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Kingsport bust totals $90K in cash and drugs

Kingsport bust totals $90K in cash and drugs

April 1st, 2015 1:23 pm by Rain Smith

Reports of illegal activity at a Kingsport hotel have netted three arrests at two separate locations, according to police, along with the seizure of more than 2,600 pills and $60,000 in drug proceeds.

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Senate passes bill allowing handguns at state Capitol

Senate passes bill allowing handguns at state Capitol

April 1st, 2015 12:28 pm by Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The amended legislation was approved 26-7 on Wednesday. The measure would also strip city and county governments of the power to ban guns in parks, playgrounds and sports fields.

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Savory salads spring into the season with these reader favorites

Savory salads spring into the season with these reader favorites

April 1st, 2015 10:00 am by Staff Report

Times-News readers sent in their favorite salad recipes and we received a variety to share. Regardless of your preference, you're sure to find one here to spring forward your taste buds.

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KPD sorting through details of Friday shooting

KPD sorting through details of Friday shooting

April 1st, 2015 9:44 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police continue to investigate a weekend shooting in which the victim sought refuge at an Allandale McDonald's, adding that the alleged gunman is cooperating with detectives as they sort through a "complex" situation between the pair.

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Wheels in motion for giant Kingsport Ferris wheel

Wheels in motion for giant Kingsport Ferris wheel

April 1st, 2015 8:32 am by Flora Ipol

With the Carousel Project nearing completion, the next addition to the Kingsport Midway is already in the works. A local businessman, who wishes to remain anonymous, has pledged millions of dollars for what will be called "The Big Pal."

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Kingsport woman gives up Facebook 'habit' for Lent

Kingsport woman gives up Facebook 'habit' for Lent

April 1st, 2015 7:30 am by Marci Gore

Eva Pearson, a wife and mother of two young children, said she saw a friend's Facebook post back in February that simply read, "See you in April." Just that one sentence resonated with Pearson.

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Obama commutes prison sentences of 22 drug offenders

Obama commutes prison sentences of 22 drug offenders

April 1st, 2015 6:43 am by By Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau (TNS)

The move was part of an administration effort to reduce disparities in drug sentencing and scale back mandatory minimum prison sentences. Most of those who will be released early were convicted of selling large amounts of cocaine.

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BMS giving loyal customers first dibs on Battle tickets

BMS giving loyal customers first dibs on Battle tickets

April 1st, 2015 12:38 am by Jeff birchfield, NET News Service

Bristol Motor Speedway on Tuesday announced that it is giving its loyal customers the first chance when it comes to acquiring tickets for the Battle at Bristol football game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech.

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Lundberg's 'Pass the Bottle' bill fails again

Lundberg's 'Pass the Bottle' bill fails again

March 31st, 2015 10:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Tennessee state Rep. Jon Lundberg's latest attempt to advance his so-called "Pass the Bottle" legislation failed on a voice vote Tuesday in the House State Government Committee.

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ESPN's Punch has seen giant leaps in realm of driver safety

ESPN's Punch has seen giant leaps in realm of driver safety

March 31st, 2015 10:28 pm by Dave Ongie

As a trained trauma physician serving as a broadcaster, Dr. Jerry Punch has a unique perspective on the evolution of driver safety in NASCAR after 30 years in the sport.

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