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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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Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

Tenn. conservatives launch group opposing death penalty

March 5th, 2015 7:28 am by Associated Press

Organizers say the main focus of Tennessee Conservatives Concerned will be to re-evaluate the current capital punishment system, which they say is marked by inefficiency, inequity and inaccuracy.

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Storms piled up costs  -  as well as snow  - in Kingsport

Storms piled up costs - as well as snow - in Kingsport

March 5th, 2015 12:04 am by Matthew Lane

Three-thousand, six-hundred and seventy-eight. That's how many tons of salt Kingsport's Streets and Sanitation Department used during the February storms that dumped more than 17 inches of snow on the Model City.

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Storm could be winter's last big one, but some want more

Storm could be winter's last big one, but some want more

March 4th, 2015 10:48 pm by Associated Press

Governors in Alabama, Mississippi, West Virginia and New Jersey declared states of emergency in advance of the storm, and Congress hurried to finish business amid a snow emergency declaration in Washington.

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Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

Senate fails to override Obama's veto of pipeline bill

March 4th, 2015 8:00 pm by DINA CAPPIELLO, Associated Press

The Senate on Wednesday failed to override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to construct the Keystone XL pipeline, the first of many confrontations between the Republican-controlled Congress and the White House this year over energy policy.

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Eastman CEO says he's staying out of Wellmont decision

Eastman CEO says he's staying out of Wellmont decision

March 4th, 2015 7:00 pm by Hank Hayes

Two not-for-profit health systems remain in the running to either merge or align with Wellmont, with one of those widely believed to be Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) based in Johnson City.

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Smoke detector saves life in Hawkins residential fire - again

Smoke detector saves life in Hawkins residential fire - again

March 4th, 2015 6:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

For the second time in eight days a smoke detector saved a life in Hawkins County Tuesday morning, awaking an elderly man who then escaped his burning home with only the clothes on his back.

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Hawkins teen allegedly admits to arson at trooper's farm

Hawkins teen allegedly admits to arson at trooper's farm

March 4th, 2015 5:00 pm by Jeff Bobo

ROGERSVILLE - Eleigh Cody Christian, 19, is accused of setting two simultaneous barn fires that caused more than $100,000 worth of damage, then returning to the scene to watch firefighters put out the blaze.

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I-81 U-turn ignites crash, arrest

I-81 U-turn ignites crash, arrest

March 4th, 2015 2:24 pm by Rain Smith

A Tuesday wreck on Interstate 81 has netted a reckless endangerment charge against a Kingsport woman, as she allegedly attempted to perform a U-turn from north to southbound lanes - but instead came to rest backwards and entwined in the cable barrier.

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