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Kingsport city manager stepping down next July

Kingsport city manager stepping down next July

December 17th, 2013 8:24 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — John Campbell made the announcement at the end of Tuesday's regular Board of Mayor and Aldermen meeting.

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Judge tosses out charges against Wise coal company, foreman

Judge tosses out charges against Wise coal company, foreman

December 17th, 2013 6:47 pm by Staff report

ABINGDON — Judge James P. Jones threw out a total of 13 charges — including 12 felonies and one misdemeanor — that were returned by a federal grand jury earlier this year against Hills Coal Company of Appalachia and foreman David Grigsby.

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Support mounts for Jewish prayer at key holy site

Support mounts for Jewish prayer at key holy site

December 17th, 2013 6:05 pm by Associated Press

JERUSALEM (AP) — For decades, the religious Jews who bucked a rabbinic ban and visited a Muslim holy site in Jerusalem where the ancient Jewish temple once stood were seen by many as a fanatical fringe.

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Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

Man ticketed for trying to trade gator for beer

December 17th, 2013 5:51 pm by Associated Press

MIAMI (AP) — State Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Jorge Pino says the man received a citation for illegally capturing and trying to sell the gator.

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Why do lottery players think they can defy odds?

Why do lottery players think they can defy odds?

December 17th, 2013 3:23 pm by SHARON COHEN, AP National Writer

Optimists and dreamers across the country are lined up at gas stations, mini-marts and drug stores for the last-minute buying frenzy in the Mega Millions jackpot.

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2,500 oxycodone stolen from Carter County pharmacy

2,500 oxycodone stolen from Carter County pharmacy

December 17th, 2013 2:26 pm by John Thompson, NET News Service

HAMPTON — The robber told employees that he wanted oxycodone, threatening that if they called police he would come back and shoot them.

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Hawkins man allegedly steals $75,000 worth of jewelry

Hawkins man allegedly steals $75,000 worth of jewelry

December 17th, 2013 2:06 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE — A Hawkins County man reportedly spotted his nephew leaving another family member’s home with a large “bulge” in his pants in April, which was later allegedly revealed to be thousands of dollars worth of stolen jewelry.

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Kingsport's Sensabaugh, Titans teammates helping feed 250 families

Kingsport's Sensabaugh, Titans teammates helping feed 250 families

December 17th, 2013 1:21 pm by Associated Press

Sensabaugh is taking part for a second straight year and got some help from Titans receiver Kenny Britt and cornerbacks Jason McCourty and Alterraun Verner to help provide a week's worth of food to needy families.

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Google's top searches peer into society's mindset

Google's top searches peer into society's mindset

December 17th, 2013 1:12 pm by MICHAEL LIEDTKE, AP Technology Writer

Three of the world's four fastest-rising search requests on Google were triggered by the deaths of famous men. The Boston Marathon bombings in April that killed three people ranked sixth.

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Masked man allegedly accosts women in Kingsport parking lot

Masked man allegedly accosts women in Kingsport parking lot

December 17th, 2013 12:09 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — A report of a masked man "hiding in the bushes" at a Kingsport nursing home has led to an arrest, with police saying the suspect accosted a pair of women in the parking lot.

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