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KPD boosts seat belt enforcement

KPD boosts seat belt enforcement

January 9th, 2015 10:30 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police say they are stepping up seat belt enforcement to increase the city's current usage rate of 80 percent. Since 2012, at least a third of the people killed in Model City crashes were not wearing their seat belts.

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Bluff City denies railroad request to close crossing

Bluff City denies railroad request to close crossing

January 9th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

Despite pleas from Norfolk Southern, members of the Bluff City Board of Mayor and Alderman refused to shut down a crossing the railroad says will eventually cause a fatality.

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Church Hill police warn of IRS telephone scam

Church Hill police warn of IRS telephone scam

January 9th, 2015 5:01 pm by Jeff Bobo

Several people have reported receiving telephone calls from scam artists claiming to be IRS agents.

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Judge seeks details in reviewing fraud claims against Pilot

Judge seeks details in reviewing fraud claims against Pilot

January 9th, 2015 4:45 pm by Associated Press

The truck-stop company owned by Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam and Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has been asked to turn over more information, as he reviews a motion to throw out lawsuits by several trucking companies claiming they were cheated.

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Women accused of meth delivery at Bulls Gap market

Women accused of meth delivery at Bulls Gap market

January 9th, 2015 4:38 pm by Jeff Bobo

The HCSO Narcotics Unit received information around 8 p.m. Thursday that two women in a blue pickup would be transporting an unspecified quantity of meth to the Bi-Lo Market parking lot on Highway 11-E in Bulls Gap.

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Update: French police kill gunmen in twin attacks, free 16 hostages

Update: French police kill gunmen in twin attacks, free 16 hostages

January 9th, 2015 3:33 pm by LORI HINNANT and SAMUEL PETREQUIN, Associated Press

With explosions and gunfire, security forces ended a three-day terror spree around Paris, killing the two al-Qaida-linked brothers who staged a murderous rampage at a satirical newspaper and an associate who seized a kosher supermarket.

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Jonesborough man killed in crash

Jonesborough man killed in crash

January 9th, 2015 2:56 pm by NET News Service

The head-on collision occurred on Tennessee Highway 107 in Washington County, after the victim reportedly swerved to avoid an oncoming car that had crossed the center line.

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Hawkins BOE approves firing teacher arrested on drug charges

Hawkins BOE approves firing teacher arrested on drug charges

January 9th, 2015 2:02 pm by Jeff Bobo

Melissa Ellen Williams was arrested at school on Sept. 26 after allegedly being found intoxicated in her classroom, and in possession of 19 hydrocodone pills, among other drugs.

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2 massacre suspects killed, hostage freed

2 massacre suspects killed, hostage freed

January 9th, 2015 1:23 pm by LORI HINNANT and SAMUEL PETREQUIN, Associated Press

PARIS (AP) — Three terrorists who seized hostages at separate locations and ignited fear across Paris were killed Friday along with three of their hostages as the gunmen clashed with thousands of French security forces.

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Midtown redo: Lee Apartments area eyed for redevelopment

Midtown redo: Lee Apartments area eyed for redevelopment

January 9th, 2015 1:14 pm by Matthew Lane

KINGSPORT — The idea began more than two years ago when the KHRA received a $300,000 Choice Neighborhoods Initiative planning grant to develop a transformation plan for the Midtown Neighborhood — from Myrtle to Dale and Tennessee to Poplar.

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