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    Storm Team 11 Weather: Breezy & Cooler Today

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    A Few Lingering Showers

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    Update: Storm knocks out power to JCPB, Appalachian Power customers

    JCPB crews were working to restore power to nearly 1,000 customers.
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    Boone's Creek neighborhood cleaning up after strong storms Video included

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    Folks who live on Wiltshire Drive in the Boone’s Creek community surveyed the damage left behind after Sunday’s storms.Almost every house on the street sustained some kind of damage. Many of the people who live on the street said they didn’t think the storms were that serious until they heard the winds pick up.“I looked up in the trees and I just saw a lot of leaves like a funnel cloud… I’ve never seen anything like that in my life,” John Walton, a resident of Wiltshire Drive, told us.“As fas... More>>

    Kingsport home destroyed in tornado Video included

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    Video sent into us by a viewer shows a tornado moving swiftly through the Rock Springs Road area in Kingsport. In the blink of an eye, that tornado left one home in pieces.
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    Tornado Watch continues, likely tornado in Washington, Sullivan Co.'s

    Viewers captured and pictures of what appeared to be a rope tornado touching down in Washington County, TN. Viewers captured and pictures of what appeared to be a rope tornado touching down in Washington County, TN.
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    A powerful storm system spawned a tornado and left behind a trail of damaged through in several Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia Counties.The worst of the damage appears to be in the Gray and Rock Springs area of Washington County where viewers captured video and pictures of what appeared to be a tornado. More>>

    Emergency management agencies preparing for severe weather

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    Local emergency management agencies are getting ready for the severe weather forecast for our area.Nes Levotch, Director of Washington County, Johnson City Emergency Management Agency, said the agency has been making preparations all day. He said he's advised first responders and the TWRA to get their boats off local lakes.Levotch said Washington County, Johnson City EMA has been in contact with the National Weather Service to monitor the storms moving our way."We have not activated our emerg... More>>

    MONDAY @ 6P: Three's company - Tri-Cities man marries two women; wife pushes for change in bigamy laws

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    A Tri-Cities man heads to court Monday to face a charge of bigamy. He's accused of being married to two people at the same time; a crime in Tennessee.   More>>

    Your Weekly Constitutional: The Lt. Governor v. the Supreme Court Video included

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    News Channel 11's Lauren Haviland sits down with Appalachian School of Law Professor Stewart Harris. More>>

    Health Resources Center to hold "Back to School Fair" Video included

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    The “BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR” is for all school age children. More>>

    Cop reunites stolen bike with owner via Reddit

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    A Portland cop is getting free coffee from a user of the online community Reddit after reuniting him with his bike, KOIN reports. More>>

    Deputies: drunk driver drives truck into Piney Flats home Video included

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    According to investigators a family of four is displaced and a 20-year-old is in jail after driving his car into their house. More>>

    Suspect named in early-morning shooting of 5 in Knoxville

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    Charges have been filed against a male suspect in the case of the early morning shooting on Cumberland Avenue, according to WATE More>>

    Bridge dedication ceremony honors fallen Vietnam War soldier Video included

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    As of Saturday morning the bridge that runs over Reedy Creek in Kingsport has a new title, Specialist Four David Lee Hann Memorial Bridge.A salute to the U.S. Army Soldier who went to Dobyns-Bennett High School, and volunteered his service in the U.S. Army. His life was cut short, making the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom during the Vietnam War. The ceremony on Saturday included a Missing Man Table Ceremony. It also recognized Hann's family members, including his brother Paul, and sister ... More>>

    Fire destroys three structures south of Kingsport Video included

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    Three buildings are being called a total loss after a fire started in an outbuilding south of Kingsport.
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    35th annual Folklife festival celebrates tradition

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    ?In Kingsport on Saturday Warriors' Path State Park celebrated the "good old days" of Northeast Tennessee.
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    Virginia Senatorial candidates face off in debate

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    Candidates for U.S. Senate in Virginia, Mark Warner and Ed Gillespie, went head to head in their first in-person debate Saturday morning.Warner, the Democratic incumbent, and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie debated at an even hosted by the Virginia Bar Association.According to the Associated Press, Warner accused Gillespie of being a "partisan warrior" who would not contribute to compromise, while Gillespie jabbed that Warner has been a "blank check" for the Obama administration.The Associ... More>>

    Medical Watch: Diabetes Supermarket Shopping Video included

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     Learn how to get organized before going to your grocery store and how to navigate the store once you get there. More>>

    At least 5 victims in early morning shooting in Knoxville

    At least five people were hurt in an early morning shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip. At least five people were hurt in an early morning shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip.
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    At least five people are in the hospital following a shooting on the Cumberland Avenue strip early Saturday morning. More>>

