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Asbury Place Johnson City sold to investment company

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A long-time nursing home in downtown Johnson City is changing hands.Asbury Place announced today it's sold its Johnson City facility, an 84 bed nursing home with rehab and skilled nursing care. The company sold the facility on North Boone Street to Downtown Real Estate Investors, Inc of Johnson City, Tennessee. More>>

TDOT approves permit to build U.S. Nitrogen pipeline to Nolichucky River Video included

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After months of controversial, U.S. Nitrogen announced it has the permit to build a 12 mile pipeline to get water to and from the Nolichucky River.Friday night, the company issued a news release saying the Tennessee Department of Transportation approved a request by the Greene County Industrial Development Board to build a 12 mile double pipeline along State Highways 340 and 348. More>>

Greene County Sheriff's candidates preparing for next week's election Video included

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Many Greene County residents are closely watching the race for county Sheriff.Republican Steve Burns is running for re-election after serving 16 years as Sheriff in Greene County.Democrat Pat Hankins, a 31 year veteran of the Greeneville Police Department, is challenging Burns for the seat.“I think the difference in this campaign is experience,” Burns told News Channel 11. He said his many years on the job set him apart from his opponent.“You just don't get an opportunity to work with the Leg... More>>

Johnson City hoping to keep people off Tweetsie Trail until completed Video included

The anticipation for the opening of the Tweetsie Trail has been building for months and for many the wait has proven to be too much.Riders and bikers have been using the trail regularly for weeks even though construction on several bridges along the route remain ongoing.This week the city put up signs to close the parking lot at the trail head near Alabama Street and also bar unauthorized personnel from the trail.Assistant Johnson City Manager, Charlie Stahl, said the city is concerned that t... More>>

JC study reveals "donut holes" throughout the city Video included

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Johnson City has dozens of "donut holes" or areas of the county that are surrounded by city limits.In 2013 the Johnson City Planning Division began a study that identified 18 different zones within the city that contain dozens of these "county" holes.Initially the study's purpose was analyzing urban development within Johnson City. But because of new annexation laws, the study was put on hold.For years Johnson City grew significantly through annexation.But as the city grew and some county res... More>>

Krispy Kreme hiring dozens for new Kingsport shop

Qualified applicants must apply online at www.sweetplacetowork.com  for the opportunity to receive a scheduled in-person interview. More>>

KPD cautions motorists to drive safe as school starts

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Schools are back in session for most students in the Tri-Cities Monday and the Kingsport Police Department wants to remind motorists to drive safely. More>>

Some Republicans question if TNGOP is targeting conservatives in upcoming primary Video included

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First, some members of the Grand Old Party were left off the guest list at the big Republican Party in Jonesborough last Friday night. Now, they're saying their political party is quietly trying to take them out in the upcoming election. Some Republicans are accusing the Tennessee GOP of targeting them ahead of next week's election. An email obtained by News Channel 11 from Republican State Executive Committee member Mark Winslow of Nashville sent to other... More>>

Tennessee, Virginia tax-free weekend starts today

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As the start of the school year looms, Tennessee’s tax-free weekend could not come at a better time. More>>

Damage from Sunday tornado in Gray community exceeds $1M Video included

Damage from the tornado that touched down in Washington County this past Sunday caused more than $1.2 million in damage. More>>

Birthplace of Country Music Museum opens today Video included

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The Birthplace of Country Music Museum will officially open its doors to the public today and people from across the nation are making their way to Bristol for its grand opening.

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Road improvements will mean road closures, water disruptions in coming months for Cooks Valley residents

In addition to intermittent road closures, residents in the impacted area can also expect water service disruptions at times during the construction period. More>>

KPD arrest Gravely Road burglary suspect; police search for second suspect Video included

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Kingsport Police Department arrested an Elizabethton man on burglary charges after he was identified from surveillance photos from a home on Gravely Road. More>>

Most Wanted: accused paving scammers targeting elderly in Tri-Cities Region Video included

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Two accused paving scammers are on the run after they got caught in Carter County ripping off elderly residents in the Milligan community. More>>

August blood drives

Wellmont Health System’s Marsh Regional Blood Center will conduct public blood drives. More>>

Surgoinsville cemetery damage may have been unintentional Video included

Caretakers of the New Providence Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Surgoinsville first noticed damage to more than 70 headstones in mid July. More>>

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Woman, already banned from Walmart arrested for theft.

