Kingsport Times News Thursday, July 31, 2014
Man who 'scraped' historic tombstones to post photos online facing felony charge

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Man who 'scraped' historic tombstones to post photos online facing felony charge

July 31st, 2014 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

The Surgoinsville man accused of damaging approximately 60 historic graves with a wire brush told police he didn't realize he was causing any harm.

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Kingsport motorcyclist faces felony charges after igniting pursuit

Kingsport motorcyclist faces felony charges after igniting pursuit

July 31st, 2014 3:30 pm by Rain Smith

Five days after allegedly revving a motorcycle engine in front of police in downtown Kingsport then speeding away on the wrong side of the road to ignite a brief pursuit, a city man has been arrested on felony charges.

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Man grabs cop's groin to fight trip 'back to jail'

Man grabs cop's groin to fight trip 'back to jail'

July 31st, 2014 2:32 pm by Rain Smith

While responding to a suspicious vehicle parked behind a Sullivan County home, police found a man wanted for failure to pay child support. When asked to step from the pickup, he took a swing at the deputy's face.

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KPD arrest couple after puppy found locked in hot car

KPD arrest couple after puppy found locked in hot car

July 31st, 2014 10:17 am by Rain Smith

Two people were arrested after a puppy was found dehydrated and unresponsive Wednesday at the Kingsport Town Center, locked without water inside a car while the couple shopped inside the mall.

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Gate City woman faces felony charges for allegedly leaving baby in hot car

Gate City woman faces felony charges for allegedly leaving baby in hot car

July 31st, 2014 10:12 pm by Wes Bunch

A Southwest Virginia woman is facing felony charges in Scott County for allegedly leaving a 4-month-old baby in a car for over a half-hour last month when outside temperatures topped 90 degrees.

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U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

U.S. warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

July 31st, 2014 10:09 pm by MIKE STOBBE, AP Medical Writer

U.S. health officials issued a travel advisory Thursday that applies to nonessential travel to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, where the deadly disease has killed more than 700 people this year.

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Local law enforcement warns of 'fly-by-night' scammers in wake of storm

Local law enforcement warns of 'fly-by-night' scammers in wake of storm

July 31st, 2014 10:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

One local resident said a man came to his house and offered a free roof inspection and handed him a business card. After a quick Google search, the address connected to a private house that was for sale.

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New day dawning for E&H men's and women's basketball

New day dawning for E&H men's and women's basketball

July 31st, 2014 9:52 pm by George Thwaites

New women's basketball coach Anne Crutchfield and second-year men's basketball coach Dave Willson touched base with alumni and fans during Wednesday's E&H Coaches Caravan event at the Kingsport Chamber of Commerce.

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Alexander: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

Alexander: Election 'is about the people of Tennessee and the future'

July 31st, 2014 9:20 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander pitched his re-election effort Thursday by selling the idea that a Republican-controlled Senate can put the clamps on President Barack Obama's executive power.

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Photo Gallery: Lamar Alexander Visits Warriors Path State Park.

July 31st, 2014 8:25 pm by Ned Jilton

Senator Lamar Alexander's "Standing Up For Tennessee" bus tour Get-Out-the-Vote BBQ in Kingsport. Photos by Ned Jilton II

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Suit seeking to overturn local synthetic drug bans dismissed

Suit seeking to overturn local synthetic drug bans dismissed

July 31st, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

Kingsport, Bristol and Sullivan County sought a dismissal, arguing the claims were moot since Tennessee approved laws in April 2012 banning the sale and use of synthetic drugs.

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