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Virginia ELECTION RESULTS: November 3, 2015

Click here to see the November 2015 Virginia election results. They're updated LIVE as they come into the News 5 WCYB newsroom.

Greene County could see a new "charter" form of government

A new form of government could be coming to one Northeast Tennessee county. The option to adopt a charter form of government in Greene County is on the August ballot for residents to decide.

Governor's executive order argued before Virginia Supreme Court

The voting rights of many in our area are at stake as a controversial executive order is in front of the Virginia Supreme Court.

Heightened security for Republican National Convention

Recent events involving police have put safety fears at the forefront of the agenda at the Republican National Convention. Security is on high alert in Cleveland, much more than previous conventions.

Early voting begins for Tennessee's August election

Early voting is officially underway for the August 4th election in Tennessee.

Early voting begins in Tennessee

Early voting for the county general and state primary elections continues through July 30. The election is set for August 4.

Newly appointed Bristol, Tenn. mayor running for state legislature seat

News 5 spoke to Chad Keen who was appointed mayor of Bristol, Tennessee at the start of the month.

Tennessee voter registration deadline approaching

The statewide deadline to register is Tuesday, July 5.


Roe announces re-election campaign

If re-elected, this will be Roe's fifth term as a US representative for Tennessee's first district. Roe said his campaign will focus on several issues including education, healthcare and national security.

Abingdon Town Council controversy over bond voting

Residents hoped newly elected council members would have a voice in last night's $10 million sports complex bond approval vote.


Clinton Kaine ticket

Who is Tim Kaine?

Hillary Clinton selects Tim Kaine as her running mate.

Clinton Tampa rally

Clinton: America is great already

Hillary Clinton rallied Friday evening in Tampa, Florida.

Miami shooting presser

Miami shooting: Feared for Kinsey's life

Dade County PBA: The officer feared for Kinsey's life and fired shot to save him.

Trump accepts Republican nomination

Donald J. Trump accepts nomination, delivers fiery speech

The Republican National Convention came to a close Thursday night with Donald J. Trump accepting the party's nomination for president and delivering a speech meant to unify the party and rally voters.

Trump on border

Donald Trump slams Clinton's push for sanctuary cities

During his acceptance speech, Donald Trump said nothing has affected him more than when he met with family members who have lost their children to violence spilling across the U.S. borders.

Donald Trump on LGBTQ

Trump says he'll protect LGBTQ citizens

In his speech at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump said he'll do everything in his power to protect LGBTQ citizens.

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Trump condemns law enforcement attacks in RNC speech

During his Republican National Convention nomination speech, Donald Trump condemned the recent attack on law enforcement across the country.

Photo Galleries

George Harrison (file)

Feuds between politicians, musicians

The estate of George Harrison expressed its displeasure that a political candidate used his music without permission. Click through for more on that and other kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

Trump air-kisses Pence

2016 Republican National Convention

The 2016 Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, wrapped up Thursday, July 22, with Donald Trump becoming the Republican presidential nominee.

RNC protesters with Stop Trump banner

Protesters hit Cleveland streets for 2016 RNC

Just as many of the GOP's biggest names will be gathering in Cleveland this week for the 2016 Republican National Convention, so too will protesters and demonstrators of all stripes.

Patriotic shoes

RNC: Politics meets fashion

Political leaders and entertainers aren't the only ones getting attention at the Republican National Convention. Take a peek at the looks delegates and other participants are sporting at the Quicken Loans Arena.

RNC Stage

As the Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland, Ohio, details are emerging about who is scheduled to speak during the four-day convention. Take a look at who will be taking the stage at Quickens Loan Arena this week, according to CNN.

RNC 2016: Convention Speakers

As the Republican National Convention gets underway in Cleveland, Ohio, details are emerging about who is scheduled to speak during the four-day convention. Take a look at who will be taking the stage at Quickens Loan Arena this week, according to CNN.

Theresa May

Female leaders around the world

With Theresa May officially replacing David Cameron on Wednesday to become just the second female British prime minister in history, take a look at other female world leaders who are currently in office.

H Clinton, D Trump

2016 National Conventions: What To Know

The presidential primary election season is wrapping up, with a presumptive candidate emerging for both the Republicans and Democrats. Now the parties are gearing up for their national conventions, both to be held in July.

Bernie Sanders NY speech

Notable presidential endorsements of 2016

Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton July 12. Take a look at other notable endorsements as Republican and Democratic candidates prepare for the national conventions.


National Political Coverage

Clinton Kaine Miami

Pundit cites 'Dora the Explorer' to criticize Kaine's use of Spanish

CNN political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes on Saturday criticized Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine for speaking in Spanish, saying it contrasted with this week's Republican convention in which "I didn't have to get a translator."

Hughes, who supports Donald...

Clinton, Kaine in Miami

Kaine in Miami: 'Bienvenidos a todos'

Tim Kaine took the stage alongside Hillary Clinton in Miami Saturday and offered his first greeting to voters as a vice presidential nominee -- in Spanish.

Kain, Pence VPs

Pence and Kaine: VP nominees, Marine dads

Republican and Democratic vice presidential picks Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine have at least one thing in common: They're both are proud parents of officers in the US Marine Corps.

Pence's son, Lt. Michael Pence, is currently un...

2016 DNC

Emails released by Wikileaks raise questions of DNC's impartiality

Nearly 20,000 emails sent and received by Democratic National Committee staff members were released Friday by Wikileaks, and some messages are raising questions about the committee's impartiality during the Democratic primary.

One email appears to sho...

Tim Kaine July 23

7 things you should know about Tim Kaine

In choosing Tim Kaine as her running mate, Hillary Clinton has selected a no-frills politician widely seen as a "safe" choice.

Kaine would be the first to say it, calling himself "boring" during a recent interview.

But the Virginia senator is not witho...

David Duke running for senate

David Duke running for Senate seat in Louisiana

Former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke announced his U.S. Senate campaign Friday in Louisiana, promising to defend the rights of European Americans.

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