Kingsport Times News Sunday, December 21, 2014
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TennCare considers scrapping computer system

TennCare considers scrapping computer system

December 9th, 2014 5:00 pm by Associated Press

The system under design was supposed to determine Medicaid eligibility, but it has been bogged down with delays and design defects. It was supposed to be operational more than a year ago and is still not complete.

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Current crop of Vols short on bowl experience

Current crop of Vols short on bowl experience

December 9th, 2014 4:50 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee is entering unfamiliar territory. Although the Vols are preparing for the 50th bowl appearance in school history, nobody on their current roster has ever played a down in a bowl game.

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KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

December 9th, 2014 4:44 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested after the alleged discovery of a video that shows him engaging in sexual activity with a boy who is less than 3 years old.

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Few Xanax + 3 beers = 2 crashes

Few Xanax + 3 beers = 2 crashes

December 9th, 2014 3:31 pm by Rain Smith

A woman has been arrested after allegedly backing up her car on Stone Drive to strike a vehicle — while the occupants were on the phone with dispatch to report her as DUI — then fleeing the scene and igniting a more serious collision minutes later.

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Bigfoot blamed for Sullivan County disturbance

Bigfoot blamed for Sullivan County disturbance

December 9th, 2014 2:16 pm by Rain Smith

At approximately 11 p.m. a man requested police at his residence off Bloomingdale Road, stating he had armed himself with a knife due to someone outside banging on the home.

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Update: Panthers' Newton sustains back fractures in crash

Update: Panthers' Newton sustains back fractures in crash

December 9th, 2014 2:02 pm by TOM FOREMAN Jr. Associated Press

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton suffered fractures to his lower back in a two-car crash Tuesday and will spend the night in the hospital, a team spokesman said Tuesday.

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Suspicious fire guts Kingsport home

Suspicious fire guts Kingsport home

December 9th, 2014 1:02 pm by Rain Smith

Authorities are investigating a late Monday night fire that destroyed a Sullivan County home, where residents reportedly offered "conflicting statements" about the blaze.

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Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

December 9th, 2014 12:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

A call came in around 9:30 Tuesday morning about a diesel spill at Valero, 2729 N. John B. Dennis Highway. A driver was reportedly filling his truck with diesel fuel, placed the handle to the on position and went inside.

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Comic Book Man: Shop owner retiring after three decades

Comic Book Man: Shop owner retiring after three decades

December 9th, 2014 10:27 am by Matthew Lane

"I'm going to miss it a lot," Wayne Richardson said of the comic book business. "But you get to the point where, I've done this and I'm ready to move on. I'm excited about what's next, except I don't know what's next."

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Obama touting immigration measures in Tennessee

Obama touting immigration measures in Tennessee

December 9th, 2014 6:27 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

The president plans to speak and take questions from the audience at an immigrant community center in Nashville called Casa Azafran. The White House says Obama will continue to urge Congress to pass an immigration overhaul.

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