Kingsport Times News Thursday, September 18, 2014
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High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

High school senior class prank leads to 62 arrests

May 1st, 2014 7:54 pm by Associated Press

Police said the students broke into the building and urinated in hallways, greased doorknobs with petroleum jelly and taped hot dogs to lockers. Officers also found desks flipped over, chairs broken, graffiti on the walls and silly string on the floors.

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Kingsport man indicted on child porn charges

Kingsport man indicted on child porn charges

May 1st, 2014 2:36 pm by Rain Smith

A Kingsport man has been arrested after a DVD he loaned to individuals was allegedly found to contain child porn, then abruptly handed over to police.

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Toronto mayor takes leave after new video report

Toronto mayor takes leave after new video report

May 1st, 2014 2:33 pm by ROB GILLIES, Associated Press

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford began a leave of absence to seek treatment for substance abuse Thursday, disappearing from public view after a report surfaced of second video of him apparently smoking crack cocaine.

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Clean up begins for tankers that derailed, caught fire in Va.

Clean up begins for tankers that derailed, caught fire in Va.

May 1st, 2014 2:29 pm by ALAN SUDERMAN, Associated Press; MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press

Crews used cranes and other heavy equipment Thursday to clean up a derailment that plunged oil-carrying tanker cars into a Virginia river while state officials worked to determine the environmental impact of the thousands of gallons of spilled crude.

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Failed drug test spurs felony vandalism

Failed drug test spurs felony vandalism

May 1st, 2014 1:50 pm by Rain Smith

After a man was fired from a downtown Kingsport restaurant — reportedly for failing a drug test — his girlfriend accused an employee of "ratting" him out. When told to leave, she stopped by an Audi in the parking lot.

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'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

'Stand your ground' law tested in recent shootings

May 1st, 2014 8:07 am by MATT VOLZ and MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press

The two recent cases take the "stand your ground" debate to a new level: Do laws that allow private citizens to protect their property also let them set a trap and wait for someone to kill?

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Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

Florida jail explosion kills 2, injures 100

May 1st, 2014 7:57 am by JOHN RAOUX, Associated Press

An apparent gas explosion rocked a jail in the Florida Panhandle late Wednesday, killing two inmates, injuring more than 100 other people, and causing the building to partially collapse.

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ETSU football signee arrested for assault

ETSU football signee arrested for assault

May 1st, 2014 12:14 am by JOE AVENTO, NET News Service

Shawn Prevo was arrested on Friday and charged with aggravated domestic assault after an altercation with his brother. Prevo, 18, admitted to assaulting his 19-year-old brother, who refused to give him a cigarette.

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Colorado eyes  rules as more people eat pot

Colorado eyes rules as more people eat pot

April 30th, 2014 11:56 pm by Associated Press

Colorado's marijuana experiment is threatened by the popularity of eating it instead of smoking it, leading the pot industry to join health officials and state regulators to try to curb the problem of consumers ingesting too much weed.

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Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

Hundreds rescued from floodwaters in Fla., Ala.

April 30th, 2014 9:04 pm by Associated Press

Nearly 2 feet of rain fell on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama coast in the span of about 24 hours, the latest bout of severe weather that began with tornadoes in the Midwest.

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