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Pillion routs Rife in Virginia's District 4 special election

Pillion routs Rife in Virginia's District 4 special election

December 9th, 2014 10:45 pm by Stephen Igo

Pillion, a pediatric dentist from Washington County with offices in Bristol, Johnson City and Knoxville, won the special election by 66.11 percent of the vote to Rife's 33.66 percent, or 4,557 votes for Pillion in Tuesday's unofficial results to Rife's 2,

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LISTEN AND LEARN: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's education proposals address testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input

LISTEN AND LEARN: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam's education proposals address testing, evaluations, local control and teacher input

December 9th, 2014 5:25 pm by Rick Wagner

Governor releases proposals in response to teacher input sessions statewide and education summit.

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KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

KPD: Flash drive reveals child sex abuse

December 9th, 2014 4:44 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested after the alleged discovery of a video that shows him engaging in sexual activity with a boy who is less than 3 years old.

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Few Xanax + 3 beers = 2 crashes

Few Xanax + 3 beers = 2 crashes

December 9th, 2014 3:31 pm by Rain Smith

A woman has been arrested after allegedly backing up her car on Stone Drive to strike a vehicle — while the occupants were on the phone with dispatch to report her as DUI — then fleeing the scene and igniting a more serious collision minutes later.

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Bigfoot blamed for Sullivan County disturbance

Bigfoot blamed for Sullivan County disturbance

December 9th, 2014 2:16 pm by Rain Smith

At approximately 11 p.m. a man requested police at his residence off Bloomingdale Road, stating he had armed himself with a knife due to someone outside banging on the home.

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Suspicious fire guts Kingsport home

Suspicious fire guts Kingsport home

December 9th, 2014 1:02 pm by Rain Smith

Authorities are investigating a late Monday night fire that destroyed a Sullivan County home, where residents reportedly offered "conflicting statements" about the blaze.

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Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

Diesel spills into Kingsport creek

December 9th, 2014 12:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

A call came in around 9:30 Tuesday morning about a diesel spill at Valero, 2729 N. John B. Dennis Highway. A driver was reportedly filling his truck with diesel fuel, placed the handle to the on position and went inside.

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Comic Book Man: Shop owner retiring after three decades

Comic Book Man: Shop owner retiring after three decades

December 9th, 2014 10:27 am by Matthew Lane

"I'm going to miss it a lot," Wayne Richardson said of the comic book business. "But you get to the point where, I've done this and I'm ready to move on. I'm excited about what's next, except I don't know what's next."

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Voters in SW Va. head to polls for District 4 special election today

Voters in SW Va. head to polls for District 4 special election today

December 9th, 2014 6:35 am by Stephen Igo

WISE — Today's vote is necessary because of a special election earlier this year involving the state Senate seat of former Sen. Phillip Puckett, D-Lebanon, who resigned.

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Hill meets with local county highway chiefs to discuss bridge funding changes

Hill meets with local county highway chiefs to discuss bridge funding changes

December 9th, 2014 12:05 am by Hank Hayes

Rep. Timothy Hill, R-Blountville, sponsored and passed legislation earlier this year to allow county highway departments to tap into their fund balances accrued in the state treasury for bridge repair or new bridge construction.

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