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Baby giraffe dies at Brights Zoo

According to the zoo's Facebook page, around seven last night they brought the giraffe in for a routine check up and he seemed unresponsive. About 40 minutes later, the giraffe passed away.

Bass Pro Shops opens at The Pinnacle in Bristol

Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Bristol, Tenn. is now open to the public. The founder of Bass Pro Shops cut the red tape around 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday.

Man arrested for DUI at Van Pelt Elementary School

A Washington county, Virginia man was arrested this morning after drinking and driving in the parking lot of an elementary school.

Director of Local Non-Profit Arrested for Embezzlement

On Aug. 20, Anita Foster-Machado, was arrested on six felony counts of embezzlement, which happened during her time as the Executive Director of the Bristol Library Foundation.

Female Football Player Makes History

It's almost time for the Friday Night Huddle, and the best high school teams in the region are gearing up for kickoff. News 5 found a special player in Chilhowie, who is breaking barriers and a few face masks.

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StormTrack 5 Weather: Scattered showers and thunderstorms today

We are tracking scattered showers and thunderstorms through the weekend.

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James Foley

Hunt on for British jihadi over Foley execution

An international manhunt is underway for the fighter shown in a video of the beheading of journalist James Foley -- and its focus is on Britain.

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Report: Foley's captors wanted $132M ransom

The captors of American journalist James Foley originally demanded a ransom of 100 million euros ($132.5 million), the chief executive of a news website he worked for told The Wall Street Journal.

Race fans react to Stewart missing Bristol race

Tony Stewart will not compete in the Irwin Tools Night Race, his team announced Wednesday.

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Former Daniel Boone student teaching intern charged

A former student teaching intern at Daniel Boone High School is being charged with having an inappropriate relationship with a student.

Johnson City man arrested after allegedly choking girlfriend, running from police

A Johnson City man is being charged with domestic aggravated assault, domestic simple assault, felony vandalism, evading arrest and interference with emergency calls.


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