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Update: 'Altercation' at YMCA preceded murder

March 31st, 2015 9:51 am by Rain Smith

Police say the Monday night murder of a Kingsport man began with an "altercation" at the YMCA, then spilled into an adjacent parking lot where he was stabbed in the neck and chest.

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Tri-Cities health systems quiet as merger meeting looms

Tri-Cities health systems quiet as merger meeting looms

March 31st, 2015 6:49 pm by NATHAN BAKER, NET News Service

As unconfirmed rumors of a merger between the region's only health care systems continue to swirl, those with the ability to confirm or dispel the business transaction are keeping latex-gloved fingers firmly pressed to their lips.

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Mom, son and aunt accused of selling their pain meds

Mom, son and aunt accused of selling their pain meds

March 31st, 2015 5:45 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Rogersville man, as well as his mother and aunt, were arrested last month after allegedly selling or trading large quantities of their prescription narcotics within a day of receiving the pills.

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Fleeing Church Hill woman endangered Johnson City officer, police say

Fleeing Church Hill woman endangered Johnson City officer, police say

March 31st, 2015 7:47 pm by NET News Service

Nikki Skeen, 39, 434 Christians Bend Road, was arrested after a police chase that began at 150 W. State of Franklin Road.

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Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

Defense rests in 1st phase of Boston Marathon bombing trial

March 31st, 2015 7:45 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bomber Dzkokhar Tsarnaev rested their case in his federal death penalty trial Tuesday after presenting testimony designed to show his late older brother was the mastermind of the 2013 terror attack.

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Haslam-owned truck-stop company settles 4 rebate fraud cases

Haslam-owned truck-stop company settles 4 rebate fraud cases

March 31st, 2015 6:30 pm by Associated Press

Four trucking companies have settled lawsuits against the truck-stop chain owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

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Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

Mining for tourists? A dubious economic savior in Appalachia

March 31st, 2015 6:18 pm by Associated Press

Mines built the company town of Seco, Ky. Jack and Sandra Looney hope vines - the wine grapes growing on a former strip mine in the hills above - will help to draw visitors here.

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Not much good news from state about HCMG cemetery status

Not much good news from state about HCMG cemetery status

March 31st, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cemetery patrons will have to cover the cost of incomplete work and merchandise out of their own pockets a second time, and although there is a potential for refunds at some point in the future, it probably won't be at 100 percent.

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Rivera takes over as K-Mets skipper

Rivera takes over as K-Mets skipper

March 31st, 2015 1:48 pm by Brian Paupeck, Community Contributor

The Kingsport Mets have announced their coaching staff for the 2015 Appalachian League season and it includes a couple of familiar faces.

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Hawkins man claims shoplifting was revenge for no refund on pants

Hawkins man claims shoplifting was revenge for no refund on pants

March 31st, 2015 12:56 pm by Jeff Bobo

"Mr. Jimmy Lee Gilliam advised that he was upset with Walmart because they wouldn't take back a pair of pants he had purchased on another date so he took the three packs of curtains to get even with Walmart."

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Update: Tennessee hires former Texas coach Barnes

Update: Tennessee hires former Texas coach Barnes

March 31st, 2015 11:15 am by STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer

Just two days after leaving Texas, Rick Barnes has landed at Tennessee. Tennessee announced the hiring Tuesday, calling Barnes an "elite basketball coach in every respect." The agreement is for six years at $2.25 million annually.

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