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August Angels help children in need

In a few days many students in the Tri-Cities area will be returning to school with new backpacks and clothes, but there are many children who cannot afford new items.

Fewer restrictions in new hydrofracking draft ordinance

The Washington County Board of Supervisors has decided to throw out an ordinance that would allow hydraulic fracturing in the county. They're not giving up on the idea and are creating a new ordinance that's less restrictive.

Group encourages change in Tennessee's highest court

There could be changes coming to the highest court in the state.

New Tennessee law allows public access to life-saving overdose drug

For the second year in a row, drug overdoses are the leading cause of death in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. Now, a new law is giving people access to a drug that can save overdose patients.

Railroading in miniature in Appalachia

The public is invited to come and see one of the largest model railroad layouts in the region during Appalachia's Railroad Days.

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StormTrack 5 Weather: Another record low possible tonight

We are tracking increasing shower chances by Friday

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House authorizes lawsuit against Obama

The Republican-led House approved a resolution on Wednesday authorizing Speaker John Boehner to sue President Barack Obama over claims he abused his powers at the expense of Congress and the Constitution.

The vote was 225-201.

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Oops. Senate makes $2 billion error

Senators trying to mount a head-on battle with the House over highway funding may have doomed their own bill with a $2 billion mistake.

E&H coach excited to compete, recruit against ETSU

Wednesday night was a first for Emory & Henry athletics. The school held its first-ever coaches caravan event, meeting with fans and alumni at the Kingsport Chamber Of Commerce.

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Two charged with metal, auto parts theft

Two people were charged with stealing metal and car parts in Washington County.

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Police say 'professional' thieves stole electronics worth over $6,000

Kingsport Police say a group of five people used an elaborate shoplifting scheme to steal thousands of dollars worth of items from a local store.

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