On 07/28/14, officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested Sherry Franklin (104 Delta Circle, Greeneville, Tennessee; 47 years old) and charged her with Theft over $500 – Shoplifting and Aggravated Criminal Trespassing.  More>>

Woman went to file for divorce only to learn husband is still married to first wife Video included

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Just days after we reported the problem of bigamy as part of a special report, a Hawkins County woman filed a bigamy report with the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office.  More>>

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Man faces criminal charges for inappropriate activity with a juvenile Video included

A 57 year old johnson city man is facing criminal charges after he admitted to inappropriate activity with a juvenile. More>>

THP investigating bicycle vs car crash in Carter County Video included

The Tennessee Highway Patrol and Carter County Sheriff's Department are investigating a Thursday night crash that sent a bicyclist to the hospital with life threatening injuries. More>>

10 indicted on numerous drug charges in Southwest Virginia Video included

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Sixty-four felony indictments were placed against 10 people following a two-year investigation conducted by the Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office, Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, ATF and the DEA. More>>

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Car, bicycle crash severely injuries cyclist on Elizabethton Highway Video included

An investigation is underway into the cause of a crash between a bicycle and a car late last night on a section of Elizabethton Highway... It happened around 11-o-clock last night...near the intersection of King Springs Road. The Tennessee Highway Patrol tells News Channel 11 that a car traveling toward Johnson City on the Elizabethton highway was turning onto King Springs road when it struck a male riding a bicycle. The bicyclist was transported to Johnson City Medical Center with life thre... More>>

ETSU emergency exercise planned

JOHNSON CITY – East Tennessee State University, the Quillen VA Medical Center and the Johnson City Fire Department will participate in a planned joint emergency exercise on Tuesday, Aug. 5, from 9-11 a.m. The exercise will take place on the VA Medical Center campus. Emergency vehicles will be present, and no action on behalf of students and employees will be required. ETSU’s emergency notification systems, including GoldAlert and the outdoor sirens, will not be utilized. University offici... More>>

Alexander, Carr making stops in Tri-Cities Video included

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Only a week away from Election Day, two U.S. Senate candidates will be in the Tri-Cities tonight. More>>

Kingsport man accused of making meth in grandmother's basement Video included

The owner of the home gave officers permission to search the house including the basement where her grandson Richard Little, 28, had been living. The owner of the home gave officers permission to search the house including the basement where her grandson Richard Little, 28, had been living.
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A Kingsport grandmother can't live in her own home tonight.That's because the house has been quarantined by Sheriff's deputies who say, without her knowledge, her grandson was making meth in the basement.Deputies said they found the lab after getting a tip that meth was being made in a home in the 4000 block of Potato Hill Road in Kingsport. More>>

Grand Jury finds no criminal act in Quality Dentures case; victims entitled to reimbursement Video included

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Dr. Hardev Patel once operated Quality Denture Care in Bluff City, but in May 2013 he left the practice citing a family illness. More>>

Carter County Commissioners pass budget with tax hike despite mayor's veto Video included

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Property taxes in Carter County are slated to see a 12 cent increase after the Carter County Commission voted to override the mayor’s veto and passed the budget in a special called meeting Thursday morning. More>>

Mobile food truck vendor ordinance non-existent in Johnson City Video included

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A brand new food truck in Johnson City is finding out it is having trouble fitting in, and its not because of what they are serving.
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Woman arrested for allegedly stealing doctor's pad, writing prescriptions for drugs Video included

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A Johnson City woman was arrested after police said she stole a doctor’s prescription pad and wrote herself prescriptions for narcotics. More>>

State Top Ten Most Wanted suspect located in Morristown Video included

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After just two days on state’s Top Ten Most Wanted list, state, county and federal law enforcement arrested a man wanted on numerous charges, including aggravated kidnapping. More>>

