Kingsport Times News Friday, May 22, 2015
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KPD: Armed man claims to be cop in road rage incident

KPD: Armed man claims to be cop in road rage incident

May 18th, 2015 2:56 pm by Rain Smith

A Sunday afternoon road rage incident allegedly included a man pulling a gun and falsely claiming to be law enforcement, according to Kingsport police, then threatening to shoot the occupants of a car before they fled in fear.

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Police investigate suspicious camper fire at South Holston Lake

Police investigate suspicious camper fire at South Holston Lake

May 18th, 2015 1:41 pm by Staff Report

The Virginia State Police said video shows a male and female walking through the campground at around the time of the fire.

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Toddler drowns in Scott County pool

Toddler drowns in Scott County pool

May 18th, 2015 12:27 pm by Marci Gore

At about 8:20 a.m. Monday, the Scott County Sheriff's Office responded to the report of a possible drowning of a 2-year-old in a swimming pool in Yuma. When emergency personnel arrived CPR was already being performed on the boy.

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Homeless man finds hope at Hunger First

Homeless man finds hope at Hunger First

May 18th, 2015 9:36 am by Nick Shepherd

"I think this is a great place for people who are really down on their luck," he said. "It doesn't matter if people are homeless or going through what I'm going through. He'll (Hunger First Director Michael Gillis) help people out how he can."

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Let's begin moving forward with Kingsport Landing

Let's begin moving forward with Kingsport Landing

May 18th, 2015 9:35 am by Editorial Board

Several years ago, we reported on an exciting new venture, a multiyear plan to redevelop Kingsport's riverfront area from Rotherwood Bridge to Industry Drive. Because of various factors not one parcel has been purchased, not one dollar designated for it.

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Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

Obama bans some military-style equipment provided to police

May 18th, 2015 8:39 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

President Barack Obama is prohibiting the federal government from providing some military-style equipment to local departments and putting stricter controls on other weapons and gear distributed to law enforcement.

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Scott community garden organizers seeking sponsors, supplies

Scott community garden organizers seeking sponsors, supplies

May 18th, 2015 8:22 am by Marci Gore

Earlier this year, an arrangement was made with First Presbyterian Church and the Scott County Master Gardeners to set up a community garden on a piece of land adjacent to the church, just off of Jones Street in Gate City.

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Amtrak trains back in service on busy Northeast Corridor

Amtrak trains back in service on busy Northeast Corridor

May 18th, 2015 8:05 am by MICHAEL R. SISAK, Associated Press

Amtrak trains began rolling on the busy Northeast Corridor early Monday, the first time in almost a week following a deadly crash in Philadelphia.

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Lady Vols reach fourth straight NCAA Super Regional

Lady Vols reach fourth straight NCAA Super Regional

May 18th, 2015 12:01 am by Staff Report

The Tennessee softball team advanced to a fourth consecutive NCAA Super Regional round - and eighth overall - with a 3-1 victory over Utah on Sunday.

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Kingsport early voters ad up to 12% turnout already

Kingsport early voters ad up to 12% turnout already

May 17th, 2015 7:00 pm by J. H. Osborne

BLOUNTVILLE - More than 3,400 voters cast ballots during the 14-day in-person early voting period for Kingsport's city election on Tuesday, according to preliminary figures from the Sullivan County Election Commission.

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