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KPD: Brazen thief buggies jewelry case out of Kmart

March 6th, 2015 11:06 am by Rain Smith

A unique, yet indiscreet, shoplifting scheme backfired on a Kingsport woman, according to police, as she was busted while wheeling an entire jewelry display case out of Kmart - thwarting her attempt to steal $9,000 worth of earrings.

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Torched vehicle linked to unpaid debt

Torched vehicle linked to unpaid debt

March 6th, 2015 3:46 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly after midnight, a Kingsport resident arrived home to find her neighbor's PT Cruiser was on fire. Police responded to find the blaze still going, while another vehicle had "toilet paper near the front windshield and a strong odor of gasoline."

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17 years after fatal fire, Kingsport family loses second home

17 years after fatal fire, Kingsport family loses second home

March 5th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"I had Dharma by the hand at one point. But the lights went out and it was pitch black and you can't see through that smoke. She disappeared. I heard her scream as she fell down the stairs into the fire."

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Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system

Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system

March 6th, 2015 4:14 pm by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

The police situation in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday, as he prepared to commemorate a half-century since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama.

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Video: Kingsport burglars face felony for $40 in snacks

Video: Kingsport burglars face felony for $40 in snacks

March 6th, 2015 2:04 pm by Rain Smith

They only made away with energy drinks, Mello Yello, four packs of smokes and Little Debbies (which were expired), but a pair of Kingsport burglars face felony charges for throwing a concrete block through a store front's window.

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Conditions improving for beleaguered SW Va.

Conditions improving for beleaguered SW Va.

March 6th, 2015 12:41 pm by Stephen Igo

Besieged by crippling snows, widespread flooding, rain, freezing rain, sleet and more snow over the last three weeks, forecasts call for moderating temperatures into next week.

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Tenn. lawmakers should give green light to voting centers

Tenn. lawmakers should give green light to voting centers

March 6th, 2015 9:26 am by Editorial Board

One idea to boost voter participation that's gaining steam in parts of the country is voting centers. Voting centers are places where anyone registered to vote in a city or county can go to vote on election day and not worry if they're in the correct prec

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Local gun stores see run on ammo that ATF proposes to ban

Local gun stores see run on ammo that ATF proposes to ban

March 6th, 2015 7:47 am by Nick Shepherd

"They've been trying to do it for a long time," said Gregg Smith, a salesman at Gun Rack in Kingsport. "But it kind of opens a big can of worms because that's not the only thing you can shoot in a handgun that is technically armor piercing."

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Latest Tennessee winter storm claims 3 lives

Latest Tennessee winter storm claims 3 lives

March 6th, 2015 7:09 am by Associated Press

This is the second wintry mix to blanket the state in recently. After the first storm hit Feb. 16, 30 people died from traffic accidents, hypothermia and a house fire.

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Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

March 5th, 2015 10:46 pm by Associated Press

It was the latest and most serious in a series of crashes and close calls for the 72-year-old action-adventure A-lister, who like his "Star Wars" alter-ego Han Solo has a taste for aerial thrills.

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City schools to use 'banked' days to make up for those missed due to snow

City schools to use 'banked' days to make up for those missed due to snow

March 5th, 2015 10:33 pm by Rick Wagner

Pay no heed to speculation about Kingsport City Schools going in session on Saturdays, extending the school day beyond the current seven hours, canceling or curtailing spring break or extending the school year.

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