Kingsport Times News Saturday, April 18, 2015
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'Brief pursuit' -  Burglary suspect nabbed wearing only underwear

'Brief pursuit' - Burglary suspect nabbed wearing only underwear

April 9th, 2015 2:28 pm by Jeff Bobo

A Hawkins County man being sought during a burglary investigation was arrested after police found him walking down the street wearing only underwear. Brandon David Lafollette, 30, then fled on foot when confronted by police.

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Jilted boyfriend charged with attempted murder in attack on family

Jilted boyfriend charged with attempted murder in attack on family

April 9th, 2015 1:31 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man faces a litany of felonies after allegedly pointing a loaded gun at members of his ex-girlfriend's family - including children - then placing the barrel to an individual's head and pulling the trigger.

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Church secretary gets 8 years in $400K theft from church

Church secretary gets 8 years in $400K theft from church

April 9th, 2015 9:45 am by Becky Campbell, NET News Service

After hearing testimony, a Washington County judge said the crime, coupled with Jessica Tramel's background, was just too serious to do anything but make her serve the sentence. "I would do it again if I'm not on medication," Tramel said.

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Bob Schieffer says he's retiring from CBS News this summer

Bob Schieffer says he's retiring from CBS News this summer

April 9th, 2015 9:28 am by By Stephen Battaglio, Los Angeles Times (TNS)

Schieffer announced his decision Wednesday night during an annual symposium held at the Texas Christian University's Schieffer College of Communications, which is named after him.

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Haslam wants lawmakers to approve tax break for FedEx

Haslam wants lawmakers to approve tax break for FedEx

April 9th, 2015 7:50 am by Associated Press

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's administration wants lawmakers to approve a cut in aviation fuel taxes for Memphis-based FedEx Corp. Under the proposal, FedEx's aviation fuel tax liability would be capped at $10.5 million - down from $32 million.

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VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

VA makes little headway in fight to shorten waits for care

April 9th, 2015 7:21 am by DAVID B. CARUSO, Associated Press

A year after Americans recoiled at new revelations that sick veterans were getting sicker while languishing on waiting lists, data shows that the number of patients facing long waits has not dropped.

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Coke, pills, pot allegedly found on delinquent child support suspect

Coke, pills, pot allegedly found on delinquent child support suspect

April 8th, 2015 9:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

Police allegedly seized cocaine, pills, pot and cash early Wednesday morning from a man who was wanted for failure to pay child support, but is now facing multiple drug trafficking charges.

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Hope House of Scott County observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Hope House of Scott County observes Sexual Assault Awareness Month

April 8th, 2015 8:00 pm by Marci Gore

Teal-colored ribbons have been hung throughout downtown Gate City in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which is nationally recognized in April. The ribbons will remain up through the end of the month.

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Corker touts Congressional review of Iran nuclear deal (includes video)

Corker touts Congressional review of Iran nuclear deal (includes video)

April 8th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

U.S. Sen. Bob Corker pitched his legislation for a full Congressional review of an Iran nuclear agreement to a room full of Rotarians and other community leaders on Wednesday.

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Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

Tsarnaev guilty on all charges in Boston Marathon bombing

April 8th, 2015 6:21 pm by DENISE LAVOIE, AP Legal Affairs Writer

BOSTON - Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted on all charges Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing by a jury that will now decide whether the 21-year-old should be executed.

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