Food City names Race Grand Marshal and Honorary Starter

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As the area prepares for the upcoming race weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, the folks at Food City are gearing up for the running of the August 22nd Food City 300.Company officials recently announced that a gathering of at least ten Medal of Honor recipients will serve as the event Grand Marshals.  More>>

Emergency exercise planned for August 5 at ETSU

The exercise will take place on the VA Medical Center campus.  Emergency vehicles will be present, and no action on behalf of students and employees will be required. More>>

Volunteers needed for Dive, Stride, and Ride Kid's Triathlon in Johnson City

Volunteers will be asked to report to Legion Recreation Center by 7:30 a.m. on race day. Please contact Kelly Finney at 434-5758 or kfinney@johnsoncitytn.org to sign up. More>>

JCPD: Elizabethton man charged for Sullivan Co. trailer theft

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Johnson City Police Department officers arrested an Elizabethton man on theft charges Thursday, after he allegedly stole a trailer from a Sullivan County residence. More>>

Wash. Co, Va. deputies arrest Meadowview man for identity theft

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Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office arrested a Meadowview, Va. man on numerous felony charges Wednesday involving identity theft. More>>

JCPD arrest man for writing worthless checks to Johnson's Jewelers

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Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a man Wednesday following a report of fraud at a local jewelry store. More>>

Elizabethton Police arrests 19-year-old on rape charges Video included

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Elizabethton Police Department arrested a 19-year-old man Wednesday following an investigation into rape back in May. More>>

KPD search for pair after smartphones swiped from AT&T store Video included

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Kingsport Police Department officers are currently searching for two people they said stole two smartphones from a Kingsport cellphone store. More>>

Sullivan County grand jury finds no fault on driver in fatal Kingpsport crash

The grand jury was presented evidence that Samuel A. Ireson, 23, was traveling 89 mph when he hit 53-year-old Blountville resident Kimberly S. Wieger's car on March 9. More>>

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TSA asking for ideas from public on how to make travel lines quicker Video included

Most travelers know the annoyance of standing in those long airport security lines. New this morning-- the Transportation Security Administration wants to know what you'd do to fix the problem. The T-S-A is offering a total of 15-thousand dollars to those who come up with the best ways to shorten those lines. The agency wants ideas for better layouts of lines, taking into consideration changing flight schedules, peak hours and T-S-A staffing. More>>

Wellmont narrows list of potential health partners to 3; selection in fall

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Wellmont Health System is closer to aligning itself with another heath system. It’s narrowed its list of potential partners from six to three – including a system in the region and two “significant” health systems “beyond” the region.  More>>

Poker-Run to help local wounded warrior

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Josh Hall is a young soldier News Channel 11 spoke with last year, after he suffered severe injuries in Afghanistan.Hall, who lives in Jonesborough, is married and has a child on the way, but he still has to make frequent trips to Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, D.C., for treatment and upgrades to his prosthetic leg. More>>

Latest ad accuses Rep. Matthew Hill and family of Fishy Family Finances Video included

Our review of campaign finance filings shows Rep. Hill has given two family businesses, both of which are now run out of homes, a lot of money from his campaign over the years. Our review of campaign finance filings shows Rep. Hill has given two family businesses, both of which are now run out of homes, a lot of money from his campaign over the years.
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Phil Carriger's latest ad accuses Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) and his family of potentially unethical campaign practices; something the incumbent says is despicable and shows Carriger isn't afraid to get "in the mud." However, a review of the Hills' campaign finance filings over the years shows Carriger's claims are based on facts.  More>>

Church members rally to help tornado victims Video included

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New insight tonight into Sunday's tornado outbreak in East Tennessee. More>>

Red Cross: 32 East TN homes destroyed in Sunday tornado outbreak

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The American Red Cross says 32 homes were destroyed in a severe weather outbreak that hit East Tennessee last Sunday.The National Weather Service said two EF-1 tornadoes hit Washington and Sullivan Counties. An EF-3 tornado hit Claiborne County.The damage total also includes Johnson County in Northeast Tennessee as well as Anderson, Campbell, Knox, Jefferson, Union, and Sevier Counties. More>>

