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Region digs out from winter storm, prepares for more snow, arctic blast

Region digs out from winter storm, prepares for more snow, arctic blast

February 17th, 2015 7:41 am by Staff Report

At noon crews were still treating Sullivan County roads, with the majority now black with a few slick spots. Interstates 26 and 81 had both lanes of travel open, while Hawkins County roads were categorized as slushy but passable.

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Vandalized tree leads to felony charges

Vandalized tree leads to felony charges

February 16th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

A bizarre incident involving a Kingsport woman, orange spray paint, a vandalized tree and a broken window resulted in aggravated burglary and felony vandalism charges.

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Kingsport replacing Christmas decorations

Kingsport replacing Christmas decorations

February 16th, 2015 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Though the current decorations are about a decade old, and while the weather has certainly taken its toll on them, Lynn Tully, development services director for the city, said the decorations have simply just not aged that well.

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Source says gunman in Copenhagen attacks just got out of jail

Source says gunman in Copenhagen attacks just got out of jail

February 16th, 2015 7:33 pm by KARL RITTER, Associated Press

The Danish gunman who attacked a free-speech seminar and a synagogue in Copenhagen was released about two weeks ago from a jail where he may have been radicalized while serving time for a vicious stabbing.

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Wintry blast rearranges prep tourney schedules

Wintry blast rearranges prep tourney schedules

February 16th, 2015 7:30 pm by Dave Ongie

Monday's winter weather played havoc with postseason basketball tournament schedules, directly impacting District 1-AA play in Northeast Tennessee and Conference 40 girls openers in Southwest Virginia.

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Testing based on Common Core standards starts this week

Testing based on Common Core standards starts this week

February 16th, 2015 7:24 pm by Associated Press

STOCKPORT, Ohio - Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her elementary school.

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Some 21st century voters may return to the 18th to cast ballots

Some 21st century voters may return to the 18th to cast ballots

February 16th, 2015 7:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

The Election Commission's first choice for a replacement location would take voters back to the 18th century - to Rocky Mount Living History Museum (200 Hyder Hill Road).

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Virginia man who beat man unconscious, stole pain pills and $17 sentenced

Virginia man who beat man unconscious, stole pain pills and $17 sentenced

February 16th, 2015 6:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

The victim was tied up with tubing from his medical devices and bound by duct tape. A knife was held to his throat while two of the suspects searched for pain medication and money, ransacking the residence.

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No. 6 Lady Vols lose Harrison to torn ACL

No. 6 Lady Vols lose Harrison to torn ACL

February 16th, 2015 4:30 pm by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Tennessee will have to continue its chase for a Southeastern Conference women's basketball title without star center Isabelle Harrison, who sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament during Sunday's game against Kentucky.

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VDOT urges residents to hunker down: Robust snowfall expected to continue across Southwest Virginia

VDOT urges residents to hunker down: Robust snowfall expected to continue across Southwest Virginia

February 16th, 2015 1:17 pm by Stephen Igo

Snow began falling at around 8 a.m. Monday across Wise County and neighboring counties, and it has been relentless as predicted thus far, quickly making driving treacherous.

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