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Coming Saturday: one engine, 10 cars,  15 tons of gifts and ...

Coming Saturday: one engine, 10 cars, 15 tons of gifts and ...

November 20th, 2014 10:15 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Santa Train is scheduled to roll into Kingsport Saturday after spreading Christmas cheer along a 110-mile route that begins in eastern Kentucky, passes through Southwest Virginia and Tennessee before ending in the Model City.

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'Bueller ... Bueller': Playing in parade just one stop on Volunteer High band's whirlwind tour of Chicago

'Bueller ... Bueller': Playing in parade just one stop on Volunteer High band's whirlwind tour of Chicago - VIDEO

November 20th, 2014 9:49 pm by Jeff Bobo

Reminiscent of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," the Volunteer High School Marching Band is packing a lot of excitement into a short period of time while in Chicago to perform in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Empty tank blamed for stolen truck

Empty tank blamed for stolen truck

November 20th, 2014 9:30 pm by Rain Smith

In Surgoinsville, police found a vehicle that was "possibly" stolen from Washington County, along with a man claiming it was his "work truck." He also admitted that his boss "has been requesting him to bring it back."

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Johnson City woman's slaying to be featured on 'Motives and Murders'

Johnson City woman's slaying to be featured on 'Motives and Murders'

November 20th, 2014 9:15 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

Police investigators still know little about Amanda Wood, except that her chance meeting with 22-year-old Glenn Isaac Goins would prove deadly.

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Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders

November 20th, 2014 8:52 pm by Associated Press

In a televised address to the nation, Obama defended the legality of his actions and challenged GOP lawmakers to focus their energy not on blocking his actions, but on approving long-stalled legislation to take its place.

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Triplets hope online video cooks up money for school cafeteria

Triplets hope online video cooks up money for school cafeteria

November 20th, 2014 8:00 pm by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT — The 9-year-old Adams Elementary students are one of 25 finalists in the Ben's Beginners Cooking Contest, as in Uncle Ben's Rice. They could win a $30,000 noise-reducing cafeteria makeover, along with $15,000 for their family.

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Pancake breakfast to benefit area's homeless

Pancake breakfast to benefit area's homeless

November 20th, 2014 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The fundraiser features Santa's helper, and has become important for Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Kingsport. They provide shelter to two parent families, teenage boys and single fathers with teenage girls without splitting them up.

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Two killed in Washington County, Va., fire

Two killed in Washington County, Va., fire

November 20th, 2014 5:35 pm by Staff report

James L. Price, 46, of Abingdon, lived at the residence and died in the fire. An unidentified white female also died in the blaze. Her remains have been transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke for identification and autopsy.

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Grants target East Tenn. prescription drug abuse

Grants target East Tenn. prescription drug abuse

November 20th, 2014 3:04 pm by Associated Press

Community drug coalitions are spending $7 million in federal grants to fight prescription drug abuse among young people in 10 eastern Tennessee counties. The goal is to reduce prescription drug abuse among 12- to 25-year-olds by at least 4 percent.

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Roofs collapse under Buffalo snow

Roofs collapse under Buffalo snow

November 20th, 2014 2:00 pm by CAROLYN THOMPSON, Associated Press

Even for the Buffalo area — one of the snowiest and hardiest places in America — this was one for the record books, with the three-day total close to the 8 feet that the region typically gets in an entire year.

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