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Torched vehicle linked to unpaid debt

Torched vehicle linked to unpaid debt

March 6th, 2015 3:46 pm by Rain Smith

Shortly after midnight, a Kingsport resident arrived home to find her neighbor's PT Cruiser was on fire. Police responded to find the blaze still going, while another vehicle had "toilet paper near the front windshield and a strong odor of gasoline."

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Video: Kingsport burglars face felony for $40 in snacks

Video: Kingsport burglars face felony for $40 in snacks

March 6th, 2015 2:04 pm by Rain Smith

They only made away with energy drinks, Mello Yello, four packs of smokes and Little Debbies (which were expired), but a pair of Kingsport burglars face felony charges for throwing a concrete block through a store front's window.

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Conditions improving for beleaguered SW Va.

Conditions improving for beleaguered SW Va.

March 6th, 2015 12:41 pm by Stephen Igo

Besieged by crippling snows, widespread flooding, rain, freezing rain, sleet and more snow over the last three weeks, forecasts call for moderating temperatures into next week.

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KPD: Brazen thief buggies jewelry case out of Kmart

KPD: Brazen thief buggies jewelry case out of Kmart

March 6th, 2015 11:06 am by Rain Smith

A unique, yet indiscreet, shoplifting scheme backfired on a Kingsport woman, according to police, as she was busted while wheeling an entire jewelry display case out of Kmart - thwarting her attempt to steal $9,000 worth of earrings.

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U.S. trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion

U.S. trade deficit in January falls 8.3 pct. to $41.8 billion

March 6th, 2015 10:28 am by JOSH BOAK, AP Economics Writer

Much of the dip in imports likely came from lower oil prices and a labor dispute that disrupted shipping at West Coast ports. At the same time, the strong dollar that has made American-made goods less affordable abroad is weighing down exports.

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Local gun stores see run on ammo that ATF proposes to ban

Local gun stores see run on ammo that ATF proposes to ban

March 6th, 2015 7:47 am by Nick Shepherd

"They've been trying to do it for a long time," said Gregg Smith, a salesman at Gun Rack in Kingsport. "But it kind of opens a big can of worms because that's not the only thing you can shoot in a handgun that is technically armor piercing."

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Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

Another solid month of job gains over 200K expected for Feb.

March 6th, 2015 7:14 am by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, Economy Writer

U.S. employers are expected to follow the best three-month burst of hiring in 17 years with another solid round of job gains in February.

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Latest Tennessee winter storm claims 3 lives

Latest Tennessee winter storm claims 3 lives

March 6th, 2015 7:09 am by Associated Press

This is the second wintry mix to blanket the state in recently. After the first storm hit Feb. 16, 30 people died from traffic accidents, hypothermia and a house fire.

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Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

March 5th, 2015 10:46 pm by Associated Press

It was the latest and most serious in a series of crashes and close calls for the 72-year-old action-adventure A-lister, who like his "Star Wars" alter-ego Han Solo has a taste for aerial thrills.

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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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