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Mom credits new smoke detector for saving lives of family and dogs

Mom credits new smoke detector for saving lives of family and dogs

February 23rd, 2015 9:01 pm by Jeff Bobo

CHURCH HILL - Were it not for a new talking smoke detector, Tina Ware would have gotten straight into the shower Monday morning - unaware that her house was on fire and would become a deadly inferno within minutes.

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Historic U.S.-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

Historic U.S.-Iran nuclear deal could be taking shape

February 23rd, 2015 7:56 pm by Associated Press

Edging toward a historic compromise, the U.S. and Iran reported progress Monday on a deal that would clamp down on Tehran's nuclear activities for at least 10 years but then slowly ease restrictions.

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Kingsport homes sales up in January

Kingsport homes sales up in January

February 23rd, 2015 6:30 pm by Hank Hayes

Kingsport home sales increased last month compared to January 2014 while Sullivan County sales softened, according to the Northeast Tennessee Association of Realtors

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Southwest Virginia digging out

Southwest Virginia digging out

February 23rd, 2015 3:53 pm by Stephen Igo

Total snow accumulations from the entire week's shebang averaged close to 2 feet across much of the region. Water issues remain troublesome for some communities like Pound, which is on a boil water notice due to a main line break.

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Dognapping ignites multi-vehicle pursuit

Dognapping ignites multi-vehicle pursuit

February 23rd, 2015 2:55 pm by Rain Smith

A "hysterical" 911 caller reported her dogs were stolen, and she was currently a passenger in a vehicle that was chasing the suspect. Despite instructions from dispatch, the driver refused to cease the pursuit, then failed to stop for responding officers.

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Frivolous 911 calls spur Kingsport arrests

Frivolous 911 calls spur Kingsport arrests

February 23rd, 2015 1:18 pm by Rain Smith

As if the past week's wintry blast and icy roadways haven't kept police busy enough, some "extremely intoxicated" non-emergency 911 calls prompted three visits and arrests at a Kingsport motel.

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Lynn Garden signal upgrade gets green light

Lynn Garden signal upgrade gets green light

February 23rd, 2015 12:09 pm by Matthew Lane

The city of Kingsport plans to undertake a project to improve the connectivity of the seven traffic signals along Lynn Garden Drive, from roughly Tranbarger Drive to Carters Valley.

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Up economy equals slightly down enrollment, technology center head says

Up economy equals slightly down enrollment, technology center head says

February 23rd, 2015 10:25 am by Rick Wagner

There are 296 students currently enrolled in full-time day classes at the Tennessee College of Applied Technology Elizabethton, compared to 334 the previous trimester.

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Domtar paper mill is approaching its centennial celebration

Domtar paper mill is approaching its centennial celebration

February 23rd, 2015 9:13 am by Hank Hayes

Since 2000, about $600 million has been invested in the Kingsport location, and Domtar says $12 million in capital funds supported the facility last year.

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Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

Obama open to changes to military authority against IS

February 23rd, 2015 8:39 am by NEDRA PICKLER, Associated Press

After a weeklong holiday break, lawmakers return to Washington on Monday and start work on Obama's request. Some Republicans say Obama's proposal is too restrictive for the mission to succeed.

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