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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.

UT report lays out options for boosting road funding

A new University of Tennessee study is laying out some options for the state to boost its funding for road projects, ranging from charging drivers by the mile to tapping the state's general fund for new money.

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Newman, Cumbow celebrate victories

Emotions were running high in Washington County, Virginia Tuesday night.

Voters heading to polls across Virginia until 7pm closing

It's Election Day in Virginia. Voters are headed to the polls across the commonwealth. The state races in our area are all uncontested, but others across the state could sway control of the state legislature. Polls are open until 7pm.

2014 Elections

Polls closed in Virginia election with state Senate at stake

Polls have closed in Virginia, capping a hard-fought and expensive election season that will determine which party controls the state Senate.


Fred Thompson Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of actor and former U.S. Senator Fred Thompson.

Personal: Birth date: August 19, 1942

Death date: November 1, 2015

Birth place: Sheffield, Alabama

Birth name: Freddie Dalton Thompson

Father: Fletcher Thompson, a car salesman


Fred Thompson remembered by Ramsey, others

People from the political and entertainment worlds are coming together to remember former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who passed away Sunday after a long battle with lymphoma.

A challenge, getting young voters to the polls

Election day in Virginia is less than one week away, and voter registrar's offices have been busy getting voters signed up.    

In-person absentee voting this Saturday and next in Virginia

The Virginia Department of Elections says all election offices in the state will be open for in-person absentee ballot voting Saturday.

Second reading of Johnson City re-zoning plan passes; Stout on becoming mayor

More student housing may be coming to Johnson City. 

Commissioners voted in favor of the second reading of the rezoning plan to build more student housing just a few miles from ETSU. 

News 5 also talked to vice mayor Clayton Stout who said he does plan to step up and fill the position once mayor Ralph Van Brocklin steps down. 


Paris ecopreps

Paris prepares for climate change meeting

World leaders will meet Monday to try to iron out a new global agreement on climate change. But the meeting in Paris comes a little over two weeks after the deadly terrorist attacks there, making security a serious concern.

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Man arrested after jumping White House fence

Charges are pending after a man jumped over a White House fence Thursday afternoon. It happened as the president and the first family was inside the white house.

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Argentine president-elect dances after runoff win

Argentine president-elect Mauricio Macri couldn't help himself when he won he defeated Daniel Scioli in a runoff election. He just had to dance.

Man kicked out of Trump event

Protester describes violent confrontation at Trump event

The Black Lives Matter activist who protested at Donald Trump's campaign rally on Saturday said the half-dozen white attendees who shoved, tackled, punched and kicked him also flung racial epithets his way.

Carson refugees

Carson compares some refugees to rabid dogs

Ben Carson on Thursday compared safeguarding Americans from Islamic terrorists who may sneak into the country as refugees to parents protecting their children from rabid dogs.

Photo Galleries

Mike Huckabee

Feuds between politicians, musicians

On Nov. 19, Survivor guitarist Frankie Sullivan, co-writer of "Eye of the Tiger," filed suit against Mike Huckabee for using the song without first getting permission. Click through for more kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

Who is ISIS?

ISIS-affiliated attackers killed at least 129 people in Paris Friday in coordinated attacks at six locations throughout the city. The attacks set off police raids, arrests and other detentions in France, airstrikes in Syria against ISIS and condemnation around the world. Here's more info on ISIS and a timeline of ISIS-related incidents.

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World's most powerful people

Forbes has released the 2015 edition of its annual ranking of the world's most powerful people. Take a look at who topped this year's list.

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Hillary Clinton through the years

With Hillary Rodham Clinton celebrating her 68th birthday on Monday, take a look back at the former first lady, U.S. senator and secretary of state through the years.

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Sanders, Clinton dominate Dems debate

Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders dominated the stage at their first debate Tuesday night.

Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize: Fast facts

As more of this year's Nobel Prize winners are revealed, find out more about the 103-year-old awards for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace.

Abraham Lincoln, Emancipation Proclamation

On this day: August 16

Politics get ugly on the White House lawn, Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, the Bambino and The King both die, and the Beatles find a new drummer, all on this day.

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Jimmy Carter through the years

Former President Jimmy Carter has cancer that has spread from his liver to other parts of his body, he announced Wednesday. Take a look the life and career of the 39th president of United States.


National Political Coverage

Donald Trump in Columbus, Ohio

Trump goes diplomatic in ejecting protester

Donald Trump showed a more diplomatic side Saturday as a protester was ejected from a spirited rally he held in Florida, where he otherwise minced no words in going after his opponents.

Chris Christie in Iowa July 2015

New Hampshire Union Leader endorses Christie

Chris Christie's struggling presidential campaign got a much-needed boost Saturday night when the influential New Hampshire Union Leader endorsed the New Jersey governor.

NSA, National Security Agency

NSA ends bulk phone data collection

The U.S. intelligence community on Sunday will cease its bulk collection of telephone metadata.

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Donald Trump campaign stop features actual elephant

While the Donald Trump campaign has been called a circus in the past, this Saturday might have been the only time an actual elephant was on the scene.

Ben Carson addresses Republican voters Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

Ben Carson in Jordan: 'Great human tragedy'

Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson explained his surprise trip to visit Syrian refugees in Jordan because he said he wanted "to come to see with my own eyes this great human tragedy."

President Obama 11.28.15 Small Business Saturday

The Obamas reveal holiday reading list

As has become a post-holiday tradition, the Obama family visited a local bookstore in Washington to celebrate Small Business Saturday, an American shopping holiday held the day after Black Friday to celebrate and support local businesses.

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