Wine in grocery stores referendum headed to Nov ballot in several cities Video included

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Some Tennessee voters will soon have a chance to decide on whether they’d like to see wine in grocery stores.To get the issue on the November ballot, each city needs ten percent of voters to sign a petition. Petitions have been filed in cities across Northeast Tennessee, and some of them have already collected the required number of signatures.Some Tennessee voters will soon have a chance to decide on whether they’d like to see wine in grocery stores.To get the issue on the November ballot, e... More>>

TN Commissioner defends decision to award contract to former employer Video included

"For these children and their families, it's a very critical time," Commissioner Doug Varney said.  "It's very critical that they get the right kind of help.  So far the transition has gone very well." "For these children and their families, it's a very critical time," Commissioner Doug Varney said. "It's very critical that they get the right kind of help. So far the transition has gone very well."
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Tennessee Commissioner of Health Doug Varney defends his decision to award a state contract to his former employer Frontier Health despite the apparent excellent work from the former contract holder.

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Public invited to dig at Gray Fossil Site

JOHNSON CITY – Dig season is in full swing at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site, and for the first time in several years, the public is invited to help the paleontologists dig on-site. Both adults and children ages 7 and up may take part in public “Dig Days” on Saturdays from Aug. 2-Sept. 27. Participants will get a short introduction to the discovery of the site, visit areas where paleontologists are curre... More>>

County officials propose to allow county-wide fracking

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After people in Washington County, Virginia fought for months against drilling for natural gas, county officials have now proposed to allow drilling county-wide.Many in Washington County are upset after a meeting Monday night where the Board of Supervisors threw out an ordinance that had been in the works for years.The ordinance was aimed at giving regulations and parameters for "fracking" in Washington County.The fracking process injects water, sand and chemicals at high pressures undergroun... More>>

Watauga Recovery Center seeks change to law that landed it at the center of DEA investigation Video included

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Kingsport and Bristol voters to vote on wine referendum

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Wine in grocery stores will be on the ballot for some voters in November. Voters in Kingsport and Bristol will have the chance to vote whether or not they want wine to be sold in grocery stores. More>>

Boones Creek Middle collaboration on hold

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Washington county leaders are pumping the breaks on a long awaited project to build a new Boones Creek Middle School.For years the county has discussed upgrading the 1939 building to fit the needs of current students. Recently, a proposal was discussed that would see a new school built for both city and county students."We do not in my opinion need two new schools built out here in Boones Creek. One serving Johnson City, and one serving Washington County. I don't think that's appropriate for ... More>>

Former employee caught red-handed burglarizing former boss' home

Investigators say Wills admitted to them that he had indeed broken into the home at least three times prior, as well as into his former boss' truck once. More>>

JCPB says over one-third of customers now using SmartHub app

There's both a mobile app and web version that allows you to securely access and maintain your account information, view your bills, see payment history, make payments on one or more accounts, set up recurring payments and report outages.
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Dragon Boat Festival Sept. 6 to benefit new services at Niswonger Children's Hospital

Dragon Boat Festival (Source: Mountain States Health Alliance) Dragon Boat Festival (Source: Mountain States Health Alliance)

The ninth annual Mountain States Foundation Dragon Boat Festival is coming up Saturday, Sept. 6, on Boone Lake at Winged Deer Park, and now’s the time to create or join a paddle team. More>>

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Johnson City man arrested on burglary charges

On 7/29/2014 officers of the Johnson City Police Department arrested David A. Cole, of 2023 E Myrtle Avenue Johnson City, TN, a 34 year old male, on the charge of Auto Burglary. Officers responded to a 911 call in reference to a burglarized vehicle at 1908 E t Avenue. After a brief investigation the suspect was located with the stolen property in his possession. The defendant was charged with Auto Burglary and transported to the Washington County Detention Center where he is being held on $10... More>>

NC inmates who stole deputy's truck at gunpoint arrested in Calhoun, GA Video included

The inmates,  Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, Spruce Pine, assaulted a deputy in Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office. The inmates, Calvin Lee Metcalf, 20, Bakersville, NC, and Phillip Nicholas Metcalf, 25, Spruce Pine, assaulted a deputy in Avery County around 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office.
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News Channel 11 has learned the escaped inmates who assaulted an Avery County deputy and stole his truck at gunpoint have been found.  More>>

Tuesday night wreck critically injures motorcycle driver; Greenwood Dr closed Video included

Greenwood Drive was closed as the crash was being investigated. Greenwood Drive was closed as the crash was being investigated.

