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Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

Outbreak causes vaccination debate to heat up

February 19th, 2015 7:47 am by By Emily Schwartz, Maggie Harden and Riyah Basha, Chicago Tribune (TNS)

An ongoing measles outbreak that originated last month at Disneyland in California spread to 16 other states. The CDC's most recent reports show 141 confirmed cases of measles in the U.S.

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Kingsport closes schools for today; Sullivan, Hawkins closed rest of week

Kingsport closes schools for today; Sullivan, Hawkins closed rest of week

February 19th, 2015 12:05 am by Rick Wagner

Faced with bitter cold and snow, school officials in Sullivan and Hawkins counties have cried uncle, and Kingsport officials are not far behind them.

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Pope walks in Ash Wednesday procession between Rome churches

Pope walks in Ash Wednesday procession between Rome churches

February 18th, 2015 9:50 pm by Associated Press

The pope lowered his head so a prelate could dab ashes on his head during the ceremony inside St. Sabina's Basilica, a church which dates to the early 5th century. The ashes symbolize mortality.

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Alleged road rage lands habitual motor offender in jail

Alleged road rage lands habitual motor offender in jail

February 18th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Surgoinsville man who has been a convicted habitual motor offender since 1997 was arrested Tuesday evening in Church Hill following an alleged alcohol fueled road rage incident with another motorist on Highway 11-W.

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Power companies urge conservation during cold snap

Power companies urge conservation during cold snap

February 18th, 2015 7:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Power demand is expected to reach record peaks with Thursday predicted to be near the highest total energy day in Tennessee Valley Authority history.

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High-speed pursuit adds to Rogersville woman's rap sheet

High-speed pursuit adds to Rogersville woman's rap sheet

February 18th, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County woman who has acquired a colorful criminal record over the past four years is back in jail after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase, reaching speeds in excess of 100 mph.

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Church service scuffle prompts complaint against pastor

Church service scuffle prompts complaint against pastor

February 18th, 2015 2:30 pm by Rain Smith

A man told police he had attended a Kingsport church earlier in the afternoon, but the pastor told him to leave because "he was there for the wrong reasons." When he refused, the pastor grabbed the worshiper's belt to forcefully remove him from a pew.

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Reward offered for info on THP trooper's barn fires

Reward offered for info on THP trooper's barn fires

February 18th, 2015 12:54 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - The state fire marshal's Bomb and Arson Squad determined Wednesday that two barns which burned simultaneously on a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper's family farm Friday night were intentionally set ablaze.

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W.Va. oil train derailment was 1 of 3 with safer tank cars

W.Va. oil train derailment was 1 of 3 with safer tank cars

February 18th, 2015 10:38 am by JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press

Hundreds of families were evacuated and nearby water treatment plants were temporarily shut down after cars derailed from a train carrying 3 million gallons of North Dakota crude Monday.

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Live blog for winter weather updates

Live blog for winter weather updates

February 18th, 2015 10:04 am by Staff report

This live blog will periodically be updated throughout the day with all the latest news regarding winter weather, including school closings, road conditions and weather updates.

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