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Victim jailed for bogus stabbing report

Victim jailed for bogus stabbing report

April 15th, 2015 3:44 pm by Rain Smith

A stabbing victim who allegedly lied about being attacked outside of a Kingsport convenience store has turned himself in to police, though an investigation into where, why and how the assault actually occurred is continuing.

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Crash off Kingsport bridge kills truck driver

Crash off Kingsport bridge kills truck driver

April 15th, 2015 2:29 pm by Rain Smith

One month after crashing his tractor trailer off an Interstate 81 bridge in Kingsport, an Oregon man has died from injuries sustained in the 50-foot fall to railroad tracks below.

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Update: Man charged with two counts of murder in Kingsport house fire

Update: Man charged with two counts of murder in Kingsport house fire

April 15th, 2015 12:51 pm by Rain Smith

Kingsport police report that their suspect, Paul Henry Robinson, 56, returned to the scene with singed hair and skin, prompting a trip to the police department for further questioning.

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Update: Kingsport Town Center reopens after bomb threat

Update: Kingsport Town Center reopens after bomb threat

April 15th, 2015 11:52 am by Staff Report

The Kingsport Town Center on Fort Henry Drive closed at 11:30 Wednesday morning, with a mall official saying it will remain evacuated until 2 p.m. due to an "emergency."

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KPD: Shoe thief assaults woman outside mall

KPD: Shoe thief assaults woman outside mall

April 15th, 2015 11:03 am by Rain Smith

A man who recently shoplifted shoes from the Kingsport Town Center garnered more serious charges in the parking lot, according to police, as he attacked female employee who attempted to thwart the theft.

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Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

Ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez convicted of 1st-degree murder

April 15th, 2015 10:27 am by MICHELLE R. SMITH, Associated Press

A Massachusetts jury on Wednesday found Aaron Hernandez killed Odin Lloyd on June 17, 2013. Lloyd was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancee. He was found shot six times less than a mile from Hernandez's home.

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Tenn. lawmakers to restart debate on Bible as official book

Tenn. lawmakers to restart debate on Bible as official book

April 15th, 2015 8:45 am by Associated Press

Tennessee House members are preparing for another run Wednesday at making the Bible the official book of Tennessee. Time ran out on a raucous debate Tuesday about whether the measure would run afoul of the state and federal constitutions.

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Hawkins judge seeks more office space for programs keeping people out of jail

Hawkins judge seeks more office space for programs keeping people out of jail

April 15th, 2015 8:12 am by Jeff Bobo

Hawkins County leaders agreed Tuesday to make more space available for two courthouse programs that are helping reduce jail expenses by providing treatment to offenders with addiction and mental issues.

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3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

3 local farmers apply to grow hemp

April 15th, 2015 8:05 am by Nathan Baker, NET News Service

Darby Ratcliff, whose Pendleton Farms is near Tri-Cities Regional Airport, said he viewed the potential cash crop as a possible replacement for the tobacco fields that once provided income for families in Northeast Tennessee.

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Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

Finally, Congress OKs bill reshaping Medicare doctors' fees

April 15th, 2015 7:36 am by ALAN FRAM, Associated Press

Conservatives hated that it's expected to swell federal deficits over the coming decade. Liberals complained that it shortchanged health programs for children and women.

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