    Local educators protest governor's closed-door meeting Video included

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    Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam hosted a closed-door meeting in the Tri-Cities Friday to discuss the state’s education agenda. Haslam said this is just one of about a dozen meetings across the state.Only those invited were allowed inside at the Washington County School District’s central office in Jonesborough. The governor talked with a select group of school directors, principals, and teachers.But the lack of invitation didn’t stop a group from gathering outside the meeting in protest. Teach... More>>

    TONIGHT @ 11PM: County Mayor's cookout attracts Republican top brass

    Tennessee's Republican leadership gathered for a party at the farm of Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge Friday night.   Speakers included U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. Tennessee's Republican leadership gathered for a party at the farm of Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge Friday night. Speakers included U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam.
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    Tennessee's Republican leadership gathered for a party at the farm of Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge Friday night.   Speakers included U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander and Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam. More>>

    Community groups, teachers bare cost of school supplies Video included

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    New numbers from the National Retail Federation predict people will spend about 26.5 billions dollars on back to school items. The research revealed the average family with kids in Kindergarten to 12th grade will spend close to $670 dollars on supplies, clothing and electronics. More>>

    Dozens of open meeting complaints filed against Greene Co. Video included

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    Complaints continue to flow into the Tennessee Open Records Counsel one week after a heated Greene County Industrial Development Board meeting; a meeting where one community member ended up in jail.Members of the board approved the move to apply for permits for a controversial pipeline.A pipeline that would stretch from US Nitrogen to the Nolichucky River.Members of the community said they could not hear the business being conducted by the board and they were denied permission to speak during... More>>

    What's Working: Brick 4 Kidz trains future science, math engineers Video included

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    Ryan Bunning is proud of his creation. "When it's sitting there, the propellers don't' hit the ground," said Bunning. It's all thanks to a new program in the Tri-cities called "Bricks 4 Kidz". " More>>

    Community members and TDOC respond to safety concerns after inmate death Video included

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    Two significant incidents of violence inside an area prison in less than a month are prompting concerns for some about the facility's safety, and for others, just the opposite.A homicide investigation continues at Northeast Correctional facility in Mountain City, after the death of 24-year-old Timothy Tillery Jr.The Tennessee Department of Correction said Tillery died Saturday following a fight among inmates.His death happened just days after a two week lock down at the facility was lifted.Pr... More>>

    Man gets 25 years in kidnapping, assault, police chase, DUI case from 2013

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    A man on parole accused in the 2013 kidnapping of a woman was found guilty last month and sentenced to more than a quarter century in prison in a Carter County courtroom Thursday. More>>

    Former ETSU Buc Keith 'Mister' Jennings named new Lees-McRae assistant basketball coach

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    A former East Tennessee State University men’s basketball player has taken a coaching position at Lees-McRae College. More>>

    WJHL Surprise Squad gives away prizes in Kingsport Video included

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    News Channel 11's Surprise Squad, led by Sara Diamond and Morgan King, hit the streets once again to give back to the community.  More>>

    Girl uses gift card from WJHL Surprise Squad to help area animal shelter

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    During one of our stops at Fort Henry Mall, a woman and her niece, Olivia, received a Food City gift card of $25 from the surprise team. Instead of spending the gift card on herself, the little girl decided to use it to help others.  More>>

    More than $1.3 million in TDOT, TDEC grants going toward Greene Co. projects Video included

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    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced while visiting the area Friday that Greene County will receive more than $1.3 million in Tennessee Department of Transportation and Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation grants. More>>

    Murfreesboro police searching for missing Manchester woman after car, phone found Video included

    Brooke Roberts, 30, was last seen Monday at the Harper’s Point Apartments in Murfreesboro where she works. Her SUV was found at the nearby Cason Trailhead greenway. More>>

    Blake Leeper talks about being in Wheaties Next competitioin Video included

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    Blake Leeper joined News Channel 11's Kasey Marler via Skype to talk about being in the Wheaties Next competition.
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    Three plead guilty in Abingdon federal court for cock fighting operation in Kentucky

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    Three people involved in the “Big Blue” Cock Fighting Pit in McDowell, Kentucky pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in Abingdon, Va. to animal fighting and drug charges. More>>

    Alabama man claims penis mistakenly amputated

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    An Alabama man who went to the hospital for a routine circumcision says doctors mistakenly amputated his penis. Johnny Lee Banks Jr. of Birmingham and his wife, Zelda Banks, filed the lawsuit Tuesday.  More>>

    VIDEO: Dobyns-Bennett High School Band performs during surprise squad giveaway

    WJHL had quite a few friends Thursday who helped us celebrate Surprise Squad, including the Dobyns-Bennett High School Band.  More>>