A wreck involving two vehicles and a motorcycle critically injured one person Tuesday night.Two other people were taken to the hospital as well.The wreck happened just after 8 p.m. on Greenwood Drive two miles outside the Johnson City limits. More>>

Friends mourn local MMA fighter murdered in Kingsport Video included

Woodbury recently won his first belt in an MMA fight. Woodbury recently won his first belt in an MMA fight.
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Kingsport Police are looking for Lucky Anthony Ross , 37, also known as "Ant". More>>

Neighbor finds stolen property in tornado-damaged home Video included

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Sunday, a tornado swept through the Rock Springs area of Kingsport leaving significant damage. Perhaps, the most extreme damage was found at 1912 Rock Springs Road where a home was almost destroyed.  More>>

Washington Co. TN Commissioners endorse Amendment One

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Monday morning the majority of Washington County Tennessee Commissioners voted yes on endorsing Tennessee Amendment One.If passed, Amendment One would change the Tennessee Constitution and allow state leaders to further regulate abortions in the state such as implementing a waiting period for women seeking the medical procedure, among other restrictions.“It’s an amendment that addresses two things primarily one, are fundamental rights as citizens of Tennessee and how we define fundamental rig... More>>

Handful of Gov. Haslam's cabinet members receive bigger raises in recent years Video included

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The State of Tennessee didn't have the money to give its employees raises this year but a Community Watchdog investigation revealed in past years some of the governor's staffers quietly took home bigger raises than other state workers, with one collecting sizeable raises twice in the last four years. More>>

PHOTOS: Car rams into Rack Room Shoes in Kingsport

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News Channel 11 is following a single car accident in Kingsport. A car rammed into Rack Room Shoes on North Eastman Road around 4:00 p.m. today. More>>

TN Chief Justice responds to attack ads Video included

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You may have heard the ads on television asking voters to replace the three Tennessee Supreme Court justices up for retention.Typically the race for Supreme Court judge goes under the radar but this year some conservative groups are making sure that is not the case.Chief Justice Gary Wade, Justice Cornelia Clark, and Justice Sharon Lee are up for retention after eight years on the bench.Tuesday Wade toured the justice center in Jonesborough and the jail, campaigning to keep his spot as chief ... More>>

Dierks Bentley to rock Bristol Motor Speedway

Country superstar Dierks Bentley will rock Bristol Motor Speedway during August race week.
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WANTED: 'Ant' Ross; connected to murder on Dale Street in Kingsport Video included

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A warrant has been obtained for Lucky “Ant” Anthony Ross. He’s charged with first degree murder.  More>>

VIDEO: Woman snatches purse from car in Sullivan County Video included

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The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying a woman captured on surveillance video stealing a purse from a car at a convenience store in Blountville.  More>>

ETSU Athletics partners with Advanced-Online for online store

Buccaneer fans can purchase items with the new "E" or Bucky logo, ranging from men's and women's apparel to decals and collectibles at the online shop.
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Southwest Virginia man sentenced to 21 years in prison in shotgun killing of stepfather

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A southwest Virginia man will serve the next 21 years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his stepfather.  More>>

Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (AP) - Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off.The course had been advertised as a way to feel confident in meetings, when one might need to speak with a more neutral accent. The class was touted as a way to "be remembered for what you say and not how you say it."Carolyn Ward of ORNL's Learning and Development Services to... More>>

Kingsport Firefighters Assoc. endorsing Tony Shipley for state representative

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The Kingsport Firefighters Association (KFA) is voicing their endorsement of Kingsport's second district state representative candidate, Tony Shipley. More>>

