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Mother of missing teen opens up about daughter's disappearance

Tonight, the mother of 14-year-old Hayleigh Wilson opens up to us, now that her daughter has been missing for more than a week. She's on the run with a convicted sex offender Benjamin Shook, a 41-year-old, she met using a smartphone messaging app.

4th of July festivities in East Tennessee and SW Virginia

America’s birthday is coming up and the celebrations have been planned. The next step is yours: Decide where you want to go!

Cat death prompts investigation

The Bristol Virginia Police Department is questioning two men after a cat was beaten to death with a baseball bat.

Search begins for director of schools

A special board of four people has been appointed to replace Dykes, who will officially retire on June 30th, 2016.

Police asking for calls about Hayleigh Wilson and Benjamin Shook

The Smyth County Sheriff's Office is asking anyone who has had contact with Hayleigh Wilson or Benjamin Shook to call them, saying there is no fear of prosecution. Also, we're seeing new pictures of the sex offender the U.S. Marshal's Office says were taken fairly recently.

Making courtrooms safe for judge and jury

Metal detectors are a visible measure of security at courthouses but just as important is the layout of a courtroom.

Security back to normal at Tri-Cities Airport

Security is now back to normal at Tri-Cities Airport. Authorities searched the area and did not find anything illegal or destructive.

Local ERs already treating firework injuries

With Independence Day just around the corner, local emergency rooms are already treating firework injuries. News 5 WCYB's Emily Carrier found out what you can do to keep the excitement in the air and out of the ER this holiday weekend.

New, larger animal shelter needs more pooper-scooper volunteers

The Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter is in its third week of operation in its new building. We learned the new facility is bringing new numbers and new responsibilities.

Jonesborough Days kicks off this weekend

People braved the rain on Friday to set up their tents. About 70 craft vendors and around nine food vendors are lining Main Street in downtown Jonesborough.

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