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Staff Report • Jun 28, 2013 at 9:12 AM

Accident sends dump truck off a Kingsport bridgeA dump truck jumped a barrier along Interstate 26 in Kingsport on Thursday morning, plummeting 80 feet off a bridge before landing on the driver’s side in a city park.Faulk says his best tool as new judge will be ‘good old common sense’Mike Faulk knows he has some big shoes to fill, but he believes the best tool he brings to his new circuit court judgeship is the same tool his predecessor employed — “good old common sense.”Area residents have mixed reactions to gay marriage rulingsArea residents took to social media to voice reactions ranging from elation to disgust to the U.S. Supreme Court’s rulings regarding gay marriage. Northeast State on brink of largest capital project in Tenn. community college historyNortheast State Community College is about to embark on a historic $35 million construction project.Company seeking mining deal with state has ties to HaslamA company that is negotiating with the state to mine for coal under public land has more than one link to the company largely owned by Gov. Bill Haslam and members of his family.Kingsport denies records request in alderman's arrestKingsport officials have denied a public records request for all audio and video records related to the June 2 arrest of a city alderman.Eastman receives DOD award for support of citizen soldiersEastman Chemical Co. has received the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.Black bear scales 10-foot fence to visit Knoxville ZooWhile zoos are always alert to keep their exotic animals safely inside their habitats, they rarely experience a wild animal the size of a bear wanting to get inside their boundaries.

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