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17 years after fatal fire, Kingsport family loses second home

17 years after fatal fire, Kingsport family loses second home

March 5th, 2015 9:00 pm by Nick Shepherd

"I had Dharma by the hand at one point. But the lights went out and it was pitch black and you can't see through that smoke. She disappeared. I heard her scream as she fell down the stairs into the fire."

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Virginia State Police recover body from car in Buchanan river

Virginia State Police recover body from car in Buchanan river

March 5th, 2015 8:52 pm by Staff

As the car tried to drive through water Wednesday, the vehicle began to float. Its driver was able to escape, but the passenger was swept away with the vehicle into the Russell Fork River.

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Congressman Phil Roe's wife passes away

Congressman Phil Roe's wife passes away

March 5th, 2015 2:58 pm by Staff Report

A statement recalls Pamela Roe as a devoted mother, grandmother, wife, friend and philanthropist who will be sorely missed.

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Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

Ringling Bros. phasing out iconic elephant acts by 2018

March 5th, 2015 2:18 pm by TAMARA LUSH, Associated Press

"There's been somewhat of a mood shift among our consumers," said Alana Feld, the company's executive vice president. "A lot of people aren't comfortable with us touring with our elephants."

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KPD responds to criticism about 'doing their job'

KPD responds to criticism about 'doing their job'

March 5th, 2015 2:08 pm by Rain Smith

The Kingsport Police Department has rebutted Times-News letters to the editor which asked "where are the police" on the "racetrack called Stone Drive" - providing 1,300 examples of traffic enforcement along the thoroughfare.

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Update: Winter adds to Wise County's misery

Update: Winter adds to Wise County's misery

March 5th, 2015 12:12 pm by Stephen Igo

Up to 4 inches of wet, heavy snow that fell in about three hours Thursday morning proved to be one more haymaker from a weather system that caused widespread flooding across the region, particularly Wise County, Wednesday into Thursday.

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Police continue year-long search for Kingsport man

Police continue year-long search for Kingsport man

March 5th, 2015 11:19 am by Staff Report

Police are still seeking information on a man who left his Kingsport home in March of last year, disappearing without telling his family where he was heading.

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TVA says downstream safety prompted Boone Lake draw down

TVA says downstream safety prompted Boone Lake draw down

March 5th, 2015 8:50 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Though a sustained drawdown of the Boone Reservoir means hardships for residents and businesses over the course of the next year, concerns about the pressure a full reservoir could put on a seeping foundation led to the extraordinary measure.

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Video: State of emergency declared in Scott County

Video: State of emergency declared in Scott County

March 5th, 2015 8:01 am by Stephen Igo

Flooding is widespread across the region since Wednesday, with dozens of road closures due to high water conditions in Wise, Lee, Scott and Dickenson Counties. Residents were advised early Thursday to stay home and off the roads.

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Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

Fate of Obama health law subsidies rests with 2 justices

March 5th, 2015 7:50 am by MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press

The dispute focuses on four words in the massive health law, "established by the state," which the challengers say is clear evidence that Congress intended subsidies to go only to people in states that created their own health insurance marketplaces.

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