Kingsport Times News Friday, November 21, 2014
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Burn out: Man dashes down street in underwear to extinguish 'fire'

Burn out: Man dashes down street in underwear to extinguish 'fire'

November 14th, 2014 10:26 am by Rain Smith

Police were alerted to a suspicious person "running on the highway" in Blountville. An officer responded to the area of Food City along State Route 394, finding the suspect wearing nothing but boxers.

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Science teams absorb Newton's Laws of Motion by designing rockets

Science teams absorb Newton's Laws of Motion by designing rockets

November 14th, 2014 9:04 am by Rick Wagner

Some local middle school students are aiming high with rockets they designed and built.

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Kingsport man sentenced for counterfeiting

Kingsport man sentenced for counterfeiting

November 14th, 2014 12:48 am by Matthew Lane

Ruben Suarez, 20, the third member of a five-person counterfeiting scheme in Kingsport, has been sentenced to one year and one day in federal prison. The other defendants were Shannon Hawkins, Tyler Monroe, Jordan Johnson, and Kayla White.

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Health care initiative encourages enrollment in federal ACA exchanges

Health care initiative encourages enrollment in federal ACA exchanges

November 14th, 2014 12:39 am by Hank Hayes

Representatives of both Wellmont Health System and Mountain States Health Alliance noted both health care providers are offering enrollment assistance in the federal health insurance exchanges.

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Local Boy Scouts ask neighbors to fill bags for food drive

Local Boy Scouts ask neighbors to fill bags for food drive

November 14th, 2014 12:35 am by Staff report

Food collection bags were distributed to homes on Saturday, Nov. 8, along with instructions for residents to fill the bags with nonperishable food items. Boy Scouts will return bright and early Saturday morning (Nov. 15) to pick up the bags.

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Sullivan commissioners discuss televised meetings

Sullivan commissioners discuss televised meetings

November 13th, 2014 10:48 pm by J. H. Osborne

Commissioner Joe Herron first broached the topic, saying he'd like for all commissioners to think about finding a way, perhaps through a community partner, to have meetings recorded and made available for viewing later by members of the public.

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Johnson City man facing 50 counts of child rape

Johnson City man facing 50 counts of child rape

November 13th, 2014 9:17 pm by BECKY CAMPBELL, NET News Service

Rex James Sidney Lane, 52, of Dyer Street, was arrested Thursday on 50 counts of rape of a child, 50 counts of incest and 10 counts of aggravated sexual battery.

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Deputies back to work in wake of crash injuries; DA still mum on BAC

Deputies back to work in wake of crash injuries; DA still mum on BAC

November 13th, 2014 7:30 pm by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

The THP has indicated alcohol was involved in the crash, but officials have neither placed charges related to that nor released the blood alcohol content.

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Sloan's Department Store had 'everything from cradle to grave'

Sloan's Department Store had 'everything from cradle to grave'

November 13th, 2014 6:00 pm by Vince Staten

Randy Greear emailed me: "Stamped underneath the bed frame is 'Sloan's Dept. Store, Gate City Va.' I'm 48 and I don't recall a store by that name in Gate City." He wondered if I knew about it. I do now!

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Police: Duffield mom sought hitman for son's murder

Police: Duffield mom sought hitman for son's murder

November 13th, 2014 2:02 pm by Nick Shepherd

Officers were first made aware of the plot on Nov. 8 when an unnamed individual came to the jail. He told officers he was contacted by a woman asking to kill her son for money.

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