app helps college students avoid debt

      Free app helps college students avoid debt

      Wednesday, April 16 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 03:00:54 GMT
      She may be only 16, but Alexis Lane already has her sights set on college and her dream job. "I aspire to be an OBGYN and that's mainly because I just love people," she said. Lane is also planning how
      37 million Americans owe about $1 trillion in student loan debt. CBS46 shows you a free app that helps students choose path of study and plan how to pay for it.
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