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Father returns home to Unicoi County and suprises family at football practice

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.A Unicoi County family is celebrating after a friendly game of tackle football quickly turned into a welcome home surprise.  Lawrence Hampton, a member of the Air Force, has been stationed in Qatar for the past few months. More>>

ETSU to open a charitable pharmacy in August

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Next month, East Tennessee State University will begin its management of the newly relocated and renamed ETSU Charitable Pharmacy, formerly known as the Northeast Tennessee Dispensary of Hope.  More>>

Free self-defense class offered to Sullivan Co. School employees

Teachers and employees with the Sullivan County School System are invited to come out to a free self-defense clinic Tuesday night. More>>

Inaugural regional sports medicine symposium set

JOHNSON CITY – The Office of Continuing Medical Education at East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine will host a symposium for primary care providers next month. The symposium will focus on traumatic brain injury and concussion in youth and young adult athletes. The Thomas J. Ellis Sports Medicine Symposium will take place Friday, Aug. 8, at The Millennium Centre in Johnson City. It is named for the first orthopaedic surgeon to establish a practice in Johnson City in ... More>>

O Negative Blood Donors Can Join the 6% Club

O negative blood donors make up only 6.6 percent of the population, yet their blood can be received by anyone, regardless of blood type. That is why O negative blood is called the universal type of blood, and is used in emergency situations. To help encourage more O negative blood donations, Blood Assurance began the 6% Club. O negative donors who join the 6% Club receive special incentives. This year’s club members who donate at Blood Assurance four times before December 12th will get a co... More>>

Confirmed: two EF-1 tornadoes hit Tri-Cities Sunday night Video included

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According to the National Weather Service’s preliminary assessment, two tornadoes are confirmed to have touched down in Sullivan and Washington counties Sunday evening. More>>

Damage assessments begin in Sullivan, Washington counties in wake of destructive storm Video included

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Preliminary damage assessments could be ready by Tuesday morning. More>>

Elizabethton woman pleads guilty to multiple child sex crimes

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Crystal Dawn Poore, 32, agreed to plead guilty to child sex crime charges that stem from sexually explicit photos of children ages two, six and eight. More>>

Tri-Cities man marries two women; wife pushes for change in bigamy laws Video included

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A Tri-Cities man is accused of being married to two people at the same time; a crime in Tennessee. "It made me feel like I had been taken for a ride for 20 years," his wife said. More>>

Wash. Co. TN bans the use of e-cigarettes in county owned buildings Video included

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Washington County Tennessee Commissioners approved a resolution Monday morning, banning the use of e-cigarettes or "vaping" inside county owned buildings. This is one of the first regulations put in place regarding vaping in the Tri-Cities.Violators could face a fine of up to $50. More>>

Woman, 32, charged with aggravated statutory rape in Carter County

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A woman was indicted this month by a Carter County grand jury for alleged aggravated statutory rape.The Elizabethton Police Department says on May 18, it began an investigation allegations that 32-year-old Brooke Thornburg engaged in sexual relations with a 15-year-old boy. More>>

Kingsport residents survey hail damage after Sunday's storm Video included

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Parts of Kingsport were slammed with hail. We looked through dozens of viewer photos, showing some hail pieces the size of golf balls.
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Local businesses left with a high price tag of damages after storm

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Monday cleanup began for families and some local businesses that were destroyed or damaged in Sunday night's storm.Many of you sent in pictures and videos of storm damage near you. The hardest hit seemed to be homes and residential areas, but we did receive one report of damage to a business in Gray at the Station Square.Businesses there include Anytime Fitness, and there was also damage next door at the Miner's Exchange Bank.The property owner David Psimer told us the entire roof has to be r... More>>

VIDEO: Aerial shots of storm damage in Sullivan, Washington County Video included

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News Channel 11 was in the skies Monday with Wings Air Rescue accessing the damage in Sullivan and Washington counties after Sunday evening's tornado outbreak. Many of you contributed to our news coverage by being our reporters in the field. More>>

July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

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The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in July by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee. More>>

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.  More>>

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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Tri-Cities teen ready for Miss Teen USA competition Video included

