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Click here for November 2014 election results

Click here for the November 2014 election results, updated live as they come into the newsroom.

Allegation of election fraud in Lee County under investigation

News 5 WCYB has learned the Virginia State Police is investigating an allegation of election fraud in Lee County.

2014 Elections

Deadline Tuesday to register to vote in Virginia November election

Virginia residents are running out of time to register to vote in the Nov. 3 general election. Tuesday is the voter registration deadline.

Two candidates interested in Board of Education vacancy

 Two people submitted letters of intent to fill the district seven Board of Education seat in Sullivan County.

Absentee voting in Virginia begins Friday

Election season is approaching in Virginia and election officials want to remind voters of their options. Not everyone can vote as an absentee.

Naturalized U.S. citizen can now vote for husband

The U.S. gained 13 new citizens Thursday following a Naturalization Ceremony in Abingdon. News 5's Emily Carrier met one new citizen who says she's excited to vote in her first U.S. election, for a special person.

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'In God We Trust' on Lee County Sheriff Cars Causing Controversy

You see the saying on our dollar bills and on the side of courthouses. Now, you’ll also see the phrase, “In God We Trust,” on the back of Lee County sheriff cars.

2014 Elections

Election Day Thursday for voters in Greeneville

Thursday will be Election Day in the town of Greeneville. Voters will elect a water commissioner at large, a school board member in the 1st Ward, and two aldermen in the 1st Ward.

Mayor reelected, Vice Mayor surprised

There was a surprise when Bristol, Tennessee, held its reorganization meeting like it does in July of every election year. The result wasn't what Vice Mayor Chad Keen had expected.

HealthCare.gov, health care website, Obamacare

Local politicians, groups react to ObamaCare ruling

The Supreme Court upheld nationwide tax subsidies under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. The ruling preserves health insurance for millions of Americans. Local politicians and groups reacted immediately.


Democrats gather for debate

Democratic candidates take stage in Las Vegas

The five Democratic candidates for president walk onstage in Las Vegas for their first debate.

President crashes wedding

President Obama crashes wedding

An unexpected wedding guest made an appearance at a California golf course wedding: President Barack Obama.

Bernie Sanders before debate

Sanders: Debate not about him vs. Hillary

Democratic presidential candidate says the first debate will not be just about him and frontrunner Hillary Clinton.

2nd tier democrat candidates

Democrats take to the debate stage tonight

The Democratic presidential contenders take the stage in Las Vegas tonight for their first debate, which could be a big opportunity for the second tier candidates to gain some much-needed momentum.

Clinton taunts Donald Trump

Clinton at Las Vegas union rally

Hillary Clinton stopped at a union rally outside Donald Trump's hotel on the Strip in Las Vegas, taunting the Republican front-runner on the eve of the first Democratic presidential debate.

Trump cherishes women

Donald Trump cherishes women

It's not easy to put Donald Trump on the spot, but that's exactly what a young woman did in New Hampshire.

Jane Sanders

Bernie Sanders' secret weapon: His wife

Aides say Jane Sanders is the most trusted adviser of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders.

Photo Galleries

Steven Tyler Aerosmith

Feuds between politicians, musicians

Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler is just the latest musician to ask a politician to stop using his or her music while campaigning. Click through for more kerfuffles between politicians and musicians.

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.

Jimmy Carter blurb

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.

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Mosul, Iraq

Who is ISIS?

In August 2015, a young couple was accused of conspiring and attempting to provide material support and resources to ISIS. Read more about ISIS in the news, and learn more about the group.

President Barack Obama

How presidents have aged while in office

There's a saying that presidents age twice as fast while in office. If that's true, be sure to wish President Barack Obama a happy 54th birthday on Tuesday and then see how he and other presidents have aged while in office.

Bush blurb

George H.W. Bush through the years

Former President George H.W. Bush fell Wednesday, July 15, 2015 while at his summer home in Kennebunkport, Maine, breaking a vertebrae in his neck, but it was not a life-threatening injury, according to his spokesman. Look back at the life and career of former President George H.W. Bush.

Barack Obama

What to know about Obama's immigration initiative

President Barack Obama's executive actions that would implement major changes to the country's immigration policies suffered a major blow after a federal judge ordered Obama's programs halted Tuesday. Click on to find out more about Obama's proposed changes.


National Political Coverage

Hillary and Bernie at Dem debate

Clinton, Sanders clash on debate stage

Hillary Clinton swept confidently into the campaign season's first Democratic presidential debate on Tuesday, denying she flip-flopped on key issues for political gain and rebuking her top rival Bernie Sanders for not being tough enough on guns.

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President crashes wedding

President Obama crashes California wedding

An unexpected wedding guest made an appearance at a California golf course wedding.

Woman grills Trump NH

Woman who grilled Trump volunteered for Bush

A young woman who confronted Donald Trump on Monday with a question about his respect for women is tied to the campaign for one of his opponents in the Republican primary race: Jeb Bush.

Democratic debate

6 things to watch at the CNN Democratic debate

Five Democratic presidential candidates are about to try their luck at the first Democratic debate of the 2016 election in Las Vegas on Tuesday night.

But the spotlight is largely on two: former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Ber...

Samsung GearVR virtual reality

Democratic debate being shown in virtual reality

If you have a brand-new virtual reality headset, you can watch a 360-degree view of Tuesday night's Democratic debate.

Inmate in prison jail cell bars generic

Supreme Court examines life without parole case

More than 50 years ago, Henry Montgomery was sentenced to life without parole for a murder he committed as a 17-year-old. Now he is hoping the Supreme Court will step in and allow him a chance at freedom.

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