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Nearby gunshots prompt lockdown at Bulls Gap School

Nearby gunshots prompt lockdown at Bulls Gap School

December 2nd, 2014 10:57 pm by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson said that a man who resides in an unincorporated neighborhood near the school was test firing a new high-powered rifle.

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Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

Promotions, gas prices boost US auto sales

December 2nd, 2014 9:00 pm by DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER, AP Auto Writers

American shoppers passed on the malls and headed to the car dealerships over Thanksgiving weekend.

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Update: Two children, one adult killed as school buses collide

Update: Two children, one adult killed as school buses collide

December 2nd, 2014 6:34 pm by Associated Press

Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre fought back tears at a news conference. "This is an unspeakable tragedy," he said. "This is what we work every day to try to prevent."

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Energy companies lead an advance in U.S. stocks

Energy companies lead an advance in U.S. stocks

December 2nd, 2014 6:14 pm by Associated Press

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 13.11 points, or 0.6 percent, to 2,066.55. The Dow Jones industrial average gained 102.75 points, or 0.6 percent, to 17,879.55, while the Nasdaq composite rose 28.46 points, or 0.6 percent, to 4,755.81.

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Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

Twitter tries to make it easier to report abuse

December 2nd, 2014 6:06 pm by Associated Press

The short messaging service said Tuesday that the new tools will roll out to users over the coming weeks. It's available now for a small group of Twitter's 284 million members.

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House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

House may vote to undo Obama immigration order

December 2nd, 2014 6:00 pm by ERICA WERNER, Associated Press

The Republican-led House may vote this week to undo President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner told lawmakers Tuesday as he sought to give outraged conservatives an outlet to vent.

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Update: Wanted man faces bomb charges after fleeing arrest

Update: Wanted man faces bomb charges after fleeing arrest

December 2nd, 2014 5:42 pm by Rain Smith

KINGSPORT — A wanted man faces new charges after allegedly threatening suicide by cop and running from police, leaving behind an illegal, handcrafted explosive in his Bloomingdale home.

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State takeover approved for Hawkins cemetery plagued by fraud claims

State takeover approved for Hawkins cemetery plagued by fraud claims

December 2nd, 2014 4:21 pm by Jeff Bobo

Cemetery owner Vickie L. Ringley has been accused of taking payment for services which she didn't perform, as well as double-selling grave plots.

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Kingsport's new interstate welcome center is now open for business

Kingsport's new interstate welcome center is now open for business

December 2nd, 2014 11:48 am by Matthew Lane

The project was on the drawing board and in the works for more than a decade, going through several different studies, delayed for unknown reasons and sat idle over concerns of a connector road from Wilcox Drive.

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Update: $14-an-hour jobs expected at new Kingsport call center

Update: $14-an-hour jobs expected at new Kingsport call center

December 2nd, 2014 10:20 am by Hank Hayes

The Findlay, Ohio-based medical collections company said it will employ 100 people within a year and forecasts between 350 and 500 new jobs within four years of opening its Kingsport "Patient Contact Center."

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