    Sullivan Co. deputies arrest two men in Apple Shed fake money scheme Video included

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    The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office deputies have arrested two men involved in passing counterfeit currency at a local business Monday. More>>

    Emails reveal Gov. Haslam to hold private meeting with select educators Friday in Jonesborough

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    Emails obtained through a public records request reveal Gov. Haslam will hold a private roundtable Friday afternoon at the Washington County Department of Education in Jonesborough. More>>

    Sullivan County sees surge in counterfeit bills; thieves alter real money Video included

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    A surge in counterfeit money making its way across Kingsport and Sullivan County. Thursday afternoon we got a closer look at what a counterfeit bill looks like. More>>

    Tornado Tears Through Eastern Shore Campground; At Least Two Dead

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    Virginia State Police confirm that two people have died after a tornado ripped through an Eastern Shore campground Thursday morning. More>>

    High chairs recalled due to strangulation risk

    Nearly 3,000 high chairs are being recalled due to a design flaw that could cause children to be strangled. More>>

    WWII soldier honored in repatriation ceremony Video included

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    Almost 70 years after a World War II soldier was declared missing in action in France, a Mountain City family is one step closer to closure.Private First Class Cecil Harris was 19 when he was killed in action. Last summer two hikers found Harris’ remains in Dambach, France. Over the last year, his family has been working to bring him home.Now that PFC Harris’s remains are back on home soil, he was honored with a repatriation ceremony at the Tennessee National Guard Armory in Mountain City Thu... More>>

    Update: former Kingsport alderman pleads guilty to DUI charge

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    A Kingsport alderman was reportedly arrested Saturday on DUI charges, just one year after being charged with the same crime.

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    Carter County superintendent responds to concerns about new school

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    Wednesday the mayor vetoed a budget passed that was passed Monday that gave 550,000 dollars specifically for a new middle school.The mayor says he needs to see a comprehensive plan before giving any money to the new school, but the superintendent says to do that they need the money."I’m not against the middle school I’m against the location,” Carter County resident Jerry Bowers said.He said he has doubts about the location where some of his five grand kids could end up going to middle school,... More>>

    Johnson City veteran housing vouchers going unused Video included

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    Dozens of housing vouchers set aside for homeless veterans in Johnson City go unused each year.With homeless veterans making up 12% of the adult homeless population, local leaders are trying different methods to end homelessness among Johnson City veterans"I did have housing but I'm no longer able to afford it," said Vietnam Veteran Rufus McClain.For years Rufus McClain has lived hand to mouth and said he knows what it’s like to go from honors to nothing.Johnson City is no stranger to homeles... More>>

    Elizabethton police sergeant resigns after internal investigation Video included

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    A 16-year veteran police officer with the Elizabethton Police Department chose to resign this month following an internal investigation. According to Chief Greg Workman, the internal investigation found Sgt. Jesus Pena, who worked for the department's narcotics vice unit, failed to file proper paperwork in a timely manner when dealing with undercover informants. The chief called that inexcusable. Chief Workman says filing that paperwork on time helps protect an informant's identity. More>>

    Hampton woman intends to plea guilty for federal sex charges involving young children

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    A Hampton woman earlier this month filed her intent to plead guilty to federal sex charges involving young children. More>>

    Bristol, Virginia police searching for two suspects in armed robbery

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    Bristol, Virginia Police say two masked men robbed the Country Boy Food Mart on Lee Highway just after 10:20 Wednesday night. More>>

    Mistrial declared in 2012 vehicular homicide case; juror misconduct cited Video included

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    A judge in Washington County, Tenn., declared a mistrial Thursday afternoon in a deadly car crash from Valentine’s Day 2012. More>>

    Bristol Police search for Appalachian Tire burglar

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    Bristol Tennessee Police Department officers are currently investigating numerous burglaries that took place at a local tire storage lot. More>>

    YOUTUBE: Fifty Shades trailer hits the web, watch now

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    The wait is over. The trailer for the racy film “Fifty Shades of Grey” hit the web today. More>>

    $1 million lawsuit filed against private probation company Video included

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    Randy Taylor receives two life sentences in death of Virginia teen Alexis Murphy Video included

    Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy. Randy Taylor, 48, was convicted in May of abducting and killing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy.
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    Randy Taylor, the man convicted of abducting and killing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy, was given two life sentences in her death on Wednesday.  More>>

    Tractor trailer wreck on Rock Springs Road exit ramp; traffic being detoured to Wilcox Drive exit Video included

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    A detour is being arranged at the nearby Wilcox Drive exit to northbound Highway 93/John B. Dennis Highway to eastbound Moreland Drive and then back to Rock Springs. More>>

