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Tenn. Black Caucus seeks apology from GOP lawmaker

Tenn. Black Caucus seeks apology from GOP lawmaker

February 26th, 2015 5:00 pm by Associated Press

The Tennessee Legislative Black Caucus wants a Republican state lawmaker, Rep. Sheila Butt, accused of a racist Facebook post stripped of her leadership position.

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Casualty of sneak snowball attack calls cops

Casualty of sneak snowball attack calls cops

February 26th, 2015 3:43 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly after 11 p.m. a man called police to a road in Piney Flats. Upon arrival, the complainant relayed walking down the street when suddenly, "a snowball hit him in the head."

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Teen leads 130 mph Hawkins County chase

Teen leads 130 mph Hawkins County chase

February 26th, 2015 2:15 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - A Hamblen County teen who allegedly struck two vehicles to escape a traffic stop and then led police on a 130 mph chase from Rogersville to Surgoinsville is facing a long list of charges.

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Sullivan County kidnapping leads to dramatic arrest in Johnson City

Sullivan County kidnapping leads to dramatic arrest in Johnson City

February 26th, 2015 12:58 pm by Rain Smith and Becky Campbell, NET News Service

A Piney Flats man who allegedly kidnapped and assaulted his sister for several hours - placing a gun to her head and threatening to shoot - was later arrested in Johnson City, where he forced police to bust out windows of a car that contained a child.

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Same old snowy grind in SWVA

Same old snowy grind in SWVA

February 26th, 2015 11:28 am by Stephen Igo

WISE -- A warmup is on the way, but rain may also be in the future. That will bring the next worry: flooding.

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Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

Activists: Number of Christians abducted by IS rises to 220

February 26th, 2015 8:18 am by ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press

The number of Christians abducted by the Islamic State group in northeastern Syria has risen to 220 in the past three days, as militants round up more hostages from a chain of villages.

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Patches of ice, snow on area's major roadways

Patches of ice, snow on area's major roadways

February 26th, 2015 7:40 am by Staff Report

Between approximately three and five inches of snow fell over most the region early Thursday morning, making morning commutes a tricky proposition for the third time in a little over a week.

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"I've never seen a stretch like that in 36 years": Kingsport road crews busy during this winter season

"I've never seen a stretch like that in 36 years": Kingsport road crews busy during this winter season

February 25th, 2015 10:30 pm by Matthew Lane

During the past 10 days, the streets and sanitation department has used more than 50,000 gallons of salt brine and 3,300 tons of salt on the roads. The department started with 3,500 to 3,800 tons

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Only a few days remain to pay county taxes without late penalty

Only a few days remain to pay county taxes without late penalty

February 25th, 2015 9:51 pm by J. H. Osborne

The deadline for payment of 2014 Sullivan County property taxes is Feb. 28. That's Saturday. Due to the deadline falling on Saturday, taxpayers will have until close of business Monday, Mar. 2, to pay their tax bills without penalty.

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Razor attack over meth earns Hawkins man six-year sentence

Razor attack over meth earns Hawkins man six-year sentence

February 25th, 2015 9:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

It took witnesses more than two hours to call 911 following the double slashing, and only after a woman attempted, and failed, to use needle and thread to sew up the most serious cut, which had internal organs protruding.

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