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Three charged for massive indoor pot grow found by firefighters

Three charged for massive indoor pot grow found by firefighters

July 19th, 2014 8:24 am by Jeff Bobo

The street value for the marijuana seized is estimated at $48,000, the home contained approximately $20,000 worth of equipment used in the manufacturing process, and deputies also found $5,400 in cash.

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Update: Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

Update: Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

July 18th, 2014 11:47 pm by MIKE CORDER, Associated Press

The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian soccer club and a Dubai cake store.

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Kingsport man to take plea in federal drug case

Kingsport man to take plea in federal drug case

July 18th, 2014 8:00 pm by Matthew Lane

A Lynn Garden man, arrested in April of last year by the Kingsport Police Department's SWAT team, has agreed to plead guilty to a federal drug charge.

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Hawkins BOE to meet next month at Volunteer High School

Hawkins BOE to meet next month at Volunteer High School

July 18th, 2014 6:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

The one-time meeting location change was requested by District 2 board member Chris Christian who represents the Church Hill area where Volunteer is located.

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Tennessee health leaders gather in Johnson City to discuss prescription drug epidemic

Tennessee health leaders gather in Johnson City to discuss prescription drug epidemic

July 18th, 2014 3:32 pm by Nick Shepherd

Abernathy doesn't sound like the stereotypical drug addict. He served four years in the Marine Corps and then spent 16 years working in law enforcement. On the surface, it may have looked like he had everything together, he didn't.

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Massive wildfire burns homes, leads to evacuations

Massive wildfire burns homes, leads to evacuations

July 18th, 2014 2:39 pm by NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS, Associated Press

A large, wind-whipped wildfire in rural north-central Washington destroyed an estimated 100 homes, forced the evacuation of a small town and cut power to most of the scenic Methow Valley.

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KPD: Man makes false kidnapping claim hours after release from jail

KPD: Man makes false kidnapping claim hours after release from jail

July 18th, 2014 1:46 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has allegedly filed a false kidnapping report against a woman who had just bonded him out of jail but then booted him from her vehicle after learning he intended to skip court.

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Naked Blountville man advertises he's 'For Sale'

Naked Blountville man advertises he's 'For Sale'

July 18th, 2014 12:04 pm by Rain Smith

At 1:30 a.m., central dispatch was alerted to a suspicious man near an apartment complex on Highway 75 in Blountville. According to a 911 caller, the individual was talking to himself.

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Large amount of counterfeit currency circulating in Kingsport

Large amount of counterfeit currency circulating in Kingsport

July 18th, 2014 10:55 am by Rain Smith

Kingsport police are alerting shoppers and businesses alike to counterfeit money that's flowing throughout the city — with approximately a dozen reports in the past week — saying that some of the phony cash is even received from bank tellers and ATMs.

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Police seek info on Bloomingdale burglaries

Police seek info on Bloomingdale burglaries

July 18th, 2014 9:37 am by Staff Report

The two suspects recently caught on a home security camera could be connected to a rash of burglaries in the area, according to police.

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