    Goodwill, feds investigate possible data breach

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    Nonprofit organization Goodwill Industries Inc. is working with federal officials to investigate a possible security breach.  More>>

    Candidates flock to Facebook before election Video included

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    This election year, candidates are flocking to Facebook to win support and gain the most votes. More>>

    "Time for change" for ETSU athletics

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    ETSU Athletics' new logo isn't the only change in the works. Athletic Director Dick Sander said "It's a time for change at ETSU," and that includes a new home for Buccaneer Basketball.Buccaneer Basketball is moving to Freedom Hall. "Mr. [Pete] Peterson and I this afternoon reached final agreement on the primary components of the contract," said Dr. Brian Noland, ETSU President. "The 'Minidome' right now is going through significant renovation with the placement of a new roof on the building, ... 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>>

    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 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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

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

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    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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>>

    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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    • Update: Storm knocks out power to JCPB, Appalachian Power customers

      Update: Storm knocks out power to JCPB, Appalachian Power customers

      JCPB crews were working to restore power to nearly 1,000 customers.
      JCPB crews were working to restore power to nearly 1,000 customers.
    • Boone's Creek neighborhood cleaning up after strong storms

      Boone's Creek neighborhood cleaning up after strong storms

      Monday, July 28 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:05:47 GMT
      Folks who live on Wiltshire Drive in the Boone’s Creek community surveyed the damage left behind after Sunday’s storms.Almost every house on the street sustained some kind of damage. Many of the people who live on the street said they didn’t think the storms were that serious until they heard the winds pick up.“I looked up in the trees and I just saw a lot of leaves like a funnel cloud… I’ve never seen anything like that in my life,” John Walton, a resident of Wiltshire Drive, told us.“As fas...
      Folks who live on Wiltshire Drive in the Boone’s Creek community surveyed the damage left behind after Sunday’s storms.Almost every house on the street sustained some kind of damage. Many of the people who live on the street said they didn’t think the storms were that serious until they heard the winds pick up.“I looked up in the trees and I just saw a lot of leaves like a funnel cloud… I’ve never seen anything like that in my life,” John Walton, a resident of Wiltshire Drive, told us.“As fas...
    • Kingsport home destroyed in tornado

      Kingsport home destroyed in tornado

      Monday, July 28 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:05:05 GMT
      Video sent into us by a viewer shows a tornado moving swiftly through the Rock Springs Road area in Kingsport. In the blink of an eye, that tornado left one home in pieces.
      Video sent into us by a viewer shows a tornado moving swiftly through the Rock Springs Road area in Kingsport. In the blink of an eye, that tornado left one home in pieces.
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    • Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

      Israeli strikes on Gaza, rocket fire, break lull

      Monday, July 28 2014 5:47 AM EDT2014-07-28 09:47:04 GMT
      Israel and Hamas have lowered the pace of the fighting in the three-week-old Gaza war as international efforts intensify to end the conflict that has already killed 1,030 Palestinians and 43 Israeli soldiers.
      Israeli jets pounded three Hamas sites in Gaza on Monday after a rocket was launched at Israel, disrupting a relative lull in the war-torn territory at the start of a major Muslim holiday.
    • Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

      Fist bumps less germy than handshakes, study says

      Monday, July 28 2014 2:13 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:13:47 GMT
      When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
      When it comes to preventing the spread of germs, maybe the president is on to something with his fondness for fist bumps.
    • Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

      Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

      Monday, July 28 2014 2:05 AM EDT2014-07-28 06:05:25 GMT
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      Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
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      The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in June by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.

    • Tornado Watch continues, likely tornado in Washington, Sullivan Co.'s

      Tornado Watch continues, likely tornado in Washington, Sullivan Co.'s

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    • Boone's Creek neighborhood cleaning up after strong storms

      Boone's Creek neighborhood cleaning up after strong storms

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      Folks who live on Wiltshire Drive in the Boone’s Creek community surveyed the damage left behind after Sunday’s storms.Almost every house on the street sustained some kind of damage. Many of the people who live on the street said they didn’t think the storms were that serious until they heard the winds pick up.“I looked up in the trees and I just saw a lot of leaves like a funnel cloud… I’ve never seen anything like that in my life,” John Walton, a resident of Wiltshire Drive, told us.“As fas...
      Folks who live on Wiltshire Drive in the Boone’s Creek community surveyed the damage left behind after Sunday’s storms.Almost every house on the street sustained some kind of damage. Many of the people who live on the street said they didn’t think the storms were that serious until they heard the winds pick up.“I looked up in the trees and I just saw a lot of leaves like a funnel cloud… I’ve never seen anything like that in my life,” John Walton, a resident of Wiltshire Drive, told us.“As fas...
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