A local is on her way to Miss Teen U.S.A. 16 year-old Morgan Moseley will head to the Bahamas this week to represent the state of Tennessee in the Miss Teen U.S.A. Pageant. Moseley participated in the Miss Tennessee Teen U.S.A. representing eastern Tennessee. in the end she was chosen to represent our state in this nationwide pageant... Moseley tells us this will be her biggest pageant yet with 51 other girls vying for the crown-- and she's putting in plenty of practice..."I have been having ... 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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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>>

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>>

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>>

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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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>>

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

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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.  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>>

Tennessee Tax-free holiday set for August 1-3

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During this weekend, consumers will not pay state or local sales tax on clothing, school and art supplies that cost less than $100 per item and computers that cost $1,500 or less. More>>

Fun Fest 2014 activity, entertainment guide Video included

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Tri-Cities residents will have plenty to do for the next few days, as Kingsport kicks off its 34th annual Fun Fest. More>>

Carl Torbush adds Erik Losey to ETSU football coaching staff

Erik Losey, a Hixson, TN native, played at ETSU in 2002 and 2003 and has spent the last seven seasons in the college ranks. During the 2013 season, he served as an assistant coach at Alcom State. Erik Losey, a Hixson, TN native, played at ETSU in 2002 and 2003 and has spent the last seven seasons in the college ranks. During the 2013 season, he served as an assistant coach at Alcom State.
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ETSU head coach Carl Torbush says former Buccaneers offensive lineman Erik Losey has joined the team’s coaching staff. He says Losey is a strong addition to the reinstated program.  More>>

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

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 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." More>>

May Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

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The following are mugshots of individuals arrested in May by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.

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The face behind Bella's Law: Opiate Addiction Treatment Act of 2015 Video included

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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>>

44th annual Jonesborough Days under way Video included

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The sound of the kids' train rolling along Main Street, can only mean one thing - Jonesborough Days are here. It has become an annual Fourth of July tradition for many in our region. More>>

DCH Foundation Freedom 5K Run/3K Walk set for July 4 in Clintwood

There’s something for the whole family at the inaugural DCH Foundation Freedom 5K Run/3K Walk and Kids, Fun Run, to be held July 4 starting at 8 a.m.  More>>

Dump truck, flatbed truck crash injures two; 11E westbound reopened Video included

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Washington County emergency communications dispatchers confirmed a crash has occurred between a dump truck and a large flatbed truck at the intersection of Sand Valley Road and Highway 11E in Jonesborough. More>>

Kimberly Perry, of The Band Perry, marries MLB star JP Arencibia Video included

 Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry tied the knot in her hometown. Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry tied the knot in her hometown.
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Greeneville is abuzz with excitement and News Channel 11 has a clue as to why. Kimberly Perry, the lead singer of The Band Perry has tied the knot.  More>>

Share your Blue Plum photos with us! Just post them on our Facebook wall, send them to pix@wjhl.com or post them on Intagram or Twitter using the hashtag #PlumGoodTime.  More>>

Washington County election results are official; Ford still undecided about recount Video included

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The Washington County Election Commission certified the results for the May Republican primary Thursday. The candidate for Sheriff, Craig Ford, is still undecided on whether he’ll request a recount. More>>

Private school move presents zoning issues in Bristol, Va.

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A private school in Bristol is looking to expand and relocate in the city but with the school's desired new location comes a few road blocks. More>>

Do you have a photo of you and your mom? Please share them with us. We'd like to include them in our online photo gallery. Just send your photos to pix@wjhl.com, post them on our Facebook wall, or tweet them to @wjhl11. More>>

ETSU Alum Dr. Joe Moore hired to revive Buccaneer marching band program Video included

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The sounds of a marching band will soon be heard on the campus of ETSU once again. 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>>

3-year-old in state custody, no charges filed after "one-pot" meth labs found

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Neighbors are still in shock after investigators found several "one-pot" meth labs at a home in Scott County. More>>

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  • Some Republicans question if TNGOP is targeting conservatives in upcoming primary

