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Bodies of 2 people found in crashed plane in Tennessee lake

Crews found some debris floating Monday night, but had stopped searching for the aircraft until daybreak because of dangerous conditions. → Read More

Popeye's now sells 'emotional support chicken'

(CNN) -- The stress of traveling, especially over the holiday season, can be a lot. With the crowds, long lines and weather delays it's no wonder some people need an emotional support animal. → Read More

Bristol hiring expo on Oct. 18 features thousands of jobs

Job opportunities are reportedly available to seekers of all ages and nearly any level of education, skill, and experience. → Read More

Trick-or-treating over the age of 12 in these Virginia towns could land you in jail

If you are over the age of 12 and your are caught trick-or-treating -- you could end up in jail. → Read More

Teens using wasp killer to get high

Addiction experts say mixing chemicals and drugs is common, especially with younger users. → Read More

TBI director names new deputy director

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation now has a new deputy director. TBI Director David Rausch announced on Tuesday that Brad Nealon will take over the post. → Read More

Wise County man convicted attacking, wounding elderly man

WISE COUNTY, TN (WJHL) - A Wise County man is facing 36 years in prison after he was convicted of attacking and seriously injuring an elderly man. Jermaine Christopher Johnson, 33, was convicted on Monday in the Wise County Circuit Court. He recently he pleaded guilty to malicious wounding, attempted second-degree murder, stabbing in the commission of a felony and... → Read More

LIST: Grand jury indicts 16 in Northeast Tennessee meth distribution conspiracy case

On June 12, a federal grand jury returned a 38-count indictment against 16 people from our region. → Read More

Kingsport Domino's employee fired after man's viral video claims unfair treatment

The video was posted on social media on Memorial Day and has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times. → Read More

Man, woman die trying to save drowning toddler on Mother's Day

BRUNSWICK, GA (AP) — Efforts to rescue a woman struggling in the ocean off Georgia’s coast turned tragic after a man trying to help the swimmer was swept underwater and drowned, police said Monday. → Read More

Waffle House hero gets personal call from President Trump

The Deputy Press Secretary confirmed the call at Monday's media briefing at the White House. → Read More

ALS patient hopes stem cell treatment will be 'a powerful weapon'

"Hearing a doctor say it, it takes your breath away," Neufeglise told CBS News. "You think about all your hopes and dreams for the future and your family, and your career, and... → Read More

Police: NC mother made 1-year-old smoke marijuana in Facebook video

The arrest was prompted by a video of the act that was posted to Facebook, police said. People started posting the video to the Raleigh Police Department’s Facebook page just after 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, authorities said. → Read More

2 contractors recovering, burned at Tennessee nuclear plant

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports they were hospitalized Friday night for first- and second-degree burns after working at the Tennessee Valley Authority Sequoyah Nuclear Power Plant. → Read More

Leaders buyer for Greene County fairgrounds, surrounding property

The Greene County Board of Directors has agreed to put on the market the fairgrounds property and adjacent parcels to the north and east -- a 182-acre offering. SVN Interstate Brokers, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, will coordinate the relocation of the Greene County Fair. The fair is not moving anytime soon. There are several steps that need to take place before that happens. The… → Read More

LIST: VDOT reports road closures in southwest Virginia due to water

The Virginia Department of Transportation reports that eight routes remain closed and three roads have active advisories due to water along the edge of the road. The following is a list of those roads: → Read More

Trump signs budget deal

Trump tweets, "Just signed Bill. Our Military will now be stronger than ever before. We love and need our Military and gave them everything - and more. First time this has happened in a long... → Read More

Shots reportedly fired at Johnson City Walmart on Market Street

Johnson City dispatchers say they received a report of shots fired at the Market Street Walmart this morning. The incident reportedly happened just after 8:00 a.m. According to dispatchers, a car was reportedly stolen. No other details are known at this time. News Channel 11 is following this story. We have a crew at the scene. We'll post more details as soon as they become available. → Read More

Parents of slain high school student say she was a perfect ‘daughter’

BENTON, Ky. (WKRN) – A day after their daughter was shot and killed in a mass shooting at a Kentucky high school, the parents of 15-year-old Bailey Holt opened up about their heartbreak and reveale… → Read More

Grandfather Mountain family welcomes Uno the River Otter

The river otter habitat features an underwater viewing area, where guests of all ages can watch the playful creatures swim and frolic in their aquatic element. → Read More