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Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant

Union official: Local coming for Volkswagen plant

July 10th, 2014 1:46 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An official with the United Auto Workers, which suffered a stinging defeat in its attempt to unionize Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee earlier this year, said Thursday that it is forming a new local at the plant.

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Man allegedly hits child with beer can at Rogersville park

Man allegedly hits child with beer can at Rogersville park

July 10th, 2014 1:39 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man accused of hitting an 11-year-old girl with a beer can at the Rogersville Fourth of July Celebration Saturday will appear in court Aug. 20 on charges of assault and public intoxication.

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15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at Tenn. armory

15-year-old charged in fatal shooting at Tenn. armory

July 10th, 2014 1:14 pm by Associated Press

Authorities say the suspect somehow gained access to armory, which is usually locked, and fired several shots Wednesday evening. Sgt. 1st Class Michael W. Braden was shot and later died.

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KINGSPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - Adopt a Furry Friend! 7.10.14

KINGSPORT ANIMAL SHELTER - Adopt a Furry Friend! 7.10.14 - VIDEO

July 10th, 2014 11:00 am by Matthew Carroll

Need a break from your day? Meet some puppies who need a good home at the Kingsport Animal Shelter. Today we meet: Athena, Precious, Rosco, Skyler, and Winnie.

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Kingsport chase suspect allegedly drives at police while high

Kingsport chase suspect allegedly drives at police while high

July 10th, 2014 10:45 am by Rain Smith

A Greeneville man has been jailed after allegedly leading a police pursuit along the outskirts of Eastman — driving his vehicle head-on at multiple patrol cars during the incident — and admitting that he "hit the pipe" as officers gave chase.

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Food City CEO expects close vote in Hawkins wine referendums

Food City CEO expects close vote in Hawkins wine referendums

July 10th, 2014 8:00 am by Jeff Bobo

"I think you'd be naive to think, as close as the (liquor) referendums were, that this wouldn't be close too." -- Food city president and CEO Steve Smith

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Lower crime rate at 'projects' results in RPD ending extra policing contract

Lower crime rate at 'projects' results in RPD ending extra policing contract

July 10th, 2014 7:00 am by Jeff Bobo

Since 2004 the Rogersville Housing Authority has been using federal grant funding to pay the Rogersville Police Department $20,000 extra per year to spend at least 25 hours per week at the "projects."

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New Tenn. law allows action when child spotted in hot car

New Tenn. law allows action when child spotted in hot car

July 9th, 2014 11:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

As of July 1 of this year, people who spot a child left in a hot car are allowed to break the windows without fear of being held liable for damages.

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Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

Confederate battle flags on Va. campus to be moved

July 9th, 2014 10:57 pm by Associated Press

Washington and Lee University is drawing praise from some and complaints from others after announcing that it will remove Confederate battle flags from a chapel on the Virginia campus where Robert E. Lee is buried.

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Scott school board OKs drug, alcohol policy for faculty

Scott school board OKs drug, alcohol policy for faculty

July 9th, 2014 10:49 pm by Wes Bunch

Scott County Schools Superintendent John Ferguson said during the meeting that he wanted to emphasize the fact that "reasonable suspicion" is needed to trigger a drug test under the new policy.

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