    Some Republicans question if TNGOP is targeting conservatives in upcoming primary

    Friday, August 1 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-08-01 20:34:53 GMT
    First, some members of the Grand Old Party were left off the guest list at the big Republican Party in Jonesborough last Friday night. Now, they're saying their political party is quietly trying to take them out in the upcoming election. Some Republicans are accusing the Tennessee GOP of targeting them ahead of next week's election. An email obtained by News Channel 11 from Republican State Executive Committee member Mark Winslow of Nashville sent to other...
    First, some members of the Grand Old Party were left off the guest list at the big Republican Party in Jonesborough last Friday night. Now, they're saying their political party is quietly trying to take them out in the upcoming election. Some Republicans are accusing the Tennessee GOP of targeting them ahead of next week's election. An email obtained by News Channel 11 from Republican State Executive Committee member Mark Winslow of Nashville sent to other...
  • Latest ad accuses Rep. Matthew Hill and family of Fishy Family Finances

    Latest ad accuses Rep. Matthew Hill and family of Fishy Family Finances

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:43 AM EDT2014-07-31 05:43:06 GMT
    Our review of campaign finance filings shows Rep. Hill has given two family businesses, both of which are now run out of homes, a lot of money from his campaign over the years. Our review of campaign finance filings shows Rep. Hill has given two family businesses, both of which are now run out of homes, a lot of money from his campaign over the years.
    Phil Carriger's latest ad accuses Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) and his family of potentially unethical campaign practices; something the incumbent says is despicable and shows Carriger isn't afraid to get "in the mud." However, a review of the Hills' campaign finance filings over the years shows Carriger's claims are based on facts. 
    Phil Carriger's latest ad accuses Rep. Matthew Hill (R-District 7) and his family of potentially unethical campaign practices; something the incumbent says is despicable and shows Carriger isn't afraid to get "in the mud." However, a review of the Hills' campaign finance filings over the years shows Carriger's claims are based on facts. 
  • Handful of Gov. Haslam's cabinet members receive bigger raises in recent years

    Handful of Gov. Haslam's cabinet members receive bigger raises in recent years

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:58:49 GMT
    The State of Tennessee didn't have the money to give its employees raises this year but a Community Watchdog investigation revealed in past years some of the governor's staffers quietly took home bigger raises than other state workers, with one collecting sizeable raises twice in the last four years.
    The State of Tennessee didn't have the money to give its employees raises this year but a Community Watchdog investigation revealed in past years some of the governor's staffers quietly took home bigger raises than other state workers, with one collecting sizeable raises twice in the last four years.
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  • Most Wanted: accused paving scammers targeting elderly in Tri-Cities Region

    Most Wanted: accused paving scammers targeting elderly in Tri-Cities Region

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:48:34 GMT
    Two accused paving scammers are on the run after they got caught in Carter County ripping off elderly residents in the Milligan community.
    Two accused paving scammers are on the run after they got caught in Carter County ripping off elderly residents in the Milligan community.
  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:21:09 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
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    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.

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  • 10 indicted on numerous drug charges in Southwest Virginia

    10 indicted on numerous drug charges in Southwest Virginia

    Friday, August 1 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-08-01 15:09:57 GMT
    Sixty-four felony indictments were placed against 10 people following a two-year investigation conducted by the Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office, Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, ATF and the DEA.
    Sixty-four felony indictments were placed against 10 people following a two-year investigation conducted by the Washington County, Va. Sheriff’s Office, Smyth County Sheriff’s Office, Virginia State Police, ATF and the DEA.
  • July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    July Mugshots - Northeast Tennessee

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:21:09 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.
  • Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

    Too many students on water slide lead to collapse and injuries

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:22:18 GMT
    A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
    A water slide in Florida collapsed Thursday, injuring 13 high school students and sending five of them to hospitals. The Fleming Island High School band was hosting a pool party at the Eagle Harbor Community pool at the time. Fire officials say there were 10 to 15 people on the slide, even though a sign on the stairs said only one person should be on the slide at a time.About one-third of the slide collapsed into a retention pond next to the pool. Most of the injuries were said to be minor, w...
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