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Kingsport DUI suspect blames wreck on text

Kingsport DUI suspect blames wreck on text

February 25th, 2015 1:41 pm by Rain Smith

Though many area motorists were struggling with icy roads on Tuesday, one Kingsport man allegedly upped the ante for distracted driving - crashing into a tree while under the influence, then blaming the incident on a text message.

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Johnson City police identify murder victim, still looking for suspect

Johnson City police identify murder victim, still looking for suspect

February 25th, 2015 1:01 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

Johnson City police released the identity Wednesday of a man shot and killed in a convenience store parking lot last week.

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More snow expected from latest storm

More snow expected from latest storm

February 25th, 2015 11:24 am by Rain Smith

If Wednesday's forecast turned out to be correct, most area residents should have awakened today to find fresh snow accumulations of between 3 and 6 inches.

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'I was tired' - DUI suspects arrested while reportedly passed out behind wheel

'I was tired' - DUI suspects arrested while reportedly passed out behind wheel

February 25th, 2015 9:35 am by Jeff Bobo

It was the second time in two days that a Hawkins County sheriff's deputy encountered a motorist parked in the middle of the roadway who was allegedly intoxicated on narcotics and/or alcohol to the point of unconsciousness.

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Hawkins to stay with ETSU for autopsy services

Hawkins to stay with ETSU for autopsy services

February 24th, 2015 11:25 pm by Jeff Bobo

Earlier this month, the commission's Forensics Committee voted to recommend the Knox County Forensics Center, which is offering autopsies for $1,500 each, although the price will increase to $1,575 on July 1.

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Latest snowfall adds to misery in SW Virginia

Latest snowfall adds to misery in SW Virginia

February 24th, 2015 10:45 pm by Stephen Igo

Tuesday's snowy conditions made for treacherous driving for the morning commute across much of the region, particularly Wise County, still digging out from Saturday's wallop that dumped upwards of a foot and a half of snow.

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Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in wake of snowstorm

Johnson City Power Board customers keep power in wake of snowstorm

February 24th, 2015 9:41 pm by MAX HRENDA, NET News Service

While more than 30,000 homes across the state lost power in the wake of wintry weather, a Johnson City Power Board official said their total outages had yet to break double digits.

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Hawkins schools director says reaction to flashlight incident appropriate

Hawkins schools director says reaction to flashlight incident appropriate

February 24th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Director of schools Steve Starnes addressed the Hawkins County Commission in response to newspaper articles and social media reaction to the "suspension" of a Cherokee student for bringing a flashlight to school.

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Scott superintendent weighs options to make up missed days

Scott superintendent weighs options to make up missed days

February 24th, 2015 8:53 pm by Marci Gore

Thanks to three significant snowfalls in less than a 10-day period, the students and teachers in Scott County have had quite a "winter break."

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Again? Winter storm watch issued for Wednesday

Again? Winter storm watch issued for Wednesday

February 24th, 2015 5:45 pm by Rain Smith

The past week's wintry blast may extend even further. The National Weather Service is monitoring a new front that's expected to hit the Tri-Cities on Wednesday, packing the potential for another round of significant snowfall.

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