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Man charged with rape, kidnapping of elderly Blountville woman

Man charged with rape, kidnapping of elderly Blountville woman

February 12th, 2015 1:20 pm by Nick Shepherd

A Blountville man who ignited a manhunt last year after allegedly raping, kidnapping and robbing an elderly woman was formally charged in a Thursday court appearance.

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Tracking device triggers Kingsport stalking arrest

Tracking device triggers Kingsport stalking arrest

February 12th, 2015 11:30 am by Rain Smith

For the second time in six months, the same Blountville man has been arrested for alleged stalking incidents in Kingsport - this time accused of attaching a "tracking device" to the victim's vehicle.

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Kingsport water line break impacting traffic, businesses

Kingsport water line break impacting traffic, businesses

February 12th, 2015 9:48 am by Staff Report

Businesses are being notified, but motorists should use extra caution in the area as two lanes of travel will be closed during the work period.

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Expedia buying Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

Expedia buying Orbitz for about $1.33 billion

February 12th, 2015 9:25 am by Associated Press

Orbitz owns CheapTickets, HotelClub. Expedia owns Hotels.com and Hotwire.

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Local students recycle 15 tons

Local students recycle 15 tons

February 12th, 2015 9:15 am by Rick Wagner

KINGSPORT - The monetary savings may be approaching $1,200 a month, but teachers helping with the program said learning the importance of recycling is priceless.

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Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

Accused shooter of 3 Muslim students had earlier run-ins

February 12th, 2015 7:11 am by MICHAEL BIESECKER and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina man accused of killing three Muslim students in a dispute over parking spaces had earlier run-ins with his neighbors, sometimes while wearing a handgun on his hip.

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Oops! Middle school students given 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles

Oops! Middle school students given 'Fifty Shades of Grey' puzzles

February 11th, 2015 10:02 pm by Associated Press

The word search puzzles, based on an erotic novel and movie, contained terms including "spanking," "submissive," "leather cuffs" and "bondage." Other words on the list were more explicit.

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Employed white southerners most likely to lose coverage in Supreme Court case

Employed white southerners most likely to lose coverage in Supreme Court case

February 11th, 2015 8:00 pm by By Michael Ollove, Stateline.org (TNS)

If the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down tax credits for people buying health insurance on the federal exchange, most of the people affected are likely to be white, employed, low- to middle-class and concentrated in a single region: the south

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'This is not a landfill': Hawkins man outraged by massive tire dump in Cherokee Lake

'This is not a landfill': Hawkins man outraged by massive tire dump in Cherokee Lake

February 11th, 2015 7:04 pm by Jeff Bobo

Western Hawkins County is blessed with miles of lakeshore open to the public for fishing, boating and swimming, but some people believe that area is only good for dumping garbage.

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Lawyer: 'American Sniper' said ex-Marine 'straight-up nuts'

Lawyer: 'American Sniper' said ex-Marine 'straight-up nuts'

February 11th, 2015 5:30 pm by JAMIE STENGLE, Associated Press

Shortly before he was shot to death by a troubled former Marine at a Texas gun range, legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle texted a buddy, "This dude is straight-up nuts," a defense attorney told jurors Wednesday.

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